CLAT UG 2022-23: Exam Date, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Question Papers, Cut Off, Preparation

CLAT UG 2022-23: Exam Date, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Question Papers, Cut Off, Preparation

ByNeeraj Mishra  |  Updated on: Nov 15, 2021CLAT 2022: Candidates must check complete details about the CLAT 2022 UG exam such as important dates, admission process, exam pattern, syllabus, eligibility details, counselling process and more. 
CLAT 2022: Candidates must check complete details about the CLAT 2022 UG exam such as important dates, admission process, exam pattern, syllabus, eligibility details, counselling process and more. 
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Important Dates
CLAT Exam Date 2022  -May 8, 2022CLAT Exam Date 2023  -Dec 18, 2022

CLAT UG Exam 2022 - 23 Latest News

CLAT  Exam Date 2022-23 released. CLAT 2022 and CLAT 2023 exam dates have been announced by the Consortium of NLUs. The complete CLAT schedule will be available soon on the website. CLAT 2022 will take place on 08 May 2022, and CLAT 2023 will take place on 18 December 2022. As per the official news, the CLAT counselling fee will also be reduced from Rs. 50,000/- to Rs.30,000/- for the General category candidates and Rs.20,000/- for the reserved category. 

Candidates who are preparing for CLAT UG 2022-2023 must know all the details about the CLAT exam for the UG Law admissions mentioned below and note the CLAT Dates 2022-2023. The  Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level Law entrance exam conducted by the Consortium of NLUs for both UG & PG Courses. Candidates who qualify the CLAT exam 2022 will be able to participate in the CLAT admission process. 

The CLAT Exam is administered to provide admission to applicants in undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law courses offered at 22 NLUs and other private colleges/universities accepting exam scores. Exam dates for CLAT 2022 UG Exam are scheduled to be announced in the first week of January 2022. Candidates seeking admission to NLU's UG programmes can begin filling out CLAT 2022 Application Form in the second week of January 2022. CLAT Eligibility Criteria for UG admissions must be met with a minimum of 45 per cent in class 12 in order to apply for the exam. 

The NLU Consortium will release the CLAT 2022 exam date and exam notification on the official website- As per the timeline, CLAT 2022 will be administered in May 2022.  

CLAT 2022 Latest Updates

  • 14 November 2021: CLAT Exam Date 2022 & CLAT Exam Date 2023 announced. 
  • 13 August 2021: CLAT UG seat allotment 2021 result for Round 3 released.
  • 29 July 2021: CLAT 2021 Result announced along with CLAT 2021 result merit list

Students must advance their preparation for CLAT UG 2022 and utilise all the time and resources in a productive manner. All the details concerning the CLAT 2022 Exam are mentioned below. Practice CLAT Mock Test 2022 for regular revision & practice. Also, Check and download CLAT UG Previous Year Question Papers

What Is CLAT UG and PG?

CLAT exam also knows as Common Law Admission Test is a nationwide Law entrance exam for candidates seeking admission to undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law programmes at 22 NLUs and other private schools and universities that accept CLAT scores. CLAT-PG results are also used for recruitment by some public organisations, such as ONGC and BHEL. 

CLAT UG is the most opted law entrance exam by the candidates. Approx, more than 50, 000 applicants take the CLAT Law Entrance Test. The CLAT 2021 exam for UG admissions comprises 150 questions from five subjects, including English Language and Current Affairs, including General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Techniques.

CLAT Consortium-Exam Conducting Body

The CLAT exam was administered by NLUs on a rotating basis until 2018. However, starting in 2019, it will be run by a permanent body made up of institutions, known as the Consortium of NLUs. The Consortium (also known as the CLAT Consortium) is headquartered at NLSIU Bangalore and consists of the following members:

  • An Executive Committee
  • The CLAT Convenor of the last year
  • The CLAT Convenor of the following year 
  • Two co-opted Vice-Chancellors of NLU

The Convenor of CLAT 2021 was Professor (Dr) Vijender Kumar, Vice-Chancellor of Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur (MNLU Nagpur). Professor Faizan Mustafa, the Vice-Chancellor of the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), has been elected as the Consortium for CLAT 2021's president.

CLAT 2022 Highlights

CLAT Full Form

Common Law Admission Test


Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Exam TypeLaw Entrance Test
Exam ModeOffline
Exam Duration2 hours
Test TakersApprox. 59,000
Accepting CollegesCLAT Exam Colleges List 2022
Official Website
Contact Details Email:
Phone: 08047162020
Time: 10:00 am to 05:00 pm on all working days


CLAT Notification 2022 - 2023

CLAT 2022 Notification or Common Law Admission Test Notification will be released by the Consortium of NLUS  in December 2021. The CLAT UG Notification 2022 pdf shall include all the relevant details about the exam such as exam dates, eligibility, exam pattern, application form and more. Candidates must check and go through the CLAT Notification 2022 after the release. The direct link to download the CLAT 2021 Notification pdf for UG courses is mentioned below. CLAT Official Notification 2021

CLAT exam, also known as the Common Law Admission Test is a national level entrance test conducted by the 22 National Law Universities on a rotational basis. Along with these, 53 other private universities are accepting CLAT UG 2022 scores for the admissions in Law courses. Approx. 2500 UG and 720 PG CLAT seats are offered by the participating NLUs every year.

CLAT UG Exam Date 2022 - 23

All the CLAT important dates 2022 are mentioned below. Candidates must check the latest CLAT exam dates, admit card dates and more. CLAT UG exam date 2022 mentioned below are as per past year timeline. 

CLAT UG Exam Dates 2022 (Tentative)

EventsCLAT Dates (2022)
CLAT 2022 Notification Release Date4th week of December 2021
CLAT UG Application Form 2022 Start Date1st week of January 2022
Last date to apply for CLAT UG 2022 to be announced

CLAT UG admit card release date 2022

3rd week of April 2022

CLAT 2022 Exam Date

CLAT 2023 Exam Date

08 May 2022

18 December 2022

CLAT UG Answer Key 20223rd week of May 2022 
Release of the final CLAT UG Answer Key 20224th week of May 2022
CLAT 2022 Result & Merit List 4th week of May 2022
CLAT UG Admission Process 2022
(Publication of Counselling Invite List)
1st week of June 2022

Download the CLAT Calendar 2021

CLAT UG Dates 2021

EventsCLAT Dates (2021)Details
CLAT 2021 Notification Release Date27 December 2020CLAT consortium released the CLAT 2021 notification on the official website announcing all the details about the exam. 
CLAT Application Form 2021 Start Date01 January 2021Candidates who fulfil the CLAT Eligibility 2021 must visit the CLAT official website to login and apply online. 
Last date to apply for CLAT 2021 (Extended)15 June 2021 the direct link to apply online for CLAT 2021 is mentioned here. Read all about the CLAT Registration 2021

CLAT admit card release date 2021

14 July 2021CLAT Consortium will release the CLAT hall ticket 2021 on the official website. Download after CLAT login
CLAT 2021 Exam Date23 July 2021 from 02:00 to 04:00 PMThe CLAT 2021 will be conducted in pen and paper mode. Check the CLAT 2021 exam analysis after the exam. 
CLAT Answer Key 202123 July 2021 After the exam, the  Consortium releases the official CLAT answer key 2021. You can also check the unofficial answer key after the CLAT exam analysis. 
Release of the final CLAT Answer Key 202127 July 2021After the connections have been received, NLU will release the final CLAT answer key 2021
CLAT 2021 Result & Merit List 28 July 2021CLAT result 2021 and scorecard will be published on the official webiste. check the CLAT cutoff 2021
CLAT Admission Process 2021
(Publication of Counselling Invite List)
29 July 2021All the details about CLAT Counselling are mentioned here. 


What is the eligibility for CLAT UG exam?

Candidates, to apply online for CLAT UG 2022, need to fulfil the eligibility criteria for this exam at two stages. The CLAT UG Eligibility 2022 includes details about the age and educational qualification.

CLAT UG Age Limit

As per the CLAT eligibility criteria, there are no age limit criteria for candidates applying for CLAT 2022. There is no higher age limit for taking the CLAT 2022 exam.

CLAT UG Educational Qualification

The details about the CLAT Educational qualification is mentioned below. The candidate must have completed 10+2 or an equivalent examination from a recognised university or board. Candidates who pass the qualifying exam are eligible to take the Common Law Admission Test. However, such candidates will only be considered for admission if they meet all of the other eligibility conditions.

  • The candidate should qualify the class 12th or equivalent exam from a recognised board or university.
  • For General/OBC/Specially-abled person (SAP) the percentage criteria are 45%
  • For SC/ST the percentage criteria are 40%

CLAT Apply Online 2022

CLAT UG Registration 2022 details will be released along with the official notification. CLAT UG 2022 registration date is expected to follow the past timeline and shall begin from the 1st week of January 2022. Candidates applying for the CLAT Exam 2022 must check the eligibility details before applying for the exam. The CLAT application form will be available on the official website.

All the CLAT UG Application form 2022 details are mentioned below. CLAT 2022 registration fee is ₹ 4000/-. The direct link to apply for CLAT 2022 will be mentioned below. 

CLAT UG Registration Form , Apply Now

How to apply online for CLAT UG 2022

Follow the steps mentioned below to complete the online application process for CLAT 2022.

  • Step 1: CLAT 2022 Online Registration. Visit the CLAT official website or click on the link mentioned above.
  • To register, fill in the details like name, mobile number, email address and password.
  • Step 2: Log in to the website using the mobile number and password.
  • Step 3: Fill in the CLAT UG application form 2022. Complete the form with all the relevant details
  • Step 4: Upload the scanned copy of documents: Photograph, Signature, Domicile Certificate/ reserved category certificates

CLAT 2022 - Document Specification                   


Image size (maximum)



500 KB



100 KB


State domicile certificate

2 MB


  • Step 5: Payment of CLAT UG Application Fee.

CLAT UG Application Fees

You can check the details of the CLAT 2022 exam application fees from the table below:


Application Fee

General/OBC/SAP and other category candidates

₹ 4000/-

SC/ST category candidates

₹ 3500/-

CLAT UG Exam Pattern 2022

CLAT exam 2022 UG will consist of a total of 5 sections and will be conducted online. Every question contains one mark each and there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer. Here is the exam pattern for CLAT UG 2022 exam. The consortium of NLU has announced that the candidates must also check the latest CLAT exam pattern 2022 as there will be only 150 MCQs to be answered in 120 minutes. There will be no descriptive type questions in CLAT 2022. 


No. of MCQs

Maximum Marks

Approximate Weightage (in %)

English Language




Current Affairs including General Knowledge




Logical Reasoning




Legal Reasoning




Quantitative Techniques (Elementry Mathematics up to Class 10)








CLAT UG 2022 Syllabus, Download PDF

Go through the CLAT UG syllabus 2022 in a detailed manner before the exam preparation. We have also provided below the direct link to download the CLAT syllabus PDF. 

CLAT UG Syllabus 2O22 PDF

Section-wise Syllabus


English (including Comprehension)

Synonyms, Antonyms, Analogies, Word Rearrangement, Cloze Test, Spotting Errors, Spelling Errors, Reading Comprehension, Idioms & Phrases, Sentence Rearrangement, Sentence Improvement, One Word Substitution, Fill in the blanks

Numerical Ability (Elementary Maths)

Percentage, Partnerships, Discounts, Areas, and Volumes, Simplification & Approximation, Averages, Ratio, HCF & LCM, Surds & Indices, Proportion, Interest, Fractions & Decimals, Square Roots, Number Systems, Profit & Loss

General Knowledge & Current Affairs

Static GK, current happenings, Books, Authors Science & Technology, Persons and Places, Sports, Economics

Logical Reasoning

Coding-Decoding, Distance and Direction, Ranking, Syllogism, Series, Number Test, analogy, Statement & Assumption/ Argument/ Conclusion/ Course of action, Time & Sequence, Blood Relations, Alphabet Test, Classification

Legal Aptitude

Important Supreme Court Judgments; Important and recent acts and amendments of the legislature; Important topics from Contract law, Criminal law, tort law and Constitutional law; Legal GK and current affairs; International treaties and conventions affecting national legal framework etc.

CLAT UG Cutoff and Ranking

It is vital to note the past year's CLAT colleges ranking and cutoff to analyse the completion and exam. You can view the CLAT UG Exam college-wise cutoff marks for previous years. You can check the expected cutoff of CLAT after the exam analysis. 

  • CLAT expected cut off for Top 3 NLUs should be 98-103
  • CLAT expected cut off for Top 10 NLUs should be 90-95
  • And, For at least one of the NLUs, it should be 83

CLAT Expected Cutoff 2021

CLAT 2021 was conducted on 23 July 2021. BYJU'S Exam Prep experts analysed the exam and question paper to brief us about the expected CLAT cutoff. If you wish to target NLSIU Banglore, you must check the past year CLAT UG cutoff and expected cutoff to analyse where you stand. 

The CLAT Cut-Off is determined by factors such as the number of seats available, the number of candidates who took the exam, the previous year's cut-off, the number of qualified candidates, and the exam's difficulty level. Candidates who meet the cut-off will be considered for the next round of the CLAT UG admissions process.

CLAT UG Cutoff Marks 2019

The below shows the opening and closing ranks of the different NLU’s for 2019

National Law Universities (NLUs)

General Category

Opening Rank

Closing Rank

NLSIU Bangalore



NALSAR Hyderabad



NLIU Bhopal



WBNUJS Kolkata



NLU Jodhpur



HNLU Raipur



GNLU Gandhinagar



RMLNLU Lucknow



RGNLU Patiala



CNLU Patna






NLU Odisha Cuttack



NUSRL Ranchi



TNNLS Tiruchirappalli



DSNLU Vishakhapatnam



MNLU Mumbai



MNLU Nagpur



MNLU Aurangabad



NLUJAA Guwahati



HPNLU Shimla



DNLU Jabalpur



How to prepare for CLAT UG Exam 2022?

For better preparation for the CLAT UG 2022 exam, it is crucial to study from the best available sources. Also, ensure that you are consistent in your exam preparation and regularly revising the syllabus. Below mentioned are expert grade study resources to level up your CLAT Preparation.

Also Read: Important Current Affairs for CLAT UG 2022

Section-wise CLAT Preparation 2022?
How to prepare CLAT English Language section?How to prepare CLAT Current Affairs & GK section?
How to prepare the CLAT Legal Aptitude section?Tips to Solve Reading Comprehension in CLAT 2022

CLAT UG Online Coaching 2022

To help you prepare for CLAT 2022 exam effectively, we have shared a classroom program taken by a team of expert mentors. CLAT 2022 Online Coaching enables you to understand the topics in the live classes, along with the study material and mock tests. It is one of the best coaching for CLAT UG preparation.

CLAT UG Test Series 2022

To ensure that your CLAT preparation online is streamlined and to improve your level of preparation, practice the latest CLAT Mock Test Series 2022 to know the types of questions being asked in the exam along with the difficulty level. Identify your strong and weak areas to analyse your exam preparation and score good marks in the exam.

Also Read: CLAT 2022 Important Topics to Focus


For an effective and productive CLAT Exam preparation, you must revise and practice the CLAT questions in a regular fashion. The more you revise, the better will be the syllabus retention. Practice CLAT Quiz online for the latest pattern questions and ensure that you are well prepared to solve all kinds of questions during the exam.

CLAT UG Question Papers

To improve the overall solving of the question paper, you must also practice CLAT Question Papers. It also provides insight into the kinds of questions asked from each topic, and you can improve your exam preparation accordingly.

CLAT UG Preparation Books 2022

Check out the best book for CLAT preparation below. Also, check the best book for CLAT preparation 2022


Best Books

Legal Aptitude

Universal’s CLAT Guide, Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning by A.P. Bhardwaj

Logical Reasoning

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal, Analytical Reasoning by M. K. Pandey

Elementary Mathematics

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations (English) by RS Aggarwal

English Language

Word Power Made Easy, High School English Grammar, and Composition by Wren & Martin

CLAT Selection and Admission Process 2022

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

  • CLAT UG 2022 Online Test
  • Counselling
  • Merit List

Post the CLAT UG Exam; the CLAT counselling round will start after the declaration of result, where the candidates will be granted a seat in the preference order of the NLU (as filled in the online application form), based on seat availability and merit list. Various CLAT UG Seat Allotment Lists will be published. Check the complete CLAT Seat Allotment and Counselling Process process below along with CLAT Seat Allotment details

CLAT UG College-wise Seats

You can view the college-wise seat availability under CLAT 2022 exam for admission to the law courses from the table below. 

Total Seats in CLAT UG- Law Programmes

Name of the Participating Organisation

Number of Seats Available for B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)

National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore


Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad


The National Law Institute University, Bhopal


The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata


National Law University, Jodhpur


Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur


Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar


Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab


Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow


Chanakya National Law University, Patna


The National Law University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi


National Law University Odisha, Cuttack


National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi


National Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam


Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam


Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirapalli


Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai


Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur


Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad


CLAT UG Admit Card 2022

The admit card for CLAT 2022 exam will be released by NLU a few weeks prior to the exam. Only candidates who have successfully applied for the exam will be eligible to download CLAT UG 2022 admit card from the official website. Make sure you have your CLAT 2022 registration number and password handy to download the admit card hassle-free. We will update the direct link to download the CLAT 2022 Admit Card below.

Download CLAT UG Admit Card 2022

How to download the CLAT Admit Card 2022

Follow the below-mentioned steps to download the CLAT Admit Card 2022

  • Open the official website of the CLAT consortium or click on the direct link to download the CLAT 2022 Admit Card above.
  • Enter the registered mobile number and password to log in for admit card and click on the “Login” button. OR 
  • Enter your CLAT application number and date of birth on the CLAT admit card login
  • Click on the 'Download Admit Card' link and save the admit card pdf.
  • Candidates must cross-check all the details mentioned in the CLAT Admit Card.

Details on the CLAT Admit Card 2022

The CLAT UG admit card is used by the Consortium to convey some important information. Candidates are urged to thoroughly check all of the information on the hall ticket. The following are some of the most crucial details to look for on the call letter.

  • Candidate's personal information, such as name, category, father's name, and date of birth
  • A picture of the candidate.
  • Exam centre information - On the admit card, the applicant will be able to see information about the CLAT UG 2022 exam centre.
  • Time to arrive at the exam centre: Candidates must be at the exam centre on or before the reporting time to allow for frisking, registration, and other procedures. Please keep in mind that after the exam begins,

CLAT Exam Centres 2022

Rather than 67 cities across India, the CLAT 2021 exam was held in 84. Depending on the number of candidates taking the law entrance exam, each city will have multiple CLAT 2022 exam centres. In the CLAT 2022 application form, candidates can choose three CLAT test cities in order of preference. It is important to note that the candidates must have the following documents with them when visiting the exam centre.

  • CLAT admit card 2022
  • An identity proof in original (Driving License/Aadhaar Card/PAN Card)

CLAT Exam Centre List 2022

The following is a revised list of CLAT centres for 2022

CLAT Exam Centre & Test City
AgraHaldwaniNew Delhi
Amrawati (Maharashtra)Hubli / DharwadPuducherry
Greater Noida/ NoidaMuzaffarpur
GwaliorNavi Mumbai

CLAT Exam Analysis 2021

The CLAT 2021 Exam was successfully held on 23 July 2021. After the completion of the Common Law Admission Test, CLAT exam analysis has been provided by the BYJU'S Exam Prep Experts. Candidates must check the CLAT Paper analysis along with the expected cutoff.  As per the CLAT Exam analysis, the overall level of the CLAT exam 2021 was Moderate & Lengthy.

CLAT 2021 Section-Wise Analysis 

SectionsDifficulty Level
Current Affairs, including General KnowledgeModerate
Legal ReasoningModerate- Lengthy 
Logical ReasoningModerate
Quantitative TechniquesModerate- Difficult 

As per the previous year CLAT exam analysis 2020, the following is the distribution of the number of passages asked in each section.

CLAT 2020 Total number of Passages Section-wise

SectionsTotal no. of passage/sets
English 6 passage
Current Affairs, including General Knowledge 7 passage
Legal Reasoning 7 passage 
Logical Reasoning 5 passage
Quantitative Techniques 3 sets 


CLAT UG Answer Key 2021

After successful completion of the CLAT UG Exam 2021, CLAT provisional answer key 2021 has been released by the officials on the website. The CLAT provisional answer key is released as per paper codes. If the candidates face an issue or would want to submit any changes for the provisional key, they may do so. If you find any objections in the CLAT 2021 Provisional Answer key, you may file objections by July 24, 2021, up to 09:00 PM.

Download CLAT UG Answer key 2021

Final CLAT UG Answer Key 2021 has been released on 27 July 2021. After considering all the grievances, CLAT Answer Key 2021 will be released.

CLAT 2021 UG Result & Merit List

The Consortium of NLUs has published the CLAT 2021 results online on the official website and published the CLAT merit list pdf. Candidates may check the CLAT UG 2021 exam results by going to or by clicking on the result link mentioned here. CLAT result 2021 has been released in the form of scorecards, which will include information such as sectional and total CLAT UG marks, as well as rank. Using the CLAT exam login portal, candidates can retrieve their scorecard. The consortium of NLUs will announce the merit list for both UG and PG law programmes along with the CLAT UG 2021 result.

How to check CLAT Result 2021?

The CLAT UG 2021 result can be downloaded by following the steps outlined below.

  • Log in to the CLAT website or use the direct link mentioned here.
  • Enter your phone number and password, then select the login option.
  • Select View Results from the drop-down menu.
  • On the screen, the CLAT 2021 result will be presented.
  • Save it to your computer for future use.

CLAT UG Scorecard 2021

Check the sample CLAT UG result scorecard 2021 below. 

CLAT Merit List 2021

NLU has released the CLAT 2021 rank list pdf on the official website. candidates can now check the consolidated all India merit list for CLAT 2021 Law admissions. The merit list contains the rank, admit card number and total marks.  

CLAT 2021 Rank Merit List 

What after CLAT UG Exam 2021?

CLAT Seat Allotment 2021: Candidates who have successfully completed the registration and submitted the counselling fee will be considered for CLAT Seat Allotment 2021. The CLAT 2021 Rank and NLU option submitted by the applicant will be taken into account for the CLAT Seat Allotment list. 

The CLAT UG Seat Allotment Round 3 List has been announced on the official website. Check the complete CLAT seat allotment list for both 5 - Year Integrated Law Programme and LL.M. Programme. 

Check your name and status in the CLAT UG Allotment list. You have three options after the list, 

  1. Accept the CLAT seat

  2. Apply for an upgrade

  3. Exit from the CLAT admission process

 All of the post-exam activities are listed in the CLAT calendar. Check out the schedule below:


CLAT Dates

Salient Features

CLAT answer key (Provisional)

23 July 2021 (9:00 PM)On the same day as the exam, the tentative answer key and CLAT 2021 question paper were issued.

Obection Window For CLAT Answer Key

23 July 2021 to 24 July 2021

Candidates could raise objections and submit corrections. 

Final CLAT 2021 answer key 

27 July 2021The official website published the final CLAT answer key, which included changes to both the question paper and the answer key.

CLAT 2021 result

29 July 2021CLAT 2021 Result cum scorecard was published on the official website

CLAT 2021 merit list

29 July 2021The CLAT merit lists 2021 was published by NLU

CLAT counselling registration

29 July 2021 to 30 July 2021 (12:00 PM)The CLAT counselling registration window was available on the official website. There will be five allotment rounds in total.

Publication of 1st CLAT seat allotment list & payment of  fee 

01 August 2021 to 05 August 2021 (5:00 PM)The first CLAT merit list/seat allotment list is available on the official website.

Publication of 2nd seat CLAT allotment list & payment of  fee 

09 August 2021 to 10 August 2021 (5:00 PM)The second CLAT merit list was released. 

Publication of 3rd seat allotment list 

13 August 2021 to 14 August 2021The third CLAT merit list 2021 is released. 

Publication of 4th seat allotment list

17 August 2021 to 18 August 2021The fourth CLAT seat allotment list will be released on the official website 
Withdrawal of seats without deduction of fee18 August 2021By August 18, candidates can remove their provisionally assigned seat and receive a full refund of their counselling fee. The counselling cost of Rs 50,000 would be paid after a deduction of Rs 10,000 for seats relinquished after August 18.
Publication of 5th seat allotment list 20 August 2021 to 21 August 2021 (5:00 PM)The final CLAT merit list/seat allotment list will be released 

CLAT UG Counselling 2021

The CLAT UG Result 2021 will be declared after completion of the exam on the official website on 28 July 2021. Post the CLAT Result, the process of CLAT Counselling will begin from 29 July 2021. The complete schedule and process of counselling have been released by the Consortium of NLUs. Check complete details about the CLAT UG Counselling 2021.

  • At 9:00 a.m., the Counseling Registration procedure will begin. on October 6, 2021, instead of 12:00 p.m. Candidates should take note of the change in scheduling and register for counselling appropriately. In addition, instead of three times as previously announced, the Counseling invitation will be extended to about five times the amount of seats in each category.


    Only those candidates whose names / admit card numbers appear on the Counselling List are eligible to register for counselling. Candidates will receive an invitation to register for counselling by SMS and email. Candidates who do not complete the registration process for counselling will not be considered for allotment.

CLAT UG Counselling Schedule Date 2021 (Tentative)

The following table shows the counselling and allotment stages in chronological order:

S. no.



Tentative date


Stage I

Declaration of Result & Issue of Merit list.

 27th July 2021


Stage II

Publication of the first list of Provisionally selected candidates

 28th July 2021


Stage III

Payment of counselling fees

 Within 5 days after publication of the first list of Provisionally selected candidates


Stage IV

Publication of the second list of Provisionally selected candidates

 09th August 2021


Stage V

Publication of the third list of Provisionally selected candidates

 13th August 2021


Stage VI

Publication of the fourth list of Provisionally selected candidates

 17th August 2021

7.Stage VIIPublication of the fifth & final list of Provisionally selected candidates 20th August 2021


Stage VIII

Payment of full fees and presenting original documents required and all other formalities

4th week of August 2021


Stage IX

Finalization of admission from the respective NLUs

4th week of August 2021


  • The 1st, 2nd and 3rd list of provisionally shortlisted candidates will be published separately by each of the 22 NLUs.
Important CLAT UG Links:
CLAT UG Eligibility CriteriaCLAT UG Apply Online
CLAT UG Exam Pattern
CLAT UG Syllabus PDF
CLAT UG Admit Card 2021
CLAT UG Cut off
CLAT UG Books 2021
CLAT UG Study Plan
CLAT UG Answer Key
CLAT UG Question Papers

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  • Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a non-statutory body conducts an entrance exam on yearly basis for the admission to 21 National Law Universities in India.

  • Yes, CLAT UG exam is held only in English.

  • There is no upper age limit for UG Programme in CLAT.

  • A candidate must have cleared 10+2 examination or its equivalent from a recognized board with a minimum percentage of 45% marks for General/ OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories (40% for SC/ST).

  • Yes, you can enrol yourself to appear in CLAT UG exam while studying in standard 12 but have to produce evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission.

  • CLAT UG 2022 is expected to be held in pen and paper mode. The CLAT 2022 will be held in offline mode. 

  • CLAT UG 2021 exam will be held in the month of May 2022.

  • The CLAT 2022 selection process will be held in the following stages:

    • CLAT Online Test
    • Counselling
    • Merit List
  • There is no maximum limit for attempting CLAT exam.

  • There is no sectional cut-off for CLAT, there is just the overall cut-off.

  • Yes, student of any stream can appear for CLAT Exam.

  • Following are the various courses provided by the National Law Universities:

    • B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)
    • B.Com. (LL.B.) (Hons.)
    • B.SC (LL.B.) (Hons.)
    • BB.A. LL.B. (Hons)
  • The duration of this course is 5 years.

  • Each question will carry one mark. 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

  • No, the application for CLAT is online only.

  • You can get previous years CLAT question papers from CLAT authorities by paying Rs. 500 in addition to the application fees.

  • The allotment of colleges is based on a candidates ranking.