CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2019
Priyanka Sarangi, 10 Jan 2019, #CLAT
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CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2019 – National Law University Odisha, Cuttack has announced the CLAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria for the law aspirants. Candidates to apply for the national level law entrance examination are advised to read and understand the eligibility criteria of CLAT 2019 clearly as it is an important requirement to be fulfilled before form filling. Aspirants of Common Law Admission Test 2019 can find the details like the minimum marks required, age criteria and the minimum academic qualifications required to fill the application form of CLAT 2019. However, candidates should also note that they can get the information on the CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2019 for both the undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes. It should also be noted that every NLU participating in CLAT 2019 may have their respective CLAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria. It has been observed many a times that candidates in hurry of filling the application form of CLAT 2019, forget to read the Eligibility Criteria of CLAT 2019. For them, it should be noted that if any candidate is found ineligible at the time of admission, his/her admission will be cancelled even at the later stages.

CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2019 – For Undergraduate law programmes

Candidates who will fill the CLAT 2019 Application Form for undergraduate law programmes are advised to read the CLAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria as mentioned here -

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  • Candidates should have passed Senior Secondary School Examination/ 12th Board Examination from any recognised educational institution.

  • Candidates need to score atleast 45% marks in their qualifying degree to appear in CLAT 2019. For the candidates belonging to SC and ST categories need to score at least 40 percent marks in the aggregate of subjects.

CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2019 – For Postgraduate law programmes

Candidates who will appear in CLAT 2019 to seek admission into postgraduate law programmes need to read the CLAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria as mentioned below -

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  • Candidates applying for postgraduate law programme, LLM need to possess a bachelor’s degree in law. The law degree can be of five-year integrated or three year law programme from an institution approved by Bar Council of India.

  • A candidates need to score at least 55 percent in his/her qualifying degree. Whereas candidates belonging to reserved categories have been give 5 percent relaxation wherein they need to score 50 percent marks in their qualifying degree of law.

CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2019 - Age criteria 

As per the Supreme Court's stay on age bar in 2017, any aspirant of law can appear in the Common Law Admission Test for admissions into undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes irrespective of their age. 

CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2019 - Number of attempts 

Aspirants of CLAT can appear in the national level law admission test as many times as they want.

What to check in CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2019 ?

A candidate appearing in the Common Law Admission Test need to check the following details in the eligibility criteria as mentioned below -

  • Minimum qualification required to appear in Common Law Admission Test
  • Minimum marks required to appear in CLAT
  • Age bar
  • Number of attempts

Why to check CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2019 ?

It may wander in the minds of the CLAT 2019 aspirants that why CLAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria is given so much importance. Then it should be noted that it is very important for a law aspirant to read and understand the eligibility criteria of CLAT 2019 much before filling the application form of CLAT 2019. Because, if a candidate fills the CLAT 2019 Application Form and completes all the formalities related and then it is found at the time of admission that he/she does not fulfill the CLAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria by any terms then his/her admission will be cancelled even at the later stages of admission. Therefore, each and every candidate is recommended to read each and every point of eligibility criteria of CLAT 2019 very carefully before proceeding further.

What after CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2019 

After checking the eligibility criteria of CLAT 2019, candidates need to fill the CLAT 2019 Application Form. The CLAT Committee will announce the CLAT Application Form 2019 on January 13, 2019 in online mode.

FAQs regarding CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2019

QuestionIf I am appearing in 12th board examination this year, will I be considered eligible for CLAT 2019?

Answer – Yes, you are eligible to apply for CLAT 2019 subject to attainment of required minimum marks

 

Question Candidate from any board can apply for CLAT 2019?

Answer – Yes, candidates from any recognized board can apply for CLAT 2019.

 

Question What is the minimum marks required to appear in CLAT 2019?

Answer – A candidate applying for undergraduate law programme needs to score a minimum of 45% marks in their qualifying degree to appear in CLAT 2019. For the candidates belonging to SC and ST categories need to score at least 40 percent marks in the aggregate of subjects. However, if you are applying for postgraduate law programme, you need to have a graduation degree with at least 55% marks in the qualifying degree.

Question - I appeared in CLAT 2018 but could not crack. Can I again appear in CLAT 2019?

Answer - There is no restriction to appear in CLAT 2019. You can appear in the Common Law Admission Test as many times as you want.

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