CLAT Exam Pattern 2022

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2022 will be held on May 8, 2022 and CLAT 2023 on December 18, 2022. Candidates who plan to write the CLAT 2022 examination can apply on the official website of the Consortium of National Law Universities (consortiumofnlus.ac.in). To get detailed information on CLAT Syllabus refer to the linked page.

All updates related to CLAT examination pattern will be made available here. You can also refer to the official website of the Consortium (consortiumofnlus.ac.in) for more information on the CLAT examination.

CLAT Exam Pattern for Undergraduate (UG) Law Programme 2022

The aim of the CLAT exam is to evaluate the comprehension, reasoning skills and abilities of candidates. The exam comprises questions on English language, Current Affairs including General Knowledge, Logical Reasoning, Legal Reasoning and Quantitative Techniques. The CLAT 2022 examination for undergraduate law programme is a 2 hour test. The entrance exam comprises 150 multiple choice questions carrying 1 mark each. There is negative marking. 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. More information on CLAT exam pattern for the Undergraduate (UG) Law programme 2022 is given in the table below.

CLAT Exam Pattern for Undergraduate (UG) Law Programme 2022

S.No.

Section

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Approximate Weightage (%)

1

English Language

28-32

150 marks

20

2

Current Affairs including General Knowledge

35-39

25

3

Logical Reasoning

28-32

20

4

Legal Reasoning

35-39

25

5

Quantitative Techniques

13-17

10

Points to Remember: CLAT Exam Pattern for Undergraduate (UG) Law Programme 2022

The question paper pattern and type of questions that may come for CLAT 2022 examination are given below

CLAT Exam Pattern for Undergraduate (UG) Law Programme 2022

Subject/Section

Exam Pattern and Type of Questions

English Language

  • Passages of about 450 words will be provided
  • Passages will be derived from contemporary or historically important fiction and nonfiction writing
  • Each passage will be followed by questions that will try to evaluate the following skills and abilities of candidates related to the passage:
    • Comprehension and language skills
    • Ability to comprehend the main point, arguments and viewpoints
    • Ability to draw inferences and conclusions
    • Ability to summarise the passage
    • Compare and contrast the different arguments or viewpoints
    • Understand the meaning of different phrases and words

Current Affairs including General Knowledge

  • Passages of about 450 words will be given
  • Passages will be obtained from news, journalistic sources and other non-fiction writing
  • Questions may try to examine the legal information or knowledge given in or related to the passage
  • Candidates need to show their awareness of various aspects of current affairs and general knowledge, including:
    • Arts and culture
    • International affairs
    • Historical events of continuing significance.
    • Contemporary events of significance from India and the world

Legal Reasoning

  • Passages of about 450 words will be given
  • Passages pertaining to “fact situations or scenarios” involving legal matters, public policy questions or moral philosophical enquiries may be asked
  • Awareness of contemporary legal and moral issues may help candidates to better apply general principles or propositions to the given fact scenarios
  • Questions on the passage may require candidates to :
    • Identify and infer the rules and principles
    • Apply such rules and principles to various fact situations
    • Understand how changes to the principles may alter their application to various fact situations

Logical Reasoning

  • Passages of about 300 words will be given
  • Questions related to the passage will require candidates to:
    • Identify an argument, its premises and conclusions
    • Critically analyse patterns of reasoning, and assess how conclusions may depend on particular premises or evidence
    • Infer what follows from the passage and apply these inferences to new situations
    • Draw relationships and analogies, identify contradictions and equivalence, and assess the effectiveness of arguments

Quantitative Techniques

  • It will comprise:
    • Short sets of facts or propositions
    • Graphs, or other textual, pictorial or diagrammatic representations of numerical information
  • Candidates need to obtain information from such passages, graphs and apply mathematical operations on such information.
  • 10th standard mathematical operations have to applied on information related to but not limited to areas such as mensuration and statistical estimation, ratios and proportions and basic algebra

How to prepare for the UG-CLAT 2022 examination?

Candidates should go through the sample question papers and learning materials provided on the official website of the consortium. Candidates should be aware of the recent developments in the country and the world, improve their speed to solve questions on quantitative techniques, and develop their reading capacity. Candidates can read newspapers and periodicals to develop their reading skills and general awareness. They can also use 10th standard mathematics textbooks to prepare for the quantitative aptitude section.

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CLAT Exam Pattern for Postgraduate (PG) Law Programme 2022

The postgraduate CLAT exam will be conducted on the same day as that of the undergraduate examination. PG-CLAT 2022 focuses on the comprehension abilities of the candidates.

CLAT Exam Pattern for Postgraduate (PG) Law Programme 2022

Exam Pattern and Type of Questions

  • The exam will comprise extracts from primary legal materials such as important court decisions in various fields of law, statutes or regulations.
  • Passages will be followed by questions, which will require the candidates to display the following skills:
    • Ability to read and comprehend the issues, arguments and viewpoints
    • Awareness of the issues, legal facts and issues and judgement or statute from which it is derived
    • Ability to summarise the passage
    • Ability to apply knowledge of the fields of law related to the passage

How to prepare for the PG-CLAT 2022 examination?

  • Candidates should try to refresh their knowledge of important judgments, constitutional and legislative provisions and try to find out various issues discussed in such judgments
  • Candidates should also ensure that they are aware of historical case law and amendments related to various important constitutional and legislative provisions
  • The CLAT 2022 examination for postgraduate law programme is of objective type and comprises multiple choice questions. There is negative marking. 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.The CLAT exam pattern for the Postgraduate (PG) Law programme 2022 is given in the table below.

CLAT Exam Pattern for the Postgraduate (PG) Law Programme 2022

S. No.

Syllabus of the Examination

Number of Questions

Maximum marks

Duration of Exam

1

Constitutional Law

120 questions of one mark each

120 Marks

2 Hours

2

Other areas of law include:

  • Jurisprudence
  • Administrative Law
  • Law of Contract
  • Torts
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Property Law
  • Company Law
  • Public International Law
  • Tax Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Labour & Industrial Law

Frequently Asked Questions about CLAT

Are sample questions papers related to the CLAT exam available?

Yes. Sample question papers related to UG-CLAT are available on the official website of the Consortium of National Law Universities (consortiumofnlus.ac.in). You can visit the homepage and scroll down till the very end of the page. Under the heading Undergraduate, you can find sample question papers for CLAT examination.

How can I prepare for UG-CLAT 2022?

You can prepare for UG-CLAT by making use of the learning tools & materials and sample question papers available on the official website of the Consortium of National Law Universities (consortiumofnlus.ac.in). You can visit the homepage of the website and at the end of the page under the heading Undergraduate, you can find Learning Tools & Materials for CLAT examination.

What is the current counselling fee for CLAT 2022?

The Counselling fee for CLAT 2022 exam is Rs.30,000 for the General category candidates and Rs.20,000 for ST/SC/OBC/BC/EWS/PWD and candidates who belong to other reserved categories.

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