CLAT FAQs 2019 – Candidates appearing in CLAT 2019 can find answers to various questions including exam pattern, participating institutes, specially-abled persons (SAP), admit card, scorecard, and counseling process of the common law admission test.
CLAT FAQs 2019 is a one-stop page for answers to all your queries regarding Common Law Admission Test which is scheduled to be held on May 12, 2019 in paper-pen mode.
What Is CLAT?
CLAT stands for Common Law Admission Test. It serves as the gateway exam for National Law Universities in the same manner as the JEE exam does for IITs and CAT for IIMs.
What is the mode of the Common Law Admission Test?
CLAT 2019 will be conducted online on May 12, which is the second Sunday of May month.
Are all the National Law Universities covered by CLAT?
No. National Law University Delhi is not covered by CLAT. It has its own examination called AILET.
Won’t this year’s CLAT be held in Computer-Based mode/online?
No, the CLAT 2019 will not be conducted in online or computer-based mode.
What are the qualifications to sit for the CLAT paper?
Students of any stream can sit after their 10+2 exam, provided they have passed with a 55%aggregate. It is not necessary that the results have been declared at the time of sitting for CLAT. But considering the situation you are not able to pass the boards but clear CLAT, you will not be able to join National Law University.
Why did the CLAT 2019 mode was changed from online to offline?
Facing allegations due to the technical glitches owing an online mode, the CLAT Consortium decided to move back to the offline mode so that the exam can be held in the more transparent and glitch-free way.
What is the timeframe of legal education?
There are two formats of legal education. The traditional one espouses a three year graduation followed by a three year degree in law. The National Law Schools however speak of a five year integrated program , the most commonly awarded degree being B.A.LLb(Hons.).
Will I be given extra sheets/papers for rough work and calculations?
Yes, examination centres will be providing the rough sheets for calculations. However, no electronic devices will be allowed in the CLAT examination centres.
I am a science student. Will law be an apt course for me?
Legal education is just not about learning unlimited legal maxims and cases. Infact, reality is that a good legal education enables the cultivation of personal autonomy, intellectual independence and the development of critical life skills. The key attribute of a person pursuing legal career should be logical thinking as Law in itself is based on aptitude and reasoning.
Other than CLAT which other Law Exams should be kept in mind?
Apart from CLAT, which is the gateway to the 18 National Law Schools in India’ certain other entrance exams which any law aspirant should keep in mind and appear for are:
a) AILET – All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) for admission in National Law University (NLU), Delhi.
b) Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) conducted by the Symbiosis International University to get admission into Symbiosis Law School.
c) CET IPU – The Common Entrance test conducted by Indraprastha University, Delhi for variouslaw colleges situated in Delhi and NCR including Amity Noida.
d) LSAT-India is a standardized test adopted as an admissions criterion by multiple law colleges across India.
e) Christ University Law Entrance Exam – conducted by Christ University, Bangalore for admission to School of Law, Christ University.
What will be my career options after CLAT?
Manifold. National Law Schools allow diverse career options which carry handsome compensation and social prestige. For more on careers please visit the section Life after Law School.
Is law a safe career options for Girls?
Absolutely. Infact it is pretty interesting to note that over the years a large number of law schools are reporting their majority of students as girls. A safe residential environment and the opening up of numerous legal career options has made this a great option for girls.
Is there any negative marking for CLAT 2019?
CLAT 2019 follows a negative marking policy where 0.25 marks each will be deducted for every wrong answer. Check here the CLAT exam details.
What is the fee structures of different NLUs?
The fee is usually in the frequency of Rs 1 Lakh or thereabouts per annum, and differs from student to student. However an education at National Law Universities shall allow you to earn the entire five years fees in a couple of months. Besides there are numerous options of scholarships, grants and student loans. Every economic section of the society is visible in National Law Schools. Some of the national law schools are known for their philosophy that all the student needs to do is qualify, they will take care of the fees.
Can I prepare simultaneously for Boards and CLAT?
You need to answer this question. Our experience indicates that the ratio of students who have just passed out and students who have dropped a year is 50:50 or thereabouts. CLAT is not a voluminous paper but one which requires consistent input. If you can draw a schedule you can work and qualify for the paper by putting in a couple of hours every week.
What is the syllabus of CLAT 2019?
CLAT syllabus includes important topics from each of the offered five sections– English, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics, Legal Aptitude, and Logical Reasoning.
What is the minimum cut-off score/ sectional cut off for CLAT 2019?
There is no such minimum cut off score/sectional cut off score to qualify CLAT. However, admissions to NLUs will be offered based on candidates’ performance in the law entrance examination, in the order of merit.
Am I eligible for some reservation if applying under state domicile quota?
Yes, some of the participating NLUs offer seats under state domicile quota. Candidates need to find the details of state domicile seats by visiting each of the official brochures of NLUs.
What will happen in case of some problem in computer during online CLAT?
In such cases of computer system failure or any other related problems, the candidates should intimate the examination invigilator. However, there will be enough buffer systems available at the examination system to take care of such problems. Moreover, the time lost in changing of systems will be duly counted and compensated as every second will be recorded by the examination server.