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CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2023: Check Age, Qualification

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CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2023: The Consortium of National Law Universities has issued the CLAT 2023 eligibility criteria on its official website. The candidates seeking admission to the colleges that accept the CLAT 2023 score will have to qualify for the eligibility criteria to fill out the CLAT 2023 application form. CLAT eligibility criteria define the minimum qualification to appear for the exam.

The Consortium of National Law Universities (CNLU) registration will be closed on November 18, 2022. The CLAT 2023 exam will be held offline on December 18, 2022. This article will discuss all the important information regarding the CLAT 2022 eligibility criteria.

Latest Update:
– Aspirants can submit their grievances against the CLAT final answer key by December 29, 2022.
– CLAT 2023 admit card will be released on December 6, 2022. The direct link will be added once the hall tickets are released.
– CLAT exam registration will end on November 18, 2022. (Direct Link)
CLAT 2023 exam will be held on December 18, 2022.

CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2023: Requirements 

The requirements of the candidates are defined in the notification issued on the official website of the consortium of NLUs. The eligibility criteria for the CLAT 2023 include the following.

  • Age Criteria: The age limits to apply for the CLAT 2023 application as per the CLAT eligibility criteria are given below.
CourseAge Limit
Post Graduate Level Upper Age Limit- No upper age limit is defined.
Lower Age Limit- Not prescribed by the conducting body, provided the candidate must have qualified for the educational criteria.
  • Educational Criteria: The candidates applying for the CLAT 2023 must qualify for the following minimum educational criteria.
CourseCategoryEducational Qualification
Under Graduate Level General/ OBC/ PWD/ NRI/ PIO/ OCI Categories, SC/ ST Categories10+2 or Equivalent Examination- 45% Marks or Its Equivalent Grade
10+2 or Equivalent Examination- 40% Marks or Its Equivalent Grade
Post Graduate Level General/ OBC/ PWD/ NRI/ PIO/ OCI Categories, SC/ST CategoriesLL.B Degree or an Equivalent Examination- 55% of Marks or Its Equivalent Grade
LL.B Degree or an Equivalent Examination-  50% of Marks or Its Equivalent Grade
  • Domicile Eligibility: The applicants must understand the domicile requirements as per the conducting body to fill out the CLAT 2023 application form. The eligibility criteria are as given below.
CourseEligibility 
Under Graduate LevelIndian nationals/NRIs/PIO/OCI are eligible. 
Foreign non-national is not eligible.
Post Graduate Level Indian nationals/NRIs/PIO/OCI are eligible
Foreign non-national is not eligible
  • Qualifying Examination Eligibility Criteria: The following are the qualifying examination requirements per the notification issued by the consortium of NLU. The requirements as per the CLAT 2023 eligibility criteria are as given below.
Course Level Exam Name Requirements 
Under Graduate Level Class 12th Board Exam Appearing Candidates They Will Have to Provide the 12th or Equivalent Mark Sheet at the Time of Admission.
Post Graduate Level LL.B Final Year Appearing Candidates in April/May 2023 are EligibleThey Will Have to Provide the Graduation or Equivalent Final Year Mark Sheet at the Time of Admission.

Note: If the candidates will not provide the mark sheet at the time of admission. The conducting body shall cancel their admission. 

What after CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2023? 

Candidates who qualify for all the requirements as per the CLAT 2023 eligibility criteria can fill out the CLAT 2023 application form. Any failure in fulfilling the eligibility criteria can cancel the candidate’s admission. The CLAT eligibility criteria are the minimum requirement to be fulfilled by the aspirants, without which they will not be able to appear in the CLAT 2023. Candidates can submit the application form by November 13, 2022.

CLAT 2023: Preparation Tips

The candidates are advised to follow some preparation tips, which are recommended keeping in mind the CLAT 2023 sample paper. As per the detailed analysis of the CLAT 2023 sample paper, the following are the preparation tips recommended for all candidates.

  • The candidates are advised to prepare a timetable as per the exam pattern and subjects.
  • They should study with the reference of CLAT sample paper 2023 in order to learn the exam paper strategy. 
  • The law section should be covered from the bare acts for better understanding.
  • Any candidate of undergraduate level is advised to do the sectional study as per the CLAT sample paper.
  • The candidate of the post-graduate level is advised to give complete attention to the law part as their syllabus contains only law in both objective and subjective modes. 
  • Reference to case laws will be helpful for a better understanding of the acts of candidates of both levels.

FAQs on CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2023

The following are the most frequently asked questions on CLAT eligibility criteria 2023.

Q: What are the significant reasons for rejecting the CLAT 2023 application form?

Ans: Incomplete application forms, non-payment of application fees, uploading unclear images of mandatory documents, and failure to meet eligibility are the significant reasons behind CLAT 2023 application rejections. 

Q: Can an engineering stream candidate apply for the CLAT 2023 PG course?

Ans: No candidates from the engineering stream cannot apply for CLAT PG. But they can apply for CLAT 2023 UG. 

Q: How can I confirm that I have successfully registered for CLAT 2023?

Ans: The candidates will receive the confirmation message to their mobile number and mail ID. 

Q: What is the upper age limit for CLAT 2023?

Ans: There is no upper age limit for CLAT 2023. However, candidates have to meet educational qualifications.

Q: I am appearing for CBSE Class 12 exam next year. Can I apply for the CLAT exam?

Ans. Yes, Class 12 candidates who will be giving the board exam next year can also apply for the CLAT exam.

You can also check:

CLAT Syllabus CLAT Preparation 2023
CLAT Exam Pattern 2023CLAT Sample Papers

We hope the above article has answered all your doubts and queries. Embibe wishes you good luck and all the best for CLAT 2023

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