CLAT 2019 - National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO) will conduct Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) for the admission year 2019-2020. The CLAT 2019 will be coducted on May 12, 2019 (Sunday) in offline mode. NLU Odisha, the conducting National Law University (NLU) for CLAT 2019 will be conducting the national-level law entrance exam for admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes on offer at the CLAT participating NLUs. This year, the CLAT will be conducted for admissions to as many as 21 NLUs with addition of Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur (MPDNLU) and Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla (HPNLU). NLUO Cuttack has released an admission notification for the Common Law Admission Test on October 4, 2018. Further, the law aspirants will be able to fill the CLAT 2019 application form between January 1 and March 31, 2019. The CLAT 2019 will be held in offline mode tentatively in over 65 examination centres across India. Candidates may note that the CLAT 2019 scores obtained by the test takers will be valid for admissions into the 21 NLUs participating in CLAT along with the other over 25 private law schools. The scores of CLAT 2019 will be the basis for admissions into these law schools offering various UG and PG programmes including BA LLB, BCom LLB, BSc LLB and LLM programmes. For detailed information on CLAT 2019, candidates need to read the complete article given below which has information on the application form of CLAT, eligibility criteria, admit card, exam pattern and result of the Common Law Admission Test.
In the year 2018, CLAT was held on May 13 and administered by National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NULS) Kochi. Aman Garg of Jaipur bagged AIR 1 with 159 out of 200 marks, Devansh Kaushik scored 157.5 out of 200 with AIR 2 along with Anmol Gupta who bagged AIR 3 with a score of 157.5 out of 200 in CLAT 2018.
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CLAT 2019: Overview
Exam Name – Common Law Admission Test
Abbreviated Name - CLAT
Exam Type – Undergraduate and Postgraduate
Level – National
Mode of Examination – Offline
Number of seats offered – 2420
Number of Test-takers – Over 50,000
Organizing Body – National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO)
Total number of NLUs participating – 21
CLAT Admission Process 2019
Candidates seeking admission in the National Law Universities into the five-year integrated and postgraduate law programmes need to appear CLAT 2019. The CLAT 2019 admission process begins with the announcement of Common Law Admission Test notification. Once the CLAT 2019 notification is out, candidates need to fill the CLAT application form after ensuring that they meet the eligibility criteria. Followed by the application process, the CLAT 2019 committee will issue the admit cards which will be hall tickets for the candidates. All those candidates who appear in the CLAT 2019 offline paper, will be provided with an All India Rank (AIR) during result of CLAT. Based on the CLAT 2019 scores, the test takers can attend the counselling process and an NLU will be offered based on merit-cum-preference by the Common Law Admission Test committee.
Candidates interested in applying for Common Law Admission Test, need to know CLAT 2019 important dates. However, NLUO Cuttack will announce the important dates of CLAT 2019 in the last week of December 2018.
Candidates can find the tentative CLAT Important Dates in the table given below.
CLAT 2019 Important Dates
Issue of Notification
October 4, 2018
Commencement of Application Form
January 1, 2019*
End of Application Form
March 31, 2019*
Issue of Admit card
Third week of April 2019*
CLAT 2019 exam
May 12, 2019
Publication of the answer key
Second week of May 2019*
Declaration of the result of CLAT 2019
Last week of May 2019*
CLAT 2019 Counselling
First week of June 2019*
*Tentative dates; Subject to change
Aspirants of CLAT are advised to read and understand the CLAT 2019 eligibility, before filling the application form of Common Law Admission Test. The eligibility criteria of CLAT 2019 mentions criteria for admissions into the NLUs which include minimum academic qualifications, marks and age criteria needed for applying for the law undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. According to the CLAT eligibility criteria, the candidates need to qualify 12th board examination with at least 45 per cent marks in the aggregate of subjects.
For the candidates, applying for LLM programme need to acquire an LLB degree with 55 per cent marks in their qualifying degree.
The CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2019 is mandatory for the aspirants as it helps them to know the pre-requisites before filling the application form and avoid problems in the later stages of CLAT 2019 admission process.
It should be noted that if any candidate is found ineligible according to CLAT eligibility criteria 2019, at the time of admission, his/her application form will be cancelled even in the later stages.
Candidates interested to fill the application form of CLAT 2019 will get access to the CLAT 2019 Application Form on January 1, 2019. Aspirants would be able to fill CLAT Application Form 2019 by March 31, 2019. National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO) will open window of application form of CLAT 2019 in online mode wherein candidates would be able to fill the CLAT 2019 Application Form after registering themselves for the common law admission test with a valid email id and phone number. Candidates will be required to pay a sum of Rs 4000 while submitting the application form of CLAT 2019. It is advisable to the candidates to keep a saved copy of the application form for future references.
NLUO Cuttack will conduct CLAT 2019 in offline mode on May 12, 2019. CLAT 2019 Exam Centres will be announced on January 1 along with the application form of CLAT 2019. Candidates who will appear in the national level law entrance examination, CLAT can take a look at the exam centres of CLAT 2019 for a fair idea of the places where the exam will take place. Moreover, with CLAT 2019 Exam Centres candidates will get an opportunity to choose their city of proximity. However, it should also be noted that no request of change will be accepted once a centre of examination has been alloted to a candidate.
The conducting body of CLAT 2019, NLUO Cuttack will release the admit card of CLAT 2019 by the third week of April 2019. Candidates can get access of the same in online mode by entering their registration id and password. CLAT 2019 Admit card is an important document for the candidates as it is the hall ticket to enter the examination hall and write exam. Without the admit card of CLAT 2019, no candidates will be allowed to enter the examination hall under any circumstances. Candidates are advised to check all the details like the name of the candidates, roll number, subject code, examination centre and date before downloading the same. Candidates should also take a print out of the same for future references.
National Law University Odhisa, Cuttack will announce the exam pattern of CLAT 2019 in the first week of January 2019. As per the CLAT 2019 exam pattern the test will be held offline. The candidates will be required to attempt a total of 200 questions carrying one mark each in a two hour test time given. Candidates will also be negatively marked with 0.25 marks from the total scored marks against the wrong attempts in CLAT 2019. CLAT Exam Pattern 2019is an important thing for the law aspirants as it gives candidates an idea of the question to be included in the law entrance examination.
Candidates should take a close look on the syllabus of CLAT 2019 to know the nitty-gritty of the same. The syllabus of CLAT 2019 includes important sections and their topics. Candidates with help of the CLAT syllabus 2019 can focus on the topics which they know they lack in. Not only this, CLAT 2019 Syllabus helps the candidates to prepare the important topics and score well. The different sections mentioned in the syllabus of CLAT 2019 are – General Knowledge and Current affairs, English Comprehension, Elementary mathematics, Logical reasoning and Legal Aptitude.
Candidates preparing for CLAT 2019 are advised to practice the mock test of CLAT 2019 as much as possible. NLUO Cuttack will release the CLAT 2019 Mock Test in the month of March after the end of the application form of CLAT 2019. Candidates who fill the application form successfully will be the ones to get access of the mock test of CLAT 2019. Candidates will be required to enter their login id and password to download the CLAT Mock Test 2019 and practice before the law entrance examination. With the help of CLAT 2019 Mock Test candidates will get an opportunity to manage their time, speed and know the short comings before the actual examination.
The aspirants of CLAT 2019 are advised to take a look at the sample papers of CLAT 2019. With the help of CLAT 2019 Sample papers, candidates get a fair idea of the questions, marking scheme and the sections to be covered in the law entrance examination. Careers360 provides the CLAT Sample Papers 2019 free of cost for the better practice and scoring well. Candidates can download the sample papers of CLAT 2019 from the e-store of Careers360.
National Law University Odhisa, Cuttack will release the answer key of CLAT 2019 in the second week of May 2019 after the conduct of CLAT 2019. Candidates can cross-check their answers marked in the law examination and can get an idea of the marks to be scored. CLAT 2019 Answer Key will be available in online mode in two phases. Firstly, the university will release the provisional answer key and then the final answer key of CLAT 2019. In case of any discrepancy, candidates can submit their grievances to the CLAT Committee when they open the online window for the same. After receiving all the objections and working on the same, NLUO Cuttack will release the final answer key of CLAT 2019.
Candidates who will appear in CLAT 2019 will get to know their result of CLAT 2019 by the last week of May 2019. CLAT 2019 Result will mention the qualifying status, marks and ranks obtained in CLAT 2019.
After the declaration of the result of CLAT 2019, the CLAT Committee will release the cutoff for the candidates to seek admission in the law programmes. The CLAT cut off 2019 will be determined by the exam committee keeping in mind the result and merit list of the law entrance exam. CLAT 2019 cut-off will depend on various factors including minimum marks, maximum marks, total number of test takers and number of vacant seats. Candidates will be allowed to participate in CLAT Counselling if they meet the cutoff of CLAT 2019. Let’s take a look here for the cutoff trends of the previous years -
CLAT 2019 Cut off (Expected)
CLAT cut off*
Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur
Did not participate in CLAT 2018
|Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla ||Did not participate in CLAT 2018|
*Based on previous years' trends for the first round of admissions
NLUO Cuttack will release the merit list of CLAT 2019 along with the result of CLAT 2019. Candidates can consider the CLAT 2019 Merit list as the rank list as it will include the rank of all the candidates who will appear in CLAT 2019. Candidates will get all the information on the marks, rank, total number of test-takers, category, state rank and the category-wise rank in the merit list of CLAT 2019.
CLAT Scores 2019
Candidates who will appear in CLAT 2019 can get their scores of CLAT 2019 along with the CLAT 2019 Answer Key. Candidates will be able to calculate their scores to be obtained in the law entrance examination by cross-checking their answers with the answers marked by them in the examination hall. CLAT 2019 Scores will help the candidates to get an idea of the marks to be obtained in CLAT 2019.
There are in total 21 National Law Universities which will be participating in CLAT 2019. Along with 20 NLUs, there are other law schools which accept CLAT score for admissions into the law programmes. Some of the National Law Universities which are considered one of the top ones are - NLSIU Bangalore, NALSAR Hyderabad, WBNUJS Kolkata and NLIU Bhopal.
CLAT Seats and Reservation 2019
CLAT is conducted for offering admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes. The CLAT committee follows government policy for reservation of CLAT 2019 seats. Given below is the percentage of seats reserved for the categories -
27 per cent of total seats
15 per cent of total seats
7.5 per cent of total seats
After the declaration of CLAT 2019 Result, candidates will be called for the counselling of CLAT 2019 based on their result. CLAT 2019 Counselling process will include choice locking and seat allotment process. In this process of choice locking, candidates will be given an opportunity to lock their seats on the basis of their choice. However, if candidates do not submit fees for the seat chosen, the seat will be automatically canceled. Candidates will be given three options in the process of CLAT Counselling 2019 - lock, shift or withdrawal of seat. After this there will be more counselling that will last till July 2019.
Candidates will be allotted seats in the participating NLUs which forms the CLAT 2019 seat allotment process. This is an important part of the CLAT 2019 Counselling. In this process, if a candidate accepts the seat alloted to him/her, then the candidate will be required to deposit the fee within the given date. It should also be noted that the seat will be forfeited if any candidate does not deposit the fees. Then a next seat allotment list will be issue. There will be in total three lists of CLAT 2019 Seat Allotment that will be published for the admission of the law aspirants.
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