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Author : Tanya Kaushal

February 6, 2023

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Reader's Digest: Which is the most curious word in the English dictionary? The answer is 'why'. So, we would like to ease your curiosity about the Common Law Admission Test 2024 with this blog post. Be its exam pattern or syllabus, preparation strategy or steps to register, we bet you will get answers to all your queries regarding the CLAT Exam here. 

The Common Law Admission Test, abbreviated CLAT, is your golden ticket to entering the top law schools across India for UG and PG courses. This entrance exam is organized by the Consortium of National Law Universities, comprising 24 NLUs. (*subject to changes)

What got to our notice is a list of queries students face now around the CLAT Notification 2024.

Catering to those, we have tried resolving a few common ones here:

  • Who can apply for the CLAT 2024 session? Students applying for UG courses must have cleared their Class XII or appeared for their Class 12 exams this year. 
  • I will be in my Class 12 with effect from May 2023. Am I eligible for CLAT 2024? Yes, you are! Anyone who will give their Class 12 exams in May 2023 can apply for the December session.
  • I am from a Science background. Can I apply for CLAT? Yes, this exam is open for all streams. The CLAT exam gives opportunities beyond engineering and medicine to students with a science background students also.

CLAT 2024 Exam Date & Schedule

Check out the table below for all the important events related to the CLAT 2024 Entrance Exam.

Events Dates 
CLAT 2024 Starting Date to Apply To be declared soon!
CLAT 2024 Last date to Apply To be declared soon!
Last Date for Online Fee Payment To be declared soon!
Admit Card Release Date To be declared soon!
CLAT 2024 Exam Date To be declared soon!
CLAT Answer key Release Date To be declared soon!
CLAT Result Date 2024 To be declared soon!
CLAT Exam Admission Process To be declared soon!

Are you a PG aspirant? Check more updates on CLAT PG Exam here.

CLAT 2024 Exam Highlights

Look at the table below to get an overview of the CLAT Exam.

Exam Name Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)
Conducting Body Consortium of NLUs
Exam Frequency Once a year
Exam Level National Level
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (General) 4000 Rs [Online]
Exam Mode Offline
CLAT Participating Colleges 22
Exam Duration 2 Hours
Number of Seats 2801 Seats
Official website www.consortiumofnlus.ac.in

CLAT 2024 Exam Eligibility Criteria [UG & PG]

Ensure you satisfy the eligibility criteria before filling out the registration form or CLAT 2024 Exam.

 The brief CLAT eligibility criteria are explained below for UG and PG programs.

CLAT 2024 Eligibility for UG Program

The UG exam is the entrance examination for Undergraduate Courses, i.e., Bachelor of Legislative Law.

You must satisfy the following eligibility criteria to apply for the 3-year BA LLB program:

  • There will be no upper age limit for UG. However, you must have passed 10+2 to apply for the exam.
  • As per the CLAT Notification 2024, you must have secured 45% marks in 10+2 or its equivalent grade if you belong to General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI categories, while it is 40% for those belonging to SC/ST categories. 
  • If you appear for the 12th examination in March/April 2024, you are also eligible to appear.

CLAT 2024 Eligibility for PG Program

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.

  • There is no upper age limit for the PG Program.
  • Those belonging to the General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories must have a minimum of 50% of marks in the LLB degree or its equivalent grade.
  • According to the CLAT Notification, those belonging to SC/ST categories must have secured 45% marks in an LLB degree or equivalent grade.
  • You must have cleared your final semester or final year of the qualifying paper on the admission date.

CLAT Mock Tests

CLAT Mock Tests

How to Apply for CLAT 2024?

The entire application process will be conducted 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.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of CLAT, i.e., clatconsortiumofnlus.ac.in
  • Step 2: On the Home page, click the link "register" and complete the registration process by entering the name and mobile number and setting a password.
  • Step 3: Enter the OTP received on the registered mobile number. This completes the registration process. 
  • Step 4: Log in to the portal using the registered mobile number and password. 
  • Step 5: Complete the application form by entering all the correct details.
  • Step 6: Upload necessary scanned images, documents, and signatures in the specified format.
  • Step 7: Pay the fee through the different online payment modes to complete the application process. 

Photo & Signature Dimensions for CLAT 2024 Application Form    

Refer to the dimension and format below to complete the CLAT application form. 

Dimensions

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Format 

Photograph

500 KB

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Signature

100 KB

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Read More: Analyze your preparation levels with the help of  CLAT Mock Tests.

CLAT 2024 Application Fee

The application fees vary for each category. Check out the table below for the CLAT application fee per your category.

Category Application fee
General / OBC / PWD/ Rs. 4000
NRI / PIO / OCI candidates Rs. 4000
SC / ST / BPL candidates Rs. 3500

CLAT 2024 Exam Pattern 

As per the notification, the CLAT exam pattern 2024 is the same as the last year. 

  • The CLAT Notification states the UG question paper includes 150 questions and the PG paper includes 120.
  • Both UG and PG included only comprehension-based questions.
  • The new pattern for UG involved short passages followed by 4-5 objective questions.
  • There were five subjects in UG, i.e., English Language, Current Affairs, including General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Techniques.
  • For the PG Admission test, the duration was 120 minutes, during which you had to answer 120 objective comprehension-based questions.

CLAT UG 2024 Exam Pattern

The following table shows the question paper pattern for the undergraduate courses.

Mode of Exam Offline
Medium of Question Paper English (only)
Type of Exam Objective Type
Duration 2 Hours
Level of the Exam After XII
Type of Questions Objective Type
Total Number of Questions 150
Marks Obtained for Correct Answer +1
Marks Deducted for Incorrect Answer -0.25
Sections in the CLAT Exam English Language, Quantitative Techniques, Logical Reasoning, Current Affairs (inc. General Knowledge), and Legal Reasoning
Weightage of Logical Reasoning 28-32 (roughly 20% of the Test Paper)
Weightage of Legal Reasoning 35-39 (roughly 25% of the Test Paper)
Weightage of Current Affairs (inc. General Knowledge) 35-39 (roughly 25% of the Test Paper)
Weightage of English Language 28-32 (roughly 20% of the Test Paper)
Weightage of Maths Section 13-17 (roughly 10% of the Test Paper)

CLAT PG 2024 Exam Pattern 

Check out the table below for the detailed CLAT PG Exam Pattern 2024.

Mode of Exam Offline
Medium of Question Paper English (only)
Type of Exam Objective
Duration 2 hours
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.

CLAT 2024 Syllabus [UG & PG]

The CLAT Syllabus will help you understand the critical topics from the exam point of view. As per the official CLAT Notification, the UG and PG programs syllabus is similar to last year.

  • The UG-CLAT 2024 shall be a 2-hour test, with 150 multiple-choice questions carrying 1 mark each.
  • There shall be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. 

The table below shows the detailed syllabus for both UG and PG programs.

CLAT UG 2024 Syllabus 

As per the CLAT 2024 Notification, five main subjects are included in the UG Exam.

Check out the table below to learn the detailed syllabus for CLAT UG.

Subjects Syllabus
English Language
  • 450 words passage based on contemporary or historically significant fiction and non-fiction writing
  • 5-6 questions will be asked that test candidate's comprehension and language skills. 
  • Read and comprehend the main point discussed in the passage, as well as any arguments and viewpoints discussed or set out in the passage;
  • Draw inferences and conclusions based on the passage;
  • Summarise the passage;
  • Compare and contrast the different arguments or viewpoints set out in the passage; and
  • Understand the meaning of various words and phrases used in the passage.
Current Affairs, including GK
  • 450 words passage based on news, journalistic sources, current affairs and general knowledge, including:
  1. Contemporary events of significance from India and the world;
  2. Arts and culture;
  3. International affairs; and
  4. Historical events of continuing significance.
Legal Reasoning
  • 450 words passage based on involving legal matters, public policy questions or moral philosophical enquirie that will require you to:
  1. Identify and infer the rules and principles set out in the passage;
  2. Apply such rules and principles to various fact situations; and
  3. Understand how changes to the rules or principles may alter their application to various fact situations.

Logical Reasoning
  • Series of short passages of about 300 words each that will require you to:
  1. Recognize an argument, its premises and conclusions;
  2. Read and identify the arguments set out in the passage;
  3. Critically analyse patterns of reasoning, and assess how conclusions may depend on particular premises or evidence;
  4. Infer what follows from the passage and apply these inferences to new situations;
  5. Draw relationships and analogies, identify contradictions and equivalence, and assess the effectiveness of arguments.

Quantitative Techniques

  • Short sets of facts or propositions, graphs, or other textual, pictorial or diagrammatic representations that will require you to:
  1. Derive, infer, and manipulate numerical information set out in such passages, graphs, or other representations; and
  2. Apply various 10th-standard mathematical operations on such information, including from areas such as ratios and proportions, basic algebra, mensuration and statistical estimation.

CLAT Online Coaching

CLAT Online Coaching

CLAT PG 2024 Syllabus

The PG syllabus is also based on comprehension-based questions. The descriptive section was removed from the syllabus as per last year's exam. 

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 - -

CLAT Preparation Tips 2024

It would be best if you made a proper study plan and preparation strategy to crack the exam in one attempt. As per the expert, you must start your CLAT preparation at least 6 or 7 months before the exam.

If you start your preparation early, you will have sufficient time for preparation, practice questions, and revision.

  • Read more to improve your language. Read books, magazines, newspapers, and novels to enhance your vocabulary.
  • Study the basics of grammar; this can be done even from school-level grammar books to strengthen your basics.
  • However, you must correct your grammar and fix the mistakes to secure a good rank.
  • Mathematics may not be a big deal for law aspirants as this is just Class 10 mathematics.
  • Go through NCERT Mathematics textbooks of class 9 and class 10. 
  • Legal aptitude continues to be the most critical section.
  • Important book references would be the Constitution of India and the Legal Penal Code.
  • Importance of Moot Courts: Knowledge of arguing cases and various laws at the tip of your tongue is great for aspiring lawyers.

CLAT 2024 Best Books 

Generally, CLAT 2024 Preparation Books are judged as good or best based on the content and the information provided per the latest exam pattern and syllabus.

The following are some of the best books that you include during your exam preparation.

  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman
  • Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning by Pearson 
  • Manorama Year Book by Mammen Mathew
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Aggarwal
  • A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal

CLAT 2024 Toppers Tips 

Ishan Thakur has successfully cleared the Law entrance Test 2021 with an AIR of 19 and scored 100.25 out of 150.

This is an excellent score despite the change in the pattern and new types of questions.

Here is a brief CLAT Topper Interview with Ishan. Know his success strategy and how he reached his goals.

  • Ishan began his preparation for Law entrance Test for a year, and his dream was to join NLSIU Bangalore, the top law university in the country.
  • He focused entirely on his studies and took a break from all the social networking platforms. 
  • He was confident of making it to the top 3 NLUs but scoring 19 in the All India Ranking was unexpected.
  • Due to the postponement of the exam, Ishan pushed himself to study more and kept himself motivated.
  • This phase let him prepare more and increase his confidence.
  • He followed a series during preparation, i.e., he began with English, then Current affairs, then Legal Reasoning, then Mathematics, and lastly, Logical Reasoning. Since the Exam was comprehension-based this year, this strategy suited him well.
  • When it comes to Ishan's preparation strategy, he didn't have any particular study time.
  • Some days he would study the whole day, and others, just 4-5 hours.
  • He also added that "taking breaks between studying is very important as it refreshes your mind and helps in focussing better."
  • Another important tip from Ishan is that he attempted more than 70 mock tests and solved all the sample papers provided by Consortium. After the mock test, you must go through the analysis to know your errors. 
  • Reading newspapers like The Hindu and Indian Express daily helped Ishan tackle the analysis based on current affairs.
  • Most importantly, Ishan took up Online Coaching from LegalEdge Indore, which was his great companion throughout his preparation. 

CLAT 2024 Admit Card

You can download the CLAT 2024 Admit Card only from the official website. The CLAT Admit Card release date will be tentatively in the first week of December 2022.

You can follow the steps below to download the admit card:

  • Visit the official website of CLAT.
  • On the homepage, click on the link "Download CLAT Admit Card 2024."
  • Enter your login credentials and click on the submit button.
  • The admit card will be displayed on the screen. 
  • Download and take a printout of the admit card for future reference.

CLAT 2024 Exam Centers

Based on the choices made while filling out the form, you will be allotted CLAT Exam Centers across the country. The allocated venue of the exam is mentioned in the admit card.

You will not be able to change the exam centre after the issue of admit card, as per the CLAT 2024 Notification.

Allahabad Aurangabad Bengaluru Bhopal
Bhubaneswar Chandigarh Chennai Dehradun
Ernakulam Faridabad Gandhinagar Ghaziabad
Gurugram Guwahati Hisar Hyderabad
Indore Jabalpur Jaipur Jammu
Jodhpur Kanpur Kolkata Lucknow
Mumbai Nagpur New Delhi Noida
Patiala Patna Pune Raipur
Ranchi Shimla Siliguri Trichy
Thiruvananthapuram Varanasi Vijayawada Vishakhapatnam
Rajkot - - -

CLAT 2024 Exam Day Instructions 

Due to the current situation, there are specific CLAT Exam Day Instructions to be followed by all aspirants on the day of the exam.

  • Reach the exam centre at least half an hour before the reporting time.
  • Make sure to carry necessary documents like photo ID proof to the examination hall.
  • Do not carry any electronic gadgets to the exam hall. 
  • Any required stationery items will be provided at the exam centre.
  • Those with a temperature of more than 99.14 will be directed to the isolation lab to take the examination.
  • You can carry a mask, gloves, a transparent water bottle, personal hand sanitiser (50 ml), a simple pen, and exam-related documents (admit card, ID card, etc.)
  • No candidate is allowed to leave the exam hall before the exam timings.
  • In the case of aspirants with the scribe, both must carry their N95 masks.

CLAT Question Papers PDF

By practising the previous exam papers or sample question papers, you can understand the type of questions asked in the paper and the exam's difficulty level.

Practising CLAT Previous Year Question Papers will help enhance your speed and accuracy in the final exam.

  • Take up one question paper and solve it by keeping a timer so that you can know how much time you are taking to solve each question.
  • Know your mistakes and try to improvise on them. 

CLAT Exam Analysis

The Common Law Admission Test is conducted annually to offer admission into UG and PG programs. The analysis can help you know the exam's difficulty level, the number of good attempts, and more.

Here is the brief CLAT Exam Analysis of the previous year.

  • Overall, the CLAT 2022 exam was moderate compared to 2021. 2023 paper was also of moderate difficulty level.
  • This year questions were unpredictable but yet doable.
  • It was less lengthy than the previous year, which increased the number of attempts.
  • Current Affairs and GK were very easy.
  • Passages were based on PM Modi's visit to Bangladesh, United Nations, and SAARC. All the questions were straightforward. 
  • Legal Reasoning was also easy this year.
  • Questions were based on regular topics like Hindu Marriage Act, IPC, Jurisdiction, and Contract Law. Most of the questions were standard. 

CLAT 2024 Answer Key 

After the completion of the exam, the Consortium of NLUs will release the provisional answer key. In case there are any objections to be raised, you can send them via the official website.

Based on the objections received, the final answer keys will be released.

Here are the steps that can be followed to download the CLAT 2024 Answer Key for both UG and PG programs. 

  • Visit the official website of CLAT.
  • On the homepage, click on the "CLAT Answer Key" tab.
  • Enter your login credentials and submit them.
  • Now, you can view the answer key for your respective course and set.
  • Verify the answers, and if there is any error, objections must be raised within the stipulated time.
  • Download and take a printout of the answer key PDF for future reference

CLAT 2024 Final Result 

The CLAT 2024 Result is prepared based on the final answer key. The result is released as a merit list of shortlisted aspirants for the counselling procedure through the Law Entrance Test score.

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 for results:

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on the link "CLAT Result."
  • Enter the Registration Number & Password and click on submit
  • Click on the scorecard tab after logging in
  • A new page will open, showing the results & the scorecard
  • Save and download the scorecard PDF for future reference

CLAT 2024 Cut-Off Marks

The CLAT Cut Off is decided by the Consortium based on various factors like the difficulty level of the exam, the number of seats, and the number of students appearing for the exam.

Go through the below table to know the previous year's college-wise cutoff.

National Law University CLAT 2021 Cut Off CLAT 2020 Cut Off
NLSIU Bangalore 139.5 132
NALSAR Hyderabad 132.75 129
WBNUJS Kolkata 124 126
NLIU Bhopal 119.75 120
NLU Jodhpur 119 123

CLAT 2024 Merit List

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 merit list will be released separately for all three counselling rounds.
  • The Merit List includes the category-wise merit rank of the applicant who has qualified in the exam.
  • This list is prepared by using the scores of all aspirants, with the higher scores placed at the top and followed by the lowest scores.
  • The details mentioned on the merit list include your admit card number, All India Rank, and Total marks obtained in the entrance exam.

Check: Best Online Coaching classes for the CLAT exam

CLAT 2024 Participating Colleges

Generally, three types of law schools in India will accept CLAT scores to admit students to UG and PG courses, and those are as follows:

  • National Law Universities (NLUs)
  • Law colleges affiliated with CLAT 2024
  • Private Law Colleges

Currently, 22 National Law Universities in India come under the CLAT 2024 Participating Colleges list.

Check out the table below to know the list of colleges.

Name of the college 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 132 100
National Law University, Jodhpur 104 50
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar 172 57
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNLU), Patiala 180 58
National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi 120 60
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 202 60
Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur 180 90
Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow 169 24
Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna 132 --
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 240 45
National Law University Tripura (Nlut), Agartala 106 25
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Silvassa 49 -
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) 3338 1219

CLAT 2024 Counselling

The counselling will begin after the release of the merit list. The CLAT Counselling 2024 is conducted online mode.

  • You must make an online payment of Rs. 30000/- for General Category and Rs. 20000/- for ST/SC/OBC/BC/ EWS/ PWD and other reserved categories to register for the counselling procedures. 
  • Once the first provisional list is released, you must choose any of the three options:
  1. Accept the allotted seat,
  2. Apply for an Upgrade or
  3. Exit from the admission process. 
  • If the first option is chosen, you must upload all the required documents and make payment of a requisite fee to the allotted NLU.
  • If you choose the second option, i.e., accept an upgrade, you must pay Rs 50000/- to the allotted University and upload documents as per the schedule. 
  • If the last option is chosen, the allotted seat will be lost, and you will not be considered for further allotment.

Documents Required in CLAT 2024 Counselling

You must carry the following documents at the time of counselling:

  • Application Form
  • Scorecard
  • 10th & 12th Marksheets
  • Admit Card
  • Specially-abled Certificate (if applicable)
  • Domicile Certificate (if applicable)
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  • NRI Certificate (if applicable)
  • Sponsored NRI Certificate (if applicable)

CLAT 2024 Colleges and Seats

The NLU begins the CLAT Seat Allotment according to the merit-cum-preference. 3 Seat allotment lists are released for admissions on the official website.

  • The selected aspirants' names, roll numbers, and all the information will be mentioned in the list.
  • Common-Law Admission Test for the previous year was held for a total of 2342 seats (All India Seats 1480, State wise seats 604, and Special Seats 258) in participating NLUs.

CLAT UG 2024 Seat Intake

Here is a table to give you an idea of the total seat intake for the CLAT UG Exam.

Name of the college UG Seat Intake
National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru 240
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 132
National Law University, Jodhpur 104
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar 172
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNLU), Patiala 180
National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi 120
National University of Study & Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi 120
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam 120
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai 100
Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad 60
Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU), Jabalpur 120
National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad 132
National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal 202
Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur 180
Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow 169
Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna 132
National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack 180
National Law University & Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam 60
The Tamil Nadu National Law University (TNNLU), Tiruchirapalli 120
Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur 240
National Law University Tripura (Nlut), Agartala 106
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Silvassa 49
Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla 180
Dr B R Ambedkar National Law University (DBRANLU), Sonipat, Haryana 120
Total (not including supernumerary, NRI, extra, and FN seats) 3338

CLAT PG 2024 Seat Intake 

Refer to the table below for the college-wise seat intake for PG courses. 

Name of the college PG Seat Intake
National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru 100
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 100
National Law University, Jodhpur 50
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar 57
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNLU), Patiala 58
National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi 60
National University of Study & Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi 40
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam 60
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai 50
Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad 60
Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU), Jabalpur 50
National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad 66
National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal 60
Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur 90
Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow 24
Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna --
National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack 44
National Law University & Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam 40
The Tamil Nadu National Law University (TNNLU), Tiruchirapalli 60
Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur 45
National Law University Tripura (Nlut), Agartala 25
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Silvassa -
Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla 80
Dr B R Ambedkar National Law University (DBRANLU), Sonipat, Haryana -
Total (not including supernumerary, NRI, extra, and FN seats) 1219

CLAT UG Placement Statistics (5-year Program) 

Here is detailed information about the number of students being placed in the years 2022, 2021, and 2020 for the UG program.

CLAT UG 2022 Placement Statistics

Check out the below table to learn about the placement statistics for the year 2022.

NIRF Ranking  Name of NLU  No. of students graduating No. of students placed Median Placement Package(Rs.)
2022
1 National Law School of India University (NLSIU ), Bangalore 76 65 16,00,000 (Sixteen Lakh Only)
2 National Law University (NLU), Delhi 85 59 19,00,000 (Nineteen Lakhs Only)
3 NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad 118 96 16,00,000 (Sixteen Lakh Only)
4 West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 127 80 16,00,000 (Sixteen Lakh Only)

CLAT UG 2021 Placement Statistics

Check out the below table to learn about the placement statistics for the year 2021.

NIRF Ranking  Name of NLU  No. of students graduating No. of students placed Median Placement Package(Rs.)
2021
1 National Law School of India University (NLSIU ), Bangalore 80 61 15,00,000 (Fifteen Lakh Only)
2 National Law University (NLU), Delhi 80 42 18,00,000 (Eighteen Lakh Only)
3 NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad 105 87 16,00,000 (Sixteen Lakh Only)
4 Gujarat National Law University  171 103 14,00,000 (Fourteen Lakh Only)
5 West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 125 80 15,00,000 (Fifteen Lakh Only)

CLAT UG 2020 Placement Statistics

Check out the below table to learn about the placement statistics for the year 2020.

NIRF Ranking  Name of NLU  No. of students graduating No. of students placed Median Placement Package(Rs.)
2020
1 National Law School of India University (NLSIU ), Bangalore 77 56 15,00,000 (Fifteen Lakh Only)
2 National Law University (NLU), Delhi 80 45 18,00,000 (Fifteen Lakh Only)
3 NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad 110 75 16,50,000 (Sixteen Lakh Fifty Thousands Only)
4 Gujarat National Law University  171 111 10,00,000 (Ten Lakh Only)
5 West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 125 95 16,00,000 (Sixteen Lakh Only)

CLAT PG Placement Statistics (1 Year Program)

Here is detailed information about the number of students being placed in the years 2022, 2020, and 2019 for the PG program.

Have a look at the table below, which shows CLAT PG Placements.

CLAT PG 2022 Placement Statistics

Go through the below table to learn about the placement statistics for the year 2022.

NIRF (ranking)  Name  No. of students graduating No. of students placed Median Placement Package(Rs.)
2022
1 National Law School of India University (NLSIU ), Bangalore 40 28 8,25,000 (Eight Lakh Fifty Two Thousands Only)
2 National Law University (NLU), Delhi 70 43 10,00,000 (Ten Lakh Only)
3 NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad 66 48 7,00,000 (Seven Lakh Only)
4 Gujarat National Law University  NA NA NA
5 West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 82 54 10,00,000 (Ten Lakh Only)

PG 2020 Placement Statistics 

Go through the below table to learn about the placement statistics for the year 2020.

NIRF (ranking)  Name  No. of students graduating No. of students placed Median Placement Package(Rs.)
2020
1 National Law School of India University (NLSIU ), Bangalore 48 22 6,00,000 (Six Lakh Only)
2 National Law University (NLU), Delhi 78 46 9,00,000 (Nine Lakh Only)
3 NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad 53 44 7,00,000 (Seven Lakh Only)
4 Gujarat National Law University  64 30 3,60,000 (Three Lakh Sixty Thousands Only)
5 West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 42 15 7,00,000 (Seven Lakh Only)

CLAT PG 2019 Placement Statistics

Go through the below table to learn about the placement statistics for the year 2019.

NIRF (ranking)  Name  No. of students graduating No. of students placed Median Placement Package(Rs.)
2019
1 National Law School of India University (NLSIU ), Bangalore 45 16 6,70,000 (Six Lakh Seventy Thousands Only)
2 National Law University (NLU), Delhi 79 08 8,00,000 (Eight Lakh Only)
3 NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad 59 45 8,50,000 (Eight Lakh Fifty Thousands Only)
4 Gujarat National Law University  61 40 3,60,000 (Three Lakh Sixty Thousands Only)
5 West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 42 11 7,20,000 (Seven Lakh Twenty Thousands Only)

PSU Recruitment Through CLAT 2024

Those willing to apply for post-graduate law programs can also register for PSU Recruitment through CLAT

The Public Sector Undertaking recruits individuals as Assistant Legal Advisors, Legal Executive Trainees, and Trainee Legal Advisors.

These Public Sectors accept the scores for recruiting aspirants to various Law Officers/Legal Advisors positions.

Some of the most popular PSUs accepting the Score are:

  • ONGC Ltd, Dehradun
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
  • Power System Operation Corporation Ltd. (PSOC)
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)
  • National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC)
  • Oil India Limited (OIL)
  • Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL)

Summing Up - We have discussed all the information about the CLAT Exam 2024. Save this informative blog post if you wish to read the details again. Explore more such blogs on CLAT Preparation from here. Good luck with your preparation! Happy Reading! 

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Frequently Asked Questions

The NLUs which are part of Law entrance Test has the basic eligibility condition of 45% or above marks in aggregate in Class XII. Other than that, no consideration is given to class XII marks.

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.

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.

As per the official notification, the CLAT 2024 is hopefully to be conducted in the 3rd week of December 2023.

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.

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.).

To apply for EWS (Economically Weaker Sections) seats, one must have the EWS certificate. To be eligible for EWS, one’s family income should be less than 8 lacs per annum and other criteria in terms of ownership of land/plot/flat must be fulfilled.
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Author : Tanya Kaushal

Updated On : February 6, 2023

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Reader's Digest: Which is the most curious word in the English dictionary? The answer is 'why'. So, we would like to ease your curiosity about the Common Law Admission Test 2024 with this blog post. Be its exam pattern or syllabus, preparation strategy or steps to register, we bet you will get answers to all your queries regarding the CLAT Exam here. 

The Common Law Admission Test, abbreviated CLAT, is your golden ticket to entering the top law schools across India for UG and PG courses. This entrance exam is organized by the Consortium of National Law Universities, comprising 24 NLUs. (*subject to changes)

What got to our notice is a list of queries students face now around the CLAT Notification 2024.

Catering to those, we have tried resolving a few common ones here:

  • Who can apply for the CLAT 2024 session? Students applying for UG courses must have cleared their Class XII or appeared for their Class 12 exams this year. 
  • I will be in my Class 12 with effect from May 2023. Am I eligible for CLAT 2024? Yes, you are! Anyone who will give their Class 12 exams in May 2023 can apply for the December session.
  • I am from a Science background. Can I apply for CLAT? Yes, this exam is open for all streams. The CLAT exam gives opportunities beyond engineering and medicine to students with a science background students also.

CLAT 2024 Exam Date & Schedule

Check out the table below for all the important events related to the CLAT 2024 Entrance Exam.

Events Dates 
CLAT 2024 Starting Date to Apply To be declared soon!
CLAT 2024 Last date to Apply To be declared soon!
Last Date for Online Fee Payment To be declared soon!
Admit Card Release Date To be declared soon!
CLAT 2024 Exam Date To be declared soon!
CLAT Answer key Release Date To be declared soon!
CLAT Result Date 2024 To be declared soon!
CLAT Exam Admission Process To be declared soon!

Are you a PG aspirant? Check more updates on CLAT PG Exam here.

CLAT 2024 Exam Highlights

Look at the table below to get an overview of the CLAT Exam.

Exam Name Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)
Conducting Body Consortium of NLUs
Exam Frequency Once a year
Exam Level National Level
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (General) 4000 Rs [Online]
Exam Mode Offline
CLAT Participating Colleges 22
Exam Duration 2 Hours
Number of Seats 2801 Seats
Official website www.consortiumofnlus.ac.in

CLAT 2024 Exam Eligibility Criteria [UG & PG]

Ensure you satisfy the eligibility criteria before filling out the registration form or CLAT 2024 Exam.

 The brief CLAT eligibility criteria are explained below for UG and PG programs.

CLAT 2024 Eligibility for UG Program

The UG exam is the entrance examination for Undergraduate Courses, i.e., Bachelor of Legislative Law.

You must satisfy the following eligibility criteria to apply for the 3-year BA LLB program:

  • There will be no upper age limit for UG. However, you must have passed 10+2 to apply for the exam.
  • As per the CLAT Notification 2024, you must have secured 45% marks in 10+2 or its equivalent grade if you belong to General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI categories, while it is 40% for those belonging to SC/ST categories. 
  • If you appear for the 12th examination in March/April 2024, you are also eligible to appear.

CLAT 2024 Eligibility for PG Program

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.

  • There is no upper age limit for the PG Program.
  • Those belonging to the General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories must have a minimum of 50% of marks in the LLB degree or its equivalent grade.
  • According to the CLAT Notification, those belonging to SC/ST categories must have secured 45% marks in an LLB degree or equivalent grade.
  • You must have cleared your final semester or final year of the qualifying paper on the admission date.

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How to Apply for CLAT 2024?

The entire application process will be conducted 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.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of CLAT, i.e., clatconsortiumofnlus.ac.in
  • Step 2: On the Home page, click the link "register" and complete the registration process by entering the name and mobile number and setting a password.
  • Step 3: Enter the OTP received on the registered mobile number. This completes the registration process. 
  • Step 4: Log in to the portal using the registered mobile number and password. 
  • Step 5: Complete the application form by entering all the correct details.
  • Step 6: Upload necessary scanned images, documents, and signatures in the specified format.
  • Step 7: Pay the fee through the different online payment modes to complete the application process. 

Photo & Signature Dimensions for CLAT 2024 Application Form    

Refer to the dimension and format below to complete the CLAT application form. 

Dimensions

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Format 

Photograph

500 KB

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Signature

100 KB

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Read More: Analyze your preparation levels with the help of  CLAT Mock Tests.

CLAT 2024 Application Fee

The application fees vary for each category. Check out the table below for the CLAT application fee per your category.

Category Application fee
General / OBC / PWD/ Rs. 4000
NRI / PIO / OCI candidates Rs. 4000
SC / ST / BPL candidates Rs. 3500

CLAT 2024 Exam Pattern 

As per the notification, the CLAT exam pattern 2024 is the same as the last year. 

  • The CLAT Notification states the UG question paper includes 150 questions and the PG paper includes 120.
  • Both UG and PG included only comprehension-based questions.
  • The new pattern for UG involved short passages followed by 4-5 objective questions.
  • There were five subjects in UG, i.e., English Language, Current Affairs, including General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Techniques.
  • For the PG Admission test, the duration was 120 minutes, during which you had to answer 120 objective comprehension-based questions.

CLAT UG 2024 Exam Pattern

The following table shows the question paper pattern for the undergraduate courses.

Mode of Exam Offline
Medium of Question Paper English (only)
Type of Exam Objective Type
Duration 2 Hours
Level of the Exam After XII
Type of Questions Objective Type
Total Number of Questions 150
Marks Obtained for Correct Answer +1
Marks Deducted for Incorrect Answer -0.25
Sections in the CLAT Exam English Language, Quantitative Techniques, Logical Reasoning, Current Affairs (inc. General Knowledge), and Legal Reasoning
Weightage of Logical Reasoning 28-32 (roughly 20% of the Test Paper)
Weightage of Legal Reasoning 35-39 (roughly 25% of the Test Paper)
Weightage of Current Affairs (inc. General Knowledge) 35-39 (roughly 25% of the Test Paper)
Weightage of English Language 28-32 (roughly 20% of the Test Paper)
Weightage of Maths Section 13-17 (roughly 10% of the Test Paper)

CLAT PG 2024 Exam Pattern 

Check out the table below for the detailed CLAT PG Exam Pattern 2024.

Mode of Exam Offline
Medium of Question Paper English (only)
Type of Exam Objective
Duration 2 hours
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.

CLAT 2024 Syllabus [UG & PG]

The CLAT Syllabus will help you understand the critical topics from the exam point of view. As per the official CLAT Notification, the UG and PG programs syllabus is similar to last year.

  • The UG-CLAT 2024 shall be a 2-hour test, with 150 multiple-choice questions carrying 1 mark each.
  • There shall be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. 

The table below shows the detailed syllabus for both UG and PG programs.

CLAT UG 2024 Syllabus 

As per the CLAT 2024 Notification, five main subjects are included in the UG Exam.

Check out the table below to learn the detailed syllabus for CLAT UG.

Subjects Syllabus
English Language
  • 450 words passage based on contemporary or historically significant fiction and non-fiction writing
  • 5-6 questions will be asked that test candidate's comprehension and language skills. 
  • Read and comprehend the main point discussed in the passage, as well as any arguments and viewpoints discussed or set out in the passage;
  • Draw inferences and conclusions based on the passage;
  • Summarise the passage;
  • Compare and contrast the different arguments or viewpoints set out in the passage; and
  • Understand the meaning of various words and phrases used in the passage.
Current Affairs, including GK
  • 450 words passage based on news, journalistic sources, current affairs and general knowledge, including:
  1. Contemporary events of significance from India and the world;
  2. Arts and culture;
  3. International affairs; and
  4. Historical events of continuing significance.
Legal Reasoning
  • 450 words passage based on involving legal matters, public policy questions or moral philosophical enquirie that will require you to:
  1. Identify and infer the rules and principles set out in the passage;
  2. Apply such rules and principles to various fact situations; and
  3. Understand how changes to the rules or principles may alter their application to various fact situations.

Logical Reasoning
  • Series of short passages of about 300 words each that will require you to:
  1. Recognize an argument, its premises and conclusions;
  2. Read and identify the arguments set out in the passage;
  3. Critically analyse patterns of reasoning, and assess how conclusions may depend on particular premises or evidence;
  4. Infer what follows from the passage and apply these inferences to new situations;
  5. Draw relationships and analogies, identify contradictions and equivalence, and assess the effectiveness of arguments.

Quantitative Techniques

  • Short sets of facts or propositions, graphs, or other textual, pictorial or diagrammatic representations that will require you to:
  1. Derive, infer, and manipulate numerical information set out in such passages, graphs, or other representations; and
  2. Apply various 10th-standard mathematical operations on such information, including from areas such as ratios and proportions, basic algebra, mensuration and statistical estimation.

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CLAT PG 2024 Syllabus

The PG syllabus is also based on comprehension-based questions. The descriptive section was removed from the syllabus as per last year's exam. 

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 - -

CLAT Preparation Tips 2024

It would be best if you made a proper study plan and preparation strategy to crack the exam in one attempt. As per the expert, you must start your CLAT preparation at least 6 or 7 months before the exam.

If you start your preparation early, you will have sufficient time for preparation, practice questions, and revision.

  • Read more to improve your language. Read books, magazines, newspapers, and novels to enhance your vocabulary.
  • Study the basics of grammar; this can be done even from school-level grammar books to strengthen your basics.
  • However, you must correct your grammar and fix the mistakes to secure a good rank.
  • Mathematics may not be a big deal for law aspirants as this is just Class 10 mathematics.
  • Go through NCERT Mathematics textbooks of class 9 and class 10. 
  • Legal aptitude continues to be the most critical section.
  • Important book references would be the Constitution of India and the Legal Penal Code.
  • Importance of Moot Courts: Knowledge of arguing cases and various laws at the tip of your tongue is great for aspiring lawyers.

CLAT 2024 Best Books 

Generally, CLAT 2024 Preparation Books are judged as good or best based on the content and the information provided per the latest exam pattern and syllabus.

The following are some of the best books that you include during your exam preparation.

  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman
  • Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning by Pearson 
  • Manorama Year Book by Mammen Mathew
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Aggarwal
  • A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal

CLAT 2024 Toppers Tips 

Ishan Thakur has successfully cleared the Law entrance Test 2021 with an AIR of 19 and scored 100.25 out of 150.

This is an excellent score despite the change in the pattern and new types of questions.

Here is a brief CLAT Topper Interview with Ishan. Know his success strategy and how he reached his goals.

  • Ishan began his preparation for Law entrance Test for a year, and his dream was to join NLSIU Bangalore, the top law university in the country.
  • He focused entirely on his studies and took a break from all the social networking platforms. 
  • He was confident of making it to the top 3 NLUs but scoring 19 in the All India Ranking was unexpected.
  • Due to the postponement of the exam, Ishan pushed himself to study more and kept himself motivated.
  • This phase let him prepare more and increase his confidence.
  • He followed a series during preparation, i.e., he began with English, then Current affairs, then Legal Reasoning, then Mathematics, and lastly, Logical Reasoning. Since the Exam was comprehension-based this year, this strategy suited him well.
  • When it comes to Ishan's preparation strategy, he didn't have any particular study time.
  • Some days he would study the whole day, and others, just 4-5 hours.
  • He also added that "taking breaks between studying is very important as it refreshes your mind and helps in focussing better."
  • Another important tip from Ishan is that he attempted more than 70 mock tests and solved all the sample papers provided by Consortium. After the mock test, you must go through the analysis to know your errors. 
  • Reading newspapers like The Hindu and Indian Express daily helped Ishan tackle the analysis based on current affairs.
  • Most importantly, Ishan took up Online Coaching from LegalEdge Indore, which was his great companion throughout his preparation. 

CLAT 2024 Admit Card

You can download the CLAT 2024 Admit Card only from the official website. The CLAT Admit Card release date will be tentatively in the first week of December 2022.

You can follow the steps below to download the admit card:

  • Visit the official website of CLAT.
  • On the homepage, click on the link "Download CLAT Admit Card 2024."
  • Enter your login credentials and click on the submit button.
  • The admit card will be displayed on the screen. 
  • Download and take a printout of the admit card for future reference.

CLAT 2024 Exam Centers

Based on the choices made while filling out the form, you will be allotted CLAT Exam Centers across the country. The allocated venue of the exam is mentioned in the admit card.

You will not be able to change the exam centre after the issue of admit card, as per the CLAT 2024 Notification.

Allahabad Aurangabad Bengaluru Bhopal
Bhubaneswar Chandigarh Chennai Dehradun
Ernakulam Faridabad Gandhinagar Ghaziabad
Gurugram Guwahati Hisar Hyderabad
Indore Jabalpur Jaipur Jammu
Jodhpur Kanpur Kolkata Lucknow
Mumbai Nagpur New Delhi Noida
Patiala Patna Pune Raipur
Ranchi Shimla Siliguri Trichy
Thiruvananthapuram Varanasi Vijayawada Vishakhapatnam
Rajkot - - -

CLAT 2024 Exam Day Instructions 

Due to the current situation, there are specific CLAT Exam Day Instructions to be followed by all aspirants on the day of the exam.

  • Reach the exam centre at least half an hour before the reporting time.
  • Make sure to carry necessary documents like photo ID proof to the examination hall.
  • Do not carry any electronic gadgets to the exam hall. 
  • Any required stationery items will be provided at the exam centre.
  • Those with a temperature of more than 99.14 will be directed to the isolation lab to take the examination.
  • You can carry a mask, gloves, a transparent water bottle, personal hand sanitiser (50 ml), a simple pen, and exam-related documents (admit card, ID card, etc.)
  • No candidate is allowed to leave the exam hall before the exam timings.
  • In the case of aspirants with the scribe, both must carry their N95 masks.

CLAT Question Papers PDF

By practising the previous exam papers or sample question papers, you can understand the type of questions asked in the paper and the exam's difficulty level.

Practising CLAT Previous Year Question Papers will help enhance your speed and accuracy in the final exam.

  • Take up one question paper and solve it by keeping a timer so that you can know how much time you are taking to solve each question.
  • Know your mistakes and try to improvise on them. 

CLAT Exam Analysis

The Common Law Admission Test is conducted annually to offer admission into UG and PG programs. The analysis can help you know the exam's difficulty level, the number of good attempts, and more.

Here is the brief CLAT Exam Analysis of the previous year.

  • Overall, the CLAT 2022 exam was moderate compared to 2021. 2023 paper was also of moderate difficulty level.
  • This year questions were unpredictable but yet doable.
  • It was less lengthy than the previous year, which increased the number of attempts.
  • Current Affairs and GK were very easy.
  • Passages were based on PM Modi's visit to Bangladesh, United Nations, and SAARC. All the questions were straightforward. 
  • Legal Reasoning was also easy this year.
  • Questions were based on regular topics like Hindu Marriage Act, IPC, Jurisdiction, and Contract Law. Most of the questions were standard. 

CLAT 2024 Answer Key 

After the completion of the exam, the Consortium of NLUs will release the provisional answer key. In case there are any objections to be raised, you can send them via the official website.

Based on the objections received, the final answer keys will be released.

Here are the steps that can be followed to download the CLAT 2024 Answer Key for both UG and PG programs. 

  • Visit the official website of CLAT.
  • On the homepage, click on the "CLAT Answer Key" tab.
  • Enter your login credentials and submit them.
  • Now, you can view the answer key for your respective course and set.
  • Verify the answers, and if there is any error, objections must be raised within the stipulated time.
  • Download and take a printout of the answer key PDF for future reference

CLAT 2024 Final Result 

The CLAT 2024 Result is prepared based on the final answer key. The result is released as a merit list of shortlisted aspirants for the counselling procedure through the Law Entrance Test score.

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 for results:

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on the link "CLAT Result."
  • Enter the Registration Number & Password and click on submit
  • Click on the scorecard tab after logging in
  • A new page will open, showing the results & the scorecard
  • Save and download the scorecard PDF for future reference

CLAT 2024 Cut-Off Marks

The CLAT Cut Off is decided by the Consortium based on various factors like the difficulty level of the exam, the number of seats, and the number of students appearing for the exam.

Go through the below table to know the previous year's college-wise cutoff.

National Law University CLAT 2021 Cut Off CLAT 2020 Cut Off
NLSIU Bangalore 139.5 132
NALSAR Hyderabad 132.75 129
WBNUJS Kolkata 124 126
NLIU Bhopal 119.75 120
NLU Jodhpur 119 123

CLAT 2024 Merit List

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 merit list will be released separately for all three counselling rounds.
  • The Merit List includes the category-wise merit rank of the applicant who has qualified in the exam.
  • This list is prepared by using the scores of all aspirants, with the higher scores placed at the top and followed by the lowest scores.
  • The details mentioned on the merit list include your admit card number, All India Rank, and Total marks obtained in the entrance exam.

Check: Best Online Coaching classes for the CLAT exam

CLAT 2024 Participating Colleges

Generally, three types of law schools in India will accept CLAT scores to admit students to UG and PG courses, and those are as follows:

  • National Law Universities (NLUs)
  • Law colleges affiliated with CLAT 2024
  • Private Law Colleges

Currently, 22 National Law Universities in India come under the CLAT 2024 Participating Colleges list.

Check out the table below to know the list of colleges.

Name of the college 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 132 100
National Law University, Jodhpur 104 50
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar 172 57
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNLU), Patiala 180 58
National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi 120 60
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 202 60
Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur 180 90
Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow 169 24
Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna 132 --
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 240 45
National Law University Tripura (Nlut), Agartala 106 25
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Silvassa 49 -
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) 3338 1219

CLAT 2024 Counselling

The counselling will begin after the release of the merit list. The CLAT Counselling 2024 is conducted online mode.

  • You must make an online payment of Rs. 30000/- for General Category and Rs. 20000/- for ST/SC/OBC/BC/ EWS/ PWD and other reserved categories to register for the counselling procedures. 
  • Once the first provisional list is released, you must choose any of the three options:
  1. Accept the allotted seat,
  2. Apply for an Upgrade or
  3. Exit from the admission process. 
  • If the first option is chosen, you must upload all the required documents and make payment of a requisite fee to the allotted NLU.
  • If you choose the second option, i.e., accept an upgrade, you must pay Rs 50000/- to the allotted University and upload documents as per the schedule. 
  • If the last option is chosen, the allotted seat will be lost, and you will not be considered for further allotment.

Documents Required in CLAT 2024 Counselling

You must carry the following documents at the time of counselling:

  • Application Form
  • Scorecard
  • 10th & 12th Marksheets
  • Admit Card
  • Specially-abled Certificate (if applicable)
  • Domicile Certificate (if applicable)
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  • NRI Certificate (if applicable)
  • Sponsored NRI Certificate (if applicable)

CLAT 2024 Colleges and Seats

The NLU begins the CLAT Seat Allotment according to the merit-cum-preference. 3 Seat allotment lists are released for admissions on the official website.

  • The selected aspirants' names, roll numbers, and all the information will be mentioned in the list.
  • Common-Law Admission Test for the previous year was held for a total of 2342 seats (All India Seats 1480, State wise seats 604, and Special Seats 258) in participating NLUs.

CLAT UG 2024 Seat Intake

Here is a table to give you an idea of the total seat intake for the CLAT UG Exam.

Name of the college UG Seat Intake
National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru 240
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 132
National Law University, Jodhpur 104
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar 172
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNLU), Patiala 180
National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi 120
National University of Study & Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi 120
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam 120
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai 100
Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad 60
Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU), Jabalpur 120
National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad 132
National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal 202
Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur 180
Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow 169
Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna 132
National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack 180
National Law University & Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam 60
The Tamil Nadu National Law University (TNNLU), Tiruchirapalli 120
Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur 240
National Law University Tripura (Nlut), Agartala 106
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Silvassa 49
Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla 180
Dr B R Ambedkar National Law University (DBRANLU), Sonipat, Haryana 120
Total (not including supernumerary, NRI, extra, and FN seats) 3338

CLAT PG 2024 Seat Intake 

Refer to the table below for the college-wise seat intake for PG courses. 

Name of the college PG Seat Intake
National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru 100
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 100
National Law University, Jodhpur 50
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar 57
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNLU), Patiala 58
National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi 60
National University of Study & Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi 40
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam 60
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai 50
Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad 60
Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU), Jabalpur 50
National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad 66
National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal 60
Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur 90
Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow 24
Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna --
National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack 44
National Law University & Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam 40
The Tamil Nadu National Law University (TNNLU), Tiruchirapalli 60
Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur 45
National Law University Tripura (Nlut), Agartala 25
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Silvassa -
Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla 80
Dr B R Ambedkar National Law University (DBRANLU), Sonipat, Haryana -
Total (not including supernumerary, NRI, extra, and FN seats) 1219

CLAT UG Placement Statistics (5-year Program) 

Here is detailed information about the number of students being placed in the years 2022, 2021, and 2020 for the UG program.

CLAT UG 2022 Placement Statistics

Check out the below table to learn about the placement statistics for the year 2022.

NIRF Ranking  Name of NLU  No. of students graduating No. of students placed Median Placement Package(Rs.)
2022
1 National Law School of India University (NLSIU ), Bangalore 76 65 16,00,000 (Sixteen Lakh Only)
2 National Law University (NLU), Delhi 85 59 19,00,000 (Nineteen Lakhs Only)
3 NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad 118 96 16,00,000 (Sixteen Lakh Only)
4 West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 127 80 16,00,000 (Sixteen Lakh Only)

CLAT UG 2021 Placement Statistics

Check out the below table to learn about the placement statistics for the year 2021.

NIRF Ranking  Name of NLU  No. of students graduating No. of students placed Median Placement Package(Rs.)
2021
1 National Law School of India University (NLSIU ), Bangalore 80 61 15,00,000 (Fifteen Lakh Only)
2 National Law University (NLU), Delhi 80 42 18,00,000 (Eighteen Lakh Only)
3 NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad 105 87 16,00,000 (Sixteen Lakh Only)
4 Gujarat National Law University  171 103 14,00,000 (Fourteen Lakh Only)
5 West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 125 80 15,00,000 (Fifteen Lakh Only)

CLAT UG 2020 Placement Statistics

Check out the below table to learn about the placement statistics for the year 2020.

NIRF Ranking  Name of NLU  No. of students graduating No. of students placed Median Placement Package(Rs.)
2020
1 National Law School of India University (NLSIU ), Bangalore 77 56 15,00,000 (Fifteen Lakh Only)
2 National Law University (NLU), Delhi 80 45 18,00,000 (Fifteen Lakh Only)
3 NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad 110 75 16,50,000 (Sixteen Lakh Fifty Thousands Only)
4 Gujarat National Law University  171 111 10,00,000 (Ten Lakh Only)
5 West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 125 95 16,00,000 (Sixteen Lakh Only)

CLAT PG Placement Statistics (1 Year Program)

Here is detailed information about the number of students being placed in the years 2022, 2020, and 2019 for the PG program.

Have a look at the table below, which shows CLAT PG Placements.

CLAT PG 2022 Placement Statistics

Go through the below table to learn about the placement statistics for the year 2022.

NIRF (ranking)  Name  No. of students graduating No. of students placed Median Placement Package(Rs.)
2022
1 National Law School of India University (NLSIU ), Bangalore 40 28 8,25,000 (Eight Lakh Fifty Two Thousands Only)
2 National Law University (NLU), Delhi 70 43 10,00,000 (Ten Lakh Only)
3 NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad 66 48 7,00,000 (Seven Lakh Only)
4 Gujarat National Law University  NA NA NA
5 West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 82 54 10,00,000 (Ten Lakh Only)

PG 2020 Placement Statistics 

Go through the below table to learn about the placement statistics for the year 2020.

NIRF (ranking)  Name  No. of students graduating No. of students placed Median Placement Package(Rs.)
2020
1 National Law School of India University (NLSIU ), Bangalore 48 22 6,00,000 (Six Lakh Only)
2 National Law University (NLU), Delhi 78 46 9,00,000 (Nine Lakh Only)
3 NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad 53 44 7,00,000 (Seven Lakh Only)
4 Gujarat National Law University  64 30 3,60,000 (Three Lakh Sixty Thousands Only)
5 West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 42 15 7,00,000 (Seven Lakh Only)

CLAT PG 2019 Placement Statistics

Go through the below table to learn about the placement statistics for the year 2019.

NIRF (ranking)  Name  No. of students graduating No. of students placed Median Placement Package(Rs.)
2019
1 National Law School of India University (NLSIU ), Bangalore 45 16 6,70,000 (Six Lakh Seventy Thousands Only)
2 National Law University (NLU), Delhi 79 08 8,00,000 (Eight Lakh Only)
3 NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad 59 45 8,50,000 (Eight Lakh Fifty Thousands Only)
4 Gujarat National Law University  61 40 3,60,000 (Three Lakh Sixty Thousands Only)
5 West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 42 11 7,20,000 (Seven Lakh Twenty Thousands Only)

PSU Recruitment Through CLAT 2024

Those willing to apply for post-graduate law programs can also register for PSU Recruitment through CLAT

The Public Sector Undertaking recruits individuals as Assistant Legal Advisors, Legal Executive Trainees, and Trainee Legal Advisors.

These Public Sectors accept the scores for recruiting aspirants to various Law Officers/Legal Advisors positions.

Some of the most popular PSUs accepting the Score are:

  • ONGC Ltd, Dehradun
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
  • Power System Operation Corporation Ltd. (PSOC)
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)
  • National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC)
  • Oil India Limited (OIL)
  • Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL)

Summing Up - We have discussed all the information about the CLAT Exam 2024. Save this informative blog post if you wish to read the details again. Explore more such blogs on CLAT Preparation from here. Good luck with your preparation! Happy Reading! 

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Frequently Asked Questions

The NLUs which are part of Law entrance Test has the basic eligibility condition of 45% or above marks in aggregate in Class XII. Other than that, no consideration is given to class XII marks.

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.

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.

As per the official notification, the CLAT 2024 is hopefully to be conducted in the 3rd week of December 2023.

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.

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.).

To apply for EWS (Economically Weaker Sections) seats, one must have the EWS certificate. To be eligible for EWS, one’s family income should be less than 8 lacs per annum and other criteria in terms of ownership of land/plot/flat must be fulfilled.

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