The CLAT 2022 exam will be conducted on May 8, 2022, by the Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs). The national law entrance exam will be conducted in pen-and-paper format at approximately 147 test centers in 82 cities. CLAT 2022 application forms will be available on January 1, 2022. Those seeking admission to 5-year LLB and one-year LLM programs must complete the application form by March 31, 2021.

The following are the minimum eligibility criteria for filling out the CLAT 2022 application form:

Academic qualification: The candidate must have passed the 10+2 exam with 45 percent marks. LLM applicants must have a graduation grade point average of at least 50%. It should be noted that reserved-category candidates are exempt from the minimum-marks requirement.

Age restriction: There is no upper age limit for admission to either the 5-year LLB or the one-year LLM programs.

Those taking the qualifying exam during the exam year may also apply on a provisional basis.


CLAT 2022 Exam Dates 

CLAT 2022 events


Online application starts 

January 1, 2022

Last date to submit applications

March 31, 2022

Issue of admit cards

April 2022

Exam date

May 8, 2022


How to Fill Out the CLAT 2022 Application Form

Candidates who meet the prescribed eligibility criteria for the 5-year LLB or one-year LLM must fill out the following form.

  • The CLAT application form 2022 will be available online.
  • Click Here to visit the consortium's official website.
  • If the application is running, the registration window will appear.
  • The candidate must register by providing their name, email address, and phone number. A candidate account would be created upon registration.
  • To access the form, you must first log in to your account.
  • Fill out various fields such as personal, academic, and contact information.
  • You will also need to choose an exam center (up to three are permitted) and NLUs. The entries should be listed in the order of importance.
  • Upload the documents.
  • Finally, submit the form and pay the application fee.


CLAT 2022 Document Checklist 



Size (maximum)



500 kb



100 kb

Category certificate 


1.5 MB



CLAT Application Form Fee 2022




Rs. 4000


Rs. 3500



CLAT Exam Syllabus 2022

The CLAT exam pattern for the admission batch 2022 will be available on the consortium's official website, The exam pattern would highlight details such as the CLAT 2022 exam format, questions asked, marking scheme, and topics to study for the exam. To prepare for the CLAT 2022 exam, you must carefully review the syllabus and plan your study time accordingly. The following is a snapshot of the CLAT exam pattern 2022 for UG and PG.

CLAT 2022 exam pattern - Mode, Topics, Marking Scheme, Number of Questions


UG program

PG program


2 hours

2 hours


Offline mode

Offline mode

Type of Questions

Objective-type, comprehension-based questions

Objective-type, comprehension-based questions

Number of Questions




1.    English Language

2.    Current Affairs, including GK

3.    Legal Reasoning

4.    Logical Reasoning

5.    Quantitative Techniques

1.    Constitutional Law

2.    Other Law Subjects, including Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence.

Total Marks

150 marks


Marking scheme

+1 mark for a correct answer. 

-0.25 marks will be deducted for an incorrect answer. 

+1 mark for a correct answer. 

-0.25 marks will be deducted for an incorrect answer. 


CLAT Syllabus 2022

The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) will prescribe the CLAT 2022 syllabus, including details such as the subjects and subject-specific topics that must be prepared for the pen-and-paper exam. Furthermore, the CLAT syllabus will assist you:

  • Determine the most important topics
  • Examine the distribution of marks or weightage carried by various topics on a topic-by-topic basis.

Knowing which topics are required for CLAT 2022 and which issues are important and which aren't will allow you to prepare more effectively and capitalize on scoring opportunities. The table below shows the subject-specific topics and the number of questions asked.

CLAT 2022 Syllabus - Subjects, subject-wise and total questions

Subjects Number of Questions Marks Weightage (%)
Current Affairs, including General Knowledge 35-39 35 - 39 23.33 - 26
English Language 28-32 28 - 32 18.66 - 21.33
Logical Reasoning 28-32 28 - 32 18.66 - 21.33
Quantitative Techniques 13-17 13 - 17 8.66 - 11.33
Legal Reasoning 35-39 35 - 39 23.33 - 26
Total 150 150 100

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