CLAT Eligibility for 2022 Exam

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2022 will be held on May 8, 2022. The CLAT eligibility criteria for various categories is given in the tables below.

The application window to apply for the CLAT 2022 undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes opened on January 1, 2022. The application window for CLAT 2022 will close on March 31, 2022 at 11.59 PM. Candidates should ensure that they apply for the examination and pay the fee much before the closing date.

If you are planning to prepare for CLAT 2022 and CLAT 2023 refer to the page on CLAT Syllabus and Exam Pattern. All updates related to CLAT 2022 eligibility criteria will be made available here. You can also visit the official website of the Consortium of National Law Universities (consortiumofnlus.ac.in) for more information on the CLAT 2022 and CLAT 2023 examination.

Eligibility Criteria for CLAT 2022 Exam

Eligibility criteria for CLAT 2022 examination for undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law programmes is given below. There is no upper age limit for candidates who want to appear for CLAT 2022 examination for both the UG and PG law programmes. Candidates should go through the eligibility criteria carefully and then apply for the courses.

Eligibility Criteria for CLAT 2022 Undergraduate Law Programme

  1. Age Limit
  2. There is no upper age limit for candidates applying for UG-CLAT 2022 examination.

  3. Minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination (10+2 or its equivalent)
  4. Applicants should have secured a minimum percentage of marks given below in 10+2 or its equivalent examination. Category-wise minimum percentage of marks required to apply for the exam are given in the table below.

    Minimum Percentage of Marks in the Qualifying Examination (10+2 or its equivalent)

    S.No.

    Category

    Minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination

    1

    General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI

    45% marks or its equivalent grade

    2

    SC/ST

    40% marks or its equivalent grade

  5. Candidates who are going to appear in the qualifying exam (10+2 or its equivalent) in March/April, 2022 can apply for CLAT 2022 exam. However, they should produce evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission.
  6. Candidates should submit their results (i.e., 10+2 or its equivalent) at the time of admission. If candidates do not submit their results when required, they will become ineligible for admission.

Note:

If candidates score equal marks in the CLAT examination, then in order to break the tie, the procedure and order given below will be followed.

i. Higher marks scored in the section on legal aptitude in the CLAT 2022 exam

ii. Higher age

iii. Computerised draw of lots

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Eligibility Criteria for CLAT 2022 Postgraduate Law Programme

  1. Candidates who plan to appear in the qualifying examination (LLB degree or its equivalent exam) in April/May 2022 are eligible to apply for CLAT 2022 examination.
  2. Age Limit:
  3. The Consortium has not prescribed any upper age limit to appear in the CLAT 2022 exam.

  4. Tie Breaker Rule:
  5. If candidates score equal marks in CLAT 2022, the break of tie will take place by following the procedure and order mentioned below:

    i. Higher age

    ii. Computerised draw of lots

Minimum Percentage of Marks in the Qualifying Examination (LLB Degree or its Equivalent)

S.No.

Category

Minimum Percentage of Marks in the Qualifying Examination

1

General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI

LLB degree (or its equivalent) with 50% of marks or its equivalent grade

2

SC/ST

LLB degree (or its equivalent) with 45% of marks or its equivalent grade

Frequently Asked Questions about CLAT

Who organises the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)?

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is organised by the Consortium of National Law Universities comprising the representative universities. Consortium of National Law Universities was established on August 19, 2017 to improve the legal education standards in India.

What will be the mode of conducting CLAT 2022 examination?

CLAT 2022 examination will be held in offline mode.

Is a UG CLAT 2022 exam preparation guide available?

Yes. A UG CLAT 2022 exam preparation guide is available on the official website of the Consortium. Candidates can visit the official website i.e. consortiumofnlus.ac.in and check the “Learning Tools & Materials” section given at the end of the homepage.

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