CLAT Entrance Test 2019

National Level Exam

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About the Test

Study Level
Under Graduate / Post Graduate
Mode of Test
Online
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)
Tie-Breaking:

  • 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

Once

Frequency per year

0 - 200

Score Range

1 Year

Test Score Validity

Requirements

Eligibility

  1. There will be no upper age limit for UG Programme in CLAT.
  2. As regards minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2), the candidates must have secured:
    1. Forty five percent (45%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved/OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories, and
    2. Forty Percent (40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) categories.
  3. Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April are also eligible to appear in CLAT online 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:
    1. Higher marks in the component /section on legal aptitude in the CLAT exam;
    2. Higher age;
    3. Computerised draw of lots.

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

Application Process

The procedure for filling up the Application Form for CLAT:

  1. The application form for CLAT-2019 shall be filled Online only.
  2. The online application form has to be accessed from the CLAT-2019 website (www.clat.ac.in).
  3. The candidates are first required to register themselves at the CLAT-2019 online application webpage by using personal e-mail ID and mobile number. To register an application, choose the tab "CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION" and enter Name, Email-id and Mobile number. A Provisional Registration Number and Password will be generated by the system. An Email and SMS indicating the Provisional Registration number and Password will be sent. Use this Provisional Registration Number and Password to log in to fill the Online Application.
  4. 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 their candidature. 
  5. The scanned copies of the documents to be uploaded by the candidates, adhering to the guidelines provided in the online application web page.
  6. The original certificates/documents issued by the competent authority as specified in the brochure are to be submitted to the allotted University in the form and manner as specified by the respective universities at the time of admission.
  7. The photograph and signature of the candidate need not be attested while submitting the Online Application Form.
  8. The candidate can fill up the required details in the application form and save the same before finally submitting it.
  9. Note:No hard copy of the filled in online application form is to be sent to the CLAT Office.  

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Deadlines for Applications

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December 20 , 2018 *
Date of Issue of Admission Notification
January 1 , 2019 *
Date of commencement of submission of online application form along with the order of preferences for NLUs
March 31 , 2019 *
Last date for submission of filled-in online application form along with the order of preferences for NLUs
April 20 , 2019 *
Commencement of downloading of Admit Cards/Hall Tickets
May 13 , 2019 *
Date of CLAT-2019 online Examination
May 15 , 2019 *
Date of uploading the Answer Key
May 16 , 2019 *
Representation, if any, relating to the exam, questions or key Starts From
May 18 , 2019 *
Representation, if any, relating to the exam, questions or key Ends On
May 26 , 2019 *
Date for uploading the amended answer key (if required)
May 31 , 2019 *
Declaration of results, i.e., issue of Merit List (Category-wise)
June 7 , 2019 *
Publication of the first indicative seat allocation list based on
* Tentative dates. Actual dates will be updated soon.

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Preparation

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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