CLAT 2022 Updates

Are you looking to make a career as a law professional? If yes, then you need to crack CLAT 2022 in order to get into the top NLUs and secure your future as a lawyer. 

The right time to prepare for CLAT is now! The strategy, along with the timetable, should be prepared and adhered to strictly. 

The online CLAT registration will commence tentatively from January 2022. There are a total of 23 National Law Universities in India, of which 22 NLUs consider CLAT scores for admission, and NLU Delhi is the sole exception that conducts AILET for the admission. 

Before starting the CLAT preparation, candidates must know the latest CLAT updates and details about exam dates, exam pattern and the latest exam syllabus. So to know more, read further. 

CLAT Exam Highlights

Let’s look at the CLAT 2022 exam highlights:

Exam NameCLAT – Common Law Admission Test
Exam Conducting BodyConsortium of National Law Universities
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Exam LevelUG and PG
Exam ModeOffline
Exam Duration120 Minutes
Exam LanguageEnglish
Exam PurposeAdmissions to BA LLB, BBA LLB, BCom LLB, BSc LLB, BSW LLB, LLM courses

CLAT 2022 Important Dates

Note the tentative timetable for CLAT 2022.

Events Tentative DatesFeature of Events
Release of CLAT 2022 Notification December 2021The Consortium will release the notification on their official website
CLAT 2022 Online Registration Starts January 2022The Application window will be activated on the official website
Last Date to apply for CLAT 2022March 2022All the details must be filled and confirmed before the last date and submitted through online mode.
Last Date for online fee payment To be notified Pay the prescribed application fee online or through a different offline mode.
CLAT 2022 Admit Card Release To be notified The admit cards will be issued online.
CLAT 2022 Exam DateTo be notified Candidates will have to appear at the respective exam center on the scheduled date and time.
Answer key release dateTo be notified The Consortium will release a provisional answer key first followed by the final answer key.
Result Declaration To be notified The Consortium will declare the results and publish the merit list for each NLU on the official website.
Admission ProcessTo be notified Based on the student’s merit list, the admission process will commence on the scheduled date.

CLAT Exam Pattern 2022

The CLAT for UG program shall be a 2-hour duration test that will test your aptitude and reasoning ability. The paper will consist of 150 multiple-choice questions carrying 1 mark each. There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer and 1 mark will be awarded for every correct answer.  

English Language28-3228-32
Logical Reasoning28-3228-32
Quantitative Techniques13-1713-17
Legal Reasoning35-3935-39
Current Affairs including General Knowledge35-3935-39
Total150 Questions150 Marks

CLAT 2022 Syllabus

Candidates appearing for the exam must thoroughly know the syllabus to be able to start their preparation. Let’s look at the exam syllabus.

CLAT Syllabus includes five subjects, namely, English Language, General Awareness, Quantitative Techniques, Logical Reasoning, Legal Reasoning. 

Candidates are advised to go through the complete CLAT syllabus in detail. Some of the topics included in the syllabus are:

English Language: Comprehensive passages will be given and students have to answer the questions based on the passage. Questions are also asked on Idioms and Phrases, Sentence Rearrangement, Fill in the Blanks, etc. 

General Awareness: It includes questions on static general knowledge, current events and happenings, national & international current affairs and much more. 

Quantitative Techniques: In this section, the level of questions will be similar to elementary-level mathematics. The questions will be in the form of Graphical Representation; therefore, candidates will have to infer information from the passage and answer accordingly.

Legal Reasoning: This section will test the student’s interest in the area of law, and their problem-solving ability. Questions will be based on facts and scenarios involving legal matters. 

Logical Reasoning: The CLAT logical reasoning section will test the candidate’s logical ability. It will include questions on topics such as syllogism, arguments and inferences, analogies, etc.

Stay tuned for latest CLAT news and more information on law related articles.

Also read – CLAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

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