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About CLAT 2024
The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) has issued the CLAT admit card 2024 on November 21, 2023 on its official website, consortiumofnlus.ac.in. The CLAT 2024 admit card will be available for download till December 3, until 1:30 PM. It is a mandatory document to appear for the exam. CLAT 2024 will be held on December 3 from 2 PM till 4 PM in offline mode.
The consortium has added two new CLAT 2024 exam centres at Diu (UT of DNH & DD) and Silvassa (UT of DNH & DD) taking the total CLAT exam centres to around 130. The online applications for CLAT 2024 were closed on November 10. This year, eligible candidates had to fill CLAT 2024 NLU preferences at the time of submitting the application. The consortium has also revised syllabus of CLAT 2024. The number of questions in CLAT 2024 has been reduced from 150 to 120.
CLAT 2024 Syllabus Revised
The Consortium of NLUs has reduced the number of questions asked in the CLAT exam to make it more student friendly. The total number of questions in the CLAT exam has been cut down to 120, which was earlier 150. The section-wise distribution of questions is given below.
|Sections||Approximate number of questions||Weight|
|Current Affairs, including General Knowledge||28-32||25%|
CLAT 2024 exam date
What is CLAT Exam?
The Common Law Admission Test, also known as CLAT is a national-level law entrance exam conducted by the Consortium of National Law Universities (CNLUs). The CLAT scores are accepted for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate law programs offered by 24 national law universities and over 60 affiliated colleges. CLAT is conducted across the country, in offline, pen and paper format.
CLAT 2024 exam events
CLAT 2024 - Events
CLAT 2024 official notification
|The consortium has released the CLAT 2024 admission notification. The official notification informs candidates about eligibility criteria and CLAT important dates.|
CLAT application form 2024
|Registration for CLAT 2024 has closed on November 10, 2023.|
CLAT 2024 admit card
|The CLAT admit card 2024 was released on November 21, 2023|
CLAT 2024 exam date
|The offline-based CLAT 2024 will be conducted on December 03, 2023. CLAT question paper will have multiple-choice questions on subjects like general knowledge, current affairs, legal and logical reasoning and quantitative ability.|
The PG-CLAT will have questions on common subjects of the LLB programme.
CLAT post-exam activities
|After the conduct of the examination, the consortium will release the CLAT 2024 answer key and result. candidates shortlisted based on CLAT results are invited for counselling.|
CLAT Highlights: Registered candidates, intake, NLUs (Updated)
Being a national-level law entrance exam, CLAT is attended by thousands of candidates every year. It is one of the most competitive law entrance exams in India at present. Mentioned below are the details of the CLAT exam in the previous three years.
CLAT Exam Highlights
|CLAT Registration||TBA||Total no. of test takers: 42766||Number of candidates registered - 60,895|
Number of candidates appeared - 56,472
|Number of Registered Candidates - 70,277|
Number of appeared candidates - 62,107
|Number of Registered Candidates - 75,183|
Number of appeared candidates - 59,443
|Number of seats offered||CLAT UG - 3,200+|
CLAT PG - 1,300+
|CLAT UG - 2,860+|
CLAT LLM - 1,160+
|CLAT UG - 2,801|
CLAT LLM - 1,072
|CLAT UG - 2622 seats|
LLM program - 808 seats
|CLAT UG - 2622 seats|
LLM program - 808 seats
|Participating institutes||24 NLUs||23 NLUs||22 NLUs|
|CLAT Colleges 2024 (Updated) - List of NLUs and Affiliated Law Colleges|
|Highest marks||TBA||CLAT UG - 116.75|
CLAT PG - 95.25
|CLAT UG - 121|
CLAT PG - 94
|CLAT UG - 125.5/150|
CLAT PG - 85.75/120
|CLAT UG - 127.25/150|
CLAT PG - 72/120
How was CLAT last year?
The consortium conducted CLAT 2023 exam on December 18, in offline mode. According to the CLAT exam analysis provided by students and experts, the exam was moderately difficult and a lengthy paper. Comparatively, the English section was the easiest of all the sections. The CLAT question paper had comprehension-based questions, each paragraph followed by 4-5 multiple choice type questions. A total of 150 questions were asked in the examination.
Also read - LSAT Abroad
History of CLAT
The inception of CLAT as the common test has its roots in the 2007 case, Varun Bhagat v. Union of India when a parent of law aspirant argued for a centralized test. Following this, the first Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) was organised in 2008 for seven national law universities.
In 2014, seven other national law universities joined CLAT. The exam was conducted online this time. However, a permanent secretariat for the CLAT consortium was still elusive. In 2015 - A PIL was filed by Professor Shamnad Bashir seeking an institutionalized system with a permanent secretariat for the conduct of CLAT. The case eventually led to the setting up of the CLAT Consortium in Bengaluru in 2018. The mode of the CLAT exam was also changed from online to offline.
Earlier, the CLAT was being conducted by national law universities on a rotation basis. Now, with a permanent secretariat, CLAT is conducted by a seven-member executive committee consisting of a convenor, president, vice-president, secretary-treasurer and other members.
As of 2023, CLAT scores are accepted by 24 out of 26 national law universities. NLU Delhi and the recently established NLU Meghalaya are conducting separate entrance exams. NLU Delhi conducts the All India Law Entrance Test (AILET), whereas NLU Meg organises MEG-UAT and MEG-PAT for admissions to UG and PG programs.
CLAT 2024 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||Common Law Admission Test|
|Short Exam Name||CLAT|
|Conducting Body||Consortium of NLUs|
|Frequency of Conduct||Once a year|
|Exam Level||National Level Exam|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Mode of Exam||Offline|
|Mode of Counselling||Online|
|Exam Duration||2 Hours|
|Number of Seats||3361 Seats|
CLAT 2024 Important Dates
Upcoming Dates and Events
21 Nov, 2023 - 03 Dec, 2023
Admit Card | Mode: Online Ongoing
03 Dec, 2023
Exam | Mode: Offline
Past Dates and Events
12 Nov, 2023
Application Correction - Last date | Mode: Online
01 Jul, 2023 - 10 Nov, 2023
Application | Mode: Online
30 Oct, 2023
Release of fourth CLAT sample paper | Mode: Online
03 Oct, 2023
Release of third CLAT sample paper | Mode: Online
03 Sep, 2023
Release of second CLAT sample paper - Start Date | Mode: Online
05 Aug, 2023
Release of first CLAT sample paepr - Start Date | Mode: Online
Candidates who wish to appear in CLAT 2024 should meet the eligibility criteria as prescribed by the Consortium of National Law Universities. CLAT is conducted for both UG and PG law programmes, so candidates should meet the eligibility criteria of the programme they have selected. The details of CLAT eligibility criteria are as mentioned below.
UG CLAT 2024 eligibility criteria
Candidates should have passed Class 12 with at least 45% marks (40% in the case of SC and ST students) from a recognized board or institution.
Candidates who will appear in Class 12th board exams in April-May 2024 are also eligible to appear in the exam. However, the admission of such students will be subject to fulfilling the required eligibility criteria.
PG CLAT eligibility criteria 2024
Candidates should have passed graduation in Law (3-year LLB or 5-year LLB) from a recognized university. They must have obtained at least 50% marks (45% in the case of SC and ST candidates) in the qualifying examination.
Further, candidates appearing in the final year of the LLB degree programme are also eligible.
CLAT 2024 age limit
There is no age limit for appearing in CLAT 2024. Further, there are no restrictions on the number of attempts also.
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Paytm | BHIM
The CLAT 2024 application form window has been closed on November 10, 2023. Earlier the CLAT registration form was released on July 1, 2023. Eligible candidates who wished to appear in CLAT 2024 could register online and fill out the application form, by visiting the official website - consortiumofnlus.ac.in till November 10, 2023.
How to fill CLAT Application Form 2024?
Candidates had to follow the steps mentioned below to fill out the application form of CLAT 2024.
- Registration: To register, enter your name, email id, mobile number, and other details.
- Fill in relevant details: Here enter personal, academic, and contact details. You will also be required to select the program of study (UG or PG), and enter preferred NLUs in the order of priority from the drop-down menu.
- Upload documents: Scanned copies of signature, photograph, and other documents in the prescribed specification (refer to the table below) have to be uploaded.
Document Required for CLAT 2024 application form
State domicile certificate
- Application fee: Depending on the category of the candidate, the application fee may vary as shown in the table below.
General/ OBC/PwD/NRI/PIO//OCI category
CLAT Application Form 2024: Important points to remember
- During the document verification process of CLAT counselling 2024, all details entered in the form will be verified. Exam officials will demand originals of all essential documents to be produced before them. In case of any inconsistency in the information shared in the application form, the candidate may be disqualified.
- Also, simply meeting the eligibility criteria is no guarantee for admission, as the final CLAT seat allotment will be based on the merit rank of the candidate in the online exam.
|ST, SC||Online||Female, Male, Transgender||₹ 3500|
|OBC, General, EWS||PWD||Online||Female, Male, Transgender||₹ 4000|
Passages (about 450 words each)
|These passages will be derived from contemporary or historically significant fiction and non-fiction writing|
Current affairs including general knowledge
Passages (up to 450 words each)
|The passages will be derived from news, journalistic sources and other non-fiction writing|
|Awareness of various aspects of various aspects of current affairs and general knowledge, including: Contemporary events of significance from India and the world, arts and culture, international affairs, and international affairs|
Passages (around 450 words each)
|The passages may relate to fact situations or scenarios involving legal matters, public policy questions or moral philosophical enquiries|
Short passages (about 300 words each)
Short sets of facts or propositions
Graphs or other textual
Pictorial or diagrammatic representations of numerical information
Mathematical operations (10th standard)
|Including from areas such as ratios and proportions, basic algebra, mensuration and statistical estimation|
Sometimes the candidate may need a little assistance in their CLAT exam preparation to get over the line. Like the candidate may want to know about some tools that can assist them to improve accuracy or improve speed.
CLAT 2024 Preparation Tips
- Candidates need to be well-versed with the exam pattern and syllabus.
- Practice sufficient mock tests and sample papers to edify learning and to hone problem-solving skills.
- CLAT aspirants are also advised to follow a proper timetable for preparation.
- Candidates should choose books that are easy to follow, meet quality standards, and contain lots of practise material to prepare for the exam.
- Regular revision is the key to scoring good marks in exams.
- Maintaining equanimity is crucial for effective preparation. To achieve that stay in the moment, instead of flying into the future or pondering the past.
CLAT 2024 last-week and exam-day tips
- Solve sample papers: The last most should involve extensive solving of CLAT sample papers 2024. While in the preliminary phases of the CLAT exam preparation one may solve one sample paper a week, the number in the last month and weeks can be increased. One may solve as many sample papers as possible.
- Mock test: The idea of CLAT mock tests 2024 is to get an exam-like experience, which may include a pressure-cooker situation. Considering the exam will be now conducted in online mode, mock tests will help the candidate to understand navigation, how questions are presented, how questions can be answered, and manage time. Note that there will be 150 multiple choice questions that have to be answered in 120 minutes. This means speed and accuracy will be important qualities for success in the exam.
- Don't study new topics close to the exam: Unless you are thoroughly done with what you have already taken up, better don't get entangled in new topics, because it will eat into your last phase of exam preparation. Remember the last phase is all about acceleration, which includes doing fast revision, solving sample papers, and taking mock tests. But if you bring in new topics, you will break the flow; also note that new topics will take more time to master, which you can ill afford at this stage.
- How to answer the CLAT question paper 2024: The questions asked in the CLAT exam 2024 can be placed in three groups: easy, moderate, and difficult. It is recommended that the candidate starts with easy questions, before answering moderate and difficult questions. Also, if one gets stuck with a difficult question, better not spend too much time on it, but instead move on to the next question.
- Stay composed even in difficult situations during exams: Sometimes the question paper may turn out to be more difficult than expected, or you may not be able to answer an easy-looking question. In those situations, it is important to keep one's cool and not get rattled. Take a deep breath and move on to the next question.
Also read | Last minute preparation tips to ace CLAT 2024 exam
CLAT UG Sample Papers - Based on new CLAT exam pattern
Download CLAT subject wise sample papers
|CLAT sample papers for quantitative ability||Download here|
|CLAT Logical reasoning sample papers||Download here|
|CLAT Sample Paper for General Knowledge and English||Download here|
|CLAT Legal Reasoning Sample Paper||Download here|
CLAT 2024 best books for exam preparation
When preparing for CLAT exam 2024, it is important to have dependable and high-quality study material. The CLAT best books 2024 will be those that are easy to understand, and contain few to no errors, including problem sets and instructions.
CLAT Exam Reference Books
Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis, High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren & Martin, Objective General English by RS Aggarwal, Barron’s Pocket Guide to Vocabulary
Universal’s CLAT Guide, Bare Acts of Indian Constitution, Legal Awareness and Legal Aptitude by AP Bhardwaj, LexisNexis Butterworths
Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal, Class 10th NCERT Textbook
Current affairs, including general knowledge
Lucent’s GK, Manorama Year Book, Competition Success Review
India Year Book, and Pratiyogita Darpan.
Also read leading newspapers like Hindu, Indian Express
Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey, Analytical and Logical Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal,
Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
CLAT 2024 toppers
The CLAT toppers are announced along with the result. In the previous session, Abhinav Somani topped CLAT exam at the undergraduate level. The list of previous year toppers of CLAT exam has been given below:
CLAT UG 2023 Toppers
|CLAT Toppers 2023||Ranks (AIRs)||Scores|
|Abhinav Somani||AIR 1||116.75|
|Gnanankit (SC category)||AIR 1||94.50|
|Sahil Gupta||AIR 2||112|
|Shubham Thakare||AIR 3||-|
|Arnav Maheshwari||AIR 4||-|
|Navya Nair||AIR 6||-|
|Piyush Gupta||AIR 8||107.75|
|Upmanyu Chatterjee||AIR 10||-|
|Kshitika Tyagi||AIR 12||106.75|
|Shruti Bhukar||AIR 16 in general, AIR 2 in OBC||-|
|Ayesha Khan||AIR 17||105.75|
|Arunav Ghosh (To read full interview - Click here)||AIR 40||101.75|
CLAT 2022 Toppers
|CLAT Toppers 2022||Ranks (AIRs)||Scores||Read Interview|
|Jahnvi Joshi||8||-||Read here|
CLAT LLM topper 2022
|Name of candidate||Rank||Marks obtained||Interview|
|Samriddhi Mishra||1||94||Click here|
|To be notified||2||-|
|To be notified||3||-|
CLAT 2021 toppers interview, rank, marks
CLAT Toppers 2021
Karthik J Lal
|Utkarsh Panda||53||105.75||Click Here|
|Shristy Chhaparia||57||105.5||Click Here|
CLAT 2020 toppers interview
Candidates preparing for CLAT 2024 should be well versed with the exam pattern and syllabus. The CLAT exam pattern informs the candidates about the test structure, number of questions and their types, marking scheme and several other test modalities.
As per the CLAT 2024 exam pattern, the test will be held in offline mode, with OMR sheets and question papers. There will be 120 multiple-choice type questions in CLAT UG and 120 questions will be in CLAT LLM. All questions will be based on comprehension passages. The details of the exam pattern are mentioned below.
CLAT Exam Pattern 2024
|Type of questions||Objective type test|
|Total number of question||CLAT UG - 120 MCQs|
|CLAT PG - 120 MCQs |
(No essay section in CLAT PG)
|Maximum marks||CLAT UG - 120 |
CLAT PG - 120
|Exam duration||2 hours|
|Marking scheme||1 mark for each correct answer|
|Negative marking||0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer|
Candidates appearing in CLAT 2024 should solve a good number of mock tests during their preparation. There are multiple benefits of taking the CLAT mock test 2024:
- Mock tests contain similar types of questions to those asked in the exam. So, solving these problems will help candidates judge the difficulty level of CLAT 2024 and plan accordingly.
- The success in mock tests can be indicative of exam readiness or lack of it. If readiness is lacking, one may need to pull up one's socks and try harder.
- Doing well in mock tests would also give the candidate lot of confidence to carry to the actual exam.
- CLAT mock tests will teach the candidate time management skills and also how to wriggle out of a tricky problem by keeping a cool head.
- Effective prioritizing of questions is an art that can be cultivated by solving the CLAT mock test. Students who master this art will be able to lock down all the sure-shot questions first, before moving on to tricky and not-so-sure questions.
How to take CLAT 2024 mock tests?
- Click on the mock test link ( Click here )
- A login window will open
- Enter user id and password
- On login, a dashboard will be displayed
- Click on the mock test link to start the test
- Go through all the instructions, and terms and conditions
- Take the mock test.
Candidates by solving CLAT question papers can strengthen their conceptual understandings and improve problem-solving skills.
CLAT previous year's papers
Candidates should also solve all previous year's CLAT papers, especially those based on the new exam pattern. The CLAT previous year's question papers would also be helpful in understanding the type of questions asked in the examination and topics that appear frequently in the test paper. While registering for CLAT, candidates may purchase the question papers on payment of Rs 500. However, the official question papers of CLAT at FREE of COST are provided below.
The Consortium of NLUs has issued the CLAT 2024 admit card in online mode on November 21, 2023. Candidates who have registered successfully for CLAT 2024 will be able to download their CLAT 2024 admit card from the official website till December 3, 2023 until 1:30 PM. CLAT admit card is a mandatory document for appearing in the examination.
Further, the admit card mentions various details such as candidate roll number, application number, exam centre name, address, CLAT exam reporting time and instructions. One must download and take a printout of the admit card to the designated CLAT exam centre on the exam day.
How to download CLAT admit card 2024?
Candidates can follow the steps mentioned below to download their admit card of CLAT 2024.
- Visit the official website of the CLAT consortium
- A login window will open
- Enter your registration or application number and password
- Enter your NLUs preferences (minimum five), and click on update NLUs preferences
- The CLAT admit card will be displayed on screen in downloadable pdf format
- Download the admit card and take a printout
CLAT admit card login window
CLAT 2024 Exam Guidelines
As per the CLAT 2024 exam guidelines, the candidate has to report to the CLAT 2024 exam centre at least one hour before the commencement of the exam. Also, after 15 minutes after the commencement of the CLAT exam, no candidate will be allowed fresh entry.
To take the test, the candidate has to display a printout of the admit card and a valid and original photo ID proof.
No baggage counter
There will be no baggage counter at the exam venue and candidates will be solely responsible for the safe keep of their belongings. So, it is advisable not to carry non-essential items to the centre.
If the candidate wants, they may visit the exam centre to check out the location, travel route, distance and traffic situation. However, no candidate will be allowed beyond the main entrance gate, except on exam day and that too is only on producing the admit card and photo ID.
Important items to carry to the CLAT exam hall
Blue/Black Ball Pen
Any original photo ID proof issued by the Government.
Transparent water bottle.
Own mask, gloves and personal hand sanitiser.
Disability certificate for PWD candidates
CLAT exam day 2024 - Things to avoid
Electronic/communication devices such as mobile phones
Any kind of watch, calculator, headphones, etc.
Sheets of paper including blank sheets are not allowed inside the examination hall.
Candidates may also note that the consortium or the security staff at the exam centre will not be held responsible for the loss and damage of any property/gadgets of candidates.
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
|Tirupathi Naidu Palli|
Documents Required at Exam
- CLAT admit card
- An identity proof in original (Driving License/Aadhaar Card/PAN Card)
The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) will release the CLAT 2024 answer key tentatively on December 03, on its official website - consortiumofnlus.ac.in. First, the consortium will release the provisional answer key of CLAT 2024. The answer key of CLAT 2024 can be used to calculate the marks in the examination.
Further, in case of any discrepancies in the answer key or question papers, candidates will have the opportunity to raise objection against it. The objections will be reviewed by the expert committee of CLAT 2024. In case raised objections are found to be valid, necessary changes to the answer key will be made and result will be prepared accordingly. The final CLAT 2024 answer key will be released after reviewing the objections raised by the candidates.
How to download CLAT 2024 answer key?
- Open the CLAT examination portal - consortiumofnlus.ac.in
- Click on the master question paper and answer key links
- The CLAT answer key will be displayed on the screen
- Download and calculate your answers
How to calculate marks using CLAT answer key 2024
As per the official marking scheme of CLAT 2024, every correct answer will fetch 1 mark, while for an incorrect answer 0.25 marks will be deducted. Use the following formula to calculate probable scores.
CLAT Scores = Total numbers of Correct options*1 - Total number of incorrect responses*0.25
For e.g. If the number of correct answers is 100 and incorrect answers is 40 then the total marks will be calculated as-
Total CLAT Marks = (100*1) - (40*0.25)
Therefore; Total marks = 100 - 10 = 90
How to raise objections against CLAT 2024 answer key?
Candidates will be given around two days to raise their objections against the key. The CLAT objection fee is Rs. 1000 per question. In case of the objections are accepted, the objection fee will be refunded.
Steps to raise objections against CLAT answer key 2024
- Visit CLAT 2024 official examination portal
- Login using your mobile number and password
- Click on the "Raise" objection option
- Select the type of objection - about the question or about answer key
- Select the question ID and add a comment
- Submit the objection
CLAT Question Paper & Answer Key - Previous Year's
|Question Paper||Answer Key (Final)||Question paper||Answer Key (Provisional)||Answer Key (Final)|
|5-year Law Programme||Series A||Click here||Click here||Click here|
|Series B||Click here||Click here||Click here|
|Series C||Click here||Click here||Click here|
|Series D||Click here||Click here||Click here|
|LLM Programme||Series A||Click here||Click here||Click here|
|Series B||Click here||Click here||Click here|
|Series C||Click here||Click here||Click here|
|Series D||Click here||Click here||Click here|
The CLAT 2024 exam analysis will be updated in this section after the conclusion of the exam. The exam analysis of CLAT 2024 will contain details like difficulty level of the exam, section-wise difficulty, memory based topics and more. Moving on the previous year exam analysis of CLAT exam, as per the experts and candidates who appeared in the exam CLAT 2023 was easy to moderate. However, the test was lengthy. There were around 28-30 passages in the test paper. Check the CLAT analysis for the UG paper.
CLAT 2023 exam analysis
No. of Questions
Level of Difficulty
GK, including Current Affairs
The result of CLAT 2024 will likely be declared in the second week of December 2023. Going by past trend, the CLAT 2024 resut is expected to be declared on December 8. Candidates can download their result from the official website of the NLU Consortium. They will need the application number and date of birth to download the admit card.
CLAT result is provided in the form of individual scorecards. Along with the result, an invite list is also released for counselling purposes.
How to download CLAT result 2024?
- Visit the official website of CLAT 2024
- Click on the result link
- In the CLAT login window, enter the registration/application number and date of birth
- The CLAT result 2024 would be displayed on the screen
- Download and take a printout of the result
Details mentioned on the CLAT 2024 result
- Name of the candidate
- Roll number
- Category under which admission is sought
- Program of study (UG / PG)
- CLAT score
- CLAT All India Rank (AIR)
- CLAT 2024 category rank (CR)
The merit list of CLAT 2024 mentions the roll number, marks and merit rank of the candidates. The CLAT merit rank is important as it is referred to for inviting the candidates for counselling and seat allotment.
CLAT Merit List 2024 - Tie-breaking procedure
- The candidate who has a higher score in the “Legal Aptitude” section of CLAT 2024 will be placed higher in the merit list
- If this step, the candidate who is senior in age will get a higher rank
- If the tie is still undecided, a computerized draw of lots will be used to decide the merit rank of such candidates.
The CLAT 2024 cut off will be released in online mode. The consortium will release the cut off for each round of CLAT counselling. The cut off is the minimum marks required for admission to a national law university participating in the counselling. CLAT cut off 2024 will be different for each NLU, depending on the number of seats offered by NLU, number of applicants and reservation policy.
In order to secure admission to a desired NLU, candidates must clear the cut-off. Meanwhile, candidates can check the NLU-wise cut-off trends of previous years to know about the expected cut offs for this year. Mentioned below are the details of the previous year's cut-off of CLAT exam with the details like opening rank and closing rank.
NLUs Cut-Off 2023 for 5-year LLB courses
GNLU Silvassa Campus
*state category reservation
The following table describes the category-wise NLUs cutoff 2023 for admission into the LLM course.
NLUs LLM Cut Off 2023
NLUO, Odisha, Cuttack
LLM: Corporate and Securities Laws
Natural Resources Laws
GNLU Silvassa Campus
*state category reservation
To decide what is a good score you have to first identify the NLU you want to get admission into. And the last rank (or cutoff rank) for which admission is offered in that institute can be considered to be a good score. That said the cutoff fluctuates depending on a host of parameters like seat intake, the performance of candidates in CLAT 2024 total applicants, and the CLAT merit rank of these applicants. So, you will be in the safe zone only if you score a little higher than the past year's cutoff rank.
CLAT 2024 expected cut-off marks
Name of Law School
National Law School of India University, Bengaluru
NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad
The West Bengal National University of Juridicial Sciences, Kolkata
National Law Institute University, Bhopal
Gujarat National Law University
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow
National Law University, Odisha
Mode of Counselling: Online
The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) will release the CLAT merit list 2024 on the basis of scores of candidates. Candidates included in the merit list of CLAT 2024 will be eligible for admission to the allotted National Law Universities. The consortium will likely start the CLAT 2024 counselling in the last week of December 2023. The counselling of CLAT 2024 will be conducted in five rounds, in online mode. After each round, the consortium will release the seat allotment for all national law universities participating in the common admission process. Around 15, 000 candidates in CLAT UG and 3,000 candidates are expected to be invited for CLAT counselling 2024.
CLAT counselling fee 2024
The counselling fee of CLAT 2024 is Rs. 30,000. For SC and ST candidates, the counselling fee is Rs 20,000. Candidates can pay the counselling fee online while registering for the counselling. The counselling fee will be adjusted with the NLU course fee.
The allotment of CLAT seats is made on the basis of the merit rank of the candidate and NLU preference selected. The seat allotment of CLAT 2024 will be announced for each law school, in five rounds. After each round of seat allotment, candidates will have the following options;
- Accept the seat allotment and complete the admission process
- Apply for upgrade and submit NLU fee
- Exit the admission process
Post Round 5 seat allotment, the candidate has two options before him:
- Accept the allotted seat
- Exit the admission process.
To accept a seat, the candidate will have to pay the NLU fees and complete admission formalities. However, if the candidate is unhappy with the allotted seat, they may exit the admission process without paying the admission fee.
Top Law University in India
Documents Required at Counselling
- Printout of CLAT application form
- CLAT admit card
- CLAT score card
- Class 10th marksheet (for date of birth proof)
- Class 12th marksheet (academic qualification)
- Caste certificate (if applicable)
- Specially-abled certificate (if applicable)
- NRI certificate (if applicable)
- Sponsored NRI certificate (if applicable)
- Domicile certificate (if applicable)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question:How many seats are offered by National Law Universities through CLAT?
At the UG level, the exam authorities will offer around 3,361 seats. For LLM courses, the colleges/universities have a combined intake of around 1,298 seats.
Question:I am studying in class 12 exam, can I appear in CLAT 2024?
Yes, if you are appearing in Class 12 in April/May, you are eligible to appear in the CLAT UG examination 2024.
Question:When will be the CLAT answer key be released?
The provisional CLAT 2024 answer key will be released a few hours after the conduct of the exam.
Question:What is the full form of CLAT?
The full form of CLAT is Common Law Admission Test. CLAT is conducted for admission to national law universities of India.
Question:How many colleges participate in Common Law Admission Test?
There are 24 national law universities that are participating institutes of CLAT. All the 24 NLUs offer 5-year LLB courses, whereas 21 of them offer one-year LLM programme.
Note that in addition to the NLUs, there are many other CLAT affiliated institutes and other colleges that offer admissions on the basis of CLAT scores. The difference between then the NLUs is that they may also use other exam scores like AILET. Further, they don't take part in the CLAT counselling process conducted by the consortium of NLUs.
Question:What law courses are offered after cracking CLAT exam?
There are various UG and PG courses that are offered through CLAT, these include, BA LLB, BBA LLB, BCom LLB, BSc LLB, LLM specialisation etc.
Question:What are the changes introduced in the CLAT exam pattern?
The changes in new CLAT exam pattern include reducing the number of questions from 150 to 120. Now, the questions asked in the exam will be a comprehension type. The postgraduate question paper will have 120 MCQs; the descriptive section has been dropped.
Question:When will the CLAT 2024 exam be conducted?
The CLAT 2024 exam will be conducted on December 3, 2023 in offline mode.
Question:What is the eligibility for CLAT 2024 UG?
As per the eligibility criteria of CLAT, the candidate should have completed Class 12 from a recognized board with a minimum 45 per cent marks (40 per cent for SC/ST category candidates). There is no age limit for appearing in the CLAT examination.
Question:When will the application form of CLAT 2024 be released?
CLAT 2024 application form was released on July 1, 2023. The last date to apply for CLAT 2024 was November 10, 2023.
Questions related to CLAT
What will be the cutoff for Clat 2024 for General?
Let me tell the this thing that if you want to take admission in MBA than the eligibility for that is pass with 55% aggregate marks in Bachelor’s degree (any discipline) or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPUNEST or CAT or MAT or XAT or NMAT or CMAT and Interview Or Completed Company Secretary (CS) from Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), subject to qualifying Interview Or Completed Chartered Accountancy (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), subject to qualifying Interview Or Completed Cost & Management Accountancy (CMA) from Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI)., subject to qualifying Interview, you need to fulfil this eligibility criteria for taking admission in LPU.
how can I register for clat exam
The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) has made the CLAT 2024 application form available online starting from July 1, 2023. The official website for CLAT registration details for 2024 can be found at consortiumofnlus.ac.in. The registration fee for CLAT 2024 is set at Rs. 4,000 for general category candidates and Rs. 3,500 for SC, ST, and BPL candidates. Additionally, there is a charge of Rs. 500 for question papers. It's worth noting that the official CLAT question papers and sample papers can also be downloaded free of cost from the provided link. The CLAT 2024 exam is scheduled to take place on December 3, 2023, in an offline format. This entrance exam is conducted for admission to 5-year LLB and LLM programs offered by 24 national law universities and more than 60 affiliated law schools across India.
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i scored 55 in clat which nlu can i get admission and im from general category
I would like to know you that 55 marks are a very low score to get admission in private colleges. So you can get admission in NLUs with these marks. But you do not need to worry. I would like to suggest you to prepare well for CLAT this year and try to give your best in next attempt.
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Previous year question paper clat
To prepare for the Common Law Admission Tests (CLAT) 2024, it's advisable for candidates to work through past years' question papers. These CLAT exam question papers in PDF format, in addition to mock tests, are regarded as excellent study resources. They serve as valuable tools for exam preparation by giving candidates insights into the kinds of questions presented in CLAT 2024, commonly addressed topics, the level of difficulty, and other crucial information.
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