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About CLAT PG 2023
The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) has released the second merit list of CLAT LLM 2023 on January 27, 2023, on its official website - consortiumofnlus.ac.in. Candidates included in the merit list of CLAT 2023 LLM programme will be eligible for admission to the allotted National Law Universities. Earlier, the consortium released the CLAT LLM 2023 first merit list on January 18, 2023. The consortium had started the counselling process on December 28, 2022, and the last date of registration for CLAT counselling was January 12, 2023, 6 pm. The consortium declared the CLAT 2023 result on December 23, 2022 on its official website - consortiumofnlus.ac.in. The Consortium also released the CLAT 2023 final answer key on December 22, 2022. Earlier, the provisional answer key of CLAT 2023 was released and the CLAT 2023 exam was on December 18, 2022 from 02 pm to 04 pm. The consortium issued the CLAT LLM 2023 admit card to registered candidates on December 06, 2022, 6 pm. Candidates were required to fill their admission preferences to NLUs before downloading their Admit Card of CLAT 2023. The scores of CLAT PG 2023 will be accepted by 19 national law universities for admission to one-year LLM programmes.
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The Consortium closed the CLAT 2023 LLM application form on November 18. CLAT LLM exam 2023 will be conducted on December 18, 2022, in offline mode. Recently, the exam authorities have also added one more campus of Gujarat National Law University, Silvassa to the list of CLAT participating institutes.
CLAT LLM 2023 - Test details
The national-level law entrance exam, CLAT LLM is conducted by the Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) in offline (pen and paper) mode. It is a common entrance test for admission to 19 national law universities.
As per the exam pattern of CLAT PG 2023, the test included comprehension-based questions from various legal subjects of graduation level. Each question will carry one mark and each incorrect answer will invite a penalty of -0.25 marks. Candidates should check the CLAT 2023 syllabus for PG before starting the exam preparation. For preparatory purposes, candidates can refer to the previous year's CLAT PG question papers.
CLAT previous year highlights
|CLAT Registration||9,000||No of appeared candidates||No of appeared candidates |
|Number of seats offered||Around 1,072||LLM program - 808 seats||LLM program - 808 seats|
|Participating institutes||19 NLUs + 60+ affiliated colleges||CLAT PG - Postgraduate courses are available at nineteen (19) NLUs.|
|Highest marks||94||CLAT PG - 85.75/120||CLAT PG - 72/120|
Address - P.O. Bag 7201, Nagarbhavi, Bangalore - 560 072 Karnataka, India
E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
CLAT PG 2023 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||Common Law Admission Test for LLM|
|Short Exam Name||CLAT PG|
|Conducting Body||Consortium of NLUs|
|Frequency of Conduct||Once a year|
|Exam Level||National Level Exam|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||4000 Rs [Online]|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Mode of Counselling||Online|
|Exam Duration||2 Hours|
|Number of Seats||742 Seats|
CLAT PG 2023 Important Dates
Upcoming Dates and Events
27 Jan, 2023 - 31 Jan, 2023
Counselling - Payment of confirmation fee to consortium for freeze and float options and admission by nlus for the second allotment list | Mode: Online Ongoing
20 May, 2023
Counselling - Payment of university fee - Start Date | Mode: Online
25 May, 2023
Counselling - Publication of third allotment list - Start Date | Mode: Online
25 May, 2023 - 30 May, 2023
Counselling - Payment of university fee for freeze or float options and admission by nlus for the third allotment list | Mode: Online
05 Jun, 2023
Counselling - Publication of fourth allotment list - Start Date | Mode: Online
05 Jun, 2023 - 10 Jun, 2023
Counselling - Payment of university fee for freeze or float options and admission by nlus for the fourth allotment list | Mode: Online
15 Jun, 2023
Counselling - Publication of fifth and final allotment list - Start Date | Mode: Online
15 Jun, 2023 - 20 Jun, 2023
Counselling - Payment of balance university fee for freeze option and admission by nlus for fifth and final allotment list | Mode: Online
Past Dates and Events
27 Jan, 2023
Counselling - Publication of second allotment list - Start Date | Mode: Online
18 Jan, 2023 - 22 Jan, 2023
Counselling - Payment of confirmation fee to consortium for freeze and float options and for admission by nlus for the first allotment list | Mode: Online
18 Jan, 2023
Counselling - Publication of first allotment list - Start Date | Mode: Online
28 Dec, 2022 - 12 Jan, 2023
Counselling - Registration for admissions counselling (including payment of counselling fee) | Mode: Online
28 Dec, 2022 - 12 Jan, 2023
Counselling - CLAT 2023 | Mode: Online
23 Dec, 2022
Result - CLAT 2023 | Mode: Online
22 Dec, 2022
Answer Key - Final answer key release date | Mode: Online
19 Dec, 2022
Answer Key - Inviting objections on the provisional answer key | Mode: Online
18 Dec, 2022
Exam | Mode: Offline
18 Dec, 2022
Answer Key - Release of the provisional answer key | Mode: Online
06 Dec, 2022 - 17 Dec, 2022
Admit Card | Mode: Online
06 Dec, 2022
Candidates to fill their admission preferences to National Law Universities (NLUs) - Start Date | Mode: Online
19 Nov, 2022 - 20 Nov, 2022
Application Correction | Mode: Online
20 Nov, 2022
Last date to submit fee - Start Date | Mode: Online
08 Aug, 2022 - 18 Nov, 2022
Application | Mode: Online
14 Oct, 2022
Release of second sample question set - Start Date | Mode: Online
08 Oct, 2022
Release of first sample question set - Start Date | Mode: Online
The NLU consortium provides official CLAT PG 2023 eligibility criteria on its official website. The eligibility criteria of CLAT PG 2023 provides information such as qualifying exam passed, marks obtained in the qualifying exam, and age limit of candidates required before filling the CLAT 2023 application form. Only those candidates who meet the CLAT PG eligibility criteria 2023 requirements will be able to apply for the exam.
Eligibility criteria of CLAT PG 2023
- Educational Qualification - Candidates should have completed LLB graduation (3-year LLB or 5-year integrated LLB) from any recognized institute by the Bar Council of India.
- Qualifying exam : All candidates must have minimum 50% marks in the qualifying exam. However, candidates belonging to the SC and ST category will be given 5% relaxation and can apply for CLAT PG 2023 with 45% marks in graduation (qualifying exam).
- Upper age limit : There is no upper age limit.
- Appearing in qualifying exam : Candidates who are in their final year of the qualifying exam can also apply for the CLAT PG 2023 exam.
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card
The CNLU has closed the CLAT LLM application form on November 20, 2022, on its official website - consortiumofnlus.ac.in. The CLAT application form correction window is currently open till November 20, 2022. The application form of CLAT LLM 2023 can be filled out by following the steps mentioned below.
How to fill CLAT PG application form 2023:
- Online Registration - To register online, the candidate has to create an applicant account by entering details like name, phone number, and email id. On successful registration, a password will be generated for the new account.
- Filling of application form - Next fill in various sections like personal details, correspondence, and address details. Also, select the course of study.
- Uploading of documents - In this step, candidates have to upload scanned photographs, signatures, and domicile certificates as per the format specified in the table below:
Image size (maximum)
State of domicile certificate
Payment of application fee - After confirming the details, proceed to make payment of the application fee. The online payment options through which fees can be paid are net banking, credit, or debit cards.
|General, OBC||Online||Female, Male, Transgender||₹ 4000|
|SC, ST||Online||Female, Male, Transgender||₹ 3500|
Other areas of law such as jurisprudence, administrative law, law of contract, torts, family law, criminal law, property law, company law, public international law, tax law, environmental law, and labour and industrial law
Essay on topics of law and contemporary issues
CLAT PG exam pattern is officially provided by the consortium. The exam pattern of CLAT PG includes details such as the number of questions asked, mode of exam, marking scheme, question type and related information.
Exam pattern of CLAT PG 2023
- There are no descriptive section
- Only multiple-choice questions (MCQs) are asked
- There are 120 MCQs
- Questions are comprehension based
- +1 mark is awarded for correct, while -1/4 mark is deducted for an incorrect answer
Mode of exam : Online
Exam duration : 2 hours
The consortium released the hall ticket cum admit card of CLAT PG 2023 on December 06, 2022, 6 pm. The successfully registered candidates can now download their CLAT admit card 2023 until 11:59 pm, December 17, 2022. Candidates are required to fill their admission preferences to NLUs before downloading their Admit Card of CLAT 2023 . The CLAT admit card 2023 PG will be an important document that all candidates need to carry during the national-level exam day . Candidates must safely keep the admit card even after the exam day, as it is also required for post-exam events like counselling.
How to download CLAT PG admit card 2023?
- Go to the official website - consortiumofnlus.ac.in
- Entering the registration number and password to log in
- Update the admission preferences to NLUs (minimum five)
- The admit card will be displayed on the screen for download
- Download and take a printout of CLAT PG 2023 admit card
- Keep safe it for future reference
How to address discrepancies in CLAT PG admit card 2023
It is vital for candidates to check that the details mentioned in the CLAT PG 2023 admit card such as the name is correctly spelt, the right photo is included, and that the information is legible. In case it is not so, candidates need to get in touch with exam officials immediately and get the error rectified.
Details mentioned on the CLAT PG admit card :
- Roll number
- Date and time of CLAT PG 2023 exam
- Name and address of exam centre
- Exam day guidelines
CLAT PG 2023 exam day document checklist : On the day of exam, along with the admit card, the candidate also needs to bring with them a valid photo id proof, including Aadhaar card/PAN card/driving license/passport, etc.
CLAT PG 2023 Exam Centers
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
Documents Required at Exam
- CLAT PG admit card
- A valid photo id proof
The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) has released the CLAT 2023 final answer key on December 22, 2022 on its official website - consortiumofnlus.ac.in. Earlier, the provisional answer key of CLAT 2023 was released and the CLAT 2023 exam was conducted on December 18, 2022, in offline mode. The CLAT answer key includes all the questions asked in the CLAT PG exam. The candidates can refer to the answers given in the CLAT PG answer key 2023; and thus calculate their expected scores.
For calculating marks, refer to the official marking scheme. In case the candidate feels like there is any discrepancy in any of the keys, they may challenge the provisional key(s) within a given time frame on payment of a fee. Exam officials will notify a window during which challenges can be filed.
All objections are considered by the consortium before officials release the final answer key of CLAT PG 2023. An important distinction between the final and provisional keys is the keys mentioned in the provisional key can be challenged, but no challenges to the final keys are entertained.
The exam conducting authority has declared the result of CLAT PG 2023 on December 23, 2022. The result is declared in online mode. CLAT 2023 result is available at the official consortium website in the form of scorecards, which includes details like the score obtained by the candidate, AIl India Rank (AIR), and category of the candidate.
How to check CLAT PG 2023 result
- Click on the result link
- A login window will open
- Enter registration/application number and date of birth
- The CLAT PG result 2023 will be displayed on the screen
- Download and take a print of the result.
Preparation of CLAT PG merit list
The marks obtained by candidates in the CLAT PG exam will later be used to prepare the CLAT PG merit list. This merit list will be further used for counselling and seat allotment process.
In cases where two or more candidates will score the same marks in CLAT PG 2023 exam, the consortium of NLUs will use a tie-breaking procedure to decide the merit rank.
The CLAT PG 2023 cutoff is the minimum rank or score that a candidate will have to secure in order to get admission to the LLM course at any of the participating NLUs. The CLAT PG cutoff 2023 will be category-specific and released separately for the NLUs. Candidates will be required to meet the cutoff criteria (on the basis of their categories) for the applied institute to be considered for admission. Candidates failing to meet the cutoff will not be considered qualified for further admission process.
Factors affecting CLAT PG 2023 cutoff:
- The number of candidates appearing in CLAT PG 2023
- The performance of applicants in the exam
- The number of applicants to the college in question
- Number of sanctioned seats
- The category of the candidate.
NOTE: If any of the above parameters change, the CLAT PG cutoff will also be changed.
Documents Required at Counselling
- CLAT PG admit card
- CLAT PG application form
- CLAT PG score card
- Class 12th marksheet (academic qualification/ eligibility criteria)
- Class 10th marksheet (date of birth proof)
- Domicile certificate (if applicable)
- Sponsored NRI certificate (if applicable)
- NRI certificate (if applicable)
- Specially-abled certificate (if applicable)
- Caste Certificate (If applicable)
- L.L.B marksheet
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question:How many questions will be asked in CLAT PG 2023?
A total of 120 questions were asked in CLAT UG 2023. Each question carried one mark and incorrect answers attract a penalty of 0.25 marks.
Question:What educational qualification is needed for appearing in CLAT PG 2023?
For CLAT PG 2023 exam, candidates should have a graduation degree in Law.
Question:Is there any upper age limit for appearing in CLAT PG 2023?
No, there will be no upper age limit for appearing in the postgraduate exam.
Question:What is the full form of CLAT PG?
CLAT PG is the short form of the Common Law Admission Test for Post Graduate.
Question:Will CLAT PG scores used for admission to NLUs only?
There are 19 NLUs that are participating institute of CLAT PG exam and use CLAT PG scores for admission purposes. In addition to this, over 60 law colleges across the country accept the CLAT LLM scores.
Question:When will CLAT PG 2023 entrance exam be conducted?
The offline-based CLAT PG 2023 exam was conducted on December 18, 2022.
Question:Are there any changes to the exam pattern for the new session?
The CLAT PG 2023 question paper included comprehension-based questions. It is same as previous year's exam pattern.
Question:Can candidates who haven't yet appeared in their qualifying exam still appear in CLAT PG 2023?
As per the eligibility criteria, any candidate who will be appearing in the final LLB or any equivalent exam in April/May 2023 will be eligible to take CLAT PG 2023.
Question:When will CLAT LLM application form be released?
The application form of CLAT 2023 opened on August 08, 2022, in online mode.
Questions related to CLAT PG
Is it necessary to take CLAT PG for PG admissions at National Law University, Nagpur?
The postgraduate programme at MNLU Nagpur requires CLAT PG, therefore yes, applicants must take it. Candidates must pass the CLAT PG (Common Law Admission Test Post Graduate) to get admission to a post graduate programme. Additionally, candidates must receive 50 per cent (45 per cent for SC/ST students) or above on their L.L.B. exam from a university that has been approved by the Bar Council of India.
My Name is Adithya I am studying Bcom cs in Swami Vivekananda College(Autonomous) in Mylapore(Chennai) . I want to Study LLB with CS Professional Course can I write CLAT in dec2022
CLAT Eligibility Criteria
- Candidates who fall under the General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories must have earned a minimum of 45% overall in their qualifying examination (10+2 or a comparable test), or its equivalent.
- Candidates from SC/ST categories must have received an overall score of 40% or its equivalent.
CLAT Eligibilty criteria for Final Year Candidate
- Candidates for the final year, however, must provide evidence that they passed the qualifying test at the time of admission; otherwise, they will not be eligible to be considered for admission.
- Candidates will not be considered for admission if they do not provide their marksheets or certificates of graduation with the requisite marks.
If you are matching with this criteria then you are eligible to give CLAT exam.
how much rank in clat pg exam is required to get admission in nmims mumbai?
NMIMS Mumbai accepts both CLAT and LSAT scores. You can apply through either of them. The selection process, however, is based completely on merit.
For clarity on whether or not you will make it to NMIMS Mumbai with a certain score/rank, use CLAT College Predictor - https://law.careers360.com/clat-college-predictor?utm_source=qna&utm_medium=clat_cp
help in clat pg clg preference list as per my rank
As you have to set your preference of colleges so for that you should first select some colleges and do the complete research about it and check the cutoffs and compare it with the marks you have scored and according to that you should keep your preference first where you have highest chance of securing and after ending the preference with the college where you have least chance of securing admission so doing this you will secure your admission in first or second of counselling itself.
I got 5972 rank in CLAT PG 2022. Will I be able to get admission in NLU or GGSIPU (with respect to specialization in Corporate Law)? Im from general category.
Through CLAT PG 2022 exam student has to secure 95-100 rank for admission in top national universities. For National law University admission student has to secure at least 85 to 90 ranks inCLAT PG exam. In your rank in clerk PG 5972 there is little hope of chance getting top National University and Government colleges for law. You can admission in the private Law University under the supervision of National Law University or College.GGSIPU Guru Govind Singh Indraprastha University is the First Government Law University established in the year of 1998. to take admission in Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University which is a government university also is not possible to take admission in your rank.