The Consortium of National Law Universities has described the CLAT exam pattern for the candidates to be acquainted with the sections, types of questions and the exam difficulty level. The exam pattern provides all the details about the CLAT Test modalities. In 2023, the CLAT exam pattern saw a significant change. The number of questions in the exam were reduced from 150 to 120, and the consortium introduced comprehension-based questions.

It is noted that the paper pattern is like the last year, which means the UG question paper will have 120 questions and total time duration of the exam is 2 hours i.e., 120 minutes.

These questions would be divided across the following 5 subjects:

1. English Language

2. Current Affairs, including General Knowledge.

3. Legal Reasoning

4. Logical Reasoning

5. Quantitative Techniques


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Medium of CLAT exam


Mode of CLAT

Offline - Pen and Paper

Duration of CLAT

2 hours

Type of Questions in CLAT


Total Number of Questions


Marking Scheme in CLAT

  • Total Marks: 120
  • Marks for Correct Answer: 1
  • Negative Marking: 0.25

Total No. of Subjects/ Sections

  • English Language
  • Current Affairs, including General Knowledge
  • Legal Reasoning
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Techniques



CLAT-UG : Section-wise Weightage

Check out the table below to know the number of questions asked from each section in the CLAT-UG



  Number of questions   

  Percentage weightage   

English Language

22-26 questions


     Current Affairs, including General Knowledge     

28-32 questions


Legal Reasoning

28-32 questions


Logical Reasoning

22-26 questions


Quantitative Techniques

10-14 questions



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