CLAT 2022 Analysis

Comprehensive Analysis of CLAT 2022

CLAT 2022 was conducted successfully today. The paper was pretty lengthy and needed a lot of concentration and faster reading skills from the students.

There were hardly any surprises overall. However, the length of passages varied greatly 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 English Language, 35 Questions in Current Affairs and General Knowledge, 40 Questions in Legal Reasoning, 30 Questions in Logical Reasoning and 15 Questions in Quantitative Techniques. Thus as expected Legal had maximum weightage and of course quant had least weightage.

Difficulty level analysis

Length was one factor that students struggled with to finish the paper however overall difficulty level could be said to be easy to moderate.

Most of the passages in all the sections were from contemporary issues which was a relief in terms of predictability and familiarity so Issues like Covid, Russian Ukraine Crisis, Cryptocurrency, CSR were something we had discussed in detail so it was easy to comprehend.

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 topic was seen and like always Contract had its spot in one question. Three passages were from The Constitution including 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 Constitution. Two passages from Family law including Bigamy and Special marriage act which had 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 nonetheless doable. They were as expected data interpretation questions with topics involving Percentage, Profit and Ratio. Quite doable and not so lengthy.

The English Section was time consuming with six Reading Comprehensions of relatively longer 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.

Question break-up for English Section was as follows :

Main Idea 3 Questions
Supporting idea 6 Questions
Inference 8 Questions
Figures of Speech 3 Questions
Word/Phrase in use 4 Questions
Tone/Attitude 6 Questions

Similarly Logical Reasoning had 30 questions and had mostly Comprehension based with 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.

Question break-up for Logical Reasoning was as follows:

Main Idea 5 Questions
Supporting idea 14 Questions
Assumption 1 Question
Inference/Conclusion 8 Questions

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 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. 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 helpful 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 as a good score.

Section Ideal Attempt Good Score LoD
English 22-26 25+ Easy but Lengthy
Current Affairs including GK 20-26 20+ Moderate-Difficult
Legal Reasoning 30-35 30+ Moderate
Quantitative Techniques 08-12 10+ Moderate
Logical Reasoning 22-25 22+ Moderate
Total 102-124 100+ Moderate