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 entrance 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 21 National Law Universities in India, other than National Law University-Delhi, which has their own process 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
Dharmashastra National Law University Jabalpur 120
Himachal Pradesh National Law University Shimla 120

Please Note: Includes all categories and special seats.


CLAT 2019 Important Dates

Registration Closes: 15 April 2019

Date of Exam: 26 May 2019


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. Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2019 are also eligible for appearing in CLAT-2019 offline examination. However, they shall be required to produce evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.

There is no age limit for CLAT

CLAT 2019 will be held from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM on 26th May 2019.


CLAT 2019 Syllabus:

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.



CLAT 2019 Exam Pattern

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

Verbal Ability

40

Mathematics

20

Logical Reasoning

40

General Awareness

50

Legal Aptitude

50

Total Marks

200

Total Time (min)

120

Negative Marking

0.25 marks for each wrong answer

CLAT 2019 Result

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.



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