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Common-Law Admission Test is a National level exam conducted every year as an Eligibility test to get admissions in Law colleges in India.  This exam is conducted for admission to UG & PG programs offered by NLUs and Other Recognised Institutions.  Every year CLAT exam is hosted by the Consortium of NLU’s across India for ease of students participation. Details about clat 2022 are on the official site of a consortium of NLU click here for details –

Important Note –

As per the latest update, the CLAT exam will be conducted twice in the year 2022. This is the first time that the exam will be conducted twice a year. A press release issued by the Consortium of NLU said, “CLAT 2022 will be conducted on may 8, 2022 and CLAT 2023 will be conducted on December 18, 2022.”  


Common-Law Admission Test is conducted every year to create an eligibility benchmark to get admission in India’s most prominent Law schools such as National Law Universities commonly known as NLU’s. Apart from the NLU’s, Most of the Recognised Private Institutions are also considering this Exam as their eligibility criteria to get students admitted in their respective law courses. Public Sector Undertakings in India like ONGC, Coal, Steel, Authority of India, Oil India, etc. Use CLAT Post Graduation score for recruitment of legal positions in companies.


  1. There are 61 other private affiliate colleges that accept CLAT exam scores. 
  2. Some public organizations such as ONGC and BHEL also use CLAT-PG scores for recruitment.

Eligibility for CLAT 2022 –

Only Indian citizens and NRIs can appear in this exam. Foreign nationals desirous of taking admission in any of the courses in any of the participating law Universities may directly approach the concerned Universities with seats for Foreign Nationals. NLU releases the eligibility criteria for the CLAT exam.

For Undergraduate course

  1. Senior Secondary School / Intermediate (10+2) 0r its equivalent certificate from a recognized Board.
  2. No less than 45% marks (40%in the case of SC and ST candidates).
  3. There is no upper age restriction for the test.
  4. Candidates appearing for the qualifying examination 2022 March/ April are also eligible to apply online.

For Post Graduate course –

  1. B/BA.LLB. Degree or equivalent degree from a recognized University.
  2. 50% marks in aggregate (45% in the case of SC and ST candidates).
  3. Candidates who are appearing for the qualifying examination in 2022 March/ April are eligible to appear CLAT examination.
  4. There is no upper age limit for admission to PG courses.


CLAT exam pattern –

CLAT exam is a test of one’s aptitude and reasoning ability. It consists of five sections –

  1. Verbal Ability,
  2. Quantitative aptitude,
  3. Common sense,
  4. Legal qualification,
  5. Legal reasoning.

Each question is of 1 mark and 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong attempt.

For undergraduate CLAT exam pattern –




General Knowledge and Current Affairs



English including comprehension






Legal Aptitude



Legal Reasoning








For PG CLAT exam pattern –




Constitutional law



Subjective question



Other law subjects such contracts, torts, criminal law, IPR, etc.


50 (25*2)






CLAT Syllabus –

The CLAT syllabus covers different subject areas to test the candidates’ proficiency in English, general awareness of static GK, basic calculation, critical thinking ability in logical reasoning, and legal aptitude. Most of the sections are well known to many candidates except the legal aptitude. This section tests the candidate’s study of law, research aptitude, and problem-solving ability.

CLAT exam 2021 Highlights –

Exam name


Conduct by


Exam level



Once a year

Application mode


Exam mode


CLAT undertaking  seats



Courses of CLAT –

The National-level entrance examination, CLAT, is conducted for admission to UG and PG law courses. Candidates who qualify in CLAT exam and stand above the cut-off can seek admission to the courses mentioned below NLUs in India.

UG Courses –

  • BA LLB (Bachelor of Arts LLB)
  • BCom LLB (Bachelor of Commerce LLB)
  • BSc LLB (Bachelor of Science LLB)
  • BBA LLB (Bachelor of Business Administration LLB)
  • BSW LLB (Bachelor of Social Work) Postgraduate Course

PG Courses –

  1. LLM

10 national Law universities –

  1. National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi
  2. National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Odisha
  3. National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi
  4. National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam
  5. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Vishakhapatnam
  6. Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirapalli
  7. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai
  8. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur
  9. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad
  10. Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla


CLAT Application Form –


Candidates who are taking admission to law courses in the NLUs and other private  Universities should register online through the official website of CLAT.

Here are the 8 steps to CLAT application form online –

Step 1:- Visit the Official website of CLAT Consortium of NLU – 

Step 2:- On the homepage, click on the ‘Register’ 

Step 3:- Fill in the basic details such as name, mobile number, and email address. 

Step 4:- Upload the required documents that include the photograph and signature. 

Step 5:- Complete all the mandatory fields in the CLAT application form such as qualification and preference for NLUs. 

Step 6:- Pay the prescribed CLAT application fee 

Step 7:- Submit the application form 

Step 8:- Download the soft copy and take a printout for future reference. 

How to Check CLAT Result 2022

  • Visit the official website of CLAT – 
  • Click on the CLAT result flashing on the homepage. 
  • Enter the login details such as mobile number and password. 
  • Submit the details to access the result. 
  • Download the CLAT Result and take a printout of the same for future reference.

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