CLAT 2022 Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern and Syllabus

Common Law Admission Test [CLAT]

CLAT - Common Law Admission Test

 CLAT or Common Law Admission Test happens to be a national level entrance examination conducted every year. The examination is held tentatively in May. It is conducted for providing admission Integrated L.L.M and L.L.B courses, which 18 National Law Institutes in India offer. Chanakya National Law University, Patna, is going to organize CLAT 2021. In the previous year, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, managed this entrance examination.

Candidates who are willing to seek admission in LAW courses need to meet the required eligibility criteria. The eligible candidates can apply for the CLAT 2021 application form, requiring filling the application form. The registration form will be available for students from the 1st week of January. Candidates can fill the application form from the official website.

Candidates can pay the application fee through both online & offline mode. The CLAT 2021 examination will be conducted for a time duration of 2 hours. There will be 200 multiple choice questions in total in the question paper. Students are awarded one mark for every correct answer, whereas 1/4th mark is deducted for each wrong answer.

The candidates need to meet the eligibility criteria for appearing in CLAT Examination. Candidates should check the criteria carefully before filling the registration form as failing to meet the criteria may result in disqualification of the candidate at a later off stage.

CLAT examination will be conducted online, and it is recognized as a computer-based test. The entrance test medium will be English. 2 hours will be allotted for completing the question paper.

The entrance test syllabus covers different sections such as Logical Reasoning, Legal Aptitude, Mathematics, English, Current Affairs, and general Knowledge. The conducting university prepares the syllabus for the entrance test. Candidates require completing the syllabus to prepare better for the entrance examination.

Name of the Examination

Common-Law Admission Test

Exam Conducting Authority

Consortium of NLUs

Examination Level

National Level Entrance Test

Examination Mode


Mode of Application


Counselling Mode


Medium of Examination 


Official Website

CLAT Exam Date 2022

CLAT 2021 Application Form will be made available from the initial week of January 2021. Common-Law Admission Test (CLAT) is conducted on a rotational basis by 19 National Law Universities (NLU’s) of India. Through appearing for CLAT, candidates will get admission intoUG&PG degree law programs. The admission will be offered to various well-known law universities all over the country.

CLAT 2021 Exam Date

Entrance Examination CLAT is known for various undergrad and postgrad law admission programs, which will be conducted as per the schedule released by the examination authority. The candidates are advised to note down some of the tentative dates related to this entrance examination. Here are some of the speculative details that the candidates can keep a check on regarding the schedule of CLAT 2021, which are mentioned below.

Important Events

Dates (Tentatively)

CLAT Application form availability

The first week of January 2021

Last Date to apply

Last week of March 2021

The Last Date to submit the application form with a late fee.

Last week of March 2021

CLAT Admit Card Availability

The third week of April 2021

CLAT Examination

The second week of May 2021

Release of result

Last week of May 2021

CLAT 2022 Eligibility criteria

Consortium of NLUs defines the eligibility criteria for LLB & LLM Course. There will be no upper age limit for CLAT Examination as per the norms. Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria can appear for the CLAT 201 Examination.

For LLB Course: Candidates who are willing to apply for the LLB Program (Bachelor of Law) should have passed in 10+2 Examination with a minimum 45% aggregate score from any recognized board. If candidates belonging to SC/ST Category must obtain a minimum 40% aggregate score to get eligible. Candidates who will appear in the 12th or equivalent entrance examination have the eligibility for appearing in the entrance examination.

For LLM Program: Applicants should have possessed LLB Program with required 55% aggregate score from any approved institute.SC/ST Students can attain a minimum 50% aggregate score to appear for the LLM Program. Appearing in the qualifying examination are also eligible.

CLAT Application Form 2022

The student has to follow few steps to apply for CLAT 2021. The application/ registration process for CLAT 2021 involves a set of the following stages: Registration,  CLAT Password, getting Enrolment ID,  Filling the Application, and Uploading scanned Photographs and other Supporting Documents Online Fees Payment, etc.

Candidates must have an in-depth look into the details regarding CLAT 2021 Application Form:               

  • To register for CLAT 2021, the students will have to provide some of the basic details such as their name, date of birth, email-id, contact details, residence address, choice of stream, specializations, entrance exam details, exam center information, etc. and press submit button.
  • After the form's submission, applicants have to wait for a certain time until they are informed about their program and stream specialization through email or SMS after which he/she will have to continue to complete all the other steps of application.
  • Students will have to digitally upload their scanned copy of recent, passport-size photographs and their signature as per the form's specifications. The picture size that needs to submit should be within the specified size limit in the form.        
  • Once the other two steps are completed, a confirmation pop-up will be displayed on the screen, and the student should read it and click on ‘I accept the terms and conditions.’
  • The CLAT 2021 application form will appear on the screen, and the aspirants will have to scrutinize all the details and try to modify them if necessary, and then click on ‘Save and Print’
  • Students are suggested to print out the application receipt after the above steps are completed. Later a payment ID for reference will be used for paying application fees.
  • After the CLAT application fee's payment transaction is completed, students will get an online receipt to their mobile number, which shows the completion of the registration process.
  • They will also get a mail on their registered email ID where the students will get a PDF file of the complete Application Form of CLAT 2021 attached, and later they can access their registered accounts and print out the application form.

CLAT Application Fees 2021                                           

  • Application fees must be paid through online mode using debit card/ credit card or net banking. The application fee for General/ OBC/ PwD/ SAP category students is INR .4000/- and for SC/ST students, it is INR 3000/-
  • The application fee is non-refundable in any situation. The payment link for CLAT 2021 application fees will be live only after the form has been submitted, and the students can proceed to pay the fees.  

CLAT 2022 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Common-Law Admission Test (CLAT) will be conducted through offline mode (Pen-Paper Based). There will be 200 multiple choice questions in the question paper. For every correct answer, candidates are awarded one mark, whereas 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. A time allotment of 2 hours is there for completing this question paper. For UG Course, the Question format will be objective type, and for the PG Course format, it will be objective and subjective. For LLB, there will be 5 sections, and for LLM Program, there will be 3 sections.

It is essential to check the syllabus for the entrance examination before starting the exam preparation. LLB Program Contain the subjects, namely English, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics, Legal Aptitude, and Logical Reasoning. LLB Program Contain the subjects, namely Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Criminal Law, International Law, Torts, and IPR. The English section includes logical reasoning and comprehension, which comprises 40 marks each. There will be 20 marks in the mathematics section.

Exam Pattern


Examination Mode


Examination Medium


Time Duration

2 hours


Subjective/Objective Types

Number of Questions


Total Marks


Marking Scheme

Every correct answer carries1 mark

CLAT 2022 Admit Card

CLAT Admit card will be available after the application process gets complete. Candidates who have successfully submitted the CLAT application form and the required application fees can access the CLAT 2021 through online mode. Admit card will be available on the official website tentatively from April. Candidates need to carry the admit card at the time of examination. Without an admit card, candidates won’t be permitted to take up the examination. Students should bring ID proof documents along with the admit card. The card will have different important details such as the name and roll number of the candidate, date, time, and venue of the examination center.

Steps to download CLAT 2021 Admit Card

  • Candidates need to visit the official website (
  • Click on the Login Option
  • Then enter the registered mobile number/Mail ID and password to log in
  • CLAT Admit card will appear on the screen.
  • Candidates can cross-check the details and can download them.
  • Candidates are advised to take the print out of the Admit Card (At least 3 Copies)

CLAT 2022 Results & Score Card

Common-Law Admission Test (CLAT) results will be announced tentatively in May's 3rd week. Candidates can view the result on the official website. Students can download the result scorecard through the official portal using login credentials. CLAT Merit List will be prepared according to the candidate's score obtained in CLAT Examination. The result will be released in the form of a scorecard containing the candidates' qualified status and the overall score acquired by the candidate, and All India Rank and Category wise rank. Candidates are to score above 115 in CLAT Examination to get a rank within 1-200 to get admission in reputed NLUs Participating Colleges.

  • Steps to Check out the CLAT Result
  • Firstly, Candidates need to visit the official website.
  • Then Click on the CLAT Result Link
  • Enter the Registered Mail ID and Password to Login
  • After the successful Login, Candidates need to click on the Score tab.
  • Then the CLAT result will display on the screen.
  • Download the Score and take the print out and it must be submitted during the document verification process at the time of counseling.

CLAT 2022 Counselling & Admission

The admission to participating universities will be made in different PG and UG programs through Centralized counseling. Candidates who qualify in CLAT 2021 are eligible to participate in CLAT Counselling, which will be conducted online. The allotment of seats will be done following merit-cum-preference. This will be done according to the preference and score obtained by the candidates. After the results' declaration, the counseling sessions will start tentatively from June 1st week. The counseling procedure will be conducted in four rounds. Candidates must pay the CLAT counseling fees of INR 50,5000 for showing seriousness in seeking admission in the participating institutes.

How to appear for CLAT Counselling

  • In the first step, candidates need to visit the official website and click on the ‘CLAT Counselling 2021’ link.
  • Then candidates should provide the login details, which includes User Id/ Registration Id & Password.
  • After logging in, Candidates need to click on the “Counselling Tab.”
  • Then candidates are advised to go through of indicative seat allocation list of NLUs.
  • Candidates need to pay the required CLAT Counselling fees (It is applicable only for the candidates whose name mentioned in the Indicative list)
  • Once the counseling fee is paid, Candidates need to exercise the “Seat Lock” Option to confirm their preference of NLU.
  • After getting seat allotment, candidates have to report to the Participating NLUs for the document verification process and pay the remaining admission fees.
  • Candidates need to carry original educational certificates during the document verification process.

Documents required at the time of CLAT Counselling

  • CLAT Application Form
  • CLAT Admit Card
  • CLAT Result Score Card
  • Proof of CLAT Counselling fee payment
  • 10th Marks Sheet
  • 12th Marks Sheet
  • Degree Certificate
  • Caste Certificate
  • NRI Certificate
  • Passport size photos
  • Sponsored NRI Certificate
  • Domicile Certificate
  • Transfer Certificate

CLAT 2022 Participating Colleges

NLUs participating in CLAT are tabulated on the official portal of CLAT Consortium, along with details of courses. Applicants filling up the CLAT 2021 application form should mark colleges according to their preference in the admission process. When the CLAT Results are announced, the consortium will make a CLAT merit list by mentioning the shortlisted candidates' names for each NLU. The consortium will also use the same merit list for organizing CLAT 2021 Counselling.

Candidates can refer to the mentioned below list of NLUs in India which accept the CLAT Score to provide admission.

National Law School of India University, Bangalore

National Law Institute University, Bhopal

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences

Hidayatullah National Law university

National Law University, Jodhpur

Chanakya National Law University, Patna

Gujarat National Law University

National Law Institute University, Odisha

Rajiv Gandhi National Law University

National Law University, Assam

National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi

Tamil Nadu National Law school

Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai

Dr.  B R Ambedkar National Law University, Sonipat

Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad

Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur

Dharma Shastra National Law University

Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Nagpur

National Academy of Legal Study, Hyderabad

Dr. Ram Monahar Lohiya National Law university

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Ask & Answers

I want to know the process of filling Application Form? 

Process of filling Application Form: 

  • The application form has to be filled out online mode.
  • Availability of the Application form will be made available on the official website. 
  • Aspirants need to register firstly by creating a log in an account using their email id. 
  • When filling in the complete details, the candidates need to enter the order of the preferences for NLU’s.
  • Aspirants need to upload the scanned passport-sized photo and signature in the prescribed format.

May I know the Eligibility criteria for UG Integrated programs?  

Details on Eligibility Criteria FOR UG Integrated programs:

  • Qualification criteria: The candidates should have qualified in the 12th examination from the recognized board for eligibility.
  • Percentage Criteria: 45% marks aggregate (For SC/ST candidates, 40%).
  • Age criteria: There is no upper age limit for applying to the CLAT exam.
  • Final year 12th candidates can also apply for the CLAT exam.


How much will be Application form fee?

Application Form Fee Details:

  • After filling up the Application Form, they need to pay the Application form fee.
  • For the General/OBC/PwD/SAP cadre, the Application Form fee costs Rs 4000.
  • For SC/ST cadre candidates, it is Rs 3500.
  • The payment of the Application Form has to be done via online mode, i.e., Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking, or offline mode, i.e., Bank Challan.


Which sections do we have in the Exam pattern and the exam duration

Details on Exam Pattern:

  • The exam will be conducted in online mode, i.e., Computer-based Test.  
  • The exam will have sections such as Elementary Mathematics, General Knowledge &Current Affairs, English including Comprehension, Legal Aptitude, and Logical Reasoning.
  • Exam pattern, The Total Number of marks is 200.
  • The duration of the exam is 2 Hours.
  • Exam pattern, for every right answer, 1 mark will be provided.
  • Negative marking is applicable, as a 0.25 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.


Where can I avail previous years Question Papers? 

Availability of previous years Question Papers:

  • The candidates can avail the previous year’s Question Papers via the official website.
  • To avail the previous Question papers, they need to make the payment which costs Rs 4000.
  • Payment can be made via online mode.