CLAT 2023-2024 Notification | CLAT Important Dates | CLAT Exam Date

The Consortium of NLUs has announced the important dates for CLAT 2023-2024, which is scheduled for December 2023. The exam will be conducted in pen and paper mode following the COVID regulations. The admission notification is released by the exam conducting authority.
The Common Law Admission Test, or commonly referred to as ‘CLAT’ is the main exam for admission to any of the 22 National Law Universities. Earlier, CLAT was conducted on a rotational basis by the National Law Universities (NLUs). However, from 2019, the exam is being organized by the Consortium of National Law Universities. CLAT 2023-2024 will have 150 questions divided into 5 sections.
22 NLUs participate in CLAT except NLU Delhi, which conducts AILET for admissions to integrated law programs. Other than the NLUs, many private and government institutions also accept CLAT score as their admission requirement for admissions to law programmes.
CLAT 2023-2024: Latest News
  • Consortium of NLU announced that CLAT 2023-2024 will be conducted in December 2023.
CLAT 2023-2024 Important Dates
CLAT 2023-2024
Date of Notification
To be Notified
Registration Starts
To be Notified
Last Date to Apply
To be Notified
Last Date to Make CLAT Application Fee Payment
To be Notified
Issue of Admit Card
To be Notified
CLAT Exam Date
To be Notified
CLAT Exam Time
To be Notified
Uploading of Final Answer Key
To be Notified
Result and Rank List
To be notified
Counseling and Seat Allotment
To be notified
Payment of CLAT Counseling Fee (1st Allotment)
To be notified
Payment of CLAT Counseling Fee (2nd Allotment)
To be notified
Payment of CLAT Counseling Fee (3rd Allotment)
To be notified
Payment of CLAT Counseling Fee (4th Allotment)
To be notified
Payment of CLAT Counseling Fee (5th Allotment)
To be notified
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CLAT 2023-2024 Important Facts
Name of the Exam
Common Law Admission Test
Exam Type
Undergraduate & Postgraduate
Exam Level
Exam Mode
Pen and Paper Mode
Exam Duration
120 minutes
Exam Conducting Authority
Consortium of NLUs
Total number of participating institutes
22 NLUs except National Law University-Delhi
All participating NLUs reserve the right to change the total number of seats and seat break-up as per the college policy before the allotment. As decided by the Government concerned, reservation policy is changed timely. For more information about the total number of seats offered, candidates must check the official websites of selected NLU.
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Participating Colleges
CLAT 2023-2024 Participating NLUs
Courses-wise Seat Intake
Total Seat Intake
National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru
BA LLB (Hons) – 80
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata
BA LLB (Hons) – 127
National Law University, Jodhpur
BA LLB (Hons) and BBA LLB (Hons) – 120
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar
BA LLB (Hons), BCom LLB (Hons), BSc LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons), BSW LLB (Hons) – 198
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNLU), Patiala
BA LLB (Hons) – 180
National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi
BA LLB (Hons) – 60
National University of Study & Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi
BA LLB (Hons) – 120 + 20 (special category)
120 + 20 (special category)
DamodaramSanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam
BA LLB (Hons) – 138
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai
BA LLB (Hons) – 100
Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad
BA LLB (Hons) – 60
Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU), Jabalpur
BA LLB (Hons) – 120
National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad
BA LLB (Hons) – 120
National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal
BA LLB (Hons) – 134
Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur
BA LLB (Hons) – 160
Dr Ram ManoharLohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow
BA LLB (Hons) – 187 seats including supernumerary
Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna
BA LLB (Hons) and BBA LLB (Hons) – 132
National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack
BA LLB (Hons) – 120
BBA LLB (Hons) – 60
National Law University & Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam
BA LLB (Hons) – 60
The Tamil Nadu National Law University (TNNLU), Tiruchirapalli
BA LLB (Hons) – 60
BCom LLB (Hons) – 60
Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur
BA LLB (Hons) – 120
Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla
BA LLB (Hons) – 60
BBA LLB (Hons) – 60
Dr B R Ambedkar National Law University (DBRANLU), Sonipat, Haryana
BA LLB (Hons) – 120
For more information, students can visit the CLAT official site:
CLAT Ebook
Q: Will CLAT be held twice in 2023?
The Consortium of National Law Universities has announced that the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2023-2024 will be held only once in the year 2023 in December for the upcoming academic year 2024.
Q: When should I start preparing for CLAT 2024?
Candidates who plan to take the CLAT in 2023 should aim to allow themselves six to seven months to prepare. The better the outcomes, the more time they devote to CLAT preparation.
Q: What is CLAT 2023-2024 Educational Qualification?
Candidates must qualify 12th examination with any recognised board or university to be eligible. Percentage: To be eligible, General/ OBC category candidates must score 45% marks in the qualifying exam & 40% marks for SC/ ST category candidates.
Q: Why CLAT fee is so high?
Professor Vijay Kumar, the head of the consortium, stated, "Unlike other organisations that administer exams, such as the National Testing Agency, we do not receive money from the Center. The application fees is required to conduct the online examination because NLUs conduct the test on their own.
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