CLAT 2024 Question Paper Format: Check Section-Wise Tentative Number of Questions

Rajneesh Shukla
Rajneesh ShuklaUpdated On: December 03, 2023 11:30 am IST | CLAT

If you want to do foolproof preparation and score high marks in the CLAT examination then you should go through the information mentioned here about CLAT question paper format.

CLAT 2024 Question Paper Format

Today, on December 3, 2023, the Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) will conduct the CLAT 2024 examination for admissions to CLAT UG and PG programs. As candidates gear up for the exam, it's crucial to thoroughly revise the entire syllabus and prepare comprehensively. Success in the CLAT exam is pivotal for aspiring lawyers, serving as the gateway to esteemed law schools in India. To aid candidates, we have outlined the section-wise tentative number of questions for this examination, providing clarity on each section's weightage. For detailed information on the question paper format and effective preparation strategies for CLAT 2024, candidates are encouraged to refer to this article.

CLAT 2024 Exam Pattern Highlights

Before appearing for the CLAT 2024 exam, candidates should take a look at the exam pattern. The highlights of the CLAT 2024 exam pattern have been provided here.

Parameter

Detail

Mode

Offline

Duration

2 Hours

Language

English

Type of Questions

UG: Multiple Type Questions (MCQs)

PG: Multiple Type Questions (MCQs) & Subjective (Updated)

Number of Questions

CLAT UG - 120

CLAT PG - 120

Marking Scheme

For every correct answer: +1

For every incorrect answer: -0.25

For every unattempted question: 0

Total Marks

CLAT UG - 120 marks

CLAT PG - 120 marks

CLAT UG 2024 Subject-Wise Questions and Weightage

There has been a slight change in the CLAT UG exam pattern so the number of questions asked from each section has also been revised. Go through the table given below to know the subject-wise weightage of CLAT UG 2024.

Subject

No. of Questions

Percentage Weightage

English Language

22-26

20%

Current Affairs and General Knowledge

28-32

25%

Logical Reasoning

22-26

20%

Legal Reasoning

28-32

25%

Quantitative Techniques

10-14

10%

Also Read: What to Expect from CLAT 2024?

Question Paper for CLAT UG 2024

With the help of the tabulated data mentioned below, we have compiled section-wise questions asked in the CLAT UG 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 question papers.

Topics

No. of Questions in CLAT UG 2020

No. of Questions in CLAT UG 2021

No. of Questions in CLAT UG 2022

 No. of Questions in CLAT UG 2023

 No. of Questions in CLAT UG 2024

English

30

30

30

30TBA

Current Affairs & G.K 

36

35

35

35TBA

Logical Reasoning

30

30

30

30TBA

Legal Reasoning

39

40

40

40TBA

Quantitative Techniques

15

15

15

15TBA

CLAT PG 2024 Exam Pattern: Subject-Wise Weightage

The tabulated data below shows the subjects in the LL.M course and the number of questions asked from the given subjects along with the total number of marks for each subject.

Subject

No. of MCQ Questions

Marks

Constitutional Law

60

60

Other law subjects including Criminal Law, International Law, Law of Torts, Contract Law, Jurisprudence, and IPR

60

60

Total

120

120

Question Paper for CLAT PG 2024

The tabulated data below will help you get a good understanding of what quantity of questions from each subject were asked in the CLAT PG 2024 examination.

Subject

No. of Questions in CLAT PG 2020

No. of Questions in CLAT PG 2021

No. of Questions in CLAT PG 2022

No. of Questions in CLAT PG 2023

No. of Questions in CLAT PG 2024

Constitutional Law

50

36

28

60TBA

Jurisprudence

20

6

12

10TBA

Administrative Law

10

0

0

10TBA

Family Law

10

12

10

10TBA

Law of Contracts

0

18

14

10TBA

International Law

10

18

12

5TBA

Criminal Law

10

24

24

5TBA

Labour Law

10

0

10

5TBA

Environmental Law

0

18

10

5TBA

Also Read: CLAT 2024 Question Paper Format: Check Section-Wise Tentative Number of Questions

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FAQs

Has there been any change in the CLAT 2024 exam pattern?

Yes, the Consortium of the NLUs has changed the exam pattern of CLAT 2024. The exam pattern of CLAT 2024 comprises the total number of questions, total marks, time duration, marking scheme, the number of questions section-wise, exam timing, etc. The questions have been reduced in the UG exam to 120 instead of 150. 

How is the CLAT exam conducted?

Candidates appearing for CLAT 2024 must note that the mode of the examination is offline, pen-paper/ centre-based. The exam will be conducted by the Consortium of the NLUs (National Law Universities). The exam is conducted for a duration of 2 hours. 

What is the marking scheme of the CLAT 2024 exam?

The marking scheme of the CLAT 2024 exam remains unchanged. For every correct answer to the multiple-choice questions, students will be awarded one mark. For wrong answers, -0.25 marks will be deducted. The questions that will remain unanswered or unattempted will be considered 0. 

 

Is the CLAT exam difficult to pass?

The CLAT exam is one of the toughest law entrance exams in the country as the questions are quite lengthy and difficult. The number of students appearing for the exam is also huge compared to other law entrance exams. With strategic preparation and strong determination, one can crack this exam.

 

What is the syllabus of CLAT UG?

The syllabus of CLAT UG includes Grammatical errors and sentence correction, Synonyms & Antonyms, Tenses, Fill in the Blanks, Active & Passive Voice, National & international events, Science & Technology, Sports, Awards & honours, Arts & Culture, Law of Torts, Laws of Contract, IPR Law, Family Laws, Indian Constitution - Fundamental Rights, Duties, Judiciary, Parliament, Directive Principles of State Policy, Local governments, Analogies, Series, logical sequences and matching, Seating arrangement, Syllogisms, Ratios and proportions, Basic algebra, Mensuration, etc.

 

How many papers are there in the CLAT 2024 exam?

CLAT 2024 consists of a single question paper consisting of 120 questions divided into five sections as per the weight assigned to each. In CLAT General knowledge and legal reasoning have the highest weight at 25%, English and logical reasoning have a weight of 20% each, while quantitative techniques have a 10% weight.

 

What is the exam pattern of CLAT UG?

The CLAT UG 2024 exam will be a 2-hour exam with 120 multiple-choice questions worth one point each. For each incorrect answer, 0.25 points will be deducted. The exam would assess candidates' comprehension and reasoning skills and abilities.

What is the exam pattern of CLAT PG?

The CLAT PG would consist of 120 objective-type questions worth one point each. Every incorrect answer will result in a 0.25-point deduction. The maximum number of marks in the exam is 120. 

 

What are the sections included in the CLAT UG exam?

The sections included in the CLAT UG exam are English Language, Current Affairs, including General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Techniques.

 

Which sections are a part of the CLAT PG exam?

The CLAT 2024 PG exam paper will be based on the undergraduate program's mandatory subjects, which will include Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Administrative Law, Contract Law, Torts, Family Law, Criminal Law, Property Law, Company Law, Public International Law, Tax Law, Environmental Law, and Labour & Industrial Law.

 

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