CLAT 2019

CLAT 2019-Common Law Admission Test

CLAT 2019 Exam Date has been released now. The exam will be conducted for admission to undergraduate & postgraduate law programmes. 

CLAT 2019
  • Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is the well-known law entrance exam conducted by  National Law Universities (NLUs) on the rotational basis.
  • Every year it is organized at all India level for the candidates seeking admission in integrated LL.B. and LL.M. programme.
  • It is managed by the 19 Indian National Law Universities (NLUs) on a rotation basis.
  • On the basis of CLAT scores, candidates can also get admission into various government & private law colleges across the country.

CLAT 2019 Exam Dates

Tentative schedule of CLAT 2019 Exam Dates.

EventsDates (Tentative)
Admission Notification Release3rd week of December 2018
Application Form Availability1st January 2019
Last date for form submission31st March 2019 (11:59 PM)
Downloading of Admit Card Starts3rd week of April 2019
Date of CLAT Entrance Exam12th May 2019 (3:00 PM to 5:00 PM) – Announced
Answer Key Release3rd week of May 2019
Representation of questions or keyTill 3rd week of May 2019
Uploading of amended answer key (if required)4th week of May 2019
Result/Merit List DeclarationLast week of May 2019
First  Indicative Seat Allocation Publication1st week of June 2019
Date for payment of counselling feeTill 2nd week of June 2019

CLAT 2019 Overview

EXAM NAMECLAT 2019 (Common Law Admission Test)
EXAM TYPENational Level Entrance Examination
PROGRAMS OFFEREDUndergraduate & Postgraduate law programmes
MODE OF EXAMOnline Mode (Computer-Based Test)
NUMBER OF QUESTIONS200 questions (for UG) & 150 questions (for PG)
SECTIONFive section for UG & Three sections for PG
TOTAL MARKS200 marks (for UG) & 150 marks (for PG)
TYPE OF QUESTIONSMultiple choice/Objective type
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA10+2 for UG & LLB/5 years Integrated LLB (Hons.) for PG
EXAM DATE13th May 2019 (offline)

CLAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

  • The CLAT 2019 registration process is expected to begin from 1st January 2019. 
  • Before filling the CLAT 2019 application form for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, candidates must ensure that they meet the required eligibility for CLAT 2019.
  • The eligibility for both CLAT UG and PG programmes is as under: 

For Undergraduate Programmes:

Educational Qualification:

  • The candidate should have cleared 10+2 with at least 45% marks for General/Specially Abled Persons (SAP)/ OBC and other categories category and for SC/ST it must be 40 %.
  • The candidate should submit his/her qualifying result (10+2) at the time of admission.
  • The candidate appearing for 10+2 examination in March/April 2019 is also eligible for appearing in CLAT 2019 online examination. However, he/she shall be required to submit the proof of passing the 10+2 examination at the time of admission. Failing to submit the proof means candidates shall lose his/her seat of admission. 

Age Criteria:

  • The maximum age set to appear in CLAT 2019 is 20 years for General category, 22 years for SC/ST category candidates.

For Postgraduate Programmes:

Educational Qualification:

  • The candidate should have 3-year LL.B degree/ 5-year LL.B integrated degree or any equivalent degree with at least 55% marks for General/Specially Abled Persons (SAP)/ OBC and other categories and 50% for SC/ST category candidates.
  • The candidate should have completed the final semester/final year exam of the undergraduate degree examination at the time of admission.
  • In case of those candidates who have appeared in the degree exam, they must submit their final result of qualifying examination within the time given by the respective University/Institute. Till then, those candidates will be given provisional admission. 

Age Criteria:

  • There is no upper age limit for the postgraduate law programme in CLAT 2019.

CLAT Application Form 2019

Candidates check here about CLAT 2019 application form releasing mode, date of availability, required documents to upload & other details:

  • The application form will be available only through online mode from the official website.
  • CLAT Registration 2019 will be started from the 1st January to 31st March 2019.
  • Only one application will be filled by the candidate.
  • Upload your scanned photograph (Dimensions: 200×230 pixels & Size: 20KB to 50KB), Signature (Dimensions:  140×60 pixels & Size: 10KB to 20KB) and Specially Abled Persons (SAP) certificate (If required).
  • There will be no need to send a hard copy of the filled application to the CLAT office.
  • After successful form submission, no alteration/editing in the online application will be done.

Application Fee:

  • Candidates should submit Rs. 4000 as an application fee.
  • For SC/ST category, it will be Rs. 3500.
  • The fee payment will be done through credit card/debit card/net banking/pay wallet/RuPay, etc.
  • Candidates will also make payment through offline mode (Bank Challan).
  • The fee is non-refundable and non-adjustable.
General/OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) & other categoriesRs. 4000 + extra charges
Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)Rs. 3500 + extra charges

CLAT 2019 Exam Pattern

For UG Courses

  • Questions: The question paper comprises of 200 marks.
  • Marking Scheme: 1 mark for each correct answer will be awarded and there will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong response.
  • Duration: The duration of the examination will be 2 hours.
English including comprehension40 marks
General knowledge & current affairs50 marks
Elementary mathematics (numerical ability)20 marks
Legal aptitude50 marks
Logical reasoning40 marks
Total200 marks

For PG Courses

  • Questions: 150 MCQ type questions
  • Duration: 2 hours.
  • Marking Scheme: 1 mark will be rewarded for each correct response and there will be a penalty of 0.25 marks for each wrong response.
Constitutional Law50 marks
Jurisprudence50 marks
Other subjects such as contract, torts, criminal law, international law, IPR etc.50 marks
Total150 marks
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CLAT 2019 Admit Card

  • Admit card will be issued on CLAT portal in the 3rd week of April 2019.
  • Only successful registered candidates will be issued the CLAT Admit card 2019.
  • Admit card has to be downloaded from the official site.
  • There is no facility of sending admit card via post or e-mail as mentioned clearly that CLAT Admit card 2019 will be issued online only.
  • Candidates must carry one identity proof along with the admit card to the examination centre.

CLAT 2019 Result

Candidates should check this section to get complete details about CLAT 2019 result/merit listdeclaration:

  • The result will be declared in the last week of May 2019 through online mode.
  • To check the result, candidates have to login with email ID & password.
  • There will be no other mode to check the result.
  • Candidates should download the scorecard for admission purpose.

CLAT 2019 Counselling

  • CLAT counselling 2019 will be conducted in the 1st week of June 2019 tentatively.
  • The online counselling will consist of 4 rounds.
  • Seats will be allotted to the candidate on the basis of ‘merit-cum-preference’.
  • Candidates who are selected for admission have to remit the counselling fee which amounts to Rs.  50,000/- with CLAT-2019 Office.

Cutoff Reviews for the latest CLAT exam

  • Feedback from the students after taking the exam entailed details like the exam was good but extremely lengthy. The result was that a number of students couldn’t complete taking their exam on time. Also, many technical snags marred CLAT 2018 which gave them a bad experience.
  • By the way, a score of 140/200 in CLAT 2019 can offer the candidates, top three NLUs to choose from. These NLUs are– NLSIU Bangalore, NALSAR Hyderabad, and WBNUJS Kolkata. On the other hand, a score of around 130/200 would ensure admission in any one of the NLUs.

Meanwhile, the section-wise cutoff for CLAT 2018, was around:

CLAT Exam SectionsCLAT 2018 Cut-offTotal Marks
English including Comprehension3040
General Knowledge and Current Affairs30-3550
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)8-1020
Legal Aptitude35-4050
Logical Reasoning28-3040

Details of the CLAT Exam Conducting Body

  • The CLAT 2019 will most probably be conducted by the National Law University, Cuttack, Odisha. Hence, details of the University are as under:
  • Address: Kathajodi Campus, Sec – 13, CDA,
  • Cuttack– 753015, Odisha (India)

(A major portion of the above information has been extracted from the official website for CLAT-2019. Hence, for future updates, candidates are advised to visit the website.)

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