The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2024 will be held in December 2023, and the tentative dates will be available in May 2023. The test is conducted by the Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in law colleges across India. It is taken once a year in offline mode. Here are the comprehensive details regarding the exam pattern, registration process, fees, and eligibility for CLAT 2024.


Candidates aspiring to appear for CLAT 2024 should fulfill the following eligibility criteria-

  • UG-CLAT candidates should have cleared Class 12 or equivalent exam with a minimum of 45% marks (40% for SC/ST categories)
  • PG-CLAT candidates should be law graduates (3-year LLB or 5-year LLB) with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks (45% for SC/ST candidates)
  • There is no age limit and students can appear for as many attempts as they want


The CLAT exam is a national-level exam for students looking to pursue 5-year integrated LLB and LLM programmes in 22 national law universities and over 60 affiliated law schools across the country.


The CLAT 2024 will be conducted in pen-and-paper mode with MCQs from the comprehension paragraph. The two-hour exam will comprise 150 questions for the UG level and 120 questions for the PG level. Each correct answer will get one mark, and 0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer. Let us explain the exam pattern in detail.

CLAT-UG 2024

Current Affairs with GKArts and cultureHistorical events of continuing significanceContemporary events of national/international significanceInternational affairs35 – 39 
English Correcting Incorrect Grammar SentencesTensesSynonyms & AntonymsSpotting Grammatical ErrorsActive & Passive VoiceFill in the Blanks28 – 32
Logical ReasoningAnalogiesSyllogismRelationshipsCause & EffectInferencesPremises & Conclusion28 – 32
Quantitative TechniquesGraphsOther textual materialShort sets of facts or propositionsPictorial/ diagrammatic representations of numerical informationDerive, infer, and manipulate numerical information10th standard mathematical operation, including basic algebra, mensuration, ratios and proportions, and statistical estimation13 – 17
Legal ReasoningLegal GKIndian ConstitutionLegal MaximsImportant acts & amendments of the LegislatureImportant Supreme Court JudgmentsCurrent Affairs35 – 39 


CLAT-UG 2024

The exam will be for 120 marks and will have the following sections-

  • Section A- Constitutional Law
  • Section B- Torts, Contract, IPR, Jurisprudence, Criminal Law, and International Law
  • Section C- Law topics & Contemporary issues



The dates for CLAT 2024 are still to be announced, and the admission notification will be available on the official website. The tentative schedule for CLAT 2024 is as follows.

Release of early admission notificationApril/May 2023
CLAT 2024 notificationJuly/ August 2023
Application 2024 startsAugust 2023 (week 1)
Last date of applicationNovember 2023 (week 2)
Admit cards issueDecember 2023 (week 1)
CLAT exam day 20243rd December 2023
Official answer key December 2023
Final answer keyDecember 2023
Declaration of resultsDecember 2023/January 2024
Commencement of counsellingJanuary 2024


Once the dates for CLAT 2024 are out, candidates can register online on the official website. They need to fill out the application with personal details, upload the necessary document, select a preferred test centre, and pay the fee online to complete the process. The application fee details for the exam are as follows-

  • General, OBC, PwD candidates – INR 4,000
  • SC and ST candidates- INR 3,500


Candidates require 8-12 months of preparation time for the CLAT 2024 exam to secure a good rank for admission to the top national law universities. The best way to prepare for the test is by solving the previous year’s tests and practice exams. Students can access the online. (add link to practice tests).

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