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CLAT 2023: Important Updates - Notes - CLAT

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The Common Law Admission Test 2023 (“CLAT 2023”)  is a national-level entrance examination for admissions to undergraduate (“UG”) and postgraduate (“PG”) law programmes offered by 22 National Law Universities in India. Several affiliate universities and organisations also use the CLAT exam for admissions and recruitment respectively.

Note: CLAT 2023 will be conducted only Once for the academic year 2023-24

  • Consortium of NLU announced that CLAT 2022 and CLAT 2023 would be conducted in 2022.
  • CLAT 2023 will be conducted on 18 December 2022

Important Dates for CLAT 2023

Events

Dates

Date of Notification 6 August, 2022

Registration Starts

8 August, 2022

Last date to apply (ext. Date)

18 November, 2022

Last date for online fee payment

18 November, 2022

Admit card availability

First week of December 2022 

CLAT 2023 Exam

December 18, 2022 

Release of provisional answer key 

To be notified

Release of final answer key To be notified

Result declaration

To be notified


CLAT Exam Highlights

Here are the exam highlights for CLAT 2023  for your quick view and understanding:

Exam Name
CLAT (Common Law Admission Test)
CLAT Exam Conducting Body
The Consortium of National Law Universities
CLAT Exam Frequency 
Once a year 
CLAT Exam Mode
Offline
CLAT Exam Duration
120 Minutes
CLAT Exam Language
English
CLAT Exam Purpose
Admissions to BA LLB, BCom LLB, BSc LLB, BBA LLB, BSW LLB, LLM courses


CLAT 2023 UG Exam Pattern 

The UG-CLAT 2023 would focus on evaluating the comprehension and reasoning skills and abilities of candidates. Overall, it is designed to be a test of aptitude and skills that are necessary for a legal education rather than prior knowledge, though prior knowledge occasionally may be useful to respond to questions in the Current Affairs section. 

The UG-CLAT 2023 shall be a 2-hour test, with 150 multiple-choice questions carrying 1 mark each and divided into 5 sections. There shall be negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. Each comprehension passage in CLAT 2023 will be followed by a series of MCQs. 

 These questions would be divided across the following 5 subjects:

Section

No. of Questions

The weightage (%)

English Language

28-32

20%

Current Affairs (including GK)

35-39

25%

Legal Reasoning

35-39

25%

Logical Reasoning

28-32

20%

Quantitative Techniques

13-17

10%

Total Marks

150

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  1. English Language
    In this section of the UG-CLAT 2023, you will be provided passages of about 450 words each. These passages will be derived from contemporary or historically significant fiction and non-fiction writing, and would be of a standard that a 12th standard student may be able to read in about 5-7 minutes. 
  2. Current Affairs, including General Knowledge
    In this section, you will be provided passages of up to 450 words each. The passages will be derived from news, journalistic sources and other non-fiction writing. The questions may include an examination of legal information or knowledge discussed in or related to the passage, but would not require any additional knowledge of the law beyond the passage.
  3. Legal Reasoning
    In this section, you will be expected to read passages of around 450 words each. The passages may relate to fact situations or scenarios involving legal matters, public policy questions or moral philosophical enquiries. You will not require any prior knowledge of law. You will benefit from a general awareness of contemporary legal and moral issues to better apply general principles or propositions to the given fact scenarios.
  4. Logical Reasoning
    The Logical Reasoning section of the UG-CLAT 2023 will include a series of short passages of about 300 words each.
  5. Quantitative Techniques
    The Quantitative Techniques section of the UG-CLAT 2023 will include short sets of facts or propositions, graphs, or other textual, pictorial or diagrammatic representations of numerical information, followed by a series of questions. You will be required to derive information from such passages, graphs, or other representations, and apply mathematical operations on such information.

CLAT Official Sample Questions by NLU  

CLAT 2023 UG Eligibility Criteria:

  • No Upper Age: There is be no upper age limit for candidates appearing for UG Programme through the CLAT 2023.
  • Minimum Percentage of Marks: Candidates must secure the following minimum percentage of marks in their qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2 or an equivalent examination):
  1. Forty five percent (45%) marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI categories
  2. Forty Percent (40%) marks or equivalent in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
  • Qualifying Examination Appearing Candidates: Candidates who may be appearing for their qualifying examination in March/ April, 2023 are also eligible to appear for the CLAT 2023 examination. However, they shall be required to produce an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission. The result of the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2) shall be submitted by the candidate at the time of admission, failing which the candidate shall be ineligible for admission to the course they may have applied for.
  • Tie Breaker Rules: If more than one candidate secures an equal number of marks in the CLAT 2023, the break of tie shall be by the following procedure and order as under:
  1. Higher marks in the component/section on Legal Aptitude in the CLAT 2023 exam;
  2. Higher age;
  3. Computerised draw of lots.


CLAT 2023 UG Syllabus

The UG-CLAT is a comprehension-based paper. In each section, multiple-choice type questions are asked from the comprehension passages. 

  • Candidates will have to read the passage carefully to answer the questions. 
  • In sections such as maths and logical reasoning, questions can be asked from diagrams that represent some data or information. 
  • The section-wise CLAT syllabus is given below.

CLAT 2023: Important Updates - Notes - CLAT

CLAT English Syllabus: Overview

Particulars Important details 
Total weightage20%
Type of questions askedComprehension-type passage-based questions
Source material or content of passagesPassages of around 450 words will be drawn from contemporary / historically significant fiction & non-fiction writing
Ability tested 

1. Comprehension and language skills

2. Ability to draw inferences and conclusions

3. Ability to summarise passage

4. Identify arguments and viewpoints

5. Word meaning and phrases

Standard of questions12th standard


CLAT Syllabus for General Knowledge and Current Affairs - Overview

Particulars Important details 
Total weightage25% 
Type of questions askedComprehension-type passage-based questions - Static general knowledge and current affairs
Source material or content of passagesNews, journalistic sources, and non-fiction writing.
Ability tested
  • Awareness of following topics
  • Contemporary events of significance from India and the world;
  • Arts and culture;
  • International affairs; and
  • Historical events of continuing significance.
Standard of questions 12th standard 


CLAT Syllabus for Logical Reasonings - Overview

Particulars Important details 
Total weightage20%
Type of questions askedPassage-based (300-word long) objective questions
Content of passagesBased on sets and arguments, puzzles, diagrams, relationships and others
Skills to be tested
  • Ability to identify arguments and their premises and draw conclusions
  • Ability to critically analyse patterns of reasoning, and assess how conclusions may depend on particular premises or evidence
  • Infer what follows from the passage and apply these inferences to new situations
  • Draw relationships and analogies,
  • Identify contradictions and equivalence, and assess the effectiveness of arguments.
Standard of questions 12th standard 


CLAT Syllabus for Legal Reasonings - Overview

Particulars Important details 
Total weightage25%
Type of questions askedComprehension-type passage of 450 words each followed by objective type questions
Content of passagesFact situations or scenarios involving legal matters, public policy questions, or moral philosophical inquiries.
Focus area
  • General awareness of contemporary legal and moral issues
  • Identify and infer the rules and principles given in the passage.
  • Apply rules and principles to various fact situations
  • Ability to understand how changes to the rules or principles may change their application to various fact situations.
Standard of questions 12th standard 


CLAT Syllabus for Quantitative Techniques - Overview

Particulars Important details 
Total weightage10% 
Type of questions askedSets of facts or propositions, graphs, or other textual, pictorial, or diagrammatic representations of numerical information, followed by a series of questions. 
Skills to be tested 

- Derive, infer, and manipulate numerical information set out in such passages, graphs, or other representations; and

- Apply various 10th standard mathematical operations

Standard of questions 10th Class


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How to check the CLAT Result?

  • Candidates may check their results at the official website of CLAT consortium.
  • Candidates need their application form number to check their results.
  • Candidates will also need to mention their registered email address and date of birth to check the result.
  • It is advisable to download the result and keep a print of it for future reference

CLAT Preparation Tips

  • Be well-versed with CLAT Exam Pattern and CLAT Syllabus
  • Practice CLAT Mock Tests and CLAT Sample Papers to get a good grip over the CLAT Exam.
  • Study hard and study smart
  • Do a regular revision
  • Study from the best books suggested for the CLAT Exam

Schedule for CLAT Mock Test Series

You can attempt the following tests which are on the latest pattern of the CLAT 2023 exam: 

1. CLAT Mock Test 1 

2. CLAT Mock Test 2 

3. CLAT Mock Test 3 

4. CLAT Mock Test 4 

5. CLAT Mock Test 5 

6. CLAT Mock Test 6

7. CLAT Mock Test 7 

8. CLAT Mock Test 8 

9. CLAT Mock Test 9 

10. CLAT Mock Test 10 

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