CLAT 2023: Common Law Entrance Test is conducted for the students who want to be enrolled in Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) law courses offered at 22 National Law Universities and other private Law colleges/universities accepting Law scores. CLAT is organized by the Consortium of National Law Universities consisting of representative universities. Every year, CLAT Exam is conducted once for providing opportunities to the aspirants who are seeking admission to Law Schools & Colleges. Besides NLU, more than 50 private colleges and universities are accepting admission on the basis of CLAT Scores. Go through the below article if you are planning for CLAT 2023 to know the Application Fee, Exam Date, CLAT Courses, CLAT Colleges, Exam Pattern, CLAT Syllabus, Exam Centres etc. 

CLAT Exam Date 2023

Annual Executive Committee and the General Body Meetings of the Consortium of National Law Universities under the Chairmanship of Prof. Faizan Mustafa has announced the CLAT Exam Date in the press conference held at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. As per the announcement, two Common Law Admission Tests will be held in the year 2023. CLAT 2023 is to be held on 18th December 2022. The detailed CLAT 2023 notification can be released this week as expected.  

CLAT 2023 Exam Date Revised

CLAT 2023 Exam will be held on 18th December 2022 as per the revised CLAT Exams schedule announced by the Consortium of National Law Universities. Check the tentative schedule for CLAT 2023 which will be finalised once the notification is released.

EventsDates (Tentative)
Release of Online Application Form8th August 2022
Last date of Application Date13th November 2022
Withdrawal of Application--
CLAT Admit Card Release DateDecember 2022
CLAT 2023 Exam Date18th December 2022
Answer Key Release DateDecember 2022
CLAT 2023 ResultJanuary 2023
Counselling SessionsJune/July 2022

CLAT 2023- Overview

CLAT is a common law admission test conducted every year by the Consortium of National Law Universities and this year it is decided to be held twice (June & December 2023) Here we present the overview of the CLAT exam to give you a glimpse of the upcoming exam.

Exam HighlightsDetails
Exam NameCLAT 2023 (Common Law Admission Test)
CLAT Exam Conducting BodyConsortium of National Law Universities
CLAT Exam LevelUG and PG
CLAT Exam FrequencyTwice
CLAT Exam ModeOnline
CLAT Exam Duration120 Minutes
Number of QuestionsUG: 150 and PG: 100
Question typeMCQs
Marking0.25 marks for each wrong answer
CLAT Exam LanguageEnglish
Participating NLUs22
CLAT Exam PurposeAdmissions to BA LLB, BCom LLB, BSc LLB, BBA LLB, BSW LLB, LLM courses
Phone080 47162020 (between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm) all working days

CLAT 2023 Application Form

The Online Application for CLAT Entrance Test has been started from 08th August 2022 for UG Courses. As per the recent update, the last date for submitting CLAT 2023 Application form has been scheduled for 13th November 2022. Click on the below link to submit your online form. 

Link to Apply for CLAT 2023 [Link Active]

Steps to fill CLAT 2023 Application Form

Step-I Registration - The candidate needs to register by entering their name, mobile number, and email id. 

Step-II Login - Log in with your email id and password to access the application form.  

Step-III Choose the program of study - After logging in, the first thing is to select the program of study 5-year LLB or one-year LLB

Step-IV Fill the complete form - There will be different fields like personal information, communication details, qualifying examination status, exam center preferences (THREE centers can be selected in the order of preference), and reservation. All fields need to be filled.

Step-V Submit the form - Once the details are duly filled, agree to the declaration, give consent, and submit the form.    

Step-VI Pay the application fee - In the last step, pay the application fee (which is category-specific) in online mode using credit or debit cards, or net banking. Note that in addition to the exam fee, candidates will have to pay an additional INR 500 if they want to opt for previous years' question papers.

Step-VII Get registered by entering details like name, email id and mobile number. Upload scanned copies of signature, photograph and other documents in the prescribed specification. The size and format of pic is given below.

DocumentSize and Format
Photograph20 kb – 50 kb in JPEG only
Signature10 kb – 20 kb in JPEG only

Step VIII Next fill in all relevant sections in the application form, including personal, academic and contact details

CLAT 2023 Application Fees

The candidates have to pay the required exam fee at the time of CLAT 2023 Registration process. You can check the details of the CLAT 2023 exam application fees from the table below:

CategoryApplication Fee
General/OBC/SAP and other category candidates₹ 4000/-
SC/ST category candidates₹ 3500/-

CLAT 2023 Admission Process

In order to get admission in one of the 22 participating NLU’s, candidates need to appear for the CLAT 2023 online entrance exam, which will be conducted by NUALS Kochi this year.

Post that, the counselling round will start after the declaration of results, where the candidates will be granted a seat in the preference order of the NLU (as filled in the online application form), based on seat availability and merit list.

Thus, the CLAT 2023 selection process will be held in the following stages:

1. Online Test

2. Counselling

3. Merit List

Courses offered through CLAT 2023

The National Law Universities (NLUs) in India (except for the NLU Delhi) and other top law colleges offer admissions to five-year integrated LLB courses, as well as LLM courses on the basis of CLAT scores. The courses offered are:

1. BA LLB (Bachelor of Arts LLB)

2. BSc LLB (Bachelor of Science LLB)

3. BCom LLB (Bachelor of Commerce LLB)

4. BBA LLB (Bachelor of Business Administration LLB)

5. BSW LLB (Bachelor of Social Work LLB)

6. LLM (Master of Laws)

Participating Universities

CLAT is conducted for admissions to 22 NLUs and more than 50 private law colleges in India. Below is the list of National Law Universities accepting CLAT Scores for UG & PG Courses:

NLUs Accepting CLAT Scores
National Law School of India University, BangaloreNational Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, KolkataNational Law Institute University, Bhopal
National Law University, JodhpurHidayatullah National Law University, Raipur
Gujarat National Law University, GandhinagarDr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, PatialaChanakya National Law University Patna
National University of Advanced Legal Studies, KochiNational Law University Odisha, Cuttack
National University of Study & Research in Law, RanchiNational Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU) VisakhapatnamThe Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirapalli
Maharashtra National Law University, MumbaiMaharashtra National Law University, Nagpur
Maharashtra National Law University, AurangabadHimachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla
Dharmashastra National Law University, JabalpurDr B R Ambedkar National Law University Sonipat, Haryana

CLAT 2023 Exam Pattern

Check the overview of the exam pattern of the UG and PG Courses under CLAT 2023. Click on the link given below, to check the detailed exam pattern, syllabus and marking scheme of the CLAT 2023.

CLAT Exam Pattern for UG Course

The CLAT question paper for UG Course will only be available in the English language. The UG-CLAT 2023 shall be a 2-hour test, with 150 multiple-choice questions carrying 1 mark each. Also, there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.

Maximum Marks150
No. of Questions150
Marks per Question1
Duration2 Hours
Negative Marking0.25 for wrong answer

These questions would be divided into the following 5 subjects:

1. English Language

2. Current Affairs, including General Knowledge

3. Legal Reasoning

4. Logical Reasoning

5. Quantitative Techniques

Below you can check out the detailed CLAT 2023 UG exam pattern:

Name of the SectionsNo. of QuestionsDuration
English Language28-32

2 hours (120 mins.)


Quantitative Techniques13-17
Current Affairs, including General Knowledge35-39
Logical Reasoning28-32
Legal Reasoning35-39

CLAT Syllabus 2023: Check Detailed Syllabus, Marking Scheme & Exam Pattern

CLAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The terms and conditions that the candidate has to fulfil for appearing in CLAT 2023, depending on the course (UG/PG) the candidate is seeking for admission in Law School, are covered by CLAT 2023 eligibility criteria.

Eligibility criteria for UG program

Education Qualification: The candidate must have passed a 10+2 or equivalent exam from a recognised university or board.

Percentage Requirement: A minimum of 45% marks in the qualifying degree is required to appear in CLAT 2023. SC and ST candidates need only 40% marks.

Age limit: There is no upper age limit.

Eligibility criteria for PG program

Education Qualification: The candidate must have passed LLB or equivalent exam from a recognised university.

Percentage Requirement: A minimum of 55% marks or its equivalent is required for candidates belonging to General/ OBC/ PWD/ NRI/ PIO/ OCI categories. SC/ ST candidates are eligible for 5% relaxation in minimum marks.

Age limit: There is no upper age limit.

CLAT 2023 Preparation 

To know that your preparation is going effectively it is necessary to asses yourself so here, ADDA247 is providing CLAT 2023 Mock Test Series to know the types of questions being asked in the exam and the difficulty level. Know your strong and weak areas to assess your exam preparation and score good marks in the exam.

CLAT 2023 Online Coaching

To prepare for CLAT 2023, here we are providing an online classroom program in which a team of expert mentors will help you to crack CLAT 2023. Clat Preparation Study Material 2023 Online enables you to understand the live classes' topics, study material, and mock tests. It is one of the best coachings for CLAT Preparation.

CLAT 2023 Exam Centres

The candidate is generally allotted a CLAT test centre opted by him/her at the time of filling out the application form unless there is an unforeseen event, in which case one will be allotted an alternate centre. Candidates will be provided with all the details of the allotted test centre, like name and address, on their CLAT admit card. The list of centres for CLAT 2023 will be released along with the notification. Have a look at the previous year's exam centres for CLAT Exam. 

CLAT 2023 Exam Centres
AurangabadGreater NoidaMaduraiThane
BilaspurImphalNavi MubmaiNew Delhi

CLAT 2023 Admit Card

The CLAT Admit Card will be released around two weeks before the exam dates. As, the exam is scheduled to be held on 18th December 2022, the admit card tentatively will be released in December 2022.

Availability of CLAT Admit Card15 days before the Exam
Mode of AvailabilityOnline
CLAT Official
Details on Admit CardTest taker and examination details
Acceptable Photo ID ProofPAN Card, Driving License, Aadhar Card Any Government Issued Identity Card
Helpline Number1800 419 2929 | 09446899010

CLAT 2023 Result

The authority will announce the result of CLAT 2023 once the exam is conducted successfully. Candidates can access the CLAT result through online mode only. The result will be consisting of the roll number, candidate details,  marks scored of the candidate. To qualify for the CLAT exam, the candidate needs to obtain minimum qualifying marks.

CLAT 2023- FAQs

The full form of CLAT Exam is Common Law Entrance Test.

CLAT 2023 Exam has been scheduled for 18th December 2022.

The eligible applicants can get admissions to BA LLB, BCom LLB, BSc LLB, BBA LLB, BSW LLB, LLM courses through CLAT 2023.

The students have to qualify Online test, and appear for counselling sessions. The final names will be shortlisted through merit list.

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