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CLAT Exam 2022: Exam Dates,Registration, Eligibility, Preparation, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Result and Counselling

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Updated On - Sep 09,2022

CLAT 2023: The Consortium of National Law Universities has started CLAT 2023 Registration on August 8, 2022. CLAT 2023 exam date is Dec 18, 2022. It is for the first time that the 2022 and 2023 examinations are to be held in the same year. Candidates qualifying minimum eligibility criteria can fill CLAT 2023 Application Forms till November 13, 2022.

  • CNLU has released the syllabus for CLAT 2023 along with official notification. CLAT 2023 Syllabus is divided into Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Techniques, and Current Affairs.
  • CLAT 2023 aspirants can also download subject or year CLAT Question Papers to get a better understanding of the syllabus and pattern of exam.
  • As per CLAT 2023 Exam Pattern, 150 MCQs have to be attempted in 2 hours. For every correct answer, 1 mark will be awarded and for every wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.

What is CLAT? CLAT is a national-level entrance exam. It is conducted by a consortium of NLUs for admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by 22 participating NLUs. CLAT 2023 will be conducted in pen and paper mode.

CLAT 2022 Latest Updates

CLAT Counselling had commenced on July 19, 2022. The Consortium of National Law Universities has released five merit list for qualified candidates.

  • A total of 56,472 candidates appeared in CLAT 2022. There were a total of 2644 seats for UG courses and 914 seats for PG Program.
  • Candidates can check CLAT 2022 Seat Allotment list on the official website- Candidates whose name appear in the merit list can either accept the seat, apply for upgrade or withdraw themselves from further seat allotment process.
  • CNLU has also released category wise cut off of each round for the participating NLUs. CLAT 2022 Cut Off is the minimum marks required by the candidate to be eligible for admission in participating NLUs.

CLAT 2023 Exam Dates

Events Dates
CLAT 2023 Application Forms Start Date August 8, 2022
CLAT 2023 Application Forms Last Date November 13, 2022
CLAT 2023 Admit card Release Date 1st week of December 2022
CLAT 2023 Exam Date December 18, 2022 (Out)
CLAT 2023 Answer key December 19, 2022
Objection against CLAT 2023 Answer Key 3rd week of December 2022
CLAT 2023 Result 4th week of December 2022
CLAT 2023 Counselling January 2023

CLAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria

CLAT 2023 Eligibility details will be released along with the official brochure. However, based on the previous year’s eligibility criteria the important details are mentioned below:

  • There is no age limit to apply or appear for CLAT.
  • NRIs, OCIs, PIOs & Foreign Nationals can also apply or appear for CLAT.
  • Minimum marks in the qualifying exam required to apply for CLAT 2023 will be 50% for general category and 45% for reserved category candidates.
Exam Eligibility Criteria
  • Qualifying Examination: Must have passed class 12th from a recognized institution
  • Age Limit: No upper age limit
  • Minimum Marks: Must have secured at least 45% marks in the aggregate
  • Qualifying Examination: Must have passed LLB from a recognized institution
  • Age Limit: No upper age limit
  • Minimum Marks: Must have secured at least 55% marks in the aggregate

CLAT 2023 Registration

To complete СLАT 2023 Registrаtiоn, candidates are advised to follow the below mentioned steps.

  • Visit the official website of the Consortium of NLU’s.
  • Start the application process through the official website.
  • Enter your email address and phone number for registration.
  • Log in to the site using the phone number and password.
  • Enter your information carefully.
  • Enter preferences among the 22 national law universities.
  • Pay the required amount of application fees.
  • Upload the important documents.
  • Click on the Submit button.
  • Take a printout of the application form for future reference.

CLAT 2023 Application Fees

Category Fees
Previous Years Question Paper (not included with application fee) INR 500

CLAT 2023 Admit Card

CLAT 2023 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. Candidates are advised to follow the below-mentioned steps to download the CLAT 2023 Admit Card.

  • Visit the official website.
  • Locate and click on the link for CLAT 2023 Admit Card.
  • Login to the portal using your credentials.
  • An option for downloading the admit card will appear on the screen.
  • Click on the button.
  • CLAT 2023 Admit Card will appear on the screen.
CLAT Exam Centers

CLAT 2023 Exam Centers

The exact list of CLAT 2023 exam centers will be displayed soon on the official website. Till that time candidates can check the list of previous year’s exam centers provided below. Also to check the complete list of CLAT exam centers, click here.

CLAT Exam Centres
Allahabad Aurangabad Varanasi
Agra Ahmedabad Thane
Visakhapatnam Amritsar Vijayawada
Barasat Barrackpore Thiruvananthapuram
Bengaluru Bhopal Trichy
Bhubaneswar Bilaspur Srinagar
Chandigarh Calicut Sonepat
Chennai Coimbatore Shillong
Dehradun Durg Siliguri
Ernakulam Faridabad Shimla
Gangtok Gorakhpur Ranchi
Gandhinagar Ghaziabad Raipur
Gurugram Guwahati Pune
Greater Noida Haldwani Patna
Hisar Hyderabad Patiala
Indore Imphal Noida
Jabalpur Jalandhar New Delhi
Jaipur Jammu Navi Mumbai
Jodhpur Jamshedpur Nagpur
Kanpur Kota Mysore
Kolkata Kurukshetra Mumbai
Lucknow Madurai Muzaffarpur
Mohali Hooghly Amravati
Hubli / Dharwad Puducherry Rajahmundry
Salem Kanyakumari Surat
Chittoor/Tirupati Cuttack Kottayam
Kurnool Tirunelveli Vadodara
Vellore Mangalore Meerut
CLAT Exam Pattern

CLAT 2023 Exam Pattern

CLAT 2023 Exam Pattern is mentioned below as per the official notification by CNLU.

Category UG program PG program
Duration 2 hours 2 hours
Mode Offline mode Offline mode
Type of Questions Objective-type, comprehension-based questions Objective-type, comprehension-based questions
Number of Questions 150 120
  • English Language
  • Current Affairs, including GK
  • Legal Reasoning
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Constitutional Law
  • Other Law Subjects, including Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence.
Total Marks 150 marks 120
Marking scheme +1 mark for a correct answer. -0.25 marks will be deducted for an incorrect answer. +1 mark for a correct answer. -0.25 marks will be deducted for an incorrect answer.
CLAT UG Syllabus

CLAT 2023 UG Syllabus

CLAT 2023 Syllabus for UG examination is mentioned in the table.

Subject Topics Covered
English Passages, Reading, Comprehension, Inference and Conclusion, Summary, Vocabulary etc.
Current Affairs Contemporary Events of National and International Significance, Art 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.
Quantitative Techniques Basic Algebra, Mensuration, Statistical Estimation, Graphs, Numerical Information, Ratio and Proportion etc.

CLAT 2023 PG Syllabus

Find below the syllabus of postgraduate programs under CLAT 2023.

Subject Topics Covered
Constitutional Law Subject-wise and Judicial Power; Constitution of India: Framing, Doctrine, Executive Power; Constitutional Rights; Freedom Rights
Criminal Law Elements of Crime, Group Liability, Abetment, Criminal Conspiracy, Exceptions, Attempt to Commit Offences, Offences Against Public Tranquility, Offences against Body
Torts Classification of Torts, Trespass, Nuisance, Defamation, Liability for Misstatements, Negligence
International Law Origin and Development of International Law and Bodies, International Law of Sea, Air, Land, Overview of International Law
Intellectual Property Rights Nature, Definition and Scope of IPR, Trademarks Act 1999, Patents Act 1970, Copyright Act 1957, IPR in International Perspective

CLAT 2023 Preparation

The following tips will assist the candidates in acing 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 extreme shortage of time.

CLAT 2023 Preparation Books

The following table has been curated to assist the candidates in CLAT 2023 Preparation

Name of Book Name of the Author
A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning R S Aggarwal
Analytical Reasoning (English) MK Pandey
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Arihant Publications
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations Pearson’s

CLAT 2023 Result

CLAT Result

CLAT 2023 Result will be declared after the conclusion of the exam. The candidates are advised to follow the below-mentioned steps once the results are declared.

  • Visit the official website.
  • Locate and click on the link for CLAT 2023 Results.
  • Log in to your portal using phone number and password.
  • Check your details in CLAT 2023 Result.
  • Download the result for future reference.
CLAT Participating Colleges

CLAT 2023 Participating Colleges

List of CLAT Participating Colleges
National Law School of India University National University of Study and Research in Law
National Academy of Legal Studies and Research National Law University and Judicial Academy
National Law Institute University Tamil Nadu National Law School
West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University
National Law University Jodhpur Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai
Hidayatullah National Law University Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur
Gujarat National Law University Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad
Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law National University of Advanced Legal Studies
Chanakya National Law University National Law University Odisha

CLAT Overview FAQs

Ques. How to apply for CLAT 2023?

CLAT 2023 registration process has started on August 8 as per the schedule released by the authorities. The candidates need to keep certain documents handy before applying for the exam to avoid confusion at the last moment.