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Common Law Admission Test CLAT 2022


The Consortium of National Law Universities conducts the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)


The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level entrance exam for admissions to undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law programmes offered by 22 National Law Universities around the country.

CLAT is organized by the Consortium of National Law Universities consisting of the representative universities.




  1. There will be no upper age limit for UG Programme in CLAT 2022.

  2. As regards minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2 or an equivalent examination), the candidates must have secured:

    1. Forty five percent (45%) marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI categories

    2. Forty Percent (40%) marks or equivalent in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.

  3. Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April, 2022 are also eligible to appear in CLAT 2022 examination. However, they shall be required to produce an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.

  4. The result of the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2) shall be submitted by the candidate at the time of admission failing which the candidate shall be ineligible for admission to the Course.

  5. In case of equal marks, the break of tie shall be by the following procedure and order as under:

    1. Higher marks in the component / section on legal aptitude in the CLAT 2022 exam;

    2. Higher age;

    3. Computerised draw of lots.




  • Application fees can be paid online only.

  • Application fee for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI candidates: Rs.4,000/-

  • Application fee for SC/ST/BPL category candidates: Rs.3,500/-

  • 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.)

  • The candidates themselves will have to bear the bank transaction charges for remitting the fee online. The actual bank transaction charges will be displayed in the payment gateway page after candidates choose the mode of payment.

  • Application Fees is non-refundable.


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Syllabus and Guide


The UG-CLAT 2022 would focus on evaluating the comprehension and reasoning skills and abilities of candidates. Overall, it is designed to be a test of aptitude and skills that are necessary for a legal education rather than prior knowledge, though prior knowledge occasionally may be useful to respond to questions in the Current Affairs section.

The UG-CLAT 2022 shall be a 2-hour test, with 150 multiple-choice questions carrying 1 mark each. There shall be negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. These questions would be divided across the following 5 subjects:

  • English Language

  • Current Affairs, including General Knowledge

  • Legal Reasoning

  • Logical Reasoning

  • Quantitative Techniques


Question Paper Format


Question Paper Format



General Instructions


  • The CLAT 2022 examination will be held in OFFLINE mode

  • The applications have to be submitted ONLINE only from consortiumofnlus.ac.in website.

  • The date of examination is scheduled on 8th May 2022 from 3 PM to 5 PM. (Subject to revision in case of necessity)

  • Indian Nationals/NRIs/PIO/OCI seeking admission in either of the UG programmes shall appear in CLAT 2022.

  • Foreign Nationals need not appear for the test

  • For any information relating to the 22 NLUs, the candidate may refer to the e-brochure of the respective Institutions available in the Consortium website.

  • For NRI/NRI Sponsored/Foreign National seats, the applicants are advised to refer to the e-brochures as well as the websites of the respective NLUs for more details. All NRI Category candidates have to appear for the CLAT 2022 examination for those NLUs where such category is admitted through CLAT 2022 rankings and not admitted directly by the concerned Universities. Please note that for admission in these categories, you will need to apply directly to the concerned NLU in addition to appearing for the CLAT exam. Please refer to the NLU website for more information.

  • Information regarding the details of intake, reservation policies and the courses offered along with the fee structures of various participating National Law Universities is available in the Information Brochure which can be accessed from the official website of CLAT and also from the websites of the participating NLUs. The candidates are, therefore, advised to thoroughly go through the rules, policies and the fee structure of the participating NLUs before filling in the application form for UG courses, and also for the NRI and Foreign National seats.

  • Information provided in the e-Brochure regarding the intake, reservation policy, fee, courses offered and the subjects taught at various levels including the areas of specialization, etc., has been specified very briefly. For detailed information regarding the same, the candidates may refer to the information available at the websites of the participating NLUs.

  • Candidates are advised to visit CLAT 2022 website regularly for updates. The allotment of seats and the offer for admission under CLAT 2022 shall be provisional and shall not create any right of admission in favour of a candidate.


Participating Institutes


Details About Participating Institutes



Important Dates


Last Date to Apply 09 May, 2022

CLAT Examination 19 June, 2022