CLAT 2023: Application (Started), Exam Date (Out), Eligibility, Pattern

CLAT 2023CLAT 2023 Registration has been started from 8th August. Exam Date has been announced. It is a national level law entrance exam that is conducted in offline mode. The Consortium of National Law Universities is the authority to conduct CLAT 2023 exam. Candidates need to apply for the CLAT exam in order to be eligible to take admission to any of the participating universities falling under NLUs.

The candidates will get admission into undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (pg) law courses offered by 22 participating NLUs. The admission through CLAT 2023 will be given according to the merit list released during the result announcement. In this article, we have provided details about CLAT 2023 exam like the application form, syllabus, exam preparation, etc.

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CLAT 2023 Highlights

When will be CLAT 2023 registration starts? – 8th August, Check application

How can i register for CLAT 2023? Online mode only

What is new introduced in CLAT exam? CLAT 2023 will be held in same year

Can I check result through offline mode? – No

Will CLAT 2023 be offline? Yes (Pen & Paper based mode), Check exam pattern

How do i prepare for CLAT exam? – Check preparation tips

When will be CLAT 2023 exam conducted? – 18th December 2022 (Revised), Check exam dates

CLAT 2023 Overview

Name of the examCommon-Law Admission Test
Conducting BodyA consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs)
Frequency of ConductOnce a year
Exam LevelNational level
How to ApplyOnline
CoursesUG & PG law courses

CLAT 2023 Exam Date

Here is the complete official exam schedule for CLAT 2023:

EventsExam Date
Online application form availability8th August 2022
Release of First Sample Question SetSeptember 2022
First Open Campus Visit day for registered candidatesSeptember 2022
Release of Second Sample Question Set14th October 2022
Second Open Campus Visit day for registered candidates22nd October 2022
Release of Third Sample Question SetOctober 2022
Last date to submit the form13th November 2022
Admit card releaseTo be announced
Exam Date18 December 2022
Answer Key
Objection against CLAT 2023 Answer key
Result Declaration
Admission closing date

CLAT 2023 Application Form

Following are the complete details regarding the CLAT 2023 Application form:

  • The application form for CLAT 2023 is available via online mode from 8th August 2022.
  • Candidates need to register for the exam by providing the basic registration details such as name, email id, and mobile number.
  • Candidates have to log in to fill out the application number.
  • Candidates are also required to upload the scanned photograph, signature & other required certificates.
  • Candidates should fill out the form very carefully as once they submit the form, no correction facility will be provided.
  • Pay the application fee as per the category candidates belong to.
  • Take the printout of the application form for future reference.

Application Fee:

Candidates can refer to the application fee given below:

  • The application fee can be paid via online mode.
  • The payment gateway for candidates who can pay the application fee is a Credit card/ Debit card/ Pay Wallet/ Ru Pay.
  • The application fee is non-refundable.
  • In the table given below, we have mentioned the application fee for various categories:
CategoryApplication Fee
General/ OBC/ SAP+ OtherRs 4000/-
SC/ STRs 3500/-
Previous year question papersRs. 500/-

CLAT 2023 – How to Apply

Candidates can follow below given steps to fill the application:

  • Step-1: Visit the website of the Consortium of NLUs and click on the register button (link is given above).
  • Step-2: Enter your email address and phone number for registration.
  • Step-3: Login to the site using the phone number and password.
  • Step-4: Enter all the details carefully.
  • Step-5: Enter preference among the 22 national law universities.
  • Step-6: Pay the required amount of application fees.
  • Step-7: Upload the important documents.
  • Step-8: Click on the submit button.
  • Step-9: Take a printout of the application form for future reference.
Check Here – How to Fill CLAT Application Form

CLAT Eligibility Criteria

Here are the eligibility criteria for appearing in CLAT 2023 exam:

  • Nationality: Only Indian Nationals/ NRI/ NRI Sponsored candidates can apply for the exam.

For UG Programme:

  • Age Limit: No upper age limit to apply for UG law courses.
  • Qualifying Examination: A candidate must have passed class 12th from a recognized board/ university.
  • Minimum Marks: A candidate must have secured 45% aggregate marks (40% marks for SC/ST) in the qualifying exam.
  • Appearing Candidates: Candidates appearing in class 12th are also eligible to apply for the exam.

For PG programme:

  • Age Limit: No upper age limit.
  • Qualifying Examination: A candidate must have passed LLB or 5-year integrated LLB or its equivalent from a recognized institute/ university.
  • Minimum Marks: A candidate must have secured 50% aggregate marks (45% marks for SC/ ST) in the qualifying exam.

CLAT 2023 Quick Links

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CLAT 2023 Exam Pattern

The candidates can refer to the following exam pattern mentioned below:

  • Total Marks: The maximum marks for UG are 150 and for PG are 120.
  • Duration: The duration of the question paper is 2 hours.
  • Type of Questions: The question will be Multiple Choice Questions.
  • Mode of Exam: The mode of exam will be offline mode.
  • Medium: The candidate will have to appear for the exam in the English language.
  • Number of Sections: There are a total of 5 sections in the question paper for UG courses.
  • Marking scheme: 1 mark will be awarded for every correct answer and a -0.25 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

For UG Courses:

English Including Comprehension28-32
G.K & Current Affairs35-39
Quantitative Techniques13-17
Legal Reasoning35-39
Logical Reasoning28-32

For PG Courses:

Constitutional Law50
Other Law Subjects such as Contracts, tort, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR, etc.



CLAT 2023 Syllabus

CLAT Syllabus for UG courses composed of topics such as General Knowledge, English, Mathematics, Legal Aptitude, and Reasoning. Candidates seeking admission to the UG program can go through the syllabus given below:

Quantitative Techniques: Basic Algebra, Menstruation, Statistical Estimation, Graphs, Numerical Information, Ratio, and Proportion, etc.

English: Passages, Reading, Comprehension, Inference, and Conclusion, Summary, Vocabulary, etc.

Current Affairs: Contemporary events of National and International Significance, Arts and Culture, International Affairs, Historical Events of significance.

Legal Reasoning: Rules and passages of law, application of the rules and passages, etc.

Logical Reasoning: Argument- Premise and Conclusion, Inference, Relationships and Analogies, Contradictions and Equivalence, etc.

CLAT 2023 Preparation Tips

The following preparation tips assist the candidates to help in CLAT 2023:

  • Go through the CLAT 2023 exam pattern before appearing for the exam.
  • Solve as many mock tests as possible to excel in CLAT 2023.
  • Analyze your mistakes.
  • Focus on your time management skills.
  • Learn to remain calm during an extreme shortage of time.

Also Check:

CLAT Preparation Books

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Answer: CLAT 2023 is scheduled to be conducted on December 18, 2022.
Answer: The authorities have specified no upper age limit for appearing in CLAT 2023. Candidates up to any age can appear for the exam.
Answer: CLAT 2023 will be conducted in offline pen and paper mode.
Answer: CLAT 2023 Admit card will be released a week before the schedule exam.
Answer: CLAT 2023 registration process will start as per the schedule released by the authorities. The candidates need to keep certain documents before applying for the exam to avoid confusion at the last moment.
Answer: Yes, -0.25 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
Answer: The CLAT 2023 exam is conducted by the Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs).
Answer: The fees for general category is Rs 4000 and for SC/ ST categories is Rs 3500.

CLAT 2023 Admit Card

CLAT Admit card 2023 will release a week before the scheduled exam. The admit card will release through online mode. Admit card contains details like candidate name, father name, category, photograph, signature, date of birth, etc.

The admit card is an important document required during the time of examination. Without an admit card no candidate will be allowed to appear for the examination. The authority will release the admit card for every registered candidate for the examination.

CLAT 2023 Answer Key

The Consortium of National Law University will release the provisional answer key in online mode in PDF format. Candidates can log in to your account using a registered ID and password to view the answer key. CLAT 2023 answer key will release after a few weeks of examination.

If any candidate has doubt or complaint regarding the key questions the same shall be submitted to the authority. Candidates will also get the objection facility for the answer key. The final answer key will be released after the completion of the objection facility.

CLAT 2023 Result

The CLAT Result 2023 will be declared after the conclusion of the exam through online mode. The result will be available on the website and then the merit list will be prepared. The result will be displayed in form of a merit list based on the scores obtained by the candidates in the examination.

Only those candidates will be called for the centralized counselling process whose name appears on the merit list. The result contains details like candidate name, roll number, and marks secured in each subject.

CLAT 2023 Cut off

The cut-off for a participating NLU is the minimum CLAT 2023 score or rank one needs to secure for admission to the institute. Any candidate who manages to secure a score or rank equal to the CLAT 2023 cut-off will get admission in that round.

If a candidate fails to meet the CLAT cut-off for the last round of seat allotment, they are unlikely to get admission. Those who are missing out may be considered in subsequent rounds. The cut-off will be released later after the declaration of result.

Also Check:

CLAT Participating Universities

CLAT Rank Predictor

CLAT 2023 Counselling

The CLAT Counselling process will only be released once the Consortium releases the dates for all the events related to CLAT 2023. It will be conducted in various rounds through online mode.

Candidates must indicate their NLU’s preference online where they want to take admission by centralized counselling, admission to UG and PG courses in CLAT Counselling participating universities will be done. Based on the merit-cum-preference, the allocation of seats will be done.

If you have any other queries about CLAT 2023, you can ask us by leaving your queries below in the comment box.

Displaying 4 Comments
  1. Ishu Chaudhary says:

    What’s this UG and PG ..

  2. Shikha Pandey says:

    Exam centre will be chosen by candidates.or exam will be online mode

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