All About CLAT

What is CLAT?

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India Entrance Examination conducted by the National Law Schools/Uiversities( NLU's) for admissions to their under-graduate and post graduate degree programmes (LL.B & LL.M). The responsibility of conducting the exam is rotated among NLU's and given on the basis of seniority in establishment.

Participating National Law Universities

  1. National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU)
  2. NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad (NALSAR)
  3. National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU)
  4. The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS)
  5. National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ)
  6. Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU)
  7. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU)
  8. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU)
  9. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala (RGNUL)
  10. Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU)
  11. National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS)
  12. National Law University, Orissa (NLUO)
  13. National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL)
  14. National Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJA)
  15. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam (DSNLU)
  16. The Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli (TNNLS)
  17. Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai
  18. Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur
  19. Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad
  20. HP National Law University, Shimla
  21. Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur
  22. DR.B.R.Ambedkar National Law University, Haryana

Eligibility for the Undergraduate Programme

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

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.

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.

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.

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

  • Higher marks in the component / section on legal aptitude in the CLAT 2022 exam;
  • Higher age;
  • Computerised draw of lots


Notification for CLAT 2022

The Executive Committee of the Consortium of National Law Universities met on the 14th March, 2022 and resolved as follows:

  1. CLAT-2022 is rescheduled to Sunday, 19th June, 2022 between 2 & 4 PM for both UG and PG programmes
  2. The last date for submission of CLAT-2022 online applications has been extended to 9th May, 2022


Application Fee

  1. Application fees can be paid online only.
  2. Application fee for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI candidates: Rs.4,000/-
  3. Application fee for SC/ST/BPL category candidates: Rs.3,500/-
  4. 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.)