CLAT 2023

CLAT 2023: Admit Card, Results, Important Dates, Pattern, Admission

On December 6, 2022, at 6 o'clock in the evening, the Consortium of NLUs released CLAT 2023 admit cards for enrolled candidates. As of right now, candidates can download their CLAT 2023 admit cards till December 17, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. Before downloading their CLAT 2023 admit card, candidates must fill out their preferences for NLU admission. Candidates can download their admit cards from the official website, consortiumofnlus.ac.in, after completing the CLAT registration and paying the application fee. To enter the exam hall of CLAT 2023, admit card is mandatory. On December 18, 2022, the consortium will administer CLAT 2023 in offline mode. The CLAT 2023 provisional answer key will be made available on December 18, 2022.

Candidates have until December 19, 2022, to submit objections to the provisional answer key. On December 24, 2022, the official answer key will be made available. The rank list will be made public by the Consortium by the final week of December 2022.

What is Common Law Admission Test or CLAT?

Common Law Admission Test or CLAT 2023, is a national level entrance exam for law college admissions. Both public and private Law colleges accept the results of CLAT exam for selection of candidates for admission. Thousands of students every year apply for this exam with great hopes of getting a chance to study law in top Law colleges in India.

The applicants will be accepted into the undergraduate and graduate legal programs provided by the 22 participating NLUs. The merit list made public after the announcement of the results will determine who gets admitted through CLAT in 2023 in different courses like BA LLB, B. Sc. LLB, BBA LLB, B. Com LLB, BSW LLB, and LLM. We have included information regarding the CLAT 2023 exam in this article, including the admit card, syllabus, exam preparation, etc.

The CLAT 2023 syllabus generally requires students to focus on subjects and topics like general knowledge, current affairs, legal aptitude, logical reasoning, English, and arithmetic. The majority of questions will be based on these topics to assess the merit of applicants in the Law entrance exam. On November 18, 2022, the CLAT application form 2023 was closed. Enrolled candidates who already submitted their applications for CLAT 2023 will soon receive their third sample. For the aspirants, two CLAT sample papers have already been made available. In addition, enrolled applicants have access to an Emotional Health Support Service (EHSS).

The Common Law Admission Test, or CLAT, is now being held earlier than usual—in December—instead of when it usually takes place—the first week of May. Additionally, CLAT 2024 will be conducted offline in December 2023. The fact that the Common Law Admission Test will not conflict with board exams is advantageous to the candidates. However, candidates should also keep in mind that they have a limited amount of time to get ready for CLAT 2023. They are therefore encouraged to get ready properly.

Major Highlights Pattern of CLAT 2023

Particulars Description
Name of the exam Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)
Conducting body The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs)
CLAT official website consortiumofnlus.ac.in
Mode of exam Pen-and-paper mode
Number of questions 150 for UG CLAT, 120 for PG CLAT
Question type MCQs
Number of seats CLAT-based seat Intake: 5-year integrated LLB program - 2538 seats
LLM program - 742 seats
Participating NLUs 22
Purpose of exam Admission to:
BA LLB, B.Sc LLB, BBA LLB, B.Com LLB, BSW LLB, and, LLM

CLAT 2023 exam date

The CLAT 2023 exam date has been declared by the consortium. On December 18, 2022, it will conduct the CLAT 2023 in offline mode. Below is a list of the CLAT 2023 schedule in its entirety.

CLAT 2023 Important Dates

Event Dates for CLAT 2023
Release of admission notification July 15, 2022
Opening of CLAT 2023 application form August 08, 2022
Release of first sample question set October 8, 2022
Release of second sample question set October 14, 2022
Last date to register November 18, 2022
Last date to complete application form and submit registration fee November 20, 2022
Release of admit card December 06, 2022, 6pm
Candidates to fill their admission preferences to NLUs December 06, 2022
CLAT 2022 exam date December 18, 2022 (2 pm to 4 pm)
Release of provisional answer key December 18, 2022
Inviting objections on the provisional answer key December 19, 2022
Release of final answer key December 24, 2022
Declaration of results Last week of December 2022
Commencement of counselling January 2023
(Tentative)

Consortium releases PWD and Specially Abled Persons guidelines

The consortium has provided the following instructions for candidates who are PWDs or have special needs:

  • In CLAT 2023, PwDs and SAPs will have a total of 2 hours and 40 minutes.
  • On the day of the CLAT 2023, PwDs and SAPs should bring their original disability certificate with them to the test center.
  • PwDs/ SAPs are responsible for arranging for and paying for their own scribe.

CLAT 2023 Syllabus

Candidates should go through the CLAT 2023 syllabus to learn about the subjects and topics from which questions will be asked in the test as they prepare for it. Referring to the CLAT 2023 syllabus will resolve all questions about the choice of books, key subjects, and test format. As a result, applicants should continually adhere to the approved curriculum while studying. English, general knowledge and current events, elementary math, legal aptitude, and logical thinking are the five subjects that make up the CLAT syllabus. Below is a breakdown of the CLAT 2023 scores by subject.

CLAT syllabus 2023 and subject-wise distribution of marks:

Subject/topics Number of questions Percentage weightage
English Language 28-32 questions 20%
Current Affairs, including General Knowledge 35-39 questions 25%
Legal Reasoning 35-39 questions 25%
Logical Reasoning 28-32 questions 20%
Quantitative Techniques 13-17 questions 10%

CLAT 2023 Marking Scheme

CLAT Marking Parameters Marks Awarded
Correct answer +1 marks
Incorrect answer -0.25 marks
Un-attempted question 0 marks

Important preparation tips for CLAT 2023 by subject

Candidates should adhere to the preparation tips listed below as they get ready for CLAT 2023.

CLAT 2023 legal aptitude

The CLAT test includes a significant portion on legal skills. Candidates should practice their legal aptitude basics as they get ready for CLAT 2023. Candidates should take a thorough approach to preparing for the legal aptitude test. Legal current affairs and legal concepts and terminology are the two components of legal aptitude. Candidates should concentrate on both elements and make an effort to relate contemporary legal concerns to established legal principles.

Candidates might refer to the materials listed below for their legal aptitude.

  • "Legal Awareness and Legal Aptitude" By AP Bhardwaj,
  • The Butterworths LexisNexis
  • The Indian Express or The Hindu
  • Legal publications, decisions, and editorials

CLAT 2023 Current Affairs and General Awareness Preparations

The area of current affairs is dynamic and vast. It will assess the candidate's knowledge of current issues with major national and global implications. The static subjects in the general knowledge component will be drawn from history, politics, economics, and the environment. But once again, the candidates will need to read the comprehension paragraphs before responding to the questions in these parts. Some of the answers will be in the paragraph itself, but having a conceptual grasp of contemporary problems and having a general knowledge base will not only enable students to tackle more questions but also to respond to them more rapidly.

Therefore, applicants should adhere to the tips provided below in order to prepare for the CLAT 2023 general knowledge and current affairs sections.

  • Read a daily newspaper like The Live Mint, The Indian Express, or The Hindu.
  • Read newspaper articles and editorials as well as those on the internet.
  • Read Class 12's history, politics, economy, and ecology for general knowledge and take notes.
  • Read a monthly magazine on current events.
  • Practice CLAT 2023 sample tests.

CLAT 2023 English Language Preparation

The CLAT 2023 English and comprehension portion will assess applicants' reading abilities, analytical thinking, and grammatical proficiency. Candidates must therefore make progress on each of these fronts. Since all CLAT English questions will be based on paragraphs, it is crucial to initially concentrate on your grammar and reading ability.

Reading newspapers, articles, and editorials as well as consulting a reliable grammar book are two ways that candidates can get ready for the CLAT 2023 English exam. Candidates should create a notebook exclusively for vocabulary, legal terminology, and idioms and phrases as they get ready for CLAT 2023. Candidates should also practice a significant number of sample papers using the CLAT test format before taking the exam. This will enable them to tailor their preparation to the demands of the exam.

Quantitative Techniques

This section includes basic algebra, menstruation, statistical estimation, graphs, numerical data, ratio and proportion, etc.

Legal Analysis

Applying the law's norms and passages, among other things.

Logical reasoning

Candidates cannot risk losing points in the CLAT 2023 Logical Reasoning part due to a lack of preparation. Instead of evaluating candidates' theoretical knowledge, this component evaluates their analytical ability. Only with careful practice and understanding can one master it.

Check important CLAT 2023 Logical Reasoning syllabus and pattern highlights below:

Particulars CLAT Logical Reasoning Highlights
Type of questions Passage-based MCQs
Number of reading passages 4-6 comprehension passages of 300 words each
Total questions 28-32
Total marks 28-32
Negative marking -0.25 for incorrect answer
Approximate weightage in CLAT exam 20%

CLAT 2023 Admit Card

On December 6, 2022, the consortium distributed CLAT 2023 admit cards to all applicants who had finished the application procedure and paid their fees. You may now download the CLAT 2023 admission card from the official website at consortiumofnlus.ac.in. By following the instructions listed below, candidates can download their CLAT admission card.

  • Visit CLAT 2023's official website.
  • Enter your password and registration number to log in.
  • Fill in the desired NLUs (minimum five)
  • Click the link for the admissions form.
  • The screen will display the admit card.
  • Take a printout of the admission card after downloading it.

List of information displayed on CLAT 2023 Admit card:

  • Candidate's name
  • Date of birth.
  • Roll number
  • Father's name
  • Registration number
  • Exam center name
  • Reservation category
  • Postal address
  • Test date
  • Test time
  • Test City
  • Examination reporting time
  • Application number
  • Category applied for
  • Course applied for
  • Photograph
  • Specimen signature
  • Invigilator signature
  • Candidate's signature

Answer key for CLAT 2023

On December 18, 2022, the consortium will make the CLAT 2023 Answer key available. Students can access and download answer key and master question paper by visiting the official NTU website consortiumofnlus.ac.in. The official responses to the test questions are provided in the answer key. Candidates can determine their scores by using the CLAT 2023 answer key. Additionally, they are permitted to object to the answer key.

CLAT 2023 Result

Probable timing for the consortium's announcement of the CLAT 2023 results is the final week of December 2023. The CLAT 2023 result will be released in the form of merit lists and individual scorecards. Candidates who log into their registered accounts can get the CLAT 2023 results. The outcome will include information like the candidate's exam marks, rank, eligibility status, and other pertinent information.

CLAT 2023 Cut-Off

Candidates taking the CLAT 2023 should be familiar with the patterns and cutoffs from the prior year. They will be better able to prepare for the test keeping in mind the cut offs of previous years. The minimum score needed to be admitted to a national law university is known as the CLAT cut off. According to the candidates' college preferences and their CLAT exam scores, different colleges have different cutoffs.

CLAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who seek to compete in CLAT 2023 must adhere to the basic eligibility requirements. Applicants who does not meet the basic eligibility criteria for admission in integrated LLB programs provided by NLUs or affiliated colleges will not be given consideration for admission even if they clear CLAT exam. Below is given the basic requirements to qualify for CLAT 2023 participation.

Applicants for UG-CLAT 2023 must have completed Class 12 or an equivalent exam with at least 45% overall (or 40% for SC and ST candidates) marks.

You are qualified to participate in CLAT 2023 if you are currently enrolled in Class 12 or an equivalent subject and plan to sit for the board test in May or April 2023. However, entrance will once more be dependent on satisfying the requirements, including the minimum grade in Class 12.

CLAT 2023 application form

The registration of candidates for CLAT 2023 started on August 08, 2022 and continued till November 18, 2022. It was done on website consortiumofnlus.ac.in. 

Only candidates who managed to register themselves during this period will have access to the CLAT 2023 exam hall. Application correction and fee submission window closed on November 20, 2022. Below is a list of the CLAT 2023 application requirements.

  • Visit the CLAT website to register for the 2023 exam using your email address and mobile number.
  • Fill out the CLAT application form 2023 with your personal information, contact information, educational background, test center preferences, and reservation status.
  • Check the application form multiple times before submission to make sure all the information is completed accurately.
  • After verification, submit the application form and the application fee.
  • For general category candidates and SC and ST candidates, the CLAT 2023 application cost is INR 4,000 and INR 3,500, respectively.

CLAT 2023 Exam Center

The list of the 82 test centers where the CLAT 2023 exam will be conducted is given below.

CLAT Test Cities 2023

  • Agra
  • Jamshedpur
  • Ahmedabad
  • Jodhpur
  • Allahabad
  • Kanpur
  • Amrawati (Maharashtra)
  • Kolkata
  • Amritsar
  • Kota
  • Aurangabad
  • Kottayam
  • Barasat
  • Kurnool
  • Barrackpore
  • Kurukshetra
  • Bengaluru
  • Lucknow
  • Bhopal
  • Madurai
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Mangalore
  • Bilaspur (Chattisgarh)
  • Meerut
  • Calicut
  • Mohali
  • Chandigarh
  • Mumbai
  • Chennai
  • Muzaffarpur
  • Chittor/Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh)
  • Mysore
  • Coimbatore
  • Nagpur
  • Cuttack
  • Navi Mumbai
  • Dehradun
  • New Delhi
  • Durg
  • Patiala
  • Ernakulam
  • Patna
  • Faridabad
  • Puducherry
  • Gandhinagar
  • Pune
  • Gangtok
  • Raipur
  • Ghaziabad
  • Rajahmundry
  • Gorakhpur
  • Ranchi
  • Greater Noida/ Noida
  • Salem
  • Gurugram
  • Shillong
  • Guwahati
  • Shimla
  • Gwalior
  • Siliguri
  • Haldwani
  • Sonepat
  • Hisar
  • Srinagar
  • Hoogly
  • Surat
  • Hubli/ Dharwad
  • Thane
  • Hyderabad
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Imphal
  • Tirunelveli
  • Indore
  • Trichy
  • Jabalpur
  • Vadodara
  • Jaipur
  • Varanashi
  • Jalandhar
  • Vijayawada
  • Jammu
  • Vishakapatnam

CLAT 2023 Counseling

Once the Consortium announces the dates for all the CLAT 2023-related events, the CLAT counselling process will soon begin. It will be conducted online in a number of rounds.

Candidates must choose their preferred NLU online in order to participate in centralized counselling for admission to UG and PG programs at participating universities for CLAT. The distribution of seats will be done using the merit-cum-preference method.

CLAT 2023 Participating NLUs and Seats (Updated)

NLUs Seats in 5-year LLB programs
Total CLAT seats All India seats Domicile
NLSIU Bangalore 240 180 60
NLU Hyderabad 132 99 33
NLU Jodhpur 104 104 0
NUJS Kolkata 132 91 41
GNLU Gandhinagar 172 129 43
RGNUL Patiala 180 175 5
NLU Lucknow 169 80 89
NLU Odisha, Cuttack 180 135 45
NLU Assam, Guwahati 60 31 29
NLIU Bhopal 120 60 60
CNLU Patna 138 69 69
NLU Kochi 120 61 59
NLU Ranchi 120 60 60
NLU Visakhapatnam 138 54 84
NLU Trichy 120 60 60
MNLU Mumbai 150 55 95
MNLU Nagpur 240 92 148
MNLU Aurangabad 60 23 37
NLU Shimla 180 108 72
NLU Jabalpur 120 60 60
HNLU Raipur 180 85 95
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University 120 90 30
Total 3175 1714 1274

Conclusion

If you have received your CLAT 2023 admit card and looking forward to exam date, then make sure to revise the whole syllabus at least 3 days before the exam date. Admission process differ from college to college. It might not be necessary for private law colleges to consider CLAT results to select candidates for admission. However, all candidates must adhere to the basic eligibility criteria for participation to CLAT 2023.

FAQs

Q1. When will the CLAT 2023 exam be conducted?

CLAT 2023 will take place on December 18, 2022 in offline mode.

Q2. Can I apply for CLAT 2023 if I am in Class 12?

Yes. You can apply for CLAT 2023 if you are in Class 12 and will take the board test in April or May.

Q3. Is the CLAT exam challenging?

Yes, one of the hardest law school entry examinations is CLAT. However, if one constantly studies for 6-7 months, they can achieve a respectable CLAT score.

Q4. How many applicants take the CLAT test?

Every year, about 60,000 people take the CLAT exam. The test is given for admission to undergraduate and graduate programs offered by national law universities.

Q5. How many seats are available through CLAT at national law universities?

Through the CLAT test, the NLUs provide around 2622 places in 5-year integrated LLB programs. The universities provide about 850 seats for LLM.

Q6. When will the results for CLAT 2023 become available?

The results will be published in the last week of December 2022.