Study Plan for CLAT 2023

CLAT 2023 is a national-level entrance exam for admissions to candidates in undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law courses offered at 22 NLUs and several other colleges/ universities.

CLAT is held by the Consortium of National Law Universities headed by NLSIU. Being the leader in Law entrance preparation, Career Launcher experts bring you live updates on CLAT 2023.

Note: A press release issued by the Consortium of National Law Universities read, "The CLAT-2022 will be held on 19 June 2022. The consortium has resolved that CLAT- 2023 will be held on December 18, 2023. Hence, in 2023 two CLAT examinations will be held in one year." As CLAT is being held twice in 2022, the candidates get to optimize their preparation for the academic year 2022 and apply for the academic year 2023.

CLAT2023: Important Dates

Event

Dates for CLAT 2023

Release of admission notification

July 15, 2022

Start of CLAT 2022 online application form

First week of August 2022

Last date to submit application form

Last week of October 2022

Release of admit card

Fourth week of November 2022

CLAT 2022 exam date

December 18, 2022

Release of final answer key

Fourth week of December 2022

Declaration of results

Fourth week of December 2022

Commencement of counseling

January 2023

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CLAT 2023: Exam Highlights

Before we get into the details of CLAT 2023 Exam, make sure to look at the test highlights

Test Highlights

Details

Test Name

CLAT (Common Law Admission Test)

CLAT Test Conducting Body

The Consortium of National Law Universities

CLAT Test Level

UG and PG

CLAT Test Frequency

Once a year

CLAT Test Mode

Offline

CLAT Test Duration

120 Minutes

CLAT Test Language

English

CLAT Test Purpose

Admissions to BA LLB, BCom LLB, BSc LLB, BBA LLB, BSW LLB, LLM courses

CLAT 2023: Test Pattern

The CLAT exam is a test of one's aptitude and reasoning abilities. It comprises five sections namely:

  • Verbal Ability
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Logical Reasoning
  • General Knowledge
  • Legal Aptitude

Each question carries 1 mark and for every incorrect attempt, 0.25 marks will be deducted.

Subject/Section

Topic

English Language

28-32 (20% of the paper)

Quantitative Aptitude

13-17 (10% of the paper)

Logical Reasoning

28-32 (20% of the paper)

General Awareness

35-39 (25% of the paper)

Legal Aptitude

35-39 (25% of the paper)

Total Marks

150

Total Time (min)

120

Negative Marking

0.25 marks for each wrong answer

CLAT 2023: Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for CLAT 2023 are primarily based on two factors:

  • Educational Qualification
  • Age Limit

CLAT 2022 Educational Qualification: Any candidate who has completed 10+2 or equivalent examination is eligible to apply for CLAT 2023 test.

Minimum marks required for different categories are listed below:

  • 45% marks for General/ Other Backward Class (OBC)/ Specially abled persons categories
  • 40% marks for Scheduled Class (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories

Note: Candidates appearing for their Class 12th examination in March/ April 2023 are also eligible for CLAT 2023 test. Such candidates need to give evidence of passing their Class 12th exam at the time of admission. Candidates who fail to fulfill this will lose their right for admission through the CLAT exam. CLAT 2022 Age Limit: There is no upper age limit to apply for CLAT 2023 test.

  • Online registration
  • Filling out the application form
  • Uploading of documents
  • Application fee payment

CLAT 2023: Application Process

Candidates seeking admission to undergraduate law courses offered by the participating NLUs can now fill out the application form for CLAT 2023 on the official CLAT website.

The steps to apply are as follows: 

  • Online registration
  • Filling out the application form
  • Uploading of documents
  • Application fee payment

Documents required

Given below is a list of documents that a student will need while applying for CLAT 2023

Document

Format

Photograph

Jpeg/png

Signature

Jpeg/png

Category Certificate for SC/ST/OBC candidates

PDF

Relevant Certificate for P.W.D. candidates

PDF

Relevant Certificate for BPL candidates

PDF

CLAT 2023: Application Fees

Category

Amount

General/ OBC/PwD/NRI/PIO//OCI


INR 4000 

ST, SC, EWS

INR 3500

CLAT 2023: Syllabus

The CLAT 2023 shall be conducted in offline mode where the paper will have 150 questions from five different subjects including English (Comprehension), General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability), Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning. Scope and coverage of questions under different subject areas:

Current Affairs including General Knowledge

This section would again consist of passages instead of direct questions that were asked earlier. The passages would again be 450 words each and the same would be derived from news, journals, etc. Questions based on such passages would be asked. Such a question can cover the static portion as well, candidates are therefore advised not to forgo the static portion entirely. Reading Newspapers daily, specifically, articles containing any Bill or Judgments or legal information should help in preparing for this section.

Category

Topics

Politics

Ancient, Medieval, Modern, and World History

Geography

Economics (Outline of Indian Economy, Five Year Plans, National Income of India, Indian Tax Structure)

Science and technology

Environment & Ecology

General Science

National & International Burning topics

Books and Authors

Environment

Industries

Major Industries in India

Agriculture

Awards and Achievements

Legal Reasoning

This section will test the candidate's interest in the study of law, research aptitude, and problem-solving ability. Questions would again be based on passages relating to facts or scenarios involving legal matters. The passage would contain certain rules and principles which should be identified and accordingly applied to the questions. The passages would be approximately 450 words each.

Indian Constitution

Indian Penal Code

Indian Contract Act

Family Law

Law of Torts

Legal fundamentals and terms

Legal Maxims

Important Landmarks, Supreme Court Judgements

Quantitative Aptitude

The Quantitative Technique or Maths section will include short sets of facts or propositions, graphs, or other textual, pictorial, or diagrammatic representations of numerical information, followed by a series of questions. The questions will be in the form of Data Interpretation i.e. candidates would be required to infer information from the given passage and answer accordingly.

Mensuration

Areas, Volumes

Commercial Mathematics

Interest, Profit, loss and Discounts, Percentage, Partnership

Modern Mathematics

Permutation & Combination Probability, Clocks & Calendars

Data Interpretation

Graphs, Charts

Arithmetic

Number system, H.C.F and L.C.M, Logarithms and, Functions, Fractions, and decimals, Roots and Indices, Simplification, Ratio and proportions, Time and Work, Average

Logical Reasoning

The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate's ability to identify patterns, logical links, and rectify illogical arguments. The questions would be based on the passage of 300 words.

Statement & Assumptions

Statement & Conclusions

Statement & Arguments

Statement & actions

Assertion – Reason

Syllogism

Number test

Direction and distance test

Coding and Decoding

Blood Relationships

Ranking

Analogy

English

English section will test the candidates' proficiency in English based on comprehension passages. Students will be given passages of about 450 words each and such passages could be fiction/ non-fiction, contemporary/historical, etc. Candidates will be questioned on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein, etc. The inference would be key here, candidates will have to comprehend the main idea discussed in the passage including any counter-arguments used in the passage.

Vocabulary

Synonyms, Antonyms, Homonyms, Word definitions, Analogies

Proficiency

Idioms and Phrases, One-word substitution, Sentence improvement & rearrangement, Fill in the blanks with suitable words, Subject-Verb Agreement, Conditionals, Noun, Pronoun, Articles & Conjunction, Adjective and Determinants

Usage Errors

Grammatical errors- tense, voice, preposition usage, speech errors, Correct Spelling, Spotting errors, Inappropriate usage of words

Comprehension

On the basis of the passage provided, various questions will be asked. It is advisable to first go through the questions first and then read the passage. Doing this will help them to point out the answers and gather information relating to the questions.

CLAT 2023: Admit Card

All the candidates who have successfully registered and applied for CLAT 2023 can download the admit card for the CLAT from the official website of the CLAT consortium. Candidates are advised to carry a valid ID proof with their admit card.

Given below are the details that will be mentioned on the CLAT 2023 admit card

  • Candidate's name

  • Date of birth.

  • Roll number

  • Father's name

  • 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

What to do in case of an error in CLAT 2023 admit card?

In case of any discrepancy in the CLAT 2023 admit card, the candidates must immediately contact the test conducting authority and try to rectify the issue in time. Hence, it is advised for the candidate to download the document as soon as available. Note: While filling application form for CLAT 2023 candidates should multiple-check the information they have provided to dodge any kind of discrepancy later.

How to check the CLAT 2023 result?

  • Candidates may check their CLAT 2023 results at the official website of the CLAT consortium.

  • Candidates need their CLAT 2023 application form number to check their CLAT 2023 results.

  • Candidates will also need to mention their registered email address and date of birth to check the result.

  • It is advisable to download the result and keep a print of it for future reference.

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