CLAT 2019 – On January 9, 2019, the Consortium of NLU has launched a new website for CLAT 2019. This year onwards, a candidate is required to apply online over www.clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in. NLU, Odisha is going to conduct CLAT 2019 on May 12, 2019. The registration for CLAT 2019 has started from January 13, 2019. The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level test which is conducted by various NLUs on a rotational basis. It is going to be held in Offline mode. Candidates can check complete details about CLAT LLB, BBA LLB, LLM program 2019 from this page.
Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU) has recently joined CLAT as a participating institute. Earlier this year another newly built NLU, Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU) had joined the CLAT Law Schools. The list of participating institutes for CLAT exam has now been increased to 21.
CLAT 2019 Dates: The candidates can check the complete schedule for CLAT 2019 from the table below.
|CLAT 2019||Important Dates|
|Issuance Of Notification||07 Jan 2019|
|CLAT 2019 Registration Starting from|
|Registration Last Date||31 Mar 2019|
|CLAT Admit Card 2019 Download||Last week of Apr 2019|
|CLAT 2019 Exam Date (Announced)||12 May 2019|
|Publication Of Official Answer Key||03 week of May 2019|
|CLAT Result 2019||Last week of May 2019|
Overview of CLAT 2019
In order to appear for CLAT 2019, a candidate needs to know the exam overview in detail.
|Organizing Institute||NLU Odisha|
|Level of the exam||National level entrance test|
|Courses Offered||LLB, BBA LLB, LLM|
|Exam Date||12 May 2019|
|Timings of the exam||03:00 pm to 05:00 pm|
|Mode of the examination||Offline (Pen-paper based test)|
|Type of Questions||Multiple Choice type questions|
|Number of Questions||150|
|Number of Participating Institutes||21 NLUs and over 25 Private Law Schools|
CLAT 2019 Application Form/Registration
The CLAT 2019 Registration has been started online only at the official website i.e clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in. The aspirants need to register first and then proceed to fill in details in the CLAT 2019 Application Form. The application process for CLAT 2019 is a four-step process. The aspirants first register for the exam by providing their personal details. The second step is to fill in other necessary information in the Application Form and upload images. The third and final step is to pay the requisite amount of the Application Fee.
Application Fee for CLAT 2019
The candidates can check the CLAT 2019 Application Fee from the table below. Additional back transaction charges are applicable while making the fee payment in online mode.
|General/OBC/SAP and other category candidates||Rs 4000|
Note: CLAT 2019 Application Fee is non-refundable and needs to be submitted in only online mode.
CLAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria
Before you proceed to fill in details in the Application Form, it is important that you should first verify that you fulfill the CLAT 2019 eligibility. Only after verifying the eligibility criteria for the exam, you should proceed to fill in details in the application form. The eligibility criteria for CLAT 2019 for admission in UG and PG program is given below.
CLAT 2019 Age Limit
There is no minimum age limit to apply for CLAT 2019 either for admission in UG or PG programme. However, the students must fulfill the academic qualification as provided above.
CLAT 2019 Eligibility – UG Programme
- The students should have passed Class 12th (10+2) in any stream from a recognized Board.
- Should have obtained not less than 45% marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved/OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories. However, in the case of SC/ST category, the students should have obtained a minimum 40% marks.
- Those who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2019 are also eligible to appear in the CLAT 2019 examination. However, they will have to provide the proof of the passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission.
CLAT 2019 Eligibility – PG Programme
- The candidates must have passed LL.B./Five-Year Integrated LL.B. (Hons.)/any other equivalent exams from a recognized University.
- The candidates who belong to unreserved/OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories should have obtained 55% (in case of SC/ST it is 50%).
- It is important that the candidate must have passed/appeared in the final semester/final year examination of the qualifying examination on the date of the admission.
- Furthermore, those who have appeared in the degree examination, and their result is awaited, may submit their final result of degree examination within the time frame prescribed by the respective University/Institute.
CLAT 2019 Test Center
At the time of filling in details in the CLAT 2019 Application Form, the aspirants have to give the preference for the test center. The list of cities for CLAT 2019 is not yet known and will be updated here as soon as complete information of CLAT 2019 is available.
CLAT 2019 Exam Pattern
Till last year, CLAT was a computer-based test, which has now been changed to Offline Mode. Hence, CLAT 2019 will be a pen-paper based test. Apart from the decision to conduct CLAT offline, the consortium also decided that the CLAT exam for LLM will have some subjective questions too. The CLAT executive committee will work out the details of the subjective portion. Those who will be preparing for CLAT should be well familiarised with the exam pattern. Below we have given the exam pattern for both UG and PG program.
Exam Pattern for CLAT 2019 UG
- Mode of examination:
Online (computer-based test)Offline (Pen-paper Based)
- Duration of the exam: 2 hours
- Number of questions: 200
- Maximum marks: 200
- Types of questions: MCQ
- Marks for the correct answer: 1
- Negative marking: 0.25
- The paper will consist of topics from General English, GK and Current Affairs, Numerical Ability, Legal Aptitude, Logical Reasoning. The distribution of question in each of these sections is as follows:
|Subject||Number of questions||Marks|
|English including comprehension||40||40|
|General knowledge and current affairs||50||50|
|Elementary mathematics (numerical ability)||20||20|
CLAT 2019 Exam Pattern for PG
- Mode of the examination:
Online (computer-based test)Offline (Pen-paper Based)
- Duration: 2 hours
- Number of questions: 150
- Maximum marks: 150
- Types of questions: MCQ and Subjective type
- Marks for MCQ correct answer: 1
- Marks for Subjective type: 50 Marks (Two Essay type questions each of 25 Marks)
- Negative marking: 0.25
- Marks and question wise distribution in each section has been given below.
|Subject||Number of questions||Marks|
|Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence.||60||50|
CLAT 2019 Syllabus
The next important step for preparing for an entrance exam is to prepare for the exam as per the syllabus. The exam conducting body for CLAT provides a syllabus which a candidate needs to follow to prepare for the exam.
CLAT 2019 Syllabus for UG Exam – These topics/areas shall be assessed:
- English Including comprehension
- General Knowledge and Current Affairs
- Legal Aptitude
- Logical Reasoning
CLAT 2019 Syllabus for PG Exam – A candidate shall be assessed on these areas:
- Constitutional Law
- Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence
How To Prepare For CLAT 2019?
To further help the candidates in their CLAT 2019 Preparation, few listed down some tips. The candidates can follow these tips to improve their efficiency of preparing for the exam.
As CLAT is an important exam for all the law aspirants of the country, so we assume most of the candidates have already begun their preparations in full swing! If not, then, below we have provided you how you need to prepare in the coming 4 months to crack this entrance exam. We believe in you and always want the best for you! :-)
Preparation for CLAT English
- Begin by making your grammatical skills strong. Refer to a good basic grammar book.
- For a good grasp on vocabulary, learn English words by knowing their Latin / Greek roots.
- Understand and practice subject verb agreement rules, parallelism, modifiers in phrases and clauses.
Preparation for CLAT GK
- Know important dates, capitals, currencies, national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, international organizations, and their headquarters.
- Study Indian polity.
- Read newspapers daily.
- Since static GK is an infinite topic, refer good books to prepare for it that can teach you a lot of topics in a shorter time.
Preparation for CLAT Mathematics
- To crack mathematics section in CLAT, be through with elementary level basic maths.
- Practice a lot of questions from past year CLAT papers.
- First study number systems and basic math such as percentages, fractions, averages and mean and ratio/proportion.
- Then study time and work, time and distance.
- Commercial math topics including profit and loss, simple and compound interest are also relevant.
- Last but not least, do questions of clock and calendar, permutation and combination, probability and sequence and series.
Preparation for CLAT Legal Aptitude
- Do study Indian penal code, the law of torts, Indian constitution, Indian contract act, current legal g.k., labor law, family law, intellectual property rights.
- Some principle mentioned in questions may not actually exist. Understand what is being conveyed and apply it.
- Stick to what is mentioned in the question paper.
Preparation for CLAT Logical Reasoning
- You must practice a lot of LR questions.
- Focus on techniques and time.
- Read the question carefully before solving it.
Previous Year CLAT Question Papers
The exam conducting also provides the facility to the candidates to buy the previous year question papers. To get the previous year question paper for CLAT, the aspirants have to pay a requisite amount. You can pay the amount either by online mode or by generating Challan online. This fee can be paid with the CLAT 2019 Application Form. Solving previous year papers will help you analyze your performance and areas to work on.
Fee for CLAT Previous Year Question Paper – It has been observed that the fee to get the previous year paper shall increase. Hence, the aspirants shall have to pay an amount of Rs. 600 with CLAT 2019 Application Form. As soon as we receive any information regarding this, we will update this page.
CLAT Previous Year Paper
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CLAT 2019 Admit Card
The NLU-Odisha will issue the CLAT 2019 Admit Card/ Hall Ticket at its website. No hard copy fo the CLAT Admit Card is going to be sent to the candidates by post. The admit card for CLAT 2019 is going to be available for download at the Candidate Login. Hence, you will require, Registration Number and Password. It will consist of details of the exam like date, reporting timings, the address of the test center, etc. Carry the print out of the CLAT Admit Card, two (02) passport size photo of the candidate and a valid id proof in original on the day of the test.
CLAT 2019 Answer Key
The exam conducting will publish the Answer Key for CLAT 2019 online in pdf format. To download it you need to log in by entering Registration Number and Password. Now, since the CLAT 2019 is going to be held in Offline mode, various coaching institutes will publish it first, an hour or two after the exam is over. The candidates can use the CLAT 2019 Answer Key to cross-check their answers and calculate their rough score. In the official answer key, the candidates can also submit objection(s). if they are not satisfied with the answer marked in it.
The formula for calculating marks using CLAT 2019 Answer Key
Total Marks Obtained = (Number of correct answers x 1) – (Number of incorrect answers x 0.25).
CLAT 2019 Result
The candidates will be able to check their result for CLAT 2019 from online mode only at the CLAT Login. The evaluation of the CLAT 2019 Result will be done on the basis of the marking scheme as specified by the University. The candidates can check their result for CLAT 2019 by entering their Roll Number, Date of Birth, etc. The candidates will also be issued the Score and All India Rank Card. The exam conducting body shall also publish a merit list at its official website. However, if any candidate does not get shortlisted for CLAT Counselling, they can opt for other 18 NLUs which accept the scores secured by the candidates in CLAT 2019.
CLAT 2019 Participating Institutes
The following Private colleges/ Institutions accept the CLAT 2019 score for admission:
|Alliance University, Bangalore||Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phoole University, MJRP Academy of Law, Jaipur|
|Amity University, Uttar Pradesh||Manipal University, Jaipur|
|Asian Law College, Noida||MSB Global Law Institute Maharaja Surajmal Brij University, Bharatpur|
|DIRD Holambi Khurd, Delhi||Mewar Law Institute, Ghaziabad|
|Dr. K.N. Modi Unversity, Rajasthan||NIMT Vidhi Evam Kanoon Sansthan (NIMT Institute of Method and Law), Greater Noida|
|Faculty of Law, Marwadi University, Rajkot||NMIMS, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai|
|Galgotias University, Uttar Pradesh||PES University, Bangalore|
|Geeta Institute of Law, Panipat||Raffles University, Neemrana, Rajasthan|
|Gitam School of Law, Visakhapatnam||Renaissance Law College, Indore|
|Harlal School of Law, Greater Noida||Reva University, Bangalore|
|ICFAI University, Dehradun||RNB Global University, Bikaner|
|ICFAI University, Tripura||Sandip University, Nashik|
|IFIM Law College, Bangalore||Shree Guru Gobind Singh Tricentenary (SGT) University, Gurugram|
|IFIM Law College, Bangalore||Shri Vaishnav Institute of Law, Indore|
|IMS Unison University, Dehradun||Siddhartha Law College, Dehradun|
|Indore Institute of Law, Indore||SRM University, Haryana|
|Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad||The NorthCap University, Gurgaon|
|Institute of Legal Studies and Research, GLA University, Mathura||Unitedworld School of Law, Karnavati University, Gandhinagar|
|ISBR Law College, Bangalore||Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur|
|Jain University, Bangalore||Xavier University, Bhubaneswar|
|Jims Engineering Management Technical Campus (JEMTEC) School of Law, Greater Noida||Maharishi University of Information Technology, Delhi NCR|
|Kalinga University, Faculty of Law, Naya Raipur||Madhya Pradesh Dharamshastra National Law University, Jabalpur|
|Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University||Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida|
Other than these institutes, a candidate can get into any of these 21 NLUs. Check the list from below!
- National Law School of India University(NLSIU), Bangalore
- Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad (MNLU), Aurangabad
- NALSAR University of Law (NALSAR), Hyderabad
- Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur(MNLU), Nagpur
- Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla*
- National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal
- Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU), Mumbai
- West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences(WBNUJS), Kolkata
- Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS) Tiruchirappalli
- Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam
- National Law University, Jodhpur
- National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJA), Assam
- Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur
- National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi
- Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab
- Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar
- National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Odisha
- RMLNLU Lucknow
- National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi
- Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna
- National Law University, Jabalpur*
*These 2 institutes are the new entrants for the year 2019.
CLAT 2019 Cut Off
After the declaration of the result, NLU Odisha shall then publish the cut off rank required to qualify CLAT 2019. The cut off is the minimum marks required by the Candidate to pass the test. The cut off for CLAT 2019 is not yet available, however, the candidates can check the past year’s opening and closing rank from the table below.
|NLU||1st List (Marks)||1st List (Rank)||Last List (Marks)||Last List (Rank)|
CLAT 2019 Counselling
Those candidates whose name will be included in the merit list will be eligible to participate in the CLAT 2019 Counselling. The CLAT Office shall conduct an online counseling for CLAT 2019. The allotment of seats will be done on the basis of merit in the entrance exam, order of preference given by the candidate in the CLAT application form and the category/categories selected by the candidate in the online application form, availability of seats. The complete details on CLAT 2019 Counselling will be announced after the declaration of the result.
CLAT 2019 Seat Details
The number of seats available for the UG and PG program at the 21 NLUs will be known after the declaration of the result. However, till then the candidates can check the number of seats which were available last year for admission in the UG and PG programs.
|NLU||UG All India Seats||PG All India Seats|
CLAT 2019 Highlights
- NLU, Odisha will conduct CLAT 2019 in offline mode only.
- CLAT 2019 Application Process starts January 13, 2019, onwards over clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in.
- Change in the CLAT PG 2019 exam pattern. This year, candidates will be required to attempt 2 subjective questions of 25 marks each, along with 100 MCQ type ones.
- Application Form Fee needs to be paid in online mode only.
- 2 new law institutes joined the list of participating institutes – HPNLU, Shimla and NLU, Jabalpur
CLAT 2019 Exam Notification
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Frequently Asked Questions on CLAT 2019
Q. What is the Age limit for CLAT 2019?
A. There is no minimum or upper age limit for applying for CLAT 2019. Candidates from any age group can apply for CLAT 2019.
Q. Which NLU is going to conducting CLAT 2019?
A. It has been confirmed that the exam organizing Institute for CLAT 2019 is National Law University, Odisha.
Q. Who is Eligible to appear for CLAT 2019?
A. CLAT is a common entrance examination for UG and PG admission. The eligibility criteria for CLAT 2019 is no doubt different from each other. The candidates can check the eligibility criteria for applying for CLAT 2019 here.
- For admission in UG courses, the aspirants should have passed Senior Secondary School/ Intermediate (10+2) or its equivalent certificate from a recognized Board with not less than 45% marks in aggregate (40% in case of SC and ST candidates).
- For admission in PG courses, the candidates should have a LLB/B. L. Degree or an equivalent degree from a recognized University with not less than 55% marks in aggregate (50% in case of SC and ST candidates).
Q. How many candidates appeared for CLAT exam last year?
A. As per the newspaper reports, last year, about 50,000 number of candidates appeared for the CLAT exam previous year.
If you have any question about CLAT 2019, then let us know in the comment section below.
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