CLAT 2019: Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is conducted as per a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the convenience of the students seeking admission to various National Law Universities in the country. CLAT 2019 exam held on 2nd week of May 2019 and last date of online application form is End of March 2019. CLAT exam is conducted to provide a list of applicants on the basis of ‘merit-cum-preference’ to each University for admission to their Undergraduate (UG) / Postgraduate (PG) programs, as per the eligibility, reservation and other criteria laid down under the respective Statutes of the participating Universities. Check out the complete information about CLAT 2019 exam date, application form, eligibility criteria, admission procedure, results and more details for CLAT Exam 2019.
CLAT 2019 Common Law Admission Test Notification
CLAT 2019 Participating Institutes
Also See: Law Entrance Exams
The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), is an all India common entrance examination, conducted on rotational basis by 19 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their UG and PG degree programs.
The 19 participating NLU’s in the order of their year of establishment are:
- National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru
- National Academy of Legal Study and Research (NALSAR), University of Law, Hyderabad
- National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal
- The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata
- National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur
- Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur
- Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar
- Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow
- Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab
- Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna
- The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi
- National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack
- National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi
- National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam
- Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam
- Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirappalli
- Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai
- Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur
- Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad
Most NLUs also offer PG Programs in Law. The information pertaining to the LL.B. and LL.M. Degree Course offered at various NLUs along with the course duration and the specializations offered has been provided in detail under the respective sections of each University’s website and information brochure. The applicants are advised to check the websites of the respective Universities from time to time to keep themselves updated with any change in the course structure or other details.
CLAT 2019 Exam Date
- Date of Issue of Admission Notification: 2nd to 3rd week of December 2018
- Date of commencement of submission of online application form: 01st January 2019
- Last date for submission of filled in online application form along with the order of preferences for NLUs: End of March 2019
- Commencement of downloading of Admit Cards/Hall Tickets: 03rd week of April 2019
- Date of CLAT 2019 Online Exam: 2nd week of May 2019 from 3.00pm to 5.00pm
- Declaration of CLAT 2019 Results: End of May 2019
- Publication of the first indicative seat allocation list based on merit-cum-preference: 01st week of June 2019
- Publication of the second allotment list after payment of counselling fee: 03rd week of June 2019
- Publication of the third allotment list: 3rd week of June 2019
- Date of closure of admission process by the CLAT 2019 office: 01st week of July 2019
Also See: CLAT Syllabus 2019
CLAT 2019 Admission Procedure
The admission to UG and PG programs in participating universities under CLAT 2019 shall be completed through centralised online counselling conducted by the CLAT Office. The basis of allotment of seats shall be ‘merit-cum-preference’, i.e., the CLAT Rank, the order of preference given by the Applicant in the CLAT application form and the category / categories selected by the Applicant in the online application form and the number of seats and their division/break-up as available in each of the participating NLU. Online counselling shall start after the declaration of CLAT-2019 results. The entire procedure shall be completed as per the CLAT calendar which is available on the CLAT website.
Other Important Instructions for the Applicants
Information regarding the details of intake, reservation policies and the courses offered along with the fee structures of various participating National Law Universities is available in the Information Brochure which can be accessed from the official website of CLAT and also from the websites of the participating NLUs. The Applicants are, therefore, advised to thoroughly go through the rules, policies and the fee structure of the participating NLUs before filling in the application form for UG as well as PG courses, and also for the NRI/NRI Sponsored and Foreign National seats.
Information provided in the e-Brochure regarding the intake, reservation policy, fee, courses offered and the subjects taught at various levels including the areas of specialization, etc., has been specified very briefly. For detailed information regarding the same, the Applicants may refer to the information available at the websites of the participating NLUs.
In the event of unforeseen incidents resulting in the cancellation of a Test city or centre, or insufficient or extra number of Applicants opting to appear from a particular Test Centre, the Convenor, CLAT 2019 reserves the right to cancel such a City/Centre and shift the applicant to a another City/ Centre
In order to claim the benefit of reservation, the Applicant must produce the relevant certificates as prescribed by the Government of India/State Government and as required by the respective NLU at the time of admission, as notified by them.
The CLAT 2019 application fee is non-refundable and non-adjustable.
Participating National Law Universities reserve the right to change the total number of seats and break-up of seats as per their policy before the final allotment. The reservation policy is subject to change as decided by the concerned Government from time to time.
If a Applicant has filled-in more than one online application form, the Applicant’s last online application form only will be considered. In such cases, the application fee for the previous application forms will not be refunded.
The allotment of seats and the offer for admission under CLAT 2019 shall be provisional and shall not create any right of admission in favour of applicant.
Applicants are advised to visit CLAT-2019 website regularly for updates.
CLAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria
Under Graduate Programme (Five Year Integrated Law Degree (Hon’s))
Educational Qualification: A Pass in 10+2 or an equivalent examination with a minimum of (i) Forty Five percentage (45%) of marks in case of Applicants belonging to unreserved/OBC/Specially Abled Persons/ NRI/NRI Sponsored categories and (ii) Forty percentage (40%) of marks in case of Applicants belonging to SC/ST categories. Applicants appearing for the qualifying examination in March/April, 2019 are also eligible to apply.
There will be no upper age limit for UG Programme in CLAT 2019.
Post Graduate Programme (One Year LL.M. Degree)
Educational Qualification: An LL.B. Degree or an equivalent examination with a minimum of Fifty-Five percentage (55%) of marks in case of Applicants belonging to unreserved/OBC/Specially Abled Persons/ NRI/NRI Sponsored categories and Fifty percentage (50%) of marks in case of Applicants belonging to SC/ST categories. Applicants appearing in the qualifying examination in April/May, 2019 are also eligible to apply.
No upper age limit is prescribed for appearing in CLAT 2019.
CLAT 2019 Application Form
The procedure for filling up the Application Form for CLAT 2019
The application form for CLAT 2019 shall be filled online application only.
The online application form has to be accessed from the CLAT 2019 website (www.clat.ac.in).
The Applicants are first required to register themselves at the CLAT 2019 online application webpage by using personal e-mail ID and mobile number. To register an application, choose the tab “CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION” and enter Name, Email-id and Mobile number. A Provisional Registration Number and Password will be generated by the system. An Email and SMS indicating the Provisional Registration number and Password will be sent. Use this Provisional Registration Number and Password to log in to fill the Online Application.
The Name of the Applicant and the parents should be spelt correctly in the application as it appears in the Certificates/Mark sheets/Identity proof. Any change/alteration found may disqualify their candidature.
Documents to be uploaded with the Online Application.
The scanned copies of the documents to be uploaded by the Applicants, adhering to the guidelines provided in the online application webpage, are:
1. Front facing passport size recent photograph
2. Signature of the Applicant
3. The scanned copy of the certificate in PDF format issued by the competent authority to support the claim of Specially Abled Persons (SAP).
The original certificates/documents issued by the competent authority as specified in the brochure are to be submitted to the allotted University in the form and manner as specified by the respective universities at the time of admission.
The photograph and signature of the Applicant need not be attested while submitting the Online Application Form.
The Applicant can fill up the required details in the application form and save the same before finally submitting it.
No hard copy of the filled in online application form is to be sent to the CLAT Office.
The Applicant is advised to submit his/her application form only after he/she is absolutely sure of the information he/she provides in the form.
No alteration / editing in the online application form can be done after successful submission /final submission of the form. The information once furnished by the Applicant with regard to the category to which the Applicant belongs, the preference for the NLUs and the Centre of the Entrance Test submitted by the Applicants through online application mode shall be final and no change whatsoever, shall be allowed thereafter under any circumstances.
The Applicants are required to read the instructions carefully and furnish correct and authentic information. In case the information furnished at any stage of the application, examination and admission process is found to be false or incorrect or if there is any discrepancy or mismatch between the information furnished by the Applicant at the relevant section and the certificates/documents produced at the time of admission, the provisional admission offered to the Applicant shall stand cancelled with immediate effect without assigning any further reason and the Applicant shall stand disqualified from being considered for further admission to the NLU s by the CLAT Office.
The SAP Applicants must upload the scanned copy (in .PDF format) of the Disability Certificate showing the percentage of disability issued by the competent authority in the ‘Document Upload’ section of the online application form.
The SAP Applicants requiring SCRIBE, must specify in the relevant column of the online application form whether the Applicant would arrange a SCRIBE on his/her own or the same is to be provided by the CLAT Office.
The Applicant shall fill his/her preference order for all nineteen NLUs at the time of online application itself. No change shall be allowed in the preference once the form is submitted by the Applicant.
CLAT 2019 Application Fee / Previous Years Question Papers’ Fee
1. Application fee for General/OBC/SAP and other category Applicants: Rs.4,000/-
2. Application fee for SC/ST category Applicants: Rs.3,500/-
3. The cost of previous years’ question papers is Rs.500/- (not included in the CLAT 2019 application fee of Rs.4,000/- or Rs.3,500/- as the case may be.)
4. The Applicants themselves will have to bear the bank transaction charges for remitting the fee online
Mode of Payment of Application Fee
Application fee can be paid online or by bank challan generated online.
For payment of application fee, Applicants are required to login to the CLAT 2019 Online Application Webpage. Application fee shall be paid online through net-banking /debit card / credit card/ pay wallet/ RuPay etc. or through offline mode by way of online- generated bank challan.
Offline payments can be made after registering the application online and generating challans online. The print out of the challans generated have to be taken to the relevant bank for payment over the counter. Offline payments are to be made in CASH only.
The Applicants will have to bear additional bank transaction charges, if any, in case they opt for remitting the fee through net-banking payment gateways or any of the other modes of payment, including challan payments.
The detailed procedure for payment of fee is also available at the CLAT 2019 online application webpage.
The application form, complete in all respects and after payment of fees must be finally submitted on or before 31st March, 2019 (11:59 P.M.). Incomplete application forms shall not be considered. The Applicants shall fill and submit the application form well in time to avoid last minute hassles. The CLAT Office or the organizing University shall in no case be responsible for any incomplete information or misinformation or inconvenience faced by the Applicant in this regard.
For any information relating to the nineteen NLUs, the Applicant may refer to the e-brochure of the respective Institutions which will be available at the CLAT 2019 website.
The Admit Card/Hall ticket canbe downloaded by the Applicant by logging into his/her LOGIN account from 03rd week of April, 2019 (Tentative). The Applicants shall take a print-out of the Admit Card/Hall Ticket and carry the same to the Examination Hall. The Applicants shall read the instructions on the Admit Card carefully and carry all the requisite documents to the Examination Hall.
FOR NRI/NRI Sponsored/foreign national seats, the applicants are advised to refer to the e-brochures as well as the websites of the respective NLUs for more details. All NRI/NRI Sponsored Category Applicants have to appear for the CLAT 2019 examination for those NLUs where such category is admitted through CLAT 2019 rankings and not admitted directly by the concerned Universities. However, the Foreign Nationals need not appear for the CLAT 2019 examination and they shall directly apply to the concerned Universities. For availing a seat against the NRI /NRI Sponsored category, the appropriate certificate(s)/ documents shall be submitted by the Applicant at the time of admission to the concerned participating university in the prescribed format of the concerned University.
Only Indian Nationals/NRIs/NRI Sponsored Applicants are allowed to appear in the CLAT 2019 Examination. Foreign Nationals are not permitted to appear in the CLAT 2019. However, the Foreign Nationals desirous of seeking admission to any of the UG/PG courses in any of the participating NLUs may directly contact the concerned University having seats reserved for Foreign Nationals.
CLAT Syllabus 2019
CLAT 2019 Syllabus for Common Law Admission Test includes English, Current Affairs, GK, Legal Aptitude, Mathematics, Logical Reasoning. GK and current affairs syllabus constitutes of 50 marks each. English including comprehension, logical reasoning are of 40 marks each. Mathematics questions are of 20 marks. Overall, the CLAT 2019 exam paper is of 200 marks. CLAT 2019 syllabus given here is for the information of all law aspirants who will be appearing in the upcoming entrance exam.
Declaration of Result
CLAT 2019 result will be published on 31st May, 2019 in the CLAT website (www.clat.ac.in).