CLAT 2022

    CLAT Exam Date 2022 Revised:

    Common-Law Entrance Test – CLAT 2022 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 Latest News

    The CLAT 2022 exam date has been revised to 19th June 2022 as per the recent update shared by the Consortium of National Law Universities. The Registration Deadline for CLAT 2022 has been carried forward till 09th May 2022. For every latest update for Common Law Entrance Test (CLAT) 2022 keep visiting this page regularly.

    CLAT Exam Date 2022

    Annual Executive Committee and the General Body Meetings of the Consortium of National Law Universities under the Chairmanship of Prof. Faizan Mustafa has announced the CLAT Exam Date in the press conference held at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. As per the announcement, two Common Law Admission Tests will be held in the year 2022. CLAT 2022 on 19th June 2022 (Revised) and CLAT 2023 on 18th December 2022. The detailed CLAT 2022 notification can be released this week as expected.

    CLAT 2022 Exam Date Revised

    CLAT 2022 Exam will be held on 19th June 2022 as per the revised CLAT Exams schedule announced by the Consortium of National Law Universities. Check the tentative schedule for CLAT 2022 which will be finalised once the notification is released.

    Events Dates (Tentative)
    Release of Online Application Form 01st January 2022
    Last date of Application Date 09th May 2022
    Withdrawal of Application
    CLAT Admit Card Release Date May 2022
    CLAT 2022 Exam Date 19th June 2022
    Answer Key Release Date June 2022
    CLAT 2022 Result June 2022
    Counselling Sessions June/July 2022

    CLAT 2022- Overview

    CLAT is a common law admission test conducted every year by the Consortium of National Law Universities and this year it is decided to be held twice (May & December 2021) Here we present the overview of the CLAT exam to give you a glimpse of the upcoming exam.

    Exam Highlights Details
    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 Twice
    CLAT Exam Mode Online
    CLAT Exam Duration 120 Minutes
    Number of Questions UG: 150 and PG: 100
    Question type MCQs
    Marking 0.25 marks for each wrong answer
    CLAT Exam Language English
    Participating NLUs 22
    CLAT Exam Purpose Admissions to BA LLB, BCom LLB, BSc LLB, BBA LLB, BSW LLB, LLM courses
    Email [email protected]
    Phone 080 47162020 (between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm) all working days

    CLAT 2022 Application Form

    The Online Application for CLAT Entrance Test has been started from 01st January 2022 for both UG & PG Courses. As per the recent update, the last date for submitting CLAT 2022 Application form has been extended to 09th May 2022. Click on the below link to submit your online form.

    Link to Apply for CLAT 2022 [Link Active]

    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.

    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.

    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:

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

    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

    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, 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

    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.

    Particulars Details
    Maximum Marks 150
    No. of Questions 150
    Marks per Question 1
    Duration 2 Hours
    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
    English Language 28-32 2 hours (120 mins.)


    Quantitative Techniques 13-17
    Current Affairs including General Knowledge 35-39
    Logical Reasoning 28-32
    Legal Reasoning 35-39
    Total 150

    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.

    Particulars Details
    Maximum Marks 120
    MCQ’s 120
    Marks per MCQ 1
    Duration 2 Hours
    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


    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.

    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.

    Agra Gandhinagar Kolkota Shimla
    Ahmedabad Gangtok Kota Siliguri
    Allahabad Ghaziabad Kurukshetra Sonepat
    Amritsar Gorakhpur Lucknow Srinagar
    Aurangabad Greater Noida Madurai Thane
    Barasat Gurugram Mohali Thiruvananthapuram
    Barrackpore Guwahati Mumbai Trichy
    Bangalaru Haldwani Muzzaffarpur Varanashi
    Bhopal Hisar Mysore Vijayawada
    Bhubaneswar Hyderabad Nagpur Vishakapatnam
    Bilaspur Imphal Navi Mubmai New Delhi
    Calicut Indore Jabalpur Noida
    Chennai Jaipur Patiala Chandigarh
    Coimbatore Jalandhar Patna Raipur
    Dehradun Jammu Jamshedpur Durg
    Faridabad Kanpur Shillong Ranchi
    Ernakulum Jodhpur

    Admit Card

    The CLAT Admit Card will be released around two weeks before the exam dates. As, the exam is scheduled to be held on 08th May 2022, the admit card tentatively will be released in April 2022.

    Availability of CLAT Admit Card 15 days before the Exam
    Mode of Availability Online
    CLAT Official Website
    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

    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, and marks scored of the candidate. To qualify for the CLAT exam, the candidate needs to obtain minimum qualifying marks.

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