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CLAT 2023: Exam Dates, Application, Eligibility Criteria

Author : Palak Khanna

September 26, 2022

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The Common Law Admission Test, abbreviated CLAT, is your ticket to enter the top law schools across India for UG and PG courses. This entrance exam is organized by the Consortium of National Law Universities, comprising 22 NLUs.

The consortium has announced the registration dates and exam dates for the CLAT 2023 exam. 

What got to our notice is a list of queries students face now around the CLAT Notification 2023. Catering to those, we have tried resolving a few common ones here:

  • Who can apply for the 2023 CLAT session? Students applying for UG courses must have cleared their Class XII or must have appeared for their Class 12 exams this year. 
  • I will be in my Class 12 with effect from April 2022. Am I eligible for CLAT 2023? Yes, you definitely are! Anyone who will give their Class 12 exams in April 2022 can apply for the December session.
  • I am from a Science background. Can I apply for CLAT? Yes, this exam is open for all streams. The CLAT exam gives opportunities beyond engineering and medicine to science background students.

Are you a PG aspirant? Check more updates on CLAT PG Exam here.

CLAT 2023 Latest Updates:

8 August 2022: CLAT 2023 Application Window Opened!

The Law Consortium has started the online registration process for the Common Law Admission Test 2023. You can apply for the entrance exam starting on 08 August 2023.

If you are interested in applying for the exam, you must fill out the CLAT Application Form 2023 on or before the deadline to avoid last-minute discrepancies.

CLAT 2023 Exam Date & Schedule

Check out the table below to know all the important events related to the CLAT 2023 Entrance Exam.

Events Dates 
Starting Date to Apply 08 August 2022
Last date to apply 13 November 2022
Last date for online fee payment 13 November 2022
Admit Card Release Date The first week of December 2022
CLAT 2023 Exam Date 18 December 2022
Answer key Release Date To be Notified
Result Date To be Notified
Admission Process To be Notified

CLAT 2023 Exam Eligibility Criteria [UG & PG]

Ensure that you satisfy the eligibility criteria before filling out the registration form or CLAT 2023 Exam.

 The brief CLAT eligibility criteria are explained below for both UG and PG programs.

CLAT 2023 Eligibility for UG Program

The UG exam is the entrance examination for Undergraduate Courses, i.e., Bachelor of Legislative Law.

You must satisfy the following eligibility criteria to apply for the 3-year BA LLB program:

  • There will be no upper age limit for UG. However, you must have passed 10+2 to apply for the exam.
  • As per the CLAT Notification 2023, you must have secured 45% marks in 10+2 or its equivalent grade if you belong to General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI categories; while it is 40% for those belonging to SC/ST categories. 
  • If you are appearing for the 12th examination in March/April 2023, you are also eligible to appear in the examination. However, you shall be required to produce evidence of your passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission. 

Download Free Study Material For CLAT 2023 Exam by LegalEdge

CLAT 2023 Eligibility for PG Program

The PG exam is conducted for those aspiring to secure admission for Post Graduation courses, i.e., Master of Law in top Law Universities. 

Have a look at the detailed CLAT PG Eligibility Criteria for detailed requirements.

  • There is no upper age limit for the PG Program.
  • Those belonging to the General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories must have a minimum of 50% of marks in the LLB degree or its equivalent grade.
  • According to the CLAT Notification, those belonging to SC/ST categories must have secured 45% marks in an LLB degree or its equivalent grade.
  • It is important that you must have cleared your final semester or final year of the qualifying paper on the admission date.

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clat online coaching

How to Apply for CLAT 2023?

The entire application process will be conducted online mode. There are four stages involved while filling the application form, i.e., Online Registration, Filling the form, Uploading Documents, and Payment of the application fee. Follow the below steps to complete the process smoothly.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of CLAT, i.e., clatconsortiumofnlus.ac.in
  • Step 2: On the Home page, click on the link "Register" and complete the registration process by entering the name, mobile number, and setting a password.
  • Step 3: Enter the OTP received on the registered mobile number. This completes the registration process. 
  • Step 4: Log in to the portal using the registered mobile number and password. 
  • Step 5: Start filling out the application form by entering all the correct details.
  • Step 6: Upload necessary scanned images, documents, and signatures in the specified format.
  • Step 7: Make the payment of the fee through the different online payment modes to complete the application process. 

Read more: Analyze your preparation levels with the help of  CLAT Mock Tests 

Application Fee

The application fees vary for each category. Check out the table below for the CLAT application fee per your category.

Category Application fee
General / OBC / PWD/ Rs. 4000
NRI / PIO / OCI candidates Rs. 4000
SC / ST / BPL candidates Rs. 3500

CLAT Exam Pattern 2023

As per the notification, the CLAT Exam pattern 2023 is the same as the last year. 

  • The CLAT Notification states the UG question paper includes 150 questions and the PG paper includes 120 questions.
  • Both UG and PG included only comprehension-based questions.
  • The new pattern for UG involved short passages followed by 4-5 objective questions.
  • There were five subjects in UG, i.e., English Language, Current Affairs including General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Techniques.
  • For the PG Admission test, the time duration was 120 minutes, during which you have to answer 120 objective comprehension-based questions.

CLAT UG Exam Pattern 2023

The following table shows the question paper pattern for the undergraduate courses.

Mode of Exam Offline
Medium of Question Paper English (only)
Type of Exam Objective Type
Duration 2hours
Level of the Exam after XII
Type of Questions Objective Type
Total Number of Questions 150
Marks Obtained for Correct Answer +1
Marks Deducted for Incorrect Answer -0.25
Sections in the exam English Language, Quantitative Techniques, Logical Reasoning, Current Affairs (inc. General Knowledge), and Legal Reasoning
Weightage of Logical Reasoning 28-32 (roughly 20% of the Test Paper)
Weightage of Legal Reasoning 35-39 (roughly 25% of the Test Paper)
Weightage of Current Affairs (inc. General Knowledge) 35-39 (roughly 25% of the Test Paper)
Weightage of English Language 28-32 (roughly 20% of the Test Paper)
Weightage of Maths Section 13-17 (roughly 10% of the Test Paper)

CLAT PG Exam Pattern 2023

Check out the table below to learn the detailed CLAT PG Exam Pattern 2023.

Mode of Exam Offline
Medium of Question Paper English (only)
Type of Exam Objective + Subjective (Tentative)
Duration 2 hours
Type of Questions Objective Type and Subjective Type (Tentative)
Number of Multiple Choice Questions 100
Marks Obtained for Correct Answer +1
Marks Deducted for Incorrect Answer -0.25
Number of Subjective Questions 2 (Essay of 800 words each)
Marks Allocated 50 (25 Marks for each)
Negative Marking for Subjective Type No Negative Marking
Topics Asked in MCQ Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, Property Law, Company Law, Labour Law, Environmental Law, etc.
Topics Asked in Subjective Questions Essay on Law and Contemporary Issues

CLAT Syllabus 2023 [UG & PG]

Going through the CLAT Syllabus will help you get an idea about the important topics from the exam point of view. As per the official CLAT Notification, the UG and PG programs syllabus is similar to last year.

Have a look at the detailed syllabus for both UG and PG programs from the post below.

CLAT UG Syllabus 2023

As per the CLAT 2023 Notification, five main subjects are included in the UG Exam. Check out the table below to know the detailed syllabus for CLAT UG.

Subjects Syllabus
English Language There is a 450 words passage given based on contemporary or historically significant fiction and non-fiction writing. Based on the passage, 5-6 questions will be asked that test candidate's comprehension and language skills. 
Current Affairs, including GK This section also includes a 450 words passage followed by questions. The passage is based on news, journalistic sources, and other non-fiction writing. 
Legal Reasoning You need to read the 450 words passage based on facts, situations, and scenarios related to legal matters, public policy questions, or moral philosophical inquiries. Even if you don't have knowledge of the law is fine; general awareness of contemporary legal and moral issues is desirable.
Logical Reasoning This includes many short 300 words passages, each followed by one or more questions after each passage.
Mathematics This section includes short sets of facts or propositions, graphs, textual material, pictorial material, or diagrammatic representations of numerical information. Each of these includes questions that require applying mathematical operations.

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clat mock test

CLAT PG Syllabus 2023

The PG syllabus is also based on comprehension-based questions. The descriptive section was removed from the syllabus as per last year's exam. 

Have a look at the table below to know the CLAT PG Syllabus.

Constitutional Law Jurisprudence Administrative Law Law of Contract
Torts Family Law Criminal Law Property Law
Company Law Public International Law Contemporary Judgements Environmental Law
Labour Law Industrial Law - -

CLAT Preparation Tips 2023

In order to crack the exam in one attempt, you must make a proper study plan and preparation strategy. As per the expert's opinion, you must make sure to start your CLAT preparation at least 6 or 7 months before the exam.

If you start your preparation early, you will have sufficient time for preparation, practice questions, and revision.

  • Read More to improve language. Read books, magazines, newspapers, and novels to enhance your vocabulary.
  • Study the basics of grammar; this can be done even from school-level grammar books to strengthen your basics. However, you need to get your grammar right and fix the mistakes to secure a good rank.
  • Mathematics may not be a big deal for law aspirants as this is just Class 10 mathematics. Go through NCERT Mathematics textbooks of class 9 and class 10. 
  • Legal aptitude continues to be the most important section. Important book references for this would be the Constitution of India and the Legal Penal Code.
  • Importance of Moot Courts: Knowledge of arguing cases and knowing various laws at the tip of your tongue is a great thing to know for all aspiring lawyers.

CLAT Books 2023

Generally, CLAT Preparation Books 2023 are judged as good or best based on the content and the information provided per the latest exam pattern and syllabus.

The following are some of the best books that you include during your exam preparation.

  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman
  • Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning by Pearson 
  • Manorama Year Book by Mammen Mathew
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Aggarwal
  • A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal

CLAT Toppers Tips 2023

Ishan Thakur has successfully cleared the Law entrance Test 2021 with an AIR of 19 and scored 100.25 out of 150.

This is definitely a great score despite the change in the pattern and new types of questions. Here is a brief CLAT Topper Interview of Ishan. Know his success strategy and how he reached his goals.

  • Ishan began his preparation for Law entrance Test for a year, and his dream was to join NLSIU Bangalore, the top law university in the country.
  • He focused completely on his studies and took a break from all the social networking platforms. 
  • He was confident of making it to the top 3 NLUs but scoring 19 in the All India Ranking was unexpected.
  • Due to the postponement of the exam, Ishan pushed himself to study more and kept himself motivated.
  • This phase actually let him prepare more and increase his confidence.
  • He followed a series during preparation, i.e., he began with English, then Current affairs, followed by Legal Reasoning, then Mathematics, and lastly, Logical Reasoning. Since the Exam was comprehension-based this year, this strategy suited him well.
  • When it comes to Ishan's preparation strategy, he didn't have any particular timings for studying. Some days he would study the whole day, and other days just 4-5 hours. He also added that "taking breaks between studying is very important as it refreshes your mind and helps in focussing better."
  • Another important tip from Ishan is that he attempted more than 70 mock tests and solved all the sample papers provided by Consortium. After the mock test, it is important to go through the analysis to know your errors. 
  • Reading newspapers like The Hindu and Indian Express daily helped Ishan tackle the analysis based on current affairs.
  • Most importantly, Ishan took up Online Coaching from LegalEdge Indore, which was his great companion throughout his preparation. 

CLAT Admit Card 2023

You can download the CLAT Admit Card only from the official website. The CLAT Admit Card Release Date will be tentatively in the first week of December 2022.

You can follow the steps below in order to download the admit card:

  • Visit the official website of CLAT.
  • On the homepage, click on the link "Download CLAT Admit Card 2023."
  • Enter your login credentials and click on the submit button.
  • The admit card will be displayed on the screen. 
  • Download and take a printout of the admit card for future reference.

CLAT 2023 Exam Centers

Based on the choices made during filling out the form, you will be allotted CLAT Exam Centers across the country. The allocated venue of the exam is mentioned in the admit card.

You will not be able to change the exam center after the issue of admit card, as per the CLAT 2023 Notification.

Allahabad Aurangabad Bengaluru Bhopal
Bhubaneswar Chandigarh Chennai Dehradun
Ernakulam Faridabad Gandhinagar Ghaziabad
Gurugram Guwahati Hisar Hyderabad
Indore Jabalpur Jaipur Jammu
Jodhpur Kanpur Kolkata Lucknow
Mumbai Nagpur New Delhi Noida
Patiala Patna Pune Raipur
Ranchi Shimla Siliguri Trichy
Thiruvananthapuram Varanasi Vijayawada Vishakhapatnam

CLAT Exam Day Instructions 2023

Due to the current situation, there are certain CLAT Exam Day Instructions to be followed by all aspirants on the day of the exam.

  • Reach the exam center at least half an hour before the reporting time.
  • Make sure to carry necessary documents like Photo ID Proof to the examination hall.
  • Do not carry any electronic gadgets to the exam hall. 
  • Any required stationery items will be provided at the exam center.
  • Those with a temperature of more than 99.14 will be directed to the isolation lab to take the examination.
  • You can carry Mask, Gloves, a Personal, transparent water bottle, Personal hand sanitizer (50 ml), A simple pen, Exam related documents (Admit Card, ID card, etc.)
  • No candidate is allowed to leave the exam hall before the exam timings.
  • In the case of aspirants with the scribe, both must carry their own N95 masks.

CLAT Question Papers PDF

By practicing the previous exam papers or sample question papers, you can understand the type of questions asked in the paper and the exam's difficulty level.

Practicing CLAT Previous Year Question Papers will help enhance your speed and accuracy in the final exam.

  • Take up one question paper and solve it by keeping a timer so that you can know how much time you are taking to solve each question.
  • Know your mistakes and try to improvise on them. 

CLAT Exam Analysis

The Common Law Admission Test is conducted annually to offer admission into UG and PG programs. Here is the brief CLAT Exam Analysis of the previous year.

Going through the analysis can help you to know the difficulty level of the exam, the number of good attempts, and more. 

  • Overall, the CLAT 2021 exam was easy compared to 2020. Last year there were so many unexpected questions, but this year questions were predictable and doable.
  • All the passages and questions were predictable. It was less lengthy than the previous year. This increased the number of attempts.
  • Current Affairs and GK were very easy. Passages were based on PM Modi's visit to Bangladesh, United Nations, and SAARC. All the questions were straightforward. 
  • Legal Reasoning was also easy this year. Questions were based on regular topics like Hindu Marriage Act, IPC, Jurisdiction, and Contract Law. Most of the questions were standard. 

CLAT Answer Key 2023

After the completion of the exam, the Consortium of NLUs will release the provisional answer key. In case there are any objections to be raised, you can send them via the official website.

Based on the objections received, the final answer keys will be released. Here are the steps that can be followed to download the CLAT Answer Key 2023 for both UG and PG programs. 

  • Visit the official Website of CLAT
  • On the homepage, click on the "CLAT Answer Key" Tab
  • Enter your login credentials and submit them.
  • Now, you can view the answer key for your respective course and set.
  • Verify the answers, and if there is any error, then objections must be raised within the stipulated time.
  • Download and take a printout of the answer key PDF for future reference

CLAT Result 2023

The CLAT Result 2023 is prepared based on the final answer key. The result is released as a merit list of shortlisted aspirants for the counseling procedure through the Law Entrance Test score.

Results can be viewed only from the official website. Before the merit list, the scorecard of the exam will be released. Here are the steps you need to follow while checking for results:

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on the link "CLAT Result."
  • Enter the Registration Number & Password and click on submit
  • Click on the scorecard tab after logging in
  • A new page will open showing the results & the scorecard
  • Save and download the scorecard PDF for future reference

CLAT Cut-Off Marks 2023

The CLAT Cut Off is decided by the Consortium based on various factors like the difficulty level of the exam, the number of seats, and the number of students appearing for the exam.

Go through the below table to know the previous year's college-wise cutoff.

National Law University Cut Off 2021 Cut Off 2020
NLSIU Bangalore 139.5 132
NALSAR Hyderabad 132.75 129
WBNUJS Kolkata 124 126
NLIU Bhopal 119.75 120
NLU Jodhpur 119 123

CLAT Merit List 2023

The merit list is generally released after the results by the Consortium of NLU. The CLAT Merit List will be released only on the official website separately for UG and PG. 

  • The merit list will be released separately for all three counseling rounds.
  • The Merit List includes the category-wise merit rank of the applicant who has qualified in the exam.
  • This list is prepared by using the scores of all aspirants, with the higher scores placed at the top and followed by the lowest scores.
  • The details mentioned on the merit list include your admit card number, All India Rank, and Total marks obtained in the entrance exam.

Check: Best Online Coaching classes for the CLAT exam

CLAT Participating Colleges 2023

Generally, three types of law schools in India will accept CLAT scores to admit students to UG and PG courses, and those are as follows:

  • National Law Universities (NLUs)
  • Law colleges affiliated with CLAT 2023
  • Private Law Colleges

Currently, 22 National Law Universities in India come under the CLAT 2023 Participating Colleges list. Check out the table below to know the list of colleges.

Name of the college UG Seat Intake PG Seat Intake
National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru 120 50
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 105 60
National Law University, Jodhpur 104 50
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar 174 58
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNLU), Patiala 175 58
National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi 60 60
National University of Study & Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi 120 50
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam 120 60
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai 100 50
Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad 60 60
Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU), Jabalpur 120 -
National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad 120 60
National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal 102 60
Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur 170 60
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow 169 24
Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna 132 --
National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack 159 46
National Law University & Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam 60 30
The Tamil Nadu National Law University (TNNLU), Tiruchirapalli 114 18
Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur 120 20
Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla 120 40
Dr. B R Ambedkar National Law University (DBRANLU), Sonipat, Haryana 120 -
Total (not including supernumerary, NRI, extra, and FN seats) 2644 914

CLAT Counselling 2023

The counselling will begin after the release of the merit list. The CLAT Counselling 2023 is conducted online mode.

  • You must make an online payment of Rs. 30000/- for General Category and Rs. 20000/- for ST/SC/OBC/BC/ EWS/ PWD and other reserved categories to register for the counseling procedures. 
  • Once the first provisional list is released, you must choose any of the three options: Accept the allotted seat, Apply for an Upgrade, or Exit from the Admission Process. 
  • If the first option is chosen, you need to upload all the required documents and make payment of a requisite fee to the allotted NLU.
  • If you choose the second option, i.e., Accept for Upgrade, you must pay Rs 50000/- to the allotted University and upload documents as per the schedule. 
  • If the last option is chosen, then the allotted seat will be lost, and you will not be considered for further allotment.

Documents Required in CLAT Counselling 2023

You must carry the following documents at the time of counseling:

  • Application Form
  • Scorecard
  • 10th & 12th Marksheets
  • Admit Card
  • Specially-abled Certificate (if applicable)
  • Domicile Certificate (if applicable)
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  • NRI Certificate (if applicable)
  • Sponsored NRI Certificate (if applicable)

CLAT Colleges and Seats 2023

The NLU begins the CLAT Seat Allotment according to the merit-cum-preference. 3 Seat allotment lists are released for admissions on the official website.

  • The selected aspirants' names, roll numbers, and all the information will be mentioned in the list.
  • Common-Law Admission Test for the previous year was held for a total of 2342 seats(All India Seats 1480, State wise seats 604, and Special Seats 258) in participating NLUs.

CLAT UG Seats Intake 2023

Name of the college UG Seat Intake
National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru 120
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 105
National Law University, Jodhpur 104
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar 174
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNLU), Patiala 175
National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi 60
National University of Study & Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi 120
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam 120
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai 100
Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad 60
Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU), Jabalpur 120
National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad 120
National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal 102
Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur 170
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow 169
Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna 132
National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack 159
National Law University & Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam 60
The Tamil Nadu National Law University (TNNLU), Tiruchirapalli 114
Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur 120
Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla 120
Dr. B R Ambedkar National Law University (DBRANLU), Sonipat, Haryana 120

CLAT PG Seats Intake 2023

Name of the college PG Seat Intake
National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru 50
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 60
National Law University, Jodhpur 50
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar 58
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNLU), Patiala 58
National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi 60
National University of Study & Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi 50
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam 60
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai 50
Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad 60
Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU), Jabalpur -
National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad 60
National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal 60
Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur 60
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow 24
Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna --
National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack 46
National Law University & Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam 30
The Tamil Nadu National Law University (TNNLU), Tiruchirapalli 18
Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur 20
Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla 40
Dr. B R Ambedkar National Law University (DBRANLU), Sonipat, Haryana -

CLAT UG Placement Statistics (5-year Program)2023

Here is detailed information about the number of students being placed in the years 2021, 2020, and 2019 for the UG program.

UG Placement Statistics of 2022

Check out the below table to learn about the placement statistics for the year 2021.

NIRF Ranking  Name of NLU  No. of students graduating No. of students placed Median Placement Package(Rs.)
2022
1 National Law School of India University (NLSIU ), Bangalore 82 51 15,20,000
2 National Law University (NLU), Delhi 81 26 13,80,000
3 NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad 74 58 15,00,000
4 Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai 29 24 7,40,000
5 West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 114 87 15,00,000

UG Placement Statistics of 2021

Check out the below table to learn about the placement statistics for the year 2020.

NIRF Ranking  Name of NLU  No. of students graduating No. of students placed Median Placement Package(Rs.)
2021
1 National Law School of India University (NLSIU ), Bangalore 77 39 14,50,000
2 National Law University (NLU), Delhi 81 30 15,00,000
3 NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad 73 58 15,00,000
4 Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai 37 26 8,00,000
5 West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 117 76 15,00,000

UG Placement Statistics of 2019

Check out the below table to learn about the placement statistics for the year 2019.

NIRF Ranking  Name of NLU  No. of students graduating No. of students placed Median Placement Package(Rs.)
2017
1 National Law School of India University (NLSIU ), Bangalore 69 42 14,50,000
2 National Law University (NLU), Delhi 73 15 11,80,000
3 NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad 78 53 14,00,000
4 Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai 29 20 7,25,000
5 West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 103 87 15,00,000

CLAT PG Placement Statistics (1 Year Program)

Here is detailed information about the number of students being placed in the years 2022, 2021, 2020, and 2019 for the PG program.

Have a look at the table below, which shows CLAT PG Placements.

PG Placement Statistics of 2021

Go through the below table to learn about the placement statistics for the year 2021.

NIRF (ranking)  Name  No. of students graduating No. of students placed Median Placement Package(Rs.)
2021
1 National Law School of India University (NLSIU ), Bangalore 49 16 6,00,000
2 National Law University (NLU), Delhi 23 2 6,00,000
3 NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad 63 46 8,50,000
4 Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai 8 4 6,00,000
5 West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 35 10 6,00,000

PG Placement Statistics of 2020

Go through the below table to know about the placement statistics for the year 2020.

NIRF (ranking)  Name  No. of students graduating No. of students placed Median Placement Package(Rs.)
2020
1 National Law School of India University (NLSIU ), Bangalore 53 8 4,71,000
2 National Law University (NLU), Delhi 39 20 7,00,000
3 NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad 57 45 7,00,000
4 Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai 13 7 6,00,000
5 West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 36 12 5,00,000

PG Placement Statistics of 2019

Go through the below table to know about the placement statistics for the year 2019.

NIRF (ranking)  Name  No. of students graduating No. of students placed Median Placement Package(Rs.)
2019
1 National Law School of India University (NLSIU ), Bangalore 48 8 6,00,000
2 National Law University (NLU), Delhi 47 15 5,50,000
3 NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad 54 42 6,00,000
4 Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai NA NA NA
5 West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 40 11 4,00,000

PSU Recruitment Through CLAT 2023

Those willing to apply for post-graduate law programs can also register for PSU Recruitment through CLAT

The Public Sector Undertaking recruits individuals as Assistant Legal Advisor, Legal Executive Trainee, and Trainee Legal Advisor. These Public Sectors accept the scores for recruiting aspirants to various Law Officers/Legal Advisors positions. Some of the most popular PSUs accepting the Score are:

  • ONGC Ltd, Dehradun
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
  • Power System Operation Corporation Ltd. (PSOC)
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)
  • National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC)
  • Oil India Limited (OIL)
  • Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL)

Frequently Asked Questions

The NLUs which are part of Law entrance Test has the basic eligibility condition of 45% or above marks in aggregate in Class XII. Other than that, no consideration is given to class XII marks.

While applying for Law entrance Test, every candidate is required to submit the preference of the National Law Universities. The preference matching to the rank of the candidate is considered while allotting the National Law University. Apart from domicile, gender, caste category is also considered as each NLU has different seat allocation for each category of student.

There is no upper age limit applicable to anyone who wants to apply for the exam. But, the lower age limit has to be 20 years old and for the candidates who belong to SC/ST and PhD (Physically Disabled) categories, and for others the lower age limit is 22 years old.

As per the official notification, the CLAT 2023 is scheduled for 18 December 2022.

No, it is actually not important to clear the minimum CLAT cut off for the proceedings of the admission. If any student who fails this step, it will make them uneligible to get admitted in any law school that only accept candidates on the basis of CLAT score.

Horizontal Reservation refers to reservation of seats from each category of seats available. For e.g., many NLUs offer horizontal reservation for female students, which refers to seats reserved for women candidates from the list of seats in all the categories (Gen., SC, ST, etc.).

To apply for EWS (Economically Weaker Sections) seats, one must have the EWS certificate. To be eligible for EWS, one’s family income should be less than 8 lacs per annum and other criteria in terms of ownership of land/plot/flat must be fulfilled.

If you do not wish to take admission this year as the NLU allotted to you is not to your liking for any reason, you must show your interest to withdraw from the process within the stipulated time frame. CLAT will deduct Rs. 10000 and the balance amount will be refunded.

It depends on the number of vacant seats after the first allotment. The allotment in the second list will depend on your rank and the number of seats available
The name of the candidate and parents should be spelled correctly in the online application as it appears in the certificates or mark sheets or ID proof. If you make any change or alteration, it may result in the disqualification of candidature. Candidates are suggested to check all the information correctly before the final submission of the form.

You should provide the following details while writing about the problem in the CLAT Application Form: Type of Query, Program Applied For, Name of the Applicant, Registration No, Date of Birth, Email Address, Mobile Number, Query.

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CLAT 2023: Exam Dates, Application, Eligibility Criteria

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : September 26, 2022

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The Common Law Admission Test, abbreviated CLAT, is your ticket to enter the top law schools across India for UG and PG courses. This entrance exam is organized by the Consortium of National Law Universities, comprising 22 NLUs.

The consortium has announced the registration dates and exam dates for the CLAT 2023 exam. 

What got to our notice is a list of queries students face now around the CLAT Notification 2023. Catering to those, we have tried resolving a few common ones here:

  • Who can apply for the 2023 CLAT session? Students applying for UG courses must have cleared their Class XII or must have appeared for their Class 12 exams this year. 
  • I will be in my Class 12 with effect from April 2022. Am I eligible for CLAT 2023? Yes, you definitely are! Anyone who will give their Class 12 exams in April 2022 can apply for the December session.
  • I am from a Science background. Can I apply for CLAT? Yes, this exam is open for all streams. The CLAT exam gives opportunities beyond engineering and medicine to science background students.

Are you a PG aspirant? Check more updates on CLAT PG Exam here.

CLAT 2023 Latest Updates:

8 August 2022: CLAT 2023 Application Window Opened!

The Law Consortium has started the online registration process for the Common Law Admission Test 2023. You can apply for the entrance exam starting on 08 August 2023.

If you are interested in applying for the exam, you must fill out the CLAT Application Form 2023 on or before the deadline to avoid last-minute discrepancies.

CLAT 2023 Exam Date & Schedule

Check out the table below to know all the important events related to the CLAT 2023 Entrance Exam.

Events Dates 
Starting Date to Apply 08 August 2022
Last date to apply 13 November 2022
Last date for online fee payment 13 November 2022
Admit Card Release Date The first week of December 2022
CLAT 2023 Exam Date 18 December 2022
Answer key Release Date To be Notified
Result Date To be Notified
Admission Process To be Notified

CLAT 2023 Exam Eligibility Criteria [UG & PG]

Ensure that you satisfy the eligibility criteria before filling out the registration form or CLAT 2023 Exam.

 The brief CLAT eligibility criteria are explained below for both UG and PG programs.

CLAT 2023 Eligibility for UG Program

The UG exam is the entrance examination for Undergraduate Courses, i.e., Bachelor of Legislative Law.

You must satisfy the following eligibility criteria to apply for the 3-year BA LLB program:

  • There will be no upper age limit for UG. However, you must have passed 10+2 to apply for the exam.
  • As per the CLAT Notification 2023, you must have secured 45% marks in 10+2 or its equivalent grade if you belong to General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI categories; while it is 40% for those belonging to SC/ST categories. 
  • If you are appearing for the 12th examination in March/April 2023, you are also eligible to appear in the examination. However, you shall be required to produce evidence of your passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission. 

Download Free Study Material For CLAT 2023 Exam by LegalEdge

CLAT 2023 Eligibility for PG Program

The PG exam is conducted for those aspiring to secure admission for Post Graduation courses, i.e., Master of Law in top Law Universities. 

Have a look at the detailed CLAT PG Eligibility Criteria for detailed requirements.

  • There is no upper age limit for the PG Program.
  • Those belonging to the General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories must have a minimum of 50% of marks in the LLB degree or its equivalent grade.
  • According to the CLAT Notification, those belonging to SC/ST categories must have secured 45% marks in an LLB degree or its equivalent grade.
  • It is important that you must have cleared your final semester or final year of the qualifying paper on the admission date.

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How to Apply for CLAT 2023?

The entire application process will be conducted online mode. There are four stages involved while filling the application form, i.e., Online Registration, Filling the form, Uploading Documents, and Payment of the application fee. Follow the below steps to complete the process smoothly.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of CLAT, i.e., clatconsortiumofnlus.ac.in
  • Step 2: On the Home page, click on the link "Register" and complete the registration process by entering the name, mobile number, and setting a password.
  • Step 3: Enter the OTP received on the registered mobile number. This completes the registration process. 
  • Step 4: Log in to the portal using the registered mobile number and password. 
  • Step 5: Start filling out the application form by entering all the correct details.
  • Step 6: Upload necessary scanned images, documents, and signatures in the specified format.
  • Step 7: Make the payment of the fee through the different online payment modes to complete the application process. 

Read more: Analyze your preparation levels with the help of  CLAT Mock Tests 

Application Fee

The application fees vary for each category. Check out the table below for the CLAT application fee per your category.

Category Application fee
General / OBC / PWD/ Rs. 4000
NRI / PIO / OCI candidates Rs. 4000
SC / ST / BPL candidates Rs. 3500

CLAT Exam Pattern 2023

As per the notification, the CLAT Exam pattern 2023 is the same as the last year. 

  • The CLAT Notification states the UG question paper includes 150 questions and the PG paper includes 120 questions.
  • Both UG and PG included only comprehension-based questions.
  • The new pattern for UG involved short passages followed by 4-5 objective questions.
  • There were five subjects in UG, i.e., English Language, Current Affairs including General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Techniques.
  • For the PG Admission test, the time duration was 120 minutes, during which you have to answer 120 objective comprehension-based questions.

CLAT UG Exam Pattern 2023

The following table shows the question paper pattern for the undergraduate courses.

Mode of Exam Offline
Medium of Question Paper English (only)
Type of Exam Objective Type
Duration 2hours
Level of the Exam after XII
Type of Questions Objective Type
Total Number of Questions 150
Marks Obtained for Correct Answer +1
Marks Deducted for Incorrect Answer -0.25
Sections in the exam English Language, Quantitative Techniques, Logical Reasoning, Current Affairs (inc. General Knowledge), and Legal Reasoning
Weightage of Logical Reasoning 28-32 (roughly 20% of the Test Paper)
Weightage of Legal Reasoning 35-39 (roughly 25% of the Test Paper)
Weightage of Current Affairs (inc. General Knowledge) 35-39 (roughly 25% of the Test Paper)
Weightage of English Language 28-32 (roughly 20% of the Test Paper)
Weightage of Maths Section 13-17 (roughly 10% of the Test Paper)

CLAT PG Exam Pattern 2023

Check out the table below to learn the detailed CLAT PG Exam Pattern 2023.

Mode of Exam Offline
Medium of Question Paper English (only)
Type of Exam Objective + Subjective (Tentative)
Duration 2 hours
Type of Questions Objective Type and Subjective Type (Tentative)
Number of Multiple Choice Questions 100
Marks Obtained for Correct Answer +1
Marks Deducted for Incorrect Answer -0.25
Number of Subjective Questions 2 (Essay of 800 words each)
Marks Allocated 50 (25 Marks for each)
Negative Marking for Subjective Type No Negative Marking
Topics Asked in MCQ Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, Property Law, Company Law, Labour Law, Environmental Law, etc.
Topics Asked in Subjective Questions Essay on Law and Contemporary Issues

CLAT Syllabus 2023 [UG & PG]

Going through the CLAT Syllabus will help you get an idea about the important topics from the exam point of view. As per the official CLAT Notification, the UG and PG programs syllabus is similar to last year.

Have a look at the detailed syllabus for both UG and PG programs from the post below.

CLAT UG Syllabus 2023

As per the CLAT 2023 Notification, five main subjects are included in the UG Exam. Check out the table below to know the detailed syllabus for CLAT UG.

Subjects Syllabus
English Language There is a 450 words passage given based on contemporary or historically significant fiction and non-fiction writing. Based on the passage, 5-6 questions will be asked that test candidate's comprehension and language skills. 
Current Affairs, including GK This section also includes a 450 words passage followed by questions. The passage is based on news, journalistic sources, and other non-fiction writing. 
Legal Reasoning You need to read the 450 words passage based on facts, situations, and scenarios related to legal matters, public policy questions, or moral philosophical inquiries. Even if you don't have knowledge of the law is fine; general awareness of contemporary legal and moral issues is desirable.
Logical Reasoning This includes many short 300 words passages, each followed by one or more questions after each passage.
Mathematics This section includes short sets of facts or propositions, graphs, textual material, pictorial material, or diagrammatic representations of numerical information. Each of these includes questions that require applying mathematical operations.

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clat mock test

CLAT PG Syllabus 2023

The PG syllabus is also based on comprehension-based questions. The descriptive section was removed from the syllabus as per last year's exam. 

Have a look at the table below to know the CLAT PG Syllabus.

Constitutional Law Jurisprudence Administrative Law Law of Contract
Torts Family Law Criminal Law Property Law
Company Law Public International Law Contemporary Judgements Environmental Law
Labour Law Industrial Law - -

CLAT Preparation Tips 2023

In order to crack the exam in one attempt, you must make a proper study plan and preparation strategy. As per the expert's opinion, you must make sure to start your CLAT preparation at least 6 or 7 months before the exam.

If you start your preparation early, you will have sufficient time for preparation, practice questions, and revision.

  • Read More to improve language. Read books, magazines, newspapers, and novels to enhance your vocabulary.
  • Study the basics of grammar; this can be done even from school-level grammar books to strengthen your basics. However, you need to get your grammar right and fix the mistakes to secure a good rank.
  • Mathematics may not be a big deal for law aspirants as this is just Class 10 mathematics. Go through NCERT Mathematics textbooks of class 9 and class 10. 
  • Legal aptitude continues to be the most important section. Important book references for this would be the Constitution of India and the Legal Penal Code.
  • Importance of Moot Courts: Knowledge of arguing cases and knowing various laws at the tip of your tongue is a great thing to know for all aspiring lawyers.

CLAT Books 2023

Generally, CLAT Preparation Books 2023 are judged as good or best based on the content and the information provided per the latest exam pattern and syllabus.

The following are some of the best books that you include during your exam preparation.

  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman
  • Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning by Pearson 
  • Manorama Year Book by Mammen Mathew
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Aggarwal
  • A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal

CLAT Toppers Tips 2023

Ishan Thakur has successfully cleared the Law entrance Test 2021 with an AIR of 19 and scored 100.25 out of 150.

This is definitely a great score despite the change in the pattern and new types of questions. Here is a brief CLAT Topper Interview of Ishan. Know his success strategy and how he reached his goals.

  • Ishan began his preparation for Law entrance Test for a year, and his dream was to join NLSIU Bangalore, the top law university in the country.
  • He focused completely on his studies and took a break from all the social networking platforms. 
  • He was confident of making it to the top 3 NLUs but scoring 19 in the All India Ranking was unexpected.
  • Due to the postponement of the exam, Ishan pushed himself to study more and kept himself motivated.
  • This phase actually let him prepare more and increase his confidence.
  • He followed a series during preparation, i.e., he began with English, then Current affairs, followed by Legal Reasoning, then Mathematics, and lastly, Logical Reasoning. Since the Exam was comprehension-based this year, this strategy suited him well.
  • When it comes to Ishan's preparation strategy, he didn't have any particular timings for studying. Some days he would study the whole day, and other days just 4-5 hours. He also added that "taking breaks between studying is very important as it refreshes your mind and helps in focussing better."
  • Another important tip from Ishan is that he attempted more than 70 mock tests and solved all the sample papers provided by Consortium. After the mock test, it is important to go through the analysis to know your errors. 
  • Reading newspapers like The Hindu and Indian Express daily helped Ishan tackle the analysis based on current affairs.
  • Most importantly, Ishan took up Online Coaching from LegalEdge Indore, which was his great companion throughout his preparation. 

CLAT Admit Card 2023

You can download the CLAT Admit Card only from the official website. The CLAT Admit Card Release Date will be tentatively in the first week of December 2022.

You can follow the steps below in order to download the admit card:

  • Visit the official website of CLAT.
  • On the homepage, click on the link "Download CLAT Admit Card 2023."
  • Enter your login credentials and click on the submit button.
  • The admit card will be displayed on the screen. 
  • Download and take a printout of the admit card for future reference.

CLAT 2023 Exam Centers

Based on the choices made during filling out the form, you will be allotted CLAT Exam Centers across the country. The allocated venue of the exam is mentioned in the admit card.

You will not be able to change the exam center after the issue of admit card, as per the CLAT 2023 Notification.

Allahabad Aurangabad Bengaluru Bhopal
Bhubaneswar Chandigarh Chennai Dehradun
Ernakulam Faridabad Gandhinagar Ghaziabad
Gurugram Guwahati Hisar Hyderabad
Indore Jabalpur Jaipur Jammu
Jodhpur Kanpur Kolkata Lucknow
Mumbai Nagpur New Delhi Noida
Patiala Patna Pune Raipur
Ranchi Shimla Siliguri Trichy
Thiruvananthapuram Varanasi Vijayawada Vishakhapatnam

CLAT Exam Day Instructions 2023

Due to the current situation, there are certain CLAT Exam Day Instructions to be followed by all aspirants on the day of the exam.

  • Reach the exam center at least half an hour before the reporting time.
  • Make sure to carry necessary documents like Photo ID Proof to the examination hall.
  • Do not carry any electronic gadgets to the exam hall. 
  • Any required stationery items will be provided at the exam center.
  • Those with a temperature of more than 99.14 will be directed to the isolation lab to take the examination.
  • You can carry Mask, Gloves, a Personal, transparent water bottle, Personal hand sanitizer (50 ml), A simple pen, Exam related documents (Admit Card, ID card, etc.)
  • No candidate is allowed to leave the exam hall before the exam timings.
  • In the case of aspirants with the scribe, both must carry their own N95 masks.

CLAT Question Papers PDF

By practicing the previous exam papers or sample question papers, you can understand the type of questions asked in the paper and the exam's difficulty level.

Practicing CLAT Previous Year Question Papers will help enhance your speed and accuracy in the final exam.

  • Take up one question paper and solve it by keeping a timer so that you can know how much time you are taking to solve each question.
  • Know your mistakes and try to improvise on them. 

CLAT Exam Analysis

The Common Law Admission Test is conducted annually to offer admission into UG and PG programs. Here is the brief CLAT Exam Analysis of the previous year.

Going through the analysis can help you to know the difficulty level of the exam, the number of good attempts, and more. 

  • Overall, the CLAT 2021 exam was easy compared to 2020. Last year there were so many unexpected questions, but this year questions were predictable and doable.
  • All the passages and questions were predictable. It was less lengthy than the previous year. This increased the number of attempts.
  • Current Affairs and GK were very easy. Passages were based on PM Modi's visit to Bangladesh, United Nations, and SAARC. All the questions were straightforward. 
  • Legal Reasoning was also easy this year. Questions were based on regular topics like Hindu Marriage Act, IPC, Jurisdiction, and Contract Law. Most of the questions were standard. 

CLAT Answer Key 2023

After the completion of the exam, the Consortium of NLUs will release the provisional answer key. In case there are any objections to be raised, you can send them via the official website.

Based on the objections received, the final answer keys will be released. Here are the steps that can be followed to download the CLAT Answer Key 2023 for both UG and PG programs. 

  • Visit the official Website of CLAT
  • On the homepage, click on the "CLAT Answer Key" Tab
  • Enter your login credentials and submit them.
  • Now, you can view the answer key for your respective course and set.
  • Verify the answers, and if there is any error, then objections must be raised within the stipulated time.
  • Download and take a printout of the answer key PDF for future reference

CLAT Result 2023

The CLAT Result 2023 is prepared based on the final answer key. The result is released as a merit list of shortlisted aspirants for the counseling procedure through the Law Entrance Test score.

Results can be viewed only from the official website. Before the merit list, the scorecard of the exam will be released. Here are the steps you need to follow while checking for results:

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on the link "CLAT Result."
  • Enter the Registration Number & Password and click on submit
  • Click on the scorecard tab after logging in
  • A new page will open showing the results & the scorecard
  • Save and download the scorecard PDF for future reference

CLAT Cut-Off Marks 2023

The CLAT Cut Off is decided by the Consortium based on various factors like the difficulty level of the exam, the number of seats, and the number of students appearing for the exam.

Go through the below table to know the previous year's college-wise cutoff.

National Law University Cut Off 2021 Cut Off 2020
NLSIU Bangalore 139.5 132
NALSAR Hyderabad 132.75 129
WBNUJS Kolkata 124 126
NLIU Bhopal 119.75 120
NLU Jodhpur 119 123

CLAT Merit List 2023

The merit list is generally released after the results by the Consortium of NLU. The CLAT Merit List will be released only on the official website separately for UG and PG. 

  • The merit list will be released separately for all three counseling rounds.
  • The Merit List includes the category-wise merit rank of the applicant who has qualified in the exam.
  • This list is prepared by using the scores of all aspirants, with the higher scores placed at the top and followed by the lowest scores.
  • The details mentioned on the merit list include your admit card number, All India Rank, and Total marks obtained in the entrance exam.

Check: Best Online Coaching classes for the CLAT exam

CLAT Participating Colleges 2023

Generally, three types of law schools in India will accept CLAT scores to admit students to UG and PG courses, and those are as follows:

  • National Law Universities (NLUs)
  • Law colleges affiliated with CLAT 2023
  • Private Law Colleges

Currently, 22 National Law Universities in India come under the CLAT 2023 Participating Colleges list. Check out the table below to know the list of colleges.

Name of the college UG Seat Intake PG Seat Intake
National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru 120 50
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 105 60
National Law University, Jodhpur 104 50
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar 174 58
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNLU), Patiala 175 58
National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi 60 60
National University of Study & Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi 120 50
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam 120 60
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai 100 50
Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad 60 60
Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU), Jabalpur 120 -
National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad 120 60
National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal 102 60
Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur 170 60
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow 169 24
Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna 132 --
National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack 159 46
National Law University & Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam 60 30
The Tamil Nadu National Law University (TNNLU), Tiruchirapalli 114 18
Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur 120 20
Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla 120 40
Dr. B R Ambedkar National Law University (DBRANLU), Sonipat, Haryana 120 -
Total (not including supernumerary, NRI, extra, and FN seats) 2644 914

CLAT Counselling 2023

The counselling will begin after the release of the merit list. The CLAT Counselling 2023 is conducted online mode.

  • You must make an online payment of Rs. 30000/- for General Category and Rs. 20000/- for ST/SC/OBC/BC/ EWS/ PWD and other reserved categories to register for the counseling procedures. 
  • Once the first provisional list is released, you must choose any of the three options: Accept the allotted seat, Apply for an Upgrade, or Exit from the Admission Process. 
  • If the first option is chosen, you need to upload all the required documents and make payment of a requisite fee to the allotted NLU.
  • If you choose the second option, i.e., Accept for Upgrade, you must pay Rs 50000/- to the allotted University and upload documents as per the schedule. 
  • If the last option is chosen, then the allotted seat will be lost, and you will not be considered for further allotment.

Documents Required in CLAT Counselling 2023

You must carry the following documents at the time of counseling:

  • Application Form
  • Scorecard
  • 10th & 12th Marksheets
  • Admit Card
  • Specially-abled Certificate (if applicable)
  • Domicile Certificate (if applicable)
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  • NRI Certificate (if applicable)
  • Sponsored NRI Certificate (if applicable)

CLAT Colleges and Seats 2023

The NLU begins the CLAT Seat Allotment according to the merit-cum-preference. 3 Seat allotment lists are released for admissions on the official website.

  • The selected aspirants' names, roll numbers, and all the information will be mentioned in the list.
  • Common-Law Admission Test for the previous year was held for a total of 2342 seats(All India Seats 1480, State wise seats 604, and Special Seats 258) in participating NLUs.

CLAT UG Seats Intake 2023

Name of the college UG Seat Intake
National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru 120
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 105
National Law University, Jodhpur 104
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar 174
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNLU), Patiala 175
National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi 60
National University of Study & Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi 120
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam 120
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai 100
Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad 60
Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU), Jabalpur 120
National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad 120
National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal 102
Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur 170
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow 169
Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna 132
National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack 159
National Law University & Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam 60
The Tamil Nadu National Law University (TNNLU), Tiruchirapalli 114
Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur 120
Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla 120
Dr. B R Ambedkar National Law University (DBRANLU), Sonipat, Haryana 120

CLAT PG Seats Intake 2023

Name of the college PG Seat Intake
National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru 50
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 60
National Law University, Jodhpur 50
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar 58
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNLU), Patiala 58
National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi 60
National University of Study & Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi 50
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam 60
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai 50
Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad 60
Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU), Jabalpur -
National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad 60
National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal 60
Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur 60
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow 24
Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna --
National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack 46
National Law University & Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam 30
The Tamil Nadu National Law University (TNNLU), Tiruchirapalli 18
Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur 20
Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla 40
Dr. B R Ambedkar National Law University (DBRANLU), Sonipat, Haryana -

CLAT UG Placement Statistics (5-year Program)2023

Here is detailed information about the number of students being placed in the years 2021, 2020, and 2019 for the UG program.

UG Placement Statistics of 2022

Check out the below table to learn about the placement statistics for the year 2021.

NIRF Ranking  Name of NLU  No. of students graduating No. of students placed Median Placement Package(Rs.)
2022
1 National Law School of India University (NLSIU ), Bangalore 82 51 15,20,000
2 National Law University (NLU), Delhi 81 26 13,80,000
3 NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad 74 58 15,00,000
4 Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai 29 24 7,40,000
5 West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 114 87 15,00,000

UG Placement Statistics of 2021

Check out the below table to learn about the placement statistics for the year 2020.

NIRF Ranking  Name of NLU  No. of students graduating No. of students placed Median Placement Package(Rs.)
2021
1 National Law School of India University (NLSIU ), Bangalore 77 39 14,50,000
2 National Law University (NLU), Delhi 81 30 15,00,000
3 NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad 73 58 15,00,000
4 Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai 37 26 8,00,000
5 West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 117 76 15,00,000

UG Placement Statistics of 2019

Check out the below table to learn about the placement statistics for the year 2019.

NIRF Ranking  Name of NLU  No. of students graduating No. of students placed Median Placement Package(Rs.)
2017
1 National Law School of India University (NLSIU ), Bangalore 69 42 14,50,000
2 National Law University (NLU), Delhi 73 15 11,80,000
3 NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad 78 53 14,00,000
4 Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai 29 20 7,25,000
5 West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 103 87 15,00,000

CLAT PG Placement Statistics (1 Year Program)

Here is detailed information about the number of students being placed in the years 2022, 2021, 2020, and 2019 for the PG program.

Have a look at the table below, which shows CLAT PG Placements.

PG Placement Statistics of 2021

Go through the below table to learn about the placement statistics for the year 2021.

NIRF (ranking)  Name  No. of students graduating No. of students placed Median Placement Package(Rs.)
2021
1 National Law School of India University (NLSIU ), Bangalore 49 16 6,00,000
2 National Law University (NLU), Delhi 23 2 6,00,000
3 NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad 63 46 8,50,000
4 Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai 8 4 6,00,000
5 West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 35 10 6,00,000

PG Placement Statistics of 2020

Go through the below table to know about the placement statistics for the year 2020.

NIRF (ranking)  Name  No. of students graduating No. of students placed Median Placement Package(Rs.)
2020
1 National Law School of India University (NLSIU ), Bangalore 53 8 4,71,000
2 National Law University (NLU), Delhi 39 20 7,00,000
3 NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad 57 45 7,00,000
4 Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai 13 7 6,00,000
5 West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 36 12 5,00,000

PG Placement Statistics of 2019

Go through the below table to know about the placement statistics for the year 2019.

NIRF (ranking)  Name  No. of students graduating No. of students placed Median Placement Package(Rs.)
2019
1 National Law School of India University (NLSIU ), Bangalore 48 8 6,00,000
2 National Law University (NLU), Delhi 47 15 5,50,000
3 NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad 54 42 6,00,000
4 Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai NA NA NA
5 West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 40 11 4,00,000

PSU Recruitment Through CLAT 2023

Those willing to apply for post-graduate law programs can also register for PSU Recruitment through CLAT

The Public Sector Undertaking recruits individuals as Assistant Legal Advisor, Legal Executive Trainee, and Trainee Legal Advisor. These Public Sectors accept the scores for recruiting aspirants to various Law Officers/Legal Advisors positions. Some of the most popular PSUs accepting the Score are:

  • ONGC Ltd, Dehradun
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
  • Power System Operation Corporation Ltd. (PSOC)
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)
  • National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC)
  • Oil India Limited (OIL)
  • Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL)

Frequently Asked Questions

The NLUs which are part of Law entrance Test has the basic eligibility condition of 45% or above marks in aggregate in Class XII. Other than that, no consideration is given to class XII marks.

While applying for Law entrance Test, every candidate is required to submit the preference of the National Law Universities. The preference matching to the rank of the candidate is considered while allotting the National Law University. Apart from domicile, gender, caste category is also considered as each NLU has different seat allocation for each category of student.

There is no upper age limit applicable to anyone who wants to apply for the exam. But, the lower age limit has to be 20 years old and for the candidates who belong to SC/ST and PhD (Physically Disabled) categories, and for others the lower age limit is 22 years old.

As per the official notification, the CLAT 2023 is scheduled for 18 December 2022.

No, it is actually not important to clear the minimum CLAT cut off for the proceedings of the admission. If any student who fails this step, it will make them uneligible to get admitted in any law school that only accept candidates on the basis of CLAT score.

Horizontal Reservation refers to reservation of seats from each category of seats available. For e.g., many NLUs offer horizontal reservation for female students, which refers to seats reserved for women candidates from the list of seats in all the categories (Gen., SC, ST, etc.).

To apply for EWS (Economically Weaker Sections) seats, one must have the EWS certificate. To be eligible for EWS, one’s family income should be less than 8 lacs per annum and other criteria in terms of ownership of land/plot/flat must be fulfilled.

If you do not wish to take admission this year as the NLU allotted to you is not to your liking for any reason, you must show your interest to withdraw from the process within the stipulated time frame. CLAT will deduct Rs. 10000 and the balance amount will be refunded.

It depends on the number of vacant seats after the first allotment. The allotment in the second list will depend on your rank and the number of seats available
The name of the candidate and parents should be spelled correctly in the online application as it appears in the certificates or mark sheets or ID proof. If you make any change or alteration, it may result in the disqualification of candidature. Candidates are suggested to check all the information correctly before the final submission of the form.

You should provide the following details while writing about the problem in the CLAT Application Form: Type of Query, Program Applied For, Name of the Applicant, Registration No, Date of Birth, Email Address, Mobile Number, Query.

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