CLAT (Common Law Admission Test)

It is a national level leading law entrance examination for admission to 22 National Law Universities (NLU) in India. The examination schedule is listed in the official website of CLAT.

The CLAT consists of the following four steps:-

1. Registration - Candidates have to apply online on CLAT official website -,
2. Online exam - It is of 2 types:- Under Graduate (UG) Program & Post Graduate (PG) Program,
3. The result - It will be declared on the official website in the form of merit list &
4. Counselling/Admission - It is done after the declaration of results and seat allocation is done based on merit preference as per schedule.


CLAT Notification

The notification page of PRAADIS keeps you informed with all the latest updates related to the CLAT-UG & PG exam. This page will help you with exam pattern, syllabus, marking scheme of the exam, important dates of the exam and latest news for the counselling, result and cut-off marks. This app allows aspirants to learn extensively and enhance their ability to learn and memorize.

CLAT Updates

Release of CLAT Results,
CLAT-Counselling invite list-UG,
CLAT-Counselling invite list-PG,
Consolidated All India Merit List-CLAT-UG,
Consolidated All India Merit List-CLAT-PG &
Ist Provisional Seat Allotment.

Application Form and Process:-

Registration Process of CLAT:-
1. Visit CLAT official website -,
2. Click on New Registration - The registration form opens below,
3. Enter details like - Name, Mobile number, Create New Password and Confirm Password,
4. Click on Register,
5. The candidate will receive OTP while entering the mobile number at the time of generation,
6. Enter OTP, then Submit,
7. Application form opens:- Enter Personal Details, contact information, academic details, work experience, program preference, and exam centre preference,
8. Documents upload,
9. Front-facing passport size recent photograph with a plain background,
10. Signature,
11. Category certificate if a candidate is under SC/ST/OBC category,
12. Relevant certificate of competent authority if a candidate is P.W.D.,
13. Relevant certificate of competent authority if a candidate is under the BPL category,
14. Original document or certificates,
15. Attested Photograph and Signature &
16. All documents to be uploaded in PDF format only.

Payment procedure:-

Mode of Payment Online

Application Fees For General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI candidates


Application fee for SC/ST/BPL category


Previous years question papers


Refund Process

Application Fees is Non-refundable

Counselling Fees

50000 (Adjustable at the time of admission to the university)

CLAT Exam and Important Event Dates

CLAT conducts exam once a year for recruitment of candidates for the various LAW services and government posts on central level. For more detailed information regarding the dates of all the exams, candidates can visit the website:-

Note:- Candidates are requested to pay 50000, at the time of counselling which will be adjustable at the time of admission fee payable at the University.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Under Graduate Post Graduate

Age Limit

No upper age limit

No upper age limit

Minimum Qualification

10+2 or equivalent- General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories-45% of marks SC/ST categories-40% of marks

LLB degree or equivalent-General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories-50% of marks SC/ST categories-45% of marks

Qualifying Examination to appear in CLAT



TIE Breaker Rules- In case of equal marks

i. Higher marks in the component/section on legal aptitude in the CLAT exam, ii. Higher age, iii. Computerised draw of lots.

i. Higher age
ii. Computerised draw of lots.

Result of Qualifying Exam

10+2 or Equivalent course mark sheet will be submitted at the time of admission

LLB or Equivalent result will be submitted before applying


Indian Nationals, NRI, Foreign Nationals-Direct contact the concerned universities for taking admission

Indian Nationals, NRI, Foreign Nationals-Direct contact the concerned universities for taking admission

CLAT Admit Card

Candidate can download admit card by logging into his/her account. That date on which admit card will be available will be intimated on CLAT official website:-

Process of downloading admit card

Firstly open, To download e-Admit card, candidates will require Registration id followed by Date of Birth (DD-MM-YY) then Enter captcha word, then log in. In case of any discrepancy in downloading admit card, candidates can reach out to below contact details for help:- Call on 08047162020 or email at from 10 am to 5 pm on all working days.

CLAT Exam Pattern

Under Graduate (UG Exam Pattern):- In Under Graduate exam, the total number of questions 120 of one mark each, Maximum marks is 120, Duration of Exam is 2 hours, and negative marking is 0.25 for each incorrect answer. Question paper is Objective type.

Post Graduate Exam Pattern:- In Post Graduate Exam, Duration of hours is 2 hours, Total number of questions 120 of one mark each and negative marking is 0.25 for each incorrect answer. Question paper is Objective type.

CLAT Syllabus

Under Graduate Syllabus

 English Language,
 Current Affairs, including General Knowledge,
 Legal Reasoning &
 Logical Reasoning & Quantitative Techniques.

CLAT Reference Books:-


Quantitative Aptitude and Logical Reasoning (English) by RS Aggarwal,
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations (English) by Pearson,
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Arihant &
S Chand's 30 days wonder for Maths.


Norman Lewis Word power made easy,
The Pearson Guide to the CLAT (English),
Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal,
High School English Grammar & Composition (English) by P C Wren, H Martin &
Objective General English 2024 by RS Aggarwal.

Legal Aptitude:-

LST'S Legal Reasoning Module,
Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning by A P Bhardwaj,
Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning: For CLAT and LLB Entrance Examinations (English) by Pearson &
Objective Legal Aptitude by RS Aggarwal.

Logical Reasoning:-

A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal,
Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey,
Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal,
Quantitative Aptitude ebook (All Parts Solved) by R S Agarwal &
501 Challenging Logical reasoning Practice Book.

General Knowledge and Current Affairs:-

Lucents General Knowledge (English),
General Knowledge (English),
Pearson's Concise GK Manual,
Competition Review Yearbook,
Pratiyogita Darpan &
Manorama Yearbook (English).

CLAT Solved and Practice Papers (English) by AP Bhardwaj

Study Package for CLAT & LLB Entrance Examinations (English) by AP Bhardwaj &
Universal's CLAT Solved Papers.

Chapter-wise Objective Question Bank (With Solution) Law (English) Author by Arihant Expert

LST CLAT Books and Material (Set of 20 Books) &
CLAT & AILET Chapter - Wise Solved Papers 2008-2015: 4 Model Papers & 1 Online Mock Test.

CLAT Expected Cut off

CLAT cut off is done based on the difficulty of the exam, the total number of candidates appearing in the exam, the total number of seats and the previous year's cut off.

The Cut-off will be different of each NLU.

CLAT-UG expected opening & closing cut-off of top 5 universities:-

Colleges Opening cut-off Closing cut-off

National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru



NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad



National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal



The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata



National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur



CLAT- UG 2023 Cut-off - For All Categories with Opening Rank - Closing Rank


NLU Bangalore Cutoff





NALSAR Hyderabad





NLU Kolkata Cut off





NLIU Bhopal





NLU Jodhpur Cut off





HNLU Raipur





GNLU Gandhinagar





NLU Lucknow Cut off





RGNLU Punjab





CNLU Patna





NUALS Kochi Cut off





NLU Odisha





NUSRL Ranchi Cut off





TNNLS Tiruchirappalli





DSNLU Vishakhapatnam





MNLU Mumbai





MNLU Nagpur





MNLU Aurangabad










HPNLU Shimla





DNLU Jabalpur





NLU Sonipat





GNLU, Silvassa





CLAT Previous Year Question Papers

The previous year question paper gives you an overview of the questions and difficulty level of the test. This will help you to get confidence as well as help you manage your time during the exam to complete the paper on time. In an application form of CLAT, you will get an option to buy previous years question paper worth Rs. 500, which is entirely optional.

It provides a platform for knowing how questions are set. Previous year papers will help you understand the format and pattern of the questions, weightage of the question, and thus, your strategy for the exam will be developed.

With the help of previous years question papers candidates will get familiar with exam pattern, types of questions and weightage of questions. The primary objective of these question papers is to bring clarity about the process of linking the questions to the performance indicators and hence definitely the results. By regularly practising the previous year's question papers, students will develop a better understanding of the concepts. Check the previous year's question papers in PDF format.

CLAT 2020 Question Paper

CLAT Result

The result of CLAT was declared on the official website of CLAT - The scorecard has been released that contains details like sectional and overall marks, AIR, CR. The merit list of the candidate has also been released that includes details like Roll number of the candidate, marks and category. The counselling is done as per the merit lists.

Candidate can directly login to their account to download the scorecard or download by below procedure:-
1. Open Website -,
2. Enter CLAT Application Number / Admit Card Number,
3. Then Enter Date of Birth &
4. Printout scorecard.


What is CLAT?

CLAT is a Common Law Admission Test. It is a centralized national-level government entrance test for admission to 22 National Law Universities (NLU) in India.

When is CLAT exam scheduled?

The examination schedule is listed in the official website of CLAT. Candidates should also note that CLAT exam will be held only once in a year. And, those who appeared in CLAT exam last year are also eligible to appear in the CLAT exam.

From where aspirants can register for CLAT?

Aspirants can register for CLAT from its official website -

What is the purpose of CLAT?

The purpose of CLAT is to get admission into undergraduate and postgraduate law programs at consortium of law universities in India.

What is the validity of CLAT exam scorecard?

The validity of CLAT exam scorecard is for one year only.

What is the educational qualification required for Under Graduate (UG) candidate to appear in the CLAT exam?

The Minimum qualification for Under Graduate (UG) candidate is Completion of 12th grade or its equivalent from a recognized board is mandatory for all applicants, regardless of their chosen academic stream. For General, OBC, PWD, NRI, PIO, and OCI categories, a minimum score of 45% is required to apply for the CLAT exam.

What is the educational qualification required for Post Graduate (PG) candidate to appear in the CLAT exam?

The Candidate should have minimum percentage of 50% in LLB or any other equivalent degree from a recognized university.

What is the age criteria to appear in the CLAT exam?

The minimum age limit to apply for the exam is above 20 years.

What is the procedure of filling the application form?

The procedure for filling the application form are as follows:
1. Visit CLAT official website- then go to the footer section and click on Affiliate Registration option then go to the Affiliate Registration/Login page -, If you don't have account then click on register button below.
2. Enter Name, Mobile Number, Email for OTP verification, Create a new password and confirm password.
3. Then click on Register button,
4. The candidate will receive OTP on email id & mobile number that which needs to be entered at the time of registration.
5. Enter OTP, then Submit.
6. Application form opens
7. Enter Personal Details, contact information, academic details, work experience, program preference, and exam center preference.
8. Documents upload & Do Online Payment.

Will CLAT exam has descriptive questions?

No change in the question paper of CLAT PG has been made, and it will be held as per the previous exam pattern i.e. 120 Objective Type Questions based on core law subjects. In 2021, the Consortium had removed the descriptive section from the CLAT LL. M. exam pattern.

What is the application fees for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI candidates ?

The application fee is 4,000 for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI candidates.

What is the application fees for SC/ST/BPL candidates?

For SC/ST/BPL category candidates, the application fee is 3,500.

Will candidates get a refund of their application form?

Application fees are Non-Refundable & Non-Adjustable.

From where candidates can download admit card?

Candidate can download admit card from the official website of CLAT -

How to download CLAT admit card?

CLAT admit card will not be sent by post to any candidate. The hall ticket has to be downloaded online from the official website - Candidates have to login and enter registration ID, password to download the admit card for CLAT Exam.

Is there any dress code for the CLAT exam?

Candidates are required to wear clothes with half sleeves attire.

How is the CLAT exam selection process done?

The whole counselling process for CLAT is conducted in online mode. Candidates have to register online to participate in the counselling. Eligible candidates who qualify the exam can register on the official website - for the counselling. After that, they have to pay fee to complete the registration process.

Are there any fees for counselling session of CLAT exam?

The CLAT will be tentatively 30,000 for General/OBC category and 20,000 for SC/ST/OBC/BC/EWS/PWD categories. The CLAT counselling fee can only be paid in online mode on the official website -

What is the minimum percentage required for CLAT-UG exam?

Minimum percentage required for CLAT- UG exam is 45% for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories and 40% for SC/ST categories.

What is the minimum percentage required for CLAT-PG exam?

Minimum percentage required for CLAT- PG exam is 50% for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories and 45% for SC/ST categories.

Is there any negative marking in CLAT exam?

Negative marking is 0.25 for each incorrect answer.

What is the total number of question asked in CLAT-UG exam?

The Total number of question asked is 120 in CLAT-UG exam.

What is the duration of the CLAT exam?

The duration of CLAT exam is 2 hours in which candidate have to solve 120 MCQ's & each correct answer is awarded 1 mark whereas each incorrect answer has deduction of 0.25 marks.