There is no upper age limit for candidates taking the UG Programme through CLAT 2024. To qualify for the exam, candidates must achieve the following minimum percentage of marks in their qualifying examination (10+2 or an equivalent):
- 45% marks or its equivalent grade for candidates in the General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories.
- 40% marks or equivalent for candidates in the SC/ST categories.
Candidates appearing for their qualifying examination in March/April 2024 are eligible for CLAT 2024. However, they must provide evidence of passing the qualifying examination during admission, or they will lose their eligibility.
The result of the 10+2 qualifying examination must be submitted at the time of admission; failure to do so renders the candidate ineligible for admission to the chosen course.
In case of a tie in CLAT 2024 scores:
1. Higher marks in the Legal Aptitude component/section will be considered first.
2. If still tied, the candidate with the higher age will be given preference.
3. If the tie persists, a computerised draw of lots will be the deciding factor.
Introduction & Overview
The UG-CLAT 2024 aims to assess candidates' comprehension and reasoning skills. It is specifically crafted as a test of aptitude and skills essential for legal education, prioritizing these over prior knowledge. However, having some prior knowledge may prove beneficial, particularly in addressing questions in the Current Affairs, including General Knowledge section.
The UG-CLAT 2024 is slated to be a 2-hour examination featuring 120 multiple-choice questions, each carrying a weight of 1 mark. Negative marking of 0.25 marks is applicable for each incorrect response.
The questions span across five subjects:
1. English Language
2. Current Affairs, including General Knowledge
3. Legal Reasoning
4. Logical Reasoning
5. Quantitative Techniques
In this segment of the UG-CLAT 2024, you will encounter passages, each approximately 450 words in length. These passages will be extracted from contemporary or historically significant works of fiction and non-fiction, and their complexity will be on par with material that a 12th standard student can read within a span of 5-7 minutes.
Following each passage, a series of questions will be presented, assessing your comprehension and language proficiency. These questions will gauge your ability to:
1. Grasp and comprehend the primary point discussed in the passage, along with any arguments and viewpoints presented.
2. Draw inferences and conclusions based on the content of the passage.
3. Summarize the key points of the passage.
4. Compare and contrast various arguments or viewpoints expressed in the passage.
5. Understand the meaning of diverse words and phrases within the context in which they are utilised in the passage.
Current Affairs & GK
In this segment, you will encounter passages, each spanning up to 450 words. These passages will be sourced from news articles, journalistic materials, and other forms of non-fiction writing. The questions posed may involve an assessment of legal information or knowledge mentioned in or relevant to the passage. However, no additional legal expertise beyond the passage content will be required.
After each passage, a set of questions will follow, prompting you to showcase your awareness across various dimensions of current affairs and general knowledge, encompassing:
1. Significant contemporary events in India and globally.
2. Developments in arts and culture.
3. Matters related to international affairs.
4. Historical events with ongoing significance.
In this segment, you will be tasked with reading passages, each spanning approximately 450 words. These passages may delve into factual situations, scenarios involving legal matters, public policy inquiries, or moral philosophical considerations. No prior knowledge of law is necessary to address the questions in this section. However, having a general awareness of contemporary legal and moral issues can enhance your ability to apply overarching principles or propositions to the presented factual scenarios.
Following each passage, a series of questions will be presented, requiring you to:
1. Identify and deduce the rules and principles outlined in the passage.
2. Apply these rules and principles to various factual situations.
3. Grasp how modifications to the rules or principles may impact their application to different factual scenarios.
The Logical Reasoning segment in the UG-CLAT 2024 will feature a series of concise passages, each approximately 450 words long. Following each passage, you will encounter one or more questions, tasking you to:
1. Recognize the components of an argument, including its premises and conclusions.
2. Read and pinpoint the arguments presented in the passage.
3. Critically analyze patterns of reasoning, evaluating how conclusions may hinge on specific premises or evidence. Assess how changes in premises or supporting facts may strengthen or weaken conclusions.
4. Infer implications from the passage and apply these inferences to novel situations.
5. Identify relationships and analogies, detect contradictions and equivalences, and evaluate the effectiveness of arguments.
The Quantitative Techniques segment in the UG-CLAT 2024 will present brief collections of facts, propositions, or other textual representations of numerical information, followed by a series of questions. Your task will be to extract information from the passages or questions and employ mathematical operations on the provided data.
The questions will necessitate your ability to:
1. Extract, deduce, and manipulate numerical information presented in these passages.
2. Apply various 10th standard mathematical operations to this information, covering areas such as ratios and proportions, basic algebra, mensuration, and statistical estimation.