CLAT Exam Pattern 2022: Mode, Important Topics, No. Of Questions & More

The NLUs released the CLAT exam pattern 2022 on the official website. The exam pattern includes the question paper structure and the format of the exam. Candidates appearing for the exam must check the CLAT syllabus and exam pattern.

Going through the CLAT paper pattern will help the candidates in understanding the question paper weightage, marking scheme, subjects, etc.

To help the candidates better, here is the CLAT exam pattern 2022 in detail.

CLAT Exam Pattern Highlights 2022 

Particulars CLAT Exam Pattern Highlights
Mode of examination Pen-and-paper exam
CLAT time duration 2 hours
Test language English 
Type of questions Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs)
Exam subjects 5 (English Language, Current Affairs including General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Techniques)
Total questions 150 MCQs
CLAT total marks 150 marks
Marking scheme +1 for correct answer

-0.25 for incorrect answer

Section-Wise CLAT Exam Pattern & Weightage 2022

The CLAT UG question papers includes 150 passage-based MCQs for total 150 marks. The total time duration to complete the exam is two hours. Here is the section-wise number of questions and their weightage:

Sections MCQs per section Maximum Marks Approximate Weightage (in %)
English Language 28-32  28-32  18.66 – 21.33
Current Affairs including General Knowledge 35-39  35-39  23.33 – 26
Logical Reasoning 28-32  28-32 18.66 – 21.33
Legal Reasoning 35-39  35-39 23.33 – 26
Quantitative Techniques (Elementry Mathematics up to Class 10) 13-17  13-17  8.66 – 11.33
Total  150  150  

CLAT Marking Scheme 2022

Here is the CLAT UG marking scheme:

  • Candidates will be rewarded 1 mark for every correct answer.
  • There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks from their total score for every wrong answer. 
  • No marks will be deducted for unanswered questions.

CLAT Syllabus 2022

The CLAT UG syllabus 2022 includes the type of questions that will be asked in the exam. The syllabus contains CLAT  important topics which will help the candidates to prepare for the exam.

Some of the CLAT important topics are:

CLAT Sections Important Topics
English Language
  • Grammar (correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, fill in the blanks, etc.)
  • Vocabulary
Current Affairs including General KnowledgeWQ
  • Static GK (Arts & Culture and History)
  • Knowledge of all events happening nationally and internationally
Quantitative Techniques
  • Ratios and Proportions
  • Basic Algebra
  • Mensuration
  • Statistics
Logical Reasoning
  • Relationships
  • Analogies
  • Logical Sequences
  • Arguments
Legal Reasoning
  • General awareness of contemporary legal and moral issues


The CLAT exam pattern 2022 was released along with the official notification. The exam pattern includes the type of questions, exam mode, number of questions, total marks, and more in detail.

Here we explained the complete CLAT exam pattern 2022, important topics, and more in detail.

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