CLAT PG 2019 Eligibility, Syllabus, Application process, Exam Dates

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The CLAT PG 2019 exam is conducted by one of the NLUs for admission to postgraduate law programmes – LLM programs in all the participating NLUs.

As of 2019, nineteen NLUs will be participating in the CLAT exam and the exam itself will be conducted by NLU Odisha, Cuttack.

The NLUs which will offer admissions through the CLAT PG 2019 are :

National Law School of India University, Bangalore
National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad
National Law Institute University, Bhopal
West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences, Kolkata
National Law University, Jodhpur
Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
Ram Manohar Lohiya National law University, Lucknow
Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala
Chanakya National Law University, Patna
National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi
National Law University Odisha, Cuttack
National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi
National Law University and Judicial Academy, Guwahati
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Vishakhapatnam
Tamil Nadu National Law School, Trichy
Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai
Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur
Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad

Note : NLU Delhi and HPNLU Shimla do not participate in the CLAT PG 2019 exam. They will conduct their own seperate entrance exams – the AILET PG 2019 and the HPNLET PG 2019 respectively.

Private Colleges offering admissions through the CLAT PG 2019

Apart from the NLUs, there are several private colleges which will also use the CLAT PG 2019 scores for their own LLM program admissions.

The list of Private Colleges using the CLAT PG 2019 scores is as below :
Alliance School of Law, Bangalore
Asian Law College, Noida
Amity University, Noida
Azim Premji University, Bengaluru
Delhi Institute of Rural Development (D.I.R.D.), Holambi, Delhi
Disha Law College, Raipur
Galgotias University, Greater Noida
Geeta Institute of Law, Panipat
Harlal School of Law, Greater Noida
IFIM Law College, Bengaluru
Indore Institute of Law, Indore
Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmadabad
Jagannath University, Jaipur
JECRC University, Jaipur
JIMS Engineering Management Technical Campus School of Law, Greater Noida
Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida
Maharaja Surajmal Brij University, Bharatpur
Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad
Manipal University, Jaipur
MATS University, Raipur
Mewar University, Chittorgarh
Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies [NMIMS] (Deemed to be University), Mumbai
NIMT Institute of Method & Law (NIMT Vidhi Evam Kanun Sansthan), Delhi NCR
Prestige Institute of Management & Research, Indore
RNB Global University, Bikaner
Ramaiah Institute of Legal Studies (RILS), Bengaluru
Renaissance Law College, Indore
School of Law, THE NorthCap University, Gurugram, Haryana
Shri Vaishnav Institute of Law, Indore
Siddhartha Law College, Dehradun
SRM University, Haryana
Vivekanand Global University, Jaipur

PSU Recruitment through CLAT PG 2019

Another aspect of the CLAT PG 2019 that makes it quite popular among students is the fact that some of the PSUs will recruit candidates for various Legal roles on the basis of the CLAT PG scores.

PSUs that have recruited in the past through the CLAT PG

  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
  • Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL)
  • National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) Oil India Limited (OIL)
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)
  • Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL)

However, not all of these PSUs are confirmed participants. They will publish their official notifications either before or shortly after the CLAT PG 2019 is conducted.

Depending on the organization, the roles that are filled through the CLAT PG 2018 are Assistant Legal Advisor, Executive Trainee (Law), Law Officer (El Level) – which are junior executive roles within the Legal Service cadre.

The packages offered by these PSUs can be anywhere between Rs. 9 lakhs to Rs. 15 lakhs per annum and other benefits + perks as applicable.

CLAT PG 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Age limit criteria : There is no upper age limit for applying for the CLAT PG 2019 exams.

Academic qualification : Candidates must have passed a BCI recognized 3 year LLB / 5 year Integrated LLB, securing a minimum of 55% marks for candidates from General / OBC / Specially Abled Persons and other categories & a minimum of 50% marks for candidates from SC / ST categories.

The candidate must have passed/appeared in the final semester/final year examination of the qualifying examination on the date of his/her admission.

In case of candidates who have appeared in the qualifying examination, he/she may submit his/her final result of qualifying examination within the time frame prescribed by the respective University/institute. Till then such candidates may be given provisional admission.

Nationality of applicants for the CLAT PG 2019

Indian National/ NRI / NRI Sponsored candidates can apply for the CLAT PG 2019 exam. The NRI quota is applicable only in NLUs where the specific provision has been created and the overall numbers are at the discretion of the NLU. If NRI category is not specifically designated, candidates can apply in any of the other applicable categories.

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CLAT PG 2019 exam dates

This is the tentative schedule of the CLAT PG 2019 and the exam dates will be updated once the official notification is released. Candidates can use these tentative timelines to plan their preparation and ensure that they do not clash with any personal or professional commitments.

Key eventsDates
Admission Notification Release25th December 2018
Application Process starts from1st January 2019
Last date for submission of application forms31st March 2019
Downloading of Admit Card Starts15th April 2019
Date of CLAT Entrance Exam15th May 2019
Answer Key Release20th May 2019
Grievance redressal on answer keys21st to 25th May 2019
Uploading of amended or finalized answer keys27th May 2019
Result / Ranks or Merit List Declaration31st May 2019
First list of the Seat Allocation matrix5th June 2019
Start of the online counseling process10th June 2019
CLAT PG 2019 Application Form

The application form will be available from the officially announced date through the official CLAT website at http://clat.ac.in

There is no offline application process; the complete process will be online only.

Application Start Date : The application process is expected to start from the 1st of January 2019.

Other instructions for filling up the CLAT PG 2019 application form :

  • All details should be filled in accurately to ensure that theere is no mismatch at a later date leading to rejection of application
  • Upload your scanned photograph (Dimensions: 200×230 pixels & Size: 20KB to 50KB)
  • Upload scanned Signature (Dimensions: 140×60 pixels & Size: 10KB to 20KB)
  • Upload scanned Specially Abled Persons (SAP) certificate (If applicable).

No hard-copies or prints need to be sent to the CLAT office at the time of application.

Application Fee for the CLAT PG 2019

The CLAT 2019 exam application fee is expected to be around Rs.4000, with a discount of Rs.500 for candidates from reserved categories.

The fee payment can be done online through credit card / debit card / net banking / wallets / UPI etc. Candidates can also make offile payments through through the designated bank branches and update the challan number in the application form.

CLAT PG 2019 Exam Pattern

Exam Mode: The examination will be conducted in online mode (computer-based test) at various designated centers around the country. Based on previous year’s exams, the exam centers will be in 64 or more cities and towns across various states.

The tentative list of cities and towns is given at the end of this article.

Duration of the CLAT PG 2019: The exam duration will be two hours.

Type & number of Questions: There will be 150 Multiple choice, Objective type questions including Fill-in-the-blanks / Matching two lists in the CLAT PG 2019 exam.

All questions will have four answer choices and there are no optional questions.

Total Marks for the CLAT PG LLM entrance paper: The question paper will be of 150 marks (1 mark per question).

Marking Scheme: For every correct response, one mark will be awarded.

Negative Marking: For the incorrect answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted. However, there will be no negative marking for unattempted questions.

CLAT PG 2019 syllabus

The overall syllabus is based on the curriculum used in the 3 year LLB courses across India.

As per the official announcement, questions will be asked from the following areas of Law:
1. Constitutional Law: 50 Marks
2. Jurisprudence: 50 Marks
3. Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc.: 50 Marks

The detailed topic-level syllabus of the CLAT PG 2019 is available in another article on LawMint.com

CLAT PG 2019 Admit card

For all candidates who complete all the application formalities, the CLAT PG Hall Ticket for 2019 will be issued around 3 ~ 4 weeks ahead of the exam.

The Admit card / Hall ticket will have to be downloaded from the official website and printed out by the candidates. The CLAT orgnizers will not send any hard-copies of the admit card to any candidate.

On the day of the exam, candidates should carry the downloaded admit card along with a valid photo ID proof such as Aadhaar Card / Voter ID / Passport / Driving License.

CLAT PG 2019 Answer Key

The answer keys for the CLAT PG exam will be released in about a week to ten days after the exam. The results can be seen by the candidates by logging into the CLAT official portal.

There will be a specific time alowed for raising any grievances about any questions or answer choices.

The final answer keys and results will be published after the grievance representation period is completed.

CLAT PG 2019 Result

The final scores and rank list for the CLAT PG 2019 will be released in around three to four weeks after the exam is concluded. In case of equal marks, the break of tie shall be by procedure and order as under:
(1) Higher age
(2) Computerized draw of lots.

CLAT PG 2019 exam preparation strategy and tips

Therer are several articles on LawMint.com which cover the CLAT exam preparation startegy for the LLB entrance test in specific. As such, since the exam is a multiple-choiced based exam with more emphasis on memory; the ideal strategy would be to practice as many mock tests as possible.

We feel that there is no additional study material required for preparation. The reason is that for 99% of the questions, there is no additional explanation required. If any additional material is required for reference, the bare-acts on the Govt. of India websites are sufficient.

The idea is to practice as many MCQs and their variations as possible till the answers become etched in the candidate’s memory – Which is also the reason why we provide more mock tests than any other website or book.

Also, the questions and answers choices in our mock tests are randomized every time you take it and new questions are drawn from a database of over 7500+ MCQs with every attempt – this allows for better practice.

To illustrate, take a look at some of the questions from the CLAT 2018 question paper.- There are no quant / reasoning questions.

At best there will be a few rudimentary situational analysis questions like “A, B were going to a house to commit dacoity, en-route, they met C and asked him if he could keep a watch for the police while they committed the offence. C stood guard outside, A & B committed the actual dacoity, is C liable ?” – Even here, once you know the right answer, you can answer any similar question.

The best preparation approach is as follows :

[1] First complete all the previous papers in the mock-test series
[2] After each paper, make note of your marks in each paper
[3] Review each paper and pay attention to the questions you got wrong and try to memorize the correct answers, also for questions where you just guessed the answers
[4] Repeat all the papers again and track your progress
[5] Move on to the Mock tests and just keep completing as many mock tests as you can

Remember to review the correct answers for each previous paper and mock test before you move on to the next one.

Keep repeating the mock tests till you consistently score more that 85%.

CLAT PG Previous Question papers and mock tests

The LawMint online practice pack contains previous question papers from 2009 to 2018 (ten papers) and 100 mock tests based on the latest syllabus and exam pattern.

The pack provides you with adequate practice to score well in the exam.

This is the state-wise list of locations where the CLAT PG 2019 exam will be conducted
VijayawadaAndhra Pradesh
VishakhapatnamAndhra Pradesh
GuwahatiAssam
MuzzafarpurBihar
PatnaBihar
BilaspurChhattisgarh
RaipurChhattisgarh
DelhiDelhi
AhmedabadGujarat
GandhinagarGujarat
FaridabadHaryana
GurgaonHaryana
HisarHaryana
KurukshetraHaryana
KangraHimachal Pradesh
ShimlaHimachal Pradesh
JammuJammu and Kashmir
SrinagarJammu and Kashmir
JamshedpurJharkhand
RanchiJharkhand
BangaloreKarnataka
MysoreKarnataka
KochiKerala
ThiruvananthapuramKerala
BhopalMadhya Pradesh
IndoreMadhya Pradesh
MumbaiMaharashtra
NagpurMaharashtra
NaviMumbaiMaharashtra
PuneMaharashtra
ImphalManipur
ShillongMeghalaya
BhubaneswarOrissa
CuttackOrissa
AmritsarPunjab
ChandigarhPunjab
JalandharPunjab
MohaliPunjab
PatialaPunjab
JaipurRajasthan
JodhpurRajasthan
KotaRajasthan
BardangSikkim
GangtokSikkim
ChennaiTamil Nadu
CoimbatoreTamil Nadu
MaduraiTamil Nadu
TiruchirapalliTamil Nadu
HyderabadTelangana
AgraUttar Pradesh
AllahabadUttar Pradesh
BarabankiUttar Pradesh
GhaziabadUttar Pradesh
GorakhpurUttar Pradesh
Greater NoidaUttar Pradesh
KanpurUttar Pradesh
LucknowUttar Pradesh
NoidaUttar Pradesh
UnnaoUttar Pradesh
VaranasiUttar Pradesh
DehradunUttarakhand
HaldwaniUttarakhand
NainitalUttarakhand
KolkataWest Bengal
CLAT PG 2019 Online Prep - 100 Mock Tests & 10 Previous Question Papers
  • Ten Solved CLAT PG LLM previous question papers with answers - 2009 to 2018
  • Fifty Full Length Mock tests of 150 questions each - drawn from a question bank of over 9500 CLAT PG specific MCQs
  • Fifty Mini Mock tests of 25 questions each - for quick practice sessions
  • Tests are timed and have Negative marking for realistic simulation
  • All tests can be taken unlimited number of times
  • Accessible via Smart-Phone browsers and Desktops
  • Immediate access - Login details will be sent via email immediately after purchase
Inclusive of all taxes

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