To get admission to the 22nd national law institutions’ undergraduate and postgraduate law programs, candidates must take the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), a national-level entrance test.
Every year in May, a partnership of National Law Universities administers the CLAT test. Every year, tens of thousands of students from all around the country apply to the NLUs.
|Application starts||1st week of January 2022|
|Exam Date||3rd week of May 2022|
|Application ends||2nd week of March 2022|
|Availability of admit card||3rd week of April 2022|
|Result Date||4th week of June 2022|
|Counseling begins||1st week of July 2022|
- Starting in the first week of January 2022, candidates will be able to apply for CLAT 2022.
- Candidates can complete the application form online mode.
- Before submitting their registration form, applicants must provide a valid/working email address and a phone number.
- applicants are required to include their passport photo and signature in the appropriate format and size while completing the application form online
- As a bonus, candidates will have access to an application form correction tool.
- Candidates should print the completed application form after completing it.
- GEN/OBC/PWD category applicants must pay an application fee of Rs. 4000 to take the CLAT exam.
- SC/ST applicants must pay a cost of Rs. 3000 for the application form.
- Way to pay the fee: online (with a debit/credit card or net banking) only.
- Applicants must have passed the 12th-grade board test from an accredited school or institution.
- Candidates from the General/OBC category must achieve a minimum of 45 percent in the qualifying test, while those from the SC/ST category must get 40 percent.
- To take the qualifying test, you must be qualified. Candidates in this situation must additionally provide proof that they passed the qualifying examination.
- Candidates must have passed the LLB or a similar qualifying test before.
- General category applicants must score at least 50%, while reserved category candidates must achieve a minimum 45% aggregate.
- Candidates who take the qualifying test are also qualified to sit for the final exam. Thus both are required. Candidates will additionally have to provide proof of passing the qualifying examination if this is the case.
- CLAT 2022 test will be in an offline format (pen-paper based).
- Time allotment: Candidates will have 2 hours to finish the test.
- Questions will be of the MCQ (multiple choice question) and subjective nature.
- There will be 150 questions in the undergraduate test and another 150 questions in the postgraduate exam.
- Questions will be in English as the medium of instruction.
- There will be one mark awarded for every correct answer. There will be a deduction of 0.25 points for each incorrect answer.
CLAT test takers should be familiar with the exam curriculum before sitting for the exam.
English (including comprehension), General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Mathematics, Legal Aptitude, and Logical Reasoning are all part of the CLAT Syllabus.
Candidates should read the information leaflet thoroughly. Following are a few examples of topics that you will cover in each section:
- The General Knowledge and Current Affairs section covers basic general information, current events and happenings, national and international current affairs.
- English as a second language, with emphasis on comprehension: Includes subjects including comprehending the chapter and its core idea, the meaning of terms used within, and completing missing information.
- They will test candidates’ understanding of elementary mathematics in this part.
- It will cover legal aptitude, research aptitude, and problem-solving skills.
- Syllogism, logical sequences, and analogies are all covered in this section on rational thinking.
Check out all CLAT dates such as result dates, application dates, admit card dates for CLAT 2022-23 at https://www.shiksha.com/law/clat-exam-dates