CLAT (Common-Law Admission Test)


As of July 1, 2023, the CLAT 2024 Application Form is now available. The course outline and exam timetable have been made public. The examination day has been made known. An offline entrance exam for law schools at the national level is being given. This test is given by the Consortium of National Law Universities in order to admit qualified candidates. To be considered for admission to any of the participating universities that are failing under NLUs, applicants must submit the application form. Inquiring candidates will be accepted into the participating NLUs' undergraduate and graduate law programs. Candidates will be admitted through CLAT in accordance with the merit list that was made public at the time the results were announced.



CLAT 2024 Overview:


Full Exam Name

Common Law Admission Test

Short Exam Name


Conducting Body

Consortium of NLUs

Frequency of Conduct

Once a year

Exam Level

National Level Exam



Mode of Application


Mode of Exam


Mode of Counselling


Participating Colleges


Exam Duration

2 Hours

Number of Seats

3361 Seats


CLAT 2024 Exam Dates:

The CLAT 2024 exam dates have been made public by the exam authority in the admission notification and on consortiumofnlus.ac.in, the official website. According to the chart below, the CLAT 2024 exam schedule is as follows:




Release of early admission notification


CLAT 2024 notification


CLAT application 2024 begins


Last date of application


CLAT 2024 Application Form Correction Window Opens

November 2023

CLAT 2024 Application Form Correction Window Closes

November 2023

Issue of CLAT admit cards

November or December 2023

CLAT exam day 2024


Official CLAT answer key

December 2023

Release of final answer key

December 2023

Declaration of CLAT results

December 2023 or January 2024

Commencement of counselling

January 2024


CLAT 2024 Application Form:



Candidates can review the information below to learn more about the specifics of the CLAT 2024 application form:


> The application form was made available on July 1, 2023.

> Online submission and completion of the CLAT registration form are options for candidates. There is no offline mode offered.

> Candidates must enter information such as their name, email address, and mobile number in order to complete the basic registration.

> Fill out the application form by logging in with the credentials provided at registration.

> Fill out the application form completely and accurately because there is no way to make changes after it has been submitted.

> Upload the scanned copies of the necessary certificates, as well as your photo and signature.

> Submit the application fee online to complete the application process.

> Take a hard copy of the completed application form at this point for use in the admissions process.



Application Fee for CLAT 2024:


> It is possible to submit the application fee online.

> Candidates can pay the fee online with a credit card, debit card, pay wallet, or Ru Pay.

the application fee is non-refundable.

> Below, you'll find a complete breakdown of application fees by category



Application Fee

General/ OBC/ SAP+ Other

Rs 4000/-


Rs 3500/-

Previous year question papers

Rs. 500/-


How to Apply for CLAT 2024:


Step 1: Go to the CLAT website (the link is provided above).

Step 2: To register, click the register button and enter your name, mobile number, email address, and password.

Step 3: Log in with the provided information to complete the form.

Step 4: Begin providing the required information on the application form.

Step 5: Select the 22 national law universities of your choice.

Step 6: Upload the necessary scanned documents in accordance with the instructions.

Step 7: Complete the form and pay the application fee online.

Step 8: Print out the completed form for future use.

CLAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria:


For UG Programme:




For PG Programme:




CLAT 2024 Exam Pattern:


Exam Mode: The exam will be administered in an offline (pen-and-paper) format.

Duration: Two hours will be given in total to complete the exam.

Type of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and Subjective Type Questions will both be included in the exam.

Medium: Only the English language will be used for the questions.

Number of Questions: There will be 120 questions total in the UG exam and 120 questions total in the PG exam.

Sections: The question paper for UG courses will have a total of 5 sections.

Marking Scheme: Each correct answer will earn one mark.

Negative Marking: 0.25 points will be subtracted for each unsatisfactory response.


Following will be the marks distribution in the exam:



For UG Courses:




English Language

22-26 questions, or roughly 20% of the paper

G.K & Current Affairs

28-32 questions, or roughly 25% of the paper

Quantitative Techniques

10-14 questions, or roughly 10% of the paper

Legal Reasoning

28-32 questions, or roughly 25% of the paper

Logical Reasoning

22-26 questions, or roughly 20% of the paper



CLAT 2024 Syllabus:


Candidates who plan to take the CLAT 2024 exam must be familiar with the test's syllabus.

The CLAT syllabus for undergraduate programs includes sections on English, general knowledge and current events, mathematics, legal aptitude, and logical reasoning.

Below are some of the exam topics that are covered in each section:





In this section, candidate’s knowledge related to elementary mathematics will be checked.

Legal Aptitude

Rules and passages of law, application of the rules and passages, etc.

General Knowledge & Current Affairs

Contemporary events of National and International Significance, Arts and Culture, International Affairs, Historical Events of significance.

English including comprehension

Passages, Reading, Comprehension, Inference, and Conclusion, Summary, Vocabulary, etc.

Logical Reasoning

Argument- Premise and Conclusion, Inference, Relationships and Analogies, Contradictions and Equivalence, etc.



CLAT Preparation Tips:


> Adapt your study strategy to the exam's format.

> Visit the website to view the entire syllabus and plan your studies accordingly.

> Choose the best books you can for your studies.

> Set aside enough time for the exam by creating a time schedule.

> Try to stick to your schedule and spend more and more time studying.

> Make sure to use sample papers and questions from prior years as resources.

> Maintain your fitness and health by exercising frequently.



CLAT 2024 Admit Card:


On the website, the CLAT admit card 2024 will be made available online. The admit card will be accessible online starting in November 2023.


Name, parents' names, other identifying information, a photograph, a signature, the exam date, time, reporting time, and other instructions for the exam day will all be included on the admit card for the same exam. For the day of the exam, candidates must keep a hard copy of their admit card.



CLAT 2024 Answer Key:


After a short while from the test, the authority will release the CLAT answer key 2024. On the website, it will be made accessible online. The provisional answer key will be made available in PDF form first by the Consortium of National Law University.


To download the answer key, candidates must log in using their registered ID and password. Candidates may object to the answer key if they have any concerns or questions about the questions in the answer key. The final answer key will be made public after all raised objections have been taken into account.



CLAT 2024 Result:


The organisation in charge of administering the exam will make the CLAT result 2024 available online. The merit list will then be created by the authority after it has been published on the website.


Based on the candidates' performance on the entrance exam, the outcome will be presented as a merit list. Candidates whose names are on the merit list will receive calls to participate in the centralised counselling process.



How to download CLAT Result 2024?


> Visit consortium onlus.ac.in, the official CLAT 2024 website.

> Select CLAT 2024.

> Use your mobile number and password for login.

> Select the provided CLAT result link.

> On the screen will be the CLAT scorecard for 2024.

> The scorecard can be downloaded and saved for later use.



CLAT 2024 Cut Off:


The minimum score or rank required for admission to the various participating institutes is known as the CLAT 2024 cut off. If any applicants achieve a score or rank that is equal to the CLAT cut off for 2024, they will be admitted in that round.


The cutoff will be made available by the authority via online mode on the website. Only qualified applicants will have access to the website's cutoff scores.


What is a good score in CLAT 2024?


Top 4 NLUs

Cut-off marks (expected)

NLSIU Bengaluru


NALSAR Hyderabad


WBNUJS Kolkata


NLU Jodhpur




CLAT 2024 Counselling:



In the month of December 2023, CLAT Counseling 2024 will be held. The counseling process will be carried out online during the various rounds. Only qualified applicants will be contacted to participate in the counseling process.


Candidates must choose which NLUs they want to be admitted to via an online form during the centralized counseling process. Admission to UG and PG programs at participating universities in the CLAT counseling process will be based on merit and preference. The candidates' seats will be allocated based on the preferences they indicated.



CLAT 2024 Counselling Process:


Declaration of Result: The announcement of the CLAT 2024 result is the first step in the CLAT counseling process. The counseling process will be open to candidates who have qualified for the exam.

Payment of Counselling Fee: After the results are announced, candidates must pay the counseling fee in order to proceed with the process. general category students must pay Rs. 30,000, while those in the SC/ST category must pay Rs.

Registration: Candidates must register for the counseling process by providing their contact information, academic background, and other pertinent data.

Seat Allocation: The candidate's rank and the choices they made will be taken into consideration when allocating seats. There will be several rounds involved in the seat distribution.

Verification of Documents: Candidates must check their documents at the designated college after being assigned a seat.

Admission Fee Payment: Candidates must pay the admission fee to secure their admission after their documents have been verified.

Reporting to the College: In order to complete the admissions process, candidates must finally report to the designated college.



Participating Institutes of CLAT 2024:



> National Law Institute University, Bhopal

> National Law School of India University, Bangalore

> National Law University and Judicial Academy, Guwahati

> NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad

> Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur

> National Law University, Jodhpur

> National University of Advanced legal Studies, Kochi

> National Law University, Cuttack

> UPES , Dehradun

> Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla

> Dr BR Ambedkar National Law University, Sonipat

> Tamil Nadu National Law University, Tiruchirappalli

> Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore

> National University of Study and Research in law, Ranchi

> Lovely Professional University , Jhalandhar

> SOA National Institute of Law, Bhubaneswar

> Parul University , Gujrat 

> Jaipur National University,Jaipur