CLAT 2022 Exam Dates have been announced by the Consortium of NLUs. The authorities will conduct CLAT 2022 on May 8, 2022. The CLAT exam will be conducted twice in 2022. CLAT 2023 exam will be conducted in the same year as CLAT 2022. The authorities have specified no upper age limit for appearing in CLAT 2022. However, the candidates need to satisfy the eligibility criteria for the course in which they are seeking admissions. CLAT 2022 will be held in pen and paper mode. The candidates who will ace the exam will be eligible for admissions to the 5 year LLB and LLM program.
What is CLAT?
CLAT is a national-level Common Law Test. It is the gateway for admissions to undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law programs. These programs are offered at 22 participating NLUs and more than 60 affiliated colleges/universities.
|CLAT 2022 Full Form||Common-Law Admission Test|
|Conducting Body||Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs)|
|Exam Level||UG and PG|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Mode of Exam||Offline (pen and paper)|
|Exam Frequency||Once a year. Except CLAT 2022 and CLAT 2023 which will be conducted on May 8, and December 18, 2022|
|Exam Duration||120 Minutes|
|Number of Questions||150|
|Question Type||Objective type Question|
|Application Fees||INR 4,000/-|
|Total Seats Offered||UG courses - 3,012 seats (2021) |
PG courses - 997 seats (2021)
|Applications per Year||70,277 (2021)|
|Number of Exam Centres||82|
|CLAT 2022 Helpline||08047162020|
Below are the important dates that candidates must know if they are preparing for CLAT 2022.
|CLAT 2022 Notification Release||November 14, 2021|
|CLAT 2022 Online Registration begins||1 January 2022 (tentative)|
|CLAT 2022 Online Registration closes||1st week of March 2022 (tentative)|
|CLAT 2022 Admit Card||3rd week of April 2022 (tentative)|
|CLAT 2022 Exam Date||May 8, 2022|
|CLAT 2023 Exam Date||December 18, 2022|
|CLAT 2022 Answer Key Release Date||1st week of May 2022|
|CLAT 2022 Result||3rd week of May 2022|
|CLAT 2022 Counselling Begins||To be notified|
There are various Law colleges all over India that accept the CLAT score exams to provide admission to its UG and PG law courses. If one cracks the CLAT 2022 exam, the candidate will be eligible for admissions to BA LLB, BSc LLB, BCom LLB, BTech LLB, BBA LLB, BA LLB (Hons.), BSc LLB (Hons.), BCom LLB (Hons.), BBA LLB (Hons.), and LLM courses.
Candidates from any board and stream can apply for CLAT 2022. There are separate eligibility criteria for CLAT UG and PG Program. For details go through the following table.
|Particulars||CLAT UG||CLAT PG|
|Minimum Educational Qualification||Candidates must pass 10+ 2 or equivalent||The candidate must have passed 3-year LLB or 5-year integrated LLB Exam|
|Minimum qualifying marks|| || |
|Age Limit||There is no age limit||There is no age limit|
The Registration dates for CLAT 2022 have not been disclosed by CNLUs yet. The consortium will release the online application form of CLAT 2022 tentatively in the 1st week of January 2022. Eligible candidates can fill the CLAT 2022 Application form when the link will be activated on the official website. The candidates need to follow the steps mentioned below to fill the Application Form of CLAT 2022.
Here are the CLAT 2022 Application Fees for all categories.
|General/OBC and other category candidates||₹ 4000/-|
|SC/ST category candidates||₹ 3500/-|
The Consortium of NLUs usually does not provide a further chance to correct the CLAT application forms. However, CLAT 2021 was an exception as the CNLUs increased the number of Exam cities due to COVID-19. Therefore, candidates were allowed to update their preferences for cities, as well as review and edit their name, date of birth, and reservations category if it needs any correction.
While filling the CLAT 2022 application form, candidates can choose up to three CLAT test cities according to their preference. Depending on the number of candidates opting for CLAT 2022 each city will have multiple exam centers. The list of expected CLAT 2022 Exam Centers is as follows.
|Barasat||Greater Noida/ Noida||Kurnool||Shimla|
|Bilaspur||Hubli / Dharwad||Meerut||Thane|
CLAT 2022 Admit Card will be released by NLU on the 3rd week of April 2022 tentatively. The candidates who have successfully applied for the CLAT 2022 exam will be eligible to download the CLAT 2022 admit card from the official website. Make sure candidates have their CLAT 2022 registration number and password handy, as it will be required to download the same.
If you need assistance to download the CLAT Admit Card 2022 you can follow the below-mentioned steps.
Step-1: Open the official website of the CLAT consortium.
Step-2: To log in to your registered account, submit your user ID and password and click on the “Login” button.
Step-3: 'Download Admit Card' link will be displayed on your screen.
Step- 4: Submit your CLAT application number carefully and download your CLAT 2022 admit card.
Step- 5: Take a printout of the CLAT 2022 Admit Card and cross-check all the details mentioned in the same.
|English Language||28-32 (20% of the paper)|
|Quantitative Aptitude||13-17 (10% of the paper)|
|Logical Reasoning||28-32 (20% of the paper)|
|General Awareness||35-39 (25% of the paper)|
|Legal Aptitude||35-39 (25% of the paper)|
|Total Time (min)||120|
|Negative Marking||0.25 marks for each wrong answer|
Given below are the marks allotted for each section in CLAT 2022.
The candidates need to go through the following table to have an idea about the CLAT 2022 Syllabus.
|Name of the Sections||Topics|
|English||Synonyms, Antonyms, Word Rearrangement, Analogies, Spelling Errors, Cloze Test, Spotting Errors, Idioms & Phrases, Reading Comprehension, Sentence Improvement, Sentence Rearrangement, Fill in the blanks, One Word Substitution.|
|Logical Reasoning||Alphabet Test, Classification, Analogy, Coding-Decoding, Number Test, Distance and Direction, Blood Relations, Ranking, Series, Syllogism, Time & Sequence, Statement & Assumption/ Conclusion/Argument/ Course of action.|
|Numerical Ability||Averages, Number Systems, Surds & Indices, Fractions & Decimals, Percentage, Ratio, Proportion, Square Roots, Simplification & Approximation, Partnerships, HCF & LCM, Discounts, Interest, Profit & Loss, Areas, and Volumes.|
|Legal Aptitude||Important Supreme Court Judgments; Important amendments of the legislature; Important topics from Contract law, Criminal law, and Constitutional law; Legal GK and current affairs; International treaties, etc.|
|General Knowledge & Current Affairs||Current happenings, Static GK, Science & Technology, Economics, Books, Authors Persons, Sports, and Place.|
To ace CLAT 2022 exam, it is crucial that candidates apply a proper strategy and are consistent with their preparation. Go through the following points for every five areas individually to know the right strategy to follow.
Given below are the books that the candidates need to refer to for enhancing their CLAT 2022 Preparation.
|Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations||Abhijit Guha|
|Fаst Trасk Оbjeсtive Аrithmetiс||Rajesh Verma,|
|Objective General English||SP Bakshi|
|Manorama Yearbook 2021||Mammen Mathew|
|Legal Awareness and Legal Aptitude||AP Bhardwaj|
|Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning||RS Agarwal|
CLAT Answer key is very helpful for candidates as by referring to the answer key candidates can easily calculate their CLAT 2022 marks. The result will be published along with the CLAT 2022 final answer key.
To check the CLAT 2022 Answer Key candidates can follow the mentioned steps below.
There is also an option available for candidates to raise objections in case the CLAT 2022 answer key contains some incorrect answers or discrepancies. The expert committee will review all the objections, and if your objections are valid they will revise the key accordingly.
If candidates want to raise their objections against the answer key they have to follow the below-mentioned procedure.
Please note that the objection raise fee against the CLAT 2022 answer key is Rs 1000 per question. Candidates have to record their objections within 24 hours and after that, the window will be closed and no further objections will be entertained.
CLAT 2022 Result will be declared a few days later after the CLAT 2022 exam. Candidates can access the result online by following the below-mentioned steps.
The admissions to the NLUs or top Law Colleges of India are granted by considering your rank in the merit list.
CLAT 2022 Rank Card
The CLAT 2022 Rank Card will have personal information, result details, and other details listed below.
If two or more candidates secure the same score, CLAT Consortium will break the tie of two or more candidates to allot their ranks by adopting some tie-breaking rules given below. The CLAT 2022 tie-breaking rules are as follows:
The Consortium of NLUs conducts CLAT 2022 Counselling for the invited candidates through an online centralized process. The CLAT 2022 Counseling process will be done as per the CLAT 2022 Exam Dates scheduled by the conducting authorities. You can expect the Counselling to be conducted soon after the publication of the CLAT 2022 Result and Merit list.
The stepwise procedure for attaining the CLAT 2022 Counselling Process is as follows:
To get eligible for CLAT 2022 Seat Allotments process candidates have to register themselves for the Counselling session. After CLAT 2022 Results are published, shortlisted candidates will be allotted seats according to their preference.
The CLAT 2022 Cut Off will be released after the declaration of the results. Candidates are advised to study the past year's CLAT cutoff to have an idea about the same and also analyze the competition.
|Colleges||Cut Off (2021)||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|
Q: Can I apply for both CLAT 2022 and CLAT 2023?
Ans. Yes, you can apply for both sessions. You have to register yourself twice by submitting separate CLAT application fees.
Q: Is there any sectional cut-off for the 5 sections in CLAT 2022?
Ans: There is no sectional cut-off for the 5 sections CLAT. Candidates have to clear the overall cut-off to get admission to the law college.
Q: Can Btech students appear for CLAT 2022 Exam?
Ans: Students from any stream can appear for CLAT 2022 Exam. They have to pass 10+2 with a minimum of 45% marks. There is no particular degree required to apply for the CLAT 2022 UG exam.
Q: What are the best Law colleges in India?
Ans: There are 23 top National Law Universities all over India. Some of the top law colleges are NLSIU Bangalore - NLU Hyderabad, NUJS Kolkata, NLU Jodhpur.
Q: What is the fees structure of NLSIU Bangalore?
Ans: The fee for NLSIU Bangalore is ₹2.14 Lakhs (1st Year Fees). The NLUs are not government funding colleges, they are self-financing institutions leading to charging a high fee.
Q: Can I take the CLAT 2022 exam for an Integrated LLB after completing graduation?
Ans: If you have already completed your graduation, there is no need to apply again for a 5-year integrated law program. You can go for a 3 year LLB degree. Some of the colleges that offer 3 year LLB are Faculty of Law, DU, Symbiosis Law College, Pune, Government Law College, Mumbai, ILS Law College, Pune.
Q: Where can I find the CLAT practice paper?
Ans: If you are preparing for CLAT 2022, you must go through the previous year's papers, and practice them thoroughly to achieve a good score.
Q: What was the CLAT 2021 closing rank NLSIU Bangalore and Hyderabad?
Ans: The NLSIU Bangalore and Hyderabad are the top Law colleges in India, so the cut-off goes very high in these colleges. The CLAT 2021 closing rank for NLSIU Bangalore and Hyderabad were 80, and 163 respectively.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.