CLAT Exam 2022 - Know All about Application Process, Selection Process, Pattern

By Prakhyati Chauhan|Updated : December 15th, 2021

CLAT Admission Process 2022 - Are You Preparing for CLAT 2022? If so, the best time to start preparing for CLAT 2022 NOW! Every applicant has 1 year on his hand to win and win the competition. The learning strategy and curriculum should be developed and adhered to strictly.

CLAT 2022 Online Registration will start from January 2022 onwards. There are 23 National Law Universities in India, 22 of which are NLUs taking their courses through the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), and the exception of which makes their entry admission special is the NLU, Delhi.

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The official notice of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2022 regarding exam date was released in a Press Release where it announced that CLAT 2022 and CLAT 2023 will be held in the same year only i.e. 2022. 

Read Official Notification here: Press Release

We have shared details of the important test dates for CLAT 2022, the eligibility of the various NLUs, and the official dates of the CLAT notifications in this post. So, read the full post now to know the full details of CLAT 2022.

Important Dates for CLAT Exam 2022

Candidates must go through the following table for the 2022 CLAT Examination Dates:


Tentative Dates (2022)

Release of CLAT Notification 2022

December 2021

CLAT 2022 Online registration starts

January 2022

Last date to apply for CLAT 2022

March 2022

Last date for online fee payment

to be announced

CLAT Admit card 2022 availability

to be announced

CLAT 2022 Exam Date

8th of May, 2022

CLAT 2022 Answer key publish

to be announced

Result declaration

to be announced

Counseling session

to be announced

CLAT Exam Eligibility Criteria 2022

  • Candidates must be eligible for admission to another accredited board or university.
  • Percentage: Orders of the standard / OBC category must obtain 45% marks in the eligibility test and 40% marks for SC / ST grade students to qualify.
  • Appearance: Students who pass the appropriate exam will also be eligible for the exam. In this case, the candidates will need to provide proof of their eligibility.
  • CLAT Age Limit 2022: According to the revised rules, there is no age limit for CLAT 2022.

CLAT Exam Apply online 2022

Details of CLAT UG Registration 2022 will be released along with the official notice. The registration date for CLAT UG 2022 is expected to follow the previous line and will commence from week 1 January 2022. Students applying for the CLAT 2022 exam should check the eligibility details before applying for the exam. The CLAT application form will be available on the official website.

CLAT Exam Selection and Admission Process 2022

The CLAT 2022 UG selection process will be held in the following categories:

  • CLAT UG 2022 Online Exam

  • Counseling

  • Merit List

After the CLAT UG Test; The CLAT counseling process will begin after the results are announced, in which the candidates will be given a seat in the NLU's preferred form (as completed on the online application form), based on the availability of seats and a list of eligible candidates. Various CLAT UG Seat Lists will be published. See the entire CLAT Seat allocation process as well as the Counselling process.

Check Here: Complete Counselling Process 

CLAT 2022 Exam Pattern

UG-CLAT 2022 will be a 2-hour test, with 150 multiple choice questions holding 1 mark each. There will be a negative mark of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. There must be a clear understanding of the applicants regarding the CLAT questions asked on the paper and complete the CLAT Assessment Pattern.


No. of Qs

English Language

28-32 questions,

Current Affairs, including General Knowledge

35-39 questions

Legal Reasoning

35-39 questions

Logical Reasoning

28-32 questions

Quantitative Techniques

13-17 questions

Changes to the CLAT 2022 test pattern include reducing the number of questions from 200 to 150. Also, the questionnaire will now cover comprehension-based questions from Quantitative Techniques, English Language, Current Affairs covering General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, and logical reasoning sections.

Clarity will emerge from a careful study of the basics of law without the category of competence i.e. thinking and plural and legal capacity. UG-CLAT 2022 will assess the suitability and thinking skills of applicants. The questionnaire will not examine prior knowledge of the law but will focus on the analytical/logical skills required in legal education.


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  • According to the revised rules, there is no age limit for CLAT 2022.

  • Selection process will be held in the following categories:

    • CLAT UG 2022 Online Exam
    • Counseling
    • Merit List

  • Dates are yet to be announced.

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