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CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) is the law entrance exam conducted by CLAT Consortium under national level, which has 22 Law Universities. The exam is mainly held for candidates who seek law admissions in programs like BA LLB, BBA LLB and LLM courses. Almost all prominent colleges in India accept CLAT Score cards to offer admission to the candidates, which include both government and private colleges. Go through this article to get CLAT exam previous year question papers and mock test series.
CLAT Previous Question Papers
CLAT Previous Year Papers will give you valuable insights that will help you plan a better and more effective study plan and preparation strategy. CLAT Previous Year Question Papers let you see the type of questions and their difficulty level which can help you as you prepare.
Aside from Mock tests or sample papers, Solving CLAT Previous Year Papers is also a must when it comes to your preparation. When you’ll solve your first CLAT Previous Year Question Papers, you might get only a few questions right and the difficulty level and type of questions might scare you into giving up on the idea of even attempting the exam.
- Firstly, the CLAT previous years’ question papers will give candidates an exact idea of the exam pattern of the paper. They will be able to familiarize themselves with the marking scheme and the structure of the paper. At the actual test, they will feel more comfortable and confident.
- Candidates can use the previous year’s question papers and sample papers and recreate the exam conditions while attempting them. This means that the candidate can use a timer and try to finish each paper within the official exam duration. This practice will drastically improve the candidate’s speed and time management.
- By solving the CLAT previous year’s question papers, candidates will get an account of the type of questions being asked. This way, the candidate can account for their weakness and work on them.
- The candidates will understand the overall difficulty level of the question paper and prepare for the exam accordingly.
- Adequate practice will help the candidates answer the questions with more accuracy.
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CLAT Mock Tests 2022
Along with your studies, you can go through the mock test for your preparation. Try to do as many questions as you can. Attempting previous year questions and mock tests are essential for improving and testing one’s speed and accuracy.
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CLAT Exam Pattern 2022
CLAT Exam Pattern 2022 for UG and PG programs are completely different. It’s an online based test, where test takers will be allotted 2 hours to attempt 200 objective type questions. Detailed CLAT exam patterns for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate are mentioned below.
Exam Pattern for Undergraduates
- The CLAT exam for undergraduates will be held in offline mode.
- It will be on 19th June 2022 from 2 PM to 4 PM. The exam will be for a maximum of 150 marks and the duration of the exam will be two hours.
- The question paper will consist of 150 multiple choice questions of one mark each.
- There will be a negative marking of .25 mark for each wrong answer.
The table below shows section wise question weightage of CLAT UG exam:
|Sections||Approximate Number of Questions|
|English language||28-32 or roughly 20% of the paper|
|Current affairs including general knowledge||35-39 or roughly 25% of the paper|
|Quantitative Techniques||13-17 or roughly 10% of the paper|
|Legal Reasoning||35-39 or roughly 25% of the paper|
|Logical Reasoning||28-32 or roughly 20% of the paper|
Exam Pattern for Postgraduates
- The CLAT exam for postgraduates will be held in offline mode.
- It will be on 19th June 2022 from 2 PM to 4 PM.
- The exam will be for a maximum of 120 marks and the duration of the exam will be two hours.
- The question paper will consist of 120 multiple choice questions of one mark each.
- There will be a negative marking of .25 mark for each wrong answer.
|Section||Question Type||Number of Questions||Marks Allotted|
CLAT 2022 Undergraduate Syllabus
The CLAT syllabus 2022 includes topics from five subjects namely English language, Current Affairs including General Knowledge, Quantitative Techniques, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.
This section will consist of passages from contemporary or historically significant fiction and non-fiction writing of about 450 words each. This questions asked based on the passage will be to test the candidates’ ability to
- Read and comprehend the main point discussed in the passage, as well as any arguments and viewpoints discussed or set out in the passage;
- Draw inferences and conclusions based on the passage;
- Summarize the passage;
- Compare and contrast the different arguments or viewpoints set out in the passage; and
- Understand the meaning of various words and phrases used in the passage.
Current Affairs Including General Knowledge
This section will consist of passages from news, journalistic sources and other non-fiction writing of about 450 words each. This questions asked based on the passage will test the candidates’ awareness of various aspects of current affairs and general knowledge, including
- Contemporary events of significance from India and the world
- Arts and culture
- International affairs
- Historical events of continuing significance.
This section will consist of passages related to fact situations or scenarios involving legal matters, public policy questions or moral philosophical enquiries. Prior knowledge of law is not required. The passage requires candidates to
- Identify and infer the rules and principles set out in the passage
- Apply such rules and principles to various fact situations
- Understand how changes to the rules or principles may alter their application to various fact situations.
This section will consist of short passages of about 300 words each. This requires candidates to
- Recognize an argument, its premises and conclusions
- Read and identify the arguments set out in the passage
- Critically analyze patterns of reasoning, and assess how conclusions may depend on particular premises or evidence;
- Infer what follows from the passage and apply these inferences to new situations
- Draw relationships and analogies, identify contradictions and equivalence, and assess the effectiveness of arguments.
This section will include short sets of facts or propositions, graphs, or other textual, pictorial or diagrammatic representations of numerical information, followed by a series of questions. They will require the candidates to
- Derive, infer, and manipulate numerical information set out in such passages, graphs, or other representations; and
- Apply various 10th standard mathematical operations on such information, including from areas such as ratios and proportions, basic algebra, mensuration and statistical estimation.
CLAT 2022 Postgraduate Syllabus
The exam will contain extracts from primary legal materials such as important court decisions in various fields of law, statutes or regulations. Each passage will be followed by a series of questions that will test the following abilities of the candidates:
- Ability to read and comprehend the issues discussed in the passage, as well as any arguments and viewpoints discussed or set out in the passage
- Awareness of the issues discussed in the passage, as well as of legal issues and facts related to and arising out of the passage and the judgment or statute from which it is extracted
- Summarize the passage
- Ability to apply knowledge of the fields of law discussed in the passage.
|Administrative Law||Law of Contract|
|Criminal Law||Property Law|
|Company Law||Public International Law|
|Tax Law||Environmental Law|
|Labour & Industrial Law||Other Mandatory subjects from Undergraduate level|
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