CLAT Syllabus & Pattern Breakdown

The Common Law Admission Test is a centralized law examination conducted by the Consortium of National Law Universities every year, for admissions in twenty two National Law Universities (NLUs) in India. It is an MCQ based examination conducted over two hours comprising 150 questions carrying one mark for correct and a negative .25 marks for an incorrect answer. The basic education qualification to be eligible for the exam is to be 12th grade pass out.

The exam covers five sections – English language, current affairs, legal reasoning, quantitative techniques and logical reasoning. The number of questions asked from each section varies year to year. The pattern of questions is passage based (about 450 words) for English, current affairs and logical reasoning. Since it is a UG level examination, the difficulty level is moderate (class 12th level) and for quantitative techniques, it is class 10th level. Important topics to cover from each section are as follows : English language is primarily based on vocabulary and grammar.

General Knowledge includes both current affairs, national and international as well as static knowledge. Logical reasoning comprises relationships, analogies, arguments and logical sequences. Legal reasoning includes fundamentals of legal and moral issues and quantitative aptitude covers basic numerical questions like ratio, percentage, profit and loss, basic algebra etc. CLAT 2022 registrations have already commenced and will be valid till 31st March 2022. The admit card will be released in the third week of April and the exam is scheduled to be conducted on the 8th of May 2022.