CLAT (Common Law Admission Test)

Sunday, December 18, 2022

CLAT 2023

Common Law Admission Test

Notification | Exam Date | Application Form | Eligibility | Exam Pattern | Admit Card | Syllabus | Results

Common Law Admission Test is a National level entrance examination created under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for students who are seeking admission in various Law universities across the nation. CLAT is an entrance exam that is conducted by 21 National Law Universities on a rotational basis for admission into Under Graduate and Post Graduate programs of each university. This year Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2023 was organized by National Law University, Cuttack, Odisha. Admission for candidates will be given on the basis of merit and preference as per eligibility and reservations of respective universities.

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CLAT 2023 Notification:

The CLAT 2023 notification for admissions into Law UG and PG courses of the academic year 2023-24 has been released in the month of December 2021. Some new changes in the CLAT Exam pattern have been proposed by the Vice-Chancellor of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. Keep visiting this page for CLAT 2023 Updates.

Proposed changes for CLAT Examination Pattern

CLAT 2023 Exam Dates

Events Exam Date
Online application form availability 8th August 2022
Release of Second Sample Question Set 14th October 2022
Second Open Campus Visit day for registered candidates 22nd October 2022
Last date to submit the form 18th November 2022
Last date for application fee payment 20th November 2022
Test city update till 20th November 2022
Admit card release 6th December 2022
Candidates to fill their Admission Preferences to National Law Universities (NLUs) 6th December 2022
Exam Date 18th December 2022
Answer Key 18th December 2022
Objection against CLAT 2023 Answer Key 19th December 2022
Final answer key release 23rd December 2022
Objections against the final key 26th – 29th December 2022
Result Declaration 23rd December 2022
Counseling 28th December 2022

CLAT 2023 Eligibility:

Eligibility for Admission to UG Course:

1) Age: Below 20 years for general category candidates and below 22 years for SC/ST/OBC/SAP category candidates

2) Candidates must be passed or appearing in 10+2 examination with at least 45% of marks for General/OBC/SAP categories and 40% of marks for SC/ST categories.

Eligibility for Admission to PG Course:

1) No age limit.

2) Candidates must be passed or appearing in LL.B/5 year integrated LL.B (Hons.) or equivalent exam with at least 55% of marks for General/OBC/SAP categories and 50% of marks for SC/ST categories.

Details of CLAT 2022  Eligibility Criteria

CLAT 2023 Application Form:

Application Fee: NON REFUNDABLE


Fees (in Rs)





Note: Previous question papers are Rs 400 /- 

Mode of Payment:

Registration Fees can be paid through online only by Credit/Debit Card/Net Banking.

CLAT 2023 Registration:

1) Fill in the required fields carefully as the details on this form cannot be changed once submitted.

2) The candidate will receive their User ID and password on the registered email address and registered mobile number after registering.

How to Register/Apply?

1) The application should be submitted online mode only. Offline applications or applications sent by post are not accepted. For Online submission, visit the official website of CLAT 2023.

CLAT 2023 Application Form:

1) log in to fill out the application form using the user id and password.

2) Fill out the application form with personal and academic details.

3)  Upload the scanned images of the photograph and signature along with other required documents like caste certificate or SAP certificate etc.

4) Fill in the preference order for all 18 NLUs.

4) Once all the required fields are filled with correct and authentic information, submit the application form.

5) Once the candidate submits the application successfully, he/she will receive a confirmation email.

6) Candidates are advised to take a printout of the application for future reference.

Get complete details of CLAT 2023 Application Form

CLAT 2023 Exam Pattern:                                          Duration: 2 Hours

Exam Pattern for UG Course:

1) Mode: Online mode

2) Duration: 2 Hours

3) Total Questions: 200

4) Total Marks: 200

5) Negative Marking: 0.25 mark is deducted for every wrong answer

6) Subjects: English, General Knowledge, and Current Affairs, Numerical Ability, Legal Aptitude, Logical Reasoning.

Exam Pattern for PG Course:

1) Mode: Online mode

2) Duration: 2 Hours

3) Total Questions: 150

4) Total Marks: 150

5) Negative Marking: 0.25 mark is deducted for every wrong answer

6) Subjects: Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, and Other Law subjects.

Complete CLAT 2023 Exam Pattern

CLAT 2023 Syllabus:

CLAT 2023 syllabus is comprised of the following subjects.

Subjects for Admission to UG Course:

  • English
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  • Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability
  • Legal Aptitude
  • Logical Reasoning.

Subjects for Admission to PG Course:

  • Constitutional Law,
  • Jurisprudence,
  • Other Law subjects are Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Environment Law, and Human Rights.
Get the complete CLAT 2023 Syllabus

CLAT 2023 Admit Cards:

CLAT 2023 Admit cards will be available from the 3rd  week of Apr 2023 Admit cards will not be sent by post to the candidates. Candidates have to download their CLAT 2023 admit cards using their login id and password from CLAT official website.

CLAT 2023  Results & Rank Card:

The CLAT 2023 result is expected to release on 1st week of  MAY 2023, Tentatively, through the official portal. CLAT Score/Rank card will be available after the release of results. Candidates can check and download the CLAT result 2023 and rank card from CLAT official websiteRank cards will NOT be sent by post or mail to the candidate.

Click here for CLAT 2023 Results

CLAT 2023 Counselling:

1) Counselling of CLAT 2023 starts from 1st week of June 2023 on the basis of merit-cum-preference.

2) Candidate must deposit a counseling fee of Rs 50,000 /- with the CLAT 2023 Office.

2) The counseling fee is adjustable i.e. Rs 50,000 /- paid with CLAT 2023 Office will be transferred to respective participating NLUs where the candidate has finally taken admission.

3) If a candidate fails to deposit the counseling fee before the prescribed date, his/her name will be dropped from the merit list.

4) Candidate can withdraw from the admission process within the given time and date, but a nominal fee of Rs 10,000 /- will be deducted from the deposited counseling fee.

5) Candidates who fail to report at the allotted NLU after the publication of the CLAT merit list and fail to complete the admission formalities as per the CLAT 2023 calendar will automatically lose their claim for admission and their entire amount of the counseling fee of Rs. 50,000 /- will be forfeited.

Colleges accepting CLAT 2023 Score

Tie Break for Merit list:

For UG Course:

(i) Higher marks in the section of legal aptitude in CLAT 2023 exam.

(ii) Higher age.

(iii) Computerised draw of lots.

For PG Course:

(i) Higher age;

(ii) Computerized draw of lots.

CLAT 2023 General Instructions:

1) No changes are entertained once the registration process is done.

2) Applicants should note that the mere fulfilment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for shortlisting by NLUs.

3) Candidates must have a valid and unique email account and mobile number throughout the selection process.

4) At the time of CLAT Application registration SC / ST / OBC / SAP certificate(s) must be uploaded.

5) Registration of Candidate will get cancelled if failed to upload caste/class certificate.

6) Candidates must carry original ID proof and admit cards.

7) Electronic gadgets, written/blank paper/books, calculators etc are not allowed.

List of NLUs:

The 18 participating NLUs in the order of their year of establishment are:

1) National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru.

2) National Academy of Legal Study and Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad.

3) National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal.

4) West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata.

5) National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur.

6) Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur.

7) Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar.

8) Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow.

9) Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab.

10) Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna.

11) National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi

12) National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack

13) National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi.

14) National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam.

15) Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam.

16) Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirappalli.

17) Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai.

18) Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur.