CLAT PG Eligibility Criteria: Can You Apply?

The Consortium of NLUs sets the CLAT PG 2022 eligibility requirements.

The CLAT PG 2022 eligibility criteria for admission to LLM courses include prerequisites like academic qualification, minimum marks, age limit, and other parameters.

In this article, we have given all the required information around CLAT PG eligibility criteria. 

The Highlights of CLAT PG 2022:

Mode Offline
Age Limit No upper Age Limit
Nationality Indian Nationals/NRIs/PIO/OCI seeking admission in either of the PG programmes shall appear in CLAT 2022

NRI Quota
You need to sit for CLAT PG Examination and apply for the specified quota like NRI/PIO/OCI, etc to which they belong at the time of filling up of form. After the declaration of the result, you can claim the seat on the basis of the ranking in your respective quota.

Minimum Aggregate Marks
50%- General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories
45%- SC/ST categories

Prerequisites of CLAT PG Eligibility Criteria 2022:

Educational qualification, minimum marks, and nationality are some of the key factors that you should meet to be eligible for this prestigious examination. We have given these prerequisites of eligibility criteria for the CLAT PG program-

  • Educational Qualification :

Candidates either pursuing their final year or should have completed LLB graduation (3-year LLB or 5-year integrated LLB) from any recognized institute by the Bar Council of India.

  • Qualifying exam :

All candidates must have minimum 50% marks in the qualifying exam.

However, candidates belonging to the SC and ST category will be given 5% relaxation and can apply for CLAT PG 2022 with 45% marks in graduation (qualifying exam).

  • Upper age limit :

There is no upper age limit.

  • Appearing in qualifying exam :

 Candidates who are in their final year of the qualifying exam can also apply for the CLAT PG 2022 exam.

  • Tie Breaker Rule:

In the case of a tie, the following procedure will be used to break the tie:
i. Higher age;
ii. Computerised draw of lots.

Key Take-Aways:

Candidates of any age can study law in India as there is no upper age limit.

The Bar Council of India, which decided to lift the age limit from the CLAT UG and PG exams, deserves credit for this historic decision.


What is the Counselling Fees for participating in counseling for CLAT PG?

The counselling Fees for participating in counseling for CLAT PG is Rs 2000. Note that it has recently been reduced to Rs. 20000 from Rs. 50000.

What is the age limit for CLAT PG?

There is no upper age limit CLAT.

What is the full form of LLM?

The full form of LLM is Master of Laws.

Is CLAT compulsory for LLM?

CLAT is compulsory for pursuing LLM from NLUs forming part of the Consortium of NLU. For pursuing LLM from any other college, the aspirant needs to apply for the separate exam of the targeted college.

Is CLAT PG Counselling fees refundable?

The Counselling Fees are non-refundable. However, the Consortium has reduced the Counselling Fees of Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 30,000 for General Category candidate and Rs. 20,000 for ST/SC/OBC/BC/EWS/PWD and other reservation candidates.