The CLAT 2024 application form is available at the official website – consortiumofnlus.ac.in.
CLAT 2024 – The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) has announced that CLAT 2024 will be held in December 2023. CLAT 2024 will be held in offline, pen and paper format, in more than 130 exam centres across the country. The CLAT syllabus 2024 and exam pattern will largely remain unchanged. So, law aspirants who wish to appear in the Common Law Admission Test should start preparing themselves.
CLAT 2024 question paper will have 150 multiple choice questions to be asked from subjects such as English, Legal aptitude, logical reasoning, maths and general knowledge including current affairs.
|CLAT 2024 application form||First week of August 2023|
|Last date to apply||Second week of November 2023|
|Release of CLAT 2024 admit card||First week of December 2023|
|CLAT 2024 exam date||December 2023|
|Release of answer key||December 2023|
CLAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates who want to appear in CLAT 2024, must meet the eligibility criteria. Candidates who are not eligible for admission to integrated LLB programmes offered by NLUs will not be considered for admission even if they pass the examination. Therefore, it becomes mandatory for the candidates to fulfil the CLAT eligibility criteria.
CLAT Syllabus 2024
Candidates preparing for CLAT 2024 should refer to its syllabus to know about the subjects from which questions will be asked in the examination. Referring to the syllabus of CLAT 2024 will clear all ambiguity regarding the book selection, important topics and test structure. Therefore, candidates should keep referring to the official syllabus during their preparation. The CLAT syllabus covers five subjects, these are – English, general knowledge and current affairs, elementary maths, legal aptitude, and logical reasoning. The subject-wise distribution of marks for CLAT 2024 is given below.
CLAT syllabus 2024 and subject-wise distribution of marks
|Subject/topics||Number of questions||Percentage weightage|
|English Language||28-32 questions||20%|
|Current Affairs, including General Knowledge||35-39 questions||25%|
|Legal Reasoning||35-39 questions||25%|
|Logical Reasoning||28-32 questions||20%|
|Quantitative Techniques||13-17 questions||10%|
CLAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates who wish to appear in CLAT 2023 must fulfil the eligibility criteria given by the consortium. The course-wise CLAT eligibility criteria are mentioned below.
CLAT eligibility criteria 2024
|Education qualification||Class 12 or equivalent exam with at least 45% marks (40% for SC and ST categories)||Graduation in Law (3-year LLB or 5-year LLB) with at least 50% aggregate marks (45% in case of SC and ST candidates)|
|Candidates appearing in qualifying exam are also eligible to appear in CLAT 2024|
|Age limit||No age limit|
|Attempt||No limit (Candidates appearing in CLAT 2023 can also appear in CLAT 2024)|
CLAT 2024 Application Form
The consortium will release the CLAT 2024 application form tentatively in the first week of August 2023. Candidates will be able to access the CLAT 2024 application form from the official website of NLU Consortium – consortiumofnlus.ac.in. The CLAT 2024 registration fee will be Rs. 4,000 for general category candidates and Rs. 3,500 for SC and ST candidates.
CLAT Exam Pattern 2024
Candidates appearing for CLAT 2024 should be well-versed in the test pattern. The CLAT exam pattern informs the candidates about the number of questions that will be asked in the exam, the type of questions, the marking scheme, duration and several other important details. Candidates can check the table below to know about the test pattern.
CLAT 2024 exam pattern
|Mode of examination||Offline|
|Number of questions||CLAT UG – 150CLAT PG – 120|
|Type of questions||Multiple choice type questions from comprehension paragraph|
|Marking scheme||1 mark for each correct answer-0.25 marks for each incorrect answer|
CLAT 2024 Syllabus
Candidates preparing for the national-level law entrance exam should refer to the CLAT syllabus to know about the subjects they need to study. The CLAT question papers will be strictly designed as per the syllabus given by the consortium. The UG CLAT syllabus and PG CLAT syllabus are completely different and are as mentioned below.
UG CLAT syllabus 2024
|Subject Areas with weightage:||(approximate number of questions)|
|English Language||28-32 questions, or roughly 20% of the paper|
|Current Affairs, including General Knowledge||35-39 questions, or roughly 25% of the paper|
|Legal Reasoning||35-39 questions, or roughly 25% of the paper|
|Logical Reasoning||28-32 questions, or roughly 20% of the paper|
|Quantitative Techniques||13-17 questions, or roughly 10% of the paper|
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