All you need to know about CLAT 2024

The CLAT exam is usually administered in May. But CLAT 2023 onwards, the exam has been scheduled for December. The decision was made keeping in mind the clashes with other exams and the increased pressure on the candidates during the same. It is expected that the Consortium of National Law Universities will conduct the CLAT 2024 exam in December 2023.

CLAT 2024: Overview

S.No. Particulars Details
1. Name of the Examination Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)
2. Conducting body The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs)
3. Frequency Once a Year 
4. Exam Level National Level
5. Purpose
  • Admission to undergraduate courses in law.
  • Admission to postgraduate courses in law.
  • PSUs recruitments. 
6. Exam timings 2 PM – 4 PM (Might be subjected to changes if needed)
7. Duration 120 Minutes, i.e. 2 Hours
8. Mode Pen and Paper 
9. Medium English
10. Total no. of questions CLAT UG- 150 Questions

CLAT PG- 120 Questions

11. Maximum Marks CLAT UG- 150 Marks

CLAT PG- 120 Marks

12. Question Type MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)
13. Participating Institutions 22 NLUs except for NLU, Delhi and other private institutions.
14. Number of Seats 3000 for UG Program

1000 for PG Program

15. Total Sections 5 Sections (English Language, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Current Affairs including General Knowledge and Quantitative Techniques.)
16. Negative Marking Yes, Deduction of 0.25 for every wrong answer.


CLAT 2024 Exam Pattern

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is administered separately for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The two exams have their distinct exam pattern. The CLAT UG and CLAT PG exam pattern is given below.


CLAT 2024 Exam Pattern: Undergraduate Exam

Exam Duration Two Hours 
Number & Name of Sections Five Sections (Verbal Ability, General Knowledge, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, Legal Reasoning)  
Total Marks 150
No. of Questions 150 Questions
Test Language English
Marking Scheme +1 Mark (correct answer) & -0.25 Mark (incorrect response)
Exam Mode Pen and Paper Mode
Conducting Body Consortium of NLUs
Total number of participating institutes 22 NLUs except for National Law University, Delhi.


Section-wise Marks and Question Distribution


S.No. Subject Areas Questions Marks Weightage (approx)
English Language 28-32 Questions 28-32 Marks 20%
Current Affairs, including General Knowledge 35-39 Questions 35-36 Marks 25%
Legal Reasoning 35-39 Questions 35-39 Marks 25%
Logical Reasoning 28-32 Questions 28-32 Marks 20%
Quantitative Techniques 13-17 Questions 13-17 Marks 10%


CLAT 2024 Exam Pattern: Postgraduate Exam

Exam Duration Two Hours 
Major topics Constitutional Law, Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR, Jurisprudence, other law related topics and contemporary issues.
No. of Questions 120 Questions
Marking Scheme +1 Mark (correct answer) & -0.25 Mark (incorrect response)
Exam Mode Pen and Paper Mode
Conducting Body Consortium of NLUs
Total Marks 120
Test Language English


Section-wise Marks and Question Distribution

S.No. Subjects Questions


CLAT total marks Weightage
Constitutional Law 60 60 50%
Other Laws such as Jurisprudence, Criminal Law, Administrative Law, Law of Contract, Torts, Family Law,  Property Law, Company Law, Environmental Law, Public International Law, Tax Law,  and Labour & Industrial Law 60 60 50%
TOTAL 120 120 100%


CLAT 2024 Syllabus

The CLAT Exam syllabus is not defined in terms of concepts or specific topics. Instead, the syllabus discusses the skills that will be assessed through each section. The syllabus is more a less a guide for preparation for the CLAT exam. However, through in-depth analysis of the CLAT exam over the years, it has been noticed that specific topics appear every year. These frequently appearing topics are referred to as essential topics. The important topics and the skills to be assessed for each section are provided below. 


English Language
Important Topics


Legal Reasoning
Important Topics


Logical Reasoning
Important Topics


Quantitative Technique
Important Topics


Current Affairs Including General Knowledge
Important Topics

You can discover more about the CLAT 2024 exam by visiting the Consortium’s official website after the Consortium releases the CLAT 2024 official notification. To keep up with information regarding the CLAT 2024 exam, you must frequently visit the website.

CLAT analysis is a critical practice. Experts and academicians usually do it in the test preparation industry. It helps understand the trends that CLAT follows. Knowing the trends helps make judgments about upcoming CLAT exams. Therefore, in-depth CLAT analysis is so crucial. 

The CLAT 2023 exam date is 18 December 2022. We shall post the CLAT analysis within a day after the exam. Therefore you can expect the CLAT analysis by 19 December 2022. Till then, we anticipate the CLAT 2023 exam trends. 

CLAT Exam Overview

The CLAT exam is an entrance test for several law schools in India. Candidates may apply for admission to both undergraduate and graduate law programmes. The exam is administered once a year. CLAT exam was planned twice this year, once in June 2022 (CLAT 2022) and again in December 2022 (CLAT 2023). The exam dates have been moved to December for various reasons, even though it is typically held in May or June each year. The CLAT 2023 exam date is 18 December 2022.

The Consortium of National Law University is responsible for conducting the CLAT 2023 exam. All the National Law University and various private institutions accept admission through CLAT. NLU, New Delhi, is the only National Law University that conducts a separate entrance exam for admissions. Once the results are announced, participating CLAT institutions release their CLAT cut-off. The candidates who clear the cut-off are granted access to presenting the relevant documents for verification. 

CLAT Analysis

The CLAT exam is yet to be conducted. Therefore we will post the actual CLAT analysis once the exam is administered. However, the CLAT exam follows a pattern. Keeping the details about the CLAT exam pattern, we can anticipate what the CLAT exam will look like.

Over the years, it has been observed that all the sections have easy to moderate difficulty levels each year. There are just one or two sections that seem difficult. Therefore the CLAT exam poses a fair share of difficult questions, but with practice and perseverance, you can surely get a good CLAT score.

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