CLAT 2019 examination deferred to May 26 from May 12

CLAT 2019 examinationThe Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2019) has been deferred to May 26 from May 12 (as decided earlier). The decision to extend the entrance test date was taken on Monday in view of the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections. The sixth phase of the Lok Sabha polls will be held on May 12, says an HT report. The date to apply for the exam has also been extended to April 15. Earlier, the last date to apply for the exam was March 31, noted the report.

CLAT 2019 Convenor and Vice-Chancellor of National Law University, Odisha, Dr Srikrishna Deva Rao confirmed to the daily that the examination has been deferred due to the upcoming Lok Sabha elections starting next month.

“As phase six of the elections were scheduled on May 12 – date of the CLAT 2019 examination – the CLAT consortium changed the date to May 26. The last date for submission of applications to has been changed to April 15 from March 31,” he said.

The application process for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2019 began on January 13. Candidates can apply for CLAT 2019 exam online at the new website of CLAT

CLAT is the entrance examination to get admission in any of the National Law Universities (NLUs) across India. This year, the examination is being conducted by NLU, Cuttack (Odisha).


Undergraduate courses

  • Students applying for the five-year integrated law degree should have cleared class XII or equivalent with a minimum of 45 per% marks
  • For candidates belonging to SC or ST category, the minimum marks requirement is 40%
  • There is no upper age limit for CLAT UG courses.

Postgraduate courses

  • Students appearing in CLAT 2019 for postgraduate courses need have at least 50% marks in LLB degree
  • A relaxation of 5% is allowed for SC and ST category candidates
  • Here’s the direct link to visit the new website of CLAT


The Consortium of National Law Universities with the aim of improving the standard of legal education in the country and justice system through legal education was established on 19th August 2017 with its headquarters in NLSIU, Bengaluru and Prof. R. Venkata Rao, Vice-Chancellor as President and Prof. Faizan Mustafa, Vice-Chancellor, NALSAR, as Vice-President.

The Consortium is intended to provide for better coordination amongst National Law Schools to achieve the highest standards of legal education in the country. 21 National Law Universities have joined the Consortium as founder members.

On October 3, 2018, in keeping with the terms of MoU, Prof. R. Venkata Rao, Vice-Chancellor, NLSIU handed over the charge to Prof. Faizan Mustafa, Vice-Chancellor, and NALSAR, as the President and Prof. V. Vijayakumar, Vice-Chancellor, NLIU, Bhopal, as Vice-President.


  • To lay down the highest standards of legal education for the member Universities and to make the Indian Law Schools comparable with the best International Institutions of legal education

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