CLAT Exam Pattern 2022: Latest Paper Pattern & Total Marks

CLAT Exam Pattern 2022: Latest Paper Pattern & Total Marks

ByNeeraj Mishra  |  Updated on: Apr 26, 2022Get all the details of the CLAT Exam Pattern 2022 here. Note the CLAT Total Marks and all the relevant information regarding exam mode, negative marking, topics covered, and subject-wise weightage.
Get all the details of the CLAT Exam Pattern 2022 here. Note the CLAT Total Marks and all the relevant information regarding exam mode, negative marking, topics covered, and subject-wise weightage.
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CLAT Exam Pattern is officially released by the Consortium of NLUs on their official website. The candidates who are appearing for the upcoming exam must check CLAT Paper Pattern to understand the exam better. The accomplished knowledge of the CLAT 2022 Exam Pattern for both the UG and PG exams paves the way to success.

CLAT Exam Pattern contains all the important details about the exam regarding the exam structure, format, and mode. It helps the candidate to prepare and strategize accordingly. So, candidates move on to read the elaborated CLAT 2022 Paper Pattern to get in-depth details about the marking scheme, questions type, topic-wise weightage, and many more. 

CLAT Exam Pattern 2022

The Consortium of National Law Universities releases and sets the CLAT Exam Pattern on its official website: consortiumofnlus.ac.in. Candidates preparing for the upcoming exam must be well versed with the CLAT New Pattern. It provides a clear understanding of the Total Marks in CLAT, format, difficulty level topics covered, and negative marking scheme. In short, CLAT 2022 Exam Pattern is the most important guide that will help you to study the topics as per their weightage in the exam.

As per the latest updates of CLAT Paper Pattern, the total number of questions in the under-graduate and post-graduate exams will be 150 and 120, respectively. In this article, you will get all the details regarding CLAT 2022 Exam Pattern for both UG and PG Exams and marking scheme, and topic-wise distribution.

CAT 2022 Exam Pattern Highlights

Note the table below to get the main features of the CLAT New Pattern.

Components

CLAT Exam Pattern Overview

Mode of the Exam

Pen-and-Paper Exam (Offline)

Total Exam Duration

2 Hours

Medium

English 

Type of Questions

MCQs

CLAT Total Marks

150 marks for UG

120 marks for PG

Marking scheme

+1 for every correct answer

-0.25 for every incorrect answer

CLAT Negative Marking

Yes

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CLAT Exam Pattern 2022 for UG

Note the table below to get a basic understanding of the CLAT 2022 Exam Pattern for UG.

Particulars

Details

Duration of CLAT UG

2 hours - from 02:00 to 04:00 PM

Mode of Exam

Offline mode

Type of CLAT UG Questions

Multiple Type Questions (MCQs)

Total Questions in CLAT UG

Undergraduate Course: 150 questions

Medium of CLAT 2022

English

CLAT Exam Total Marks

150 marks

Marking scheme and Negative Marking

Incorrect Response: - 0.25 mark

Correct Response: 1 mark

Subjects Covered

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

CLAT 2022 Exam Pattern Weightage for UG

As per the expert analysis, CLAT Question Paper 2022 for UG consists of 5 sections. The candidates must note that each section has a different weightage. Note the elbow table to get an expected number of questions that can be asked in the upcoming CLAT UG Exam. 

Topics Cover in CLAT Exam Pattern for UG 

Number of Questions

CLAT Total Marks

Weightage 

English Language

28-32

28-32

20%

Current Affairs, including General Knowledge

32-35

32-35

25%

Legal Reasoning

35-39

35-39

25%

Logical Reasoning

28-32

28-32

20%

Quantitative Techniques

13-17

13-17

10%

Total

150

150

100%

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CLAT PG Exam Pattern 2022

As per official updates, the CLAT Exam Pattern for PG courses is different from that of the UG Courses. The below table shows the paper format for the CLAT PG Course entrance exam.

Particulars

Details

Medium of exam

English

Exam Mode 

Offline

Duration 

2 hours

Type of Questions 

MCQ

Total Number of Questions

120 Questions

CLAT Total Marks

120 Marks

Marking Scheme in CLAT

Marks for Correct Answer: +1

Negative Marking: -0.25

Total No Sections

Constitutional Law

Other Law Subjects

CLAT 2022 Exam Pattern Weightage for PG

As per the official updates, CLAT PG Question Paper covers all the undergraduate level topics including Contract Law, Family Law Property Law, and many more among others. It assesses the ability of a candidate’ to make legal arguments by gaining legal knowledge.

Subjects

Number of Questions

CLAT Total Marks

Constitutional Law

60

60

Other Law

60

60

Total

120

120

CLAT Exam Total Marks

As per the previous years’ trends, the candidates who are appearing for the CLAT PG course, will get CLAT Exam Total Marks of 120 to solve 120 questions in all. On the contrary, there are CLAT Total Marks for 150 to solve 150 Questions in all for UG candidates. 

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CLAT Exam Pattern 2022 Marking Scheme

As per the latest updates of CLAT Paper Pattern, the marking scheme for both UG and PG Courses is the same. Candidates are awarded one mark for each successful response, and 0.25 marks are subtracted from their total score for each incorrect attempt. No marks are awarded or deducted for questions not attempted.

Marking Parameters

Marks Awarded

Correct answer

+1

Incorrect answer

-0.25

Un-attempted question

0

Key Facts for CLAT Exam Pattern

Note the below points to get an idea of the important points to remember for CLAT Paper Pattern 2022.

  • Passage-Based Questions- Four sections of CLAT Exams, including English Language, Current Affairs, Legal Reasoning, and Logical Reasoning, will include passage-based questions. The passages will be around 450 words each. The logical Reasoning Section will include passages of around 300 words each. Candidates will be required to attempt questions based on the passages. Check here and make a list for CLAT Books.
  • Quantitative Techniques Sections- In this section, the questions will be asked from graphs, short sets of facts, pictorial, propositions, or diagrammatic numerical representations. Candidates have to read the passage first to get answers by assuming the information and application of mathematical operations.
  • Difficulty level- As per CLAT Exam Analysis, the difficulty level of questions will be of the 12th standard. However, questions in the Quantitative Techniques section will be of the difficulty level of 10th standard questions.
  • Skills Evaluated- Candidates’ aptitude and reasoning skills are evaluated in CLAT. There are no requirements for previous knowledge of Legal education.

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FAQ

  • The Consortium of National Law Universities releases the CLAT Exam Pattern for UG and PG separately on its official website. Both CLAT UG PG exam consists of objective MCQ-type questions. Go through the details analysis of the CLAT 2022 Exam Pattern to know the topics covered and weightage. 

  • As per the latest updates, no changes have been introduced in CLAT 2022 Exam Pattern. UG-CLAT will consist of 150 MCQs, while PG-CLAT will consist of 120 questions. Both the papers will be conducted for a duration of 2 hours. 

  • As per official updates, CLAT Paper Pattern is the same for UG and PG exams in case of the mode of exam, type of questions, etc. However, the total number of questions is different in these two exams. 

  • As per official updates of the CLAT PG Exam Pattern, the questions will be asked from the below 2 sections. All the questions will be MCQs types, and candidates will get 120 questions in total to be solved in 120 minutes.

    • Constitutional Law
    • Other Law
  • Going by the latest CLAT Exam Pattern 2022, the upcoming exam will be held in offline pen and paper mode. However, we will notify you if any changes are made in the mode of the CLAT Exam.

  • As per the latest updates, CLAT Total Marks for PG will be 120. The candidates have to solve 120 questions which have 1 mark for each question

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