The Common Law Admission Test abbreviated as CLAT - is your ticket to enter the top law schools across India for both UG and PG courses.

Talking about CLAT 2022 Notification, an official announcement on the exam date had been published by the Consortium on November 14, 2021.

The surprise element to this notice was - CLAT had been planned to be conducted twice this year but for two different sessions i.e. 2022 and 2023.

What got to our notice is a list of queries students face now have around the CLAT Notification 2022.

Catering to those, we have tried resolving a few common ones here:

  • Who can apply for the 2022 CLAT session? Students applying for UG courses must have cleared their Class XII or must have appeared for their Class 12 exams this year. To get the answer to this similar query around CLAT PG, click here
  • I will be in my Class 12 with effect from April 2022, am I eligible for CLAT 2023? Yes, you definitely are! Anyone who'll give their Class 12 exams in March 2023 can apply for the December session of this exam.
  • I am from a Science background, can I apply for CLAT? Yes, this exam is open for all streams, hence giving opportunities beyond engineering and medicine to the science background students as well.

CLAT 2022 Latest Updates

May 11, 2022: CLAT Registration Fees

Applicants who have already submitted their application but are yet to pay the fees are allowed to make the payment and complete the ‘CLAT registration’ till 11:59 PM on Wednesday, May 11.

March 14, 2022: Last Date for CLAT Registration Extended!

The last date to fill out the CLAT Application Form has been extended to May 09, 2022. All those who haven't filled out the form yet can apply now!

March 14, 2022: CLAT Exam Rescheduled!

The CLAT 2022 Exam Date has been changed to June 19, 2022, from May 08, 2022, as per the official announcement by Consortium. The probable reason for this change is the CBSE Board Exam Datesheet. Read the detailed Exam Date Changed Notice here.

January 01, 2022: The Application Process for the 2022 session begins

The registrations for the 2022 session began on the official website. The last date to submit applications is March 31, 2022

November 14, 2021: CLAT Exam Date announced on the official website and through a Tweet!

The announcement around CLAT 2022 and CLAT 2023 Exam Date was made.

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CLAT 2022 Exam Date & Schedule

The below table lists the tentative schedule for CLAT 2022 and 2023. In the recent reports, the Consortium of NLUs has announced the CLAT 2022 exam date and 2023. 

Events Dates
CLAT Exam Date Notification Release November 14, 2021
Starting Date to Apply January 01, 2022
Last date to apply May 09, 2022 (Extended)
Last date for online fee payment May 11, 2022 (Extended)
Admit Card Release Date The second week of June 2022
CLAT 2022 Exam Date June 19, 2022 (Rescheduled)
Answer key Release Date To be Notified
Result Date To be Notified
Admission Process To be Notified
CLAT 2023 Exam Date December 18, 2022

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CLAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria [UG & PG]

Ensure that you satisfy the eligibility criteria before applying for CLAT 2022. Here are the brief CLAT Eligibility Criteria explained below for both UG and PG programs separately.

CLAT 2022 Eligibility for UG Program

The UG exam is the entrance examination for Undergraduate Courses i.e, Bachelor of Legislative Law.

You must satisfy the following eligibility criteria to apply for the 3 year BA LLB program:

  • There will be no upper age limit for UG, however, you must have passed 10+2 to apply for the exam.
  • As per the CLAT Notification 2022, you must have secured 45% marks in 10+2 or its equivalent grade if you belong to General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI categories; while it is 40% for those belonging to SC/ST categories. 
  • If you are appearing for the 12th examination in March/April 2022, you are also eligible to appear in the examination. However, you shall be required to produce evidence of your passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission. 

CLAT 2022 Eligibility for PG Program

The PG exam is conducted for those aspiring to secure admission for Post Graduation courses i.e., Master of Law in top Law Universities. 

Have a look at the detailed CLAT PG Eligibility Criteria for detailed requirements.

  • There is no upper age limit for the PG Program.
  • Those belonging to the General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories must have a minimum of 50% of marks in the LLB degree or its equivalent grade.
  • According to the CLAT Notification, those belonging to SC/ST categories must have secured 45% marks in an LLB degree or its equivalent grade.
  • It is important that you must have cleared your final semester or final year of the qualifying paper on the admission date.

How to Apply for CLAT 2022?

The entire application process will be conducted online mode. There are four stages involved while filling the CLAT Application Form 2022 i.e., Online Registration, Filling the form, Uploading Documents, and Payment of the application fee. Follow the below steps to complete the process smoothly.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of CLAT i.e., clatconsortiumofnlus.ac.in
  • Step 2: On the Home page, click on the link "Register" and complete the registration process by entering the name, mobile number, and setting a password.
  • Step 3: Enter the OTP received on the registered mobile number. This completes the registration process. 
  • Step 4: Log in to the portal using the registered mobile number and password. 
  • Step 5: Start filling out the application form by entering all the correct details.
  • Step 6: Upload necessary scanned images, documents, and signatures in the specified format.
  • Step 7: Make the payment of the fee through the different online payment modes to complete the application process. 

Check: Start your preparations early with CLAT Mock Tests 2023

Application Fee

The application fees vary for each category. Check out the table below to know the CLAT application fee as per your category.

Category Application fee
General / OBC / PWD/ Rs. 4000
NRI / PIO / OCI candidates Rs. 4000
SC / ST / BPL candidates Rs. 3500

CLAT 2022 Exam Pattern

As per the notification, the CLAT Exam pattern 2022 is the same as the last year. 

  • The CLAT Notification states the UG question paper includes 150 questions and the PG paper includes 120 questions.
  • Both UG and PG included only comprehension-based questions.
  • The new pattern for UG involved short passages followed by 4-5 objective questions.
  • There were five subjects in UG i.e., English Language, Current Affairs including General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Techniques.
  • For the PG Admission test, the time duration was 120 minutes during which you have to answer 120 objective comprehension-based questions.

CLAT 2022 UG Exam Pattern

The following table shows the question paper pattern for the undergraduate courses.

Mode of Exam Offline
Medium of Question Paper English (only)
Type of Exam Objective Type
Duration 2hours
Level of the Exam after XII
Type of Questions Objective Type
Total Number of Questions 150
Marks Obtained for Correct Answer +1
Marks Deducted for Incorrect Answer -0.25
Sections in the exam English Language, Quantitative Techniques, Logical Reasoning, Current Affairs (inc. General Knowledge), and Legal Reasoning
Weightage of Logical Reasoning 28-32 (roughly 20% of the Test Paper)
Weightage of Legal Reasoning 35-39 (roughly 25% of the Test Paper)
Weightage of Current Affairs (inc. General Knowledge) 35-39 (roughly 25% of the Test Paper)
Weightage of English Language 28-32 (roughly 20% of the Test Paper)
Weightage of Maths Section 13-17 (roughly 10% of the Test Paper)

Check: Take CLAT Mock Tests 2022 to know where you stand with your CLAT preparations. 

CLAT 2022 PG Exam Pattern

Check out the table below to know the detailed CLAT PG Exam Pattern 2022.

Mode of Exam Offline
Medium of Question Paper English (only)
Type of Exam Objective + Subjective (Tentative)
Duration 2 hours
Type of Questions Objective Type and Subjective Type (Tentative)
Number of Multiple Choice Questions 100
Marks Obtained for Correct Answer +1
Marks Deducted for Incorrect Answer -0.25
Number of Subjective Questions 2 (Essay of 800 words each)
Marks Allocated 50 (25 Marks for each)
Negative Marking for Subjective Type No Negative Marking
Topics Asked in MCQ Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, Property Law, Company Law, Labour Law, Environmental Law, etc.
Topics Asked in Subjective Questions Essay on Law and Contemporary Issues

CLAT 2022 Syllabus [UG & PG]

Going through the CLAT Syllabus will help you get an idea about the important topics from the exam point of view. As per the official CLAT Notification, the syllabus for both UG and PG programs is similar to the last year.

Have a look at the detailed syllabus for both UG and PG programs from the post below.

CLAT UG Syllabus 2022

As per the CLAT 2022 Notification, there are five main subjects included in the UG Exam. Check out the table below to know the detailed syllabus for CLAT UG.

Subjects Syllabus
English Language There is a 450 words passage given based on contemporary or historically significant fiction and non-fiction writing. Based on the passage 5-6 questions will be asked that test candidate's comprehension and language skills. 
Current Affairs including GK This section also includes a 450 words passage followed by questions. The passage is based on news, journalistic sources, and other non-fiction writing. 
Legal Reasoning You need to read the 450 words passage based on facts, situations, and scenarios related to legal matters, public policy questions, or moral philosophical inquiries. Even if you don't have knowledge of the law is fine but general awareness of contemporary legal and moral issues is desirable.
Logical Reasoning This includes many short 300 words passages each followed by one or more questions after each passage.
Mathematics This section includes short sets of facts or propositions, graphs, textual material, pictorial material, or diagrammatic representations of numerical information. Each of these includes questions that require applying mathematical operations.

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CLAT PG Syllabus 2022

The PG syllabus is also based on comprehension-based questions. The descriptive section was removed from the syllabus as per last year's exam. 

Have a look at the table below to know the CLAT PG Syllabus.

Constitutional Law Jurisprudence Administrative Law Law of Contract
Torts Family Law Criminal Law Property Law
Company Law Public International Law Contemporary Judgements Environmental Law
Labour Law Industrial Law - -

CLAT 2022 Admit Card Release Date

You can download the CLAT Admit Card only from the official website as per the scheduled date. You can follow the steps below in order to download the admit card:

  • Visit the official website of CLAT.
  • On the homepage, click on the link "Download CLAT Admit Card 2022."
  • Enter your login credentials and click on the submit button.
  • The admit card will be displayed on the screen. 
  • Download and take a printout of the admit card for future reference.

CLAT 2022 Exam Centers

Based on the choices made during filling the form, you will be allotted CLAT Exam Centers across the country. The allocated venue of the exam is mentioned in the admit card.

You will not be able to change the exam center after the issue of admit card, as per the CLAT 2022 Notification.

Allahabad Aurangabad Bengaluru Bhopal
Bhubaneswar Chandigarh Chennai Dehradun
Ernakulam Faridabad Gandhinagar Ghaziabad
Gurugram Guwahati Hisar Hyderabad
Indore Jabalpur Jaipur Jammu
Jodhpur Kanpur Kolkata Lucknow
Mumbai Nagpur New Delhi Noida
Patiala Patna Pune Raipur
Ranchi Shimla Siliguri Trichy
Thiruvananthapuram Varanasi Vijayawada Vishakhapatnam

CLAT 2022 Preparation Tips

In order to crack the exam in one attempt, you must make a proper study plan and preparation strategy. As per the expert's opinion, you must make sure to start your CLAT preparation at least 6 or 7 months before the exam.

If you start your preparation early, you will have sufficient time for preparation, practice questions, and revision.

  • Read More to improve language. Read books, magazines, newspapers, and novels to enhance your vocabulary.
  • Study the basics of grammar and this can be done even from school-level grammar books to strengthen your basics. However, you need to get your grammar right and fix the mistakes to secure a good rank 
  • The CLAT Preparation Books 2022 are the most important aspect whenever it comes to cracking an exam on the first attempt.
  • For law aspirants, mathematics may not be a big deal as this is just Class 10 mathematics. Go through NCERT Mathematics textbooks of class 9 and class 10. 
  • Legal aptitude continues to be the most important section. Important book references for this would be the Constitution of India and the Legal Penal Code.
  • Importance of Moot Courts: Knowledge of arguing cases and knowing various laws at the tip of your tongue is a great thing to know for all aspiring lawyers

CLAT Toppers Tips

Ishan Thakur has successfully cleared the Law entrance Test 2021 with an AIR of 19 and scored 100.25 out of 150.

This is definitely a great score despite the change in the pattern and new type of questions. Here is a brief CLAT Topper Interview of Ishan. Know his success strategy and how he reached his goals.

  • Ishan began his preparation for Law entrance Test for a year and his dream was to join NLSIU Bangalore which is the top law university in the country.
  • He focused completely on his studies and took a break from all the social networking platforms. 
  • He was confident of making it to the top 3 NLUs but scoring 19 in the All India Ranking was unexpected.
  • Due to the postponement of the exam, Ishan pushed himself to study more and kept himself motivated.
  • This phase actually let him prepare more and increase his confidence.
  • He followed a series during preparation i.e., he began with English then Current affairs followed by Legal Reasoning then Mathematics, and lastly Logical Reasoning. Since this year, the Exam was comprehension-based, this strategy well suited him.
  • When it comes to Ishan's preparation strategy, he didn't have any particular timings for studying. Some days he would study the whole day and other days just 4-5 hours. He also added that "taking breaks between studying is very important as it refreshes your mind and helps in focussing better"
  • Another important tip from Ishan is that he attempted more than 70 mock tests and solved all the sample papers provided by Consortium. After the mock test, it is important to go through the analysis to know your errors. 
  • Reading newspapers like The Hindu and Indian Express daily helped Ishan tackle the analysis based on current affairs.
  • Most importantly, Ishan took up Online Coaching from LegalEdge Indore which was his great companion throughout his preparation. 

CLAT 2022 Exam Day Instructions

Due to the current situation, there are certain CLAT Exam Day Instructions to be followed by all aspirants on the day of the exam.

  • Reach the exam center at least half an hour before the reporting time.
  • Make sure to carry necessary documents like Photo ID Proof to the examination hall.
  • Do not carry any electronic gadgets to the exam hall. 
  • Any required stationery items will be provided at the exam center.
  • Those with a temperature of more than 99.14 will be directed to the isolation lab for taking the examination.
  • You can carry Mask, Gloves, a Personal transparent water bottle, Personal hand sanitizer (50 ml), A simple pen, Exam related documents (Admit Card, ID card, etc.)
  • No candidate is allowed to leave the exam hall before the exam timings.
  • In the case of aspirants with the scribe, both must carry their own N95 masks.

CLAT Sample Papers PDF Download Here

By practicing the previous exam papers or sample question papers, you can understand the type of questions asked in the paper and also the difficulty level of the exam.

Practicing CLAT Previous Year Question Papers will help enhance your speed and accuracy in the final exam.

  • Take up one question paper and solve it by keeping a timer so that you can know how much time you are taking to solve each question.
  • Know your mistakes and try to improvise on them. 

CLAT Exam Analysis

Every year, the Common Law Admission Test is conducted to offer admission into UG and PG programs. Here is the brief CLAT Exam Analysis of the previous year.

Going through the analysis can help you to know the difficulty level of the exam, the number of good attempts, and more. 

  • Overall, the CLAT 2021 exam was easy compared to 2020. Last year there were so many unexpected questions, but this year questions were predictable and doable.
  • All the passages and questions were predictable. It was less lengthy than the previous year. This increased the number of attempts.
  • Current Affairs and GK were very easy. Passages were based on PM Modi's visit to Bangladesh, United Nations, and SAARC. All the questions were straightforward. 
  • Legal Reasoning was also easy this year. Questions were based on regular topics like Hindu Marriage Act, IPC, Jurisdiction, and Contract Law. Most of the questions were standard. 

CLAT 2022 Answer Key

After the completion of the exam, the Consortium of NLUs will release the provisional answer key. In case there are any objections to be raised, you can send them via the official website.

Based on the objections received, the final answer keys will be released. Here are the steps that can be followed to download the CLAT Answer Key for both UG and PG programs. 

  • Visit the official Website
  • On the homepage, click on the "CLAT Answer Key" Tab
  • Enter your login credentials and submit them.
  • Now, you can view the answer key for your respective course and set.
  • Verify the answers and if there is any error, then objections must be raised within the stipulated time.
  • Download and take a printout of the answer key PDF for future reference

CLAT 2022 Result Dates

The CLAT Result is prepared based on the final answer key. The result is released as a merit list of shortlisted aspirants for the counseling procedure through the Law entrance Test score.

Results can be viewed only from the official website. Before the merit list, the scorecard of the exam will be released. Here are the steps you need to follow while checking for results:

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on the link "CLAT Result"
  • Enter the Registration Number & Password and click on submit
  • Click on the scorecard tab after logging in
  • A new page will open showing the results & the scorecard
  • Save and download the scorecard PDF for future reference

CLAT 2022 Scorecard PDF

The scorecard is released along with the result. The Scorecard PDF for Common Law Admission Test can be viewed and downloaded only from the official website. There are various details mentioned on the scorecard that are listed below.

  • Name: Name of the student who has given the test
  • Roll Number: the roll number that is allocated to the student
  • Date of Birth: the candidate's date of birth is mentioned
  • Score: the score achieved by the student
  • All India Rank: the candidate's overall rank across India
  • All India Category Rank: candidate's rank belonging to a category like General, SC, etc.
  • NRI Rank (students who had applied under NRI Quota)
  • NRI Sponsored Rank (for the students who had applied under NRI Sponsored Quota)

Check: CLAT Online Coaching for 2022-2023 by LegalEdge

CLAT 2022 College-wise Ranks 

The Common Law Admission Test Results will be declared on the official website by the exam conducting authorities. You need to log in to the official website to view their results.

You are required to score above 115 in order to get a rank between 1-200 to get admission in reputed NLUs. The table below will help you get an idea about the ranks required to get admission to top NLUs by analyzing previous years' trends.

Participating Colleges 2021 2020 2019
National Law School of India University 54 66 59
National Academy of Legal Studies and Research 120 135 130
National Law Institute University 380 386 351
West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences 203 260 213
National Law University Jodhpur 294 376 343
Hidayatullah National Law University 549 657 574
Gujarat National Law University 417 494 453
Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University 617 668 627
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law 805 924 801
Chanakya National Law University 949 1186 909
National University of Advanced Legal Studies 880 928 826
National Law University Odisha 879 1167 1023
National University of Study and Research in Law 966 1255 1051
National Law University and Judicial Academy 1104 1556 1124
Tamil Nadu National Law School 1186 1571 1151
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University 1263 1432 1180
Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai 462 503 478
Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur 1073 1532 1126
Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad 1167 Did not participate in 2018 Did not participate in 2017

CLAT Cut Off Marks 

The CLAT Cut Off is decided by the Consortium based on various factors like the difficulty level of the exam, the number of seats, and the number of students appearing for the exam.

Go through the below table to know the previous year's college-wise cutoff.

CLAT Cut Off Trends

National Law University Cut Off 2021 Cut Off 2020
NLSIU Bangalore 139.5 132
NALSAR Hyderabad 132.75 129
WBNUJS Kolkata 124 126
NLIU Bhopal 119.75 120
NLU Jodhpur 119 123

CLAT 2022 Merit List

The merit list is generally released after the results by the Consortium of NLU. The CLAT Merit List will be released only on the official website separately for UG and PG. 

  • For all three rounds of counseling, the merit list will be released separately.
  • The Merit List includes the category-wise merit rank of the applicant who has qualified in the exam.
  • This list is prepared by using the scores of all aspirants with the higher scores placed at the top and followed by the lowest scores.
  • The details mentioned on the merit list include your admit card number, All India Rank, and Total marks obtained in the entrance exam.

CLAT 2022 Counselling

The CLAT Counselling 2022 will begin after the release of the merit list. The entire counseling is conducted in online mode.

  • You must make an online payment of Rs. 30000/- for General Category and Rs. 20000/- for ST/SC/OBC/BC/ EWS/ PWD and other reserved categories to register for the counseling procedures. 
  • Once the first provisional list is released, you must choose any of the three options: Accept the allotted seat, Apply for an Upgrade, or Exit from the Admission Process. 
  • If the first option is chosen then you need to upload all the required documents and make payment of a requisite fee to the allotted NLU.
  • If you choose the second option i.e., Accept for Upgrade then, you must make a payment of Rs 50000/- to the allotted University and upload documents as per the schedule. 
  • If the last option is chosen, then the allotted seat will be lost and you will not be considered for further allotment.

Documents Required in CLAT Counselling 2022

You must carry the following documents at the time of counseling:

  • Application Form
  • Scorecard
  • 10th & 12th Marksheets
  • Admit Card
  • Specially-abled Certificate (if applicable)
  • Domicile Certificate (if applicable)
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  • NRI Certificate (if applicable)
  • Sponsored NRI Certificate (if applicable)

CLAT 2022 Colleges and Seats

The NLU begins the CLAT Seat Allotment according to the merit-cum-preference. 3 Seat allotment lists are released for admissions on the official website.

  • The selected aspirants' names, roll numbers, and all the information will be mentioned in the list.
  • Common-Law Admission Test for the previous year was held for a total of 2342 seats(All India Seats 1480, Sate wise seats 604, and Special Seats 258) in participating NLUs.

CLAT UG Seats Intake 2022

Name of the college UG Seat Intake
National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru 120
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 105
National Law University, Jodhpur 104
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar 174
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNLU), Patiala 175
National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi 60
National University of Study & Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi 120
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam 120
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai 100
Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad 60
Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU), Jabalpur 120
National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad 120
National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal 102
Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur 170
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow 169
Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna 132
National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack 159
National Law University & Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam 60
The Tamil Nadu National Law University (TNNLU), Tiruchirapalli 114
Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur 120
Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla 120
Dr. B R Ambedkar National Law University (DBRANLU), Sonipat, Haryana 120

CLAT PG Seats Intake 2022

Name of the college PG Seat Intake
National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru 50
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 60
National Law University, Jodhpur 50
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar 58
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNLU), Patiala 58
National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi 60
National University of Study & Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi 50
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam 60
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai 50
Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad 60
Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU), Jabalpur -
National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad 60
National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal 60
Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur 60
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow 24
Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna --
National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack 46
National Law University & Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam 30
The Tamil Nadu National Law University (TNNLU), Tiruchirapalli 18
Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur 20
Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla 40
Dr. B R Ambedkar National Law University (DBRANLU), Sonipat, Haryana -

CLAT 2022 UG Placement Statistics (5-year Program)

Here is detailed information about the number of students being placed in the years 2021, 2020, and 2019 for the UG program.

UG Placement Statistics of 2021

Check out the below table to know about the placement statistics for the year 2021.

NIRF Ranking  Name of NLU  No. of students graduating No. of students placed Median Placement Package(Rs.)
2021
1 National Law School of India University (NLSIU ), Bangalore 82 51 15,20,000
2 National Law University (NLU), Delhi 81 26 13,80,000
3 NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad 74 58 15,00,000
4 Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai 29 24 7,40,000
5 West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 114 87 15,00,000

UG Placement Statistics of 2020

Check out the below table to know about the placement statistics for the year 2020.

NIRF Ranking  Name of NLU  No. of students graduating No. of students placed Median Placement Package(Rs.)
2020
1 National Law School of India University (NLSIU ), Bangalore 77 39 14,50,000
2 National Law University (NLU), Delhi 81 30 15,00,000
3 NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad 73 58 15,00,000
4 Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai 37 26 8,00,000
5 West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 117 76 15,00,000

UG Placement Statistics of 2019

Check out the below table to know about the placement statistics for the year 2019.

NIRF Ranking  Name of NLU  No. of students graduating No. of students placed Median Placement Package(Rs.)
2017
1 National Law School of India University (NLSIU ), Bangalore 69 42 14,50,000
2 National Law University (NLU), Delhi 73 15 11,80,000
3 NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad 78 53 14,00,000
4 Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai 29 20 7,25,000
5 West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 103 87 15,00,000

CLAT PG Placement Statistics (1 Year Program)

Here is detailed information about the number of students being placed in the years 2021, 2020, 2019 for the PG program.

PG Placement Statistics of 2021

Go through the below table to know about the placement statistics for the year 2021.

NIRF (ranking)  Name  No. of students graduating No. of students placed Median Placement Package(Rs.)
2021
1 National Law School of India University (NLSIU ), Bangalore 49 16 6,00,000
2 National Law University (NLU), Delhi 23 2 6,00,000
3 NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad 63 46 8,50,000
4 Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai 8 4 6,00,000
5 West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 35 10 6,00,000

PG Placement Statistics of 2020

Go through the below table to know about the placement statistics for the year 2020.

NIRF (ranking)  Name  No. of students graduating No. of students placed Median Placement Package(Rs.)
2020
1 National Law School of India University (NLSIU ), Bangalore 53 8 4,71,000
2 National Law University (NLU), Delhi 39 20 7,00,000
3 NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad 57 45 7,00,000
4 Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai 13 7 6,00,000
5 West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 36 12 5,00,000

PG Placement Statistics of 2019

Go through the below table to know about the placement statistics for the year 2019.

NIRF (ranking)  Name  No. of students graduating No. of students placed Median Placement Package(Rs.)
2019
1 National Law School of India University (NLSIU ), Bangalore 48 8 6,00,000
2 National Law University (NLU), Delhi 47 15 5,50,000
3 NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad 54 42 6,00,000
4 Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai NA NA NA
5 West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 40 11 4,00,000

PSU Recruitment Through CLAT 2022

Those willing to apply for post-graduate law programs can also register for PSU Recruitment through CLAT

The Public Sector Undertaking recruits individuals as an Assistant Legal Advisor, Legal Executive Trainee, and Trainee Legal Advisor. These Public Sectors accept the scores for recruiting aspirants to various Law Officers/Legal Advisors positions. Some of the most popular PSUs accepting the Score are:

  • ONGC Ltd, Dehradun
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
  • Power System Operation Corporation Ltd. (PSOC)
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)
  • National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC)
  • Oil India Limited (OIL)
  • Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL)

FAQ's

Do the NLUs consider Class 12 marks for admission?

The NLUs which are part of Law entrance Test has the basic eligibility condition of 45% or above marks in aggregate in Class XII. Other than that, no consideration is given to class XII marks.

How does the allotment of NLUs happen through CLAT?

While applying for Law entrance Test, every candidate is required to submit the preference of the National Law Universities. The preference matching to the rank of the candidate is considered while allotting the National Law University. Apart from domicile, gender, caste category is also considered as each NLU has different seat allocation for each category of student.

What is the age eligibility condition to apply for CLAT 2022?

There is no upper age limit applicable to anyone who wants to apply for the exam. But, the lower age limit has to be 20 years old and for the candidates who belong to SC/ST and PhD (Physically Disabled) categories, and for others the lower age limit is 22 years old.

When is the CLAT 2022 Exam Date?

As per the official notification, the CLAT 2022 is scheduled for 08 May 2022.

If I do not clear CLAT exam according to their cut off, will I be eligible for the final admissions?

No, it is actually not important to clear the minimum CLAT cut off for the proceedings of the admission. If any student who fails this step, it will make them uneligible to get admitted in any law school that only accept candidates on the basis of CLAT score.

What is Horizontal Reservation?

Horizontal Reservation refers to reservation of seats from each category of seats available. For e.g., many NLUs offer horizontal reservation for female students, which refers to seats reserved for women candidates from the list of seats in all the categories (Gen., SC, ST, etc.).

Who can apply for EWS seats in CLAT 2022?

To apply for EWS (Economically Weaker Sections) seats, one must have the EWS certificate. To be eligible for EWS, one’s family income should be less than 8 lacs per annum and other criteria in terms of ownership of land/plot/flat must be fulfilled.

Once I have been alloted a NLU, what is the further process?

Once a candidate has been allotted a National Law University, basis his/her rank and preference order as given in the CLAT application, the student has three choices to make:

  • Lock: the candidate will pay the counseling fee of Rs. 50,000 (Rupees Fifty Thousand Only) and book the seat at the allotted National Law University. After locking, candidate will lose the option of upgrading to a higher NLU in the preference given.
  • Upgrade: Under this option, the student pays the counselling fee of Rs. 50,000 and wait for the upgrade to happen, in case of a vacancy in the National Law University, higher in the preference order by the candidate. 
  • Withdraw: This is not a choice but is dependent on whether the candidate has paid the counselling fee or not. If the candidate has not paid the requisite counselling fee within the stipulated time frame, the candidate loses his candidature from CLAT 2022.

What if I dont want to take admission to the allotted University? Will the counselling fee be refunded?

If you do not wish to take admission this year as the NLU allotted to you is not to your liking for any reason, you must show your interest to withdraw from the process within the stipulated time frame. CLAT will deduct Rs. 10000 and the balance amount will be refunded.

Do I need to go to the NLU allotted to me to pay the counselling fee?

No, the payment of the counselling fee must be done online through the link given. You do not need to go to the National Law University to make the payment.

What happens if I dont pay the CLAT counselling fee within the stipulated time?

If any candidate doesn’t pay the counselling fee within the stipulated time frame against the allotment list, one loses the candidature for allotment of National Law Universities in the subsequent lists too. 

I have not been allotted any CLAT seat in the first list. Do I have a chance in the second list?

It depends on the number of vacant seats after the first allotment. The allotment in the second list will depend on your rank and the number of seats available

What is the process of CLAT Spot Counselling?

  • Under the spot counselling, National Law Universities, depending on the vacant seats across the different categories will notify on their respective websites. 
  • Candidates who wish to apply for such seats must submit their interest within the time frame given for such interest to be shown. 
  • After which, the NLUs give a timeline to such candidates who will be admitted against such seats to visit the campus and complete the admission process. 
  • The allotment for such seats is done based on ranks secured by such candidates who have shown interest for such seats