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    CLAT Exam Pattern 2023: Mode, Marking Scheme, Number of Questions

    Edited By Shubham Bhakuni | Updated on Nov 23, 2022 04:47 PM IST | #CLAT

    CLAT Exam Pattern 2023: The Consortium of National Law Universities (CNLUs) has given the CLAT 2023 exam pattern. Candidates by referring to the exam pattern of CLAT 2023 may understand the question paper pattern and prepare accordingly. The pattern informs about the types of questions that may be asked in CLAT 2023, the marking scheme, subject wise marks distribution and other important details. As per the CLAT exam pattern, the test will be conducted in offline mode, and objective-type questions will be asked in the question paper. The test duration will be 120 minutes. Read the complete article below to know about CLAT exam pattern 2022, section-wise weightage, syllabus and other important details.
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    CLAT Exam Pattern 2023: Mode, Marking Scheme, Number of Questions
    CLAT Exam Pattern 2023: Mode, Marking Scheme, Number of Questions

    The CLAT exam will be conducted on December 18, 2022, for admission to 5 year integrated and one year LLM programme offered by the 22 participating National Law Universities (NLUs). The CLAT scores will also be accepted by over 70 law schools across the country.

    CLAT 2023 Exam Pattern - UG and PG Course

    Category

    Details

    Time duration

    2 hours

    Mode

    Offline mode

    Type of questions

    Objective-type questions

    Number of questions

    CLAT UG - 150 questions

    CLAT PG - 120 questions

    Total marks

    UG CLAT- 150 marks

    CLAT PG - 120 marks

    Marking scheme

    Each accurate answer will receive 1 mark, while each incorrect answer will receive 0.25 mark.

    Language

    English

    CLAT Exam Pattern 2023 - Key Details

    Type of questions asked in CLAT 2023

    As per the exam pattern, the CLAT 2023 will have multiple choice type questions that will be asked from comprehension passages.

    Comprehension passages and question

    There will be a total of 150 objective type questions divided into five sections. Each comprehension passage in CLAT 2023 will be followed by a series of MCQs. Candiates will have to answer the questions by reading the passages.

    CLAT 2023 marking scheme

    Each question in CLAT 2023 carries one mark. A negative marking of one mark per question will also be applicable in case of incorrect answers. Questions that are unattempted will not have any negative marking.

    CLAT Syllabus 2023

    Along with the exam pattern of CLAT 2023, the candidates should be aware of the syllabus of the examination. It will help them know the type of questions asked in CLAT 2023 exam and section wise distribution of marks. CLAT 2023 is divided into five sections - Legal aptitude, general knowledge and current affairs, maths, logical reasoning and English language. The section-wise details are mentioned below.

    CLAT UG syllabus 2023

    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 Exam Pattern 2023 Analysis

    • English: Candidates will be asked to answer questions related to the paragraph. Candidates will be given comprehension passages of about 450 words each, from contemporary or historically significant, fiction and non-fiction writing.

    • Quantitative Techniques: This section will include short sets of facts or propositions, graphs, or other textual, pictorial, or diagrammatic representations of numerical information, followed by a series of questions.

    • Logical Reasoning: This section will include a series of short passages of around 300 words each. Candidates will be required to identify patterns, logics and arguments and answer accordingly.

    • Legal Reasoning: In this section, candidates need to read passages of around 450 words each. The passages may relate to fact situations or scenarios involving legal matters, public policy questions or moral philosophical enquiries.

    • Current Affairs including General Knowledge: Candidates need to answer questions related to the passages of up to 450 words each. The passages will be derived from news, journalistic sources, and other non-fiction writing.

    CLAT PG Syllabus 2023

    Candidates appearing in PG-CLAT 2023 are expected to have an understanding of graduation level. The CLAT LLM will have questions from common subjects of LLB programme. The details of syllabus are mentioned below.

    CLAT LLM syllabus 2023

    Subjects

    Total number of MCQ questions

    Marks

    Constitutional Law

    60

    60

    Other Law Subjects, including Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence.

    60

    60

    Total

    120

    120

    CLAT Preparation Tips 2023

    CLAT is one of the most difficult law entrance exams in India, therefore getting a high rank can be challenging. Candidates need to give around six to seven months toward CLAT 2023 preparation. Here are some tips that will help candidates plan their CLAT preparation.

    • Read the CLAT syllabus thoroughly and go through the exam pattern as mentioned above.

    • Find the best recommended books and study material for CLAT preparation.

    • Make a daily schedule giving at leat five to six hours a day. Try to cover multiple subjects and topics.

    • Focus on conceptual understanding and make short notes. Revise your notes regularly.

    • Read daily newspapers such as The Hindu or The Indian Express

    • Solve the sample papers of CLAT 2023 and previous year papers to make your preparation more efficient.

    Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

    1. In the CLAT UG programme, how many questions will be asked?

    There will be 150 questions in the CLAT UG programme.

    2. In the CLAT PG Programme, how many questions will be asked?

    120 questions will be asked in the CLAT PG programme.

    3. Does the CLAT 2023 exam have any negative marking?

    Yes, for each wrong response, 0.25 mark will be deducted.

    4. What is the mode of the CLAT 2023 test?

    CLAT 2023 exam will be held in a paper-based format.

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    ILS Law college or Indian Law Society law college, Pune does not accept CLAT scores.Candidates wishing to take admission to B.A. L.L.B and L.L.B courses are required to appear for MH CET Law and obtain a valid score. Indian Law Society Law College admission to the L.L.M programme is done on the merit of the last qualifying examination and performance in a personal interview conducted by the college. Candidates can apply for ILS Law College admission by visiting the admission portal and fill the application form. 

    ILS Law college or Indian Law Society law college, Pune does not accept CLAT scores.Candidates wishing to take admission to B.A. L.L.B and L.L.B courses are required to appear for MH CET Law and obtain a valid score. Indian Law Society Law College admission to the L.L.M programme is done on the merit of the last qualifying examination and performance in a personal interview conducted by the college. Candidates can apply for ILS Law College admission by visiting the admission portal and fill the application form. 

    ILS Law college or Indian Law Society law college, Pune does not accept CLAT scores.Candidates wishing to take admission to B.A. L.L.B and L.L.B courses are required to appear for MH CET Law and obtain a valid score. Indian Law Society Law College admission to the L.L.M programme is done on the merit of the last qualifying examination and performance in a personal interview conducted by the college. Candidates can apply for ILS Law College admission by visiting the admission portal and fill the application form. 

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