CLAT 2023 Application Form, Exam Date (OUT), Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern

CLAT 2023: Common Law Admission Test is conducted for the selection of the students under NLUs (National Law Universities). This implies that through this entrance test candidates are offered admission to UG/PG law courses at NLUs. NLU has a total no. of 19 universities under it. However, the basic educational qualification required to apply for this examination is 12th for the UG course and graduation for the PG course. Although, admission will only be provided on an entrance basis. Therefore, candidates who are seeking admission at NLU must gather all the complete details of CLAT through this article.

CLAT 2023 Important Dates

Events Dates
CLAT exam notification 2023 October 2022
Online registration begins from October 2022
Last date of online registration November 2022
Availability of admit card December 2022
CLAT 2023  exam date 18th December 2022
CLAT 2023 exam result To be announced
Counseling To be announced

Eligibility Criteria

For UG

  • Candidates who have completed class 12th from any recognized board are eligible to apply.
  • While General and OBC category candidates need to score 45% in the qualifying exam and SC/ST category candidates must score 40% marks.
  • There is no upper age limit needed to be eligible.

For PG

  • Applicants must have completed LLB/5- years of Integrated LLB (Hons.) or equivalent from a recognized university.
  • General/OBC category candidates must score 50% similarly SC/ST category candidates need to obtain at least 45% marks in the qualifying exam.
  • There is no upper age defined.

CLAT 2023 Application Process

Applicants are required to follow the steps given below in order to fill the CLAT Application form 2023:

  • Aspirants can fill the application form on the official website of CLAT- .
  • There will be no other mode to fill the application form for CLAT 2023.
  • Candidates are required to fill in their personal and academic details in the application form. And they must provide their active email id and phone number in the application form.
  • Apart from this candidates will have to also upload scanned passport size photographs and signatures.
  • Likewise, they will have to upload all the other required documents that are asked in the application form.
  • Meanwhile, candidates need to pay the application fee through their credit card, debit card, pay wallet or net banking or via E-challan. The application fee will be non-refundable.
  • At last, candidates must take out a few prints of the application form for further use.

Application Fee

Category Application Fee
General/OBC/SAP/Others INR 4000/-
SC/ST INR 3500/-

Exam Pattern

  • The examination mode will be online (Computer Based Test).
  • The exam is required to be completed in 2 hours.
  • Questions will be Multiple Choice Questions.
  • The medium of the exam will be English.
  • There are negative markings i.e. 2.5 marks will be subtracted for every wrong response and 1 mark will be given for the right answer.

UG Courses

Subjects Maximum Marks
English comprehension 40
GK and current affairs 50
Elementary mathematics 20
Legal aptitude 50
Logical reasoning 40
Total 200

PG Courses

Subjects Maximum Marks
Constitutional law 50
Jurisprudence 50
Other Law Subjects such as Tots, Contract,  Criminal Law, IPR, International Law, etc. 50
Total 150

CLAT 2023 Exam Result

  • The results for the CLAT 2023 entrance exam will be declared online on its official website. Candidates need to provide their login Id and password to download their results.
  • The result will be released in a form of a scorecard. The scorecard will include the total marks gained by the candidate in the exam.
  • However, a merit list will be prepared by the officials based on the scores obtained by the students and shortlisted candidates will be invited for the counseling round.

CLAT 2023 FAQs

Question: When will CLAT  online registration begin?

Ans. It will begin in the month of January 2023.

Question: When will CLAT registration end?

Ans. It will end in the month of March 2023.

Question: What are the age criteria requires for CLAT exam 2023?

Ans. There is no age defined to apply for CLAT.

Question: What is the application fee for SC/ST candidates?

Ans. The application fee for SC/ST category candidates is INR 3500/-

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