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

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CLAT 2022 application online has begun on 1st January 2022. On the other hand, the exam date for CLAT 2022 is 8th May 2022. The candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria will be able to apply online from the official website of CLAT.

CLAT application form 2022 released: The Consortium of National Law Universities has released the CLAT 2022 application form on January 1, 2022, a The last date to submit CLAT registration form is March 31, 2022. CLAT application fee is Rs 4,000 (Rs 3,500 for SC and ST candidates). Candidates have to pay a CLAT registration fee to complete the application process. 

Read this post to get the latest information about CLAT such as eligibility criteria, exam date, syllabus, exam pattern and marking scheme, cut-off, and more!

CLAT 2022 Application Process

Mode of Application: Online

Mode of Payment: Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

The CLAT Consortium has released the online application form of CLAT on January 1. The application is available at To fill the form, candidates will have to get registered, fill in personal, academic, and contact details, and pay the fee.  

How to fill CLAT Application Form 2022

  • Registration: To register, enter your name, email id, mobile number, and other details. 
  • Fill in relevant details: Here enter personal, academic, and contact details. You will also be required to select the program of study (UG or PG), and enter preferred NLUs in the order of priority from the drop-down menu.
  • Upload documents: Scanned copies of signature, photograph, and other documents in the prescribed specification (refer to the table below) have to be uploaded.

CLAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

CLAT 2022 Eligibility criteria enable the candidates with 45% marks in the qualifying exam to appear for the national level exam. Also, 5% relaxation in qualifying marks i.e. 40% marks are required to apply for the exam if a candidate belongs to the reserved category. 

  • There is no age limit to apply or appear for CLAT. 
  • NRIs, OCIs, PIOs & Foreign Nationals can also apply or appear for CLAT. 
ExamQualificationMinimum Marks
CLAT UG10+2 or equivalentGen/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI – 45% SC/ST – 40%
CLAT PGLLB/ 5-Year Integrated LL.B. (Hons)/ equivalent examUnreserved /OBC /Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories – 50% SC/ ST category – 45%

CLAT Registration

CLAT 2022 Application Form

The process to fill CLAT 2022 Application Form is mentioned below. 

  • Go to the official website of the Consortium of NLU’s. 
  • Start the application process through the official website. 
  • Enter the email address and phone number for registration. 
  • After validating the number, log in to the site using the phone number and password.
  • Enter the information carefully and check before going to the submit button. 
  • Enter preferences among the 22 national law universities. 
  • Pay the required amount of application fees through the online mode by using the payment portal of Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card/UPI
  • Upload the important documents. 
  • Click on the Submit button. 
  • Take a printout of the same. 

CLAT 2022 Application Fees

  • CLAT Application Fees must be paid through the online mode using their payment portal. 
  • CLAT Application Fees are not refundable under any circumstances.
  • In the below table, category-wise CLAT Application Fee 2022 is given.
Previous Years Question Paper (not included with application fee)INR 500

Documents Upload Guidelines in CLAT 2022

While filling the online application form, candidates will have to upload the documents as per the format mentioned below in the table: 

Photograph500 KBjpg/jpeg
Signature100 KBjpg/jpeg
State of domicile certificate1.5 MBPDF

CLAT 2022 – Document Specification                   

DocumentImage size (maximum)Format
Photograph500 KBjpg/jpeg
Signature100 KBjpg/jpeg
State domicile certificate2 MBPDF
  • Application fee: Depending on the category of the candidate, the application fee may vary as shown in the table below.
General/ OBC/PwD/NRI/PIO//OCI categoryRs. 4000
SC/ST/BPL categoryRs. 3500

Points to remember for CLAT 2022

  • One must fill the CLAT registration only if they meet the prescribed eligibility criteria. 
  • In such a case where candidates fill the application form but don’t meet the eligibility criteria, then the candidate may be disqualified at any stage of the admission process.
  • During the document verification process of CLAT counseling 2022, all details entered in the form will be verified. Exam officials will demand originals of all essential documents to be produced before them. In case of any inconsistency in the information shared in the application form, the candidate may be disqualified.
  • Also, simply meeting the eligibility criteria is no guarantee for admission, as the final CLAT seat allotment 2022 will be based on the merit rank of the candidate in the online exam.

CLAT Previous year Registration Statistics 

Question 1: How many candidates appeared for CLAT 2021?
Ans: As per data released by the consortium, a total of 53, 574 candidates appeared in the undergraduate, and over 8,000 candidates appeared in the postgraduate exams of CLAT 2021.

Question 2: How many candidates registered for CLAT 2021?
Ans: 75,183 candidates registered for the exam.

Application Fees

ST, SCOnlineMale, Female, Transgender₹ 3500
General, OBCOnlineMale, Female, Transgender₹ 4000
General, OBCPWDOnlineMale, Female, Transgender₹ 4000

CLAT 2022 Highlights

Full Exam NameCommon Law Admission Test
Short Exam NameCLAT
Conducting BodyConsortium of NLUs
Frequency of ConductOnce a year
Exam LevelNational Level Exam
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Application Fee (General)4000 Rs [Online]
Mode of ExamOffline
Mode of CounsellingOnline
Participating Colleges103
Exam Duration2 Hours
Number of Seats2622 Seats

Download all details about CLAT 2022 – Download Brochure

CLAT 2022 Important Dates

  • Upcoming Dates and Events
  • 01 Jan, 2022 – 31 Mar, 2022
  • Application | Mode: Online – 08 May, 2022
  • Exam | Mode: Offline

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