CLAT 2023 official sample papers released; Know exam details, pattern, preparation tips

The Consortium will conduct the CLAT 2023 on December 18, 2022. The last date for registration of CLAT 2023 is November 13.


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Deepti Shikha | October 25, 2022 | 03:44 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) will conduct the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2023 on December 18, 2022, in offline mode. It has released the CLAT 2023 sample papers for all candidates who have registered and completed the fee payment. Candidates can use the official sample papers to understand the examination and prepare accordingly.

Also Read | CLAT 2023 Legal Reasoning: Important topics, books, and preparation tips to score well

CLAT 2023 schedule


Important dates

Start of CLAT 2023 online application form

August 8, 2022

Last date to submit application form

November 13, 2022

Release of admit card

Fourth week of November 2022 (Expected)

CLAT 2023 exam date

December 18, 2022

CLAT 2023 exam details

The CLAT 2023 exam for UG programme will focus on evaluating the comprehension and reasoning skills and abilities of candidates. The CLAT UG 2023 will 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.

CLAT 2023 exam pattern

Maximum Marks


Duration of CLAT 2023 Exam

2 hours

Multiple-Choice Questions

150 questions of one mark each

Negative Marking

0.25 Mark for each wrong answer

CLAT preparation tips 2023

  1. Know CLAT syllabus

Candidates should understand the subjects and syllabus to prepare a proper strategy for CLAT 2023 exam. CLAT 2023 syllabus is divided into five sections. The subject wise marks distribution for CLAT exam is given below.

Syllabus for CLAT 2023 exam


Number of questions


English language



Current affairs, including general knowledge



Logical Reasoning



Legal reasoning



Quantitative aptitude



  1. Prepare from best books and study materials

Aspirants should refer to the best books and study materials to crack the exam to understand the concepts easily.

Recommended books for CLAT 2023


Book Name



Objective General English

N. Khurmi and George

Quantitative aptitude

Legal Aptitude for CLAT and Other Law Exams: Workbook

A. P Bhardwaj

General awareness

Legal General Knowledge


Logical reasoning

Logical Reasoning

Prateek Jain

Previous year papers

Previous Years Papers


  1. Prepare using official CLAT 2023 sample paper

The official sample papers of CLAT 2023 are helpful for candidates who are preparing for CLAT. By practicing the CLAT sample papers candidates will be able to make themselves familiar with the actual exam while also improving their preparation.

  1. Practice previous year question papers of CLAT

In addition to the official sample papers, candidates are advised to practice the previous year papers of CLAT exam. The questions papers of 2019, 2020 and 2021 exams are based on the updated CLAT pattern. Therefore, candidates are strongly recommended to practice these papers.

  1. Be focused and calm

Candidates should focus on their primary aim that is CLAT 2023. They should keep themselves motivated and healthy to be focused and calm.

CLAT 2023 registration window is currently open. Candidates can register for CLAT 2023 till November 13, 2022. The application fee for CLAT 2023 is Rs. 4000 for general category candidates and Rs. 3,500 for SC and ST candidates. The CLAT 2023 scores will be accepted by 22 national law universities for admission to 5-year LLB and LLM programmes.

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