CLAT Recruitment 2022 - Online Application, Vacancies

By Aditi Katariya | Updated on: Dec 02, 2022

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 Highlights 2022

CLAT or The Common Law Admission Test is a national level entrance exam for admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes that is being offered by 22 National Law Universities. The CLAT exam is organized by the Consortium of National Law Universities every year to induct eligible candidates to various law colleges all over India. The CLAT scores are also accepted by various private, aided and semi-aided universities for admissions in their law courses.  The CLAT exam 2022 application has started from January 1, 2022 and will end on May 9, 2022. The CLAT 2022 exam is scheduled for June 19, 2022. Let's go through some more details about CLAT 2022 from below.

CLAT Highlights 2022

Conducting AuthorityCLAT
Official Website
Mode of application Offline
Stages of Exam Stages-
  • Single Exam
Maximum marks & Time duration
  • 150 marks, 2 hour
Opening Date for Submission of Online
January 01, 2022
Closing Date for Submission of Online
May 09, 2022
CLAT Online Examination June 19, 2022
CLAT Score Card To be Notified Later
CLAT Admit Card To be Notified Later

Notification 2022

CLAT 2022 notification is out and the online application window is active from January 1 2022 and will remain open till May 9, 2022.The CLAT 2022 notification has all the relevant details about the exam such as exam dates, eligibility, exam pattern, online application procedure and more. The consortium of National Law Universities is the conducting authority for the CLAT exam 2022. Also as per your category, you are liable to pay the CLAT application fee through any of the online mode. CLAT application fee 2022 will not be refunded at any cost. For the admit card download for the CLAT exam 2022, you need to keep a check on its official website.

Read more on CLAT 2022 notification here.

Exam Pattern 2022

If you are preparing for the CLAT 2022 exam, knowing the CLAT exam pattern becomes important. It is essential to gain absolute clarity regarding CLAT exam pattern 2022 to ensure efficient preparation. The CLAT exam will be offline and will have 5 sections - English Language, Current Affairs, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Techniques. Besides this, any wrong answer attempted by you will attract a negative marking of 0.25 marks assigned to that question in the CLAT 2022.

To know more about CLAT 2022 exam pattern, read here.

Syllabus 2022

Once you are aware of the exam pattern, now it is time to go through the CLAT syllabus in a detailed manner before the exam preparation. The CLAT syllabus 2022 for admission to undergraduates courses includes topics from five sections namely -

  • English Language
  • Current Affairs
  • Legal Reasoning
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Techniques

A detailed insight into the CLAT 2022 exam syllabus will help you to strategise your study schedule in a better way. Besides a good set of books will guide your CLAT preparation journey.

Get more insight about CLAT syllabus 2022, here.

Also if you feel you need any kind of guidance, you can check out ixamBee CLAT 2022 online course. Also, you can follow some CLAT 2022 exam preparation tips to ace the exam with flying colours.

Exam Dates 2022

Knowing the CLAT exam dates is important so that you do not miss out on any information. The CLAT 2022 application link has been active from January 1, 2022 and will remain open till May 9, 2022. The CLAT exam 2022 is scheduled to be held on June 19, 2022. Besides this, you need to select an exam centre for CLAT 2022 exam and this cannot be changed once the final application form has been submitted. However, the Consortium reserves the right to cancel any allotted test centre in case of unforeseen incidents.

Note: CLAT 2022 will be an offline exam

For more details on CLAT exam date 2022, read here.

Eligibility Criteria 2022

For applying to the CLAT exam 2022, you need to fulfil the eligibility criteria at two stages. The CLAT 2022 eligibility includes details about the age and educational qualification. Before applying online for the CLAT exam, ensure that you fulfil all eligibility criteria so that your candidature is not cancelled at a later stage of the exam process.

Read more about CLAT eligibility criteria 2022, here.

Exam Selection and Admission Process 2022

The CLAT exam 2022 selection process is a three stage procedure-

  • CLAT online exam
  • Counselling
  • Merit List

Once the CLAT exam result is out you will be called for the counselling round. Here you will be granted a seat in the preference order of the National Law Universities that you have filled while applying online for CLAT 2022. Also, your counselling for the preferred Law College will be based on seat availability and merit list. Various CLAT seat allotment lists will be published on the official website. You can view the college-wise seat availability for the CLAT exam for admission to various law courses from the table below.

National Law UniversitiesGeneral Category SeatsTotal seats
National Law School of India University, Bangalore 53 80
National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad 81 105
National Law Institute University, Bhopal 65 122
West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences, Kolkata 74 115
National Law University, Jodhpur 75 104 + 16 seats for NRI/ NRI sponsored candidates
Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur 62 180
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar 115 180
Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow 80 178
Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala 133 180
Chanakya National Law University, Patna 60 120
National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi 31 60
National Law University Odisha, Cuttack 114 180
National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi 60 140 (including 20 special category seats)
National Law University and Judicial Academy, Guwahati 47 60
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Vishakhapatnam 72 120 (including 12 seats for Foreign Citizens / Non-Resident Indians.)
Tamil Nadu National Law School, Trichy 62 120 (including 6 seats for NRI/OCI quota)
Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai 69 100
Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur 39 130
Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad 19 60
Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur (MPDNLU) 76 120
Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla 46 60
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University 77 120

Once you have completed the registration and submitted the counselling fee you will be considered for CLAT seat allotment. Your CLAT rank, score and NLU option submitted by you will be taken under consideration for the CLAT seat allotment process. You need to check your name and status in the CLAT allotment list.

Free Mock Test 2022

Preparing for any competitive exam requires practice on a regular basis. CLAT is an entrance test for admissions to various National Law Universities in India. While preparing for the CLAT exam 2022, analysing yourself is very much important and for that, you need to test your abilities/skills. ixamBee provides Free mock tests for the CLAT entrance exam through which you can prepare & test your preparation.

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No, Foreign Nationals cannot appear for the test. However, Indian Nationals / NRIs / PIO / OCI are eligible for CLAT exam.
Yes, CLAT scores are accepted by Private Universities.
No, there is no upper age limit for applying to the CLAT UG exam.
The CLAT exam will take place offline in the centres allotted to an individual.

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