CLAT 2023 Analysis

On December 18, 2022, the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2023 will be held. The National Law Universities (NLUs) will accept CLAT 2023 scores for admission to their undergraduate law programmes. Following the exam, students are eager to find out how they performed and assess their chances of admission to a prestigious law university. So, we've included all the details about the CLAT 2023 analysis here.
CLAT consists of 150 questions from five areas—English, Current Affairs, including General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Techniques. It is a pen-paper-based test, where each question carries equal weightage.
Overview of CLAT 2023
Overall, the paper seemed quite moderate. It had a 2-hour (120-minute) time limit, and the questions were spread across five sections. The following table shows the key features of CLAT 2023:
CLAT 2023 Exam Pattern
Number of Sections
English, Current Affairs including General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Techniques
Total no. of questions
Duration of the test
2 hours
Total marks
Marks per question
Negative Marking
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Sectional Division of CLAT 2023
No of Questions
General Knowledge & Current Affairs
Legal Reasoning
Logical Reasoning
Quantitative Techniques
Now, let's examine each section individually:
Section-wise Analysis of CLAT 2023
All five sections of CLAT were a mix of easy and moderate-level questions.
There were 30 questions in English section, most of which were simple but some of them were a little difficult. The section included 5-6 passages of 200–400 words each section, based on current events and major world problems. All these RC passages were easy to understand and were followed by five questions each. Most RC questions were around the tone of the passage, inferences, central idea, etc. Rest of the questions were from idioms, phrases, and grammatical concepts.
Overall, the section was the easiest to tackle, and attempting 25 or more questions is bound to fetch a good score.
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General Knowledge & Current Affairs:
Similar to the previous year paper, the GK component of CLAT 2023 mostly included passages. There were a total of 35 questions based on 7 passages. Majority of these questions could be answered easily, and only a few appeared challenging. GK passages largely dealt with current international affairs and the focus on static GK was relatively less. The section seemed lengthy because of the passages. However, many questions could be answered without reading the complete passages.
Attempting a total of 28 questions would do well for a high score in GK.
Legal Reasoning:
This section was easier than anticipated, but it was also lengthy due to the large number of questions. There were a total of eight passages, all of which dealt with important laws and the latest judgments. These passages covered topics such as Law of Torts, Contract Law, Indian Penal Code, and related concepts.
An attempt of 34 or more questions is considered adequate for the section.
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Logical Reasoning:
This section consisted of six passages, each with five questions. These questions were medium in difficulty level and revolved around Critical Reasoning. The passages were taken from popular newspapers and were based on a variety of current issues and general topics. They were simple to grasp, and the related questions focused on inference, main idea, strengthening/weakening the argument, and so on.
Quantitative Techniques:
This section was made up of sets based on paragraph form. A good hold over mathematical concepts suffices to tackle these sets. The associated questions were usually straightforward, but some also required the application of concepts. Overall, the section had a moderate feel to it.
NOTE: An actual analysis of CLAT 2023 done by our experts will be available here on the day of the exam.
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