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Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination are also eligible to appear in CLAT examination. The eligibility criteria for CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) exam are:

Age Limit: There is no age limit for appearing in CLAT.

Nationality: The candidate must be a citizen of India.

Educational Qualification: The candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with a minimum of 45% marks in aggregate (40% in case of SC/ST category candidates). Candidates appearing in 10+2 or equivalent examination are also eligible to appear in CLAT.

Note: They shall be required to produce evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission. 

The exam authority officially declares the CLAT Exam Eligibility every year, along with the official notification.

A career in law can be pursued through the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) exam. By clearing the CLAT exam, one can secure admission to the prestigious National Law Universities (NLUs) in India. After completing the law degree from an NLU, one can practice as a lawyer, work in a law firm, or opt for a career in the legal department of a company.

One can also take up teaching positions in law schools or go for higher studies in law, such as LL.M. or Ph.D. Moreover, the legal profession offers opportunities in fields such as corporate law, criminal law, environmental law, human rights law, international law, and many more. A degree in law opens up various career paths in the legal field, making it a challenging and rewarding profession.
Yes, candidates appearing in their qualifying examination in March/April (studying in Class 12 and will give class 12 exam in same year as CLAT) are eligible to appear for CLAT. However, they are required to submit the passing certificate of the qualifying examination on completion. In case the certificate isn’t produced, the candidate will not be eligible for admission to the course.
CLAT Exam Pattern is as follows:
Maximum Marks - 120
Duration of CLAT Exam - 02:00 Hours
Question Type – Multiple Choice Questions (Comprehension based)
No. of Questions - 120 questions 
Marking Scheme – 1 mark for correct answer and a negative marking of 0.25 Mark for each wrong answer
Subjects Asked – 1. English Language 2. Current Affairs & GK 3. Legal Reasoning 4. Logical Reasoning 5. Quantitative Techniques

The number of seats available in the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) depends on the participating National Law Universities (NLUs). As of now 3000+ total seats are there in CLAT 2024 for UG programme.

NLUs segregate the seats as per the category of the candidates.

The number of seats in each program varies from university to university, and the exact number of seats may change from year to year.

There are 24 NLU’s at present under CLAT 2024. Some more NLU may add up in CLAT 2025. You can check the list here: https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/clat-2024/participating_universities.html