CLAT 2019 Latest News and Updates
Apratim Chatterjee, 18 Mar 2019, #CLAT
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CLAT 2019 Latest News and Updates - With Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2019 re-scheduled for May 26, 2019 from the earlier date of May 12, 2019, the law aspirants will be eager to know the latest updates and news of CLAT 2019. The national-level law examination-CLAT is to be administered by National Law University Odisha, Cuttack, this year, is undergoing a number of changes, including the CLAT 2019 exam pattern.

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CLAT 2019 Major Changes
The National Law University Odisha Cuttack on behalf of CLAT Consortium has made certain major changes in CLAT 2019. The law aspirants preparing for CLAT 2019 can find below the major CLAT changes.
Exam Pattern - The candidates appearing in Common Law Admission Test will have to attempt an offline paper, this year.
Institutes - Appearing in this year's CLAT paper, the candidates will be competing for as many as 21 NLUs as the number of CLAT participating institutes have increased.
Seats - With an increased in number of participating institutes, the number of seats have also increased. There are a total of 2600 on offer through CLAT.
Website - Since the convening NLU has changed, the official website of CLAT 2019 will also be updated.  

According to the CLAT 2019 Committee, the national-level undergraduate law entrance exam will be held on May 12, 2019 for admissions to a total of 20 National Law Universities (NLUs) including Madhya Pradesh Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur (MPDNLU) as the youngest member of the CLAT committee. As many as 2600 seats will be on offer through CLAT 2019.

Important and Interesting Fact - India has a pool of 22 NLUs of which only one does not participate in CLAT even as the NLU conducts its own entrance examination. NLU Delhi conducts AILET to offer admissions into its BA LLB programmes. The latest entrant to the CLAT Consortium (erstwhile CLAT Core Committee) is HPNLU Shimla which until last year offered admissions through HPNLET (HPNET).

CLAT Latest News & Updates

Date: March 18, 2019
CLAT 2019 examination date rescheduled
The CLAT Consortium has rescheduled CLAT 2019 examination date to May 26. The national level law entrance examination was to be held earlier on May 12, which has been postponed by 14 days, to avoid a clash with the Lok Sabha Elections 2019.

Date: March 18, 2019
CLAT 2019 application deadline extended
The CLAT Consortium has extended the application deadline of CLAT 2019 by two weeks. Candidates can now submit the duly-filled in CLAT application form till April 15, 2019.

Date: January 13, 2019
CLAT 2019 application process postponed
The National Law Universities Consortium has begun the online registration of CLAT 2019. Candidates can fill the CLAT 2019 online application form till March 31.

Date: January 9, 2019
CLAT 2019 application process postponed
According to the freshly launched CLAT 2019 official website, the application process for the Common Law Admission Test has been put on hold till January 13, which was earlier to begin on January 10, 2019. 

Date: January 9, 2019
CLAT 2019 Official Website launched
The Consortium of National Law Universities has launched an official website of CLAT 2019 at 11:30 pm, which shall serve as the one-stop page for all related information on the Common Law Admission Test.

Date: January 6, 2019
CLAT 2019 Official Notification published
National Law University Odisha, Cuttack on behalf of CLAT Consortium has published an official notification of CLAT 2019. The notification reads the application available date and the eligibility for CLAT 2019.

DateNovember 3, 2018
HPNLU enters CLAT 2019; dissolves HPNET
The CLAT Consortium has welcomes HPNLU as its youngest participating National Law University. The HPNLU will be offering admissions to its UG and PG programmes through CLAT scores.

DateNovember 3, 2018
MHRD questions CLAT Committee on high application fees
The MHRD in its report submitted to the Supreme Court recommended that the CLAT application fees should not be costing more than Rs. 1500 to a law aspirant appearing in the national-level law entrance examination.

DateOctober 24, 2018
NTA to conduct CLAT from next year
The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) can be administered by National Testing Agency (NTA), if the Supreme Court orders so. In an interesting turn of events, to streamline conduct of CLAT from the academic year 2019-20, the NTA has shown its interest to conduct the most coveted national-level law entrance examination for admissions into the 20 NLUs.

DateOctober 19, 2018
CLAT 2019 paper paper re-oriented
In what could be called-in as complete ‘reorientation’ of CLAT 2019 exam pattern, the CLAT Permanent Secretariat on October 17, 2018, has resolved to conduct the Common Law Admission Test in offline mode.

DateOctober 11, 2018
CLAT 2019 will be conducted on May 12, confirms NLU Odisha
In an official notification announcing CLAT 2019, the Convenor, Prof Srikrishna Deva Rao, mentioned that the national-level law entrance for admissions to 20 National Law Universities will be held between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm.

DateOctober 4, 2018
CLAT Permanent Secretariat established at NLSIU Bangalore
The National Law University Consortium has constitutes a Permanent Secretariat, a pseudo-permanent body for conducting Common Law Admission Test. The CLAT Permanent Secretariat is commissioned at National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bangalore, which apparently is the NLU Consortium Headquarter.

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Is CLAT entrance exam is sufficient to get seat in LLB banglore university?

Alok Mishra 19th Nov, 2019


If your query is related with doing 5-year BALLB program being offered at University Law College (ULC) I must say no. Because it has its own admission process. Basically, CLAT is an entrance exam for taking admission in NLUs. Eligibility Criteria for ULC's BALLB can be checked by following the link given:

I hope it helps!


kya 6 month me clat crack ho jayega? please answer

Shareef 19th Nov, 2019
It really depends on your Own Interest. If you focus on the things for best happening, you can definitely  crack CLAT examination.
Let me suggest you few tips,
  • Firstly make a timetable according to your comforts
  • Make a daily goals. It says you should complete this much of syllabus till this time
  • Go for weekend Tests
If you know the syllabus then that's fine. If not please refer the link mentioned here, it will help you out with the best books for preparation.

clat ki study ke liye kitne month ka time sufficient hai...? please answer

Aman Raj Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019

Hello Bablu

Every other person has a different brain which works in different frequencies.

What I can study in 10 hours, maybe you can study in 2.

So this is really irrelevant.

But still to answer your question, according to some statistics, a good amount of 4–5 hours a day can help you get into a tier 1 college, but those hours should be with complete dedication and for 5-6 months.


how much Marks should candidate score to clear clat for NLU jodhpur?

Aman Raj Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019

Hello Tanvi

It depends upon the Reservation Category and all. Considering General, you must need a rank of 120-140 for the admission. These were the last year cutoffs.

For more information on Cutoffs and all :


I score 56% in BA graduation degree and i am in general category. Now i am able to give CLAT exam and get admission in NLU?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019

CLAT is for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes. For CLAT PG, you should possess a Bachelor's degree in Law. But because your highest qualification is BA and that is not a law degree, you are not eligible for CLAT PG. But now talking about CLAT UG, you need to have completed your 10+2 with a minimum aggregate of 45%. It is 45% for General Category and 40% for Reserved Categories. As there is no upper age limit for CLAT, you can appear for CLAT UG. Not based on your BA qualification but based on your 12th qualification. For more information, please visit our page at:

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