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Common-Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2022

Updated On : 16 Mar, 2022

CLAT OVERVIEW

LATEST UPDATE:

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Application Begins:            1 Jan 2022.

Last date to apply:              9 May 2022 (11:59 P.M.)

Last date to submit fee:     9 May 2022 (11:59 P.M.)

Old Offline Examination date: 8th May 2022 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Offline Examination date:  19th June 2022, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.


The Consortium of National Law Universities (Consortium of NLU’s) has released the Common-Law Admission Test (CLAT)- 2022 application form on January 1, 2022, on their official website: Click Here

Common-Law Admission Test (CLAT) is organised by the Consortium of National Law Universities for the students who want to be enrolled in Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) law courses offered by the 22 National Law Universities. Most private and self-financed law schools in India also use these scores for law admissions.

As per the official notification by the consortium, the applications have to be submitted ONLINE only from the website www.consortiumofnlus.ac.in .

Important Dates :-

Application Begins:            1 Jan 2022.

Last date to apply:              9 May 2022 (11:59 P.M.)

Last date to submit fee:     9 May 2022 (11:59 P.M.)

Old Offline Examination date: 8th May 2022 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Offline Examination date:  19th June 2022, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.


Exam Highlights

Exam Name

Common Law Admission Test

Exam Level

Under Graduate and Post Graduate

Exam Mode

Offline

Exam Purpose

For admissions to BA LLB,  B.Com LLB, BSc. LLB, B.B.A.LLB, BSW LLB and LLM courses

Exam Language

English

CLAT APPLICATION

Application fees can be paid through online mode only. 

Candidates of General/OBC/PWD/PIO/OIC categories have to pay Rs. 4,000/- as application fee. The application fee for SC/ST and BPL category candidates is Rs. 3,500/-.

  • Note: Candidates who want the previous year's question paper have to pay Rs. 500/- extra apart from their application fee.

  • Kindly note that the application fee once paid is non-refundable.

 Admit card/Hall ticket

The Admit Card/Hall ticket can be downloaded by the candidate by logging into his/her account. The exact date on which the hall tickets will be made available will be intimated on our website.

CLAT ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Educational Qualification: 

Candidates who want to appear in the UG-CLAT 2022 examination must have cleared Higher Secondary examination (10+2) and he/she must have secured the minimum qualifying marks:

  1. For the candidates belonging to General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI categories: Forty-five percent (45%) marks or its equivalent grade. 

  2. For the candidates belonging to SC/ST categories: Forty Percent (40%) marks or equivalent.

Note:

  • Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2022 are also eligible to appear in UG-CLAT 2022 examination.

  • However, they shall be required to produce evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission and the result of the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2) shall be submitted at the time of admission failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.

Age Limit:

There will be no upper age limit for UG-CLAT 2022 program.

CLAT EXAM PATTERN

The UG-CLAT 2022 exam will be conducted in English language only. Pattern for the exam is given below:

Particulars

Details

Exam Duration

Number of Questions

150

120 Minutes (2 hours)

Maximum Marks

150

Note:

  • Each question will carry 1 mark.

  • There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

The questions will be divided into the following 5 sections. You can check out the detailed weightage of each section below:

English Language

28 to 32 questions

Current Affairs, including General Knowledge

35 to 39 questions

Legal Reasoning

35 to 39 questions

Logical Reasoning

28 to 32 questions

Quantitative Techniques

13 to 17 questions

CLAT SYLLABUS

UG-CLAT 2022 Syllabus prescribed by the Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) comprises five sections - English language, current affairs including general knowledge, legal reasoning, logical reasoning and quantitative techniques. 

The UG-CLAT 2022 would focus on evaluating the comprehension and reasoning skills and abilities of candidates. Overall, it is designed to be a test of aptitude and skills.

You can check the detailed syllabus below:

Subject

Topics

Ability Tested

English Language

In this section you will be provided with comprehension type-based questions. The passage will be of 450 words derived from contemporary or historically significant fiction and non-fiction writing, and would be of a standard that a 12th standard student may be able to read in about 5-7 minutes.

  • Drawing inferences and conclusions from the passage

  • Ability to Summarise the passage

  • Comprehension and Language Skills

  • Identifying arguments or viewpoints

Current Affairs, including General Knowledge

In this section you will be provided with comprehension type-based Static General Knowledge and Current Affairs questions.

  • Knowledge of contemporary events of significance from India and the World.

  • Knowledge of Arts and Culture

  • Awareness of International affairs

  • Knowledge of Historical events of continuing significance.

Legal Reasoning

In this section you will be provided with comprehension type-based questions on fact situations or scenarios involving legal matters, public policy questions or moral philosophical inquiries.

  • General awareness of contemporary legal and moral issues.

  • Identifying and inferring the rules and principles set out in the passage.

  • Applying the rules of passage to various fact situations.

  • Understanding how changes to the rules may alter their application to various fact situations.    

Logical Reasoning

In this section you will be provided with a short passage (300 words) and objective questions based on Sets and arguments, puzzles, diagrams, blood relationships and others.

  • Ability to identify the arguments set out in the passage.

  • Ability to critically analyse patterns of reasoning and assess how conclusions may depend on particular premises or evidence.

  • To infer what follows from the passage and apply them to new situations.

  • To recognise an argument, its premises and draw its conclusion.

Quantitative Techniques

This section will include short sets of facts or propositions, graphs, or other textual, pictorial or diagrammatic representations of numerical information which are followed by a series of questions.

  • Applying various 10th standard mathematical operations along with Deriving, inferring and manipulating numerical information set out in such passages, graphs or other representations.

CLAT SELECTION

The selection of the candidate will be based on their performance in the CLAT exam and the seats will be allocated to them on the basis of the merit or their All India Rank.

The second step to the admission involves centralised counselling on the basis of the candidate's preference of NLU’s.

Around 22 NLU’s are participating in CLAT 2022. Below is the list of the colleges:

NLSIU

Bengaluru

NALSAR

Hyderabad

NLIU

Bhopal

WBNUJS

Kolkata

NLU

Jodhpur

HNLU

Raipur

GNLU

Gandhinagar

RMLNLU

Lucknow

RGNUL

Punjab

CNLU

Patna

NUALS

Kochi

NLUO

Odisha

NUSRL

Ranchi

NLUJA

Assam

DSNLU

Visakhapatnam

TNNLU

Tiruchirappalli

MNLU

Mumbai

MNLU

Nagpur

MNLU

Aurangabad

HPNLU

Shimla

DNLU

Jabalpur

DBRANLU

Haryana

CLAT CUT OFF

The Consortium of the National Law Universities will declare the result of the CLAT-2022 exam in the third week of May and the cut-off’s of CLAT-2022 will depend on the various factors, such as the number of seats provided by the universities, performance of the candidates, number of the candidates appearing for the exam and reservations.

Important Points

  • Develop your capacity to read and understand bodies of text.

  • Be updated with news and current affairs by regularly reading quality newspapers and periodicals.

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CLAT SPECIAL GUIDELINES

Career Prospects

“Law is one of the most challenging and at the same time is one of the most rewarding careers. “

Law is open for all the streams and for the one who is passionate about understanding the legal system of the country and is looking for a challenging job. In recent years there has been an increase in the demand of law graduates in all the diverse fields such as Corporate Counsel, Judicial Services, Law Firms and Indian Corporate Law Services. Even the Big Four strategy consulting firms, i.e. Grant Thornton, BDO, BCG and McKinsey hired more than 20,000 law candidates in the year 2021 and are planning to hire more than 20,000 executives in the next 2-3 years. In India Deloitte, PWC, EY and KPMG employ around 1,25,000 employees.

As you see the career opportunities for Law graduates are all sorts of rewarding as only Law graduates can adorn the offices in all the three organs of the Government; namely the Legislature, Executive and the Judiciary. To grab this opportunity the first wall to break is the CLAT exam with a good score. 

After completing your LLB, you can become a legal advisor or join law firms, Private Companies, Corporate firms, or Banks. You can provide advice on various legal matters. Furthermore, your legal expertise could also be used in NGOs.

After completing Law School and passing All India Bar Exam (AIBE) one can work as a Private practitioner.

Financial Aspects

Within the legal industry pay scale varies widely depending on the firm you are working with.

Government servants are receiving a considerably good salary package in the country.

The other professions, even though private, also earn a significant amount of money.

Graduates from the top school will get around Rs. 3 to Rs. 15 Lakh per annum working at Indian Law firms and Organisations. Whereas graduates who work with the Top tier law firms as corporate lawyers will get a package of Rs. 12 to Rs. 20 Lakh (approx) per annum.

     Conclusion

Overall, completing an LLB is one of the first steps to a successful career as there are numerous opportunities for you to pursue a successful career. Know the options well, and choose wisely before you take up a career path. Our leading site Click Here will help you in fulfilling your dream by providing proper test series and guidance from time to time.

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