CLAT 2024: Application Form (Out), Exam Date, Syllabus, Exam Pattern


CLAT 2024 Notification – CLAT 2024 Official Notification was released on 1st July 2023 on the official website. The Consortium of NLUs has started inviting applications for CLAT 2024 Exam from 1st of July 2023. Aspirants who wish to appear for CLAT 2024 must submit their application form latest by 3rd November 2023. The Governing Body and Executive Committee Consortium met at the NLU, Bhopal on 20 May 2023 and decided that the CLAT Exam 2024 will be conducted on 3 December 2023. Do check out the eligibility criteria for CLAT 2024 before filling the Application form.

Candidates can go through this page to learn more about the CLAT 2024 notification, application form, exam pattern, syllabus, admit card, result, counselling dates and more. If you’re planning to sit for CLAT 2024 Entrance Test, you can find every relevant detail and latest changes right here! So, set the wheels in motion for a promising legal future.


The Common Law Admission Test is a national level law exam, conducted every year for shortlisting candidates for law admission in top NLUs in India. Candidates who are interested in taking the CLAT 2024 exam and who wish to enrol in top NLUs to study law must begin preparing right away. In this article, you will find all relevant details regarding the exam like Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria , Registration, CLAT Exam Pattern and Syllabus, Result and more.

newicon CLAT 2024 Application Form has been released from 1st July 2023. Check here for application form details.

newicon CLAT 2024 Admit card has been released . Check here for steps to download

CLAT 2024 Exam Pattern & Syllabus has been released through online mode. Check CLAT 2024 Exam Pattern & CLAT 2024 Syllabus details here.

CLAT 2024 Exam Date has been announced. The exam will be held on 3rd December 2023.

CLAT 2024 Exam Highlights




Exam Name
CLAT (Common Law Admission Test)
CLAT Conducting Body
The Consortium of NLUs
CLAT Official website
CLAT Application Mode
CLAT Exam Frequency
CLAT Exam Mode
CLAT Language
CLAT Exam Duration
2 Hours
CLAT Total Marks
CLAT Total Number of Questions
120 (MCQ Based)
CLAT Participating institutes
24 NLUs and 61 affiliated colleges





1) The Consortium has started ‘Campus Day Visits’ registration window for the candidates who have registered for CLAT. You can apply for campus day visits online at the official website. It has been scheduled from September 20 to November 3, 2023 on different time slots. 


2) NLU Consortium released the CLAT 2024 Second Sample Paper on September 3, 2023 in online mode. Registered candidates can download the sample papers from the official website –


CLAT 2024 Exam Date and Schedule


CLAT 2024 Application Start Date
July 1, 2023 
CLAT 2024 Application Form Last Date
November 3, 2023
Issue of CLAT 2024 Admit Card
3rd week of November 2023
CLAT 2024 Campus Visit Day Registration
Till November 3, 2023
Open Campus Visit day (Only for CLAT Registered Candidates)
September 20 to November 3, 2023
CLAT 2024 Exam Date
December 3, 2023
CLAT Answer Key Release Date
December 2023
CLAT 2024 Result Date
January 2024
CLAT 2024 Counselling Date
January 2024



Why Take the CLAT Exam?


The candidates who are appearing for the upcoming CLAT must be aware of the purpose of this exam. Do not be confused about the benefits of this exam, as this national-level exam will open up a door to study law in top law institutes along with job opportunities at top PSUs in India. Every year, more than 1 lakh candidates appear for CLAT. However, a lot of applicants struggle with the decision of whether to take the CLAT 2024. Many candidates ponder the advantages of taking the CLAT exam, while others consider how this exam might genuinely aid them in achieving professional success. Here, we have presented the top reasons to take CLAT.


  • Opportunity to study in top colleges, like 22 NLUs in India.
  • CLAT score is accepted by large number of private institutes.
  • Top-notch placements.
  • Opportunity for PSU recruitment.
  • Good start to begin a career in Law, including Legal Practice, Judicial Services, Higher Education, Research, Company Secretary and Civil Services.


CLAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria


You must satisfy the following CLAT eligibility criteria to apply for the law undergraduate courses:


  • There is no upper age limit for CLAT-UG. 
  • Following the official notification, you must have completed your 10+2 or equivalent examination with at least 45% marks if you belong to the General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI categories.
  • If you belong to the SC/ST category, you must have scored at least 40% marks.
  • If you are appearing for your 10+2 examination in the current academic year (March/April 2024), even then you are eligible to apply.
  • To be eligible for the exam, you must be an Indian citizen. NRI, PIO, OCI are also eligible. Still, they should check the eligibility criteria for each participating college separately as it may vary from one college to another.



CLAT 2024 Exam Pattern


The CLAT 2024 Exam Pattern is divided into five parts- 

  • English Language
  • Current Affairs, including General Knowledge
  • Legal Reasoning
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Techniques

The exam will be conducted in the English language only.The applicants will be provided 120 multiple choice questions, which they will have to solve within the duration of two hours as per the CLAT 2024 provided exam pattern.


Mode of Exam 
Medium of Exam
Duration of Exam
2 Hours
Number of Questions
CLAT UG – 120 MCQs
Total Marks
UG – 120 Marks
Marks Per Question
UG Level: 1 Mark for Every Correct Answer  
Negative Marking
0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer 
Division of Paper
The question paper will be divided into five parts: 
  • English Language 
  • Current Affairs, including General Knowledge, 
  • Legal Reasoning
  •  Logical Reasoning 
  • Quantitative Techniques



CLAT 2024 Syllabus


CLAT UG paper includes GK, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, English, and Quantitative Techniques. There will be a total of 120 objective-type questions.

By referring to the CLAT 2024 syllabus, candidates can filter out the relevant topics and boost their chances of getting a better score. It’s worth noticing that some areas, such as Current Affairs, including General Knowledge and Legal Reasoning, are given more weightage than others.


Topics Covered
Number of Questions
Weightage (%)
Current Affairs
Contemporary Events of National and International Significance, Art and Culture, International Affairs, Historical Events of significance
Passages, Reading, Comprehension, Inference and Conclusion, Summary, Vocabulary etc.
Legal Reasoning
Rules and Passages of Law, Application of the rules and passages, etc.
Quantitative Techniques
Basic Algebra, Mensuration, Statistical Estimation, Graphs, Numerical Information, Ratio and Proportion etc.
Logical Reasoning
Argument – Premise and Conclusion, Inference, Relationships and Analogies, Contradictions and Equivalence, etc.



CLAT 2024 Preparation Tips


CLAT 2024 for UG admissions consists of five sections, each with its own importance. So, candidates need to plan and study for all five sections. Check the pointers below and prepare well for the CLAT 2024.


  1. Start Early: Starting the preparation early will help candidates complete the syllabus well in time and get time for revision. Learn the topics in-depth and practice CLAT sample papers to understand the types of questions asked in each section.
  2. Have Complete Knowledge of the CLAT Syllabus and Exam Pattern: A clear idea of what topics to study is fundamental. Thus, understanding the CLAT syllabus and CLAT exam pattern becomes important. Candidates must study according to the prescribed syllabus and segregate the topics depending on their weightage.
  3. Have a Preparation Strategy: The preparation strategy varies from candidate to candidate, but here are a few tips to help out:
  • Segregate the topics based on the weightage of marks, difficulty level and time needed to learn them.
  • Closely examine the type of questions asked and the difficulty level of the questions.
  • Choose books wisely and refer to the sample papers and previous year’s question papers.
  • Start preparing the topics which carry the maximum marks. Collect previous year’s question papers and note the important topics.
  • Set long-term and short-term targets and accomplish them. Also, if necessary, candidates must be open to changing their strategies.
  1. Practice and Revise Regularly: Have a clear understanding of the basics and solve a sufficient number of practice questions. Also, regular revisions help a lot in scoring good marks. Revising the concepts learned will help aspirants refresh the facts they already know. 
  2. Know Weakness and Strengths: Once candidates know their strengths and weaknesses, they can invest more time to learn the topics they are weak at. Besides that, they can study the easy topics completely and attempt these questions first in the exam according to a predefined attempt strategy.
  3. Solve Previous Year’s question papers: Once done with the revision, candidates should shift their focus to solving the previous year’s CLAT question papers. Solving previous years’ CLAT question papers will help aspirants improve their weak points, note their mistakes and improve their time management skills. Solving previous year’s CLAT question papers gives aspirants a clear idea about the exam pattern, frequently asked questions, weightage of questions, and the marking scheme.
  4. Mock tests: Candidates can solve CLAT mock test papers as a source of quick revision. Embibe provides a whole range of mock test papers with the same exam pattern, difficulty level, and marking scheme. Solving mock test papers can help aspirants improve their time management skills and also help them improve their exam anxiety issues.
  5. Manage Time: Time is a crucial factor. Candidates must complete the CLAT syllabus on time and regularly revise the topics. Also, in the exam, candidates need to solve 120 questions in 120 minutes. On average, candidates need to solve each question in 36 seconds, including the time to read, understand and answer the question. So, work on improving the speed and accuracy.



CLAT 2024 Admit Card


You can download the CLAT Admit Card only from the official website. The admit card will be released at least 15 days before the exam date.


You can follow the steps below to download the CLAT 2024 Admit Card:


Step 1 – Visit the official website.

Step 2 – On the homepage, click on the link “Download Common Law Admission Test Admit Card 2024.”

Step 3 – Enter your login credentials and click on the submit button.

Step 4 – The admit card will be displayed on the screen. 

Step 5 – Download and take a printout of the admit card for future reference.


CLAT 2024 Exam Centers


CLAT 2024 Exam will be conducted at various exam venues across multiple cities in India. 


Greater Noida /Noida
New Delhi
Navi Mumbai
Amrawati (Maharashtra)
Hubli / Dharwad



CLAT 2024 Result


The CLAT Result is prepared based on the final answer key. The result is released as a merit list of shortlisted aspirants through the Law Entrance Test score for the counselling procedure.


Results can be viewed only from the official website. Before the merit list, the scorecard of the exam will be released.


Here are the steps you need to follow while checking the results of the CLAT Paper:


Step 1 – Visit the official website

Step 2 – Click on the link “Common Law Admission Test Result.”

Step 3 – Enter the Registration Number & Password and click on submit

Step 4 – Click on the scorecard tab after logging in

Step 5 – A new page will open, showing the results & the scorecard

Step 6 – Save and download the scorecard PDF for future reference



CLAT 2024 Counselling


The counselling begins after the release of the merit list. The CLAT Counselling is conducted in online mode.


You must pay Rs. 30000/- for General Category and Rs. 20000/- for ST/SC/OBC/BC/ EWS/ PWD and other reserved categories to register for the counselling process. 


Once the first provisional list is released, you must choose any of the three options:


  1. Accept the allotted seat.
  2. Apply for an Upgrade.
  3. Exit from the admission process.


  • If the first option is chosen, you must upload all the required documents and make payment of a requisite fee to the allotted NLU.
  • Choose the second option, i.e., accept an upgrade. You must pay the specific fees (as mentioned in the CLAT Notification) to the allotted University and upload documents as per the schedule. 
  • If the last option is chosen, the allotted seat will be lost, and you will not be considered for further allotment.


Documents Required in Common Law Admission Test Counselling

You must carry the following documents at the time of counselling:


  • Application Form
  • Scorecard
  • 10th & 12th Marksheets
  • Admit Card
  • Specially-abled Certificate (if applicable)
  • Domicile Certificate (if applicable)
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  • NRI Certificate (if applicable)
  • Sponsored NRI Certificate (if applicable)



CLAT 2024 Colleges


Name of University
National Law School of India University,  Bangalore
Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad
West Bengal National University of Juridical Science
National Law University, Jodhpur
National Law Institue, Bhopal
Gujarat National Law University
Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur
National University of Advance Legal Studies, Kochi
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala
Chanakya National Law University, Patna
National Law University, Odisha
National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi
National Law University and Judicial Academy, Guwahati
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Vishakhapatnam
Tamil Nadu National Law University
Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur
Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla
Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad
Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur
Dr. B.R Ambedkar National Law University, Sonipat
National Law University, Delhi



Expected CLAT 2024 Cut Off


CLAT cut off 2024 marks will be released by the Consortium of NLUs and the Bar Council of India on the official website i.e. .The CLAT 2024 exam will have 120 marks instead of 150. Based on CLAT expert analysis, CLAT Cut Off 2024 could be around 80-90 points.


In the general category, CLAT Cut-off ranges between 95-100, while in the SC/ST and OBC category, CLAT Cut-off ranges between 80-85.



CLAT 2024 Admission Procedure

CLAT 2024 application form submission begins on July 1, 2023 and will continue till 3rd November 2023. 


The candidates can fill out the application form for the CLAT exam with the help of the following steps:


1st Step: Visit the official website of the Consortium of NLU at


2nd Step: Click on the candidate’s CLAT Registration link in the notification bar.


3rd Step: Now, fill in the necessary details of the candidate, such as the mobile number and e-mail ID, to register on the website.


4th Step: After submitting, an OTP will be generated on the candidate’s registered mobile no. for validation.


5th Step: Now, the candidate will have to log in using the registered mobile no. or email address.


6th Step: After login, the candidates must fill in all the necessary details on the page.


7th Step: Now click on submit button (no further editing will be allowed after submitting the form).


8th Step: Now, candidates should enter the preference order for all 22 NLUs as per their preference.


9th Step: Next, upload all the required documents in the specified format and size.


10th Step: Submit the form and pay the CLAT exam fee online using the Net banking/credit/debit card options.


11th Step: After submitting the fees, the candidates must save the CLAT application form and take the printout for future reference.


Alternative options apart from CLAT 


Law as a career is popular in India, with countless aspiring individuals aiming to pursue it. However, many might not be aware of the fact that many law entrance exams other than CLAT are conducted throughout the country each year.


Name of the Exam
Notification/Application Date
MH CET Law – Maharashtra Common Entrance Test for Law
To be Notified
AP LAWCET –  Andhra Pradesh Law Common Entrance Test
To be Notified
TS LAWCET – Telangana State Law Common Entrance Test
To be Notified
KLEE – Kerala Law Entrance Exam
To be Notified

Top Institute/University Level Law Entrance Exams Other Than CLAT in India

There are around 8 exams conducted at the university level for admission to law courses in India which are enlisted below:

Name of the Exam
Conducting Body
Notification/Application Date
AIL LET- All India Law Entrance Test
Army Institute of Law
To Be Notified
Symbiosis International Deemed University (SIU)
To Be Notified
CULEE – Christ University Law Entrance Test
Christ University
To be Notified
ULSAT – University of Petroleum and Energy Studies Law Studies Aptitude Test
UPES, Dehradun
To Be Notified
BVP CET Law – Bharati Vidyapeeth Common Entrance Test
Bhartiya Vidyapeeth University
To Be Notified
BHU UET (Law) – Banaras Hindu University Undergraduate Entrance Test
Banaras Hindu University
To be Notified
KIITEE – Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Exam
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology
To be Notified


CLAT 2024 FAQs


Q. Who can apply for the CLAT 2024?
Ans. Students applying for UG courses must have cleared their Class XII or appeared for their Class 12 exams this year. The criteria also entail that in 10+2 qualifying examinations, the candidate must secure 45% or its equivalent grade if the candidate is from General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI categories, and 40% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.

Q. When can I apply for CLAT 2024?
Ans. CLAT application form submission began on July 1, 2023, and the last date to apply is November 3, 2023.

Q. What does the exam consist of?
Ans. The exam is divided into five sections: English, General Knowledge, Quantitative Techniques, Legal Reasoning, and Logical Reasoning. (Continue scrolling to learn even more!)

Q. I will be in my Class 12 with effect from April 2023. Am I eligible for CLAT 2024?
Ans. Yes, you are! Anyone who will give their Class 12 exams in May 2023 can apply for this exam.

Q. I am from a Science background. Can I apply for CLAT?
Ans. Yes, this exam is open for all streams. The exam also gives opportunities to science students to explore careers beyond engineering and medicine.

Q. Is there any helpline number for CLAT ?
Ans. Email – [email protected]
Contact number – 08047162020 (10:00 am to 05:00 pm on all working days)




In this article, we took you on a journey, exploring all the aspects of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) – first step to your dream law school. We found important details for you as we made our way through this legal labyrinth:


  • CLAT’s importance in getting admission to premier law schools.
  • A comprehensive breakdown of the CLAT exam pattern and syllabus.
  • Techniques to ace CLAT with flying colours.


So, dear legal aspirant, fearlessly progress forward and embrace your destiny in the esteemed world of law.


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