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|Exam Name||CLAT (Common Law Admission Test)|
|CLAT Exam Conducting Body||Consortium of National Law Universities|
|CLAT Exam Level||UG and PG|
|CLAT Exam Frequency||Once a year|
|CLAT Exam Mode||Offline|
|CLAT Exam Duration||120 Minutes|
|CLAT Exam Language||English|
|CLAT Exam Purpose||Admissions to BA LLB, BCom LLB, BSc LLB, BBA LLB, BSW LLB, LLM courses|
CLAT 2023 UG Eligibility
- There is be no upper age limit for candidates appearing for UG Programme through the CLAT 2023.
- Candidates must secure the following minimum percentage of marks in their qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2 or an equivalent examination):
- Forty five percent (45%) marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI categories
- Forty Percent (40%) marks or equivalent in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
- Candidates who may be appearing for their qualifying examination in March/ April, 2023 are also eligible to appear for the CLAT 2023 examination. However, they shall be required to produce an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.
- The result of the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2) shall be submitted by the candidate at the time of admission, failing which the candidate shall be ineligible for admission to the course they may have applied for.
- If more than one candidate secures an equal number of marks in the CLAT 2023, the break of tie shall be by the following procedure and order as under:
- i. Higher marks in the component/section on Legal Aptitude in the CLAT 2023 exam;
- Higher age;
- Computerised draw of lots.
CLAT 2023 Exam Pattern & Question Paper Format
Each question carries 1 mark and for every incorrect attempt, 0.25 marks will be deducted.
|English Language||28-32 (20% of the paper)|
|Quantitative Techniques||13-17 (10% of the paper)|
|Logical Reasoning||28-32 (20% of the paper)|
|Current Affairs, including General Knowledge||35-39 (25% of the paper)|
|Legal Reasoning||35-39 (25% of the paper)|
|Total Time (min)||120|
|Negative Marking||0.25 marks for each wrong answer|
Question Paper Format
Maximum Marks 150
Duration of CLAT 2023 Exam 02:00 Hours
Multiple-Choice Questions 150 questions of one mark each
Negative Marking 0.25 Mark for each wrong answer
|Subject Areas with weightage:||(approximate number of questions)|
|English Language||28-32 questions, or roughly 20% of the paper|
|Current Affairs, including General Knowledge||35-39 questions, or roughly 25% of the paper|
|Legal Reasoning||35-39 questions, or roughly 25% of the paper|
|Logical Reasoning||28-32 questions, or roughly 20% of the paper|
|Quantitative Techniques||13-17 questions, or roughly 10% of the paper|
CLAT 2023 Application Fees
|Category||CLAT Application Fee (in Rs)|
CLAT 2023 Syllabus & Guide
Introduction and Overview
The UG-CLAT 2023 would focus on evaluating the comprehension and reasoning skills and abilities of candidates. Overall, it is designed to be a test of aptitude and skills that are necessary for a legal education rather than prior knowledge, though prior knowledge occasionally may be useful to respond to questions in the Current Affairs section.
The UG-CLAT 2023 shall be a 2-hour test, with 150 multiple-choice questions carrying 1 mark each. There shall be negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. These questions would be divided across the following 5 subjects:
- English Language
- Current Affairs, including General Knowledge
- Legal Reasoning
- Logical Reasoning
- Quantitative Techniques
In this section of the UG-CLAT 2023, you will be provided passages of about 450 words each. These passages will be derived from contemporary or historically significant fiction and non-fiction writing, and would be of a standard that a 12th standard student may be able to read in about 5-7 minutes.
Each passage will be followed by a series of questions that will require you to demonstrate your comprehension and language skills, including your abilities to:
- Read and comprehend the main point discussed in the passage, as well as any arguments and viewpoints discussed or set out in the passage;
- Draw inferences and conclusions based on the passage;
- Summarise the passage;
- Compare and contrast the different arguments or viewpoints set out in the passage; and
- Understand the meaning of various words and phrases used in the passage.
Current Affairs Including General Knowledge
In this section, you will be provided passages of up to 450 words each. The passages will be derived from news, journalistic sources and other non-fiction writing. The questions may include an examination of legal information or knowledge discussed in or related to the passage, but would not require any additional knowledge of the law beyond the passage.
Each passage will be followed by a series of questions that will require you to demonstrate your awareness of various aspects of current affairs and general knowledge, including:
- Contemporary events of significance from India and the world;
- Arts and culture;
- International affairs; and
- Historical events of continuing significance.
In this section, you will be expected to read passages of around 450 words each. The passages may relate to fact situations or scenarios involving legal matters, public policy questions or moral philosophical enquiries. You will not require any prior knowledge of law. You will benefit from a general awareness of contemporary legal and moral issues to better apply general principles or propositions to the given fact scenarios.
Each passage would be followed by a series of questions that will require you to:
- Identify and infer the rules and principles set out in the passage;
- Apply such rules and principles to various fact situations; and
- Understand how changes to the rules or principles may alter their application to various fact situations.
The Logical Reasoning section of the UG-CLAT 2023 will include a series of short passages of about 300 words each. Each passage will be followed by one or more questions that will require you to:
- Recognize an argument, its premises and conclusions;
- Read and identify the arguments set out in the passage;
- Critically analyse patterns of reasoning, and assess how conclusions may depend on particular premises or evidence;
- Infer what follows from the passage and apply these inferences to new situations;
- Draw relationships and analogies, identify contradictions and equivalence, and assess the effectiveness of arguments.
The Quantitative Techniques section of the UG-CLAT 2023 will include short sets of facts or propositions, graphs, or other textual, pictorial or diagrammatic representations of numerical information, followed by a series of questions. You will be required to derive information from such passages, graphs, or other representations, and apply mathematical operations on such information.
The questions will require you to:
- Derive, infer, and manipulate numerical information set out in such passages, graphs, or other representations; and
- Apply various 10th standard mathematical operations on such information, including from areas such as ratios and proportions, basic algebra, mensuration and statistical estimation.
Preparing for the UG-CLAT 2023
The Consortium plans to publish various preparatory materials for the UG-CLAT 2023, including:
- Guides to the question paper and sample questions;
- Model question papers; and
- Instructional materials and exercises for each of the subjects that the UG-CLAT 2023 comprises.
The Consortium will also provide candidates who have successfully completed their application to the UG-CLAT 2023 access to a learning platform where you may access the preparatory materials described above, as well as your scores on various exercises and model question papers.
In addition, you should develop your capacity to read and understand bodies of text, ensure you stay abreast of news and current affairs by regularly reading quality newspapers and periodicals, and improve your speed of answering questions on quantitative techniques by practising with materials such as 10th standard mathematics textbooks.
CLAT 2023 Cut Off
The cut-offs are calculated considering multiple factors listed below:
- CLAT Paper difficulty level
- Availability of seats
- Average marks scored by students in the CLAT Exam
- Total test population.
CLAT 2023 Colleges
The following National Law Universities (NLUs) (along with intake) accept CLAT scores to admit students to their five-year LLB programs every year:
|Sl. No.||National Law University||Location|
|1||National Law School of India University (NLSIU)||Bangalore|
|2||National Academy of Legal Studies & Research (NALSAR)||Hyderabad|
|3||National Law Institute University||Bhopal|
|4||WB National University of Juridical Sciences||Kolkata|
|5||National Law University||Jodhpur|
|6||Hidayatullah National Law University||Raipur|
|7||Gujarat National Law University||Gandhinagar|
|8||Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University||Lucknow|
|9||Rajiv Gandhi National Univesity of Law||Patiala|
|10||Chankaya National Law University||Patna|
|11||National University of Advanced Legal Studies||Kochi|
|12||National Law University Odisha||Cuttack|
|13||National University of Study and Research in Law||Ranchi|
|14||National Law University and Judicial Academy||Guwahati|
|15||Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University||Vishakhapatnam|
|16||Tamil Nadu National Law School||Tirruchirappalli|
|17||Maharashtra National Law University||Mumbai|
|18||Maharashtra National Law University||Nagpur|
|19||Maharashtra National Law University||Aurangabad|
|20||Dharmashastra National Law Univesity||Jabalpur|
|21||Himachal Pradesh National Law University||Shimla|
|22||Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University||Sonipat|
Consortium of NLUs
The CLAT Exam is conducted every year by the Consortium of NLUs. The body consists of representatives from all of the top NLUs which accept the CLAT Score (every NLU except NLU Delhi). It was established in 2017 so that the admission process into the NLUs could be regularised to a degree.
It has also undertaken the first major change in the CLAT Exam Pattern in CLAT 2020 which means that the likelihood of any changes in CLAT 2022 is minimal. Currently it is headed by an executive committee which contains members from NALSAR Hyderabad, NLU Jodhpur, NLSIU Bangalore, NLIU Bhopal.