CLAT 2019: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus

clat 2019 article imageCLAT 2019 Exam Dates have been released now. The exam will be conducted for admission to undergraduate & postgraduate law programmes. This year, CLAT Exam will be managed by the National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO). It is a national level entrance examination. It is managed by the 19 Indian National Law Universities (NLUs) on a rotation basis. On the basis of CLAT scores, candidates can also get admission into various government & private law colleges across the country. Check here complete information about CLAT 2019 exam dates, application form, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, etc.

Application Form Eligibility Exam Dates

Exam Pattern Syllabus FAQs

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CLAT 2019 Exam Dates

In this section, we are providing a tentative schedule of CLAT 2019 Exam Dates. Whenever the official CLAT exam 2019 dates announced we will update it here:

EventsDates (Tentative)
Admission Notification Release3rd week of December 2018
Application Form Availability1st January 2019
Last date for form submission31st March 2019 (11:59 PM)
Downloading of Admit Card Starts3rd week of April 2019
Date of CLAT Entrance Exam12th May 2019 (3:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Answer Key Release3rd week of May 2019
Representation of questions or keyTill 3rd week of May 2019
Uploading of amended answer key (if required)4th week of May 2019
Result/Merit List DeclarationLast week of May 2019
First  Indicative Seat Allocation Publication1st week of June 2019
Date for payment of counselling feeTill 2nd week of June 2019

CLAT Application Form 2019

Candidates check here about CLAT 2019 application form releasing mode, date of availability, required documents to upload & other details:

  • The application form will be available only through online mode from the official website.
  • CLAT Registration 2019 will be started from the 1st January to 31st March 2019.
  • Only one application will be filled by the candidate.
  • Upload your scanned photograph (Dimensions: 200×230 pixels & Size: 20KB to 50KB), Signature (Dimensions:  140×60 pixels & Size: 10KB to 20KB) and Specially Abled Persons (SAP) certificate (If required).
  • There will be no need to send a hard copy of the filled application to the CLAT office.
  • After successful form submission, no alteration/editing in the online application will be done.

Also Check:

CLAT 2019 Application Correction

Application Fee:

  • Candidates should submit Rs. 4000 as an application fee.
  • For SC/ST category, it will be Rs. 3500.
  • The fee payment will be done through credit card/debit card/net banking/pay wallet/RuPay, etc.
  • Candidates will also make payment through offline mode (Bank Challan).
  • The fee is non-refundable and non-adjustable.
General/OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) & other categoriesRs. 4000 + extra charges
Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)Rs. 3500 + extra charges

Check Here – How to Fill CLAT 2019 Application Form

CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2019

Candidates should check the given eligibility criteria to apply for the CLAT exam. The complete details about CLAT 2019 eligibility are given here:


  • Indian National/NRI/NRI Sponsored candidates can apply.
  • NRI/NRI Sponsored candidates can apply for those NLUs where such category is admitted.
  • Foreign National candidates not need to appear for CLAT exam, they can apply directly to the concerned institutions.

Age Criteria:

  • Upper Age Limit: There will be no upper age limit to apply for UG Integrated & PG courses.

Qualification Criteria:

  • Appearing Candidates: Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying exam are also eligible.
Qualifying ExamMinimum Marks
For UG Integrated CoursesPass 10+2 examination from the recognized board.Secured minimum 45% marks (for Unreserved/OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories) & 40% marks (for SC/ST categories).
For PG CoursesPass LLB/5 years Integrated LLB (Hons.)/any other equivalent examination.Secured minimum 55% marks (for Unreserved/OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories) & 50% marks (for SC/ST categories).

CLAT 2019 Exam Pattern

Candidates should check this section to know about CLAT exam pattern details of UG & PG courses including mode, duration, marking scheme, negative marking, etc.

  • Exam Date: The examination will be held on 12th May 2019.
  • Mode: The examination will be conducted in online mode (computer-based test).
  • Duration: The exam duration will be two hours.
  • Type of Questions: Multiple choice/Objective type questions will be asked in the exam.
  • Number of Questions: Total 200 questions (for UG) & 150 questions (for PG) will be asked in the examination.
  • Total Marks: The question paper will be of 200 marks (for UG) & 150 marks (for PG).
  • Marking Scheme: In correct response, one mark will be allotted to the candidates.
  • Negative Marking: For the incorrect answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.
For UG courses (Integrated)English including comprehension402 hours
General Knowledge and Current Affairs50
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)20
Legal Aptitude50
Logical Reasoning40
For PG CoursesConstitutional Law502 hours
Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc.50

CLAT Syllabus 2019

The CLAT 2019 syllabus of UG courses will be comprised of the following sections, i.e. English including Comprehension, General Knowledge, and Current Affairs, Mathematics, Legal Aptitude & Logical Reasoning.

For PG courses, candidates can study from these sections, i.e. Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence & Other Law Subjects.

Brief syllabus is given below:

English including comprehension

It includes comprehension passages and grammar such as the meanings of words used therein, understanding of the passage, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, etc.

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

It includes general awareness such as static general knowledge, questions on national and international current affairs, etc.


This test will check the candidate’s knowledge on elementary mathematics (maths study in class 10th).

Legal Aptitude

This test will be evaluated to check interest of candidates towards the study of law, problem-solving ability, legal propositions (described in the paper), research aptitude etc.

Logical Reasoning

It includes syllogisms, identifies patterns, logical sequences, rectifies illogical arguments, logical links, analogies, etc.

CLAT Preparation Tips

To crack any entrance exam, preparation is compulsory. Check below, to know some preparation tips & tricks for How to prepare for CLAT exam:

  • Time management is the most important factor for any exam preparation. So divide your time for each section including revision.
  • Prepare from some good CLAT Exam books which all are related to the subjects and keep in touch with day to day news.
  • Try to solve last year’s question papers & sample papers for CLAT to get an idea about the examination.
  • Candidates also practice for the different online mock tests. It helps the candidates to achieve good marks in the exam.
  • Make short notes which include important tricks & formulas.

FAQs (Most Asked Questions)

Here, we are providing a list of the questions along with answers which are commonly asked by the candidates.

Answer: Successful Registration will prompt an email /SMS after clicking of the Submit Button indicating generated “Registration Number.” and “Password”.
Answer: In case of doubt about the successful registration, candidates are advised to visit the page for Print of Application, generate the Printout & preserve the soft copy and hard copy of the application.
Answer: Correction only allows before the submission of the application. Choose the edit option to correct the details. Take a fresh printout after modification of any details. Data filled with basic info cannot be modified.
Answer: Candidates can fill the choices of NLUs while applying for CLAT.
Answer: Most Law Colleges, those have their own entrance tests, they do not accept any other law exam scores, but there are some other colleges, which accept CLAT scores.

CLAT Admit Card 2019

The university will announce the CLAT 2019 admit card only for the candidates, those complete their registrations & make payment. Check this section for admit card details such as releasing date, mode, etc.

  • Candidates will download the admit card/hall ticket through online mode by logging into their LOGIN account.
  • The CLAT Hall Ticket 2019 will be issued in the third week of April 2019.
  • No admit card will be provided through offline mode or by post.
  • Candidates should carry the downloaded admit card along with all the requisite documents to the examination hall.
  • Along with admit card, candidates should also bring a valid photo ID proof such as Aadhaar Card/Voter ID/ Passport/Driving License.

CLAT Answer Key 2019

Candidates will check the answer key in the third week of May 2019 through online mode on the official website.

Candidates will view the CLAT 2019 answer key through a candidate’s login window by entering their email ID & password.

If candidates have any objection regarding the published answer key, they can contact the officials till May 2019.

The final answer key will be released in the fourth week of May 2019 (if required).

CLAT 2019 Result

Candidates should check this section to get complete details about CLAT 2019 result/merit list declaration:

  • The result will be declared in the last week of May 2019 through online mode.
  • To check the result, candidates have to login with email ID & password.
  • There will be no other mode to check the result.
  • Candidates should download the scorecard for admission purpose.

Also Check:

CLAT 2019 Rank Predictor

CLAT Cut Off 2019

Candidates check here for details of CLAT 2019 cut off releasing mode, date, last year cut off, etc.

  • The university will release the cut off for the examination after the result announcement.
  • It may be published in the month May 2019 through online mode.
  • With the help of cut off marks, candidates should know their chances of admission to the different colleges and universities of India.
  • Candidates should check below last year cut off marks announced by the coaching institutions:
Coaching InstitutionsCut Off
Career Launcher145+
LegalEdge Tutorials142-145
Rajneesh Singh (DO-Zen/ CLAT Essentials)144.5
Crack CLAT145-148

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CLAT 2019 Participating Universities

CLAT Counselling 2019

After the result declaration, the authority will release first indicative seat allocation list on the basis of merit-cum-preference in the first week of June 2019. The details regarding CLAT 2019 counselling process are given below:

  • The authority will organize a centralized counselling for admission to the UG & PG law courses in participating universities.
  • The counselling will be conducted in four rounds.
  • The fee payment & exercising options will be started in the month of June 2019.
  • Candidates have to pay Rs. 50,000 as a counselling fee. It should be adjusted at the time of admission.
  • The allotment of seats will be done on the basis of merit-cum-preference, i.e. CLAT rank, order of preferences, category, number of seats, availability of seats, etc.
  • Candidates have to report to the allotted NLUs with the balanced admission fee.

If you have any other queries about CLAT 2019, you can ask us by leaving your comments in the comment box.

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  1. Arshpreet says:

    can I register for this exam before my class
    12th result?

  2. Ankit Kumar soni says:

    I am student for 12th class in 2018-19 can I apply for this form..?

  3. Mukesh says:

    Where will be my exam centre?
    My current city or other city?

  4. Indira says:

    Sir.. after my bcom graduation.. if I clear CLAT .. how many years wil it be for LLB graduation in NLUs .. is it 3 or 5.

  5. Anya says:

    Sir i m running in 12 standard and i am commerce student and i have to score the best in 12standard and I also want to crack clat that too without coachings so can you tell me the best way to learn and best book also.

  6. DIVYENDU says:

    Sir, this is a great help for the children who are confused and do not have proper information or knowledge about CLAT. You people are doing a great jo and thankyou for this.

  7. Saurav majumder says:

    I m a Nios student …..can I opt fr clat

  8. Sachin says:

    I have passed 10+2 in the year 2017, Am I opt for clat?

  9. Hariharaprasadh says:

    Is there any option to write CLAT in foreign countries such as Dubai, or we have to attend in centers in Tamil Nadu if any ??
    Thank you

  10. Yashasya says:

    Sir i m running in 12 standard and i have opted for arts and i have to score the best in 12 and clat also that too without coachings so can you tell me the best way to learn and best book also

  11. Hemalatharaviprasad says:

    Sir, can you pl let us know the best coaching centres(short term) for clat 2019, in hyderabad and chennai

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