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CLAT Exam Pattern 2022

Author : Palak Khanna

May 9, 2022

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The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) has published the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) paper pattern on the official notification.

To our surprise, there is no change in the CLAT exam pattern 2022, which means the Law Consortium is following the same pattern similar to the last year.

However, the paper pattern differs for UG and Programs. Therefore, knowing the pattern will help you understand the number of sections, marking scheme, type of questions, etc.

This post shall guide you through the important aspects of the paper pattern for both undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

CLAT 2022 Exam Pattern [Marking Scheme]

In the CLAT UG exam, you will be tested on English, GK, Logical Reasoning, Legal Aptitude, and Quantitative Ability.

In the CLAT PG, you will be tested on mandatory subjects of the undergraduate program and including Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Administrative Law, Law of Contract, Torts, Family Law, Criminal Law, Property Law, Company Law, Public International Law, Tax Law, Environmental Law, and Labour & Industrial Law.

  • The CLAT question paper will have passages followed by a series of questions except for the quantitative section.
  • In the quant section, the questions are based on graphs, pictorial representation, a set of facts, etc. You have to derive the answers from the given data.
  • The difficulty level of the Common Law Admission Test for UG programs will be class 12.
  • The total time duration of the exam is 2 hours, i.e., 120 minutes for both UG and PG programs.

Download FREE Study Material for CLAT Exam by LegalEdge

Comparison of CLAT UG & PG Exam Pattern 2022

CLAT UG is an entrance exam for undergraduate programs such as BA LLB and BBA LLB, whereas CLAT PG is for postgraduate programs such as LLM.

Check out the table below to get an idea about the CLAT UG vs. CLAT PG.

Fields CLAT PG CLAT PG
Total number of questions 150 120
Total number of marks 150 120
Type of questions Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs)
Negative Marking Yes Yes

CLAT UG Exam Pattern 2022 

The entire question paper of the CLAT UG Exam 2022 comprises passages followed by five to six multiple-choice questions. 

These questions would be divided into the following five subjects:

  • English Language
  • Current Affairs, including General Knowledge
  • Legal Reasoning
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Techniques

The quant section evaluates your capability to solve a problem with logic and understanding.

The legal Aptitude section examines your interest level and your knowledge of Law as per the CLAT exam pattern 2022.

Exam mode Offline
Exam duration 120 minutes (2 hours)
Test language English 
Type of questions Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs)
Number of Sections 5
Total questions 150
Total Marks 150
Negative Marking Yes

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clat Mock test

Weightage for CLAT UG Exam Pattern 2022

As per the CLAT Syllabus 2022, you will be mainly tested on five subjects: English Language, Current Affairs, including General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Techniques.

Check out the table below to know the number of questions asked from each section in the CLAT exam.

Subject Number of questions Percentage weightage
English Language 28-32 questions 20%
Current Affairs, including General Knowledge 35-39 questions 25%
Legal Reasoning 35-39 questions 25%
Logical Reasoning 28-32 questions 20%
Quantitative Techniques 13-17 questions 10%

CLAT PG Exam Pattern 2022

The LLM is a postgraduate degree course conducted for one year. The questions in the CLAT PG exam are from mandatory subjects of the undergraduate program.

They include Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Administrative Law, Law of Contract, Torts, Family Law, Criminal Law, Property Law, Company Law, Public International Law, Tax Law, Environmental Law, and Labour & Industrial Law.

Check out the table below to know the detailed CLAT exam pattern for the PG program.

Exam Mode Offline
Duration 2 hours
Nature of Questions MCQ
Number of Questions 120
Total Marks 120
Marks for Each question 1
Negative Marking Yes
Medium of Paper English

 Weightage for CLAT PG Exam Pattern 2022

The below table explains the detailed CLAT PG exam pattern for the LLM course and the number of questions asked from each topic in the exam.

Subjects Number of MCQ questions Marks
Constitutional Law 60 60
Other Law Subjects include Contracts Law, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR, and Jurisprudence. 60 60
Total 120 120

Read More: Short tricks to enhance your time management skills for CLAT

CLAT Marking Scheme 2022

  • As per the CLAT exam pattern 2022, you will be awarded a +1 mark for each correctly answered question.
  • 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrongly answered question.
  • No marks will be awarded or deducted for unanswered questions.
Response Marks
Correct Answer + 1 Marks
Incorrect Answer 0.25 Marks
Unanswered/ Unattempted Question No Marks

CLAT Online Coaching

CLAT Online Coaching

Analysis of CLAT Paper Pattern [Previous Year]

As said above, the Consortium had come up with new changes in the CLAT exam pattern last year.

Check out the important points you must keep in mind during your CLAT exam preparation.

Is CLAT Objective or Subjective?

  • Each section of the CLAT question paper will have reading comprehensions of 400-450 words each, except the quantitative aptitude section.
  • The quantitative section will include short sets of facts, graphs, propositions, etc.
  • Each passage will have 5-6 multiple-choice questions.
  • You have to answer the questions only after reading the passage.

Read more: Short tricks to crack the CLAT exam on the first attempt

The difficulty level of CLAT 

  • Usually, the difficulty level of the Common Law Admission Test will be moderate to difficult.
  • The difficulty level of questions asked in all the sections, except the quant section, is of the 12th standard.
  • The questions asked in the CLAT quantitative techniques are of class 10 difficulty level.

Read more: Important GK questions with answers for CLAT 2022

CLAT Total Marks

  • The UG paper will have 150 multiple-choice questions for 150 marks per the CLAT exam pattern.
  • The LLM question paper will have 120 questions for 120 marks.

Will there be an Essay Section in CLAT LLM Exam 2022?

  • As per the CLAT PG Paper Pattern, the Consortium of NLUs removed the essay section from the LLM program.
  • In addition, the number of objective questions has been increased from 100 to 120. 
  • So, now the CLAT exam for the LLM program will be conducted for 120 marks.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Common Law Admission Test is considered one of the toughest law exams in India due to its high competition level, CLAT exam pattern, number of seats, cut off marks. But, this year, the consortium has made some changes in the exam pattern to make it less difficult for all candidates.
The subjects asked in CLAT LLM/ PG question paper include Constitutional Law, Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence, Law topics, and Contemporary Issues.
No, the question paper of CLAT 2022 will include questions from the 'Legal Reasoning' section.
No, it is not compulsory to study mathematics at the Class 12th level as per the eligibility criteria of CLAT 2022, however, the question paper will include the section based on the subject. Though, the section of 'Elementary Mathematics' will be based on class 12th/ basic numerical ability only. 
As per the latest notice, CLAT 2022 exam is conducted in offline mode i.e., pen and paper test mode. 
Just as in previous times, the Common Law Admission Test takes place in an English medium only 
As per the CLAT marking scheme, candidates will be awarded +1 mark for each correct answer and 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrongly answered question.
You can go through the above post to know the detailed paper pattern for the CLAT PG Exam 2022.
No. As per the official notification, the CLAT PG question paper will have only objective-type questions.
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CLAT Exam Pattern 2022

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : May 9, 2022

SHARE

The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) has published the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) paper pattern on the official notification.

To our surprise, there is no change in the CLAT exam pattern 2022, which means the Law Consortium is following the same pattern similar to the last year.

However, the paper pattern differs for UG and Programs. Therefore, knowing the pattern will help you understand the number of sections, marking scheme, type of questions, etc.

This post shall guide you through the important aspects of the paper pattern for both undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

CLAT 2022 Exam Pattern [Marking Scheme]

In the CLAT UG exam, you will be tested on English, GK, Logical Reasoning, Legal Aptitude, and Quantitative Ability.

In the CLAT PG, you will be tested on mandatory subjects of the undergraduate program and including Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Administrative Law, Law of Contract, Torts, Family Law, Criminal Law, Property Law, Company Law, Public International Law, Tax Law, Environmental Law, and Labour & Industrial Law.

  • The CLAT question paper will have passages followed by a series of questions except for the quantitative section.
  • In the quant section, the questions are based on graphs, pictorial representation, a set of facts, etc. You have to derive the answers from the given data.
  • The difficulty level of the Common Law Admission Test for UG programs will be class 12.
  • The total time duration of the exam is 2 hours, i.e., 120 minutes for both UG and PG programs.

Download FREE Study Material for CLAT Exam by LegalEdge

Comparison of CLAT UG & PG Exam Pattern 2022

CLAT UG is an entrance exam for undergraduate programs such as BA LLB and BBA LLB, whereas CLAT PG is for postgraduate programs such as LLM.

Check out the table below to get an idea about the CLAT UG vs. CLAT PG.

Fields CLAT PG CLAT PG
Total number of questions 150 120
Total number of marks 150 120
Type of questions Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs)
Negative Marking Yes Yes

CLAT UG Exam Pattern 2022 

The entire question paper of the CLAT UG Exam 2022 comprises passages followed by five to six multiple-choice questions. 

These questions would be divided into the following five subjects:

  • English Language
  • Current Affairs, including General Knowledge
  • Legal Reasoning
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Techniques

The quant section evaluates your capability to solve a problem with logic and understanding.

The legal Aptitude section examines your interest level and your knowledge of Law as per the CLAT exam pattern 2022.

Exam mode Offline
Exam duration 120 minutes (2 hours)
Test language English 
Type of questions Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs)
Number of Sections 5
Total questions 150
Total Marks 150
Negative Marking Yes

clat mock test

clat Mock test

Weightage for CLAT UG Exam Pattern 2022

As per the CLAT Syllabus 2022, you will be mainly tested on five subjects: English Language, Current Affairs, including General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Techniques.

Check out the table below to know the number of questions asked from each section in the CLAT exam.

Subject Number of questions Percentage weightage
English Language 28-32 questions 20%
Current Affairs, including General Knowledge 35-39 questions 25%
Legal Reasoning 35-39 questions 25%
Logical Reasoning 28-32 questions 20%
Quantitative Techniques 13-17 questions 10%

CLAT PG Exam Pattern 2022

The LLM is a postgraduate degree course conducted for one year. The questions in the CLAT PG exam are from mandatory subjects of the undergraduate program.

They include Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Administrative Law, Law of Contract, Torts, Family Law, Criminal Law, Property Law, Company Law, Public International Law, Tax Law, Environmental Law, and Labour & Industrial Law.

Check out the table below to know the detailed CLAT exam pattern for the PG program.

Exam Mode Offline
Duration 2 hours
Nature of Questions MCQ
Number of Questions 120
Total Marks 120
Marks for Each question 1
Negative Marking Yes
Medium of Paper English

 Weightage for CLAT PG Exam Pattern 2022

The below table explains the detailed CLAT PG exam pattern for the LLM course and the number of questions asked from each topic in the exam.

Subjects Number of MCQ questions Marks
Constitutional Law 60 60
Other Law Subjects include Contracts Law, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR, and Jurisprudence. 60 60
Total 120 120

Read More: Short tricks to enhance your time management skills for CLAT

CLAT Marking Scheme 2022

  • As per the CLAT exam pattern 2022, you will be awarded a +1 mark for each correctly answered question.
  • 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrongly answered question.
  • No marks will be awarded or deducted for unanswered questions.
Response Marks
Correct Answer + 1 Marks
Incorrect Answer 0.25 Marks
Unanswered/ Unattempted Question No Marks

CLAT Online Coaching

CLAT Online Coaching

Analysis of CLAT Paper Pattern [Previous Year]

As said above, the Consortium had come up with new changes in the CLAT exam pattern last year.

Check out the important points you must keep in mind during your CLAT exam preparation.

Is CLAT Objective or Subjective?

  • Each section of the CLAT question paper will have reading comprehensions of 400-450 words each, except the quantitative aptitude section.
  • The quantitative section will include short sets of facts, graphs, propositions, etc.
  • Each passage will have 5-6 multiple-choice questions.
  • You have to answer the questions only after reading the passage.

Read more: Short tricks to crack the CLAT exam on the first attempt

The difficulty level of CLAT 

  • Usually, the difficulty level of the Common Law Admission Test will be moderate to difficult.
  • The difficulty level of questions asked in all the sections, except the quant section, is of the 12th standard.
  • The questions asked in the CLAT quantitative techniques are of class 10 difficulty level.

Read more: Important GK questions with answers for CLAT 2022

CLAT Total Marks

  • The UG paper will have 150 multiple-choice questions for 150 marks per the CLAT exam pattern.
  • The LLM question paper will have 120 questions for 120 marks.

Will there be an Essay Section in CLAT LLM Exam 2022?

  • As per the CLAT PG Paper Pattern, the Consortium of NLUs removed the essay section from the LLM program.
  • In addition, the number of objective questions has been increased from 100 to 120. 
  • So, now the CLAT exam for the LLM program will be conducted for 120 marks.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Common Law Admission Test is considered one of the toughest law exams in India due to its high competition level, CLAT exam pattern, number of seats, cut off marks. But, this year, the consortium has made some changes in the exam pattern to make it less difficult for all candidates.
The subjects asked in CLAT LLM/ PG question paper include Constitutional Law, Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence, Law topics, and Contemporary Issues.
No, the question paper of CLAT 2022 will include questions from the 'Legal Reasoning' section.
No, it is not compulsory to study mathematics at the Class 12th level as per the eligibility criteria of CLAT 2022, however, the question paper will include the section based on the subject. Though, the section of 'Elementary Mathematics' will be based on class 12th/ basic numerical ability only. 
As per the latest notice, CLAT 2022 exam is conducted in offline mode i.e., pen and paper test mode. 
Just as in previous times, the Common Law Admission Test takes place in an English medium only 
As per the CLAT marking scheme, candidates will be awarded +1 mark for each correct answer and 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrongly answered question.
You can go through the above post to know the detailed paper pattern for the CLAT PG Exam 2022.
No. As per the official notification, the CLAT PG question paper will have only objective-type questions.

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