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CLAT Exam Pattern 2023: Marking Scheme, Question Paper Pattern

Updated On - May 24 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

CLAT Exam Pattern 2024 is released by CNLUIt comprises types of questions, number of questions, marking scheme. CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) is an all India level entrance test which regulated by the Consortium of National Law Universities. This exam will be held for admissions into various UG courses in law and after graduation in law for Masters of Law programme. CLAT Score Card will be accepted by various private law colleges and government undertaking colleges across the country.In this article, we are providing the detailed information about CLAT Exam Pattern 2024.

CLAT Exam Pattern 2024

Please note that this is just a general overview of the CLAT exam pattern. CLAT Exam will be held through online mode . The CLAT exam pattern for UG & PG programmes are given below:
CLAT Exam Pattern Overview
ParametersDetails
Mode of ExaminationPen and Paper
Number of Sections5
Total Questions150
Total Marks150
Duration of Examination2 hours
Negative Marking0.25
Language of ExaminationEnglish

 

CLAT Under Graduate (UG) Exam Pattern

It is always advisable to check the official CLAT exam pattern before starting your preparation.

  • Duration: The duration of the examination will be two hours.
  • Number of Questions: 150 questions will be asked in the examination.
  • Type of Questions: The questions will be of objective type (multiple choice questions).
  • Language: The question paper will be asked in English language only.
  • Marking Scheme: Each question will carry one mark.
  • Negative Marking: There will be negative marking process. 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

The questions will come from the following sections and the number of marks for each section is given below:

CLAT Exam Pattern
SubjectsNumber of Questions
English language 28-32
Current affairs including general knowledge 35-39
Quantitative Techniques13-17
Legal Reasoning 35-39
Logical Reasoning 28-32
Total 150 questions

CLAT Post Graduate( PG) Exam Pattern

  • Duration: The exam duration will be two hours.
  • Type of Questions: The questions will be of objective and descriptive type.
  • Medium of Exam: The question paper will be asked in English language only.
  • Marking Scheme: For correct answer, one mark will be given to the candidates.
  • Negative Marking: There will be negative marking process. 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

The questions will be asked in the question paper of the given sections:

CLAT 2024 Subjects
SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMarks Allotted per Section
Objective SectionConstitutional Law4040
Other Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Environment Law and Human Rights, Jurisprudence6060
Descriptive SectionEssays250 (25 each)
Total 102 questions150 marks

CLAT Syllabus 2024

There is no prescribed CLAT 2024 syllabus, Check below for more information:

  • For UG courses, the questions will be asked from English including Comprehension, General Knowledge, Mathematics , Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning sections.
  • For PG courses, the questions will be asked from  Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence and other law subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Environment Law and Human Rights topics.Candidates can prepare from model papers & last year question papers.

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