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CLAT 2024 Eligibility - Academic Qualification, Minimum Marks, Age Limit

Updated By Sukriti Vajpayee on 07 Aug, 2023 11:29

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CLAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria

CLAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria: The Consortium of NLUs (National Law Universities) specifies the eligibility criteria for CLAT 2024 for both integrated LLB and LLM admission. Before filling the online application form for CLAT, the candidates are advised to have a look at the eligibility rules mentioned here. The eligibility criteria describe requirements such as age limit, nationality, educational qualification, professional qualification, reservation and relaxation of criteria, etc., for the interested candidates who wish to apply and appear for the CLAT 2024 exam.

There are also certain provisions/ arrangements for Specially Abled Persons (SAPs) in CLAT. CLAT 2024 will be held on December 3, 2023.

CLAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria Key Highlights

Here are some of the major highlights of the CLAT 2024 eligibility criteria - 

  • According to the Supreme Court's order, aspirants of any age can pursue legal education in India. For this reason, the BCI had removed the age limit from CLAT UG and PG.
  • Those who are appearing in the qualifying exam mean those who would be appearing in (class 12th) for (CLAT UG) and graduation final year (for CLAT PG) in the same year when CLAT will be conducted.
  • Those who are appearing for the qualifying exam and CLAT in the same year must also ensure they score the minimum required marks in the qualifying exam. If a candidate is able to crack CLAT but is unable to get the minimum marks in the qualifying exam, he will be disqualified from the admission process.
  • If a candidate appears for CLAT 2024 while also appearing for the qualifying exam, he will be granted admission only if he submits the passing certificates and documents at the time of CLAT counselling and seat allotment.
  • There is no upper age limit to be eligible for admission to LLM programme through CLAT 2024.
  • Candidates must have passed the qualifying examination (preferably graduation in Law) from a recognized University or Board.
  • Individuals of any age above 20/21 years can appear for the CLAT 2024 exam for PG Programme if they meet the other eligibility criteria.

CLAT 2024 Age Limit and Nationality for UG Programme

CLAT 2024 Age Limit:

According to the official notification of CLAT, there is no age limit for appearing in CLAT 2024.

  • Candidates must have passed the qualifying examination from a recognized University or Board.
  • Individuals of any age above 17/18 years can appear for the CLAT 2024 exam for UG Programme provided they meet the other eligibility criteria.

CLAT 2024 Nationality:

Candidates who are Indian Nationals/NRIs/PIO/OCI are eligible to appear for CLAT 2024

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CLAT 2024 Criteria for Number of Attempts

As per the rules of the consortium, there is no limit on the number of attempts that a candidate can take for CLAT. Candidates can appear for CLAT as many times as they desire. For instance, if a candidate failed to clear CLAT in 2023 and he/ she is willing to appear for CLAT 2024, there is no restriction. He/ she can fill the online application form and appear for the exam. 

Education Qualifications Required for CLAT (UG)

The minimum education qualification required for CLAT 2024 for admission to the UG programme (LL.B) is as follows -

  • The candidate must have passed Class 12th with a minimum of 45% of marks. However, the 45% qualifying mark rule is applicable only for General category. 
  • Candidates belonging to SC / ST categories must have a minimum of 40% of marks in Class 12th to be eligible for the entrance exam. 

Education Qualification Required for CLAT PG (LLM)

The educational qualification mandatory to appear for CLAT PG (LLM) 2024 is as follows.

  • The candidates must have an LL.B degree with a minimum of 55% of marks. However, 55% qualifying rule in LL.B is applicable for the General category & OBC.
  • Candidates belonging to SC / ST must have a minimum of 50% of marks in LL.B to be eligible for LL.M admission in NLUs through CLAT.

What after CLAT 2024 Eligibility Norms?

After examining the eligibility criteria of CLAT 2024, candidates need to fill the CLAT 2024 Application Form. 

The table below will show you the steps of admission process: 

CLAT 2024 Exam
Announcement of result
Counselling Registration
Release of Seat Allotment List
Payment of Fees
End of Admission 

Provision / Arrangement for Specially-Abled Persons (SAPs) in CLAT 2024

Specially-Abled Persons will be provided with certain arrangements and provisions in CLAT exam. Even though there is no relaxation in the eligibility criteria and minimum requirements for CLAT 2024 exam, visually impaired candidates can take the help of a scribe to attempt the CLAT exam.

However, such candidates should submit the necessary documents specified by the exam authority. These candidates need to visit the exam centre at least a day before the exam and meet the exam supervisor at the respective centre. After the relevant documents have been verified, the supervisor will give his approval for taking scribe's help. While filling the application form for CLAT, the candidates need to mention their disability so that necessary arrangements can be made at the exam centre.

CLAT 2024 Eligibility (UG Programme) in the Event of a Tie

In case of a tie, where two or more candidates secure equal marks in the CLAT UG exam, the following criteria shall be considered - 

  • The candidate/candidates who secure higher marks in the component / section of the legal aptitude will have more advantages.
  • The candidates whose age is more.
  • It will be based on a computerized draw of lots.

CLAT 2024 Eligibility (PG Programme) in the Event of a Tie

If there is a tie and two or more candidates receive equal marks in the CLAT PG exam, the following criteria will be considered - 

  • Higher age
  • The draw of lots will be computerized.

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FAQs about CLAT Eligibility

What is the mode of CLAT application process?

The application process of CLAT is carried out in the online mode.

How much is the application fee of CLAT 2024?

The application fee for CLAT 2024 is INR 4,000. Candidates belonging to the reserved categories are given some relaxation and they have to pay INR 3,500 as the CLAT 2024 application fee.

Can I edit my CLAT 2024 application form after submitting?

In CLAT 2024 application form, there is no option for application correction and the conducting body decides this. However, you must not rely on the application correction window and must carefully fill out your application form.

What is the minimum eligibilty required for CLAT 2024?

The eligibility criteria for CLAT 2024 depend on the course you apply for. In order to get admission to an integrated law course of five years, you must have completed class 12th from a recognized board of education with no less than 45% aggregate marks. For LLB, it is mandatory to have an undergraduate degree in any stream from a recognized university with at least 45% marks in aggregate. If you are applying for CLAT 2024 PG for LLM admissions, you must have completed a bachelor's degree in law with not less than 55% aggregate marks. The candidates of reserved categories are given 5% relaxation.

When is the last date to apply for CLAT 2024?

The last date to apply for CLAT 2024 is November 03, 2023.

Is there any age limit for CLAT 2024?

No, there is no upper age limit for appearing for CLAT 2024.

Which documents are required for CLAT 2024 application process?

The documents that you must have while filling the application form of CLAT 2024 are: mark sheet of class 10, mark sheet of class 12, mark sheet of graduation (for LLB and LLM), ID proof, passport sized photograph, signature, caste certificate (if applicable), PwD certificate (if applicable).

Are any seats reserved in CLAT 2024?

CLAT 2024 follows the reservation scheme of the government. A certain per cent of the total seats are reserved for the categories of SC, ST, OBC, PwD, etc.

Does NLU Delhi offer state domicile reservation for CLAT 2024?

Yes, 50% of the total seats of all the courses offered at NLU Delhi are reserved for candidates with state domicile for CLAT 2024.

Is the application fee of CLAT 2024 refundable?

No, the application fee of CLAT 2024 is non-refundable. Once you submit the form and make the payment, you cannot ask for a refund if you decide against sitting for the exam.

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