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CLAT 2022 Eligibility

Updated By Shreya Sareen on 06 Oct, 2021 17:34

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CLAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The Consortium of NLUs (National Law Universities) specifies the eligibility criteria for CLAT 2022, and the candidates aspiring for this top law entrance exam must meet the criteria to appear for the exam.

Before filling the online application form for CLAT, the candidates are advised to have a look at the eligibility rules mentioned here. The eligibility criteria describe requirements such as age limit, nationality, educational qualification, professional qualification, reservation and relaxation of criteria, etc., for the interested candidates who wish to apply and appear for the CLAT 2022 exam. There are also certain Provision/ Arrangement for Specially Abled Persons (SAPs) in CLAT

Changes in CLAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

CLAT 2022 eligibility criteria are similar to the 2021 exam, and there are no changes in it. Information regarding any changes in CLAT eligibility criteria will be updated here.

CLAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria Key Highlights

  • According to the Supreme Court's order, aspirants of any age can pursue legal education in India. For this reason, the BCI had removed the age limit from CLAT UG and PG.

  • Those who are appearing in the qualifying exam mean those who would be appearing in (class 12th) for (CLAT UG) and graduation final year (for CLAT PG) in the same year when CLAT will be conducted.

  • Those who are appearing for the qualifying exam and CLAT in the same year must also ensure they score the minimum required marks in the qualifying exam. If a candidate is able to crack CLAT but is unable to get the minimum marks in the qualifying exam, he will be disqualified from the admission process.

  • If a candidate appears for CLAT 2021 while also appearing for the qualifying exam, he will be granted admission only if he submits the passing certificates and documents at the time of CLAT counselling and seat allotment.

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CLAT 2022 Age Limit for UG Programme

According to the official notification of CLAT, there is no age limit for appearing in CLAT 2022.

CLAT 2022 Criteria for Number of Attempts

As per the rules of the consortium, there is no limit on the number of attempts that a candidate can take for CLAT. If a candidate failed to clear CLAT in 2021 and he/ she is willing to appear for CLAT 2022, there is no restriction. He/ she can fill the online application form and appear for the exam. 

Education Qualifications Required for CLAT (UG)

The minimum education qualification required for CLAT 2022 for admission to the UG programme (LL.B) is as follows -

  • The candidate must have passed Class 12th with a minimum of 45% of marks. However, the 45% qualifying mark rule is applicable only for General category. 
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ ST categories must have a minimum of 40% of marks in Class 12th to be eligible for the entrance exam. 

CLAT 2022 Age Limit/Criteria for PG Programme (LLM)

According to the official CLAT notification, there is no upper age limit to be eligible for admission to LLM programme through CLAT 2022.

Education Qualification Required for CLAT PG (LLM)

The educational qualification mandatory to appear for CLAT PG (LLM) 2022 is as follows.

  • The candidates must have an LL.B degree with a minimum of 55% of marks. However, 55% qualifying rule in LL.B is applicable for the General category & OBC.
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ ST must have a minimum of 50% of marks in LL.B to be eligible for LL.M admission in NLUs through CLAT.

What after CLAT 2022 Eligibility Norms? 

After examining the eligibility criteria of CLAT 2022, candidates need to fill the CLAT 2022 Application Form. CLAT 2022 application form has been released and candidates had the option to register until June 15.

Provision/Arrangement for Specially-Abled Persons (SAPs) in CLAT 2022

Specially-Abled Persons will be provided with certain arrangements and provisions in CLAT exam. Even though there is no relaxation in the eligibility criteria and minimum requirements for CLAT 2022 exam, visually impaired candidates can take the help of a scribe to attempt the CLAT exam.

However, such candidates should submit the necessary documents specified by the exam authority. These candidates need to visit the exam centre at least a day before the exam and meet the exam supervisor at the respective centre.

After the relevant documents have been verified, the supervisor will give his approval for taking scribe's help. While filling the application form for CLAT, the candidates need to mention their disability so that necessary arrangements can be made at the exam centre.

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FAQs about CLAT Eligibility

Is the application fee of CLAT refundable?

No, the application fee of CLAT is non-refundable. Once you submit the form and make the payment, you cannot ask for a refund if you decide against sitting for the exam.

Does NLU Delhi offer state domicile reservation?

Yes, 50% of the total seats of all the courses offered at NLU Delhi are reserved for the candidates with state domicile.

Are any seats reserved in CLAT?

CLAT follows the reservation scheme of the government. A certain per cent of the total seats are reserved for the categories of SC, ST, OBC, PwD, etc.

Which documents are required for CLAT application process?

The documents that you must have while filling the application form of CLAT are: mark sheet of class 10, mark sheet of class 12, mark sheet of graduation (for LLB and LLM), ID proof, passport sized photograph, signature, caste certificate (if applicable), PwD certificate (if applicable).

Is there any age limit for CLAT?

No, there is no upper age limit for appearing for CLAT.

When is the last date to apply for CLAT 2020?

The last date to apply for CLAT 2020 was extended up to August 15, 2020.

What is the minimum eligibilty required for CLAT?

The eligibility criteria for CLAT depends on the course you apply for. In order to get admission to an integrated law course of five years, you must have completed class 12th from a recognised board of education with no less than 45% aggregate marks. For LLB, it is mandatory to have an undergraduate degree in any stream from a recognised university with at least 45% marks in aggregate. If you are applying for CLAT PG for LLM admissions, you must have completed a bachelor's degree in law with not less than 55% aggregate marks. The candidates of reserved categories are given 5% relaxation.

Can I edit my CLAT application form after submitting?

Yes, you can edit your CLAT application form even after submitting it. The conducting authorities allow candidates to make certain changes in the form. An application correction window is opened after the applications are closed so that students can make the required changes.

How much is the application fee of CLAT?

The application fee of CLAT is Rs. 4,000. Candidates belonging to the reserved categories are given some relaxation and they have to pay Rs. 3,500 as the CLAT application fee.

What is the mode of CLAT application process?

The application process of CLAT is carried out in the online mode.

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