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Last Updated - November 27, 2017

CLAT 2019 or Common Law Admission Test 2019 is a national level qualifying exam conducted annually on a rotational basis by the NLUs. It provides admission to candidates seeking admission in various undergraduate and postgraduate law courses such as LL.B and LL.M.  CLAT 2019 is scheduled for May, 2019. Candidates can check some key features of CLAT 2019 which are stated below.

  • CLAT Application Form 2019 will be available on the official website i.e. www.clat.ac.in from January 2019 till March, 2019.
  • The minimum eligibility criterion to apply for CLAT 2019 is completion of 10+2 from a recognized board for admission to undergraduate programs while those willing to pursue postgraduate program must have an LLB degree or equivalent.
  • Application fees for CLAT 2019 is INR 4000 for General category aspirants while Reserved Category candidates will have to pay INR 3500.
  • CLAT 2019 is an online exam consisting of objective type questions covering a multitude of topics to be completed in 2 hours. Read More CLAT Exam Pattern 2019
  • Nearly 50,000 students appear for around 3000 seats offered by the NLUs.
  • Candidates can access their CLAT Admit Card 2019 at the official website in April, 2019.
  • Candidates can find further information regarding CLAT Result 2019 which will be declared within 2 weeks of conducting exam along with Counselling.

CLAT 2019, which is one of the most popular law entrance exams is expected to be held across 138 centers in the country. This article will provide aspiring lawyers with all important details for CLAT 2019 and other updates.

Highlights of CLAT 2019

Exam NameCommon Law Admission Test 2019
Conducting BodyNational Law University (NLU)
Official Websiteclat.ac.in
Exam TypeNational Level
Periodicity of examAnnually
Minimum eligibility criteria

For LLB: Qualified 10+2 exam

For LLM: An LLB or equivalent degree

Objective of examAdmission to LLB and LLM courses offered by NLUs
Exam DateMay, 2019
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Duration of Exam2 hours
NLUs seat intake (approx.)UG: 2400 PG: 624

CLAT 2019 Important Dates

The conducting body for CLAT 2019 will release the official notification soon. However, candidates can till then check the tentative schedule proposed for CLAT 2019 along with important dates regarding admission process.

EventDate (Tentative)
CLAT 2019 Online Registration beginsJanuary, 2019
Last date for submitting CLAT 2019 Application FormMarch, 2019
Availability of CLAT 2019 Admit CardApril, 2019
CLAT 2019 Exam DateMay, 2019
Availability of CLAT 2019 Answer KeyMay, 2019
Declaration of CLAT 2019 ResultMay, 2019
CLAT 2019 Counselling begins fromJune, 2019
Release of Admission Status by NLUsJuly, 2019
CLAT 2019 Admission Process Concludes inJuly, 2019

CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2019

CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2019 are as set up by the core committee. Individuals must ensure that they meet the eligibility norms for LLB and LLM courses before filling CLAT Application Form 2019. The eligibility criteria for UG and PG programs are as stated below-

For UG Program

The eligibility criteria of CLAT 2019 for LLB program are given below:

  • Age Limit: The upper age limit is 20 years of age for the categories of UR/ NRI/ NRI Sponsored category as on July 1, 2019. This upper age limit is relaxed up to 22 years of age in case of SC/ ST/ OBC/ SAP category.
  • Academic Qualification: Students must have passed 10+2 or any equivalent examination with a minimum aggregate of 45% (40% for reserved category).
  • Appearing Candidates: Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in April or May 2019 are also eligible to appear in CLAT 2019 provided they can submit the required documents at the time of admission.

For PG Program

The eligibility criteria of CLAT 2019 for LLM program are given below:

  • Age Limit: The upper age limit is not prescribed for post-graduate programs. Individuals of all ages are eligible to give the test.
  • Academic Qualification: Participants must have an LLB or any other equivalent degree with a minimum aggregate of 55% (50% for reserved category).
  • Appearing Candidates: Students who are in the final year of the LLB program can also appear in CLAT 2019 on the condition that they are able to produce required documents at the time of counselling.

CLAT Application Form 2019

CLAT 2019 Application Form will be available from January, 2019 at the official website of CLAT. It can be filled by students interested to pursue the various programs offered by NLUs and other participating institutes. In the application form, students will have to fill up general details like personal information and academic qualifications. CLAT 2019 Registration primarily consists of 3 steps which are given below:

  • Online registration at CAPS (CLAT Application Processing System) in which students have to enter basic details to create candidate’s login account.
  • Fill CLAT 2019 Application form and upload requisite documents.
  • Payment of Application Fee via both offline and online mode.

How to fill CLAT Application Form 2019?

To apply online for the national law entrance exam, students can follow the steps give below:

Step 1: Registration

  • Log on to the official CLAT website i.e. www.clat.ac.in
  • Click on ‘Apply for CLAT 2019 LLB/ LLM program’.
  • Provide basic details about themselves like their name, date of birth, mobile number and email ID.
  • Carefully verify these details and click on ‘Register’.
  • Upon successful registration, they will receive an email and SMS on their registered email ID and mobile number which will have their CAPS User ID and Password.

Step 2: Filling CLAT Application Form 2019

  • Login using CAPS User ID and Password,
  • Search for CLAT Application Form 2019 and provide personal, communication and academic details.
  • Upload scanned images of their recent passport size photograph, signature, Date of Birth certificate (Birth certificate, Class 10 certificate, Aadhaar card, etc.) and Category certificate as per given specifications.
  • On uploading the documents, participants can see the preview of their application form.
  • Go through all the details carefully and click on ‘Submit’.

Step 3: Fee Payment

  • The final step is to pay CLAT 2019 Application Fee.
  • Fees can be submitted through both offline (e-Challan) and online mode (Credit/ Debit card, Net banking).
  • The amount of application fee will vary as per the program and category of applicants.
  • After the payment is successful, students should take a print out of the filled in application form and save it for future reference.

CLAT 2019 Application Fee

Individuals can pay the application fees for CLAT 2019 of INR 4000 for the General category and INR 3500 for Reserved Category which can be submitted via cash, card or net banking. Fees should be paid within stipulated time period otherwise the application will not be considered. The process for paying the fees via each mode is given below:

  • Online mode: Participants can opt for any 1 out of the 3 options- Payment by Net Banking or Debit/ Credit Card.
  • Offline mode: Individuals can also pay by cash by submitting a print out of e-Challan at the respective bank.

CLAT Admit Card 2019

CLAT 2019 Admit Card will be issued to aspirants who have successfully registered for the exam. It will have the details about the candidate such as his Name, Roll number, Date of birth, Time slot and the exam center allotted along with its address. Admit cards should be downloaded from the official website of CLAT.

Steps to download CLAT Hall Ticket 2019 are given below:

  • Log on to the official website of CLAT 2019 i.e. www.clat.ac.in.
  • Click on ‘Download CLAT 2019 Admit Card’ in the notification table.
  • They will be redirected to a page wherein they will have to enter their registered email ID and password. Click on ‘Login’
  • Admit card will appear on the screen with all necessary details. These details should be verified and then student must take a print out of it.

CLAT 2019 will be conducted across 138 test centers in India. Aspirants will have to choose their preferred exam center while filling CLAT Application Form 2019 to appear for the online exam. The final center allotted will be printed on the admit cards.


CLAT Exam Pattern 2019

CLAT 2019 will be conducted in the online mode only for a duration of 2 hours. The question paper for LL.B and LL.M courses is set differently. Candidates can check below some of the important highlights of CLAT Exam Pattern 2019.

Mode of examOnline
Nature of QuestionsObjective
Sections in paperLL.B – 5 LL.M – 3
Total number of questionsLL.B- 200 LL.M- 150
Maximum Marks200
Duration of exam2 hours
Medium of languageEnglish
Marking Scheme+1 mark for every correct answer, -0.25 marks for every wrong answer

The question paper for LL.B course will be divided into 5 sections which will have 200 MCQs while for LL.M course, question paper will be divided into 3 sections having a total of 150 MCQs. Every correct answer will fetch 1 mark while 0.25 marks will be deducted for wrong answers. Candidates can further check subject-wise distribution of marks in CLAT UG and PG courses.

For CLAT UG Course

  • CLAT 2019 exam for LL.B course will be conducted in online mode.
  • Course Name: All the integrated UG law courses
  • Exam Medium: English
  • Exam Mode: Online (CBT- Computer Based Test)
  • Question Type: Objective (MCQs)
  • Exam Duration: 2 hours (120 minutes)
  • Each question carries one mark and there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.
SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Logical Reasoning40 Questions40 Marks
Legal Aptitude50 Questions50 Marks
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)20 Questions20 Marks
General Knowledge and Current Affairs50 Questions50 Marks
English including Comprehension40 Questions40 Marks
Total200 Questions200 Marks

For CLAT PG Courses

  • Course Name: LL.M
  • Question Type: Objective (MCQs)
  • Exam Mode: Online (CBT- Computer Based Test)
  • Exam Duration: 2 hours (120 minutes)
  • Exam Medium: English
SubjectsNo. Of QuestionsMaximumMarks
Constitutional Law5050
Jurisprudence5050
Rest of the topics like Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc.5050
Total150 Questions150 Marks

CLAT Syllabus 2019

CLAT 2019 Syllabus will cover topics of Class 10 level for LLB program and important topics for the same are given below:

SectionImportant Topic
English (with Comprehension)Comprehension passages, Grammar, Vocabulary, Fill in the Blanks, Sentence correction
General Knowledge & Current AffairsCurrent Affairs and static GK
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)Number System, Time and Work, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Height and Distance, Geometry, Algebra, Trigonometry
Legal AptitudeLegal propositions
Logical ReasoningSyllogism, Logical sequences, Analogies, Blood relation, Seating arrangements

The syllabus for LLM program of CLAT 2019 will have topics covered in LLB program. The important topics are given below:

Important topics
Constitutional Law
Jurisprudence
Law of Contracts, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Family Law, Property Law, Intellectual Property Law

CLAT 2019 Answer Key

CLAT Answer Key 2019 will be released within 3 days of conducting the exam on the official website. With this, students will be able to view the correct answers to questions and have a fair idea of their marks. Applicants can follow the steps given below to access CLAT Answer Key 2019:

  • Visit the official website of CLAT 2019 i.e. www.clat.ac.in
  • Click on ‘Click here to view Question and Answer Keys’ link under the table of Important Links.
  • Enter registered email ID and password.
  • Individuals must then click on ‘Candidate Response’ tab to view the answer key.

Candidates can find these details in CLAT 2019 Answer Key:

  • Participant ID
  • Participant Name
  • Test Center Name
  • Test Date
  • Test Time
  • Subject (CLAT 2019 UG/ CLAT 2019 PG)
  • Marks Obtained
  • Questions with correct answers
  • Marks obtained as per the Questions

CLAT 2019 Result

CLAT 2019 Result will be declared within 2 weeks of conducting the exam at its official website in the form of a rank list. CLAT Result 2019 for LLB and LLM programs can be checked by following these few steps:

  • Log on to the official CLAT website i.e. www.clat.ac.in
  • Select the link of ‘CLAT 2019 Result’ given under the Important Links table.
  • Enter your login credentials to view your result and take a print out of the score card.

CLAT 2019 merit list will be prepared on the basis of the performance of applicants which will be published on the website. This list will specify the All India, State and Category ranks obtained by students.


CLAT 2019 Cut Off

Cutoff is the minimum score declared by the institute for admission process. It is calculated considering multiple factors such as availability of seats, average marks scored in the test, difficulty level of the paper and total test population. CLAT Cutoff will be declared by various CLAT Participating institutes individually. CLAT Cut Off forms the basis of CLAT Counselling and Seat Allotment.

Which are the Law Schools Participating in CLAT 2019?

CLAT 2019 is scheduled to be held in May, 2019. The 18 NLUs participating and accepting CLAT 2019 scores are as follows:

  1. National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU)
  2. National Academy of Legal Study and Research University of Law, Hyderabad (NALSAR)
  3. The National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU)
  4. The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS)
  5. National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ)
  6. Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU)
  7. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU)
  8. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU)
  9. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab (RGNUL)
  10. Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU)
  11. The National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS)
  12. National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO)
  13. National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL)
  14. National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJAA)
  15. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam (DSNLU)
  16. Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli (TNNLS)
  17. Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU)
  18. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur
  19. National Law University, Aurangabad (NLU Aurangabad)

CLAT 2019 Counselling

CLAT Counselling 2019 will be held soon after CLAT Result 2019 is declared. It will be conducted on the basis of the candidates' performance in the entrance exam which will be reflected in CLAT 2019 Merit List. Candidates must be present in person to attend the counselling round as per the schedule uploaded on CLAT website. The highlights of CLAT Counselling 2019 are given below:

  • CLAT 2019 counselling will likely begin by the end of May 2019 and will get over by the 4th week of June, 2019.
  • Aspirants will have to indicate their preference of law schools online.
  • A centralized admission process will be conducted for CLAT 2019 and all admissions will be done on the basis of merit-cum-preference.
  • Students must report to the counselling center and submit certain documents for verification.
  • Those who are allotted seats have to deposit INR 50,000 for securing the seat during counselling procedure.

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