CLAT 2019

CLAT 2019: The CLAT 2019 exam pattern has been revised and the exam is now going to be conducted in the offline mode. This decision has been taken at the 4th meeting of the consortium of National Law Universities (NLU’s) to eliminate the problems CLAT aspirants have faced in the past. The CLAT 2019 exam date is May 12, 2019; however, the rest of the exam dates are yet to be announced. National Law University Odisha (NLUO) will hold the National Law Exam. By appearing for the CLAT 2019 exam, students will get an opportunity to study Undergraduate and post-graduate law courses at one of the 19 NLU’s and 43 other law institutions.

Students can register for CLAT 2019 from the first week of January 2019 on the official website – After the CLAT 2019 exam is conducted a merit list will be released and the students will get the call letters to appear for the CLAT 2019 Counselling. In the counselling process, the students have to present the important documents and pay Rs 50,000 as the counselling fee. Students will be allotted an NLU where the candidate has to report, pay the remaining fee and complete the admission formalities. Through the page below, students can get clarity on 2019 CLAT exam date, syllabus, Important books, exam pattern and get the CLAT 2019 preparation tips.

Latest: CLAT 2019 Exam to be held in offline mode. Check the below article for details.

CLAT 2019

More than 47,750 had appeared for CLAT exam last year. It is one of the most competitive law entrance exams in India and candidates can take note of preparation from below. But, before that, do have a look at the expected date for CLAT 2019.

CLAT 2019 Exam Dates

CLAT 2019 Important Dates
CLAT 2019 online registration of application 1st week of Jan 2019
Last date of registration/submission of application last week of Mar 2019
The last date of Printing/downloading of the application 2nd week of May 2019
Online payment 1st week of Jan to Last week of Mar 2019
Offline Challan payment 1st week of Jan to last week of Feb 2019
The release of Admit Card 3rd week of Apr 2019
CLAT 2019 Exam Date (Announced) 12 May 2019
Result Last week of May 2019

CLAT 2019 Official Notification

On October 04, 2018, National Law University, Odisha confirmed that it will be conducting the CLAT 2019 exam. Students can check the official notification from below.

CLAT 2019

  • The announcement of a new NLU – DNLU, Jabalpur (Dharmshastra National Law University) is now a part of the list of NLU’s in India
  • CLAT 2019 Conducting NLUNLU, Odisha has released the official notification and announced the CLAT 2019 exam on May 12, 2019.

CLAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Undergraduate and the Postgraduate examination has different eligibility criteria for CLAT 2019. Further, the similarity in both is that the candidates need to satisfy the CLAT 2019 eligibility in order to receive admission. Hence, the candidate willing to prepare for CLAT 2019 check this article for the respective examination.

Eligibility Criteria for CLAT 2019 UG :

  • Candidate belonging to General / OBC / Special Abled Person (SAP) or other categories must score more than 45% marks in intermediate.
  • Candidates belonging to SC and ST categories, minimum qualifying marks is 40% in intermediate
  • Candidate appearing in 2019 intermediate exam are also eligible to apply.
  • Further, candidates have to submit a proof of qualifying the exam with the result of the admission. If the candidates fail to produce it, National University of Law will cancel the candidature.

Eligibility Criteria for CLAT 2019 PG:

  • LL.B / Five Integrated LL.B. (Hons.) / Equivalent Degree.
  • Candidates should score minimum 55% marks if he belongs to General / OBC / Specially Abled Person (SAP) and other categories.
  • For SC / ST category, the qualifying percentage is 50% minimum.
  • Also, Candidates appearing in the final year of Degree course can also apply. The candidates have to submit their qualifying examination result before the deadline prescribed by respective NLU.

CLAT 2019 Age Limit

The candidates looking forward to appearing for the CLAT 2019 exam must remember that since the Supreme Court decision back in 2017 defying the Bar Council’s attempt to introduce an age limit, candidates of all age group’s can apply to appear for the CLAT 2019 exam.

CLAT 2019 Syllabus for UG

The CLAT 2019 Syllabus shall be the same as of last year. Also, the students will be given questions from the below-mentioned sections. Candidates who wish to appear for the CLAT 2019 exam can check out the below syllabus and start preparing the same.

English (Including Comprehension)

This section will check the students English Proficiency and Grammar. Also, there will be two sections namely – Comprehension and Grammar. In the Comprehension section, the students will have to understand the passage, sentence completion with the use of correct grammar etc.

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

This section is to check the student’s general awareness and knowledge of current affairs. Students will answer National as well as international issues in this section.


The mathematics section will ask the questions from the elementary standards. Further, students will have to answer questions of mathematics subject up to 10th standard.

Legal Aptitude

In this section, the students have to showcase their interest in law and the ability to quickly get to a decision and solve a problem. Students have to apply legal Principles to solve the questions in this section. The students will have to give the answer to the questions on the basis of their assumptions of what is right.

Logical Reasoning

Logical reasoning section identifies the candidate’s ability to understand the pattern and the rectification of illogical arguments. Also, varied kind of questions such as – syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc will be asked in the examination. It must be noted that the visual reasoning will not be tested.

CLAT 2019 Syllabus for PG

Students who will appear for the CLAT 2019 PG exam can get the complete syllabus from below. If any changes will be made in the syllabus, the same will be updated here.

  1. Jurisprudence
  2. Constitutional Law
  3. Some other important subjects such as torts, contract, International Law, Criminal law, IPR etc.

CLAT 2019 Exam Pattern

Common Law Admission Test is a Computer Based Examination. The question in CLAT 2019 will be in the English language. Further, the exam pattern for the UnderGraduate and PostGraduate exam is given below.

CLAT 2019 UG Exam Pattern:

Mode of Exam Offline Mode
Total Time available for CLAT 2019 UG 02 Hours
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Type
Marks Per Question 01
Total Number of Questions 200

Negative Marking:
Students are informed that there will be negative marking in the CLAT 2019 UG examination. 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. The weightage of the question paper will be as below:

Section Maximum Marks
English including comprehension 40
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 50
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 20
Legal Aptitude 50
Logical Reasoning 40

CLAT 2019 PG Exam Pattern

Time Duration for CLAT PG 02 Hours
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Type
Marks Per Question 1
Total Number of Questions 150

Negative Marking: There will be negative marking in the CLAT 2019 PG examination. Studnets will lose 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. The weightage of the question paper will be as below.

Section Maximum Marks
Constitutional Law 50
Jurisprudence 50
Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc. 50

Books for CLAT 2019

To get Good Marks in the CLAT 2019 examination, the students must get their hands on the best books For CLAT 2019 that are available. Also, students looking for the right books can prepare for their CLAT 2019 Examination with the help of the following books. These books can be downloaded with the help of the direct links that are given below.

Books For CLAT 2019 Name of the Author Buy Here
Wren and Martin – English Grammar And Composition DV Prasada Rao Buy Now
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis Buy Now
10 Year CLAT Solved Papers Disha Experts Buy Now
Legal Aptitude for the CLAT and Examination Bhardwaj Buy Now
General Knowledge 2019 Manohar Pandey Buy Now
NCERT Class 10th TextBook NCERT Buy Now
Logical Reasoning (CLAT) RK Gupta Buy Now

CLAT Previous Year Exam Analysis

If you are thinking about appearing for CLAT 2019 exam, you might as well want to know how the exam was for the CLAT 2018 attempters. Also, according to the experts, it becomes quite easy for the students when they have the preparation done through the previous year question papers. Which is the reason why below, we have the exam analysis for the past year.

CLAT 2018 Exam Analysis

Legal Aptitude, English and General Knowledge sections are the ones that the students felt to be easy. However, the students also informed our team that the Logical Reasoning was the toughest section and they had to be very careful while answering the questions.
Some students felt the Mathematics section to be easy and tricky. The exam was overall not so difficult. According to the coaching experts, the exam was easier than 2017.

How to Prepare for CLAT 2019

The students who wish to appear for the CLAT 2019 examination can take the help of the following examination tips by the toppers. Further, these tips are the success mantras of the toppers who got admissions in the top NLU’s. Thus, students can note these down and make sure they use them for the CLAT 2019 preparation.

CLAT 2019

Success Mantra to Prepare for General Knowledge

General Knowledge is the section of the examination for which you will have to be in constant touch with the latest happening around the globe. Thus, it is highly important to keep studying General Knowledge throughout the year. Also, the students will have to experiment a little to prepare for this section. Students should also make sure they keep reading the newspapers and note down the important dates and happenings in a separate notebook. Students basically have to maintain a compilation of important details such as the appointments and the new announcements. Along with this, the students must take the help of the internet to dig for further information but make sure that they are credible sources.

Excel in English Section with this Sucess Mantra

Students who are a little weak in English can also get good grades with the help of this success mantra. A really helpful way in which the students will be able to crack this sections is to keep learning new words. The best way to do so is to keep reading the newspaper. The newspaper is a great source but sometimes students get tired of it. Thus, to keep learning new words, students can make Flash Cards or similar things. This top will surely help the students learn with fun for CLAT 2019.

Mathematics – Don’t be afraid of it, keep practicing and love the subject

Students often find Mathematics tough as a subject and they tend to skip many questions from this section in the CLAT examination. Students must never be afraid of this section. In the fear of losing marks students don’t attempt many mathematics questions and thus don’t get ahead. First practice well and definitely attempt this section as it will be beneficial in improving your Rank. Practicing 10 questions every day can help the candidates in scoring well in this section.

Legal Reasoning – Stay Interested in Law!

This section checks the student’s legal knowledge. This means that the students will have to stay updated with the new and old laws and for that, students make take the help of the online portals or take mock tests. along with this the students can also take the help of their friends and mentors and do group discussions. You can also buy specified books available in the table above for Logicap

Logical Reasoning Preparation

The easiest way to excel in this section is to practice as many sample papers, previous year question papers as you can. Taking varied mock tests will also help the students within the logical reasoning preparation.

And Lastly, Take the Risk and Confidently attempt the questions

The students who want to get a good rank in the CLAT 2019 examination must work on building confidence. Also, many times it happens that the students don’t attempt a question in a fear of losing marks. There will be negative marking in the CLAT 2019 Exam but the students can take this tip by the toppers to overcome the fear of it. Take the advice of Ananya Patwardhan, CLAT AIR – 19

CLAT 2019
Stay Motivated, Stay Confident for CLAT 2019 – Team Aglasem
  • If you can easily eliminate 2 out of 4 options – Definitely attempt the question!
  • In case you can eliminate only one out of 4 options – Trust on your Gut Feeling
  • If no answer can be eliminated – Skip the Question

Participating Institutes of CLAT

Below is the list of the Participating National Law Universities that take Admission on the basis of CLAT scores. The list is as per the previous year. However, a new NLU as also been added to the list i.e NLU, Jabalpur.

  1. National Law School of India University(NLSIU), Bangalore
  2. Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad (MNLU), Aurangabad
  3. NALSAR University of Law (NALSAR), Hyderabad
  4. Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur(MNLU), Nagpur
  5. National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal
  6. Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU), Mumbai
  7. West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences(WBNUJS), Kolkata
  8. Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS) Tiruchirappalli
  9. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam
  10. National Law University, Jodhpur
  11. National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJA), Assam
  12. Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur
  13. National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi
  14. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab
  15. Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar
  16. National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Odisha
  17. RMLNLU Lucknow
  18. National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi
  19. Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna

Institutes other than NLU’s that Accept CLAT Score

Below is the list of Institutes that accept the CLAT scores as per the information available on the official CLAT website. These institutes have signed an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the CLAT office which gives them the authority to take admission on the basis of the CLAT score. However, students must also note that many more institution’s MoU’s are yet in consideration by the CLAT office and thus, the list may be updated with time.

  1. Alliance University, Bangalore
  2. Asian Law College, Noida
  3. Amity University, Uttar Pradesh
  4. DIRD Holambi Khurd, Delhi
  5. Dr. K.N. Modi University, Rajasthan
  6. Galgotias University, Uttar Pradesh
  7. Faculty of Law, Marwadi University, Rajkot
  8. Geeta Institute of Law, Panipat
  9. Gitam School of Law, Visakhapatnam
  10. ICFAI University, Dehradun
  11. Harlal School of Law, Greater Noida
  12. ICFAI University, Tripura
  13. IFIM Law College, Bangalore
  14. IIMT University, College of Law, Meerut
  15. IMS Unison University, Dehradun
  16. Indore Institute of Law, Indore
  17. Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad
  18. Mathura Institute of Legal Studies and Research, GLA University
  19. ISBR Law College, Bangalore
  20. Jain University, Bangalore
  21. School of Law, Greater Noida
  22. Jims Engineering Management Technical Campus (JEMTEC)
  23. Kalinga University, Faculty of Law, Naya Raipur
  24. Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University
  25. Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur
  26. Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida
  27. Maharishi University of Information Technology, Delhi NCR
  28. Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phoole University, MJRP Academy of Law, Jaipur
  29. Manipal University, Jaipur
  30. Mewar Law Institute, Ghaziabad
  31. MSB Global Law Institute
  32. Maharaja Surajmal Brij University, Bharatpur
  33. NMIMS, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai
  34. NIMT Vidhi Evam Kanoon Sansthan (NIMT Institute of
  35. Method and Law), Greater Noida
  36. PES University, Bangalore
  37. Renaissance Law College, Indore
  38. Reva University, Bangalore
  39. Raffles University, Neemrana, Rajasthan
  40. RNB Global University, Bikaner
  41. Sandip University, Nashik
  42. Shri Vaishnav Institute of Law, Indore
  43. Shree Guru Gobind Singh Tricentenary (SGT) University, Gurugram
  44. Siddhartha Law College, Dehradun
  45. SRM University, Haryana
  46. The NorthCap University, Gurgaon
  47. Unitedworld School of Law, Karnavati University, Gandhinagar
  48. Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur
  49. Xavier University, Bhubaneswar

CLAT 2019 Application Form

CLAT 2019 application form will release on the official website only. Candidates have to fill the application form through online, no other medium will be allowed. In order to apply for the CLAT application form candidate have to make a new registration. Further, the candidate has to provide his/her Name, E-mail ID, and Mobile Number (a valid one). After the registration, the candidates will be provided with a Registration Number and Password. For detailed information regarding the CLAT 2019 application form check the application form page. The link is provided in the quick link section.

CLAT 2019 Admit Card

The admit card will be available to the students on the official website Students will have to enter their Registration Number and their password to log in and download the admit card. The students have to enter the same registration number and the password as they will get at the time of New registration. Students have to download the Admit card themselves through the official website as studnets will not get the admit card via post.

Admit card is essential to carry on the examination day along with valid id proof. The faculties will not allow the students without the admit card to appear for the CLAT 2019 exam. Do not spoil or turn the admit card. Read the instruction given in the admit card.

CLAT 2019 Answer Key

The National University of Law will release the provisional answer key on the official website. Candidates have to log-in to challenge the provisional key. To challenge the provisional answer key, students need to have a proof justifying their claims. After the students submit their challenge, the authorities will verify and the necessary changes will be done. After the corrections, the authorities will release the final answer key.

The candidates can use the answer key to verify their answer an find the rough score. Candidates can check their answers to the questions in the CLAT 2019 Question Paper with the official answer key. Award and deduct the marks as per the marking scheme and you can find the total score.

CLAT 2019 Cutoff

National Law Universities will decide the Cut off after the examination. Candidate can check the previous year cutoff from the table below.

NUALS Last Year’s CLAT Cut Off Closing Rank of CLAT
West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences 213 7556
National Law School of India University 59 1779
Hidayatullah National Law University 574 29835
Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University 627 28216
Chanakya National Law University 909 16614
National Law University Odisha 1023 15734
National Law University and Judicial Academy 1124 17322
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University 1180 38156
Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur 1126 39573
National Academy of Legal Studies and Research 130 5098
National Law University Jodhpur 343 8051
Gujarat National Law University 453 10585
National Law Institute University 351 17348
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law 801 12580
National University of Advanced Legal Studies 826 24087
National University of Study and Research in Law 1051 28174
Tamil Nadu National Law School 1151 25604
Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai 478 17294

CLAT 2019 Result

Candidates can check their CLAT 2019 result from the official website by providing the Registration number and password. The CLAT 2019 result will contain the score obtained by the candidates. On the basis score obtained by the candidate, merit list will be available. If two or more candidate will secure equal marks then the tie-breaking method will be used.

Tie Breaking Method for CLAT 2019 UG:

  • The higher rank will be provided to the candidate with high marks in a component/section of legal aptitude.
  • If the tie persists, the candidate higher in age will be given preference.
  • If there is still a tie, then computerized draw of lots will be used.

Tie Breaking Method for CLAT 2019 UG:

  • The rank will be provided to the higher age candidate.
  • If the tie still exists then the computerized draw of lots will be used.

CLAT 2019 Counselling

After the released, the qualified candidates will be issued the call letters to appear for the CLAT 2019 counselling. The CLAT counselling procedure is an online process. On the counselling day, students will have to provide the relevant documents (check image below) and pay the counselling fee as mentioned below. After payng the half amount on the counselling day, the rest of the amount has to be submitted by personally reporting at the allotted NLU. Students can check below the important dates for the CLAT 2019 counselling.

CLAT 2019 Counselling Expected Dates
Availability of the 1st Counselling List Second week of June 2019
Fee Payment for Round 1 Second week of June 2019
Choice Locking for the first round of counselling begins Second week of June 2019
Fee Payment for the CLAT 1st Counselling – Last date Third week of June 2019
Last date for the Choice locking for Round 1 – CLAT Counselling Third week of June 2019
Availability of CLAT 2019 Result Third week of June 2019
Second Round of Counselling Third week of June 2019
Payment for 2nd Round of Counselling Third week of June 2019
Choice Locking for CLAT Counselling – Round 2 Third week of June 2019
Last Date to Pay CLAT 2019 Second Counselling Fee Third week of June 2019
Choice Locking for Round 2 Ends Third week of June 2019
Last date to withraw from CLAT Counselling/Opt out of the Admission Process Last week of June 2019
3rd List of CLAT 2019 Counselling Last week of June 2019
Fee Payment for 3rd round begins Last week of June 2019
Choice locking for 3rd round of CLAT 2019 Counselling Begins Last week of June 2019
Last Date Pay CLAT 2019 round 3 payment Last week of June 2019
Choice locking for allotted seats for Counselling Round III ends Last week of June 2019
Completing formalities at the allotted NLU’s Last week of June 2019
CLAT office receives the admission status First week of July 2019
CLAT 2019 Admission office gets closed First week of July 2019

Important Instruction: The candidates allowed with the seat has to pay Rs. 50000 for the counseling fee. The amount is to be paid once when the name appears in the first allotment list.

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Important Documents for CLAT 2019 Counselling

Important Instructions for CLAT 2019

  • Students are expecting NLU Odisha to conduct the CLAT 2019 exam.
  • Students have to fill the application form in the online mode only.
  • No hard copy of the application form has to be sent to the CLAT office.
  • Make sure to fill only authentic information in the Application Form.
  • The CLAT 2019 Brochure will be available for the students soon on the CLAT 2019 Official website and also the websites of the participating institutes.

CLAT 2019 Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have tried to clarify as many queries related to the CLAT 2019 exam. Since it is a very big event for the law aspirants, queries are rapidly incoming. In the event that the candidates have any query of their own, they can add their question in the comment section below and our CLAT experts will try to revert as soon as possible.

Question – Who is conducting the CLAT 2019 Exam??

Answer – National Law University, Odisha.

Question – Which is the right time to begin CLAT 2019 exam?

Answer – Hello, it is very important to start off the preparation from now. Today is the best day to start the preparation for CLAT 2019. Many students are already halfway there and if you start your sincere preparation from today, you will surely match the lead.

Question – Is there any age limit for the CLAT 2019 exam??

Answer – No, the age limit was removed by the supreme court back in 2017.

Question – Kindly suggest some good books for the CLAT 2019 exam?

Answer – There is a list of Books that will prove to be very helpful for the students if they want to prepare for CLAT 2019 exam. However, first of all, the students must make sure to complete their NCERT.

  • Legal Aptitude for the CLAT and Examination
  • 10 Year CLAT Solved Papers
  • Word Power Made Easy
  • General Knowledge 2019
  • NCERT Class 10th TextBook
  • Wren and Martin – English Grammar And Composition
  • Logical Reasoning (CLAT)

All of the above books are available above on this page.

Question – Do all the National Law Universities will take admission on the basis of CLAT score.

Answer – No, National law university, Delhi has their own admission test called AILET.

Question – I am thinking of appearing in CLAT 2019 exam. But I don’t want my 2019 board exam preparation to suffer. What should I do?

Answer – Hello. I will suggest that since you are looking forward to a career in the field of law. The students will be expected to managing multiple projects at a time. I think this is the right time to start nourishing such skills. Start Making a timetable and divide the time between both board preparation and the CLAT 2019 Preparation.

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