CLAT 2023: Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a law entrance test conducted yearly by one of the 22 universities on a rotational basis in India. It is a national-level law entrance exam and qualified candidates of this exam get admission to various UG and PG law programs. In this article, we have shared about CLAT 2023 application form, exam date, eligibility, syllabus, exam pattern, etc.

The online application form for CLAT 2023 will be available on the official website in August 2022. So, candidates must visit the official website for registration for CLAT 2023. There are a total of 22 National Law Universities and these ‘NLUs’ take admission through the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT).

The CLAT 2023 exam will be offline mode on 18th December 2022 in 82 cities across India. The exam will be two hours and the question paper will be objective type for the UG and PG programs. The detailed information for CLAT 2023 is given below.

CLAT 2023 – Highlights

For the first time, the CLAT 2022 and CLAT 2023 examinations will be held in the same year. The complete details of CLAT 2023 are as follows.

Entrance Exam Name
CLAT (Common Law Admission Test)
Conducting Body
Association of National Law Universities (NLUs)
Registration Mode
Exam Mode
Offline (Pen & Paper mode)
CLAT 2023 Exam Date
18th December 2022
Exam Conducted
Once a year
Exam Level
National Level
Medium of Exam
Application Fee
Rs 4000/-
Exam Duration
2 hours
Question Type
Objective Type Questions
Number of Seats
For UG Program: 3000
For PG Program: 1000

There are around 3000 seats for UG and 1000 seats for LLM programmes. 22 NLUs offer 5 years of Integrated LLB and 19 NLUs offer 1 year of LLM courses.

CLAT 2023 Application Form

The CLAT application forms were made available on the official website ( on 1st April 2022. It was then extended till 9 May 2022. CLAT 2022 and 2023 will be conducted on 19 June 2022 and 18 December 2022 respectively. The facility of new registration for CLAT 2023 will be available tentatively in August 2022.

How To Apply for CLAT 2023?

Visit the official website and click on the link that appears on the home page. Follow the step by step guide given below.

  1. Complete the registration process by entering your valid email id and mobile number.
  2. On successful registration, your account will be created.
  3. Login with your newly created account credentials and click on the link to apply.
  4. Enter your personal details, like your name, father’s name, address, academic qualification, etc. Click on Continue.
  5. Select the exam centre and upload the required document in the described format.
  6. Pay the application fee through credit card, debit card, net banking etc.
  7. Finally, submit the application form and take a printout for further references.
Application Fee

The application fee will be RS 4000/-, and you must pay while submitting the application form online.

Check here – JEST 2023 Application form

CLAT 2023 Exam Date

CNLUs has released the CLAT 2023 exam dates through its website, the exam will be held on 18th December 2022. So, the eligible candidates can fill out the CLAT 2023 application form tentatively from the month of August 2022.

Exam Name
CLAT 2023
Conducting Body
NLU (Association of National Law Universities)
CLAT 2022 Exam date
CLAT 2023 Exam date
19 June 2022
18 December 2022
Exam Mode
Pen & Paper

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CLAT 20233 Eligibility Criteria

The NLUs offer 5-year integrated LLB and one-year LLM courses. So, the eligibility criteria depend on the course selection, like UG or PG programs. The minimum eligibility criteria to appear in CLAT 2023 exam are as follows:

Eligibility DetailsFor 5 years LLB ProgramFor 1 year LLM Program
QualificationThe candidate must have passed 10+2 from
the recognised board
The candidate must have passed
LLB degree or equivalent from a recognised board
Age LimitThere is no upper age limit
for the candidates
No upper age limit
Minimum Marks in the Qualifying ExamGen: 45%
SC/ST: 40%
Gen: 50%
SC/ST: 45%
Appearing CandidatesAppearing in the qualifying exam candidates can applyAppearing in the qualifying exam candidates can apply

CLAT 2023 Syllabus

CLAT 2023 Syllabus will be released by CNLU along with the official notification. Following are the CLAT 2023 syllabus topics to be conducted in the exam.

CLAT Syllabus will consist of Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, English Language and Current Affairs:

CLAT UG Syllabus
CLAT PG Syllabus
English Language
Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Jurisprudence
Current Affairs / General Knowledge
Law of Contract, Family Law, Torts, Criminal Law
Logical Reasoning
Company Law, Property Law
Legal Reasoning
International Law, Tax Law
Quantitative Aptitude
Environmental law, and Labour and Industrial law

CLAT 2023 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of CLAT 2023 will be as follows:

Total Questions (tentative)
Marks (tentative)
English language
Current Affairs / General Knowledge
Logical Reasoning
Legal Reasoning
Quantitative Aptitude

The number of questions and marks in the exam is subject to change.

Marking Scheme:
  • One mark will be awarded for each correct answer.
  • 0.25 marks will be deducted for a wrong answer.
  • The questions will be MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions).

CLAT 2023 Admit Card

CLAT 2023 admit card is an essential document for the examination. You will not be allowed in the examination without the admit card. So, you have to download the CLAT 2023 Admit Card through the official website and follow the steps given below to download.

  • Visit the official website.
  • Click on the link for CLAT 2023 Admit Card.
  • Login to the portal using your username and password.
  • Admit card download option will appear on the screen.
  • Click on the ‘Download‘ button.
  • CLAT 2023 Admit Card will be downloaded. Take a printout of your admit card.
Q: When will the CLAT 2022 exam be conducted?

A: The CLAT 2022 exam will be conducted on 19 June 2022.

Q: When will the CLAT 2023 exam be conducted?

A: The CLAT 2023 exam will be conducted on 18 December 2022

Q: Is there any upper age limit for the CLAT 2023?

A: No, there is no upper age limit for CLAT 2023.

Q: When will the application form for CLAT 2023 be released?

A: In August 2022, CNLU may release the application form for CLAT 2023.

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