CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2022 - Age Limit, Qualification, Minimum Marks
CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2022 - The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) announces the eligibility criteria of CLAT 2022 for both integrated LLB and LLM. Candidates who want to appear in the Common Law Admission Test 2022 must fulfil the CLAT eligibility criteria as prescribed by the consortium. It covers various aspects such as educational qualification required for appearing in CLAT 2022, minimum qualifying marks, age limit and others.
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CLAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria - General Overview
Minimum educational qualification
Class 12 or equivalent
3-year LLB or 5-year integrated LLB
Minimum qualifying marks
45 % (40% in case of SC and ST candidates)
50% (45% in case of SC and ST candidates)
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CLAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria for integrated LLB
Minimum educational qualification for CLAT 2022
The candidates must have passed Class 12 (10+2) or an equivalent examination from a recognized board or institution.
Candidates appearing in the qualifying exam in March/April 2022 are also eligible to appear in CLAT 2022. Such candidates will be required to produce proof of their educational qualification at the time of CLAT counselling and admission process, failing which, their admission will be cancelled.
Minimum marks in required in qualifying exam
The candidate must have secured at least 45% aggregate marks in the qualifying examination (10+2) or an equivalent grade.
SC and ST category candidates must secure at least 40% marks or equivalent grades in their qualifying examination.
Age Limit for CLAT 2022
There is no age limit for appearing in the Common Law Admission Test.
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CLAT LLM Eligibility Criteria 2022
The candidate must have completed LLB (5-year or 3-year) from a university recognised by the Bar Council of India.
Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in April/May 2022, are also eligible to apply for CLAT LLM 2022. However, such candidates will have to produce proof of their qualification at the time of counselling and seat allotment.
Minimum Marks required in qualifying examination
The candidate must have secured at least 50% aggregate marks or an equivalent grade in their qualifying exam.
Candidates belonging to SC and ST categories must score at least 45% aggregate marks or an equivalent grade.
Age Limit for CLAT LLM
There is no upper limit for appearing in CLAT 2022 for LLM courses.
CLAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria: Number of attempts
Candidates may note that the consortium has not prescribed any limit for appearing in CLAT 2022. This means candidates can appear in CLAT UG/PG as many times as they want.
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CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2022: Important points to note
Candidates failing to meet the eligibility criteria of CLAT 2022 will be disqualified even if they have cleared the entrance exam. Hence, candidates must read carefully the eligibility criteria as prescribed by the NLU Consortium.
Candidates appearing in the qualifying exam (Class 12 for CLAT UG and final year of graduation for CLAT PG), must secure the minimum required marks. Candidates failing to secure the minimum prescribed marks in the qualifying examination will be disqualified from the CLAT admission process.
Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination will have to submit the marks obtained in the qualifying exam along with the mark sheet/certificate at the time of counselling, failing which, their admission will be cancelled.
Candidates applying under the reserved category, domicile category must submit the documents in support of their claim.
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The consortium will release the application form for CLAT 2022 tentatively in the first week of January. Eligible candidates will be able to register and fill the online application form at consortiumofnlus.ac.in. While filling the application form, candidates will be required to provide details such as personal information, communication and educational details, NLU preference and others. Successfully registered candidates will be eligible to appear in CLAT 2022.
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2022 - Age Limit, Qualification, Minimum Marks
Question: What is the minimum educational qualification required for appearing in CLAT UG?
For appearing in CLAT UG, candidates should have passed Class 12 or an equivalent examination from a recognized board.
Question: Is there any age limit for appearing in CLAT 2022?
No, there is no age limit for appearing for CLAT 2022.
Question: How many times can a candidate take the Common Law Admission Test?
The Consortium of NLUs has the number of attempts for candidates appearing in CLAT. So, candidates can appear in CLAT as many times as they want.
Question: I am appearing in Class 12 this year. Can I apply for CLAT 2022?
Yes, if you are appearing in Class 12 or any equivalent exam, you can apply for CLAT 2022. However, to become eligible for admission, you will have to pass the qualifying exam with the minimum qualifying marks.
Question: What law programmes are offered by the national law universities through CLAT 2022?
On the basis of CLAT 2022 scores, the NLUs will offer 5-year integrated LLB programmes such as BA LLB, BBA LLB. BSc LLB, BCom LLB. At PG level, the universities will offer LLM programmes.
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Questions related to CLAT
CLAT exam how many medium ....
The CLAT exam is available only in the English medium. There is no other medium of language in the CLAT exam. So, you have to appear the test in the English Language. There are 0.25 marks that will be deducted from your scored marks if you give a wrong answer.
Hope your doubts are cleared. Thank you.
CLAT Exam how many medium to attempt
There is only one medium to attempt i.e english in clat.all question asked in CLAT in english medium a total of 150 questions asked in exam each question of 1 mark each and 0.25 marks deducted for every incorrect answers.
Hope it helps
which is good college in India for CLAT
According to NIRF ranking no 1 is nlsiu that is national law school of indian university bangluru and it has always high cutoff compared to other law universities under clat.
Further,top 100 rankers in clat only get admission in nlsiu.here is the cutoff of previous year
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reasoning best Book for clat exam
There are 5 subjects in your clat
current affairs including gk
The best books which you can follow for CLAT are listed below subject wise
-----------------) GK & CURRENT AFFAIRS
*Manorama Year Book
*General Knowledge by Arihant Publications
*Current Affairs Yearly by Arihant Publications
-----------------) LOGICAL REASONING
*A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
-----------------) LEGAL REASONING
*Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning by Pearson
*Objective Legal Aptitude by Rs Agarwal
-----------------) QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE
*Fast Track Objective Arithmetic, Arihant Publications
*Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by Pearson's
*Objective General English by R S Aggarwal
*Word Power Made Easy by Norman
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Follow the below tips to prepare well for your clat examination:-
-----------------) Go well through your CLAT syllabus , don't leave any part just because you find it difficult or boring or you don't like it.You can get clat syllabus at https://law.careers360.com/articles/clat-syllabus
-----------------) A major part of your Clat question paper are from the gk and current affairs section , so focus more on them, read news papers like The Hindu, Financial Express, and The Economist on daily basis to keep you updated
-----------------) Make a routine or a time table and religiously follow it , take short breaks in between your studies, studying continuously can be brain tiring and it becomes difficult to focus and study with concentration, so take breaks to relax and refresh your brain.
-----------------) Plan your studies, and set daily, weekly and monthly goals to cover the syllabus and meet them without any fail.
-----------------) Revise at regular intervals as syllabus is wide .
-----------------) Solve previous year CLAT questions :-it will let you know the examination pattern, type and difficulty level of questions asked in the exam etc
-----------------) Once done with complete syllabus, go through CLAT mock test papers , it will let you know your preparation level and and weak areas so that you can work on them and perform well in your CLAT examination
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books to preparation for clat
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Some books for Quantitative techniques are:
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by Abhijit Guha, Fst Trk bjetive rithmeti by Rajesh Verma, Quntittive titude fr metitive Exmintins by ersn’s, Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Agarwal, 30 days wonder for Maths by S Chand, Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Arihant Publications.
Some books for english are:
Objective General English 2022 by A P Bhardwaj, English is Easy by Chetananand Singh, Objective General English by RS Aggarwal, High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren & Martin, Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis, Barron’s Pocket Guide to Vocabulary, Objective General English by SP Bakshi.
Some books for current affairs and general knowledge are:
Pearson General Knowledge Manual 2022, Manorama Yearbook 2021 by Mammen Mathew, General Knowledge 2020: Latest Current Affairs & Who’s Who by RPH Editorial Board, Current Affairs Yearly 2021 by Arihant, Competition Success Review, The Best Book of General knowledge by Subhash C. Soni.
Some books for legal reasoning are:
Bare Acts of Indian Constitution, Legal Awareness and Legal Aptitude by AP Bhardwaj, Legal Aptitude for the CLAT and other Law Entrance Examinations by AP Bhardwaj, Universal’s CLAT Guide by Universal, Legal Aptitude by RK Gupta, LexisNexis Butterworths.
Some books for logical reasoning are:
Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal, A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Agarwal, Logical Reasoning by RK Gupta and Samiksha Gupta, 501 Challenging Logical Reasoning Practice Book by RS Agarwal, Universal’s Logical Reasoning for CLAT, LSAT and other Law Entrance Exams by Jain.
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All the best for your future.