CLAT 2019
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CLAT 2019 - National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO) has released the admit card of CLAT 2019 on May 12, 2019. Candidates could change the exam centres in their application form as per the new list of exam centres released by the university till April 25, 2019. The university had closed CLAT 2019 application window for all candidates on April 20, 2019. The university has revised the exam and application dates for Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). CLAT 2019 which was to be earlier held on May 12, 2019 will now be held on May 26, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The last date for registration for CLAT 2019 was April 15.
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Earlier, the application process of CLAT 2019 was to begin from January 10, which however had been postponed by three days. 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 a notification for the CLAT on January 7, 2019. The CLAT 2019 will be held in 40 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.

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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 Latest Notification

May 12, 2019 - CLAT admit card 2019 released.

May 10, 2019 - CLAT admit card 2019 will be released on May 13, 2019.

May 1, 2019 - CLAT 2019 admit card will be tentatively released by May 10, 2019.

April 19, 2019- Candidates who wish to change their exam centre can do so till April 25, 2019. Check the updated list of exam centres here.

April 16, 2019 - Candidates who have already registered for CLAT 2019 still have time till April 20, 2019 to complete the application process. This provision is not available to those who have not registered for the exam.

March 18, 2019 - CLAT exam and application dates changed. Exam to be now held on May 26, 2019. The application deadline is now April 15, 2019.

January 13, 2019 - The CLAT 2019 application form is available now. Candidates can register online for CLAT 2019.

January 9, 2019 - As per the official notification released through official CLAT website, the application form of CLAT 2019 will now be available on January 13, 2019 and has been postponed by three days. Earlier it was to commence from January 10, 2019.

January 5, 2019 - As per the official notification released by National Law University Odisha, Cuttack, the application forms will be available from January 10 to March 31, 2019.

October 4, 2018 - The Common Law Admission Test will be conducted by National Law University Odisha, Cuttack. As per the press release, CLAT 2019 will be conducted on May 12, 2019 for offering admissions into the undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes.

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. As 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.

Major changes in CLAT 2019
The CLAT 2019 has undergone a number of changes. CLAT aspirants can find below the major changes in CLAT 2019.
Paper Pattern - CLAT 2019 has been reverted to offline mode from a computer-based pattern. The candidates appearing in CLAT 2019 will have to answer the questions in an OMR answer sheet by encircling the correct answer.
Participating Institutes - This year as many as 21 NLUs will be participating in CLAT 2019 for admissions to the undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes.
Seats - With the increased number of participating institutes, the number of seats will also increase.
Website - The official website of CLAT 2019 is also to be updated with a change in its design.

CLAT Important Dates 2019

Candidates interested in applying for Common Law Admission Test, need to know CLAT 2019 important dates which will be announced soon. 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 13, 2019 [Earlier January 10, 2019]

End of Application Form

March 31, 2019 April 15, 2019 April 20, 2019 (closed)

Issue of Admit card

May 12, 2019 AVAILABLE

CLAT 2019 exam

May 12, 2019 May 26, 2019 (3:00 pm to 5:00 pm)

Publication of the answer key

Last week of May 2019*

Declaration of the result of CLAT 2019

second week of May 2019*

CLAT 2019 Counselling

second week of June 2019*

*Tentative dates; Subject to change

CLAT Admit Card 2019

The conducting body of CLAT 2019, NLUO Cuttack has released the admit card of CLAT 2019 on May 12, 2019. Candidates can access 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 the 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.

CLAT Exam Centres 2019

Candidates who will appear in the national level law entrance examination could 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. NLUO Cuttack will conduct CLAT 2019 in offline mode on May 26, 2019. CLAT 2019. CLAT officials had released a list of revised exam centres of CLAT 2019 on April 19. Candidates could change their exam centre preference till April 25. No change is permitted now.

CLAT Exam Pattern 2019

National Law University Odisha, Cuttack determines the exam pattern of CLAT 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 2019 is an important thing for the law aspirants as it gives candidates an idea of the question to be included in the law entrance examination.

CLAT Syllabus 2019

Candidates should take a close look at 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.

CLAT Mock Test 2019

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 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.

CLAT Sample Papers 2019

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.

CLAT Answer Key 2019

National Law University Odisha, Cuttack will release the answer key of CLAT 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.

CLAT Result 2019

Candidates who will appear in CLAT 2019 will get to know their result of CLAT 2019 by the second week of June 2019. CLAT 2019 Result will mention the qualifying status, marks and ranks obtained in CLAT 2019.

CLAT Cutoff 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)

*Based on previous years' trends for the first round of admissions

CLAT Merit List 2019

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.

CLAT Participating Institutes 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

CLAT Counselling 2019

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 cancelled. 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.

CLAT Seat Allotment 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 allotted 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.

CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2019

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.

CLAT Application Form 2019

National Law University Odisha had begun the process of CLAT 2019 application form from January 13. The application process of CLAT was to commence on January 10, 2019 but was postponed by three days. Candidates interested in pursuing the undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes from one of the 21 NLUs need to fill the application form of CLAT 2019. Aspirants were required to fill and submit CLAT Application Form by April 15, 2019. However, the last date to submit application forms had been extended till April 20, 2019 for candidates who had already registered with CLAT 2019 earlier but did not complete the application process. Candidates filling CLAT 2019 application form needed to register online for CLAT 2019, before proceeding to the application form page. For CLAT 2019 online registration, candidates had to provide a valid email id and phone number and obtain a CLAT candidate login id and password. After the CLAT 2019 registration, candidates had to proceed to fill the application form including uploading of scanned pdfs of documents and scanned images of photograph and signature. Candidates also had to pay a sum of Rs 4000 as CLAT 2019 application fee while submitting the application form of CLAT 2019. It is advisable to the candidates to keep a saved copy of the CLAT application form 2019 for future references.

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