CLAT 2024: Exam Date Released, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria

24 May 2023  Read 3285 Views

As per the recent Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) notification, CLAT 2024 will be conducted on December 3rd, 2023 (both UG & PG). This means CLAT 2024 online applications will open anytime soon, along with the counselling process. 

The application forms for UG & PG courses will be available online at the official website. So, now the CLAT exam 2024 is all set to be conducted in more than 130 exam centres across the country.

Keep scrolling! Our article will definitely clear all your doubts regarding CLAT 2024.

CLAT 2024 Exam Dates 

Notifications

Dates

Release of early admission notification

23rd May-2023

CLAT 2024 notification

Soon to be released

CLAT application 2024 (begins)

Soon to be released

Last date of application

November 2023

Issue of CLAT admit cards

Maybe November or December 2023

CLAT exam date 2024

3rd Dec-2023

Official CLAT answer key 

December 2023

Release of final answer key

December 2023

Declaration of CLAT results

December 2023 or January 2024

Commencement of counselling

January 2024

 

CLAT 2024 Exam Pattern

Basis

Details

Mode of examination

Offline

Exam Duration

2 hours

Number of questions

CLAT UG - 150

CLAT PG - 120

Type of questions

MCQs from comprehension paragraph

Marking scheme

1 mark for each correct answer

-0.25 marks for each incorrect answer

 

For a detailed study of the syllabus for CLAT 2024 exam, refer to this article

 

CLAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates seeking NLU admissions through CLAT 2024 must know their courses' eligibility criteria. Here’s an overview: 

Basis

CLAT Eligibility Criteria for 5-year LLB

CLAT Eligibility Criteria for 1-year LLM

Age limit

No age limit for admission to 5-year LLB courses.

No upper age limit.

Qualifying exam

Class 12th or equivalent exam from a recognized board of education/ university/ institute

A UG degree in law from a BCI-recognized law college/ University. 

Minimum marks Required

Candidates must have obtained at least, 

  • 45% marks for the General/ OBC category

  • 40% marks for SC/ ST categories

Candidates must have obtained at least, 

  • 50% marks for the General/ OBC category

  • 45% marks for SC/ ST categories 

 

Now that the exam dates are out, why not check out the exam centres selected for CLAT 2024? Here’s a list of cities where the exam will be conducted & you need to pick wisely depending upon your location.

CLAT 2024 exam centres 

Agra

Gandhinagar

Kolkata

Ahmedabad

Allahabad

Gangtok

Kota

Amritsar

Aurangabad

Ghaziabad

Kurukshetra

Barrackpore

Barasat

Gorakhpur

Lucknow

Madurai

Gurugram

Greater Noida /Noida

Mohali

Mumbai

Haldwani

Guwahati

Muzaffarpur

Mysore

Bangalore

Bhopal

Hisar

Nagpur

Bilaspur

Hyderabad

Imphal

Varanashi

Indore

Jabalpur

New Delhi

Navi Mumbai

Bhubaneswar

Calicut

Jaipur

Patiala

Chandigarh

Jalandhar

Patna

Coimbatore

Chennai

Jammu

Pune

Durg

Dehradun

Jamshedpur

Raipur

Shimla

Ernakulum

Jodhpur

Ranchi

Tiruchirappalli

Faridabad

Kanpur

Shillong

Srinagar

Siliguri

Thane

Rajahmundry

Salem

Sonepat

Thiruvananthapuram

Puducherry

Kanyakumari

Visakhapatnam

Vijayawada

Chittor/Tirupathi

Kottayam

Amrawati (Maharashtra)

Hooghly

Kurnool

Tirunelveli

Cuttack

Hubli / Dharwad

Vellore

Gwalior

Vadodara

Surat

Meerut

Mangalore

Rajkot      

 

FAQs on CLAT 2024

  • Who can apply for the CLAT 2024? 

Students applying should have cleared their Class XII or appeared for their Class 12 exams in the current year. 

  • When will CLAT Exam be conducted?

The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) has announced that CLAT 2024 will be held in December 2023 for admissions to the 5-year integrated B.A., LL.B (Hons.), and LL.M. programmes. There are 22 participating NLUs.

  • Provide us with the tips & tricks to crack CLAT UG 2024.

You can read our article here for easy tips and tricks

  • What does the CLAT exam comprise? 

The exam is divided into five sections in CLAT UG: English, General Knowledge and Quantitative Techniques, Legal Reasoning, and Logical Reasoning, and in CLAT PG: the subjects include Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Administrative Law, Law of Contract, Torts, Family Law, Criminal Law, Property Law, Company Law, Public International Law, Tax Law, Environmental Law, Labour & Industrial Law

  • If a student is in his Class 12 & will give an exam in May 2023. Will he/ she be eligible for CLAT 2024? 

Yes, they will be! Anyone who will give their Class 12 exams in May 2023 can apply for this exam. 

  • If a student is from a Science background. Can he/ she apply for CLAT? 

Yes, this exam is open for all students, irrespective of their streams. 

  • How to fill out the CLAT application form?

Step 1: Visit the official website, i.e., https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/

Step 2: On the Home page, click the link "REGISTER" to complete the registration process by entering your name and mobile number and setting a password.

Step 3: Enter the OTP received on the registered mobile number. This completes the registration process. 

Step 4: Log in to the portal using the registered mobile number and password. 

Step 5: Complete the application form by entering all the correct details.

Step 6: Upload necessary scanned images, documents, and signatures in the specified format.

Step 7: Pay the fee through the different online payment modes to complete the application process. 

  • Can you brief us about the photo & signature dimensions for CLAT 2024 Application Form?    

Yes, here’s the detail, keep these handy before starting to fill out the form:

Dimensions

Image Size (Maximum)

Format 

Photograph

500 KB

.jpg/.jpeg

Signature

100 KB

.jpg/.jpeg

 

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Kakoli Nath is a legal Content Manager at Finology Legal who pursued BBA.LL.B (5 years integrated course). She is a patent analyst & had also done advanced certification in Forensics Psychology and Criminal Profiling from IFS, Pune.

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