CLAT 2023 Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus

Common Law Admission Test [CLAT]

CLAT - Common Law Admission Test

The Consortium of NLUs administers the CLAT. It is a national level exam. CLAT 2023 will be held on June 19, 2023, by the Consortium of NLUs. The Consortium has extended the deadline for submitting the CLAT 2023 application form has been extended until May 9 by the Consortium. On January 1, 2023, the CLAT 2023 online application procedure began. Students who match the qualifying requirements can apply for CLAT 2023 using the CLAT application form 2023. UG applicants with a minimum of 45% in 10+2 and PG with a minimum of 50% in graduate are eligible to apply for admission. Reserved category students receive a qualifying mark relaxation. The CLAT 2023 exam is in offline mode. The duration of the CLAT exam is 2 hours. CLAT results will determine admission to 5-year LLB and one-year LLM programs.

CLAT 2023 Exam Date

The actual dates for the CLAT 2023 exam have yet to be revealed. The table below shows tentative CLAT exam dates in 2023.

Particulars

Dates (Tentative)

CLAT 2023 exam

June 19, 2023

CLAT application form starts

January 1, 2023

CLAT application form deadline

May 9, 2023

CLAT admit card

3rd week of April 2023

CLAT answer key

1st week of May 2023

CLAT result

3rd week of May 2023

CLAT counselling

1st week of June 2023

CLAT 2023 Eligibility criteria

Students must have obtained a minimum of 45% aggregate in their qualifying examination to be eligible for CLAT 2023. Students from the reserved group are also granted a 5% discount. They that meet the CLAT Eligibility criteria will be able to register for CLAT 2023; however, students will only be admitted if they meet the university's admissions standards.

  • CLAT 2023 is open to Indian nationals, non-resident Indians, PIOs, and OCIs.
  • The UG Program will have no upper age limit. For the CLAT 2023 exam, there is no upper age restriction.
  • Students should be informed that there is no time limit for taking CLAT 2023 specified by the Consortium. The CLAT UG/PG test can be taken as many times as the student desires.

Final Year Students CLAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria

  • Those who take the qualifying exam in March/April 2022 will also be able to take the CLAT 2023 exam.
  • On the other hand, final-year applicants must prove passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission or risk losing their chance at admission.
  • Students who do not present their passing certificates with the requisite marks will not be considered for admission.

CLAT 2023 Application Form

The Consortium of NLU has extended the deadline for submitting the CLAT 2023 Application Form. Students can now submit their applications by May 9, 2023, as per the updated deadlines. CLAT 2023 for UG and PG programs will be held on June 19, 2023. Students must also pay the CLAT 2023 Registration fee online to complete the registration procedure. General/ OBC/ PwD/ NRI fee will be Rs. 4000. Whereas SC/ ST/BPL fees will be Rs. 3500. Students who meet the NLU's minimum eligibility requirements, i.e., 45% in 10+2 for UG programs and 50% in graduation for PG programs, can apply for CLAT 2023 before the deadline.

How to Register CLAT 2023 Application Form        

The following is a step-by-step guide to completing the CLAT 2023 Application Form.

1. Registration

  • Candidates must first go to the CLAT's official website to register.
  • Candidates must then select the "Register" link and enter comprehensive information such as their name, phone number, email address, and password. After filling out the information, the applicant should click the "Register" button.
  • After submitting the information, a pop-up box will appear on the screen, asking candidates to confirm if they want to register for CLAT 2023.

2. Activate Account

  • After completing the registration procedure, candidates must activate their accounts by entering their mobile phone number and one-time password on the display screen.
  • Following the submission of the information, a dialogue box will appear with the message "You are about to activate your account, please confirm." Candidates must accept the offer by clicking the "Accept" button.
  • Enter the OTP for your registered mobile number, and the message will appear on the screen after activation.

3. Fill out the application

  • Candidates must fill up the data on the CLAT 2023 Application form after selecting "Apply for CLAT 2023."
  • Personal information, academic details, legitimate communication details, and other essential information must be provided by candidates.
  • Candidates must choose the course they want to take.
  • Candidates must choose their chosen CLAT Exam Centre after picking a course.

4. Submit the CLAT application

  • The candidate can examine the application form after submitting their information before submitting it.
  • Candidates should click the "Submit" button once they have double-checked all the information in the form.

5. Upload documents

  • The next stage in the registration process is for applicants to submit the documents in the format and size specified as part of the registration procedure.

Signature

J?EG/J?G

Photo

J?EG/J?G

Category certificate

PDF

6. Pay the fees

  • Application fees for CLAT can only be paid online through the admissions site.
  • Candidates can pay the application fee online.

General students

Rs. 4000

SC/ST students

Rs. 3,500

CLAT 2023 Application Form Correction Window

  • The CLAT 2023 Form Correction window will open a few days after submitting the online application form. Candidates will, however, be able to change a few things on their application forms.
  • Candidates who register for the CLAT 2023 test and pay the online examination fee will be able to correct their forms.
  • Candidates should be aware that they may be required to pay an extra cost while changing their forms.

CLAT 2023 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

According to the exam pattern, the Undergraduate exam will have 150 questions, and the CLAT LLM exam will have 120. According to the CLAT exam pattern, the UG paper will have five subjects. CLAT 2023 is conducted in offline format and will last 2 hours. The questions will be Multiple Choice Questions that are based on comprehension questions. One mark will be granted for each correct response, while wrong ones will be deducted 0.25 marks.

You can find the CLAT UG 2023 Exam Pattern in the table below.

Particulars

Details

CLAT exam medium

English

CLAT exam mode

Offline

CLAT exam duration

2 hours

CLAT exam type of questions

MCQs

CLAT exam number of questions

150

CLAT exam sections

5

  • Current Affairs
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • English Language
  • Legal Reasoning

CLAT exam marking scheme

Correct answer: 1 mark

Incorrect answer: -0.25 marks

 

You can find the CLAT PG 2023 Exam Pattern in the table below.

Particulars

Details

CLAT exam medium

English

CLAT exam mode

Offline

CLAT exam duration

2 hours

CLAT exam type of questions

MCQs

CLAT exam number of questions

120

CLAT exam sections

2

  • Other Law Subjects
  • Constitutional Law

CLAT exam marking scheme

Correct answer: 1 mark

Incorrect answer: -0.25 marks

CLAT 2023 Exam Pattern Sectional-wise Weightage for UG

The CLAT 2023 UG exam is broken into five parts. Each part has a distinct weighting. Candidates who will take the test can look up the weighting of parts, the number of questions answered from each section, and other information in the table below.

Subjects

No. of Questions

No. of Marks

Weightage

Current Affairs

32-35

32-35

25%

Logical Reasoning

28-32

28-32

20%

Quantitative Techniques

13-17

13-17

10%

English Language

28-32

28-32

20%

Legal Reasoning

35-39

35-39

25%

Total

150

150

100%

CLAT 2023 Syllabus

The CLAT 2023 Syllabus for UG and PG programs is published on the Consortium of NLUs' official website. The CLAT UG Syllabus is divided into five parts: English Language, Current Affairs, General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Techniques. CLAT PG Syllabus will be based on the CLAT UG program's necessary disciplines.

CLAT 2023 English Language Syllabus

Sentence Sequence Arrangement

Phrase Replacement

Synonyms & Antonyms

Tenses

Spotting Error

Fill in the blanks

Active and Passive Voice

 

 

CLAT 2023 Current Affairs Syllabus

National & International Affairs

Government Schemes

Science and Technology

Summits and Conferences

Foreign Affairs

Arts and Culture

Awards and Honours

Sports

Science and Technology

 

 

CLAT 2023 Logical Reasoning Syllabus

Syllogism

Statement & Course of Action

Statement  & Assumption

Inference of Statements

Cause and Effect

Analogy

 

CLAT 2023 Legal Reasoning Syllabus

Important Supreme Court Judgements

Tax Law

Environmental Law

Contract Law 

Legal Maxims

International Treaties & Conventions affecting National Legal Framework

Public International Law

Public Policy Questions

 

CLAT 2023 Quantitative Techniques Syllabus

Probability

Permutation and Combination

Average and Percentage

Ratio and Proportion

Time and Work

Time, Distance and Speed

Fractions and Equations

Mixtures and Allegations

CLAT 2023 Admit Card

CLAT 2023 Admit card will be available after the application process gets complete. Candidates who have successfully submitted the CLAT application form and the required application fees can access the CLAT 2023 through online mode. Admit card will be available on the official website tentatively from April. Candidates need to carry the admit card at the time of examination. Without an admit card, candidates won’t be permitted to take up the examination. Students should bring ID proof documents along with the admit card. The card will have different important details such as the name and roll number of the candidate, date, time, and venue of the examination centre.

Steps to download CLAT 2023 Admit Card

  • Candidates need to visit the official website (consortiumofnlus.ac.in)
  • Click on the Login Option
  • Then enter the registered mobile number/Mail ID and password to log in
  • CLAT Admit card will appear on the screen.
  • Candidates can cross-check the details and can download them.
  • Candidates are advised to take the print out of the Admit Card (At least 3 Copies)

CLAT 2023 Results & Score Card

CLAT Answer Key 2023 will likely be issued online by the second week of May 2023. It may be obtained by going to the conducting body's official notifications tab. Students can use the CLAT Answer Keys to double-check their answers. Students can challenge CLAT 2023 Answer Key online by logging in using their login credentials. By paying additional fees, each objection to the question can be raised.

How to Download CLAT 2023 Answer Key

Following are the steps to download CLAT 2023 Answer Key.

  1. Students should go to the CLAT conducting body's official website.
  2. After that, students should go to the Notification area.
  3. In the notification section, students must locate the "CLAT 2023 - Answer Key and Objection" option.
  4. Students will be sent a PDF file of CLAT Answer Keys after clicking the button, which they may then download.

How to Challenge CLAT 2023 Answer Key

Following are the steps to challenge the CLAT answer key.

  1. Using their registration number and date of birth/password, students must first check in to their CLAT 2023 account.
  2. After that, students should go for the 'Submit Objections' button.
  3. Students should select the objection they want to raise under the 'Submit Objections' button.
  4. Students must give the specifics and sufficient reasons, and a conclusion.
  5. Students must then submit their objections and pay the fees associated with doing so.
  6. It's worth noting that each objection fee is roughly Rs. 1,000.

CLAT 2023 Result

CLAT2023 results are expected in the first week of June 2023. Students must log in to the official website to see and download CLAT 2023 results. CLAT 2023 results will be distributed in scorecards, including the student's registration number, name, section-wise marks, and overall score. Students can participate in the admission process for UG and PG programs based on their CLAT 2023 total score.

How to Download CLAT 2023 Result

Following are the steps to download the CLAT scorecard.

  1. Go to consortiumofnlus.ac.
  2. Go to the top of the page and click on the 'CLAT Result' link.
  3. After entering your credentials (Registered ID and Password), click the Submit button.
  4. The CLAT Score Card 2023 will be presented on the screen.
  5. Students must then download and store the scorecard for future use.

Details on CLAT 2023 Scorecard

Following are the details mentioned on CLAT scorecard 2023.

Student's Name

Student's Father's Name

Student's Category

Student's CLAT Score    

Student's Category Rank (CR)

Student's NRI Rank

Student's NRI Sponsored Rank

Student's All India Rank (AIR)

Student's Roll Number

Student's Application Number

CLAT 2023 Counselling & Admission

CLAT Cut off 2023 is the minimum score and rank needed for NLU admission. After the counselling rounds, each NLU releases the CLAT cut off in the form of opening and closing rankings. In the 2021 session, NLSIU Bangalore's general category closing rank after round 1 was 80.

Factors Affecting CLAT 2023 Cut Off

Some of the elements that influence a student's CLAT Cut off score are listed below.

  • The lower the competition and the more lenient the CLAT Cut off scores, the fewer applications received for the exam.
  • If the number of qualifying applications is minimal, the cut off is relaxed.
  • The bigger the number of seats available, the more lenient the cut off scores will be.
  • If the question paper is difficult, the cut off is eased, and vice versa.

CLAT 2023 Counselling

CLAT 2023 counselling is done in a centralised manner for applicants who are invited to participate. Students' rankings, cut offs, scores, and preferences determine CLAT 2023 seat allocation. Payment of the registration fee is the only way to complete CLAT 2023 Counselling registration.

Documents Required for CLAT 2023 Counselling

Following are the documents required at the time of CLAT counselling.

CLAT 2023 Application Form

CLAT Admit Card 2023

CLAT 2023 Score Card

Class 10th Marks-sheet/Certificate

Class 12th Marks-sheet/Certificate

Caste Certificate

Specially-Abled Certificate

NRI Certificate

Sponsored NRI Certificate

Domicile Certificate

Call Letter issued by CLAT authority

Current passport size photographs

CLAT 2023 Participating Colleges

Candidates can refer to the mentioned below list of NLUs in India which accept the CLAT Score to provide admission.

National Law School of India University, Bangalore

National Law Institute University, Bhopal

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences

Hidayatullah National Law university

National Law University, Jodhpur

Chanakya National Law University, Patna

Gujarat National Law University

National Law Institute University, Odisha

Rajiv Gandhi National Law University

National Law University, Assam

National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi

Tamil Nadu National Law school

Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai

Dr.  B R Ambedkar National Law University, Sonipat

Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad

Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur

Dharma Shastra National Law University

Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Nagpur

National Academy of Legal Study, Hyderabad

Dr. Ram Monahar Lohiya National Law university

Ask & Answers

Q1. When will CLAT 2023 take place?

The CLAT 2023 Exam Schedule has been updated. The Consortium of NLUs has officially announced CLAT 2023 exam dates. According to the updated timetable, CLAT 2023 will be held on June 19, 2023.

Q2. When will the CLAT 2023 application forms be available?

The CLAT 2023 online application form was made available on the official website on January 1, 2023. The deadline for applying has been extended to May 9, 2023.

Q3. What is the deadline for submitting the CLAT 2023 application form?

The deadline to submit the CLAT 2023 online application form is May 9, 2023. Candidates can only submit the completely completed application form through the official website.

Q4. When will the CLAT 2023 admit card be available for download?

CLAT admit cards will be available in the third week of April 2023. Candidates can download the admit card by logging into the official website starting in the third week of April.

Q5. When will the final answer keys be issued, and when can I file objections to the CLAT 2023 Answer Key?

In the third week of May 2023, the official CLAT 2023 answer key will be revealed. Candidates can only access it through the official website. Candidates will have the option to lodge objections to the answer keys shortly after they are revealed, following which the final answer keys will be provided together with the CLAT result.

Q6. When will the CLAT 2023 results be released, and how will I be able to see and download my scorecard?

CLAT 2023 results will be announced in the fourth week of May 2023. You may view the CLAT 2023 result and scorecard on the official website using the login credentials obtained during the registration procedure.

Q7. When will CLAT 2023 counselling begin, and what will the admissions process entail?

The CLAT 2023 counselling procedure will begin in the first week of June 2023. On that date, the first phase of the counselling procedure will begin. The counselling procedure is divided into four stages.

Q8. In the CLAT 2023 exam, is there any negative marking?

For each wrong response, CLAT deducts 0.25 points. 1 point is awarded for each right answer.

Q9. Is it possible to apply for CLAT 2023 offline?

No, just the online CLAT application form will be available. You cannot apply when in offline mode.