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CLAT PG Eligibility Criteria 2024: Can You Apply?

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : March 16, 2023


The Common Law Admission Test PG (CLAT PG) 2024 is a national-level entrance exam for postgraduate law programs conducted by the Consortium of National Law Universities.

Hey there! If you didn't pass the CLAT exam last year, don't fret! You can try again this year, and it's a once-in-a-lifetime chance, so don't miss out. You might still remember your concepts from last year's preparation, so use that to your advantage.

But before you start preparing, it's crucial to understand the CLAT PG Exam eligibility criteria. Here are the main points you need to know:

  1. Academic Qualification
  2. Minimum Marks
  3. Age Limit
  4. Nationality.    

This article has given all the required information about CLAT PG eligibility criteria, the tie Breaker Rule, and key takeaways for the exam.

CLAT PG 2024 Important Dates

Important dates for CLAT PG 2024 sessions are shown in the table below. Examine the table to ensure that the application procedure is completed on time.

CLAT PG 2024 Examination Dates
Exam Date Notice was published on To be announced soon!
The application window shall open from To be announced soon!
The application window closes. To be announced soon!
 Admit Card release To be announced soon!
2024 Exam Date To be announced soon!

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CLAT PG Eligibility Criteria 2024 Highlights

Your application 2024 can be cancelled at any stage during the admissions process if you are deemed ineligible for the exam.

Check out the best CLAT PG coaching and attend the mock tests to ace your preparations. 

Here is the list of Eligibility Criteria that you must satisfy. Examine the table given below thoroughly to understand crucial prerequisites. 

Mode Offline
Age Limit No upper Age Limit
Nationality Indian Nationals/NRIs/PIO/OCI seeking admission in either of the PG programs shall appear in CLAT 2024

NRI Quota
Apply for the specified quota, like NRI/PIO/OCI, etc., to which you belong at the registration process. After the result declaration, you can claim the seat based on the ranking in your respective quota.

Minimum Aggregate Marks
50%- General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories
45%- SC/ST categories

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Prerequisites of CLAT PG Eligibility Criteria 2024

Educational qualification, minimum marks, and nationality are vital factors you should meet to be eligible for this prestigious examination.

Before proceeding with the Application Form, you must check whether you have met all the criteria set by the exam conducting body.

We have given these prerequisites of eligibility criteria for the CLAT PG program.

1 - Eligibility Criteria 2024 Educational Qualification

Candidates are either pursuing their final year or should have completed LLB graduation (3-year or 5-year integrated LLB) from any recognized institute by the Bar Council of India.

2 - Eligibility Criteria 2024 Qualifying exam 

All candidates must have a minimum of 50% marks in the qualifying exam.

However, candidates from the SC and ST categories will be given 5% relaxation and can apply with 45% marks in graduation (qualifying exam).

Without qualifying marks, your candidature will likely be cancelled. Therefore, prepare thoroughly, referring to the best resources.

3 - Eligibility Criteria 2024 Upper age limit 

There is no upper age limit.

4 - Eligibility Criteria 2024 appearing in the qualifying exam 

Candidates in their final year of qualifying can also apply for the CLAT PG 2024 exam. 

Candidates appearing for their qualifying examination in April/ May 2024 are also eligible to apply.

Tie Breaker Rule:

In the case of a tie, the following procedure will be used to break the tie:

  • i. Higher age
  • ii. Computerized draw of lots

Read: CLAT PG Exam Pattern and Question Paper Format

Key Take-Aways

Candidates of any age can study law in India as there is no upper age limit.

The Bar Council of India, which lifted the age limit from the CLAT UG and PG exams, deserves credit for this historic decision.

Frequently Asked Questions

The counselling fee for participating in counselling for CLAT PG is Rs 2000. Note that it has recently been reduced to Rs. 20000 from Rs. 50000.

GM category students should score 50% marks in LLB degrees. 
The full form of LLM is Master of Laws.
CLAT PG is compulsory for pursuing LLM from NLUs forming part of the Consortium of NLUs. To pursue LLM from any other college, the aspirant needs to apply for a separate exam from the targeted college.
There is no upper age limit for appearing for the CLAT 2024.


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