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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CLAT 2019 & 2020

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Law is considered one of the most promising and lucrative careers in our country today. Students, who are willing to study law and want admission in a National Law University, are required to write  Common Law Admission Test (CLAT).

CLAT stands for Common Law Admission Test. Before 2019, CLAT exam was conducted by the different National Law Universities (or NLU’s) on a rotational basis. CLAT 2018 was conducted by National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Odisha. Later on, a committee was organized which was headed by NLU Bangalore. Now onus is on this committe to conduct the entrance exam for the most sought after UG PG Law Universities. The CLAT (UG) is the entrance exam for admission to the 5 years integrated law programs offered by the various NLUs. The CLAT (PG) is the entrance exam for admission to their LLM programs.

The official Website of the Consortium of Law which is the examination body too is :

https://clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in/

 

Overall, there are 21 National Law Universities as of now,  in which you can seek admissions.

List of Participating colleges are given below:

  • National Law School of India University (NLSIU)
  • National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law
  • National Law University Jodhpur (NLUJ)
  • The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS)
  • Gujarat National Law University (GNLU)
  • National Law Institute University (NLIU)
  • Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL)
  • National University of Advanced Legal Sciences (NUALS)
  • Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU)
  • Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU)
  • National Law University Odisha (NLUO)
  • National University of Study & Research in Law (NUSRL)
  • Chanakya National Law University
  • National Law University & Judicial Academy (NLUJAA)
  • Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU)
  • The Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS)
  • Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad
  • Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla
  • Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur, MP
  • Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur
  • Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai

 

For more information click the link to visit official website: https://clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in/

 
ELIGIBILITY:

The eligibility is measured on the following grounds:

 

UG Programme

  1. There will be no upper age limit for UG Programme in CLAT 2019.
  2. As regards minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2 or an equivalent examination), the candidates must have secured:
    1. Forty five percent (45%) marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCIcategories
    2. Forty Percent (40%) marks or equivalent in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
  3. Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April, 2019 are also eligible to appear in CLAT-2019 examination. However, they shall be required to produce an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.
  4. The result of the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2) shall be submitted by the candidate at the time of admission failing which the candidate shall be ineligible for admission to the Course.
  5. In case of equal marks, the break of tie shall be by the following procedure and order as under:
    1. Higher marks in the component /section on legal aptitude in the CLAT-2019 exam;
    2. Higher age;
    3. Computerised draw of lots.

 

PG Programme

  1. An LL.B Degree or an equivalent examination with a minimum of Fifty five percent (55%) of marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories and Fifty percent (50%) of marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
  2. Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in April/May 2019 are also eligible to apply.
  3. No upper age limit is prescribed for appearing in CLAT-2019.

 

Exam Pattern:

The national law entrance exam will be of two hours duration.

  • MODE OF EXAM: OFFLINE
  • NUMBER OF SECTIONS: In LLB- 5 Sections and In LLM – 3 sections
  • Nature of Questions:Objective type (MCQs)

 

EXAM PATTERN FOR B.A LL.B PROGRAM:

The section wise distribution is mentioned below:

SECTIONS

NO. OF QUESTIONS

MARKS

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

40

40

NUMERICAL ABILITY

20

20

LEGAL APTITUDE

50

50

LOGICAL REASONING

40

40

GENERAL KNOWELEDGE

50

50

TOTAL

200 QUESTIONS

200 MARKS

NOTE: NEGATIVE MARKING 0.25 MARKS FOR EACH WRONG ANSWER 

 

EXAM PATTERN FOR LLM PROGRAM:

SUBJECTS

NO. OF QUESTIONS

MARKS

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

50

50

JURISPRUDENCE

50

50

 Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR 

50

50

TOTAL

150

150

 

UG Programme

Scope and coverage of questions under different subject areas:

1. English including comprehension:

The English section will test the candidate's proficiency in English based on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be assessed 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 of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.

2. General Knowledge and Current Affairs:

The General knowledge will be evaluated on the general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test the candidate's on their knowledge of national and international current affairs.

3. Mathematics:

This section will test the candidate's knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e., maths taught upto 10th Class/Standard. This portion consists of various topics like compound interest and simple interest, profit and loss, number system, time and work, Time and Distance, discount, Average, Ration and Proportion etc.

4. Legal Aptitude:

This section will test the candidate’s interest towards the study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability. Questions may include legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be “true” in the real sense, candidates will have to assume the “truth” of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.

5. Logical Reasoning:

The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate’s ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It may include a variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, direction, sitting Arrangement, Ranking and ordering, calendar, blood relations, Puzzles,  logical sequences, analogies, etc.

 

INSTRUCTION TO FILL CLAT APPLICATION FORM:

  1. Registration:Law aspirants will have to register first in order to get a provisional Registration ID and Password.
  2. Scanning and uploading: Login with the provisional ID and Password, and upload the documents as per the defined guidelines. Front facing passport size recent photograph with plain background.
  1. Filling Application Form: Proceed to fill in the other required details in the application form. The information can be entered in any order. The sections are as follows:
    1. Personal Detailslike name, DOB, mobile number, Parent’s name, Postal Address, Gender, category etc.
    2. Qualification Details like marks scored, percentage, passing year, Board name etc.
    3. Preference for NLU as per your preference.
  2. Payment of Application fee : The final step is to pay the stipulated application fee.
  3. Application fees can be paid only Online.
  4. Application fee for General/OBC/ PWD/ NRO/OCI: Rs.4000
  5. Application fee for SC/ST/BPL Category Candidates : Rs. 3500

To Apply online click on the link given below

https://clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in/

                

 

HOW TO DOWNLOAD ADMIT CARD

    The Admit Card/Hall ticket can be downloaded by the candidate by logging into his/her account. The exact date on which the hall tickets will be made available will be intimated on the website.

       CLAT RESULT 2019:

      Visit CLAT Official Website to check the results, carrying the qualifying status of candidates in CLAT 2019. Enter the registered

       Email I.D and Password to access.

       FOLLOW THE STEPS TO CHECK THE RESULT 

      Step 1: Go to the official website of the Common Law Admission Test (clat.ac.in)

      Step 2: Click on ‘Result’ tab.

      Step 3: Enter your Registration No./ Roll No., DOB (dd/mm/yyyy) and security code.

      Step 4: Click on ‘Login’ tab.

      Step 5: View your results.

      To check your result click the link given below :

 

 

PREPARATION TIPS FOR CLAT 2019

  • Exam pattern and syllabus clarity: There should be a clarity of what to study for CLAT 2019 preparation. Understanding the CLAT 2019 syllabus and exam pattern is important. When a law aspirant knows the syllabus, he/she can know how much to study for the national-level law exam. 
  • Regular Revision : Revising is always important. When you revise, you brush-up the already read facts, which further helps in memorising it.
  • Mock Test: The mock tests are the best way to check the subjects, topics and questions in which the law aspirants lag behind. This will help your mental preparation for the actual CLAT 2019 exam day.
  • Do not waste time on social media and other distractions from mobile or internet while you  seriously preparing for CLAT 2019.
  • Extensive Reading: Read more to improve the language. Read books, magazines, journals, newspapers, and novels to enhance your word power and make your expression lucid.
  • Stay Positive : Learn to think positive and stay positive. Remove negative thoughts from your mind by pursuing things that interest you a lot.
  • Speed and Accuracy:  It is the essential tool for clearing any Bank exam. Always try to attempt those questions in which you are sure of your answers. Prevent any negative marking. 
  • Time Management: During the exam preparation and also during the exam, focus on the amount of time you take for a particular question. Students must remember that never waste your time attempting the questions you are not confident of solving.
  • Believe in Yourself: Before appearing in an exam, candidate Believe in yourself because if you dream it you will make it sure.

             

PREVIOUS YEAR PAPER ANALYSIS 2018

CLAT 2018 Topic Wise Analysis

S.No.

Topic

2018

Topic

2018

Topic

2018

Topic

2018

Topic

2018

1

Reading Comprehension

10

Current Affairs-National

10

Arrangements

2 sets    (5 + 2)

Simplifications

3

Contracts

6

2

Critical reasoning

2

Current Affairs-International

5

Blood Relations

1

Percentages

5

Criminal Law-Theft

1

3

Idioms

4

Current Affairs-Contemporary Economic Development

3

Coding-Decoding

2

Ratio, Mixtures, Averages

3

Torts

7

4

Cloze Test

6

Current Affairs-Sports

5

Number Series

2

TSD, Time & Work

2

Constitution

4

5

Synonyms

3

Current Affairs-Awards

5

Alpha-numeric series

1

Algebra

1

Legal Knowledge

17

6

Similar Meaning Words

3

Current Affairs-Science & Technology

2

Alphabet series

1

Number System

2

Misc. (Statement-Assumption, Reasoning-Assertion)

15

7

Opposite (Inappropriate) Meaning Words

5

Current Affairs- Misc. GK

7

Directions

1

Geometry

1

 

 

8

Summary

2

Current Affairs-Books and Authors

3

LR Distribution (3 variables)

6

Modern Maths

2

 

 

9

Paraphrasing

2

Current Affairs-Important Days

3

Ranking

1

Miscellaneous

1

 

 

10

Identify the incorrect sentence

3

Polity

1

Comparison

1

 

 

 

 

11

 

 

History

2

Clock

1

 

 

 

 

12

 

 

Science

2

Logical Puzzles (Doctors)

2

 

 

 

 

13

 

 

Economy

1

Course of Action

4

 

 

 

 

14

 

 

Misc.

1

Syllogism

2

 

 

 

 

15

 

 

 

 

Critical Reasoning

2

 

 

 

 

16

 

 

 

 

Odd one out

4

 

 

 

 

17

 

 

 

 

Word Arrangements

2

 

 

 

 

 

Total

40

Total

50

Total

40

Total

20

Total

50

 

PREVIOUS YEARS CUT OFF ANALYSIS:

PARTICIPATING NLUs

2018

2017

2016

National Law School of India University

66

59

58

National Academy of Legal Studies and Research

135

130

123

National Law Institute University

386

351

339

West Bengal National University of Judicial Science

260

213

221

National Law University Jodhpur

376

343

347

Hidyatullah National Law University

657

574

555

Gujarat National Law University

494

453

465

Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University

668

627

626

Rajiv Gandhi National  University of Law

924

801

759

Chanakya National Law University

1186

909

911

National University of Advanced Legal Studies

928

826

918

National Law University Odisha

1167

1023

1038

National University of Study and Research in Law

1255

1051

1037

National Law University and Judicial Academy

1556

1124

1103

Tamil Nadu National Law School

1571

1151

1160

Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University

1432

1180

1132

Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai

503

478

466

Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur

1532

1126

NOT PARTICIPATED IN 2017

Maharashtra National Law, Aurangabad

1588

NOT PARTICIPATED IN 2017

NOT PARTICIPATED IN 2017

 

CLAT Opening and Closing Rank :

Here, you can also check the previous years opening and closing ranks of various participating NLUs:

NLU’S

OPENING RANK

CLOSING RANK

NLSIU Bangalore

1

58

NALSAR Hyderabad

13

100

WBNUJS

42

230

NLIU Bhopal

45

245

NLU Jodhpur

132

315

GNLU Gandhinagar

145

430

HNLU Raipur

400

530

RMLNLU Lucknow

350

575

RGNUL Patiala

360

695

MNLU Mumbai

245

700

CNLU Patna

715

810

NLU Odisha

562

830

NUALS Kochi

290

900

NUSRL Ranchi

700

1230

NLUJA Gauhati

1065

1500

TNNLS Trichy

460

1571

DSNLU Vizag

223

1400

MNLU Nagpur

520

1530

MNLU Aurangabad

1250

1580