What is CLAT?

CLAT: The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) serves as a national-level entrance exam for admission to undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law programs offered by 24 National Law Universities across India. The Consortium of National Law Universities, representing these institutions, is responsible for organizing CLAT.

Additionally, various affiliate universities and organizations also utilize the CLAT exam for their admissions and recruitment processes. For the Academic Year 2024-2025, all admissions to the 5-year integrated LL.B. and LL.M. programs will be conducted through CLAT 2024.

Participating National Law Universities

  1. National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU)
  2. NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad (NALSAR)
  3. National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU)
  4. The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS)
  5. National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ)
  6. Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU)
  7. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU)
  8. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU)
  9. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala (RGNUL)
  10. Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU)
  11. National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS)
  12. National Law University, Orissa (NLUO)
  13. National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL)
  14. National Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJA)
  15. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam (DSNLU)
  16. The Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli (TNNLS)
  17. Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai
  18. Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur
  19. Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad
  20. HP National Law University, Shimla
  21. Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur
  22. DR.B.R.Ambedkar National Law University, Haryana
  23. Gujarat National Law University Silvasa
  24. National Law University, Tripura Agartala

Eligibility for the UG Programme in CLAT

There will be no upper age limit for UG Programme in CLAT 2024.

As regards minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2 or an equivalent examination), the candidates must have secured:

  1. Forty five percent (45%) marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI categories.
  2. Forty Percent (40%) marks or equivalent in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.

Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April, 2024 are also eligible to appear in CLAT 2024 examination. However, they shall be required to produce an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, 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 failing which the candidate shall be ineligible for admission to the Course.

In case of equal marks, the break of tie shall be by the following procedure and order as under:

  • Higher marks in the component / section on legal aptitude in the CLAT 2024 exam;
  • Higher age;
  • Computerised draw of lots

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