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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

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