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Table of contents
What is CLAT Exam?
Why should you attempt CLAT Exam?
CLAT Exam Highlights
CLAT Exam Important Dates
CLAT 2024 Notification and Updates
Eligibility Criteria for CLAT 2024
CLAT 2024 Registration, Application Form & Process
CLAT 2024 Exam Pattern & Marking Scheme
CLAT 2024 Syllabus
CLAT 2024 Preparation and Study Material
How to Prepare for CLAT Exam with EduRev Infinity?
Best Books for CLAT 2024
CLAT Previous Year Question Papers
CLAT Sample Papers
CLAT Mock Tests
CLAT Preparation Tips from Toppers
CLAT 2024 Admit Card
CLAT 2024 Exam Centres
CLAT 2024 Result & Answer Key 
CLAT Cut Off and CLAT Previous Year Paper Analysis
What is CLAT Exam Counselling?
CLAT 2024: List of Participating NLUs 
CLAT 2024 Affiliated Law Colleges & Universities
How to Choose the Best NLU after CLAT Exam?
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to CLAT Exam 2024
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What is CLAT Exam?

The CLAT Exam is a nationwide examination conducted by the Consortium of NLUs (National Law Universities) for candidates seeking admission to 5-year integrated LLB (UG) and one-year LLM (PG) courses offered by 22 participating NLUs and 61 other private colleges and universities. Some public organizations such as ONGC and BHEL use CLAT-PG scores for recruitment.

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  • CLAT full form is Common Law Admission Test and with over 50,000 applicants, it is the most popular law entrance exam for admission to top NLUs like: National Law School of India University- Bangalore (NLSIU), National Law University- Jodhpur (NLUJ), West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences- Kolkata (WBNUJS) and more.
  • Apart from NLUs, other prestigious law schools that recognize CLAT scores include Symbiosis Law School- Pune, Faculty of Law - University of Delhi, Christ University- Bangalore, and many more

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Why should you attempt CLAT Exam?
By attempting the CLAT exam, a student can potentially gain admission to prestigious National Law Universities (NLUs), which are considered the IITs of law and are known for their excellent faculty & resources in the field of law.
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  • Recognized by a Large Number of Private Law Colleges: In addition to the 22 National Law Universities that participate in the CLAT exam, a large number of private Law colleges also accept CLAT scores for admission to their LLB courses. Every year, many private colleges enter into agreements with the CLAT Consortium, reserving a certain number of seats for CLAT candidates.
  • A Launchpad for a Career in Law: Taking the CLAT exam is beneficial to kickstart a successful career in Law. Candidates can take the exam after completing Class 12 to secure admission to an integrated LLB program. Graduating with a Law degree opens up various career opportunities, such as pursuing higher education, securing a government job at a PSU, becoming a Company Secretary, working as a Legal Advisor, or starting a legal practice, among others. 
  • Valuable in PSU Recruitment: CLAT Exam scores not only aid in LLB and LLM admissions but also those who get great score in CLAT LLM hold a chance of recruitment in legal positions at top PSUs such as: ONGC, BHEL, SAIL, TRAI, SEBI, and NTPC.

Check: Complete list of NLUs participating in CLAT Exam
Check: Private Law Colleges in India Accepting CLAT Scores

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CLAT Exam Highlights

1. CLAT 2023 Highlights

CLAT 2023 was successfully held on Sunday, December 18, 2022  from 2 P.M. to 4 P.M. at 127 Test Centres in 23 States and 2 Union Territories across India for applicants looking to enroll in the 2023-2024 academic year. 

  • The consortium declared the CLAT 2023 result on December 23, 2023.
  • The Consortium of NLUs has started the admission counseling process for admission to 5-year integrated undergraduate and postgraduate programmes on December 28, 2022. To get a detailed information on the allotment list, counseling schedule & process of CLAT 2023 Counseling, check the document: CLAT Counseling 2023 - Registration (Started), Dates, Fees, Documents Required

Here are some quick highlights of CLAT 2023 

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Check all about CLAT 2023 Results through: CLAT 2023 Result Dates, Important Highlights, Names & Ranks of CLAT Exam toppers

2. CLAT 2024 Highlights

According to official statements, the CLAT 2024 will take place in December 2023 for those seeking admission to the 5-year B.A., LL.B (Hons.) programs starting in the 2024-2025 academic year at the 22 National Law Universities (NLUs) and 61 affiliated non-national universities and colleges participating in the exam.

Read below the key highlights of CLAT 2024

CLAT Features 

Details

CLAT Full Form

Common Law Admission Test

CLAT 2024 Exam Date

December 2023 (Tentative) 

Purpose of the Exam

CLAT UG scores will be accepted by:

  1. 22 participating NLUs

  2. 61 affiliated non-national participating universities

Frequency of Conduct

Once a Year  

CLAT 2024 UG Exam Pattern 

  • 150 MCQs divided into five sections.
  • 150 total marks 
  • Comprehension Passage Based MCQs

CLAT UG Exam Pattern Change Information

  • CLAT 2019: 200 MCQ type questions to be answered in 120 minutes

  • CLAT 2020: Reduction in the number of questions to 150 from 200 in 120 minutes. Passage Based MCQ Type Questions

  • CLAT 2021: Similar to CLAT 2020

  • CLAT 2022: Similar to CLAT 2020

  • CLAT: 2023: Similar to CLAT 2020

  • CLAT 2024: Similar to CLAT 2020


Read in detail here: Changes in CLAT Exam Pattern

Mode of Exam

Offline (Pen & Paper)

How to Apply

Online

Mode of Counselling

Online

Application Fee

INR 4000 (General Category), 
3500 (SC/ST/BPL)

Medium of Exam

English 

Official Website

https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/ 

Official Help Number

+91-9650173668, +91-9650173669, +91-9650173670, +91-9650173671

Email ID

clat@consortiumofnlus.ac.in 


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CLAT Exam Important Dates

The CLAT Exam is typically administered annually. However, in 2022, it was conducted twice in order to accommodate changes to the exam cycle and ensure timely admissions. In the past, the CLAT was typically held in the middle of the year, but starting in 2023, it has been moved to the final month of the preceding year. The CLAT 2023 was held in December 2022, and the 2024 exam is also expected to take place in December 2023.

1. CLAT 2023 Exam Dates & Schedule
The CLAT 2023 counseling registration began on December 28, 2022, by the Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs). The counseling process will take place in five rounds and will be held online. Candidates who have been included in the CLAT 2023 invite list can register for counseling online via the login portal at consortiumofnlus.ac.in.
The table below provides the important dates of CLAT 2023
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2. CLAT 2024 Exam Dates & Schedule

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 centers across the country.
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Tentatively, 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.

Check: CLAT Exam Pattern and Syllabus
Check: How to Prepare for CLAT Exam.

CLAT 2024 Notification and Updates

The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) has announced that the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT Exam) for 2024 will take place in December 2023. 

  • The official dates and application process will be announced soon. 
  • Starting with the 2024 exam, the test will only be held once a year in December and will no longer have multiple sittings in the same year.

You can stay updated with the official notification for the exam by following the official website: https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/ 

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Eligibility Criteria for CLAT 2024

Candidates who wish to appear in CLAT exam must fulfill the eligibility criteria given by the consortium. The aspirants must go through CLAT Eligibility Criteria article prepared by EduRev to avoid any last-minute hustle.
Here is a glimpse of the CLAT Eligibility criteria for CLAT 2024

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Note: All those who are appearing in the 12th Standard examination in March/April 2024 are also eligible to fill out the CLAT Application Form. The result of the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2) shall be submitted by the candidate at the time of admission

CLAT 2024 Registration, Application Form & Process

The CLAT 2024 application form will tentatively be made available in the first week of August 2023 by the consortium. To apply for the CLAT exam candidates will need to follow these steps:

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The detailed stepwise process for CLAT Registration is mentioned briefly in the article: CLAT 2024 Application Form: Date, Documents required, Notification, Fees

1. CLAT 2024 Application Fee

The candidates will have to pay CLAT 2024 Application Form fees successfully in online mode. Note the table below to know the category-wise CLAT 2024 Registration Fee.

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This was the fee pattern of CLAT 2023 and tentatively, the pattern will remain same for CLAT 2024 too. 

2. CLAT 2024 Required Documents 

There are different documents you might require to upload while filling out the CLAT 2024 application form. Make sure all the given documents in the scanned form are available with you at the time of form filling. 

  • Class 10th Marksheet or certificate
  • Class 12th Marksheet or certificate
    (All those who are appearing in the 12th Standard examination in March/April 2024 are also eligible to fill out the CLAT Application Form. Check: CLAT Eligibility Criteria for details)
  • Domicile certificate (if applicable)
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  • Below Poverty Line [BPL] Certificate (if applicable)
  • Photo and Signature (in scanned format)

CLAT 2024 Exam Pattern & Marking Scheme

In CLAT 2024 Exam, there will be a total of 150 MCQs divided into five sections. Each comprehension passage in CLAT 2024 will be followed by a series of MCQs. Candidates will have to answer the questions by reading the passages.

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CLAT Exam Handbook: Registration, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Counselling, Result & More | How to Study for CLATThe candidates who are appearing in the upcoming exam must check the previous year's CLAT Exam Analysis to get valuable insight into the paper format, number of questions, and difficulty level.

Once you are familiar with the format of the exam, you should begin preparing for the CLAT 2024. Click on the provided link to access courses provided by EduRev to assist you in studying.

CLAT 2024 Syllabus

CLAT Exam is divided into five sections - Legal aptitudeGeneral knowledge & Current affairsMathsLogical reasoning and English language. The section-wise details are mentioned below.

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CLAT Syllabus PDF Download: Candidates can easily download CLAT subjects syllabus PDF directly from the link given. Explore the full syllabus and key topics covered in each section of the CLAT exam in this document.

1. CLAT Syllabus for English Language 
In English Language section of CLAT exam, comprehension-type passage-based questions from passages of around 450 words will be asked from contemporary / historically significant fiction & non-fiction writing. 

English for CLAT Preparation is EduRev’s course which covers topics such as grammar, vocabulary, comprehension, writing skills and more. The course consists of video lectures, practice tests, and revision notes to cover all the topics in the CLAT English Syllabus.

2. CLAT Syllabus for General Knowledge and Current Affairs

In General Knowledge and Current Affairs section of CLAT Exam, comprehension-type passage-based questions are asked from static general knowledge and current affairs sources including news, journalistic sources, and non-fiction writing.

The General Knowledge and Current Affairs course of EduRev includes topic-wise video lectures, practice tests and revision notes to help learners acquire a thorough knowledge of the various aspects of general knowledge and current affairs that are tested in CLAT Exam

3. CLAT Syllabus for Legal Reasoning

In Legal Reasoning for CLAT, a Comprehension-type passage of 450 words each followed by objective type questions are asked from fact situations or scenarios involving legal matters, public policy questions, or moral philosophical inquiries.

EduRev’s CLAT Legal Aptitude course is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of legal concepts like Indian Constitution, Indian Penal Code, Civil Procedure Code & more through topic-wise notes, video lectures, and tests.

4. CLAT Syllabus for Logical Reasoning

In Logical Reasoning for CLAT, Passage-based (300-word long) objective questions which are based on sets and arguments, puzzles, diagrams, relationships etc. are asked.

EduRev’s course of Logical Reasoning covers a range of topics related to reasoning, including logical reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving. It also provides topic wise video lectures, revision notes, practice questions, mock tests and a lot more to help students prepare for the actual exam.

5. CLAT Syllabus for Quantitative Techniques

In Quantitative Techniques for CLAT, type of questions asked are sets of facts or propositions, graphs, or other textual, pictorial, or diagrammatic representations of numerical information, each of which is followed by a series of questions.

EduRev’s course of CLAT Quant covers topics such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, data interpretation and more included in CLAT syllabus of Quant. The course includes topic-wise video lectures, practice quizzes, revision notes and other resources to help you improve your skills and increase the chances of success in the CLAT Exam.

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CLAT 2024 Preparation and Study Material

It is essential to prepare in a strategic manner and, every exam topper ensures making an effective strategy for preparation. 

  • CLAT 2019 AIR 1, Saumya Singh shared that he started his preparation around two years before the exam date i.e. from class 11th onwards for consistent preparation. He focused on his strengths and weaknesses in all subjects on weekdays and revised on weekends.
  • Each section of the CLAT 2024 Syllabus requires a different strategic approach to preparation. Below we have mentioned the best approach that you must follow to prepare for each section of CLAT.

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CLAT English Language: To cover the CLAT Exam Syllabus for English, you should focus on your reading habits and the ability to comprehend tough words. You should:

  • Read widely to improve vocabulary and comprehension
  • Practice grammar and take online quizzes
  • Improve writing skills by practicing essays and summaries
  • Watch English movies and shows to improve your listening and speaking skills
  • Check how to prepare for CLAT English Language

CLAT General Knowledge & Current Affairs: To prepare for the General Knowledge and Current Affairs section of the CLAT Exam, you should:

  • Read newspapers and magazines regularly to stay updated with the latest news and events
  • Watch the news to stay updated with the latest happenings in the world
  • Study current affairs of last 6-12 months with focus on important events and issues
  • Review basic general knowledge topics such as history, geography, science, and economics
  • Check how to prepare for CLAT GK & Current Affairs

CLAT Logical Reasoning: To prepare for the Logical Reasoning Section of the CLAT Exam, you can:

Practice different types of logical reasoning problems such as syllogisms, analogies, and logical sequences

  • Study common logical fallacies and learn to recognize them
  • Improve your analytical skills by solving analytical reasoning problems
  • Study the basics of formal logic including propositional logic, predicate logic and symbolic logic.
  • Check how to prepare for CLAT logical reasoning.

CLAT Legal Reasoning Syllabus: This part of the CLAT Syllabus tests the understanding of law candidates and various analytical aspects. To prepare for the Legal reasoning section of the CLAT Exam, you can:

  • Study legal principles and concepts, including constitutional law, criminal law, and contract law
  • Read and analyze legal judgments, cases, and articles to understand legal reasoning
  • Practice legal reasoning exercises and take mock tests to familiarize with the format and type of questions
  • Understand the basics of legal language, legal research, and legal citation.
  • Check how to prepare for CLAT legal reasoning.

CLAT Quantitative Techniques: To prepare for the Quantitative Techniques section of the CLAT Exam, you can:

  • Review basic math concepts such as arithmetic, algebra, and geometry
  • Practice solving more and more problems
  • Take mock tests to familiarize with the format and type of questions
  • Use online resources such as sample papers and practice questions.
  • Check how to prepare for CLAT Quantitative Techniques.

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Best Books for CLAT 2024

There are several sources available for CLAT preparation. As per our experts, the best books for CLAT are as follows:

English:

  • "Word Power Made Easy" by Norman Lewis
  • "Objective General English" by S.P. Bakshi
  • "High School English Grammar and Composition" by Wren and Martin
  • English for CLAT course by EduRev

General Knowledge and Current Affairs:

Legal Aptitude:

  • "Legal Aptitude for the CLAT and LLB Exams" by Arihant Experts
  • "Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning" by A.P. Jain
  • "Legal Aptitude for the CLAT and Other Law Entrance Exams" by M.C. Jain
  • Constitution of India: Laxmikanth by EduRev
  • Legal Aptitude for CLAT Course by EduRev

Logical Reasoning:

  • "A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning" by R.S. Aggarwal
  • "Analytical and Logical Reasoning" by A.K. Gupta
  • "Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning" by R.S. Aggarwal
  • Logical Reasoning for CLAT by EduRev

Mathematical Ability:

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CLAT Previous Year Question Papers

Solving CLAT previous year question papers is important for several reasons:

  • Familiarization with exam pattern: CLAT previous year question papers give an idea of the types of questions that are likely to be asked in the actual exam.
  • Time management: By solving previous year question papers, you can learn how to manage your time effectively during the actual exam.
  • Identifying strengths and weaknesses: Solving previous year question papers allows you to identify your strengths and weaknesses, which can help you to focus on specific areas of improvement.
  • Improving speed and accuracy: Regularly solving previous year question papers can help you to improve your speed and accuracy, which is essential for performing well in the actual exam.

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CLAT Sample Papers

CLAT sample papers are practice test papers or model question papers that are designed to help candidates prepare for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). CLAT official sample papers provide an idea of the types of questions that are likely to be asked in the actual exam, and are usually released a few months before the exam. The sample papers cover all the sections of the CLAT exam including English, General Knowledge, Legal Aptitude, Logical Reasoning and Mathematics.


1. CLAT Sample Papers Important Dates

CLAT Sample Papers for the year 2024 will be released officially later just before the exam. But here are the important dates of release of CLAT Sample Papers 2023.

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2. How to Download CLAT Exam Sample Papers 

Candidates can follow the steps mentioned below to download the sample papers of CLAT that will be issued by the NLU Consortium soon.

  • Visit the official website of CLAT 2023 - consortiumofnlus.ac.in
  • Click on CLAT 2023 and check the notification section for CLAT sample papers
  • Click on the sample paper link, open the pdf and save the sample paper of CLAT 2023

To download official CLAT Sample Papers with Answers go through this link.

CLAT Mock Tests

Preparing for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) with mock tests is a valuable strategy to improve your chances of success. 

  • Mock tests mimic the format and difficulty level of the actual exam and allow you to familiarize yourself with the exam pattern, improve time management, identify strengths and weaknesses, improve speed and accuracy and adapt to the pressure of the Exam. 
  • Take Mock tests under exam like condition: It is important to take mock tests under the same conditions as the actual exam, such as time limits and types of questions, to get used to the actual exam day experience. 
  • Analyzing the results of each mock test will also help you to understand where you need to improve and track your progress. Mock tests are an excellent way to prepare for CLAT and boost your confidence for the exam day.

Check out EduRev's CLAT Mock Tests here: 

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CLAT Preparation Tips from Toppers

It is essential to prepare in a strategic manner and, every exam topper ensures making an effective strategy for preparation. Here are some strategies adopted by various CLAT Toppers:  

  • CLAT 2019 AIR 1, Saumya Singh shared that he started his preparation around two years before the exam date i.e. from class 11th onwards for consistent preparation. He focused on his strengths and weaknesses from all subjects on weekdays and revisions on weekends.
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  • CLAT 2019 AIR 2, Harsh Tomar shares that he prepared a daily schedule for preparation in one year. He said the preparation plan was divided into two parts, wherein for the first six months the focus was allotted to the preparation of his weaker sections and, next six months for preparation of all sections. Throughout the preparation plan, he focused on weaknesses and strengths equally and, devoted sufficient time to learn tips and tricks in maths and practice questions from all subjects (at least five questions per subject).
  • CLAT 2019 AIR 5, Mouli Jain shared that she followed a promodoro technique wherein, she used to study for a stretch of 25-30 minutes and then take a break for a few minutes. This helped her improve productivity and concentration. Moreover, she prepared a subject-wise timetable to prepare on a daily basis. She studied at least three subjects a day including the subjects she's weak in. She focused on accuracy in the first six months and then, improved speed in her preparation plan. For accuracy, she clarified all concepts and theory and, for speed, she practiced past years question papers of CLAT 2022 by setting time.  
  • CLAT 2019 AIR 8, Shubh Mittal shares that in one year of CLAT preparation, his entire focus was on reading skills and speed by taking mock tests. 

CLAT 2024 Admit Card

The consortium of NLUs will release the CLAT Admit Card 2024 tentatively in november/december. The CLAT 2024 admit card will be released on the official site: consortiumofnlus.ac.in.  Only those candidates who have registered for CLAT Exam can access the admit card of CLAT 2024. While downloading their admit card candidates will require their mobile number and password. 

How to download Admit Card 2024?

Here are the steps you can follow to download CLAT 2024 Admit Card

Step 1: Visit the official site, consortiumofnlus.ac.in.
Step 2: Click on the download admit card link appearing on the screen.
Step 3: A login window appears on the screen.

Step 4: The candidate should log in to the page by entering their mobile number password and security pin.
Step 5: Once the candidate logs into the page, the admit card for CLAT-Entrance Exam will appear on the screen.
Step 6: Finally, the candidate can access the admit card to download it for future use.

The  CLAT 2024 Admit Card is a mandatory document to be carried to the examination centres. 

Check: CLAT Admit Card 2024: Steps to Download Hall Ticket, Direct Link to Download NLU Hall Ticket

CLAT 2024 Exam Centres

The CLAT 2024 exam will be held at designated test centers, but the number of centers may change depending on the number of applications received. Rajkot was added as a new test center in the year 2023. The availability of a center at a particular location is subject to the number of candidates opting for that center.
Check: State-wise list of CLAT Exam Centres and recent updates through this link.

CLAT 2024 Result & Answer Key 

The CLAT UG result and answer key are typically released on the official CLAT website after the exam has been administered. Here is an overview of the process for releasing the CLAT UG result and answer key:

  • Release of answer key: After the exam has been administered, the official answer key is typically released on the CLAT website. The answer key includes the correct answers to all of the questions on the exam.
  • Challenge the answer key: Candidates who have any objections to the answer key can challenge it by submitting a written representation to the CLAT office within the prescribed time limit.
  • Release of result: After the challenge period has ended and any necessary corrections have been made to the answer key, the CLAT UG result is typically released on the CLAT website.]
  • Counselling: After the result has been released, eligible candidates will be required to register for counseling and follow the counseling process to secure admission to an NLU.

Check: CLAT Result 2023: Scorecard, Merit List (OUT), Highest / Topper Marks, Cut off & Counselling Process 

CLAT Cut Off and CLAT Previous Year Paper Analysis

The CLAT cutoff is the minimum score that a candidate must achieve to be eligible for admission to law courses offered by NLUs and other private universities. After the counselling rounds are over, each NLU releases the CLAT cut-off in the form of opening and closing ranks.

Based on the analysis of the CLAT 2023 exam and feedback from students, it is likely that the CLAT 2023 cut-off will be slightly higher as the exam was relatively easy-moderate. 

  • Candidates who score 105 or more marks will have a good chance of being admitted to NLSIU Bengaluru. 
  • For the top 5 NLUs, the cut-off is expected to be around 98-100 marks. A good number of correct answers to aim for is 115 or more. 
  • In terms of rank, the CLAT cut-off is expected to remain similar to previous years. Candidates who rank in the top 100 are likely to secure admission to NLSIU

To get an idea of which law colleges a candidate may be eligible for admission, it is recommended to review the cut-off scores of all NLUs. A table is provided below that includes links to a comprehensive analysis of past years' CLAT cut-off scores.

CLAT Seat Allotment Round

CLAT Cutoff

Round 1

CLAT Round 1 Cutoff 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019 - Check Opening and Closing Ranks for General, OBC, SC, ST

Round 2

CLAT Round 2 Cutoff 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019 - Check Opening and Closing Ranks for General, OBC, SC, ST

Round 3

CLAT Round 3 Cutoff 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019 - Check Opening and Closing Ranks for General, OBC, SC, ST

Round 4

CLAT Round 4 Cutoff 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019 - Check Opening and Closing Ranks for General, OBC, SC, ST

Round 5CLAT Round 5 Cutoff 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019  - Check Opening and Closing Ranks for General, OBC, SC, ST

What is CLAT Exam Counselling?

CLAT counseling is the process by which candidates are selected for admission to undergraduate law programs at National Law Universities (NLUs) in India. Here is an overview of the CLAT Exam counseling process:

  • Register for counseling: After the CLAT exam results are announced, eligible candidates will be required to register for counseling on the CLAT website.
  • Document verification: During counseling, candidates will be required to verify their documents, including their CLAT admit card, marksheets, and other relevant documents.
  • Choice filling: Candidates will be given the opportunity to fill in their preferences for NLUs and programs during counseling. It is important to carefully consider your preferences, as your choice of NLU and program will determine where you will study for the next few years.
  • Allotment of seats: Seats at the NLUs will be allocated to candidates based on their CLAT scores and their preferences for NLUs and programs.
  • Acceptance of allotted seat: Candidates who are allotted a seat will be required to accept their allotted seat and pay a fee to confirm their admission.
  • Reporting to allotted NLU: After accepting their allotted seat, candidates will be required to report to the allotted NLU to complete the admission process and begin their studies.

The CLAT UG counseling process is competitive and seats at the NLUs are limited, so it is important to carefully consider your preferences and make informed decisions during the counseling process.
CLAT Counseling Schedule

CLAT Counseling for the year 2024 will start after CLAT 2024 Exam which will be held in December 2023. However currently, counseling for CLAT 2023 is going on. Check in the table the important dates of CLAT exam counseling for CLAT 2023.

CLAT Exam Handbook: Registration, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Counselling, Result & More | How to Study for CLAT

CLAT Exam Handbook: Registration, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Counselling, Result & More | How to Study for CLAT

CLAT 2024: List of Participating NLUs 

CLAT 2023: After consulting with the Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs), National Law University, Tripura ("NLU, Tripura") has decided not to take part in the Admissions Counselling Process for the 2023–24 academic year. Therefore, candidates taking CLAT in 2023 were notified that NLU, Tripura must be withdrawn from their lists of preferences as part of the Admissions Counselling Process.

CLAT 2024: Complete list of Participating Institutes in CLAT 2024 will be updated here, as soon as it gets released by the Consortium. 

Check: List of NLUs participating in CLAT

CLAT 2024 Affiliated Law Colleges & Universities

Numerous other law schools and institutions sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the CLAT consortium. Candidates can get admitted to esteemed private institutions like: Symbiosis Law School - Pune, Christ University Faculty of Law - Bengaluru, ILS Law College - Pune, and many more
depending on their CLAT results. Candidates who wish to enroll in these institutions must submit separate applications to each institution using their CLAT results. 

How to Choose the Best NLU after CLAT Exam?

The NLUs are the top choice for candidates who wish to study and make a career in law. In such a scenario, deciding which NLU to prefer over the others can be a confusing task. While filling out the CLAT application form, candidates are given the option of selecting their preference of NLUs.

Here are some factors to consider when choosing the best NLU for you:

  1. Ranking: The top five ranking NLUs for CLAT UG programs, as per the latest available official rankings, are: NLSIU - Bangalore, NALSAR - Hyderabad, WBNUJS - Kolkata, NLIU - Bhopal , GNLU - Gandhinagar
  2. Specializations: NLSIU - Bangalore offers specializations in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, International Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Environmental Law. NALSAR - Hyderabad offers specializations in Intellectual Property Rights, Business Law, Human Rights, and Cyber Law.
  3. Location: The location of NLSIU) in Bangalore is considered important. Being situated in a major city like Bangalore provides students with exposure to a diverse range of legal and professional opportunities.
    Other important factors for choosing the best NLU after CLAT Exam are good faculty, placements, curriculum, and cost. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to CLAT Exam 2024

What is the criteria of eligibility for CLAT Exam (UG)?

According to the rules of the CLAT Exam, candidates are required to have completed their Class 12 education from a recognized board with a minimum score of 45% (40% for candidates belonging to the SC/ST category). There is no age limit for CLAT exam. The aspirants must go through CLAT Eligibility Criteria article prepared by EduRev to get complete details on criteria of eligibility for CLAT Exam (UG)

What is the full form of CLAT?

CLAT full form is Common Law Admission Test.  CLAT is conducted for admission to 22 participating NLUs and 61 other private colleges and universities. Check CLAT Exam Pattern and CLAT Exam Syllabus here. 

How many NLUs and private universities participate in CLAT Exam?

CLAT Exam is taken by students seeking admission in 22 National Law Universities (NLUs) in India. These universities offer a 5-year LLB course, and 19 of them also offer a one-year LLM program. Additionally, there are other institutes and colleges that also accept CLAT scores for admission, but they may also consider other exam scores such as AILET, and they do not participate in the CLAT counseling process organized by the consortium of NLUs. Here's the Complete list of NLUs participating in CLAT Exam and Private Law Colleges in India Accepting CLAT Scores 

What is the Syllabus of CLAT Exam? 

The CLAT UG exam syllabus covers five sections: English, General Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, Legal Aptitude, and Logical Reasoning. 

  • The English section includes questions on comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, and usage. 
  • The General Knowledge section includes questions on current affairs, history, economics, geography, and political science. 
  • The Quantitative Aptitude section includes questions on basic mathematical concepts and problem-solving. 
  • The Legal Aptitude section includes questions on legal reasoning and legal awareness. 
  • The Logical Reasoning section includes questions on verbal reasoning, critical reasoning and problem-solving.
    Explore the full syllabus and key topics covered in each section of the CLAT exam in this document.

What is the duration of the CLAT exam? 

The duration of the CLAT exam is two hours. Total marks are 150 and Total number of questions asked are 150 as well. Check here the detailed  CLAT Exam Pattern and CLAT Exam Syllabus.

 Can I apply for CLAT Exam while pursuing Class 12th?

Yes, you can apply for the CLAT UG (Common Law Admission Test for Undergraduate) exam while you are pursuing your Class 12th. The eligibility criteria for the CLAT UG exam requires the candidate to have passed their Class 12th or equivalent examination from a recognized board with a minimum of 45% marks (40% for SC/ST candidates). Check CLAT Exam Eligibility Criteria for complete details.

What law courses are offered after cracking CLAT exam?

Aspiring lawyers can study five-year integrated undergraduate courses, such as BA LLB, BBA LLB, BLS-LLB, BSc LLB or BCom LLB, to begin their legal career. Those who have already graduated in a different field can opt for a three-year LLB course. For those interested in becoming legal researchers, Indian law colleges offer a two-year or one-year LLM, followed by a Ph.D. in law. Read in detail here: What after CLAT exam?

Do I need to upload an attested photograph in my CLAT Application Form?

No, the candidates need not upload any attested documents while filling out the CLAT 2023 Application Form. But, the candidates have to show all the original documents at the time of counseling. Check here the detailed information on specific documents required to be uploaded in the CLAT application form.

Should I retain the CLAT Admit Card after the exam is over?

Yes, you must preserve the CLAT Admit Card till the result declaration as you will need it in the document verification round. Candidates without CLAT call letter 2022 will be debarred from the document verification round even after clearing the CLAT 2023.

Can I cover the CLAT Entrance Exam Syllabus 2024 in 3 months?

Yes, it is possible to cover the CLAT Entrance Exam Syllabus 2024 in 3 months. However you must work hard, and stay focused during the preparation. Here are some tips for you:
(i) Have a thorough knowledge of the CLAT Syllabus & exam pattern.
(ii) Prepare an effective study plan and manage your time smartly
(iii) Solve CLAT Previous Year Question Paper and mock tests
(iv) Analyze your performance and focus on the weaker subjects
(v) Do revision daily.

Check here CLAT Study Plan and How to prepare for CLAT

What is CLAT Counselling Process?

The CLAT Counselling is a process in which vacant seats are filled for various UG & PG law courses. CLAT Counselling Process comprises of various steps like registration, seat allotment, college acceptance & reporting to the allotted NLU. Check this document on CLAT Counselling to know more in detail.

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