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CLAT 2024 Exam Date, Registration, Syllabus & Preparation

Common Law Admission Test or CLAT is a national level Law exam regulated every year by the CLAT consortium. Candidates attempting CLAT 2024 might get selected for law admission in top NLUs in India. The CLAT exam was organized twice in 2022: in June and in December whereas the CLAT 2024 will be held in pen and paper format (offline mode) across the country in 130 plus exam centers. The application forms will be available online on the official website https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/

Read ahead to know more about CLAT 2024.

CLAT 2024 EXAM DATE

 DATES (Tentative)
CLAT 2024 Application Date1 July, 2023
Last Date of CLAT 2024 Application3 November, 2023
CLAT 2024 Admit CardsNovember 2023 (Last week) or December 2023 (First week)
CLAT 2024 Exam Date03 December, 2023 (Offline)
Release of CLAT Answer KeyDecember 2023
CLAT 2024 ResultsDecember 2023 or January 2024
CLAT 2024 counselingJanuary 2024

CLAT EXAM DAY SCHEDULE

It is believed that the schedule of CLAT 2024 will remain the same as the previous year. Below mentioned are the conventional timings:

EVENTS

CONVENTIONAL CLAT EXAM TIMINGS

Reporting time

1:00 PM onwards

CLAT 2024 EXAM TIMINGS

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

CLAT EXAM 2024 ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Applicants should check the eligibility criteria prescribed by the consortium before filling out the CLAT 2024 application form. Here is the tabulated form of CLAT 2024 eligibility criteria.
CRITERIA  CLAT (UG) CLAT (PG)
EDUCATION QUALIFICATION Class 12 or equivalent exam with minimum 45% marks for General category, minimum 40% for SC and ST categories 3-year LLB or 5-year LLB with 50% for the General category whereas 45% for SC and ST categories
AGE LIMIT No age limit No age limit
No. of ATTEMPTS There is no limit to CLAT Exam attempts There is no limit to CLAT exam attempts
NOTE: Candidates appearing in the qualifying exam are eligible for CLAT Exam 2024.

CLAT 2024 REGISTRATION

The CLAT 2024 exam application form is available online. CLAT registration includes five steps:

  1. CLAT registration 2024 can be done online by creating an account on the official website.
  2. Once registered, candidates should log in and fill out the application form.
  3. Upload the required documents like a photograph, signature, and domicile certificate.
  4. Select test centers.
  5. Pay the CLAT fee and submit the form.

CLAT 2024 APPLICATION FEE

The CLAT 2024 fees can be paid online only.

For General, OBC, and PwD – INR 4000

For SC and ST – INR 3500

CLAT 2024 EXAM PATTERN

The CLAT 2024 exam paper is bifurcated into 5 sections English, Math, Current Affairs & GK, Logical reasoning, and Legal reasoning.

The CLAT exam 2024 will have 120 questions MCQs and 120 minutes are allotted to complete the same.

One mark is awarded for each correct answer and 0.25 marks are deducted for each incorrect answer.

SECTIONSQUESTIONSMARKS
English22-2622-26
Current Affairs & GK28-3228-32
Logical Reasoning22-2622-26
Legal Reasoning28-3228-32
Maths (Quantitative Techniques)10-1410-14
Total 120120

CLAT 2024 SYLLABUS

Before starting the CLAT 2024 preparation, read the below-mentioned detailed CLAT 2024 syllabus.
CLAT SUBJECTS TOPICS
CLAT English Language Reading Comprehension, Synonyms, Antonyms, Word Rearrangement, Cloze Test, Analogies, Spelling Errors, Spotting Errors, Sentence Improvement, Idioms & Phrases, Fill-ups, and Sentence Rearrangement
CLAT Quantitative Techniques (Maths) Profit & Loss, Proportion, Averages, Surds & Indices, Square Roots, Areas, Volumes, Percentage, Simplification & Approximation, Partnerships, Ratio, HCF and LCM, Discounts, and Number Systems.
Current Affairs & GK Science & Technology, Sports, Static GK, Current happenings, History, Geography, Economics, and Politics
CLAT Logical Reasoning Time & Sequence, Ranking, Syllogism, Coding-Decoding, Blood Relations, Distance and Direction, Classification, Analogy, Statement & Assumption/ Argument/ Conclusion/ Course of action, Series, Number Test, and Alphabet Test
CLAT Legal Aptitude Legal GK and current affairs, Important and recent acts and amendments of the legislature; Important topics from Contract law, Constitutional law, Important Supreme Court Judgments, Criminal law, International treaties and conventions affecting national legal framework, tort law, and much more

CLAT EXAM SEATS in NLUs

PARTICIPATING INSTITUTE NUMBER OF AVAILABLE SEATS FOR B.A. LL.B (Hons.)
Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur 180
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar 180
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab 180
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow 178
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata 127
National Law University Odisha, Cuttack 120
National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi 120
National Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam 120
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam 120
Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur 120
Chanakya National Law University, Patna 120
National Law University, Jodhpur 115
Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad 105
Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirapalli 104
National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore 80
The National Law University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi 60
Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai 50
Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad 50

CLAT 2024 EXAM HIGHLIGHTS

Here are a few important details about CLAT 2024 exam:

CLAT 2024 is conducted by

CONSORTIUM OF NLUs

CLAT exam frequency

Once a year (December)

CLAT Exam Mode

Pen-Paper based (offline)

CLAT Exam Duration

2 hours

CLAT official website

https://clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in/

Contact Details for CLAT

08047162020

EMAIL

clat@consortiumofnlus.ac.in

CLAT EXAM 2024 AIM

More than 1 lakh applicants appear for the CLAT exam every year. This national- level exam not just helps candidates get admission to top law institutes but offers better job prospects at reputed PSUs in India.

Here are a few reasons which will help candidates understand why they should appear for the CLAT exam 2024:

  • CLAT exam offers a good career in Law that includes Judicial Services, Legal Practice, Research, Civil Services, and Company Secretary.
  • Candidates get a chance to study in top colleges including 22 NLUs in India.
  • Excellent placements are offered to candidates.
  • CLAT exam scores are considered by various private institutes.

CLAT 2024 PREPARATION

Now that you have every detail of CLAT 2024, the right time to start your CLAT preparation 2024 is now.

According to CLAT’s previous year’s cut-off trends, a score of 100 to 105 is considered ideal to get into good national universities. Candidates should strategically plan their CLAT preparation for 2024.

What are you waiting for?

Learn the tips and tricks to stay well-prepared for the CLAT 2024 exam ahead of time and establish result-oriented preparation.

  • Go through the preparation material based on the CLAT exam pattern and syllabus.
  • Practice the last three years CLAT exam papers (relevant to the current CLAT exam pattern).
  • Candidates should have a subject-wise approach:
  • For the legal aptitude section, the candidate should have a clear understanding of the law including the Law of Contract, Law of Torts, Family Law, and Constitutional law. Moreover, reading newspapers, editorials, and legal journals will be helpful in CLAT preparation.
  • To enhance English preparation, candidates should refer to English newspapers and books like Word Power Made Easy to improve reading speed, grammar skills, and vocabulary.
  • For CLAT current affairs and general knowledge section, the candidates are asked questions from comprehension passages. So it is advisable to read newspapers daily and be thorough with monthly current affairs and news analysis.
  • Though CLAT 2024 Maths section carries only 10% weightage but the questions asked are usually tricky. Not just CLAT previous year’s question papers but practicing puzzles, interests, profit and loss should be helpful.
  • Give mock tests to enhance your skills and performance.

DOWNLOAD CLAT 2024 SAMPLE PAPER

CLAT FAQ’s

No, CLAT 2024 will be conducted once in December as instructed by the Consortium.

No, as per the Consortium reports the CLAT 2024 will be held in offline mode (pen-paper mode).

The CLAT exam is organized in English language only. However, according to the sources, the Bar Council of India might conduct the CLAT exam in other languages too in the short run.

No, the CLAT 2024 Application form can be filled in online mode only.

Yes, candidates from any stream can apply for CLAT 2024. He/she should fulfill the eligibility criteria for appearing for the CLAT exam.

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