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With CLAT 2019 official website launched on January 9 at 11:30 pm, the Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) has changed the design and layout of the CLAT official website trying to give it a new look. By now you might have gone through the CLAT website and if you haven’t let us know how the CLAT 2019 official website looks like. In this article related to CLAT 2019, we would also jot down important highlights of CLAT official website, which are interesting to know including the conducting authority of CLAT 2019 and the latest updates.
Before we move to check the new official website of CLAT 2019, let us gather our quick facts on the Common Law Admission Test.
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CLAT 2019 official website and Consortium
Following the Supreme Court hearings on mismanagement of CLAT over the past few years and intervention of whistle-blowers like Prof Shamnad Basheer, it was decided that there should be a permanent body to look after such a national-level law entrance examination. CLAT, a most sought after undergraduate law exam in India attracts around 70,000 applications every year and allegations over botching of the examination system in the previously held CLAT papers taints the ‘fair’ image of the coveted law exam. In order to revive the CLAT system, a Consortium of National Law Universities was constituted on August 19, 2017. Prof R Venkata Rao was the Founding President of NLU Consortium.
The NLU consortium has its headquarter in Bengaluru where Dr Faizan Mustafa, the Vice Chancellor of NALSAR Hyderabad is its President and the NLIU Bhopal VC, Prof V Vijayakumar is the Vice President of CLAT Consortium of NLUs.
With the new pseudo-permanent body of CLAT in place, there was also a need of a centralised CLAT website and this is where it was decided that the older websites of CLAT will be replaced by a new CLAT 2019 official website.
CLAT 2019 official website: Layout and Design
While discussing the highlights of CLAT official website, it will be unfair if we don’t look at the layout and design of the CLAT website. When you look at the newly launched website of CLAT 2019, you will find that most of its design elements are characteristically similar to the one-year older version of CLAT website. Indeed, during the National University of Advanced Legal Studies Kochi (NUALS) convening, the designed CLAT official website is an exact replica of the newly launched CLAT 2019 official website.
Interestingly, when you scroll down the page of CLAT official website to read ‘About Us’ section, you will be able to see a background image of NUALS Kochi, which proves that the nothing much has changed in official website of CLAT 2019 from a layout and design perspective.
CLAT 2019 official website: New changes
Yet the new CLAT official website has some distinctive changes. Let us go through the CLAT 2019 official website and know the new changes.
Website colour: The CLAT 2019 website background colour has changed to a combination of blue and grey. While the header of CLAT official website is blue, the footer has a greyish contrast.
Logo: The earlier CLAT logo has also been replaced by a newly designed logo which can be seen on the facet page of CLAT 2019 official website.
Website url: The new CLAT official website has also changed its url from clat.ac.in to clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in.
Contact numbers: Since technically the NLU Consortium is a new improvised establishment, it also calls for a new set of contact numbers.
Email Id: Nevertheless the email id too needs a change with a new body in place for CLAT 2019.
CLAT Participating Institutes: The number of NLUs has increased to 21 from previously 19. Thereby, the new CLAT website lists out a total of 21 National Law Universities, with MPDNLU Jabalpur and HPNLU Shimla as the latest entrants.
CLAT 2019 official website: Elements and Description
The CLAT official website has six sub-pages, namely Home, CLAT Committee, Eligibility, Syllabus, Instructions and Help Desk. Each of these subpage in CLAT website have a detailed description of the respective elements. We will go through each of the CLAT 2019 official website subpages to understand what’s in there.
Home: This subpage of CLAT official website is originally the facet page. The CLAT website home page mentions a detailed description of all the participating NLUs in CLAT 2019 including the programmes they offer, the seat intake, their respective admission brochure and official website address. Interesting this CLAT 2019 official website page too has not changed much than the older version of CLAT website, but the number of NLUs.
CLAT Committee: This CLAT official website page lists out the committees involved in conducting of CLAT 2019, namely CLAT 2019 Executive Committee, CLAT 2019 Core Committee and CLAT 2019 Implementation Committee.
CLAT Eligibility: As the name suggests, this CLAT official website sub-page mentions the eligibility criteria for appearing in the Common Law Admission Test. The sub-page of CLAT website details the academic qualification and minimum percentage of marks for both undergraduate and postgraduate law admissions.
CLAT Syllabus: The next sub-page of CLAT official website describes the syllabus of Common Law Admission Test. This CLAT website page provides a detailed syllabus for both undergraduate and postgraduate admission tests.
CLAT Instructions: This is one of the most important page from CLAT official website. The instructions page of CLAT 2019 official website not only mentions a number of key points to follow for CLAT application process but also the CLAT admission process and downloading of CLAT admit card.
CLAT Help Desk: The last yet helpful subpage of CLAT website is the help desk page. If a law aspirant has any query or any doubts, the same can be enquired through this page. This CLAT 2019 official website sub-page also provides the law aspirants contact details of CLAT Consortium of NLUs.
CLAT 2019 official website: Technical Support
The CLAT official website is tech-supported by Edchemy, a third party organisation to help CLAT Consortium of NLUs in case of any technical problems occurred in the official website of CLAT 2019.