CLAT FAQs 2022 - Common Law Admission Test Frequently asked questions
CLAT FAQs 2022 - The Consortium of National Law Universities will conduct CLAT 2022 on May 08. The application form of CLAT will be released around the first week of January. The CLAT 2022 admission process is tedious involving many stages. The candidates may have several CLAT 2022 faqs in mind regarding the exam, admission process, result, pattern etc. Considering this, Careers360 has in this article brought a complete series of Frequently Asked Questions (faqs) related to CLAT 2022. The article covers CLAT faqs 2022 related to eligibility criteria, application form, pattern, syllabus, result, counselling and the complete admission process. Thus, CLAT 2022 faqs will be a one-stop solution to answer all your queries regarding the examination. We have tried to cover all aspects of CLAT including the latest announcements and updates by the Consortium of NLUs. Read the complete article to get answers to all CLAT FAQs 2022.
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CLAT 2022 Frequently Asked Questions
General overview of CLAT
Question - What is CLAT?
Answer - The full form of CLAT is Common Law Admission Test. It is a national-level law entrance exam conducted by the Consortium of National Law Universities.
Question - What law programmes are offered after clearing CLAT?
Answer - CLAT is conducted at both undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes. CLAT UG paves way for admissions in 5-year integrated law programmes whereas clearing CLAT PG is conducted for admissions to LLM programmes.
Question - Where can I get admission after clearing CLAT 2022?
Answer - There are 22 national law universities that give admission only on the basis of CLAT score. Apart from NLUs, more than 60 law schools also accept CLAT scores for admission purposes. You can use the CLAT score for admissions to the participating colleges.
Question - How many seats are available in national law universities participating in CLAT 2022?
Answer - Through CLAT scores, the national law universities will offer 2622 seats in UG law programmes and 854 seats in LLM programmes.
Question - Who will conduct CLAT 2022?
Ans - The CLAT 2022 will be conducted by the Consortium of National Law Universities, a permanent body based at NLSIU Bangalore.
CLAT faqs related to eligibility criteria
Question - Who can apply for CLAT UG 2022?
Ans - As per the CLAT eligibility criteria, any candidate who has passed Class 12th with a minimum 45% marks may apply for CLAT 2022. To appear in CLAT PG, the candidate is required to have completed LLB graduation with a minimum 50% marks.
Question - Are NRI candidates eligible for CLAT 2022?
Ans - Yes, the NRI candidates are also eligible for appearing in CLAT. They may select their category as NRI for taking benefits of the NRI category.
Question - Is there any age limit for appearing in CLAT 2022?
Ans - No, there is no age limit for appearing in CLAT examination.
Question - Will clearing CLAT 2022 guarantee me admission to any National Law University of India?
Answer - No, clearing CLAT will only make you eligible for admission to national law universities. You will need to fulfill all the eligibility requirements of NLU you want to take admission in.
CLAT 2022 Faqs related to application form
Question: How can I apply for CLAT 2022?
Answer: You will have to fill the CLAT application form 2022 which is released around the first week of January.
Question - Can I apply for CLAT in offline mode?
Answer - No, the application form of CLAT will be available only in online mode. You cannot apply in offline mode.
Question - What is the application fee for CLAT 2022?
Answer - For General/ OBC/PwD/NRI/PIO//OCI category candidates, CLAT application fee is Rs 4000. For SC, ST and BPL category candidates, the application fee is Rs 3500.
Question - What documents do I need to upload for filling the CLAT application form?
Ans - You will need to upload a recent passport size photograph, a scanned copy of your signature and a domicile certificate while filling the application form of CLAT.
Question - I have uploaded incorrect information and uploaded a blurred photo while submitting the application form. How should I make corrections to my application form?
Ans - Generally, The Consortium allows the candidates to correct the application form till the last date of submitting the application form. You can log in again to edit your application form and make corrections. In case the last date is over, you should contact the exam authorities by sending them a mail related to this matter.
Question: What details should I retain after completion of CLAT applications?
Answer: The CLAT aspirants should retain the following details after completion of the application form –
Hard-copy of CLAT 2022 application form
Fee receipt detail
Auto-generated id and password
Question: What if I receive a zero/blank application number after submitting the CLAT form?
Answer: It means that the application form of CLAT 2020 has not been submitted successfully and you’ll be required to fill the application afresh.
Question: How many times can I change/modify/make changes in CLAT application?
Answer: A CLAT aspirant can make changes in the application form as many times as he/she wishes before paying the CLAT application fee. No changes can be made after the payment of fees and once the application form has been submitted.
Question: Do I need to send hard copies of any document or filled CLAT applications to the CLAT Office?
Answer: The candidates need not send any document or CLAT application form to the CLAT office. However, it is advised that candidates should keep a hard copy of the filled-in CLAT 2022 application form for his/her own record and future correspondences with the CLAT office.
Question: When can I provide my choice options for NLUs?
Answer: Candidates can provide their NLU choices while applying for CLAT.
Question: Can I change my NLU choices subsequently?
Answer: No, once a candidate has indicated and submitted his/ her choices of NLUs, it’ll be treated as final. However, in case of multiple applications for CLAT, the last submitted form will be treated as final.
CLAT frequently asked questions related to exam pattern and syllabus
Question - How many questions will be asked in CLAT 2022?
Ans - The CLAT UG will have 150 objective type questions and the CLAT PG will be consisting of 120 objective type questions.
Question: What is the examination mode of CLAT 2022?
Answer - CLAT is conducted in offline, pen and paper mode.
Question: When will the Common Law Admission Test be conducted?
Answer: CLAT 2022 will be conducted around the first week of May.
Question - What type of questions are asked in CLAT examination?
Ans - With the change in exam pattern last year, CLAT is a comprehension based test. Questions in both CLAT UG and LLM are asked from the comprehension passages.
Question - What is the exam duration of CLAT 2022?
Ans - CLAT is conducted for two hours excluding the time required for reporting at the test centre.
Question: What changes in CLAT PG were introduced last year?
Answer: Last year, the CLAT consortium reduced the number of questions in CLAT UG from 200 to 150. Questions in CLAT PG were reduced from 150 to 120 and the descriptive section was removed. Also, the questions asked were based on comprehension passages.
Question: Is there any arrangement for Specially-Abled Persons (SAPs)?
Answer: Yes, the specially-abled persons can opt either to arrange for his/ her own scribe or to make a request to the CLAT office to provide one for them. In the case of the first option, candidates will need to download the scribe declaration form at the time of filling the CLAT application form. Moreover, the SAPs will be entitled to a compensatory time of 40 minutes.
Question: Will I be given extra sheets/papers for rough work and calculations?
Answer: Yes, examination centres will be providing the rough sheets for calculations. However, no electronic devices will be allowed in the CLAT examination centres.
Question: Is there any negative marking for CLAT 2022?
Answer: CLAT 2022 will have a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
Question: How can I practice for online CLAT?
Answer: Candidates can take mock tests provided by the consortium and candidates can also solve CLAT sample papers as they will help in practising for the online CLAT. The sample papers and well mock tests will prove quite helpful because they provide a look and feel of the format of the actual Common Law Admission Test.
CLAT faqs related to admit card and exam day instructions
Question: How can I receive the CLAT 2022 admit card?
Answer: CLAT admit card 2022 will be issued a few days before the exam. It can be downloaded by accessing your login account using your CLAT user id and password. Candidates should note that no hard copy of admit card will be sent to any of the candidates or not even through e-mails. Candidates must ensure that every information printed on the CLAT admit card is correct and in case of any misprint including spelling mistakes, they should immediately bring it to the notice of CLAT authorities.
Question - I forgot my CLAT password, how can I access my admit card now?
Answer - You will need to reset your account by clicking on the “Forgot password” option. To create a new password, you will need to enter your registered mobile number and request an OTP. Enter the OTP at the given space and create a new password to access your admit card of CLAT 2022.
Question: What things do I need to carry to the CLAT exam centre on the day of the exam?
Answer: You must carry the admit card of CLAT 2022 along with valid identity proof (Aadhar Card/ Voter Id card/ Driving License/ Passport, etc.) to their respective examination centres. You will also need to carry personal sanitisation items as mentioned above.
CLAT 2022 faqs on result, merit list, counselling and seat allotment
Question - When is the CLAT answer key released?
Answer - The answer key will be released 1-2 days after the conduct of the exam. Candidates will be given a few days to raise objections against the provisional answer key.
Question - How can I access the CLAT result?
Answer - The result of the Common Law Admission Test is declared at consortiumofnlus.ac.in. You can download the scorecard by logging into the candidate portal.
Question - What is the CLAT invite list?
Answer - The invite list of CLAT is released before the counselling. It contains the names of the candidate shortlisted for the counselling and seat allotment. Note that, invite list is prepared on the basis of CLAT merit list.
Question: What is the minimum cut-off score/ sectional cut off for CLAT 2022?
Answer: There is no such minimum cut off score/sectional cut off score to qualify CLAT. However, admissions to NLUs will be offered based on candidates’ performance in the law entrance examination, in the order of merit.
Question: What is the CLAT counselling fee?
Answer: Candidates will have to deposit a counselling fee of Rs. 30,000 (Rs 20,000 for reserved category candidates). The counselling fee is not a separate fee but will be adjusted in the admission fees at the time of admission in the allotted NLU.
Question: Will I be refunded the CLAT counselling fee, if I don’t want to take admission?
Answer: Candidates must note that there shall be no refund of the counselling fee after the last date of withdrawal from the admission process, i.e., tentatively in the month of June. Those candidates who have withdrawn their seats up to the last scheduled date will be refunded after deducting Rs. 10,000 from the CLAT counselling fee.
Question: Am I eligible for some reservation if applying under the state domicile quota?
Answer: Yes, some of the participating NLUs offer seats under the state domicile quota. Candidates need to find the details of state domicile seats by visiting each of the official brochures of NLUs.
Question: Are there any reserved seats for women/ female candidates?
Answer: Yes, there are a number of NLUs where seats are reserved for female candidates. Candidates need to look at the details of such seats by visiting official brochures of the NLUs.
Question: Do CLAT participating institutes have common rules of reservation?
Answer: No, the CLAT participating NLUs don’t have common reservation rules. Each of the NLUs has its own set of rules and regulations for reservation prescribed by their Acts/ State Governments.
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Questions related to CLAT
Good evening, I just want to know what are the topic included in logical reasoning clat?
Hope you are doing great,
As you want to know the topics that comes under logical reasoning for the CLAT.
The following are the some of the topics that may come:
Statements and Assumptions
Seating Arrangement/Puzzle Test
Arguments & Conclusions
Assertions and Reasoning
Clocks and calendars
For more information about the preparation:
For syllabus and important topics:
I hope this will help you,
Best of Luck :)
i am an 11th grader for the batch 2021-2022 am I eligible to take the CLAT 2023? or should I wait for CLAT 2024?
According to Eligibility criteria for CLAT 2023
you are currently studying in Class 11 and you will appear for class 12th appear in the board examination in May or April 2023 . So, you are eligible to appear in CLAT 2023.
However, admission will again be subject to meeting the eligibility criteria which also includes the criterion of minimum marks in Class 12.
hope this helps you
What is the eligibility criteria for CLAT 2022 and intergrated course?
The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) has announced the CLAT 2022 qualifying requirements for integrated LLB and LLM programmes. Candidates who wish to take the Common Law Admission Test in 2022 must meet the consortium's CLAT eligibility requirements. It covers a variety of topics, including the educational requirements for taking CLAT 2022, the minimum qualifying marks, the age limit, and more.
The CLAT LLB Criteria is mentioned below.
- Candidates must have passed a recognised board or institution's Class 12 (10+2) or equivalent examination.
- CLAT 2022 is open to candidates who will be taking the qualifying test in March/April 2022. Candidates who fail to present proof of their educational qualification during the CLAT counselling and admission procedure will have their admission terminated.
- The applicant must have received at least 45 percent or an equivalent grade in the qualifying test (10+2).
- Candidates from the SC and ST categories must have a minimum of 40% or equivalent grades in their qualifying examination.
- There are no age restrictions for taking the Common Law Admission Test.
The CLAT LLM eligibility criteria is given below.
- The candidate must have earned an LLB (5-year or 3-year) from a university recognised by the Indian Bar Council.
- CLAT LLM 2022 is open to candidates who will take their qualifying exams in April/May 2022. Such applicants, however, will be required to present verification of their qualifications at the time of counselling and seat assignment.
- In their qualifying test, the candidate must have received at least 50 percent aggregate marks or an equivalent grade.
- SC and ST candidates must have a cumulative score of at least 45 percent or an equivalent grade.
Candidates may note that the consortium has not prescribed any limit for appearing in CLAT 2022. This implies that students may take the CLAT UG/PG exam as many times as they like.
For further information, check out the link provided below.
Hope it helps!
How to prepare & crack CLAT? Suggest some good source of books for cracking it.
CLAT 2022 will be held on May 8, 2022, according to the Consortium of NLUs. CLAT is a gateway to national law school in the country and is one of the most competitive legal admission tests in the country. As a result, applicants must prepare thoroughly in order to achieve a good CLAT 2022 score. CLAT preparation should ideally focus on learning the curriculum, practising a large number of comprehension-based questions to enhance reading skills, and answering a large number of practise papers before taking the test. Despite learning the fundamentals of CLAT preparation, many applicants do not get the desired outcome.
The CLAT curriculum and pattern should be the foundation of CLAT preparation for newcomers. They should be familiar with every topic included in the CLAT curriculum, as well as the weighting assigned to each subject. This would give them a leg up on getting their preparations started in the proper direction. The CLAT syllabus is extensive and covers a wide range of topics.
Candidates should have a stronghold in CLAT important topics. The test structure has been changed in recent years and more focus is now given to the reading skills of the candidates. Still, the importance of traditional CLAT topics has not been undermined. In fact, most of the CLAT papers in the last two years have had more conceptual questions than ever asked in CLAT.
To set the preparation right, the candidates should go through the past year CLAT papers. These papers will help them in understanding the level of difficulty and type of questions asked in the examination. Candidates can check the section-wise CLAT exam analysis of previous year paper to know which section had difficult or easy questions.
CLAT 2022 will consist of around 28 to 30 sections. Candidates must be great readers in order to read all texts and answer the underlying questions. CLAT hopefuls will be able to read and grasp chapters rapidly, putting them ahead of the competition. The candidate's ability to complete the exam paper in two hours will also be determined by their reading speed. As a result, when studying for the test, students should make it a habit to read complicated passages, particularly those from legal magazines.
One of the most crucial sources of CLAT preparation is newspapers. The Hindu and The Indian Express are the most popular publications for CLAT preparation. Reading newspapers will benefit candidates in a variety of ways, including:
Grammar and vocabulary in English are being improved.
Improving your reading abilities
Current events and legal knowledge preparation
To succeed in CLAT 2022, you must be consistent. It not only aids in the completion of the CLAT curriculum on time, but it also gives the preparation process a boost. As a result, applicants should organise their CLAT preparation by creating a study schedule and daily habit, and sticking to it.
Without sample papers, CLAT preparation will be incomplete. Candidates would get familiarity with the test by practising CLAT sample papers and previous year papers. Candidates will be able to learn about the test's complexity and the kind of questions that will be asked during the exam.
Candidates should practise solving CLAT sample problems under exam-like settings. It is advised that you wear a watch while completing the CLAT sample papers to guarantee that the exam is finished on time.
Candidates should devote sufficient time to analysing the results after completing the CLAT question papers. Candidates will be able to identify their strengths and shortcomings as a result of this practise.
Candidates who are preparing for CLAT 2022 should keep their health in mind. They should consume a healthy diet and exercise regularly to maintain their fitness. Candidates who are physically and intellectually healthy will be able to prepare continually until the exam date.
English is Easy by Chetananand Singh
Barron’s Pocket Guide to Vocabulary
Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
Objective General English by RS Aggarwal
High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren & Martin
GK and Current Affairs:
Pearson General Knowledge Manual
Lucent’s General Knowledge
Manorama Year Book
India Year Book
Competition Success Review
The Indian Express
The CLAT 2022 question paper will feature 35-39 questions in the Legal Reasoning section, with a weightage of roughly 25%. The section's questions will be based on 450-word texts and will not need the applicant to have any prior knowledge in order to answer them. Legal issues, public policy issues, moral philosophical inquiries, and other topics will be addressed in the questions. Bare Acts of Indian Constitution
Legal Awareness and Legal Aptitude by AP Bhardwaj
Universal’s CLAT Guide
The logical thinking component will be weighted at roughly 20%, or about 28-32 questions. Questions will be based on texts that will be roughly 300 words long each. Reading these texts, the applicant is required to derive premises and conclusions, recognise arguments, analyse patterns, and make inferences. Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
Analytical and Logical Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal
Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
Quantitative Techniques will be the least weighted area of the five, with roughly 13-17 questions and a 10% weighting. However, this does not negate the value of the section; if the applicant can scrape out a few points, it will all add up to a higher total score, and hence a greater chance of being considered for a seat or a preferred NLU. Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal
Elementary Mathematics with Numerical Ability
Class 10th NCERT Textbook
For further information, check out the link provided below.
Hope it helps!
From which month should I study current affairs for clat 2022?
You are advised to study current affairs of last 12 months before exam month. So, if CLAT 2022 happens in May, one should prepare for current affairs from May 2021-April 2022.
Pay greater attention to the previous six months.
Make sure you cover all aspects of a major news event (historical, political, geographic, etc.)
Hope it helps!