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CLAT 2025: Application Form, Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

clat-2025CLAT 2025 Exam will be conducted in the first week of December 2024. It will be conducted through offline mode at various exam centres. CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) is a National Level entrance exam. It is conducted by the Consortium of National Law Universities every year. Through this exam, admission is offered to 5-year integrated LLB (UG) and one-year LLM (PG) law courses. Admission will be given into UG courses at 24 NLUs and PG courses at 21 NLUs. To appear for the exam, candidates will be required to fill the application form. It will be available through online mode only.

In the article below, we have provided the complete details related to CLAT 2025 Exam such as Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, etc.

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CLAT 2025 Overview

Exam NameCommon-Law Admission Test
Level of Exam National level
Conducting BodyA consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs)
Frequency of ConductOnce a year
How to ApplyOnline
CoursesUG & PG law courses
Exam PurposeTo provide admission into UG and PG law courses offered at the participating NLUs. Admission to Private and self-financed colleges will also be offered.
Exam Mode Pen-and-Paper Mode (Offline)

CLAT 2025 Exam Dates

Here we have provided the tentative schedule of CLAT 2025 exam below:

EventsExam Dates (Tentative)
Application form release1st week of July 2024
Deadline to submit the form2nd week of November 2024
Admit card release3rd week of November 2024
Exam Date1st week of December 2024
Answer Key1st week of December 2024
Objection against CLAT 2024 Answer key2nd week of December 2024
Final answer key release2nd week of December 2024
Announcement of Result3rd week of December 2024
Counselling procedure4th week of December 2024

CLAT 2025 Application form

Candidates can go through the section below to know complete CLAT 2025 application form details:

  • Consortium of NLUs will start the CLAT 2025 application process from the first week of July 2024 for both UG & PG courses.
  • Application can be filled through online mode only, no offline method will be provided by the authority.
  • The registration process will involve various steps such as registration, document upload, updating NLU preference, fee submit, etc.
  • Candidates are advised to go through the complete eligibility criteria first before filling the form.
  • While filling the form, candidates must be careful as there will be no correction facility provided by the authority.
  • After filling the form, upload the requisite documents such as photograph, signature & other required certificates in pdf format.
  • Recheck filled details in the application form and submit it on the website.
  • Take a printout of the application form and keep it safe for further usage in future.

Application Fee:

Checkout the given pointers to know the application fee:

  • Online facility such as Credit card, debit card/ pay wallet/ RU Pay will be available to submit the fee.
  • CLAT 2025 Application fee will be submitted through online mode only.
  • Submitted fee will be non-refundable under any circumstances.

Here we have provided the category wise application fee below:

CategoryApplication Fee
General/ OBC/ SAP+ OtherRs 4000/-
SC/ ST/BPLRs 3500/-
Previous year question papersRs. 500/-

Documents to be Uploaded with Application Form:

  • Front Facing Passport size recent photograph with plain background.
  • Signature of candidates.
  • Category certificate (In case of SC/ ST/ OBC)
  • Relevant Certificate issued by competent authority (In case of PWD)
  • Relevant Certificate issued by competent authority (In case of BPL category)

How to Apply for CLAT 2025

By following the given step by step procedure, candidates will be able to fill the form:

  • Step-1: Visit the online website (Link will be given above).
  • Step-2: On the homepage, click on the “CLAT 2025” link.
  • Step-3: A login form will appear on the screen, click on “Don’t have any account? Register button”.
  • Step-4: Registration form will pop-up on the screen and start register yourself by providing the details.
  • Step-5: Now fill the preference among all the 22 national law universities.
  • Step-6: Upload the required documents in PDF format.
  • Step-7: Now submit the application fee using online mode.
  • Step-8: Recheck the filled details in the form and submit it.
  • Step-9: Lastly, take a hardcopy of the form and keep it safe till admission.

CLAT 2025 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must fulfill CLAT 2025 eligibility criteria before filling the form:

General Eligibility:

  • Nationality: Applying candidates must be Indian Nationals/ NRI/ NRI Sponsored.
  • Age Limit: There will be no upper age limit to apply for both UG & PG courses.
CoursesEligibility Criteira
For UG Programme
  • Qualifying Exam: To be eligible for UG courses, candidates must pass class 12th level from a recognized board/ university.
  • Marks: In the qualifying exam, candidates must secure at least 45% aggregate and 40% marks in case of SC/ ST category.
  • Appearing: Those appearing candidates in class 12th level will also be eligible to apply for the exam.
For PG Programme
  • Qualifying Exam: Applying candidates for PG courses must have passed LLB or 5-year integrated or its equivalent from a recognized institute/ university.
  • Marks: To be eligible, candidates must score 50% marks and 45% marks in case of reserved category (SC/ST) in the qualifying exam.
  • Appearing: Candidates appearing in the final year of their qualifying exam in April/ May 2025 will also be eligible to apply.

CLAT 2025 Exam Pattern

Here candidates can check the complete CLAT 2025 exam pattern to prepare better for the exam:

  • Mode of Exam: Through offline (Pen-paper based) mode, the exam will be conducted.
  • Types of Questions: Exam will consist of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) & Subjective type questions.
  • Sections: Total 5 sections will be there in the question paper of UG courses.
  • Duration: Candidates will be given 2 hours to solve the paper.
  • Medium: Exam will be held only in English language.
  • Number of Questions: Total 120 questions will be asked for both UG & PG exam.
  • Marking Scheme: For every correct answer, 1 mark will be given.
  • Negative Marking: 0.25 mark will be deducted for each incorrect response.

Checkout the marks distribution in CLAT 2025 exam:

For UG Courses:

SubjectQuestions
English Language22-26 questions, or roughly 20% of the paper
G.K & Current Affairs28-32 questions, or roughly 25% of the paper
Quantitative Techniques10-14 questions, or roughly 10% of the paper
Legal Reasoning28-32 questions, or roughly 25% of the paper
Logical Reasoning22-26 questions, or roughly 20% of the paper

For PG Courses:

Subject
Constitutional Law
Other areas of law such as Jurisprudence, Administrative Law, Law of Contract, Torts, Family Law, Criminal Law, Property Law, Company Law, Public International Law, Tax Law, Environmental Law, and Labour & Industrial Law
Total 120 Marks

CLAT 2025 Syllabus

The authority will release the CLAT 2025 syllabus through online mode on the website. There is various sections in CLAT syllabus in UG courses such as English, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Mathematics, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning. It will be necessary to go through the complete syllabus before appearing in the examination.

Here we have provided some of the topics included in each section of the exam:

SubjectsTopics
MathematicsIn this section, candidate’s knowledge related to elementary mathematics will be checked.
Legal AptitudeRules and passages of law, application of the rules and passages, etc.
General Knowledge & Current AffairsContemporary events of National and International Significance, Arts and Culture, International Affairs, Historical Events of significance.
English including comprehensionPassages, Reading, Comprehension, Inference, and Conclusion, Summary, Vocabulary, etc.
Logical ReasoningArgument- Premise and Conclusion, Inference, Relationships and Analogies, Contradictions and Equivalence, etc.

CLAT Preparation Tips

Here we have provided some tips & tricks to prepare for the CLAT exam easily:

  • Make a proper schedule and follow it strictly.
  • To prepare for the exam, firstly go through the complete syllabus & pattern.
  • Do not forget to check out the last year question paper and sample paper for practice.
  • Try to choose a good study material from the internet as well as from the books also.
  • Make a short note and try to revise them on daily basis.
  • Don’t take stress and maintain a healthy life.

CLAT 2025 Books:

Here we have provided the CLAT books which helps the candidates to prepare for the exam. These books can be used for last minute preparation to improve performance on the exam day:

  • A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
  • Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning by Pearson
  • Study Package for CLAT & LLB Entrance Examination by AP Bhardwaj
  • LST Books and Material (Set of 20 Books)
  • Public International Law by Dr. Ashok K. Jain
  • 30 Days wonder for Maths by S Chand
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination by Pearson’s
  • Family and Property Law by Poonam Pradhan
  • Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S Aggarwal
  • Logical Reasoning by Arun Sharma

CLAT 2025 Exam Centres:  

Candidates can check given table to know the CLAT 2025 exam centres:

AgraGandhinagarKolkata
AllahabadGangtokKota
AurangabadGhaziabadKurukshetra
BarasatGorakhpurLucknow
GurugramGreater Noida /NoidaMohali
HaldwaniGuwahatiMuzaffarpur
BangaloreBhopalHisar
BilaspurHyderabadImphal
IndoreJabalpurNew Delhi
BhubaneswarCalicutJaipur
ChandigarhJalandharPatna
ChennaiJammuPune
DehradunJamshedpurRaipur
ErnakulumJodhpurRanchi
FaridabadKanpurShillong
SiliguriThaneRajahmundry
SonepatThiruvananthapuramPuducherry
VisakhapatnamVijayawadaChittor/Tirupathi
Amrawati (Maharashtra)HooghlyKurnool
CuttackHubli / DharwadVellore
VadodaraSuratMeerut
RajkotDiuSilvassa

 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Answer: The CLAT 2025 application form will be released in the first week of July 2024.

Answer: There is no restriction on the number of attempts for the CLAT examination.

Answer: No, CLAT exam is conducted once in every year.

Answer: Yes, appearing candidates and those who are waiting for the result will be eligible to apply for the CLAT 2025 exam.

Answer: Yes, there is to upper age limit to apply for the exam.

Answer: NLU will offer around 3,361 seats for UG level and for LLM courses, the colleges/ universities have a combined intake of around 1,298 seats.

Answer: The exam will be conducted in the first week of December 2025.

Answer: No, the exam will be available in English language only.

Answer: No, the CLAT 2025 application fee will be submitted through online method only .

Answer: No, candidates can neither withdraw their application nor get refund of the application fee paid

CLAT 2025 Admit Card

CLAT 2025 admit card will be released in the third week of November 2024. Consortium of NLUs will publish the admit card through online mode only, no other offline method will be provided. Login credentials such as Registration number/application number and date of birth will be required to access the admit card.

Candidates are suggested to keep the hardcopy of it save for the day of examination. It will be mandatory for all applying candidates to carry the original admit card along with the ID proof to the exam center.

It will consist with details such as candidate’s name, date of birth, parent’s name, date, time, venue, address, signature, photograph, etc. After downloading admit card, candidates must go through the details carefully. In case of any discrepancy in it contact the authority immediately for the rectification.

CLAT 2025 Answer Key

After conducting the CLAT 2025 examination, the provisional answer key will be published on the website. it will be accessed through online mode, no other mode will be provided. Candidates will be able to download the answer key from the first week of December 2024. It will consist with all the correct answers to the questions that will be asked in the exam.

The Consortium of NLUs will also provide the facility to challenge the answer key in case of any mistake in it. Objection facility will be available only for the particular period of time. After analyzing all the received objections, the final answer key will be published. The result will also be prepared by the authority on the basis of the final answer key.

CLAT 2025 Result

Consortium of NLUs will be announced the CLAT 2025 result in the third week of December 2024. It will be declared through online mode only. Candidates will have to visit the website of authority to access result. The result will carry the qualifying status of all test-takers.

It will be prepared by the authority on the basis of the final answer key. Login details will be required to download the scorecard form the website. Candidates are advised to keep the hardcopy of the scorecard safe for counselling and seat allotment purposes. Qualified candidates in the exam will be called to participate in the counselling procedure.

CLAT 2025 Cut Off

CLAT 2025 cut off will be released by the authority thorough online mode. Those qualified candidates in the exam will be able to check the cut off marks from the website.

The cut off marks will be released for all the participating National Law Universities after each round of counselling and during seat allotment procedure. For both UG & PG courses, it will be release separately on the website. It will be affected by various factors such as exam difficulty level, change in seat intake and matrix, etc.

CLAT 2025 Counselling

Consortium of NLUs will organized CLAT 2025 counselling from the last week of December 2024. Shortlisted candidates in the exam will be able to appear for the counselling procedure. Candidates will have to indicate their NLUs preference online where they want to take admission by centralized counselling procedure during counselling procedure.

It will be conducted separately for both UG & PG programmes. There will be various rounds in the counselling procedure. After each round of counselling, the seat allotment for each participating NLUs will be released.

CLAT 2025 Participating Institutes

Here we have provided the various participating institutes of CLAT 2025:

  • National Law School of India University, Bangalore
  • Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad
  • The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata
  • National Law University, Jodhpur
  • Gujarat National Law University, Gandhi Nagar
  • National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi
  • National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi
  • Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Mumbai
  • Tamil Nadu National Law School, Srirangam
  • Chanakya National Law University, Patna
  • Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur

In case of any query related to CLAT 2025 Exam, candidates can feel free to ask their queries below in the comment section.

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