CLAT frequently asked questions related to exam pattern and syllabus

How many questions will be asked in CLAT 2022-23?

The CLAT UG will have 150 objective type questions and the CLAT PG will be consisting of 120 objective type questions.

What is the examination mode of CLAT 2022-23?

CLAT is conducted in offline, pen and paper mode.

When will the Common Law Admission Test be conducted?

CLAT 2022-23 will be conducted around the first week of May.

What type of questions are asked in CLAT examination?

With the change in exam pattern last year, CLAT is a comprehension based test. Questions in both CLAT UG and LLM are asked from the comprehension passages.

What is the exam duration of CLAT 2022-23?

CLAT is conducted for two hours excluding the time required for reporting at the test centre.

What changes in CLAT PG were introduced last year?

Last year, the CLAT consortium reduced the number of questions in CLAT UG from 200 to 150. Questions in CLAT PG were reduced from 150 to 120 and the descriptive section was removed. Also, the questions asked were based on comprehension passages.

Is there any arrangement for Specially-Abled Persons (SAPs)?

Yes, the specially-abled persons can opt either to arrange for his/ her own scribe or to make a request to the CLAT office to provide one for them. In the case of the first option, candidates will need to download the scribe declaration form at the time of filling the CLAT application form. Moreover, the SAPs will be entitled to a compensatory time of 40 minutes.

Will I be given extra sheets/papers for rough work and calculations?

Yes, examination centres will be providing the rough sheets for calculations. However, no electronic devices will be allowed in the CLAT examination centres.

Is there any negative marking for CLAT 2022-23?

CLAT 2022-23 will have a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

How can I practice for online CLAT?

Candidates can take mock tests provided by the consortium and candidates can also solve CLAT sample papers as they will help in practising for the online CLAT. The sample papers and well mock tests will prove quite helpful because they provide a look and feel of the format of the actual Common Law Admission Test.

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