CLAT FAQ [Frequently Asked Questions]


1. What is CLAT?

CLAT is an abbreviation for Common Law Admission Test. It is a common law school entrance exam for 18 National Law Schools across the country. Each year CLAT is conducted on a rotation basis by a different law school based on the date of establishment.


2. Which university will conduct CLAT 2017?

CLAT 2016 was conducted by Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala [RGNUL] and this year, CLAT 2017 will be conducted by Chanakya National Law University, Patna [CNLU].


3. What is the application procedure for CLAT?

Each year, the forms are released online from 1st January. The forms can be accessed on CLAT’s official website, i.e.


4. Which are the 18 participating National Law Schools for CLAT?
  1. NLSIU – Bangalore
  2. NALSAR – Hyderabad
  3. NLIU – Bhopal
  4. WBNUJS – Kolkata
  5. NLU – Jodhpur
  6. HNLU – Raipur
  7. GNLU – Gandhinagar
  8. RMLNLU – Lucknow
  9. RGNUL – Patiala
  10. CNLU – Patna
  11. NUALS – Kochi
  12. NLUO – Cuttack
  13. NUSRL – Ranchi
  14. NLUJAA – Guwahati
  15. DSNLU – Visakhapatnam
  16. TNNLS – Tiruchirappalli
  17. MNLU – Mumbai
  18. MNLU – Nagpur
5. What is the Official CLAT Rankings of the participating NLU’s?

None. CLAT [Common Law Admission Test] does not have any official rankings and the choice of admission depends solely on the basis of preference given by the candidates while filling in the form.


6. How many seats are there in each NLU for CLAT?

The breakup of seats in 2016: Click HERE.


7. What is the NRI Sponsored Category in CLAT?

As per the official website of CLAT: The seats under NRI / NRI Sponsored Category in all the participating universities except WBNUJS, Kolkata, West Bengal, shall be filled by the concerned Universities independently on the basis of CLAT merit and not through CLAT office.

The candidates are advised to contact the concerned University directly for admission formalities, eligibility, documents required and other related queries for seeking admission under NRI / NRI sponsored category.

The detailed information regarding admission under NRI / NRI Sponsored Category in WBNUJS, Kolkata, (West Bengal) is mentioned on the CLAT website.


8. What is the date of CLAT 2017 examination?

14 May 2017


9. What is the mode of examination?

It will be an online test. As per official CLAT website: It is a secured and un-interrupted Computer based test using LAN.


10. What if I don’t know anything about computers?

The test is a simple online test which is not based on the internet and candidates need to only know how to operate a computer mouse.


11. What is the pattern of CLAT?

Total Marks 200

Number of Questions: 200

Multiple-choice questions: One mark each

Duration: 2 hours


12. What are the subjects included in CLAT?

English: 40 Marks

Mathematics: 20 Marks

Logical Reasoning: 40 Marks

General Awareness: 50 Marks

Legal Aptitude: 50 Marks


13. What is the syllabus of CLAT 2017?

Visit CLAT website.


14. Where do I find previous years CLAT papers?

Official link is HERE.


15. What is the procedure for Specially Abled Persons?

There is a need base arrangement for Specially Abled Persons (SAP).


16. Do the SAP get extra time?

Yes. 40 minutes, i.e. 2 Hours 40 Minutes


17. What is the medium of examination?



18. Is there negative marking?



19. What if the computer crashes or some technical glitch happens during examination?

As per CLAT website: There will be enough buffer systems available in the examination center to take care of any 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.

So candidates need not worry on this.

20. ​Do the participating universities have the common rules of reservation ?

No, each university has its own set of rules regarding reservation based on the State laws and policies.

21. I want admission in a particular National Law University only. What should I do?

At the time of filling the form, you can choose the order of preference of the NLUs. The NLU that you’ll be allotted is based on your marks and preference list.

22. Is there any National Law University that is not part of CLAT?

Yes. National Law University Delhi [NLU Delhi] conducts its own entrance exam named AILET [All India Law Entrance Test].


23. Where can I get the study material for CLAT 2017?

Online Course for CLAT 2017: Click HERE.

Postal Course for CLAT 2017: Click HERE.

Classroom Course for CLAT 2017: Click HERE.


24. Where can I find Current Affairs for CLAT 2017?

Daily current affairs are uploaded on the website and the facebook page of Law Prep Tutorial, Jodhpur.

Link for Current Affairs: Click HERE.

Facebook Page: Click HERE.


25. Any other query:

Kindly contact Law Prep Tutorial, Jodhpur.