Registrations for NLU Common Law Admission Test 2022 for UG, PG Law Programs in India


Looking for information on the universities offering UG and PG law courses in India? Get the complete list of universities in India that offer undergraduate and postgraduate law programs through the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). Details of the eligibility criteria for CLAT, the exam paper format, application fee and online procedure have been provided.

The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLU) has announced the schedule for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2022. This is an entrance exam conducted at the all-India level for admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate law courses that are offered by the 22 prominent National Law Universities in India. The entrance test is likely to be conducted offline and any updates of this will be intimated through a notification at the official website.


About the NLU Law programs

Undergraduate (UG) Law courses

The duration of the undergraduate law course at all the participating universities is five years, on the successful completion of which you graduate with an Integrated Law Degree.

Eligibility criteria: You should have at passed the Class 12 exam (10+2 system) or an equivalent exam, scoring at least 45% marks or its equivalent grade. This is applicable for those applying in the General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories, while for SC and ST category candidates, the minimum marks is 40% in the qualifying exam. You can also appear for CLAT 2022 if you are appearing for the qualifying exam in March/April 2022. In this case, you may get provisional admission to the course and must submit the relevant supporting documents to indicate having passed the qualifying exam in order to get a confirmed admission.



Postgraduate (PG) Law courses

The duration of the postgraduate law course at all the participating universities is one year, on successful completion of which you get an LL.M. Degree.

Eligibility criteria: You should have a recognized LL.B. Degree or an equivalent qualification, scoring at least 50% of marks or its equivalent grade in the qualifying exam. This is applicable for those applying in the General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories, while for SC and ST category candidates, the minimum marks is 45% in the qualifying exam. You can also appear for CLAT 2022 if you are appearing for the LL.B. or equivalent qualifying exam in March/April 2022. In this case, you may get provisional admission to the course and must submit the relevant supporting documents to indicate having passed the qualifying exam in order to get a confirmed admission.

CLAT 2022 Application Fee

The application fee to appear for CLAT 2022 is Rs.4000/-. For SC, ST, and BPL category candidates, the fee is Rs.3,500/-. This fee has to be paid in online mode only and is not refundable.



About CLAT exam paper

The CLAT UG exam is generally of two hours' duration, with Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The maximum marks are 150, with one mark for each correct answer, and 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer. The sections for the exam are English Language, Current Affairs, including GK, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Techniques.

In the case of the CLAT PG exam, this is also of two hours' duration, with Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The maximum marks are 120, with one mark for each correct answer, and 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer. The questions will be related to (i) Constitutional Law, and (ii) Other areas of Law, such as Family Law, Criminal Law, etc.

Candidates can check out the official website to know the syllabus for both.

How to apply for CLAT 2022

You must register and submit your application in online mode only, at the CLAT Consortium official website. Ensure that you read all the instructions before starting the online application process, and keep scanned and ready the required documents to upload, including a recent photo, signature, academic mark sheets, etc.

Important dates

Online registration and submission of application begins on 1st January 2022.
Online submission of applications ends on 31st March 2022.
Admit Card for CLAT 2022: Date will be announced on the official website later.
Date of CLAT-2022: 8th May 2022 (Sunday), 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Once you clear CLAT, you can pursue the UG or PG law course at any of the 22 national law universities mentioned below.

Law courses and seats at National Law Universities in India

  1. At National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam: (i) B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) – 60 seats; (ii) LL.M. Degree Program – 30 seats.

  2. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLUA), Aurangabad: (i) B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) – 60 seats; (ii) LL.M. Degree Program – 60 seats.

  3. National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru: (i) B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) – 120 seats; (ii) LL.M. Degree Program – 50 seats.

  4. National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal: (i) B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) – 134 seats; (ii) LL.M. Degree Program – 60 seats.

  5. National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack: (i) B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) – 134 seats; (ii) LL.M. Degree Program – 60 seats.

  6. Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar: (i) B.A.LL.B. (Hons.)-120 seats; (ii) B.B.A.LL.B (Hons.) - 60 seats; (iii) LL.M. program with specialisation in Corporate Law & Commercial Law (CCL) – 25 seats; (iv) LL.M. program with specialization in Constitutional Law & Administrative Law (CAL) – 25 seats.

  7. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University (DBRANLU), Haryana: B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) – 120 seats.

  8. National Academy of Legal Study and Research (NALSAR), University of Law, Hyderabad: (i) B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) – 120 seats; (ii) LL.M. Degree Program – 60 seats.

  9. Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU), Jabalpur: B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) – 120 seats.

  10. National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur: (i) B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) and B.B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) - 104 + 16 (NRI/ NRI Sponsored); (ii) LL.M. Program in Corporate Laws and IPR Laws – 50 seats.

  11. The WB National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata: (i) B.A./B.SC. LL.B (Hons.) – 127 seats; (ii) LL.M. – 60.

  12. The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi: (i) B. A. LL. B. (Hons.) – 60 seats; (ii) LL.M. – 60 seats.

  13. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow: (i) B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) – 169 seats; (ii) LL.M. – 31 seats.

  14. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai: (i) B.A., LL.B (Hons.) – 100 seats; (ii) LL.M. – 50 seats.

  15. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLUN), Nagpur: (i) B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) – 120 seats; (ii) B.A.LL.B. (Honours in Adjudication and Justicing) – 60 seats; (iii) LL.M. – 45 seats.

  16. Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna: (i) B.A., LL.B (Hons.) and B.B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) – 132 seats (66 for each); (iii) LL.M. (no. of seats not known).

  17. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab.: (i) B.A., LL.B (Hons.) – 180 seats; (ii) LL.M. – 40 seats.

  18. Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur: (i) B.A., LL.B (Hons.)– 180 seats (66 for each); (iii) LL.M. – 60 seats.

  19. National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi: (i) B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) – 140 seats; (ii) LL.M. – 50 seats.

  20. Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla: (i) B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) – 60 seats; (ii) B.B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) – 60 seats; (iii) LL.M. – 40 seats.

  21. Tamil Nadu National Law University (TNNLU), Tiruchirappalli: (i) B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) –60 seats; (ii) B.Com. LL.B. (Hons.) – 60 seats; (iii) LL.M. 18 seats.

  22. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam: (i) B.A, LL.B., (Hons.) – 138 seats; (ii) LL.M. – 69 seats.

Additional notes: Some of the universities offer additional postgraduate programs in law, such as a Master's in Cyber Law, as well as Diploma programs, while a few are offering distance education programs for professionals and MBA programs that integrate legal aspects with management studies. You can also pursue a Ph.D. in law at these universities. Also, the number of seats may change so candidates can check the respective university websites for more details on this, including horizontal reservations, seats reserved for foreign nationals, supernumerary seats, etc. There is also the possibility of a course not being schedules for the academic year if there is less demand for it, that is, the number of students is too few for it to be offered. In such a case, you may then have to seek admission to another university.



Contact Information

National Law School of India University
P.O. Bag 7201, Nagarbhavi,
Bangalore - 560 072,
Karnnataka, India.
Ph: 08047162020.
Email: clat@consortiumofnlus.ac.in
Website: https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/


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