CLAT 2019, conducted this year by the CLAT Consortium of NLUs headed by NLSIU, was held on May 26, 2019 between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm. The paper was largely on expected lines. The pattern of the paper was quite similar to that of last year. However, the LOD made it very similar to CLAT 2016, thus indicating that the cut-off for the top 3 NLUs is likely to be around the 155-157 mark.
The paper had a total of 200 questions spread across five sections - English, GK, Elementary Mathematics, Logical Reasoning and Legal Aptitude. There was negative marking of one-fourth of a mark for each incorrect attempt.
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.
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|Exam Name||CLAT (Common Law Admission Test)|
|CLAT Exam Conducting Body||Consortium of NLUs (National Law Universities)|
|CLAT Exam Level||UG and PG|
|CLAT Exam Frequency||Once a year|
|CLAT Exam Mode||Offline|
|CLAT Exam Duration||120 Minutes|
|CLAT Exam Language||English|
|CLAT Exam Purpose||Admissions to BA LLB, BCom LLB, BSc LLB, BBA LLB, BSW LLB, LLM courses|
CLAT is a test of one's aptitude and reasoning abilities. It comprises of five sections namely: Verbal Ability, Mathematics, Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge and Legal Aptitude.
Each question carries 1 mark and for every incorrect attempt, 0.25 marks will be deducted.
|Subject/Section||No. of Questions|
|Total Time (min)||120|
|Negative Marking||0.25 marks for each wrong answer|
|CLAT registrations||13 January – 15 April 2019|
|Last Date of Fee Payment||20 April 2019|
|CLAT Admit Card Download||12 May 2019|
|CLAT 2019 Exam||26 May 2019|
|CLAT Result (Tentative Date)||Last Week of May 2019|
CLAT 2019 result is expected to be released in June, 2019. The first merit list of selected candidates is expected to be released by Mid June 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 second 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.
|General, OBC||Rs 4,000|
|ST, SC||Rs 3,500|
This year the Cut off for CLAT 2019 is expected to increase by 5 % to 10%. The cut-offs for each Institute are individually declared by every CLAT Participating Institutes. CLAT Cut Off is important as it forms the basis of counseling and seat allotment.
The cut offs are calculated considering multiple factors listed below:
|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|
|Dharmashastra National Law University||Jabalpur||120|
|Himachal Pradesh National Law University||Shimla||120|
Please Note: Includes all categories and special seats.
To get a fair idea of how to prepare for CLAT i.e. the Common Law Admission Test, we have listed below important points for CLAT 2019 Preparation Tips:
CLAT 2019 Exam is scheduled to be conducted across 40 test cities in the country. Candidates can select their preferred test city at the time of filling the CLAT application form.
The complete list for CLAT 2019 Exam Cities are listed below:
The eligibility criteria for CLAT 2019 are primarily based on two factors:
CLAT 2019 Educational Qualification: Any candidate who has completed 10+2 or equivalent examination is eligible to apply for CLAT 2019 Exam. Minimum marks required for different categories are listed below:
Note: Candidates appearing for their Class 12th examination in March/ April 2019 are also eligible for CLAT 2019 Exam. Such candidates need to give evidence of passing their Class 12th exam at the time of admission. Candidates who fail to fulfill this will lose their right for admission through CLAT exam.
CLAT 2019 Age Limit: There is no upper age limit to apply for CLAT 2019 Exam.
CLAT 2019 shall be conducted in offline mode where the paper will have 200 questions from five different subjects including English (Comprehension), 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 has to 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, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level entrance exam. It is conducted once every year to provide admission to candidates in undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law programmes offered at National Law Universities (NLUs) and other colleges/ universities accepting CLAT Exam Scores.
For UG Courses:
CLAT Exam important for a law aspirant because of the following reasons:
This year, NLU Odisha (the CLAT 2019 Convenor) along with other members of the Consortium of NLUs will conduct CLAT 2019 Exam on May 26.
There is no upper age limit to appear for CLAT 2019 Exam.
CLAT 2019 is an offline pen-and-paper based test.
Mentioned below is a list of career opportunities after CLAT.
Yes, you probably can. But this is not a very wise move. Even though the Aptitude section of CLAT Exam carries just 40 marks out of 200 marks, the 40 marks can make or break your CLAT score. To read more about this topic, click here.
About 50,000 candidates from different cities across India appear for the CLAT Exam every year.
The Common Law Admission Test or CLAT is held on the second Sunday of May every year. Nearly 50 thousand candidates register online for the law entrance examination.
In 2019, 19 NLUs are offering admissions to law aspirants as per their CLAT 2019 Exam Scores. The National Law Universities will offer a total of approximately 2984 seats
Yes, students can apply to private colleges using their CLAT scores.
Some of the top Private Law Schools and Universities which accept CLAT Scores are listed below.
Major Law Entrance Exams in India are listed below:
No, it is necessary to qualify the minimum cut off for CLAT Exam to be eligible for admissions in Law Schools. CLAT is to NLUs what CAT is to IIMS. You can't study law without meeting the minimum cut off.
Candidates who have successfully registered for the CLAT Exam will be issued their admit cards online at clat.ac.in. Last date to download your CLAT Admit Card is May 15, 2019.
Mentioned below is a list of Law Colleges in India which offer placement packages with an average annual salary of over 10 Lakh per annum:
Mentioned below is a list of Law Colleges in India which offer an average placement of 7 Lakh â 10 Lakh per annum:
Mentioned below is a list of the major Law Firms who recruit from National Law Universities:
The major MNCs who recruit from National Law Universities are:
Previous Year CLAT Question are available on clat.ac.in. You need to pay a small amount of INR 400 needs to access previous year CLAT papers and download them.
The term "Merit-cum-preference" means that the allotment of seats will be given as per the candidate's score in the CLAT 2019 Exam and the order of preference given by them at the time of registration.
Law aspirants qualifying CLAT exam are eligible to secure admissions in the below mentioned list of programs:
The participation for this year's CLAT 2019 Exam is expected to be really competitive. The statistics for the same is not available yet, but will be available shortly.
Candidates appearing for CLAT 2019 Exam should carry a pencil and at least two ball point pens (black/ blue) to the exam centre. Mentioned below is a list of things that you should career on the day of your CLAT 2019 Exam:
Mentioned below is a list of items or materials that are strictly prohibited at your CLAT Entrance Exam Centre: