With Arguments aggravating on a day-to-day basis and Law becoming one of the ten highest-paid fields in the world, here is your chance to become the first outstanding person in your family, friends or even neighbourhood. Just like all professions, you need a degree to become a lawyer- a professional degree indeed. And just like entering into every profession requires an entrance exam, so does this one- The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). Whatever qualification you have, whether a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or you are a student fresh out of high school, anyone can appear for this exam. Isn’t it interesting? Everyone gets a fair share of opportunities to appear for it. CLAT 2023 is your chance to change your future in the direction of law! This article would be your guide to give you a detailed synopsis of this CLAT 2023!!
What is CLAT?
CLAT stands for Common Law Admission Test, which is a national-level exam administered by the Consortium of NLUs for admission to member NLUs’ 5-year integrated LLB and one-year LLM programmes. CLAT scores are also utilised for recruitment by self-financed law schools and PSUs.
Common-Law Admission Test (CLAT) is like a one-course meal for both Under Graduation (UG) as well as Post Graduation(PG).
Around 3000 undergraduate seats and 1000 LLM seats are available at the NLUs. Currently, all 22 participating NLUs provide the 5-year LLB curriculum, however, only 19 of them offer the LLM programme.
CLAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria
For the CLAT 2023 exam, the following are the minimum requirements:
Nationality: The exam is only open to Indian nationals, NRIs, and NRI Sponsored applicants. The CLAT exam is not open to international students.
Criteria for UG curriculum
Age Restrictions: There are no restrictions on how old you can be.
- A candidate must have passed class 10+2 from a recognised board/university to be eligible to take the qualifying examination.
- Minimum Score: In the qualifying exam, a candidate must receive a score of 45 percent (40 percent for SC/ST).
- Candidates who are currently enrolled in 12th grade are eligible to apply.
Criteria for PG curriculum
Upper Age Limit: There is no upper age limit.
- A candidate must have completed a recognised institute/L.L.B university’s or 5-Year Integrated L.L.B (Hons.) or its equivalent.
- Minimum Marks: A candidate must have received a 55 percent aggregate score in the qualifying test (50 percent for SC/ST).
- Note: At the time of admission, the candidate must have passed/appeared in the qualifying examination’s final semester/final year examination.
CLAT Application Form 2023
The CLAT 2023 application form will be available only in one way. Candidates can fill out the application form by going to www.clat.ac.in, which is the official website. Candidates must first register for the exam by submitting basic information such as their name, email address, and phone number. Following that, the candidate will be given a temporary registration number and password. Candidates must login with these data to complete the application form. Candidates must also submit a scanned photo of themselves and their signature. Specially-abled individuals must additionally upload a scanned copy of their certificate in order to claim the status. Candidates should carefully fill out the form because there will be no opportunity to make changes after submission.
Aspirants must also pay the appropriate application fee for their category. The application form and fee must be received within the deadline. The application fee is listed below for candidates’ reference.
General/OBC/SAP + Others — Rs. 4000/-
SC/ST — Rs. 3500/-
The above application fee can be paid via E-Challan or online (Credit Card/Debit Card/Pay Wallet/Ru Pay).
CLAT 2023 Syllabus
CLAT 2023 Syllabus for Undergraduate Courses will include themes such as General Knowledge, English, Mathematics, Legal Aptitude, and Logical Reasoning. Candidates interested in pursuing a UG programme should review the following syllabus:
English (Inclusive of Comprehension)
This portion is aimed to assess a candidate’s ability and command of the English language. Candidates will be graded on their comprehension of the passage and its major idea, as well as the definitions of words used in it. Correction of faulty grammatical sentences, filling in blanks in phrases with appropriate words, and so on will be included in the grammar part.
General Knowledge & Current Affairs:
This section will assess a candidate’s general knowledge as well as his or her awareness of current events. The current events section will cover major events that are occurring locally or globally.
This section will test a candidate’s basic numerical abilities. The questions will be based on the 10th-grade level.
This component will assess the candidate’s interest in law, research aptitude, and problem-solving abilities. Legal propositions (explained in the paper) and a set of facts to which the proposition must be applied are examples of possible questions. Some assertions may not be “true” in the literal sense; yet, candidates in must accept the “truth” of these propositions and respond accordingly.
This test will evaluate the candidate’s ability to recognise patterns, logical connections, and correct illogical arguments. It includes syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, and other types of inquiries. Visual reasoning, on the other hand, will not be examined.
Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law, and other law subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Environment Law, and Human Rights will be covered in the CLAT syllabus for PG courses.
Books to study from to clear CLAT
Candidates can use the books mentioned to study for the CLAT exam.
Wren & Martin’s English Grammar, Wren & Martin’s English: Word Power Made Easy
R.S Aggarwal’s Logical Reasoning: Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning, S Aggarwal’s
Elementary Mathematics, and Arihant’s Fast Track Objective Mathematics
A.P Bharadwaj’s Legal Aptitude: Universal CLAT Guide, Legal Awareness, and Legal Reasoning
Lucent General Knowledge, Manorama Yearbook 2020
CLAT Admit Card 2023
From the first week of May 2023, the applicant can download his/her Admit Card/Hall Ticket by login into his/her LOGIN account. Candidates must print out their Admit Card/Hall Ticket and bring it with them to the Examination Centre. Candidates should also be aware that the government will not provide them a physical admit card through any methods. The admit card must not be tampered with and must be presented in good shape to the exam hall. Candidates are advised to visit the official website on a frequent basis for the exact date of admit card release.
Result of CLAT 2023
CLAT exam results are expected to be released in October 2023. The only way to check your CLAT 2023 result is to go to the official website. The results will be presented in the form of a merit list based on the candidates’ examination scores. Only those candidates whose names appear on the merit list will be invited to the centralised counselling procedure. Admission to various undergraduate and graduate programmes will be handled through counselling.
There is no such thing as a trial attempt. If you are motivated enough to fill up the application form, you have the strength enough to prepare for it. All the best applicants!