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CLAT Eligibility 2022: CHeck Age Limit, Qualification & Marks, and No. of Attempts

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Exams Prep Master | Updated On - Jan 11, 2022

CLAT Eligibility 2022 is that candidates must have completed their qualifying examination with a minimum of 45% aggregate. Also, 5% relaxation is given to candidates of reserved category. CLAT Eligibility criteria will allow the candidates to complete CLAT 2022 Registration, however, candidates are given admissions only if they clear the requirements of the university during the admissions process. Check CLAT 2022 Exam Dates 

  • In accordance with the revised rules set by the Consortium of NLUs, candidates from any age group can apply for CLAT 2022.
  • Candidates can attempt CLAT 2022 with no limits on their attempts.
  • Other than Indian Nationals, candidates who are NRIs, OCIs, PIOs & Foreign Nationals are also eligible to apply for CLAT 2022.
  • Candidates must also fulfill the CLAT Eligibility during the time of counselling. Also Check CLAT Counselling.
CLAT Basic Eligibility

CLAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria: Nationality, Age Limit and Number of Attempts

Mentioned below are the eligibility criteria for CLAT 2022 under parameters listed below:

Parameters Eligibility Critera
Nationality Candidates who are Indian Nationals/NRIs/PIO/OCI are eligible to appear for CLAT 2022
CLAT 2022 Age Limit As per the newly revised criterion, the UG Program will have no upper age limit. There is no higher age limit for taking the CLAT 2021 exam.
Number of Attempts Candidates should be aware that the consortium has set no time constraint for taking CLAT 2022. Candidates can take the CLAT UG/PG exam as many times as they desire.
CLAT Academic Eligibility

CLAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria: Educational Qualification

Mentioned below are the eligibility criteria for CLAT UG/PG courses

CLAT UG Eligibility 2022 

  • Candidates who are General/ OBC/ PWD/ NRI/ PIO/ OCI categories, must have secured 45% aggregate marks or its equivalent in their qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2 or an equivalent examination).
  • Candidates belonging from the SC/ST categories, must have secured 40% aggregate or its equivalent.

CLAT PG Eligibility 2022

  • For candidates belonging to the General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories, an LLB Degree or an equivalent examination with a minimum of 50% or its equivalent grade is required.
  • For candidates belonging from the SC/ST category, 45% aggregate or its equivalent grade is required.
CLAT Final Year Eligibility

CLAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria for Final Year Students

Candidates who will take the qualifying test in March/April 2021 will also be eligible to take the CLAT 2022 exam. 

  • Final year candidates, however, are required to show proof of passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, or they will forfeit their right to be considered for admission.
  • Candidates who do not submit the marksheet/ certificates of their passing with the required marks will not be eligible for admissions.
CLAT Tie-breaker

CLAT 2022: Score Tie-breaker

In case of score tie between candidates, NLU uses the following procedure to break the tie. 

CLAT 2022: UG Score Tie-breaker

In the event of a tie, the following procedure and order will be used to break the tie:

  • Higher scores in legal aptitude subject 
  • Older age
  • Computerized lotteries

CLAT 2022: PG Score Tie-breaker

In the event of a tie in PG CLAT 2022, the following procedure and sequence will be used to break the tie:

  • Older age
  • Computerized lotteries
CLAT International Students Eligibility

CLAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria for International Students

Candidates applying through NRI/NRI Sponsored/Foreign National category, should contact their concerned university for admission requirements, eligibility, required documents, and other related questions under the NRI Quota.

  • Candidates applying for NRI category must appear for CLAT 2022 for those NLUs that require CLAT Exam as a requirement for admission to the category.
  • The CLAT Office will be responsible for releasing a list of candidates who are eligible for admission in this category.
  • In other circumstances, candidates must visit the respective universities they want to attend to know if CLAT 2022 is a requirement for admissions in NRI category.

CLAT 2022 Admissions: Documents Required by the NRI Candidates

  • Copy of Valid Indian Passport of the Student
  • Copy of Visas obtained in the last 12 months
  • Certificate from the local embassy stating that the person is an NRI/OCI or PIO Card

Sponsors for NRI Students

The person who willingly sponsors candidates for admission is required to be a first-degree relation of the student and shall be residing abroad as a Non-Resident Indian.

  • In case the student has no parents or near relatives or is taken as a ward by some other nearest relative, such students also may be considered for admission. 
  • The guardian must have legally treated the applying candidate as a ward. Such guardians shall file an affidavit mentioning the interest in the education of the candidate and also their relationship with the candidate. 
  • It is mandatory for that person to also be a Non-Resident Indian and ordinarily residing abroad.

CLAT 2022 Admissions: Documents Required by NRI Sponsored Candidates 

  • Copy of Valid Indian Passport of the Sponsor
  • Copy of Visas obtained in the last 12 months by the Sponsor
  • Certificate from the local embassy stating that the Sponsor is an NRI/ OCI or PIO Card
  • An affidavit by the sponsor indicating the interest shown in the education affairs of the student and willingness to fund the education of the student over the next 5 years.
FAQs

CLAT 2022 Eligibility FAQs

Ques: What law programmes can I pursue after appearing for CLAT 2022?

Ans: The programmes offered by the NLUs through CLAT 2022 are BA LLB, BBA LLB. BSc LLB, BCom LLB. Postgraduate programmes LLM are also offered in some universities.

Ques: How many seats are offered through CLAT 2022?

Ans: CLAT UG currently has 2522 seats available, while CLAT LLM has 1635. There are state-merit list seats and All India seats among these. There are also category-based seat reservations for both state and all-India seats.

Ques: Can a student from any commerce background give the CLAT 2022 exam?

Ans: Yes, students from any stream (Commerce/ Science/ Arts) can attend CLAT 2022 for UG courses. However, for PG courses, candidates must have passed the LLB course or its equivalent.

Ques: What is the application fee for CLAT 2022?

Ans: The application fee for CLAT 2022 for General/OBC/PwD/NRI/PIO/OCI is INR 4,000, Candidates applying through BPL/SC/ST category only have to pay INR 3,500

Ques: Will clearing CLAT 2022 guarantee me admission to any National Law University of India?

Ans: No, passing CLAT will only qualify you for admission to national law schools. However, candidates must meet all of the eligibility conditions of the university which they wish to attend.

Ques: Can I apply for CLAT 2022 in offline mode?

Ans: No, the CLAT application form will only be available in an online format. In offline mode, you are unable to apply.

Ques: What documents do I need to upload for filling the CLAT 2022 application form?

Ans: Candidates must upload a recent passport-size photograph, a scanned copy of their signature, and a copy of their domicile certificate while filling out the CLAT application form.

Ques: What details should candidates retain after completion of CLAT 2022 applications?

Ans: After completing the application form, CLAT candidates should keep the following information in mind: (a) CLAT Application Form in hard copy (b) Details of the fee receipt (c) CLAT ID and password produced by a computer.

Ques: How many questions will be asked in CLAT 2022?

Ans: There will be 150 MCQ-type questions in the CLAT UG. Around 120 MCQ-type questions are asked in the CLAT 2022 PG.

Ques: What is the examination mode of CLAT 2022?

Ans: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak last year, the CLAT was conducted entirely online. Otherwise, CLAT is administered in a pen-and-paper format.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

Comments


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Anonymous
Hi, I'm Sana i got 44% marks in graduation am i eligible for llb?
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Anonymous
Hi Sana, candidates applying for this exam must have passed intermediate with an aggregate of 45% to be eligible. Graduation marks will not be considered.
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Anonymous
CAN CLAT IS FOR 3 YR LLB COURSE?
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Hi Jagruti, yes, CLAT exam is for 3-year LLB course and 5-year integrated LLB-LLM course.
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Anonymous
I m 42 years old. Am I eligible for this?
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Hi Kartavya, as there is no upper age limit to appear in this exam, thus, you are eligible for CLAT.
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eligibility of cource after graduation
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Hi Rahul, kindly mention the course whose eligibility criteria you want to know.
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Anonymous
hi my daughter appear 12th board for 2020 , what is suggestion from your end to her about clat exam . dob 14.6.2003
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Hi Ranvijay, she can apply for this exam after completion of intermediate. And, there is no age bar to appear in this exam.
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Anonymous
I m 12th pass how can I take clat exam
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Hi Santoshi, you can check the Application Process for CLAT exam in detail from here.

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I am graduted in bcom in year 2020 can i apply for ClAT pg exam in 2020 ??
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Hi Shrishti, yes, you will be able to appear in CLAT PG 2020 provided you maintain your graduation aggregate at least 55% (50% if you are SC/ST).
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hello, i am a b.com graduate age 30 want to proceed for llb is there any eligibility criteria. I dont have any knowledge how to apply for llb kindly assist
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Hi Yawar, there is no upper age limit to apply for LLB.
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Hey, Can I appear for CLAT LLM course after doing my B.tech
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Hi Vandana, Firstly you need to fulfil the university or college admission requirement in LLM Course and after then you can apply with focus on the requirements.
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Anonymous
Hello, I have passed the 12 by CBSE but out ,of 6 subject I have passed 5 subject so does it affect qualification criteria
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Hi Vivek, The admission in LLB Course as mentioned above the Eligibility, As you need to all clear subject for the application.
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Hello , I will give 12 boards exam this year and my age is 17 years so can I give the clat exam this year ???
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Hi Shurti, CLAT Age Limit Eligibility Criteria:- Unreserved/ NRIs/ NRI Sponsored category candidates below 20 years of age as on July 01, 2019. SC/ ST/ OBC/ Specially Abled Persons (SAP) category candidates below 22 years of age as on July 01, 2019.

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i b.com graduate so i want to do law so tell me course
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Hi Bikash, You need to appear the entrance exam for the admission in LLB Course as mentioned above the Eligibility.
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If I am a 10 2 student then my age will be min. Up to 18 or max 19 but the age limit is of 20
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Hi VAibhav, CLAT Age Limit Eligibility Criteria:- Unreserved/ NRIs/ NRI Sponsored category candidates below 20 years of age as on July 01, 2018. SC/ ST/ OBC/ Specially Abled Persons (SAP) category candidates below 22 years of age as on July 01, 2018.
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I HAVE PASSED 12 FROM NIOS BOARD IS IT IS VALID IN CLAT
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Hi Sonali, Law aspirants appearing for CLAT LLM Program should have secured a minimum percentage in qualifying examination (i.e. LL.B./ 5-Year Integrated LL.B. (Hons.)/ any other equivalent exam). The marks vary as per candidate’s category.
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Hello there, Need some clarification about CLAT, Is it possible for a Graduate person to give the examinations of CLAT when he has 42% in B.Com [OBC category] for LL.B 3 year-course?
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Hi Mukesh, To get admission in L.L.B, please check these following CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2018

Eligibility for LLB Program mandates a candidate to have a minimum aggregate of 45% marks in class 12th qualifying examination.

For LLM Program, an aggregate of 50% marks in graduation is required.

There is a 5% relaxation of marks for SC, ST, OBC and PWD candidates.

The maximum age requirement to appear in CLAT is 20 years for LLB course. 2 years of relaxation is given to candidates belonging to SC/ST Category.

There is no bar on age for candidates opting for LLM Course.

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I am a graduate I want to go for LAW degree .what is the procedure for that .
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Hi Puneet, Please check this link for getting the information about the Application for this Entrance Exam.


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