The Consortium of National Law Universities (CNLUs) is going to commence the application process for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2022 today. The candidates can apply for the exam on the official website of the consortium at consortiumofnlus.ac.in, from today, January 1, 2022, once the link is activated at 2 PM. The CLAT 2022 exam is scheduled to be conducted on May 8, 2022.
The CLAT exam is an entrance exam conducted annually for admissions into various law universities across the country. The exam is conducted to grant the candidates admissions to the five-year integrated LLB and the one-year postgraduate course LLM programme.
How to Apply in CLAT 2022
The candidates can apply for CLAT 2022 by following the steps mentioned below.
Step 1: Visit the official website of CNLU, consortiumofnlus.ac.in
Step 2: Click on the live CLAT 2022 link on the left sidebar.
Step 3: Click on Registration and register yourself.
Step 4: Verify the mobile number and email id.
Step 5: Upload the photograph and signature.
Step 6: Fill in details including personal, educational, and other related information.
Step 7: Choose the preferred exam center amongst the list of locations.
Step 8: Choose the preferred law universities.
Step 9: Submit the application.
Step 10: Pay the application fee.
The last date to apply for the exam is March 31, 2022. The candidates must pay an application fee of ₹4000 for the exam and the candidates from SC/ST/BPL categories have to pay an application fee of ₹3500. The specifications of the photograph and the signature are given on the official website. The candidates should check that and prepare the same before applying for the exam.
|CLAT UG||CLAT PG|
|Required educational qualification||Class 12 or equivalent||3-year LLB or 5-year integrated LLB|
|Minimum qualifying marks required||45 % (40% in case of SC and ST candidates)||50% (45% in case of SC and ST candidates)|
|Age limit||Not applicable||Not applicable|
CLAT UG Syllabus & Seats
The CLAT exam, so far the syllabus is concerned, tests an aspirant’s proficiency in the English Language, Current Affairs including General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Quantitative Techniques, and Logical Reasoning. For the UG law course LLB, in the year 2020, around 1734 seats were to be filled on an All-India basis. For state universities, a total of 793 seats were available. Similarly in 2019, on the All India basis, a total of 1120 seats were filled and for state universities, 622 seats in total were offered for admissions. It can be observed that the objective here is to increase the number of seats so that all the aspirants are provided with equal opportunities to pursue a career in law. However, this also reflects on the sheer competitiveness of this exam.
Aspirants must work on developing a stringent preparation strategy that includes practicing mock tests and previous year questions. Furthermore, a thorough and advanced preparation technique will prove to be essential in writing the examination and scoring marks as high as one desires.