clat pg syllabus 2022

CLAT PG syllabus 2022 was released by the Consortium of NLUs along with the release of the notification. Students are advised to read over the complete CLAT syllabus to optimize their chances of scoring well. On the official website of the consortium of NLUs, the syllabus for CLAT PG 2022 mentions subjects, topics, and weightage for sections of the question paper. 

This article aims to provide insights into the detailed CLAT PG Syllabus 2022 and what the consortium expects of CLAT PG students this year.

CLAT PG is going to be an exam that will carry an objective section. This exam is going to be an entrance exam for NLUs for their PG courses.

Check below the detailed syllabus for CLAT LLM 2022, pattern, marking scheme, and other details.


CLAG PG 2022 will place a high value on reading comprehension. 

Extracts from the primary legal material will be provided as landmark judgments, and court decisions in the various fields of law, regulations, or statutes. Each passage will series of questions that will require the candidate to illustrate: 

– Ability to read and comprehend the issues discussed in the passage, as well as any arguments and viewpoints mentioned or set out in the passage;

– Awareness of the issues addressed in the passage, as well as of legal issues and facts related to and arising out of the passage and the judgment or statute from which it is extracted;

– Summarise the passage; and

– Ability to apply your knowledge of the fields of law discussed in the passage.

How to prepare for CLAT PG 2022 exams:

It is advisable by the consortium this year that a candidate before appearing for CLAT PG 2022, should:

  1. Read and refresh your knowledge of important judgments, and try to discern various issues discussed in such judgments;
  2. Refresh your knowledge of important constitutional and legislative provisions, particularly those that may have been discussed in recent judgments; it would also be useful to ensure you are aware of historical case law and amendments related to such provisions so that you have a more complete awareness of such provisions and the issues related to them.

Question Paper Format of CLAT PG 2022

CLAT PG 2022 exam will be a test of 2 hours which will consist of 120 questions. Each of these questions will carry 1 mark for each correct answer marked and 0.25 marks will be deducted for any wrong answer. This section is going to be an objective test. It will have multiple-choice questions. 

  1. Maximum Marks: 120
  2. Duration of exam: 02:00 Hours
  3. Multiple-Choice Questions: 120 questions of one mark each
  4. Syllabus:
    1. Constitutional Law
    2. Other areas of law such as Jurisprudence, Administrative Law, Law of Contract, Torts, Family Law, Criminal Law, Property Law, Company Law, Public International Law, Tax Law, Environmental Law, and Labour & Industrial Law
  5. Negative Marking: 0.25 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer

CLAT Exam Pattern Highlights

Before heading towards the CLAT PG syllabus. Let us have a glance at the CLAT PG exam highlights.

Particulars CLAT 2022 Pattern Highlights for LLM Usual CLAT Pattern Highlights for LLM
Exam mode Offline  Offline 
Exam duration 120 minutes (2 hours) 120 minutes (2 hours)
Test language English  English 
Type of questions Objective  Objective and subjective
Exam subjects Various law subjects divided into one section Various law subjects divided into two sections
Total questions 120 102
Total marks 120 150
Marking scheme +1 for every correct answer

-0.25 for every incorrect answer

+1 for every correct answer (objective-type questions)

-0.25 for every incorrect answer (objective-type questions) 

CLAT Syllabus 2022 for CLAT PG 2022:

  • Constitutional Law 
  • Administrative Law 
  • Family Law
  • Property Law 
  • Jurisprudence 
  • Intellectual Property Law 
  • Tax Law 
  • Environmental Law 
  • Law of Torts 
  • Criminal Law
  • Labour and Industrial Law 
  • Public International Law 
  • Company Law 
  • International Law 
  • Law of Contract 

Detailed Syllabus for CLAT PG Exam 2022:

CLAT LLM Subjects important Topics
Constitutional Law Constitution law of India, definition, features, framing of Indian constitution, the doctrine of separation of power, executive power, nature of executive of India, the relationship between President and Council of Minister, constitutional rights, Writ jurisdiction of HC and SC, freedom, right against social discrimination,

  • Legislative power – procedure, privileges
  • Judicial power – organization of the judiciary, the jurisdiction of SC of India,
  • Federal Idea – Nature of Indian Polity, co-operative federalism
  • Freedoms of Inter-state trade and commerce
  • Impact of Emergency on center-state relations
Criminal Law Elements of crime, Actus Reas and Men’s rea, group liability, abetment, criminal conspiracy, exceptions, attempt to commit offenses, offenses against public tranquility, offenses against the body – culpable homicide, murder, hurt, grievous hurt, wrongful confinement, and wrongful restraint criminal force, assault, abduction, kidnapping, rape & un-natural offenses
Torts Classification of torts, trespass, nuisance, defamation, liability for misstatements, negligence
Contract Formation of contract, validity, discharge, and performance of a contract, remedies and quasi-contracts, Indian contract act-1872, Indian specific relief act-1963
International Law Definition, origin, and development of international law, sources and subjects of International law, the relationship between international and municipal law, state recognition, state succession, international rive and canals, international law of the sea, air, space, aerial navigation, outer space exploration and use, nationality statelessness, state jurisdiction, the basis of jurisdiction, jurisdiction immunity, extradition and asylum, diplomatic and consular relations, the law of treaties, war and use of force in International law, the law of contraband & blockade, the concept of war, legal effects of the outbreak of war and enemy character, settlement of international disputes, state responsibility, retorsion, reprisals, Armed interventions with the role of United Nations
Intellectual Property Rights Nature, meaning, definition, and scope of IPR, Trademarks Act 1999, Patents Act 1970, Copyright Act 1957, IPR in International Perspective
Jurisprudence Legal method, Indian Legal system, the basic theory of law, Analytical positivism, Kelsen’s pure theory of law, Hart’s definition of law, Austin’s theory of law, the definition of law by Holland and Salmond, different theoretical approaches to study law and jurisprudence – Historical and anthropological approach, Sociological approach, economic approach (Marx’s and Engel’s views about the law and state, realist approach – American and Scandinavian realism


CLAT PG 2022 will be having one section and 60 marks of questions will be asked from Constitutional Law, While the other 60 marks of questions will be distributed amongst various other laws like- law of torts, jurisprudence, criminal law, etc. 

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Candidates who are planning to appear for CLAT PG 2022 can refer to the following books for sharpening their memory. 

Book name Author/Publisher
LLM Entrance Exams S. K Raghuvanshi
Solved Papers for LLM Entrance Exams Singhal
Guide to LLM Entrance Exams Shock Thorpe
S.S. Handbook for LLM Entrance Exams (Based on New Syllabus) Singhal Law Publications
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