Candidates preparing for the CLAT exam must keep track of all the important updates. The CLAT 2023 will have 150 questions divided into 5 sections. The Consortium of National Law Universities (CNLU) will release all the details about CLAT registration and notification on their official website. The exam will be conducted in offline mode. The application form is the same for the 1 year LLM Programmes and 5-years Integrated LLB courses. You can select the programme per your preference when filling out the form. To fill out the CLAT Application Form, the candidates must register with the official portal of the NLUs. CLAT 2023 is to be held on 18 Dec 2022.
CLAT Registration Dates
|Release of application form||To be notified||The form can be submitted online on the official website- consortiumofnlus.ac.in|
|the last day of submission,||To be notified||Application Fees for General/OBC/PwD/NRI/PIO/OCI candidates - INR 4000 And SC/ST.BPL candidates- INR 3500|
|Admit Card||To be notified||Admit card is usually available before one week of the exam|
|Exam Date||18 December 2022||Conducted in offline mode|
|Minimum Qualification||Class 10+2 or equivalent||3-year LLB or 5- year integrated LLB|
|Minimum Marks||45% for General Category candidates 40% for SC/ST Candidates||50% for General Category candidates 45% for SC/ST candidates|
CLAT SyllabusBelow is a description of both the UG and PG CLAT Syllabus:
|UG Syllabus||PG Syllabus|
|English Language||Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Administrative Law|
|Current Affairs, including General Knowledge||Law of Contract, Torts, Family Law, Criminal Law|
|Legal Reasoning||Property Law, Company Law|
|Logical Reasoning||Public International Law, Tax Law|
|Quantitative Techniques||Environmental Law, and Labour & Industrial Law.|
CLAT Exam StructureThe exam pattern consists of detailed information about CLAT, which is important for candidates to structure their preparation. Candidates can make use of this structure by managing the time of preparation. The course content and the examination structure have gone through many changes. Keep yourself updated since these changes will greatly influence your performance.
|Number of Sections||5|
|Sections||English including comprehension, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Techniques|
|Total no. of questions||150|
|Marks per question||1|
|Exam Duration||2 hours (120 minutes)|
|Negative Marking||Yes (0.25 deducted for a wrong answer)|
|Mode of Examination||Pen and Paper Mode|
CLAT Registration: Online Process
- The application form for CLAT 2023 shall be filled out online at the official website once released.
- Candidates must register by creating a login account using an email ID or a personal mobile number.
- Aspirants must fill out the form carefully. The spellings of all the important details must be filled with due care. The student could be disqualified in case of any alteration.
- The applications must be submitted on time. No applications should be considered after the last date.
- The candidate will be required to fill the preference order for NLUs at the time of application. Any changes in the later stage shall not be allowed.
- Self-attested scanned copies of the relevant certificates must be uploaded in the online application form at suitable places. Candidates need not send any hard copy of the filled-in Online Application form or other supporting documents to the CLAT office.
- In case the students wish to have the CLAT previous year papers, they will have to fill the option in the examination form and be charged extra.
CLAT Registration: Application FormThe following steps should be kept in mind while filling out the CLAT application form: Valid Email Students must have a valid email ID to be used for the registration process. Students must go through the registration process to get their email. Mobile Number Candidates must fill in their mobile numbers as the login id and password for login will only be sent to the specified number. Scanned Images Students need to scan the photograph along with the signature. These scanned copies must be uploaded during the application process. Marksheet Details Candidates should provide marksheet details of Classes 10th and 12th during the application process for CLAT 2023. Therefore, information must be available when needed. Identity Proof Documents like PAN card, Aadhaar card, driving license, passport etc., to furnish details regarding the candidate’s identity. Miscellaneous Documents Students applying under a reserved category should keep a scanned copy of the supporting documents ready to make the process easy and less time-consuming.
CLAT Application FeeCandidates can pay the application fee through online mode only. Candidates must ensure that all the details are correct, as application fees are non-refundable and non-adjustable.
|General/ OBC/ PwD/ NRI/ PIO/ OCI||Rs.4000/-|
|SC/ ST/ BPL||Rs.3,500/-|
CLAT Registration: Form CorrectionThe form Correction window will be activated a few days after completing the online application form. However, only a few details are editable in the application forms. Candidates who register for the exam and pay the online fee will be provided with a form correction facility. The candidates must remember that they might have to pay an additional fee while making the edits in their forms. The steps for the form correction are as follows:
- Visit the official website of The Consortium of NLUs.
- Click on the application correction link
- Login using your mobile number and password.
- Click on Edit Application Form
- Click on “Next” after making the required changes
- Once candidates are sure of the changes, click on the declaration checkbox
- Save the changes made.
Tips for Filling CLAT Registration FormNote the below points for the Registration Form.
- The candidates must keep the hard copies of the form. It is not required to be sent to the Consortium office.
- It is not compulsory to complete the application process simultaneously. You can save and pick it up any time before the last date of the CLAT exam.
- Correct spelling of your parent's name must be entered as stated in the candidate’s certificates.
- Candidates must ensure that they provide the correct information on the application form.
- Aspirants should not alter the information as it can make the process difficult or may be forfeited.