CLAT 2025 registration begins on July 15: Check exam date, pattern, selection process and more details – Times of India

CLAT 2025 Notification: The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLU) has released a short notice for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2025. The registration for CLAT 2025 will begin on July 15, 2024, and interested candidates can apply online till October 15, 2024. The exam itself will be held on December 1, 2024.
CLAT 2025 Notification: Important Dates
• Registration starts: July 15, 2024
• Last date to apply: October 15, 2024
• Exam Date: December 1, 2024
CLAT 2025: Eligibility Criteria
Candidates can check the CLAT 2025 eligibility criteria below.
For Undergraduate Programme (Five-year Integrated Law Degree)
Candidates must have passed class 12th or equivalent examination with at least the following:
• 45% marks or equivalent grade for general candidates
• 40% marks or equivalent grade for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PWD) candidates
Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in March or April 2025 are also eligible to apply.
For Post Graduate Programme (One Year LLM Degree)
Candidates must possess LLB degree or equivalent qualification with at least the following qualifications:
• 50% marks or equivalent grade for general candidates
• 45% marks or equivalent grade for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PWD) candidates
Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in April or May 2025 are also eligible to apply.
CLAT 2025: Application Fee

Social class Application fee Application fee along with question papers
General/OBC/EWS Rs. 4,000/- Rs 4,500
SC/ST/PWD/BPL Rs. 3,500/- Rs 4,000
Payment Type Online Online

CLAT 2025 Registration

Read the short notice of CLAT 2025 Here
CLAT 2025 Exam Pattern
CLAT is a pen-and-paper based offline exam conducted for a duration of two hours (2:00 PM to 4:00 PM). The exam tests the knowledge and skills of the candidates in various legal and non-legal areas. The specific weightage for each section may vary slightly from year to year, but generally, the exam pattern is as follows:
Legal reasoning: This section assesses the candidate’s understanding of legal principles, their ability to analyze legal situations, and their ability to apply legal knowledge to solve problems.
logical reasoning: This section tests the candidate’s analytical ability, reasoning skills, and ability to identify patterns and arguments.
Quantitative Techniques: This section assesses the candidate’s mathematical ability, data interpretation skills and ability to analyse numerical data.
Current Affairs including General Knowledge: This section tests the candidate’s awareness about current events, national and international issues, social, political, economic and scientific developments.
Legal Qualification: This section assesses the candidate’s underlying understanding of legal concepts, legal terminology and basic principles of jurisprudence.
English Language: This section tests the candidate’s proficiency in the English language, including grammar, vocabulary, comprehension and writing skills.
CLAT 2025: Selection Process
The selection process for CLAT 2025 is multi-stage:
Stage 1: Written Test: Candidates who qualify the written examination will be selected for the next stage.
STEP 2: CONSULTATION: Shortlisted candidates will participate in the counselling process where they will have to select their preferred National Law Universities (NLUs) based on their rank and seat availability.
Step 3: Document Verification: During counselling, candidates will have to produce original documents for verification to confirm their eligibility.
How to apply for CLAT 2025
The application process for CLAT 2025 will be conducted completely online on the official website of the Consortium of National Law Universities (consortiumofnlus.ac.in). Candidates are advised to read the official notification and eligibility criteria carefully before applying. The application form will require details such as academic qualification, personal information and choice of NLUs.

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