CLAT 2024 Exam Pattern, Syllabus Revised! Number of Questions Reduced for CLAT UG Exam
The Consortium of National Law Universities has unveiled the syllabus and format for CLAT 2024, aiming to make the Common Law Admission Test more student-friendly and accessible. In the upcoming academic session, the number of questions has been reduced from 150 to 120. The governing body conducted a meeting on May 20, 2023, where the decision was made. These changes will be implemented in the academic year 2024-2025.
Candidates will now have two hours to complete the entrance examination, which will consist of five sections: English Language, Current Affairs Including General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Techniques. These modifications apply specifically to the Undergraduate CLAT 2024 examination. However, the pattern and format for the Post Graduate CLAT 2024 remain unchanged.
The Consortium of NLUs is committed to supporting candidates in their preparation for CLAT 2024 and will make every effort to assist them. Additionally, the Consortium has announced the official date for CLAT 2024 as December 3. This date was confirmed during the Executive Committee and Governing Body meeting held in Bhopal, as stated in an official notice.
All admissions to the 5-year integrated Bachelor of Legislative Law (LL.B) and Master of Laws (LL.M) courses starting in the Academic Year 2024-2025 will be done through CLAT 2024. For the undergraduate program, students who have cleared their Class 12 exams with a minimum of 45% marks (40% for SC and ST categories) are eligible to apply for admission to law courses in the 22 NLUs. For postgraduate courses, candidates must have completed an undergraduate degree in law (either a 3-year or 5-year LLB course) with a minimum aggregate score of 50% (45% for SC and ST candidates) to appear for the exam.
CLAT is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the Consortium of National Law Universities, which includes representative universities. It serves as the gateway for students seeking admission to undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law courses offered by the 22 NLUs across India. Moreover, CLAT scores are also recognized for recruitment purposes in various reputable organizations.