CLAT Selection Process 2025

Author : Samriddhi Pandey

Updated On : January 23, 2024

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Reader's Digest: Common-Law Admission Test (CLAT) is conducted by National Law Universities (NLUs) in India for providing admission into courses of BA LLB (Hons), BSc LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons), BSW LLB (Hons), BCom LLB (Hons), and LLM programs at NLUs. This post takes you through detailed information about CLAT Selection Process.

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CLAT Selection Process 2025

The CLAT selection process 2025 will comprise of the following stages:

  1. Written test
  2. CLAT Counselling

Note that you will be shortlisted for the counseling round based on your scores in the CLAT 2025 written exam. 

CLAT Exam Pattern 2025

Last year, the Consortium of NLUs introduced a lot of changes in the CLAT Exam pattern. These changes will be followed this year as well. But, the Consortium will intimate if any changes will be made this year. Here is the list of changes introduced in the Law Entrance Test.

  • For UG, the number of questions was reduced from 150 to 120.
  • In PG, the descriptive part of the question paper was completely removed.
  • 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 time duration was 120 minutes during which candidates had to answer 120 objective comprehension-based questions.

UG Exam Pattern 2025 for CLAT Selection Process

The following table shows the question paper pattern for Under Graduate Examination.

Mode of Exam Offline
Medium of Question Paper English (only)
Type of Exam Objective Type
Duration 2hours
Level of the Exam after XII
Type of Questions Objective Type
Total Number of Questions 120
Marks Obtained for Correct Answer +1
Marks Deducted for Incorrect Answer -0.25

PG Exam Pattern 2025 CLAT Selection Process

The following table shows the question paper pattern for Post Graduate Examination

Mode of Exam Offline
Medium of Question Paper English (only)
Type of Exam Objective Type
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 Eligibility 2025 for CLAT Selection Process

Aspirants willing to apply for Law entrance Test, need to be aware of the detailed eligibility criteria. Here is the brief CLAT Eligibility Criteria explained below for both PG and UG programs separately.

Eligibility for UG Program

The UG exam is the entrance examination for Undergraduate Courses i..e, Bachelor of Legislative Law. Here is the eligibility that one must satisfy to apply for the 5 year BA LLB program:

  • There will be no upper age limit for UG, however, candidates who have passed 10+2 can apply. 
  • As per the CLAT Notification 2025 Candidates must have secured Forty-five percent (45%) marks in 10+2 or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI categories; Forty Percent (40%) marks or equivalent in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories. 
  • Candidates who are appearing for the 12th examination in March/April 2025 are also eligible to appear in the examination. However, they shall be required to produce evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission. 

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Eligibility for PG Program

The PG exam is conducted for candidates aspiring to secure admission for Post Graduation courses i.e., Master of Law in top Law Universities. Here is the list of criteria to be followed by candidates for the PG Exam.

  • There is no upper age limit for the PG Program.
  • Candidates belonging to General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories must have a minimum of Fifty percent (50%) of marks in LLB degree or its equivalent grade.
  • According to the CLAT Notification, Candidates belonging to SC/ST categories must have Forty-Five percent (45%) of marks in LLB degree or its equivalent grade.
  • It is important that the aspirant must have cleared their final semester or final year of the qualifying paper on the admission date.

CLAT Counselling Process 

After the written examination, merit list is out, and after a few days, students receive an invite for participating in the counselling process.

Students who received the invite of the counselling process, need to register themselves in the counselling process.

Those who do not receive the counselling invite are not eligible for the counselling process.

Only if the student registers in the counselling process gets a chance to secure a seat in NLUs.

Once a student registers in the counselling process, multiple allotment lists are out. A student gets a chance to either freeze, float or exit the counselling process.

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LegalEdge CLAT Mocks

Conclusion

The key Takeaways from the above blog are as follows:

CLAT Selection Process

CLAT Examination Pattern

CLAT Eligibility

CLAT Counselling Process

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I give CLAT exam after the 12th?

What is the Eligibility Criteria for CLAT 2021?

Is Mathematics compulsory in CLAT Exam?

Is the Syllabus for CLAT the same for LLB and LLM?

CLAT Selection Process 2025

Author : Samriddhi Pandey

January 23, 2024

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Reader's Digest: Common-Law Admission Test (CLAT) is conducted by National Law Universities (NLUs) in India for providing admission into courses of BA LLB (Hons), BSc LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons), BSW LLB (Hons), BCom LLB (Hons), and LLM programs at NLUs. This post takes you through detailed information about CLAT Selection Process.

LegalEdge CLAT Result

LegalEdge CLAT Result

CLAT Selection Process 2025

The CLAT selection process 2025 will comprise of the following stages:

  1. Written test
  2. CLAT Counselling

Note that you will be shortlisted for the counseling round based on your scores in the CLAT 2025 written exam. 

CLAT Exam Pattern 2025

Last year, the Consortium of NLUs introduced a lot of changes in the CLAT Exam pattern. These changes will be followed this year as well. But, the Consortium will intimate if any changes will be made this year. Here is the list of changes introduced in the Law Entrance Test.

  • For UG, the number of questions was reduced from 150 to 120.
  • In PG, the descriptive part of the question paper was completely removed.
  • 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 time duration was 120 minutes during which candidates had to answer 120 objective comprehension-based questions.

UG Exam Pattern 2025 for CLAT Selection Process

The following table shows the question paper pattern for Under Graduate Examination.

Mode of Exam Offline
Medium of Question Paper English (only)
Type of Exam Objective Type
Duration 2hours
Level of the Exam after XII
Type of Questions Objective Type
Total Number of Questions 120
Marks Obtained for Correct Answer +1
Marks Deducted for Incorrect Answer -0.25

PG Exam Pattern 2025 CLAT Selection Process

The following table shows the question paper pattern for Post Graduate Examination

Mode of Exam Offline
Medium of Question Paper English (only)
Type of Exam Objective Type
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 Eligibility 2025 for CLAT Selection Process

Aspirants willing to apply for Law entrance Test, need to be aware of the detailed eligibility criteria. Here is the brief CLAT Eligibility Criteria explained below for both PG and UG programs separately.

Eligibility for UG Program

The UG exam is the entrance examination for Undergraduate Courses i..e, Bachelor of Legislative Law. Here is the eligibility that one must satisfy to apply for the 5 year BA LLB program:

  • There will be no upper age limit for UG, however, candidates who have passed 10+2 can apply. 
  • As per the CLAT Notification 2025 Candidates must have secured Forty-five percent (45%) marks in 10+2 or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI categories; Forty Percent (40%) marks or equivalent in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories. 
  • Candidates who are appearing for the 12th examination in March/April 2025 are also eligible to appear in the examination. However, they shall be required to produce evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission. 

LegalEdge CLAT Coaching

LegalEdge CLAT Coaching

Eligibility for PG Program

The PG exam is conducted for candidates aspiring to secure admission for Post Graduation courses i.e., Master of Law in top Law Universities. Here is the list of criteria to be followed by candidates for the PG Exam.

  • There is no upper age limit for the PG Program.
  • Candidates belonging to General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories must have a minimum of Fifty percent (50%) of marks in LLB degree or its equivalent grade.
  • According to the CLAT Notification, Candidates belonging to SC/ST categories must have Forty-Five percent (45%) of marks in LLB degree or its equivalent grade.
  • It is important that the aspirant must have cleared their final semester or final year of the qualifying paper on the admission date.

CLAT Counselling Process 

After the written examination, merit list is out, and after a few days, students receive an invite for participating in the counselling process.

Students who received the invite of the counselling process, need to register themselves in the counselling process.

Those who do not receive the counselling invite are not eligible for the counselling process.

Only if the student registers in the counselling process gets a chance to secure a seat in NLUs.

Once a student registers in the counselling process, multiple allotment lists are out. A student gets a chance to either freeze, float or exit the counselling process.

LegalEdge CLAT Mocks

LegalEdge CLAT Mocks

Conclusion

The key Takeaways from the above blog are as follows:

CLAT Selection Process

CLAT Examination Pattern

CLAT Eligibility

CLAT Counselling Process

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I give CLAT exam after the 12th?

What is the Eligibility Criteria for CLAT 2021?

Is Mathematics compulsory in CLAT Exam?

Is the Syllabus for CLAT the same for LLB and LLM?

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