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CLAT Exam Day Instructions 2024 [Check Do's & Dont's] - Guidelines

Author : Tanya Kaushal

Updated On : January 17, 2023


Every year, the Consortium of NLUs will publish specific guidelines that you must follow if you're taking the CLAT 2024.

You are not allowed to take the exam if you violate any of the rules mentioned by the consortium. This is also to remind you that you might face a penalty or punishment for failing to adhere to the rules. 

The exam conducting body releases two types of instructions: the first set of guidelines is related to the code of conduct, and the second set of guidelines is associated with COVID protocols. 

The article walks you through the CLAT Exam Day Instructions 2024, including the dress code, banned items, medical instructions, and more.

General Exam Day Instructions for CLAT 2024

The official site has released the General Exam Day Instructions for CLAT Exam 2024. The instructions followed last year are somewhat similar this year as well.

  • You must bring the CLAT Admit Card and any government ID proof on the exam day for verification at the exam centre. Otherwise, you will not be allowed to write the exam.
  • Any changes to the exam center indicated on the admission card will not be considered. 
  • You must reach the exam center at least one hour before the exam.
  • You will not be allowed inside the exam hall after 15 minutes of the commencement of the examination.
  • Make sure to switch off your mobile phones and deposit them at the designated location.
  • You must provide an SAP (PwD) certificate if you use the scribe.
  • You must sign in the admit card in the presence of the Invigilator.
  • You will be disqualified from the exam if found either copying or receiving, or giving assistance to others.
  • You are not allowed to leave the exam hall before completing the exam.

General Exam Day Instructions for CLAT examination 2024 PDF is attached below:

CLAT Exam Day Guidelines 2024: Medical Instructions

The consortium of NLUs has released Medical Instructions to be followed for this academic year. 

The prominent health specialists provide all health-related inputs and instructions to validate the procedure followed at various exam phases. Staff deployed for Crowd Management and orderly movement.

  • The students must participate in the thermal screening process at the exam center gate.
  • Candidates must maintain a social distance at the exam center.
  • Students are not allowed to form groups in the exam hall.
  • If the temperature is> 99.14, they must take the CLAT exam in isolation.
  • There are sufficient cleaning staff, center administrators, and invigilators with face masks and hand gloves at the examination center.
  • Spray machines with a disinfectant liquid will be kept at your disposal, and sanitization will be done thoroughly in all examination centers.
  • Carry sufficient hand sanitiser and hand soap but make sure not to spill on OMR sheets.
  • Students will not be allowed inside the exam hall if they have a fever or cold.
  • Keep wearing the face mask/ shield etc., and always take necessary precautions on the premises of the Test Centre, particularly in the Examination Hall.
  • If you were to arrive with a scribe, you and the writer should carry one N95 mask.
  • Mobile phones have to be switched off and deposited at the designated location.

CLAT Online Coaching

CLAT Online Coaching

CLAT Code of Conduct 2024

CLAT Code of Conduct 2024 is quite similar to that of last year. You must follow the CLAT Exam day instructions at the exam center.

  • Ensure to write your roll number on the top of the rough sheet and dump the same in the drop-box before leaving the examination room.
  • You will be disqualified from the exam if found either copying or receiving, or giving assistance to others.
  • Do not carry electronic devices inside the examination center.
  • Avoid talking inside the exam hall.
  • Staff with Thermo Guns will be present at the entry gate.
  • Sufficient cleaning staff, center administrators, and invigilators with face masks and hand gloves will be deployed.
  • Spray machinery with your disinfection solution on hand, and sanitize all examination centers entirely.
  • Sufficient hand sanitizer and hand soap will be present across the test centers and washrooms.
  • PPE kits will be made available for staff in isolation labs.
  • Three-ply masks and gloves will be provided to isolated candidates.
  • You will not be allowed to take the exam if you test positive and are under medical surveillance or in isolation.
  • Only significant items that include masks, Gloves, Personal Transparent water Bottles, Personal Hand Sanitizer (50 ml), Exam related documents (Admit Card, ID card, etc.) will be allowed to carry to the exam hall.

CLAT Exam Day Instructions 2024: Dress Code

You must make every effort to adhere to the dress code. You will get disqualified on the spot if you don't obey the dress code on exam day. The dress code instructions followed last year are as follows.

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  • You should only wear light clothing to eliminate the possibility of hiding any cheating material.
  • A half-sleeved shirt or t-shirt with no big buttons or emblems is preferred.
  • As recommended, you must wear slippers or sandals; also, avoid wearing unapproved shoes in the test venue.
  • Avoid carrying items that are unacceptable in the Examination Center.
  • Females should not carry rings, nose pins, chains, badges, etc., inside the exam hall.

CLAT Exam Day Instructions 2024 - Allowed & Not-Allowed Items

Certain items will be allowed and not allowed inside the CLAT Exam Centers. Check out the table below to know which are allowed and not allowed inside the exam hall.

Allowed Not Allowed
Slippers and Sandals only Shoes
Half T-Shirt, Shirt Burka, Cap, Kurta Pajama
Jeans Watches
Kurti/Top (Half-Sleeves) Sunglasses
Leggings/Churidar Bracelets
Lowers Saree (Married or Unmarried)
Trousers/Jeans Full Sleeves Shirt or T-Shirts
Salwar Big buttons, brooch/badge T-Shirts
The Doctor Prescribed lens specs only Rings/ Chain/ Necklace etc. (any jewellery or ornaments)
Tiny Rubber Band Bangles are not allowed (only married can wear them)
Mangal Sutra Hair Clips/ Big Rubber Bands etc.

CLAT Mock Tests

CLAT Mock Tests

CLAT Exam Day Instructions 2024: Misconduct Rules

Firstly, you are advised not to cause any disruption at the exam center. If caught misbehaving in the middle of the exam, you will suffer the consequences.

If you are found guilty of any of the following misconduct, it will lead to instant disqualification:

  • Make use of any debarred items in the hall.
  • Trying to impersonate or mimic someone.
  • Misbehaving at the time of the exam.
  • Using the candidature in the wrong means in any way.

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The negative results would lead to the following situations:

  • Instant disqualification from the exam or on-the-spot disqualification.
  • Rule out on a temporary or permanent basis from the procedure of recruitment.
  • Disqualification will still be practiced if any guidelines are not followed throughout the selection process.

CLAT Exam Day Guidelines 2024: Banned Items

You must not carry any of the following items inside the examination hall.

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  • Food items
  • Any metallic items
  • Electronic devices like Cell Phones, Bluetooth, Headphones, Headsets, Cameras, pagers, Microphones, Health bands, etc., are banned
  • Items like Goggles, Handbags, Caps, Wallets, belts, etc., are banned.
  • Stationery Items such as textual material, Pencil Box, Calculator, Geometry, Pen/Pencil, Plastic Pouch, Writing Pad, Scanner, Eraser, Scale, Pen Drive, Log Table, bits of papers, Electronic Pen, etc

On getting caught in possession of the goods listed above in the exam room, the officials will deem it offensive and take action against you using unfair means.

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Frequently Asked Questions

No, the calculator is not allowed in the CLAT Exam 2024. Also, electronic gadgets are not allowed in the exam hall. You must ensure to follow the complete CLAT Exam Day Instructions without violating them.
You must carry one Photo ID proof for verification like Aadhar Card, Driving Licence, PAN card, etc.
Yes, Candidates will be thermally screened at the exam centre dates. Any candidate found having a temperature above 99.14 F will be sent to the isolation lab to take up the exam.
Yes, you can carry your own hand sanitiser of 50 ml to the exam hall.
If everyone follows the CLAT Exam Day Guidelines, then it is safe to take up the exam. Ensure to follow all the guidelines for the CLAT Exam provided by the authorities for the safe conduction of the exam.

The following documents need to be carried along with the admit card on the day of the exam: Voter identity card, Driving license, Passport, and any government ID proof.

Candidates must carry a black and white printout of the Common Law Admission Test Admit Card to the examination centre. Candidates will not be allowed to write the exam if they do not carry the admit card to the centre.
No, the authorities will check the admit card only for candidate verification. After verification, the authorities will return your admit card.


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