CLAT 2022: The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) released CLAT 2022 Admit Card on June 6, 2022. Successfully registered candidates can download CLAT 2022 Admit Card from the official website- consortiumofnlus.ac.in. CLAT 2022 will be conducted on June 19, 2022 from 2 pm to in offline mode.
Candidates will be able to download the admit card by using their registered credentials. The admit card will contain details like exam date, venue, timings, and the allotted exam centers. Candidates appearing in CLAT 2022 can download CLAT Previous Yearâ€™s Question Papers to prepare for the exam. Meanwhile, CLAT 2023 will be conducted on December 18, 2022. Candidates who secure CLAT Cut Off of the participating institutes will be eligible for admission to Law Programs.
CLAT 2022 will be conducted for a duration of 2 hours. As per, CLAT 2022 Syllabus, the question paper will consist of 150 objective type questions from- English Language, and Current Affairs including General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Techniques, while LLM Syllabus will consist of 120 questions from Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Administrative Law, Law of Contract, Law of Torts Family Law, Criminal Law, Property Law, Company Law, Public International Law, Tax Law, Environmental Law and Labour and Industrial Law. Check CLAT 2022 Exam Pattern
What is CLAT? Common-Law Admission Test commonly known as CLAT is a national-level law entrance examination conducted by The Consortium of National Law Universities for admission to UG- 5-year integrated LLB, PG- LLM course offered by 22 participating National Law Universities, 61 private colleges, and other participating institutes. Check CLAT Participating Colleges
Table of Contents
|Exam Name||Common-Law Admission Test|
|Conducting Body||The Consortium Of National Law Universities|
|Examination Frequency||Once a Year|
|Mode of Examination||Offline|
|Programs Offered||5 year integrated LLB programs, one year LLM program|
|Exam Duration||2 hours|
|Application Fees|| |
INR 4000- General, OCI, PIO, PwD, NRI, category
INR 3500- SC/ST/BPL/EWS category
|CLAT Previous Year Statistics|| |
Number of registered candidates for CLAT 2021- 70,277
Appeared Candidates for CLAT 2021- 62, 106
|Number of Seats|| |
UG Programs- 2644
PG Program- 914
|Accepting Colleges|| |
61 Private Affiliated Colleges
|Top Participating NLUs|| |
Top Participating NLU as per NIRF 2021 Ranking are:
CLAT 2022 Admit Card is released on the official website. Candidates will be able to download CLAT 2022 Admit Card from the official website-consortiumofnlus.ac.in by using their registered credentials:
CLAT 2022 Syllabus for UG and PG is different and includes different subjects. The details regarding the important topics from CLAT UG and PG syllabus are mentioned below.
|UG- CLAT|| |
|PG- CLAT|| |
Check CLAT 2022 LLM Exam Pattern & Syllabus
In the below section, subject-wise preparation strategies for CLAT 2022 are mentioned.
Check Detailed CLAT 2022 Preparation Tips
Candidates can solve Previous Year CLAT Question Papers to prepare well for the upcoming CLAT Exam :
|Year||CLAT Question Paper||CLAT Answer Key|
|2021||Download PDF||Download PDF|
|2020||Download PDF||Download PDF|
Download PDF â€“ Set A
Download PDF- Set B
CLAT Sample Papers will help candidates get an idea about the paper and to understand their level of preparation. Some of the Sample Papers for CLAT UG as well as CLAT PG is provided below:
|CLAT Sample Paper 1||CLAT Sample Paper 2|
|CLAT Sample Paper 3||CLAT Sample Paper 4|
|CLAT Sample Paper 5||CLAT Sample Paper 6|
With a month remaining for CLAT Preparation, candidates can follow the preparation tips below to keep a relaxed mind before the exam and ensure that they are able to give their best:
In the below table, some of the best books are recommended.
|Subject||Name of Book|
|English Language||Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis|
|Objective General English bu RS Agarwal|
|High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin|
|Barronâ€™s Pocket Guide to Vocabulary|
|Current Affairs||Lucentâ€™s General Knowledge|
|Manorama Year Book|
|India Year Book|
|Legal Reasoning||Legal Awareness and Legal Aptitude by A.P. Bharadwaj|
|Legal Workbook 2022-2023 for CLAT by A.P. Bharadwaj|
|Self Study Guide CLAT 2022 by Arihant Experts|
|CLAT UG Exam Mock Test by Oswal Editorial Board|
|CLAT Entrance Exam Guide by LearnX|
|Logical Reasoning||Analytical and Logical Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal|
|Analytical Reasoning by M.K. Pandey|
|Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal|
|Quantitative Technique||Quantitative Aptitude by R.S. Agarwal|
|Class 10th NCERT Textbook|
Check CLAT 2022 Preparation Tips
Candidates can also refer to online resources for CLAT Preparation. Online Resources provide flexibility of schedule as well as convenience for preparing CLAT 2022.
CLAT Mock Test is an essential part of CLAT Preparation as it will help candidates to get an understanding of the exam pattern and give the candidateâ€™s a chance to analyze their strengths and weakness and the time duration within which they will be able to attempt the paper.
CLAT 2022 Exam Pattern for UG and PG program is tabulated below
|Particulars||UG Program||PG Program|
|Mode of Examination||Offline||Offline|
|Number of Questions||150||120|
|Duration||2 hours||2 hours|
|Type of Questions||Objective Type Passage Questions||Objective Type Passage Questions|
|Marking Scheme|| |
+1 for every correct answer
-0.25 for every incorrect answer
+1 for every correct answer
-0.25 for every incorrect answer
Check Detailed CLAT 2022 Exam Pattern
|Section||Weightage||Number of Questions|
|Current Affairs (Including General Knowledge)||25%||35-39|
Ques: Who will conduct CLAT 2022?
Ans: CNLU i.e. Consortium of National Law University is responsible for conducting the exam. CNLU has released CLAT 2022 and 2023 examination dates. The 2022 exam is scheduled to be held on June 19, 2022, and the 2023 exam is scheduled for Dec 18, 2022.
Ques: What is the age limit for CLAT 2022?
Ans: There is no age limit in CLAT. Candidates will have to fulfill the other important eligibility criteria like minimum makes in the qualifying exam i.e. 45% for Open category and 40% for reserved category candidates. If a candidate is planning to appear for CLAT PG exam then the minimum marks criteria are 50% for the Open category and 45% for reserved category candidates in the qualifying exam.
Ques: Is CLAT only 5 years?
Ans: The course duration of LLB is 3 years whereas if a candidate opts for an integrated LLB and LLM course then the duration for that is 5 years.
Ques: Can I give CLAT after B.Sc?
Ans: If a candidate is planning to take admission in LLM then his// her UG should be in law. Therefore, after B.sc you cannot take admission in PG courses of law.
Ques: Is 100 a good score in CLAT?
Ans: CLAT is conducted for a total of 200 marks. Based on the cut off analysis of previous years scoring around or above 100th rank can get you admission to some of the top NLUs.
Ques: How many NLUs are there in India accepting CLAT scores?
Ans: A total of 22 NLUs are there in India accepting CLAT scores. NLUs offers both UG and PG courses and other than National Law Universities there are various other private and self-financed law colleges accepting CLAT scores.
CLAT 2021 was conducted in online mode. Based on the candidateâ€™s feedback, CLAT 2021 Paper analysis is given below. This will help in understanding the difficulty level of the paper:
CLAT 2022 Result will be released online on the official website which can be accessed by following the below-mentioned steps.
CLAT 2022 Merit List will be prepared based on the scores obtained by the candidates. If two or more candidates score the same marks, the following tie breaking criteria will be used to break the tie and assign ranks in merit list:
Given below are the step-by-step instructions to register for CLAT Counselling.
After the completion of the process given above, Seat Allotment Results will be released by the concerned authority and after that, all the shortlisted candidates need to confirm their seats. Shortlisted candidates will have 3 options:
Check CLAT 2022 College Predictor
CLAT 2022 Cut-Off is the minimum marks that candidates would be required to secure for admission to participating NLUs. Cut-Off list for each NLU is released separately for each category of candidate. CLAT Cut Off is determined several factors like number of candidates who appeared in the exam, difficulty level, seats offered, and performance of candidates. CLAT 2022 will be released shortly after declaration after result.
|Colleges||Closing Rank (UG)||Closing Rank (PG)|
Candidates can check CLAT 2019 and 2018 Cut Off from the table below:
|Colleges||Closing Rank- 2019||Closing Rank-2018|
CLAT 2022 Scores are accepted by 22 participating NLUs except for NLU Delhi. The program wise seat intake of the courses offered at these universities are:
|BA LLB (Hons)|| |
|BSc LLB (Hons)|
|BBA LLB (Hons)|
|Bcom LLB (Hons)|
|BSW LLB (Hons)- Bachelor of Social Work|
|NLUs||CLAT-UG Seats||CLAT PG Seats|
22 NLUs accept CLAT 2022 scores. Candidates can seek admission to these Universities if they meet the respective CLAT Cut off. National Law Universities as per NIRF 2021 Ranking are tabulated below
|NIRF Ranking||List of CLAT Participating Colleges|
|1||National Law School of India University, Bangalore|
|3||NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad|
|4||West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences|
|6||Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar|
|8||National Law University, Jodhpur|
|14||National Law Institute University, Bhopal|
|15||Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow|
|16||The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala|
|18||National Law University, Cuttack|
CLAT 2022 Application Form had released on the official website of The Consortium of NLUs on January 1, 2022. The last date for submission of the Application Form has been extended to May 9, 2022. Candidates can follow the steps mentioned below for submission of CLAT 2022 Application Form.
CLAT Application Form Correction Window for updating OBC Category and reservation criteria as per the updated Seat Matrix by TNNLU Tiruchirapalli. As per the latest notifiication, candidates who have selected All India Category Certificate as Other Backward Caste and uploaded OBC- NCL Certificate are required to update their status to belonging to OBC- NCL certificate. Steps for form correction are:
CLAT 2022 Eligibility for UG and PG CLAT is tabulated below:
|Eligibility Criteria||CLAT UG||CLAT PG|
|Qualifying Exam||10+2 or equivalent examination|| |
LLB Degree or equivalent examination
|Minimum Marks|| |
Candidates must have secured minimum :
Candidates must have secured minimum:
Ques: When will CLAT 2022 be conducted?
Ans: CLAT 2022 is scheduled to be held on June 19, 2022. The exam will be conducted in offline mode for a duration of 2 hours. CLAT UG Exam will be conducted for a total of 150 marks while CLAT-PG will be conducted for 120 marks. Both Papers will consist of objective type comprehension based questions.
Ques: When will CLAT Admit Card release ?
Ans: CLAT Admit Card 2022 has released on the official website of CLAT 2022. Successfully registered candidates will be able to download CLAT Admit Card by using their registered credentials.
Ques: Is CLAT Form Correction Window open?
Ans: The last date for updating of test centers, candidateâ€™s name and reservation criteria was till May 11, 2022. However, application form correction has been reopened. Candidates can update their OBC Category and reservation status in CLAT Application Form till May 30, 2022.
Ques: How can I prepare for CLAT 2022?
Ans: Since CLAT Syllabus is not defined, candidates should ensure that they focus on the fundamentals required for approaching problems related to English Language, Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Legal Aptitude, and General Knowledge. The problem-solving ability of candidates is judged in CLAT Exam with candidates being required to attempt questions based on comprehension. A prerequisite that candidates can focus on is to enhance their general knowledge ability and skills and Legal Knowledge.
Ques: When will the registration process for CLAT 2022 commence?
Ans: CNLU has released the official notification for CLAT 2022. The registration process for CLAT 2022 has started on January 1, 2022. Candidates can register themselves for CLAT 2022 till May 9, 2022.
Ques: What is the syllabus for CLAT-PG?
Ans: CLAT- PG Syllabus consists of 120 questions from topics of law inlcuding Constitutional Law and Other areas of law including Jurisprudence, Administrative Law, Law of Contract, Law of Torts, Family Law, Criminal Law, Property Law, Company Law, Public International Law, Tax Law, Environmental Law and Labour & Industrial Law.
Ques: What will happen if I apply for CLAT 2022 more than once?
Ans: . Your last application for CLAT 2022 will be taken into consideration If you apply for the entrance test more than once. Based on CLAT Application 2022 last submitted, the result will be released.
Ques: What is the sectional weightage for CLAT?
Ans: There will be five sections- Lega; Reasoning and Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, English Aptitude, General Knowledge and Current Affairs and Quantitative Technique. The sectional weightage for CLAT as specified by The Consortium of NLUs is 20% weightage from English Language and Logical Reasoning, 25% from Current Affairs and Legal Reasoning and 10% from Quantitative Mathematics out of the total paper.
Ques: What are the criteria to break the tie in CLAT 2022 for the UG program?
Ans: For CLAT 2022 a tie-breaker will be decided based on the factors given below
Ques: Who is eligible for CLAT Exam?
Ans: Candidates who wish to seek admission in Undergraduate LLB Program should have completed Class 10+2 with minimum 45 % ( 40% for SC/ST category) while for admission to Postgraduate LLM Program, candidate should have passed LLB program with minimum 50% (45% for SC/ST ) candidates.
Ques: What are the type of questions in CLAT Question Paper?
Ans: CLAT Question Paper will consist of objective-type questions. The questions will be based on Comprehension. There will be 230-300 word Comprehension from each section- English Language, Quantitative Technique, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning and Aptitude, General Knowledge and Current Affairs. there will be around 7-8 comprehension from each section.
Ques: Can engineering graduates apply for CLAT 2022 to pursue a PG program?
Ans: As per the eligibility criteria for CLAT 2022, engineering graduates cannot apply for CLAT PG. As eligibility criteria, candidates must hold a UG degree in law. However, they can apply for the CLAT UG program given that they have the minimum qualification of 10+2 of 45% for Gen/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI and 40% for SC/ST.
Ques: What is the minimum rate of acceptance for applying to top NLUs through CLAT 2022?
Ans: The minimum rate of acceptance for applying to the top NLUs through CLAT is around 3% as each year, around 70,000 to 75,000 candidates register themselves for the test. But there are only 2,175 seats available in all the NLUs.
Ques: Is AILET or CLAT 2022 more difficult?
Ans: AILET is considered more difficult than CLAT 2022 because of the limited availability of the number of seats. Though both the exam patterns are similar, Delhi Law University comparatively has a small number of seats for the law course to the 23 NLUs in the contentment.
Ques: I had opted for science in 12th standard. Is CLAT 2022 a good option for me?
Ans: CLAT is considered the best option for most of the candidates who want to pursue Law. By taking good preparation for CLAT 2022, one can get a high score and can easily take admission into a top NLU.
Ques: What is the duration I need to take for the preparation of CLAT 2022 and to get into a top NLU?
Ans: It takes 8-16 months to prepare. But it depends on the candidates. For those candidates who are new to this field, the time takes longer than the usual time. For CLAT 2022, you can follow the duration given above.
Ques: Is CLAT required for LLB?
Ans: Yes, in order to take admission in 3 Year-LLB program, candidates would be required to appear in CLAT 2022. However the minimum eligibility criteria for such candidates is 10+2 with minimum qualifying marks.
Ques: How can I prepare for CLAT during the last one month?
Ans: During the last one month, candidatesâ€™ focus should be on practicing sample papers and mock test and ensuring that they are able to complete the mock tests within the specified time. Practicing Sample papers and keeping yourself updated with current affairs is important. Candidates should also ensure that they are able to read the passages fast and comprehend the questions.
Ques: What documents do I need to keep for filling up the application form for CLAT 2022?
Ans: The document that the candidate needs to submit during CLAT 2022 Application form process is:
Ques: Can I receive CLAT Result 2022 via registered mail ID?
Ans: No, CLAT Result 2022 will not be sent by any mail ID. All candidates must check and download the scorecard only from the official website.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.
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I am providing you a link of Gujarat National Law University CLAT Cutoff. Cutoff varies for courses so you can check from cutoff page : CUTOFF
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