About CLAT-2023

This is about CLAT. The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a gateway to 22 National Law universities in India. Consortium of NLUs, comprising of representative universities,conducts the Common Law Admission Test. From this year, the exam will be conducted in the month of December. For the target Year 2023, CLAT is scheduled for 18th of December 2022
The 22 participating National Law Universities are
NLSIU
Bangalore
NALSAR
Hyderabad
WBNUJS
Kolkata
NLU
Jodhpur
NLIU
Bhopal
HNLU
Raipur
GNLUAR
Gandhinagar
RMLNLU
Lucknow
RGNUL
Punjab
CNLU
Patna
NUALS
Kochi
NULO
Odhisa
NUSRL
Ranchi
NLUJA
Assam
DSNLU
Visakhapatanam
TMNLU
Tiruchirapalli
MNLU
Mumbai
MNLU
Nagpur
MLNLU
Aurangabad
HPNLU
Shimla
DNLU
Jabalpur
DBRANLU
Haryana

CLAT 2023 (UG) Eligibility Criteria
Any candidate who has completed 10+2 or equivalent examination is eligible to apply and appear in CLAT 2023.
1. Minimum marks required for the candidate’s of different categories are mentioned below
  • 45% marks or its equivalent grade for General/OBC/ PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI
  • 40% marks for Scheduled Class (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories
  • Candidates appearing for their Class 12th examination in March/ April 2023 are also eligible for CLAT 2023 Examination. Such candidates need to give evidence of passing their Class 12th exam at the time of admission. Candidates who fails to submit the required documents at the time of admission will lose their right for admission through CLAT exam.
2. There is no upper age limit to apply for CLAT 2023 Examination.
CLAT 2023 (UG) Syllabus
CLAT focuses on the comprehensive and reasoning skills of the students (which is the basic traits of a law students or a lawyer), rather than focusing on the rote learning. CLAT Comprises of 5 sections having 150 questions.
English Language- Students will be given passages of around 450 words each, which may be based on contemporary or historical significant fiction and non-fiction. This section focus on comprehensive and language skills of a students and questions may be based on main ideas, inferences and conclusion, summary of the passage, arguments or viewpoints of the authors or on meaning of certain words and phrases.
Current Affairs including GK- In this section, students will be given passages of around 450 words each focusing on the current affairs and general knowledge. This section aims to check the awareness of current events and general knowledge among students. The focus is on contemporary events of significance from India and the world, Art & Culture, international Affairs, historical events of contemporary significance and legal knowledge.
Legal Reasoning- In this section, students will be given a passage of around 450 words focusing on legal matters, public policy and moral philosophical aspect. Student may not require any prior knowledge of the law and they will have to apply the laws and principles given in the passages in different facts and situations.
Logical Reasoning- In this section, students will be given short passages of around 300 words each and would require to identify arguments, premises, conclusions, critically analyze the reasoning and draw relationships and analogies, identify contradictions and equivalence, and assess the effectiveness of arguments.
Quantitative Techniques- In this section students will get short sets of facts, data, propositions, graphs, or other textual, pictorial or diagrammatic representations of numerical information, followed by a series of questions.
CLAT 2023 shall be conducted in offline mode. CLAT is a2-hour test, with 150 multiple-choice questions carrying 1 mark each. There shall be negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.

Subject
No. of Expected Questions
English Language
30
Current Affairs including GK
35
Legal Reasoning
40
Logical Reasoning
30
Quantitative Techniques
15
Application Open
8th August, 2022
Release of First Sample Question set
September, 2022
Release of Second Sample question set
14th October, 2022
Release of Third Sample Question Set
October, 2022
Last date of Receiving Application
13th November, 2022
CLAT 2023 Exam Date
18th December, 2022

No, there is no maximum age limit criteria for CLAT.

Yes, 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answers.

Admission in NLUD is through a separate exam called as AILET, which is conducted by NLUD itself.

No, CLAT will be conducted once only and from the target year 2023, exam will be conducted in the month of December only.

To appear in CLAT or any law entrances after class XII, you don’t need to have any specific stream or subject in class XII. Students from any stream can appear in the exam.

The basic eligibility criteria for CLAT is to have 45% or above marks in aggregate in Class XII.

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