CLAT Exam

Common Law Admission Test Exam

What is CLAT Exam?

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.

CLAT Exam Highlights 

Exam name  Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)
Conducted by  Consortium of NLUs 
Exam level National 
Frequency  Once a year
Application mode  Online 
Exam mode  Offline 
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) 
Official website  www.clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in 
E mail  clat2019@nls.ac.in 
Phone number  9741521069/ 9482567257

CLAT 2019 Important Dates 

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 

CLAT Courses 

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. 

Undergraduate Courses 

  • BA LLB (Bachelor of Arts LLB)
  • BCom LLB (Bachelor of Commerce LLB)
  • BSc LLB (Bachelor of Science LLB)
  • BBA LLB (Bachelor of Business Administration LLB)
  • BSW LLB (Bachelor of Social Work)

Postgraduate Course 

  • LLM 

21 National Law Universities (NLUs)

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

List Of Private Universities Accepting CLAT Scores

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. 

  • Shobhit University, Modipuram, Meerut, U.P.
  • RNB Global University, Bikaner, Rajasthan
  • ISBR Law College, Bangalore
  • LLOYD Law College, Greater Noida, U.P.
  • GLOCAL University, Saharanpur, U.P.
  • Indore Institute of Law, Indore
  • Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, Pitampura, Delhi
  • Xavier Law School, Xavier University, Bhubaneswar
  • Amity University, U.P.
  • Law College Dehradun
  • Alliance School of Law, Alliance University, Bangalore
  • Shri Vaishnav Institute of Law, Indore
  • GITAM School OF Law, Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam
  • Kalinga University, Naya Raipur, CG
  • ICFAI Law School, ICFAI University, Dehradun
  • Asian Law College, Noida
  • Siddharth Law College, Dehradun
  • Aryans College of Law, Punjab
  • School of Law, JIMS Engineering and Management Technical Campus Greater Noida, U.P. 
  • GLA University Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
  • REVA University, Bangalore, Karnataka

CLAT Eligibility 

Undergraduate 

  • The is no upper age limit for undergraduate programmes in CLAT. 
  • Candidates should obtain at least 45% marks in the 10+2 or its equivalent examination. It is 40% for the candidates belonging to SC/ST categories. 
  • Candidates who are appearing for their final-year examination are also eligible to apply for the CLAT. However, they should produce evidence of passing at the time of admission. 

Postgraduate 

  • An LLB degree or its equivalent with 55% of marks is required to apply CLAT postgraduate examination. It is 50% of marks for candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
  • Candidates appearing for the qualifying examination are also eligible to apply online.
  • There is no age limit for appearing. 

Check the detailed CLAT eligibility criteria

CLAT Application Form 

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. 

Click here to apply online for CLAT 2019

CLAT Application Fee

  • Application Fees can be paid only online.
  • Application Fee for General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI Candidates : Rs. 4,000/-.
  • Application Fee for SC / ST / BPL Category Candidates: Rs. 3,500/-.
  • 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).
  • The candidates themselves will have to bear the bank transaction charges for remitting the fee online. The actual bank transaction charges will be displayed in the payment gateway page after you choose the mode of payment.
  • Application Fees is non-refundable.

CLAT Exam Pattern 

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. 

CLAT Undergraduate Exam Pattern 

Sections  Questions Marks
English including comprehension 40 40
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 50 50
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 20 20
Legal Aptitude 50 50
Logical Reasoning 40 40
Total 200 200

CLAT Postgraduate Exam Pattern 

Sections  Questions Marks
Constitutional Law 40 40
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)
Total 102 150

CLAT Syllabus 

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. 

Download the detailed CLAT syllabus

CLAT Admit Card 2019

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. 

Click here to download CLAT admit card 2019

CLAT Answer Key 2019 

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. 

CLAT Result 2019 

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. 

How To Check CLAT Result 2019

  • Visit the official website of CLAT - https://clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in/ 
  • Click on the CLAT result flashing on the homepage. 
  • Enter the login details such as mobile number and password. 
  • Submit the details to access the result. 
  • Download the CLAT result 2019 and take a printout of the same for future reference. 

CLAT Cutoff Score 2019 

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
CLAT 2019 Result Announced

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. 

Click here for CLAT 2019 result

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
CLAT Result 2019 Will Be Released In This Week

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
CLAT 2019 Final Answer Key Released

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
CLAT 2019 Answer Key Released On Official Website

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
CLAT 2019 Admit Card Released

The Consortium of National Law Universities, Bengaluru has released the admit card for CLAT 2019 examination. Candidates who have submitted their online applications can download the CLAT admit card 2019 from the official website. The exam will be held on May 26, 2019. 

Candidates need to login into their account to download the CLAT admit card/hall ticket 2019. Aspirants should download the admit card and take a printout of the same. The hard copy of the CLAT admit card 2019 should be carried to the examination centre along with a valid photo identity card. 

The CLAT exam consists of sections such as English including comprehension, general knowledge and current affairs, elementary mathematics, legal aptitude and logical reasoning. The CLAT answer key will be released on May 30. 

14 May 2019
CLAT 2019 Rescheduled On May 26 Due To General Elections
CLAT 2019 Online Registration Window To Close On March 31
Online Registration Starts For CLAT 2019
CLAT 2019 To Be Conducted In An Offline Mode
CLAT 2019 To Be Conducted On May 12

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