Common Law Admission Test, also known as CLAT, is a centralized admission test for 21 National Law Universities in India. Additionally, about 43 other educational institutions as well as 2 public sector institutes are allowed to use the scores of CLAT exam. On a yearly basis, CLAT is conducted by one of the 21 law schools in rotation. It happens to be one of the most coveted law entrance examinations in India for students who have completed or are about to complete 12th grade.
The CLAT 2019 exam is expected to be conducted on the 26th of May this year. If you are an aspirant and have applied for this entrance exam, here are some of the important details to know.
CLAT does not have a minimum age limit for the UG or PG programs. Academic qualification includes the criterion that candidates should have passed 10+2 in order to be admitted to one of the law schools. A minimum of 45% score is required for students of general category, whereas students in the reserved category are required to have obtained a minimum of 40% in their 12th grade. Students who are about to appear for the 12th exams in March or April of 2019 are also eligible to appear for CLAT 2019.
CLAT 2019 is expected to be an offline test, basically a pen-paper test. Until last year, it was an online examination; however, this has changed since 2019. CLAT is also expected to have certain subjective questions as against the pattern till date, which had only objective questions. This is a 2-hour exam with 200 questions to attempt and all the questions are multiple-choice questions. For every correct answer, you can score 1 mark and for every incorrect answer, there is a negative marking of 0.25. Topics included in this exam include English, GK, current affairs, numerical ability, legal aptitude, and logical reasoning. Legal aptitude along with GK and current affairs carry the maximum questions at 50 each.
Preparation for CLAT 2019
Experts suggest that every aspiring candidate should devote at least 30 minutes on a daily basis in reading up current affairs. Legal aptitude is also one of the most crucial topics and hence more time should be devoted to this while preparing for the exam. Concepts of law should be clear in order to crack this exam. Good reading on law journals, newspapers, etc. are advised in order to successfully attempt the English vocabulary section. You can score well in Mathematics as long as you devote sufficient time to practice and revision. As far as logical reasoning is concerned, most students can get the answers correct, but time management is crucial to passing the exam.
CLAT 2019 results are expected to be announced by NLU Odisha. Results will be available online and the same can be checked by entering the login credentials. Candidates get a score as well as an All India Rank Card. A merit list is published after successful completion of the exam. NLU Odisha will also declare a cut-off list, which shows the minimum marks required in order to pass the exam.
CLAT 2019 is expected to attract nearly fifty thousand aspirants from across the country out of which roughly about four thousand candidates will make it to one of the top law schools of the country.