CLAT 2023 Eligibility, Age limit and other related information

The Common Law Admission Test or ‘CLAT’ is the main exam for admission to any 22 National Law Universities. However, the Consortium of NLUs has decided to conduct CLAT 2023 in 2022. The consortium has released exam dates and other important dates or information. CLAT 2023 will be conducted on 18 December 2022. Students should visit the official website for more information about the CLAT exam. The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national-level test conducted by various NLUs on a rotational basis.
Before filling out the forms for CLAT 2022, students should read the following article to understand the CLAT eligibility criteria for undergraduate programs.
CLAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria: Age Limit
Earlier the age criteria for appearing in CLAT were:
  1. Twenty (20) years of age as of 1 July 2022 for candidates belonging to unreserved categories.
  2. Twenty-Two (22) years of age as of 1 July 2022 for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/Specially-abled Persons/Persons with disabilities (SAP/PWD) categories.
CLAT 2022 Core Committee will be continuing with the same age limit until the Honorable Supreme Court of India reviews the same.
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However, as per the revised standards, there will be no upper age limit for UG Program in CLAT 2023.
CLAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria for Undergraduate Programs
A candidate should have passed 10+2 or any equivalent exam with the following percentage:
  • 45% marks for candidates belonging to the General/OBC/Specially-abled Persons (SAP) category.
  • 40% marks for the candidates belonging to the SC/ST category.
  • Any candidate appearing in the qualifying examination, i.e., 10+2 can also appear for this examination. However, they should be able to produce sufficient evidence to prove that they have passed 10+2 at the time of admission.
  • The result of the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2) shall be submitted by the candidate at the time of admission failing which the candidate shall be ineligible for admission to the Course.
CLAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria for Postgraduate Programs
  • LL.B. or equivalent degree in law examination with a minimum of 50% marks in General/OBC/SAP categories and 50% marks in case of SC/ST category.
  • Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in March 2022 will also be eligible for appearing in the CLAT 2023 examination. However, they will be required to produce evidence of their having passed the qualifying examination at the allotted National Law Universities at the time of admission.
CLAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria: Application Form
CLAT 2023 application forms will be out once the admission notification is released. For more help in filling out the application form, candidates can follow the guidelines below.
  • Candidates will have to register and create a CLAT login to access CLAT Application Form. To register, candidates will have to provide their details like –name, email id, contact number, and password.
  • Once the candidate has registered, they can now move ahead to fill in their CLAT Application Form. They have to upload their passport size photograph, signature, personal information, communication details, and educational qualifications.
  • Then select the NLUs based on your preference and three exam centres that you prefer.
  • If applicable, candidate must provide their reservation details and then submit your CLAT Application Form.
  • After submitting the CLAT Application Form, you can make payment online via Credit/ debit/ UPI or Net Banking and submit the registration fees as mentioned below.
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Category
Fee
General/ OBC/PwD/NRI/PIO/OCI category
Rs. 4000
SC/ST/BPL category
Rs. 3500
Following the above, candidates can fill in their applications keeping in mind the eligibility requirements. However, every candidate needs to be thorough with the eligibility requirements before applying for the exam. Ensure that you have entered all the details correctly, as you will not get another chance to edit your application form.
CLAT Eligibility 2023: Tie-breaker
When two or more candidates score the same in CLAT 2023, NLUs will be using the process mentioned below to break the tie –
Tie-breaker Round for CLAT 2023
So when the condition appears –
  • Candidates that obtained higher grades in legal reasoning will be given a higher ranking in the selection process.
  • After a second tie, the older candidate will be given priority over the other.
  • A computerized drawing of lots will determine how the candidates will be ranked if a tie cannot be broken in the first round.
Tie-breaker for CLAT PG 2023
For CLAT PG, the following points will be considered to break the tie –
  • Age of the candidate
  • Computerised draws
For more information, students can visit the CLAT official site: https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/
FAQs
What is CLAT 2023?
CLAT is the Common Law Admission Test conducted by the Consortium of NLUs. The exam is conducted at UG and PG levels for admissions to the law programmes.
What is the CLAT 2023 Eligibility?
CLAT Eligibility for UG and PG courses is different. Candidates applying for the CLAT UG must qualify for Class 12th or equivalent from a recognised board. Candidates must score 45% to be eligible for admissions.
What is the Age Limit for CLAT?
There is no upper age limit to apply for CLAT.
How many times can one appear for CLAT?
Candidates can take CLAT as many times as they want. As of now, there is no limitation to appearing for the exam, but the candidates must meet the minimum eligibility requirement.
Can I get admission to Integrated law programmes at NLUs without CLAT?
CLAT is mandatory for admissions to any of the law programmes at NLU. Thus, law aspirants must take CLAT to be eligible to apply for any law programme.
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