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Common Law Admission Test

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CLAT Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 4,000
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:CLAT Consortium of NLU (CCNLU)
  • Courses:LLB, LLM
  • Streams:Law

CLAT 2024: Application Form, Exam Date, Syllabus, New Pattern

Updated On - November 13 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

CLAT 2024 exam will take place on December 3, 2023, in over 130 exam centers across India. Candidates can rasie grievances online on the offical website of CALT. Candidates can fill the application form in online mode on the official website. CLAT 2024 or Common-Law Admission Test is a National Level Entrance Test organized by the Consortium of National Law Universities to offer admission to Undergraduate and Postgraduate Law Programs offered by 22 National Law Universities around the country. The courses offered are 3-year Bachelors Law Program (LLB), 5-year Bachelors Law Programs (BA LLB, etc.) All the famous and highly recommended Law Universities across India consider CLAT to be one of the most reliable entrance exams to offer admission to Law aspirants. Candidates can get the whole information and details regarding CLAT 2024 from the below article.

CLAT Exam Latest Updates

  • Last Date for Registration: The CLAT registration process for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2024 will conclude on November 10.
  • Exam Date: CLAT UG and PG 2024 are scheduled to be held on December 3.
  • Official Website: Interested candidates can apply for CLAT 2024 on the official website of the Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) at consortiumofnlus.ac.in.
  • National-Level Entrance Exam: CLAT is a national-level entrance examination conducted for admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate law programs offered by 22 National Law Universities in India.
  • CLAT 2024 exam will take place on December 3, 2023, in over 130 exam centers across India.
  • The Executive Committee and Governing Body of the Consortium of NLUs have officially announced the CLAT 2024 exam date.
  • The consortium will soon release details about the CLAT 2024 syllabus, application process, and counseling process.
  • The CLAT 2024 application form is expected to be available in the last week of July 2023.
  • The CLAT 2024 exam will consist of 150 multiple-choice questions for the undergraduate (UG) program and 120 questions for the postgraduate (PG) program.
  • The subjects included in the CLAT 2024 question paper are English, Legal aptitude, Logical reasoning, Mathematics, and General knowledge, including current affairs.
  • The CLAT marking scheme awards 1 mark for each correct answer and deducts 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.

CLAT 2024 sample questions on September 3, 2023

The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) will release the second set of CLAT 2024 sample questions on September 3, 2023, at 5 pm. Here are the details:

  • Sample Paper Release: The second set of CLAT 2024 sample questions will be available on the Consortium's portal on September 3, 2023, at 5 pm.
  • Access to Sample Papers: Candidates who have completed their registration process for CLAT 2024 can access the sample papers through the official website, consortiumofnlus.ac.in.
  • Unlimited Attempts: Candidates can attempt the sample questions an unlimited number of times. These practice questions will help candidates prepare for the actual CLAT 2024 exam.
  • Simulated Environment: The sample questions can be attempted in a simulated and timed environment, allowing candidates to practice under exam conditions.
  • Immediate Scores: Scores for the sample questions will be available immediately after attempting them.
  • Registration Deadline: The last date for registering for CLAT 2024 is November 3, 2023.
  • Revised Exam Pattern: The CLAT UG 2024 exam will consist of 120 questions instead of 150, and students will have 2 hours to complete the test.

Candidates who have registered for CLAT 2024 should make use of these sample questions to prepare effectively for the upcoming exam.

CLAT 2024 Exam Status

Candidates can check CLAT 2024 status in the below given table:

ParticularsStatus

Common-Law Admission Test 2024 Status

Notification Released

Exam date

December 3, 2023

CLAT Exam Dates 2024

Candidates can find important dates related to the schedule of CLAT 2024 from the given table:

CLAT Exam Dates
EventDate
Application Form Release DateMay 2023
Application Form Last DateJune 2023
Admit Card Release DateNovember 2023
CLAT Exam DateDecember 2023

CLAT 2024 application Form

CLAT Registration Form 2024 has been released online by the exam conducting body - National Law University on their official website. CLAT 2024 application Forms. Before filling the form the applicants must check their eligibility for the exam.  All the aspirants are requested to go through the details on what all to keep in mind while filling a form:
  • Candidates need to submit the application form online only from the website.
  • Applicants must fill in all the required information correctly, and the applicants should make no-fault entries.
  • It can lead to the cancellation of candidature at any stage of admission if found by the authorities.
  • Upload the scanned photograph and signatures of the candidate.

CLAT 2024 application Fee

Mode of Payment: Applicants can pay the CLAT application processing fee Online via Net Banking/Credit card/Debit card. If candidates want previous years' question papers than they have to pay the amount of Rs. 500/- extra along with the requisite application fee.

CLAT application Fee 2024 is mentioned CLATegory wise:

CLAT 2024 Examination Fees
CLATegory
Fees 

General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI candidates

Rs 4000/-

SC/ST/BPL CLATegory candidates

Rs 3500/-

  • The above-mentioned fee does not include the bank transaction charges that candidates have to pay for remitting the fee online.
  • If a candidate withdraws from CLAT 2024, their application fee shall be refunded after a deduction of Rs 400 for SC/ST candidates and Rs 500 for all other candidates towards processing charges. 
  • CLAT application correction facility will be also provided for a limited time period to make necessary changes in the application details.

CLAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria

CLAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria is quoted below. The applicants must go through the same before filling the application form.

CLAT Exam Eligibility Criteria
Eligibility criteria
UG-CLAT
PG-CLAT

Education qualification

Class 12 or equivalent exam with at least 45% marks (40% for SC and ST categories)

Graduation in Law (3-year LLB or 5-year LLB) with at least 50% aggregate marks (45% in case of SC and ST candidates)

Candidates appearing in qualifying exam are also eligible to appear in CLAT 2024

Age limit

No age limit

Attempt

No limit (Candidates who appeared for CLAT 2024 can also appear in CLAT 2024)

 

Eligibility for CLAT UG Programme:

UG courses criteria is listed below.

  • Age Limit: There will be no upper age limit for any UG program offered in CLAT 2024.
  • EduCLATional QualifiCLATion: Candidate should qualify for the class 12th or equivalent examination from a recognized board/university.
  • Percentage: 45% marks in case of the candidate belong to unreserved/OBC/specially-abled person (SAP) and other CLATegories and 40% marks in case of the candidate belong to SC/ST CLATegory.
  • Appearing candidates: Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying exam in March/April 2021 are also eligible for appearing in CLAT 2021 online examination. They shall be required to produce proof of the passing of their qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which their candidature shall be cancelled.
Eligibility for CLAT PG Programme:
  • Age limit: No upper age limit would be there for candidates appearing for CLAT 2021.
  • Qualifying Exam: The candidate must have a minimum of 50% marks in case if the candidate belongs to the unreserved CLATegory/OBC and other CLATegories. 45% marks in case of candidate belonging to SC/ST in their LLB or any other equivalent exam.
  • Appearing Candidates: The candidate must be passed/appeared in the final semester or final year of the qualifying examination on the date of his/her admission.
For Three-year LLB entrance exams:
  • There is no upper age limit for admission. However, a candidate must be at least 17 years of age on the date of application.
  • A graduation degree with 45% marks (40% for reserved CLATegory) is the basic qualifiCLATion required.
  • Universities like DU and BHU require a minimum of 50% marks while universities like Kurukshetra, Rohtak, Meerut require only 45% marks in graduation.
For Five-year LLB entrance exams:
  • Any student who has passed Class 12 with 50% marks (less 5 % for reserved CLATegories) or has appeared for Class 12 is eligible to write CLAT.
  • A candidate was needed to be below 20 years of age as of July 1 to be eligible for CLAT, however, the criteria haVisive now been scrapped after a Supreme Court's order in 2015. 
  • As per the recent directive by the Bar Council of India, an applicant who has passed 10+2 or has a graduation degree through distance learning or correspondence mode will also be considered eligible for admission for the integrated five-year or three-year LLB course.

How to Apply for CLAT 2024?

Candidates can follow the below mentioned steps to fill the CLAT 2024 application form.

  • Visit the official website.
  • Enter the email id and passowrd.
  • Login using the email id and password and start filling the application form.
  • Then, pay the application fees and upload the uploading documents.
  • Click on the submit button and the application form is submitted.

CLAT 2024 Exam Pattern

CLAT 2024 Exam Pattern is present in the tabular form, Candidates can check it out to have a better preparation and make a proper strategy for examination:

CLAT 2024 Paper Pattern 
Exam Mode

Offline (PBT)

Duration

120 minutes (2 hours)

Number and Type of Questions

150 Questions & MCQ type

Marking Scheme

+1 for Correct and -0.25 for Incorrect Answer

The medium of the examination

English Language

CLAT Question Paper Format for UG program

Below table shows the section-wise distribution of questions:

Section-wise Question Paper Pattern
Subjects
Number of Questions

English Language

28-32 Questions (20% of the paper)

Legal Reasoning

35-39 Questions (25% of the paper)

Logical Reasoning

28-32 Questions (20% of the paper)

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

35-39 Questions (25% of the paper)

Quantitative Techniques

13-17 Questions (10% of the paper)

CLAT Question Paper Format for PG programme

Candidates can check the paper format for PG programme as it is slightly different from that of CLAT UG:

  • Number and Type of Question: There will be a total 120 questions in CLAT PG exam out of which:
    1. 120 Multiple-Choice Questions of 120 minutes.
    2. There will be no Descriptive Section.

For any change in exam pattern, the applicants are requested to keep visiting the page to know the updates.

CLAT 2024 Syllabus

CLAT exam 2024 syllabus subject/topic wise is mentioned below which should be followed in a hard and fast manner:

General overview of the CLAT syllabus
SubjectTopics
Legal ReasoningConstitutional Law, Indian Penal Code, Law of Torts, Indian Contract Act, Family Law, Legal Misc. (Intellectual Property Rights, Labour Laws, etc.)
Analytical ReasoningNumber system (square roots), Verbal reasoning (cause and effect), Time and work, Permutation and combination, Profit- loss and discount, Ratio and proportion, Number series, Blood relations, Questions on series, Clocks and calendar
Reading ComprehensionPassages on a variety of topics, including current affairs, history, science, and literature
General KnowledgeCurrent affairs, History, Science, Literature

CLAT Syllabus (UG)

  • English including comprehension: Candidates' proficiency in English based on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be questioned on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, vocabulary, etc. The grammar section requires the correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs: The General knowledge will be tested on the general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test knowledge of national and international current affairs.
  • Mathematics: This section will test a candidate's knowledge of elementary mathematics, i.e., mathematics up to 10th Class/standard.
  • Legal Reasoning: Candidates will be given a 450 words passage based on facts, situations and scenarios related to legal matters, public policy questions or moral philosophical enquiries. However, candidates will not require any prior knowledge of law although general awareness of contemporary legal and moral issues is desirable.
  • Legal Aptitude: This section will test the applicant's interest in the study of law, research aptitude and problem-solving ability. Questions may include legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be "true" in the real sense, candidates will have to assume the "truth" of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.
  • Quantitative Techniques: This section will include short sets of facts or propositions, graphs, textual material, pictorial material or diagrammatic representations of numerical information. These will be followed by a set of questions related to the facts. Candidates will be required to derive information from the facts and apply mathematical operations on them.
  • Logical Reasoning: The motive of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate's ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It may include a variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, analogies, logical sequences, etc.

CLAT 2024 Syllabus (PG)

The CLAT 2024 PG Syllabus is also based on Comprehension based questions. As per last year exam, the descriptive section was removed from the syllabus.

Check out the indiCLATive topics below.
  • Constitutional Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Administrative Law
  • Law of Contract
  • Torts
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Property Law
  • Company Law
  • Public International Law
  • Tax Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Labour & Industrial Law
Please check the NLU New Delhi Courses and fees Here 

CLAT 2024 Preparation Tips

CLAT 2024 Preparation Tips are stated below for the good result:

  • Aspirants are requested to go through the Syllabus first and then prepare accordingly.
  • Once the preparation chart is ready, start with the preparation which will include studying all the important topics in-depth, not so important topics in brief but do not miss on any topic as this test tests the ability.
  • Make notes of everything as it is easier to refer to notes than going through all over again.
  • Give time for recreation which is an important part as it helps to release stress time to time and it doesn’t pile up.
  • Daily revision is an important aspect as whatever the candidate's studied becomes faded which needs to be polished time and again.

CLAT 2024 Admit Card

CLAT Admit Card 2024 will be uploaded online on the official website. Candidates must keep these guidelines in their mind related to hall ticket:

  • Candidates must note that only successful applicants i.e. who have filled up the form completely before submitting, paid the application fee, and applied on or before the time are issued the admit card.
  • Applicants are supposed to download their Admit cards from the CLAT 2024 official website as the Admit Cards will not be sent by post under any circumstances.
  • Candidates can download the CLAT 2024 admit card by logging in with a registered mobile number and password.
  • Candidates must take their admit cards along with themselves to the examination centre without which they might be debarred.
  • Applicants must carry a government Photo ID proof in original for cross verifiCLATion and a self-attested photocopy if mentioned.
  • Immediately after downloading the CLAT 2024 admit card from the website, candidates must verify that the information printed there is accurate as per the application form.
  • The exam venue, schedule, date and time of the exam are indiCLATed on the CLAT 2021 Admit card. Candidates must report to the centre in due time to avoid disqualifiCLATion.

CLAT 2024 Answer Key 

Candidates can check the important CLAT answer key points from the link given below:

  • After the conduction of the exam, the provisional answer key of CLAT is for candidates to evaluate their score before the result has been released by the CLAT.
  • The answer key is released at the official website of CLAT.
  • Now to check their score candidates need to know the marking scheme and question paper.
  • In this way, candidates can use the answer keys to develop a rough estimate of the final raw score secured by them in the exam.
  • The authority allows objecting the answer key on payment of a few payments per question.
  • Also, they will have to submit the proof in favour of the answer objected.
  • Candidates are allowed a stipulated time period within which, they can submit their representations against the provisional answer keys.
  • Based on valid objections, the answer keys are revised and the final answer key is published again at the official website.

CLAT 2024 Result

Candidates may check the CLAT 2024 exam result through the given below points:

  • CLAT 2024 Result will be posted online on the official website.
  • CLAT result is usually prepared based on the Final Answer key.
  • After the result declaration, candidates will be provided with a merit list of all the candidates who are eligible for participating in the CLAT 2024. Counselling organized by the National Law University.
  • The scorecard of the exam is also released through candidate login before the publiCLATion of the merit list.
  • Unlike the merit list, which can be checked without logging in, candidates have to log in with the registered mobile number and password to check the scorecard.

CLAT 2024 Cut Off

Cut Off will be based on various factors such as no. of candidates, candidates marks scored in the examination, the difficulty level of examination and much more. CLAT 2024 Cut off will be the minimum marks that candidates have to score to qualify the examination.

Cut Off will be made available after the declaration of the result. Only those candidates who will be invited for counselling will reach the cut-off criteria.

CLAT 2024 Counselling

Candidates may check the CLAT 2024 counselling through the below-mentioned points:

  • CLAT Counselling 2024 will start after the declaration of result, wherein all the eligible candidates will participate and will be granted admission in the respective colleges and courses they must have applied for based on their merit and vacancy of seats in those Universities/Colleges.
  • Candidates must bring their Original Documents along with the self-attested photocopies of those.
  • Eligible candidates who qualify the exam have to register for the counselling at the aforementioned website and pay the specified counselling fees.
  • The following steps can be followed to “Lock” the allotted seat.

    1. Check your name in the merit list.
    2. If found then candidates have to follow the ‘Lock’ (you are happy with the allotted seat), ‘Upgrade’ (you want to apply for an upgrade to a better college), ‘Withdraw’ (you want to withdraw from the seat allotment process), ‘Refund’ (students who opt to withdraw from CLAT seat allotment process will be given a refund).
    3. With the right option visit the NLU to complete the admission process.

CLAT 2024: Top law universities

Top Law Univiersities Participating in CLAT

Institute Name

NIRF Ranking

NLSIU Bangalore - National Law School of India University, Bangalore

1

National Law University Delhi

2

NLU Hyderabad - NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad

3

NUJS Kolkata - The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata

4

GNLU Gandhinagar - Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

7

Siksha 'O' Anusandhan, Bhubaneswar

8

SIMATS Chennai - Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai

11

SASTRA University Thanjavur - Shanmugha Arts Science Technology Research and Academy, Thanjavur

15

LPU Jalandhar - Lovely Professional University, Phagwara

16

NLIU Bhopal - National Law Institute University, Bhopal

18

GGSIPU Delhi - Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi

19

RGNUL Patiala - Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala

20

NLU Lucknow - Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow

21

NUSRL Ranchi - National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi

24

Alliance University, Bangalore

25

Nirma University - Nirma University, Ahmedabad

27

NLU Assam - National Law University and Judicial Academy, Guwahati

28

NLU Odisha - National Law University, Cuttack

30

 

CLAT 2024 Seat Matrix

Check out the availability of seats in various NLUs as per the previous year which is deemed to be filled up through CLAT 2024 admissions to UG and PG law programs.

Post Graduate seat to be filled through CLAT
NLU 2021 Seat Reservation Criteria
NLUAll India CLATegory SeatsState CLATegory SeatsSpecial CLATegory Seats
NLSIU Bangalore, Karnataka5000
NALSAR Hyderabad, Telangana40+210+110
NLIU Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh25150
WBNUJS Kolkata, West Bengal4002
NLU Jodhpur, Rajasthan8000
HNLU Raipur, Chhattisgarh4504
GNLU Gandhinagar, Gujarat52011
RMLNLU Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh10107
RGNUL Punjab3806
CNLU Patna, Bihar000
NUALS Kochi, Kerala21190
NLUO Cuttack, Odisha4406
SRL Ranchi, Jharkhand10100
NLUJAA Guwahati, Assam1000
DSNLU Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh10122
TNNLS Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu000
MNLU Mumbai, Maharashtra002
MNLU Nagpur, Maharashtra9110
Total seats484+287+150
UnderGraduate seat to be filled through CLAT
NLU 2021 Seat Reservation Criteria
NLUAll India CLATegory SeatsState CLATegory SeatsSpecial CLATegory Seats
NLSIU Bangalore, Karnataka7505
NALSAR Hyderabad, Telangana862215
NLIU Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh802820
WBNUJS Kolkata, West Bengal941023
NLU Jodhpur, Rajasthan100015
HNLU Raipur, Chhattisgarh828027
GNLU Gandhinagar, Gujarat56031
RMLNLU Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh808018
RGNUL Punjab175021
CNLU Patna, Bihar606020
NUALS Kochi, Kerala332708
NLUO Cuttack, Odisha159021
NUSRL Ranchi, Jharkhand60600
NLUJAA Guwahati, Assam45150
DSNLU Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh486012
TNNLS Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu52526
MNLU Mumbai, Maharashtra252510
MNLU Nagpur, Maharashtra30300
Total seats1436+2548+1252

National Law University Accepting the Score of CLAT 2024

Below is the list of the participating university which accepts the CLAT score:

National Law School of India University(NLSIU), Bangalore
Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad (MNLU), Aurangabad
NALSAR University of Law (NALSAR), Hyderabad
Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur(MNLU), Nagpur
Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla
National Law University, Jodhpur
National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJA), Assam
Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur
National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar
National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Odisha
RMLNLU Lucknow
National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi
Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna
National Law University, Jabalpur
National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal
Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU), Mumbai
West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences(WBNUJS), Kolkata
Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS) Tiruchirappalli
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam

CLAT 2024 Highlights

The highlights of CLAT examination 2024 are as follows:

Exam Name

CLAT 2024

CLAT Full form

Common-Law Admission Test

Conducting Body

National Law Universities

Level

National Level

Course

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses in Law

CLAT Official website
application Link
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Exam Mode

Offline

Exam Purpose

To offer admission in various Undergraduate and Postgraduate Law Courses across India 

About Consortium of National Law Universities

The CNLU was established on 19 August 2017 to provide the standard of legal eduCLATion in the country and justice system through legal eduCLATion. The Consortium of National Law Universities headquarter is in NLSIU, Bengaluru. 

The Consortium is intended to provide for better coordination amongst National Law Schools to achieve the highest standards of legal eduCLATion in the country. 21 National Law Universities have joined the Consortium as founder members.

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CLAT Important Dates

TitleDates
CLAT 2023 Form Date08 Aug - 18 Nov 2023 (Tentative)
Admit card06 Dec 2023 (Tentative)
CLAT 2023 Exam Date18 Dec 2023 (Tentative)

Common Law Admission Test Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

2 hours

Total Marks:

200

Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions, Objective

Negative Marking:

No

S.No
Subjects
Questions
Marks
Total
1---2001200

Instructions:The CLAT exam for PG Programme will have 150 MCQs of 1 mark each.

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08 Aug 2023

Form End Date:

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