The Consortium of NLUs has released the CLAT 2022 exam pattern on its official website – consortiumofnlus.ac.in. The CLAT exam pattern carries details related to the structure and format of the exam, including the mode in which CLAT 2022 will be conducted, the type and number of questions, section-wise weightage, marking scheme, test duration, etc. The candidates appearing for the CLAT 2022 should thoroughly go through the complete exam pattern. So the aspirants can align their preparation as per the exam requirements.
The CLAT undergraduate test paper will have 150 questions, while CLAT postgraduate paper will have 120 questions. To know more about the exam pattern, you must read this article.
CLAT Exam Pattern Highlights 2022
Here are the main features of the CLAT new pattern with other details:
|Medium of CLAT exam||English|
|Mode of Exam||Pen-and-paper|
|Exam duration||2 hours|
|Type of questions||Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs)|
|Total Number of Questions||150|
|Total No. of Sections||English LanguageLegal ReasoningLogical ReasoningQuantitative TechniquesCurrent Affairs, including General Knowledge|
|Marking scheme||Marks for Correct Answer: 1Negative Marking: 0.25|
Section-Wise CLAT Exam Pattern & Weightage
CLAT UG paper is divided into 5 sections. Weightage of each section is different. Check the section-wise number of questions and their weightage below:
|Current Affairs including General Knowledge||32-35||32-35||25%|
|Total||150 Questions||150 Marks||100%|
Analysis of CLAT Exam Pattern
Passage-based questions: The question paper, excluding the Quantitative Techniques section, will have passages of around 400-450 words. A series of questions will follow each passage.
Quantitative section: The section will include short sets of facts, propositions, graphs, or other textual, pictorial, or diagrammatic representations of numerical information. The candidate has to derive answers from the passages/representations.
Standard of questions: The CLAT undergraduate exam will be of 10+2 standard.
Skills tested: The CLAT UG exam will test your reading skills, critical thinking, and analytical thinking.
Important Topics for CLAT 2022
- Grammar (fill in the blanks, correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, etc.)
- Logical Sequences
- General awareness of contemporary legal and moral issues
- Ratios and Proportions
- Basic Algebra
Current Affairs including General Knowledge:
- Static GK (Arts & Culture and History)
- Understanding of all events happening nationally and internationally
- NCERT Class 10 Book
- Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal
Q1. Is CLAT a tough exam to crack?
Ans. CLAT is a national-level law entrance exam. It is considered to be one of the toughest law exams in India for various reasons such as exam pattern, number of seats, and cut-off marks.
Q2. Which is the most difficult section of the CLAT exam?
Ans. As per the latest CLAT exam pattern, it has five sections, including English, Quantitative Techniques, Current Affairs including GK, Legal Reasoning and Logical Reasoning. It differs from candidate to candidate as to which section they find difficulty in.
Q3. What type of questions are asked in the CLAT exam?
Ans, Passage-based objective-type questions are asked in the CLAT exam. It means each will have passages followed by a series of questions.
Q4. What is new in CLAT 2022?
Ans, The NLU consortium will conduct two CLAT examinations in 2022. The first CLAT exam will be held on May 8, 2022, followed by CLAT 2023 on December 18, 2022.