Admission in Clat

What is CLAT?

CLAT 2022 Admit Card has been released on 6th June 2022. Exam Date has been revised. Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level entrance exam for admission to undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law programmes offered by the 22 national law universities across the countries. The CLAT exam is conducted every year by the consortium of National Law universities in the month of July. Every year lakhs of students apply from across the country to get admission in to the NLU’s. Here in this article we are going to cover complete details about CLAT 2022 including admit card process, exam dates, pattern, syllabus and other related info.

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CLAT 2022 Exam Dates

The candidates can check the official exam dates for the CLAT 2022 examination:

Events Exam Dates
Application starts 1st January 2022
Application ends 9th May 2022
Availability of admit card 6th June 2022
Exam Date 19th June 2022 & 18th December 2022 (CLAT 2023)
Result Date July 2022
Counselling begins July 2022

CLAT 2022 Admit Card

The admit card for CLAT exam has been released 15 days before the exam. Candidates can download their admit card through online mode only. To download the candidates have to login using their login credentials. It is mandatory for the candidates to bring the admit card on the examination day.

The admit card contain the details like candidate’s name, roll number, exam date and timing & venue for examination, along with exam related instructions.  

CLAT 2022 Exam Pattern

Candidates can check CLAT 2022 Exam Pattern from the below passage:

  • Exam Mode: CLAT 2022 exam will be organized via offline (Pen-paper based) mode.
  • Time Duration: Candidates will be alotted 2 hours to complete the exam.
  • Questions Type: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) & subjective type questions will be asked in the examination.
  • No. of Questions: There will be 150 questions in UG & 120 questions in PG exam.
  • Medium Language: Questions will be asked in English language medium.
  • Marking Scheme: Each correct answer will consist of 1 mark. For each wrong response, 0.25 marks will be deducted.

Candidates must check following table to know marks distribution in PG exam:

Programme Subject
PG Law course


Other law subjects such as Contracts, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc.
Constitutional Law

CLAT 2022 Syllabus

Candidates appearing for the CLAT exam must be aware about the exam syllabus. Below we have mentioned CLAT syllabus section wise.

CLAT Syllabus includes 6 sections – English (including comprehension), General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Mathematics, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.

Candidates are advised to go through the complete CLAT syllabus through the information brochure. Some of the topic included in each section will be as:

  • General Knowledge & Current Affairs: It includes topics such as basic general knowledge, question of current events & happenings, national & international current affairs and much more.
  • English including comprehension: It includes topics such as understanding of the passage & its central theme, meaning of words using therein, fill in the blanks
  • Mathematics: In this section, candidate’s knowledge related to elementary mathematics will be checked.
  • Legal Aptitude: It will include topics as study of law, research aptitude, and problem solving ability.
  • Logical Reasoning: this section covers a variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogism, logical sequences or analogies etc.

CLAT 2022 Result

The exam conducting authority will release the CLAT 2022 Result. Candidates will be able to check their result by entering their roll number & name. It will be declared in the month of July 2022.

Result will contain all the details like candidates name, roll number, marks secured in each subject, total marks, percentage, & result status (pass or fail).

CLAT 2022 Application Form

  • The application form of CLAT 2022 is available from the 1st January, 2022
  • Candidates can fill the CLAT 2022 application form only through the online mode.
  • At the time of registration, candidates must provide valid/ working email ID & phone number in the application form.
  • While filling the form candidates have to upload scanned images of passport size photograph, signature & category certificate (if required) in the prescribed format and size.
  • Any updation in Test centre preferences can be done till 11th May 2022.
  • Candidates will also be provide a correction facility to make the necessary changes in the application form.
  • After filling the form candidates  are advised to take the print out of the filled application form.

Application fees:

  • The application fees for CLAT is Rs. 4000 for GEN/OBC/PWD category candidates.
  • For SC/ST & BPL category candidates the application form fees is Rs. 3500.
  • The fee can be paid using online mode only (Debit/credit card or Net Banking).
  • The cost of previous years’ question papers is Rs.500/- (not included in the CLAT 2022 application fee of Rs.4,000/- or Rs.3,500/- as the case may be.)

CLAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must check following CLAT eligibility criteria before applying for exam:

UG Law Programme:

  • Qualification: Candidates must qualify 12th board examination from any recognized board or university.
  • Percentage: General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI category candidates must score 45% marks in the qualifying exam & Candidates with SC/ ST category must score 40% marks in order to be eligible.
  • Appearing: Candidates appearing in the qualifying exam are also eligible for the examination. In this case, candidates also have to prove an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination.

PG Law Programme:

  • Qualification: Candidates must have qualified LLB or any other qualifying examination to be eligible for the examination.
  • Percentage: General category candidates must score minimum 50% marks, 45% for reserved category candidates to be eligible for the examination.
  • Appearing: Candidates appearing in the qualifying exam will be also eligible for the examination. In this case, candidates will also have to prove an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination.