CLAT Exam Syllabus 2019.
CLAT Exam 2019 is expected to be conducted by NLU Odisha, Cuttack. The official schedule will be released shortly at clat.ac.in. As per the previous year trends, the law entrance examination will be held on May 12 in paper-pen mode.
Law aspirants seeking admissions to 3 years/ 5-year Integrated LLB and LLM Programs in 19 NLUs and other private schools can apply online in January 2019. The registration window will be for 30 days and the application fee is INR 4000.
Latest: Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU) joins CLAT Consortium, HPNLET dissolved!
CLAT has been facing a lot of controversies over the past 3 years. The problems that came up were power cuts, failure of the log-in system, slow biometric verification, blank screens, substantial loss of time in system log-ins, frequent resetting of computer systems, hanging of computer systems, server shutdown and difficulties in moving from one question to another. To resolve these issues and to ensure a stable and smooth conduct, from 2019 onwards, the examination will be conducted in offline mode. The decision was made in the 4th meeting of NLU Consortium in NLSIU Bangalore.
CLAT Exam 2019
|Conducting Body||National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi|
|Exam Date||May 12, 2019|
|Exam Mode||Offline i.e. pen-paper mode|
|NLUs seat intake||2984|
Trending Questions for CLAT (Common Law Admission Test)
Question 1. What is the CLAT exam?
- CLAT stands for Common Law Admission Test.
- It is the topmost law entrance examination conducted at the national level.
- Each year, it is conducted by 19 law schools on the basis of their establishment.
- Intermediate graduates can apply for LLB program and Law graduates can apply for LLM programs.
- Like CLAT, LSAT India is another top-notch exam which has joined the race of law examination.
Question 2. What programs are offered by the National Law Universities (NLUs)?
Law aspirants qualifying CLAT exam are eligible to secure admissions to the following programs:
|BA LLB (Hons)||BSc. LLB (Hons)|
|BBA LLB (Hons)||BSW LLB (Hons)|
|B. Com LLB (Hons)||LLM|
- The undergraduate programs will be for five years.
- The postgraduate program will be of one year.
Question 3. How many students are appearing for CLAT exam 2019?
- CLAT 2016 witnessed a record-breaking participation for the law entrance exam. There were 45,040 aspirants who appeared for the exam.
- For CLAT 2017, nearly 47,106 candidates appeared for the law entrance exam.
- The participation for this year is expected to be higher. The statistics for the same will be available shortly.
CLAT Exam 2019 Calendar
For academic session 2019-20, NLU Cuttack will release the notification shortly. Visit CLAT Official Website i.e. www.clat.ac.in to check the same. Tabulated below are the tentative dates for the law entrance exam:
|CLAT 2019 Exam Notification||December 20, 2018|
|Availability of CLAT 2019 Application Form||January 1 – March 31, 2019|
|Availability of CLAT 2019 Admit Card||April 26, 2019|
|CLAT Exam Date 2019||May 12, 2019|
|Uploading of Answer Key||May 15, 2019|
|Declaration of CLAT 2019 Result (Merit List)||May 31 – June 30, 2019|
|Publication of 1st Indicative Seat Allotment List||June 10, 2019|
|Payment of CLAT Counselling Fee (INR 50000)||June 10 – 14, 2019|
CLAT exam 2019 Eligibility
CLAT Core Committee defines the eligibility for UG and PG Programs. The eligibility is measured on the following grounds:
For UG Program
- Age Limit: As per revised rules, there is no upper age limit for CLAT 2019.
- Academic Qualification: Candidate must have passed 10+2 or any equivalent examination.
- Appearing Candidates: Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in April/ May 2019 are also eligible to appear in CLAT exam.
For PG Program
- Age Limit: There is no upper age limit for the post-graduate program.
- Academic Qualification: Candidate must have an LLB or any other equivalent degree.
- Appearing Candidates: Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2019 are also eligible to appear in the exam. However, they have to show a hard copy of the proof of their passing the qualifying examination in the respective National Law Universities at the time of admission.
How to fill CLAT exam 2019 Application Form?
Registration window became functional from January 1. Visit CLAT Official Website to access the application form of the Common Law Admission Test. The last date to fill in the form is March 31, 2019. Procedure to fill CLAT application primarily involves four steps –
Step 1 – Filling Basic Information
Law aspirants will have to register first in order to get a provisional Registration ID and Password. The following details will be required:
Step 2 – Scanning and Uploading of Documents
Login with the provisional ID and Password, and upload the documents as per the defined guidelines. Tabulated below is a brief of size and format of the Photo and Signature. check photo and Signature Size Format
|Document||Size and Format|
|Photograph||20 kb – 50 kb in JPEG only|
|Signature||10 kb – 20 kb in JPEG only|
Step 3 – Fill CLAT exam 2019 Application Forms
Proceed to fill in the other required details in the application form. The information can be entered in any order. The sections are as follows:
- Personal Details like name, DOB, mobile number, Parent’s name, Postal Address, Gender, category etc.
- Qualification Details like marks scored, percentage, passing year, Board name etc.
- Preference for NLU as per your preference.
Step 4 – Payment of CLAT exam 2019 Application Fees
- The final step is to pay the stipulated application fee.
- It can be paid via online (Debit/Credit or Net Banking) or offline (Bank Challan).
Tabulated below is the application fee for each category:
|Category||Application Fee (INR)|
CLAT Exam 2019 Admit Card
Candidates who successfully registered can download their hall ticket from April 20, 2019. Carry a valid photo ID proof (Aadhar Card/Voter ID/ Passport/Driving license) along with CLAT Admit Card at the examination center.
How to Download CLAT Exam 2019 Admit Card?
Step 1: Visit the official website of CLAT i.e. clat.ac.in
Step 2: Click on ‘Download Admit Card’ tab.
Step 3: Enter Registered E-mail ID and Password
Step 4: Click on Login/ Submit tab.
Step 5: Check and download the hall ticket.
CLAT Exam 2019 Pattern
The national law entrance exam will be of two hours duration. The offline mode exam will have 200 objective type questions. Highlights of exam pattern of CLAT is as follows:
- Mode of Examination: Offline
- Number of Sections: In LLB- 5 Sections and In LLM – 3 sections
- Nature of Questions: Objective type (MCQs)
- Total Questions: 200 Questions in LLB and 150 Questions in LLM
- Marking Scheme: 1 mark of each question
- Negative Marking: 0.25 marks deducted for a wrong answer
Exam Pattern for LLB
- For undergraduate courses, the question paper will contain 5 sections namely – English (Comprehension), General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability), Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.
- For every correct answer, a candidate will be awarded 1 mark and ¼ mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
The section-wise distribution in the question paper is mentioned below:
|SUBJECTS||NO. OF QUESTIONS||MAXIMUM MARKS|
|English (including comprehension)||40||40|
|General Knowledge & Current Affairs||50||50|
|Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)||20||20|
|Total||200 questions||200 marks|
Exam Pattern for LLM
- CLAT Paper Pattern, the postgraduate courses will contain 3 sections namely Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc.
- The question paper for postgraduate courses will have a total of 150 multiple choice questions.
- In the LLM admission test, some subjective portion would also be included in 2019.
- The details of the subjective portion will be worked out by the CLAT Executive Committee.
Distribution of questions in each section is indicated in the table below:
|SUBJECTS||NO. OF QUESTIONS||MAXIMUM MARKS|
|Rest of the topics like Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc.||50||50|
Section 1: English including Comprehension
The questions in this section are from comprehension and grammar. They are designed in order to test a candidate’s aptitude in English. In the comprehension section, candidates are evaluated on the basis of their understanding of the passage, its central theme, the meaning of words etc. In the grammar section, candidates are required to spot the errors, fill in the blanks with an appropriate choice etc.
Section 2: General Knowledge and Current Affairs
Candidates are tested on the basis of their awareness of national and international issues including static General Knowledge. It is important to keep oneself up-to-date with the news and other topics discussed in the print and digital media from March 2016 to April 2019.
Section 3: Mathematics
In this section, the candidate’s aptitude for elementary Mathematics i.e. Math taught up to Class 10 will be tested.
Section 4: Legal Aptitude
The section tests candidate’s interest in the study of law, research aptitude and problem-solving ability. The official website stats – ‘Questions will be framed with the help of legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be “true” in the real sense (e.g. the legal proposition may be that any person who speaks in a movie hall and disturbs others that are watching the movie will be banned from entering any movie theatre across India for one year). Candidates will have to assume the “truth” of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.’
Section 5: Logical Reasoning
The questions are designed to test the candidate’s ability to identify patterns, rectify illogical arguments and logical links. They will be framed around syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.
CLAT Exam 2019 Preparation books and its Tips.
The first step for preparation is to know about the paper pattern and syllabus of the exam. For undergraduate courses, students have to prepare 5 subjects namely English Comprehension, Elementary Mathematics, General Knowledge & Current affairs, Legal Aptitude & Logical Reasoning. Out of all the sections, Legal Aptitude is the most important section. For preparing this section you can refer “Universal Guide to CLAT or A.P. Bhardwaj CLAT guide”. Do read newspapers on regular basis to prepare for current awareness questions. For elementary mathematics prepare syllabus of class 9th & 10th. In English comprehension, there will be 4-5 short passages on which around 20-22 questions will be asked 7-8 questions is based on antonyms & synonyms and rest questions will be on Grammar. For this, you can practice previous year mock test papers. You can also prepare these topics on online tutorials available for CLAT.
Here we have compiled a small list of books which can prove to be helpful during your CLAT preparation:-
|CLAT BOOK NAME||AUTHOR/PUBLICATION|
|The Complete Success Package – CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) 2016||Arihant Experts|
|Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning For the CLAT and LL.B. Entrance Examinations||A. P. Bhardwaj|
|The Pearson Guide to the CLAT||Harsh Gagrani|
|CLAT Solved & Previous Year Paper||A. P. Bhardwaj|
CLAT Exam 2019 Answer Keys
As per the schedule, the answer keys for LLB and LLM Programs will be released online on May 15. Representation, if any, relating to the exam, questions or answer keys can be reported from May 16 to May 18. Provide Email ID and Password to access the Answer Keys. Steps to check the answer keys:
Step 1: Visit the official website of CLAT 2019.
Step 2: On the right side, a table of Important links will be there with the first link as ‘Click here to view Question and Answer Keys’. Click on it.
Step 3: A new page will appear, where a candidate has to provide his/her Registered Email ID and Password. Then click on ‘Login’ tab.
Step 4: Post that a new window will appear in which 5 tabs will be displayed. Click on ‘Candidate Response’ tab. Here, the answer keys will be displayed.
In this sheet, a candidate will be able to see the responses which they got right and wrong. The response sheet will have the following details:
- Participant ID
- Participant Name
- Test Center Name
- Test Date
- Test Time
- Subject (CLAT 2019 UG/ CLAT 2019 PG)
- Marks Obtained
- Questions with correct answers
- Marks obtained as per the Questions
Publishing of CLAT Exam 2019 Result: May 31
Visit CLAT Official Website to check the results, carrying the qualifying status of candidates in CLAT 2019. Enter the registered Email ID and Password to access.T he documents is released in the form of scorecard containing –
- CLAT Scores
- All India Rank (AIR)
- Category Rank in CLAT
Steps to check CLAT Exam 2019 Results
Step 1: Go to the official website of the Common Law Admission Test (clat.ac.in)
Step 2: Click on ‘Result’ tab.
Step 3: Enter your Registration No./ Roll No., DOB (dd/mm/yyyy) and security code.
Step 5: View your results.
Important Points related to CLAT Exam 2019 Results:
- The results are prepared by NLU Authorities.
- It is compiled on the basis of a candidate’s score in the law entrance exam.
- A merit list is also issued by the authorities.
- It will include state merit list and India merit lists.
- These lists are prepared as per candidate’s category, like, Unreserved/SC/ST/OBC/Women/SAP for CLAT 2019 exam.
CLAT Exam 2019 Cut Off
With the increase in the number of test takers every year, the cut off also increases. This year it is expected to increase by 5 % to 10%. The statistics are declared by CLAT Participating institutes individually.
- Cut off is the minimum score that needs to be secured in order to participate in the counseling procedure.
The stats are calculated considering multiple factors listed below:
- The difficulty level of the paper,
- Availability of seats,
- Average marks scored in the test
- Total test population.
- CLAT Exam 2019 Cut Off
CLAT 2017 was conducted by CNLU Patna and NUALS Kochi conducted CLAT 2018. Tabulated below is the first rank list:
|National Law University Name||NLU Cut off 2018||NLU Cut off 2017|
|NLSIU Bangalore||131 – 132||139.5|
|NALSAR Hyderabad||128 – 129||132.75|
|WBNUJS Kolkata||125 – 126||124|
|NLIU Bhopal||119 – 120||119.75|
|NLU Jodhpur||122 – 123||119|
|GNLU Gandhinagar||117 – 118||116.75|
|HNLU Raipur||113 – 114||112.5|
|RMLNLU Lucknow||112 – 113||112.25|
|RGNUL Punjab||111 – 112||107.5|
|MNLU Mumbai||115 – 116||106.5|
|CNLU Patna||109 – 110||101.75|
|NLUO Odisha||109 – 110||101.25|
|NUALS Kochi||109 – 110||100.75|
|NUSRL Ranchi||108 – 109||100.5|
|TNNLS Tiruchirappalli||106 – 107||99.25|
|DSNLU Visakhapatnam||106 – 107||99.25|
|MNLU Nagpur||105 – 106||99|
CLAT Counselling 2019
Commencement of CLAT 2019 Counselling: June 10 onwards
- The centralized counseling will be conducted by the CLAT Office.
- Candidates will be allotted seats as per ‘merit-cum-preference’ basis.
- Candidate must indicate their NLUs preference online where they want to take admission.
- Candidates have to deposit INR 50,000 for securing allotted seat during counseling procedure.
How to Attend CLAT Counselling?
Step 1: Visit the official website of CLAT and click on ‘CLAT Counselling 2019’ link.
Step 2: Provide login details including User Id/ Registration Id and Password.
Step 3: Click on ‘Counselling’ tab.
Step 4: Go through the indicative seat allotment list of NLUs.
Step 5: Pay the requisite amount of CLAT 2019 counseling fee (applicable to only those candidates who have their names in the indicative list for the first time).
Step 6: Exercise ‘Seat Lock’ option given against the allotted NLU.
Step 7: Save a copy of the NLU seat allotted list. Click on Logout option
Documents Required for Counselling
- CLAT 2019 Application Form
- CLAT 2019 Admit Card
- CLAT 2019 Score Card
- Class 10th Marks-sheet (Date of Birth proof)
- Class 12th Marks-sheet (Academic Qualification/ Eligibility Criteria)
- Caste Certificate (If applicable)
- Specially-Abled Certificate (If applicable)
- NRI Certificate (If applicable)
- Sponsored NRI Certificate (If applicable)
- Domicile Certificate (If applicable).