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CLAT 2017 Result, Rajat Maloo from Jaipur Tops in UG Category

Rajat Maloo from Jaipur, Rajasthan’s capital, topped the Common Law Entrance Test (CLAT) 2017 in the undergraduate category (UG) while Pranav Tripathi from Uttar Pradesh in Postgraduate category (PG). CLAT 2017 result were announced on Monday evening. Chanakya National Law University, Patna has declared the CLAT 2017 result and all India rank of CLAT 2017 exams which was conducted on May 14.

The CLAT is national level entrance exam conducted for admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes offered by 18 National Law Universities (NLUs) of India. This year, Patna’s Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) organised the online admission test at 138 centres across the country on May 14. Around 2352 number of seats offered for undergraduate programmes and 604 seats for postgraduate programmes from this CLAT 2017.


The maximum time available for both UG and PG entrance examinations was two hours only. While the maximum marks for the undergraduate examination is 200, that for postgraduate entrance examination is 150. Negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer was applicable in CLAT 2017.


Rajat top the list, by aggregating 154.25 marks followed by Vihit Ashish Shah of Maharashtra (150.25/200) and Radhika Sharda from Rajasthan (148.5) at second and third spots respectively in CLAT 2017 merit list. Sumit Kumar Gupta from Purnea district of Bihar scored 147.5 to rank fourth.

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Rajat Maloo, son of a Ramesh Maloo and Santosh Maloo, completed his Class 12 (science) from Jayshree Periwal High Schoool and scored 74.8% marks, but was not interested in science and prepared for CLAT. Modest performance in Class 12 was not a deterrent for Rajat as he had firm belief in his abilities. “I worked hard for it. I want to pursue higher studies in law,” he said.


The merit list of CLAT (category-wise) was announced as scheduled on Monday evening. The publication of first indicative seat allotment list based on merit-cum-preference will be out on June 5.

In the CLAT 2017 for post-graduation admission, Uttar Pradesh’s Pranav Tripathi got the first spot, aggregating 125/150. He was followed by Swati Verma (121.5) and Abhishek Sinsinwar (120.25) – both from Uttar Pradesh. In the top 7 spots, all 7 students were from UP.

Out of 50,676 candidates, who applied for CLAT countrywide, 47,108 reported for the online test. The tentative answer keys were loaded on May 16. CNLU sought representations from students regarding exam, questions and answer key from May 17 to 19.

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After the expert committee detected anomalies, an amended answer key was uploaded on May 25, 4 questions of 1 mark each were removed from the UG test following detection of errors or ambiguities.

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