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CLAT 2023 Exam Date, Syllabus, Registration and Eligibility

CLAT 2023 Exam: The consortiums of the NLUs around India will issue the admit cards for CLAT 2023 to the candidates who have registered themselves tentatively by the very first week of December 2022. 

CLAT 2023 Exam

The consortiums are all set to conduct the offline mode of the examinations on December 18, 2022. Those students who have already completed the registration and submitted their application form fee could download their admit cards from the official website consortiumofnlus.ac.in.

The students should know that the admit cards are one of the most important documents required for them while their CLAT 2023 examinations.

Highlights of the CLAT 2023 Exam

SpecificationsDescription
Name of the examinationCommon Law Admission Test (CLAT)
The conducting bodyThe Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs)
Official Websiteconsortiumofnlus.ac.in
Examination ModeOffline or pen-and-paper-mode
Number of questions150 for UG CLAT, 120 for PG CLAT
Type of the questionsMCQs
Number of seats availableCLAT-based seat availability: 5-year integrated LLB program – 2538 seats, and LLM program – 742 seats
NLUs participating22
Why give the examinationTo get admitted in BA LLB, B.Sc LLB, BBA LLB, B.Com LLB, BSW LLB, and LLM.

 CLAT 2023 Exam Important Dates

Important EventsDates for CLAT 2023
Release of Admission NotificationJuly 15, 2022
Opening of CLAT 2023 application formAugust 08, 2022
Release of first sample question setOctober 08, 2022
Release of second sample question setOctober 14, 2022
Last date to registerNovember 18, 2022
Last date to complete the application form and submit the registration feeNovember 20, 2022
Release of admit cardThe first week of December 2022 (Tentative)
CLAT 2022 exam dateDecember 18, 2022 (2 pm to 4 pm)
Release of provisional answer keyDecember 19, 2022 (Tentative)
Release of final answer keyThe fourth week of December 2022 (Tentative)
Declaration of resultsThe fourth week of December 2022 (Tentative)
Commencement of counselingJanuary 2022 (Tentative)

CLAT 2023 Exam Registration Process

To register themself for the CLAT 2023 exam, the candidates need to visit the official website www.consortiumofnlus.ac.in. After that, they need to check the CLAT 2023 portal.

Select the option of “New Registration.” Now, they will be redirected to the registration form.

Fill in all the important information asked there in the form, such as name, address, email, and phone number.

Complete the whole procedure. Submit the application fee. And that is how the candidate is registered for the CLAT 2023.

Registration for the CLAT 2023 has been closed on November 18, 2022.

CLAT 2023 Exam Eligibility

The candidates willing to sit in the CLAT examination 2023 must meet the eligibility criteria set by the consortiums of NLUs. Even if they pass the exam, applicants who cannot enroll in integrated LLB programs provided by NLUs will not be considered for admission. And therefore, it becomes very crucial for the students or candidates to check whether they meet the eligibility criteria before filling out the application form.

The eligibility criteria are as follows-

● Candidates for UG-CLAT 2023 must have completed Class 12 or a comparable exam with at least 45% overall ( in the case of SC and ST candidates, the roof limit is 40%) marks.

● Even if the candidate is currently enrolled in Class 12 or an equivalent course and is scheduled to take the board exam in May or April of that year, they are eligible to take the CLAT in 2023. The eligibility requirements, including the minimum grade in Class 12, must once more be met for admission.

CLAT 2023 Exam Syllabus (UG & PG)

CLAT UG SyllabusCLAT LLM Syllabus
General English languageConstitutional laws, Jurisprudence, Administrative Law
Current affairs, including the general knowledgeLaw of Contract, Torts, Family Law, Criminal Law
Legal ReasoningProperty Law, Company Law
Logical ReasoningPublic International Law, Tax Law
Quantitative AptitudeEnvironmental Law, and Labour & Industrial Law.

CLAT 2023 Syllabus – Section-wise distribution of questions

SubjectsNumber of questionsMarks
English Language28-3228-32
Current affairs, including the general knowledge35-3935-39
Legal Reasoning35-3935-39
Logical Reasoning28-3228-32
Quantitative Aptitude13-1713-17
Overall Total:150150

Important Tips CLAT 2023 Exam

There is no short trick to clear any examination, including CLAt 2023. However, it is easy to crack if you prepare smartly and with the utmost focus. 

For the English Language:

Since it is a language test, the candidate needs to work on reading ability, vocabulary, and analytical and grammatical skills.

For Legal Aptitude, opt for the following books:

● Legal Awareness and Legal Aptitude by AP Bhardwaj

● LexisNexis Butterworths

● The Hindu or The Indian Express

● Legal magazines, judgments, and editorials.

For Current Affairs, including General knowledge, the candidate needs to:

● 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

● Read a monthly current affairs magazine

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

● Practice sample papers for CLAT 2023 as much as possible to make an idea about the type of questions.

Conclusion

CLAT exams occur yearly for candidates willing to study law and become lawyers by profession. This year also, the consortiums of the NLUs are conducting the exam on December 18, 2022 (Tentatively). Prepare well and crack the exam. Break a leg!

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