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CLAT 2019 is scheduled for May 12 (Sunday 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM) in offlinemode. The official schedule has been released at Law aspirants seeking admissions to 3 years/ 5-year Integrated LLB and LLM Programs in 19 NLUs and other private schools can apply online from January 13 to March 31, 2019. The application fee is INR 4000.

Latest Update: CLAT 2019 Application Forms are available on the official website of exam. Candidates can submit their applications till March 31, 2019. Register Here!

  • NLU Odisha, Cuttack is the conducting authority of CLAT 2019.
  • As per CLAT Eligibilitycandidates should have passed class 12 for UG courses while for PG program, applicants must have an LLB or any other equivalent degree.
  • Interested candidates can submit their application at by using their Email ID and Personal mobile number.
  • The exam will be conducted in OFFLINE MODE (pen and paper-based). Check CLAT Exam Pattern
  • For LLB, the exam will consist of 200 objective types of questions worth 200 marks.
  • For LL, students have to attempt 150 multiple choice questions in 2 hours. 
  • The official CLAT Syllabus will be released by NLU Odisha, Cuttack.
  • Students appearing for CLAT 2019 can check their exam readiness by downloading free CLAT Sample Papers.

CLAT or Common Law Admission Test is a national level entrance exam organized by 21 NLUs on a rotational basis. It is held for admission to law courses offered by 21 NLUs and various private colleges and universities. GATE scores are also accepted by various PSUs for recruitment. Check PSU Recruitment through CLAT

Highlights of CLAT 2019

Exam Level National
Conducting Body National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi
Official Website
Exam Periodicity Yearly
Exam Date May 12, 2019 (Sunday)
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Offline i.e. pen-paper mode
NLUs seat intake 2984 – CheckCLAT Seat Matrix
Note: The results for law exam (LLM) will be declared in May 2019. Post result declaration, counselling will be conducted in June 2019. The admission is granted on the basis Cut Off declared by the NLUs. Scores are also accepted by various PSUs for recruitment. The post is for Legal Advisor at E 1 Level or Legal Executive Trainees. Check PSU Recruitment through CLAT  

Trending Questions for CLAT (Common Law Admission Test)

Q. What is CLAT?

  • CLAT stands for Common Law Admission Test.
  • It is the topmost law entrance examination conducted at 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. Know Difference between CLAT and LSAT India?

Q. 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.

Q. How many students are appearing for CLAT 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.

Check Other Decisions opted for CLAT 2019

CLAT 2019 Exam Dates (Released)

For academic session 2019-20, NLU Cuttack will release the notification shortly. Visit CLAT Official Website i.e. to check the same. Tabulated below are the tentative dates for the law entrance exam:

Event Date 
CLAT 2019 Exam Notification December 20, 2018
Availability of CLAT 2019 Application Form January 13 – 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

Know More CLAT 2019 Exam Dates

CLAT Eligibility 2019

CLAT Core Committee defines the eligibility for UG and PG Programs. The eligibility is measured on the following grounds:

For UG Program

  1. Age Limit: As per revised rules, there is no upper age limit for CLAT 2019.
  2. Academic Qualification: Candidate must have passed 10+2  or any equivalent examination.
  3. Appearing Candidates: Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in April/ May 2019 are also eligible to appear in CLAT exam.  
Note:The candidates must convert their grades (if any) into a percentage for appearing in the examination.

For PG Program

  1. Age Limit: There is no upper age limit for the post-graduate program.
  2. Academic Qualification: Candidate must have an LLB or any other equivalent degree.
  3. Appearing Candidates: Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2019 are also eligible to appear in 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.

Read More CLAT Eligibility

How to fill CLAT Application Form 2019?

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. Completing CLAT Registration 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:

Note Enter Information carefully as it cannot be changed in later stages. Upon successful registration, the credentials will be sent to the registered E-mail and Mobile No.

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. CheckPhoto 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 Application Form

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 likemarks scored, percentage, passing year, Board name etc.
  • Preference for NLU as per your preference.

Step 4 – Payment of CLAT Application Fee

  • 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)
General 4000
SC/ST 3500
Note No hard copy of the online form and information brochure will be sold to any candidate under any circumstances.

CLAT Admit Card 2019

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 Admit Card?

Step 1: Visit the official website of CLAT i.e.

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.

Note In case a candidate forgets his/ her password, then there is another tab ‘Forget Password’. Click on the same and fill in the required fields.

CLAT Exam 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:

English (including comprehension) 40 40
General Knowledge & Current Affairs 50 50
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 20 20
Legal Aptitude 50 50
Logical Reasoning 40 40
Total 200 questions 200 marks

Exam Pattern for LLM

  • As per 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:

Constitutional Law 50 50
Jurisprudence 50 50
Rest of the topics like Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc. 50 50
Total 150 150

CLAT Syllabus

Aspirants appearing for legal aptitude test on May 12 should be fully aware of the syllabus. NLU Odisha, Cuttack will release the official CLAT Syllabus and there are no changes in the curriculum. CLAT Syllabus for UG program as mentioned on the official website is as follows:

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, 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 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 Books and Preparation 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. Check Preparation tips for CLAT

Here we have compiled a small list of books which can prove to be helpful during your CLAT preparation:-

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 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, 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

Results/ Scorecard

Publishing of CLAT Result 2019: 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 CLAT Results. The document is released in the form of scorecard containing – 

  • CLAT Scores
  • All India Rank (AIR)
  • Category Rank in CLAT

Steps to check Results

Step 1: Go to the official website of the Common Law Admission Test (

Step 2: Click on ‘Result’ tab.

Step 3: Enter your Registration No./ Roll No., DOB (dd/mm/yyyy) and security code.

CLAT Results, CLAT 2018 Result

Step 4: Click on ‘Login’ tab.

Step 5: View your results.

Important Points related to CLAT 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.
Note: NLU Delhi does not accept CLAT Scores as they have their own admission procedure.

CLAT 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 counselling procedure. 
  • CLAT Cut Off forms the basis of counselling and seat allotment. 

The stats are calculated considering multiple factors listed below:

  • Difficulty level of the paper,
  • Availability of seats,
  • Average marks scored in the test
  • Total test population. 

CLAT 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
NLUJA Assam (-) 99.75

TNNLS Tiruchirappalli

106 – 107 99.25
DSNLU Visakhapatnam 106 – 107 99.25
MNLU Nagpur 105 – 106 99
HPNLU (-) (-)

CLAT Counselling 2019 

Commencement of CLAT 2019 Counselling: June 10 onwards

Latest: Official CLAT 2019 Counselling Guidelines – Click Here

  • The centralised counselling will be conducted by the CLAT Office.
  • Candidates will be alloted 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 counselling 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 counselling 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)