CLAT PG 2017



CLAT PG 2017 – Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL) Patiala conducted ommon Law Admission Test for post graduate law programmes (CLAT PG) on May 8, 2016 for admissions to LLM programme in as many as 17 National Law Universities (NLUs). CLAT PG is the most coveted law entrance exam for admissions to post graduate law programmes including LLM in NLUs. The Common Law Admission Test for LLM (CLAT PG) is conducted annually by a National Law University (NLU), one among the 17 member NLUs of the CLAT Committee, by rotation in the order of their establishments. CLAT PG is a national level law entrance exam conducted every year for screening candidates for as many as 604 seats distributed among the 17 participating NLUs.

CLAT PG Exam Summary

Exam Summary

Exam Name – Common Law Admission Test for Post Graduate Programmes

Abbreviated Name – CLAT PG

Type – Post Graduate

Level – National

Exam Mode – Online

Participating Institutes – 17National Law Universities (NLUs)

Total Seats – 604

Number of Aspirants – 5600 (approximately)

Competition Level – Tough

CLAT PG 2017 Admission Procedure – The post graduate law aspirants will be admitted to PG law programmes on the basis of merit-cum-preference of the candidates appearing in CLAT PG 2016. The candidates will be awarded an All India Rank (AIR) as per their performance in the exam.

The CLAT PG admission procedure follows a centralized counselling process, where seats are allotted to the candidates based on their secured AIR and their preferred NLUs during the choice-locking.

Participating Colleges


CLAT PG 2016 Participating Institutes


National Law School of India University, Bangalore


National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad


National Law Institute University, Bhopal


West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences, Kolkata


National Law University, Jodhpur


Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur


Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar


Ram Manohar Lohiya National law University, Lucknow


Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala


Chanakya National Law University, Patna


National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi


National Law University Odisha, Cuttack


National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi


National Law University and Judicial Academy, Guwahati


Tamil Nadu National Law School, Trichy


Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Vishakhapatnam


Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai



CLAT PG 2017 Eligibility Criteria – If you wish to seek admissions in National Law Universities (NLUs) for pursuing LLM programme through CLAT PG 2016, you need to have the fulfill the following criteria including academic qualifications , qualifying marks and age –

Academic Qualification

  • You need to possess a 3-year LLB degree or a 5-year integrated LLB degree if equivalent LLB degree from a recognized University

  • You also need to secure at least 55% marks in aggregate of the total marks or at least 50% marks, if belonging to SC/ST categories in the qualifying LLB degree exam

Age Bar

As per CLAT PG Eligibility conditions, there is no age limit prescribed for applying and appearing in the post graduate common law admission test for NLUs.

Who else are eligible for CLAT PG 2017?

  • Candidates who are appearing in the final year of their LLB degree programme or any other equivalent examination will also be considered eligible for applying for CLAT PG 2016, subjected to minimum marks required for the common law admission test

  • Candidates will have to submit their proof of qualifying and mark-sheet at the time of admission

Exam Pattern

Number of Questions – The online paper of CLAT PG 2016 will comprise of a total of 150 questions of objective nature type/Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs).

Total Marks – The 150 question of online CLAT PG 2016 will carry maximum marks of 150, where each question shall be of 1 mark.


Marking Scheme – There shall be four options provided against each of the questions. You will be required to mark the most appropriate option among the four proveded.

While every correct answer shall be awarded one mark, for every incorrect answer, 0.25 marks each will be deducted from the total scored marks following a system of negative marking.

Subjects – The 150 questions of online paper of CLAT PG 2016 will be distributed among the following sections –

  • Constitutional Law

  • Jurisprudence

  • Other law subjects including Law of Contracts, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Family Law, Property Law, Intellectual Property Law, etc.

Subject-wise distribution of questions and marks – Each of the sections – Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence and Other law subjects shall comprise 50 questions.

Exam Centers

The tentative exam centres for CLAT PG 2017 are enlisted below

  • Agra

  • Ahmedabad

  • Allahabad

  • Amritsar

  • Bangalore

  • Bhopal

  • Chandigarh

  • Chennai

  • Cuttack

  • Dehradun

  • Delhi

  • Gandhinagar

  • Gangtok

  • Ghaziabad

  • Gorakhpur

  • Greater Noida

  • Gurgaon

  • Guwahati

  • Haldwani

  • Hyderabad

  • Imphal

  • Indore

  • Jaipur

  • Jammu

  • Jodhpur

  • Kochi

  • Kolkata

  • Kurukshetra

  • Lucknow

  • Mumbai

  • Noida

  • Patiala

  • Patna

  • Raipur

  • Ranchi

  • Shillong

  • Shimla

  • Srinagar

  • Tiruchirappalli

  • Varanasi

  • Vijaywada

  • Visakhapatnam

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