Clat 2023

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Last updated on October 7, 2022

The CLAT Exam 2023 is scheduled to be held on 18 December 2022.

About CLAT

The CLAT (UG) Examination is a National level Common Law Entrance Exam conducted by the Consortium of NLUs every year for admissions to undergraduate (5 year law) law courses offered by prestigious National Law Schools in India, with the exception of NLU Delhi which conducts its own exam AILET.

CLAT is organized by the Consortium of National Law Universities, comprising representative universities.

Several private and affiliate universities and organisations also use the CLAT exam for admissions and recruitment respectively.


There is no upper age limit for candidates appearing for UG Programme through the CLAT 2023. All candidates must secure the following minimum percentage of marks in their qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2 or an equivalent examination): Forty-five percent (45%) marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI categories Forty Percent (40%) marks or equivalent in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories. 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. 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: i. Higher marks in the component/section on Legal Aptitude in the CLAT 2023 exam; Higher age; Computerised draw of lots.


Maximum Marks 150 Duration of CLAT 2023 Exam 02:00 Hours Multiple-Choice Questions 150 questions of one mark each Negative Marking 0.25 Mark for each wrong answer Subject Areas with weightage: (approximate number of questions) English Language 28-32 questions, or roughly 20% of the paper Current Affairs, including General Knowledge 35-39 questions, or roughly 25% of the paper Legal Reasoning 35-39 questions, or roughly 25% of the paper Logical Reasoning 28-32 questions, or roughly 20% of the paper Quantitative Techniques 13-17 questions, or roughly 10% of the paper DATES

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