CLAT 2024: All you need to know

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The CLAT 2024 application form is available at the official website –

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 formFirst week of August 2023
Last date to applySecond week of November 2023
Release of CLAT 2024 admit cardFirst week of December 2023
CLAT 2024 exam dateDecember 2023
Release of answer keyDecember 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/topicsNumber of questionsPercentage weightage
English Language28-32 questions20%
Current Affairs, including General Knowledge35-39 questions25%
Legal Reasoning35-39 questions25%
Logical Reasoning28-32 questions20%
Quantitative Techniques13-17 questions10%

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

Eligibility criteriaUG-CLATPG-CLAT
Education qualificationClass 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 limitNo age limit
AttemptNo 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 – 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 examinationOffline
DurationTwo hours
Number of questionsCLAT UG – 150CLAT PG – 120
Type of questionsMultiple choice type questions from comprehension paragraph
Marking scheme1 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 Language28-32 questions, or roughly 20% of the paper
Current Affairs, including General Knowledge35-39 questions, or roughly 25% of the paper
Legal Reasoning35-39 questions, or roughly 25% of the paper
Logical Reasoning28-32 questions, or roughly 20% of the paper
Quantitative Techniques13-17 questions, or roughly 10% of the paper

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