CLAT 2022 Registration (Started), Exam Dates, Eligibility, Universities List

The CLAT full form Common Law Admission Test is an entrance exam for students aspiring to pursue law education in India. There are 22 National Law Universities (NLU) that have participated in the CLAT 2022, these Law schools offer under-graduate degrees, post-graduate degrees, and Ph.D. in Law.

Candidates passing the CLAT exam on a merit basis can apply for admission to the mentioned 22 NLUs. Also, many private and self-financed law schools also use these CLAT scores for law admissions. The CLAT 2022 registration process has already started, eligible interested students can apply for the same before the last date of 9 May 2022.

Note that the CLAT exam is considered one of the toughest exams for law students.

Types of Law courses offered:

Undergraduate Courses

  1. 5 Years Integrated Undergraduate (BA LLB)
  2. 3 Years LLB

Postgraduate Courses

  1. 1 Year LLM Degree
  2. B

CLAT 2022 Highlights

Exam Conducting BodyConsortium of NLUs
Exam NameCLAT 2022
Registration Last Date9 May 2022
Exam Date19 June 2022

CLAT Entrance Exam Details

The CLAT 2022 entrance exam is conducted for both Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) law studies.

Law UG Program

If you want to pursue an undergraduate course in Law then you need to appear for the UG CLAT 2022 examination. On passing the exam on merit, you can apply for law admissions for UG programs like 5 Years integrated Undergraduate (BA LLB), and 3 Years LLB.

Educational Qualification

  1. For General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI categories: Class 12 passed with minimum 45% marks.
  2. For SC/ST categories: Class 12 passed with a minimum of 40% marks.
  3. Candidates who are currently appearing in Class 12 (qualifying exam) in March/April 2022, are also eligible to appear in CLAT 2022 exam. But, they need to show evidence of passing Class 12 at the time of admission, failing to do so will lead to canceling their admission rights.

Age Limit

There will be no upper age limit for the UG program in CLAT 2022.

UG-CLAT 2022 Exam Brief

The UG-CLAT 2022 exam duration is of 2 hours. Total questions will be 150 multiple-choice questions carrying 1 mark each. There shall be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. These questions would be divided into the following 5 subjects:

  1. English Language
  2. Current Affairs, including General Knowledge
  3. Legal Reasoning
  4. Logical Reasoning
  5. Quantitative Techniques

Exam Mode

Offline. Pen and Paper.

Law PG Program

In order to pursue PG courses in Law schools, you need to appear for the PG-CLAT 2022 exam.

Educational Qualification

  1. An LL.B Degree or an equivalent examination with a minimum of Fifty percent (50%) of marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories.
  2. Forty-Five percent (45%) of marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
  3. Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in April/May 2022 are also eligible to apply.

Age Limit

No upper age limit is prescribed for appearing in CLAT 2022.

Exam Mode

Offline. Pen and Paper.

Participating Universities in CLAT 2022

List of National Law Universities participating in the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2022. A total of 22 Law Universities spread across different cities in Indian states take their admissions via the CLAT entrance exam.

Sl. No.Law University Name – CLAT 2022Short FormLocationOfficial Website
1National Law School of India
2Nalsar University of
3National Law Institute
4WB National University of Juridical
5National Law
6Hidayatullah National Law
7Gujarat National Law
8Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law
9Rajiv Gandhi National University of
10Chanakya National Law
11The National University of Advanced Legal
12National Law University
13National University of Study and Research in
14National Law University and Judicial
15Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law
16Tamil Nadu National Law
17Maharashtra National Law
18Maharashtra National Law
19Maharashtra National Law
20Himachal Pradesh National Law
21Dharmashastra National Law
22Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law

If you want to apply to any of the above Law universities, then you’ll need to visit the website of the respective University and apply directly along with appearing in the upcoming CLAT 2022. Most universities have put up their admissions on the website.

CLAT 2022 Important Dates

Registration Start1 Jan 2022
Registration Close9 May 2022
Exam Date19 June 2022

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Other Private Universities Using CLAT 2020 Scores

The following private universities have signed an MOU with the Consortium of NLU to use the CLAT 2022 scores for admitting students to their universities.

  1. Alliance University, Bangalore
  2. Amity University
  3. Asian Law College
  4. Career College of Law, Bhopal
  5. Dayananda Sagar University
  6. FIMT – Fairfield School of Law
  7. Geeta Institute of Law
  8. IAMR Law College
  9. Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak
  10. Indore Institute of Law
  11. Institute of Law, Nirma University
  12. Jagran Lakecity University
  13. Jaipur National University
  14. Jharkhand Rai University, Ranchi
  15. Karnavati University, Unitedworld School of Law (UWSL)
  16. Law College Dehradun Faculty of Uttaranchal University
  17. LLoyd Law College
  18. Manipal University Jaipur
  19. Marwadi University
  20. Mody University of Science and Technology
  21. Nancy College of Law, Samana, Patiala
  22. National Forensic Sciences University
  23. Raffles University, Neemrana
  24. RNB Global University
  25. Sage University
  26. Shri Ram Murti Smarak College of Law, Bareilly
  27. SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) Deemed to be University
  28. University of Petroleum and Energy Studies


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