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CLAT Exam 2022: Exam Dates,Registration, Eligibility, Preparation, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Result and Counselling
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  • 24 December, 2021 : CLAT 2022 Exam Date released by NLU along with the 2023 session.Read More

CLAT 2022 Exam Dates have been released by the Consortium of National Law Universities. CLAT 2022 is scheduled to be held on May 8 and CLAT 2023 on Dec 18, 2022. For the first time, CNLU will conduct the examination for two sessions in the same year. Candidates seeking admission in UG & PG programs offered by NLU can fill CLAT 2022 Application Form from January 1, 2022. Last date for eligible candidates to submit CLAT 2022 Application Form is March 31, 2022. CNLU had earlier released CLAT 2022 exam dates. Check CLAT 2022 Exam Dates

 
  • The minimum CLAT Eligibility Criteria to be fulfilled while applying for the exam will be 45% marks in class 12.
  • CLAT 2022 Syllabus will be based on five sections, i.e. Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, English Language, and Current Affairs. On the other hand, CLAT LLM Syllabus includes law subjects, i.e. Company Law, Constitutional Law, Family Law, and more.
  • Based on CLAT Exam Pattern of the previous year, 1 mark will be awarded for each correct answer and 0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer. To get better clarity on the pattern, syllabus, and type of questions asked in the paper, candidates can download CLAT Practice Papers.

What is CLAT Exam? Common Law Admission Test commonly known as CLAT is a national-level online entrance examination conducted by Consortium for candidates seeking admission in UG and PG programs offered by 22 law institutions. Not only NLU but also various private and self-financed law colleges in India accept CLAT scores. 

Table of Contents

  1. CLAT 2022 Exam Dates
  2. CLAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria
  3. How to Apply for CLAT 2022?
    3.1 CLAT 2022 Application Fees
  4. CLAT 2022 Admit Card
  5. What is CLAT 2022 Exam Pattern?
  6. What is the Syllabus for CLAT 2022?
  7. CLAT 2022 Preparation Plan and Tips
  8. CLAT 2022 Preparation Books
  9. CLAT 2022 Result and Merit List
  10. CLAT 2022 Counselling
  11. CLAT Previous Year’s Cut-offs
  12. CLAT 2022 Participating Colleges
  13. CLAT 2022 FAQs
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CLAT Exam Dates

CLAT 2022 Exam Dates

Event Dates  Remarks
CLAT 2022 Exam Date May 8, 2022 CLAT 2022 Exam Dates
CLAT 2023 Exam Date December 18, 2022 CLAT 2023 Exam Dates
Start of CLAT 2022 Online Application Form January 1, 2022 CLAT 2022 Application Forms
Last Date to submit CLAT 2022 Application Form March 31, 2022
CLAT 2022 Admit Card Release date 3rd week of April 2022 CLAT 2022 Admit Card
CLAT 2022 Answer Key Release 1st week of May 2022 CLAT 2022 Answer Key
CLAT 2022 Result Announcement 3rd week of May 2022 CLAT 2022 Result
CLAT 2022 Counselling Registration 1st week of June 2022 CLAT 2022 Counselling

CLAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

CLAT 2022 Eligibility criteria enable the candidates with 45% marks in the qualifying exam to appear for the national level exam. Also, 5% relaxation in qualifying marks i.e. 40% marks are required to apply for the exam if a candidate belongs to the reserved category. 

  • There is no age limit to apply or appear for CLAT. 
  • NRIs, OCIs, PIOs & Foreign Nationals can also apply or appear for CLAT. 
Exam Qualification Minimum Marks
CLAT UG 10+2 or equivalent Gen/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI - 45% SC/ST - 40%
CLAT PG LLB/ 5-Year Integrated LL.B. (Hons)/ equivalent exam Unreserved /OBC /Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories - 50% SC/ ST category - 45%
CLAT Registration

CLAT 2022 Application Form

The process to fill CLAT 2022 Application Form is mentioned below. 

  • Go to the official website of the Consortium of NLU’s. 
  • Start the application process through the official website. 
  • Enter the email address and phone number for registration. 
  • After validating the number, log in to the site using the phone number and password.
  • Enter the information carefully and check before going to the submit button. 
  • Enter preferences among the 22 national law universities. 
  • Pay the required amount of application fees through the online mode by using the payment portal of Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card/UPI
  • Upload the important documents. 
  • Click on the Submit button. 
  • Take a printout of the same. 

CLAT 2022 Application Fees

  • CLAT Application Fees must be paid through the online mode using their payment portal. 
  • CLAT Application Fees are not refundable under any circumstances.
  • In the below table, category-wise CLAT Application Fee 2022 is given.
Category Fees
Gen/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI INR 4,000
SC/ST/BPL INR 3,500
Previous Years Question Paper (not included with application fee) INR 500

Quick Links:

CLAT 2021 Question Paper CLAT 2020 Question Paper CLAT 2019 Question Paper

CLAT 2022 Admit Card

CLAT 2022 Admit Card will be made available on the official website. The process to download it is given below. 

  • Visit the NLU Consortium’s official website.
  • Press on the “Click Here” tab
  • Login to the site using the credentials such as registered Mobile Number and Password. 
  • An option for downloading the Admit Card will be displayed. 
  • Click on that and Save the Hall Ticket 
  • Take a printout of it

    CLAT 2022 Exam Pattern

    • Based on CLAT 2022 Exam Pattern, for each question, there will be 1 mark for marking the correct answer. 
    • As a negative marking, 0.25 will be deducted for each incorrect answer. 
    • A total of 200 MCQ type questions will be there in the test. 
    • The duration of the CLAT Exam will be 2 hours. 
    • In the below table, CLAT Exam Pattern 2022 for UG and PG programs is given. 
    Subjects Marks Allotted
    English (with Comprehension) 40
    Current Affairs 50
    Legal Reasoning 50
    Logical Reasoning  40
    Quantitative Techniques 20

    Quick Links:

    • CLAT Question Paper
    • CLAT Toppers Preparation Tips
    CLAT Syllabus

    CLAT 2022 Syllabus

    CLAT 2022 Syllabus for UG and PG is different and includes different subjects. Like current affairs, legal reasoning, etc are included in CLAT 2022 Syllabus whereas criminal law, international law topics are the part of CLAT PG syllabus. The details regarding the important topics from CLAT UG and PG syllabus are mentioned below:

    CLAT 2022 UG Syllabus

    Given below are the topics covered for CLAT 2022 UG Exam:

    Subject Topics Covered
    CLAT English Syllabus Passages, Reading, Comprehension, Inference, and Conclusion, Summary, Vocabulary, etc. 
    CLAT General Knowledge Syllabus Contemporary Events of National and International Significance, Art and Culture, International Affairs, Historical Events of significance
    CLAT Legal Reasoning Syllabus Rules and Passages of Law, Application of the rules and passages, etc. 
    CLAT Logical Reasoning Syllabus Argument - Premise and Conclusion, Inference, Relationships and Analogies, Contradictions and Equivalence, etc. 
    CLAT Quantitative Techniques Syllabus Basic Algebra, Mensuration, Statistical Estimation, Graphs, Numerical Information, Ratio and Proportion etc. 

    CLAT 2022 PG Syllabus

    Given below are the topics covered for CLAT 2022 PG Exam:

    Subject Topics Covered
    Constitutional Law Subject-wise and Judicial Power; Constitution of India: Framing, Doctrine, Executive Power; Constitutional Rights; Freedom Rights
    Criminal Law Elements of Crime, Group Liability, Abetment, Criminal Conspiracy, Exceptions, Attempt to Commit Offences, Offences Against Public Tranquility, Offences against Body
    Torts Classification of Torts, Trespass, Nuisance, Defamation, Liability for Misstatements, Negligence
    International Law Origin and Development of International Law and Bodies, International Law of Sea, Air, Land, Overview of International Law
    Intellectual Property Rights Nature, Definition and Scope of IPR, Trademarks Act 1999, Patents Act 1970, Copyright Act 1957, IPR in International Perspective

    Check CLAT 2022 LLM Exam Pattern & Syllabus

    People Also Ask

    Ques: Who will conduct CLAT 2022?

    Ans: CNLU i.e. Consortium of National Law University is responsible for conducting the exam. CNLU has released CLAT 2022 and 2023 examination dates. The 2022 exam is scheduled to be held on May 8 and the 2023 exam is scheduled for Dec 18, 2022. 

    Ques: How can I apply for CLAT 2022?

    Ans: Candidates planning to appear for CLAT 2022 can apply for the exam in online mode. CLAT 2022 application forms can be filled online from Jan 1 to March 31, 2022. 

    Ques: What is the age limit for CLAT 2022?

    Ans: There is no age limit in CLAT. Candidates will have to fulfill the other important eligibility criteria like minimum makes in the qualifying exam i.e. 45% for Open category and 40% for reserved category candidates. If a candidate is planning to appear for CLAT PG exam then the minimum marks criteria are 50% for the Open category and 45% for reserved category candidates in the qualifying exam.

    Ques: Is CLAT only 5 years?

    Ans: The course duration of LLB is 3 years whereas if a candidate opts for an integrated LLB and LLM course then the duration for that is 5 years. 

    Ques: Can I give CLAT after B.Sc?

    Ans: If a candidate is planning to take admission in LLM then his// her UG should be in law. Therefore, after B.sc you cannot take admission in PG courses of law. 

    Ques: Is 100 a good score in CLAT?

    Ans: CLAT is conducted for a total of 200 marks. Based on the cut off analysis of previous years scoring around or above 100th rank can get you admission to some of the top NLUs. 

    Ques: How many NLUs are there in India accepting CLAT scores?

    Ans: A total of 23 NLUs are there in India accepting CLAT scores. NLUs offers both UG and PG courses and other than National Law Universities there are various other private and self-financed law colleges accepting CLAT scores.

    CLAT Preparation

    CLAT 2022 Preparation Plan and Tips

    In the below section, subject-wise preparation strategies for CLAT 2022 are mentioned. 

    English Language Preparations

    • All the questions from this section are framed from the 10+2 level syllabus. 
    • The topic of the passage can vary; it can be technical, scientific topics, or current issues, or historical events of significance, but prior knowledge in these subjects is not required. 
    • Understand the main focus of the passage first, followed by 5 W's- Who, What, Why, When, and Where. 
    • Vocabulary questions are of 2 types, i.e. the meaning of a word or phrase or the meaning of a word or phrase in the context of the passage
    • Regularly read the editorial sections of reputed newspapers and magazines, especially if written by imminent lawyers on issues about the law. 
    • With the help of grammar books of 10+2 level, candidates can have a clear idea of all the topics. 

    Logical Reasoning Preparations

    • Must identify all the premises along with the conclusion by which the subject matter can be identified. 
    • Analyse all the sets of arguments. 
    • Try to read all the sections carefully and make it a habit to avoid some misleading questions. 
    • Sometimes the same passage can be used for English and Legal Reasoning. Consider this while preparing.
    • Candidates should solve all the previous year’s question papers along with the sample question. Try to use some reputed sources such as the Consortium of NLUs. 

    Check CLAT Logical Preparation Tips

    Quantitative Techniques Preparations

    • Practice all the primary topics from 10th and 12th standard mathematics books to clear any doubts.
    • Questions in the exam comprise graphs, pictorial representations of data, tables, etc. 
    • Do make a formula cheat sheet and try to stick it whenever you see it a lot, like in front of your study table to memorise all the important formulas without any difficulties.

    Check CLAT Quantitative Techniques Preparation Tips

    Legal Reasoning Preparations

    • All types of factual information will be there in the passages. It will help to gain some basic legal awareness. 
    • Divide all the main topics into subtopics to keep the words like ‘AND’ and ‘OR’. A similar case needs to be repeated with facts.
    • Never apply biases or previous knowledge of the law to the answer you mark. Try to answer based on details given to you. 
    • The section of logical reasoning along with legal reasoning and the English language is almost similar. Before preparation, try to keep it in mind.
    • Try to practise all the sections of legal reasoning daily for not less than 30 minutes. 
    • It is very important to go through all the essays and columns by prominent lawyers, judges and other law experts. You can also watch lectures by famous lawyers on YouTube.

    Check CLAT Legal Reasoning Preparation Tips

    Current Affairs & General Knowledge Preparations

    • Questions can come from any prominent topic. Candidate’s need to be aware of current international and national news. 
    • Try to browse through all the reputed newspapers and magazines daily. 
    • Do watch unbiased news on different topics as it also helps for the preparation for the exam. 
    • Practise a Current Affairs passage daily. 

    Check CLAT General Knowledge Preparation Tips

    CLAT Preparation Books

    CLAT 2022 Preparation Books

    In the below table, some of the best books are recommended. 

    Name of Book Authors Name
    A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning R S Aggarwal
    Analytical Reasoning (English) MK Pandey
    Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Arihant Publications
    Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations Pearson’s

    Check CLAT 2022 Preparation Tips

    CLAT Result

    CLAT 2022 Result

    CLAT 2022 Result will be released online on the official website which can be accessed by following the below mentioned steps. 

    • For viewing CLAT Results, candidates must click on the link “Result” on the official site, which will be available after CLAT Results Declaration.
    • Following this, click on the tab “View Result” 
    • After that log in to the site using your phone number and password. 
    • After releasing CLAT Result 2022, candidates will receive a provisional admission to an NLU. Based on preference and merit rank secured in CLAT 2022. 
    • On the website, a merit list containing the name of the colleges will be released on the official website. And it will be placed under the “Result” tab. 

    Read more

    • CLAT 2022 Merit List
    • CLAT 2022 Seat Allotment
    • CLAT 2022 Paper Analysis
    CLAT Counselling

    CLAT 2022 Counselling

    Given below are the step-by-step instructions to register for CLAT Counselling.

    • Step 1: Go to the official website and check the merit list of shortlisted candidates for CLAT 2022 Counselling
    • Step 2: Through the online mode, enter the preferences for NLU and can choose 6 NLU. 
    • Step 3: Pay the prescribed application fee online at the portal. 

    After the completion of the process given above, Seat Allotment Results will be released by the concerned authority and after that, all the shortlisted candidates need to confirm their seats. Shortlisted candidates will have 3 options:

    • Accept/Lock the seat.
    • After accepting the seat, candidates need to upload the required documents.
    • After that candidates must pay their admissions fee to the allotted college.
    • Candidates must submit all the important documents and pay the requisite amount to the NLU
    • Exit admission process

    Check CLAT 2022 College Predictor

    CLAT Cut-offs

    CLAT 2022 Cut-offs

    In the section below, CLAT Cut-offs for the previous years are mentioned.

    Colleges CLAT Cut Off 2021 CLAT Cut Off 2020
    National Law School of India University 59-66 119.5 - 120.5
    National Academy of Legal Studies and Research 130-135 114 - 115
    National Law Institute University 351-386 107 - 108
    West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences 213-260 112 - 113
    National Law University Jodhpur 343-376 109 - 111
    Hidayatullah National Law University 574-657 103 - 104
    Gujarat National Law University 453-494 106 - 107
    Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University 627-668 100 - 102
    Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law 801-924 99 - 100
    Chanakya National Law University 909-1186 95 - 96
    National University of Advanced Legal Studies 826-928 99 - 100
    National Law University Odisha 1023-1167 97 - 98
    National University of Study and Research in Law 1051-1255 94 - 95
    National Law University and Judicial Academy 1124-1556 93 - 94
    Tamil Nadu National Law School 1151-1571 92 - 93
    Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University 1180-1432 92 - 93
    Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai 478-503 105 - 106
    Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur 1126-1532 91 - 92
    Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad -- 91 - 92
    Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur -- 87 - 88
    MPDNLU, Jabalpur -- 90 - 91
    HPNLU, Shimla -- 89 - 90

    Check CLAT Cut off

    CLAT Participating Colleges

    CLAT 2022 Participating Colleges

    In the below table, a list of participating colleges in CLAT 2022 is given.

    List of CLAT Participating Colleges
    National Law School of India University National University of Study and Research in Law
    National Academy of Legal Studies and Research National Law University and Judicial Academy
    National Law Institute University Tamil Nadu National Law School
    West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University
    National Law University Jodhpur Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai
    Hidayatullah National Law University Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur
    Gujarat National Law University Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad
    Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur
    Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law National University of Advanced Legal Studies
    Chanakya National Law University National Law University Odisha

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CLAT 2022 FAQs

Ques. When will CLAT 2022 be conducted?

Ans. CLAT 2022 is scheduled to be held on May 8, 2022. Along with the declaration of the 2022 exam date, CNLU has announced the dates for CLAT 2023 session which is to be held on Dec 18, 2022. 

Ques. When will the registration process for CLAT 2022 commence?

Ans. CNLU has released the official notification for CLAT 2022. The registration process for CLAT 2022 will start on January 1, 2022. Candidates can register themselves for CLAT 2022 till March 31, 2022. 

Ques. What will happen if I apply for CLAT 2022 more than once? 

Ans. Your last application for CLAT 2022 will be taken into consideration If you apply for the entrance test more than once. Based on CLAT Application 2022 last submitted, the result will be released. 

Ques. What are the criteria to break the tie in CLAT 2022 for the UG program? 

Ans. For CLAT 2022 a tie-breaker will be decided based on the factors given below

  • Marks obtained in the legal aptitude section. 
  • Age
  • Computerized draw of lots. 

Ques. Can engineering graduates apply for CLAT 2022 to pursue a PG program?

Ans. As per the eligibility criteria for CLAT 2022, engineering graduates cannot apply for CLAT PG. As eligibility criteria, candidates must hold a UG degree in law. However, they can apply for the CLAT UG program given that they have the minimum qualification of 10+2 of 45% for Gen/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI and 40% for SC/ST.

Ques. What is the minimum rate of acceptance for applying to top NLUs through CLAT 2022? 

Ans. The minimum rate of acceptance for applying to the top NLUs through CLAT is around 3% as each year, around 70,000 to 75,000 candidates register themselves for the test. But there are only 2,175 seats available in all the NLUs.

Ques. Is AILET or CLAT 2022 more difficult?

Ans. AILET is considered more difficult than CLAT 2022 because of the limited availability of the number of seats. Though both the exam patterns are similar, Delhi Law University comparatively has a small number of seats for the law course to the 23 NLUs in the contentment.

Ques. I did science in 12th standard. Is CLAT 2022 a good option for me?

Ans. CLAT is considered the best option for most of the candidates who want to pursue Law. By taking good preparation for CLAT 2022, one can get a high score and can easily take admission into a top NLU.

Ques. What is the duration I need to take for the preparation of CLAT 2022 and to get into a top NLU?

Ans. It takes 8-16 months to prepare. But it depends on the candidates. For those candidates who are new to this field, the time takes longer than the usual time. For CLAT 2022, you can follow the duration given above. 

Ques. What documents do I need to keep for filling up the application form for CLAT 2022? 

Ans. The document that the candidate needs to submit during CLAT 2022 Application form process is:

  • Aspirant’s Passport size photo (must be front-facing with a white background)
  • Signature of Aspirant
  • Educational Documents
  • BPL Certificate (If Applicable)
  • PWD Certificate (If Applicable)
  • SC/ST/OBC Category Certificate(If Applicable)

Ques. Can I receive CLAT Result 2022 via registered mail ID?

Ans. No, CLAT Result 2022 will not be sent by any mail ID. All candidates must check and download the scorecard only from the official website. 

Ques. Can I download CLAT Admit Card 2022 on the day of the exam?

Ans. Yes. you can download CLAT Admit Card 2022 on the day of the exam. But you need to log in for that.

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