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CLAT 2022: Exam Date (Revised), Application (Extended), Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern

24 Mar 2022 17:51:30 PM

CLAT 2022 will be conducted on June 19 in offline mode. Application last date has been extended. Know here all about CLAT 2022 exam dates, registration, eligibility.

The Consortium of National Law Universities has revised the CLAT 2022 exam date. CLAT exam will be held on June 19, 2022, from 2 PM to 4 PM in an offline, pen and paper mode. The registration for CLAT 2022 started on January 1, 2022, and the last date for the application submission has been extended till May 9, 2022. 

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national-level exam for the admissions to the Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) law programmes which are offered by 22 National Law Universities around the country. The Common Law Admission Test is organized by the Consortium of National Law Universities consisting of the representative universities. 

Find out more about CLAT 2022 exam dates, the application process, eligibility, syllabus, exam pattern, cut-off, and other important details. 

CLAT 2022 Highlights

Particulars

Details

Full Name of the exam

Common Law Admission Test

Short Exam Name

CLAT 

Frequency of conduct

Once a year

Conducting body

Consortium of National Law Universities

Exam Level

National Level exam

Languages

English

Mode of Application

Online

Mode of Exam

Offline

Exam Duration

2 Hours

CLAT 2022 Exam Dates

CLAT 2022 dates have been announced by the Consortium of National Law Universities on the official website- consortiumofnlus.ac.in. Candidates applying for the exam for admission to Undergraduate and Postgraduate law courses must familiarize themselves with the dates and proceed with the exam test process as per the schedule.

The table below mentions the important dates of the CLAT 2022 exam along with the extended and revised schedule of the law admission test.

Exam

Dates

CLAT 2022 Notification

December 26, 2022

CLAT 2022 Application Form available from

January 1, 2022

Last Date for form submission

May 9, 2022

CLAT 2022 Admit Card Release Date

To be notified

CLAT 2022 examination

June 19, 2022

CLAT 2022 Answer Key

To be notified

CLAT 2022 Result

To be notified

CLAT 2022 Counselling

To be notified

CLAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates applying for CLAT Exam 2022 must be familiar with the eligibility criteria prescribed by the Consortium of National Law Universities. Common law Admission Test (CLAT) is held every year for admission to the Undergraduate and Postgraduate law courses offered by National Law Universities in the country. 

Before filling out the application form for CLAT 2022 exam, it is advised to go thoroughly through the eligibility criteria for both courses. The eligibility criteria for CLAT 2022 include the details such as the age limit, qualifying exam, among others. 

Check CLAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria mentioned in the table below.

Particular

CLAT UG

CLAT PG

Educational Qualification

Class 12th or an equivalent examination from a recognized board or institution

Graduation degree in law or any other equivalent qualification which is recognized by the Bar Council of India

Minimum marks required in qualifying exam by Genera, PwD, OBC candidates

45% marks or equivalent grade

50% marks for equivalent grade

Minimum marks required in qualifying exam by SC and ST candidates

40% marks or equivalent grade

45% marks or equivalent grade

Age Limit

No age limit

No age limit

CLAT 2022 Application Form

The Application Form for CLAT 2022 exam was released by the Consortium of National Law Universities on January 1, 2022. The last date for the CLAT 2022 registration is May 9, 2022.

Candidates can fill the application form for CLAT online and the fees can also be paid with the same process. In order to fill CLAT application form successfully, they must provide correct personal, academic, contact details, select the program for study (UG or PG) and also enter the preferred NLUs in the order of priority. 

Steps to fill CLAT Application Form 2022

 

  • The first step will be the CLAT registration. Candidates must register themselves for CLAT 2022 by providing their name, email id, mobile number and other details. 
  • After registration, the application form of CLAT 2022 has to be filled with personal, academic and contact details. Program (UG or PG) and preferred NLUs must also be selected in this section. 
  • The next step will be to upload documents which will include scanned copies of signature, photograph and other documents as specified by the authorities must be uploaded. 
  • The final step will be the payment of the Application Fee. For General/PwD/OBC/NRI/PIO/OCI category, the amount is Rs. 4,000 while for SC/STBPL category, the fee is Rs. 3,500.

 

CLAT 2022 Syllabus

The organizing body has prescribed the syllabus of CLAT exam 2022 to facilitate the candidates preparing for the national-level law exam. 

The prescribed syllabus of CLAT Exam 2022 is divided into 5 sections- General Knowledge and Current Affairs, English including comprehension, legal aptitude, logical reasoning, and maths. The students preparing for the upcoming law exam must be aware of the prescribed syllabus as well as the important topics which will be covered under it. 

Subject

Important Topics

General Knowledge

History, Geography, Important laws and amendments, Environment, General science, Political science 

English

Choosing the correct spelling, One word substitution, sentence correction, Adverbs & Proverbs, Phrases, Antonyms-Synonyms, filling the blanks with most appropriate word 

Current Affairs

The Current events of the national and international importance, legal knowledge (new laws and amendments), sports

Maths

Profit Loss, Algebra, Number Systems, Average, Percentage, Areas mensuration, Time speed and distance, work and time, probability

Legal Aptitude

Rights and Duties, Important laws such as IPC, CrPC, Hindu law, Prepositions and facts, Current events related to Indian Polity, Judiciary- Supreme Court and High Court, among others.

Logical reasoning

Logical sequences and matching, series, syllogisms, analogies, seating arrangements, calendar and clocks

CLAT 2022 Exam Pattern

Candidates who will be appearing for the exam must go through CLAT Exam Pattern 2022. It will facilitate the students in identifying the format of the paper along with the duration and number of sections. The marking scheme of CLAT 2022 will also be covered under the exam pattern.

Both CLAT UG and CLAT PG papers will have Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). It must be noted that there will also be negative marking in CLAT 2022 exam and 1 mark will be awarded for each correct answer. 

Go through the CLAT 2022 Paper Pattern from the table below.

Particulars

Exam Pattern 

Exam Mode

Offline

Language 

English

Total No. of questions

CLAT PG- 120 MCQs

CLAT UG- 150 MCQs

Types of question 

Objective type questions

Exam duration 

2 hours

Marking scheme 

1 mark for each correct answer

Negative marking

0.25 will be deducted for each incorrect answer

CLAT Admit Card 2022

The admit card for CLAT exam 2022 will be released by the Consortium of National Law Universities on the official website a few days before the examination. 

CLAT 2022 Admit Card can be downloaded by providing correct login details. Admit card is an important document that must be carried by the candidate to the exam hall.

The details mentioned on CLAT Admit Card 2022 will include the name of the candidate, exam center, date, time, exam name, and roll number of the law exam.

Candidates are advised to go through the instructions mentioned on CLAT 2022 hall ticket very carefully. The guidelines on the document will help them in keeping out of trouble on exam day. 

Steps to download CLAT 2022 Admit Card

 

  • Click on the CLAT exam admit card 2022 link once available on the website.
  • Enter registration or application number and password in the available login window
  • CLAT 2022 Admit Card/Hall Ticket will be displayed on the screen. It must be downloaded in a pdf format.
  • Candidates must download the admit card and take a printout.

 

CLAT 2022 Exam Day guidelines

  1. Candidates appearing for CLAT 2022 exam must reach the exam center at least an hour before the commencement of the national law exam. 
  2. CLAT 2022 Admit Card is an important document that must be carried to the exam center. The absence of the admit card will prohibit the candidate from entering the center. 
  3. It is advisable to not carry any baggage during the CLAT exam. Students will be responsible for keeping their belongings safe. 
  4. Upon the near of CLAT Exam 2022, it will be beneficial to visit the CLAT exam center once to get an idea of the route, traffic situation, and distance. 
  5. Since CLAT 2022 will be an offline mode exam, the students can carry their blue/black ball pen inside the examination center. 

CLAT 2022 Answer Key

The Consortium of National Law Universities will release the provisional answer key for CLAT 2022 on the official website at the conclusion of the exam. With the help of the CLAT Answer Keys 2022, candidates will be able to calculate the number of questions that they have marked correctly. Provisional answer keys of CLAT 2022 will help in the calculation of scores. 

Anyone who will find a wrong answer in the provisional answer key of CLAT 2022, they will be allowed to file an objection up to the particular date as announced by the exam body. However, once the final answer keys of CLAT 2022 are released, they will be considered the only correct answers to the questions. 

CLAT 2022 Result

The result of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2022 will be released a few days after the conclusion of the exam. Candidates who gave the law exam will be able to check their score once the login link is available. The Result of CLAT 2022 will contain important details such as the sectional and overall marks, category rank obtained in the exam, and other details.

The shortlisted candidates in CLAT 2022 result will then have to appear for the counselling and the seat allotment process. To download CLAT Result 2022, candidates will have to provide the login details, password, and date of birth. Once the result is displayed, it must be downloaded and a printout must be taken out. 

CLAT Merit List 2022

The exam officials will release the CLAT 2022 Merit List on the basis of the marks obtained by the candidate in the exam. Those with higher scores will be ranked higher in the CLAT exam merit list. However, tie-breakers will be used to decide the merit rank, if two or more candidates score the same marks. 

CLAT 2022 Cut Off

The cut-off list of CLAT 2022 will be released separately by all the participating NLUs. The cutoff will be the lowest marks for which the admissions into a National Law University is offered. The various criteria on which CLAT Cut off 2022 will depend on include- sanctioned seat intake, the performance of the applicants in the entrance exam, and a number of applications received for admission, among others. 

Go through the previous CLAT Cutoffs of 2021 for both the Undergraduate and Postgraduate exams. 

General All India CLAT UG Cut off 2021

Name of NLU

Opening Rank

Closing Rank

NLSIU Bangalore

1

83

NALSAR Hyderabad

65

172

WBNUJS Kolkata

24

241

NLIU Bhopal

247

378

NLU Jodhpur

185

356

HNLU Raipur

387

765

GNLU Gandhinagar

251

366

RMLNLU Lucknow

255

676

RGNLU Patiala

413

1075

CNLU Patna

677

1312

NUALS Kochi

414

1144

NLU Odisha (Cuttack)

436

1072

NUSRL Ranchi

1104

1507

TNNLS Tiruchirappalli

1199

1834

DSNLU Vishakhapatnam

1036

1473

MNLU Mumbai

371

453

MNLU Nagpur

1052

1448

MNLU Aurangabad

1474

2022

NLUJAA Guwahati

1091

1659

HPNLU Shimla

755

2009

DNLU Jabalpur

1290

1949

NLU Sonipat

1033

2040

CLAT PG Cut off 2021

Name of NLU

Opening Rank

Closing Rank

NLSIU Bangalore

3

153

NALSAR Hyderabad

10

170

WBNUJS Kolkata

87

418

NLIU Bhopal

28

222

NLU Jodhpur

131

434

HNLU Raipur

424

742

GNLU Gandhinagar

173

240

RMLNLU Lucknow

18

81

RGNLU Patiala

13

528

CNLU Patna

Doesn’t accept score

Doesn’t accept score

NUALS Kochi

385

944

NLU Odisha (Cuttack)

364

796

NUSRL Ranchi

219

938

TNNLS Tiruchirappalli

815

1143

DSNLU Vishakhapatnam

439

1134

MNLU Mumbai

438

544

MNLU Nagpur

260

990

MNLU Aurangabad

721

1148

NLUJAA Guwahati

655

943

HPNLU Shimla

461

829

DNLU Jabalpur

Doesn’t accept score

Doesn’t accept score

NLU Sonipat

Doesn’t accept score

Doesn’t accept score

CLAT 2022 Counselling

The candidates who will qualify for the exam will be called for CLAT counselling 2022 which will be conducted in an online mode. To appear for CLAT 2022 counselling, the eligible candidates will be issued counselling call letters in an online mode. 

The consortium of National Law Universities will invite the candidates equivalent to the five times seat intake in each category for the counselling process.

CLAT 2022 Seat Allotment

The seat allotment for CLAT exam 2022 will be made on the basis of the merit rank of the candidate and the NLU preference selected. The consortium will release the CLAT 2022 seat allotment result separately for the 3 rounds. It must be noted that the upgrade option for the candidate will be available for only Round 1 and Round II. 

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