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CLAT Exam Pattern 2025 - Marks Distribution, Weightage, Total Marks

CLAT Exam Pattern 2025 - Marks Distribution, Weightage, Total Marks

Edited By Sansar Singh Chhikara | Updated on May 21, 2024 04:10 PM IST | #CLAT

The Consortium of NLUs has prescribed the CLAT 2025 exam pattern for both UG and PG programmes. Knowing the CLAT paper pattern 2025 will help candidates understand important details related to the exam like type of questions, total number of questions, marking scheme, mode of exam, duration etc. According to the updated exam pattern, there are a total of 120 questions in the CLAT 2025 exam. The CLAT PG exam also comprises of 120 questions.

The Common Law Admission Test is conducted every year for admissions to 24 participating National Law Universities (NLUs) and other affiliated law schools. The CLAT 2025 exam will be conducted offline through pen and paper-based test mode. The CLAT new pattern has total 120 questions instead of 150. Read the complete article to know more about paper pattern, CLAT section wise marks, CLAT exam format and other important details.

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CLAT 2025 Exam Pattern - Highlights

Here are some important points related to the CLAT paper pattern:

  • The CLAT 2025 exam will evaluate the comprehension and reading skills of the candidates.

  • The exam is designed to not check a candidate’s prior knowledge of law, instead, it is a test of aptitude and skills that are required for legal education.

  • There are a total of five subjects in CLAT 2025 - English Language, General Knowledge & Current Affairs including General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Techniques.

  • The duration of the CLAT 2025 exam will be two hours.

  • The exam will comprise of passage-based questions.

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CLAT Exam Pattern 2025 - Overview


Time duration

2 hours


Offline mode (pen paper-based mode)

Conducting Body

Consortium of National Law Universities (CNLU)

Type of questions

Objective-type questions

Number of questions

CLAT UG - 120 questions

CLAT PG - 120 questions

CLAT Total marks

120 marks (Both CLAT UG and CLAT PG)

CLAT UG marking scheme

Correct answer - 1 mark

Incorrect answer - 0.25 marks deduction

Un-attempted questions - No negative marking



CLAT Exam Pattern 2025

The CLAT 2025 exam is divided into five sections and comprises of total 120 questions. The Consortium of NLUs has specified the CLAT weightage for each section of the exam. Each question in CLAT 2025 will carry one mark each and the maximum marks are 120. There is also a provision of negative marking and a 0.25 mark will be deducted for each incorrect response.

Previously, the total number of questions in CLAT used to be 150. However, the consortium revised the CLAT paper pattern and reduced the number of questions to 120. Candidates are given time of two hours to complete the exam. All the questions in the entrance exam will be objective-type questions. No marks will be deducted for unanswered questions. The CLAT 2025 paper pattern has been given in detail in the table below:

CLAT Marks Distribution 2025


Numbers of QuestionsMarksWeightage

English Language




Current Affairs including General Knowledge




Legal Reasoning




Logical Reasoning




Quantitative Techniques








CLAT PG Exam Pattern 2025

The Consortium of NLUs notifies the CLAT LLM 2025 exam pattern separately on its website. The CLAT PG exam will comprise objective-type questions. There will be a total 120 questions in the entrance exam. Each question will carry one mark and the maximum mark of the exam is 120. Each correct answer will fetch candidates one mark, while every wrong answer will lead to a deduction of 0.25 marks. No marks wll be cut for unanswered questions. The CLAT LLM paper will comprise of questions from constitutional law and other branches of law. The detailed CLAT PG exam pattern 2025 has been given below:

CLAT 2025 LLM Exam Pattern

SectionsNumber of Questions


Constitutional law



Other branches of law such as administrative law, law of contract, jurisprudence torts, family law, criminal law, company law, property law, public international law, tax law, environmental law, labour and industrial law.




CLAT Marking Scheme 2025

According to CLAT 2025 marking scheme, students will be awarded for each correct answer. The maximum marks of the exam are 120. For wrong responses 0.25 mark will be deducted as there is provision of negative marking in CLAT 2025. No marks will be deducted for unanswered questions. The CLAT marking scheme has been mentioned in the table below:

CLAT 2025 Marking Scheme


Correct response

1 mark

Incorrect response

-0.25 mark

Unanswered question

0 mark

CLAT UG Syllabus 2025

Along with the exam pattern, it is important that candidates are well-versed with the syllabus of CLAT UG 2025. The syllabus of CLAT comprises of important topics and subjects that will be covered in the exam. The detailed CLAT 2025 syllabus has been mentioned in the table below:

CLAT UG syllabus 2025



English Language

Grammatical errors and sentence correction, Synonyms & Antonyms, Tenses, Fill in the Blanks,Active & Passive Voice

Current Affairs, including General Knowledge

National & international events, Govt. schemes, Science & technology, Sports, Awards & honours, Arts & culture, Historical events of current relevant

Legal Reasoning

Indian Constitution - Fundamental Rights, Duties, Judiciary, Parliament, Directive Principles of State Policy, Local governments, Significant amendments and provisions, Landmark judgments, Current legal affairs, Law of Torts, Laws of Contract, IPR Law, Family Laws

Logical Reasoning

Analogies, Series, logical sequences and matching, Seating arrangement, Syllogisms, Blood relations

Quantitative Techniques

Ratios and proportions, Basic algebra, Mensuration, Statistical estimation, Algebra

CLAT UG Exam Pattern Subject Wise Analysis

Candidates can check the CLAT paper pattern for each section below:

CLAT English Language: This section of CLAT 2025 will comprise of 22 to 26 questions and it is given a weigtage of 20% in the exam. The CLAT English Language section will comprise of passages of around 450 words derived from historically significant non-fiction and fiction writing. The difficulty level of this section iss as per class 12. According to students who appeared for the previous sessions of the exam, this section of CLAT is usually easy but tricky.

CLAT Current Affairs including General Knowledge: This section of the exam will contain total 28 to 32 questions and it is given 25% weightage in the entrance test. The CLAT Current Affairs including General Knowledge section also comprises passage-based questions on current affairs. The questions are asked from topics like static general knowledge, national and international news and other related topics. According to past year candidates, this section is the easiest section of the CLAT exam.

CLAT Quantitative Techniques: This section carries the minimum weigtage in the CLAT exam. There are total 10-14 questions in the exam from CLAT Quantitative Techniques. The questions in this section are based on elementary mathematics from topics like ratio and proportions, basic algebra, mensuration and statistical estimation.

CLAT Legal Reasoning: The CLAT Legal Reasoning section of CLAT 2025 will comprise of 28 to 32 questions. The questions will comprise of 450 words passages related to public policy making, legal matters or moral philosphical inquiries. According to previous year analysis, this section was easy and the passages were short.

CLAT Logical Reasoning: This section will comprise of total 22 to 26 questions and carries 20% weightage in the exam. The CLAT Logical Reasoning section will also comprise of 450 words passages followed by one or more questions. Questions in this section are of easy to moderate difficulty level.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. How many questions are asked in the CLAT UG exam?

A total of 120 questions are asked in the CLAT UG exam.

2. What is the duration of the CLAT 2025 exam?

The duration of CLAT 2025 is two hours.

3. What is the paper pattern of CLAT 2025?

According to the CLAT exam pattern 2025, the exam will be conducted offline through pen and paper based test mode. CLAT 2025 will have objective-type questions based on passages.

4. Is CLAT easy to pass?

No, CLAT exam is definitely not easy to pass. CLAT is the toughest law entrance exam in India.

5. What is the maximum marks of CLAT exam?

Candidates can obtain maximum 120 marks in the CLAT exam.

6. How many levels are there in CLAT exam?

CLAT exam is conducted for UG and PG programmes. The CLAT UG exam is conducted for admissions to five-year integrated law progarmmes at NLUs, while CLAT PG exam is conducted for admission to LLM courses.


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Questions related to CLAT

Have a question related to CLAT ?


Yes, you are eligible for CLAT exam if you have cleared your class 12 examination from a recognized board with minimum of 45% marks. For SC/ST category students, only 40% aggregate score is required to be eligible for this exam. In addition, students who are currently in their class 12 and are due to pass out in 2025 are also eligible to apply.

For more information, please visit the website by clicking on the link given below:

Hope this information will help you. Best wishes ahead!


To prepare for the CLAT exam:

1. Focus on Legal Aptitude, English Language, Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge, Quantitative Techniques, and Legal Reasoning.

2. Practice solving mock tests and previous papers.

3. Stay updated with current affairs and legal developments.

Hope this helps,

Thank you

Hii There,

Yes, after completing a B.Sc. degree from any recognized university, you are eligible to apply for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) for admission to various National Law Universities (NLUs) in India for their integrated LLB programs. You can also pursue a traditional LLB program (3-year) from any university that offers it, provided you meet their specific eligibility criteria. It's important to check the individual university's or college's eligibility requirements for their LLB program.

I hope this answers your question.


Hello aspirant,

Hope you are doing great.

As per your question, NO you are not eligible to give CLAT exam this year. Because the eligibility criteria for the CLAT exam provides that, you need to complete your 12th grade and during the filling of application form for the CLAT, you need to put your marks, and without completing 12th you cannot get your marks.

Hope this helps!


you would likely give the CLAT examination in 2025. The CLAT examination is typically taken by students in their final year of high school or after completing high school, depending on the specific requirements of the universities or colleges they are applying to. Since you will be in class 12th in 2025, you would most likely take the CLAT exam in that year for admission to undergraduate law programs starting in the academic year 2026. However, it is essential to verify the specific eligibility criteria and exam dates for the CLAT exam in 2025 by checking the official CLAT website or contacting the conducting authority.

Hope this helps you,

Thank you

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125 toffees cost Rs. 75, Find the cost of one million toffees if there is a discount of 40% on the selling price for this quantity.


Option: 1


Option: 2

Rs. 3,20,000

Option: 3


Option: 4


14. Find the present value (in Rs.) of Rs.3000 due after 5 years at 10% p.a. simple interest.

Option: 1


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24. Raju took a loan at 8% per annum simple interest for a period of 5 years. At the end of five years he paid Rs.10640 to clear his loan. How much loan did he take?

Option: 1


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Option: 4


'A' carelessly left an iron pole across a public road 300 m from that spot was a traffic signal indicating speed limit to be 20 kmph. B, riding a scooter at 80 kmph, noticed the protrusion from a distance, but still could not avoid it, collided with the pole and was injured. In an action by B against A.

Option: 1

B will lose as he was driving very fast

Option: 2

B will lose for some other reasons

Option: 3

B will succeed, because A was careless

Option: 4

B will succeed, because A could have avoided the mishap by putting up a warning

'A' was having a get together with his old friends and on his friend's suggestions, he consumed some alcohol. On his way back to home at night, 'A' heard some footsteps and turning back, he imagined he saw a figure moving towards him with a spear. In fact, it was only a man, 'B' with an umbrella, who was telling 'A' to walk carefully since 'A' appeared to be unsteady. However, 'A' proceeded to attack 'B' with an iron rod leading to grave injuries to 'B'. Is 'A' guilty of causing grievous hurt to 'B'?

Option: 1

No, 'A' is not guilty because in his intoxicated state, the umbrella appeared a spear to him and he exercised his right of private defence.

Option: 2

No, 'A' is not guilty because 'B' could have attacked 'A' with his umbrella

Option: 3

No, 'A' is not guilty because he was intoxicated on the suggestions of his friends and was incapable of knowing that he was savagely attacking a man, who was carrying only an umbrella

Option: 4

Yes, 'A' is guilty because he got intoxicated voluntarily and under the effect of this voluntary intoxication, he attacked and caused grievous injuries to 'B' who posed no threat to him in fart

'A"s cattle was being regularly stolen and 'A' was unable to apprehend the thief. One night, 'A' finally manages to catch 'B' untying his cow from the cowshed under the cover of darkness. 'A' slowly crept up to 'B' and slashed his neck with a sickle leading to the death of 'B' Is 'A' guilty of the offence of culpable homicide?

Option: 1

No, 'A' was only exercising his right of private defence of property

Option: 2

No, 'B' continued stealing of his cattle would have rendered his business inoperable

Option: 3

Yes, 'A' had no reasonable apprehension that 'A' could suffer any grievous hurt if he did not kill 'B'

Option: 4

Yes, 'A' should have first challenged 'B' to surrender before taking any steps to cause 'B's death

A, a 15 year old girl, having been rebuked by her mother leaves her house. At railway station she met the accused who takes her to his house. He provides her clothes, money and ornaments at his house and has sexual intercourse with the girl with her consent. What offence has been committed?

Option: 1

The mother is accused of maltreatment.

Option: 2

The accused is guilty of rape.  

Option: 3

The accused is not guilty.

Option: 4

None of the above.

A, a 15 year old girl, left her mother’s house and joined the accused because her mother has turned down the proposal of her marriage with the accused on the ground that she was too young. While she was with the accused he had sexual intercourse with her against her will. What offence has been committed?

Option: 1 None

Option: 2 None

Option: 3 None

Option: 4 None

A, a chain snatcher, forcibly pulled the ear rings from the ears of an old lady. Both the ear lobes were torn and the old lady suffered pain and suffering for over three weeks. For what offence can A be prosecuted? What offence have been committed?

Option: 1

He is guilty of theft.

Option: 2

A is guilty of voluntarily causing ‘grievous hurt’.

Option: 3

He is guilty of rash and negligent.

Option: 4

None of the above.

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