Complete Details About CLAT Exam

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT): There are 24 National Law Universities in India providing undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law programs based on the results of CLAT – a national-level law entrance exam. The Consortium of National Law Universities comprising representative universities are responsible for conducting the CLAT exam 2024. The CLAT exam is also used by several affiliated universities and institutions for law admissions in India and abroad. NLUs conducted CLAT on a rotating basis up to 2018. Later in the year 2019, a permanent organization called the “Consortium of NLUs” was set up comprising NLUs to oversee the CLAT exam. NLSIU Bangalore is the central executive office of the CLAT consortium. The CLAT 2024 will be used for all admissions to the five-year integrated LL.B. and LL.M. programs for the academic session 2024–2025.

The Registration Process for CLAT 2024 has been closed

The Common Law Admission Test, or CLAT, application process has been closed for the academic year 2024 in September month. The authority started the application procedure on July 1, 2023.  Applicants who wish to take the Common Law Admission Test must turn in their application by November 10, 2023, which was earlier set for November 3, 2023. The exam is set to take place in offline mode on 3rd December 2023. Applicants may visit the official website at to apply for admission to undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) programs.

How to Sign Up for CLAT 2024:

Step 1: Go to NLU’s official website –

Step 2: Select CLAT 2024 from the webpage.

Step 3: Fill out your CLAT application form with the necessary details and click on “register”.

Step 4: Send in your application.

Step 5: Print the page out for your records.

Major Highlights Pattern of CLAT 2024

Particulars Description
Name of the exam Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)
Conducting body The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs)
CLAT official website
Mode of exam Pen-and-paper mode
Mode of Application Online
Number of questions 120
Exam Time 120 Minutes
Sections 5 – English Language, Current Affairs including General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Techniques
CLAT UG Seats 2600 Approx.
Number of Candidates appear 60,000 Approx.
Question type MCQs
Number of seats CLAT-based seat Intake: 5-year integrated LLB program – 2538 seats

LLM program – 742 seats

Participating NLUs 24
Purpose of exam Admission to:



CLAT 2024 Exam Date

The consortium has announced the date of the CLAT 2024 exam. It will hold the offline CLAT 2024 on December 03, 2023. The whole schedule for CLAT 2024 is listed below.

Event Date (Tentative)
CLAT 2024 application form July 1, 2023 (Released)
Last date to apply November 3, 2023
CLAT admit card 2024 November 2023
CLAT 2024 exam date December 3, 2023 (Announced)
Release of answer key December 2023


Courses for CLAT 2024 

There are 24 National Law Universities in India offering undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law programs based on the results of the Common Law Admission Test, or CLAT – a national-level entrance test. Candidates can apply for admission to the courses listed below at 24 NLUs in India if they pass the CLAT exam and score higher than the cut-off.

Undergraduate Courses 

  • BA LLB (Bachelor of Arts LLB)
  • Com LLB (Bachelor of Commerce LLB)
  • BSc LLB (Bachelor of Science LLB)
  • BBA LLB (Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Law)
  • BSW LLB (Bachelor of Social Work)

Postgraduate Course 

  • LLM

CLAT Syllabus 2024

CLAT syllabus 2024 with Section-wise Weightage:

Sections No. of Questions Weightage (%)
English Language 22-26 20%
Current Affairs, including General Knowledge 28-32 25%
Legal Reasoning 28-32 25%
Logical Reasoning 22-26 20%
Quantitative Techniques 10-14 10%


CLAT 2024 Marking Scheme

CLAT Marking Parameters Marks Awarded
Correct answer +1 marks
Incorrect answer -0.25 marks
Un-attempted question 0 marks


CLAT Exam Pattern 2024

Particulars Details
Duration of the exam 2 hours
Mode of the exam Offline mode
Nature of questions Multiple Type Questions (MCQs) from given passages
Total number of questions Undergraduate paper:

120 multiple-choice type questions

Postgraduate Exam (LLM)

120 questions

Marking scheme  

1 mark for a correct question

-0.25 marks for an incorrect question.

Language English


Undergraduate (UG) CLAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Candidates applying for the UG Program using the CLAT 2024 have no higher age limit.
  2. Candidates must receive the minimum percentage of marks required by their qualifying exam (10+2 or an equivalent examination) to be eligible.
  • Candidates from General, OBC, PwD, NRI, PIO, and OCI categories must receive 45% percent marks or its equivalent grade.
  • Candidates from the SC/ST category will have a relaxation of 5%, which means they must receive 40% of the aggregate marks or the equivalent.
  1. Candidates may also apply for the CLAT 2024 Exam if their qualifying is due in the months of March or April 2024. However, students must show proof that they passed the qualifying exam to qualify for admission. If they fail to do so, they will not be accepted for admission to their chosen program.

Postgraduate (PG) 2024 CLAT Eligibility Criteria

  • An LL.B. degree or its equivalent, with a minimum of fifty percent (50%) of the aggregate marks for candidates from the General, OBC, PwD, NRI, PIO, or OCI categories.
  • 45 percent of the aggregate marks or its equivalent for applicants who fall into the SC or ST categories.
  • Applicants may apply if they will be taking their qualifying exam in March or April of 2024.
  • The CLAT 2024 application has no upper age limit.

CLAT Application Form 2024

Candidates should register online via the CLAT website to be considered for admission to law programs at NLUs and other private universities. These are the steps to fill out the online CLAT application.

Step 1: Go to NLU’s official website –

Step 2: Select ‘Register’ from the homepage.

Step 3: Provide the required information, including your name, email address, and mobile number.

Step 4: Upload the necessary documents, making sure to include the signature and photo.

Step 5: Fill out the CLAT application form with all required information, including the NLU preference and qualification fields.

Step 6: Pay the application fee specified by CLAT.

Step 7: Send in your application.

Step 8: Download and save a copy of your application form for future reference.

Application Fee for CLAT 2024

  • You can pay the CLAT Application fee online.
  • The application fee is Rs. 4,000 for those who come under the General, OBC, PWD, NRI, PIO, or OCI categories.
  • The application fee for candidates in the SC, ST, and BPL categories is Rs. 3,500.
  • Refunds for application fees are not permissible.

CLAT Admit Card 2024

The consortium released the admit cards on November 21, 2023, for all applicants who have enrolled for CLAT 2024 and paid their fees. The CLAT admit card 2024 is currently available for download at, the official website. The CLAT admission card can be downloaded by candidates by following the guidelines provided below.

  • Go to the official website of CLAT 2024.
  • Enter your registration number and password to log in.
  • Enter your preferred NLUs (at least five).
  • Select the admissions form by clicking the link.
  • The admit card will appear on the screen.
  • After downloading the admittance card, print it out.

List of information displayed on the CLAT Admit card 2024:

  • Candidate’s name
  • Date of birth.
  • Roll number
  • Father’s name
  • Registration number
  • Exam centre name
  • Reservation category
  • Postal address
  • Test date
  • Test time
  • Test City
  • Examination reporting time
  • Application number
  • Category applied for
  • Course applied for
  • Photograph
  • Specimen signature
  • Invigilator signature
  • Candidate’s signature

Answer Key for CLAT 2024

When the exam is over in December, the consortium will provide candidates with access to the CLAT 2024 Answer key. Students can visit, to obtain and download the master question paper and answer key. It will help candidates determine their scores.

CLAT Result 2024

The CLAT result 2024 is likely to be released in the last week of December 2023 tentatively once the exam is over on Dec 3, 2023. Students can visit the official website and log in using their registration number and password to download their results.

CLAT 2024 Cut-Off

Applicants should be aware of the previous year’s patterns and cut-offs before taking the CLAT in 2024. With the past year’s cut-offs in mind, they will be more prepared for the test. The CLAT cut-off is the minimal score required for admission to a national law university. Different colleges have varying cut-offs based on the candidates’ preferred colleges and their CLAT exam results.

CLAT Counselling 2024

The Consortium of NLUs plans to tentatively begin CLAT counselling in the second week of December 2024. CLAT 2024 counselling will start after the Common Law Admission Test is over. There will be five rounds to it. For CLAT counselling registration, candidates in the general category must pay a price of Rs. 30,000, while candidates in the reserved categories must pay a charge of Rs. 20,000. The only applicants whose names are on the invite list can attend CLAT counselling 2024.

CLAT 2024 Participating NLUs and Seats (Updated)

NLUs Seats in 5-year LLB programs
Total CLAT seats All India seats Domicile
NLSIU Bangalore 240 180 60
NLU Hyderabad 132 99 33
NLU Jodhpur 104 104 0
NUJS Kolkata 132 91 41
GNLU Gandhinagar 172 129 43
RGNUL Patiala 180 175 5
NLU Lucknow 169 80 89
NLU Odisha, Cuttack 180 135 45
NLU Assam, Guwahati 60 31 29
NLIU Bhopal 120 60 60
CNLU Patna 138 69 69
NLU Kochi 120 61 59
NLU Ranchi 120 60 60
NLU Visakhapatnam 138 54 84
NLU Trichy 120 60 60
MNLU Mumbai 150 55 95
MNLU Nagpur 240 92 148
MNLU Aurangabad 60 23 37
NLU Shimla 180 108 72
NLU Jabalpur 120 60 60
HNLU Raipur 180 85 95
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University 120 90 30
Total 3175 1714 1274



Q1. What date will the CLAT 2023 exam take place?

The offline version of CLAT 2023 will take place on December 18, 2022.

Q2. If I am in Class 12, may I apply for CLAT 2023?

Indeed. If you will be taking the board test in April or May and you are in Class 12, you can apply for CLAT 2023.

Q3. How difficult is the CLAT exam?

Yes, the CLAT is among the most difficult entrance exams for law schools. On the other hand, one can obtain a decent CLAT score if they study consistently for six to seven months.

Q4: How many candidates appear for the CLAT exam?

Approximately 60,000 people sit for the CLAT exam each year. National legal universities administer the test to admit students to their undergraduate and graduate programs.