CLAT 2024 Exam: Date (3 Dec), Notification, Registration [Started], Pattern, Syllabus, Eligibility, Preparation Tips

By BYJU'S Exam Prep  |   Updated on: December 14th, 2023
The Consortium has released CLAT 2024 exam date and it is 3 December 2023. Get details for CLAT 2024 including pattern, application, syllabus, eligibility, and preparation tips.
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CLAT 2024 is scheduled to be conducted on 3 December 2023. The Executive Committee and Governing Body of the Consortium have declared the official CLAT 2024 exam date on 23 May 2023 after a meeting, held at NLU Bhopal. The Common Law Admission Test is a national level Law exam, conducted every year for shortlisting candidates for law admission in top NLUs in India. Candidates who are interested to appear in CLAT 2024 and want to study Law at top NLUs must start their preparation now. The authority will start the registration process soon.

In the CLAT exam 2024, a total of 150 questions will be asked from the 5 exam sections: English, Maths, GK & Current Affairs, Logical Reasoning, and Legal Aptitude. Considering the last year’s trends, the exam will be conducted in offline pen-paper mode. The total time duration for CLAT 2024 will be 120 minutes. Below we have shared all the relevant details of the CLAT exam 2024 that the candidates should comprehend before applying.

CLAT 2024

As per the latest updates, the Consortium will conduct CLAT Exam 2024 on 3 December 2023 to initiate law admission in top law schools in India like NLUs. The exam conducting body will activate the online CLAT 2024 registration link on its official website soon. The Executive Committee and Governing body met NLU Bhopal and released a press release on 23 May 2023 by deciding the CLAT exam date 2024. Further details for fees, syllabus, and pattern will be updated soon.

CLAT Exam 2024 Latest updates

Below we have shared all the important official schedules of CLAT 2024 for your reference.

  • 3 December 2023: The CLAT 2024 will be held on this date in offline pen and paper mode in different exam centres across the country.
  • To be Declared Soon: As per the trends, the exam conducting authority will start the registration process for the upcoming CLAT exam tentatively by the last week of August 2023.
  • 23 May 2023: The authority has released a press release and declared the exam date officially,
  • 31 October 2023: The officials have released the official notification for CLAT Exam 2024 on its official website for all the candidates.

Students must start their preparation as early as possible for the upcoming CLAT 2024 for both UG & PG in December 2023 by utilizing all the time and resources in a productive manner. 

CLAT 2024 Exam Date

The Consortium of NLUs (popularly known as the Consortium) has declared the CLAT 2024 Exam Date on its official website. The notification of the CLAT Exam states the complete exam schedule for the undergraduate and postgraduate courses from the National Law Universities across the country. All the CLAT 2024 important dates, including exam dates, result declaration, and last date to apply, are mentioned below.

CLAT 2024 Events

CLAT 2024 Exam Date (Tentative)

Notification Release

31 October 2022

CLAT 2024 Application Form Start Date

To be Declared

The last date for CLAT 2024 apply online

To be Declared

CLAT Sample Question (First)

To be Declared

Sample Question (Second)

To be Declared

Sample Question (Third)

To be Declared

CLAT Admit card release date

To be Declared

CLAT 2024 Exam Date

3 December 2023

Provisional CLAT Answer Key

To be Declared

Last Date to Raise Objections

To be Declared

Final CLAT 2024 Answer Key

To be Declared

Declaration of CLAT Result 2024

To be Declared

CLAT 2024 counselling

To be Declared

CLAT Exam Day Schedule

The CLAT 2024 schedule is expected to be the same as the previous year. Note the table below to get an idea of the expected exam day schedules for the upcoming CLAT exam.


CLAT Exam Time (Expected)

Reporting begins

1:00 PM onwards

CLAT Exam 2024 begins

2:00 PM

CLAT 2024 ends

4:00 PM

Exiting examination halls

4:15 PM onward

What is CLAT?

The CLAT Entrance Exam is a nationwide Law Entrance Exam for candidates seeking admission to undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law programmes at 22 NLUs and other private schools and universities that accept CLAT Scores. Additionally, the result of this exam is also used for recruitment by some public organizations, such as ONGC and BHEL. CLAT 2024 will be administered by the Consortium of NLUs like every year for the candidates, who wish to study law from CLAT Accepting Colleges in India. It is the most opted law entrance exam by candidates and it is seen that every year more than 50,000 applicants participate in the exam.

CLAT 2024 consists of 5 sections, including English, Quantitative Techniques, GK & Current Affairs, Logical Reasoning, and Legal Aptitude. It is an offline pen-paper-based exam, in which a total of 150 passage-based MCQs are asked. The total CLAT Exam duration is 120 minutes. The difficulty level of the exam is usually moderate to difficulty, as the competition of this exam is high enough. So, if you are planning to appear in the upcoming CLAT, you must be aware of all the details of the exam to avoid last-minute miscommunication.

CLAT Notification 2024

CLAT 2024 notification is released by the exam conducting authority on 31 October 2022. All the other important details, including exam application, registration dates, syllabus, and exam pattern will also be announced by CLAT Consortium. The Governing Body and Executive Committee Consortium met at the NLU, Bhopal on 20 May 2023 and decided that the CLAT exam 2024 will be conducted on 3 December 2023.

Download CLAT Notification 2024 PDF

CLAT 2024 Notification

CLAT Consortium

The CLAT Exam was administered by NLUs on a rotating basis until 2018. However, starting in 2019, a permanent body made up of institutions known as the Consortium of NLUs is conducting CLAT. The Consortium (also known as the CLAT Consortium) is headquartered at NLSIU Bangalore and consists of the following members:

  • An Executive Committee
  • The CLAT Convenor of the last year
  • The CLAT Convenor of the following year
  • Two co-opted Vice-Chancellors of NLU

In 2023, the Convenor of CLAT was Professor (Dr) Sudhir Krishnaswamy, Vice-Chancellor of NLSIU Bangalore. Professor Dr Poonam Saxena (Vice-Chancellor) had been elected as the president of Consortium in 2023.

CLAT Entrance Exam Highlights

Check out the important details about the CLAT 2024 below:


Highlights of CLAT 2024

CLAT Full Form

Common Law Admission Test

CLAT 2024 will be Conducted By

Consortium of NLUs

CLAT Exam Frequency

Once a year (in the Month of December)

Exam Type

National-Level Law Entrance Test


Offline Pen-Paper Based

Application Mode


CLAT Exam Duration

2 hours

Test Takers

Approx. 59,000

CLAT 2024 Official Website

Contact Details


Phone: 08047162020

Time: 10:00 am to 05:00 pm on all working days

Purpose of CLAT Exam 2024

The candidates who are appearing for the upcoming CLAT must be aware of the purpose of this exam. Do not be confused about the benefits of this exam, as this national-level exam will open up a door to study law in top law institutes along with job opportunities at top PSUs in India. Every year, more than 1 lakh candidates appear for CLAT. However, a lot of applicants struggle with the decision of whether to take the CLAT 2024. Many candidates ponder the advantages of taking the CLAT exam, while others consider how this exam might genuinely aid them in achieving professional success. Here, we have presented the top reasons to take CLAT.

  • Opportunity to study in top colleges, like 22 NLUs in India
  • CLAT score is accepted by large number of private institutes
  • Top-notch placements
  • Opportunity for PSU recruitment
  • Good start to begin a career in Law, including Legal Practice, Judicial Services, Higher Education, Research, Company Secretary and Civil Services

CLAT Full Form

The candidates appearing for the upcoming CLAT 2024 must be well-versed with all the details of the exam and the Full Form of CLAT. You may know that the CLAT Full Form is the Common Law Admission Test. It is conducted by NLU Consortium every year to shortlist the candidates for law admission in different UG and PG courses. The candidates who will clear the cut-off in CLAT 2024 will get a chance to study law in the top 22 NLUs in India. So, before applying for CLAT Exam, go through all the details and be comfortable with the syllabus, exam pattern, and eligibility criteria for this exam.

Who is Eligible for CLAT 2024?

Before filling out the application form, candidates need to ensure that they fulfil the CLAT Eligibility 2024. It is a set of eligibility criteria for the candidates to appear in CLAT 2024, which include the age limit and educational qualifications. The candidates must fulfil exam eligibility criteria to advance further in the selection process. Here, we have listed download all the basic details of CLAT 2024 eligibility, as prescribed by the exam conducting authority on its official website.

It is important to note that the final year students and the students who are waiting for their final results are also eligible to apply for CLAT. But they have to submit proof of their education during the counselling process.

CLAT Age Limit

The candidates must fulfil the officially prescribed CLAT Age Limit to be able to take part in the exam. As per the eligibility criteria of the CLAT 2024, there are no age-limit criteria for candidates applying for the exam for PG or UG. If the candidates fulfil the basic educational requirements, then they can take part in the CLAT Exam 2024.

CLAT Educational Qualification

The details about the CLAT Exam educational qualification are mentioned below. The candidate must have completed 10+2 or an equivalent examination from a recognized university or board. Candidates who have passed class 12th are eligible to take the Common Law Admission Test CLAT 2024. However, such candidates will only be considered for admission if they meet all of the other eligibility conditions mentioned below.

  • The candidate should qualify for the class 12th or equivalent exam from a recognized board or university.
  • For General/OBC/Specially-abled persons (SAP), the percentage criteria are 45%.
  • For SC/ST, the percentage criteria are 40%.

CLAT 2024 Admission Process

The CLAT Selection Process 2024 consists of the following stages:

  • CLAT 2024
  • Counselling
  • Merit List Declaration

In the CLAT counselling round, the candidates will be granted a seat in the preference order of the NLU (as filled in the CLAT application F=form) based on seat availability and merit list. Note the table below to get an idea of the seat availability details in NLUs.

CLAT Seats in NLUs

You can view the college-wise seat availability under CLAT Exam for admission to the law courses from the table below.

Total Seats in CLAT Exam – UG LLB Programmes

Name of the Participating Institute

Number of Seats Available for B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)

National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore


Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad


The National Law Institute University, Bhopal


The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata


National Law University, Jodhpur


Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur


Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar


Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab


Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow


Chanakya National Law University, Patna


The National Law University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi


National Law University Odisha, Cuttack


National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi


National Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam


Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam


Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirapalli


Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai


Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur


Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad


CLAT 2024 Registration

The CLAT Registration 2024 is expected to be started by August 2023 on the official website of the Consortium. Last year, the official tenure of CLAT Registration was from 8 August 2022 to 18 November 2022. The application form for CLAT 2024 can be filled out online from the official website of the Consortium of NLUs after it is released. CLAT Exam fee 2024 is expected to remain same as the last year.

How to Fill CLAT Application Form?

Follow the steps mentioned below to complete the online registration process for CLAT Exam 2024.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website to complete CLAT 2024 registration
  • Step 2: To register, fill in the details like name, mobile number, email address, and password.
  • Step 3: Log in to the website using the mobile number and password.
  • Step 4: Fill out the CLAT 2024 Application Form and mentioned all the required details.
  • Step 5: Upload the scanned copy of documents: Photograph, Signature, Domicile Certificate/ reserved category certificates.
  • Step 6: Payment of CLAT Exam fees

Document Specifications for CLAT

Note the table below to get all the specifications for the documents that must be uploaded during CLAT 2024 Registration.

Document Required for CLAT

Image size (maximum)



500 KB



100 KB


State domicile certificate

2 MB


CLAT Exam Fees 2024 for UG

You can check the CLAT 2024 fees in the table below:

Candidate’s Category

CLAT 2024 Exam Fees

General/OBC/SAP and other category candidates

₹ 4000/-

SC/ST category candidates

₹ 3500/-

CLAT Exam Pattern 2024

CLAT 2024 consists of a total of 5 sections, including English, Math, Current Affairs & GK, Legal Reasoning and Logical Reasoning. The CLAT Exam duration is 120 minutes, in which a total of 150 questions are asked. Every question contains one mark each, and there is a negative marking of -0.25 marks for every incorrect answer in CLAT 2024.

☛ Check the Latest CLAT Exam Pattern for a better understanding.

CLAT Exam Sections

No. of MCQs

Maximum Marks

Approximate Weightage (in %)

English Language




Current Affairs, including General Knowledge




Logical Reasoning




Legal Reasoning




Quantitative Techniques (Elementry Mathematics up to Class 10)








CLAT Exam Pattern

CLAT Syllabus

Go through the CLAT 2024 Syllabus for UG in a detailed manner before the exam preparation. We have also provided below the direct link for the CLAT Subjects PDF download.

CLAT Exam Syllabus for UG PDF Download

CLAT Subjects

Topics to be Covered in CLAT Subjects 2024

CLAT English Language (including Comprehension)

Analogies, Spotting Errors, Spelling Errors, Word Rearrangement, Synonyms, One Word Substitution, Antonyms, Cloze Test, Sentence Rearrangement, Sentence Improvement, Reading Comprehension, Idioms & Phrases, Fill in the blanks.

CLAT Quantitative Techniques (Elementary Maths)

Areas, and Volumes, Percentage, Simplification & Approximation, Partnerships, Ratio, HCF & LCM, Discounts, Profit & Loss, Proportion, Interest, Averages, Surds & Indices, Square Roots, Fractions & Decimals and Number Systems.

General Knowledge & Current Affairs

Static GK, Current happenings, Science & Technology, Sports, Economics, History, Geography, Politics

CLAT Logical Reasoning

Ranking, Syllogism, Coding-Decoding, Time & Sequence, Blood Relations, Distance and Direction, Statement & Assumption/ Argument/ Conclusion/ Course of action, Series, Number Test, analogy, Alphabet Test, Classification

Legal Aptitude for CLAT

Important Supreme Court Judgments; Important and recent acts and amendments of the legislature; Important topics from Contract law, Criminal law, tort law, and Constitutional law; Legal GK and current affairs; International treaties and conventions affecting national legal framework, etc.

CLAT 2024 Admit Card

The admit card for CLAT will be released by NLU after registration. Make sure you have your application form number and password handy to download the admit card hassle-free. The exam authority will declare CLAT Admit Card usually 15 days before the exam on the official website. It is a must-have document for all applicants, as candidates will not be able to take the exam without the hall ticket. Candidates can download CLAT 2024 Admit Card through the below-mentioned process.

  • Open the official website of the Consortium CLAT 2024.
  • Enter your application number and date of birth on the login page
  • Click on the ‘Download CLAT UG Admit Card’ link and save the admit card pdf.
  • Candidates must cross-check all the details mentioned in the CLAT Admit Card.

CLAT Exam Centres 2024

Rather than 67 cities across India, CLAT Exam in the last year was held in 84 cities across the country. Depending on the number of candidates taking the law entrance exam, each city will have multiple CLAT Exam Centres. While filling out the application form, candidates can choose three CLAT test cities according to their convenience. It is important to note that the candidates must have the following documents with them when visiting the CLAT 2024 Exam Centre.

  • CLAT Admit Card
  • Identity proof in original (Driving License/Aadhaar Card/PAN Card)

CLAT Exam Centre List

The following is a revised list of CLAT 2024 Centres.

CLAT Exam Centre & Test City



New Delhi







Amrawati (Maharashtra)

Hubli / Dharwad


































































Greater Noida/ Noida







Navi Mumbai

CLAT Preparation

The candidates preparing for CLAT should have complete knowledge of the exam pattern and syllabus. Conceptual clarity for all the exam sections, daily practice and time management skills are extremely important to score a good rank in CLAT Exam. You can follow the expert’s recommended CLAT Preparation Tips to ensure a result-oriented preparation.

To begin with, learn How Much Time is Required to Prepare for CLAT. Depending on the time left for the CLAT 2024, plan a daily timetable for preparation as per your requirements to have a disciplined approach.

For better preparation for the CLAT 2024, it is crucial to study from the best available sources. Also, ensure that you are consistent in your CLAT Exam preparation and regularly revise the syllabus.

CLAT Previous Year Question Paper

To improve the solving speed, you must practice CLAT Question Papers lots of time after completing the syllabus. It provides valuable insight into the kinds of questions asked on each topic, difficulty level, and how you can improve your CLAT 2024 preparation.

  • If you solve CLAT Exam papers regularly, you will understand the areas to which you have to give more attention.
  • Solving CLAT papers will increase your solving speed and accuracy.
  • The candidates can easily understand whether they have completed the syllabus or not.
  • It will help you to check your preparation level.

☛ Also Read CLAT Important Topics that are needed to be focused on more.

Below we have provided the direct link to download CLAT Previous Year Question Paper for the last few years. You can check these all and be prepared for the upcoming CLAT 2024.

CLAT Exam Books

Tabulated below are some of the Best Books for CLAT 2024 Preparation.

CLAT 2024 Sections

CLAT Best Books

Legal Aptitude

Universal’s CLAT Guide, Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning by A.P. Bhardwaj

Logical Reasoning

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal, Analytical Reasoning by M. K. Pandey

Elementary Mathematics

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations (English) by RS Aggarwal

English Language

Word Power Made Easy, High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren & Martin

CLAT 2024 Cut Off

It is vital to note the past year’s CLAT Exam Cut Off to analyze the difficulty level of the exam. It is the minimum mark that you need to score to get admission to the college. You can view the CLAT college-wise cutoff marks for previous years. You can check the previous year’s cut-off of CLAT in the table below.

Sl. No.


CLAT Opening Rank

CLAT Closing Rank


NLSIU Bengaluru




NALSAR Hyderabad




WBNUJS Kolkata




NLU Jodhpur




NLIU Bhopal




GNLU, Gandhinagar




RMLNLU, Lucknow




HNLU, Raipur




RGNUL, Patiala




NLUO, Odisha




MNLU, Mumbai




NUALS, Kochi




CNLU, Patna




MNLU, Nagpur (B.A.LL.B)




(TNNLU), Tiruchirappalli




NUSRL, Ranchi




DSNLU, Visakhapatnam




NLUJA, Assam




HPNLU, Shimla




NLU, Sonepat




MPDNLU, Jabalpur




MNLU, Aurangabad



CLAT Exam Analysis

Our exam experts will conduct CLAT Analysis after the exam. CLAT Exam Analysis gives valuable insights about the exam difficulty level and questions asked in the exam through the exam analysis. The CLAT 2024 Analysis contains all the important details about the exam, such as the kinds of questions asked, topics asked under each section, the difficulty level of the exam, section-wise analysis, good attempts, expected cutoff, and more. Note the table below to check the last year’s CLAT Exam Analysis, number of questions, and section-wise difficulty level.

CLAT Exam Section

Number of Questions

CLAT Difficulty Level




Current Affairs, Including GK


Moderate to Difficult

Legal Reasoning


Moderate (Lengthy)

Logical Reasoning



Quantitative Techniques


Moderate to Difficult (Lengthy)



Moderate to Difficult

CLAT 2024 Answer Key

The exam conducting authority will release the provisional CLAT Answer Key 2024 first on its official website. CLAT Consortium will declare the answer key separately for UG and PG exams. Note the steps below to download the answer key for CLAT Exam from the official website.

  • Visit the official website of the NLU Consortium
  • Check the ‘Notification’ Section.
  • Find the ‘CLAT 2024 answer key and objection tab.
  • Choose your program (UG or PG), and click on it.
  • You will be redirected to a PDF file of the CLAT answer key
  • Download it and save it on your device

CLAT Exam Result & Scorecard

The Consortium of NLUs will declare CLAT 2024 Result along with the scorecard after the exam. In the last year, the CLAT result cum scorecard was released on 23 December 2022.

The authority releases the CLAT Exam result in the form of scorecards on, which includes information such as sectional and total marks and rank. Note the steps below to download CLAT Result 2024 for both UG and PG law programs.

  • Log in to the CLAT Website.
  • Enter your CLAT Login Details
  • Select view results from the drop-down menu.
  • On the screen, the CLAT Result 2024 will be presented.
  • Save it to your computer for future use.

CLAT Merit List

NLU will release the CLAT Rank List 2024 PDF and the scorecard on the official website. Candidates can check the consolidated all-India merit list for CLAT Exam law admissions by downloading the CLAT 2024 Merit List online from the official website. The merit list contains the rank, admit card number, and total marks.

CLAT 2024 Seat Allotment

Candidates who will successfully complete the registration and submit the counselling fee will be considered for CLAT Seat Allotment 2024. The CLAT Exam rank and NLU option submitted by the applicant will be considered for the CLAT Seat Allotment. Candidates can check the complete CLAT Seat Allotment list for both 5 – Year Integrated Law Programme and LL.M. Programme, after the release of the CLAT 2024 Seat Allotment list.

Check your name and status in the CLAT UG Allotment list. You have three options after the list,

  1. Accept the CLAT seat
  2. Apply for an upgrade
  3. Exit from the CLAT admission process

CLAT 2024 Counselling

The CLAT Counselling list will be uploaded on the official website of CLAT. The complete schedule and process of counselling are declared by the Consortium of NLUs.

  • Candidates should take note of the change in scheduling and register for CLAT Counselling appropriately. In addition, instead of three times as previously announced, the Counseling invitation will be extended to about five times the amount of seats in each category.
  • Only those candidates whose names / admit card numbers appear on the CLAT Counselling 2024 list are eligible to register for counselling. Candidates will receive an invitation to register for counselling by SMS and email. Candidates who do not complete the registration for CLAT Counselling will not be considered for allotment.

CLAT Online Coaching

To help you effectively prepare for CLAT 2024, we have shared a classroom program taken by a team of expert mentors. CLAT Online Coaching 2024 enables you to understand the live classes’ topics, study material, and mock tests. It is one of the best coachings for CLAT preparation.

CLAT Online Coaching by BYJU’S Exam Prep provides flexible class schedules so that candidates can prepare for CLAT 2024 efficiently. These are also convenient for candidates who are preparing for CLAT Exam while studying and working. CLAT 2024 Online Coaching will allow you to study at your own pace at your convenience.

CLAT 2024 Mock Test

To ensure that your CLAT exam preparation is streamlined and to improve your level of preparation, practice the latest CLAT Test Series to know the types of questions being asked in the exam and the difficulty level. Identify your strong and weak areas to analyze your exam preparation and score good marks in the exam.


The candidates must revise and practice the CLAT 2024 questions regularly. The more you revise, the better you will learn. Practice CLAT Quiz online for the latest pattern questions and ensure you are well-prepared to solve all questions during the exam.

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