CLAT 2024 Exam Date: Know about it’s Paper Pattern, Eligibility Criteria, Important Days, Sample Papers

CLAT 2024 Exam Date

CLAT 2024 exam date is soon approaching. CLAT is one of the most-competitive entrance exams for admissions to law courses including five-year integrated LLB and one-year LLM courses in law colleges of India. CLAT 2024 is a national-level entrance exam. CLAT 2024 will be conducted for admissions to the five year integrated BA, LLB (Hons) and LLM programmes that commence in the academic year 2024-2025.

The entrance test will be conducted at the 22 participating National Law Universities (NLUs). CLAT 2024 will be held in offline, pen and paper format. The CLAT 2024 2024 and exam pattern will largely remain unchanged.

Question Paper for CLAT 2024

The total number of questions in the undergraduate and post-graduate exams is 150 and 120, respectively. Exam duration is of 2 hours. The question paper of CLAT for UG courses is based on five subjects i.e. English Language, Current Affairs including General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Techniques.

Whereas, CLAT question paper for PG courses is based on law subjects including Constitutional Law, Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence, as well as, Law topics and Contemporary issues.

Eligibility For CLAT 2024

CLAT 2024 Eligibility for UG Program

The UG exam of CLAT is the entrance examination for Undergraduate Courses, i.e., Bachelor of Legislative Law. You must satisfy the following eligibility criteria to apply for the 3-year BA LLB program of CLAT:

There is no upper age limit for candidates appearing for UG Programme through the CLAT 2024. Candidates must secure the following minimum percentage of marks in their qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2 or an equivalent examination): Forty five percent (45%) marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI categories, Forty Percent (40%) marks or equivalent in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories. Candidates who may be appearing for their qualifying examination in March/ April are also eligible to appear for the CLAT examination.

However, they shall be required to produce an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission for CLAT, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.

The result of the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2) shall be submitted by the candidate at the time of admission for CLAT, failing which the candidate shall be ineligible for admission to the course they may have applied for, for CLAT.

CLAT 2024 Eligibility PG Eligibility

An L.L.B. Degree or an equivalent examination with a minimum of Fifty percent (50%) marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories and Forty-Five percent (45%) marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories is required for CLAT. Candidates appearing for their qualifying examination in April/May are also eligible to apply for CLAT. There is no upper age limit for appearing for the CLAT 2024.


CLAT 2024 Admission Process

The CLAT Selection Process 2024 will consists of the following stages:

CLAT 2024

CLAT Counselling

CLAT Merit List

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 form) based on seat availability and merit list

CLAT 2024 Important Dates


Date (Tentative)

CLAT 2024 application form

July 1, 2023 (Released)

Last date to apply

November 3, 2023

Release of CLAT 2024 admit card

November 2023

CLAT 2024 exam date

December 3, 2023 (Announced)

Release of answer key

December 2023


CLAT 2024 Sample Paper

While preparing for CLAT, CLAT sample paper is extremely important. CLAT sample paper is released by the Consortium of NLUs. CLAT Sample paper is very useful to crack CLAT. CLAT Sample paper will give you a gist about the types of questions which can be asked in the CLAT exam. Go through the CLAT sample paper thoroughly. Make a note of important topics asked in the CLAT Sample paper.

You should also go through CLAT previous year question paper to get a hold of the CLAT exam. Solve the CLAT question papers from the previous year and after getting the result, you will know which areas you need to work on to get good score in CLAT.

CLAT 2024 Answer Key

After appearing for CLAT exam, you can download the Answer Key for CLAT. The CLAT Answer Key will be release by the Consortium after the CLAT exam. All the correct answers of the questions asked in the CLAT exam are covered under the CLAT Answers Key. If you have appeared for CLAT exam you can go through the official CLAT Answer Key to get an idea of your hit and misses. CLAT Answer key will  help you to determine your score. You can then start your planning about which colleges you can target after the CLAT exam.

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