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CLAT Exam 2023

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national-level entrance exam for admissions to undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law programs offered by 22 National Law Universities around the country. CLAT Exam for the year 2022 is over and CLAT exam for the year 2023 is being held on 18th December 2022. Registration and other details are not yet published. Meanwhile you can check the key answers and other details here.

CLAT 2023- Important Dates

Event Dates for CLAT 2023
Release of admission notification8th August 2023
Start of CLAT 2022 online application form8th August 2023
Last date to submit the application form13th November 2023
Release of admit cardTo be notified 
CLAT 2023 exam date18th December 2022
Release of provisional answer keyTo be notified
Release of final answer keyTo be notified
Declaration of resultsTo be notified
Commencement of counsellingTo be notified 

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CLAT 2023 Latest Update

CLAT exam for the year 2023 will be held on 18th December 2022. The Application link is open from 8th August 2022 - 13th November 2022. Apply for CLAT 2023 here

CLAT 2022 : CLAT 2022 exam provisional key answers are out. You can check the key answers here.

CLAT 2023 Mock Test

CLAT 2023 Mock Test has the following features:

  • CLAT Online Test series with 40 mock tests
  • Topic & Sectional Mock Tests
  • Sectional, topics & GK Tests
  • Analyze your performance using our AI-Based Detailed Performance Analysis
  • These mock tests will help you identify your strong and weak areas

CLAT 2023 Courses

The CLAT exam is conducted to grant admissions to the following Under-Graduate (UG) & Post-Graduate (PG) courses:

  • BA LLB (Bachelor of Arts LLB)
  • BSc LLB (Bachelor of Science LLB)
  • B.Com LLB (Bachelor of Commerce LLB)
  • BBA LLB (Bachelor of Business Administration LLB)
  • BSW LLB (Bachelor of Social Work LLB)
  • LLM (Master of Law)

These courses are offered by the 22 NLUs for UG & 18 NLUs for PG throughout the country.

CLAT 2023 Exam Pattern

The CLAT 2023 Exam Pattern for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs is as follows :

CLAT 2023 Exam pattern for Under-graduate programs

The UG-CLAT 2023 shall be a 2-hour test, with 150 multiple-choice questions carrying 1 mark each. There shall be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. These questions would be divided across the following 5 subjects:

The CLAT online exam is of 150 marks. It is divided into 5 sections:

SectionTotal Questions / MarksTotal Marks
English language150 MCQs 150 Marks
Current affairs including GK
Legal Reasoning
Logical Reasoning
Quantitative Techniques

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CLAT 2023 Exam pattern for Post-Graduate Programs

The first section would include 120 objective-type questions carrying 1 mark each. There shall be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.

SubjectsTotal number of MCQ questionsMarks
Constitutional Law6060
Other Law Subjects, including Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence.6060
Total120120

Eligibility Criteria for CLAT 2023

Eligibility criteria for CLAT 2023 is as follows : 

Eligibility Criteria for CLAT UG Program

  1. There will be no upper age limit for UG Programme in CLAT 2023.
  2. As regards the minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2 or an equivalent examination), the candidates must have secured:
    1. Forty-five percent (45%) marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI categories
    2. Forty Percent (40%) marks or equivalent in the case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
  3. Candidates who are appeared in the qualifying examination in March/April 2022 are also eligible to appear in CLAT 2023 examination. However, 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.
  4. The result of the qualifying examination (i.e.,10+2) shall be submitted by the candidate at the time of admission failing which the candidate shall be ineligible for admission to the Course.
  5. In case of equal marks, the break of tie shall be by the following procedure and order as under:
    • Higher marks in the component/section on legal aptitude in the CLAT 2023 exam
    • Higher age
    • Computerized draw of lots.

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Eligibility Criteria for CLAT PG Program

  1. An LL.B Degree or an equivalent examination with a minimum of Fifty percent (50%) of marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories and Forty-Five percent (45%) of marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
  2. Candidates appeared in the qualifying examination in April/May 2022 are also eligible to apply.
  3. No upper age limit is prescribed for appearing in CLAT 2023.
  4. Tie Breaker Rule: In case of equal marks, the break of tie shall be by the following procedure and order as under:
  • Higher age
  • Computerized draw of lots

CLAT 2023 Exam Syllabus

The below-given syllabus details are as per the information provided on the official website. 

English Language

It would include 450 words of Passages derived from contemporary or historically significant fiction and non-fiction writing. The difficulty level of the passages would be of the 12th standard level. The passages would be followed by questions based on passage comprehension, inference & conclusions, the meaning of words & phrases, Passage Summary, Comparison.

Current affairs including GK

This section would include passages derived from news, journalistic sources and other non-fiction writing. It would be followed by questions based on Contemporary events of significance from India and the world, Arts and culture, International affairs and Historical events of continuing significance.

Legal Reasoning

It would contain passages related to fact situations or scenarios involving legal matters, public policy questions or moral philosophical inquiries. Candidates would not require legal knowledge or training to answer the questions based on these passages. The passages would check the candidate's general, moral & philosophical awareness.

Logical Reasoning

This section would have short passages to test the candidate's ability to identify Logical arguments, conclusions, pattern analysis, inferences, relationships and analogies of different arguments & conclusions, etc.

Quantitative Techniques

It would contain short sets of facts or propositions, graphs, or other textual, pictorial or diagrammatic representations of numerical information, followed by a series of questions. The level of questions would of 10th Standard.

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CLAT 2023 Online Application Process

CLAT 2023 online registration will continue till 13th November 2022. You can follow the same steps once the registration begins.

Prerequisites & Documents required 

  • Valid Email ID
  • Valid Mobile number
  • Passport size photograph
  • Category certification for SC/ST/OBC candidates
  • Relevant certificate for PWD candidates
  • Relevant certificate for BPL candidates

Application Fees

  • General / OBC / Specially abled & other category candidates - ₹4000/-
  • SC/ST category candidates - ₹ 3500/-

Steps to Apply for CLAT 2023

  1. How to Apply Online for CLAT
  2. Register on CLAT 2023 Official Website
  3. Validate your Mobile Number through OTP
  4. Login with your email-id & password
  5. Carefully fill the online application form.
  6. Submit Online Application
  7. Make online payment of Application fees
  8. Take a copy (print or pdf) of the submitted online CLAT application form.

This is the complete overview of CLAT Exam. Keep checking this space for the latest updates.

Exam Date

18 December 2022

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FAQs

What is the application fees for CLAT Exam?

₹4000/- for General / OBC / Specially abled & other category candidates and ₹ 3500/- for SC/ST category candidates
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How many institutes participate in the CLAT 2021? +

These courses are offered by the 22 NLUs & other universities and colleges throughout the country.

What is the age limit for applying to CLAT 2021? +

There is no age limit for applying for ClAT 2021.

When is the last date to apply for CLAT exam? +

The last date for the CLAT exam is now extended till May 9, 2022.

What is the exam fees for CLAT? +

General / OBC / Specially abled & other category candidates - ₹4000/- and for SC/ST category candidates - ₹ 3500/-

When is CLAT 2022 Exam? +

CLAT 2022 Exam will be held on June 19, 2022.

When is the CLAT 2023 Exam? +

CLAT 2023 Exam will be held on 18th December 2022.

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