CLAT 2022 Exam For UG/PG Law Courses

CLAT 2022: Common Law Entrance Test is conducted for the students who want to be enrolled in Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) law courses offered at 22 National Law Universities and other private Law colleges/universities accepting Law scores. CLAT is organized by the Consortium of National Law Universities consisting of the representative universities

Every year, CLAT Exam is conducted once for providing opportunities to the aspirants who are seeking admissions in Law Schools & Colleges. Besides NLU, more than 50 private colleges and universities are accepting admission on the basis of CLAT Scores. Go through the below article if you are planning for CLAT 2022 to know the Application Fee, Exam Date, CLAT Courses, CLAT Colleges, Exam Pattern, CLAT Syllabus, Exam Centres etc. 

CLAT 2022 Notification

The Consortium of National Law University will be releasing the notification for the CLAT 2022 examination on the official website or tentatively in December 2021/January 2022. In the meantime, have an idea about the upcoming CLAT Exam from the instructions for CLAT 2021 

CLAT 2021 For UG & PG Courses- Click For Details

CLAT 2022: Overview

Here we presenting the overview of the CLAT exam to give you a glimpse of the upcoming exam.

Exam HighlightsDetails
Exam NameCLAT 2022 (Common Law Admission Test)
CLAT Exam Conducting BodyConsortium of National Law Universities
CLAT Exam LevelUG and PG
CLAT Exam FrequencyOnce a year
CLAT Exam ModeOnline
CLAT Exam Duration120 Minutes
Number of QuestionsUG: 150 and PG: 100
Question typeMCQs
Marking0.25 marks for each wrong answer
CLAT Exam LanguageEnglish
Number of seatsTo be notified 
Participating NLUs22
CLAT Exam PurposeAdmissions to BA LLB, BCom LLB, BSc LLB, BBA LLB, BSW LLB, LLM courses

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CLAT 2022 Important Dates

It is expected that CLAT 2022 Exam will be held in May 2022 as per the previous CLAT Exams schedule. Check the tentative schedule for CLAT 2022 which will be finalised once the notification is released.

EventsDates (Tentative)
CLAT 2022 NotificationDecember 2021/January 2021
Release of Online Application FormJanuary 2022
Last date of Application DateMarch 2022
Withdrawal of ApplicationApril 2022
CLAT Admit Card Release DateApril 2022
CLAT 2022 Exam DateMay 2022
Answer Key Release DateMay 2022
CLAT 2022 ResultJune 2022
Counselling SessionsJune/July 2022

CLAT Admission Process

In order to get admission in one of the 22 participating NLU’s, candidates need to appear for the CLAT 2022 online entrance exam, which will be conducted by NUALS Kochi this year.

Post that, the counselling round will start after the declaration of results, where the candidates will be granted a seat in the preference order of the NLU (as filled in the online application form), based on seat availability and merit list.

Thus, the CLAT 2022 selection process will be held in the following stages:

1. Online Test

2. Counselling

3. Merit List

Courses offered through CLAT 2022

The National Law Universities (NLUs) in India (except for the NLU Delhi) and other top law colleges offer admissions to five-year integrated LLB courses, as well as LLM courses on the basis of CLAT scores. The courses offered are:

1. BA LLB (Bachelor of Arts LLB)

2. BSc LLB (Bachelor of Science LLB)

3. BCom LLB (Bachelor of Commerce LLB)

4. BBA LLB (Bachelor of Business Administration LLB)

5. BSW LLB (Bachelor of Social Work LLB)

6. LLM (Master of Laws)

Participating Universities

CLAT is conducted for admissions to 22 NLUs and more than 50 private law colleges in India. Below is the list of National Law Universities accepting CLAT Scores for UG & PG Courses:

NLUs Accepting CLAT Scores
National Law School of India University, BangaloreNational Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, KolkataNational Law Institute University, Bhopal
National Law University, JodhpurHidayatullah National Law University, Raipur
Gujarat National Law University, GandhinagarDr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, PatialaChanakya National Law University Patna
National University of Advanced Legal Studies, KochiNational Law University Odisha, Cuttack
National University of Study & Research in Law, RanchiNational Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU) VisakhapatnamThe Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirapalli
Maharashtra National Law University, MumbaiMaharashtra National Law University, Nagpur
Maharashtra National Law University, AurangabadHimachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla
Dharmashastra National Law University, JabalpurDr B R Ambedkar National Law University Sonipat, Haryana

CLAT 2022 Exam Pattern

Check the overview of the exam pattern of the UG and PG Courses under CLAT 2022. Click on the link given below, to check the detailed exam pattern, syllabus and marking scheme of the CLAT 2022.

CLAT Exam Pattern for UG Course

The CLAT question paper for UG Course will only be available in the English language. The UG-CLAT 2022 shall be a 2-hour test, with 150 multiple-choice questions carrying 1 mark each. Also, there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.

Maximum Marks150
No. of Questions150
Marks per Question1
Duration2 Hours
Negative Marking0.25 for wrong answer

These questions would be divided across the following 5 subjects:

1. English Language

2. Current Affairs, including General Knowledge

3. Legal Reasoning

4. Logical Reasoning

5. Quantitative Techniques

Below you can check out the detailed CLAT 2022 UG exam pattern:

Name of the SectionNumber of QuestionsDuration
English Language28-32

2 hours (120 mins.)


Quantitative Techniques13-17
Current Affairs including General Knowledge35-39
Logical Reasoning28-32
Legal Reasoning35-39

CLAT Exam Pattern for PG Course

CLAT Exam for PG Course will be a two-hour exam of 120 marks. There are two sections in CLAT PG Exam 2022, one is of MCQ type and second one is subjective type. There shall be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.

Maximum Marks120
Marks per MCQ1
Duration2 Hours
Negative Marking0.25 for wrong answer in MCQ's

The questions will be asked from the following sections:

1. Constitutional Law

2. Other areas of law such as Jurisprudence, Administrative Law, Law of Contract, Torts, Family Law, Criminal Law, Property Law, Company Law, Public International Law, Tax Law, Environmental Law, and Labour & Industrial Law

CLAT Syllabus 2022: Check Detailed Syllabus, Marking Scheme & Exam Pattern

CLAT 2022: Application Fees

The candidates have to pay the required exam fee at the time of CLAT 2022 Registration process. You can check the details of the CLAT 2022 exam application fees from the table below:

CategoryApplication Fee
General/OBC/SAP and other category candidates₹ 4000/-
SC/ST category candidates₹ 3500/-

CLAT 2022: Eligibility Criteria

The terms and conditions that the candidate has to fulfil for appearing in CLAT 2022, depending on the course (UG/PG) the candidate is seeking for admission in Law School, are covered by CLAT 2022 eligibility criteria.

Eligibility criteria for UG program

Education Qualification: The candidate must have passed a 10+2 or equivalent exam from a recognised university or board.

Percentage Requirement: A minimum of 45% marks in the qualifying degree is required to appear in CLAT 2022. SC and ST candidates need only 40% marks.

Age limit: There is no upper age limit.

Eligibility criteria for PG program

Education Qualification: The candidate must have passed LLB or equivalent exam from a recognised university.

Percentage Requirement: A minimum of 55% marks or its equivalent is required for candidates belonging to General/ OBC/ PWD/ NRI/ PIO/ OCI categories. SC/ ST candidates are eligible for 5% relaxation in minimum marks.

Age limit: There is no upper age limit.

CLAT 2022 Application Form

The Online Application for CLAT Entrance Test is expected to begin in January 2022 for both UG & PG Courses. Once the link is active officially, we will be soon updating it here. 

Link to Apply for CLAT 2022 [Link Inactive]

Steps to fill CLAT 2022 Application Form

Step-I Get registered by entering details like name, email id and mobile number

Step-II Next fill in all relevant sections in the application form, including personal, academic and contact details

Step-III Upload scanned copies of signature, photograph and other documents in the prescribed specification. The size and format of pic is given below.

DocumentSize and Format
Photograph20 kb – 50 kb in JPEG only
Signature10 kb – 20 kb in JPEG only

Step-IV Proceed to fill in the other required details like personal and qualification details, and preference for NLUs in the application form.

Step-V Finally, pay the application fee and then submit the completed application form.

CLAT 2022: Exam Centres

The candidate is generally allotted a CLAT test centre opted by him/her at the time of filling out the application form unless there is an unforeseen event, in which case one will be allotted an alternate centre. Candidates will be provided with all the details of the allotted test centre, like name and address, on their CLAT admit card. The list of centres for CLAT 2022 will be released along with the notification. Have a look at the previous year exam centres for CLAT Exam. 

AurangabadGreater NoidaMaduraiThane
BilaspurImphalNavi MubmaiNew Delhi

CLAT 2022 Admit Card

The CLAT Admit Card will be released around two weeks before the exam dates. As, the exam is scheduled to be held tentatively in May 2022, the admit card tentatively may be released in April 2022.

Availability of CLAT Admit Card15 days before the Exam
Mode of AvailabilityOnline
CLAT Official
Details on Admit CardTest taker and examination details
Acceptable Photo ID ProofPAN Card, Driving License, Aadhar Card Any Government Issued Identity Card
Helpline Number1800 419 2929 | 09446899010

CLAT 2022 Result

The authority will announce the result of CLAT 2022 once the exam is conducted successfully. Candidates can access the CLAT result through online mode only. The result will be consisting of the roll number, candidate details,  marks scored of the candidate. To qualify for the CLAT exam, the candidate needs to obtain minimum qualifying marks.

CLAT 2022: FAQs

What is the full form of CLAT?

The full form of CLAT Exam is Common Law Entrance Test.

When will CLAT 2022 Exam held?

It is expected that CLAT 2022 Exam will be held in May 2022.

Which courses are offered for CLAT qualified candidates?

The eligible applicants can get admissions to BA LLB, BCom LLB, BSc LLB, BBA LLB, BSW LLB, LLM courses through CLAT 2022.

What is the admission process through CLAT?

The students have to qualify Online test, and appear for counselling sessions. The final names will be shortlisted through merit list.