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    CLAT 2023: Dates, Admit Card (Nov 25), Application Form, Syllabus & Pattern, Preparation Tips

    Edited By Shubham Bhakuni | Updated on Nov 25, 2022 09:57 AM IST | #CLAT

    CLAT 2023: The Consortium of NLUs will issue the CLAT 2023 admit card to registered candidates tentatively by the first week of December 2022. The Consortium will conduct CLAT 2023 on December 18, 2022, in offline mode. Candidates who have completed the CLAT registration and submitted the application fee will be able to download their admit card from the official website - consortiumofnlus.ac.in. The CLAT 2023 admit card is a mandatory document for appearing in the law entrance exam. The law entrance exam will have questions from the CLAT 2023 syllabus which includes topics such as general knowledge, current affairs, legal aptitude, logical reasoning, English and maths. The CLAT application form 2023 has been closed on November 18, 2022. It will also release the third CLAT sample paper soon for all candidates who have registered and completed the application process. Two CLAT sample papers have already been released for the candidates. In addition to this, an Emotional Health Support Service (EHSS) is also available for registered candidates.

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    CLAT 2023: Dates, Admit Card (Nov 25), Application Form, Syllabus & Pattern, Preparation Tips
    CLAT 2023: Dates, Admit Card (Nov 25), Application Form, Syllabus & Pattern, Preparation Tips

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    CLAT admit card to be released by first week of December 2023

    This is for the first time that the Common Law Admission Test or CLAT is being held as early as December instead of its usual time, i.e., the first week of May. CLAT 2024 will also be held in December 2023, in offline mode. It is good for the candidates as Common Law Admission Test will not clash with board exams. However, aspirants should also consider that they have less time to prepare for CLAT 2023. So, they are advised to prepare accordingly.

    CLAT 2023 - Highlights

    Particulars

    Description

    Name of the exam

    Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

    Conducting body

    The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs)

    CLAT official websiteconsortiumofnlus.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 consortium has announced the CLAT exam date 2023. It will conduct the CLAT 2023 on December 18, 2022, in offline mode. The complete schedule of CLAT 2023 is given below.

    CLAT Important dates 2023

    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 13, 2022

    November 18, 2022

    Last date to complete application form and submit registration feeNovember 20, 2022

    Release of admit card

    First week of December 2022 (Tentative)

    CLAT 2022 exam date

    December 18, 2022 (2 pm to 4 pm)

    Release of provisional answer key

    December 19, 2022 (Tentative)

    Release of final answer key

    Fourth week of December 2022

    (Tentative)

    Declaration of results

    Fourth week of December 2022

    (Tentative)

    Commencement of counselling

    January 2022

    (Tentative)

    Guidelines for PWDs and Specially abled persons released by consortium

    The consortium has released some instructions for PWD candidates and specially abled persons:

    • The total time provided to PwDs/SAPs in CLAT 2023 will be 2 hours and 40 minutes.

    • PwDs/ SAPs should carry their original Disability Certificate to the Test Centre on the day of the CLAT 2023.

    • PwDs/ SAPs shall make arrangements for their own scribe and bear the associated costs.

    CLAT Question/Sample papers
    Candidates can download CLAT Previous Year Question/Sample papers from here.
    Free Download

    PwDs/ SAPs who would like to avail the facility of a scribe are required to email the

    duly filled proformas given below:

    1669350387612

    CLAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria

    Candidates who want to appear in CLAT 2023, must meet the eligibility criteria. Candidates who are not eligible for admission to integrated LLB programmes offered by NLUs will not be considered for admission even if they pass the examination. Therefore, it becomes mandatory for the candidates to fulfil the CLAT eligibility criteria.

    1. For UG-CLAT 2023, the candidates should have passed Class 12 or an equivalent examination with at least 45% aggregate marks (40% in the case of SC and ST candidates).

    2. If you are currently studying in Class 12 or an equivalent course and are set to appear in the board examination in May or April 2023, you are eligible to appear in CLAT 2023. However, admission will again be subject to meeting the eligibility criteria, including minimum marks in Class 12).

    CLAT application form 2023

    The Consortium of NLUs closed the CLAT 2023 application form on November 18. The application form was released on August 08, 2022. Candidates could register for CLAT 2023 online at consortiumofnlus.ac.in. The CLAT application correction and fee submission window was open only for registered candidates till November 20, 2022. The application process for CLAT 2023 is given below.

    CLAT 2023 Registration - Visit the official website of CLAT, and register using your mobile number and email ID.

    Fill out CLAT application form 2023 - Enter the personal and communication details, and educational qualifications, and select the test centres and reservation status.

    Preview application form - Check all the details to verify that all details are entered correctly.

    Submit CLAT application form 2023 and fee payment - After verification, submit the application form, and pay the application fee. The CLAT 2023 application fee is Rs 4,000 for general category candidates and Rs 3,500 for SC and ST candidates.

    CLAT exam centre 2023

    The consortium will conduct the CLAT 2023 exam in around 131 exam centres across the country. Candidates will be provided exam centres as per their preference and the availability of seats in the preferred exam centres. Candidates will be able to check the designated exam centre on their admit card.

    CLAT Syllabus 2023

    Candidates preparing for CLAT 2023 should refer to its syllabus to know about the subjects from which questions will be asked in the examination. Referring to the syllabus of CLAT 2023 will clear all ambiguity regarding the book selection, important topics and test structure. Therefore, candidates should keep referring to the official syllabus during their preparation. The CLAT syllabus covers five subjects, these are - English, general knowledge and current affairs, elementary maths, legal aptitude, and logical reasoning. The subject-wise distribution of marks for CLAT 2023 is given below.

    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%

    Also read: CLAT 2023 exam pattern

    Subject wise important preparation tips to prepare for CLAT 2023

    Candidates preparing for CLAT 2022 should follow the below-mentioned preparation tips.

    CLAT legal aptitude 2023

    Legal aptitude is an important section of the CLAT examination. Candidates preparing for CLAT 2023 legal aptitude should work on their fundamentals of legal aptitude. Candidates should prepare for legal aptitude in a comprehensive manner. There are two aspects of legal aptitude; legal current affairs and legal concepts & terminology. Candidates should focus on both aspects and try to connect current legal issues with traditional legal concepts.

    For legal aptitude, candidates can follow the below-mentioned resources

    • Legal Awareness and Legal Aptitude by AP Bhardwaj

    • LexisNexis Butterworths

    • The Hindu or The Indian Express

    • Legal magazines, judgments and editorials

    Also read: How to Prepare for CLAT 2022 Without Coaching

    CLAT current affairs and general knowledge preparation

    Current affairs are a dynamic section. It will test the candidate’s awareness of contemporary issues of national and international importance. The general knowledge section will have static topics from history, polity, economics and environment. However, the questions in these sections will again be asked from comprehension paragraphs which the candidates will have to read before answering the questions. They will be able to find some of the answers in the paragraph itself, however, conceptual understanding of current issues and general knowledge will not only help them attempt more questions but will also help in answering the questions quickly.

    Therefore, to prepare for CLAT general knowledge and current affairs candidates should follow the tips mentioned below.

    • Read a daily newspaper such as The Hindu, The Indian Express or The Live Mint

    • Read articles, and editorials from newspapers as well as on the internet

    • For general knowledge, read the History, polity, economics and environment of Class 12 and make notes.

    • Read a monthly current affairs magazine

    • Practice sample papers for CLAT 2023

    How to Prepare for CLAT English

    The English and comprehension section of CLAT 2023 would test candidates reading ability as well as analytical and grammatical skills. Therefore, candidates have to work on all these fronts. Since all questions in CLAT English will be asked from paragraphs, therefore, it is important to focus on reading skills and grammar first.

    Candidates can prepare for CLAT 2023 English by reading newspapers, articles, and editorials and by referring to a good grammar book. While preparing for CLAT 2023, candidates should make a notebook specifically for vocabulary, legal terminology and idioms and phrases. Before appearing in the exam, candidates should also practice a good number of sample papers in the format of the CLAT exam pattern. This will help them in shaping their preparation as per the requirements of the test.

    CLAT admit card 2023

    The consortium will issue the CLAT 2023 admit card to all the candidates who have completed the application process by submitting the fees. The admit card of CLAT 2023 will be available for download in the first week of December tentatively. Candidates can download the CLAT admit card by following the steps mentioned below.

    • Visit the official website of CLAT 2023
    • Login using your registration number/mobile number and password
    • Click on admit card link
    • The admit card will be displayed on the screen
    • Download and take the printout of the admit card

    CLAT admit card 2023 will mention details such as the candidate's name, roll number, registration number, exam centre name, address and exam instructions.

    CLAT answer key 2023

    The consortium will release the CLAT 2023 answer key soon after the examination. The answer key of CLAT 2023 along with the master question paper will be available for download at consortiumofnlus.ac.in. The answer key will mention the official answers to the questions asked in the examination. Candidates by using the CLAT 2023 answer key can calculate their marks. They will also be allowed to raise objections against the answer key.

    CLAT result 2023

    The consortium will announce the CLAT 2023 result tentatively in the last week of December 2023. The CLAT result 2023 will be announced in the form of individual scorecards as well as merit lists. Candidates will be able to download the CLAT 2023 result by logging into their registered account. The result will mention details such as marks obtained by the candidate in the examination, rank, qualifying status and other relevant details.

    CLAT Cut off 2023

    Candidates appearing in CLAT 2023 should be aware of the previous year cut offs and trends. This will help them prepare for the examination accordingly. The CLAT cut off is the minimum mark required in the examination for admission to a national law university. The cut offs vary from college to college, depending on college preference given by the candidates and their marks in CLAT examination. The previous year's NLU cut-off given below will help the candidates understand the trends.

    CLAT 2023 cut off

    Name of NLU

    General (All India)

    OBC

    SC

    ST

    Opening rank

    Closing rank

    Opening rank

    Closing rank

    Opening rank

    Closing rank

    Opening rank

    Closing rank

    NLSIU Bangalore

    1

    85

    88

    638

    431

    2224

    554

    3428

    NALSAR Hyderabad

    8

    162

    505

    7849*

    1252

    2761

    3818

    5158

    WBNUJS Kolkata

    117

    257

    1989*

    11472 *

    2503

    4933

    5084

    7238

    NLIU Bhopal

    241

    451

    774

    1510

    3618

    4793

    6076

    10189

    NLU Jodhpur

    155

    378

    -

    -

    2318

    5881

    1727

    7620

    HNLU Raipur

    430

    756

    1721

    1980

    4918

    8797

    11785

    12027

    GNLU Gandhinagar

    175

    430

    752

    1747

    3779

    6527

    6155

    12014

    RMLNLU Lucknow

    377

    756

    902*

    3568*

    4565*

    10476 *

    15889*

    19504*

    RGNLU Patiala

    437

    1184

    -

    -

    6134

    9434

    6449

    16179

    CNLU Patna

    932

    1498

    1882*

    9085*

    9825

    18386*

    29956

    29956*

    NUALS Kochi

    413

    1315

    2114*

    20999*

    8411*

    25640*

    16977*

    16977*

    NLU Odisha

    470

    1191

    -

    -

    5800

    9726

    13361

    17417

    NUSRL Ranchi

    933

    1603

    1386

    2698

    3540*

    21084*

    13311

    31604*

    TNNLS Tiruchirappalli

    807

    1816

    1770

    3789

    6909

    12015

    15682

    16880

    DSNLU Vishakhapatnam

    1002

    1589

    8881

    11160

    10847*

    10847*

    24160*

    24160*

    MNLU Mumbai

    64

    548

    1310*

    8987*

    4874*(W)

    16251*(W)

    14752*(W)

    43608*(W)

    MNLU Nagpur

    999

    1657

    6293*

    18196*

    16251*

    36646*

    30004*

    30479*

    MNLU Aurangabad

    1390

    2323

    19850*

    34225

    20505*

    45669*

    44623*(W)

    46061*(W)

    NLUJAA Guwahati

    1131

    1979

    5542*

    39724*

    25357*

    41911*

    16817*

    40718*

    HPNLU Shimla

    1056

    2302

    -

    -

    7229

    12507

    12778

    22145

    DNLU Jabalpur

    1314

    2262

    1647

    3489

    10967

    12925

    15638

    22762

    NLU Sonipat

    1094

    2333

    1917

    4018

    6448

    12213

    12177

    23212

    CLAT LLM cut-off 2022

    Name of NLU

    General (All India)

    OBC

    SC

    ST

    Opening rank

    Closing rank

    Opening rank

    Closing rank

    Opening rank

    Closing rank

    Opening rank

    Closing rank

    NLSIU Bangalore

    14

    163

    138

    549

    353

    1388

    511

    790

    NALSAR Hyderabad

    25

    240

    204

    664

    1014

    1618

    669

    5158

    WBNUJS Kolkata

    82

    579

    1498*

    3997*

    661

    3172

    1806

    3113

    NLIU Bhopal

    215

    379

    645*

    1609*

    1466

    3154

    3135

    4757

    NLU Jodhpur

    116

    666

    -

    -

    1433

    2626

    2037

    4800

    HNLU Raipur

    430

    1038

    1721

    2485

    4918

    4607

    4650

    5538

    GNLU Gandhinagar

    377

    514

    664

    1236

    1256

    3164

    1916*(W)

    2347*(W)

    RMLNLU Lucknow

    3

    127

    206*

    491*

    273*

    1105*

    5554*(W)

    5554 *(W)

    RGNLU Patiala

    133

    769

    -

    -

    1337

    2805

    2012

    6324

    NUALS Kochi

    545

    1440

    1682*

    4081*

    2804*

    7253*

    3113*

    3113*

    NLU Odisha Cuttack

    550

    1333

    -

    -

    2578

    4329

    4618

    6668

    NUSRL Ranchi

    493

    1314

    955

    2560

    2661

    4315

    2337

    2350

    TNNLS Tiruchirappalli

    549

    1535

    1201

    2501

    2500

    2500

    4226

    4226

    DSNLU Vishakhapatnam

    826

    1929

    3259*

    7362*

    5374*

    5413*

    6616*

    6982*

    MNLU Mumbai

    194

    735

    2096*

    5060*

    3194*

    5631*

    6222*

    6222*

    MNLU Nagpur

    131

    1561

    3103*

    7383*

    3966*

    6755*

    6997*

    6997*

    MNLU Aurangabad

    1121

    2195

    6235*

    7776*

    5631*

    6217*

    -

    -

    NLUJAA Guwahati

    667

    1721

    2114*

    7764*

    6939*

    6939*

    3542*

    7298*

    HPNLU Shimla

    652

    1524

    -

    -

    2734

    4760

    4797

    4797

    Interesting facts about CLAT 2023

    • This is for the first time that two CLATs are being conducted in the same year. CLAT 2022 was held on June 19, 2022. And, CLAT 2023 will be held on December 18, 2022.

    • Candidates who appeared in CLAT 2022 may also appear in CLAT 2023.

    • CLAT 2023 will be conducted for admission to 22 national law universities. Only National Law University Delhi will not participate in the CLAT 2023 examination as it conducts a separate entrance examination - The All-India Law Entrance Test.

    • Around 70,000 candidates register for CLAT every year, making it one of the toughest examinations in the country.

    • Candidates appearing in CLAT 2023 may also use their CLAT scores for admission to several law colleges other than NLUs. These colleges will be called CLAT-affiliated colleges as they sign agreements with the NLU Consortium.

    • The academic year in national law universities will start around July or August 2022. The counselling will be conducted based on CLAT scores.

    Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

    1. When will CLAT 2023 be conducted?

    CLAT 2023 will be conducted on December 18, 2022, in offline, pen and paper format.

    2. I am studying in Class 12, can I apply for CLAT 2023?

    Yes. If you are studying in Class 12 and will appear in the board examination in April-May, you can apply for CLAT 2023.

    3. Is the CLAT exam difficult?

    Yes, CLAT is one of the toughest law entrance exams. However, if one prepares for 6-7 months consistently, one can secure a decent CLAT score.

    4. How many candidates appear in the CLAT exam?

    Around 60,000 candidates appear in the CLAT exam every year. The exam is conducted for admission to both UG and PG courses offered by national law universities.

    5. How many seats are offered by national law universities through CLAT?

    The NLUs offer around 2622 seats in 5-year integrated LLB programmes through the CLAT exam. For LLM, the universities offer around 850 seats.

    6. When will the CLAT 2023 application form be released?

    The application form of CLAT 2023 has been released on August 08, 2022.

    7. When will CLAT 2023 official notification be released?

    The official notification of CLAT 2023 has been released on August 08, 2022.

    Questions related to CLAT

    Have a question related to CLAT ?
    Hello Vanshika,
    Hope you are doing good.
    So, generally there is no such thing called syllabus for the CLAT. However, for the purpose of general knowledge section, you will have to study, Constitution, Current affairs,   Static GK, History and Geography as well.
    So it's not about topics, just read everything barely and get to know the gist of the subject. That's it. For this you remember certain important articles like articles related to fundamental rights, fundamental duties, appointment and impeachment of judges, president, etc. Appointment of election commissioners, their powers and all. Just have in your mind the articles related to them and the powers entrusted with such articles.
    Good luck!!

    Hey aspirant,

    The below-mentioned resource pools the host relevant preparatory content to crack the CLAT examination.

    1.LegalEdge - TopRankers

    2. Success Mantra

    3. LawPrep Tutorial

    4. CLAT Possible

    5. HitBullsEye

    6. Law Entrance CL-LST

    7. Time

    8. Study IQ

    9. Abhyaas Law Prep

    10. Delhi Law Academy

    Good luck!

    Hello aspirant,

    Candidates will be asked questions in this section based on texts that are up to 450 words long each. The passages will draw from non-fiction writing, journalism, and other news sources. The questions are designed to evaluate the candidate's understanding of legal concepts or concepts linked to the passing. Candidates should be aware that there won't be any questions posed beyond the passage provided. Each of these chapters will include a series of questions that will test your general knowledge and awareness of relevant current events. The following topics have been included in this area by the Consortium of NLUs:

    Important recent happenings in India and around the globe

    Culture and the Arts

    the world's affairs

    Historical occurrences that are still important today

    A few pointers for preparing for the CLAT in current affairs

    1.Take a look at the test from last year.

    Understanding the structure of the general knowledge section of the CLAT is crucial after learning about it. 40–50 multiple-choice questions are present in this section. Verify the CLAT test questions from previous years to get a sense of the questions that were asked. Start practising using the available offline and online CLAT sample questions from previous years after you have a general idea of the format. You can get better grades by answering questions correctly and by being aware of the trend.

    2. Keep yourself updated and practise regularly

    Success in anything requires practise and consistency. If you want to ace all the general knowledge questions, be sure to stay up to date on current affairs and keep your knowledge current. By studying the topic for a few days, you cannot successfully answer general knowledge questions. The knowledge must be acquired gradually (at least for a year). Along with responding and practising questions, make sure you stay up to date with global current events. Keep up with the news and read the newspaper daily to keep current.

    3. Take CLAT practise exams

    Do you wish to understand how the CLAT test actually feels? Utilize practise tests! Attending practise exams will increase your accuracy and entrance preparation while also boosting your confidence in your ability to pass the test.

    Many centres provide test series. Numerous internet platforms offer practise examinations. Choose a mode that is convenient for you. Take practise tests for each subject so you can determine your general knowledge subject strengths and weaknesses. Additionally, try to deliver at least ten full mock exams to get a feel for the actual exam.

    4.Select your study materials carefully.

    One of the factors that will have the biggest impact on your CLAT score is the study material you choose. There is a tonne of study material available, both online and offline. By selecting the greatest and most precise study materials, you can have an idea of how the entrance exam will be. Numerous offline and online study resources make the claim to be able to assist you in passing the CLAT, but in reality they are full of inaccurate material and questions. Choose reading material that closely follows the format of the current exam and is appropriate for your level of comprehension.

    5. Eliminate speculative thinking

    The answer out of the four options would be something you would be reasonably certain of if you had done a decent job of studying for the general knowledge test. If you don't know the solution to a question, don't base your decision on conjecture. For each question you successfully respond to, you will receive one mark; if you don't, you will receive 0.25 marks less. You won't receive a point deduction for providing a negative response. Pick the correct response if you are certain. If not, your best option is to ignore the question about which you are confused.

    6.Limit Your Sources

    Attempt to limit the amount of current affairs information you consume. Candidate mistakes usually involve spending time by reading multiple newspapers. Make a choice, then utilise the internet sensibly. Use a top book for the CLAT  Current Affairs section.

    7.Pay attention to the curriculum

    Always bear in mind to concentrate on the topics covered in the CLAT UG curriculum when attempting to completely cover this section. After all, more passages should be expected for these subjects.

    8.Build your own notes

    The focus of current affairs is one-liners or, at best, three to four lines. Make your notes as simple to understand and retain the information as you can. All the important notes should be underlined using a distinct colour of ink. It is crucial to take your own notes because it has been established that writing is one of the finest ways to retain information. Remember that it would be impossible to memorise everything as well.

    9. Use online examinations or practise exams.

    Practice questions on current events and general knowledge are the greatest way to ace this section. This will also provide you a general sense of the questions that will be asked, helping you to assess your level of preparation or monitor your progress. But you shouldn't try this until you've made a few preparations.

    10.Use the Internet responsibly.

    There is enough material on the internet to cover anything, but how do you decide which link to click? A collection of General Knowledge pdfs that will certainly help you with your preparation for this subject is the most significant thing you will find. Before beginning to study something, it is always advisable to confirm its credibility.

    11. Review what you've read.

    Daily review and reading of current events are crucial because their volume increases daily. The notes will be helpful for review and for keeping in mind current affairs or recent news.

    I hope these suggestions prove to be helpful to you.


    Hello Student,

    CLAT - Common Law Aptitude Test is  a national level entrance test for admissions to twenty two National Law Universities (NLU) in India.

    This law entrance exam is of two hours duration. The CLAT question paper consists of 150 multiple-choice questions. There are five sections in CLAT exam paper which are:-

    English including Comprehension

    Current affairs including General Knowledge

    Legal Reasoning

    Logical Reasoning

    Quantitative Techniques (Math)

    All the questions will be paragraph-based starting from CLAT 2020. One paragraph will be followed by 5-6 questions.

    Best Coaching Institutes for CLAT in India-:

    1. Career Launcher (LST)
    2. CLAT Possible
    3. Sriram Law Academy.
    4. LegalEdge
    5. TopRankers

    These are some of the best coaching institutes that provide both online and offline coachings and organizes their miocks on weekly or monthly basis.

    I hope this helps you.

    Hello aspirant,
    Hope you are doing good.
    Generally study certificate will not be considered ad character certificate. The character certificate is generally issued by Class 1 Gazette officer or SHO or revenue officer and the person who is not below the rank of Tehsildar.
    Therefore, if your college authorities are not providing you the same, you can just make an application to any of the above officers, with proof of residence and affidavit and after they sign the same, you can just upload it accordingly.
    Thank you !!
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