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CLAT 2025 Exam Date

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What is the CLAT Exam?

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national-level entrance test for admission to undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law studies at India’s 24 National Law Universities.

CLAT is conducted by the Consortium of National Law Universities, which includes the representative universities. Several affiliated institutions and companies utilize the CLAT test for admissions and recruitment

All admissions to the 5-year integrated Ll.B. and Ll.M. programs beginning in the Academic Year 2024-2025 shall be through the CLAT 2025. The dates have not been finalized and are tentative.

Full FormCLAT (Common Law Admission Test)
Test Conducting BodyThe Consortium of National Law Universities
Test LevelUG and PG
Test FrequencyOnce a year
Test ModeOffline
Test Duration120 Minutes
Test LanguageEnglish
Test PurposeAdmissions to BA LLB, BCom LLB, BSc LLB, BBA LLB, BSW LLB, LLM courses

Important Dates

EventDates (Tentative) 
Release of admission notificationFrom July 2024
Start of online application formFrom July 2024
Last date to submit the application formThe first week of November 2024
Release of admit cardNovember-end 2024
Exam dateThe first week of December 2024
Release of final answer keyThe first week of December 2024
Declaration of resultsThe second week of December 2024
Commencement of counselingJanuary 2025

Exam Pattern

Each section has a different weightage and number of questions. The weightage and number of questions for each section are highlighted in the table below.

Every question carries 1 mark, and 0.25 points will be deducted for every wrong answer.

Subject/SectionNumber of questions (weightage) 
English Language22-26 (20% of the paper)
Quantitative Techniques10-14 (10% of the paper)
Logical Reasoning22-26 (20% of the paper)
Current Affairs, including General Knowledge28-32 (25% of the paper)
Legal Reasoning28-32 (25% of the paper)
Total Questions 120 questions of one mark each
Total Marks120
Total Time (min)120
Negative Marking0.25 marks for each wrong answer

CLAT 2025: Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

Any applicant who has passed the 10+2 or an equivalent examination can apply for the 2025 exam. The minimum marks required for different categories are listed below:

  • 45% marks for General/ Other Backward Class (OBC)/ Specially abled person categories
  • 40% marks for Scheduled Class (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories

Note: Candidates who will pass the Class 12th examination in March/ April 2025 are also eligible for the test. Upon admission, these candidates must provide proof that they passed their Class 12th exam. Candidates who fail to fulfil this will be rejected and lose their right to admission.

Application Fees

CategoryAmount
General/ OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO//OCIINR 4000
ST, SC, EWSINR 3500

CLAT 2025: Expected Cut-off

The CLAT exam cut-off is the minimum marks and rankings required for admittance to NLUs. After the counseling rounds, each NLU releases the cut-off in the form of opening and closing rankings. The table below shows the basic expected cut-off based on expert analysis of previous years.

CategoryExpected Cut-Off Marks (120 Total)
General85-90
OBC and SC/ST70-80

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Bharathi Pradeep
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