CLAT Exam Pattern 2025: Get Marking Scheme, Paper Pattern

CLAT Exam Pattern 2025 will be released along with information brochureIt can be be checked through online mode on the website. It comprises types of questions, number of questions, marking scheme, etc. CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) is an all India level entrance test which regulated by the Consortium of National Law Universities.

This exam will be held for admissions into various UG courses in law and after graduation in law for Masters of Law programme. CLAT Score Card will be accepted by various private law colleges and government undertaking colleges across the country.

CLAT 2025

In this article, we are providing the detailed information about CLAT Exam Pattern 2025.

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CLAT Exam Pattern 2025

CLAT Exam will be held through online mode on 1st December 2024. The CLAT exam pattern for UG & PG programmes are given below:

CLAT Under Graduate (UG) Exam Pattern:

  • Duration: The duration of the examination will be two hours.
  • Number of Questions: 120 questions will be asked in the examination.
  • Type of Questions: The questions will be of objective type (multiple choice questions).
  • Language: The question paper will be asked in English language only.
  • Marking Scheme: Each question will carry one mark.
  • Negative Marking: There will be negative marking process. 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

The questions will come from the following sections and the number of marks for each section is given below:

English Language22-26 questions, or roughly 20% of the paper
G.K & Current Affairs28-32 questions, or roughly 25% of the paper
Quantitative Techniques10-14 questions, or roughly 10% of the paper
Legal Reasoning28-32 questions, or roughly 25% of the paper
Logical Reasoning22-26 questions, or roughly 20% of the paper

CLAT Post Graduate( PG) Exam Pattern:

  • Duration: The exam duration will be two hours.
  • Type of Questions: The questions will be of objective and descriptive type.
  • Medium of Exam: The question paper will be asked in English language only.
  • Marking Scheme: For correct answer, one mark will be given to the candidates.
  • Negative Marking: There will be negative marking process. 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

The questions will be asked in the question paper of the given sections:

Objective SectionConstitutional Law
Other areas of law such as Jurisprudence, Administrative Law, Law of Contract, Torts, Family Law, Criminal Law, Property Law, Company Law, Public International Law, Tax Law, Environmental Law, and Labour & Industrial Law
Descriptive SectionEssays

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CLAT Syllabus 2025

There is no prescribed CLAT 2025 syllabus. For UG courses, the questions will be asked from English including Comprehension, General Knowledge, Mathematics (taught up to 10th class), Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning sections. For PG courses, the questions will be asked from  Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence and other law subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Environment Law and Human Rights topics. Candidates can prepare from model papers & last year question papers.

It can help you to check the difficulty level of question paper & will aware about the type of questions. Candidates are advised not to get panic & also allot sufficient time for sleep. Take healthy diet, and keep last few days only for revision.

We have provided complete details about the pattern of exam of CLAT 2025 in this article. Students can check complete details like number of questions, type of questions, marking scheme, language of paper, time duration, etc. Students must check this article briefly for complete information before appearing for CLAT. Also, check details of CLAT syllabus in this article.

If you have any doubt regarding CLAT Exam Pattern 2025, you can ask your query in the comment box given below.


  1. I will pass 2nd puc on 2021 but I don’t know how to prepare for clat and which books I must study ?✏ to write the exam ?

    1. Students will ask to submit their college preference and then authority will allot seats on the bases of Rank scored by candidates in CLAT Exam.

  2. hello. i would like to know what is the cutt off marks for NALSAR-HYD and NLSIU-BLR. Which author books would be preferable for the preparation of exam. i have completed 10+2 this year and pursuing B.Com and cleared CA-CPT 2016.

  3. please provide the detailed syllabus of clay llm syllabus apart from constitutional & jurisprudence(100 marks)..(i.e) other subjects include 50marks..what are all the subjects in detail in this?

    1. Are there CLAT entrance exam preparatory courses for students who would like to join the UG course after their 12th ? if simultaneous preparation for the same is carried out during the 2nd half of the 12th grade itself…. it would benefit the children who do not have any sort of link to the subject beforehand.

      1. Yes there are many coaching centres which a providing courses for CLAT exam preparation.

  4. i am persuing economic honours (3rd yr) and i am thinking to do post graduation from law. is that possible and if i give the clat entrance which exam should i give for ug or pg?

    1. Hi akansha! apart from constitution n Jurisprudence d other subjects include law of torts,contract, IPC, CrPc, Intellectual property law, labour law n cyber law.

  5. Can you please clearly specify that in other laws except constitution and jurisprudence how many and what are those other subjects of law which comes in clat.

      1. But it is mentioned in official website of clat that the exam will be objective type comprising of 150 questions of one Marx each..but you are stating different pattern I.e essay type questions.. I am confused. Plz reply

  6. What are the colleges to be joined after clat eligibility. What is the duration for under graduation law course

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