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    Note:

  • CLAT 2024 is to be held on December 3, 2023, as announced on the official website of the Consortium of NLUs. The website will also provide details about the CLAT syllabus, application, and counseling process.
  • AILET 2024 is to be held on December 10, 2023, as announced on the official website of NLU Delhi. AILET's test duration would be 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. The website will also provide details about the admission date and release application forms.

CLAT 2024 Notifications

This page contains all necessary information regarding CLAT 2024 and will be updated regularly to include upcoming announcements regarding important deadlines, admission procedures, and any updates for the academic years 2023-2025 from the Consortium.

The existing notifications comprise announcements regarding CLAT 2023 final admissions, and the basic tentative structure for CLAT 2024. While counseling for the academic year 2023 is complete, CLAT 2024 is on the way, and the best practice is to know about the test months in advance. Find below the test highlights from CLAT 2023, which are expected to be the same for CLAT 2024.

Test Highlights

Details

Full Form

CLAT (Common Law Admission Test)

Test Conducting Body

The Consortium of National Law Universities

Test Level

UG and PG

Test Frequency

Once a year

Test Mode

Offline

Test Duration

120 Minutes

Test Language

English

Test Purpose

Admissions to BA LLB, BCom LLB, BSc LLB, BBA LLB, BSW LLB, LLM courses

CLAT 2024: Important Dates

Based on the previous year’s revised deadlines for the exam announced by the consortium, here are the important dates the candidate should keep a note of.

Event

Tentative Dates

Release of admission notification

July 2023

Start of online application form

1 July 2023

Last date to submit application form

3 November 2023

Release of admit card

Nov-end, 2023

Exam date

3 December 2023

Release of final answer key

Fourth week of December 2023

Declaration of results

Fourth week of December 2023

Commencement of counseling

January 2024

CLAT 2024: Test Pattern

Once the CLAT exam pattern basic structure is clear, take a look at the five sections that comprise CLAT. These sections test one's aptitude and reasoning abilities, and hence, require months of preparation and practice.

Each question carries 1 mark and for every incorrect attempt, 0.25 marks will be deducted.

Subject/Section

Topic

English Language

28-32 (20% of the paper)

Quantitative Aptitude

13-17 (10% of the paper)

Logical Reasoning

28-32 (20% of the paper)

General Awareness

35-39 (25% of the paper)

Legal Aptitude

35-39 (25% of the paper)

Total Marks

120

Total Time (min)

120

Negative Marking

0.25 marks for each wrong answer

CLAT 2024: Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for are primarily based on two factors:

  • Educational Qualification
  • Age Limit

CLAT 2024 Educational Qualification

Any candidate who has completed 10+2 or equivalent examination is eligible to apply for CLAT 2024 test.

Minimum marks required for different categories are listed below:

  • 45% marks for General/ Other Backward Class (OBC)/ Specially abled person categories
  • 40% marks for Scheduled Class (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories

Note: Candidates appearing for their Class 12th examination in March/ April 2024 are also eligible for the test. Such candidates need to give evidence of passing their Class 12th exam at the time of admission. Candidates who fail to fulfill this will lose their right to admission through the CLAT exam.

CLAT 2024 Age Limit

There is no upper age limit to apply for the test.

CLAT 2024: Application Process

Candidates seeking admission to undergraduate law courses offered by the participating NLUs can now fill out the application form for CLAT 2024 on the official Consortium website.

The steps to apply are as follows:

  • Online registration
  • Filling out the application form
  • Uploading of documents
  • Application fee payment
  • Submission of the documents required

Documents Required

Given below is a list of documents that a student will need while applying for CLAT 2024.

Document

Format

Photograph

Jpeg/PNG

Signature

Jpeg/PNG

Category Certificate for SC/ST/OBC candidates

PDF

Relevant Certificate for P.W.D. candidates

PDF

Relevant Certificate for BPL candidates

PDF

CLAT 2024: Application Fees

Category

Amount

General/ OBC/PwD/NRI/PIO//OCI


INR 4000 

ST, SC, EWS

INR 3500

CLAT 2024: Syllabus

The test is conducted in offline mode where the paper has 150 questions from five different sections. Below is an elaboration of the scope and coverage of CLAT exam syllabus under every section.

Current Affairs including General Knowledge

This section would again consist of passages instead of direct questions that were asked earlier. The passages would again be 450 words each and the same would be derived from news, journals, etc. Questions based on such passages would be asked. Such a question can cover the static portion as well, candidates are therefore advised not to forgo the static portion entirely. Reading Newspapers daily, specifically, articles containing any bills Judgments or legal information should help in preparing for this section.

Category

Topics

Politics

Ancient, Medieval, Modern, and World History

Geography

Economics (Outline of Indian Economy, Five Year Plans, National Income of India, Indian Tax Structure)

Science and technology

Environment & Ecology

General Science

National & International Burning topics

Books and Authors

Environment

Industries

Major Industries in India

Agriculture

Awards and Achievements

Legal Reasoning

Legal reasoning for CLAT will test the candidate's interest in the study of law, research aptitude, and problem-solving ability. Questions would again be based on passages relating to facts or scenarios involving legal matters. The passage would contain certain rules and principles which should be identified and accordingly applied to the questions. The passages would be approximately 450 words each.

Indian Constitution

Indian Penal Code

Indian Contract Act

Family Law

Law of Torts

Legal fundamentals and terms

Legal Maxims

Important Landmarks, Supreme Court Judgements

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Quantitative Aptitude

The Quantitative Technique or Maths section will include short sets of facts or propositions, graphs, or other textual, pictorial, or diagrammatic representations of numerical information, followed by a series of questions. The questions will be in the form of Data Interpretation i.e. candidates would be required to infer information from the given passage and answer accordingly.

Mensuration

Areas, Volumes

Commercial Mathematics

Interest, Profit, loss and Discounts, Percentage, Partnership

Modern Mathematics

Permutation & Combination Probability, Clocks & Calendars

Data Interpretation

Graphs, Charts

Arithmetic

Number system, H.C.F and L.C.M, Logarithms and, Functions, Fractions, and decimals, Roots and Indices, Simplification, Ratio and proportions, Time and Work, Average

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Logical Reasoning

The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate's ability to identify patterns, logical links, and rectify illogical arguments. The questions would be based on the passage of 300 words.

Statement & Arguments

Statement & actions

Assertion – Reason

Syllogism

Number test

Direction and distance test

Coding and Decoding

Blood Relationships

Ranking

Analogy

English

English section will test the candidates' proficiency in English based on comprehension passages. Students will be given passages of about 450 words each and such passages could be fiction/ non-fiction, contemporary/historical, etc. Candidates will be questioned on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein, etc. The inference would be key here, candidates will have to comprehend the main idea discussed in the passage including any counter-arguments used in the passage.

Vocabulary

Synonyms, Antonyms, Homonyms, Word definitions, Analogies

Proficiency

Idioms and Phrases, One-word substitution, Sentence improvement & rearrangement, Fill in the blanks with suitable words, Subject-Verb Agreement, Conditionals, Noun, Pronoun, Articles & Conjunction, Adjective, and Determinants

Usage Errors

Grammatical errors- tense, voice, preposition usage, speech errors, Correct Spelling, Spotting errors, Inappropriate usage of words

Comprehension

On the basis of the passage provided, various questions will be asked. It is advisable to first go through the questions first and then read the passage. Doing this will help them to point out the answers and gather information relating to the questions.

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CLAT 2024: Admit Card

All the candidates who successfully register and apply for CLAT 2024 will be able to download the admit card from the consortium website. Candidates are advised to carry valid ID proof with their admit card.

The admit card will carry the following details:

  • Candidate's name

  • Date of birth.

  • Roll number

  • Father's name

  • Test date

  • Test time

  • Test City

  • Examination reporting time

  • Application number

  • Category applied for

  • Course applied for

  • Photograph

  • Specimen signature

  • Invigilator signature

  • Candidate's signature

What to do in case of an error in CLAT 2024 admit card?

In case of any discrepancy in the CLAT 2024 admit card, the candidates must immediately contact the test conducting authority and try to rectify the issue in time. Hence, it is advised for the candidate to download the document as soon as available. Note: While filling out the application form candidates should multiple-check the information they have provided to dodge any kind of discrepancy later.

How to check the CLAT 2024 result?

  • Candidates may check their results at the official website of the CLAT consortium.

  • Candidates need their application form number to check their results.

  • Candidates will also need to mention their registered email address and date of birth to check the result.

  • It is advisable to download the result and keep a print of it for future reference.

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