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
|Name of the Exam||Common-Law Admission Test|
|Exam Type||Undergraduate & Postgraduate|
|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:-
|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|
|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.