CLAT 2019: Online Applications To Begin From January 10
Online applications for Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), 2019 will begin on January 10, according to a notification published today by the CLAT Consortium. Applications will close on March 31, 2019.
In view of the multiple technical glitches that plagued CLAT 2018, it had been decided by the Consortium that CLAT 2019 will be conducted offline. The date for the exam has since then been fixed for May 19, 2019, for admission to the 21 National Law Universities in the country.
The Consortium had further resolved:
A permanent website of CLAT will now be created and CLAT Secretariat would function throughout the year from its permanent office in Bangalore. It was unanimously resolved that Vice-Chancellor NLSIU, Bangalore shall be the ex-officio Treasurer of the Consortium. Prof. R. Venkata Rao therefore took over as Treasurer of the Consortium.
In the LL.M. admission test, some subjective portion would also be included in 2019 PG CLAT. The details of subjective portion would be worked out by the CLAT Executive Committee which consists of the Vice-Chancellor, NLSIU, Bangalore; Vice-Chancellor, NALSAR, Hyderabad; Vice-Chancellor, NLIU, Bhopal as ex-officio members; Vice-Chancellor, NLUO, Cuttack as Convenor, CLAT-2019 and Prof. Paramjit S. Jaswal, Vice-Chancellor, RGNUL, Patiala as nominee of the CLAT Convenor.
In order to improve the quality of the CLAT question paper, a question bank will be created, enabling experts from all the NLUs and other institutions to contribute.
In each State, in addition to NLUs, CLAT will be conducted in other centres/cities as well, depending upon the number of candidates. The decision in this respect too would be taken by CLAT Convenor and Executive Committee.
A workshop will be held in collaboration with NAAC and UGC on evolving objective parameters for the accreditation of NLUs by NAAC and other accreditation agencies.