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The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level entrance exam organized by the Consortium of National Law Universities for admissions to undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law programs offered by 22 National Law Universities around the country.
 
CLAT 2023 Participating Universities -
    
1. NLSIU Bengaluru
2. NALSAR Hyderabad
3. NLIU Bhopal
4. WBNUJS Kolkata
5. NLU Jodhpur
6. HNLU Raipur
7. GNLU Gandhinagar
8. RMLNLU Lucknow
9. RGNUL Punjab
10. CNLU Patna
11. NUALS Kochi
12. NLUO Odisha
13.NUSRL Ranchi
14. NLUJA Assam
15. DSNLU Visakhapatanam
16. TNNLU Tiruchirappalli
17. MNLU Mumbai
18. MNLU Nagpur
19. MNLU Aurangabad
20. HPNLU Shimla
21. DNLU Jabalpur
22. DBRANLU Haryana

CLAT 2023 Eligibility - 
 
UG Eligibility -

There is be no upper age limit for candidates appearing for UG Programme through the CLAT 2023.

10+2 or an equivalent examination (45% marks in case of candidates belonging to General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI categories and 40% marks 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.

PG Eligibility -

An Ll.B. Degree or an equivalent examination with a minimum of Fifty percent (50%) marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories and Forty-Five percent (45%) marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.

Candidates appearing for their qualifying examination in April/May 2023 are also eligible to apply.

There is no upper age limit for appearing for the CLAT 2023.

 

CLAT Registration / Application Form

CLAT 2023 Application Form / Registration:-
 
 
Apply online at website - https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in from 8th August 2022 to 13th November 2022

Application fee -

General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI candidates - Rs.4,000/-
SC/ST/BPL category candidates - Rs.3,500/-

Application fees can be paid online only.

Documents to be uploaded with the Online Application -

Front facing passport size recent photograph with plain background
Signature of the candidate
Category certificate if you are applying under SC/ST/OBC
Relevant certificate issued by competent authority if you are applying if candidate is P.W.D
Relevant certificate issued by competent authority if you are coming under BPL category.


 
 

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CLAT Exam Dates

CLAT 2023 Date:- 18th December 2022 (2 PM to 4 PM).
 
 

 

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CLAT Syllabus

CLAT 2023 Syllabus:-
 
CLAT UG 2023 Syllabus -
 
English Language

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.

Legal Reasoning

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.

Logical Reasoning

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.

Quantitative Techniques

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.


PG -

Objective Section

In this section of the PG-CLAT 2023, you will be provided extracts from primary legal materials such as important court decisions in various fields of law, statutes or regulations. Each passage will be followed by a series of questions that will require you to demonstrate the:

Ability to read and comprehend the issues discussed in the passage, as well as any arguments and viewpoints discussed or set out in the passage;
Awareness of the issues discussed in the passage, as well as of legal issues and facts related to and arising out of the passage and the judgment or statute from which it is extracted;
Summarise the passage; and
Ability to apply your knowledge of the fields of law discussed in the passage.
 

 

Paper Pattern

CLAT 2023 Pattern:-
 

UG -

Maximum Marks - 150

Duration - 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

PG -

Maximum Marks - 120

Duration -  02:00 Hours

Multiple-Choice Questions - 120 questions of one mark each

Syllabus -

Constitutional Law Other areas of law such as Jurisprudence, Administrative Law, Law of Contract, Torts, Family Law, Criminal Law, Property Law, Company Law, Public International Law, Tax Law, Environmental Law, and Labour & Industrial Law
    
Negative Marking - 0.25 Mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

CLAT Preparation

CLAT 2023 Preparation:
 
After getting the paper pattern and syllabus, the exam seems a lot easy right, but caution. Cracking CLAT has never been so easy. Try to solve previous years’ papers as there is no better way to prepare for the exam. Read English passages and practise grammar questions. This exercise will surely help you to improve your proficiency in the language. Try to keep constant touch with current affairs by reading newspapers daily. 
 
 
 

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CLAT Notification

CLAT 2023 Notification:-

 
Apply online at website - https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in from 8th August 2022 to 13th November 2022

CLAT 2023 Date - 18th December 2022 (2 PM to 4 PM)
 
 

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