CLAT 2019 examination date rescheduled: Careers360 Impact
Apratim Chatterjee, 18 Mar 2019, #CLAT
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The CLAT 2019 Consortium has rescheduled CLAT 2019 on May 26, bringing relief to thousands of law aspirants who will be appearing for Common Law Admission TestEarlier, the national-level law entrance examination was scheduled to be held on May 12, 2019, which was clashing with the Lok Sabha Elections, to be held in as many as seven states of India. Careers360 foreseeing this situation wrote to the Consortium of National Law Universities (CLAT Consortium) and CLAT 2019 Convenor requesting them to find an amicable solution to this issue. The CLAT Consortium hearing Careers360 plea on behalf of the thousands of law aspirants finally rescheduled the examination date of CLAT 2019 to May 26.

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The Situation
On October 19, 2018, an official notification from CLAT Consortium announced that the CLAT 2019 would be held on May 12. A week earlier, the Election Commission of India had announced that the General Elections (Lok Sabha Elections) 2019 would be carried out in seven phases.

The sixth phase of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019, will be held on May 12, 2019, at 59 Lok Sabha constituencies of seven states, Bihar, Haryana, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal.

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If CLAT 2019 have been conducted on May 12, it would have clashed with Lok Sabha Elections, thereby causing several problems to the law aspirants who would be appearing for the Common Law Admission Test on the scheduled date. The major problem arising out of this situation would have been commute to the CLAT 2019 exam centres on May 12, 2019.

What Careers360 did?
Careers360 anticipating these problems of law aspirants and CLAT 2019 applicants wrote to CLAT 2019 Convenor, Dr Sri Krishna Deva Rao and CLAT Consortium including the President Dr Faizan Mustafa, the Vice Chancellor of NALSAR Hyderabad, requesting them to find an amicable solution to the grave problems taking cognizance of the Lok Sabha Election dates clashing with CLAT 2019 examination date.

The CLAT Consortium receiving the Careers360 letter on CLAT 2019 examination date change request, decided to hold a meeting and reverted to Careers360 that an amicable solution will be found based on the consortium meeting.

The Solution
CLAT Consortium which met on March 18, 2019, in presence of the Consortium President, Dr Mustafa and CLAT 2019 Convenor, Dr Rao, decided to reschedule the CLAT 2019 examination date. Therefore, the CLAT 2019 which was earlier to be held on May 12, will now has been postponed by as many as two weeks to be conducted on May 26, 2019 between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm.

The Bonus
CLAT 2019 aspirants besides this rescheduling of CLAT examination date were facilitated by an extension of CLAT 2019 application deadline. Earlier, the law aspirants who had to submit their filled-in CLAT application form by March 31, 2019, would now have been given a two-week extension. The last date to submit CLAT 2019 application form is now April 15, 2019.

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How to prepare for clat 2020? Which books and study material is the best for clat examination? Please suggest me.

Mayank Chowdhary 15th Nov, 2019

Get focused from today itself... Stay honest with yourself I'll say that is Quality matters over Quantity. So know what and how are you studying and follow the schedule and timetable that you make.

For the books I will tell you to go with Word Power made easy by Norman Lewis and a book of English and Grammar by Wren and Martin for English subject. Coming to the next subject which is Logical Reasoning, go for RS AGGARWAL boook. A modern approach to logical reasoning by MK Pandey is also another good book.  For Maths, again go with RS AGGARWAL. And for the Legal Aptitude, go with Pearson and AP Bharadwaj.

For the last subject that is GK and current affairs, read Pearson and Lucent for GK and for current affairs, stay updated by all the ways you can that is by seeing news, reading newspapers, or reading blogs and articles.

To get more preparation tips in detail refer to our website...

And to know about the books needed in detail for the CLAT exam, refer to the link below.

Best wishes. Thank-you.


There is no age limit for CLAT as per the rule..But is there any upper age limit in NLUs ??

Sanjanaleekha 13th Nov, 2019

Hi there,

As per the recent notification for CLAT 2020 there is no upper age limit to appear for CLAT at UG and PG level, although NLU's have there separate eligibility criteria in regard upper age limit like NLSIU has upper age limit of 20 in case of general category for admission in UG programme, so I would suggest you to visit the website of the NLU for which you are aiming and check the eligibility criteria of the same, other necessary details in regard eligibility is given in the link below,


Is the preparation for clat just like preparation course for jee?

Arya 13th Nov, 2019

The Common Law Admission Test is held every year for admissions to the  21 National Law Universities in India and is starkly different from the Joint Entrance Examination, which is an annual exam for admissions to various Engineering, Architecture and Pharmacy colleges of India.

Firstly, CLAT is much easier to crack as compared to JEE as the difficulty level and competition in JEE is much higher.

JEE-Mains consists of 90 MCQ-type questions ( 30 each from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) based on 12th standard syllabus. 4 marks are awarded for a correct answer and 1 mark is deducted for a wrong answer. The exam is out of 360 Marks.

CLAT has 200 MCQ-type questions ( 40 each from English Comprehension and Logical Reasoning, 20 from Elementary Mathematics and 50 each from Legal Aptitude and Current & World Affairs). 1 mark is awarded for every correct answer and 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer. The exam is out of 200 marks.


which books are best for clat preparation

Mayank Chowdhary 11th Nov, 2019

Yes I'll enlist down some of the top books that will help you in the CLAT preparation. For improving your English and Grammar you can go with High School English Grammar by Wren and Martin, you can take help of Word Power made Easy by Norman Lewis as well. For Analytical and Logical reasoning, go with RS AGGARWAL AND MK PANDEY books. For Legal Aptitude, AK Bharadwaj is quite famous. For mathematics, use RS AGGARWAL and for GK and Current affairs, use Pearson GK Today and read newspapers and blogs regularly to keep yourself updated.

Kindly refer to our website to get a detailed information...

Best wishes. Thank you.


i started the clat 2020 preparation yet so when i should start current affairs section ? what in the ideal time to start it?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 10th Nov, 2019


current affair is a section which you need to revise every day. other wise there is chances for forgetting it. so I would suggest you to daily follow any one of the news paper or you may follow bankers adda magazine. every day spend 1 hr for studying. you will surely get success.

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