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CLAT Consortium - Examination, History, Member Universities, Seats

CLAT Consortium - Examination, History, Member Universities, Seats

Edited By Shubham Bhakuni | Updated on Jun 05, 2024 11:38 AM IST | #CLAT

The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) or CLAT Consortium is a group of 24 NLUs that conducts the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). The consortium of NLUs was first established on August 19, 2017, with the objectives of improving the legal education of the country and ensuring better management and coordination among all the national law universities. Over the years, the CLAT Consortium has evolved into an organization that is well-organized, effective and transparent in conducting the national-level law entrance exam.

The governing body of the Consortium includes vice-chancellors of all participating NLUs. The main objective of the consortium is to conduct the admission test, CLAT 2025 for undergraduate and post-graduate programmes of these NLUs and promote quality legal education in all the member institutions.

What is CLAT Consortium?

The CLAT consortium is a grouping of 24 NLUs who have come together with the common objective of taking legal education in India on par with global standards. The group's efforts have yielded results and several top NLUs are considered on par in the legal education field as are IITs for engineering and IIMs for management education.

History of CLAT Consortium

Previously Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) was conducted by National Law Universities on a rotational basis. However, to make the CLAT more organized, transparent and effective and to promote legal education in the country, around 18 NLUs came together and formed the Consortium of National Law Universities or CLAT Consortium on August 19, 2017. In later years, four more universities joined the CLAT Consortium. Today, except National Law University, Delhi, all other NLUs are part of CLAT Consortium. NLU Tripura and GNLU Silvasa are newly established NLUs and have joined the consortium recently.

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Member universities of CLAT Consortium

NLUsDomicile %UG IntakePG Intake
NLSIU Bengaluru25%300120
NALSAR Hyderabad25%13266
WBNUJS Kolkata33%132100
NLIU Bhopal50%202 (BA LLB 134, B.Sc LLB 68)60
NLU Jodhpur25%12050
HNLU Raipur50%18090
GNLU Gandhinagar25%172 (total seats for all the courses)57
GNLU Silvassa Campus25%6633
RMLNLU Lucknow45%16948
RGNUL Patiala10%18060
CNLU Patna50%138( 69 seats each for BA LLB and BBA LLB-
NUALS Kochi49%6060
NLUO, Odisha, Cuttack25%180 (BA LLB 120, BBA LLB 60)50
NUSRL Ranchi50%13460
NLUJA Assam, Guwahati50%6040
DSNLU Visakhapatnam48%13869
TNNLU Tiruchirappalli48%120 (BA LLB 60 , B.Com LLB 60)60
MNLU Mumbai62%10050
MNLU Nagpur62%120 (BA LLB 60, BBA LLB 60)60
MNLU Aurangabad62%120 (BA LLB 60, BBA LLB 60)60
HPNLU Shimla25%120 (BA LLB 60, BBA LLB 60)80
DNLU Jabalpur50%12050
DBRANLU, Sonipat, Haryana25%120-
NLUT Agartala30%6050
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CLAT 2025

The Consortium of National Law Universities will conduct the Common Law Admission Test on December 1, 2024. The CLAT application form will open tentatively on July 1, 2024. Candidates will be required to use the NLU consortium login portal to check further details. The CLAT has undergone some changes in recent years. Here is an analysis of the key changes introduced in CLAT by the Consortium of NLUs in recent times.

CLAT Consortium - Governing Body

Given below are the names of the members of the governing body of Consortium of National Law Universities

Governing Body Members

Prof. (Dr.) Dilip Ukey

Vice-Chancellor Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai
Convenor, CLAT 2025

Prof. (Dr.) V.C. Vivekanandan

Vice-Chancellor Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur
President CLAT 2025

Prof. (Dr.) S. Shanthakumar

Director Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar
Vice President, CLAT-2025

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Executive Committee of Consortium of NLUs for CLAT 2025

In the Annual Governing Body meeting of the Consortium of NLUs held on February 17, 2024, at Silvassa, the Governing Body elected a new executive committee for CLAT 2025. V.C. Vivekanandan, Vice-Chancellor of Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur has been elected as president of the Consortium of NLUs. Whereas, S. Shantha Kumar. Vice-Chancellor of Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar was elected as Vice-President. The consortium has also elected Dilip Ukey, Vice-Chancellor of Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai as convenor for CLAT 2025.

Changes introduced in CLAT exam pattern and syllabus

Last year, the Consortium introduced some changes in the pattern of CLAT. Although the syllabus was kept unchanged, the number of questions was reduced from 150 to 120. The change in pattern, according to Consortium was to make the examination student friendly. The CLAT 2025 will also have a similar pattern and syllabus.

Before this, the consortium had announced some major changes to the CLAT pattern and syllabus in 2020. It introduced comprehension-based questions designed in all sections of the CLAT syllabus to test the critical thinking and reading skills of the candidates.

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The CLAT syllabus will consist of the following subjects.

  • General knowledge and Current affairs

  • English language including comprehension

  • Quantitative ability

  • Legal aptitude

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. What is the official website of CLAT 2025

The official website of CLAT 2025 can be accessed through the Consortium of NLUs website -

2. How many NLUs are part of the Consortium of NLUs

There are a total of 24 NLUs that form the consortium of NLUs.

3. When will CLAT 2025 exam be conducted?

The CLAT 2025 exam will be conducted on December 1, 2024.


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Questions related to CLAT

Have a question related to CLAT ?

Hello aspirant,

Yes, you can definitely give clat exam in 2026 as according to the guidelines a student passed or appearing in class 12 th can give clat exam. So you are definitely eligible for clat in 2026.

I wish you all the best for your future journey.

Work hard!

Thank you

Hope this information helps you.


Yes, you are eligible for CLAT exam if you have cleared your class 12 examination from a recognized board with minimum of 45% marks. For SC/ST category students, only 40% aggregate score is required to be eligible for this exam. In addition, students who are currently in their class 12 and are due to pass out in 2025 are also eligible to apply.

For more information, please visit the website by clicking on the link given below:

Hope this information will help you. Best wishes ahead!


To prepare for the CLAT exam:

1. Focus on Legal Aptitude, English Language, Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge, Quantitative Techniques, and Legal Reasoning.

2. Practice solving mock tests and previous papers.

3. Stay updated with current affairs and legal developments.

Hope this helps,

Thank you

Hii There,

Yes, after completing a B.Sc. degree from any recognized university, you are eligible to apply for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) for admission to various National Law Universities (NLUs) in India for their integrated LLB programs. You can also pursue a traditional LLB program (3-year) from any university that offers it, provided you meet their specific eligibility criteria. It's important to check the individual university's or college's eligibility requirements for their LLB program.

I hope this answers your question.


Hello aspirant,

Hope you are doing great.

As per your question, NO you are not eligible to give CLAT exam this year. Because the eligibility criteria for the CLAT exam provides that, you need to complete your 12th grade and during the filling of application form for the CLAT, you need to put your marks, and without completing 12th you cannot get your marks.

Hope this helps!

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125 toffees cost Rs. 75, Find the cost of one million toffees if there is a discount of 40% on the selling price for this quantity.


Option: 1


Option: 2

Rs. 3,20,000

Option: 3


Option: 4


14. Find the present value (in Rs.) of Rs.3000 due after 5 years at 10% p.a. simple interest.

Option: 1


Option: 2


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Option: 4


24. Raju took a loan at 8% per annum simple interest for a period of 5 years. At the end of five years he paid Rs.10640 to clear his loan. How much loan did he take?

Option: 1


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Option: 4


'A' carelessly left an iron pole across a public road 300 m from that spot was a traffic signal indicating speed limit to be 20 kmph. B, riding a scooter at 80 kmph, noticed the protrusion from a distance, but still could not avoid it, collided with the pole and was injured. In an action by B against A.

Option: 1

B will lose as he was driving very fast

Option: 2

B will lose for some other reasons

Option: 3

B will succeed, because A was careless

Option: 4

B will succeed, because A could have avoided the mishap by putting up a warning

'A' was having a get together with his old friends and on his friend's suggestions, he consumed some alcohol. On his way back to home at night, 'A' heard some footsteps and turning back, he imagined he saw a figure moving towards him with a spear. In fact, it was only a man, 'B' with an umbrella, who was telling 'A' to walk carefully since 'A' appeared to be unsteady. However, 'A' proceeded to attack 'B' with an iron rod leading to grave injuries to 'B'. Is 'A' guilty of causing grievous hurt to 'B'?

Option: 1

No, 'A' is not guilty because in his intoxicated state, the umbrella appeared a spear to him and he exercised his right of private defence.

Option: 2

No, 'A' is not guilty because 'B' could have attacked 'A' with his umbrella

Option: 3

No, 'A' is not guilty because he was intoxicated on the suggestions of his friends and was incapable of knowing that he was savagely attacking a man, who was carrying only an umbrella

Option: 4

Yes, 'A' is guilty because he got intoxicated voluntarily and under the effect of this voluntary intoxication, he attacked and caused grievous injuries to 'B' who posed no threat to him in fart

'A"s cattle was being regularly stolen and 'A' was unable to apprehend the thief. One night, 'A' finally manages to catch 'B' untying his cow from the cowshed under the cover of darkness. 'A' slowly crept up to 'B' and slashed his neck with a sickle leading to the death of 'B' Is 'A' guilty of the offence of culpable homicide?

Option: 1

No, 'A' was only exercising his right of private defence of property

Option: 2

No, 'B' continued stealing of his cattle would have rendered his business inoperable

Option: 3

Yes, 'A' had no reasonable apprehension that 'A' could suffer any grievous hurt if he did not kill 'B'

Option: 4

Yes, 'A' should have first challenged 'B' to surrender before taking any steps to cause 'B's death

A, a 15 year old girl, having been rebuked by her mother leaves her house. At railway station she met the accused who takes her to his house. He provides her clothes, money and ornaments at his house and has sexual intercourse with the girl with her consent. What offence has been committed?

Option: 1

The mother is accused of maltreatment.

Option: 2

The accused is guilty of rape.  

Option: 3

The accused is not guilty.

Option: 4

None of the above.

A, a 15 year old girl, left her mother’s house and joined the accused because her mother has turned down the proposal of her marriage with the accused on the ground that she was too young. While she was with the accused he had sexual intercourse with her against her will. What offence has been committed?

Option: 1 None

Option: 2 None

Option: 3 None

Option: 4 None

A, a chain snatcher, forcibly pulled the ear rings from the ears of an old lady. Both the ear lobes were torn and the old lady suffered pain and suffering for over three weeks. For what offence can A be prosecuted? What offence have been committed?

Option: 1

He is guilty of theft.

Option: 2

A is guilty of voluntarily causing ‘grievous hurt’.

Option: 3

He is guilty of rash and negligent.

Option: 4

None of the above.

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