CLAT Exam Pattern 2024: UG Pattern, PG Paper Pattern(Revised), No. of Questions, Marking Scheme

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is India’s most proficient entrance examination test for the law. Whenever we are talking about Professional courses entrance examinations so we consider MBA, B-Tech, M-Tech, MCA, and so on. As the same way if we talk about traditional courses entrance examinations so we prefer B.A, M.A,, M.A, LLB, LLM and many more. Here we are just discussing one of the best traditional entrance tests that is CLAT which is purely law based entrance examination. And remember one thing; this is a single test where Rank preference will be given priority.

CLAT 2024 will be conducted on 3rd December 2023. This examination is conducted by India’s top 18 universities which come under CLAT, here the list below:

  1. National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru.
  2. National Academy of Legal Study and Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad.
  3. National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal.
  4. West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata.
  5. National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur.
  6. Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur.
  7. Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar.
  8. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow.
  9. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab.
  10. Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna.
  11. National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi
  12. National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack
  13. National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi.
  14. National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam.
  15. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam.
  16. Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirappalli.
  17. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai.
  18. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur.  

Examination Pattern for CLAT UG

No doubt like all entrance examination, in this test also you find the examination pattern almost same. Like if we talk about its time duration so CLAT test conducted for 2hrs duration. And moving ahead if we talk about its question paper pattern, so there will be 200 multiple choice questions asked in this particular test. Those 200 questions are divided into five categories of subjects which are as follows:

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  • English including Comprehension( 40 marks)
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs( 50 marks)
  • Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)( 20 marks)
  • Legal Aptitude( 50 marks)
  • Logical Reasoning( 40 marks)

English including Comprehensive:

This section will base on comprehensive passage and grammar. Here you have to give the answer of fill in the blanks; incorrect grammatical sentences and understanding the passage then write the answer.

General Knowledge and Current Affairs:

This section will base on how more you are aware of the world. This section will totally depend upon your extracurricular knowledge. The more you know; it’s better for your entrance. Here you will find the questions of the national and international world. Current affairs and so on.


In this section, you will find the question up to 10th standards.

Legal Aptitude:

This section will carry the question which is related to the study of law, research aptitude and problem-solving ability.

Logical Reasoning :

This category is very important because here you know how sharp your mind is. In this section you will find the logical questions, identifying the patterns, logical links, rectify illogical arguments, syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc.

Check Here- CLAT syllabus

Examination Pattern for CLAT PG

Objective section is introduced in PG exam. There will be 2 subjective questions of 50 marks.

Objective Section

Constitutional Law: 40 questions of 40 marks

Other Subjects such as Contract, Criminal Law, Torts, International Law, Environment Law and Human Rights, Jurisprudence: 60 questions of 60 marks

Descriptive Section

Essays: 2 questions of 50 marks


One thing keeping in your mind, 0.25 marks will be deducted in your examination during the wrong answer at both level UG and PG.

Examination Centres

Looking into the examination center, the exam conducting authority of CLAT has already fixed its centres. As per candidates convenience, some of the centres are already situated in their particular state. And if someone who doesn’t find the centre in their state or city so they can move further to their nearest city.

Some of the cities are:

Bangalore,  Guwahati, Mumbai, Bhopal, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Chandigarh, Jodhpur, Patiala, Chennai, Kolkata, Patna, Cochin, Lucknow, Raipur, Gandhinagar.

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