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What to expect from CLAT 2023?

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : January 17, 2023


The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is one of India's most popular Law Entrance Exams. The Law Consortium will conduct the CLAT exam annually to provide admission to law programs at 22 National Law universities.

 Approximately 70,000 students compete annually to secure admission to any of these NLUs. The consortium has announced the registration dates and exam dates for  CLAT 2023.

Read through the post that will give you a complete insight into what to expect from CLAT 2023, the application process, exam pattern, and more.

Is there any change in the CLAT 2023 Application Process?

No. The online registration process for CLAT 2023 has remained the same as the last year. You can start filling out the application form starting from 8 August 2022 and the last date to fill the application form is 13 November 2022.

If your age is above 17 and you have secured at least 45% in your 12th standard, then you can apply for the Common Law Admission Test.

You will be allowed to fill out the application form online through the official website.

Will there be changes in the CLAT Exam Pattern 2023?

To our surprise, there is no change in the CLAT exam pattern 2023, which means the Law Consortium is following the same pattern similar to the last year.

As per the CLAT Exam Pattern, the exam is conducted entirely in offline mode. In the CLAT UG exam, you will be tested on five subjects:

  • English Language
  • Current Affairs, including General Knowledge
  • Legal Reasoning
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Mathematics.

The CLAT question paper will have passages followed by a series of questions except for the quantitative section. In the quant section, the questions are based on graphs, pictorial representation, a set of facts, etc. You have to derive the answers from the given data.

The total time duration of the exam is 2 hours, i.e., 120 minutes for both UG and PG programs.

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Will Every Student Get a Chance to Appear for CLAT 2023?

As per the official notification, there is no limit on the number of attempts for the CLAT exam.

However, one needs to satisfy the CLAT Eligibility Criteria regarding age, qualification, and nationality to appear for the exam.

Those who satisfy the above criteria will get a chance to appear for the Common Law Admission Test 2023.

Is there any change in the CLAT Syllabus 2023?

No. The syllabus is similar to last year, which means you will be tested on English, GK, Logical Reasoning, Legal Aptitude, and Quantitative Ability in the CLAT UG exam.

The difficulty level of the Common Law Admission Test for UG programs will be class 12. 

Check out the table below to know the Important Topics for the CLAT 2023 Exam and plan your preparation accordingly.

Sections Important Topics
English Grammar, Antonyms, Synonyms, Vocabulary, Adverb, proverbs, One-word substitution, English Comprehension
GK & Current Affairs Contemporary Events from India & world, Arts, culture, International Affairs, Historical events
Elementary Mathematics Percentage, Algebra, Areas, Number system, time, speed, distance, Profit, Loss, Probability, Statistical Estimation, Ratios, and Proportion
Legal Aptitude Constitution, Law, Polity
Logical Reasoning Analogies, Series, Seating Arrangement, Syllogisms, calendar, clocks, sequence and matching, blood relation

Frequently Asked Questions

As per the previous year analysis, the GK section include questions only from Current affairs. Therefore, it is important to focus more on current affairs than static GK.
You can prepare for the Logical Reasoning Section of the  CLAT syllabus in the following way-
Clear your concepts and understand the foundation of the topics that are included in the syllabus. Refer to good books that are well-approved. You must learn to manage time. You can do this by timing yourself when you solve practice question papers. Practice thoroughly on a regular basis and solve as many mock test papers and previous year papers as possible.
Study the current affairs and read General Knowledge books regularly. Also, follow experts preparation tips to crack the GK section in one month.
You can easily improve your speed and accuracy in the CLAT Exam by solving as many sample papers as possible. Practicing mock tests would definitely improve your time management skills and problem-solving techniques. So, it is advisable to solve mock tests on a daily basis.
Eating well, exercising daily, sleeping well, talking with friends and family, and putting your worries into perspective are some of the techniques that you can follow to overcome CLAT exam stress.
Solving previous year's papers and mock tests are some of the best tips to enhance your time management skills in the CLAT exam.


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