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CLAT 2024 Exam Pattern (Revised)

Updated By Debanjalee Sen on 01 Sep, 2023 07:08

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CLAT 2024 Exam Pattern (Revised for UG)

CLAT 2024 Exam PatternCLAT 2024 aspirants must first know the detailed exam pattern and CLAT syllabus to appear for the examination. They must be familiar with the CLAT exam pattern because it will assist them in understanding the structure of the examination and in preparing for 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. Candidates appearing for CLAT 2024 must note that the mode of the examination is offline, pen-paper / centre-based. 

As per the latest notification by the Consortium, CLAT 2024 UG format has been modified. The number of sections of CLAT UG will remain the same as the previous year (5 sections), while the total number of questions has been reduced to 120 instead of 150. The pattern for CLAT 2024 PG remains the same.

CLAT 2024 Exam Pattern Notification

Check out the below sections to know about the CLAT 2024 exam pattern details.

CLAT 2024 Exam Pattern: Highlights

Check the table given below to know the basic details of the CLAT 2024 exam pattern. The highlights of the CLAT 2024 exam pattern have been provided here.






2 Hours



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 - 150 marks

CLAT PG - 120 marks

Exam Pattern for CLAT UG 2024

The UG-CLAT 2024 would assess candidates' comprehension and reasoning skills and abilities. Below we have listed the new exam pattern for CLAT UG 2024.

  • As a whole, it is aimed to be a test of aptitude and skills required for a legal education rather than prior knowledge, though prior knowledge may be beneficial in answering questions in the Current Affairs section on occasion.
  • The UG-CLAT 2024 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.

These questions would be divided into the five subjects listed below.

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

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CLAT PG 2024 Exam Pattern

The PG-CLAT 2024 will emphazie on students' comprehension abilities. It will last 120 minutes and consist of one section. Check out the details here -

  • The first section would consist of 120 objective-type questions worth one point each.
  • Every incorrect answer will result in a 0.25 point deduction.
  • The 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.
  • Students will be given extracts from primary legal materials, such as important court decisions in various fields of law, statutes, or regulations, in the Objective section of the PG-CLAT 2024.
  • The maximum number of marks of the exam is 120

Section-Wise Division of CLAT 2024 Question Paper

The section-wise CLAT 2024 weightage has been updated below.

CLAT UG 2024 Subject-Wise Weightage



English Language


Legal Reasoning


Current Affairs, including General Knowledge


Logical Reasoning


Quantitative Techniques


CLAT PG 2024 Subject-Wise Weightage



Constitutional Law

60 questions, or 50% of the paper

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

60 questions, or 50% of the paper

CLAT 2024 Marking Scheme

According to the official website of CLAT, the exam pattern has not been changed from its previous version. Candidates must start preparing for it keeping in mind the latest exam pattern and marking scheme along with the CLAT 2024 Syllabus. 


Marks (per Question)

Correct Answer for MCQs

+ 1 Marks

Correct Answer for Descriptive Type

+ 25 Marks

Incorrect Answer

- 0.25 Mark

Unanswered/ Unaemptted Question

0 Mark

In order to get well-versed with the CLAT exam pattern, interested applicants must also practice CLAT Mock Test and CLAT Previous Years Questions here. 

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FAQs about CLAT Exam Pattern

How many subjects should I study for the CLAT 2024 UG exam?

For the CLAT 2024 UG exam, candidates must go through five subjects including the English Language, Logical Reasoning, Legal Reasoning, Current Affairs & General Knowledge and Quantitative Techniques.

How many exam centres are available for the CLAT 2024 exam?

Around 127 exam centers are available across 23 states and 2 union territories for the CLAT 2024 exam.

What is the total duration of the CLAT 2024 exam?

The total duration of the CLAT 2024 exam is 2 hours or 120 minutes.

Is the exam pattern for CLAT 2024 UG and CLAT 2024 PG different?

No, the exam pattern for CLAT 2024 UG and CLAT 2024 PG is different. CLAT 2024 UG exam comprises 150 questions while the CLAT PG exam consists of 120 questions. Also, the syllabus for both exams is different.

What are the maximum marks for the CLAT 2024 exam?

In CLAT 2024 the UG exam has 150 as the maximum marks while the PG exam has 120 as the maximum marks.

Did the exam pattern of CLAT changed for the year 2024?

The exam pattern for CLAT 2024 is similar to that of last year.

In what mode will the CLAT 2024 exam be conducted?

CLAT 2024 exam will be conducted in an offline mode.

Does CLAT 2024 follow the negative marking scheme?

Yes, CLAT 2024 follows a negative marking scheme where 0.25 marks are deducted for each incorrect answer.

How many marks will be deducted for unanswered questions in CLAT 2024?

For unanswered questions, no marks are deducted in CLAT 2024.

How many marks does each correct answer carry in CLAT 2024?

Each correct answer carries one mark in CLAT 2024 exam.

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