CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2022: Check Everything before Applying for the exam

Safalta Expert Published by: Saloni Bhatia Updated Thu, 23 Dec 2021 08:48 PM IST

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Are you looking for CLAT Eligibility 2022? The Common Law Admission Test is a common, unified entrance exam for individuals interested in pursuing law in various degrees like three-year LLB, a five-year Integrated LLB, or a master's in law. The law entrance examination is held once a year for both undergraduate and graduate schools. The CLAT Exam is the gateway to prestigious National Law Colleges. The Consortium of NLUs each year sets CLAT Eligibility Criteria. The following factors are generally considered to determine eligibility:
      (a) academic qualifications
      (b) age limit
      (c) nationality.

Candidates who want to appear in the Common Law Admission Test 2022 must fulfil the CLAT eligibility criteria as prescribed by the consortium.  As per the latest updates, CLAT 2022 will be conducted on May 08 2022, while CLAT 2023 will be conducted on December 18, 2022.  The eligibility and other details related to the examination will be released with the official notification.

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CLAT Eligibility Criteria

The Undergraduate and postgraduate examinations have a different set of eligibility criteria. We have covered CLAT Eligibility Criteria in two different parts for better understanding of Undergrad and post-grad eligibility. The snapshot of CLAT Eligibility is as follows:

Parameters 

CLAT Eligibility UG 

CLAT Eligibility PG

Minimum educational qualification

Class 12 or equivalent

3 Year LLB or 5-year integrated LLB

Minimum qualifying marks

45 % (40% in case of SC and ST candidates)

50% (45% in case of SC and ST candidates)

Age limit

Not applicable

Not applicable


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CLAT Eligibility for UG Course (LL.B.)

CLAT Eligibility Criteria: Age Limit

As per the revised standards set by the consortium for National Law University, there will be no upper age limit for UG Program in CLAT 2022.

CLAT Eligibility: Academic Qualification

A candidate must have received the following minimum marks in 12th grade, depending on the group to which he or she belongs:
  • A minimum of 45 per cent is necessary for Unreserved/OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories.
  • For the SC/ST category, a minimum of 40% is necessary.

General Criteria

  1. Candidates who will be taking their qualifying exams in April/May 2022 are eligible to take the Common Law Admission Test. They must present proof of passing the qualifying examination when applying for admission; otherwise, they will lose their right to be considered for admission.
  2. At the time of CLAT admission, you must submit the results of your qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2).
In the event of a tie, the following procedure is used to break the tie:
  • Higher marks in the section of legal aptitude in CLAT 2021
  • Higher age
  • A computerized draw of lots
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CLAT Eligibility for PG Course (LL.M.)

CLAT offers admissions in Post Graduate to both national and NRI candidates in the One Year LLM Course offered at various NLUs and other institutes/ universities accepting CLAT Scores.  The CLAT Eligibity for Post Graduate Courses in mentioned below:

CLAT Eligibility Post Graduates : Age Limit

There is no upper age limit set for appearing in the examination.

CLAT Eligibility Post Graduates : Academic Qualification

Candidates for the CLAT LLM Program must have obtained a minimum percentage in their qualifying exam (i.e. LL.B./ 5-Year Integrated LL.B. (Hons.)/ any other equivalent exam) in order to meet CLAT Eligibility Criteria. The marks differ depending on the candidate's category.
  • A minimum of 50% in the Unreserved/OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories is necessary.
  • A minimum of 45 percent in the SC/ST category is required.
  • He or she must have passed or appeared in the qualifying examination's final semester/final year examination on the date of admission.
  • Submit the qualifying examination final result within the time range set by the particular University/Institute. Such candidates are awarded interim admission until then.
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CLAT Eligibility : General Criteria

In the event of a tie, the following procedure is used to break the tie:
  • Higher age, the tie persists then;
  • Computerized draws of lots will be taken into consideration. 

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CLAT Eligibility Criteria for NRI Students

Candidates in the NRI/ NRI Sponsored category are awarded seats under the NRI Quota. Admissions are handled individually by the concerned universities based on CLAT scores.

Keep the following points in mind:

Candidates seeking admission under the NRI/NRI sponsored category must contact the appropriate university directly for admission requirements, eligibility, required documents, and other related questions.

Admissions at WBNUJS in Kolkata (West Bengal) are based on a variety of factors.

It goes like this:
  • There are a total of 17 seats available for individuals seeking admission to undergraduate programs, but no seats are available for postgraduate programs.
  • Through CLAT Office: The CLAT Office will publish a list of students who are eligible for admission in this category.
  • NRI candidates must submit the following documents at the time of CLAT admission:
  • Copy of the student's valid Indian passport Copy of visas obtained in the previous 12 months
  • A certificate from the local embassy stating that the person is a non-resident alien (NRI/OCI) or has a PIO card.
  • NRI Sponsored Candidates must submit the following documents at the time of admission:
  • Copy of the Sponsor's valid Indian passport Copy of the Sponsor's visas obtained in the last 12 months Certificate from the local embassy confirming that the Sponsor is an NRI/ OCI/ PIO Cardholder
  • An affidavit from the sponsor stating the sponsor's interest in the student's education and desire to pay the student's education for the following five years.

Sponsors for NRI Students


The individual who willingly sponsors students for admission must be a first-degree relative of the student and must be a Non-Resident Indian living overseas.

Students without parents or close relatives who have been taken in as wards by another relative may also be considered for admission. The guardian must have treated the applicant as a ward in accordance with the law. These guardians must provide an affidavit stating their interest in the candidate's education as well as their relationship with the candidate. That person must also be a Non-Resident Indian who lives overseas on a regular basis.

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