CLAT 2020 Common Law Admission Test

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What is CLAT ?

The Common Law Admission Test abbreviated as CLAT is an all India entrance test conducted by 19 participating National Law Universities/Institutes (NLUs) for admissions to five-year integrated undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs offered.  CLAT examination is conducted on a 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 have to qualify the examination first.

  This year CLAT 2019 will be conducted by NLUO Cuttack and the examination is scheduled on Sunday, May 12, 2019. The confirmation is given on January 13, 2019. The authority has announced CLAT 2019 Important Dates for aspirants and also suggested them to be keeping a track of official website for further information.   The last date to fill CLAT 2019 Application form is March 31, 2019, and no further application will be entertained. Also, it is important to note that the application process of CLAT 2019 is completely online and no other mode of application process is available. CLAT 2019 Admit card will also be available online on the official website in the month of April 2019. 

CLAT 2020 Important Dates

As announced by NLUO Cuttack, CLAT 2019 will be conducted on May 12, 2019. All the information regarding the dates will be released from time to time on the official website and candidates are requested to keep a track on the same to be aware of the changes in date.  CLAT 2019 is an annual exam conducted for admissions in law courses of undergraduate as well as the postgraduate programme. There are certain events regarding CLAT 2019, a final date is not available and we have mentioned the tentative dates here for the candidates to be aware of the probable date. Kindly note that the tentative dates are subject to change depending upon the notifications released as per NLUO.



Release of official Notification

October 4, 2018

Online registration for CLAT 2019 starts from

January 1, 2019 (Tentative)

Payment of CLAT 2019 Application Fee starts from

January 1, 2019 (Tentative)

Last date of online registration for CLAT 2019

April 15, 2019 

Fee payment of CLAT 2019 ends

April 15, 2019 

Release of CLAT 2019 admit card

Third week of April 2019

Commencement of CLAT 2019 offline exam

May 12, 2019

Release of provisional CLAT answer key

Second week of May 2019

Release of final CLAT answer key

Third week of May 2019

Announcement of CLAT 2019 result

Last week of May 2019

Commencement of CLAT 2019 counselling

First week of June 2019

CLAT 2019 counselling ends on

First week of July 2019

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CLAT 2020 Eligibility

Candidates aspiring to appear for CLAT 2019 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 2020 Application Procedure

CLAT Application Process comprises the 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.

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Application Fees

The CLAT 2019 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 2019 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 2020 Admit Card

  • CLAT 2019 admit cards were released in April 2019.
  • 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2019 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 2019 Cut Off will soon be released by the Board after the release of CLAT 2019 Result.

Here are the details about CLAT 2018 Cut Off to provide an idea about the CLAT 2019 expected cut off

National Law University

2018 cut off

Ranking 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 Orissa




CLAT 2020 Counseling Details

  • CLAT Committee is conducting CLAT 2019 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 2020 Selection Procedure

Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their CLAT 2019 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

CLAT 2019 will be conducted in all major cities as mentioned below:
  • 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


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Courses Under CLAT 2020

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. 

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  • 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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