CLAT Exam UG 2022-23: Find Exam Date, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Question Papers, Cut Off, Preparation Tips

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CLAT UG Exam 2022 - 23 Latest News

The CLAT 2022-2023 exam dates have been announced. The aspirants who fulfill the required criteria can apply to sit for the exam. The CLAT 2022 exam is scheduled to be held on 8th May 2022 in the offline mode. The CLAT 2022-2023 exam is going to be held on 18th December 2022. The dates have been announced by the Consortium of NLUs. The official schedule will soon be made available on their official website. As per new announcements, the fees for CLAT counseling has been reduced from Rs.50000 to 30,000 for general categories and Rs. 20,000 for reserved categories. 

What Is CLAT UG and PG?

CLAT or Common Law Admission Test is meant for those candidates who opt for studying law in their undergraduate(UG) and postgraduate (PG). They can get admitted to 22 NLUs or other private law colleges who accept the CLAT UG,PG scores. The CLAT PG score is also used for recruitment in certain public sector companies like ONGC and BHEL. The CLAT UG exam consists of 150 questions from English Language, Current Affairs, including General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Techniques.CLAT UG exams are the most common exams taken by law aspirants. Around 50000 students take the exam. 

CLAT Notification 2022 - 2023

The consortium of NLUs releases the CLAT exam notifications. All the related details like exam details, patterns, eligibility, dates are mentioned in the official notification. Candidates must go through the CLAT 2022 notification for all details after it is released.

This national level exam is conducted by 22 National Law Universities across the country. In addition to this, 53 private law colleges accept the CLAT exam scores. Every year almost 2500 UG and 720 PG seats are offered by law colleges. 

CLAT UG Exam Date 2022 - 23

The dates for CLAT 2022 have been shared below. The other details related to the exam needs to be checked by the candidates.

CLAT UG Exam Dates 2022

Events

CLAT Dates (2022)

CLAT 2022 Notification Release Date

1 January 2022

CLAT UG Application Form 2022 Start Date

1st January 2022

Last date to apply for CLAT UG 2022

31 March 2022

CLAT UG admit card release date 2022

3rd week of April 2022

CLAT 2022 Exam Date

CLAT 2023 Exam Date

08 May 2022

18 December 2022

CLAT UG Answer Key 2022

3rd week of May 2022

Release of the final CLAT UG Answer Key 2022

4th week of May 2022

CLAT 2022 Result & Merit List

4th week of May 2022

CLAT UG Admission Process 2022

(Publication of Counselling Invite List)

1st week of June 2022

What is the Eligibility for CLAT UG exam?

In order to apply and sit for the CLAT 2022 exam, the candidates should fulfill the eligibility criteria.

CLAT UG Age Limit

The CLAT eligibility criteria says that there are no age limit criteria in the exam. There is also no higher age limit.

CLAT UG Educational Qualification

The educational qualification required for CLAT UG exam is that the candidates who aim to sit for the exam must pass the 10+2 exams or equivalent from a recognised board or university. However, only those candidates who fulfill the following criteria will only be allowed admission if they qualify the CLAT UG exams:

a.     Candidates must pass the class 12 exams from a recognised university or board

b.    The General,OBC,Specially-abled person (SAP) must score 45% in the qualifying exam(class 12)

c.     The sc,st must score 40% in the qualifying exam (class 12)

CLAT Apply Online 2022

Registration for CLAT 2022 exam will soon be open. Candidates need to check the eligibility and other details before applying for the exam. They will be able to directly apply from the official website once the registration is open. It seems that the usual timeline will be followed and the registration will be open from 1st of january 2022. The registration fee for CLAT is Rs. 4000.

CLAT UG Exam Pattern 2022

The CLAT UG exam 2022-2023 is going to be an online exam consisting of 5 portions. The Consortium of NLUs has advised students to go through the latest exam pattern where there will be 150 questions of 1 mark each, which needs to be answered in 120 minutes. There will be a negative marking of 0.25 for each negative response. There will not be any descriptive paper in CLAT Exam UG 2022 -2023. 

 

Sections

No. of MCQs

Maximum Marks

Approximate Weightage (in %)

English Language

28-32

28-32

20

Current Affairs including General Knowledge

35-39

35-39

25

Logical Reasoning

28-32

28-32

20

Legal Reasoning

35-39

35-39

25

Quantitative Techniques (Elementary Mathematics up to Class 10)

13-17

13-17

10

Total

150

150

100

 

CLAT UG 2022 Syllabus, Download PDF

The candidates are advised to thoroughly go through the syllabus for CLAT UG 2022. We have also provided the PDF link to download the syllabus.

CLAT UG Syllabus 2022 PDF

Section-wise Syllabus

Topics

English (including Comprehension)

Synonyms, Antonyms, Analogies, Word Rearrangement, Cloze Test, Spotting Errors, Spelling Errors, Reading Comprehension, Idioms & Phrases, Sentence Rearrangement, Sentence Improvement, One Word Substitution, Fill in the blanks

Numerical Ability (Elementary Maths)

Percentage, Partnerships, Discounts, Areas, and Volumes, Simplification & Approximation, Averages, Ratio, HCF & LCM, Surds & Indices, Proportion, Interest, Fractions & Decimals, Square Roots, Number Systems, Profit & Loss

 

General Knowledge & Current Affairs

Static GK, current happenings, Books, Authors Science & Technology, Persons and Places, Sports, Economics

Logical Reasoning

Coding-Decoding, Distance and Direction, Ranking, Syllogism, Series, Number Test, analogy, Statement & Assumption/ Argument/ Conclusion/ Course of action, Time & Sequence, Blood Relations, Alphabet Test, Classification

Legal Aptitude

Important Supreme Court Judgments; Important and recent acts and amendments of the legislature; Important topics from Contract law, Criminal law, tort law and Constitutional law; Legal GK and current affairs; International treaties and conventions affecting national legal framework etc.

 

CLAT UG Cutoff and Ranking

The candidates should be aware of the earlier year's CLAT colleges ranking and cutoff to know more about the kind of competition. Here we have provided the CLAT UG Exam college-wise cutoff marks of previous years. Candidates can also check the expected cut-off after the exam analysis.

      CLAT expected cut off for Top 3 NLUs should be 98-103

      CLAT expected cut off for Top 10 NLUs should be 90-95

      For at least one of the NLUs, it should be 83

How to prepare for CLAT UG Exam 2022?

In order to qualify CLAT UG 2022 exam, candidates need to be thorough with the syllabus and study the topics from the best study materials. They also need to solve questions and practice more. We have provided some important study materials below for candidates to help them prepare for CLAT UG.

 

Section-wise CLAT Preparation 2022?

How to prepare CLAT English Language section?

How to prepare CLAT Current Affairs & GK section?

How to prepare the CLAT Legal Aptitude section?

Tips to Solve Reading Comprehension in CLAT 2022

CLAT Selection and Admission Process 2022

The CLAT 2022 UG selection process will be held in the following stages:

      CLAT UG 2022 Online Test

      Counselling

      Merit List

 The CLAT counselling round will begin after the declaration of CLAT UG result. Here the candidates can take a seat according to the preference order of the NLU they filled in the online application form. It will be based on seat availability and merit list. 

CLAT UG Admit Card 2022

The admit card for CLAT UG 2022 exam will be released by NLU a few weeks before the exam. The candidates who successfully applied for the exam will be eligible to download CLAT UG 2022 admit card from the official website. Candidates are advised to keep their CLAT 2022 registration number and password handy to download the admit card hassle-free. We will update the direct link to download the CLAT 2022 Admit Card below.

CLAT Exam Centres 2022

The CLAT 2021 exam was held in 84 cities, rather than being held in 67. It  depends on the number of candidates taking the law entrance exam, on the basis of which, each city is given multiple exam centres. Same goes for CLAT UG. Candidates can choose three CLAT test cities in order of their preference in the application form. Candidates are advised to carry the following documents to the exam centre with them:

      CLAT admit card 2022

      An identity proof in original (Driving License/Aadhaar Card/PAN Card)

CLAT Exam Analysis 2021 (Previous Year Analysis)

The CLAT 2021 Exam was held on 23 July 2021. After the completion of the CLAT exam, our Exam Prep Experts have provided the exam analysis. Candidates should not only check the expected cut-off, but also the CLAT Paper analysis. The paper analysis shows that the overall level of the CLAT exam 2021 was Moderate & Lengthy.

CLAT UG Answer Key

After the CLAT UG exam is finished, the provisional answer key is released by the officials on the website. It is released as per paper codes. If any candidate faces any issue or likes to oppose any answer, they may submit the changes for the provisional key. Any objections in the CLAT 2021 Provisional Answer key can be filed by July 24, 2021, up to 09:00 PM.

The final answer key for 2021 was released on 27 July 2021. It is released after all the grievances are submitted.

CLAT FAQs

1.  What is CLAT? 

Ans. CLAT or Common Law Admission Test is an entrance exam conducted by the Consortium of NLUs or National Law Universities. The exam is meant to get admitted in law courses in NLUs and private law colleges.

2.  Is the CLAT UG Exam held in a single language?

Ans. Yes, the CLAT UG exam is held only in English.

3.  What is the age limit for CLAT UG 2022?

Ans. There is no upper age limit to sit in the CLAT UG exam.

4.  What is the eligibility criteria for CLAT UG 2022?

Ans. Any candidate who aims to sit in the CLAT UG exams must have cleared the 10+2 examination or its equivalent from a recognized board. The general candidates must  have a minimum percentage of 45% marks while the reserved category students should have a 40%.

5.  Can I apply for the CLAT UG exam while studying in Class 12th?

Ans. Candidates can enroll themselves to appear in CLAT UG exam while studying in standard 12 but during the time of admission they have to produce evidence of their passing the qualifying examination.

6.  What will be the mode of CLAT UG 2022?

Ans. CLAT UG 2022 is expected to be held in pen and paper mode. The CLAT 2022 will be held in offline mode.

7.  What is the expected date of CLAT 2022?

Ans. CLAT UG 2022 will be held on 8th May 2022.

8.  What is the selection process of CLAT Exam 2022?

The selection process for CLAT 2022 will be held in the following stages:

       CLAT Online Test

       Counselling

       Merit List

10.  Is there any limit on the number of attempts for the CLAT Exam?

Ans. There is no maximum limit for attempting CLAT exam. Candidates can sit as many times as they wish.

11.  Is there any sectional cut-off for CLAT 2022?

Ans. There is no sectional cut-off for CLAT, there is just the overall cut-off.

12.  Can students of any stream appear for CLAT Exam?

Ans. Yes, students of any stream can appear for the CLAT Exam.

13.  What are the various courses available in these National Law Universities?

Ans. There are various courses provided by the National Law Universities. They are as follows:

       B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)

       B.Com. (LL.B.) (Hons.)

       B.SC (LL.B.) (Hons.)

       BB.A. LL.B. (Hons)

14.  What is the duration of this course?

Ans. The duration of this course is 5 years.

15.  Does CLAT have negative marking?

Ans. Yes there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks that will be deducted for each wrong answer. Each question is of 1 mark.

16.  Can a candidate apply for CLAT offline?

Ans. No, candidates can only apply online for CLAT.

17.  How can I get previous year question papers?

Ans. Candidates can get previous years CLAT question papers from CLAT authorities by a payment of Rs. 500 in addition to the application fees.

18.  What is the procedure of allotment of Law School for admission?

Ans. Candidates will be allotted colleges based on their ranking.

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