CLAT Exam

About CLAT Exam

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level entrance exam for admissions to undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law programmes offered by 22 National Law Universities around the country. There is no upper age limit for UG Programme in CLAT Exam. As regards minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2 or an equivalent examination), the candidates must have secured: 45% marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI categories and 40% marks or equivalent in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories. Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination can also eligible to appear in CLAT examination. However, they shall be required to produce an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.

Paper Pattern

SectionNumber of Questions (roughly)
English Language28-32 Questions, or roughly 20% of the paper
Current Affairs, including General Knowledge35-39 Questions, or roughly 25% of the paper
Legal Reasoning35-39 Questions, or roughly 25% of the paper
Logical Reasoning28-32 Questions, or roughly 20% of the paper
Quantitative Techniques13-17 Questions, or roughly 10% of the paper
  • Total Questions: 150 Questions
  • Marking Scheme: Each correct answer will get a score of +1 marks, each wrong answer will get a score of -0.25 marks.
  • Date of Examination: The CLAT 2022 exam will be conducted on 18 December, 2022. Registrations will be open until 13 November, 2022.
  • Total Seats: 2598