CLAT FAQs 2024 - Common Law Admission Test Frequently Asked Questions

Debanjalee Sen
Debanjalee SenUpdated On: November 30, 2023 11:42 am IST | CLAT

In India, CLAT is a common choice for prospective law students. In this article, we have provided a thorough list of CLAT FAQs 2024; the most Frequently Asked Questions for the Common Law Admission Test.

CLAT FAQs 2024

CLAT 2024 will be administered in a traditional offline format by the Consortium of National Law Universities on December 03, 2023. We have assembled an exhaustive list of Frequently Asked Questions about CLAT 2024 in this article as we understand aspirants may have many doubts regarding the exam. 

We have tried to make their jobs easier by addressing the most commonly asked questions of CLAT 2024 in this article so that they can focus on the main aspect, which is preparing for the law entrance exam.

What are CLAT FAQs 2024? 

The CLAT 2024 admissions process involves several stages. Applicants may have multiple doubts and queries about the Common Law Admission Test. These common queries are attributed here as the Frequently Asked Questions or FAQs of CLAT. We have attempted to cover various aspects including the admission process, the results of CLAT, the exam pattern, the Consortium's most recent announcements, the modified syllabus and so on. 

Students will find CLAT 2024 FAQs on topics like eligibility criteria, application form, pattern, curriculum, result, counselling, and the entire admission process. Thus, CLAT 2024 FAQs below will help law aspirants deal with all of their exam-related questions. 

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CLAT 2024 Frequently Asked Questions

Here we have shared the major CLAT 2024 FAQs from all the major sections of the exam - 

CLAT 2024 Overview FAQs

Q. - What exactly is CLAT?

Answer - CLAT is an abbreviation for the Common Law Admission Test. The Consortium of National Law Universities administers this national-level law entrance exam.

Q. - What law programmes are available after passing CLAT?

Answer - CLAT is administered in both undergraduate and postgraduate levels for admission to legal programmes. Students have to take CLAT UG for admission to 5-year integrated law programmes, whereas CLAT PG is required for admission to LLM programmes.

Q. - Where can I apply for admission after passing CLAT 2024?

Answer - There are 26 NLUs (National Law Universities) that only admit students based on their CLAT scores. Aside from NLUs, more than 70 law schools in India accept CLAT scores for admission. The CLAT score can be used to get admission to the participating colleges.

Q. - How many seats are available at national law schools taking part in CLAT 2024?

Answer - Based on CLAT scores, national law schools will offer around 3243 (approximately) seats in UG law programmes and approximately 1373 seats in LLM programmes.

Q. - Who will administer CLAT 2024?

Answer - The CLAT 2024 will be administered by the Consortium of National Law Universities, a permanent body headquartered at NLSIU Bangalore.

CLAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria FAQs

Q. - Who is eligible to apply for CLAT UG 2024?

Answer - Any applicant who has passed Class 12th with a minimum of 40 - 45% marks (depending on category) may apply for CLAT 2024, according to the CLAT eligibility requirements. 

Q. -What are the eligibility conditions for CLAT PG 2024?

Answer - To take CLAT PG, the candidate must have finished LLB graduation with a minimum of 50% marks. For candidates from the SC/ ST categories, 45% are the minimum marks required for the graduation degree.

Q. - Can NRI candidates apply for CLAT 2024?

Answer - Yes, NRI candidates are also eligible to take the CLAT exam. Please note that to be considered for admission in these categories, candidates must apply directly to the relevant NLU in addition to taking the CLAT exam.

Q. - Is there an age limit for taking the CLAT in 2024?

Answer - No, there is no upper age limit for taking the CLAT exam.

Q. -Will passing CLAT 2024 ensure admission to any of India's National Law Universities?

Answer - No, passing CLAT will only allow the aspirant to apply for admission to the National Law Universities (NLUs). They must meet all of the eligibility conditions of the NLU in which they wish to join and a seat will be allocated to them only on the basis of their CLAT result and seat availability.

Q. - Can students who are in the final year of the qualifying examination apply for CLAT 2024?

Answer - Applicants who are in the final year of their qualifying degree are equally suitable to apply for CLAT 2024, provided they can furnish the mark sheets and certificates during CLAT counselling.

Q. - Will CLAT 2024 UG be easy?

Answer - CLAT 2024 is likely to be challenging as the number of questions and total marks of the UG examination has been reduced. Hence the assessment of aptitude and skills necessary for legal education will be done through a lesser number of questions, hence more chances are there of the exam being difficult.

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CLAT 2024 Application Form FAQs

Q. - How can one apply for CLAT 2024?

Answer - Aspirants will have to download and fill up the CLAT 2024 application form available on the official website of exam conducting body.

Q. - Can exam aspirants apply for CLAT offline?

Answer - No, the CLAT application form will only be available online. The registration process is not carried out in the offline mode.

Q. - How to register for CLAT 2024?

Answer - Aspirants can register for CLAT 2024 via the official website of CLAT. They must provide their name, mobile number, email address, and password to register and then proceed to fill out the application form after their login credentials are generated.

Q. - What is the CLAT 2024 application fee?

Answer - The CLAT application fee is Rs. 4000 for General/ OBC/ PWD/ NRI/ PIO/ OCI category candidates. The application cost of CLAT for SC, ST, and BPL candidates is Rs. 3500.

Q. - What documents must be uploaded to complete the CLAT application form?

Answer - When completing the CLAT application form, students must provide scanned copies of the category certificate (if applicable), relevant mark sheets, a recent passport-sized photograph, and their signature.

Q. - If the aspirants uploaded incorrect information and a blurry photo while registering for CLAT, how can they make changes to their application form?

Answer - The Consortium generally permits candidates to make changes to their application forms until they make the payment of the application fee. Once the application form has been filled and paid for, the candidates cannot change the programme, category, or BPL field. The Consortium will not accept any alterations to the application form after the deadline. However, sometimes the conducting body allows candidates to make certain changes in their submitted CLAT application forms.

Q. - What information should the candidates keep with themselves after completing the CLAT application process?

Answer - After completing the CLAT application form, candidates should save the following information:

  • CLAT 2024 application form copy
  • Fee receipt specifics
  • ID and generated password

Q. - What if a student gets a zero or blank application number after submitting the CLAT form?

Answer - Getting a zero or a blank application number signifies that the CLAT 2024 application form was not successfully sent. Therefore, the applicant will need to fill it out again.

Q. - How many times can someone make modifications to their CLAT application form? 

Answer - CLAT aspirants may make as many modifications to the application form as they need before paying the CLAT application fee. After the payments have been made and the application form has been submitted, no modifications can be made.

Q. - Is it necessary to ship hard copies of any document or completed CLAT applications to the CLAT Office?

Answer - Candidates are not required to submit any documents or CLAT application forms to the CLAT office. They should, however, save a printed copy of the completed CLAT 2024 application form for their own records and future correspondences with the CLAT conducting body.

Q. - When will the aspirants be able to fill out their preferred NLU options?

Answer - Candidates can give their NLU preferences when they register for the counselling process after the CLAT 2024 results are published.

Q. - Can applicants modify their NLU preferences later on?

Answer - No, once an applicant has stated and submitted their choices of NLUs, they are considered definitive. In the case of numerous CLAT applications, the most recent form submitted will be considered final. 

Also Read: CLAT 2024 Dos and Don'ts

CLAT 2024 Exam Pattern and Syllabus FAQs

Q. - What is the CLAT UG 2024 question pattern?

Answer - The CLAT UG 2024 question pattern has been revised this year. It will comprise of 120 questions instead of 150.

Q. - How many questions will be asked in the CLAT PG 2024?

Answer - The CLAT PG will feature 120 objective-type questions.

Q. - What will be the duration and exam pattern of CLAT 2024?

Answer - CLAT is administered in an offline, pen-and-paper format. The exam duration is two hours and the medium of the question paper is English.

Q. - What are the five subjects in the CLAT 2024 UG syllabus?

Answer - The CLAT 2024 syllabus includes a total of five subjects. They are English Language, Current Affairs with General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Techniques.

Q. - What are the main topics and subtopics of the CLAT 2024 PG syllabus?

Answer - The main topics in CLAT PG will be the mandatory subjects of the undergraduate law programs. The topics and sub-topics include Contract Law, Property Law, Company Law, Public International Law, Tax Law, Environmental Law, Constitutional Law, Torts, Family Law, Criminal Law, Jurisprudence, Administrative Law, and Labour and Industrial Law.

Q. - Which subject is hardest in CLAT UG?

Answer -
Many students may find Quantitative Reasoning and Legal Reasoning difficult in CLAT UG. However, this cannot be specified in particular as it may vary depending on the preparation level of the candidates.

Q. - Which subject is the easiest in CLAT UG?

Answer -  
Many students consider the English Language as the easiest. However, we must state this depends on how well the candidates have prepared for the examination.

Q. - What types of questions are asked in the CLAT examination?

Answer - As per the exam pattern notified by the Consortium, CLAT is a comprehension-based test. CLAT UG and LLM questions are based on comprehension passages of around 450 words each.

Q. - Will students be provided more sheets / papers for rough work and calculations in CLAT 2024?

Answer - Yes, the rough sheets for computations will be provided to the test-takers at the examination centres. Electronic devices, however, will not be permitted at CLAT exam centres.

Q. - Is there any negative marking in CLAT 2024?

Answer - Yes, there is a negative marking in CLAT 2024. For each incorrect answer given by students, 0.25 points marks will be deducted.

Q. - How can aspirants prepare for CLAT?

Answer - Candidates can take practice tests given by the consortium, as well as answer CLAT sample papers, which will aid in the preparation for CLAT. The sample papers and mock tests will be quite useful because they will give them an idea of the format of the actual Common Law Admission Test.

Q. - Is it recommended to drop a year for CLAT?

Answer - Candidates must consider factors like their academic abilities, financial background, and future goals. If they are confident to crack the examination after the drop year, they may give it a shot.

Q. Does the marks of Class 12 matter in CLAT?

Answer - Candidates can sit for CLAT without being a 12th pass. However, during the counselling process, they have to submit proof of passing the 12th examinations such as the 12th mark sheet and certificates.

CLAT 2024 Admit Card FAQs

Q. - How can the applicants acquire their CLAT 2024 admit card / hall ticket?

Answer - CLAT admit card 2024 can be acquired by logging into the CLAT 2024 account and using the "Download Admit Card" button. Candidates should know that the conducting authority will not issue any printouts or hard copies of the hall ticket to them nor any soft copy will be sent via email. 

Candidates must confirm that all information displayed on their CLAT admission card is correct, and if there is any misprint, including spelling errors, they must immediately notify the CLAT officials.

Q. - How can students access the hall ticket if they have lost their CLAT password?

Answer - Students must reset their accounts by selecting the "Forgot Password" option. To generate a new password, enter the registered mobile number and obtain an OTP. Enter the OTP and establish a new password to gain access to their CLAT 2024 admit card.

Q. - What do the aspirants need to bring to the CLAT exam centre on the day of the exam?

Answer - The exam-takers must bring their CLAT 2024 admit card as well as valid identity evidence to the respective test centres. They will also need to bring a ballpoint pen and a transparent water bottle.

Q. - What are the identity proof documents required at the exam centre of CLAT?

Answer - A passport, Adhaar Card, PAN Card, Voter Card, or Driving Licence are some of the major identity proof documents required at the exam centre of CLAT. Students must carry one of these valid ID proofs along with them.

CLAT 2024 Answer Key, Result, and Merit list FAQs

Q. - When will the CLAT 2024 answer key be available?

Answer - The official preliminary CLAT 2024 answer key will be released after the exam on the same day. Candidates will have several days to file objections to the provisional answer key post which the final answer key will be released.

Q. - How can the students get access to the CLAT results?

Answer - The Common Law Admission Test results will be available at after the exam. Logging onto the candidate portal will allow the test aspirants to get their scorecards.

Q. - What is the CLAT invitation list?

Answer - The CLAT invite list is released prior to the counselling. It includes the names of candidates who have been shortlisted for counselling and seat allocation. It should be noted that the invite list is based on the CLAT merit list.

Q. - On what basis is admission to NLUs granted after CLAT?

Answer - Admission to NLUs will be granted on the basis of merit in the CLAT exam. The merit list is created based on candidates' performance in the law entrance examination. 

CLAT 2024 Counselling and Seat Allotment FAQs

Q. - What is the CLAT 2024 counselling fee?

Answer - Candidates must pay a counselling cost of Rs 30,000 (approximately) to register for the CLAT counselling. The fee stands at Rs 20,000 (roughly) for reserved category candidates. The counselling charge is not a separate fee; it is included in the enrollment fees at the time of admission to the assigned NLU.

Q. - What are the main steps in the CLAT 2024 Counselling Process?

Answer - Registration for CLAT 2024 counselling, counselling charge payment, choice locking, upgrading or shifting option, withdrawal from the process by the applicant, and release of the final admission list are the main steps in the CLAT 2024 Counselling process.

Q. - Will the applicant be refunded their CLAT counselling cost if they decline admission?

Answer - Candidates should be aware that there will be no refund of the counselling fee after the last date of withdrawal from the admission process. Candidates who have withdrawn their seats prior to the last scheduled date will be refunded after deducting Rs 10,000 (approximately) from the CLAT counselling fee.

Q. - Is there any chance the aspirants will get a reservation if the students apply under the state domicile quota?

Answer - Yes, some of the participating NLUs provide seats under the state domicile quota. Candidates must check each NLU's official brochure to learn more about state domicile seats.

Q. - Do all the CLAT participating institutes follow the same reservation policies?

Answer - No, the CLAT participating NLUs do not share similar reservation policies. Each NLU follows their own set of reservation guidelines, rules and regulations stated by respective Acts/ State Governments.

We hope the above information will guide the aspirants. Exam-takers who have any doubts, please feel free to contact us at our toll-free number -1800 572 9877 or use the Common Application Form (CAF) for admission purposes.

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