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CLAT 2023 Question Paper - Download CLAT Question Paper with Solutions PDF

CLAT 2023 Question Paper - Download CLAT Question Paper with Solutions PDF

Edited By Marar Sumeet Sudarshan | Updated on Nov 29, 2023 05:24 PM IST | #CLAT

CLAT 2023 was conducted on December 18, 2022, by the Consortium of National Law Universities to admit students into the UG and PG law programs of various National Law Universities across the country. Having access to CLAT 2023 question paper PDF would be a great boost one's preparation for CLAT 2024.

CLAT previous year question paper is the best sample paper that a candidate can practise with. Given in this article is an analysis of the CLAT 2023 UG question paper with an answer key and also the details of CLAT question paper 2023 pdf download.

It must be noted that as per the revised CLAT exam pattern this year, the number of questions has been reduced to 120. However, the CLAT syllabus and sections remain the same.

CLAT UG 2023 Question Paper Download PDF

Given below is the previous year's CLAT UG 2023 question paper pdf with answers. To download the CLAT 2023 question paper with the answer key, one has to either sign in using a Google account or sign in using one’s email ID and password.

Download PDF - CLAT 2023 question paper with solution pdf


CLAT PG 2023 question paper PDF

Given below is the CLAT PG 2023 question paper pdf link with answers. To download the pdf, one should log in using their Google account or email id. The CLAT PG question paper is an MCQ-based paper testing candidates on their knowledge about different areas of law.

Download PDF - CLAT 2023 PG Question Paper PDF

CLAT 2023 Question Paper Overview

Solving the previous year question paper gives a real feel of the exam mimicking exam-like conditions such as time pressure and the pressure to perform and is an important tool to assess the candidate's level of preparation. Unlike CLAT 2024, which is based on the revised syllabus released by the Consortium of NLUs, the UG CLAT question paper 2023 had 150 questions that were spread across five sections namely English Language, Current Affairs including General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Techniques. The question paper format contains 4-6 passages in each section. The passages are followed by MCQs based on the passage. The CLAT 2023 question paper is very lengthy and tests candidates on their reading and comprehension skills.

CLAT 2023 Question Paper

SubjectNumber of questionsNumber of passages

English Language

30

6

Current Affairs including General Knowledge

35

5

Legal Reasoning

40

8

Logical Reasoning

30

4

Quantitative Techniques.

15

3

The CLAT UG 2023 question paper consisted of a total of 150 multiple-choice questions with every correct answer fetching 1 mark and every wrong answer having a negative mark of 0.25.

CLAT 2023 Question Paper Section Wise Analysis

As per the feedback received from the candidates on the exam day, the difficulty level of the sections of the CLAT 2023 question paper ranged between easy to moderately difficult. Students pointed out that the exam was too lengthy for their liking. While they found the English and Legal reasoning section to be easy, logical reasoning was tough.

CLAT 2023 Question Paper Section Wise Difficulty Overview

SectionsDifficulty LevelIdeal Attempt

English Language

Easy but Lengthy

25-27

Current Affairs including General Knowledge

Easy to Moderate

18-20

Legal Reasoning

Easy

30-35

Logical Reasoning

Moderately Difficult

22-25

Quantitative Techniques.

Moderate

6-8

Generally, a score of 90-100 in CLAT was good enough to get into the top NLUs such as NLSIU Bengaluru and NALSAR Hyderabad in CLAT 2023.

Also, check - CLAT Previous Year Question Papers PDF Download (Last 16 years)

CLAT 2023 Question Paper Section Wise Important Topics

As outlined above, there are five sections in CLAT. Each section has a different weightage. While GK and Legal reasoning have 25% weight, LR and English have 20% weight. Maths has the least weight at 10%. Given below is a list of section-wise important topics included in the CLAT 2023 question paper

CLAT 2023 Topics

Sections

Topics

English Language

  • Comprehending arguments given in the passage

  • Making inferences from the passages

  • Synonyms, word meanings, and metaphors

  • Vocabulary

Current Affairs including General Knowledge

  • Important historical events

  • Recent developments in politics and legal functioning in India

  • Important technological developments

  • Sports and Culture

  • National and International affairs


Legal Reasoning

  • Testing the Conceptual understanding of various laws such as the Law of Torts, Constitutional Law, IPC, and other related concepts

  • Drawing conclusions based on the given evidence

  • Making inferences when certain additional conditions are added to a given situation

Logical Reasoning

  • Making inferences from a given set of statements

  • Identify the correct inferences after considering certain assumptions from a given set of statements

  • Identifying the correct assumptions for a given conclusion to be true

  • Identifying logically similar arguments

Quantitative Techniques.

  • Do basic mathematical calculations to find the right answer

  • Ratio and percentage problems

  • Calculating averages and Interests

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. Is CLAT 2023 paper easy or hard?

CLAT 2023 paper is a very lengthy and reading intensive exam. Close to 70000 candidates appear for CLAT every year to bag the limited seats at NLUs which makes it a very competitive exam.

2. Who made CLAT 2023 paper?

CLAT 2023 question paper is designed by the Consortium of National Law Universities which also conducts the CLAT exam.

3. Is 3 months enough for CLAT?

CLAT 2023 ug question paper requires intensive preparation. Three months may not be enough as adequate time also needs to be given for revision and practise.

4. What is the score of CLAT 2023 topper?

CLAT 2023 topper has secured 116.75 marks.

5. What is the cut off for CLAT 2023?

The cut off for CLAT 2023 differs across NLUs and across categories. Every NLU publishes its own category wise cut off rank.

6. Does CLAT repeat questions?

Candidates should try to access previous year CLAT 2023 question paper pdf with answers as the questions in CLAT tend to follow a pattern and sometimes are also repeated.

7. What is a good score in CLAT sample paper

A score above 100 out of 150 in CLAT 2023 paper would be good score to get into one of the top NLUs.

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Questions related to CLAT

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Greeting Student,

To prepare for current affairs for CLAT you can read daily newspapers like The Hindu, Hindustan Times and Indian Express. You can prefer apps like gk Today and Career Cloud. The LAw EX magazine. There are some examples of current affairs and tips to refer to for current affairs. https://testzone.smartkeeda.com/lawexmagazine/ https://www.gktoday.in/ https://careerscloud.in/ https://law.careers360.com/articles/clat-gk-questions https://law.careers360.com/articles/how-prepare-for-current-affairs-for-clat

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Hello Yashita,

Since you're in Class 11 and aiming for CLAT UG 2026, you have a good amount of time to develop a strong foundation for the exam. Here are some tips to help you prepare for CLAT UG 2026 alongside your Class 11 studies:

Develop a Study Plan:

  • Balance: Create a balanced study plan that allocates time for both CLAT preparation and Class 11 subjects. Start with smaller chunks of dedicated CLAT study time and gradually increase as you get closer to the exam.

  • Consistency: Consistency is key.  Even 30-45 minutes of focused CLAT preparation daily can be more effective than sporadic cramming sessions.


Focus on Building Core Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension: Make reading a habit. Read newspapers, magazines, and articles from reliable sources. Practice comprehending complex passages and identifying key information.

  • Analytical & Logical Reasoning: Solve puzzles, play logic games (Sudoku, chess), and attempt practice questions to sharpen your analytical and logical thinking skills.

  • Vocabulary Building: Actively improve your vocabulary by learning new words daily. Use flashcards, mnemonics, or online resources to aid memorization.
  • Legal Awareness: Start familiarizing yourself with basic legal concepts and legal terminology. You can find introductory legal resources online or in libraries.


Utilize Resources:

  • NCERT Textbooks: While not specifically designed for CLAT, NCERT textbooks, particularly for English and Social Sciences, can strengthen your foundational knowledge in these areas.

  • CLAT Preparation Books: Purchase well-regarded CLAT preparation books to access practice questions, mock tests, and explanations for different CLAT sections.
  • Online Resources: Utilize free and paid online resources like practice tests, video lectures, and study materials for focused preparation.


    I hope this answer helps you. If you have more queries then feel free to share your questions with us we will be happy to assist you.

    Thank you and wishing you all the best for your CLAT preparation.

Hy aspirant,

Yes, you can definitely prepare for the CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) exams through self-study.

Here are some book recommendations and tips that may help you :-

  • Legal Aptitude for the CLAT and LLB Examinations by AP Bhardwaj.
  • Objective General Knowledge" by Lucent Publication.
  • Wren & Martin High School English Grammar and Composition.

Stay updated with current events, especially those related to legal and constitutional matters.

Read newspapers like The Hindu, The Indian Express, and magazines like Pratiyogita Darpan for current affairs.

Participate in online forums and discussion groups for CLAT aspirants to clarify doubts and exchange study tips.

Hey there,

Your question is incomplete and it doesn't have proper information as you haven't mentioned name of the exam you are looking for and due to the lack of this information it is difficult to answer your question. So I will request you to share your queries with all the proper and specific detail so that we can help you with your questions.

Please send your query again with the specific details and we will be happy to assist you.

Thank you and wishing you all the best for your future.

Hello aspirant,

On July 7, 2024, the Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) will publish the CLAT 2025 announcement in a variety of print and digital media. The CLAT 2025 exam date was previously announced by the consortium on May 6. The notice states that the offline CLAT exam 2025 will take place on December 1. Candidates who meet the requirements and would like to participate in CLAT 2025 can register online and submit their applications at consortiumofnlus.ac.in, the official website.

For more information you can visit our website by clicking on the link given below.

https://law.careers360.com/exams/clat/amp

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1111112=___________

Option: 1

123456654321


Option: 2

1234554321


Option: 3

123454321


Option: 4

12345654321


125 toffees cost Rs. 75, Find the cost of one million toffees if there is a discount of 40% on the selling price for this quantity.

 

Option: 1

Rs.3,00,000


Option: 2

Rs. 3,20,000


Option: 3

3,60,000


Option: 4

Rs.4,00,000


14. Find the present value (in Rs.) of Rs.3000 due after 5 years at 10% p.a. simple interest.

Option: 1

1500


Option: 2

1800


Option: 3

2000


Option: 4

2500


24. Raju took a loan at 8% per annum simple interest for a period of 5 years. At the end of five years he paid Rs.10640 to clear his loan. How much loan did he take?

Option: 1

Rs.8500


Option: 2

Rs.8000


Option: 3

Rs.7700


Option: 4

Rs.7600


'A' carelessly left an iron pole across a public road 300 m from that spot was a traffic signal indicating speed limit to be 20 kmph. B, riding a scooter at 80 kmph, noticed the protrusion from a distance, but still could not avoid it, collided with the pole and was injured. In an action by B against A.

Option: 1

B will lose as he was driving very fast


Option: 2

B will lose for some other reasons


Option: 3

B will succeed, because A was careless


Option: 4

B will succeed, because A could have avoided the mishap by putting up a warning


'A' was having a get together with his old friends and on his friend's suggestions, he consumed some alcohol. On his way back to home at night, 'A' heard some footsteps and turning back, he imagined he saw a figure moving towards him with a spear. In fact, it was only a man, 'B' with an umbrella, who was telling 'A' to walk carefully since 'A' appeared to be unsteady. However, 'A' proceeded to attack 'B' with an iron rod leading to grave injuries to 'B'. Is 'A' guilty of causing grievous hurt to 'B'?

Option: 1

No, 'A' is not guilty because in his intoxicated state, the umbrella appeared a spear to him and he exercised his right of private defence.


Option: 2

No, 'A' is not guilty because 'B' could have attacked 'A' with his umbrella


Option: 3

No, 'A' is not guilty because he was intoxicated on the suggestions of his friends and was incapable of knowing that he was savagely attacking a man, who was carrying only an umbrella


Option: 4

Yes, 'A' is guilty because he got intoxicated voluntarily and under the effect of this voluntary intoxication, he attacked and caused grievous injuries to 'B' who posed no threat to him in fart


'A"s cattle was being regularly stolen and 'A' was unable to apprehend the thief. One night, 'A' finally manages to catch 'B' untying his cow from the cowshed under the cover of darkness. 'A' slowly crept up to 'B' and slashed his neck with a sickle leading to the death of 'B' Is 'A' guilty of the offence of culpable homicide?

Option: 1

No, 'A' was only exercising his right of private defence of property


Option: 2

No, 'B' continued stealing of his cattle would have rendered his business inoperable


Option: 3

Yes, 'A' had no reasonable apprehension that 'A' could suffer any grievous hurt if he did not kill 'B'


Option: 4

Yes, 'A' should have first challenged 'B' to surrender before taking any steps to cause 'B's death


A, a 15 year old girl, having been rebuked by her mother leaves her house. At railway station she met the accused who takes her to his house. He provides her clothes, money and ornaments at his house and has sexual intercourse with the girl with her consent. What offence has been committed?

Option: 1

The mother is accused of maltreatment.


Option: 2

The accused is guilty of rape.  


Option: 3

The accused is not guilty.


Option: 4

None of the above.


A, a 15 year old girl, left her mother’s house and joined the accused because her mother has turned down the proposal of her marriage with the accused on the ground that she was too young. While she was with the accused he had sexual intercourse with her against her will. What offence has been committed?

Option: 1 None

Option: 2 None

Option: 3 None

Option: 4 None

A, a chain snatcher, forcibly pulled the ear rings from the ears of an old lady. Both the ear lobes were torn and the old lady suffered pain and suffering for over three weeks. For what offence can A be prosecuted? What offence have been committed?

Option: 1

He is guilty of theft.


Option: 2

A is guilty of voluntarily causing ‘grievous hurt’.


Option: 3

He is guilty of rash and negligent.


Option: 4

None of the above.


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