CLAT Exam

Common Law Admission Test Exam

What is CLAT Exam?

CLAT - The Common Law Admission (CLAT) is a national level entrance exam for admissions to undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) Law Programmes offered by 22 National Law Universities in India.

CLAT is organized by the Consortium of National Law Universities, comprising representative universities. Several affiliates universitis and organisations also use the CLAT exam for admissions and recriutment respectively.

Till 2018, CLAT was conducted on a rotation basis by NLUs. However, from 2019 onwards the CLAT will be conducted by a permanent body, ''Consortium of NLUs'' formed by NLUs. The body has its headquarters at NLSIU Bangalore.

All the admissions to the 5-year integrated LL.B and LL.M. Programmes that commences in the Academic Year 2023-2024, Shall be through the CLAT 2023.

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2023 Exam Highlights.

Exam Name Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)
Conducted by Consortium of National Law Universities.
Frequency Once in a Year
Exam Level National
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Online
CLAT Undergraduaates (UG) Seats 2600 Approximately
No. of Candidates appear 60,000 Approximately
Exam Course BA LLB, BCom LLB, BSc LLB, BBA LLB, BSW LLB, LLM courses
Official Website www.consortiumofnlus.ac.in
Email ID clat@consortiumofnlus.ac.in
Phone Number 080-47162020 (10:00 AM to 05:00 PM)

CLAT 2023 Important Dates

CLAT 2023 - The Online enrolment for CLAT 2023 will open on 08th August, 2022 and close on 13th November, 2022 till 11:59 PM.

Exam Dates
CLAT Application Starts / Open 08 August, 2022
Release of First Sample Question Set September, 2022
First Open Campus Visit Day for registered candidates September, 2022
Release of Second Sample Question Set 14 October, 2022
Second Open Campus Visit day for registered candidates 22 October, 2022
Last Date for receiving applications - EXTENDED 18 November, 2022
Release of Third Sample Question Set October, 2022
CLAT 2023 Exam Date 18 December, 2022.

CLAT 2023 Courses 

CLAT - The COMMON LAW ADMISSION TEST is a national level entrance exam for admissions to undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law programmes offered by 22 National Law Universities in India. Candidates who qualify in CLAT Exam and Stand above the cutoff can seek admissions to the courses mentioned below at 22 NLUs in India.

Undergraduate Courses 

  • BA LLB (Bachelor of Arts LLB)
  • BCom LLB (Bachelor of Commerce LLB)
  • BSc LLB (Bachelor of Science LLB)
  • BBA LLB (Bachelor of Business Administration LLB)
  • BSW LLB (Bachelor of Social Work)

Postgraduate Course 

  • LLM 

22 National Law Universities (NLUs)

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

2. NALSAR University of Law (NALSAR), Hyderabad

3. National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal

4. The WB National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata

5. National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur

6. Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur

7. Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar

8. Ram Manohar Lohia 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), Odisha

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), Vishakhapatnam

16. Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLU), Tiruchirapalli

17. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai

18. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur

19. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad

20. Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla

21. Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU), Jabalpur

22. Dr. B.R. Ahmedkar National Law University (DBRANLU), Haryana.

List Of Private Universities Accepting CLAT Scores

Apart from 22 NLUs, many private institutions across the country accept the CLAT scores. Check the list of institutions/universities below which have signed an MoU with the CLAT Consortium to use the CLAT scores. 

  • Shobhit University, Modipuram, Meerut, U.P.
  • RNB Global University, Bikaner, Rajasthan
  • ISBR Law College, Bangalore
  • LLOYD Law College, Greater Noida, U.P.
  • GLOCAL University, Saharanpur, U.P.
  • Indore Institute of Law, Indore
  • Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, Pitampura, Delhi
  • Xavier Law School, Xavier University, Bhubaneswar
  • Amity University, U.P.
  • Law College Dehradun
  • Alliance School of Law, Alliance University, Bangalore
  • Shri Vaishnav Institute of Law, Indore
  • GITAM School OF Law, Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam
  • Kalinga University, Naya Raipur, CG
  • ICFAI Law School, ICFAI University, Dehradun
  • Asian Law College, Noida
  • Siddharth Law College, Dehradun
  • Aryans College of Law, Punjab
  • School of Law, JIMS Engineering and Management Technical Campus Greater Noida, U.P. 
  • GLA University Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
  • REVA University, Bangalore, Karnataka

CLAT Eligibility 

CLAT : Undergraduate (UG) 2023 :

1. There is be no upper age limit for candidates appearing for UG Programme through the CLAT 2023.

2. Candidates must secure the following minimum percentage of marks in their qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2 or an equivalent examination).

a. Forty Five Percent (45%) Marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General / OBC / PwD / NRI / PIO / OCI / Categories.

b. Forty Percent (40%) Marks or equivalent in case of candidates belonging to SC / ST Candidates.

3. 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.

4. 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 have applied for.

CLAT : Postgraduate (PG) 2023

  • An LL.B Degree or an equivalent examination with a minimum of Fifty percent (50%) marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General / OBC / PwD / NRI / PIO /OCI categories.
  • Forty Five Percentage (45%) Marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to SC / ST Categories.
  • Candidates appearing for their qualifying examination in March / April 2023 are eligible to apply.
  • There is no upper age limit for appering for the CLAT 2023

Check the detailed CLAT 2023 eligibility criteria

CLAT Application Form 2023

Common Law Admission Test - CLAT 2023 : Candidates who are seeking admission to law courses in the NLUs and other private universities should register online through the official website of CLAT. Here are the steps to CLAT application form online. 

Step 1: Visit the official website of CLAT Consortium of NLU – www.clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in 

Step 2: On the homepage, click on the 'Register' 

Step 3: Fill in the basic details such as name, mobile number and email address. 

Step 4: Upload the required documents that include the photograph and signature. 

Step 5: Complete all the mandatory fields in the CLAT application form such as qualification and preference for NLUs. 

Step 6: Pay the prescribed CLAT application fee 

Step 7: Submit the application form 

Step 8: Download the soft copy and take a printout for future reference. 

Click here to apply online for CLAT 2023

CLAT 2023 Application Fee

  • Application Fees can be paid only online.
  • Application Fee for General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI Candidates : Rs. 4,000/-.
  • Application Fee for SC / ST / BPL Category Candidates: Rs. 3,500/-.
  • The cost of previous years' question papers is Rs. 500/- (not included in the CLAT 2023 Application fee of Rs. 4,000/- or Rs. 3,500/- as the case may be.)
  • The candidates themselves will have to bear the bank transaction charges for remitting the fee online. The actual bank transaction charges will be displayed in the payment gateway page after you choose the mode of payment.
  • Application Fees is non-refundable.

CLAT Exam Pattern 

The CLAT will be conducted in offline mode. It is an objective-paper and the total duration is two hours. Each correct answer will be awarded one mark and 0.25 mark will be deducted for incorrect answer. The examination will be conducted in English language only. 

CLAT Undergraduate Exam Pattern 

Sections  Questions Marks
English including comprehension 28-32 Questions 28-32
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 35-39 Questions 35-39
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 35-39 Questions 35-39
Legal Aptitude 28-32 Questions 28-32
Logical Reasoning 13-17 Questions 13-17
Total 150 150

CLAT Postgraduate Exam Pattern 

Sections  Questions Marks
Constitutional Law 40 40
Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence 60 60
Subjective Questions – On the topics of law and contemporary issues 20 200
Total 120 120

CLAT Syllabus 2023

The CLAT syllabus covers different subject areas to test the candidates' proficiency in English, general awareness on static GK, basic calculation, critical thinking ability in logical reasoning and legal aptitude. Most of the sections are well known to many candidates except the legal aptitude. This section tests the candidate's on the study of law, research aptitude and problem-solving ability. 

Download the detailed CLAT syllabus 2023

CLAT Admit Card 2023

Candidates who have successfully submitted their CLAT application forms need to visit the official website to download the admit card. Candidates can download the admit card/hall ticket by logging into his/her account. 

Applicants should note that without a valid CLAT admit card along with photo identity card for verification will not be allowed to sit in the exam centre. The exact date to download the CLAT admit card 2022 is not yet announced. 

Click here to download CLAT admit card 2023

CLAT Answer Key 2023

The organising body will release the CLAT answer key within a week after the examination. Candidates who have appeared for the CLAT examination can access the answer key on the official website. One can cross-check the marked answers in the law examination which will give an idea of whether he/she will qualify or not. To access the CLAT answer key, candidates need to submit their registration number and date of birth/ password. 

CLAT Result 2022

The organising institute will announce the CLAT result before three-week from the date of examination. The CLAT result will be available in online mode only. The test-takers will get only the information only on the qualifying status in CLAT result. Aspirants should enter the registration number or roll number along with the date of birth to access the CLAT result. 

How To Check CLAT Result 2023

  • Visit the official website of CLAT - https://clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in/ 
  • Click on the CLAT result flashing on the homepage. 
  • Enter the login details such as mobile number and password. 
  • Submit the details to access the result. 
  • Download the CLAT Result 2023 and take a printout of the same for future reference.

Notifications

CLAT 2023 Admit Card will be released tomorrow

The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLU) will be releasing the Commom Law Admission Test (CLAT) Admit Card 2023 on 06 December, 2022.

Candidates who are going to appear for the CLAT Exam, can check and download their admit card, once it is released on the official website - consortiumofnlus.ac.in.

CLAT 2023 Exam is scheduled on 18 December, 2022 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM.

5 December 2022
CLAT 2023 : Registration date extended till 18 November, 2022

CLAT 2023 has extended the final registration deadline from 13 November to 18 November, 2022, according to the Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs).

Candidates may submit their application for CLAT 2023 online at consortiumofnlus.ac.in.

Candidates who are interested and eligible can submit the CLAT Application form on the official website - consortiumofnlus.ac.in.

14 November 2022
CLAT 2023 Application to start on 08 August, 2022.

The Consortium of National Law Universities will start the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2023 registrations from today, 08 August, 2022.

The CLAT Application form 2023 will be available online on the official website - consortiumofnlus.ac.in.

Candidates who have qualified Class 12 board examination or equivalent are eligible to apply for the undergraduate programme in CLAT. Candidates must have 50 percent marks in graduation to appy for postgraduate courses.

8 August 2022
CLAT Result 2022 Announced

The Consortium of National Law Universities has announced results on the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2022. Candidates who appeared for the exam can go to the official website of the consortium to download CLAT scorecards.

Candidates who took the admission test for National Law Universities can go to consortiumofnlus.ac.in and download their result.

25 June 2022
CLAT 2022 Result : Final Answer Key Released

The Consortium of National Law Universities has officialy declared the CLAT Final Answer Key for the law entrance exam.

The Final Answer Key for CLAT 2022 was released on 23rd June, 2022 and published online on the official website. The final answer key comes following the release and objection window against the provisional version released earlier.

The CLAT 2022 Final Asnwer Key contains the final answers based on which the CLAT 2022 Result wil be processed. Candidates can download and access CLAT Final Answer Key 2022 online by logging onto the exam portal.

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