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.
The Consortium of National Law University will be releasing the notification for the CLAT 2022 examination on the official website clat.ac.in or consortiumofnlus.ac.in tentatively in December 2021/January 2022. In the meantime, have an idea about the upcoming CLAT Exam from the instructions for CLAT 2021
Here we presenting the overview of the CLAT exam to give you a glimpse of the upcoming exam.
|Exam Name||CLAT 2022 (Common Law Admission Test)|
|CLAT Exam Conducting Body||Consortium of National Law Universities|
|CLAT Exam Level||UG and PG|
|CLAT Exam Frequency||Once a year|
|CLAT Exam Mode||Online|
|CLAT Exam Duration||120 Minutes|
|Number of Questions||UG: 150 and PG: 100|
|Marking||0.25 marks for each wrong answer|
|CLAT Exam Language||English|
|Number of seats||To be notified|
|CLAT Exam Purpose||Admissions to BA LLB, BCom LLB, BSc LLB, BBA LLB, BSW LLB, LLM courses|
(between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm) on all working days
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.
|CLAT 2022 Notification||December 2021/January 2021|
|Release of Online Application Form||January 2022|
|Last date of Application Date||March 2022|
|Withdrawal of Application||April 2022|
|CLAT Admit Card Release Date||April 2022|
|CLAT 2022 Exam Date||May 2022|
|Answer Key Release Date||May 2022|
|CLAT 2022 Result||June 2022|
|Counselling Sessions||June/July 2022|
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
3. Merit List
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)
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, Bangalore||National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad|
|The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata||National Law Institute University, Bhopal|
|National Law University, Jodhpur||Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur|
|Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar||Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow|
|Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala||Chanakya National Law University Patna|
|National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi||National Law University Odisha, Cuttack|
|National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi||National Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam|
|Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU) Visakhapatnam||The Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirapalli|
|Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai||Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur|
|Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad||Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla|
|Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur||Dr B R Ambedkar National Law University Sonipat, Haryana|
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.
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.
|No. of Questions||150|
|Marks per Question||1|
|Negative Marking||0.25 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 Section||Number of Questions||Duration|
2 hours (120 mins.)
|Current Affairs including General Knowledge||35-39|
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.
|Marks per MCQ||1|
|Negative Marking||0.25 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
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:
|General/OBC/SAP and other category candidates||₹ 4000/-|
|SC/ST category candidates||₹ 3500/-|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Document||Size and Format|
|Photograph||20 kb – 50 kb in JPEG only|
|Signature||10 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.
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.
|Bilaspur||Imphal||Navi Mubmai||New Delhi|
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 Card||15 days before the Exam|
|Mode of Availability||Online|
|CLAT Official Website||consortiumofnlus.ac.in|
|Details on Admit Card||Test taker and examination details|
|Acceptable Photo ID Proof||PAN Card, Driving License, Aadhar Card Any Government Issued Identity Card|
|Helpline Number||1800 419 2929 | 09446899010|
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.
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.