CLAT Notification 2022 Rescheduled - 14th March
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CLAT 2022 Exam Notification Rescheduled – 14th March

1. Overview

Common-Law Admission Test, abbreviated as CLAT, is the most sought-after test compared to other law entrance exams. The CLAT exam tests an aspirant on their aptitude, not their knowledge. It checks your ability to think out of the box, quickness in Reading and Comprehension, Reasoning Capability, Awareness of Current Affairs. CLAT exam takes place every year to secure admission in 22 National Law Universities (NLUs) except NLU-Delhi.

2. Important Dates:

In 2022, the CLAT exam will be conducted twice. CLAT 2022 is conducted on Sunday, 19 June 2022, between 2 & 4 PM, while CLAT 2023 will be conducted on 18 December 2022.

EventDate
Applications start date01 January 2022
Deadline for applications09 May 2022
Deadline for Fee payment09 May 2022
CLAT Exam19 June 2022

2. CLAT Syllabus

1. English Language:

In this section of the UG-CLAT 2022, you will be provided passages of about 450 words each. These passages will be derived from contemporary or historically significant fiction and non-fiction writing. Therefore, they would be of a standard that a 12th standard student may read in about 5-7 minutes.

Each passage will be followed by a series of questions that will require you to demonstrate your comprehension and language skills, including your ability to

  • Read and comprehend the main point discussed in the passage, as well as any arguments and viewpoints discussed or set out in the passage;
  • Draw inferences and conclusions based on the passage;
  • Summarise the passage;
  • Compare and contrast the different arguments or viewpoints set out in the passage; and
  • Understand the meaning of various words and phrases used in the passage.

English Language Sample Questions for UG-CLAT 2022 (New Pattern)

2. Current Affairs, including General Knowledge:

In this section, you will be provided passages of up to 450 words each. The passages will be derived from news, journalistic sources, and non-fiction writing. The questions may include examining legal information or knowledge discussed in or related to the passage but would not require any additional knowledge of the law beyond the passage.

Each passage will be followed by a series of questions that will require you to demonstrate your awareness of various aspects of current affairs and general knowledge, including

  • Contemporary events of significance from India and the world;
  • Arts and culture;
  • International affairs; and
  • Historical events of continuing significance.

Current Affairs, including General Knowledge Sample Questions for UG-CLAT 2022 (New Pattern)

3. Legal Reasoning:

In this section, you will be expected to read passages of around 450 words each. The passages may relate to facts or scenarios involving legal matters, public policy questions, or moral philosophical enquiries. You will not require any prior knowledge of the law. However, you will benefit from a general awareness of contemporary legal and moral issues to better apply general principles or propositions to the given fact scenarios.

Each passage would be followed by a series of questions that will require you to:

  • Identify and infer the rules and principles set out in the passage;
  • Apply such rules and principles to various fact situations; and
  • Understand how changes to the rules or principles may alter their Application to various fact situations.

Legal Reasoning Sample Questions for UG-CLAT 2020 (New Pattern)

4. Logical Reasoning:

The Logical Reasoning section of the UG-CLAT 2022 will include a series of short passages of about 300 words each. Each passage will be followed by one or more questions that will require you to:

  • Recognize an argument, its premises, and conclusions;
  • Read and identify the arguments set out in the passage;
  • Critically analyze patterns of reasoning, and assess how conclusions may depend on particular premises or evidence;
  • Infer what follows from the passage and apply these inferences to new situations;
  • Draw relationships and analogies, identify contradictions, equivalence and assess the effectiveness of arguments.

Logical Reasoning Sample Questions for UG-CLAT 2022 (New Pattern)

5. Quantitative Techniques:

The Quantitative Techniques section of the UG-CLAT 2022 will include short sets of facts or propositions, graphs, or other textual, pictorial or diagrammatic representations of numerical information, followed by a series of questions. You will be required to derive information from such passages, graphs, or other representations and apply mathematical operations to such information.

The questions will require you to:

  • Derive, infer, and manipulate numerical information set out in such passages, graphs, or other representations; and
  • Apply various 10th standard mathematical operations on such information, including from areas such as ratios and proportions, introductory algebra, measurement, and statistical estimation.

Quantitative Techniques Sample Questions for UG-CLAT 2022 (New Pattern)

3. CLAT Exam pattern

Maximum Marks – 150
Duration of CLAT 2020 Exam – 02:00 Hours
Multiple-Choice Questions – 150 questions of one mark each
Negative Marking – 0.25 Mark for each wrong answer

Subject Areas with weightage(approximate number of questions)
English Language28-32 questions, or roughly 20% of the paper
Current Affairs, including General Knowledge35-39 questions, or roughly 25% of the paper
Legal Reasoning35-39 questions, or roughly 25% of the paper
Logical Reasoning28-32 questions, or roughly 20% of the paper
Quantitative Techniques13-17 questions, or roughly 10% of the paper

4. CLAT Eligibility

1. There will be no upper age limit for UG Programme in CLAT 2022.
2. As regards the minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2 or an equivalent examination), the candidates must have secured:
(i) Forty-five Percent (45%) marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI categories
(ii) Forty Percent (40%) marks or equivalent in the case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
3. Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2022 are also eligible to appear in the CLAT 2022 examination. However, they shall be required to produce evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.
4. The candidate shall submit the result of the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2) at the time of admission, failing which the candidate shall be ineligible for admission to the Course.

5. Total Seats:

CLAT exam allows students to gain seats in 22 NLUs. In addition to the 22 NLUs, the CLAT score is also accepted for admission in new NLUs that are yet to be accredited by CLAT and private institutions like NIRMA. GITAM and ICFAI too offer admission based on the CLAT score. Over 1674 seats are allotted for BA LLB aspirants, and 1072 seats are allotted for LLM aspirants.

6. How to Apply?

The Application and the entire admission process is available on the CLAT website – https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/

Exam Fees: CLAT application is available only online, and interested students should apply online on payment of application fee of Rs.4,000/-Rupees (General category). In contrast, SC/ST and Persons with Disabilities (PWD) application fee is Rs.3,500/-rupees. SC/ST category who are Below Poverty Line (BPL) are exempted from the application fee. Exam fees can be paid through Debit /Credit cards/ UPI, Net Banking, etc. An acknowledgement receipt will be generated after successful payment.

Counseling Fee: General Category students should pay a fee of 30,000 rs. for Counselling while SC/ST/OBC/BC/EWS/PWD should pay 20,000 rs.

For Application, please check here: https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/clat-2022/

For further information applications and certificates required, visit https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/clat-2022/ug-instructions.html

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