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CLAT FAQs

  1. What is the date of CLAT 2017 examination?

  2. The scheduled date of Common Law Admission Test 2017 is 14th May, 2017 (Sunday).

  3. ​Is there any requirement of computer skills?

  4. The candidate need to only know how to operate computer mouse.

  5. Is there any special arrangement for Specially Abled Persons ?

  6. Yes. Need based assistance shall be provided to the Specially Abled Persons(SAP).

  7. .​Is there any provision of extra time for the Specially Abled Persons appearing in CLAT 2017?

  8. Yes, Specially Abled Persons appearing in the CLAT 2017 shall be entitled to an additional time of 40 minutes.

  9. What will be the medium of Online examination?

  10. Medium of examination is English

  11. What will happen in case there is some problem in computer during the examination?

  12. There will be enough buffer systems available in the examination center to take care of such problems and time lost in change of system will be duly taken care of as each and every second will be recorded by the server.

  13. In case of problem in computer etc will there be somebody to assist?

  14. Yes, technically qualified people will be available at the centre

  15. Should I send the print outs of the application to the CLAT office by post?

  16. No, the applicant is not required to send a hard copy of the print out of his/her application to the CLAT office. However, it is strongly advised that the applicant keeps a hard copy of his /her application for his/her own record and future communication with the CLAT, if required.

  17. How will I get my admit card?

  18. The eligible candidate has to download his/her Admit Card from CLAT website. Please note that the admit cards will not be sent via e-mail or by post. They should carry proof of their identity (issued by GOI or state government) such as identity card, voter identity card, driving license, and passport etc. to the venue of the examination.

  19. I have filled up the form successfully but now, can I change/correct the details as entered in the Application form?

  20. No change can be made at this stage in the application form. However, if the time is still left for filing up the online application form, the applicant can resubmit corrected application with the prescribed fee. In this case a new ID will be generated by the system. The fee paid previously will not be refunded. The latest application shall be treated as final.

  21. If I got Blank/Zero Registration Number after submission of application form then what I should do?

  22. It means that the application form has not been submitted successfully and you are required to apply afresh.

  23. What details should I retain after completion of successful submission of my form?

  24. The candidate must have:

    1. Hard copy of the filled-in form.
    2. Fee receipt detail
    3. Auto generated ID and Password.
  25. Can a candidate apply for CLAT-2017 offline?

  26. No, a candidate can apply only through online mode.

  27. How can I get previous year question papers?

  28. Previous year question papers can be downloaded from CLAT website at the payment of Rs. 400/-through online mode only. No hard copy will be provided by the CLAT office.

  29. Is there any negative marking in examination?

  30. Yes, 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

  31. Is there any seat available for NRI/NRI sponsored /foreign nationals candidates?

  32. Yes. In some of the participating Law Universities seats are available for NRIs/NRI sponsored/Foreign Nationals. Candidates are advised to refer to CLAT e-brochure and the website of respective NLUs

  33. Is there any minimum cut-off CLAT score prescribed for admission?

  34. No. There is no minimum cut-off score prescribed. Candidature of every candidate shall be considered in order of merit in their respective categories.

  35. Is there any provision of transfer of a student from one participating university to another participating university subsequent to their admission through CLAT?

  36. No. CLAT rules do not provide for such transfers. Shifting of the student to the university of higher choice is done only by the CLAT office during the CLAT counselling. After the closure of counselling process CLAT office does not assist in any shifting of students.

  37. What is the prescribed fee for the CLAT-2017 online application form?

  38. Processing charges for online application for CLAT-2017 for UR/OBC/SAP candidates are Rs. 4,000/- and for SC/ST candidates Rs. 3,500/-.

  39. ​​ What is the Counselling fee?

  40. Counselling fee is the payment (Rs. 50,000/-) made to the CLAT office by a candidate to show his/her seriousness/commitment in taking admission in any of the participating NLU(s). Counselling fee is not a separate fee, it is the adjustable advance paid to the CLAT office which subsequently gets adjusted at the time of admission from the fee payable to the respective University by a candidate.

  41. Can I get my counselling fee refunded in case I don’t want to take admission?

  42. Yes, but Rs. 10,000/- shall be deducted as admission processing charges.

  43. ​​Is there any reservation available on domicile basis in any of the NLUs?

  44. Yes, some of the participating Law Universities have provision of domicile based reservations for which the candidates are advised to refer to CLAT-2017 e-brochure/website of the respective NLUs.

  45. Is there any reservation of seats in CLAT-2017 for the women candidates?

  46. Yes, some of the participating universities provide horizontal reservation for the female candidates. Candidates are advised to refer CLAT-2017 e-brochure/website of the respective NLUs in this regard.

  47. Do the CLAT participating universities have the common rules of reservation ?

  48. No. The CLAT participating universities are regulated by their respective State Norms and Policies. The candidates are advised to look into the detailed information of the respective University in the CLAT e-brochure/website of the respective NLUs to know about the University specific reservations.