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    CLAT Sample Papers 2023 (3rd Released): Download Previous Year Sample Paper PDF

    Edited By Shubham Bhakuni | Updated on Dec 10, 2022 09:47 PM IST | #CLAT

    CLAT Sample Papers 2023 - The Consortium of NLUs has released the third CLAT 2023 sample paper on December 10, 2022. Candidates can download the official CLAT sample paper from the direct link given below. The consortium will conduct an exclusive analysis of the sample papers on November 8, 2022, from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The official sample papers of CLAT 2023 are helpful for candidates who are preparing for the Common Law Admission Test. By practising the CLAT sample papers candidates will be able to make themselves familiar with the actual exam while also improving their preparation. In addition to the sample papers, candidates should also solve the previous year's CLAT question papers which can be purchased while registering for the examination. Alternatively, Careers360 has provided the official free CLAT previous year papers below in this article. Candidates can download the sample papers and prepare for CLAT 2023. Go through the article below to know how to download CLAT 2023 sample papers, previous year question papers and mock tests.
    LATEST: Third CLAT 2023 official sample paper released, to download - Click here
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    CLAT Sample Papers 2023 (3rd Released): Download Previous Year Sample Paper PDF
    CLAT Sample Papers 2023 (3rd Released): Download Previous Year Sample Paper PDF

    CLAT Sample Papers - Important Dates



    Release of first CLAT 2023 sample paper

    October 8, 2022

    Second sample paper

    November 03, 2022

    Third sample paper

    December 10, 2022

    CLAT 2023 exam date

    December 18, 2022

    How to Download CLAT Exam Sample Papers 2023

    Candidates can follow the steps mentioned below to download the sample papers of CLAT that will be issued by the NLU Consortium soon.

    • Visit the official website of CLAT 2023 -

    • Click on CLAT 2023 and check the notification section for CLAT sample papers

    • Click on the sample paper link, open the pdf and save the sample paper of CLAT 2023

    Download official CLAT Sample Papers

    CLAT Previous Year Papers 2023

    The download links for previous year question papers of CLAT 2023 are given below. Candidates can download previous year CLAT papers free of cost by following the steps mentioned below.

    • Click on the sample paper link you want to download

    • Login using your mobile number (New users can register free of cost using your mobile number and email ID)

    • The CLAT exam sample paper will be downloaded in PDF format, and a copy of question paper will also be shared on the registered email ID.

    Previous Year CLAT Question Paper Download Links

    Subject Wise Sample Paper for CLAT 2023

    CLAT sample papers for quantitative ability

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    CLAT Logical reasoning sample papers

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    CLAT Exam Sample Paper for General Knowledge and English

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    CLAT Legal Reasoning Sample Paper

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    CLAT Question Paper 2023 - Test Structure

    As per the CLAT 2023 exam pattern, the official question paper of UG - CLAT 2023 will have around 28-30 comprehensive passages, and 150 multiple choice questions divided into five sections. The section-wise distribution of questions is mentioned below.

    CLAT Question Paper Structure 2023


    The total number of questions

    Percentage weightage

    English Language

    28-32 questions


    Current Affairs, including General Knowledge

    35-39 questions


    Legal Reasoning

    35-39 questions


    Logical Reasoning

    28-32 questions


    Quantitative Techniques

    13-17 questions


    CLAT LLM Question Paper 2023 - Test Paper Structure


    Total number of MCQ questions


    Constitutional Law



    Other Law Subjects, including Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence.






    CLAT 2023 Preparation Using Sample Papers

    With sample papers, CLAT preparation would become easy. It will keep the CLAT preparation exam oriented so the candidate can narrow down their focus to a few relevant topics and the actual format. The following tips would be helpful for candidates preparing for the national-level law entrance exam.

    • First, complete your CLAT syllabus by building the conceptual clarity of the topics necessary for the examination.

    • Once the syllabus is covered, start solving CLAT sample papers one by one.

    • Focus on topics that have repeatedly been asked in the question papers.

    • After solving each CLAT question paper, give around two to three hours to analyse the question paper and identifying your weak and strong areas,

    • Read comprehension passages, news articles, and journals to increase your reading speed. And, while solving the question paper, ensure that the paper is completed in two hours. The time management aspect of CLAT preparation will be the most crucial while preparing using the sample papers.

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    Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

    1. How can I download the CLAT sample papers?

    The sample papers of CLAT 2023 are given in this article. You can download them free of cost by clicking on the direct links given.

    2. Are solving CLAT sample papers enough for exam preparation?

    No, candidates should have a basic understanding of the law and the subjects included in the CLAT syllabus.

    3. How many CLAT sample papers should I solve?

    Candidates should try to solve around 20 to 30 sample papers of CLAT along with the all previous year papers based on the new exam pattern.

    4. Will the NLU consortium provide the CLAT sample papers?

    Yes, the consortium will release three sample papers. The first sample paper has been released on October 8, 2022 and the second sample paper will be released on October 14, 2022,

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    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.

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    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.

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