All About CLAT Exam

Article describing the eligibility, pattern and syllabus of the CLAT Exam.
All About CLAT Exam

All About CLAT Exam

What is CLAT Exam?

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level entrance exam conducted for admission to 21 prominent National Law Universities in India and other private universities. One who qualifies in CLAT can seek admission in 3-year/5-year Integrated LLB and LLM programmes.  The CLAT exam is conducted once in a year by the National Law University (NLU) among the 21 members NLUs of the CLAT Committee. The CLAT scores are used by other private law colleges across the country and Public Sector Undertakings for admissions and recruitment respectively. Till 2018, CLAT was conducted on a rotation basis by NLUs. However, from 2019 onwards the CLAT will be conducted by a permanent body, ''Consortium of NLUs'' formed by NLUs. The body has its headquarters at NLSIU Bangalore.

CLAT Exam Highlights: -

Exam Name

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

Conducted by

Consortium of NLUs

Exam Level



Once a year

Application Mode


Exam Mode


CLAT U.G seats

2600 (approx.)

Official Website


CLAT Eligibility: -

The is no upper age limit for undergraduate programmes in CLAT 2022.  Candidates should obtain at least 45% marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI categories in the 10+2 or its equivalent examination. It is 40% for the candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.  Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2022 are eligible to appear for CLAT 2022 Examination. However, they shall be required to produce evidence if their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission.

CLAT Exam Pattern: -

The CLAT will be conducted in offline mode. It is an objective-paper and the total duration is two hours. Each correct answer will be awarded one mark and 0.25 mark will be deducted for incorrect answer. The examination will be conducted in English language only. 



No. of Questions


English +Comprehension



General Knowledge + Current Affairs



Numerical Ability



Legal Aptitude



Logical Reasoning






CLAT Exam Syllabus: -

The CLAT syllabus covers different subject areas to test the candidates' proficiency in English, general awareness on static GK, basic calculation, critical thinking ability in logical reasoning and legal aptitude. Most of the sections are well known to many candidates except the legal aptitude. This section tests the candidates on the study of law, research aptitude and problem-solving ability.

So, this was all about CLAT exam. So, prepare smart for the exam and fulfil your dream of becoming a successful lawyer.

All the Best!