CLAT 2022 is a national level entrance exam administered by the Consortium of National Law Universities for admission to undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law programmes at 22 NLUs and several other colleges/universities. CLAT 2022 exam is the most challenging exam for admission into the top law universities. Hence, a lot of practice and preparation goes into cracking the exam.
Looking at the chaos and confusions law aspirants face each year relating to CLAT, we have curated an article about the upcoming CLAT 2022. This blog talks about everything you need to know about the exam, its syllabus, pattern, along with preparation tips so that candidates can kick start their CLAT preparation early.
CLAT 2022 Eligibility, Exam Structure and Syllabus
The application process for the same has already started as of January 1, 2022. Those who qualify for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) can apply at consortiumofnlus.ac.in. The online application gateway will be available until March 31.
This year, the CLAT exam will be held offline in a pen-paper format. Aspirants can apply for admission to top NLU’s for 5-year LLB and LLM programmes based on CLAT 2022 scores.
Prerequisites to Appear for The CLAT Exam 2022
To be eligible for the undergraduate program, aspirants can refer to the below points.
- There is no upper age limit.
- 10+2 from a recognized university is considered as the qualifying examination.
- A candidate must have obtained 45 percent aggregate marks in the qualifying exam (40 percent for SC/ST).
- Candidates in their final year of high school are also eligible to apply for the exam.
To apply for the postgraduate program, candidates need to be eligible for the below.
- Aspirants must have completed an L.L.B or 5-Year Integrated L.L.B (Hons.) or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institute/university.
- Aspirants must have obtained a minimum of 55 percent aggregate marks (50 percent for SC/ST) in the qualifying exam.
- On the date of admission, aspirants must have passed/appeared in the qualifying examination’s final semester/final year examination.
- There is no upper age limit.
The CLAT 2022 undergraduate exam lasts 2 hours and has a maximum of 150 questions. However, the postgraduate exam has a maximum of 120 questions. Each question is worth one mark, and each incorrect attempt is worth 0.25 points.
Below is the section-wise detail of the UG CLAT 2022 exam.
|Section||Questions and Weightage|
|English Language||28-32 (20% of the exam)|
|Quantitative Techniques||13-17 (10% of the exam)|
|Logical Reasoning||28-32 (20% of the exam)|
|General Awareness||35-39 (25% of the exam)|
|Legal Aptitude||35-39 (25% of the exam)|
CLAT 2022 Syllabus
The UG CLAT syllabus 2022 is divided into five sections. The CLAT PG syllabus, on the other hand, is based on major topics covered in the LLB programme.
Candidates seeking admission to undergraduate law courses offered by the participating NLUs can refer to the below UG CLAT syllabus 2022.
1. Current Affairs including General Knowledge
This section will be made up of passages rather than the direct questions that were asked earlier. The passages will be approximately 450 words long. They will be derived from news, journals, and other sources. Reading newspapers and journals containing legal information can help tremendously to prepare for this section.
2. Legal Reasoning
This section will assess the candidate’s interest in law, research skills, and problem-solving abilities. Again, questions would be based on 450 word long passages relating to facts or scenarios involving legal issues. The passage will contain certain rules and principles candidates will be required to identify and apply the same to the questions.
3. Quantitative Aptitude
The Maths section will present short sets of facts or concepts, graphs, or diagrammatic representations of numerical information, followed by a series of questions. Since the section requires a lot of practice, we advise candidates to solve the previous year question papers rigorously.
4. Logical Reasoning
This section is designed to test the candidate’s ability to identify links, logical patterns, and rectify illogical arguments. The passages in this section are approximately 300 words long. Statement & Conclusions, Direction and distance test, Coding and Decoding, Blood Relationships, etc are some of the areas of logical reasoning.
5. English Language
This section will assess candidates’ English proficiency through comprehension passages. The students are given passages of about 450 words each, that could be fiction, nonfiction, contemporary, historical, etc. Candidates must understand the main idea discussed in the passage, as well as any counter-arguments used in the passage, in this section.
How to Prepare for the CLAT exam?
Since the CLAT exam date, 2022 is quite near, candidates must gear up their preparation. It is imperative that you have a preparation strategy that is rational and practical. If you have not started your preparation yet, you can refer to the CLAT 2022 Live Comprehensive program by Endeavor careers. Besides, we also have listed down some solid preparation tips for all students aiming for the CLAT 2022.
1. Understand the marking scheme
Keeping the CLAT syllabus in mind, you must prepare a timetable entailing your preparation time. Students must also understand that they have to score marks to qualify for the exam. So, finalise a strategy that can help you get a good grip over the exam syllabus and fetch you the maximum marks.
2. Practice, Analyse and Improve
Once you understand the fundamentals of all sections, it becomes significant to take mock tests and solve previous year question papers. Moreover, not only taking the mocks is important. Candidates must also analyse the practice tests, figure out their weaknesses and improve upon the same.
3. Develop a Reading Habit
Good reading skills can help CLAT aspirants in 3 sections – Current Affairs and General Knowledge, English, and Legal reasoning. If you are reading newspapers or legal journals/articles on a daily basis, you get acquainted with facts, figures, and national as well as international news.
4. Invest in Reliable Study Resources
The right strategy and mock tests alone cannot help you streamline your preparation. You need a good coaching institute along with reputed study resources to prepare well for the exam. A reliable source of coaching can rationalize your preparation approach and help you grab the maximum marks in the examination.
Ready to Crack The CLAT 2022?
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