CLAT Eligibility Criteria

The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) has established the CLAT eligibility criteria 2024 session for UG and PG programs. Applicants who wish to take the law entrance exam must be qualified as per CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2024. Even if they pass the entrance exam, candidates will not be considered for admission to NLU if they do not match the CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2024 for the exam. The CLAT application form 2024 is currently available, and qualified applicants can register at The offline version of CLAT 2024 will take place on December 03, 2023.

The Common Law Admission Test, or CLAT for short, is administered to prospective students wishing to enroll in the five-year LLB and LLM programs offered by more than 60 affiliated law schools and 24 national law colleges around the country.

CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2024 Highlights




Educational Qualifications

Candidates must have finished their class 12 education from an accredited board to be eligible for CLAT 2024.

Applicants can also apply for CLAT 2024 if they are awaiting their class 12 results.

Candidates must have obtained their LLB degree—either a 3-year or 5-year degree—from an institution accredited by the BCI to be eligible for CLAT PG 2024.

Minimum marks in qualifying exam

General /OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI - 45%

General /OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI - 50%

SC/ST category - 40%

SC/ST category - 45%

Age limit

No age limit


CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2024 for UG Program - Detailed Information

The following UG law programs are eligible for the CLAT 2024 exam:

Qualifications in Education and Passing Scores

Applicants must have at least a 45% aggregate in Class 12 or an equivalent exam from an accredited board or institution to be eligible for the CLAT 2024. For SC/ST applicants, the minimum percentage needed is 40%.

Applicants may also appear in CLAT 2024 if they pass the qualifying exam (the Class 12 exam in April or May of 2024). These candidates must present their qualifying exam certificate to qualify for admission; otherwise, admission will be rejected.

CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2024: Maximum Age

There is no set CLAT age limit for participating in the UG CLAT 2024 and obtaining an LLB degree at a national law school.

CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2024 for PG

The qualifying requirements for the PG program for the CLAT exam are as follows:

Education Requirement and Required Minimum Scores

A minimum percentage of 50% in an LLB (5-year or 3-year LLB) or an equivalent degree from a university recognized by the Bar Council of India is required for eligibility in CLAT PG 2024.

But for SC/ST applicants, the minimum percentage needed is 45%.

Applicants for CLAT LLM 2024 who are in their final year of LLB college are also eligible. These candidates must present their qualification certificate at the time of applying for admission.

CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2024 for 12th students


Students may apply for CLAT 2024 if they are preparing to sit for the class 12 board exam in 2024. Students must present documentation of their passing the exam during the admissions process.

CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2024 for International Students

Students who are sponsored by NRIs or foreign nationals are also eligible to take the CLAT exam if they meet the requirements. International students should consult the official website of their local NLUs as the eligibility for the CLAT may vary amongst them.

Limit of Age for CLAT LLM 2024

The age limit to appear in the CLAT 2024 for the LLM program is not set.

Application Form for CLAT 2024

The consortium released the CLAT application form 2024 on its official website -, on July 1, 2023. Candidates must provide their personal information, contact and educational details, preferred NLU, and other information while filling out their application form. Those who meet the CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2024 will sit for the CLAT 2024 exam. The cost of applying for CLAT is Rs. 3500 (or Rs. 3,000 for applicants from SC and ST).

CLAT Exam Dates 2024


The CLAT 2024 exam dates have been released by the exam authority and students can check the dates on its official website as well as in the admission notification. The following table shows the CLAT 2024 exam dates:



Release of early admission notification


CLAT 2024 notification


CLAT Application Form 2024 begins


Last date of application



CLAT 2024 Application Form Correction Window Opens


CLAT 2024 Application Form Correction Window Closes


Issue of CLAT admit cards

21-Nov-2023 (tentative)

CLAT 2024 exam date


Official CLAT answer key

December 2023

Release of final answer key

December 2023

Declaration of CLAT results

December 2023 or January 2024

Commencement of Counselling

January 2024



Q1. Can I apply for CLAT 2024 if I'm in class 12?

You may apply for CLAT 2024. However, you must pass the Class 12 exam by April or May of 2024 and present your passing certificate to qualify for admission.

Q2. What is the maximum age limit to sit for CLAT 2024?

The officials state that there is no maximum age to take CLAT 2024. Any age group can apply to take the exam.

Q3. Does a three-year LLB require the CLAT?

No, there is no CLAT for admission to a three-year LLB program. Only admission to 5-year integrated LLB and LLM programs is based on CLAT scores.

Q4. Who can take the CLAT exam?

The CLAT 2024 exam will be open to applicants who passed their class 12 or who are presently taking their class 12 exam.

Q5. In what format would CLAT 2024 take place?

CLAT 2024 will be administered in the traditional pen-and-paper format.

Q6. Do law students alone take the CLAT?

Yes, the CLAT 2024 exam is solely given to law students who want to get into NLUs.

Q7. Who can apply to take the CLAT?

Applicants to CLAT UG must have completed Class 12 with a minimum of 45% of the possible points. However, CLAT LLM is open to graduate candidates.

Q8. Which subjects are necessary to pass the CLAT?

The subjects for eligibility for the CLAT exam have not been established by the consortium. Candidates may take the CLAT exam in any discipline.


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