CLAT 2017 official answer key released at

The official CLAT answer key 2017 has now been released today on (May 16) by the organising NLU Patna, as scheduled. The answer key and question papers have been uploaded at and candidates can check them after login with their details.

For CLAT 2017 analysis by Career Launcher or CLAT Possible, head down below.

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2017 was conducted on May 14 in online mode from 3 pm to 5 pm. CLAT, the national level entrance test is organised by one of the 18 National Law Universities (NLUs) on rotation basis for facilitating admission to the UG and PG law courses offered by them. The admission to academic session kicking off in 2017, both for 3 year and 5 year courses will be done on the basis of CLAT results, via counselling and allocation of seats.

Exam structure

For UG aspirants, CLAT 2017 was a two hour online test and 200 questions were asked from five different sections. 50 questions were asked from English (including comprehension) section, 50 from GK/Current Affairs, 50 from Legal reasoning, 40 from Logical reasoning and 20 questions from elementary maths.

For PG course test, CLAT  had 150 questions spawning 50 questions from constitutional law, 50 from jurisprudence and 50 Qs from other law subjects (international law, environment law, human rights etc).

Answer Keys

The official CLAT 2017 answer keys will be released on May 16 as per the date mentioned in the schedule notified by CLAT committee. But, before that, many of the top coaching providers will release the CLAT answer key 2017 and upload them at their websites. Career Launcher, CL LST, Sri Ram and CLAT Possible are among the many which do so.

While to checkout the official answers you will have to wait for 2 days, it’s not the same for unofficial versions. CLAT 2017 answer key by these sources will be available by evening only or by Monday morning at best.

Official CLAT answer keys will be uploaded at and once it’s so, candidates will also be provided the facility to challenge the preliminary answer keys. The window for objecting the answer keys is May 17 to May 19. The committee will then publish the amended answer keys (if amendment is required) after sorting out the objections.

The results and merit list of CLAT 2017 will be announced May 29, 2017, it’s been notified already. The admission process will then commence with first indicative seat allocation on June 5, 2017.

Calculating score using answer keys

Here are some key factors to consider while tallying your answers with the ones given in answer keys, and to calculate the score you’re getting.

  • For UG, exam is of 200 marks. 1 mark will be awarded for each correct answer. On the other hand, 0.25 mark will be deducted on each wrong answer as per negative marking scheme in CLAT.
  • CLAT for PG was of 150 marks and marking scheme is same as of UG.

So, add up all the marks for the answers that you got correct in the examination. Then add up the ones you got wrong. Now as per negative marking scheme, 1/4th mark is deducted on wrong answer, so, supposedly if you have 4 wrong answers, it means that you have total 1 mark in negative. Take that implication while calculating the score.

Answer keys official- here.

Exam analysis by ClAT Possible- here.
Exam analysis by CL- here.


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