CLAT 2022 Question Paper Analysis
The paper was quite lengthy and time management was a big challenge this year too. The length of passages varied significantly from section to section and question to question giving slight relaxation in the form of smaller passages in sections like legal reasoning while compensating for it with longer passages, some going more than 600 words, in the English Section.
Sticking to its pattern, CLAT had
- 30 Questions in the English Language
- 35 Questions in Current Affairs and General Knowledge
- 40 Questions in Legal Reasoning
- 30 Questions in Logical Reasoning
- 15 Questions in Quantitative Techniques
Thus as expected Legal had maximum weightage and of course, quant had the least weightage.
CLAT 2022 Difficulty Level
The length was one factor that students struggled with to finish the paper. However overall difficulty level could be said as easy to moderate. Most of the passages in all the sections were from contemporary issues which was a relief in terms of predictability and familiar issues like COVID, the Russian Ukraine Crisis, Crypto-currency, and CSR were something we had discussed in detail in our classes and doubt sessions.
Overall Difficulty Level of CLAT 2022
Starting with the legal section which was easy to moderate level CLAT slightly deviated from its love for sections like Torts and Criminal law but the Constitution was given its due place in three questions and International law and family law was a delight to see. Concepts like Monism and Dualism which is usually LLM level topics were seen and like always Contract had its spot in one question. Three passages were from The Constitution including the right to religion, Writ of Mandamus and Freedom of movement which was not so difficult to comprehend as our students were repeatedly told that Fundamental rights is the most important topic under the Constitution.
Two passages from Family law including Bigamy and Special marriage act had a similar type of question put in different situations. The question of ‘Mistake’ under Contract was not so direct but could be implied from the passage. The Passage on Anthropocentrism and Eco- centrism was a bit unique this time but it had its inclination in Constitutional law only. Quant had only 15 questions and though may not be exactly 10th standard level but doable. They were as expected data interpretation questions with topics involving Percentage, Profit and Ratio. Quite doable and not so lengthy.
Question break-up for English Section in CLAT 2022
The English Section was time-consuming with six Reading Comprehension of relatively long lengths. RC topics involved Innovators recognition, Animal rights and western religion (which was 650 words long) Social media dependence, geo-political and fossil fuels (Again 600 words), Public speaking, and cryptocurrency.
|Overview||Number of questions|
|Main Idea||3 Questions|
|Supporting idea||6 Questions|
|Figures of Speech||3 Questions|
|Word/Phrase in use||4 Questions|
Question break-up for Logical Reasoning in CLAT 2022
Similarly, Logical Reasoning had 30 questions and had mostly Comprehension based on topics like Biodiversity, Ukraine-India oil crisis, Covid and education, Lack of humour in society, students and stressful college life, sexual offences and protection of minors.
|Overview||Number of Questions|
|Main Idea||5 Questions|
|Supporting idea||14 Questions|
CLAT 2022 Difficulty Level of General Knowledge and Current Affairs
Finally, General Knowledge and Current Affairs was not easy as it started with a predictable Russian-Ukraine crisis with quite easy questions that anyone following the news should be able to attempt, but then it had questions about Drones which were very too specific and required in-depth reading. Questions regarding AFSPA required knowledge of the complete development over the past few years and questions regarding maritime strategy were again required detailed analysis. The expected focus was on Space Exploration Missions and green technology and questions regarding Corporate Social responsibility found its place.
Overall it can’t be said to be easy. Passages in the General Knowledge section were, like always, not much help in finding answers and were only to set the context. Overall, the difficulty level was moderate provided the candidates had good time management skills and if sufficient attention was given to all the questions considering the length of the paper. A score of 100+ would be considered a good score.
CLAT 2022 Overall Paper Analysis
|Section||Ideal Attempt||Good Score||LoD|
|English||22-26||25+||Easy but Lengthy|
|Current Affairs including GK||20-26||20+||Moderate-Difficult|
CLAT 2022: Expected Cut-offs
|NIRF ranking||Name of college/university||Last rank||Marks|
|1||National Law School of India University||97||92.75|
|3||NALSAR University of Law||177||89.75|
|5||National Law University Jodhpur||323||86|
|6||The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences||227||88.25|
|7||Gujarat National Law University||470||83.25|
|10||The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law||1012||77.5|
|11||Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University||738||80|
|14||National Law University Cuttack||1052||77.25|
|16||National Law University and Judicial Guwahati||1584||73.75|
|17||National Law Institute University, Bhopal||532||82.25|
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