CLAT 2023 Analysis

18 December, 2022
UG Team

CLAT 2023 Analysis

The CLAT ’23 Exam conducted by the Consortium of NLUs was conducted on 18th December, 2022. The exam was based on the 5 subjects as mentioned in the syllabus, i.e, Verbal Ability, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Techniques, GK and Current Affairs and Legal Reasoning. The paper was moderately difficult involving passage-based questions which were lengthy and required a lot of reading time. The paper could have been managed to be completed in 120 minutes with the QT section being a bit difficult. Overall, it can be said that the paper was pretty standard with no unexpected elements and heavily focused on reading skills.

General Overview of CLAT’ 23

  • Lengthy overall but easy to manage
  • Majority questions could be answered with information given in the passage, i.e, not much extra knowledge was required
  • Passages were mostly taken from newspapers or prominent websites
  • Quantitative Techniques – Moderately difficult
  • GK & Current Affairs – Moderately difficult
  • Verbal & Logical Reasoning – Moderately difficult
  • Legal Aptitude – Easy but lengthy
  • Reading the passages and overall paper: time-consuming

Surprises in CLAT 2023

  • Quantitative Techniques – more calculations & lengthy questions
  • GK & Current Affairs – use of technical language and questions based on data & statistics
  • Verbal & Logical Reasoning – more balanced than last year
  • Legal Aptitude – No surprises


Past Years CUT – Offs


Verbal Ability Overall  Analysis: 

Overall Difficulty Level QuestionsEasy – Moderate
No. of Questions30
Good Attempts18 -20 
Good Score17 -18


Quant Overall Analysis: 

Overall Difficulty Level QuestionsMedium to difficult
No. of Questions15
Good Attempts7 to 8
Good Score5 to 6 Marks


Logical Reasoning Overall  Analysis

Overall Difficulty Level QuestionsEasy – Moderate 
No. of Questions30 
Good Attempts24-26
Good Score22-24


Current Affairs Overall Analysis :

Overall Difficulty Level QuestionsModerate
No. of Questions35
Good Attempts26-30
Good Score22-28


Legal Aptitude Overall Analysis :

Overall Difficulty Level QuestionsModerate
No. of Questions40
Good Attempts32-35
Good Score30-32