CLAT 2022 Exam Analysis - Expected Cutoff, Score Calculator (Live Now)

CLAT 2022 just got concluded! Overall, the paper was quite lengthy and moderately difficult like 2021.

The students had to face a total of 150 questions in 2 hours across five sections. According to the LST experts, below is the good attempt for each of the sections:

  • Reading Comprehension: 24-26
  • Quantitative Techniques: 9-10
  • Logical Reasoning: 20-22
  • Legal Reasoning: 30-32
  • Current Affairs, including General Knowledge:28-29

The English Section had 30 Questions with 6 Passages and was lengthy but moderately easy in terms of the difficulty level.

The GK Section had 35 Questions with 7 Passages but there was a twist here. Some of the events were not the recent ones.

The Quantitative Techniques section had 15 questions with 3 passages (caselets). The third set was lengthy

Coming to Logical Reasoning, the major surprise was that it consisted primarily of Critical Reasoning questions. Logical Reasoning had 30 Questions with 6 Passages each. The difficulty level of the section was moderate to difficult.

For Legal Reasoning, the section consisted of 40 Questions with 8 Passages. Overall moderate level of difficulty for this section.

The cut-off for the top 3 NLUs can be expected to be around 92-95+. Get a fair idea of your score by using our CLAT 2022 Score Calculator based on answer key of CL-LST experts.

CLAT 2022 Overall Structure


Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Good Attempts

Reading Comprehension




Quantitative Techniques




Logical Reasoning


Moderate to Difficult


Legal Reasoning




Current Affairs, including General Knowledge




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CLAT 2022: Important Dates

The first thing you need to know about the CLAT Exam is the exam dates so that you have a clear idea about what your plan is going forward. Owing to the competition for the seats at the top NLUs, it is advisable for all CLAT 2022 aspirants to analyse the important dates and develop a study plan taking into account factors like school/college and exams.


Dates for CLAT 2022

Release of admission notification

December 26, 2021

Start of CLAT 2022 online application form

January 1, 2022

Last date to submit application form

May 09, 2022 (11:59 pm)

Last date to submit fee and edit application form

May 11, 2022 (11:59 pm)

Release of admit card

2nd week of June

CLAT 2022 exam date

June 19, 2022 (2 pm to 4 pm)

Release of provisional answer key

To be notified

Release of final answer key

To be notified

Declaration of results

To be notified

Commencement of counselling

To be notified

CLAT 2022: Syllabus

The CLAT 2022 Syllabus according to the sections is given below:

Reading Comprehension: This section will test the candidates' proficiency in English based on comprehension passages. Students will be given passages of about 450 words each and such passages could be fiction/ non-fiction, contemporary/historical, etc. Candidates will be questioned on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein, etc. The inference would be key here, candidates will have to comprehend the main idea discussed in the passage including any counter-arguments used in the passage.

Current Affairs including General Knowledge: This section would again consist of passages instead of direct questions that were asked earlier. The passages would again be of 450 words each and the same would be derived from news, journals, etc. Questions based on such passages would be asked. Such a question can cover the static portion as well, candidates are therefore advised not to forgo the static portion entirely. Reading Newspapers daily, specifically, articles containing any Bill or Judgments or legal information should help in preparing for this section.

Quantitative Techniques: The Quantitative Technique or Maths 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. The questions will be in the form of Data Interpretation i.e. candidates would be required to infer information from the given passage and answer accordingly.

Legal Reasoning: This section will test the candidate's interest in the study of law, research aptitude, and problem-solving ability. Questions would again be based on passages relating to facts or scenarios involving legal matters. The passage would contain certain rules and principles which should be identified and accordingly applied to the questions. The passages would be approximately 450 words each.

Logical Reasoning: The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate's ability to identify patterns, logical links, and rectify illogical arguments. The questions would be based on the passage of 300 words.

CLAT 2022 Admit Card

All the candidates who have successfully registered and applied for CLAT 2022 will be able to download the admit card for the CLAT exam from the official website of CLAT consortium. Candidates are advised to carry a valid ID proof with their admit card to the exam centre.

What should you do in case of an error in CLAT 2022 admit card?

In case of any discrepancy in the CLAT 2022 admit card, the candidates must immediately contact the exam conducting authority and try to rectify the issue. Hence, candidates are advised to download the CLAT 2022 admit card as soon as possible. This will give you enough time to deal with any sort of discrepancy on the admit card.