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
|Examination Name||Common Law Admission Test|
|Examination Type||Undergraduate and Postgraduate|
|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:
|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.
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|
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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