CLAT FAQ

Question 1 : What is the method of CLAT examination?
Answer : In this year 2019, the CLAT exam will be conducted in offline mode i.e. Pen & Paper based.
Question 2 : Is there any sectional cutoff in CLAT?
Answer : No, there is not sectional or subjective cutoff in CLAT 2019 exam, only you have to score overall marks in all subjects.
Question 3 : Will I get sheets/papers for rough work/calculations etc?
Answer : Yes, but no electronic devices are allowed in examination hall/room.
Question 4 : What is the prescribed fee for the CLAT-2019 online application form?
Answer : The prescribed fee is:
  • For General / OBC / SAP and other category candidates: Rs.4000/-
  • For SC/ST category candidates: Rs.3500/-
Question 5 : How will I get my admit card?
Answer : The eligible candidate has to download his/her Admit Card from CLAT website (www.clat.ac.in). Please note that the admit cards will not be sent via e-mail or by post. They may also carry proof of their identity (issued by GOI or state government) such as identity card, voter identity card, driving license, and passport etc. to the venue of the examination.
Question 6 : Can a candidate apply for CLAT offline?
Answer : No, a candidate can apply only through online mode.
Question 7 : How can I get previous year question papers?
Answer : Previous year question papers can be downloaded from CLAT website at the payment of Rs. 500/-through online mode only. No hard copy will be provided by the CLAT office.
Question 8 : Is there any negative marking in examination?
Answer : Yes, 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
Question 9 : What is the procedure of allotment of Law School for admission?
Answer : During the online counselling session, the candidates will be required to fill up all the available choices of National Law Universities for the UG/PG course in order of their preference. Seats shall be allotted taking into consideration candidate’s choice and merit.
Question 10 : Can the candidate change his/her choice subsequently?
AnswerNo, Choice once indicated and submitted shall be treated as final.
Question 11 : Is there any seat available for NRI/NRI sponsored /foreign nationals candidates?
Answer : Yes. In some of the participating Law Universities seats are available for NRIs/NRI sponsored/Foreign Nationals. Candidates are advised to refer to CLAT e-brochure.
Question 12 : Is there any minimum cut-off CLAT score prescribed for admission.
AnswerNo. There is no minimum cut-off score prescribed. Candidature of every candidate shall be considered in their respective category, in order of merit.
Question 13 : Is there any provision of transfer of a student from one participating university to another participating university subsequent to their admission through CLAT.
Answer : No. CLAT rules do not provide for such transfers. Up-gradation to the university of higher choice is done only by the CLAT office during the admission process. After the closure of admission process mobility shall not be possible.
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