The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) has announced the CLAT 2022 exam date. The consortium has also reduced the counselling fees from this year. For the first time, the entrance exam for admission to the law courses in National Law Universities (NLUs), the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), will be conducted twice next year. Check this article for more updates regarding the CLAT exam.
CLAT 2022 will be conducted on May 8, 2022, while CLAT 2023 exam will also be conducted in the same year, on December 18, 2022. Both law entrance exams will be conducted in offline, pen and paper mode. The national-level law entrance exam is conducted for admission to 22 national law universities and other top Law institutes.
It will be a regular schedule for CLAT 2022 aspirants, however, candidates who were planning to appear in 2023, will have less time to prepare for the examination given that most candidates will also be preparing for their board exams at that time.
The consortium has resolved to conduct two Common Law Admission Tests in the year 2022. The consortium has also elected Prof Poonam Saxena, Vice-Chancellor, National Law University, Jodhpur as Vice President of the new CLAT executive committee. She is taking over as President of the Outgoing President Prof Faizan Mustafa.
Prof Vijender Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur has been elected as the Vice-President and Prof V.C. Vivekanandan, Vice-Chancellor, Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur has been elected as CLAT Convenor, 2022.
The consortium has also reduced the counselling fees from Rs 50,000 to Rs 30,000 for the general category candidates. For ST/SC/OBC/BC/EWS/PWD and other reserved category candidates, the counselling fees will be Rs. 20,000.
In order to fully protect the privacy of candidates, the Consortium resolved to secure the consent of candidates prior to sharing any personal information with any University or any other third party.
These decisions were taken on November 14, 2021, in the Annual Executive Committee and the General Body meetings of the Consortium held at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad under the Chairmanship of Prof Faizan Mustafa.
The CLAT 2022 application form will be released soon, on its official website: consortiumofnlus.ac.in. CLAT will be conducted for admission to 22 national law universities that offer 5-year integrated LLB and LLM programmes.
Candidates who have passed Class 12 or will appear in the board examination are eligible to apply for UG-CLAT 2022, while candidates who have completed LLB or are in the final year of the LLB programme can apply for CLAT LLM.
In the previous session, i.e. CLAT 2021 was conducted on July 26, 2021, in more than 80 cities across the country. The admission process was completed by August 23, 2021.
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