CLAT (Common Law Admission Test)

CLAT 2019 Notification, Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Admit Cards, Syllabus, Results, Counselling

Common Law Admission Test is a National level entrance examination created under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for students who are seeking admission in various Law universities across the nation. CLAT is an entrance exam which is conducted by 21 National Law Universities on a rotational basis for admission into Under Graduate and Post Graduate programs of each university. This year Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2019 organised by National Law University, Cuttack, Odisha. Admission for candidates will be given on the basis of merit and preference as per eligibility and reservations of respective universities.

CLAT 2019 Notification:

The notification of CLAT 2019 for admissions into Law UG and PG courses of the academic year 2019-20 was released on 3rd week of  December 2018.

CLAT 2019 Exam Dates

Event Name


Online Application starts from

7th January 2019

Last Date for submission of Applications

31st March 2019

Admit Cards/Hall Tickets

10th May 2019 (Tentative)

Examination Date

26th May 2019 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM


14th June 2019 (Tentative)

Counselling Commence

The first week of June 2019

Closure of Admission

1st week of July 2019

CLAT 2019 Eligibility:

Eligibility for Admission to UG Course:

1) Age: Below 20 years for general category candidates and below 22 years for SC/ST/OBC/SAP category candidates

2) Candidates must be passed or appearing in 10+2 examination with at least 45% of marks for General/OBC/SAP categories and 40% of marks for SC/ST categories.

Eligibility for Admission to PG Course:

1) No age limit.

2) Candidates must be passed or appearing in LL.B/5 year integrated LL.B (Hons.) or equivalent exam with at least 55% of marks for General/OBC/SAP categories and 50% of marks for SC/ST categories.

Get complete CLAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

CLAT 2019 Application Form:

Application Fee: NON REFUNDABLE


Fees in Rs





Note: Previous question papers is Rs 400 /-

Mode of Payment:

Registration Fee can be paid through online only Credit/Debit Card/Net Banking.

How to Register/Apply:

1) The application should be submitted through online mode only. For Online submission, visit the official website of CLAT 2019.

CLAT 2018 Registration:

1) Fill the required fields carefully as the details on this form cannot be changed once submitted.

2) The candidate will receive their User ID and password on the registered email address and registered mobile number after registering.

CLAT 2019 Application Form:

1) Login to fill the application form using the user id and password.

2) Fill the application form with personal and academic details.

3)  Upload the scanned images of photograph and signature along with other required documents like caste certificate or SAP certificate etc.

4) Fill the preference order for all 18 NLUs.

4) Once all the required fields are filled with correct and authentic information, submit the application form.

5) Once candidate submits the application successfully, he/she will receive a confirmation email.

6) Candidates are advised to take a printout of the application for future reference.

Get complete details of CLAT 2019 Application Form

CLAT 2019 Exam Pattern:                                          Duration: 2 Hours

Exam Pattern for UG Course:

1) Mode: Online mode

2) Duration: 2 Hours

3) Total Questions: 200

4) Total Marks: 200

5) Negative Marking: 0.25 mark is deducted for every wrong answer

6) Subjects: English, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Numerical Ability, Legal Aptitude, Logical Reasoning.

Exam Pattern for PG Course:

1) Mode: Online mode

2) Duration: 2 Hours

3) Total Questions: 150

4) Total Marks: 150

5) Negative Marking: 0.25 mark is deducted for every wrong answer

6) Subjects: Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Other Law subjects.

For complete CLAT 2019 Exam Pattern

CLAT 2019 Syllabus:

CLAT 2018 syllabus is comprised of subjects like

Subjects for Admission to UG Course:

  •  English
  •  General Knowledge and Current Affair
  •  Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability
  •  Legal Aptitude
  •  Logical Reasoning.

Subjects for Admission to PG Course:

  •  Constitutional Law,
  •  Jurisprudence,
  •  Other Law subjects Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Environment Law and Human Rights.

Get complete CLAT 2019 Syllabus

Click here: CLAT 2019 Sample Papers

CLAT 2019 Admit Cards:

Admit cards will be available from 10th May 2019. Candidates have to download their admit cards using their login id and password from CLAT official website.

CLAT 2019 Results & Rank Card:

The CLAT 2019 results is expected to release on 14th June 2019 through official portal. Score/Rank card will be available after the release of results. Candidates can check and download the results and rank card from CLAT official websiteRank card will NOT be sent in post or mail to the candidate.

Click here: CLAT 2019 Results 

CLAT 2019 Counselling:

1) Counselling of CLAT 2019 starts from 1st week of June 2019 on the basis of merit-cum-preference.

2) Candidate must deposit counselling fee Rs 50,000 /- with CLAT 2019 Office.

2) The counselling fee is adjustable i.e. Rs 50,000 /- paid with CLAT 2019 Office will be transferred to respective participating NLUs where the candidate has finally taken admission.

3) If a candidate fails to deposit the counselling fee before the prescribed date, his/her name will be dropped from the merit list.

4) Candidate can withdraw from admission process within given time and date, but a nominal fee of Rs 10,000 /- will be deducted from deposited counselling fee.

5) Candidates who fail to report at the allotted NLU after the publication of CLAT merit list and fail to complete the admission formalities as per CLAT 2019 calendar will automatically lose their claim for admission and their entire amount of the counselling fee of Rs. 50,000 /- will be forfeited.

Tie Break for Merit list:

For UG Course:

(i) Higher marks in the section of legal aptitude in CLAT 2019 exam.

(ii) Higher age.

(iii) Computerised draw of lots.

For PG Course:

(i) Higher age;

(ii) Computerized draw of lots.

CLAT 2019 General Instructions:

1) No changes are entertained once the registration process is done.

2) Applicants should note that the mere fulfilment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for shortlisting by NLUs.

3) Candidates must have a valid and unique email account and mobile number throughout the selection process.

4) At the time of CLAT Application registration SC / ST / OBC / SAP certificate(s) must be uploaded.

5) Registration of Candidate will get cancelled if failed to upload caste/class certificate.

6) Candidates must carry original ID proof and admit cards.

7) Electronic gadgets, written/blank paper/books, calculators etc are not allowed.

List of NLUs:

The 18 participating NLUs in the order of their year of establishment are:

1) National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru.

2) National Academy of Legal Study and Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad.

3) National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal.

4) West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata.

5) National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur.

6) Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur.

7) Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar.

8) Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow.

9) Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab.

10) Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna.

11) National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi

12) National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack

13) National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi.

14) National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam.

15) Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam.

16) Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirappalli.

17) Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai.

18) Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur.