CLAT 2022

CLAT 2022 is a national level entrance exam for admissions to candidates in undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law courses offered at 22 NLUs and several other colleges/ universities.

CLAT is held by the Consortium of National Law Universities headed by NLSIU. The exam is held for admissions in UG and PG programs offered by the National Law Universities. Being the leader in Law entrance preparation, Career Launcher experts will bring to you live updates on CLAT 2022 in terms of the CLAT 2022 Preparation in the run-up to the CLAT Exam. On the day of the CLAT Exam, you will get insights about the CLAT 2022 Paper from our experts on this page.

CLAT 2021 was originally scheduled for May 9th but due to the board exam dates being announced, it was rescheduled to 13th June 2021.

CLAT 2022 Important Dates


Tentative Dates

Start of online application form


Application form closes


Issue of Admit Card


Exam Date (offline)


Time of Examination


Publication of Official Answer Key




Start of Counseling


CLAT 2022 Exam Highlights

Before we get into the details of the CLAT 2022 Exam, we can have a look at the highlights of the exam which will give you a bird’s eye view about the CLAT Exam. The exam highlights for CLAT 2022 is given below:

Exam Highlights


Exam Name

CLAT (Common Law Admission Test)

CLAT Exam Conducting Body

Consortium of National Law Universities

CLAT Exam Level

UG and PG

CLAT Exam Frequency

Once a year

CLAT Exam Mode


CLAT Exam Duration

120 Minutes

CLAT Exam Language


CLAT Exam Purpose

Admissions to BA LLB, BCom LLB, BSc LLB, BBA LLB, BSW LLB, LLM courses

CLAT 2022 Exam Pattern

The CLAT exam is a test of one's aptitude and reasoning abilities. It comprises of five sections namely: Verbal Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge, and Legal Aptitude. Each question carries 1 mark and for every incorrect attempt, 0.25 marks will be deducted.



English Language

28-32 (20% of the paper)

Quantitative Aptitude

13-17 (10% of the paper)

Logical Reasoning

28-32 (20% of the paper)

General Awareness

35-39 (25% of the paper)

Legal Aptitude

35-39 (25% of the paper)

Total Marks


Total Time (min)


Negative Marking

0.25 marks for each wrong answer

CLAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria:

The eligibility criteria for CLAT 2022 are primarily based on two factors:

  • Educational Qualification
  • Age Limit

CLAT 2022 Educational Qualification: Any candidate who has completed 10+2 or equivalent examination is eligible to apply for CLAT 2022 Exam.

Minimum marks required for different categories are listed below:

  • 45% marks for General/ Other Backward Class (OBC)/ Specially abled persons categories
  • 40% marks for Scheduled Class (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories
  • Note: Candidates appearing for their Class 12th examination in March/ April 2022 are also eligible for CLAT 2022 Exam. Such candidates need to give evidence of passing their Class 12th exam at the time of admission. Candidates who fail to fulfill this will lose their right for admission through the CLAT exam. CLAT 2022 Age Limit: There is no upper age limit to apply for CLAT 2022 Exam.

    • Online registration
    • Filling of the application form
    • Uploading of documents
    • Application fee payment

    CLAT 2022 Application Form

    Candidates seeking admission to undergraduate law courses offered by the participating NLUs can fill the application form of CLAT 2022 on the official CLAT website ( once they are released.

    The steps to fill CLAT 2022 application form is given below-

    Documents required for CLAT 2022 application process

    Given below is a list of documents that a student will need while applying for CLAT 2022







    Category Certificate for SC/ST/OBC candidates


    Relevant Certificate for P.W.D. candidates


    Relevant Certificate for BPL candidates


    CLAT 2022 Application Fees



    General, OBC


    ST, SC


    CLAT 2021 Syllabus

    CLAT 2022 Admit Card

    All the candidates who have successfully registered and applied for CLAT 2022 will be download the admit card for the CLAT exam from the official website of CLAT consortium. Candidates are advised to carry a valid ID proof with their admit card.

    Details Mentioned on the CLAT 2022 Admit Card

    Given below are the details that will be mentioned on the CLAT 2022 admit card

    • Candidate's name

    • Date of birth.

    • Roll number

    • Father's name

    • Test date

    • Test time

    • Test City

    • Examination reporting time

    • Application number

    • Category applied for

    • Course applied for

    • Photograph

    • Specimen signature

    • Invigilator signature

    • Candidate's signature

    What to do in case of an error in CLAT 2022 admit card?

    In case of any discrepancy in the CLAT 2022 admit card, the candidates must immediately contact the exam conducting authority and try to rectify the issue. Hence, candidates are advised to download the CLAT 2022 admit card as soon as possible. This gives you enough time in hand to deal with any sort of discrepancy on the admit card. Note: While filling the application form for CLAT 2022 candidates should multiple check the information they have provided to dodge any kind of discrepancy later.

    How to check the CLAT 2022 result?

    • Candidates may check their CLAT 2022 results at the official website of CLAT consortium.

    • Candidates need their CLAT 2022 application form number to check their CLAT 2022 results.

    • Candidates will also need to mention their registered email address and date of birth to check the result.

    • It is advisable to download the result and keep a print of it for future reference.

    CLAT 2022 Syllabus

    CLAT 2022 shall be conducted in offline mode where the paper will have 150 questions from five different subjects including English (Comprehension), General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability), Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning. Scope and coverage of questions under different subject areas:

    English language English section will test the candidates' proficiency in English based on comprehension passages. Students will be given passages of about 450 words each and such passages could be fiction/ non-fiction, contemporary/historical, etc. Candidates will be questioned on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein, etc. The inference would be key here, candidates will have to comprehend the main idea discussed in the passage including any counter-arguments used in the passage.

    Current Affairs including General Knowledge: This section would again consist of passages instead of direct questions that were asked earlier. The passages would again be of 450 words each and the same would be derived from news, journals, etc. Questions based on such passages would be asked. Such a question can cover static portion as well, candidates are therefore advised not to forgo the static portion entirely. Reading Newspapers daily, specifically, articles containing any Bill or Judgments or legal information should help in preparing for this section.

    Quantitative Aptitude: The Quantitative Technique or Maths section will include short sets of facts or propositions, graphs, or other textual, pictorial or diagrammatic representations of numerical information, followed by a series of questions. The questions will be in the form of Data Interpretation i.e. candidates would be required to infer information from the given passage and answer accordingly.

    Legal Reasoning: This section will test the candidate's interest in the study of law, research aptitude, and problem-solving ability. Questions would again be based on passages relating to facts or scenarios involving legal matters. The passage would contain certain rules and principles which should be identified and accordingly applied to the questions. The passages would be approximately 450 words each.

    Logical Reasoning: The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate's ability to identify patterns, logical links, and rectify illogical arguments. The questions would be based on the passage of 300 words.

    CLAT 2022 Preparation Tips

    To get a fair idea of how to prepare for CLAT i.e. the Common Law Admission Test, we have listed below important points for CLAT 2022 Preparation Tips:

    • Be well-versed with CLAT Exam Pattern and CLAT Syllabus

    • Practice CLAT Mock Tests and CLAT Sample Papers to get a good grip over the CLAT Exam.

    • Study hard and study smart

    • Do a regular revision

    • A study from the best books suggested for the CLAT Exam

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