CLAT Syllabus 2022

The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) has prescribed the CLAT exam syllabus 2022 and is available on its official website. It is a national-level entrance exam that will be conducted in pen-and-paper mode. The syllabus of the CLAT exam comprises five subjects, namely, English Language, Current Affairs including GK, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Techniques. It will consist of 150 objective-type questions. The registration process is started, and candidates can fill out the form by 31st March 2022. Candidates should start the preparation now if they wish to score good ranks. To help the students, we’ll discuss the subject-wise CLAT syllabus and its important topics in this article. 

CLAT Exam Syllabus 2022

Ⅰ. CLAT Exam Syllabus For English Language

Weightage 20%
Type of QuestionsPassage-based type (Comprehension)
Content of Passages Passages of about 450 words will be drawn from fictional and non-fictional writings with contemporary and historical significance.
Areas TestedReading ability and language skillsPotential to draw inferences and conclusionsAbility to summarise passageIdentify arguments and viewpointsMeaning of words and phrases
Level of Questions 12th standard

Important Topics:

  • Correcting Incorrect Grammar Sentences
  • Fill in the Blank
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Tenses
  • Active & Passive Voice
  • Spotting Grammatical Errors

Also Read: Expert Tips to Prepare for CLAT Legal Reasoning 2022

Ⅱ. CLAT Exam Syllabus For General Knowledge and Current Affairs

Weightage 25%
Type of QuestionsPassage-based type (Comprehension) – Static General Knowledge and Current Affairs
Content of Passages News, journalistic sources, and non-fiction writing.
Areas TestedGeneral awareness of various aspects of current happenings in the country and worldwide and static GK, including; 
Contemporary events of national and international significanceInternational affairsArts and cultureHistorical events of ongoing significance
Question AreasQuestions will ask you to:
Answer about personalities and events associated with the events in the passage.Answer about awards, recognitions, and other events of significance associated with personalities discussed in the passage.Answer about laws and other events of legal significance associated with events described in the passage.

Important Topics:

Aspirants are advised to read about arts and culture, historical and contemporary events, international affairs, etc. With this they also have to figure out the various nuances, the context, and historical significance (if any).  

Ⅲ. CLAT Exam Syllabus For Legal Reasoning

Weightage 25%
Type of QuestionsPassage-based type (Comprehension)
Content of Passages The passages will be about fact situations or scenarios involving legal matters, public policy questions, or moral philosophical inquiries.
Areas Tested Basic knowledge of contemporary legal and moral issuesIdentify and infer the rules and principles stated in the passage.Ability to apply rules and principles to various fact situationsAbility to recognize how changes to the rules or principles may alter their application to various fact situations.
Question AreasPassages will be from news articles and books associated with topics of law. The candidates have to find the facts and applicable rules.The purpose of this section is not to test the knowledge of law but the application of rules to a factual context based on the constraints presented to you.

Important Topics:

  • Indian Constitution – Fundamental Rights, Duties, Judiciary, Parliament, Directive Principles of State Policy, Local governments
  • Important amendments and provisions
  • Important judgments
  • Current legal affairs

Also Read: How to prepare for CLAT 2022: Syllabus, Books, Tips

Ⅳ. CLAT Exam Syllabus For Logical Reasoning

Weightage 20%
Type of QuestionsPassage-based type (Comprehension)
Content of Passages Based on sets and arguments, diagrams, relationships, puzzles, and others.
Areas Tested Ability to identify arguments, their premises and draw conclusionsAbility to logically analyze patterns of reasoning, and assess how conclusions may depend on particular premises or evidenceInfer what concludes from the passage and apply the inferences to new situationsDraw out relationships and analogies, Recognize contradictions and equivalence, and assess the effectiveness of arguments.
Question areasQuestions are framed from sources including opinion and editorial pieces from leading newspapers and magazines and essays on moral philosophy available online or in various famous books. Some passages are also created specifically for the exam.
Examples of sources material include: Articles and editorials are taken from The Economist, a leading international newspaper, or other leading newspapers. 

Important Topics

  • Analogies
  • Series
  • Syllogisms
  • Seating arrangement
  • Logical sequences and matching
  • Blood relations
  • Calendars and clocks

Ⅴ. CLAT Exam Syllabus For Quantitative Techniques

Weightage 10%
Type of QuestionsShort sets of facts or propositionsGraphs or other textual materialPictorial or diagrammatic representations of numerical information
Areas TestedDerive, infer, and comprehend numerical information given in the passages, graphs, or other representations; andApply various 10th standard mathematical operations, including ratios and proportions, mensuration, basic algebra, and statistical estimation.
Question AreasNumber theory and basic arithmeticRatio and ProportionAverages and PercentagesMixtures and alligationsTime and workTime, distance, and speedFractions and equationsProbabilityMonetary evaluationsPermutation and combinations
Level of Questions Elementary Level

Important Topics:

  • Ratios and proportions,
  • Basic algebra,
  • Statistical estimation
  • Mensuration
  • Algebra

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