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About CLAT 2022

CLAT 2022 - The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) will release the CLAT admit card 2022, soon on its official website. Candidates will be able to download the admit card of CLAT 2022 by logging into their registered accounts. Currently, the application correction window for all candidates who have selected the OBC category is open till May 30, 2022. During this period, the OBC candidates will be allowed to review their CLAT 2022 application form and change their wrongly answered question - ' Do you belong to the Non-Creamy layer?” from no to yes . CLAT 2022 exam date is June 19, 2022, in offline mode. CLAT 2022 will be a two-hour-long test, consisting of 150 objective type questions.
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CLAT 2023 - The Consortium of NLUs will conduct the CLAT 2023 on December 18, 2022 , in offline mode. The CLAT 2023 application form will be released tentatively in the month of October, at its official website - The CLAT form fee is Rs 4,000 (Rs 3,500 for SC and ST candidates).
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What is CLAT?

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national-level law entrance exam for admission to 22 national law universities and more than 70 affiliated colleges. The exam is conducted by the Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) in offline, pen and paper format. Candidates who pass the examination will be eligible for admission to 5-year integrated LLB and LLM programmes offered by the participating national law universities .

CLAT 2022 - Events
CLAT 2022 official notification
The consortium has released the official notification for Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) - 2022. The official notification informs about eligibility criteria and CLAT important dates .
CLAT application form 2022
The registration window has been closed on May 09. The application edit option is open till May 30.
CLAT 2022 admit card
The consortium will issue CLAT admit card 2022 a few weeks before the examination. The admit card will be available for download at the CLAT login portal.
CLAT 2022 exam details
The offline based CLAT 2022 has been rescheduled, it will now be conducted on June 19, 2022 (2 pm to 4 pm), not on May 08, as announced earlier. It will have multiple-choice questions on subjects like general knowledge, current affairs, legal and logical reasoning and quantitative ability.
The PG-CLAT will have questions on common subjects of the LLB programme.
CLAT post-exam activities
After the conduct of the examination, the consortium will release the CLAT 2022 answer key and result. candidates shortlisted based on CLAT results will be invited for counselling.

CLAT Syllabus and Question Paper Format

Candidates who wish to appear in CLAT 2022 should be aware of the syllabus and pattern for the examination. The CLAT 2022 syllabus consists of five sections as mentioned below.

  1. General knowledge and current affairs
  2. English comprehension
  3. Legal aptitude and knowledge
  4. Logical reasoning
  5. Quantitative aptitude

Under each section, the CLAT paper will have comprehension based questions, each paragraph followed by 4-5 multiple choice type questions. Total 150 questions will be asked in CLAT 2022, for which, candidates will be given 2 hours to answer all questions. Last year, 29 comprehension passages were given in the CLAT question papers , making it a lengthy and time-consuming test paper (READ: CLAT previous year exam analysis ) for the candidates.

CLAT Highlights: Registered candidates, intake, NLUs

CLAT Registration*To be notified
Expected registrations - 70,000
Number of Registered Candidates - 70,277

No of appeared candidates - 62,107
  • CLAT UG - 53,532
  • CLAT PG - 8,574
Number of Registered Candidates - 75,183

No of appeared candidates - 59,443
  • CLAT UG - 53,226
  • CLAT PG - 6217
Number of seats offeredCLAT UG - 2,801
CLAT LLM - 1,072
5-year integrated LLB programs - 2622 seats
LLM program - 808 seats
5-year integrated LLB programs - 2622 seats
LLM program - 808 seats
Participating institutesCLAT UG - Undergraduate courses are offered by all the twenty-two (22) participating NLUs
CLAT PG - Postgraduate courses are available at nineteen (19) NLUs.
To check the list of national law universities - Click here
To check the NLU-wise list of courses -
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Highest marksTo be notifiedCLAT UG - 125.5/150
CLAT PG - 85.75/120
CLAT UG - 127.25/150
CLAT PG - 72/120

CLAT 2022 Highlights

Full Exam NameCommon Law Admission Test
Short Exam NameCLAT
Conducting BodyConsortium of NLUs
Frequency of ConductOnce a year
Exam LevelNational Level Exam
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Application Fee (General)4000 Rs [Online]
Mode of ExamOffline
Mode of CounsellingOnline
Participating Colleges104
Exam Duration2 Hours
Number of Seats2801 Seats

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CLAT 2022 Important Dates

Upcoming Dates and Events

12 May, 2022 - 30 May, 2022

Application Correction - Last date to edit application form (OBC candidates)) | Mode: Online Ongoing

19 Jun, 2022

Exam | Mode: Offline

Past Dates and Events

10 May, 2022 - 11 May, 2022

Application Correction - Last date to edit application form | Mode: Online

01 Jan, 2022 - 09 May, 2022

Application | Mode: Online

The Consortium of NLUs has prescribed the eligibility criteria for both CLAT UG and CLAT PG. The eligibility criteria of CLAT 2022 include academic and age requirements which have been elucidated below.


Educational qualificationClass 12 or an equivalent examination from a recognised board or institutionGraduation in Law or any other equivalent qualification recognised by the Bar Council of India

Minimum marks required in qualifying exam

General, OBC, PWD, NRI, PIO, OCI candidates
45% marks or equivalent grade50% marks or equivalent grade
SC and ST candidates40% marks or equivalent grade45% marks or equivalent grade
Age limitNo age limitNo age limit

CLAT 2022 eligibility criteria for candidates appearing in qualifying examination

Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination (Class 12 for CLAT UG and LLB final year for CLAT LLM) are also eligible to appear in the examination.

However, they must submit evidence of passing the qualifying examination (mark sheet/certificate/provisional certificate) during CLAT counselling and seat allotment. In case the candidate fails to provide documents in support of his/her qualification, he/she will be declared ineligible for admission, irrespective of CLAT results.

Key points to note regarding CLAT  2022 eligibility criteria

  • Candidates need to confirm their eligibility before filling out the form.
  • If a candidate doesn't meet the CLAT eligibility criteria 2022, then he or she can be disqualified at any stage of the admission process.
  • The information shared by the candidate at the time of filling the CLAT 2022 application form will be checked at the time of the document verification process, which is an integral part of the counseling process.
  • Admission process : Simply meeting the CLAT exam eligibility criteria is no guarantee of admissions. Admission or allotment of seats will be strictly based on CLAT 2022 merit rank.

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

The CLAT Consortium has re-opened the CLAT application correction window till May 30, 2022, for All India Candidates who have selected the OBC category. The CLAT registration for z2022 commenced on January 1, 2022. The application correction window is available at

CLAT application form correction window for OBC (non-creamy layer)

Candidates who have already regitered for CLAT 2022 will be able to make edit and review their application form till May 30, 2022. Steps to update the OBC non-creamy layer wrongly answered question:

  • Login to your CLAT account
  • Click on edit application
  • In the personal information tab, answer the ‘Do you belong to Non-Creamy layer?’ appropriate
  • Then go the reservation tab and review and update your reservations as required
  • Finally click on the submit button and save your changes
  • Candidates can also review their applications under the section 'University Reservation Categories' for all the NLUs they have applied.

CLAT application form correction window

Candidates who have already registered for CLAT 2022 will be able to submit the registration fee till May 11, 2022. During this period, such candidates can also edit their CLAT application form and make the necessary corrections. Candidates will also be able to update their exam centre preferences.

How to fill CLAT Application Form 2022?

  • Registration : To register, enter your name, email id, mobile number, and other details.
  • Fill in relevant details : Here enter personal, academic, and contact details. You will also be required to select the program of study (UG or PG), and enter preferred NLUs in the order of priority from the drop-down menu.
  • Upload documents : Scanned copies of signature, photograph, and other documents in the prescribed specification (refer to the table below) have to be uploaded.

CLAT 2022 Document Specification


Image size (maximum)



500 KB



100 KB


State domicile certificate

2 MB


  • Application fee : Depending on the category of the candidate, the application fee may vary as shown in the table below.



General/ OBC/PwD/NRI/PIO//OCI category

Rs. 4,000

SC/ST/BPL category

Rs. 3,500

Important points to remember

  • During the document verification process of CLAT counselling 2022, all details entered in the form will be verified. Exam officials will demand originals of all essential documents to be produced before them. In case of any inconsistency in the information shared in the application form, the candidate may be disqualified.
  • Also, simply meeting the eligibility criteria is no guarantee for admission, as the final CLAT seat allotment 2022 will be based on the merit rank of the candidate in the online exam.

CLAT Previous year Registration Statistics

Question 1: How many candidates appeared for CLAT 2021?
Ans: As per data released by the consortium, a total of 53, 574 candidates appeared in the undergraduate, and over 8,000 candidates appeared in the postgraduate exams of CLAT 2021.

Question 2: How many candidates registered for CLAT 2021?
Ans: 75,183 candidates registered for the exam.

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Application Fees

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General, OBCPWDOnlineFemale, Male, Transgender₹ 4000
EWS, General, OBCOnlineFemale, Male, Transgender₹ 4000
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CLAT 2022 Preparation Tips

  • Candidates need to be well-versed with the exam pattern and syllabus.
  • Practice sufficient mock tests and sample papers to edify learning and to hone problem-solving skills.
  • CLAT aspirants are also advised to follow a proper timetable for preparation.
  • Candidates should choose books that are easy to follow, meet the quality standards, and contain lots of practise material to prepare for the exam.
  • Regular revision is the key to scoring good marks in exams.
  • Maintaining equanimity is crucial for effective preparation. To achieve that stay in the moment, instead of flying into the future or pondering the past.

CLAT 2022 last-week and exam-day tips

  • Solve sample papers : The last most should involve extensive solving of CLAT sample papers 2022. While in the preliminary phases of the CLAT exam preparation one may solve one sample paper a week, the number in the last month and weeks can be increased. One may solve as many sample papers as possible.
  • Mock test : The idea of CLAT mock tests 2022 is to get an exam-like experience, which may include a pressure-cooker situation. Considering the exam will be now conducted in online mode, mock tests will help the candidate to understand navigation, how questions are presented, how questions can be answered, and manage time. Note that there will be 150 multiple choice questions that have to be answered in 120 minutes. This means speed and accuracy will be important qualities for success in the exam.
  • Don't study new topics close to the exam : Unless you are thoroughly done with what you have already taken up, better don't get entangled in new topics, because it will eat into your last phase of exam preparation. Remember the last phase is all about acceleration, which includes doing fast revision, solving sample papers, and taking mock tests. But if you bring in new topics, you will break the flow; also note that new topics will take more time to master, which you can ill afford at this stage.
  • How to answer the CLAT question paper 2022 : The questions asked in the CLAT exam 2022 can be placed in three groups: easy, moderate, and difficult. It is recommended that the candidate starts with easy questions, before answering moderate and difficult questions. Also, if one gets stuck with a difficult question, better not spend too much time on it, but instead move on to the next question.
  • Stay composed even in difficult situations during exams : Sometimes the question paper may turn out to be more difficult than expected, or you may not be able to answer an easy-looking question. In those situations, it is important to keep one's cool and not get rattled. Take a deep breath and move on to the next question.
    Also read | Last minute preparation tips to ace CLAT 2022 exam

CLAT UG Sample Papers - Based on new CLAT exam pattern

Download CLAT subject wise sample papers

CLAT sample papers for quantitative abilityDownload here
CLAT Logical reasoning sample papersDownload here
CLAT Sample Paper for General Knowledge and EnglishDownload here
CLAT Legal Reasoning Sample PaperDownload here

CLAT 2022 best books for exam preparation

When preparing for CLAT exam 2022, it is important to have a dependable and high-quality study material. The CLAT best books 2022 will be those that are easy to understand, and contain few to no errors, including problem sets and instructions.

CLAT Exam Reference Books


Recommended books

English language

Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis, High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren & Martin, Objective General English by RS Aggarwal, Barron’s Pocket Guide to Vocabulary

Legal Reasoning

Universal’s CLAT Guide, Bare Acts of Indian Constitution,  Legal Awareness and Legal Aptitude by AP Bhardwaj, LexisNexis Butterworths

Quantitative Techniques

Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal, Class 10th NCERT Textbook

Current affairs, including general knowledge

Lucent’s GK, Manorama Year Book, Competition Success Review

India Year Book, and Pratiyogita Darpan.

Also read leading newspapers like Hindu, Indian Express

Logical Reasoning

Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey, Analytical and Logical Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal,

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal

CLAT 2021 toppers interview, rank, marks

CLAT Toppers 2021

Ranks (AIRs)


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Jai Singh Rathor, AIR-3

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The CLAT consortium has made some changes to the exam pattern by dropping the descriptive section from CLAT PG; so the postgraduate paper will have only MCQs. The undergraduate paper will continue to have MCQs. The question paper will be consist of comprehension passages, with each passage followed by 4-5 Questions. The updated CLAT 2022 exam pattern is given below.

CLAT Exam pattern 2022

Exam modeOffline
Type of questionsObjective type test
Total number of questionCLAT UG - 150 MCQs
CLAT PG - 120 MCQs
(No essay section in CLAT PG)
Maximum marksCLAT UG - 150
CLAT PG - 120
Exam duration2 hours
Marking scheme1 mark for each correct answer
Negative marking0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer

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Candidates appearing in CLAT 2022 should solve a good number of mock tests during their preparation. There are multiple benefits of taking the CLAT mock test 2022:

  • Mock tests contain similar types of questions to those asked in the exam. So, solving these problems will help candidates judge the difficultly level of CLAT 2022 and plan accordingly.
  • The success in mock tests can be indicative of exam readiness or lack of it. If readiness is lacking, one may need to pull up one's socks and try harder.
  • Doing well in mock tests would also give the candidate lot of confidence to carry to the actual exam.
  • CLAT mock tests will teach the candidate time management skills and also how to wriggle out of a tricky problem by keeping a cool head.
  • Effective prioritizing of questions is an art that can be cultivated by solving the CLAT mock test. Students who master this art will be able to lock down all the sure-shot questions first, before moving on to tricky and not-so-sure questions.

How to take CLAT 2022 mock tests?

  • Click on the mock test link ( Click here )
  • A login window will open
  • Enter user id and password
  • On login, a dashboard will be displayed
  • Click on the mock test link to start the test
  • Go through all the instructions, and terms and conditions
  • Take the mock test.

Candidates by solving CLAT question papers can strengthen their conceptual understandings and improve problem-solving skills.

CLAT previous year papers

Candidates should also solve all previous year CLAT papers, especially those based on the new exam pattern. The previous year's papers would also be helpful in understanding the type of questions asked in the examination and topics that appear frequently in the test paper. While registering for CLAT, candidates may purchase the question papers on payment of Rs 500. However, the official question papers of CLAT at FREE of COST are provided below.
To download CLAT previous year's question papers - Click here

The Consortium of NLUs will release the CLAT admit card 2022 tentatively in the first week of June, 2022 . To download the CLAT admit card, candidates have to log in by entering their mobile number and password. On exam day, the applicant needs to carry with them the admit card of CLAT 2022 without fail, along with a valid photo ID proof.

Details mentioned on CLAT admit card 2022

The CLAT admit card would carry such details as the name and address of the exam venue, date and time of the CLAT 2022 entrance exam, and roll number of the candidate. Candidates are also advised to carefully go through all the exam day guidelines mentioned on the admit card to stay out of trouble.

How to download the CLAT admit card 2022?

  • Visit the official website of the CLAT consortium
  • Click on CLAT admit card link (Will be available once the admit card is released)
  • A login window will open
  • Enter your registration or application number and password
  • The CLAT admit card will be displayed on screen in downloadable pdf format
  • Download the admit card and take a printout

CLAT 2022 Exam Guidelines

As per the guidelines, the candidate has to report to the CLAT 2022 exam centre at least an hour before the commencement of the exam. Also, after 15 minutes after the commencement of the CLAT exam, no candidate will be allowed fresh entry.

To take the test, the candidate has to display a printout of the admit card and a valid and original photo ID proof.

No baggage counter

There will be no baggage counter at the exam venue and candidates will be solely responsible for the safe keep of their belongings. So, it is advisable not to carry non-essential items to the centre.

If the candidate wants, they may visit the exam centre to check out the location, travel route, distance and traffic situation. However, but no candidate will be allowed beyond the main entrance gate, except on exam day and that too only on producing the admit card and photo ID.

Important items to carry to CLAT exam hall

  • Blue/Black Ball Pen

  • Admit Card

  • Any original photo ID proof issued by the Government.

  • Transparent water bottle.

  • Own mask, gloves and personal hand sanitiser.

  • Self-health declaration

  • Disability certificate for PWD candidates

CLAT exam day - Things to avoid

  • Electronic/communication devices such as mobile phones

  • Any kind of watch, calculator, headphones, etc.

  • Sheets of paper including blank sheets are not allowed inside the examination hall.

Candidates may also note that the consortium or the security staff at the exam centre will not be held responsible for the loss and damage of any property/gadgets of candidates.

CLAT 2022 - Proper conduct during the exam

  • Candidates will not be allowed to seek clarifications from anybody while the test is ongoing.

  • Candidates found indulging in malpractice like cheating or assisting other candidates will be disqualified and legal action will be initiated against such candidates.

COVID-19 safety guidelines

  • Any candidate who has tested COVID-19 positive and is under medical surveillance or in isolation, the candidate won't be allowed to appear in the CLAT 2022 exam.

  • The candidate has to bring their own masks and sanitisers. They also need to follow COVID-19 safety precautions, like maintaining social distancing, wearing masks, and

  • Candidates must produce a duly filled and signed medical self-declaration to the administrative staff at the entrance.

CLAT 2022 admit card related instructions

  • The CLAT 2022 exam centre allotted to the candidate cannot be changed.

  • The admit card and a valid photo ID proof are mandatory for entry into the exam venue.

  • The candidate is required to put their signature on the CLAT admit card 2022 in the presence of the Invigilator. Also, the signature must be identical to the one uploaded in the CLAT application form.

CLAT 2022 Exam Centers

Uttar PradeshAllahabad
Madhya PradeshBhopal
Tamil NaduChennai
DelhiNew Delhi
Jammu and KashmirJammu
West BengalKolkata
Himachal PradeshShimla
Andhra PradeshVijayawada
Tirupathi Naidu Palli

Documents Required at Exam

  • CLAT admit card
  • An identity proof in original (Driving License/Aadhaar Card/PAN Card)

The provisional answer key of CLAT 2022 will be released in online mode. By consulting keys given in the provisional CLAT answer key, the candidate can calculate the number of questions they managed to respond to correctly. Using the CLAT official marking scheme, the candidate will be able to calculate the probable score, and in turn their chances of admission (use previous years' cutoff data for the purpose).

Any candidate who has any objections regarding any of the key (s) is allowed to file objections. Authorities, after considering all complaints will release the final answer key for the CLAT exam 2022. The keys given in the final CLAT answer key are considered to be the final authority or correct answers to questions asked in the exam.

CLAT Question Paper & Answer Key - Previous Year's

Question PaperAnswer Key (Final)Question paperAnswer Key (Provisional)Answer Key (Final)
5-year Law ProgrammeSeries AClick hereClick hereClick here
Series BClick hereClick hereClick here
Series CClick hereClick hereClick here
Series DClick hereClick hereClick here
LLM ProgrammeSeries AClick hereClick hereClick here
Series BClick hereClick hereClick here
Series CClick hereClick hereClick here
Series DClick hereClick hereClick here

How to calculate marks using CLAT answer key 2022

As per the official marking scheme of CLAT 2022, every correct answer will fetch 1 mark, while for an incorrect answer 0.25 marks will be deducted. Use the following formula to calculate probable scores.

CLAT Scores = Total numbers of Correct options*1 - Total number of incorrect responses*0.25

For e.g. If the number of correct answers is 100 and incorrect answers is 40 then the total marks will be calculated as-

Total CLAT Marks = (100*1) - (40*0.25)

Therefore; Total marks = 100 - 10 = 90

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Given the pandemic situation, the last year's CLAT was conducted in online mode. As per feedback received from candidates who appeared in the exam and analysis released by various coaching institutes, the test was lengthy and the difficulty level was moderate to difficult. Check the CLAT analysis for the UG paper.

CLAT Exam Analysis

SectionGood AttemptsLevel of DifficultyRemarksNo. of Passages
English Language22 +ModerateSome very typical Passages that many would have found difficult to comprehend.
There were also straight questions about Vocabulary, Figures of Speech and Idioms/Phrases.
Surprisingly, there were no questions testing English Grammar.
6 Passages
Logical Reasoning25 +ModerateThe section was on expected lines with more weightage given to Critical Reasoning
Only a few questions coming from Analytical Reasoning.
The passages were from Current Events, making the overall understanding of the passage a lot better.
The answer options though were close and students should have sound knowledge of CR concepts to crack it.
5 Passages
Legal Aptitude20 +ModerateThis Section was on the expected lines with a lot of passages covering the Current News around Legal Affairs.
The section also expected you to have a basic idea of the important legal terms for a better understanding of the Questions.
Someone who was well-read with the current legal events would have found the passages quite familiar.
8 Passages
Quantitative Techniques5 +ToughAs per the feedback received from students, this section was tricky and lengthy (even for those who are generally comfortable with numbers and calculations).
One of the passages in QT might have some error as per the feedback from the students.
3 Passages
General Knowledge15 +ToughThe section caught students off-guard.
The reason being the section was Analytical and not factual.
Only someone who was well-read and had done a thorough analysis of the most important topics of the year could have got the right answers.
Events like NEP, COVID, UAE-Israel Peace Deal, Atmanirbhar Scheme etc. were covered in the exam.
7 Passages
Overall110 +

29 Passages

The Consortium will declare the result of CLAT 2022 in online mode a few days after releasing the answer key. Candidates can access CLAT result 2022 by logging in using their registration/application number and date of birth. The result will contain important details like sectional and overall marks, and open and category (if applicable) rank obtained in the exam.

How to download CLAT result 2022?

  • Click on the result link (updated on this page )
  • In the CLAT login window, enter the registration/application number and date of birth
  • The CLAT result 2022 would be displayed on the screen
  • Download and take a printout of the result

Details mentioned on the CLAT 2022 result

  • Name of the candidate
  • Roll number
  • Category under which admission is sought
  • Program of study (UG / PG)
  • CLAT score 2022
  • CLAT All India Rank (AIR)
  • CLAT 2022 category rank (CR)

CLAT 2022 Merit List

The exam officials will prepare and issued the merit list for the CLAT exam 2022 based on marks obtained by candidates in the entrance exam. Those with higher scores are ranked higher in the CLAT merit list 2022. However, if two or more candidates score the same marks, the tie-breaker is used to decide the merit rank.

CLAT Merit List 2022 - Tie-breaking procedure

  • The candidate who has a higher score in the “Legal Aptitude” section of CLAT 2022 will be placed higher in the merit list
  • If this step, the candidate who is senior in age will get a higher rank
  • If the tie is still undecided, a computerized draw of lots will be used to decide the merit rank of such candidates.

The CLAT exam 2022 cut off will be released by all participating NLUs separately. The Cutoff of CLAT 2022 will be the minimum marks (or lowest rank) for which admissions into an NLU is offered. The various parameters on which CLAT cutoff 2022 would depend include - number of applications received for admission, sanctioned seat intake, the performance of applicants in the entrance exam, etc.

Below are the details of the previous year's cut-off of CLAT exam with the details like opening rank and closing rank.

CLAT previous year cut-offs (Year - 2021)

Name of NLUGeneral (All India) CLAT UGGeneral (All India) - CLAT LLM
Opening rankClosing rankOpening rankClosing rank
NLSIU Bangalore1833153
NALSAR Hyderabad6517210170
WBNUJS Kolkata2424187418
NLIU Bhopal24737828222
NLU Jodhpur185356131434
HNLU Raipur387765424742
GNLU Gandhinagar251366173240 *GC-GUJ
RMLNLU Lucknow2556761881
RGNLU Patiala413107513528
CNLU Patna6771312Does't accept CLAT LLM scores
NUALS Kochi4141144385944
NLU Odisha (Cuttack )4361072364796
NUSRL Ranchi11041507219938
TNNLS Tiruchirappalli119918348151143
DSNLU Vishakhapatnam103614734391134
MNLU Mumbai371453438544
MNLU Nagpur10521448260990
MNLU Aurangabad147420227211148
NLUJAA Guwahati10911659655943
HPNLU Shimla7552009461829
DNLU Jabalpur12901949Doesn't accept CLAT LLM scores
NLU Sonipat10332040Doesn't accept CLAT LLM scores

Previous years' CLAT cut-offs - 2019, 2018

NLUs2019 cut-offs (Open category)2018 cut-offs open category
NLSIU Bangalore158166
NALSAR Hyderabad5012911137
NLIU Bhopal148376155390
WBNUJS Kolkata8222743260
NLU Jodhpur76354129376
HNLU Raipur329638401657
GNLU Gandhinagar124468142494
RMLNLU Lucknow342694354668
RGNLU Patiala442926358924
CNLU Patna62310917181186
NUALS Kochi474983290928
NLU Odisha Cuttack4659535641167
NUSRL Ranchi68810917051255
TNNLS Tiruchirappalli43614124591571
DSNLU Vishakhapatnam83012922231432
MNLU Mumbai383512246503
MNLU Nagpur58911905201532
MNLU Aurangabad710134412541588
NLUJAA Guwahati968129610161556
HPNLU Shimla6221471Not available
DNLU Jabalpur9911447Not available

What is a good score in CLAT 2022?

To decide what is a good score you have to first identify the NLU you want to get admission into. And the last rank (or cutoff rank) for which admission is offered in that institute can be considered to be a good score. That said the cutoff fluctuates depending on a host of parameters like seat intake, the performance of candidates in CLAT 2022 total applicants, and the CLAT merit rank of these applicants. So, you will be in the safe zone only if you score a little higher the past year's cutoff rank.

CLAT 2022 expected cut-offs

NIRF rankingName of college/universityLast rankMarks
1National Law School of India University9792.75
3NALSAR University of Law17789.75
5National Law University Jodhpur32386
6The West Bengal National University of Juridicial Sciences22788.25
7Gujarat National Law University47083.25
10The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law101277.5
11Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University73880
14National Law University Cuttack105277.25
16National Law University and Judicial Guwahati158473.75
17National Law Institute University, Bhopal53282.25

Mode of Counselling: Online

Candidates who qualify in the computer-based, online, centre based exam are called for attending the CLAT counselling which is being conducted in ONLINE mode. For appearing in the CLAT 2022 counselling, all eligible candidates are issued CLAT 2022 counselling call letters in online mode.

The consortium invites candidates equivalent to FIVE times the seat intake in each category for the counselling process. Eligible candidates need to register for counselling, wherein they have to select/edit NLU preferences and pay the counselling fee of Rs. 30,000 (Rs 20,000 for reserved category candidates).

CLAT Seat Allotment 2022

The allotment of CLAT seats is made on the basis of the merit rank of the candidate and NLU preference selected. The consortium releases the CLAT 2022 seat allotment result separately for all three rounds. Note that the Upgrade option are available for only Round I and II.

Post Round III seat allotment, the candidate has TWO options before him:

  • Accept the allotted seat
  • Exit the admission process.

To accept a seat, the candidate will have to pay the NLU fees and complete admission formalities. However, if the candidate is unhappy with the allotted seat, they may exit the admission process without paying the admission fee.

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Documents Required at Counselling

  • Printout of CLAT application form
  • CLAT admit card 2022
  • CLAT score card 2022
  • Class 10th marksheet (for date of birth rroof)
  • Class 12th marksheet (academic qualification)
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)
  • Specially-abled certificate (if applicable)
  • NRI certificate (if applicable)
  • Sponsored NRI certificate (if applicable)
  • Domicile certificate (if applicable)

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question:When will the application form of CLAT 2022 be released?


CLAT 2022 application form was released on January 1, 2022. The last date to apply for CLAT 2022 was May 09, 2022. Candidates can edit their application form and submit the fees for CLAT 2022 by May 11, 2022. The application correction window for OBC candidates is open till May 30, 2022.

Question:What is the eligibility for CLAT 2022 UG?


As per the eligibility criteria of CLAT , the candidate should have completed Class 12 from a recognized board with a minimum 45 per cent marks (40 per cent for SC/ST category candidates). There is no age limit for appearing in the CLAT examination.

Question:When will the CLAT 2022 exam be conducted?


The CLAT 2022 exam will be conducted on June 19, 2022, in offline mode.

Question:What are the changes introduced in the CLAT exam pattern?


The changes in new CLAT exam pattern include reducing the number of questions from 200 to 150. Now, the questions asked in the exam will be a comprehension type. The postgraduate question paper will have 120 MCQs; the descriptive section has been dropped.

Question:What law courses are offered after cracking CLAT exam?


There are various UG and PG courses that are offered through CLAT, these include, BA LLB, BBA LLB, BCom LLB, BSc LLB, LLM specialisation etc.

Question:How many college participate in Common Law Admission Test?


There are 22 national law universities that are participating institutes of CLAT. All the 22 NLUs offer 5-year LLB courses, whereas 19 of them offer one-year LLM programme.

Note that in addition to the NLUs, there are many other CLAT affiliated institutes and other colleges that offer admissions on the basis of CLAT scores. The difference between then the NLUs is that they may also use other exam scores like AILET. Further, they don't take part in the CLAT counselling process conducted by the consortium of NLUs.

Question:What is the full form of CLAT?


The full form of CLAT is Common Law Admission Test. CLAT is conducted for admission to national law universities of India.

Question:When will be the CLAT answer key be released?


The CLAT 2022 answer key will be released soon after the examination. The answer key will be released for both the undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

Question:I am studying in class 12 exam, can I appear in CLAT 2022?


Yes, if you are appearing in Class 12 in April/May, you are eligible to appear in the CLAT UG examination 2022.

Question:How many seats are offered by National Law Universities through CLAT?


At the UG level, the exam authorities will offer around 2,801 seats. For LLM courses, the colleges/universities have a combined intake of 1,072 seats.

Question:Will CLAT 2022 be postponed due to board exams?


No, CLAT 2022 will be held as per the scheldule. As of now, there is no official announcement on CLAT postponement due to board exams. In case of postponement, the consortium will release a notification, so candidates are advised to keep following CLAT 2022 latest news and updates .

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Is it compulsory to opt maths in 11th and 12th for clat?

Devraj Student Expert 28th May, 2022


No, it is not mandatory to opt Maths in 11th and 12th for CLAT.

The only eligibility requirements for CLAT is 12th passed with any stream.

it is not compulsory to have maths as a subject . The CLAT has 20 marks of maths but it is not compulsory to attempt them.

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Is it compulsory to opt maths in 11th for clat?

Devraj Student Expert 28th May, 2022


No, it is not mandatory to opt Maths in 11th for CLAT examination.

The only eligibility requirements for CLAT is 12th passed with any stream.

it is not compulsory to have maths as a subject . The CLAT has 20 marks of maths but it is not compulsory to attempt them.

Hope this information will help you


what if i had not given clat and want admission in nirma university?

Devraj Student Expert 28th May, 2022


For getting admission in courses B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)  and B. Com., LL.B. at Nirma University, it is mandatory to  clear CLAT Exam.

The admission will be based on All India merit rank of CLAT . So you will be required to clear CLAT in order to be considered for admission in Nirma university.

If you belong to NRI category you may also apply via your LSAT scorecard.

Hope this information will help you


is important mock tests for CLAT 2022 available?

Arhana Chakraborty 25th May, 2022

Mock test plays an important role in your preparation phase. So having a good mock test series can boost your preparation to the next level. The online MOCK TEST's you can buy from institutes such as-

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From career360, I am providing you the link below from where you can get some Mock papers for free-

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where can I find free online mocks for clat ?

ADITYA KUMAR Student Expert 24th May, 2022


You can get free online mock for clat examination at our page the link for the same is provided below:-

Solving these online mock papers will be very beneficial for you, it will help you to :-

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Good luck for your examination preparation.

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