CLAT 2019 Notification: Important dates and related information

The Common Law Admission Test or as it is commonly referred to, ‘CLAT’ is the main exam for admission into any of the 21 National Law Universities. The exam takes place once a year and after the coming in of a Secretariat of NLUs, a permanent website has come into place for better management of the exam. Earlier, CLAT was conducted on a rotational basis by the National Law Universities (NLUs). However, from the year 2019, the exam is being organized by the Consortium of National Law Universities and it is being conducted by NLU, Odisha.

In the previous few years, a lot of controversies have been arising because of the exam being conducted in an online manner such as power cuts, failure of log-in system, slow biometric verification, blank screens, hanging of computer systems, server shutdown, etc. In order to tackle these, a decision was arrived at in the 4th meeting of NLU Consortium in NLSIU, Bangalore that from 2019, the CLAT exam will be conducted in an offline manner. However, if the number of students appearing for the exam increases substantially, then exam may again go back to being online.

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CLAT 2019 Important Dates
Date of Notification December 2018
Online Application 13th January, 2019
Last date of submission 15th April,2019
Issue of Admit Card Mid-April, 2019
CLAT Exam Date 26th May, 2019
CLAT Exam time 3.00-5.00 pm
Uploading of Answer Key Last week of May 2019
Result and Rank List May 31st, 2019- June 30, 2019
Counseling and seat allotment First week of June to First week of July 2019
Payment of CLAT Counseling Fee 10th June, 2019- 14th June, 2019
CLAT 2019 Important Facts
Name of the Exam Common Law Admission Test
Exam Type Undergraduate & Postgraduate
Exam Level National
Exam Mode Offline
Exam Duration 120 minutes
Conducting Authority National Law University, Odisha
Total number of participating institutes All NLU’s except National Law University-Delhi
Total number of seats Approximately 2420

For more information students can visit the CLAT official site: