CLAT Entrance Test 2019

National Level Exam

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About the Test

Study Level
Under Graduate / Post Graduate
Mode of Test
Conducting Authority
Any one of the 16 National Universities on rotation basis

The CLAT  Test is conducted for 200 marks and with the duration of two hours. There shall be a system of Negative Marking wherein 0.25 mark is deducted for each of the wrong answers to multiple choice questions. Constitutional Law(50 Marks),Jurisprudence(50 Marks),Other Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc(50 Marks)

  • In the event of equal marks scored by two or more candidates in the CLAT, the tie is broken by the following procedure and order:
  • Higher marks in the section of legal aptitude in CLAT.
  • Higher age.
  • A computerized draw of lots.

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Test Format

120 Minutes

Duration of Test


Frequency per year

0 - 200

Score Range

1 Year

Test Score Validity



There will be no upper age limit for UG Programme in CLAT 2019. As regards minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2 or an equivalent examination), the candidates must have secured:
  1. Forty five percent (45%) marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCIcategories
  2. Forty Percent (40%) marks or equivalent in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
  3. Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April, 2019 are also eligible to appear in CLAT-2019 examination. However, they shall be required to produce an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.
  4. The result of the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2) shall be submitted by the candidate at the time of admission failing which the candidate shall be ineligible for admission to the Course.
  5. In case of equal marks, the break of tie shall be by the following procedure and order as under:
  6. Higher marks in the component /section on legal aptitude in the CLAT-2019 exam

Application Fees

1.Application fee for General/OBC/SAP and other category candidates: Rs.4,000/-
2. Application fee for SC/ST category candidates: Rs.3,500/-
3. The cost of previous years' question papers is Rs.500/- (not included in the CLAT-2019 application fee of Rs.4,000/- or Rs.3,500/- as the case may be.)
4. The candidates themselves will have to bear the bank transaction charges for remitting the fee online


Application Process

  1. The online enrollment for CLAT 2019 will open on 13th January 2019 and close on 31st March 2019.
  2. The applications has to be submitted ONLINE only from website.
  3. The CLAT 2019 examination will be held on Sunday, the 12th May 2019 (3:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
  4. The CLAT 2019 examination will be held in OFFLINE mode
  5. The candidates are first required to register themselves at the CLAT-2019 website by using personal mobile number and e-mail Id. Upon registration, an OTP will be sent to the given mobile number for validation. Once your mobile number is validated, you can login using your mobile number and the password you provided at the time of registration.
  6. Please fill the form carefully. The Name of the candidate and the parents should be spelt correctly in the application as it appears in the Certificates/Mark sheets/Identity proof. Any change/alteration found may disqualify your candidature.
  7. No alteration/editing in the online application form can be done after successful submission/final submission of the form. The information once furnished by the candidate with regard to the category to which the candidate belongs, the preference for the NLUs and the Centre of the Entrance Test submitted by the candidates through online application mode shall be final and no change whatsoever, shall be allowed thereafter under any circumstances.
  8. The candidates are required to read the instructions carefully and furnish correct and authentic information. In case the information furnished at any stage of the application, examination and admission process is found to be false or incorrect or if there is any discrepancy or mismatch between the information furnished by the candidate at the relevant section and the certificates/documents produced at the time of admission, the provisional admission offered to the candidate shall stand cancelled with immediate effect without assigning any further reason and the candidate shall stand disqualified from being considered for further admission to the NLUs by the CLAT Consortium Office.
  9. The candidate shall fill his/her preference order for all 21 NLUs at the time of online application itself. No change shall be allowed in the preference once the form is submitted by the candidate.

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Deadlines for Applications

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January 13 , 2019
The online enrollment for CLAT 2019 will open on
March 31 , 2019
The online enrollment for CLAT 2019 will close on
May 12 , 2019
The CLAT 2019 examination will be held on

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Time required for preparation

3 months / 12 months

Preparation Tips

Students should try to spend at least an hour everyday on reading good news papers like ‘The Hindu’ to improve on their General Knowledge.

  • They can go through yearbooks, magazines and newspapers.
  • They can also subscribe to competitive magazines like Competition Master or CSR.
  • They can read through law related websites for latest updates on Law and GK.
  • They should learn all the algebraic formulae.
  • They need to work on topics like profit and loss, and percentage in Commercial Mathematics.

Old Question Booklets for UG as well as PG courses is available at the member national law universities/institutes including the organizing university (i.e. HNLU, Raipur). CLAT 2019   Question Booklets are made available on the CLAT Website and can be downloaded by making online payment through net banking, debit card, credit card, etc. In addition to making online payment, the applicant has to bear the bank transaction cost for remitting the charges online. In case, the question papers are sent on request through registered/speed post, candidates have to bear an additional cost for the postage charges.

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