CLAT Exam Dates:

The CLAT Exam Dates 2019 have been announced by the officials now. Like every year, the examination for admission to undergraduate & postgraduate law programmes would be conducted. This year, there have been a few changes and the CLAT Exam would be conducted by the National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO). This national-level entrance examination is managed by the 19 Indian National Law Universities (NLUs) on a rotation basis. Depending on the CLAT scores, students get admission into various government & private law colleges throughout the country. Get all the details related to the exam dates in this article.

CLAT 2019: Overview

Elements Details
Examination Name Common Law Admission Test
Abbreviated Name CLAT
Examination Type Undergraduate and Postgraduate
Examination Level National
Examination Mode Online
Conducting Body National Law University Odisha Cuttack
Total Number of Participating Institutes 20 NLUs and over 25 Private Law Schools
Total Number of Offered Seats 2420
Total Number of Test Takers Over 50,000

 CLAT Exam Dates 2019

Here is a tentative schedule of the CLAT Exam Dates 2019. The moment the official CLAT exam dates for 2019 would get announced, we would update the details here:

Events Dates (Tentative)
Admission Notification Release 3rd week of December 2018
Application Form Availability 1st January 2019
Last date for form submission 31st March 2019 (11:59 PM)
Downloading of Admit Card Starts 3rd week of April 2019
Date of CLAT Entrance Exam 12th May 2019 (3:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Answer Key Release 3rd week of May 2019
Representation of questions or key Till 3rd week of May 2019
Uploading of amended answer key (if required) 4th week of May 2019
Result/Merit List Declaration Last week of May 2019
First  Indicative Seat Allocation Publication 1st week of June 2019
Date for payment of counselling fee Till 2nd week of June 2019

 CLAT 2019 Exam Centers

The exam centres for CLAT 2019 have not been confirmed yet. Nevertheless, based on last year’s data, the law entrance exam would be mostly scheduled across the following 63 test cities in the country.

Agra Ahmedabad Allahabad
Amritsar Bangalore Barabanki
Bardang Bhopal Bhubaneswar
Bilaspur Chandigarh Chennai
Coimbatore Cuttack Dehradun
Delhi Faridabad Gandhinagar
Gangtok Ghaziabad Gorakhpur
Greater Noida Gurgaon Guwahati
Haldwani Hisar Hyderabad
Imphal Indore Jaipur
Jalandhar Jammu Jamshedpur
Jodhpur Kangra Kanpur
Kochi Kota Kurukshetra
Lucknow Madurai Mohali
Mumbai Muzzafarpur Mysore
Nagpur Nainital Navi Mumbai
Noida Patiala Patna
Pune Raipur Ranchi
Shillong Shimla Srinagar
Thiruvananthapuram Tiruchirapalli Unnao
Varanasi Vijayawada Vishakhapatnam

 CLAT Admission Process 2019

Students who want to get admission into the National Law Universities for their five-year integrated and postgraduate law programmes need to give the CLAT 2019 exam. The CLAT 2019 admission process usually starts with the declaration of the Common Law Admission Test dates. After the CLAT 2019 notification is done, applicants have to fill the CLAT application form after making sure that they meet the eligibility criteria. With filling up the application form, the CLAT 2019 committee then issues the admit cards that are basically hall tickets for the exam. All the applicants who give the CLAT 2019 online paper are given an All India Rank (AIR) once the result of CLAT is announced. As per their CLAT 2019 scores, the test takers would go through the counselling process and then an NLU is offered based on their merit-cum-preference by the Common Law Admission Test committee.

CLAT 2019 Exam Pattern

CLAT is a 2-hour exam, consisting of 200 questions that are spread across five different areas and is held online.

Subject/Section No. of Questions
English/Verbal Ability 40
Mathematics/Quantitative Aptitude 20
Logical Reasoning 40
General Awareness 50
Legal Aptitude 50
Marking Scheme +1/-0.25

Negative Marking: 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

CLAT 2019 Syllabus

As we know, the CLAT 2019 would be conducted in the online mode where the question paper would have 200 questions from 5 different subjects including English (Comprehension), Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability), General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning. Here are some details of the subject areas:

English including comprehension: The English section would test the proficiency of students in English based on comprehension passages and grammar. It includes comprehension passages and grammar, understanding of the passage, correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.

General Knowledge and Current Affairs: The General knowledge would check the general awareness including static general knowledge. There would be questions on current affairs that will test students’ knowledge of national and international current affairs.

Mathematics: This section tests a candidate’s understanding of elementary mathematics, i.e., maths that has been taught up to 10th Class/standard.

Legal Aptitude: This test would check the students’ interest in the study of law study of law, legal propositions (described in the paper), problem-solving ability, research aptitude, etc.

Logical Reasoning: It would include logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, rectifying illogical arguments, analogies, logical sequences, etc.

CLAT Preparation Tips

In order to crack the CLAT entrance exam, preparation is essential. Check out some preparation tips & tricks and know how to prepare for the CLAT exam:

  • Time management is one of the most crucial factors for any exam preparation. So, it’s important to keep aside some time for each section including revision.
  • Take help of some good CLAT Exam books so that you can do smart work and not only hard work.
  • Try to solve as many previous years’ question papers as possible along with sample papers to get a fair idea about the examination.
  • Students also need to practice online mock tests to know the real exam environment. It will help you achieve good marks in the exam.
  • Always maintain short notes that contain important tricks & formulas.

CLAT 2019 Result

Candidates can get complete details about CLAT 2019 result/merit list declaration here:

  • The result would be declared in the last week of May 2019 through the online mode.
  • For checking the result, students need to log in with their email ID & password.
  • Keep in mind that there would not be any other mode for checking the result.
  • Candidates need to download the scorecard for admission purpose.

CLAT 2019 Cutoff (Expected)

NLUs CLAT cut off*
National Law School of India University, Bangalore 59-66
National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad 130-135
West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences, Kolkata 213-260
National Law Institute University, Bhopal 351-386
National Law University, Jodhpur 343-376
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar 453-494
Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur 574-657
Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow 627-668
Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala 801-924
Chanakya National Law University, Patna 909-1186
National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi 826-928
Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur Did not participate in CLAT 2018

*This is as per previous years’ trends for the first round of admissions.

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