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CLAT 2024: Seat Allotment, Opening and Closing Ranks, Counselling, Dates, Eligibility, Exam pattern

CLAT 2024 - The fifth allotment list for Common Law Admission Test 2024 has been released. Candidates can check the opening and closing ranks for participating universities on the official website - consortiumofnlus.ac.in.
CLAT 2024

CLAT 2024

CLAT 2024: The Consortium of NLUs has released the fifth provisional allotment list for CLAT 2024 on the official website, consortiumofnlus.ac.in. The seat allotment list is released separately for each institute. Candidates can freeze, float or exit the seat allotment within the specified time frame. Students will be required to pay the non-refundable confirmation fee in case they decide to freeze and float. 

CLAT Counselling 2024 requires candidates to submit important documents like CLAT admit card 2024, Grade 10 statement of marks, Grade 12 statement of marks, Migration Certificate, Caste Certificate (if any), domicile certificate (if any), etc. Only candidates who have registered for the counselling process can participate in CLAT counselling.

CLAT exam is conducted for students who are planning to pursue legal studies for Undergraduate or Postgraduate courses such as LLB and LLM in National Law Universities.  

Read More: CLAT Result 2024

CLAT 2025 Exam date

The Consortium of National Law Universities has released the official date for Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2025. The exam will be conducted on December 1, 2024 for admission to integrated law programmes in National Law Universities (NLUs). the timings for the CLAT 2025 exam will be from 2 PM to 4 PM.

The exam brochure for CLAT 2025 will be released on the official website soon. It will include important information like dates, CLAT syllabus, eligibility, etc.

CLAT Exam 2024: Dates

Check the table below for CLAT 2024 dates. 

Exam Event

Dates

CLAT Admit Card 2024

November 21, 2023

CLAT Exam 2024

December 3, 2023 

Result

December 10, 2023

What is CLAT?

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a National Level Law exam conducted for students seeking a legal profession. The test is conducted and administered by renowned NLUs for admission in the integrated 5-year LLB or postgraduate courses like LLM. Apart from the NLUs, the CLAT result is also accepted by various private and self-financed schools located in India. The exam pattern and syllabus are different for UG-CLAT and PG-CLAT. In a recent update, the CLAT UG pattern and syllabus have been revised to make the exam more user-friendly.  Candidates can take a look at the exam pattern and other details regarding CLAT 2024 in this article.

CLAT 2024

Particulars 

Details

Exam Name

 CLAT

CLAT Full Form

Common Law Admission Test

Exam Conducting Body

National Law Universities (NLUs)

Exam Type

National Level Exam

Exam Mode

Offline

Official Website

consortiumofnlus.ac.in

Exam Purpose

Admission into NLUs and other private schools for Law Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses

CLAT Opening and Closing Ranks 2024

Check the opening and closing ranks for top NLUs below.

First and Second Allotment List

Candidates can download the college-wise opening and closing rank for BA LLB admission 2024 from the links given below:

Institute

CLAT Opening and Closing Rank 2024 (Second Allotment List)

NLSIU Bangalore

Download

NALSAR Hyderabad

Download

NLIU Bhopal

Download

WBNUJS Kolkata

Download

NLU Jodhpur

Download

HNLU Raipur

Download

GNLU Gandhinagar

Download

RGNUL Punjab

Download

RMLNLU Lucknow

Download

 

Institute CLAT Opening and Closing Rank 2024 (First Allotment List)
NLSIU Bangalore Download
NALSAR Hyderabad Download
NLIU Bhopal Download
WBNUJS Kolkata Download
NLU Jodhpur Download
HNLU Raipur Download
GNLU Gandhinagar Download
RGNUL Punjab Download
RMLNLU Lucknow Download

Top 10 Law Colleges in India

Law colleges are spread all around the country but knowing the highly ranked institutes is of great importance. Based on the candidate's performance in CLAT, applicants will be divided between merit and wait lists for admission to various law schools. Applicants must note the required score to get into these top 10 Law colleges (According to NIRF 2023 rankings) in India-

Rank Institute Score
1 National Law School of India University 80.52
2 National Law University 73.91
3 Nalsar University of Law 73.76
4 The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences 69.34
5 Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi 68.30
6 Symbiosis Law School 66.67
7 Gujarat National Law University 65.69
8 Siksha `O` Anusandhan 64.04
9 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur 62.20
10 Babasheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University 61.05

CLAT Eligibility 2024

The Consortium of NLUs determines the eligibility for CLAT exam. Therefore, candidates must check the CLAT Eligibility 2024 before submitting an application. If the authorities find any errors in the eligibility, candidates will be disqualified. Make a note of all the important details about the Eligibility Criteria for both the UG and PG exams below-

CLAT UG Eligibility

The following requirements must be fulfilled by students in order to be eligible for CLAT UG programs:

  • There is no stated upper age limit for students wishing to register for CLAT undergraduate programs.
  • Education from a recognized or accredited state or central board in the 10+2 level is mandatory
  • If a student belongs to the General, OBC, PWD, NRI, PIO, or OCI categories, they must have at least 45% of the grade in the twelfth standard or the equivalent grade.
  • If the candidate falls under the ST or SC categories, they must obtain a minimum of 40% of the grade in the twelfth standard or the equivalent grade
  • The candidate will not be admitted to the program for which they may have applied if they do not submit their qualifying examination (10+2) score at the time of admission
  • The test is also offered to 12th graders who will be taking the board exams in March or April of 2024. They will be disqualified, nevertheless, if they fail to produce a legitimate mark sheet

CLAT PG Eligibility

The following conditions must be met by applicants in order to be eligible for the CLAT PG programs:

  • Students must certify that they have a LI.B. or a comparable degree in graduation 
  • Students from the General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories must have at least 50% marks or an equivalent score
  • Students from the ST/SC categories must have a minimum of 45% marks or an equivalent score
  • There is no declared upper age limit
  • Candidates who will take qualifying tests in the field of law in April or May 2023 are also qualified to take the exam

CLAT Registration 2024

CLAT 2024 Registration concluded on November 10, 2023. The applications for CLAT exam are released in the online mode. Students can fill out the application form on the official website. The CLAT registration process includes following steps -

  1. Visit the official website
  2. The "Register" option on the homepage would need to be selected
  3. Next, students will need to fill up the required information 
  4. Choose the preferred NLUs
  5. Choose the preferred degree and course
  6. Next, upload the asked documents on the website
  7. Before confirming, cross-check the provided information
  8. Confirm and pay the fee
  9. Print the application form when the registration is completed for future use

Documents Required at the Time of CLAT Registration:

Government-issued IDs

Relevant certificate for PwD or BPL candidate (if applicable)

Category certification for SC/ST/OBC category (if applicable)

Valid mobile number and email ID

Scanned photograph  (JPEG/JPG, less than 500 KB)

Scanned signature (JPEG/JPG, less than 100 KB)

Class 10th and 12th valid and official mark sheets

Address Proof

CLAT Fee 2024

Candidates must pay the registration fee to successfully complete the application process. The fee is non-refundable. Check below for further details-

CLAT Fees

Category 

Fee 

ST and SC

Rs 3500

PwD, OBC, and General

Rs 4000

CLAT Admit Card 2024

The exam day and the CLAT counselling session are the two key events for which the admit card will be used. Therefore, after the admit card has been delivered to the students who have registered successfully, it must be kept secure. Students would be given a specific time frame within which they can download the admit card after it is released.  Without the admit card, applicants would be disqualified from attempting the exam.

It is important that the information on each admit card matches the information provided at the time of registration. If students find any error or discrepancy on their admit card, they must contact the exam administrators as soon as possible.

The following details should be mentioned on the CLAT Admit Card-

  • The preferred college selected by the students
  • Exam details such as the venue, slot time, and dates
  • Reporting time at the allotted test centre
  • Guidelines designed by the exam-conducting body
  • Student's personal details such as the Date of Birth, name of the student, reservation category, and other such information
  • Recent and valid passport-size photo
  • Candidate's signature
  • The preferred course selected by the students

CLAT Exam Centers

Once the notification has been made live and students proceed with the exam registration, they will be asked to select an exam centre.  Applicants can check the centres that were issued and used in CLAT 2024.

Jaipur

Jammu

Navi Mumbai

Jodhpur

Jamshedpur

Nagpur

Kanpur

Kota

Mysore

Kolkata

Kurukshetra

Mumbai

Lucknow

Madurai

Muzaffarpur

Mohali

Hooghly

Amravati

Hubli / Dharwad

Puducherry

Rajahmundry

Gangtok

Gorakhpur

Ranchi

Gandhinagar

Ghaziabad

Raipur

Gurugram

Guwahati

Pune

Greater Noida

Haldwani

Patna

Hisar

Hyderabad

Patiala

Indore

Imphal

Noida

Jabalpur

Jalandhar

New Delhi

Salem

Kanyakumari

Surat

Chittoor/Tirupati

Cuttack

Kottayam

Kurnool

Tirunelveli

Vadodara

Vellore

Mangalore

Meerut

Allahabad

Aurangabad

Varanasi

Agra

Ahmedabad

Thane

Visakhapatnam

Amritsar

Vijayawada

Barasat

Barrackpore

Thiruvananthapuram

Bengaluru

Bhopal

Trichy

Bhubaneswar

Bilaspur

Srinagar

Chandigarh

Calicut

Sonepat

Chennai

Coimbatore

Shillong

Dehradun

Durg

Siliguri

Ernakulam

Faridabad

Shimla

CLAT Pattern 2024

It is important for students to understand the CLAT pattern as knowing the types of questions that would be presented, the marking scheme and other such factors would enable them to perform better. As mentioned earlier, the pattern will differ for CLAT UG and PG. Check the tables below to understand the difference.

CLAT UG Pattern

As stated above, the exam pattern for CLAT UG has been modified. Check the revised CLAT UG pattern below-

Particulars 

Details

CLAT Duration

2 Hours

Medium of Test

English

Sections

5

Total Questions

120

CLAT Marking Scheme

+1 for each correct answer

0.25 marks are deducted for each incorrect response.

Sections

5

Mode of the Exam

Pen and Paper Mode

Question Format

Multiple Choice Questions

CLAT PG Pattern

Particulars 

Details

CLAT Exam Duration

2 Hours

Total Questions

120

Maximum Marks

120

CLAT Marking Scheme

+1 for each correct answer

0.25 marks are deducted for each incorrect response.

Mode of the Exam

Offline

Question Format

Multiple Choice Questions

Medium of Test

English

Subject Area 

2 sections-

Constitutional Law

Other Law Subjects

Mode of the Exam

Offline

Question Format

Multiple Choice Questions

Medium of Test

English

To analyse the revised CLAT UG pattern, check: CLAT UG Revised Pattern

CLAT Syllabus 2024

Along with the official notification, the syllabus for UG CLAT and PG will be made available separately. Both undergraduate and postgraduate programs have different curricula. For UG programs, students do not require proper knowledge of the law and legal concepts as it is conducted straight after grade 12th. Hence, basic knowledge of the law and international affairs is enough. Contrastingly, for PG-CLAT, students must thoroughly understand the Indian Constitutional Law and have a grasp on other law subjects.

CLAT UG Syllabus

Sections

Topics

Legal Reasoning

  • Read passages totalling about 450 words
  • Recognise and analyze the principles and rules of Law presented in the given passage
  • Apply principles and rules to various legal fact situations
  • Carefully understand how altered principles and rules may change the application to various situations

Quantitative Techniques

  • Short sets of propositions or facts, graphs, or other textual, visual, or diagrammatic representations of numerical data
  • Obtain, infer, and alter the numerical data presented in such texts, graphs, or other representations.
  • Apply mathematical operations from the 10th standard, including those from areas like basic algebra, ratios, and proportions statistical estimates and, mensuration.

Logical Reasoning

  • Brief passages, each around 300 words 
  • Identify drawn conclusions, their premises, and the given argument
  • Understand the viewpoints presented in the passage
  • Critically analyze different patterns and assess the  conclusions
  • Apply different inferences to new situations
  • Draw relationships and analogies
  • Recognize equivalence and contradictions
  • Analyze the effectiveness of the given arguments

Current Affairs

  • Passages that are each no longer than 450 words
  • On Topics: International Affairs, Current Affairs, Contemporary Events (Both National and International), Historical Events of great significance, Art and Culture 

English

  • Summary, Vocabulary, Passages, Reading, Comprehension, Inference, and Conclusion, etc.
  • Passages average around 450 words each

CLAT PG Syllabus

Administrative Law

Criminal Law

Law of Contract

Jurisprudence

Environmental Law

Family Law

Constitutional Law

Public International Law

Labour, and Industrial Law

Company Law

Property Law

Tax Law and Torts

Note: The topics from courses taught in undergraduate law will be covered in the exam, and students must be familiar with them in order to get the target grade and rank. Constitutional law would be the primary topic carrying the maximum weightage.

CLAT Result 2024

The CLAT result contains details about the candidate's overall and sectional scores, and merit rank, which is based on how well they did on the test. Along with a merit list, the authorities will also publish an invite list. Following the results announcement, the CLAT counselling process would begin. NLUs will use the CLAT Score Card 2024 to assess admission to law schools.

The candidates would receive the CLAT Result in the form of a scorecard. The table displays the information that will be included on the scorecard once it has been provided to the registered students who have attempted the exam. Students must get in touch with the exam administrators if they discover that some of this information is missing.

Student's Name

Name of Student's Father

Candidate's Category

Student's Category Rank

Student's All India Rank

Application Form Number

Designated Application Number of student

CLAT Exam Score, both overall and sectional

If Applicable, the Student's NRI Rank

CLAT Counseling 2024

Students will be divided into a merit and invite list based on their exam performance after the CLAT 2024 results are released. By paying the necessary fee, both will be qualified to sign up for the CLAT counselling 2024. Prior to being allocated a course and a college, students on the merit list will be contacted for counselling. After the counselling has been completed, the seats would be allocated to the selected candidates. Students on the invite list may also be contacted if there are any remaining seats available.

CLAT Counselling Highlights-

Particulars

Details

Conducting Body

Consortium of NLUs

Website

Consortiumofnlus.ac.in

CLAT Counseling Fee

INR 50,000

Mode of Counseling

Online

Eligibility for Counseling

Performance in the CLAT exam and a valid rank

Participating Colleges

NLUs and Private Institutes

CLAT Cut-Off 2024

The minimum scores and ranks needed to enrol at one of the NLUs can be termed as the CLAT cut-off. The cut-off is the minimum score required for admission to the desired CLAT college. The cut-off for the exam is determined by All India Ranks. The CLAT Cut Off normally ranges from 95 to 100 for the general category, while it typically ranges from 80 to 85 for the SC/ST category. The tentative CLAT Cut off for the top 3 NLUs will be between 100 and 105, and for the top 5 NLUs, it will be between 90 and 95 for the year 2023.

For the year 2024, the cut-off will only be determined and released once the exam has been conducted. And as discussed, the CLAT 2024 will be held in December 2024. 

CLAT Preparation 2024

CLAT preparation is important as the rank would be attained depending on how well-prepared students are. It is essential that students conduct a productive preparation by following these factors-

  • Start preparing well in advance to have an edge over others
  • Align the preparation with the exam pattern and syllabus
  • Build a study plan that works best for you
  • Consistently solve practice papers and sample questions
  • Develop test-giving skills
  • Revise and make notes

CLAT Books 2024

Another important aspect of exam preparation is picking the proper books and study materials. Students may have trouble understanding the necessary concepts if they study without helpful study resources. A comprehensive set of books includes lessons, quizzes, advice, and questions from prior years. Additionally, before buying CLAT books, students are advised to do their analysis because one's preparation level, strengths, and weaknesses should be considered when purchasing the study material. 

Check the list of books here: CLAT Books

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When will CLAT 2025 be conducted?

The exam conducting body has announced the CLAT 2025 exam date. The exam is scheduled for December 1, 2024.

What is the CLAT exam age limit?

There is no prescribed upper age limit for the CLAT exam. Students of all age group can register and attempt the test.

How can one apply for the CLAT exam?

Eligible candidates can go to the official website - consortiumofnlus.ac.in to apply for the CLAT exam. Candidates will be required to enter their details, upload scanned documents and pay the application fee to register successfully. 

What is the CLAT pattern 2024?

The conducting body has recently updated the exam pattern for CLAT UG. CLAT UG will now have 120 questions, as opposed to the 150 questions earlier.  CLAT PG pattern remains unchanged. It will have a total of 120 questions. 

When will the result be declared for CLAT 2024?

The CLAT 2024 result has been declared on December 10, 2023. The provisional allotment lists have also been released by the official authorities.

What is the last date for CLAT Registration 2024?

The registrations for CLAT 2024 closed on November 10, 2023

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