Updated On : June 8, 2023
If you're eyeing the CLAT 2024, you'll get the slightest details and important updates about the exam here!
Keeping everything aside, we have some very important and latest news for you! The Consortium has published a Press Release on its official website announcing the CLAT 2024 Exam Date!
Yeah! You need to buckle up your shoes and start preparing since the exam is approximately 6 months from now! The CLAT Exam Date as per the Press release, is December 03, 2023.
However, The CLAT website has not yet been updated for 2024, as the last few lists and processes for the ‘23 CLAT are ongoing. The PR mentions that the Syllabus or Registration Process announcement will soon follow. Stay Tuned!
Breaking News - The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), conducted for admission to NLU in India, might undergo an interesting change. In a recent meeting on May 20, the possibility of CLAT being conducted in Hindi was discussed.
This decision was prompted by a query from the Delhi High Court, and the Consortium responded by forming a committee to develop a plan for implementing this change.
Although the decision is not final, the committee will work on creating a framework to include Hindi as a medium of the CLAT paper. Their findings will be presented in a report within the next month.
We're sharing answers to a few common queries about the CLAT 2024 Notification:
Look at the table below to get an overview of the CLAT Notification:
|CLAT Full Form||Common Law Admission Test|
|Conducting Body||Consortium of NLUs|
|Exam Frequency||Once a year|
|Exam Level||National Level|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||4000 Rs [Online]|
|Participating Colleges||26 (*subject to changes), only 24 of them accepting admission through CLAT|
|Exam Duration||2 Hours|
|Number of Seats||3000+ Seats (as of 2023)|
|CLAT Official Website||https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/|
Check out the table below for the important CLAT dates:
|CLAT 2024 Exam Dates||CLAT 2024 Exam Date|
|CLAT 2024 Starting Date to Apply||To Be Announced|
|CLAT 2024 Last date to Apply||To Be Announced|
|CLAT 2024 Last Date for Online Fee Payment||To Be Announced|
|CLAT 2024 Admit Card Release Date||To Be Announced|
|CLAT 2024 Exam Date||December 03, 2023 (Announced)|
|CLAT 2024 Answer key Release Date||To Be Announced|
|CLAT 2024 Result Date||To Be Announced|
Are you a PG aspirant? Check more updates on CLAT PG Exam here.
The CLAT Consortium has set mandatory criteria to apply for the CLAT entrance exam for either of the courses. We've enlisted them for both UG and PG below:
You must satisfy the following CLAT eligibility criteria to apply for the law undergraduate courses:
The PG exam is conducted for those aspiring to secure admission for Post Graduation courses, i.e., Master of Law in top Law Universities.
Have a look at the detailed CLAT PG Eligibility Criteria for exact requirements:
The CLAT Registration Form can only be filled in online mode. Four stages are involved while filling out the application form, i.e., online registration, filling out the form, uploading documents, and payment of the application fee.
Follow the below steps to complete the process smoothly:
Refer to the dimension and format below to complete the registration form for the Common Law Admission Test:
|Dimensions||Image Size (Maximum)||Format|
The application fees vary for each category. Check out the table below for the CLAT registration fees per your category.
|Category||CLAT Exam Fees|
|General / OBC / PWD/||Rs. 4000|
|NRI / PIO / OCI candidates||Rs. 4000|
|SC / ST / BPL candidates||Rs. 3500|
You can download the CLAT Admit Card only from the official website. The admit card will be released at least 15 days before the exam date.
You can follow the steps below to download the admit card:
The CLAT notification 2024 has not been released yet! So, here is the CLAT exam pattern based on last year's notification.
The following table shows the question paper pattern for the undergraduate courses:
|Exam Centers||Designated national exam centres|
|Exam Duration||2 hours|
|Question Type||Multiple-choice questions (comprehension-based)|
|1. English Language||28-32 questions (comprehension passages, grammar, vocabulary)|
|2. General Knowledge & Current Affairs||35-39 questions (current events, general knowledge)|
|3. Quantitative Techniques||13-17 questions (basic mathematical skills)|
|4. Legal Aptitude||35-39 questions (legal propositions, law-related facts)|
|5. Logical Reasoning||28-32 questions (analyzing and solving problems logically)|
Check out the table below for the detailed CLAT PG Exam Pattern:
|Mode of Exam||Offline|
|Medium of Question Paper||English (only)|
|Type of Exam||Objective|
|Type of Questions||Objective Type|
|Number of Multiple Choice Questions||120|
|Marks Obtained for Correct Answer||+1|
|Marks Deducted for Incorrect Answer||-0.25|
|Topics Asked in MCQ||Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, Property Law, Company Law, Labour Law, Environmental Law, etc.|
The CLAT Syllabus lists the critical topics from the exam point of view. As per the CLAT notification, the UG and PG programs syllabus is similar to last year.
Check out the table below to learn the detailed syllabus for CLAT UG:
|English Language||- 450 words passage based on contemporary or historically significant fiction and non-fiction writing|
|- 5-6 questions testing comprehension and language skills|
|- Read and comprehend the main points, arguments, and viewpoints in the passage|
|- Draw inferences and conclusions, summarize, compare and contrast arguments or viewpoints|
|- Understand the meaning of words and phrases used in the passage|
|Current Affairs & GK||- 450 words passage based on news, journalistic sources, current affairs, and general knowledge, covering:|
|- Contemporary events of significance from India and the world|
|- Arts and Culture|
|- International affairs|
|- Historical events of continuing significance|
|Legal Reasoning||- 450 words passage involving legal matters, public policy questions, or moral philosophical enquiry|
|- Identify and infer rules and principles in the passage|
|- Apply rules and principles to various fact situations|
|- Understand how changes to laws or principles may alter their application to different fact situations|
|Logical Reasoning||- Series of short passages (about 300 words each)|
|- Recognize arguments, premises, and conclusions|
|- Read and identify arguments in the passage|
|- Critically analyze patterns of reasoning and assess the effectiveness of arguments|
|- Infer from the passage, apply inferences to new situations, draw relationships, and identify contradictions or equivalences|
|Quantitative Techniques||- Short sets of facts or propositions, graphs, or other textual, pictorial, or diagrammatic representations|
|- Derive, infer, and manipulate numerical information from passages, graphs, or other representations|
|- Apply 10th-standard mathematical operations, such as ratios and proportions, introductory algebra, measurement, and statistical estimation|
The PG syllabus is also based on comprehension-based questions. The descriptive section was removed from the syllabus as per last year's CLAT notification.
Have a look at the table below to learn the CLAT PG Syllabus:
|Constitutional Law||Jurisprudence||Administrative Law||Law of Contract|
|Torts||Family Law||Criminal Law||Property Law|
|Company Law||Public International Law||Contemporary Judgements||Environmental Law|
|Labour Law||Industrial Law||-||-|
Preparing for the Common Law Admission Test can be daunting, but you can easily crack the exam with the right strategy and approach. Choose the CLAT prep tips from below:
The Common Law Admission Test is conducted annually to offer UG and PG programs admission. The analysis can help you know the exam's difficulty level, the number of reasonable attempts, and more.
Here is the brief previous year's CLAT Exam Analysis for the UG Exam:
After the completion of the exam, the Consortium of CLAT releases the provisional answer key. If any objections are to be raised, you can send them via the official website. Based on the objections received, the final answer key of CLAT is released.
Here are the steps that can be followed to download the CLAT Answer Key for both UG and PG programs:
The CLAT Result is prepared based on the final answer key. The result is released as a merit list of shortlisted aspirants through the Law Entrance Test score for the counselling procedure.
Results can be viewed only from the official website. Before the merit list, the scorecard of the exam will be released.
Here are the steps you need to follow while checking the results of the CLAT Paper:
The Consortium decides the CLAT Cut Off based on various factors like the difficulty level of the exam, the number of seats, and the number of students appearing for the exam.
While the official announcement of the cut-off for CLAT results is still pending, anticipation runs high among the aspirants. Although the final details are yet to be revealed, we have compiled some information based on the 4th provisional allotment list.
|NLUS||General (Opening Rank - Closing Rank)||OBC (Opening Rank - Closing Rank)||SC (Opening Rank - Closing Rank)||ST (Opening Rank - Closing Rank)|
|WBNUJS Kolkata||136-256||-||588- 4217||6121- 7792|
|NLIU Bhopal||186-449||591-1268||4505- 5311||8143- 10960|
|NLU Jodhpur||70-378||-||2360- 4457||6615- 8076|
|HNLU Raipur||425 -805||1877 - 2061||6710 - 7137||10117 -11277|
|GNLU Gandhinagar||147 - 441||1150 - 1878||3680 - 5683||7852 -10837|
|RMLNLU Lucknow||432- 749||-||-||-|
|RGNLU Punjab||537 -1281||-||5693-8811||10300 - 15585|
|CNLU Patna||628 -1497||-||-||-|
|NUALS Kochi||552 -1441||-||-||-|
|NLU Odisha||504 -1163||-||5789 -7950||12030 -16910|
|NUSRL Ranchi||939 -1821||1888- 2748||7695 -9503||16626 -18477|
|TNNLS Tiruchirappalli||577- 1918||2509 -3862||5122- 10032||14452|
|DSNLU Vishakhapatnam||538- 1914||-||-||-|
|MNLU Mumbai||325- 574||-||-||-|
|MNLU Nagpur||606 -2019||-||-||-|
|MNLU Aurangabad||1578 -2447||-||-||-|
|NLUJAA Assam||1102- 2271||-||-||-|
|HPNLU Shimla||822- 2558||-||8337 -11639||13021 -20514|
|DNLU Jabalpur||1521 - 2558||3021 -3181||10030 - 11639||17883 - 20514|
|NLU Sonipat||767- 2519||2931 -4373||8628 -10841||10923- 21673|
|GNLU, Silvassa||810- 1591||2435-3669||8339 - 9581||13276- 14846|
The merit list is generally released after the results by the Consortium of NLU.
The CLAT Merit List will be released only on the official website separately for UG and PG.
The counselling begins after the release of the merit list. The CLAT Counselling is conducted in online mode.
You must online pay Rs. 30000/- for General Category and Rs. 20000/- for ST/SC/OBC/BC/ EWS/ PWD and other reserved categories to register for the counselling process.
Once the first provisional list is released, you must choose any of the three options:
You must carry the following documents at the time of counselling:
The NLU begins the CLAT Seat Allotment according to the merit-cum-preference. Only 2 allotment lists have been released for CLAT admissions on the official website.
Refer to the table below for the college-wise seat intake of the CLAT Participating Colleges for UG & PG courses:
|Name of the CLAT Participating Colleges (2023)||UG Seat Intake||PG Seat Intake|
|National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru||240||100|
|The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata||108||100|
|National Law University, Jodhpur||104||50|
|Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar||172||57|
|Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNLU), Patiala||175||58|
|National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi||88||50|
|National University of Study & Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi||120||40|
|Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam||120||60|
|Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai||100||50|
|Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad||60||60|
|Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU), Jabalpur||120||50|
|National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad||132||66|
|National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal||120||60|
|Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur||170||90|
|Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow||169||24|
|Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna||138||-|
|National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack||180||44|
|National Law University & Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam||60||40|
|The Tamil Nadu National Law University (TNNLU), Tiruchirapalli||120||60|
|Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur||120||60|
|National Law University Tripura (Nlut), Agartala||106||25|
|Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Silvassa||49||25|
|Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla||180||80|
|Dr B R Ambedkar National Law University (DBRANLU), Sonipat, Haryana||120||-|
|Total (not including supernumerary, NRI, extra, and FN seats)||3071||1249|
Note - The table only includes the seats for UG and PG programs and does not account for supernumerary, NRI, extra, and FN seats.
Check out the below table to learn about the placement statistics for the year 2022:
|Name of NLU||No. of students graduating||No. of students placed||Median Placement Package(Rs.)|
|National Law School of India University (NLSIU ), Bangalore||76||65||16,00,000 (Sixteen Lakh Only)|
|National Law University (NLU), Delhi||85||59||19,00,000 (Nineteen Lakhs Only)|
|NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad||118||96||16,00,000 (Sixteen Lakh Only)|
|West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata||127||80||16,00,000 (Sixteen Lakh Only)|
Here is detailed information about the CLAT PG Placements for 2022:
|Name||No. of students graduating||No. of students placed||Median Placement Package(Rs.)|
|National Law School of India University (NLSIU ), Bangalore||40||28||8,25,000 (Eight Lakh Fifty-Two Thousand Only)|
|National Law University (NLU), Delhi||70||43||10,00,000 (Ten Lakh Only)|
|NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad||66||48||7,00,000 (Seven Lakh Only)|
|West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata||82||54||10,00,000 (Ten Lakh Only)|
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In this captivating CLAT overview blog, we took you on a thrilling journey, exploring the ins and outs of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) - a vital gateway to your dream law school. As we navigated this legal labyrinth, we uncovered essential insights just for you:
So, brave legal aspirant, fearlessly strides forward, armed with the knowledge bestowed in this blog, and embrace your destiny in the esteemed world of law.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do the NLUs consider Class 12 marks for admission?
How does the allotment of NLUs happen through CLAT?
While applying for Law entrance Test, every candidate is required to submit the preference of the National Law Universities. The preference matching to the rank of the candidate is considered while allotting the National Law University. Apart from domicile, gender, caste category is also considered as each NLU has different seat allocation for each category of student.
What is the age eligibility condition to apply for CLAT 2024?
There is no upper age limit applicable to anyone who wants to apply for the exam. But, the lower age limit has to be 20 years old and for the candidates who belong to SC/ST and PhD (Physically Disabled) categories, and for others the lower age limit is 22 years old.
When is the CLAT 2024 Exam Date?
If I do not clear CLAT exam according to their cut off, will I be eligible for the final admissions?
No, it is actually not important to clear the minimum CLAT cut off for the proceedings of the admission. If any student who fails this step, it will make them uneligible to get admitted in any law school that only accept candidates on the basis of CLAT score.
What is Horizontal Reservation in CLAT?
Horizontal Reservation refers to reservation of seats from each category of seats available. For e.g., many NLUs offer horizontal reservation for female students, which refers to seats reserved for women candidates from the list of seats in all the categories (Gen., SC, ST, etc.).
Who can apply for EWS seats in CLAT 2024?
Is CLAT easy to pass?
Is 93 a good score in CLAT?