CLAT 2019 exam application deadline extended, entrance test on May 26 now, confirms official
The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2019) has been postponed to May 26 from May 12 (as decided earlier). The decision to extend the entrance test date was taken on Monday in view of the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections. The sixth phase of the Lok Sabha polls will be held on May 12.
The date to apply for the exam has also be extended to April 15. Earlier, the last date to apply for the exam was March 31.
CLAT 2019 Convenor and Vice-Chancellor of National Law University, Odisha, Dr Srikrishna Deva Rao confirmed to Hindustan Times that the exam has been postponed due to the upcoming Lok Sabha elections starting next month.
“As phase 6 of the elections were scheduled on May 12 - date of the CLAT 2019 exam - the CLAT consortium changed the date to May 26. The last date for submission of applications too has been changed to April 15 from March 31,” he said.
The application process for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2019 began on January 13.
Candidates can apply for CLAT 2019 exam online at the new website of CLAT clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in.
CLAT is the entrance exam to get admission in any of the National Law Universities (NLUs) across India. This year, the exam is being conducted by NLU, Cuttack (Odisha).
CLAT 2019: Eligibility
Undergraduate courses – Students applying for the five-year integrated law degree should have cleared class 12 or equivalent with minimum 45 per cent marks. For candidates belonging to SC or ST category, the minimum marks requirement is 40 per cent. There is no upper age limit for CLAT UG courses.
Postgraduate courses – Students appearing in CLAT 2019 for postgraduate courses need have at least 50 per cent marks in LLB degree. A relaxation of 5 per cent is allowed for SC and ST category candidates.
Here’s the direct link to visit the new website of CLAT https://clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in/