Revised Method for CLAT 2019 exams Pen-Paper mode, Syllabus, Dates

CLAT 2019 – In pen- paper mode, the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) will be held on May 12. On January 10, online registration for CLAT will begin. In 21 National Law Universities in India, the test will be held for granting admission to a five-year integrated law degree and one year LLM degree. For the five year course, 10+2 pass candidates are eligible to apply and those with LLB degree are eligible to apply for the LLM degree. Additionally, candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in April/May 2019, are also eligible to apply. March 31 is officially the last date for submission of application.

Pen-paper Mode 

At National Law School of India University (NLSIU) this year, CLAT will be held Bangalore in pen-paper (offline) mode and the decision was taken last year at the 4th meeting of the National Law University (NLU) Consortium.

The demand for a re-exam was the major rationale to increase the number of exam centres following the technical glitches during online exams upon the number of candidates who apply for the exam.  The decision to prepare a question bank for the exam was also taken in order to improve the quality of the exam.


On May 13 last year, a total of 54, 450 candidates took the CLAT. Due to power cuts, login issues, sudden shutdowns and slow computers, soon after the exam, over 400 candidates had complained that they had lost around 10 to 15 minutes of time. A re-examination had been demanded by the candidates. Whatsoever, to award compensatory marks to students who lost time due to technical glitches, the Supreme Court had directed the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, which conducts the exam.

Exam Pattern

In offline mode conducted by National Law University Odisha, Cuttack, Candidates will have to attempt the paper. Candidates will be given multiple choice where they need to mark any one of the four choices given.

200 questions to attempt will be given to the candidates appearing in CLAT 2019 for seeking admission into the undergraduate law programmes. It will also be given to aspirants of postgraduate law programmes will be given 150 questions to attempt to qualify CLAT 2019 where they will be tested out of total marks of 200 for BA LLB and 150 marks for LLM programme.

The significance of CLAT exam pattern 2019

At the preparation phase, aspirants of CLAT 2019 might think that why it is so important to look at the exam pattern of CLAT 2019. To know all the nitty-gritty of the law entrance examination quiet before, CLAT 2019 Exam Pattern helps the candidates. Moreover, while preparation, it also lets the candidates know their strongest and the weakest section. After a certain period of time, having marking schemes on the top helps candidates to know their status. For the convenience of the candidates at the time of preparation, CLAT Exam Pattern 2019 includes subjects and their distribution.

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