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


CLAT 2019 exam date is released by the National Law University Odisha through an official notice. The examination will be held by NLU Odisha on 12th May 2019 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) is conducted for admission to UG and PG Law courses.

A degree in Law opens promising career opportunities for candidates across various fields – Government sector, corporate sector, firms and, of course, good scope for private practice. There are many law entrance exams conducted at the national and state level for admission into LLB, BA LLB, BBA LLB, LLM etc. programmes. Some of the popular Law exams at National level are CLAT, AILET, LSAT, DU Law Entrance Exam, BHU UET, Christ University LET, IPU CET Law, ULSAT, JMI Law, SET Law etc. Of these, CLAT Exam is one of the most popular and toughest national-level entrance exams that paves the way for admission into integrated LLB and LLM programs offered by 19 National Law Universities (NLUs) of India. The exam is conducted on rotational-basis by the NLUs.

Here are complete details related to CLAT exam such as eligibility, important dates, exam pattern, syllabus, application process, admit card, result, etc.

CLAT 2019 Latest Updates - The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2019 will be conducted by the National Law University Odisha on 12th May 2019 (Sunday) at 3:00 PM. The admission notification will release in the 2nd week of December 2018.

CLAT Exam 2019 – Quick Overview

Name of the Exam

Common Admission Law Test (CLAT)

Exam Conducting Authority

National Law University Odisha

Official website

Purpose of the examination

Admission to UG and PG law courses

Occurrence of the examination

Once a year

Examination type

National level

Mode of examination

Computer Based Test

CLAT Exam 2019 Important Dates



Issue of Admission Notification

2nd week of December 2018

Submission of online application form begins

1st week of January 2019

Last Date for submission of online Application form

Last week of March 2019

Download admit card/hall ticket

From 4th week of April 2019

CLAT 2019 online examination

12 May 2019 (Sunday) - Announced

Answer key publication

2nd week of May 2019

Challenge answer key

3rd week of May 2019

Final Answer Key Publication

4th week of May 2019

Result Declaration

End of May 2019

 After result declaration, counselling sessions will be conducted for seat allotment. Here is the tentative schedule for counselling:

Important Dates for CLAT 2019 Seat Allotment



Publication of 1st list for the seat allotment

1st week of June 2019

Payment of counselling fee (₹ 50,000/-) and admission

2nd week of June 2019

Publication of 2nd allotment list

2nd week of June 2019

Date of counselling and admission (for those whose name appear in the 2nd allotment list for the first time)

3rd week of June 2019

Publication of 3rd list

4th week of June 2019

Date of counselling and admission

4th week of June 2019

Admission status offered by the participating NLUs in the CLAT

1st week of July 2019

Closure of admission process

1st week of July 2019

CLAT Exam 2019 Pattern & Syllabus

CLAT 2019 Exam Pattern

The CLAT Exam is conducted for admission to both UG and PG courses. The exam pattern is different for both UG and PG courses. However, there are some similarities which are as follows:

  • Mode of Exam: Computer Based Test
  • Medium of Question Paper: English
  • Type of Questions: Objective Type Questions
  • Scheme of marking: 1 mark for every correct answer. ¼ mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • Duration of exam: 2 hours

 CLAT Exam Pattern for UG Courses

The exam will consist of 5 sections of total 200 questions. The distribution of questions and marks is as follows:


Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

General Knowledge & Current Affairs



Legal Aptitude



Logical Reasoning



English (including comprehension)



Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)






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CLAT Exam Pattern for PG Courses

The exam will consist of 3 sections of total 150 questions. The distribution of questions and marks is as follows:


Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Constitutional Law






Remaining topics such as Torts, Contract, IPR, International Law, Criminal Law, etc






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CLAT 2019 Syllabus

Syllabus for UG Courses

General Knowledge & Current Affairs: Questions on National and International current events.

Legal Aptitude: Question on legal propositions, candidate’s knowledge of the law, problem-solving skills, and research aptitude.

Logical Reasoning: Questions on patterns, logical links, rectify illogical arguments, syllogism, analogies, logical sequences, etc. No questions on visual reasoning.

English (including comprehension): Questions on comprehension passages, the meaning of words therein, fill in the blanks with appropriate words, correction in grammatically incorrect sentences, etc.

Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability): Questions on Mathematics studied up to 10th standard.

Syllabus for PG Courses

Read the syllabus of the subjects as studied in UG degree.

CLAT Exam 2019 Eligibility

Candidate must fulfil certain criteria to become eligible for the exam. Scroll down to know the details:

Eligibility Conditions for UG Courses

  • A candidate should have done the 12th standard or equivalent from any recognised Board with a minimum aggregate of 45% marks. The reserved category candidate (SC/ST) is required to score only 40% to become eligible for the exam.
  • Those candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination are also eligible to appear for the CLAT 2019 exam. However, at the time of admission, such candidates should submit their passing certificate.
  • There will be no upper age limit in CLAT 2019.

Eligibility for the PG Courses

  • A candidate should have passed LL.B/Five-year integrated LL.B/any other equivalent exam with a minimum of 55% marks. Candidates who belong to the reserved categories (SC/ST) should have a score of 50% marks in the qualifying exam.
  • Those candidates who are in the final year of the qualifying exam are also eligible to apply for CLAT 2019. But, at the time of admission, such candidates should produce their passing certificate.
  • There is no upper age limit in CLAT 2019 for PG courses admissions.

CLAT Exam 2019 Application Process

Application Form for CLAT Exam 2019

Candidates can apply for the exam only through the online mode; there is no other mode for registration. Application for the CLAT Exam 2019 will begin from the first week of January 2019 and will continue till the end of March 2019. Candidate should keep a print-out of the confirmation page for future use.

How to Apply?

  • Candidate should visit the official website of the exam
  • Click on the button "Apply Online". You will be redirected to the registration page.
  • Click on the "Click Here for New Registration" button on the top right of the page.
  • Complete the registration process by providing your basic details. Please make sure that you enter correct details as per your class X mark sheet.
  • After the registration process is complete, you will receive your registration id and password on the email id provided.
  • Now, you can use these credentials to complete the registration process.
  • A candidate should fill all the required column of the application form such as Educational Qualifications, Address, Mother’s Name, and Father’s Name etc.
  • Along with the Application, Form candidate should upload the scanned copy of his photograph and signature. Please make sure that the images meet the specified format and size.
  • Candidate should also upload the scanned copies of his Identification card and Certificates.
  • After making the application fee payment, the registration process will be complete.

Application Fee

Every applicant is required to pay the application fee. The application process will be considered incomplete without application fee payment. Once paid, the application fee will not be refunded. Following are the details of the application fee for different categories (as per 2018 official notification):


Application Fee

General/ OBC/SAP

₹ 4000


₹ 3500

If candidates want to get previous years' question paper, they are required to pay an additional price of ₹ 500.

Mode of Application Fee Payment

  • The application fee can be paid through both online and offline mode. Online it can be paid by Debit Card/ Credit Card/pay wallet/RuPay/Net Banking etc. Offline payment can be made through e-challan generated online. Such payments are to be made in CASH only.
  • Candidates have to bear the bank transaction charges themselves for both online and offline payment.

Other Details

CLAT Admit Card

Candidates can download the admit cards from the 4th week of April 2019 onwards from the official CLAT website. Take a print-out of the hall ticket/admit card, read the instructions given on the admit card carefully. Make sure you follow all the instructions written therein. Do not forget to carry your admit card to the examination centre.

CLAT Result 2019

CLAT 2018 result has been declared at the official website on 31st May 2018. The result for CLAT 2019 will be declared at the end of May 2019. Centralised online counselling will be conducted after the CLAT result. Seats will be allotted on the basis of CLAT rank, the order of preference, categories selected by the candidate and the number of seats available in each NLU.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q. When will be the CLAT 2019 Exam held?

The exam will be held on 12th May 2019 (Sunday) from 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM.

Q. When can one avail the application form of CLAT 2019 Exam?

One can get the application form from the first week of January 2019.

Q. How many colleges are participating in CLAT 2019 Exam?

19 National Law Universities (NLUs) are participating in the exam.

Q. Who is the exam conducting authority for CLAT 2019 Exam?

The National Law University Odisha, India is the exam conducting authority for CLAT 2019 exam.

Q. How much is the application fee for CLAT 2019 Exam?

The Application fee for General category candidates is ₹ 4000 and for reserved category candidates, it is ₹ 3500.

Q. What is the Upper age limit for the CLAT exam?

There is no upper age limit for CLAT 2019 exam.

Q. What is the exam pattern for the CLAT Exam?

The exam has objective type questions.

Q. Is there any way to correct the application form?

For a few days, the correction window will be opened during which candidates can rectify their application form.

Q. What is the medium of the exam?

The medium of the exam is English.

Q. What is the mode of the CLAT Exam?

It will be a computer-based exam.

Q. How to get the admit card of CLAT Exam?

Download the CLAT exam admit card from the official website.


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The CLAT 2019 exam is expected to be conducted on 12th May 2019. The cut-off for the exam will be released through the official website.