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CLAT INTRODUCTION

  • In line with the recommendations of Law commission of India, an act was passed in 1984, to reform legal education in India.
  • Subsequently, National Law Universities were set up in different states, on the lines of IIMs and IITs, to modernize legal education.
  • The first of its kind was National Law School of India University - Bangalore, set up in 1987. As on date, we have 22(including NLU-Delhi) National Law Universities in our country.
  • Before the introduction of CLAT, every National Law University conducted their own entrance exams which often overlapped with one another, causing a lot of inconvenience to the student community. CLAT was introduced in the year 2008 to overcome this inconvenience.
  • Since then CLAT takers count has been growing at around significantly and crossed 47,000 in 2018. CLAT 2019 will be conducted in paper - pencil mode on 12th May 2019.
Eligibility

Eligibility Criteria as prescribed by the CLAT 2019 committee is as follows:
Educational Qualification for CLAT 2019:

  • Passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with the minimum of:
    • Forty-five percent (45%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved/OBC/SAP categories
    • Forty percent (40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST Category
  • Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in April/May 2019 are also eligible for appearing in CLAT-2019 examination. However, they are required to produce an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission.
  • There is no upper age limit to appear for CLAT 2019.
Exam Pattern

Like any other aptitude test, CLAT is also designed to test the aptitude level of the candidate. The pattern of CLAT remains the same every year.

Mode:Offline (Paper Based)
Question Type:
Multiple Choice Questions
No. of Questions:
200
Duration:
2 Hrs
Marking Scheme:
+1, -0.25

Sectionwise Split up:

Sections Marks
English including Comprehension 40
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 50
Elementary Mathematics 20
Legal Aptitude 50
Logical Reasoning 40


Selection Criteria:

  • CLAT Score
  • Tie Breaking - In the event of equal marks scored by multiple candidates, tie breaking procedure would be as under:
    • Higher Marks in Legal Aptitude
    • Higher Age
    • Computerized draw of lots
Important Dates

Important dates & events in CLAT 2019

Event Date
Commencement of online application 13th January 2019
Last date for application 15th April 2019
CLAT 2019 Date & Time 26th May 2019 (Sunday)
Time: 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm
  • Click here to read Application Guidelines
  • Click here to register for CLAT 2019
  • Application Fees
    • Application fee for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI candidates : Rs.4,000/-
    • Application fee for SC/ST/BPL category candidates: Rs.3,500/-
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