CLAT Eligibility, Application Form, Exam Pattern, Admit Card and Exam Result 2022

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Conducted at the pan-India level, the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is being administered by the Consortium of NLUs from the year 2019 onwards. Previously, the National Law Universities (NLUs) convened CLAT on a rotational basis. CLAT is an online exam that is held once a year in August, with the medium of instruction being English.

The CLAT is carried out to determine the eligibility of candidates who want to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate law courses that the 22 participating NLUs and law colleges and universities offer.

In addition to the prestigious NLUs, other renowned self-financed and private law colleges also consider CLAT scores to admit students into their law courses. 

The performance of the candidates in the CLAT and the subsequent Group Discussion and Personal Interview rounds are considered for admitting students into the law programs.

CLAT Entrance Exam Highlights
Exam Name Common Law Admission Test
Short Exam Name CLAT
Type of Exam Online Computer Based Test
Exam Duration 2 hours
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Online
Official Website
Conducting Body Consortium of NLUs
Helpline Number 8047162020
Languages English
Exam Level National Level Exam
Exam Purpose Entrance to National Law Universities
Exam Frequency Once a year
Mode of Counselling Online
Participating Colleges 96

CLAT: Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

For the undergraduate-level 5-year Integrated Course

Aspiring candidates have to pass the Senior Secondary School exams (or equivalent exams) from recognized educational boards with at least 45% aggregate marks for general category and 40% for reserved category.

For PG Law courses

To apply for the LLM course, the aspirant has to secure an LLB degree, or 5-year integrated law degree, and score minimum 55% aggregate marks in case of general category and 50% if applying via the reserved category.

Age Limit

Age is no bar to apply for CLAT. The Bar Council of India has eliminated the upper age and lower age limit criteria for admitting students to the law courses.


Applicants who are appearing or have taken the 10+2 exam and are waiting for results are also invited to apply for CLAT. They have to pass the qualifying exam during the selection rounds and give proof of their passing. 

CLAT: Exam Syllabus

The CLAT includes the below-listed subjects.

English with Comprehension: Test the applicant’s proficiency in English.

General Knowledge and Currents Affairs: Contains passages, based on which questions are posed.

Quantitative Aptitude: Has a set of graphs and representations and questions follow.

Legal Reasoning: Evaluates candidate’s interest in a career in law, problem-solving ability, and research aptitude.

Logical Reasoning: Includes passages of 300 words and tests the candidate’s ability to identify links and patterns.

CLAT: Exam Pattern

The CLAT exam pattern for UG and PG law courses is as follows.


The CLAT for UG law courses comprises of 150 questions, carries 120 marks, and runs for 2 hours.

General English: (30 Questions, 30 Marks)

General Awareness / Current Topics: (30 Questions, 30 Marks)

Elementary Mathematics: (30 Questions, 30 Marks)

Legal Aptitude: (30 Questions, 30 Marks)

Logical Reasoning: (30 Questions, 30 Marks)


The CLAT for PG law courses contains a total of 102 questions, carries 120 marks, and has a 2-hour duration.

MCQs: (100 questions, 100 Marks)

Descriptive Essays: (2 questions, 20 Marks)


To qualify the PG CLAT, the candidates must score minimum 40% marks if applying via general category, and 35% marks if applying via reserved category, for assessment of the 2nd section.

In the case of both UG and PG CLAT, for incorrect answers, the candidate’s marks will be deducted to the tune of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer.

CLAT: Admission Process

The breakdown of the CLAT admission process is as follows.

#Step 1 Submit online application

The CLAT online application form is available online on the official website, The candidate has to read and follow the given instructions, which includes providing the mandatory information, uploading the requisite documents, and tendering the Application Fee.

# Step 2 Download Admit Card

The Admit Cards of the eligible candidates are uploaded online by the CLAT Consortium authorities. The applicant has to log in to his/her account and download their respective Admit Card.

#Step 3 Appear for the exam

The candidates should come to the allotted test centers on time, with their Admit Card and valid identification proof.

#Step 4 Exam Results

The CLAT authorities post the exam results and the provisional merit list for the NLUs on the official website and the candidates have to download their respective results after they sign in to their accounts.

#Step 5 Admission process

The selected candidates are invited to participate in the counseling rounds where seats are allotted in the law institutes on the basis of seat availability and candidate preferences.  The aspirants have to confirm their seat after completing the admission process and paying the course fees.

CLAT: Courses Offered

On the basis of CLAT scores, the candidates can get admissions in the law courses of the Indian NLUs (with the exception of NLU, Delhi) and other top-rated law colleges. These include:

Bachelor of Arts LLB (BA LLB)

Bachelor of Science LLB (BSc LLB)

Bachelor of Commerce LLB (BCom LLB)

Bachelor of Business Administration LLB (BBA LLB)

Bachelor of Social Work LLB (BSW LLB)

Master of Law (LLM)

CLAT 2020 Exam Dates
CLAT 2020 online application submission state date 1st January 2020
Last date of filling application form August 15, 2020 (Extended)
Release of admit card 16th September 2020
CLAT 2020 exam date 28th September 2020
Answer key released date 28th September 2020
Final answer key release 3rd October 2020
Declaration of result 5th October 2020
Payment of Counselling Fee 6 to 7 October 2020- Payment of counselling fee Rs 50,000
CLAT 2020 Admission/ Counselling 09 Oct, 2020 – 15 Oct, 2020
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