CLAT PG(LLM) 2024 Details : Notification (OUT), Syllabus, Dates, Application, Eligibility, Cut-off, Colleges, and Admission Process

CLAT PG(LLM) 2024 Details : Notification (OUT), Syllabus, Dates, Application, Eligibility, Cut-off, Colleges, and Admission Process

By Lex Templum on 08 February

PG Eligibility

1.    An LL. B Degree or an equivalent examination with a minimum of Fifty percent (50%) of marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories and Forty-Five percent (45%) of marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.

2.    Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in April/May 2022 are also eligible to apply.

3.    No upper age limit is prescribed for appearing in CLAT 2024.

4.    Tie Breaker Rule : In case of equal marks, the break of tie shall be by the following procedure and order as under:
i. Higher age;
ii. Computerised draw of lots.

PG Syllabus & Guide

Introduction and Overview

The PG-CLAT 2024 will feature an emphasis on the comprehension abilities of the students. It shall be of 120 minutes duration, with one sections:


  • The first section would include 120 objective-type questions carrying 1 mark each. There shall be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.
  • Candidates who secure 40% (35% in case of SC, ST, and PWD) marks in the objective section will qualify for the evaluation of their answers in the descriptive section.


The paper will be based on the mandatory subjects of the undergraduate program and include Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Administrative Law, Law of Contract, Torts, Family Law, Criminal Law, Property Law, Company Law, Public International Law, Tax Law, Environmental Law, and Labour & Industrial Law.

Objective Section

In this section of the PG-CLAT 2024, you will be provided extracts from primary legal materials such as important court decisions in various fields of law, statutes, or regulations. Each passage will be followed by a series of questions that will require you to demonstrate the:

  • Ability to read and comprehend the issues discussed in the passage, as well as any arguments and viewpoints discussed or set out in the passage;
  • Awareness of the issues discussed in the passage, as well as of legal issues and facts related to and arising out of the passage and the judgment or statute from which it is extracted;
  • Summarise the passage; and
  • Ability to apply your knowledge of the fields of law discussed in the passage.

Preparing for the PG-CLAT 2024

As part of your preparations for the PG-CLAT 2024, you should:

  • Read and refresh your knowledge of important judgments, and try to discern various issues discussed in such judgments;
  • Refresh your knowledge of important constitutional and legislative provisions, particularly those that may have been discussed in recent judgments; it would also be useful to ensure you are aware of historical case law and amendments related to such provisions, so that you have a more complete awareness of such provisions and the issues related to them;
  • Practice writing essays of the type indicated above, with clear presentations of issues, factual matters, arguments and conclusion.

PG Question Paper Format

  1. Maximum Marks


  1. Duration of exam

02:00 Hours

  1. Multiple-Choice Questions

120 questions of one mark each

  1. Syllabus:
    1. Constitutional Law


    1. Other areas of law such as Jurisprudence, Administrative Law, Law of Contract, Torts, Family Law, Criminal Law, Property Law, Company Law, Public International Law, Tax Law, Environmental Law, and Labour & Industrial Law


  1. Negative Marking

0.25 Mark will be deducted for each wrong answer


CLAT PG 2024 Schedule

The Consortium of National Law University (CNLU) has announced the dates to conduct The CLAT 2024 application form will be released soon on its official website at CLAT will be conducted for admission to 22 national law universities that offer 5-year integrated LLB and LLM programmes.on Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2024-23. For the first time, CNLU will conduct the CLAT for the years 2024 and 2024 in the same year. This is the first time that CLAT will be conducted twice in the same year.


CLAT 2024 will be held on December 18, 2022. The consortium has also reduced the counselling fees from Rs 50,000 to Rs 30,000. For reserved category candidates, the counselling fees will be Rs. 20,000.

The CLAT 2024 application form will be released soon on its official website at CLAT will be conducted for admission to 22 national law universities that offer 5-year integrated LLB and LLM programmes.The decision was made during the Annual Executive Committee and the General Body Meeting of the Consortium of National Law Universities held on Sunday at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.Candidates who have passed Class 12 or will appear in the board examination are eligible to apply for UG-CLAT 2024, while candidates who have completed LLB or are in the final year of the LLB programme can apply for CLAT LLM.

Instructions for PG Programme

General Instructions


  • The CLAT 2024 examination will be held in OFFLINE mode
  • The applications have to be submitted ONLINE only from website.
  • The date of examination as scheduled on December 18, 2022.
  • Indian Nationals/NRIs/PIO/OCI seeking admission in either of the PG programmes shall appear in CLAT 2024.
  • Foreign Nationals need not appear for the test
  • For any information relating to the 18 NLUs, the candidate may refer to the e-brochure of the respective Institutions available in the Consortium website.
  • For NRI/NRI Sponsored/Foreign National seats, the applicants are advised to refer to the e-brochures as well as the websites of the respective NLUs for more details. All NRI Category candidates have to appear for the CLAT 2024 examination for those NLUs where such category is admitted through CLAT 2024 rankings and not admitted directly by the concerned Universities. Please note that for admission in these categories, you will need to apply directly to the concerned NLU in addition to appearing for the CLAT exam. Please refer to the NLU website for more information.
  • Information regarding the details of intake, reservation policies and the courses offered along with the fee structures of various participating National Law Universities is available in the Information Brochure which can be accessed from the official website of CLAT and also from the websites of the participating NLUs. The candidates are, therefore, advised to thoroughly go through the rules, policies and the fee structure of the participating NLUs before filling in the application form for PG courses, and also for the NRI and Foreign National seats.
  • Information provided in the e-Brochure regarding the intake, reservation policy, fee, courses offered and the subjects taught at various levels including the areas of specialization, etc., has been specified very briefly. For detailed information regarding the same, the candidates may refer to the information available at the websites of the participating NLUs.
  • Candidates are advised to visit CLAT 2024 website regularly for updates. The allotment of seats and the offer for admission under CLAT 2024 shall be provisional and shall not create any right of admission in favour of a candidate.


Other instructions


  • The application form, complete in all respects and after payment of fees must be finally submitted on or before the Scheduled date and time. Incomplete application forms shall not be considered. The candidates shall fill and submit the application form well in time to avoid last minute hassles. The CLAT Office or the organizing University shall in no case be responsible for any incomplete information or misinformation or inconvenience faced by the candidate in this regard.
  • Candidates are first required to register themselves at the CLAT 2024 website by using personal mobile number and e-mail Id. Upon registration, an OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number for validation. Once the mobile number is validated, candidates can login using mobile number and the password provided at the time of registration.
  • Please fill the form carefully. The Name of the candidate and the parents should be spelt correctly in the application as it appears in the Certificates/Mark sheets/Identity proof. Any change/alteration found may disqualify the candidature.
  • Please note that once the application is submitted and paid, the candidate cannot change the program, category, and BPL field.
  • Updates to application form will not be entertained after the closure date.
  • The candidates are required to read the instructions carefully and furnish correct and authentic information. In case the information furnished at any stage of the application, examination and admission process is found to be false or incorrect or if there is any discrepancy or mismatch between the information furnished by the candidate at the relevant section and the certificates/documents produced at the time of admission, the provisional admission offered to the candidate shall stand cancelled with immediate effect without assigning any further reason and the candidate shall stand disqualified from being considered for further admission to the NLUs by the CLAT Consortium Office.
  • The candidate shall fill his/her preference order for all NLUs after the results are declared.
  • The candidates are requested to choose the program (UG/PG) correctly. Requests for change of program in the application form will not be entertained.
  • In the event of unforeseen incidents resulting in the cancellation of a Test city or centre, or insufficient or extra number of candidates opting to appear from a particular Test Centre, the Convenor, CLAT 2024 reserves the right to cancel such a City/Centre and shift the applicant to another City/Centre
  • In order to claim the benefit of reservation, the candidate must produce the relevant certificates as prescribed by the Government of India/State Government and as required by the respective NLU at the time of admission, as notified by them.
  • The CLAT 2024 application fee is non-refundable and non-adjustable.
  • Participating National Law Universities reserve the right to change the total number of seats and break-up of seats as per their policy before the final allotment. The reservation policy is subject to change as decided by the concerned Government from time to time.
  • If a candidate has filled-in more than one online application form, the candidate's last online application form only will be considered. In such cases, the application fee for the previous application forms will not be refunded.

Documents to be uploaded with the Online Application.


1.    Front facing passport size recent photograph with plain background

2.    Signature of the candidate

3.    Category certificate if you are applying under SC/ST/OBC

4.    Relevant certificate issued by competent authority if candidate is applying under P.W.D

5.    Relevant certificate issued by competent authority if candidate is applying under BPL category


  • The original certificates/documents issued by the competent authority as specified in the brochure are to be submitted to the allotted University in the form and manner as specified by the respective universities at the time of admission.
  • The photograph and signature of the candidate need not be attested while submitting the Online Application Form.
  • All documents/certificates should be uploaded in pdf format only.

Application Fee


  • Application fees can be paid online only.
  • Application fee for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI candidates: Rs.4,000/-
  • Application fee for SC/ST/BPL category candidates: Rs.3,500/-
  • The cost of previous years' question papers is Rs.500/- (not included in the CLAT 2024 application fee of Rs.4,000/- or Rs.3,500/- as the case may be.)
  • The candidates themselves will have to bear the bank transaction charges for remitting the fee online. The actual bank transaction charges will be displayed in the payment gateway page after the candidates choose the mode of payment.
  • Application Fees is non-refundable.

Admit Card/Hall ticket


  • The Admit Card/Hall ticket can be downloaded by the candidate by logging into his/her account. The exact date on which the hall tickets will be made available will be intimated on the website.

CLAT 2024 - The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) has announced that CLAT 2024 will be held in December 2023. CLAT 2024 will be held in offline, pen and paper format, in more than 130 exam centres across the country. The CLAT syllabus 2024 and exam pattern will largely remain unchanged. So, law aspirants who wish to appear in the Common Law Admission Test should start preparing themselves. CLAT 2024 question paper will have 150 multiple choice questions to be asked from subjects such as English, Legal aptitude, logical reasoning, maths and general knowledge including current affairs.

Also Read | How to prepare for CLAT exam without coaching

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CLAT 2024 Latest News and Updates

CLAT 2024 - Exam Overview

CLAT 2024 Exam Date

CLAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria

CLAT 2024 Application Form

CLAT Exam Pattern 2024

CLAT 2024 Syllabus

CLAT 2024 Preparation Tips

Subject Wise Preparation Tips for CLAT 2024

National Law Universities Participating in CLAT Exam 2024

CLAT 2024 - Notification (Out), Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Preparation Tips

Candidates should also note that CLAT 2024 exam will be held only once a year. And, those candidates who appeared in CLAT 2023, on December 18, 2022, are also eligible to appear in the CLAT 2024 exam.

GNLU Convernor for CLAT 2024

The consortium has in a meeting held on January 31, elected a new Executive Committee for the Consortium of NLUs. Prof. Vijender Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur took over as President of CNLU for CLAT 2024. Prof. V.C. Vivekanandan, Vice-Chancellor, Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur was elected vice-president, and Prof. Shanthakumar, Director, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar was elected convenor for CLAT 2024.

CLAT 2024 - Exam Overview

Name of examination Common Law Admission Test

Popularly known as    CLAT

Conducting body        Consortium of National Law Universities


Level   National level

Purpose           Admission to 5-year integrated LLB and LLM programmes

Recruitment in various Public Sector Undertaking (PSUs)


Colleges          22 national law universities + over 60 affiliated law school


CLAT 2024 Exam Date

As per the latest notification released on October 31, 2022, the consortium will conduct the CLAT 2024 in the month of December 2022. Candidates can expect the CLAT exam in the third week of December 2023, in offline mode. The tentative schedule is given below.

CLAT important dates 2024

Event   Date (Tentative)

CLAT 2024 application form First week of August 2023

Last date to apply       Second week of November 2023

Release of CLAT 2024 admit card     First week of December 2023

CLAT 2024 exam date           December 2023

Release of answer key December 2023

CLAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who wish to appear in CLAT 2023 must fulfil the eligibility criteria given by the consortium. The course-wise CLAT eligibility criteria are mentioned below.

CLAT eligibility criteria 2024

Eligibility criteria       UG-CLAT       PG-CLAT

Education qualification          Class 12 or equivalent exam with at least 45% marks (40% for SC and ST categories)        Graduation in Law (3-year LLB or 5-year LLB) with at least 50% aggregate marks (45% in case of SC and ST candidates)

            Candidates appearing in qualifying exam are also eligible to appear in CLAT 2024

Age limit        No age limit

Attempt           No limit (Candidates appearing in CLAT 2023 can also appear in CLAT 2024)

CLAT 2024 Application Form

The consortium will release the CLAT 2024 application form tentatively in the first week of August 2023. Candidates will be able to access the CLAT 2024 application form from the official website of NLU Consortium - The CLAT 2024 registration fee will be Rs. 4,000 for general category candidates and Rs. 3,500 for SC and ST candidates.

CLAT Exam Pattern 2024

Candidates appearing for CLAT 2024 should be well-versed in the test pattern. The CLAT exam pattern informs the candidates about the number of questions that will be asked in the exam, the type of questions, the marking scheme, duration and several other important details. Candidates can check the table below to know about the test pattern.

CLAT 2024 exam pattern

Particulars      Details

Mode of examination Offline

Duration          Two hours

Number of questions  CLAT UG - 150

CLAT PG - 120

Type of questions       Multiple choice type questions from comprehension paragraph

Marking scheme         1 mark for each correct answer

-0.25 marks for each incorrect answer

CLAT 2024 Syllabus

Candidates preparing for the national-level law entrance exam should refer to the CLAT syllabus to know about the subjects they need to study. The CLAT question papers will be strictly designed as per the syllabus given by the consortium. The UG CLAT syllabus and PG CLAT syllabus are completely different and are as mentioned below.

UG CLAT syllabus 2024

Subject Areas with weightage:           (approximate number of questions)

English Language       28-32 questions, or roughly 20% of the paper

Current Affairs, including General Knowledge         35-39 questions, or roughly 25% of the paper

Legal Reasoning         35-39 questions, or roughly 25% of the paper

Logical Reasoning      28-32 questions, or roughly 20% of the paper

Quantitative Techniques         13-17 questions, or roughly 10% of the paper

CLAT LLM 2024 syllabus

Constitutional Law


Administrative Law

Law of Contract

Torts, Family Law

Criminal Law

Property Law

Company Law

Public International Law

Tax Law

Environmental Law

Labour & Industrial

CLAT 2024 Preparation Tips

Candidates will need around eight to 12 months of preparation time to crack the CLAT 2024 exam and secure a really good rank. Based on previous years’ CLAT cut-off trends, a CLAT score of 100 to 105 is considered ideal for admission to the top two national law universities - NLSIU Bangalore and NALSAR Hyderabad. Therefore, effective CLAT preparation is crucial. Here are some tips to help the candidates streamline their preparation.

CLAT 2024 Legal Aptitude Preparation Tips

Legal aptitude is a crucial section in the CLAT question paper. Candidates need to be familiar with key concepts of law. A basic understanding of the Law of Contract, Law of Torts, Family Law, and Constitutional law will be helpful for candidates in answering the questions.

Candidates should prepare for CLAT legal aptitude from standard books such as Legal reasoning by A P Bharadwaj. In addition to this, reading newspapers, editorials and legal journals would be helpful in CLAT preparation.

CLAT 2024 English Preparation

This section tests both comprehension reading and vocabulary skills. Candidates preparing for CLAT English should work on grammar skills and simultaneously improve their reading speed and vocabulary. Referring to English newspapers and books such as Word Power Made Easy would help the students prepare for this section effectively.

CLAT Current Affairs, General Knowledge Preparation

This is one of the most important sections of CLAT 2024. Even in this section, candidates will be asked questions from comprehension passages. However, the content of the passage will be derived from the newspapers, current affairs and events of historical, legal, and political importance.

Having a decent level of awareness of current events of national and international importance is crucial for this section. Such awareness will help the students create a background while reading the passages and answering questions.

Candidates are advised to read the newspapers, news analysis, and monthly current affairs for CLAT current affairs preparation.

CLAT 2024 Maths Preparation

The CLAT maths carries only 10% weightage in the examination. But, this section becomes a game changer for candidates who are really good in maths. Candidates who prepare well for CLAT maths can answer the questions and secure 10-12 marks due to their accuracy. For other sections, the accuracy of answers may become doubtful as the questions are mostly based on tricky statements.

To prepare for CLAT maths candidates should refer to a decent book that covers topics such as puzzles, interest, profit and loss. Candidates preparing for CLAT maths should practice the previous year's question papers and identify the topics, and their difficulty level and prepare accordingly.

National Law Universities Participating in CLAT Exam 2024

There are 22 national law universities that will accept CLAT 2024 scores. Only National Law University Delhi is not a participant of CLAT 2024 as it conducts a separate entrance exam, AILET. The list of NLUs is mentioned below.

CLAT 2024 participating NLUs and seats

NLUs  CLAT Seats    State quota (Domicile and Category) All India seats

National Law School of India University, Bangalore

180      25%     135

National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad

132      25%     99

National Law Institute University, Bhopal

120      50%     60

West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences, Kolkata

132      36%     91

National Law University, Jodhpur

120      27.5%  87

Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur

170      50%     85

Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

172      25%     156

Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow

169      52%     81

Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala

180      10%     162

Chanakya National Law University, Patna

138      66%     54

National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi

60        51%     31

National Law University Odisha, Cuttack

106      25%     79

National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi

120      50%     60

National Law University and Judicial Academy, Guwahati

60        48%     31

Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam

138      40%     54

Tamil Nadu National Law School, Trichy

114      50%     57

Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai

150      63%     55

Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur

120      62%     46

Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad

60        62%     23

Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla

120      25%     90

Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur (MPDNLU)

120      40%     48

Dr B.R. Ambedkar National Law University 120      25%     90

Total   2801               



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