CLAT Exam Pattern

The CLAT exam pattern contains detailed information about the exam, which will be useful for candidates to structure their preparation. Candi-dates can easily make use of the time they have for preparing for the exam and can be way more productive.

Latest development in CLAT Exam Pattern:

The Descriptive section from CLAT PG has been dropped. No changes have been an-nounced for the CLAT UG exam pattern so far.

CLAT Exam Pattern Highlights



Duration of exam

120 minutes (2 hours)


Offline mode

Type of Questions

Multiple Type Questions (MCQs)

Number of Questions

CLAT UG - 150
CLAT PG- 120 (descriptive section dropped)

Exam Sections

  1. English Language

  2. Current Affairs, including General Knowledge

  3. Legal Reasoning

  4. Logical Reasoning

  5. Quantitative Techniques

Marking scheme

Totak marks: 150 marks

Objective questions will each carry 1 mark. 0.25 marks to be deducted for an incorrect answer.



CLAT Exam Pattern:

  • The quantitative aptitude section of CLAT will be from the class 10th curriculum.
  • Candidates will have to secure at least minimum cut off marks to be considered for evaluation of the subjective paper.
  • Data Interpretation - Hardcore mathematics questions like Time and Work will not be asked. Instead, students will be tested on Data Interpretation questions. Maths, already known as the big bad of CLAT could now be one of the easiest sections of CLAT.
  • No Vocabulary - As stated earlier, since CLAT is no more a test of memory, there won’t be any direct questions pertaining to vocabulary, synonyms, etc.

CLAT Exam Pattern: Outline

  • CLAT 2021 will be conducted in offline mode.
  • The duration of CLAT 2022 will be 120 minutes i.e. 2 hours.
  • The exam will be in MCQ format and will have 150 questions.
  • The exam will have five sections.

marking scheme-

  • For each correct answer, 1 marks will be awarded
  • For each incorrect answer, 0.25 mark will be deducted
  • If any question is left unanswered, marks will neither be awarded nor deducted

CLAT Exam Sections

CLAT exam is divided into five sections

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

CLAT Exam pattern: UG Section-wise weightage


Number of questions

Percentage weightage

English Language

28-32 questions


Current Affairs, including General Knowledge

35-39 questions


Legal Reasoning

35-39 questions


Logical Reasoning

28-32 questions


Quantitative Techniques

13-17 questions


CLAT Exam sections – PG (updated)


Number of question


Constitutional law



Other law subjects