Consortium of National Law Universities, National Law School of India University, P.O Bag 7201, Nagarbhavi, Bengaluru- 560 072, has invited applications for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2019, organized by it. National Law University, Odisha is the Organising Institute for CLAT 2019.
CLAT 2019 is for admission to the Under-Graduate Five Year Integrated Law Degree [UG] and Post-Graduate (One Year LL.M. Degree) [PG] Programmes in Law (2019-20) in 21 National Law Universities in India.
Participating Universities are the following: (i) National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore (ii) NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad (NALSAR), Hyderabad (iii) National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal (iv) The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata (v) National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur (vi) Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur (vii) Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar (viii) Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow (ix) Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL0, Patiala (x) Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna (xi) National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi (xii) National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack (xii) National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi (xiv) National Law School and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Guwahati, Assam (xv) Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLU), Tiruchirappalli (xvi) Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai (xvii) Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur (xviii) Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla, Himachal Pradesh (ix)Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad (xx) Madhya PradeshDharmashastra National Law University (MPDNLU), Jabalpur(xxi) Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam. The courses available at each University can be seen at the website link of the concerned University.
Nationality: Indian Nationals/NRIs/PIO/OCI seeking admission in either of the UG/PG programmes should appear in CLAT-2019. Foreign Nationals need not appear for the test
Eligibility: UG Programme: Applicant should have passed the 10+2 or an equivalent examination and must have secured 45% marks/equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories and 40% marks or equivalent in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories. There is no upper age limit for admission to the UG Programme in CLAT 2019.
PG Programme: Applicant must have an LL.B Degree or should have passed an equivalent examination with a minimum of 55% marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories and 50% of marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
For both Programmes, there is no upper age limit prescribed. Those 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.
CLAT Scheme: CLAT 2019 examination will be held in the offline mode, from 3 pm to 5 pm on 12th May 2019 (Sunday).
CLAT 2019 for UG/PG will be of 2 hours duration. The Question Paper for the UG Courses in CLAT-2019 will carry a maximum of 200 marks and will have 200 Multiple-Choice Questions of one mark each from (i) English including comprehension (40 Marks) (ii) General Knowledge and Current Affairs (50 Marks) (iii) Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) (20 Marks) (iv) Legal Aptitude (50 Marks) and (v) Logical Reasoning (40 Marks). A wrong answer will get a negative Marking of 0.25 Marks. Detailed syllabus is given at www.clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in
In case of tie in marks, the one having higher marks in the component /section on legal aptitude in the CLAT-2019 exam; higher age in that order will be given higher rank. If the tie continues, computerised draw of lots will be implemented to decide the higher rank.
The Question Paper for the PG Programme in CLAT-2019 will carry a maximum of 150 marks. It will have Multiple-Choice Questions and Subjective Questions. There will be 100 Multiple-Choice Questions of one mark each and Two Essay type questions each of 25 Marks carrying a maximum of 50 Marks. The syllabus for MCQ includes Constitutional Law (40 Marks) and Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence (60 Marks). 0.25 Mark will be deducted for each wrong answer in MCQ s.
Application Fee: Application fee for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI candidates is Rs.4,000/-. It is Rs.3,500/- for SC/ST/BPL category candidates. Application fees can be paid only online.
Application: Online applications can be submitted for CLAT 2019 from 13th January 2019 till 31st March 2019, at www.clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in
Applicants are first required to register themselves at the CLAT-2019 website by using personal mobile number and e-mail Id. Upon registration, an OTP will be sent to the given mobile number for validation. Once mobile number is validated, applicant can login using his/her mobile number and the password provided at the time of registration.
No alteration/editing in the online application form can be done after successful submission/final submission of the form. The information once furnished by the candidate with regard to the category to which the candidate belongs, the preference for the NLUs and the Centre of the Entrance Test submitted by the candidates through online application mode shall be final and no change whatsoever shall be allowed thereafter under any circumstances.
Applicants shall fill his/her preference order for all 21 NLUs at the time of online application itself. No change shall be allowed in the preference once the form is submitted by the candidate.
Documents to be uploaded with the Online Application include (i) Front facing passport size recent photograph with plain background (ii) Signature of the candidate (Photograph and signature need not be attested while submitting the Online Application Form) (iii) Category certificate if applying under SC/ST/OBC (iv) Relevant certificate issued by competent authority if you are applying if candidate is P.W.D (v) Relevant certificate issued by competent authority if coming under BPL category (vi) Relevant certificate for respective State of Domicile. All documents/certificates should be uploaded in pdf format only. The original certificates/documents issued by the competent authority as specified in the brochure are to be submitted to the allotted University in the form and manner as specified by the respective universities at the time of admission.
No hard copy of the filled in online application form is to be sent to the CLAT Consortium Office.
The application form, complete in all respects and after payment of fees must be finally submitted by 11.59 p.m on 31st March, 2019. If a candidate has filled-in more than one online application form, the candidate's last online application form only will be considered. In such cases, the application fee for the previous application forms will not be refunded.
Admit Card/Hall ticket: 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.
Admission Procedure: The admission to UG and PG programmes in participating universities under CLAT-2019 shall be completed through centralised online counselling conducted by the CLAT Consortium Office. The basis of allotment of seats shall be 'merit-cum-preference- CLAT Rank, the order of preference given by the candidate in the CLAT application form, category/categories selected by the candidate in the online application form and the number of seats and their division/break-up as available in each of the participating NLU. Online counselling shall start after the declaration of CLAT-2019 results.
For NRI/Foreign National seats, the applicants may refer to the e-brochures as well as the websites of the respective NLUs for more details. All NRI Category candidates have to appear for the CLAT-2019 examination for those NLUs where such category is admitted through CLAT 2019 rankings and not admitted directly by the concerned Universities.
For details and Prospectus, visit https://clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in/