Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is conducted on rotational basis by 19 National Law Universities (NLU’s) of India. Through CLAT, candidates will get admission into UG & PG degree law programmes. The admission will be offered in various renowned law universities all over India.CLAT 2022 Application Form is available from first week of January 2022. Refer to the given information below to know the details regarding application form, exam dates, eligibility criteria, and much more
CLAT 2023 Important Dates
Start date of filling application form
8 August, 2022
Last date of filling application form
November 18, 2022
Release of admit card
December 06, 2022
CLAT 2023 exam date
December 18, 2022
Answer key release date
December 22, 2022
December 19, 2022
Final answer key release
December 22, 2022
Declaration of result
December 23, 2022
Start date of counselling process
December 28, 2022
CLAT 2023 Highlights
Common Law Admission Test
Once a year
CLAT 2023 Application Process
Candidates seeking admissions to NLUs or law schools accepting CLAT scores have to follow the process as under:
Step 1: Online application - The CLAT consortium opens the application window in online mode on the official website. Candidates seeking admissions through CLAT exam have to apply before the last date of application after completing each step including, registration, filling up the form, uploading documents and fee payment. Also Read: Steps to fill CLAT 2022 application form
Step 2: Issuing of admit card - The candidates who have successfully filled and submitted the application form of CLAT will be issued admit card to appear for the examination. The admit card of CLAT 2022 will mention details about the test-taking candidate, exam centre name and location, and test schedule.
Step 3: Appearing for the exam - Candidates have to appear for the entrance exam at the allotted test centres of CLAT 2022. The test timings for CLAT 2022 are 3 pm to 5 pm, however, candidates should report to their test centre by 2 pm. They should their admit card and a valid photo ID proof with them.
Step 4: Declaration of results - The consortium will announce results of CLAT 2022 on the official website along with a provisional merit list for each NLU.
Step 5: Admission process - The counselling process of CLAT 2022 will begin in online mode with provisional seat allotment on the basis of the first merit list. The candidates have to confirm their seat after document verification and payment of counselling-cum-admission fee.
CLAT 2023 Application Fee:
Application fee Application Fee can be paid online via net banking/credit card/debit card.
Rs. 4000/- for General/OBC/PWD/SAP
Rs. 3500/- for SC/ST
CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2023
Candidates appearing for CLAT exam, need to fulfil the given eligibility criteria:
CLAT Eligibility for five-year Integrated courses:
The Candidate must have passed 10+2 or any equivalent examination from a national or state board of education.
The Candidate should have obtained atleast 45% marks if belonging to General/ Other Backward Class (OBC) / Specially-abled categories and 40% marks if belonging to Scheduled Class (SC) / Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories.
There is no age limit to apply CLAT 2021 as the Bar Council of India (BCI) as removed the upper or lower age limit criteria for admissions to law courses.
CLAT 2023 Syllabus
Multiple Choice Questions
Number of Questions
Other Law Subjects
CLAT Syllabus includes 6 sections – English (including comprehension), General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Mathematics, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.
English Section: This section includes topics as understanding of the passage & its central theme, meaning of words using therein, fill in the blanks. General Knowledge & Current affairs:This section will include topics as static general knowledge, question & current affairs, national & international current affairs and much more. Mathematics: In this section, the candidate’s elementary mathematics knowledge will be tested. Legal Aptitude: This section will include topics under study of law, research aptitude, and problem solving ability. Logical Reasoning: It will include variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogism, logical sequences or analogies etc.
CLAT 2023 Exam Pattern
The CLAT Exam Pattern will be as given below:
CLAT 2023 will be conducted offline.
CLAT 2022 will be conducted in English.
CLAT 2022 questions will be based on the 10+2 syllabus.
Number of Questions
Type of Questions
Objective Type or Multiple choice questions
Marks for each correct answer
Negative Marks for each Incorrect answer
Duration of Exam
Sections in Paper
Quantitative Techniques, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning,Current affairs including general knowledge, English language
CLAT 2023 Exam Centers
CLAT 2023 is likely to be held in the given cities. Check the table below:
Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir
BOKARO STEEL CITY
Dharwad / Hubli
Documents Required at CLAT Exam Center
All the appearing candidates must carry the following documents:
Voter’s ID Card
Bank Passbook with a photograph
Photo ID proof issued by a Gazetted Officer on official letterhead along with a photograph
Photo ID proof issued by a People’s Representative on official letterhead along with a photograph
Valid recent Identity Card issued by a recognised College/ University
Aadhar card with a photograph/ Employee ID/ Bar Council Identity Card
CLAT 2023 Cut Off
CLAT 2023 The students aspiring to crack the examination can take a look at the previous year's CLAT 2022 cutoff trends to get an idea about the range of the cut-off marks that might be released this year.
The cut-off scores are the minimum marks required from the candidates to get shortlisted by the participating institutions of CLAT 2023. It is necessary for candidates to successfully get placed in the cut-off list in order to be eligible for further rounds of the selection process. Candidates must know that the average scores in CLAT 2023 will be considered for preparing the cutoff, along with the prescribed minimum ranks as per the admission policies of colleges.
CLAT 2023 is an examination conducted for admission into undergraduate and postgraduate law courses.Conducted during January 2023.The candidates can go through the 'How to Prepare for CLAT ' section to prepare effectively for the upcoming examination. Aspirants are also advised to go through the 'best books' section of the examination for suggestions about reliable study materials.
CLAT 2023 Cut off marks depend on a number of factors like:
Number of candidates
Number of colleges participating in the exam
Number of seats in the respective colleges
Reservation norms in the exam
Previous year admission trends
The difficulty level of the exam
Marking scheme of the exam
The expected rank analysis on the basis of CLAT 2023 records are given below:
CLAT 2022 Preparation Tips
Refer to CLAT sample papers/Previous year papers to prepare for the exam and enhance your skills.
Analyze and Understand
Focus on Strengths & Goal Accomplishment
Attempt Mock Tests
Best Books to prepare for CLAT 2021
Books for Quantitative Ability
How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CLAT
Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation for CLAT
Quantum CAT: Quantitative Aptitude Common Admission Test for Admission into CLAT
Candidate should get into the habit of reading a newspaper or a magazine which covers the contemporary events on an everyday basis. Reading Materials help build a good vocabulary and with the General Knowledge section.
Brush up the basics of English grammar to tackle the error detection questions and sentence correction in MCQ asked.
Learn and identify new words with their meaning and usage.
Listen to speeches or watch movies and/or documentaries with subtitles. This will increase the knowledge of spoken English and might come in use while attempting sentence completion and para jumble questions.
Candidates should talk to people in English. They may feel sluggish and shy at first and will make lots of mistakes but soon they will discover that with more talking, their confidence, as well as their accuracy, is increasing.