CLAT is conducted for admissions to the law programmes at the prestigious National Law Universities in India. On behalf of NLUs, the Consortium of NLUs conducts the Common Law Entrance Exam for admissions to Undergraduate and Postgraduate law programmes offered at the 22 NLUs and other private universities.
In a recent notification shared by the Consortium of NLUs, CLAT 2022 exam date has been revised. CLAT 2022 will now be conducted on 19 June 2022, for which the registrations have been extended till 9 May 2022. For more information and the latest updates for CLAT 2022, keep reading.
CLAT 2022 Exam Date Revised
As per the revised CLAT 2022 schedule released by the Consortium of NLUs, candidates can check the revised exam dates below –
|Nomenclature||CLAT 2022||CLAT 2023|
|Date of Notification||27 December 2021||To be notified|
|Online Application||1 January 2022||To be notified|
|Last Date to Apply||9 May 2022||To be notified|
|Issue of Admit Card||To be notified||To be notified|
|CLAT Exam Date||19 June 2022||18 December 2022|
|CLAT Exam Time||2 PM – 4 PM||To be notified|
|Uploading of Answer Key||To be notified||To be notified|
|Result and Rank List||To be notified||To be notified|
|Counselling and Seat Allotment||To be notified||To be notified|
|Payment of CLAT Counseling Fee (1st Allotment)||To be notified||To be notified|
|Payment of CLAT Counseling Fee (2nd Allotment)||To be notified||To be notified|
|Payment of CLAT Counseling Fee (3rd Allotment)||To be notified||To be notified|
|Payment of CLAT Counseling Fee (4th Allotment)||To be notified||To be notified|
|Payment of CLAT Counseling Fee (5th Allotment)||To be notified||To be notified|
CLAT 2022: Exam Summary
|Name of the Exam||Common Law Admission Test|
|Exam Type||Undergraduate & Postgraduate|
|Exam Mode||Pen and Paper Mode|
|Exam Duration||120 minutes|
|Conducting Authority||Consortium of NLUs|
|Total number of participating institutes||22 NLUs except for National Law University-Delhi|
CLAT Application Form
The online application for CLAT 2022 began on 1 January 2022 for admissions to UG & PG programmes. After the recent notification released by the Consortium of NLUs, the registration date has been revised and extended till 9 May 2022.
Steps to fill CLAT 2022 Application Form
Step – 1: Register for CLAT by providing your name, email ID and mobile number.
Step – 2: After registration, log in to your account using the registration ID and fill in the required sections. Provide your personal, academic and other important information.
Step – 3: Once you have provided all the required details, upload the scanned copies of your photograph, signature and other required documents. Candidates must follow the size and image format as mentioned below –
|Document||Size and Format|
|Photograph||20 kb – 50 kb in JPEG only|
|Signature||10 kb – 20 kb in JPEG only|
Step – 4: Proceed by filling in other required details and share your preferences for NLUs in the application form.
Step – 5: Review and edit the application form, if required and submit the application form by paying the required fees. Candidates must note that you can edit the form once the form is submitted.
CLAT 2022 Application Fees
Candidates will have to pay the mentioned fee at the time of CLAT Registration –
|General/OBC/SAP and other category candidates||₹ 4000/-|
|SC/ST category candidates||₹ 3500/-|
CLAT 2022 Participating Colleges
|CLAT 2022 Participating NLUs||Courses-wise Seat Intake|
|National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru||BA LLB (Hons) – 80|
|The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata||BA LLB (Hons) – 127|
|National Law University, Jodhpur||BA LLB (Hons) and BBA LLB (Hons) – 120|
|Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar||BA LLB (Hons), BCom LLB (Hons), BSc LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons), BSW LLB (Hons) – 198|
|Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNLU), Patiala||BA LLB (Hons) – 180|
|National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi||BA LLB (Hons) – 60|
|National University of Study & Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi||BA LLB (Hons) – 120 + 20 (special category)|
|DamodaramSanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam||BA LLB (Hons) – 138|
|Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai||BA LLB (Hons) – 100|
|Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad||BA LLB (Hons) – 60|
|Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU), Jabalpur||BA LLB (Hons) – 120|
|National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad||BA LLB (Hons) – 120|
|National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal||BA LLB (Hons) – 134|
|Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur||BA LLB (Hons) – 160|
|Dr Ram ManoharLohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow||BA LLB (Hons) – 187 seats, including supernumerary|
|Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna||BA LLB (Hons) and BBA LLB (Hons) – 132|
|National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack||BA LLB (Hons) – 120
BBA LLB (Hons) – 60
|National Law University & Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam||BA LLB (Hons) – 60|
|The Tamil Nadu National Law University (TNNLU), Tiruchirapalli||BA LLB (Hons) – 60
BCom LLB (Hons) – 60
|Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur||BA LLB (Hons) – 120|
|Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla||BA LLB (Hons) – 60
BBA LLB (Hons) – 60
|Dr B R Ambedkar National Law University (DBRANLU), Sonipat, Haryana||BA LLB (Hons) – 120|
CLAT Exam Pattern: Overview
|Number of Sections||5|
|Sections||English including comprehension, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Legal Reasoning; Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Techniques|
|Total no. of questions||150|
|Marks per question||1|
|Negative Marking||Yes (0.25 deducted for a wrong answer)|
|Mode of Examination||Pen and Paper Mode|
CLAT Exam Pattern: Section-wise Distribution
|1||English including Comprehension||28-32|
|2||General Knowledge and Current Affairs||35-39|
CLAT 2022 Result
CLAT 2022 will be conducted on 19 June 2022. After the successful conduct of the exam, the Consortium will announce the result. After the CLAT result has been announced, the answer key will be released following the release of the consolidated merit list. Also, a counselling invite will be issued within a few weeks of result declaration, which will mark the start of registrations for the counselling process.
Steps to check CLAT Result
- Candidates can access the result from the official website –consortiumofnlus.ac.in and click on the CLAT 2022 result link.
- After opening the link, log in with your mobile number and password.
- Now you can click on ‘View Result’.
- Your CLAT result will be displayed on the screen.
- You can download the result and take a printout for future use.
Once the candidates have accessed the CLAT results, they must participate in the CLAT centralised counselling process. By participating in the counselling process, candidates can get admission to their chosen National Law Universities.