Two CLAT in 2022: Know syllabus, pattern and tips for national-level law entrance exam

CLAT will be conducted in offline, pen and paper mode. The application form of CLAT 2022 will be released soon at the official website -

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Shubham Bhakuni | Nov 16, 2021 - 10:08 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: For the first time, two Common Law Admission Tests (CLATs) will be conducted in 2022. CLAT 2022 will be conducted on May 08, 2022 while, CLAT 2023 will be held on December 18, 2022. It will be a regular schedule for CLAT 2022 aspirants, however, candidates who were planning to appear in 2023, will have less time to prepare for the examination given that most candidates will also be preparing for board exams at that time.

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Therefore, this is the right time for all CLAT aspirants to kickstart their preparation. Both CLAT 2022 and CLAT 2023 will have a similar pattern and syllabus. Candidates can check the test details below.

CLAT exam pattern 2022-2023

The consortium has not announced any changes to the exam pattern. It will be conducted in offline mode and candidates will be given question booklets and OMR sheets at the examination hall. The number of questions will be 150, each carrying one mark and a negative marking of 0.25 will also be applicable for each incorrect answer.

CLAT 2022 exam pattern


2 hours


Offline mode

Type of Questions

Objective-type questions

Number of Questions


Total Marks

150 marks

Marking scheme

+1 mark for a correct answer.

-0.25 marks for an incorrect answer.



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CLAT syllabus 2022 - 2023

Candidates preparing for CLAT 2022 or CLAT 2023 should refer to the syllabus to know about the subjects and topics from where the questions are asked in the examination. Referring to the syllabus will also be helpful in knowing the sectional distribution of questions and types of questions that can be asked in the examination. Candidates can check the CLAT syllabus and section-wise distribution of marks below.

CLAT syllabus


Number of Questions


English Language

28-32 questions

28 - 32

Current Affairs, including General Knowledge

35-39 questions

35 - 39

Legal Reasoning

35-39 questions

35 - 39

Logical Reasoning

28-32 questions

28 - 32

Quantitative Techniques

13-17 questions

13 - 17




Important CLAT preparation tips

Around 60,000 candidates appear for CLAT every year, making it one of the most competitive law entrance exams in the country. To secure a decent rank in the merit list, candidates have to score good marks which can only be secured through consistent preparation. Candidates can check some of the important CLAT preparation tips below.

  1. Go through the CLAT syllabus and official preparation tips provided by the consortium on its official website to make yourself familiar with the test scheme.

  2. CLAT focuses on reading comprehension, therefore, candidates should read daily newspapers, legal journals, magazines while preparing for the exam.

  3. Follow standard books recommended by the CLAT toppers and teachers.

  4. Solve all previous year papers especially those based on the new CLAT exam pattern. In addition to this, one should solve around 30-40 sample papers and mock tests.

  5. Stay calm and consistent and follow a study routine.

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