Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) - Exam Details


Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is the most coveted of all the law entrances in India after Class XII. CLAT journey started in 2008 and today more than 45,000 students write the exam every year to secure a seat in one of the participating National Law University including NLSIU Bangalore-the Harvard of the East.

CLAT is conducted every year to select students for 22 National Law Universities in India, other than National Law University, Delhi, which conduct its own entrance test (AILET), to select the students.

CLAT score is also accepted by other law schools including NMIMS- Mumbai, UPES-Dehradun and Institute of Law, Nirma University-Ahmedabad, to name a few.

The following National Law Universities (along with intake) accept CLAT scores to admit students to their five-year LLB programs every year:

National Law University Location Intake#
National Law School of India University Bangalore 80
NALSAR University of Law Hyderabad 120
National Law Institute University Bhopal 128
WB National University of Juridical Sciences Kolkata 133
National Law University Jodhpur 115
Hidayatullah National Law University Raipur 187
Gujarat National Law University Gandhinagar 187
Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University Lucknow 178
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law Patiala 196
Chankaya National Law University Patna 140
National University of Advanced Legal Studies Kochi 68
National Law University Odisha Cuttack 180
National University of Study and Research in Law Ranchi 120
National Law University and Judicial Academy Guwahati 60
DamodaramSanjivayya National Law University Vishakhapatnam 120
Tamil Nadu National Law School Tiruchirappalli 110
Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai 60
Maharashtra National Law University Nagpur 60

Maharashtra National Law University

Aurangabad

50

Dharmashastra National Law University

Jabalpur

120

Himachal Pradesh National Law University

Shimla

60

Please Note: Includes all categories and special seats.


CLAT 2019 Eligibility:

  • To be eligible for CLAT, the candidates must have secured:
    (a) Forty five percent (45%) marks in Qualifying Exam (Class XII or equivalent) in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved /OBC /Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories.
    (b) Forty Percent (40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
  • CCandidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2018 are also eligible for appearing in CLAT-2018 online examination. However, they shall be required to produce an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.
  • The result of qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2) shall be submitted by the candidate at the time of admission failing which the candidate shall be ineligible for admission to the Course.

CLAT 2019 will be held from 3:00 PM-5:00 PM on 12th May 2019.


CLAT 2019 Syllabus:

CLAT 2019 shall be conducted in online mode where the paper will have 200 questions from five different subjects - General English, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability), Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.

Scope and coverage of questions under different subject areas:


English including comprehension: The English section will test the candidates' proficiency in English, based on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be questioned on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein, etc. The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.


General Knowledge and Current Affairs:The General knowledge will be tested on the general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test candidates on their knowledge of national and international current affairs.


Mathematics:This section will test candidate's knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e., Maths taught up to 10th Class/standard.


Legal Aptitude: This section will test candidate's interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem-solving ability. Questions may include legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition must be applied. Some propositions may not be "true" in the real sense, candidates will have to assume the "truth" of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.


Logical Reasoning: The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate's ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It may include a variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, series, coding-decoding, directions etc. However, visual reasoning is generally not tested.



CLAT 2019 Exam Pattern

CLAT is of two hour duration, comprising 200 questions across five different areas and is conducted offline.


Subject/Section

No. of Questions

English/Verbal Ability

40

Mathematics/Quantitative Aptitude

20

Logical Reasoning

40

General Awareness

50

Legal Aptitude

50

Marking Scheme

+1/-0.25

CLAT 2019 Result

CLAT 2019 result is expected to be released on May 31, 2019. The first merit list of selected candidates is expected to be released on June 06, 2019.

CLAT results can be accessed by individually logging in to the registered account on the official CLAT website. In the result, the candidate will be able to check their score, All India Rank and category rank (if published).

In the first week of June, CLAT will also publish the College Allotment List, after which the candidates who have been allotted the seat in an NLU, will be required to pay the counselling fee of Rs. Fifty Thousand Only, within the stipulated dates, failing which the candidate will lose his/her seat and will not be considered for further process of admission in 2019.



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