CLAT 2024: Timeline & other details!

Several students apply for the CLAT exam each year. However, only the well-informed and well-prepared ones get through the process and secure a seat in the desired Law school. This article will provide you with all the important details about the CLAT 2024 exam. 

CLAT Exam: Important Details

Exam NameCommon Law Admission Test (CLAT 2024)
Exam TypeNational-level entrance exam
Conducting BodyConsortium of National Law Universities
Exam ModePen-Paper Based Test (Offline)
Exam LevelUndergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG)
Courses Offered5-year Integrated LLB, LLM, and other law programs
Participating NLUs22 National Law Universities 
CLAT UG Eligibility10+2 or equivalent with minimum qualifying marks
CLAT PG EligibilityLLB or equivalent degree with minimum qualifying marks
Exam SectionsUG: English, General Knowledge, Quantitative Technique, Legal Aptitude, Logical Reasoning PG: Constitutional Law, Other Law Subjects
Total MarksUG: 150 marks PG: 120 marks
Exam DurationUG: 2 hours PG: 2 hours
Marking SchemeUG: 1 mark for correct answer 0.25 negative marking for incorrect answer PG: 1 mark for correct answer 0.25 negative marking for incorrect answer
Exam LanguageEnglish
Application ModeOnline
Application FeeRs. 4000 for General/OBC/PwD/NRI candidates, Rs. 3500 for SC/ST candidates
Official Websitehttps://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/

CLAT 2024 Exam: Timeline

Aspiring law students must know the CLAT timeline that includes crucial events, from application submission to seat allotment. Understanding this timeline is vital for effectively planning and strategizing one’s CLAT preparation.

S.No.Important EventsDetails
CLAT 2024 Registration BeginsAugust 2023
CLAT 2024 Registration Last DateOctober/November 2023
CLAT 2024 Admit Card Release November 2023
CLAT 2024 Exam Date3, December 2023
ResultJanuary 2024
CLAT 2024 Counseling ProcessJanuary 2024

CLAT 2024 Participating Institutions

The CLAT admission process encircles all the CLAT participating NLUs and other affiliated institutions. Here is a list of CLAT 2024 participating institutions.

  1. National Law School of India University 
  2. National Academy of Legal Study & Research University of Law
  3. National Law Institute University, Bhopal 
  4. West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences
  5. National Law University, Jodhpur 
  6. Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur 
  7. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
  8. Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University 
  9. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law 
  10. Chanakya National Law University 
  11. National University of Advanced Legal Studies
  12. National Law University, Cuttack, Odisha 
  13. National University of Study & Research in Law 
  14. National Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam 
  15. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam
  16. Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli 
  17. Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai 
  18. Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur
  19. Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad 
  20. Himachal Pradesh National Law University 
  21. Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur
  22. Dr B.R. Ambedkar National Law University, Rai 
  23. Asian Law College
  24. Nirma University Institute of Law
  25. UPES College for Legal Studies, Dehradun
  26. IFIM Law College, Bangalore
  27. SRM University, Tamil Nadu
  28. N.A Global Law School
  29. Galgotias University, Bangalore
  30. The Northcap University, Gurgaon
  31. MS Ramaiah College for Law, Bangalore
  32. Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune
  33. ICFAI Law School, Hyderabad
  34. KIIT School of Law, Bhubaneswar
  35. Amity Law School, Delhi
  36. Christ University, Bangalore
  37. IMS Law College, Noida
  38. School of Law, GITAM University, Vishakhapatnam
  39. KLE Society’s Law College, Bangalore
  40. Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies, Bangalore
  41. SRM University Delhi-NCR Sonepat
  42. Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida
  43. ITM University, Gurgaon
  44. IAMR Law College, Ghaziabad
  45. Raffles University, Rajasthan
  46. SGT University, Gurgaon
  47. Geeta Institute of Law, Panipat
  48. JECRC University, Jaipur
  49. Alliance School of Law, Bangalore
  50. Disha Law College, Raipur
  51. Manipal University, Jaipur
  52. Jagannath University, Jaipur
  53. Azim Premji University, Bengaluru
  54. Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
  55. Indore Institute of Law, Indore
  56. Maharaja Surajmal Brij University, Bharatpur
  57. Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmadabad.
  58. Prestige Institute of Management & Research, Indore.

CLAT Exam: Marks Distribution

S.No.SubjectsQuestions(approx.)CLAT UG total marksWeightage
1English including Comprehension28-32  Questions28-32 Marks20%
2Legal Reasoning35-39  Questions35-39 Marks25%
3General Knowledge and Current Affairs35-39  Questions32-35 Marks25%
4Quantitative Techniques13-17  Questions13-17 Marks10%
5Logical Reasoning28-32  Questions28-32 Marks20%
TOTAL150  Questions150 Marks100%

CLAT Exam Pattern: Postgraduate

S.No.SubjectsQuestions(approx.)CLAT PG total marksWeightage
Constitutional Law60 Questions60 Marks50%
Other Laws such as Jurisprudence, Criminal Law, Administrative Law, Law of Contract, Torts,  Property Law, Family Law,  Company Law, Public International Law, Environmental Law, Tax Law,  and Labour & Industrial Law60 Questions60 Marks50%
TOTAL120 Questions120 Marks100%

Tips to crack the CLAT exam

  1. Understand the exam format and syllabus completely.
  2. Make a study schedule that is both reasonable and organised.
  3. Practise sample examinations and question papers from past years.
  4. Concentrate on regular revision and strengthening weak points.
  5. Stay updated with legal and current affairs.
  6. Seek guidance from mentors or join coaching classes if needed.
  7. Develop time management skills for effective exam strategy.
  8. Opt for a healthy lifestyle and manage stress properly.
  9. Stay motivated, positive, and believe in your abilities.
  10. Practice, practice, practice! Consistent practice is key to success.

Remember, everyone’s preparation strategy may differ, so customize these tips based on your strengths, weaknesses, and learning style. Practice consistently, stay focused, and maintain a disciplined approach to maximize your chances of success in the CLAT 2024 exam. Good luck!


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