“Law” has become one of the best career options after class XII, given the many opportunities it offers. The rise of national law schools, their world-class education and internships on national and international campuses each year are testament to this. A law degree goes far beyond being a lawyer in court. Beyond courtrooms, law school graduates are now looking for exciting career opportunities offered by Indian and international law firms, Indian and international consultancy and consultancy firms, multinational companies and services corporate legal matters, as well as Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO), among others.
What is CLAT?
CLAT stands for Common Law Admission Test. This is an entrance examination all over India organized by national law schools / universities for admission to their undergraduate and graduate programs (LL.B and LL.M). Responsibility for conducting the examination is rotated and assigned according to seniority in the establishment.
Quick facts about CLAT
The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an entrance examination across India, rotated by 22 National Law Universities (NLU) for admission to their undergraduate and graduate programs . The 22 participating NLUs in order of their year of creation are:
- National School of Law, University of India, Bangalore (NLSIU)
- NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad (NALSAR)
- University of the National Law Institute, Bhopal (NLIU)
- National University of Legal Sciences of West Bengal, Kolkata (WBNUJS)
- National University of Law, Jodhpur (NLUJ)
- Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU)
- Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU)
- Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU)
- Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala (RGNUL)
- Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU)
- National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS)
- National University of Law, Orissa (NLUO)
- National University of Law Studies and Research, Ranchi (NUSRL)
- National University of Law and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJA)
- Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam (DSNLU)
- Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli (TNNLS)
- Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai
- Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur
- Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad
- HP National Law University, Shimla
- Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur
- National University of Law DR.B.R. Ambedkar, Haryana
In addition to these NLUs, several other colleges also accept CLAT scores.
CLAT 2022: Eligibility
- For UG CLAT, applicants with scores of 45 percent (40 percent for SC, ST applicants) or an equivalent grade on the Class 12 exam are eligible to apply. Applicants who take the qualifying exam in March or April 2021 are also eligible to take the CLAT 2022. However, they will be required to provide proof that they have passed the qualifying exam at the time of admission, they will lose their right to be considered for admission.
- For CLAT PG, applicants must have an LLB or equivalent degree with a minimum of 50% of grades or an equivalent qualification. For candidates belonging to the SC and ST categories, the required mark is 45%.
- There is no upper age limit for appearing in CLAT.
CLAT 2022: Paper Pattern
The CLAT UG Paper has five sections:
- Verbal Ability,
- General Knowledge and Current Affairs,
- Legal Reasoning,
- Logical Reasoning, and
- Quantitative Aptitude test, which include questions based on understanding.
- Each section can have four to five comprehension passages followed by a series of multiple-choice questions. The duration of the exam is two hours.
- The CLAT 2022 UG Paper will have 150 questions. There will be 100 one-point questions and two essay questions of 25 points each.
- The CLAT UG curriculum includes constitutional law and other areas of law such as jurisprudence, administrative law, contract law, torts, family law, criminal law, property law, corporate law, public international law, tax law, environmental law and labor law.
- Opening of the CLAT 2022 application window on January 1
- CNLU to conduct CLAT twice a year
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CLAT 2022: How to Apply
To apply for the CLAT 2022 exam, candidates can follow these simple steps below.
- Visit the official website of CLAT-consortiumofnlus.ac.in
- On the home page, click the sign up link and enter your mobile phone number and password.
- Now log in with your credentials
- Enter the necessary details in the request form
- Download the documents and pay the processing fees with credit card, debit card or net banking
- When done, click the submit button
- Download the completed application form and take your impression for other purposes.
The Consortium of National Law Universities has announced the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) dates for the 2022 exams. The CLAT 2022 will take place on May 8 and online application will begin on January 1, 2022. The consortium, as a first step, has planned two tests in 2022. It has also reduced the CLAT advisory fee to Rs 30,000, down from Rs 50,000. For students in the reserved category, the advisory fee will be Rs 20,000.