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CLAT 2023 Question Paper Format Released: Subjects & Weightage

Angana Nath
Angana NathUpdated On: August 11, 2022 10:26 am IST

CLAT 2023 exam will be held in five sections, Legal Aptitude, Mathematics, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, English Language and Logical Reasoning. Check the section wise paper pattern here. 

 

CLAT 2023 Question Paper Format

The Consortium of National Law Universities (CNLUs) set the CLAT 2023 exam pattern. As per the paper pattern of the CLAT 2023 exam, the exam will be conducted in offline mode. The type of questions will be objective-based. The total duration of time of the CLAT 2023 exam will be 120 minutes. The candidates have to answer a total of 150 questions with 200 marks. The authority will schedule the CLAT exam 2023 on December 23, 2022

CLAT 2023 Marking Scheme

The candidates can check the CLAT 2023 marking scheme here in the following section.

  • For every correct answer: +1
  • For every incorrect answer: -0.25
  • Unattempted answer: No deduction will be there

CLAT 2023 Question Paper Pattern

CLAT 2023 exam will be held in five sections, Legal Aptitude, Mathematics, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, English Language and Logical Reasoning. Check the section-wise weightage here in the given table.

Subject/topics

The total number of questions

Percentage weightage

English Language

28-32 questions

20%

Current Affairs, including General Knowledge

35-39 questions

25%

Legal Reasoning

35-39 questions

25%

Logical Reasoning

28-32 questions

20%

Quantitative Techniques

13-17 questions

10%

CLAT 2023 Exam Pattern Analysis

Check the detailed subject-wise exam pattern analysis in the following section.

  • English: The candidates will have to write comprehension passages of 450 words each, from contemporary or historically significant, fiction and non-fiction writing
  • Logical Reasoning: This section will comprise a series of short passages of around 300 words each. The candidates can identify the patterns, logic and arguments and answer accordingly
  • Quantitative Techniques: In this section, the candidates will comprise the set of questions from graphs, propositions, pictorial, diagrammatic representations of numerical information, textual representations etc
  • Legal Reasoning: The candidates will have to read passages of approx 450 words each. The passages will be related to the fact situations or scenarios including legal matters, public policy questions or the moral philosophical enquiries
  • Current Affairs including the General Knowledge: Here, in this section, the candidates will have to answer the questions related to passages of up to 450 words. The passages will be derived from journalistic sources, news and other non-fiction writing

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