CLAT 2022: Application Form, Exam Date (Announced)


CLAT 2022 is scheduled to be held on 08 May whereas CLAT 2023 will be held on 18 December 2022. The Consortium of NLUs has released the exam dates for both 2022 and 2023. Common-Law Admission Test is the national level exam conducted by the Consortium of Law University. After qualifying for this exam the candidates are offered admission to the undergraduate and postgraduate law program. CLAT is conducted by 21 National Law Universities (NLUs) on a rotational basis. It is an All India Level Common Law Entrance Examination for the students aspiring to seek admissions in Integrated LL.B. and LL.M. program. Interested candidates can go through the following article for detailed information regarding the CLAT exam like exam date, application form, eligibility, syllabus, etc.

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CLAT 2022 Status

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Exam date Announced
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Latest Updates

  • The consortium of NLUs will conduct the offline-based exam on May 08, 2022. The exam will be conducted at 82 cities and 147 test centres across the country. The exam duration will be two-hours during which candidates have to answer 150 objective-type questions (CLAT PG will have 120 MCQs).
  • CLAT 2023 will be held on December 18, 2022. The exam will also be conducted in offline, pen and paper mode.

CLAT 2022 Dates

The important dates of CLAT 2022 exam is given below.

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CLAT 2022 Schedule
Events Dates
Start of Applications 01 January 2022
Last date to fill up the application form to be announced
Release of Admit card About 2 weeks before exam
CLAT 2022 Exam Date 8 May 2022 
CLAT 2023 exam date 18 December 2022
Answer key release Same day after the exam
Result To be announced

CLAT 2022 Application Form

The vital information regarding CLAT application form 2022 is given below.

  • CLAT application form will be available from 01 January 2022.
  • The registration form has been released in online mode.
  • Candidates will be able to fill the application form through the official website.
  • Applicants are requested to fill valid and working details in the form.
  • Candidates will have to register themselves for filling the application form.
  • After that applicant has to upload the scan copies of documents, signature and PP size photograph.
  • The official authority will provide the application form correction window.
  • Multiple forms of the single candidate will be rejected by the officials.

CLAT 2022 Application Fee

The category wise application fee of CLAT 2022 is given below.

CLAT 2022 Registration Fee
Category Application Form Fee
Unreserved / Other Backward Classes / Specially Abled Persons / Other Category Candidates Rs. 4,000 /-
Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes and BPL Categories Rs. 3,500 /-
  • Mode of Payment: The application fee will be paid through online mode via:
    • Credit Card
    • Debit Card
    • Net Banking
  • Note: Once the fee paid will be not refunded in any circumstances.

How to fill the CLAT 2022 application form?

The procedure of filling the application form is given below.

  • Step 1 – Go to the official website. i.e. Click on “Apply” button.
  • Step 2 – The registration form will appear on the screen.
  • Step 3 – Then applicants need to register themselves making a log in the account using their E-mail ID.
  • Step 4 – An OTP will be sent to the mobile number for verification.
  • Step 5 – Candidates are requested to fill the form correctly.
  • Step 6 – If any mistake is in the application form candidates are requested to cancel the for and apply for the fresh form.
  • Step 7- Then, the aspirant also has to fill the preference of all 21 NLU’s along with other details.
  • Step 8 – After that applicant has to upload their documents.

The list of the documents that have to be uploaded are:

  • Qualifying degree details
  • Valid Email id and mobile number
  • Fee Payment details
  • Front-facing recent passport size photograph (with plain background)
  • Candidates scanned signature
  • Category certificate (if SC/ ST)

CLAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for CLAT 2022 is given below.

  • Qualifying Marks: For Undergraduate the minimum necessary marks are 45% (40% for Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes). And for Postgraduation The minimum necessary marks are 55% (50% for Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes).
  • Qualification Criteria: Following are the qualification criteria for UG & PG course.
CLAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria
Course Qualification Examination
Under Graduate The candidates who pass 10+2 or equivalent examination are eligible for the application.

The aspirants appearing in the qualifying examination in March 2022 / April 2022 will also be eligible for the examination. But, these candidates need to provide their proof of passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission.

Post Graduate The candidates who have completed LL.B. / Five Year Integrated LL.B. (Hons.) / Equivalent Examinations will be eligible for application.

The aspirants who are currently appearing in Final Semester Examination / Final Year Examination will also be eligible for the examination.

CLAT 2022 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of CLAT exam pattern is given below.

Mode of Exam Offline (Pen & Paper Based Test)
Duration of Exam 2 Hours
Question Type MCQ/ Objective Type
Number of Questions 120 – 150 (For UG Candidates)

150 (For PG Candidates)

Total No. of Marks 200
Negative Marking 0.25 Marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer
Language English
  • Marking Scheme of Common Law Admission 2022
Course Subjects Marks
For UG courses (Integrated) Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 20
Legal Aptitude 50
Logical Reasoning 40
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 50
English including comprehension 40
For PG Courses Jurisprudence 50
Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc 50
Constitutional Law 50

CLAT 2022 Syllabus

The detailed information regarding the CLAT Syllabus is given below.

  • For UG courses will include the following sections, i.e. English consist of Comprehension, General Knowledge, and Current Affairs, Mathematics, Legal Aptitude & Logical Reasoning.
  • For PG courses, applicants can study from these sections, i.e. Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence & Other Law Subjects
Subjects Syllabus
English including comprehension It consists of comprehension passages and grammar like the meaning of words used therein, understanding of the passage, fill up the blanks in sentences with proper words, correcting of incorrect grammatical sentences, etc.
General Knowledge & Current Affairs It consists of general awareness like static general knowledge, questions on national and international current affairs, etc.
Mathematics Mathematics test will check the applicant’s knowledge of elementary mathematics(studied in class 10th).
Legal Aptitude Legal Aptitude test will be judged to check the interest of applicants towards the study of law, problem-solving ability, legal propositions (given in the paper), research aptitude etc.
Logical Reasoning It consists of syllogisms, logical sequences, identifies patterns, rectifies illogical arguments, logical links, analogies, etc.

CLAT 2022 Preparation Tips

The tips to prepare for the CLAT exam are given below:

  • Start the preparation early to complete the syllabus on time.
  • Go through the exam pattern and syllabus.
  • Gather the complete study material needed for the preparation.
  • Make a proper study schedule for the preparation.
  • Make short notes for the preparation and revise them.
  • Solve previous year papers and evaluate the performance.

CLAT 2022 Admit Card

The vital information regarding the admit card of CLAT 2022 is given below.

  • Common-Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2022 Admit Card will be available soon.
  • Applicants will be required to login to their registered accounts to download the admission ticket.
  • The law candidates must carry their Hall Ticket at the examination centre of the Common Law Admission Test.
  • Entry is prohibited without the CLAT Admit Card in the Examination Hall.
  • Moreover, applicants are also advised to check all the information mentioned on the CLAT Admit Card.
  • It is also advised to download and take a copy of Admit card for future references.

CLAT 2022 Result

The detailed information regarding the CLAT Result is given below.

  • The result will be released soon by the authority.
  • Scorecard will be released in online mode.
  • Candidates can check the result from the official website.
  • The result will be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained by the candidate in the exam.
  • On the basis of the result of the candidates, the authority will release the cutoff list.
  • Candidates have to take the print out of the result for further use.
  • How to check CLAT Result?
  • The procedure of checking the CLAT Result is given below.
  • Candidates need to go to the Official website of Common Law Admission Test 2020.
  • Click on the CLAT Result 2020 link.
  • Then, Applicants will have to fill a registration number or roll number along with the DOB (date of birth).
  • The result will be displayed on the screen.
  • Candidate can then download their CLAT Result.

CLAT 2022 Cut Off

The details regarding the CLAT 2022 Cutoff are given below:

  • National Law University Odisha (NLUO) Cuttack will issue the cutoff of Common Law Admission Test 2020 after the announcement of the result.
  • The cutoff list will be released in online mode by the authority.
  • Candidates will be able to download the cutoff list from the official website.
  • It should be noted that Cutoff is considered as minimum marks to be secured by applicants for admissions into the NLUs.
  • Moreover, Applicants need to know that the CLAT cutoff is also assumed to be the last rank by which an aspirant is shortlisted for counselling and admissions to the undergraduate law programs.

CLAT 2022 Counselling

The details regarding the CLAT 2022 Counselling are given below:

  • CLAT Counselling proceeds will start after the release of the cutoff list.
  • The authority will invite the shortlisted candidates for the counselling process.
  • Candidates will have to register themselves for the counselling process.
  • Candidates have to bring the original documents as well as photocopies.
  • The authority will verify the documents to check the eligibility of the candidate.

Required Documents at Counselling

The documents required for the counselling process are listed below:

  • Common-Law Admission Test 2022 Application Form
  • Common-Law Admission Test 2022 Admit Card
  • 10th class Marksheet (as Date of Birth proof)
  • 12th class Marksheet
  • Caste Certificate (If applicable)
  • Specially-Abled Certificate (If applicable)
  • NRI Certificate (If applicable)
  • Domicile Certificate (If applicable)

CLAT 2022 Highlights

The highlights of CLAT examination 2022 are as follows:

Exam Name CLAT 2022 (Common-Law Admission Test)
Conducting Body National Law Universities
Level National Level
Course Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses in Law
CLAT Official website
Exam Purpose To offer admission in various Undergraduate and Postgraduate Law Courses across India
  • FAQs of CLAT 2022
  • When will the CLAT 2020 be conducted?

    CLAT 2020 will be conducted on 10 May 2020.

    How many colleges will participate in CLAT 2020?

    21 National Law Universities will be participating in CLAT 2020. Apart from 21 NLUs, several other colleges will also use CLAT scores for admissions.

    What changes are introduced in CLAT 2020?

    This year, CLAT 2020 (UG) will have 150 questions while cut-offs are introduced in CLAT LLM admission test.

    What is the last date to apply for CLAT 2020

    The application form of CLAT 2020 will be closed on 31 March 2020.

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