CLAT 2022 Analysis

CLAT 2022 Analysis - The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2022 was conducted on 19th June from 2 pm to 4 pm. The CLAT 2022 scores will be accepted by the National Law Universities for admission into its undergraduate law programs. This article gives a detailed CLAT analysis 2022.
The CLAT 2022 exam was conducted in a paper and pen-based mode and had 150 questions across 5 areas: English, Current Affairs including General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, and Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Techniques. The questions carried one mark each with 0.25 marks deducted for every incorrect answer. The overall feel of the paper was moderate and lengthy. A total of 2 hours (120 minutes) was given and the questions were distributed across the sections as follows:
Overview of the CLAT 2022
CLAT 2022 Exam Pattern
Number of Sections
5
Sections
English, Current Affairs including General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Techniques
Total no. of questions
150
Duration of the test
2 hours
Total marks
150
Marks per question
1
Negative Marking
0.25 Negative Marking
Expected Cut Off
Expected cutoff for top 3NLU is about 96+ and top 10 NLU is 86+
Section-wise Breakup of CLAT 2022
Sections
No of Questions
Marks Allotted
English
30
30
General Knowledge & Current Affairs
35
35
Legal Reasoning
40
40
Logical Reasoning
30
30
Quantitative Techniques
15
15
Total
150
150
Let us now look at the detailed analysis for each section:
CLAT 2022 Section-wise Analysis
A total of 150 multiple choice questions makes up the CLAT 2022 examination and the subjects on which a candidate is asked to comprehend are- General Knowledge & Current Affairs, English including comprehension, Legal reasoning, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Techniques.
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English:
Evaluation: This section had 30 questions. The level of questions in this section was moderate. There were 6 reading comprehension passages. Passages ranged from impact or repercussion of technology on human behaviour and interaction among them, flip side of cryptocurrencies, impact of public speaking, perceptions regarding creatures having power of reasoning versus those not having this power, how the achievements of great scientist, artist etc. went unnoticed to role of fossilized fuel and control over sources of energy in shaping the geopolitical map of the world. The passages were lengthyandwere a little tricky in terms of understanding.Each passage had 5 questions each. The questions were primarily based on contextual understanding and application of the understanding of the passage. The questions varied from main idea, direct to inference-based questions.  This time there were a few questions on figures of speech as well.The main skill required was good reading speed and understanding of diverse areas. Overall, the section was moderate and lengthy.An attempt of 23 - 25 questions can be considered as a good attempt.
Current Affairs including General Knowledge:
Evaluation: This year the GK Section of the CLAT 2022 exam was of moderate level.  There were 35 questions in the GK area, making it one of the lengthiest areas of the exam. There were 7 passages and each passage had 5 questions. 
The topics of the passages were related to mostly Current Affairs of the last one year, mostly questions coming from government schemes and initiatives. Unlike last year, only one paragraph came from international news. Surprisingly, we also saw one passage from International current affairs. The topics were as follows: - 
No.
Topic
Basis
1.
Environment and SDG
 International agreement
2.
SAGAR Scheme, Coastal and oceanic project of India 
Government Schemes and Initiative
3.
Drone Policy and related
Government Schemes and Initiative
4.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Business and Finance
5.
Ukraine-Russia Conflict
International Affairs
6.
AFSPA
Legal 
7.
Indian Space Projects
Science and Technology
Though this area was a bit technical, the level of questions varied between easy and mediocre. An attempt of 20 - 25 questions can be considered as a good attempt.
Legal Reasoning:
Evaluation: This year the Legal Section of the CLAT 2022 exam was of moderate level. There was a total of 40 questions in the Legal Reasoning area, making it the lengthiest area of the exam. There was a total of 8 passages each containing 5 questions.  The topics of the passages were related to mostly static laws like the Constitution of India, family law and some miscellaneous areas this year. Surprisingly, we also saw one passage from the International Law this year.Though this area was the lengthiest, the level of questions varied between easy and mediocre. An attempt of 34 - 36 questions can be considered as a good attempt.
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The topics were as follows: -
No.
Topic
Basis
1.
Theory of Monism& Dualism
International Law
2.
Bigamy
Indian Penal Code
3.
Freedom of Religion
Constitution of India
4.
Divorce vis a vis Special Marriage Act
Family Law
5.
Mistake
Contract Law
6.
Eco - centrism: Human obligation towards non-humans
Miscellaneous
7.
Writ of Mandamus
Constitution of India
8.
Reasonable Restrictions on Fundamental Freedoms
Constitution of India
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Logical Reasoning:
Evaluation: This section had 30 questions which included 6 passages with five questions each. The level of questions in this section was moderate to tough. This section contained questions based on Critical Reasoning and contextual understanding of the passage. This againwas a reading-based section like English section with passages from diverse areas like impact of COVID on education & emergence of online education, loopholes in legal system, acclimatizing with the demands &needs of self & society while receiving college education , failure to save bio-diversity toobjective evaluation of thin line between sense of humour & comments which can hurt sentiments .Most of the questions were based on  application of understanding of the context of the passage, and  on other types such as inference, central idea, primary purpose.A few were based on conventional critical reasoning such as supporting the conclusion or likely or unlikely to agree with the claim made by the author. The main skills required were again a good reading speed and knowledge of critical reasoning fundamentals. Overall feel of the section was moderate.An attempt of 23- 25 questions can be considered as a good attempt.
Quantitative Techniques:
Evaluation:This section had 3 sets that were on paragraph based. All the sets required basic understanding of percentage and ratio. Among all the three, two sets (one of students in college and other of employees in different departments) were of same type. The only difference was first one was purely based on percentage and second was a mixture of percentage and ratio. The third set of company’s sale of different product was based on percentage and a bit calculation intensive. The students who have the basic skillset of comparing percentages directly could have scored batter. Except 2-3 questions, rest could have been done easily in the reasonable time.Overall, the feel of the section was easy to moderate.An attempt of 8-10 questions can be considered as a good attempt.
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