CLAT 2022: Dates, Exam Pattern, Eligibility Criteria, Admission Process & More

CLAT 2022

Common-Law Admission Test (CLAT) will be conducted under the authority of the National Law Universities (NLU) on a rotational basis. NLU is the head of 19 universities. Via CLAT 2022, the candidates will get a chance to get admission in UG and PG of law courses offered by NLU. The interested candidates can apply for the entrance test via online mode. For the 2022 law session, the CLAT 2022 exam application form will be available in the 1st week of January 2022.

The exam will be organized in an online mode where the students will be allotted a system to answer the questions there on the screen. Aspirants, before filling the CLAT application form, you must check out its eligibility criteria. Foreign Nationals applying for UG/PG law courses in any of NLU, must connect to the concerned law institute.

Important Dates

Check out the tentative schedule of CLAT 2022:

Admission notification release3rd week of December 2021
Online application form1st week of January 2022
Last date to submit the online application formLast week of March 2022
CLAT 2022 exam date2nd week of May 2022

CLAT 2022 Exam Pattern:

The exam pattern for CLAT 2022 is explained below:

Exam modeComputer-based exam
Language usedEnglish
Duration of the exam2 hours
Type of the questionsMCQ
Maximum marks200 marks for the UG exam and 150 marks questions for PG
Marking scheme1 mark for the right answer and 0.25 marks will be deducted for the wrong answer.

Exam pattern for UG courses

SubjectMaximum marksExam duration
English with comprehension403 Hours
GK and current affairs50
Elementary mathematics20
Legal aptitude50
Logical reasoning40

Exam pattern for PG courses

Subject Maximum marks
Constitutional law50
Other subjects like Torts, Contract, Criminal law, IPR, etc50

CLAT Syllabus

English The questions will be asked on the following topics :
Grammar, jumble words/sentences, sentence correction, antonym work and their meaning, synonym, comprehension, etc.
Mathematics10th level question will be asked :
Algebra, geometrical questions, etc.
GK and current affairsThis section will test your general knowledge about what is happening around the world. The candidate must be familiar with information about Indian states, political news, sports news, etc.
Legal aptitudeThis section will test your knowledge in law, problem-solving skills, and research aptitude.
Logical reasoningThis section will test your skills on :Syllogism, blood relations, decision making, direction sense, puzzle, series, analogy, and classification, etc.

Recommended Books for CLAT 2022 preparation:

The candidates who want to prepare for the upcoming CLAT entrance can refer to these books:

Books Name
Logical Reasoning: Verbal & Non- Verbal reasoning by RS Aggarwal
Elementary mathematics: Fast Track Objective Mathematics by Arihant, R.S Aggarwal
General Knowledge; Manorama Yearbook 2020 and Lucent General Knowledge
Legal Aptitude: Legal Awareness & Legal Reasoning, Universal CLAT Guide
English: English Grammar by Wren & Martin and Word Power Made Easy.

CLAT 2022 Application Form

The aspirants need to register their details on the official CLAT website i.e www.clat.ac.in. The candidate must have a valid and working email id with a valid mobile number to register for CLAT 2022 exam. Once the aspirants are done with their registration procedure, they will receive a provisional registration Id and password on their email id or mobile number. The same details will be used to fill the application form. And, the candidates must have their scanned copy of their signature, photograph, and certificate with them in a PDF format issued by authorities to support the SAP candidates before they fill the form.

The candidates are not permitted to send any hard copy of the application form. And, you are not permitted to do any editing in the form once you submit it. The candidate must give authentic information, no false information will be accepted. The candidate needs to pay the application fee for the test.

Mode of the payment; The applicants have the authority to pay via online mode. You can pay via Net-banking/debit card/credit card/ pay wallet/ E-challan, etc.

CLAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Nationality: Indian nationals/ NAI and sponsored NRI candidates are eligible to give the CLAT 2022 exam. Foreign Nationals need not apply for the entrance exam.

Eligibility for UG courses:

  • No age limit.
  • The applicants need to pass their 12th with at least 45% or its equivalent from a reputed university/board.
  • 45% marks in 12th are mandatory for general students and 40% for SC/ST candidates.
  • Those candidates appearing for their 12th are also eligible to apply.

Eligibility for PG courses:

  • No upper age.
  • The applicants must have a valid 5 years LLB degree or LLB Hons, from a recognized college.
  • 55% marks are mandatory for general category students in their qualifying exam and 505 for SC/ST candidates.
  • On the date of admission, the candidate must have a passing mark sheet for every semester.

Admit Card

The candidates can easily download the CLAT admit card via www.clat.ac.in. In the 3rd week of April 2022, the CLAT will release the hall ticket. You must take the print of the hall ticket and keep it in a safe place for future references. Without a hall ticket, you won’t be permitted to enter the exam hall. Any discrepancy in the hall ticket must be communicated to CLAT authorities.

After qualifying for the exam, centralized counseling will be held online with many rounds. The seats will be allotted to the students as per their CLAT rank, merit-cum preference, the candidate’s category, and the number of seats available in the participating universities.

Final words

Get ready for CLAT 2022! Students, if your dream is to be the top lawyer, you must work hard for CLAT 2022 and qualify to get admission at a top Law college.

All the best!

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