CLAT, or the Common Law Admission Test, is the common entrance exam for 22 NLUs (National Law Universities). Previously administered by NLUs, the CLAT exam was taken over by the Consortium of National Law Universities in 2018.

Acing this exam allows candidates to gain admission to the best law schools in India. Getting an education from the best law schools not only earns candidates good salaries but also provides ample opportunities to be the best at what they do. As a result, thousands of students will take the CLAT 2023 exam in terms of getting admission to top NLUs such as National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal, and National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru, and many others.

After CLAT Scope

CLAT is the entry point into legal studies. But what opportunities await a candidate once he or she has been admitted to their desired college and has completed his or her legal education?

  • Law students are frequently hired by law firms because they are newly graduated and the best in their field. They are hired for packages ranging from Rs. 8 Lakhs per annum to Rs. 15 Lakhs per annum.
  • Students of Law work under/with established advocates in addition to being associated with law firms. This can earn the student between Rs. 3 lakhs and Rs. 5 lakhs per year. Working under experienced lawyers allows new lawyers to see how their knowledge is applied in practice.
  • Some choose to work in criminal or civil law, while others choose to work in areas such as intellectual property rights, arbitration, taxation, and many others.
  • Because the candidates are knowledgeable about law and order, they can use their knowledge to educate others. Law graduates can also pursue teaching careers.

Overall, law graduates have a lot of options. Therefore, you should opt for Law Courses. However, every day new challenges emerge,  making legal studies and legal professions more exciting.

CLAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria

CLAT 2023, like all other entrance and competitive exams, has eligibility requirements. Before beginning preparations, the candidate should review the CLAT 2023 eligibility criteria.

Based on CLAT 2022, we are expecting the age criteria to be on the same lines. However, if there will be any changes, the Consortium of NLUs will notify about the same in the admission notification.


  • For Undergraduate Programme
           Educational Qualification:
  • Minimum 45% marks at +2 level/equivalent senior secondary education degree for General/OBC/Specially-abled person category candidates.
  • Minimum 40% marks for SC/ST category candidates.
          Age Limit
  • 20 years of age as of 1 July 2022 for candidates of unreserved categories
  • 22 years of age as of 1 July 2022 for SC/ST/OBC/SAP/PWD candidates
  • No upper age limit for CLAT 2023.
  • For Post Graduate Programmes
           Educational Qualification:
  • 50% marks or equivalent grade in an LL.B Degree or an equivalent examination for candidates from General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories.
  • 45% marks or equivalent grade for SC/ST candidates.
           Age Limit:
  • 20 years of age as of 1 July 2022 for candidates of unreserved categories
  • 22 years of age as of 1 July 2022 for SC/ST/OBC/SAP/PWD candidates
  • No upper age limit is stated for appearing in CLAT 2023.

This eligibility criteria of CLAT 2023 will remain as mentioned above until reviewed by the Honourable Supreme Court of India.

CLAT 2023 Exam Pattern

CLAT Exam will evaluate candidates’ knowledge of English, Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge, and Mathematics. In addition to these areas, the candidate’s speed, accuracy, comprehension, and interpretational abilities are evaluated. In order to test these areas –

  • The exam is divided into five sections: English (comprehension), General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Techniques.
  • There are 150 questions total, across all sections.
  • The Exam will last two hours (120 minutes). 
  • Sectional timings do not exist.
  • Each correct answer is worth one point. 
  • 0.25 is deducted for each incorrect answer.
  • The exam is administered using pen and paper.