CLAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Nupur Kaushik Updated On: 17 Apr, 2019 12:35 IST

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CLAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

CLAT is a gateway for law aspirants to get admission into UG and PG law programmes such as BA LLB, BBA LLB, B.Com LLB, B.Sc LLB, five-year integrated, and LLM law courses offered at 19 NLUs. This year, the CLAT exam will be conducted by the NLU, Cuttack (Odisha). The CLAT 2019 eligibility criteria include the minimum requirements that a candidate must fulfill in order to be eligible to take the exam. The eligibility norms give a fair idea to the applicants of whether or not they are eligible to apply for CLAT. The eligibility criteria describe requirements like age limit, nationality, educational qualification, professional qualification, reservation and relaxation of criteria, etc., for the interested candidates who wish to apply and appear for the CLAT 2019 exam.

The CLAT 2019 registration process began on 13th January 2019. Before filling the CLAT 2019 application form for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, candidates must ensure that they meet the required eligibility for CLAT 2019. Candidates must carefully cross-check the prescribed eligibility criteria of CLAT 2019. Those who fail to meet the eligibility norms can be disqualified from taking the exam.

Detailed Eligibility Criteria for CLAT 2019

The detailed eligibility criteria for CLAT 2019 examination is elaborated below

Age Limit:

  • There is no upper age limit for UG & PG Programme in CLAT 2019 because of the Supreme Court's stay on age bar in 2017.

Number of attempts:

  • Candidates of CLAT can appear in the national level law admission test as many times as they want. 

Educational Qualification for UG Programme:

  • The candidate should have cleared 10+2 or equivalent examination in any stream from any recognised board.

  • Candidates belonging to Unreserved/OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories, need to score at least 45% marks in their qualifying degree. 

  • Those candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) categories need to score 40% in the aggregate of subjects.

  • Those candidates who are appearing for 10+2 examination in March/April 2019 are also eligible for appearing in CLAT 2019 online examination. However, they must submit the proof of passing the 10+2 examination at the time of admission. Failing to submit the proof means that the candidates will lose their candidature. 

Important Note: In case of equal marks, the tie-breaking procedure is as follows: 

  • Higher marks in the section of legal aptitude in CLAT 2019 

  • Higher age

  • A computerized draw of lots

Educational Qualification for PG Programme:

  • The candidate should have 3-year LL.B degree/ 5-year LL.B integrated degree or any equivalent degree from an institution approved by Bar Council of India.

  • Candidates belonging to Unreserved/OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories, need to score at least 55% marks in their qualifying degree. 

  • Whereas candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) categories need to score 50% in their qualifying degree.

  • It is important that the candidate should have completed the final semester/final year exam of the undergraduate degree examination at the time of admission.

  • In case of those candidates who have appeared in the degree exam, they must submit their final result of qualifying examination within the time given by the respective University/Institute. 

Important Note: In case of equal marks, the tie-breaking procedure is as follows: 

  • Higher age, the tie persists then;

  • A computerized draw of lots will be taken into consideration. 

What after CLAT 2019 Eligibility Norms? 

After examining the eligibility criteria of CLAT 2019, candidates need to fill the CLAT 2019 Application Form. The CLAT 2019 Application Form 2019 will be issued on 13th January 2019 in online mode on its official website. The last day to send the application form in online mode is 31st March 2019.

FAQs on CLAT Eligibility Criteria

1. Candidate from any board can apply for CLAT 2019?

Yes, candidates from any recognized board can apply for CLAT 2019.

2. Is it necessary to show graduation proof at the time of admission?

Yes, at the time of admission, it is mandatory for all candidates to show the proof of graduation (done from a recognised Insitute/University).

 3. I appeared in CLAT 2018 but could not crack. Can I again appear in CLAT 2019?

There is no restriction to appear in CLAT 2019. You can appear in the Common Law Admission Test as many times as you want.

.4. Is there any age restriction to appear for the exam?

No, there is no age restriction to appear for the exam.

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