CLAT 2024: Final Answer Key, Cutoff, Registration, Exam Date, Question Paper

CLAT: About Exam

The Common Law Admission Test, CLAT is a national - level law exam conducted by The Consortium of NLUs (National Law Universities) to one - year LLM PG and 5 - year integrated LLB UG courses. The entrance exam is held for the admission to 21 NLUs for PG courses and 24 NLUs for UG courses. The exam is conducted in an offline mode, Pen and paper is required and the questions are from Quantitative Mathematics, Logical Reasoning, Legal Reasoning, Current Affairs and GK and English for the Undergraduate program. 


Overview of Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) :

What is the Full Form of CLAT ?


Common Law Admission Test.

CLAT Exam Conducted By 


The Consortium of NLUs (National Law Universities). 


Highlights of CLAT Examination

The Common Law Admission Test is to pursue the law courses in the top colleges. Students after completing the 12th class from a recognized board can apply for this test. Additionally, Bachelor  in LLB students can also apply for the PG courses. 



About Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) Exam


CLAT is a national level test for the admission to PG and UG law programs. The exam is conducted for admission in 61 affiliated colleges and 24 NLUs. The Consortium conducts the test in offline mode and once a year. Students can apply for the test on the official website, students have to take the exam in English language only. 


Nationality : Indians, NRIs, PIO and OCI

Number of Attempts : No Limit

Age : No Bar

Frequency : Once a Year 

Month : December

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Exam : Offline

Language : English 



Pattern of CLAT Exam


Number of Sections - 5


  • English Language
  • Current Affairs including General Knowledge
  • Legal Reasoning
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Techniques


Total Number of Questions - 120 Questions.


  • Legal Reasoning : 28 - 32 Questions.
  • Logical Reasoning : 22 - 26 Questions.
  • English Language : 22 - 26 Questions.
  • General Knowledge : 28 - 32 Questions.
  • Quantitative Techniques : 10 - 14 Questions.


Total Marks - 120 Marks.


Exam Timings - 2 Hours.

Types of Questions - Multiple Choice Questions.


CLAT Exam Marking Process 


  • Students will get 1 mark for each correct answer. 
  • For wrong answers 0.25 mark will be deducted. 


CLAT Exam 2024 (Tentative) 


CLAT 2025 news will be announced by the Consortium of National Law Universities, and is expected to be released on December 2024. Students can check the notification on the official website, The exam is conducted offline and it covers sections such as : Logical reasoning, Mathematics, English, General knowledge, Current affairs and Legal aptitude. The exam duration is for 2 - hours and the answer key will be released a week after the exam is completed. This is a standard exam which is accepted in colleges like, NLU Jodhpur, WBNUJS Kolkata, NALSAR Hyderabad and NLSIU Bangalore. 


  • Conducted By - The Consortium of NLUs (National Law Universities).
  • Online Application Form - First week of July 2024
  • Last Date of Submission the Application Form - First week of November 2024 
  • Admit Card - Third week of November 2024
  • Exam Date - December 1, 2024
  • Result Date - Second week of December 2024
  • Beginning of GD, PI and WAT process - Third week of December 2025
  • GD, PI and WAT process rounds - Yet to be notified.
  • Last Date of Merit List Disclosing - Not declared yet.


What is the Application Fee of Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) Exam ?


  • For The General and Unreserved category students have to pay - INR 4000.
  • For The Reserved category students have to pay - INR 3500. 

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