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CLAT Exam Analysis 2022

Author : Palak Khanna

June 19, 2022

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The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) has successfully concluded the CLAT 2022 Exam on 19 June 2022. The exam was conducted in the afternoon shift i.e, from  2 PM to 4 PM.

We understand you must have been flooded with mixed emotions of relief (exam completion) and anxiety (performance analysis) since you were preparing for the exam long time.

Here is the detailed CLAT Exam Analysis 2022 to ease your anxiety. By digging into an examination analysis, you can get an idea about the difficulty level of the paper and the type of questions asked in the exam.

CLAT 2022 Exam Analysis (Overall)

Our expert team from LegalEdge has shared a detailed review of the Common Law Admission Test. The analysis was provided based on the feedback received from students who had appeared for the exam.

The following are some of the key highlights of the CLAT Entrance Exam 2022.

  • As per the analysis, the overall difficulty level of the exam was easy-moderate. However, the question paper was quite lengthy and most of the students felt a few passages were a little confused.
  • The current affairs section was easy compared to last year.

Check out the table below to know the overall difficulty level of the exam, section-wise CLAT 2022 exam analysis, and more.

Download CLAT 2022 Question Paper with Solutions

Section No. of Questions Good Attempts Difficulty Level
English 30 27-28 Easy (but lengthy)
Current Affairs, including General Knowledge 35 29-30 Easy
Legal Reasoning 40 32-34 Easy-Moderate
Logical Reasoning 30 25-27 Easy
Quantitative Techniques 15 8-9 Easy
Total 150 115+ Easy-Moderate

CLAT Exam Analysis 2022 for Current Affairs

Though there were a few irrelevant questions, the overall difficulty level of the current affairs section was easy.

  • Most of the questions in this section were on standard topics and most of them were as expected.
  • There were a total of 7 passages with 5 questions each.
  • Each passage consisted of 1-2 questions related to static GK.
  • There were questions on the Drone Shakti in Union Budget, Russa-Ukraine conflict, corporate social responsibility, patents and green technology, and ISRO.

Questions Asked in CLAT 2022 Exam

CUET 2022 Exam Analysis for Legal Reasoning

  • Most of the questions in this section were on the easier side compared to the last two years.
  • There were 2-3 passages based on the constitution.
  • Most of the students' reported that passages based on monism and dualism were a little tricky to understand.
  • There were questions on the special marriage act, law of writs, penal law and personal laws related to bigamy, and public international law.
  • There were a few questions on hypothetical scenarios.

Read more: Expected cut off marks for CLAT 2022 exam

CUET 2022 Exam Analysis for Logical Reasoning

  • There were a total of 6 passages followed by 5 questions each.
  • All the questions in this section were from common critical reasoning topics like Central/Main Idea, strengthening of the Author’s argument, drawing a conclusion from the passage, title of the passage, and inference from the passage.
  • Also, there were a few questions on assumptions and 1-2 questions on inferences.
  • Those who have solved mock tests in a time-based manner, and know when to skip questions and when to spend time re-doing them would be able to score relatively well in this section.

CLAT 2022 Exam Analysis for English

  • The English section was quite lengthy compared to the previous year.
  • Most of the questions were difficult to understand as the passages were quite lengthy.
  • There were a total of 6 reading comprehension passages and they were based on Cryptocurrencies, Goddess Gaia, Public Speaking, Saroo, the beggar from Madhya Pradesh, Modern animal rights movement, and Wash your hands.

CLAT Exam Analysis 2022 for Quantitative Techniques

The overall difficulty level of the section was very easy and students were able to attend this section in a maximum of 15 minutes.

  • The paper did not involve any complicated questions.
  • There were a total of 10 questions on percentages and 5 questions on percentage and loss.
  • Also, the pattern of distribution of topics was quite similar to the last year.

CLAT 2021 Exam Analysis (Student's Review)

Overall the CLAT 2021 exam was easy compared to 2020. Last year there were so many unexpected questions, but this year questions were predictable and doable.

A total of 120 MCQs had to be answered in 150 minutes. Last year, the CLAT question paper was not controversial and fair. You can scroll down to know subject-wise analysis by our mentors from LegalEdge. 

  • All the passages and questions were predictable. It was less lengthy than the previous year. This increased the number of attempts.
  • Compared to the previous year, the passages in the English language were easy this year. All questions were predictable, and they were to the point.
  • Current Affairs and GK were very easy. Passages were based on PM Modi's visit to Bangladesh, United Nations, and SAARC. All the questions were straightforward. 
  • Legal Reasoning was also easy this year. Questions were based on regular topics like Hindu Marriage Act, IPC, Jurisdiction, and Contract Law. Most of the questions were standard. 
  • In Logical Reasoning, there were three passages based on ongoing virus outbreaks and one on climate change. The section was easy to moderate. One passage was extremely lengthy. Most of the questions were on standard topics like inference, strengthen and weaken, etc.
  • Quantitative Aptitude was also easy. Surprisingly there were no graphs or tables given. There were only paragraph-based questions. 

As the question paper was easy, hope your number of attempts is high. It is also important that you must have good accuracy as a good number of attempts with less accuracy doesn't fetch you a good score.

Subject-Wise CLAT 2021 Analysis

Get the in-depth review of each subject of CLAT 2021 here. Know the difficulty level, good attempts, and questions asked in each CLAT subject. 

Section No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
English 30 Easy
Current Affairs, including General Knowledge 35 Easy
Legal Reasoning 40 Moderate but lengthy
Logical Reasoning 30 Moderate
Quantitative Techniques 15 Easy
Total 150 Easy to Moderate

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CLAT Quantitative Aptitude Analysis

  • All the 15 questions in quant were easy. 
  • It was so surprising that there were no questions based on graphs or tables. The entire section included passage-based questions.
  • You had to interpret the given data in table or graph format to solve the questions asked.
  • All the questions were doable, and there were not many calculations.
  • There were 3 caselets based on the current situation.

CLAT GK and Current Affairs Analysis

  • The GK and current affairs sections were very easy. 
  • Passages were based on PM Modi's visit to Bangladesh, United Nations, Line of Actual Control, TSO KAR Wetland Complex, SAARC. 
  • All questions were to the point, and there were no tricky questions. 
  • Compared to the previous year, questions were doable, and no tricky questions. 

CLAT English Analysis

  • In the English section, the section break-up was exactly like it was in CLAT 2020.
  • There were a total of 6 passages followed by 5 questions each. So, there were a total of 30 questions in this section.
  • Out of 6 passages, 5 passages are based on non-fiction based, i.e., related to education, ongoing virus outbreak, Truth & Reconciliation, etc. One friction-based, i.e., story related to Sherlock Holmes.
  • All the questions were direct and to the point.

Read more: Short tricks to enhance your CLAT English preparation

CLAT Legal Reasoning Analysis

  • With a total of 40 questions, the legal reasoning section was the lengthiest and most time-consuming section in CLAT 2021.
  • There were 8 passages followed by 5 questions each.
  • Students had to spend a lot of time on each passage as there were around 450 words each.
  • Most of the questions were static and technical.
  • Passages were based on Contract Law, Compassionate Appointment, Law of Crimes, and Family Law- Marriage, Res Judicata- CPC, Law of Torts- Volenti Non-Fit Injuria.
  • Overall the difficulty level was moderate but the section was quite lengthy.

Read more: Short tricks to enhance your CLAT GK preparation

Critical Reasoning Analysis for CLAT

  • Easy and Tricky passages none of the questions came from AR and were primarily based on critical reasoning. 
  • 6 passages with 5 questions each came in the Critical Reasoning section.
  • 2-3 questions were seen easier in maximum passages.
  • Overall Level of difficulty is Easy.

CLAT Exam Shift Timings July 23, 2021

As per the latest announcement made by the consortium, the CLAT Exam 2021 is scheduled for 23rd July 2021.

  • The exam is conducted in the afternoon session from 2 PM to 4 PM.
  • All candidates are advised to reach the exam center one hour before the exam commences.
  • Ensure to abide by all the instructions and guidelines for CLAT provided by the Consortium of NLUs.  

We have cumulated students' review directly from the center. You can go through a detailed analysis shared by LegalEdge faculties for the previous year's CLAT Exam.

CLAT Exam Analysis 2020

This CLAT Exam Analysis has been derived from the student's reaction and thorough analysis by LegalEdge faculties. The following are the highlights from the analysis:

  • The trickiest section out of all was the Current Affairs and GK.
  • The students mentioned that the Quant section was lengthy and calculative.
  • The overall reaction to the new pattern based exam was moderate. 
Section No. of Questions No. of Good Attempts Level of Difficulty
English 28-32 22+ Easy to Moderate
General Knowledge & Current Affairs 30-35 15+ Difficult
Quant Techniques 13-17 5+ Difficult
Logical Reasoning 28-32 25+ Moderate
Legal Aptitude 35-39 20+ Moderate
Total 150 110+ Moderate to Difficult

The paper was lengthy. Not just the passages but the options given to check the answer were lengthy. The paper was moderate, with few difficult sections in the exam. The CLAT Question paper this year was not in predictable lines.

There were 29-30 passages included in the exam comprising the total 150 mark weightage. Here is the section-wise CLAT exam analysis for your reference:

CLAT Analysis - Current Affairs

  • Current affairs was a tricky and difficult section. 
  • An overall good attempt of 29-30 questions fetching you 20+ marks from this section shall be a win-win situation. 
  • Core factual, current affairs weren’t asked in the exam; however, analytical based current affairs were asked in CLAT.
  • There were a total of 7 passages having questions based on Current Affairs including GK.
  • Students who have followed the "Read, Read, Read" mantra suggested by faculties and Consortium would have easily marked answers for this section.
  • Important events like On-going Virus Outbreak, National Education Policy, UAE-Israel Peace Deal, and Atmanirbhar Bharat Scheme were covered in the exam. 

The passages were asked from the following topics as per the CLAT GK Analysis:

  • National Infrastructure Policy, Hindustan Times (Aug. 15, 2020)
  • Rupee Appreciation and Forex Reserves, Print. in (Sept. 2, 2020)
  • Rafale Delivery, NDTV (July 27, 2020)
  • Lipulekh (India-Nepal Issue), brookings.edu (June 11, 2020)
  • National Education Policy, downtoearth.org
  • SCO Summit (India-Pak Issue), The Hindu (Sept. 17, 2020)
  • UAE-Israel Mediation by Trump, Economic Times (Aug. 16, 2020)

CLAT  Analysis  - Legal Aptitude

  • It was a predictable section with questions of moderate difficulty. The questions were easy, but all 8 passages were lengthy and tricky.
  • CLAT 2021 primarily covered the questions from the current news around legal affairs.
  • Students with a good understanding of various important legal terms would have understood and answered the questions with ease.
  • Students who have read passages around current legal events would have found the passages in the question paper to be quite familiar to those events.
  • Thus, reading would have given you an edge over other students in this section as well.

CLAT Analysis - Logical Reasoning

  • This section was somewhere between Easy to moderate.
  • Critical reasoning dominated this section, with easy to moderate questions asked in almost all 5 passages.
  • Passages were based on Current events, making it easier for students to comprehend them and mark answers accordingly.
  • Students with sound knowledge of Critical reasoning would have reached the expected good attempts in this section. 

CLAT Analysis - English Language

  • This section was predictably from Easy to moderate difficulty for most students.
  • As mentioned by Consortium, grammar can be asked in the exam, and there were no questions from grammar primarily.
  • There were no lengthy passages among all the 6 passages asked.
  • Contextual Vocabulary was asked in the questions. The topics covered in the questions asked were Figures of speech, Idioms and Phrases etc.

CLAT Analysis - Quantitative Techniques

  • This was a tough section with calculative questions.
  • The geometry-based passage was asked. Students were habitual of the calculator for calculations, so it took a lot of time to calculate without the calculator.
  • Students who were well-versed with calculations also found all the 3 passages difficult.
  • There is a slight chance of error in one of the passages from this section as per the candidates. 

CLAT Exam Analysis 2020 by Consortium

The recent press release by Consortium on the CLAT mentions that the exam went glitch-free. A total of 75,183 candidates applied for the exam, out of which 68,883 candidates downloaded the admit card.

  • 86.2% of these numbers appeared for the exam marking 100% attendance at 4 centers. A total of 300 centers were allocated for the exam, one being located in Lakshwadeep Island for a single student as well.
  • There were no technical glitches recorded as per the center staff. Students could review their answers before final submission. There was no negative marking for unattempted questions.
  • Student's entry was permitted in 4 slots starting from 1 pm to maintain social distancing. The center followed a thermal screening process at the entry gate followed by a bar code scanning process to know the allocated lab.
  • Students with fever were sent to the isolation lab right away. The use of a mouse was enabled on the computers, and keywords were disabled during the exam.

CLAT Exam Analysis 2019, 2018, 2017(Based on Old Pattern)

Before 2020, the question paper for CLAT included direct questions from each subject. You can go through the brief review of each session and check out the PDF to know a depth analysis of the CLAT examination. 

CLAT Exam Analysis 2019

  • The overall difficulty level of the exam was easy and all sections were doable.

  • In English, the questions were direct and 32-34 was a good number of attempts.
  • There were no questions on critical reasoning. All the questions in Logical Reasoning were only from the Analytical Reasoning part. 
  • Unsurprisingly, most of the questions in Legal Aptitude seemed familiar to the aspirants as they were largely on lines of Previous Years' CLAT questions.
  • There were 7 questions each from Current Affairs National, International, Economic Development, and Science and Tech. 
  • Mathematics was also easy and the questions were doable. 

Download CLAT 2019 Analysis PDF

CLAT Exam Analysis 2018

  • Legal Aptitude was the easiest having around 35 questions.

  • In General Knowledge, most of the questions were from Current Affairs and a few questions from Static GK.
  • The Logical reasoning section was slightly tricky, especially the 3 puzzles. Various questions from Blood relations, Coding & Decoding, Syllogisms, etc., were asked. It was a lengthy but easy section.
  • In the English Language, 10 questions from reading comprehension were asked. Also, 5 questions from Vocabulary, 5 questions from sentence correction, and 4-6 short paragraphs with one question each were asked.
  • Elementary Mathematics was the most difficult and time-consuming out of all sections.

Download CLAT 2018 Analysis PDF

CLAT Exam Analysis 2017

  • The legal aptitude section was of easy to moderate difficulty level. Out of 50 questions, 35 questions were based on Principle Facts, and 15 were Legal GK questions.

  • In the General Knowledge section, most of the questions are from current affairs. There were no questions on history and static areas.
  • The Logical reasoning section was of moderate difficulty level. Most of the questions were from Arrangements, Directions, Blood Relations, Series, and Syllogisms.
  • Students also gave feedback that the English Language section was quite lengthy, and RC was tricky. Questions from Fill in the blanks, sentence correction, spelling correction, and error detection were asked.
  • Elementary Mathematics was again the toughest and most time-consuming compared to other sections.

Download CLAT 2017 Analysis PDF

Frequently Asked Questions

According to the previous year's analysis, the difficulty level of the CLAT Exam is moderate. However, the difficulty level varies from year to year.
Based on the feedback received from students on the day of the exam, we provide the live exam analysis for CLAT 2022. 
The CLAT Analysis include various information like the number of questions asked from each subject, difficulty level of each section, and number of good attempts, Also, students can know which questions were asked in the exam.
Solve previous year papers and attempt mock tests to boost your preparation. Along with studying the entire syllabus, it is important to solve the previous year question papers to analyse your preparation level. 
Yes, you can expect repeated questions in the CLAT exam. Hence, it is recommended to solve as many previous year papers as possible for complete preparation. 
Try to revise the topics of incorrect solutions. This way you can improve your score. Focus more on your weaker areas. 
Yes, there is a negative marking of 025 marks for each wrong answer. 
This is highly confidential but it could be set a month before to check if there are any errors or discrepancy. 
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CLAT Exam Analysis 2022

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : June 19, 2022

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The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) has successfully concluded the CLAT 2022 Exam on 19 June 2022. The exam was conducted in the afternoon shift i.e, from  2 PM to 4 PM.

We understand you must have been flooded with mixed emotions of relief (exam completion) and anxiety (performance analysis) since you were preparing for the exam long time.

Here is the detailed CLAT Exam Analysis 2022 to ease your anxiety. By digging into an examination analysis, you can get an idea about the difficulty level of the paper and the type of questions asked in the exam.

CLAT 2022 Exam Analysis (Overall)

Our expert team from LegalEdge has shared a detailed review of the Common Law Admission Test. The analysis was provided based on the feedback received from students who had appeared for the exam.

The following are some of the key highlights of the CLAT Entrance Exam 2022.

  • As per the analysis, the overall difficulty level of the exam was easy-moderate. However, the question paper was quite lengthy and most of the students felt a few passages were a little confused.
  • The current affairs section was easy compared to last year.

Check out the table below to know the overall difficulty level of the exam, section-wise CLAT 2022 exam analysis, and more.

Download CLAT 2022 Question Paper with Solutions

Section No. of Questions Good Attempts Difficulty Level
English 30 27-28 Easy (but lengthy)
Current Affairs, including General Knowledge 35 29-30 Easy
Legal Reasoning 40 32-34 Easy-Moderate
Logical Reasoning 30 25-27 Easy
Quantitative Techniques 15 8-9 Easy
Total 150 115+ Easy-Moderate

CLAT Exam Analysis 2022 for Current Affairs

Though there were a few irrelevant questions, the overall difficulty level of the current affairs section was easy.

  • Most of the questions in this section were on standard topics and most of them were as expected.
  • There were a total of 7 passages with 5 questions each.
  • Each passage consisted of 1-2 questions related to static GK.
  • There were questions on the Drone Shakti in Union Budget, Russa-Ukraine conflict, corporate social responsibility, patents and green technology, and ISRO.

Questions Asked in CLAT 2022 Exam

CUET 2022 Exam Analysis for Legal Reasoning

  • Most of the questions in this section were on the easier side compared to the last two years.
  • There were 2-3 passages based on the constitution.
  • Most of the students' reported that passages based on monism and dualism were a little tricky to understand.
  • There were questions on the special marriage act, law of writs, penal law and personal laws related to bigamy, and public international law.
  • There were a few questions on hypothetical scenarios.

Read more: Expected cut off marks for CLAT 2022 exam

CUET 2022 Exam Analysis for Logical Reasoning

  • There were a total of 6 passages followed by 5 questions each.
  • All the questions in this section were from common critical reasoning topics like Central/Main Idea, strengthening of the Author’s argument, drawing a conclusion from the passage, title of the passage, and inference from the passage.
  • Also, there were a few questions on assumptions and 1-2 questions on inferences.
  • Those who have solved mock tests in a time-based manner, and know when to skip questions and when to spend time re-doing them would be able to score relatively well in this section.

CLAT 2022 Exam Analysis for English

  • The English section was quite lengthy compared to the previous year.
  • Most of the questions were difficult to understand as the passages were quite lengthy.
  • There were a total of 6 reading comprehension passages and they were based on Cryptocurrencies, Goddess Gaia, Public Speaking, Saroo, the beggar from Madhya Pradesh, Modern animal rights movement, and Wash your hands.

CLAT Exam Analysis 2022 for Quantitative Techniques

The overall difficulty level of the section was very easy and students were able to attend this section in a maximum of 15 minutes.

  • The paper did not involve any complicated questions.
  • There were a total of 10 questions on percentages and 5 questions on percentage and loss.
  • Also, the pattern of distribution of topics was quite similar to the last year.

CLAT 2021 Exam Analysis (Student's Review)

Overall the CLAT 2021 exam was easy compared to 2020. Last year there were so many unexpected questions, but this year questions were predictable and doable.

A total of 120 MCQs had to be answered in 150 minutes. Last year, the CLAT question paper was not controversial and fair. You can scroll down to know subject-wise analysis by our mentors from LegalEdge. 

  • All the passages and questions were predictable. It was less lengthy than the previous year. This increased the number of attempts.
  • Compared to the previous year, the passages in the English language were easy this year. All questions were predictable, and they were to the point.
  • Current Affairs and GK were very easy. Passages were based on PM Modi's visit to Bangladesh, United Nations, and SAARC. All the questions were straightforward. 
  • Legal Reasoning was also easy this year. Questions were based on regular topics like Hindu Marriage Act, IPC, Jurisdiction, and Contract Law. Most of the questions were standard. 
  • In Logical Reasoning, there were three passages based on ongoing virus outbreaks and one on climate change. The section was easy to moderate. One passage was extremely lengthy. Most of the questions were on standard topics like inference, strengthen and weaken, etc.
  • Quantitative Aptitude was also easy. Surprisingly there were no graphs or tables given. There were only paragraph-based questions. 

As the question paper was easy, hope your number of attempts is high. It is also important that you must have good accuracy as a good number of attempts with less accuracy doesn't fetch you a good score.

Subject-Wise CLAT 2021 Analysis

Get the in-depth review of each subject of CLAT 2021 here. Know the difficulty level, good attempts, and questions asked in each CLAT subject. 

Section No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
English 30 Easy
Current Affairs, including General Knowledge 35 Easy
Legal Reasoning 40 Moderate but lengthy
Logical Reasoning 30 Moderate
Quantitative Techniques 15 Easy
Total 150 Easy to Moderate

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CLAT Quantitative Aptitude Analysis

  • All the 15 questions in quant were easy. 
  • It was so surprising that there were no questions based on graphs or tables. The entire section included passage-based questions.
  • You had to interpret the given data in table or graph format to solve the questions asked.
  • All the questions were doable, and there were not many calculations.
  • There were 3 caselets based on the current situation.

CLAT GK and Current Affairs Analysis

  • The GK and current affairs sections were very easy. 
  • Passages were based on PM Modi's visit to Bangladesh, United Nations, Line of Actual Control, TSO KAR Wetland Complex, SAARC. 
  • All questions were to the point, and there were no tricky questions. 
  • Compared to the previous year, questions were doable, and no tricky questions. 

CLAT English Analysis

  • In the English section, the section break-up was exactly like it was in CLAT 2020.
  • There were a total of 6 passages followed by 5 questions each. So, there were a total of 30 questions in this section.
  • Out of 6 passages, 5 passages are based on non-fiction based, i.e., related to education, ongoing virus outbreak, Truth & Reconciliation, etc. One friction-based, i.e., story related to Sherlock Holmes.
  • All the questions were direct and to the point.

Read more: Short tricks to enhance your CLAT English preparation

CLAT Legal Reasoning Analysis

  • With a total of 40 questions, the legal reasoning section was the lengthiest and most time-consuming section in CLAT 2021.
  • There were 8 passages followed by 5 questions each.
  • Students had to spend a lot of time on each passage as there were around 450 words each.
  • Most of the questions were static and technical.
  • Passages were based on Contract Law, Compassionate Appointment, Law of Crimes, and Family Law- Marriage, Res Judicata- CPC, Law of Torts- Volenti Non-Fit Injuria.
  • Overall the difficulty level was moderate but the section was quite lengthy.

Read more: Short tricks to enhance your CLAT GK preparation

Critical Reasoning Analysis for CLAT

  • Easy and Tricky passages none of the questions came from AR and were primarily based on critical reasoning. 
  • 6 passages with 5 questions each came in the Critical Reasoning section.
  • 2-3 questions were seen easier in maximum passages.
  • Overall Level of difficulty is Easy.

CLAT Exam Shift Timings July 23, 2021

As per the latest announcement made by the consortium, the CLAT Exam 2021 is scheduled for 23rd July 2021.

  • The exam is conducted in the afternoon session from 2 PM to 4 PM.
  • All candidates are advised to reach the exam center one hour before the exam commences.
  • Ensure to abide by all the instructions and guidelines for CLAT provided by the Consortium of NLUs.  

We have cumulated students' review directly from the center. You can go through a detailed analysis shared by LegalEdge faculties for the previous year's CLAT Exam.

CLAT Exam Analysis 2020

This CLAT Exam Analysis has been derived from the student's reaction and thorough analysis by LegalEdge faculties. The following are the highlights from the analysis:

  • The trickiest section out of all was the Current Affairs and GK.
  • The students mentioned that the Quant section was lengthy and calculative.
  • The overall reaction to the new pattern based exam was moderate. 
Section No. of Questions No. of Good Attempts Level of Difficulty
English 28-32 22+ Easy to Moderate
General Knowledge & Current Affairs 30-35 15+ Difficult
Quant Techniques 13-17 5+ Difficult
Logical Reasoning 28-32 25+ Moderate
Legal Aptitude 35-39 20+ Moderate
Total 150 110+ Moderate to Difficult

The paper was lengthy. Not just the passages but the options given to check the answer were lengthy. The paper was moderate, with few difficult sections in the exam. The CLAT Question paper this year was not in predictable lines.

There were 29-30 passages included in the exam comprising the total 150 mark weightage. Here is the section-wise CLAT exam analysis for your reference:

CLAT Analysis - Current Affairs

  • Current affairs was a tricky and difficult section. 
  • An overall good attempt of 29-30 questions fetching you 20+ marks from this section shall be a win-win situation. 
  • Core factual, current affairs weren’t asked in the exam; however, analytical based current affairs were asked in CLAT.
  • There were a total of 7 passages having questions based on Current Affairs including GK.
  • Students who have followed the "Read, Read, Read" mantra suggested by faculties and Consortium would have easily marked answers for this section.
  • Important events like On-going Virus Outbreak, National Education Policy, UAE-Israel Peace Deal, and Atmanirbhar Bharat Scheme were covered in the exam. 

The passages were asked from the following topics as per the CLAT GK Analysis:

  • National Infrastructure Policy, Hindustan Times (Aug. 15, 2020)
  • Rupee Appreciation and Forex Reserves, Print. in (Sept. 2, 2020)
  • Rafale Delivery, NDTV (July 27, 2020)
  • Lipulekh (India-Nepal Issue), brookings.edu (June 11, 2020)
  • National Education Policy, downtoearth.org
  • SCO Summit (India-Pak Issue), The Hindu (Sept. 17, 2020)
  • UAE-Israel Mediation by Trump, Economic Times (Aug. 16, 2020)

CLAT  Analysis  - Legal Aptitude

  • It was a predictable section with questions of moderate difficulty. The questions were easy, but all 8 passages were lengthy and tricky.
  • CLAT 2021 primarily covered the questions from the current news around legal affairs.
  • Students with a good understanding of various important legal terms would have understood and answered the questions with ease.
  • Students who have read passages around current legal events would have found the passages in the question paper to be quite familiar to those events.
  • Thus, reading would have given you an edge over other students in this section as well.

CLAT Analysis - Logical Reasoning

  • This section was somewhere between Easy to moderate.
  • Critical reasoning dominated this section, with easy to moderate questions asked in almost all 5 passages.
  • Passages were based on Current events, making it easier for students to comprehend them and mark answers accordingly.
  • Students with sound knowledge of Critical reasoning would have reached the expected good attempts in this section. 

CLAT Analysis - English Language

  • This section was predictably from Easy to moderate difficulty for most students.
  • As mentioned by Consortium, grammar can be asked in the exam, and there were no questions from grammar primarily.
  • There were no lengthy passages among all the 6 passages asked.
  • Contextual Vocabulary was asked in the questions. The topics covered in the questions asked were Figures of speech, Idioms and Phrases etc.

CLAT Analysis - Quantitative Techniques

  • This was a tough section with calculative questions.
  • The geometry-based passage was asked. Students were habitual of the calculator for calculations, so it took a lot of time to calculate without the calculator.
  • Students who were well-versed with calculations also found all the 3 passages difficult.
  • There is a slight chance of error in one of the passages from this section as per the candidates. 

CLAT Exam Analysis 2020 by Consortium

The recent press release by Consortium on the CLAT mentions that the exam went glitch-free. A total of 75,183 candidates applied for the exam, out of which 68,883 candidates downloaded the admit card.

  • 86.2% of these numbers appeared for the exam marking 100% attendance at 4 centers. A total of 300 centers were allocated for the exam, one being located in Lakshwadeep Island for a single student as well.
  • There were no technical glitches recorded as per the center staff. Students could review their answers before final submission. There was no negative marking for unattempted questions.
  • Student's entry was permitted in 4 slots starting from 1 pm to maintain social distancing. The center followed a thermal screening process at the entry gate followed by a bar code scanning process to know the allocated lab.
  • Students with fever were sent to the isolation lab right away. The use of a mouse was enabled on the computers, and keywords were disabled during the exam.

CLAT Exam Analysis 2019, 2018, 2017(Based on Old Pattern)

Before 2020, the question paper for CLAT included direct questions from each subject. You can go through the brief review of each session and check out the PDF to know a depth analysis of the CLAT examination. 

CLAT Exam Analysis 2019

  • The overall difficulty level of the exam was easy and all sections were doable.

  • In English, the questions were direct and 32-34 was a good number of attempts.
  • There were no questions on critical reasoning. All the questions in Logical Reasoning were only from the Analytical Reasoning part. 
  • Unsurprisingly, most of the questions in Legal Aptitude seemed familiar to the aspirants as they were largely on lines of Previous Years' CLAT questions.
  • There were 7 questions each from Current Affairs National, International, Economic Development, and Science and Tech. 
  • Mathematics was also easy and the questions were doable. 

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CLAT Exam Analysis 2018

  • Legal Aptitude was the easiest having around 35 questions.

  • In General Knowledge, most of the questions were from Current Affairs and a few questions from Static GK.
  • The Logical reasoning section was slightly tricky, especially the 3 puzzles. Various questions from Blood relations, Coding & Decoding, Syllogisms, etc., were asked. It was a lengthy but easy section.
  • In the English Language, 10 questions from reading comprehension were asked. Also, 5 questions from Vocabulary, 5 questions from sentence correction, and 4-6 short paragraphs with one question each were asked.
  • Elementary Mathematics was the most difficult and time-consuming out of all sections.

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CLAT Exam Analysis 2017

  • The legal aptitude section was of easy to moderate difficulty level. Out of 50 questions, 35 questions were based on Principle Facts, and 15 were Legal GK questions.

  • In the General Knowledge section, most of the questions are from current affairs. There were no questions on history and static areas.
  • The Logical reasoning section was of moderate difficulty level. Most of the questions were from Arrangements, Directions, Blood Relations, Series, and Syllogisms.
  • Students also gave feedback that the English Language section was quite lengthy, and RC was tricky. Questions from Fill in the blanks, sentence correction, spelling correction, and error detection were asked.
  • Elementary Mathematics was again the toughest and most time-consuming compared to other sections.

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Frequently Asked Questions

According to the previous year's analysis, the difficulty level of the CLAT Exam is moderate. However, the difficulty level varies from year to year.
Based on the feedback received from students on the day of the exam, we provide the live exam analysis for CLAT 2022. 
The CLAT Analysis include various information like the number of questions asked from each subject, difficulty level of each section, and number of good attempts, Also, students can know which questions were asked in the exam.
Solve previous year papers and attempt mock tests to boost your preparation. Along with studying the entire syllabus, it is important to solve the previous year question papers to analyse your preparation level. 
Yes, you can expect repeated questions in the CLAT exam. Hence, it is recommended to solve as many previous year papers as possible for complete preparation. 
Try to revise the topics of incorrect solutions. This way you can improve your score. Focus more on your weaker areas. 
Yes, there is a negative marking of 025 marks for each wrong answer. 
This is highly confidential but it could be set a month before to check if there are any errors or discrepancy. 

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