CLAT 2025: Details

This page is periodically updated and includes Consortium announcements for academic years 2024-2025. CLAT 2025 is on the way, and the best practice is to know about the test details in advance.

Test Highlights

Details

Full Form

CLAT (Common Law Admission Test)

Test Conducting Body

The Consortium of National Law Universities

Test Level

UG 

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 Courses


CLAT 2025: 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

Dates

Release of admission notification

To be updated

Start of online application form

To be updated

Last date to submit the application form

To be updated

Release of admit card

To be updated

Exam date

1st December 2024

Release of final answer key

First week of December 2024 (Tentative)

Declaration of results

Second week of December 2024 (Tentative)

Commencement of counseling

January 2025 (Tentative)


CLAT 2025: Exam Pattern (Tentative)

Let’s 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.

Every question carries 1 mark, and 0.25 points will be deducted for every wrong answer.

Subject/Section

Number of questions (weightage)

CLAT 2024 (No. of Questions)

English Language

22-26 (20% of the paper)

24

Quantitative Techniques

10-14 (10% of the paper)

12

Logical Reasoning

22-26 (20% of the paper)

24

Current Affairs, including General Knowledge

28-32 (25 % of the paper)

28

Legal Reasoning

28-32 (25 % of the paper)

32

Total Questions

120 questions of one mark each

120

Total Marks

120

120

Total Time (min)

120

120

Marks for correct answer

1 marks

1

Negative Marking

0.25 marks for each wrong answer

0.25 marks for each wrong answer

Want more information about the exam pattern? Read our detailed page on the CLAT exam pattern.


CLAT 2025: Eligibility Criteria (Tentative)

Educational Qualification

Any applicant who has passed the 10+2 or an equivalent examination can apply for the 2025 exam. The 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 who cleared the Class 12 examination in March/ April 2025 are also eligible for the test. Upon admission, these candidates must provide proof that they passed their Class 12th exam. Candidates who fail to fulfill this will be rejected and lose their right to admission.

Age Limit

CLAT doesn't have an age limit. As long as you meet the eligibility criteria you can give the exam.

Want more information about the exam eligibility Read our detailed page on the CLAT exam eligibility.


CLAT 2025: Syllabus (Tentative)

The test is conducted in offline mode where the paper has 120 questions from five different sections. Below is a summary of the scope.

Want more information about the exam pattern? Read our detailed page on the CLAT Syllabus.

While filling out the form, you will be able to select 3 Center locations of your preference.

Here is a list of cities where the Exam Centres are located.

Agartala

Chennai

Guwahati

Jodhpur

Muzzafarpur

Shillong

Agra

Chittoor/Tirupathi

Gwalior

Kanpur

Mysore

Shimla

Allahabad

Coimbatore

Haldwani

Kolkata

Nagpur

Siliguri

Amravati (Maharashtra)

Cuttack

Hissar

Kota

Navi Mumbai

Sonepat

Amritsar

Dehradun

Hooghly

Kottayam

New Delhi

Srinagar

Asansol

Durg

Hubli/Dharwad

Kurnool

Patiala

Surat

Aurangabad

Ernakulum

Hyderabad

Kurukshetra

Patna

Thane

Barrackpore

Faridabad

Imphal

Lucknow

Puducherry

Thiruvananthapuram

Bengaluru

Gandhinagar

Indore

Madurai

Pune

Tirunelveli

Bhopal

Gangtok

Jabalpur

Malda

Raipur

Trichy

Bhubaneshwar

Ghaziabad

Jaipur

Mangalore

Rajahmundry

Vadodara

Bilaspur

Gorakhpur

Jalandhar

Meerut

Rajkot

Varanasi

Calicut

Greater Noida/Noida

Jammu

Mohali

Ranchi

Vijayawada

Chandigarh

Gurugram

Jamshedpur

Mumbai

Salem

Vishakhapatnam


There are thousands of exam takers who will feel they aren’t ready enough or don’t meet the eligibility criteria set forth. Worse, there are people that often don't make it on their first try.

There isn’t any need to worry as there are no limitations on how many times you can attend the CLAT examination. With that in mind let’s look at some of the preparation strategies for CLAT 2025.

CLAT 2025 preparation strategy should ideally include:

  • Reviewing the curriculum;
  • Revising it 2-3 times;
  • Practicing reading comprehension;
  • Developing reading skills and;
  • Answering a large number of mock examinations and sample papers.
  • However, there are some other significant aspects to consider when studying for the CLAT test.
Make and design a study plan

Candidates studying for the exam should follow a well-organized study schedule. They must complete a large curriculum, therefore, they must study at least 6-7 hours every day. It is recommended that you complete the CLAT course at least two months before the test so that you have enough time for review.

Improve your speed and accuracy

Candidates have to read and attempt around 120 questions in 120 minutes which requires reading around 18-20 passages of around 350 - 450 words. They must have extraordinary reading abilities in order to read all of these passages and answer the underlying questions. The ability to read rapidly and grasp the content will put the applicants ahead of the competition.

Candidates with fast reading speeds will also be able to finish the paper on time. As a result, applicants should inculcate a habit of reading articles, newspapers, and complicated sections, particularly those from legal publications, while studying for the examination.

Solve mock tests and sample papers

It is recommended that aspirants should attempt as many mock exams and past year questions as possible. Toppers recommend that students do 80-100 practice examinations during their CLAT preparation. It is even more important to analyze your mocks thoroughly for learning from your mistakes and develop a confident approach before the actual examination.Furthermore, these problems will train applicants to complete the exam in the allotted time frame.

Past year questions will assist applicants in grasping the paper's difficulty level, exam pattern, question trends, and other key features.


CLAT 2024: Exam Analysis

CLAT 2024 which took place on 3rd December 2023 had a comparatively easier LOD (Level of Difficulty) than previous years. The exam had the revised structure having just 120 questions instead of the usual 150.

But as the trend goes, when exam levels are easier; the cut-offs are generally on the higher side. You can check CLAT 2024 Exam Analysis for a detailed section-by-section analysis.

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Frequently asked questions

There is no upper age limit for CLAT.

Common Law Admission Test(CLAT) is a national-level entrance exam for admissions into the top law schools in the country. There are 24 participating National Law Universities and various other law colleges in the country accepting this examination.

Begin by reviewing the question papers from the previous year. It will give you an idea about the exam pattern and CLAT syllabus.

There is no fixed cut-off for CLAT, as it changes according to factors such as the level of difficulty and the number of exam takers. For CLAT 2024, the cut-off was around 100, while the cut-off for CLAT 2023 was around 80.

The ideal time required to prepare all the concepts needed to secure a top rank in CLAT depends upon the candidate's preparation level and comfort in comprehension and aptitude. However, an aspirant starting from scratch for this shall ideally devote two (2) years to this exam.

To be eligible for the CLAT , one must have at least 45% overall in Class 12 exams or an equivalent qualification from a recognized board or institution. However, the minimum required percentage for candidates in the SC/ST category is 40%.

CLAT is a pen-and-paper based test, i.e, an offline exam.

Consortium of NLUs conduct CLAT exam. The consortium of NLUs consist of 24 NLUs.

CLAT 2025 will be held on 1st December, 2024.