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CLAT 2019 – CLAT stands for Common Law Admission Test which is considered the largest national level law entrance exam in India. CLAT 2019 will be convened by one of the NLUs to take admissions into law undergraduate and post-graduate programs.

 National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO) will conduct Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) for the admission year 2019-2020. The CLAT 2019 is expected to be held on May 12, 2019 (Sunday). 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 20 NLUs with addition of Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur (MPDNLU). NLUO Cuttack will release an admission notification for the Common Law Admission Test in the month of December 2018. Further, the law aspirants will be able to fill the CLAT 2019 application form between January 1 and March 31, 2019. The CLAT 2019 will be held in online mode tentatively in over 65 examination centres across India.

 Candidates may note that the CLAT 2019 scores obtained by the test takers will be valid for admissions into the 20 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.

 Every year, around 60,000 candidates fill CLAT application form, of which, over 50,000 appear for the Common Law Admission Test. Considering the year-on-year statistics, the applicants as well as test takers figures are on increase, which undoubtedly means the competition for admissions to the NLUs is exponentially increasing. Therefore, to secure a seat in an NLU, candidates need to have a better preparation for CLAT 2019. For a better CLAT preparation, they need a well-to-do strategy, which includes crystal clear understanding of CLAT 2019 syllabus and exam pattern.

CLAT 2019 Overview:


CLAT 2019 (Common Law Admission Test)


National Law University



National Level Entrance Examination


Undergraduate & Postgraduate law programmes


Online Mode (Computer-Based Test)


200 questions (for UG) & 150 questions (for PG)


Five section for UG & Three sections for PG


200 marks (for UG) & 150 marks (for PG)


Multiple choice/Objective type


Two hours


10+2 for UG & LLB/5 years Integrated LLB (Hons.) for PG


May 12, 2019

 CLAT 2019 Exam Pattern:

·         For UG Courses

 Questions: The question paper comprises of 200 marks.

 Marking Scheme: 1 mark for each correct answer will be awarded and there will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong response.

 Duration: The duration of examination will be 2 hours.



English including comprehension

40 marks

General knowledge & current affairs

50 marks

Elementary mathematics (numerical ability)

20 marks

Legal aptitude

50 marks

Logical reasoning

40 marks


200 marks

For PG Courses

Questions: 150 MCQ type questions

 Duration: 2 hours.

 Marking Scheme: 1 mark will be rewarded for each correct response and there will be a penalty of 0.25 marks for each wrong response.



Constitutional Law

50 marks


50 marks

Other subjects such as contract, torts, criminal law, international law, IPR etc.

50 marks


150 marks

Eligibility Criteria:

·         For UG Courses:

·         Age Criteria: Candidates who are applying for the UG courses for them the upper age limit should not be more than 20 years as on 1st July 2019 (for unreserved category candidates/NRIs/NRI Sponsored candidates) and 22 years for OBC /SC/ST /SAP category candidates.

·         Qualification Eligibility: Intermediate degree must for appearing for CLAT, 2019 with the minimum of 45% marks (40% for SC/ST candidates).

Appearing in the 12th examination which will commence in March/April will also be eligible for CLAT 2019. Such candidates have to generate the proof of passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission.

For PG Courses:

·         Age Limit: No age limit prescribed for the Post Graduate programme.

·         Qualifying Examination: The prescribed qualification for LL.M. is LL.B./Five-Year Integrated LL.B. (Hons.)/ any other equivalent exam.

·         Minimum Marks: Candidate must score the minimum of 55% marks for unreserved /OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) in the qualifying examination. For SC/ST, the minimum marks would be 50%.

Appearing candidates who are in the final semester/final year examination may also apply.

 CLAT 2019 Application Form

·         CLAT Application form 2019 will be filled & submitted online only.

·         Applicants can avail the official site CLAT in the 1st week of January 2019 for filling CLAT application form 2019.

·         The first step is to register them by creating a LOGIN account using an E-mail ID.

·         At the time of filling the application form, students were required to fill the preference order for NLU’s

·         Next step involves uploading the scanned signature & photograph (30 mm x 45 mm) with size, not more than 100 KB.

·         Don’t send the hard copy of the application form to the authority office which is valueless, as mentioned above the application form will be submitted through online mode only.

Application Fee

·         For General/OBC/SAP : Rs-4000/-

·         For SC/ST : Rs- 3500/-

·         Mode of payment would be online through DR/CR card/Net Banking.

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