CLAT 2024: Number of Questions Reduced to 120, Check New Exam Pattern
The Consortium of National Law Universities has recently unveiled the syllabus and format for CLAT 2024, bringing about some significant changes. In the upcoming academic session, the number of questions has been reduced from the previous 150 to a new total of 120. This decision was made during a meeting held by the governing body on May 20, 2023, with the aim of making the Common Law Admission Test more student-friendly and accessible. The implementation of these changes will take place in the academic year 2024-2025.
Candidates appearing for the entrance examination will now have a time limit of two hours to complete it, which will be divided into five sections. These sections include English Language, Current Affairs Including General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Techniques. It's important to note that these modifications apply specifically to the Undergraduate CLAT 2024 examination, while the pattern and format for the Post Graduate CLAT 2024 remain the same.
The Consortium of NLUs has expressed its commitment to supporting candidates in their preparation for CLAT 2024, making every effort to assist them. Additionally, the official date for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2024 has been announced by the Consortium of National Law Universities. The exam will be held on December 3, as confirmed during the Executive Committee and Governing Body meeting 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 commencing in the Academic Year 2024-2025 will be based on the results of CLAT 2024. For the undergraduate program, students who have cleared Class 12 with a minimum of 45% marks (40% for SC and ST categories) are eligible to apply for admission to law courses in 22 NLUs. As 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 be eligible for the exam.
CLAT is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the Consortium of National Law Universities, representing 22 NLUs across India. It serves as a gateway for students seeking admission to undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law courses. Moreover, CLAT scores are also utilized for recruitment purposes by various esteemed organizations.