CLAT Eligibility Criteria | CLAT Eligibility- Age and Qualification


National Law University Odisha(NLUO), Cuttack the regulatory body for CLAT 2019 entrance exam will determine the CLAT eligibility criteria for the common law entrance test. CLAT eligibility criteria for entrance exam 2019 will specify the minimum age of a candidate, academic qualifications, nationality etc, requirements mandatory for fulfillment by all the aspirants. Candidates not meeting CLAT eligibility criteria will be ineligible for the admissions in the law institutes and colleges accepting CLAT scores.

The CLAT exam form for registration will be available in the first week of January 2019. Aspirants seeking admission in the government and private law colleges or courses at the undergraduate & postgraduate level must check the CLAT eligibility criteria before filling up the application form. Any candidate not compiling the eligibility at any stage of the admission will be disqualified from the process.

CLAT 2019 Entrance Exam at Glance

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a single unified entrance test for candidates aspiring to pursue 3 year LLB, 5 years Integrated LLB and LLM. The entrance test for law admissions will be a unanimous National level entrance exam. It is very important for the aspirants to be familiar with the CLAT exam pattern and its eligibility before filling the application form.

.S.No Important Points Overview
1 Full Form CLAT Common Law Admission Test
2 Official Website
3 Conducting Body National Law University Odisha, Cuttack
4 CLAT is conducted for Undergraduate & Post Graduate Degrees (Law )
5 Mode of Exam Offline
6 Duration of Exam 2 hours
7 Syllabus  Past Year Knowledge and Studies
8 Type & No. of Questions MCQ, 200 for undergraduate test and 150 for postgraduate test
9 Total Marks 200
10 Marking Scheme +1 for each correct response; -0.25 for each incorrect response

Check here the details of CLAT 2019 Application form.

What is CLAT Entrance Exam 2019?

The admission to the recognized government and private law institute in India is taken through the CLAT entrance exam. The autonomous exam every year records thousands of aspirants taking the entrance exam for undergraduate and postgraduate law studies.

  • It will be feasible for a candidate to go through the exam pattern before taking it.
  • The candidate appearing/passed 10+2 class from any recognized board is eligible.
  • Candidate should be 17 years of age on 31st December 2019.
  • The CLAT qualified candidates will be called for CLAT counseling and admission process.

CLAT Eligibility 2019

The CLAT eligibility criteria will be different for UG and PG courses. Here let us take a look at the eligibility condition required for both the degree programmes for taking CLAT entrance test.

  1. For LL.B
  2. LL.M

Academic Qualification for LL.B 2019

Class 12/ 10+2 regular study or its equivalent, from a recognized board. The candidates fulfilling below mentioned eligible conditions will be able to give the exam:

  • Candidate passed/appearing class 12 exam.
  • The applicants should have the necessary aggregate marks in the qualifying exam:
    • General/OBC/SAP(Specially Abled Person) Category – a minimum aggregate of 45% marks in the qualifying exam.
    • For SC/ST Categories: A candidate should have minimum 40% aggregate in the qualifying exam.

CLAT Age Limit: The candidate should be minimum 17 years of age as on December 31, 2019.

Academic Qualification for LL.B 2019

Candidate should have studied LL.B/ integrated LL.B/ LL.B Hons or its equivalent at the graduation level. The candidates fulfilling these eligible conditions will be able to give the exam:

  • Candidate passed or appearing in the final semester are eligible to apply for CLAT 2019.
  • The applicants should have the necessary aggregate marks in the qualifying exam:
    • General/OBC/SAP Category –  a minimum of aggregate 55% marks in the graduating exam.
    • For SC/ST category:  A candidate should have a minimum of 50% aggregate in the qualifying exam.

CLAT Eligibility Age: The CLAT organizing authorities does not specify any upper age limit for the CLAT 2019 exam.

CLAT Tie Breaking Cases:

For UG 

  • The candidates scoring higher marks in the particular section on the Legal Aptitude Part of the CLAT 2019 exam.
  • A candidate with a comparatively earlier date of birth will rank higher.
  • The computerized draw of lots.

For PG

  • Age of the candidate: Elder candidate will rank higher.
  • Computerized draw of lots.

CLAT is a National level entrance exam taken for pursuing various undergraduate and postgraduate law courses at government and private colleges in India. The CLAT Exam will be out of 200(UG) and 150(PG), the candidates scoring well will rank higher in the merit list. There will be merit-based counseling after the result of CLAT will be out. The CLAT exam date(tentative) May 12, 2019.