CLAT LLM 2022 Exam Analysis

The Consortium of NLUs conducted CLAT on 19 June 2022 for admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Out of the total registrations for CLAT, about 10,434 candidates registered for CLAT PG. The exam conducted was in pen and paper mode. However, to help the candidates analyse their performances, our expert faculty has curated a detailed-exam analysis of CLAT PG 2022.
CLAT PG Exam Overview
The CLAT PG exam consists of 120 questionsto be answered in 120 minutes. However, the questionpattern is mentioned below –
Total Number of Questions
2.
Total Passages
No. of Questions per passage
4.
Areas Covered
  1. Passage 1: Jurisprudence
  2. Passage 2: Jurisprudence
  3. Passage 3: Constitutional law
  4. Passage 4: Environment, Constitution and International law
  5. Passage 5:
Hindu law and CrPC
  1. Passage 6: Family law
  2. Passage 7: Contract Law
  3. Passage 8: Property law and Constitution
  4. Passage 9: CrPC
  5. Passage 10: IPC
  6. Passage 11: International Law
  7. Passage 12: Contract Law
  8. Passage 13: Tax and Company law
  9. Passage 14: Constitution
  10. Passage 15: Constitutional law
  11. Passage 16: Evidence Act
  12. Passage 17: JJ Act
  13. Passage 18: International law
  14. Passage 19: Contract
  15. Passage 20: International law
5.
Level of difficulty
2 Passages: EASY
9 Passages: MEDIUM
9 Passages: DIFFICULT
Overall Difficulty: MEDIUM to DIFFICULT
6.
Expected cut-off
65-70 for top 3 NLUs
55-65 for other NLUs
CLAT PG Exam: Difficulty Level
The CLAT PG exam consisted of 20 legal passages. So, it can be said that the exam difficulty level was difficult. The legal passages had 6 questions, each based on the topics that have been a matter of concern in the legal community. The topics asked in the CLAT PG 2022 include –Company law, Juvenile Justice, Evidence Act, Tax Law etc., which are generally not questioned in the exam.
Though the topics were new in the exam, it was majorly dominated by Criminal Law, Jurisprudence, International Law, Constitutional Law, and Contracts. The paper was mostly about what had happened recently, and there were only a few questions about the old landmark cases. Most of the questions in the contract were easy to answer and based on real-world situations. Questions about criminal law were based on recent events, such as an arrest, a dowry death, etc.
However, the exam was conceptual and focused on testing the legal understanding of the candidates. The exam was full of surprises as there was a passage based on the amalgamation of companies. Besides, the exam contained a few problem-based questions too.
CLAT PG Exam: Passage-wise Exam Analysis
Please remember that these questions have been split in the right way. Some passages were about Constitutional Law and Criminal Law/Environmental Law, for example.
PASSAGE NO.
AREA
TOPIC
PASSAGE 1
Jurisprudence
Introduction to Law
PASSAGE 2
Jurisprudence
Law and Morality
PASSAGE 3
Constitutional law
Appointment of Judges
PASSAGE 4
Constitutional law
Article 19
PASSAGE 5
Hindu law and CrPC
Maintenance
PASSAGE 6
Family law
Family courts act
PASSAGE 7
Contract Law
Section 56
PASSAGE 8
Property law and Constitution
Real Estate (regulation and development) Act, 2016
PASSAGE 9
CrPC
Arrest
PASSAGE 10
IPC
Section 304-B
PASSAGE 11
International Law
Law of Sea
PASSAGE 12
Contract Law
Contingent Contracts
PASSAGE 13
Tax and Company law
Amalgamation of company
PASSAGE 14
Constitution law
Judicial Review
PASSAGE 15
Constitutional law& Environment law
Article 21, Article 48
PASSAGE 16
Evidence Act
Circumstantial Evidence
PASSAGE 17
JJ Act
Age and Liability of Juvenile
PASSAGE 18
International law
United Nations Water Conference
PASSAGE 19
Contract law & Tax
Doctrine of unjust enrichment and excessive tax
PASSAGE 20
International law
Russian-Ukraine Crisis
CLAT PG 2022 examination tested the legal knowledge of the aspirants in various subjects. 20% of the total questions pertained to Constitutional and Criminal Law.
10% of the total questions were from Family Law, Contract Law, Environmental Law, Jurisprudence, and International law. 5% of the total questions pertained to tax and company laws.
There were a total of 20 passages with six questions each. 54 questions in the paper were moderate to difficult, slightly tricky and tested the conceptual understanding of the aspirants. 54 questions were easy to moderate, and 12 questions were easy and direct.
Unlike the 2020 and 2021 examinations, there weren't many questions on recent landmark decisions. The weightage given to Constitutional Law was significantly less than in previous years.
Approximately 48-50 questions in the previous year's papers pertained to Constitutional law; this year, there were only 24 questions from this area.
There were questions from unexpected areas this time, such as Juvenile Justice Act and Family Courts Act. Overall, the examination was moderately difficult.
CLAT PG 2022 Expected Cut off
  • The expected cut-off forthe Top 3 NLUs is around 65.
  • The expected cut-off forthe Top 10 NLUs is 55+.
  • And for the remaining NLUs, the cut-off expected is 40+.
The CLAT 2022 Consortium has issued a provisional answer key on its website.The CLAT PG analysis will help you in analysing your performance better.

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