Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level entrance exam conducted for admission to 21 prominent National Law Universities in India and other private universities. One who qualifies in CLAT can seek admission in 3-year/5-year Integrated LLB and LLM programmes.
The CLAT exam is conducted once in a year by the National Law University (NLU) among the 21 members NLUs of the CLAT Committee. The CLAT scores are used by other private law colleges across the country and Public Sector Undertakings for admissions and recruitment respectively.
Till 2018, CLAT was conducted on a rotation basis by NLUs. However, from 2019 onwards the CLAT will be conducted by a permanent body, ''Consortium of NLUs'' formed by NLUs. The body has its headquarters at NLSIU Bangalore.
|Exam name||Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)|
|Conducted by||Consortium of NLUs|
|Frequency||Once a year|
|CLAT undergraduate seats||2600 (approximately)|
|Exam courses||BA LLB, BCom LLB, BSc LLB, BBA LLB, BSW LLB, LLM courses|
|No of candidates appear||60,000 (approximately)|
|Phone number||9741521069/ 9482567257|
|CLAT notification||December 20, 2018|
|Application starting date||January 13, 2019|
|Last date to apply online||April 15, 2019|
|CLAT admit card||April 26, 2019 (tentative)|
|CLAT exam date||May 26, 2019|
|CLAT answer key||May 30, 2019|
|CLAT result||June 2019|
|Seal allotment list||June 2019|
The national-level entrance examination, CLAT, is conducted for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate law courses. Candidates who qualify in CLAT exam and stand above the cutoff can seek admission to the courses mentioned below at 21 NLUs in India.
1. National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru
2. NALSAR University of Law (NALSAR), Hyderabad
3. National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal
4. The WB National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata
5. National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur
6. Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur
7. Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar
8. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow
9. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab
10. Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna
11. National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi
12. National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Odisha
13. National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi
14. National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam
15. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Vishakhapatnam
16. Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirapalli
17. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai
18. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur
19. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad
20. Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla
21. Dharmashastra National Law University (MPDNLU), Jabalpur
Apart from 21 NLUs, many private institutions across the country accept the CLAT scores. Check the list of institutions/universities below which have signed an MoU with the CLAT Consortium to use the CLAT scores.
Candidates who are seeking admission to law courses in the NLUs and other private universities should register online through the official website of CLAT. Here are the steps to CLAT application form online.
Step 1: Visit the official website of CLAT Consortium of NLU – www.clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in
Step 2: On the homepage, click on the 'Register'
Step 3: Fill-in the basic details such as name, mobile number and email address.
Step 4: Upload the required documents that include the photograph and signature.
Step 5: Complete all the mandatory fields in the CLAT application form such as qualification and preference for NLUs.
Step 6: Pay the prescribed CLAT application fee
Step 7: Submit the application form
Step 8: Download the soft copy and take a printout for future reference.
The CLAT will be conducted in offline mode. It is an objective-paper and the total duration is two hours. Each correct answer will be awarded with one mark and 0.25 mark will be deducted for incorrect answer. The examination will be conducted in English language only.
|English including comprehension||40||40|
|General Knowledge and Current Affairs||50||50|
|Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)||20||20|
|Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence||60||60|
|Subjective Questions – On the topics of law and contemporary issues||2||50 (25*2)|
The CLAT syllabus covers different subject areas to test the candidates' proficiency in English, general awareness on static GK, basic calculation, critical thinking ability in logical reasoning and legal aptitude. Most of the sections are well known to many candidates except the legal aptitude. This section tests the candidate's on the study of law, research aptitude and problem-solving ability.
Candidates who have successfully submitted their CLAT application forms need to visit the official website to download the admit card. Candidates can download the admit card/hall ticket by logging into his/her account.
Applicants should note that without a valid CLAT admit card along with photo identity card for verification will not be allowed to sit in the exam centre. The exact date to download the CLAT admit card 2019 is not yet announced.
The organising body will release the CLAT answer key within a week after the examination. Candidates who have appeared for the CLAT examination can access the answer key on the official website. One can cross-check the marked answers in the law examination which will give an idea of whether he/she will qualify or not. To access the CLAT answer key, candidates need to submit their registration number and date of birth/ password.
The organising institute will announce the CLAT result before three-week from the date of examination. The CLAT result will be available in online mode only. The test-takers will get only the information only on the qualifying status in CLAT result. Aspirants should enter the registration number or roll number along with the date of birth to access the CLAT result.
The CLAT cutoff score will be released after the declaration of result. Candidates must remember one important point that a minimum marks to be scored for admission into the NLUs. Once the CLAT result 2019 was announced, the organising institute will release the CLAT 2019 cut-off score. Candidates are advised to check the CLAT cut-off score for previous years.
|CLAT Participating NLUs||2019 Cut-off Score (Tentative)||2018 Cut-off Score|
|National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru||50-60||66|
|NALSAR University of Law (NALSAR), Hyderabad||120-140||135|
|National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal||390||386|
|The WB National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata||285||260|
|National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur||350-370||376|
|Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur||650-660||657|
|Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar||500||494|
|Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow||680||668|
|Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab||900||924|
|Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna||1000-1200||1186|
|National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi||900||928|
|National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Odisha||1100||1167|
|National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi||1100-1200||1255|
|National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam||1500-1600||1556|
|Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirapalli||1600||1571|
|Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Vishakhapatnam||1400-1500||1432|
|Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai||450-550||503|
|Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur||1500-1600||1532|
|Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad||1588||Not participated|
The consortium of National Law Universities has started accepting the application forms for CLAT 2020. Candidates who are aiming for admission to pursue law courses in 22 National Law Universities (NLU) across the country can register for CLAT 2020 on the official website until March 31, 2020.
Candidates should fill up all the details in CLAT 2020 application form. One should pay the prescribed application fee to complete the registration process. The sources suggest that CLAT 2020 will be conducted on May 10. The admit card will be released at least two weeks before the exam date.1 January 2020
The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) has released the CLAT 2019 exam results. The CLAT result was announced on June 14 at 6:30 PM. Candidates who have appeared for the written examination can visit the official website to check the CLAT result 2019.
Around 50,000 students have appeared for the CLAT examination on May 26 for a total of 2984 seats. Candidates should note that the result is available only on the official website in online mode. The result will include both All India Rank and scorecard.
In order to access the CLAT result, candidates need to submit their mobile number and password. The qualified candidates are only eligible for admission to 21 NLUs spread across the country. The CLAT scorecard is also accepted by many private universities.14 June 2019
The Consortium of NLUs has conducted the CLAT exam on May 26, 2019. The exam authority has released the CLAT result date 2019. According to the official website, CLAT 2019 result will be released on June 14, 2019. Candidates who have appeared for the written examination can visit the official website to access their result.
The CLAT result 2019 will be declared for both undergraduate and postgraduate programme. The result will be available in online mode only. Candidates should note that the CLAT scorecard will be released along with CLAT result 2019.
Around 50,000 candidates have appeared for the CLAT 2019 examination. After the release of CLAT result, the university will prepare the provisional merit list.12 June 2019
The Consortium of National Law University, Odisha has released the final answer key for Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2019. Candidates who have appeared for the written test held on May 26 can visit the official website to access the CLAT answer key 2019.
Aspirants can access the question paper and final answer key of 5 - Year Integrated Law Programme and LL.M. Programme on the CLAT website. There is no need to enter the login details to access the CLAT final answer key 2019.
Earlier, the Consortium has released the provisional answer key on May 31 and accepted the objections till June 2, 2019. The CLAT 2019 result will be released during the last week of June.10 June 2019
The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2019 exam held on May 26. The organiser, Consortium of National Law Universities, has released the provisional answer key on the official website. Students who have appeared for the written test can visit the website to access the CLAT answer key 2019.
The CLAT answer key was released for both the 5-year integrated law programme and LL.M. programme. Candidates can access both question paper along with the answer keys. One can also send their objections against the CLAT answer key until June 2, 2019.
The CLAT exam held for a total of 200 questions in five sections. One-fourth of the mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer. The CLAT result 2019 will be released during the second week of June.31 May 2019