Common Law Admission Test – CLAT

OVERVIEW

CLAT is a common law admission test conducted every year by the Consortium of National Law Universities and this year also they conducting CLAT exam. Here we present the overview of the CLAT exam to give you a glimpse of the upcoming exam.

Exam HighlightsDetails
Exam NameCLAT 2025(Common Law Admission Test)
CLAT Exam Conducting BodyConsortium of National Law Universities
CLAT Exam LevelUG
CLAT Exam FrequencyOnce
CLAT Exam ModeOnline
CLAT Exam Duration120 Minutes
Number of QuestionsUG: 150
Question typeMCQs
Marking0.25 marks for each wrong answer
CLAT Exam LanguageEnglish
Participating NLUs22
CLAT Exam PurposeAdmissions to BA LLB, BCom LLB, BSc LLB, BBA LLB, BSW LLB, LLM courses
Emailclat@consortiumofnlus.ac.in
Phone080 47162020 (between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm) all working days
Websitewww.consortiumofnlus.ac.in

 

CLAT 2025: The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) will release the CLAT 2025 notification tentatively in November-December 2024. The CLAT 2025 will be held in December 2024. Registrations are usually made available in first week of July. The CLAT application form can be filled out online at consortiumofnlus.ac.in.

ABOUT

The CLAT 2025 exam will be conducted in offline mode. The question paper will have questions on legal aptitude, current affairs, general knowledge, English, maths and logical reasoning. The CLAT exam duration is two hours. The answer key and results are released within a week of the examination.

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is accepted by 24 national law universities (NLUs). The list of participating NLUs includes top-ranked law schools of the country such as NLSIU Bangalore, NALSAR Hyderabad, WBNUJS Kolkata and NLU Jodhpur.

CLAT 2025 Exam – Overview

Exam name

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

Conducting body

Consortium of National Law Universities (CNLU)

Purpose

Admission to 5-year LLB and LLM

Recruitment for India Army

Recruitment in PSUs

Participating colleges

24 National Law Universities (NLUs) and 60+ affiliated colleges

Seats offered

5-year LLB – 3,400+

LLM – 12,00+

Schedule

Eligiblity

Who is eligible for CLAT 2025?

Candidates looking to appear for CLAT 2025 must meet the exam eligibility criteria prescribed by the NLU Consortium. The admission criteria for NLUs and CLAT eligibility are largely the same. The eligibility criteria for CLAT 2025 are as follows;

UG—CLAT 2025 Eligibility

Educational qualifications – Candidates must have passed Class 12th from a recognized board and institute. Candidates must have scored at least 45% in their Class 12, SC, ST candidates are eligible with 40% in Class 12th.

PG—CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2025

The LLM CLAT is a postgraduate course. Candidates must have completed LLB graduation from a university recognized by the Bar Council of India (BCI). They must have scored at least 50% (45% in case of SC and ST candidates) in their graduation.

CLAT age limit

The consortium has not set any age limit for appearing in the CLAT exam. Candidates can attempt the CLAT exam at any age, or any number of times.

Syllabus

CLAT 2025 Syllabus and Exam Pattern

Candidates preparing for CLAT exam need to follow the official syllabus and pattern to meet the requirements of the test. The CLAT syllabus is broadly divided into five sections. The question paper of CLAT 2025 will also have exact five sections. These sections are as listed below.

  • English language and comprehension

  • Legal reasoning and aptitude

  • Elementarty maths

  • Logical reasoning

  • Current affairs and general knowledge

The exam pattern of CLAT provides all the relevant information on how the question paper would be framed and what will be the time duration and marking scheme. Candidates must go through the exam pattern of CLAT 2025 to make themevelves familiar with the testing rules and test structure.

CLAT 2025 Question Paper Structure

English Language

22-26 questions, or roughly 20% of the paper

Current Affairs, including General Knowledge

28-32 questions, or roughly 25% of the paper

Legal Reasoning

28-32 questions, or roughly 25% of the paper

Logical Reasoning

22-26 questions, or roughly 20% of the paper

Quantitative Techniques

10-14 questions, or roughly 10% of the paper

CLAT exam pattern 2025

Category

Details

Time duration

2 hours

Mode

Offline mode (pen paper-based mode)

Type of questions

Objective-type questions

Number of questions

120 questions

Total marks

120 marks

CLAT UG marking scheme

Correct answer – 1 mark

Incorrect answer – 0.25 marks deduction

Unattempted questions – No negative marking

Language

English

fees

The candidates have to pay the required exam fee at the time of the CLAT 2025 Registration process. You can check the details of the CLAT 2025 exam application fees in the table below:

CategoryApplication Fee
General/OBC/SAP and other category candidates₹ 4000/-
SC/ST category candidates₹ 3500/-

Procedure

CLAT 2025 Registration

The applications for CLAT 2025 will open tentatively in first week of July, 2024. The CLAT 2025 registration can be done online from the official website of consortium – consortiumofnlus.ac.in. The CLAT registration fee is Rs. 3,500 for general candidates and Rs. 3,000 for SC and ST candidates. Candidates who need official CLAT previous year papers will have to pay Rs. 500 in addition to application fee. However, previous year CLAT question papers are also provided by Careers360 at free of cost. The application process for CLAT 2025 is as follows;

  • Visit the official CLAT 2025 website

  • Click on new registration link

  • Register using email ID and mobile number

  • Fill the application form by providing personal information, communication details, academic details, exam centre preference and NLU preference

  • Submit the CLAT application form and pay the registration fee

 

 

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