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CLAT Exam Pattern 2025, Check Revised UG & PG Paper Pattern

The Consortium of National Law Universities will release the CLAT Exam Pattern 2025 and CLAT Syllabus 2025 at its official website at consortiumofnlus.ac.in. Last year year the Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) revised the CLAT Exam Pattern for the Common Law Admission Test (UG). As per the Revised CLAT Exam Pattern, The number of questions in the CLAT UG examination 2025  will be 120 questions instead of 150 questions. We expect that this year also the pattern will be same as the last year’s format.

CLAT Exam Pattern 2025

CLAT exam pattern 2025 will consist of 120 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). CLAT 2025 questions will cover disciplines such as English, legal aptitude, logical reasoning, math, and general knowledge, including current events. There are currently no changes to the CLAT Question Paper 2025. However, if the Consortium makes any modifications later on, they will be posted on this page.

The exam is conducted in an offline, pen-and-paper format, with candidates answering questions about English, Current Affairs and GK, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Mathematics for the UG course, as well as Constitutional Law and other law subjects such as Jurisprudence, Torts, IPC, CrPC, CPC, Family Law, and IPR.

Download CLAT Syllabus PDF for UG and PG 

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Is CLAT Exam Pattern Revised for 2025?

The Consortium of National Law Universities will release an official notification about the CLAT Exam Pattern 2025 and syllabus soon. As last year the pattern of CLAT 2024 was changed, This year, there is a high chance that the paper format will be the same as last year’s revised pattern. Students may check the last year’s notification severe recanting the revised exam pattern by the Governing Body of the Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs).

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CLAT Paper Pattern 2025

The Common Law Admission Test, or CLAT, is a national-level law entrance exam administered by the Consortium of NLUs for admission to 5-year integrated LLB (UG) and one-year LLM (PG) courses. NLUs offer admission on the basis of CLAT scores. The exam is held for admission to 24 NLUs for undergraduate courses and 21 NLUs for postgraduate degrees. The collaborating NLUs include several of the country’s leading legal colleges, including NLSIU Bangalore, NALSAR Hyderabad, WBNUJS Kolkata, and NLU Jodhpur.

CLAT UG Exam Pattern
Name of Examination Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2025)
Exam conducting Body Consortium of National Law Universities
Courses offered undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) Law studies
Participating Colleges 22 National Law Universities in India
Exam Mode Offline (Pen-paper Mode)
Exam Duration 2 Hours
Number of Questions 120 Questions
Question Type Multiple-choice questions
CLAT Exam date 2025 December 1, 2023
Sections FIVE sections – 1) English Language 2) Current Affairs, including General Knowledge 3) Legal Reasoning 4) Logical Reasoning, and 5) Quantitative Techniques.
Marking scheme
  • For Correct answers, 1 mark to be awarded.
  • For Incorrect answers, 0.25 marks will be deducted.
Official Website consortiumofnlus.ac.in.

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CLAT UG Exam Pattern 2025

Check out the Key changes of Last year CLAT Exam Pattern UG which are given below

  • The Undergraduate (“UG”) CLAT 2025, for admissions to Undergraduate courses at participating National Law Universities, will consist of 120 questions rather than 150 questions as in prior years.
  • As in previous years, candidates will have two hours to complete the test.
  • These 120 questions will be divided into five categories: English Language, Current Affairs Including General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Techniques.

CLAT PG Exam Pattern 2025

As per the recent notification from the Consortium of National Law Universities, there has been no change in the CLAT PG Exam Pattern and Syllabus. The syllabus and number of questions for the Postgraduate CLAT will remain unchanged. Candidates can check the complete overview of the CLAT PG Exam and the marking scheme given in the table below.

Particulars Details
Offline – Pen and Paper
120 Minutes (2 Hours)
Objective/ Passage-based Questions
Nature of Questions
MCQ/ Essay Type
Number of Questions
120 questions
Medium English only
Total Marks 120 Marks
Marks Awarded
 +1 marks for every correct Answer
Negative Marking
-0.25 marks for every wrong answer
Unattended Questions
0 marks

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CLAT Exam Pattern 2025: Section Wise Weightage

There will be 120 passage-based multiple-choice questions on the CLAT test paper for UG course admissions, which will amount to a total of 120 marks. Candidates may take into consideration the section-wise question weightage for each section as follows, based on the CLAT 2025 sectional weightage:

CLAT Sections Name No. of Questions per section Maximum Marks per section Weightage in %
English Language 28 – 32 28 – 32 18.66 – 21.33
Current Affairs including General Knowledge 35 – 39 35 – 39 23.33 – 26
Logical Reasoning 28 – 32 28 – 32 18.66 – 21.33
Legal Reasoning 35 – 39 35 – 39 23.33 – 26
Quantitative Techniques (Elementary Mathematics up to Class 10) 13 – 17 13 – 17 8.66 – 11.33
Total  120 120 100

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