CLAT Exam Date 2025, Check Details of Eligibility, Overview, Important Dates, How to Apply, and More

CLAT Exam Date 2025: Scheduled for December 1, 2024, this national-level law entrance test marks the gateway to prestigious law schools in India.

by Jayasree D

Updated Jun 03, 2024

CLAT Exam Date 2025, Check Details of Eligibility, Overview, Important Dates, How to Apply, and More

CLAT Exam Date 2025 

The CLAT Exam 2025 is a national-level law entrance exam conducted by the CLAT Consortium. It is held once a year, typically in December, across 130+ exam centers in India. The exam is in pen and paper format, meaning it's offline. Candidates aiming for admission into prestigious NLUs (National Law Universities) must apply online on the official website between July and November 2024.

The exam consists of five sections: English, Math, Current Affairs & GK, Logical Reasoning, and Legal Reasoning. It's essential to meet the eligibility criteria, including educational qualifications and age limits, before applying. With no limit on attempts, applicants have a chance to secure a good score and pursue a rewarding career in law.


  1. For CLAT (UG):

    • Education Qualification: Must have passed Class 12 or equivalent exam.
    • Minimum Marks: General category requires a minimum of 45%, while SC and ST categories need a minimum of 40%.
    • Age Limit: No age limit.
    • Number of Attempts: Unlimited.

  • For CLAT (PG):

    • Education Qualification: Should have completed a 3-year LLB or 5-year LLB.
    • Minimum Marks: The general category requires 50%, while the SC and ST categories need 45%.
    • Age Limit: No age limit.
    • Number of Attempts: Unlimited.
  • Note: Candidates appearing in the qualifying exam are also eligible for the CLAT Exam 2025.




Exam Name

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

Exam Level

National-level exam

Conducting Body

Consortium of NLUs

Frequency of Conduct

Once a year

Mode of Exam

Offline (Pen-and-paper)

Exam Purpose

  • Admission to UG and PG law courses offered by participating NLUs
  • Recruitment for legal positions



Mode of Application Process


Mode of Counselling


CLAT Exam Date

December 1, 2024

Number of Seats

UG program – more than 3,000 seats

PG program – around 1,000 seats

Participating Colleges


Exam Duration

2 Hours

Official Website

Important Dates


Date (Tentative)

CLAT Exam Date

December 1, 2024

Registration Opens

1st week of July 2024

Registration Closes

2nd week of November 2024

Admit Card Release

November 2024 (Tentative)

CLAT Exam date

December 1, 2024

Official Answer Key Release

December 2024 (Tentative)

CLAT Result Declaration

December 2024 or January 2025 (Tentative)

Commencement of Counseling

January 2025 (Tentative)

Registration Fees

The registration fees for CLAT 2025 are as follows:

  • For General, OBC, and PwD candidates: INR 4000
  • For SC and ST candidates: INR 3500

Candidates can pay the fees online through the official website during the registration process.

Exam Pattern 



Exam Mode

Offline (pen-and-paper)



Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Total Questions

CLAT UG: 120

CLAT PG: 120 (No essay section in CLAT PG)

Exam Duration

2 hours

Marking Scheme

1 mark for each correct answer

Negative Marking

0.25 marks were deducted for each incorrect answer


CLAT Subjects


English Language

Reading Comprehension, Synonyms, Antonyms, Word Rearrangement, Cloze Test,

Analogies, Spelling Errors, Spotting Errors, Sentence Improvement, Idioms

& Phrases, Fill-ups, Sentence Rearrangement

Quantitative Techniques

Profit & Loss, Proportion, Averages, Surds & Indices, Square Roots,


Areas, Volumes, Percentage, Simplification & Approximation,

Partnerships, Ratio, HCF and LCM, Discounts, Number Systems

Current Affairs & GK

Science & Technology, Sports, Static GK, Current happenings, History,

Geography, Economics, Politics

Logical Reasoning

Time & Sequence, Ranking, Syllogism, Coding-Decoding, Blood Relations,

Distance and Direction, Classification, Analogy, Statement & Assumption/

Argument/ Conclusion/ Course of action, Series, Number Test, Alphabet Test

Legal Aptitude

Legal GK and current affairs, Important acts, and amendments to the

legislature; Topics from Contract law, Constitutional law,

Important Supreme Court Judgments, Criminal law, International treaties

and conventions affecting national legal framework, tort law, and more

How to Apply?


  • Visit the official website of CLAT 2025
  • Create an account by providing your name, email address, and phone number.

Application Form:

  • Log in using your credentials.
  • Fill out the application form with personal details like name, address, and educational qualifications.

Document Upload:

  • Upload scanned copies of your photograph, signature, and any other required documents in the specified format.

Select Preferences:

  • Choose your preferred exam center from the list of options provided.

Fee Payment:

  • Pay the application fee online using a credit card, debit card, or net banking.


  • Review all the information provided and make any necessary corrections.
  • Agree to the declaration and submit the form.


  • Once submitted, you will receive a confirmation email or SMS with your application details.

Admit Card:

  • Download your admit card when it is released by the CLAT authorities.

Prepare for the Exam:

  • Start preparing for the CLAT exam by studying the syllabus and practicing previous years' question papers.

Following these steps will ensure that you successfully apply for the CLAT 2025 exam.

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