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CLAT PG 2024 Exam Date, Application Form & Latest Updates

Author : Shashwat Srivastava

Updated On : July 30, 2023

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Reader's Digest - What is CLAT PG 2024? CLAT LLM 2024 is a national-level entrance exam for admission to postgraduate courses in law and direct recruitment to PSUs. We are unfolding important details of this exam as you read further!

We have some exciting news for all you CLAT PG 2024 aspirants! The Consortium is now taking applications for the CLAT PG session 2024! 

For those of you who are new to it, CLAT PG stands for Common Law Admission Test for Post-Graduate programs.

It's a highly competitive entrance exam in India that opens doors to prestigious National Law Universities (NLUs) and institutions across the country. πŸ›οΈπŸ’Ό

πŸ€” Now, you might be wondering, "What does CLAT PG 2024 have in store for me?" Well, my friend, it's all about taking your legal expertise to new heights.

The exam tests your knowledge in various legal subjects as a comprehensive assessment designed to identify the crème de la crème of legal minds. πŸ§ πŸ†

Read on ahead to find out more about CLAT PG 2024!

We're sharing answers to a few common queries about the CLAT PG 2024 Notification:

  • What are the subjects covered in CLAT PG? The subjects covered in CLAT PG include Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Contract Law, Criminal Law, and more.
  • Is there a negative marking in CLAT PG? Yes, there is a provision for a negative marking of 0.25 marks in CLAT PG. Incorrect answers result in a deduction of marks.
  • What is the duration of the CLAT PG exam? The duration of the CLAT PG exam is two hours.

Ad Release by Consortium on the CLAT PG 2024 Application

CLAT Application Form 2024 News
[Source: Times of India]

CLAT PG 2024 Highlights

CLAT PG Full Form Common Law Admission Test
Conducting Body Consortium of NLUs
Exam Frequency Once a year
Exam Level National Level
Mode of Application Online
Exam Mode Offline
Exam Duration 2 Hours
CLAT LLM Official Website https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/

CLAT PG 2024 Exam Date & Schedule

CLAT Exam for LLM offers admissions in NLUs and other colleges for LLM courses across the country. 

The consortium has published a notice regarding the CLAT PG Exam Application Date.

CLAT PG Application 2024 CLAT PG Date
PG CLAT 2024 Application Window Open Date     July 1, 2023
Application Window End Date November 3, 2023
Admit Card Release Date TBA
CLAT LLM Exam Date 2024 December 03, 2023 (Tentative)

Can I Apply for CLAT PG 2024?

Since you have come down to the CLAT PG eligibility section of the article, we assume you are looking forward to applying for the exam but need some prior information.

Let’s clarify some of your doubts:

  • What are the minimum age and maximum age requirements for the exam? There is no restriction on the lower or upper age limit. The only limit is to be a Bachelor of Law.
  • What is the minimum qualification required for the exam? A bachelor’s degree in law (LLB) with 50% marks is required to apply for this exam. 
  • Can I apply for the exam if I am a final-year LLB student? Yes...  Definitely!

How to Fill Out the CLAT PG 2024 Application Form?

This isn’t a difficult task for a technically savvy generation at all. The. CLAT PG registration process is completely online.

Once know the eligibility criteria for CLAT PG, fill out the form before the registration concludes.

To sum it up, let us understand that online registration for the exam is a 4 step process: Register, Fill out a detailed form, Upload necessary documents & pay the application fee.

But keep these important points in mind before you start with the application process:

  • Keep a functional email address and phone number since it is validated through an OTP verification during the initial registration.
  • Type carefully! Any errors in the spelling of your name or your parent’s name shall not be accepted and can lead to disqualification of your candidature.
  • No edits in the program (UG or PG), category, or BPL field (Below Poverty Line) are allowed after submission of the application fee.
  • In case you fill multiple forms, the last submission will be considered final, and no refund for the previous submissions shall be done by Consortium.
  • A digital passport-sized photograph and signature must be handy with you since those are the primary documents required during the application process.
  • Keep PDF formats of the category, BPL, or PWD certificates scanned for submission if applicable.
  • Check your internet connection in check while paying the application fee for a smooth transaction.
  • Refer to the following table for fee details:
Category Application Fee Amount
General/OBC/NRI/PIO/OCI Rs.4000/-
SC/ST/BPL Rs.3500/-

Read More - How to Prepare for CLAT PG?

CLAT PG 2024 Admit Card

Where to find the CLAT PG 2024 Admit Card

Candidates should note that the CLAT PG Admit Card 2024 is available exclusively in online mode. It will not be sent through post or any other means. The admit card can be located and downloaded from the official website of the CLAT consortium.

How to Download the CLAT PG 2024 Admit Card

Preliminary Steps

Before beginning the process of downloading the admit card, ensure that you have a reliable internet connection. It is crucial for a smooth and hassle-free downloading process.

Required Information

Candidates are required to have their CLAT PG registration and application number, along with their Date of Birth (DOB) details. This information will be used for logging in to download the admit card.

Instructions to Download

  1. Visit the official CLAT website, which is (www.consortiumofnlus.ac.in.)
  2. Search for the option that says "click here to download the admit card", and click on it.
  3. You will be asked to enter your registration number/application number and DOB. Enter these details correctly and click on the "submit" button.
  4. After submitting, your CLAT PG 2024 Admit Card will be displayed on the screen.
  5. Download and save the admit card for future reference.

CLAT 2024 Exam Centers List (Expected)

As mentioned above, the CLAT Entrance Exam is conducted in over 80 cities nationwide. Check out the table below for the state-wise list of CLAT Exam Centers. CLAT exam centres list 2024 PDF is available on the official website. 

Exam Centre States Exam Centre Cities
Andhra Pradesh Anantapur, Chirala, Eluru, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Rajahmundary, Srikakulam, Tekkali, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar / Naharlagun
Assam Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur
Bihar Muzaffarpur, Patna, Arrah, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Purnea
Chhattisgarh Bilaspur, Raipur, Chandigarh, Bhilai Nagar, Durg
Delhi New Delhi
Goa Panaji / Madgoan
Gujrat Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Anand, Bhavnagar, Himatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
Haryana Faridabad, Gurugram, Ambala, Hisar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Rohtak, Sonipat, Yamuna Nagar
Himachal Pradesh Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Una
J&K Jammu, Srinagar, Samba
Jharkhand Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Bokaro Steel City, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, 
Karnataka Ballari(Bellary), Belagavi(Belgaum), Bengaluru, Bidar, Davanagere, Dharwad / Hubli, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Hassan, Mangaluru(Mangalore), Mysuru(Mysore), Shivamogga(Shimoga), Tumakuru(Tumkur), Udupi, Vijayapura(Bijapur)
Kerala Alapuzzha, ErnakulamIdukki, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain
Maharashtra Akola, Amravati, Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pune, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Thane, Wardha
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizwal
Nagaland Kohima
Odisha Balasore, Berhampur-ganjam, Bhubaneswar,  Cuttack , Dhenkanal , Rourkela , Sambalpur
Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala, Sangrur
Rajasthan Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Sriganganagar, Udaipur
Sikkim Gangtok
Tamil Nadu Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem, Erode, Thanjavur, Nagercoil, Tirunelveli, Tiruchirappalli, Vellore, Namakkal
Telangana Khammam, Karimnagar, Warangal, Nizamabad, Mahabubnagar
Tripura Agartala
Uttar Pradesh Greater Noida, Meerut, Noida, Agra, Aligarh, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Prayagraj, Varanasi, Allahabad, Ghaziabad
Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Haridwar, Roorkee
West Bengal  Asansol, Burdwan(Bardhaman), Siliguri, Hooghly, Barasat, Howrah, Barrackpore, Kalyani, Kolkata

What is the CLAT PG 2024 Exam Pattern?

Understanding the exam's question paper format becomes crucial during the preparation process. Like the UG pattern, this exam also has questions based on reading comprehension.

This means you will be provided extracts from primary legal materials, such as important court decisions in various fields of law, statutes, or regulations, which a series of objective-type questions will follow.

CLAT LLM Exam Pattern highlights are mentioned below for your reference:

Mode  Offline 
Medium  English
Duration 2 hours (120 minutes)
Question Type Objective (MCQs)
Total Questions 120
Total Marks 120
Negative Marking 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer

Important Note:

  • The conducting body is yet to finalize the exam pattern so that CLAT PG might return to its old pattern with 102 questions! (This isn't officially announced yet and is completely based on a prediction). 
  • This states we might as well have 2 subjective-type questions and MCQs. 

What are the Subjects in CLAT Exam PG 2024 Syllabus?

The question paper and questions format gives you an idea of how to plan to attempt the exam. However, the subjects will give you clarity on the preparation strategy. Hence, look at the list of subjects in the CLAT PG Syllabus

This exam will test your knowledge about the following topics:

  • Constitutional Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Administrative Law
  • Law of Contract
  • Torts
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Property Law
  • Company Law
  • Public International Law
  • Tax Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Labor & Industrial Law

These must have been your academic subjects during the LLB course. So ideally, if you have ample time preparing for your semester LLB exams, cracking CLAT LLM 2024 shouldn't be difficult. 

CLAT PG 2024 Preparation Tips

Understanding and acclimating to the latest changes in the CLAT PG exam is crucial for effective preparation. Notably, the CLAT PG has transitioned into an objective-type question paper, and the Consortium no longer provides subject-wise weightage. This necessitates a thorough understanding of entire subjects and sub-topics. Begin your preparation by familiarizing yourself with these changes.

Below are some CLAT 2024 prep tips and suggestions to help devise effective preparation strategies:

Understand and Prioritize the Syllabus: Knowing the syllabus is essential but not sufficient. Understand and prioritize the topics based on their weightage. Fundamental subjects like Constitutional Law, Advanced Jurisprudence, and International Law generally carry the maximum marks and hence demand maximum attention.

Recent Judgments: Keep abreast of the recent legal developments. Questions will often be asked about these recent changes.

Time Management: Allocate your time wisely, devoting more time to topics with the maximum weightage.

Practice: As CLAT PG is an MCQ-based paper, solving comprehension passage-based MCQs is beneficial for both understanding the syllabus and enhancing your speed.

Current Affairs: Incorporate reading current affairs daily. It is a crucial part of the exam preparation.

Mapping Strategy: Develop a strategy to connect and map important sections, topics, and landmark judgments. This will enhance your understanding and make it easier to recall during the exam.

Online Coaching: Online coaching resources can provide additional support and guidance during your preparation process.

Read Newspapers: Enhance your reading and comprehension speed by regularly reading newspapers. Additionally, it will keep you updated on current affairs.

Mock Tests: Practising mock tests is essential to familiarize yourself with the exam pattern and understand your strengths and weaknesses.

Comprehension-based Questions: Practice as many comprehension-based questions as possible from sample papers and previous year's papers. This will help you strategize under exam pressure.

Revision: Incorporate daily, weekly, and monthly revision strategies in your study plan.

Strict Schedule: Create a manageable study schedule and adhere to it. Set achievable goals and mark your progress as you complete your targets. This will help you gauge your progress and stay motivated.

Remember, the key to cracking CLAT PG 2024 lies in systematic study, regular revision, time management, and a deep understanding of legal concepts.

Which are the Best Books for CLAT PG 2024?

Considering the syllabus, the books from your graduation can help you brush up on the topics. However, some books cover specific topics for CLAT PG 2024 preparation.

We have enlisted Best Books for CLAT PG 2024 and also the reason why we have termed them “the best”:

CLAT LLM Mock Test Series 2024 by LegalEdge

  • For conceptual understanding, your graduation books would help, while for question-based clarity, you must try LE CLAT LLM Mocks.
  • The mocks are not just curated by experts who have appeared and qualified for the exam but have the most from their knowledge. You will get the added advantage of detailed/video solutions to every question asked in the mocks.

Singhal S. S. Handbook for LLM Entrance Exam 

  • This book by Singhal Law Publications should be your go-to guide for this exam. This covers the entire CLAT PG Syllabus with multiple practice question sets that will strengthen your preparation.
  • In addition to the amazing conceptual clarifications, you will find previous years' papers with solutions for CLAT PG, AILET LLM, and ILI LLM Exam.
  • Buy it, and thank us later!

Universal Guide to LLM by Gaurav Mehta

  • After brushing up on your topics from the S.S. Handbook, this book will give you a comprehensive exam-like experience with its set of MCQs.
  • There are around 5000 MCQs based on the recent pattern and difficulty level. Your revision partner is available online; go get it!
  • If you are not confident in your studies, check out LLM online coaching 2024. LegalEdge After College had excellent results, placing many of its students in top NLUs. Learn from experts with in-depth knowledge about the subject and offer assistance until you are placed in a college. 

Is the CLAT PG 2024 Exam Difficult?

The pattern and question format changes have made it difficult to predict the difficulty level. Strong preparation and hard work yield favourable results! 

Let’s summarize last year's CLAT PG Analysis to comprehend if this exam is difficult or a tough nut to crack:

  • The overall difficulty level of the exam was difficult.
  • A total of 120 questions need to be answered in 120 minutes.
  • The CLAT PG 2023 exam included a total of 33 pages, and about 40% of the questions in the examination were concerned with constitutional law. Criminal law in total, and the rest were asked about Family Law, Jurisprudence, Law of Evidence, Law of Contract, Company Law/ Tax Law, Public Environmental Law, and Environmental Law. 
  • 6 questions from each passage followed 20 legal passages.
  • Most questions were based on Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Contracts, and International Law.

Considering this year, we have predicted a sure-shot inclusion of questions based on Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, Law of Contracts/Commercial Law,/ Corporate Law. We recommend you build a strong clarity on these and practice as many questions as you can for this. Practice CLAT PG Mock Test Series 2024 By LegalEdge to get the upper hand in the exam.

What are the Minimum Marks Required to Clear the CLAT PG 2024?

The official CLAT PG Answer Key gives an estimated score and helps analyse students' exam performance. Here is a sneak peek at the minimum marks one should attain to get into a particular college.

Carefully analyze the PG CLAT Cut off to secure the marks required to get admission to your desired college (for the general category):

  • Previously, the average maximum mark to get into the desired NLU was 85.75, as per the merit list.
  • The NLUs that followed gave admissions to the students who obtained marks ranging from 60 to 75 in the exam.
  • Check the CLAT PG Cut off to understand the level of preparation to top the exam and get into an NLU.

CLAT PG 2024 Results

We know the anticipation around the CLAT PG 2024 results can be high, but fret not! We're here to guide you on how to access them once they're available.

The results of CLAT PG 2024 are expected to be released a few weeks after the conduct of the examination. They will be available on the official website of the CLAT Consortium. The exact date is yet to be announced, but keep checking the CLAT official website for the latest updates.

Here's a simple step-by-step guide on how to check your CLAT PG 2024 Results:

How to Check CLAT PG 2024 Results

  1. Visit the official CLAT website: (www.consortiumofnlus.ac.in)
  2. Look for the link that says 'CLAT PG 2024 Results', usually found in the 'News' or 'Announcements' section.
  3. Click on the link.
  4. You'll be asked to provide your roll number and date of birth. Enter these details correctly.
  5. Click on the 'Submit' button.
  6. Your CLAT PG 2024 Results will be displayed on the screen.
  7. Download and take a printout of your results for future reference.

What the CLAT PG 2024 Results will Include

The CLAT PG 2024 result will contain the following details:

  1. Candidate's Name
  2. Roll Number
  3. Category
  4. CLAT Score
  5. All India Rank
  6. Category Rank

After the release of results, a merit list will also be published by the Consortium of NLUs. The merit list will be based on the candidate's score in the CLAT PG 2024 exam. Candidates can then proceed with the counselling process based on their rank and preference of NLUs.

In case of a tie in the scores, the tie-breaking procedure will be applied, which is as follows:

  1. Higher marks in the Legal Aptitude section of the CLAT PG exam.
  2. Elder candidate will be given preference.
  3. Computerized draw of lots.

Remember, the key to success in CLAT PG 2024 is not just about qualifying, but scoring high to ensure a seat in the NLU of your choice.

CLAT PG 2024 Cut Off

Moving forward, let's get some insight on a critical aspect of the CLAT PG 2024 Cut-Off marks. The cut-off is the minimum score a candidate must achieve to qualify for the counselling process and further admission procedures.

What is the CLAT PG Cut Off?

The CLAT PG 2024 cut off will be the determining factor for the candidates who aspire to gain admission into the esteemed NLUs and other participating institutions. It represents the minimum marks or rank that aspirants need to secure to be considered for the admission process.

Factors Influencing CLAT PG Cut Off 2024:

The CLAT PG cut off varies annually and depends on multiple factors:

  1. Total number of candidates appearing for the exam.
  2. The difficulty level of the exam.
  3. Total number of available seats.
  4. Previous year cut-off trends.
  5. The overall performance of the candidates in the exam.

It is important to note that each participating NLU will have a separate cut off. These cut-offs will be released after the declaration of the CLAT PG results.

Importance of CLAT PG Cut Off:

The cut-off plays a critical role in the CLAT PG admissions process:

  1. Shortlisting Candidates: Only the candidates who score equal to or above the cut-off marks are shortlisted for the next stage of the admission process.
  2. Determining the Rank List: The cut-off marks are also used to prepare the CLAT PG rank list. Candidates are ranked according to their scores in the entrance test.
  3. Allocation of NLUs: The cut-off is the primary factor considered during the allocation of NLUs to qualifying candidates.

Please note that the cut-off marks mentioned in the list are indicative and can vary for different categories and colleges. Candidates should continuously monitor the official website for the latest updates and announcements about the CLAT PG 2024 cut off.

CLAT PG 2024 Counselling

The next crucial step is the counselling process, which is designed to streamline your admission into one of India's esteemed NLUs or other participating institutes. Let's dive into what you need to know about CLAT PG 2024 counselling!

The counselling for CLAT PG 2024 will be conducted by the Consortium of NLUs in online mode. It is expected to commence shortly after the declaration of the result.

Here are some significant points you should bear in mind about the CLAT PG 2024 counselling process:

  1. Registration for Counselling: The first step is to register for the counselling process through the official website of CLAT. All the shortlisted candidates, based on the merit-cum-preference basis, will be invited for the counselling process.

  2. Invitation for Counselling: Qualified candidates will receive an invitation for the counselling process. The invitation would contain details like the counselling date, time, and venue.

  3. Locking of Choices: During the counselling process, candidates will be given an option to lock their choices for NLUs in order of preference. Make sure to take time and carefully lock your preferences as this would play a crucial role in your final allotment of the institution.

  4. Seat Allotment: The seat allotment will be done based on the CLAT PG 2024 rank, category, and preference of NLUs filled by the candidates during the counselling process. Candidates can check their seat allotment by logging into their registered CLAT account.

  5. Fee Submission: Once the seat is allotted, candidates will have to submit the counselling and admission fee to confirm their admission. Please note that the failure to deposit the requisite fee within the stipulated time frame may result in the cancellation of the allotted seat.

  6. Document Verification: Candidates will also need to undergo a document verification process. You will need to present the necessary original documents and their photocopies for verification.

Ensure to carry the following documents for verification:

  • CLAT PG 2024 Admit Card
  • CLAT PG 2024 Score Card
  • Class 10 and 12 mark sheets and certificates
  • LLB degree and mark sheets
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  • PwD Certificate (if applicable)
  • Passport size photographs
  • Other relevant documents
  1. Reporting to the Allotted Institute: After the verification of documents, candidates need to report to the allotted institute on the specified date to complete the remaining admission formalities.

Remember, this process is extremely important as it sets the path for your postgraduate legal journey. Stay alert and be well prepared.

If Not CLAT LLM 2024, then What?

  • A lucrative career option is ahead of you if you are a rank holder in CLAT PG 2024.
  • What if we tell you that CLAT PG scores can fetch admission to a good NLU’s LLM program and a job at a PSU (Public Sector Undertaking)?
  • The List of Jobs after CLAT PG is huge. CLAT PG Scores are the basis of selection for the post of Law Officers, Legal Advisors, and Legal Executives at various PSUs. These Public Sector Undertakings will consider only the recent CLAT LLM Score for recruitment.
  • Considering the trend of these recruitments, approximately six PSUs, namely, ONGC, BHEL, PSOC, IOCL, NTPC, OIL, PGCIL, etc., generally express interest in hiring top-rank holders of CLAT PG.
  • Keep an eye on the PSU that releases relevant vacancies to apply online. However, these PSUs publish a merit list based on the CLAT PG Result.
  • Set your place amongst the top 50 qualifiers to get a call from any leading PSU. Getting a call letter from a renowned PSU is tough to crack, but try being that lucky and hardworking!

Click Here - Difference Between CLAT UG and CLAT PG 

Conclusion

CLAT PG 2024 Applications are now open as of July 1, 2023. Don't delay; fill out your application promptly. Remember, this can be your ticket to prestigious National Law Universities.

Prepare diligently, stay updated on the exam pattern and practice mock tests. Aim for above minimum marks for desired college admission. CLAT PG is known to open doors to diverse career opportunities.

With strong preparation and hard work, you can crack the exam and secure admission to a top NLU or even a job at a PSU.

Good luck with your CLAT PG 2024 journey! πŸŽ“πŸ“šπŸ›οΈ

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