CLAT 2022: Check eligibility, application process, fees, syllabus

CLAT is conducted for admission to 5-year LLB and LLM programmes. The registrations for CLAT 2022 will commence on January 1, 2022, in online mode.

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Shubham Bhakuni | Dec 30, 2021 - 10:12 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) will release the application form for Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2022 on January 1, 2022. The national-level law entrance exam will be conducted on May 08, 2022, in offline mode. The scores of CLAT 2022 will be accepted by 22 national law universities for admission to the five-year integrated LLB programmes and one-year LLM courses.

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CLAT eligibility criteria 2022

Students straight out of school are eligible to write the test for the five-year integrated programme. For the postgraduate courses, an LLB degree is required. The course-wise eligibility criteria are given below.

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UG-CLAT eligibility criteria

Candidates for unreserved seats should have passed Class 12 or an equivalent examination with at least 45% marks or it equivalent grade. For candidates from the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SC, ST), the minimum score is 40%.

PG-CLAT eligibility criteria

Candidates should have completed graduation in LLB with at least 50% marks for unreserved seats. For SC, ST candidates, the minimum score is 45% or equivalent grade.

Candidates appearing in the qualifying exam are also eligible for CLAT 2022. Also, there is no age limit for appearing in the examination.

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CLAT 2022 application process

Candidates who wish to appear in CLAT 2022 will have to submit their applications by registering at the application portal. The last date to submit the CLAT application form is March 31, 2022. The application process includes the following steps.

Online registration

  • Visit the official website of CLAT 2022 - consortiumofnlus.ac.in.

  • Click on the new registration link

  • Enter your name, contact number and email ID in the registration form

  • Submit the details to complete the registration

Fill CLAT application form

  • Login using your registered number and password

  • Fill the application form by entering personal information, educational qualification details, reservation criteria, test centre and NLU preferences.

  • Upload the relevant documents

Fee payment

After filling the application form, candidates have to pay the application fee. The CLAT application fee is Rs 4,000 for unreserved candidates, for SC and ST category candidates, the application fee is Rs 3,500.

CLAT 2022 syllabus

CLAT focuses on the critical thinking and analytical skills necessary for legal education. The questions in CLAT are asked from around 29-30 comprehension passages. A total of 150 questions will be asked in UG-CLAT 2022. The syllabus for the examination is given below.

UG-CLAT syllabus

Subject/topics

Number of questions

Percentage weightage

English Language

28-32 questions

20%

Current Affairs, including General Knowledge

35-39 questions

25%

Legal Reasoning

35-39 questions

25%

Logical Reasoning

28-32 questions

20%

Quantitative Techniques

13-17 questions

10%


The consortium has also announced that CLAT 2023 will be conducted on December 18, 2022, in offline mode. Through CLAT, the participating NLUs will offer around 2,622 seats in 5-year integrated LLB programmes and around 850 seats in one year LLM courses.


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