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  • Last Modified 26-09-2022
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  • Last Modified 26-09-2022

CLAT Exam Pattern 2023: Marking Scheme, Mode, Type Of Questions

CLAT Exam Pattern 2023: The Consortium of National Law Universities has issued the CLAT 2023 exam pattern on its official website. The exam pattern includes all the details of the question paper to be asked in the CLAT 2023 exam. The exam pattern will include the mode, medium, duration, number of questions, types of questions to be asked, the level of the exam marking scheme etc. This article has all the relevant information on the CLAT 2023 exam pattern.

As per the recent notification on the official website, the CLAT 2023 will be held on December 18, 2022. The conducting body will accept the application form from August 8 to November 13, 2022. Candidates will understand the exam pattern and prepare for the exam accordingly. Continue reading to learn more about CLAT exam patterns and marking schemes.

Latest Update:
– The authorities released the CLAT 2023 application form on the official site, i.e. consortiumofnlus.ac.in. The last date to fill out the CLAT application is November 13, 2022.
CLAT 2023 exam for UG and PG courses will be on December 18, 2022.

CLAT Exam Pattern 2023: Highlights 

The applicant needs to understand the paper pattern before appearing in the exam at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, to get an idea about the question paper. The main highlights of the CLAT 2023 exam pattern are as given below.

ParticularsDetails 
Conducting BodyThe Consortium of National Law Universities
Mode of Exam Offline
Medium of ExamEnglish 
Duration of Exam2 hours
Number of QuestionsCLAT UG – 150 MCQs
CLAT PG – 120 MCQs
Exam LevelNational level 
FrequencyOnce a year 
Total MarksUG – 150 marks
PG – 120 marks
Marks Per QuestionUG Level: 1 mark for every correct answer  
PG Level: 1 mark for every correct answer  in MCQs  
Negative Marking0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer 
Division of PaperUG Level: The question paper will be divided into five parts: English Language Current Affairs, including General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Techniques.
PG Level: The question paper will be divided into two parts: Constitutional Law, and other law subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence.

CLAT Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2023

The CLAT syllabus for postgraduate and undergraduate levels is defined separately in the notification on the official website. Candidates applying for the CLAT 2023 exam are advised to prepare according to the syllabus given as per the CLAT 2023 exam pattern. For the undergraduate level, the CLAT 2023 syllabus is divided into five parts, i.e. English Language, Current Affairs, including General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Techniques.

The syllabus of the CLAT postgraduate level is mainly divided into two parts, i.e. Constitutional Law and other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence.  

CLAT Exam Pattern 2023 – Mode of Examination

Let us look at the exam pattern of CLAT 2023 at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Under Graduate Level– The exam will be conducted in offline mode as per the CLAT 2023 exam pattern. The candidates have to answer the question that will be displayed on a computer and submit the answer by choosing from the options given.

Post Graduate Level– The exam will be conducted online mode. There will be 120 objective questions to be solved in 120 minutes. No descriptive or essay questions in PG CLAT 2023.

CLAT Exam Pattern 2023- Medium of Exam 

The exam will be conducted in the English language only. The candidates will not be allowed to solve the CLAT 2023 question paper in any other language as per the provided CLAT 2023 exam pattern analysis. In the question paper of the undergraduate level, the questions will only be asked in the English language. In the question paper at the postgraduate level, both multiple-choice and essay-type questions will be asked and solved in the English language only. 

CLAT Exam Pattern 2023 – Duration and Pattern of Exam

Let us look at the duration of the CLAT 2023 exam.

Under Graduate Level: The applicants will be provided 150 multiple choice questions, which they will have to solve within the duration of two hours as per the CLAT 2023 provided exam pattern. 

Post Graduate Level: The questions will be objective (MCQs) in nature. As per the latest exam pattern of CLAT 2023, the CLAT PG question paper will include 120 multiple-choice questions. The applicants will have to solve the question paper within the duration of two hours. 

CLAT Exam Pattern 2023: Subject-wise Weightage

The exam paper of both postgraduate and undergraduate levels will be divided as per the following categories and the list of subjects given below.

Under Graduate Level: List of Subjects and their weightage

Let us look at the subject list and the weightage of the CLAT 2023 exam.

Subject/ TopicsTotal Number of Questions Weightage in Percentage
English 28-32 20%
Current Affairs,35-3925%
Legal Reasoning35-3925%
Logical Reasoning28-3220%
Quantitative Techniques13-1710%

Post Graduate Level: List of Subjects and Their Weightage

The exam paper of the postgraduate level will be divided into the following categories, and the list of subjects is given below.

PartsSubjectsMarks and Question Distribution
Part AConstitutional Law60 Multiple Choice Questions  
Part BOther Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence60 Multiple Choice Questions

FAQs on CLAT Exam Pattern

Let us look at the frequently asked questions on CLAT Exam Pattern.

Q1: Is CLAT 2023 an online exam?
Ans: CLAT 2023 is an offline exam as a pen and paper-based test. 

Q2: Is there any negative marking in CLAT 2023?
Ans: CLAT 2023 has a negative marking. The candidate will get 1 mark for every correct answer, and 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. 

Q3. What is the duration of CLAT 2023?
Ans: The duration of CLAT 2023 is two hours, i.e. 120 minutes.

Q4: How many questions will be asked in CLAT 2023?
Ans: The question paper of CLAT 2023 UG will have 150 multiple-choice questions, and CLAT 2023 PG will have 120 multiple-choice questions.

Q5: When will the CLAT 2023 be conducted?
Ans: The CLAT 2023 will be conducted on December 18, 2022, from 2 PM to 4 PM.

You can also check,

CLAT 2023: Application FormCLAT Syllabus
CLAT Sample Paper 2023 CLAT Preparation 2023

We hope the above article on CLAT Exam Pattern 2023 has answered all your doubts and queries. Embibe wishes you good luck and all the best for CLAT 2023.

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