What Is CLAT Exam For?

By Ishika S.

30th June, 2023

CLAT is a national-level law entrance exam for admission to 22 national law universities and more than 70 affiliated colleges. The exam is conducted by the (NLUs ) in offline, pen and paper format. Candidates who pass the examination will be eligible for admission to 5-year integrated LLB and LLM programmes


“Here are all the important details that you need to know for CLAT 2024”

The full form of CLAT is the Common Law Admission Test. CLAT is a centralized national-level government entrance test for admissions to 22 national law universities in India. Most self-financed and private law schools in India also use these scores for admissions to the law.

What Is CLAT?


-Successful completion of a law degree obtained through the CLAT exam can lead to a wide range of career opportunities. – Studying at a reputed law school through CLAT provides opportunities to network with legal professionals, industry experts, and like-minded peers.

The consortium releases the application form for CLAT on its official website - consortiumofnlus.ac.in. Candidates need to submit their personal information, communication and educational details, preference of NLU, and other factors while registering for CLAT 2024

CLAT Application Form

CLAT Paper Pattern

Clat exam is held in pen paper mode for 2 hours. There are 120 MCQ questions carrying 1 marks each for the correct answer and - 0.25 for the wrong answer. The language of the test is English.

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CLAT preparation strategy should ideally include study plan for covering all important areas of the exam syllabus. It is essential to pay attention to all sections, as each has a significant weightage in the total score.