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CLAT PG 2022 Notification, Exam Dates & Latest Updates

The LLM programme admissions for the top NLUs affiliated with the Consortium have begun officially. The official notice on the exam date for CLAT PG was published on November 14, 2021.

The exam mode shall remain the same i.e. offline (as it was before the pandemic). Also, the subjective paper might take a “wild card” entry this time. (Let’s be prepared for it in advance!). However, there is no such update in the pattern yet!

To our surprise, PG CLAT 2022 and 2023 will be conducted in the same year.

Here is what you can infer from the official CLAT PG Notification:

Two attempts in a year!

Yes, you read it right! You can appear and apply for two attempts in one year. If you couldn’t succeed in the CLAT PG 2022 then you can apply and appear for PG CLAT 2023.

Better Chance for a Better Opportunity

Of course, your reason to pursue PG is for better growth in your law career and which is why this exam is your choice. Thus, the chance of being able to excel in this field increases with the announcement of seats at the top 22 NLUs across India. Isn’t this amazing?

When is the CLAT PG Exam?

This Exam is scheduled for twice in one year as mentioned above, but you must be wondering when it is. So, let’s break the suspense! Read below the important CLAT PG Exam Dates.

Note that, apart from the exam date no other date has been announced officially. These are completely tentative and might change after an official announcement.

Event Tentative Dates
Exam Date Notice was published on November 14, 2021
Application window shall open from January 01, 2022 (for the 2022 session)
The application window closes on March 31, 2022
Admit Card shall be issued on Last week of April 2022
CLAT PG 2022 Exam Date May 08, 2022
PG CLAT 2023 Application Window shall open from September 2022 (tentative)
PG CLAT 2023 Exam date December 18, 2022

Can I Apply for PG CLAT?

Since you have come down to this section of the article, we assume you are definitely looking forward to applying for the exam but need some prior information.

Let’s clarify some of your doubts here:

  • What are the minimum age and maximum age requirements for the exam? There is no restriction on the lower or upper age limit. The only limit is being qualified in Bachelors of LAW.
  • What is the minimum qualification required for the exam? A bachelor’s degree in law (LLB) is required to apply for this exam. 
  • Can I apply for the exam if I am in the final year of my bachelor’s? Definitely yes.

Get More Details on CLAT PG Eligibility Criteria

How to fill the CLAT PG Application Form?

This isn’t a difficult task for a technically savvy generation at all. The registration process is completely online.

Once you feel you are eligible to apply for the exam after reading the above heading, then go ahead and fill the form as soon as the registration opens.

To sum it up, let us understand that online registration for the exam is a 4 step process: Register, Fill a detailed form, Upload necessary documents and Pay the application fee.

Read Details on How to Apply for CLAT PG 2022?

But keep these important points in mind before you start with the application process:

  • Keep in hand a functional email address and phone number since it is validated through an OTP verification during the initial registration.
  • Type slowly! Any errors in the spelling of your name or parent’s name shall not be accepted and can lead to disqualification of your candidature.
  • No edits in the program (UG or PG), category, or BPL field (Below Poverty Line) shall be allowed after submission of the application fee.
  • In case you fill multiple forms, the last submission will be considered final and no refund for the previous submissions shall be done by Consortium.
  • A digital passport-sized photograph and signature must be handy with you since those are the primary documents required during the application process.
  • Keep PDF formats of the category certificate, BPL certificate or PWD certificate scanned for submission if required.
  • Check your internet connection while paying the application fee of INR 4000 (for General/OBC/NRI/PIO/OCI applicants) for a smooth transaction.

What is the CLAT PG Exam Pattern?

Understanding the question paper format of the exam becomes very crucial during the initiation of the preparation. Like the UG pattern, this exam also has questions based on reading comprehension.

This means you will be provided extracts from primary legal materials such as important court decisions in various fields of law, statutes, or regulations which will be followed by a series of objective-type questions.

CLAT PG Exam Pattern highlights are mentioned below for your reference:

Mode  Offline 
Medium  English
Duration 2 hours (120 minutes)
Question Type Objective (MCQs)
Total Questions 120
Total Marks 120
Negative Marking 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer

Important Note: The exam in 2019 had two major sections- Objective and Subjective. The pandemic disrupted the usual pattern since the exam couldn't be taken offline, which is why the subjective part was removed. The number of questions increased from 102 (100 Objective and 2 Subjective) to 120 (All Objective type). 

The conducting body is probably all set to conduct the exam offline considering the current situation, which means we should expect CLAT PG to get back to its old pattern with 102 questions! (This isn't officially announced yet and completely based on a prediction)

What are the CLAT PG Subjects?

The question paper and questions format give you an idea of how to plan to attempt the exam, however, the subjects will give you clarity on the preparation strategy.

This exam will test your knowledge about

  • Constitutional Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Administrative Law
  • Law of Contract
  • Torts
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Property Law
  • Company Law
  • Public International Law
  • Environmental Law, and
  • Labor & Industrial Law

This is not difficult at all, right? These have been your subjects during your graduation. You may not like to revise them again but then you’ve no choice!

Download the Detailed PG CLAT Syllabus and Important Topics

Which are the Best Books for CLAT PG?

Considering the syllabus, the books from your graduation can be of some help to brush up on the topics, however, there are some books that cover specific topics for CLAT PG Preparation.

We have enlisted the best books for your preparation and also the reason why we have termed them “the best”:

CLAT LLM Mock Series by LegalEdge

Not to brag but the books listed after this head are useful but won't suffice the exact requirement. These books are recommended for a basic knack of what might be asked in the exam.

For conceptual understanding, your graduation books would help while for question-based clarity, you must try LE CLAT LLM Mocks.

The mocks are not just curated by experts who have appeared and qualified for the exam but have the most from their knowledge. You will be getting an added advantage of detailed/video solutions to each and every question asked in the mocks.

Attempt CLAT PG Mocks by LegalEdge

Singhal S. S. Handbook for LLM Entrance Exam 

This book by Singhal Law Publications should be your go-to guide for this exam. We mean it! This covers the entire syllabus with multiple practice question sets that will strengthen your preparation.

In addition to the amazing conceptual clarifications, you will find previous year papers with solutions for not just CLAT PG but also DU LLM, AILET LLM, and ILI Exam.

Buy it and thank us later!

Universal Guide to LLM by Gaurav Mehta

After brushing up on your topics from the S.S. Handbook, this book will give you a comprehensive exam-like experience with its set of MCQs.

There are around 5000 MCQs based on the recent pattern and level of difficulty. Your revision partner is available online, go get it!

Is the CLAT PG Exam difficult?

The changes in the pattern and question format have made it difficult to predict the difficulty level. Strong preparation and hard work yield favorable results! 

Let’s summarize last year analysis to comprehend if this exam is difficult or a tough nut to crack:

  • The topic that dominated the entire exam was Contemporary issues. The questions were based on provisions, background, basics, and referred cases.
  • Passages based on Jurisprudence were focused more on jurisprudence concepts. We shall recommend you to revise it from basics for this exam.
  • There were a few questions from Administrative Law, Labour Law, Environmental Law, and Public Interest Litigation as well.
  • Surprisingly, there were no questions from Law of Torts, Property Law, Intellectual Property Law, Tax Law, and Cyber Law.

Considering this year, we predicted a sureshot inclusion of questions based on Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, Law of Contracts/Commercial Law/Corporate Law. We recommend you build a strong clarity on these and practice as many questions as you can for this.

What are the minimum marks required to clear PG CLAT 2022 Exam?

Though the official CLAT PG Answer Key would have given you an estimated score that you might get, here is a sneak peak about the minimum marks one should attain to get a particular college.

Carefully analyze the PG CLAT Cut off to secure marks required to get admission to your desired college (for general category):

  • The maximum mark to get into the desired NLU is 85.75 as per the merit list.
  • The NLUs that follow gave admissions to the students who obtained marks ranging from 60-75 in the exam.
  • We shall share our prediction for the new session (2022) after the exam gets over! Stay tuned.

If not CLAT LLM then What?

There’s a lucrative career option ahead of you if you are a rank holder in PG CLAT.

What if we tell you that CLAT PG scores can not only fetch you admission to a good NLU’s LLM program but also fetch you a job at a PSU (Public Sector Undertaking).

CLAT PG Scores is the basis of selection for the post of Law Officers, Legal Advisors, and Legal Executives at various PSUs. These Public Sector Undertakings will consider only the recent CLAT LLM Score for the recruitment i.e. for 2022.

Considering the trend of these recruitments, approximately six PSUs namely, ONGC, BHEL, PSOC, IOCL, NTPC, OIL, PGCIL, etc. generally express interest in hiring top-rank holders of CLAT PG.

Keep an eye on the PSU that releases relevant vacancies to apply for them online. However, these PSUs publish a merit list based on the CLAT PG Result.

Set your place amongst the top 50 qualifiers to get a call from any leading PSU. Getting a call letter from renowned PSU is a tough nut to crack but try being that lucky and hardworking one!

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