CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) 2019

Last Updated - February 10 2018

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2019

CLAT 2019 or Common Law Admission Test 2019 is a national level qualifying exam organizeed annually on a rotational basis by the NLUs.  CLAT 2019 is scheduled for May 2019. It offers admission to aspirants want admission in different undergraduate and postgraduate law courses such as LL.B and LL.M. Aspirants can check some key features of CLAT 2019 which are said below.

  • Aspirants can find further information regarding CLAT Result 2019 which will be declared within 2 weeks of organizing exam along with Counseling.
  • The at least eligibility criterion to apply for CLAT 2019 is the completion of 10+2 from a recognised board for admission to undergraduate programs while those ready to pursue postgraduate program must have an LLB degree or equivalent.
  • CLAT 2019 is an online exam consisting of objective type questions covering a multitude of topics to be finished in 2 hours. Read More CLAT Exam Format 2019
  • Almost 50,000 students appear for around 3000 seats provideed by the NLUs.
  • Aspirants can reach their CLAT Hall Ticket 2019 at the official website in April 2019.
  • CLAT Application Form 2019 will be available on the official website i.e. from January 2019 until March 2019.
  • Application fees for CLAT 2019 are INR 4000 for General category candidates while Reserved Category aspirants will have to pay INR 3500.

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

Highlights of CLAT 2019

Exam NameCommon Law Admission Test 2019
Organizing BodyNational Law University (NLU)
Exam TypeNational Level
Periodicity of examAnnually
At Least eligibility criteria

For LLB: Qualified 10+2 exam

For LLM: An LLB or equivalent degree

Objective of examAdmission to LLB and LLM courses provideed by NLUs
Exam DateMay 2019
Method of ApplicationOnline
Period of Exam2 hours
NLUs seat intake (approx.)UG: 2400 PG: 624

Important Dates of CLAT 2019 

The organizing body for CLAT 2019 will announce the official notification soon. However, aspirants can till then check the tentative schedule proposed for CLAT 2019 along with important dates regarding admission procedure.

EventDate (Tentative)
CLAT 2019 Online Registration beginsJanuary 2019
Last date for submitting CLAT 2019 Application FormMarch 2019
Availability of CLAT 2019 Hall TicketApril 2019
CLAT 2019 Exam DateMay 2019
Availability of CLAT 2019 Response KeyMay 2019
Declaration of CLAT 2019 ResultMay 2019
CLAT 2019 Counseling begins fromJune 2019
Announce of Admission Status by NLUsJuly 2019
CLAT 2019 Admission Procedure Concludes inJuly, 2019

Eligibility Criteria of CLAT 2019

CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2019 are as set up by the core committee. Personals must ensure that they meet the eligibility norms for LLB and LLM courses before filling CLAT Application Form 2019. The eligibility criteria for Under Graduate and Post Graduate programs are as said below-

For Under Graduate Program

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

  • Academic Qualification: Students must have passed 10+2 or any equivalent examination with an at least aggregate of 45% (40% for reserved category).
  • 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.
  • Appearing Aspirants: Aspirants who are appearing in the qualifying examination in April or May 2019 are also applicable to appear in CLAT 2019 offered they can submit the need documents at the time of admission.

For Post Graduate Program

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

  • Appearing Aspirants: 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 need documents at the time of counseling.
  • Academic Qualification: Applicants must have an LLB or any other equivalent degree with an at least aggregate of 55% (50% for reserved category).
  • Age Limit: The upper age limit is not prescribed for post-graduate programs. Personals of all ages are applicable to give the test.

Application Form of CLAT 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 different programs provideed by NLUs and other participating institutes. CLAT 2019 Registration primarily consists of 3 steps which are given below: In the application form, students will have to fill up general details like individual information and academic qualifications.

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

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

  • 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.
  • Cautiously verify these details and click on ‘Register’.
  • Log on to the official CLAT website i.e.
  • Click on ‘Apply for CLAT 2019 LLB/ LLM program’.
  • Offer basic details about themselves like their name, date of birth, mobile number and email ID.

Step 2: Filling CLAT Application Form 2019

  • 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.
  • Go via all the details cautiously and click on ‘Submit’.
  • Login using CAPS User ID and Password,
  • Search for CLAT Application Form 2019 and offer individual, communication and academic details.
  • On uploading the documents, applicants can see the preview of their application form.

Step 3: Fee Payment

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

Application Fee of CLAT 2019 

Personals 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 through cash, card or net banking. Fees should be paid within stipulated time duration otherwise the application will not be considered. The procedure for paying the fees through each method is given below:

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

Hall Ticket of CLAT 2019

CLAT 2019 Hall Ticket will be alloted to candidates who have successfully registered for the exam. Admit cards should be downloaded from the official website of CLAT. It will have the details about the aspirant such as his Name, Roll number, Date of birth, Time slot and the exam centre allotted along with its address.

Steps to download CLAT Admit Card 2019 are given below:

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

CLAT 2019 will be organizeed across 138 test centres in India. Candidates will have to choose their preferred exam centre while filling CLAT Application Form 2019 to appear for the online exam. The final centre allotted will be printed on the hall tickets.

Exam Format of CLAT 2019

CLAT 2019 will be organizeed in the online method only for a period of 2 hours. The question paper for LL.B and LL.M courses is set differently. Aspirants can check below some of the important highlights of CLAT Exam Format 2019.

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

The question paper for LL.B course will be divided into 5 sections which will have 200 MCQs while for LL.M course, the question paper will be divided into 3 sections having a total of 150 MCQs. Aspirants can further check the subject-wise distribution of marks in CLAT Under Graduate and Post Graduate courses. Every accurate response will fetch 1 mark while 0.25 marks will be deducted for wrong responses.

For CLAT Under Graduate Course

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

For CLAT Post Graduate Courses

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

Syllabus of CLAT 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 & Present AffairsPresent 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
Law of Contracts, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Family Law, Property Law, Intellectual Property Law

Response Key of CLAT 2019

CLAT Response Key 2019 will be announced within 3 days of organizing the exam on the official website. With this, students will be able to view the accurate responses to questions and have a fair idea of their marks. Participants can follow the steps given below to reach CLAT Response Key 2019:

  • Visit the official website of CLAT 2019 i.e.
  • Click on ‘Click here to view Question and Response Keys’ link under the table of Important Links.
  • Enter registered email ID and password.
  • Personals must then click on ‘Aspirant Answer’ tab to view the response key.

Aspirants can find these details in CLAT 2019 Response Key:

  • Test Center Name
  • Subject (CLAT 2019 UG/ CLAT 2019 PG)
  • Marks obtained as per the Questions
  • Marks Obtained
  • Applicant ID
  • Test Date
  • Applicant Name
  • Questions with accurate responses
  • Test Time

Result of CLAT 2019

CLAT 2019 Result will be declared within 2 weeks of organizing 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:

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

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

Cut Off from CLAT 2019

The cutoff is the at least score declared by the Institute for admission procedure. 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 Cut Off forms the basis of CLAT Counseling and Seat Allocation. CLAT Cutoff will be declared by different CLAT Participating institutes personally.

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. The 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)

Counseling of CLAT 2019

CLAT Counseling 2019 will be held soon after CLAT Result 2019 is declared. Aspirants must be current in person to attend the counseling round as per the schedule uploaded on CLAT website. The highlights of CLAT Counseling 2019 are given below: It will be organizeed on the basis of the aspirants' performance in the entrance exam which will be reflected in CLAT 2019 Merit List.

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

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