1 What is the method of CLAT examination?
A. It is a secured and un-interrupted Computer based test using LAN.
2 Is online examination based on Internet?
A. No
3 Is there any requirement of computer skills?
A. The candidate need to only know how to operate computer mouse.
4 Is there any special arrangement for Persons with Disability?
A. Yes. Need based assistance shall be provided to the PWD candidates.
5 What will be the medium of Online examination?
A. Medium of examination is English.
6 How can I practice for Online examination?
A. You can practice free of cost through web based mock test which will be available on This will give you an actual idea of the format of Online Exam (Computer Based Test i.e. CBT mode). It can also be downloaded and can be installed on stand alone computer.
7 What will happen in case there is some problem in computer during the examination?
A. 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.
8 In case of problem in computer etc will there be somebody to assist?
A. Yes, technically qualified people will be available at the centre.
9 Will I get sheets/papers for rough work/calculations etc?
A. Yes, but no electronic devices are allowed in examination hall/room.
10. What is the prescribed fee for the CLAT-2017 online application form?
A. The prescribed fee is:
  • For General / OBC / SAP and other category candidates: Rs.4000/-
  • For SC/ST category candidates: Rs.3500/-
11 How will I get my admit card?
A. 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 may also 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.
12 Can a candidate apply for CLAT offline?
A. No, a candidate can apply only through online mode.
13 How can I get previous year question papers?
A. 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.
14 Is there any negative marking in examination?
A. Yes, 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
15 What is the procedure of allotment of Law School for admission?
A. During the online counselling session, the candidates will be required to fill up all the available choices of National Law Universities for the UG/PG course in order of their preference. Seats shall be allotted taking into consideration candidate’s choice and merit.
16 Can the candidate change his/her choice subsequently?
A. No, Choice once indicated and submitted shall be treated as final.
17 Is there any seat available for NRI/NRI sponsored /foreign nationals candidates?
A. 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.
18 Is there any minimum cut-off CLAT score prescribed for admission.
A. No. There is no minimum cut-off score prescribed. Candidature of every candidate shall be considered in their respective category, in order of merit.
19 Is there any provision of transfer of a student from one participating university to another participating university subsequent to their admission through CLAT.
A. No. CLAT rules do not provide for such transfers. Up-gradation to the university of higher choice is done only by the CLAT office during the admission process. After the closure of admission process mobility shall not be possible.
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