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Last Minute Exam Tips for CLAT 2022

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The d-day is almost here! Here are some last minute exam tips for CLAT 2022 that will come in handy as you appear for the exam.

Although every exam requires planning and preparation in advance, there are certain last-minute tips that come in handy- be it CLAT or any other examination. For instance, the CLAT Consortium has clearly stated that they do not wish to test the already existing legal knowledge of candidates. Instead, they wish to gauge the “necessary skills/aptitude” that are of use in legal education.

Know Your Exam

The first and the most important element of being prepared is KNOWING! To know what the examination consists of is the first step towards success in aptitude-centric exams like CLAT.

What to Know

All CLAT aspirants must know at least the following:

  1. The Examination Pattern
  2. Components of the Question Paper

THE EXAMINATION PATTERN

The Question Paper shall consist of multiple-choice questions. Every correct answer shall be awarded one mark and every negative answer will cost one-fourth of a mark, i.e., for every wrong answer, the candidate will be awarded (-0.25) marks.

There will be 150 questions in all. The exam shall be offline, and hence, one should mark the OMR Sheet only after due diligence. Unlike an online exam, there is no option to go back and make changes to the option chosen.

The exam will be taken for a duration of two hours (120 minutes for 150 Questions).

COMPONENTS OF THE QUESTION PAPER as per the CLAT Consortium

  1. English Language

Passage Length: Approximately 450 words

Expected Reading Time: 5-7 minutes

Abilities Tested:

The ability of the candidate to comprehend contrasting arguments made in the text, the ability to summarize it—along with testing the understanding of appropriate/contextual meaning of words.

An average of 30 questions can be expected from this section.

2. General Knowledge and Current Affairs

Passage Length: Approximately 450 words (non-fictional writing, mainly journalistic)

Expected Reading Time: 5-7 minutes

Abilities Tested:

Ability to analyze the legal arguments made in the text will be tested, along with some awareness of what is going on in the world.

An average of 35-40 questions can be expected from this section.

3. Legal Reasoning

Passage Length: Approximately 450 words (non-fictional writing, mainly journalistic)

Expected Reading Time: 5-7 minutes

Abilities Tested:

In this section, a candidate who is generally aware of the key legal news may be at an advantage. The ability to analyze fact-scenarios in legal scenarios may be tested.

An average of 35-40 questions can be expected from this section.

4. Logical Reasoning

Passage Length: Approximately 300 words (non-fictional writing, mainly journalistic)

Expected Reading Time: 3-5 minutes

Abilities Tested:

Skills of critical analysis and the ability of the candidate to draw inferences shall be tested.

An average of 25-35 questions can be expected from this section.

5. Quantitative Techniques

This section shall contain any form of depiction of numerical data (graphs, charts, etc.)—followed by a number of questions.

Abilities Tested:

Mathematical and arithmetic aptitude will be tested in this section of the question paper.

An average of around 20 questions can be expected from this section.

CLATalogue wishes all aspirants the best of luck for the exam, and stay tuned to our site for more preparation tips. Similar posts with exam tips for CLAT 2022 can be found here.

Anna Anu Priya
Anna Anu Priya
A law student currently pursuing LL.M. at NLS, Bangalore. I like reading, writing and then reading some more.

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