CLAT 2019 Question Paper, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Syllabus – Common Law Admission Test

CLAT 2019 Question Paper, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Syllabus – Common Law Admission Test

CLAT Consortium of NLU has announced CLAT 2019 Admissions. The online registration for CLAT 2019 will open on 13th January 2019 and close on 31st March 2019. The applications has to be submitted ONLINE on official website clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in. Examination will be held on Sunday, the 12th May 2019 (3:00 PM to 5:00 PM) in OFFLINE mode.

Important Dates for CLAT 2019

  • The online enrollment for CLAT 2019 will open on 13th January 2019 and close on 31st March 2019.
  • The CLAT 2019 examination will be held on Sunday, the 12th May 2019 (3:00 PM to 5:00 PM)

Visit Official Website for CLAT 2019

Click here to visit the Official Website for CLAT 2019 contains all the important information relating to CLAT – 2019 including instructions for making online application, important dates and notes for applicants, categories and reservations, eligibility criteria, subjects and syllabus etc.

Syllabus for CLAT 2019

UG Programme – Syllabus for CLAT 2019

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.
  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, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.

Exam Pattern CLAT 2019

The pattern of Question Paper for the UG Courses in CLAT-2019

  • Maximum Marks
    200
  • Duration of CLAT-2019 Exam
    02:00 Hours
  • Multiple-Choice Questions
    200 questions of one mark each
  • Subject areas with weight-age:
    • English including comprehension
      40 Marks
    • General Knowledge and Current Affairs
      50 Marks
    • Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)
      20 Marks
    • Legal Aptitude
      50 Marks
    • Logical Reasoning
      40 Marks
  • Negative Marking
    0.25 Mark for each wrong answer

The pattern of Question Paper and syllabus for the PG Programme in CLAT-2019

The pattern of the question paper for admission to the Post-Graduate Course for CLAT-2019 is as under:

  • Maximum Marks
    150
  • Duration of CLAT-2019 Exam
    02:00 Hours
  • Multiple-Choice Questions
    100 questions of one mark each
  • Subjective Questions
    50 Marks (Two Essay type questions each of 25 Marks) on the topics of law and contemporary issues
  • Syllabus:
    • Constitutional Law
      40 Marks
    • Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence.
      60 Marks
  • Negative Marking
    0.25 Mark will be deducted for each wrong answer

How To Apply for Admission in CLAT 2019-20

  • The online enrollment for CLAT 2019 will open on 13th January 2019 and close on 31st March 2019.
  • The applications has to be submitted ONLINE only from clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in website.
  • The CLAT 2019 examination will be held on Sunday, the 12th May 2019 (3:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
  • The CLAT 2019 examination will be held in OFFLINE mode
  • The candidates 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 your mobile number is validated, you can login using your mobile number and the password you provided at the time of registration.
  • Please fill the form carefully. The Name of the candidate and the parents should be spelt correctly in the application as it appears in the Certificates/Mark sheets/Identity proof. Any change/alteration found may disqualify your candidature.
  • 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.
  • The candidates are required to read the instructions carefully and furnish correct and authentic information. In case the information furnished at any stage of the application, examination and admission process is found to be false or incorrect or if there is any discrepancy or mismatch between the information furnished by the candidate at the relevant section and the certificates/documents produced at the time of admission, the provisional admission offered to the candidate shall stand cancelled with immediate effect without assigning any further reason and the candidate shall stand disqualified from being considered for further admission to the NLUs by the CLAT Consortium Office.
  • The candidate 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.

Fee For CLAT Entrance Exam 2019

  • Application fees can be paid only online.
  • Application fee for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI candidates : Rs.4,000/-
  • Application fee for SC/ST/BPL category candidates: Rs.3,500/-
  • The cost of previous years’ question papers is Rs.500/- (not included in the CLAT-2019 application fee of Rs.4,000/- or Rs.3,500/- as the case may be.)
  • The candidates themselves will have to bear the bank transaction charges for remitting the fee online. The actual bank transaction charges will be displayed in the payment gateway page after you choose the mode of payment.
  • Application Fees is non-refundable.

Eligibility Criteria for CLAT 2019

UG Programme – Eligibility Criteria for CLAT 2019

  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 – Eligibility Criteria for CLAT 2019

  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.

CLAT 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.
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