CLAT 2019 Common Law Admission Test

Last Updated: 25th Oct, 2018
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What is CLAT ?

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance test conducted by 19 National Law Universities/Institutes (NLUs) for admissions to five-year integrated undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs. CLAT 2018 was successfully conducted on May 13,...

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance test conducted by 19 National Law Universities/Institutes (NLUs) for admissions to five-year integrated undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs. CLAT 2018 was successfully conducted on May 13, 2018 by National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS Kochi). TheCLAT Result is expected to be released on May 31, 2018. The Result will provide the Qualifying status of the aspirants and can be viewed only by the registered candidates. The candidates aspiring to view their CLAT 2018 results are required to visit the official website of CLAT.

CLAT examination is conducted on the rotational basis by the participating National Law Universities of India. The Law aspirants who wish to seek admission in BA LLB (Hons.), BSc LLB (Hons.), BBA LLB (Hons.) BSW LLB (Hons.), B. Com. LLB (Hons.) and LLM Programmes offered by NLUs of India. From this year the CLAT 2018 scores will be accepted by 19 NLUs.  

CLAT 2019 Important Dates

Notification Date 04-Oct-2018
Registration Starts on 01-Jan-2019
Registration Ends on 31-Mar-2019
Exam Starts on 12-May-2019

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CLAT 2019 Eligibility

Candidates aspiring to appear for CLAT 2018 must satisfy the following requirements: 

  • Candidate must have passed Intermediate (10+2) or its equivalent from a recognized Board with minimum 50% marks in aggregate
  • A relaxation of 5% will be provided to the candidates of reserved category i.e. 45% in case of SC/ST/OBC and PWD
  • Candidates who are still appearing for 10+2 equivalent exam are also eligible.
  • During the time of admission, the candidate is required to produce evidence of their passing examination.

CLAT 2019 Application Procedure

CLAT Application Process comprises following steps:

Step 1: Creating ID

The candidate aspiring to appear for CLAT examination must select the course in which they seek to attain admission. After selecting the course, provide the required information such as their Full Name, Father's Name, Mother's Name, Date of Birth, Email ID and Mobile Number. After providing these details an application number will be generated along with the registration slip.

The Username and Password generated at this stage will be used while registration. The candidate must notice that the mobile number provided during this stage will be registered and further notifications will be sent to the same number.

While providing this information, the candidate is advised to cross-check the details as the information once saved cannot be edited later.

Application Fees

The CLAT 2018 Registration Fees is different for the candidates of General Category and Reserved Category. The NLUs considers OBC and Other Categories under Unreserved Category.

Here are the details about CLAT 2018 Application Fees:

Unreserved/OBC/PWD and Other Categories 4000 INR
SC/ST 3500 INR
  • The above application fee includes the cost of online application form and e-brochure.
  • Previous year e-Question Papers of CLAT shall be available on the payment of Rs. 250/- only (Non-refundable / non-adjustable). For this, the mode of payment is Online only.

Fees Payment

CLAT 2019 Registration Fees can be paid through Online as well as Offline Mode of payment. 

Online Mode Includes:

  • Debit Card 
  • Credit Card
  • Net banking

Offline Mode Includes:

  • Bank Challan

CLAT 2019 Admit Card

  • CLAT 2018 admit cards were released on 20 April 2018.
  • The admit card was issued online and no hard copies were delivered.
  • The candidates were able to download their admit card from the official website of CLAT by entering their Login id and password.

CLAT 2019 Preparation Tips

Looking at the entire preparation subject wise, here are the objectives and the work you need to put in to achieve them:


The English section will test the candidate's proficiency in English based comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be questioned on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein etc. The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling in of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc. Go through the word list of the Module, words of one letter of the alphabet per day, and tick those words that you are not familiar with. Use those words in your conversation or in any writing. Do read a good newspaper, like the Hindu, every day without fail and a news magazine like the Frontline. This, in any case, is essential for your GK preparation. You will come across words that you are not too familiar with or have not come across earlier. You have to note such words in your English notebook, look up the meaning, and do what has been given above for new words.

General Knowledge/Current Affairs:

CLAT 2019 Exam Pattern

The test will consist of 200 multiple choice questions (MCQs).

The questions cover the following topics:

  •  English Language Comprehension
  •  Logical Reasoning
  •  General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  •  Legal Aptitude
  •  Elementary Mathematics

CLAT 2019 Syllabus

CLAT Examination is conducted through online mode.

CLAT 2019 Question Paper will comprise of 200 questions further sub-sectioned into 5 topics. 

CLAT 2019 Question paper will carry the following sub-sections:

  • English
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  • Mathematics
  • Legal Aptitude 
  • Logical Reasoning


You will be tested in terms of vocabulary, proficiency and the usage errors made in the language across following types:

  1. Antonyms, synonyms, and analogies

         2. Idioms

         3. Phrases, fill in the blanks, cloze tests

         4.Rearrangement of sentences and words

         5. Common usage errors, spelling, use of inappropriate words

GK and Current Affairs:

News which are of importance in the national and international context for the past one year need to be understood in-depth. These

CLAT 2018 Question Paper Analysis

The CLAT 2018 was on the same lines as CLAT 2017. It was slightly difficult than last year.

  • English: Unexpectedly, English was a bit tough this year. There were 10 tricky sentence correction questions out of the total 40 questions. The passage questions were also on the easier side. Attempting 35 questions would have been a safe bet.
  • Logical Reasoning: It was an easy section with many questions on analytical reasoning, analogy, verbal reasoning. There were very few questions on statement argument and hence the section was not very tough.
  • Mathematics: It was a tough part but not impossible. Arithmetic dominated the paper and there were questions from every topic like speed, aptitude probability etc.

CLAT 2019 Study Material

  • Books like RS. Agarwal for Mathematics and Reasoning.
  • Universal guide to LLB  by Arihant for general preparation.
  • Books like Pratiyogita Darpan for current affairs.
  • A.P Bhardwaj is also a useful book for this exam.

CLAT 2019 Result

CLAT 2018 Result is expected to be released on May 31, 2018.

To check the result, candidates had to visit the official website of the university conducting the exam. NUALS, Kochi was the conducting body this year.

Steps to view CLAT 2018 Results:

  • Visit the official website of CLAT i.e
  • Enter your email id, password, and other required information 
  • Click on the Login Link
  • Your scorecard along with CLAT 2018 Result will appear on the screen
  • Download it and save for future reference

CLAT Cut-Offs

CLAT 2018 Cut Off will soon be released by the Board.

Here are the details about CLAT 2017 Cut Off to provide an idea about the CLAT 2018 expected cut off

National Law University

2017 cut off

Ranksng ranks

National Law University 



National Academy of Legal Studies and research



West Bengal National University of Judicial sciences



NLU Jodhpur



NLU Gujarat



Ram Manohar Lohia NLU



Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law



Chanakya NLU



NLU odissa




Click here for CLAT 2015 cutoffs

CLAT 2019 Counseling Details

  • CLAT Committee is conducting CLAT 2018 Counselling. The Counselling has begun from the first week of June. It is an online process and candidates have to choose and lock in their preferred choices at the specified date.
  • The candidates have to also a deposit an amount of 50,000 INR to show their interest in the counseling. The candidate can drop the seat offered, lock or upgrade.He/she must have participated in the previous counseling to upgrade.
  • Candidates who withdraw before the date mentioned in the prospectus will get their counseling fee back after a deduction of 10,000 INR.
  • There will be four lists published(subject to availability). The candidates must report to the NLU selected and confirm their seat before the 30th of June.
  • The CLAT admissions office will also close on the 6th of July and no admissions will take place after that.

CLAT 2019 Selection Procedure

Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their CLAT 2018 Score.

In the case of a tie, the tie will be broken in the following way:

  1. Higher marks in legal studies
  2. Elder in age
  3. A computerized draw of lots.



Number of Seats

CLAT All India Seats (UG) in 19 NLUs


State wise total Seats


Special Category Seats


Total Seats Under CLAT 2018 (UG)



There are reservations on the basis of domiciles.The candidates have to go to the prospectus of each National Law University to know about their reservations.Some law universities offer horizontal reservation for women.However, there are no common rules.Each university follows the rules prescribed by the state governments.

Documents to be Carried

The CLAT counseling is mostly done through an online procedure. The candidates have to lock in their choices in the month of June and report at the NLU's at the designated date.

The candidate must report with all the necessary documents listed below:

  1. CLAT admit card
  2. CLAT scorecard
  3. Class 10th Marksheet
  4. Class 12th Marksheet
  5. Category/NRI/specially abled certificates and documents must be carried. 

Test Centres

  • Agra
  • Ahmedabad
  • Allahabad
  • Amritsar
  • Bangalore
  • Bhopal
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Cuttack
  • Dehradun
  • Delhi
  • Gandhinagar
  • Gangtok
  • Ghaziabad
  • Gorakhpur
  • Greater Noida
  • Gurgaon
  • Guwahat
  • Haldwani
  • Hyderabad
  • Imphal
  • Indore
  • Jaipur
  • Jammu
  • Jodhpur
  • Kochi
  • Kolkata
  • Kurukshetera
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai
  • Noida
  • Patiala
  • Patna
  • Raipur
  • Ranchi
  • Shillong
  • Shimla
  • Srinagar
  • Tiruchirappalli
  • Varanasi
  • Vijaywada
  • Visakhapatnam


A record number of 50,000 applicants applied for the CLAT exam in 2018. This was around a 13%increase in the number of applicants from last year.

Exam Toppers


A science student, realisedRajat discovered his true calling after completing class 12th and decided to take up realized hiss interests didnt lie in engineering.He dropped a year, took coaching, worked hard and succeeded with flying colours as the exam topper. He stayed away from all distractions for a year and studied diligently, giving at least 6-7 hours.This was his first attempt at CLAT and AILET.He has also secured the 12th rank in AILET.He kept himself updated for GK by reading newspapers and read 'word power made easy' for the English section.

Courses Under CLAT 2019

CLAT Examination provides admission to Under Graduate as well as Post Graduate programmes.

Courses offered by the colleges accepting CLAT scores are following:

  • B. A. LLB. (Hons)
  • B. Sc. LLB (Hons)
  • BBA LLB (Hons)
  • BSW LLB (Hons)
  • B. Com. LLB (Hons)
  • LLM Programmes

The CLAT Score is accepted by 19 National Law Universities offering 632 Seats in LLM and 2352 Seats in LLB

What's New ?

According to the notification issued by the Bar Council of India, the students above 20 years of age in case of NRI/UR category and those above 22 years in the Sc/ST/PwD categories will not be eligible to apply for the undergraduate program. In a recent turn of events, the Supreme Court of India has stayed this order. The candidates above this age can apply but their final selection will be in the hands of the Supreme Court after the hearing scheduled for the third week of July. 

Top Colleges accepting CLAT 2019

Course: Integrated Law
Fees: Rs. 2,01,000 /-
Duration : 5 years
Course: Integrated Law
Fees: Rs. 5,00,000 /-
Duration : 5 years
Course: Integrated Law
Fees: Rs. 7,29,000 /-
Duration : 5 years
Course: Integrated Law
Fees: Rs. 3,20,000 /-
Duration : 5 years
Course: Integrated Law
Fees: Rs. 10,03,600 /-
Duration : 5 years
Course: Integrated Law
Fees: Rs. 6,90,950 /-
Duration : 5 years
Course: Integrated Law
Fees: Rs. 65,000 /-
Duration : 5 years
Course: Integrated Law
Fees: Rs. 5,50,000 /-
Duration : 5 years
Course: Integrated Law
Fees: Rs. 9,83,000 /-
Duration : 5 years


  • What is the mode of CLAT exam?

It is conducted in the Online mode.

  • What is the medium of the exam?

It is conducted only in English 

  • Will I get extra sheets for rough work?

Yes, sheets will be provided at the exam center. However, no digital devices are allowed.

  • How can I get previous year questions on the CLAT website?

Candidates can get previous year questions by paying an extra 400/- INR. They will be able to download the questions but no hard copy will be provided.

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