CLAT 2022 Latest News and Updates

CLAT 2022

CLAT, or Common Law Admission Test, is a national level exam conducted Consortium of NLUs. CLAT 2022 was conducted on 8 May 2022, but the exam date has been postponed to 19 June 2022. With the CLAT 2022 exam date postponement, CLAT Registration Date has been extended until 9 May 2022. Interested candidates can fill out the CLAT Application Form available on the official website. 

CLAT is conducted for undergraduate and postgraduate law admissions at the prestigious NLUs. However, to be eligible to appear for CLAT, candidates must fulfil the eligibility criteria. Qualifying for CLAT 2022 exam will enable candidates to participate in the admission process at NLUs and other participating institutions. 

Thus, each candidate needs to know more about CLAT 2022. Keep reading the article to get further information about the exam!

CLAT 2022 Latest News

  • The consortium of NLU announced that CLAT would be conducted twice in 2022. 
  • Aspirants can apply for CLAT 2022 and CLAT 2023, which are expected to be conducted on 19 June 2022 and 18 December 2022, respectively. 
  • CLAT registrations are ongoing and will close on 9 May 2022. 
  • The exam will be conducted in the offline Pen and Paper mode.

CLAT 2022 Important Facts

Nomenclature Details
Name of the Exam Common-Law Admission Test
Exam Type Undergraduate & Postgraduate
Exam Level National
Exam Mode Pen and Paper Mode
Exam Duration 120 minutes
Conducting Authority Consortium of NLUs
Total number of participating institutes 22 NLUs except for National Law University-Delhi


CLAT 2022 Important Dates

Nomenclature CLAT 2022 CLAT 2023
Date of Notification 27 December 2021 To be notified
Online Application 1 January 2022 To be notified
Last Date to Apply 9 May 2022 To be notified
Issue of Admit Card To be notified To be notified
CLAT Exam Date 19 June 2022 18 December 2022
CLAT Exam Time 2 PM – 4 PM To be notified
Uploading of Answer Key To be notified To be notified
Result and Rank List To be notified To be notified
Counselling and Seat Allotment To be notified To be notified
Payment of CLAT Counseling Fee (1st Allotment) To be notified To be notified
Payment of CLAT Counseling Fee (2nd Allotment) To be notified To be notified
Payment of CLAT Counseling Fee (3rd Allotment) To be notified To be notified
Payment of CLAT Counseling Fee (4th Allotment) To be notified To be notified
Payment of CLAT Counseling Fee (5th Allotment) To be notified To be notified


CLAT Exam Pattern 

CLAT is intended to assess aspirants’ knowledge of English, Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge, and Mathematics and all of the students’ vital factors such as knowledge, speed, accuracy, comprehension, and interpretational skills. CLAT tests every ability essential to becoming a successful lawyer. To ace CLAT, a candidate must have a thorough grasp of the CLAT test pattern to create a solid exam plan and try all five parts with skill and expertise.

The following analysis would give you a clear picture of the CLAT Exam pattern and help in your preparation:-

Nomenclature Sections
Number of Sections 5
Sections English including comprehension, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Techniques
Total no. of questions 150
Marks per question 1
Exam Duration 2 hours (120 minutes)
Negative Marking Yes (0.25 deducted for a wrong answer)
Mode of Examination Pen and Paper Mode


CLAT is divided into 5 sections of different weightage. The test conducted is for 2 hours with no sectional time limit. The table mentioned below will explain section wise question and marks distribution –

Subjects Questions(approx.) Marks Distribution (approx.)
English including Comprehension 28-32 28-32
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 35-39 35-39
Legal Reasoning 35-39 35-39
Logical Reasoning 28-32 28-32
Quantitative Techniques 13-17 13-17
Total 150 150


Participating Colleges

CLAT 2022 Participating NLUs Courses-wise Seat Intake
National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru BA LLB (Hons) – 80
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata BA LLB (Hons) – 127
National Law University, Jodhpur BA LLB (Hons) and BBA LLB (Hons) – 120
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar BA LLB (Hons), BCom LLB (Hons), BSc LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons), BSW LLB (Hons) – 198
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNLU), Patiala BA LLB (Hons) – 180
National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi BA LLB (Hons) – 60
National University of Study & Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi BA LLB (Hons) – 120 + 20 (special category)
DamodaramSanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam BA LLB (Hons) – 138
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai BA LLB (Hons) – 100
Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad BA LLB (Hons) – 60
Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU), Jabalpur BA LLB (Hons) – 120
National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad BA LLB (Hons) – 120
National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal BA LLB (Hons) – 134
Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur BA LLB (Hons) – 160
Dr Ram ManoharLohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow BA LLB (Hons) – 187 seats, including supernumerary
Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna BA LLB (Hons) and BBA LLB (Hons) – 132
National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack BA LLB (Hons) – 120

BBA LLB (Hons) – 60

National Law University & Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam BA LLB (Hons) – 60
The Tamil Nadu National Law University (TNNLU), Tiruchirapalli BA LLB (Hons) – 60

BCom LLB (Hons) – 60

Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur BA LLB (Hons) – 120
Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla BA LLB (Hons) – 60

BBA LLB (Hons) – 60

Dr B R Ambedkar National Law University (DBRANLU), Sonipat, Haryana BA LLB (Hons) – 120


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who conducts CLAT?

CLAT is conducted by the Consortium of NLUs on National Law Universities’ behalf. Earlier, NLUs conducted CLAT on a rotational basis. 

When will CLAT 2022 be conducted?

CLAT 2022 will be conducted on 19 June 2022. 

Will NLU Delhi participate in CLAT?

NLU Delhi conducts the ‘All India Law Entrance Test (AILET)’ for admissions to the law programmes. However, the university does not participate in CLAT. 

Can you apply for the CLAT exam offline?

CLAT applications are accepted through online mode only. 

Is there any age limit for appearing in CLAT 2022?

There is no upper age limit to appear for CLAT 2022. 


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