Current Affairs, including General Knowledge,
Legal Reasoning &
Logical Reasoning & Quantitative Techniques.
In this section of the UG-CLAT, you will be provided passages of about 450 words each. These
passages will be derived from contemporary or historically significant fiction and non-fiction writing, and would
be of a standard that a 12th standard student may be able to read in about 5-7 minutes. Each passage
will be followed by a series of questions that will require you to demonstrate your comprehension and language
skills, including your abilities to:-
Read and comprehend the main point discussed in the passage, as well as any arguments and viewpoints discussed or set out in the passage,
Draw inferences and conclusions based on the passage,
Summarise the passage,
Compare and contrast the different arguments or viewpoints set out in the passage and
Understand the meaning of various words and phrases used in the passage.
In this section, you will be provided passages of up to 450 words each. The passages will be
derived from news, journalistic sources and other non-fiction writing. The questions may include an examination
of legal information or knowledge discussed in or related to the passage, but would not require any additional
knowledge of the law beyond the passage.
Each passage will be followed by a series of questions that will require you to demonstrate your awareness of various aspects of current affairs and general knowledge, including:-
Contemporary events of significance from India and the world,
Arts and culture,
International affairs and
Historical events of continuing significance.
In this section, you will be expected 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. You will not require any prior knowledge of law to attempt the questions in this section. You will benefit from a general awareness of
contemporary legal and moral issues to better apply general principles or propositions to the given fact
scenarios. Each passage would be followed by a series of questions that will require you to:-
Identify and infer the rules and principles set out in the passage,
Apply such rules and principles to various fact situations and
Understand how changes to the rules or principles may alter their application to various fact situations.
The Logical Reasoning section of the UG-CLAT will include a series of short passages of
about 450 words each. Each passage will be followed by one or more questions that will require you to:-
Recognize an argument, its premises and conclusions,
Read and identify the arguments set out in the passage,
Critically analyse patterns of reasoning, and assess how conclusions may depend on particular premises or evidence and how conclusions may be strengthened or weakened as a consequence of an alteration in premises or supporting facts;
Infer what follows from the passage and apply these inferences to new situations,
Draw relationships and analogies, identify contradictions and equivalence, and assess the effectiveness of arguments.
The Quantitative Techniques section of the UG-CLAT will include short sets of facts or
propositions, or other textual representations of numerical information, followed by a series of questions. You will be required to derive information from the passages or questions and apply mathematical operations on such information. The questions will require you to:
Derive, infer, and manipulate numerical information set out in such passages &
Apply various 10th standard mathematical operations on such information, including from areas such as ratios and proportions, basic algebra, mensuration and statistical estimation.
1. Constitutional Law &
2. 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.
CLAT is a Common Law Admission Test. It is a centralized national-level government entrance test for admission to 22 National Law Universities (NLU) in India.
The examination schedule is listed in the official website of CLAT. Candidates should also note that CLAT exam will be held only once in a year. And, those who appeared in CLAT exam last year are also eligible to appear in the CLAT exam.
Aspirants can register for CLAT from its official website - https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/
The purpose of CLAT is to get admission into undergraduate and postgraduate law programs at consortium of law universities in India.
The validity of CLAT exam scorecard is for one year only.
The Minimum qualification for Under Graduate (UG) candidate is Completion of 12th grade or its equivalent from a recognized board is mandatory for all applicants, regardless of their chosen academic stream. For General, OBC, PWD, NRI, PIO, and OCI categories, a minimum score of 45% is required to apply for the CLAT exam.
The Candidate should have minimum percentage of 50% in LLB or any other equivalent degree from a recognized university.
The minimum age limit to apply for the exam is above 20 years.
The procedure for filling the application form are as follows:
1. Visit CLAT official website- https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/ then go to the footer section and click on Affiliate Registration option then go to the Affiliate Registration/Login page - https://affiliates.consortiumofnlus.ac.in/, If you don't have account then click on register button below.
2. Enter Name, Mobile Number, Email for OTP verification, Create a new password and confirm password.
3. Then click on Register button,
4. The candidate will receive OTP on email id & mobile number that which needs to be entered at the time of registration.
5. Enter OTP, then Submit.
6. Application form opens
7. Enter Personal Details, contact information, academic details, work experience, program preference, and exam center preference.
8. Documents upload & Do Online Payment.
No change in the question paper of CLAT PG has been made, and it will be held as per the previous exam pattern i.e. 120 Objective Type Questions based on core law subjects. In 2021, the Consortium had removed the descriptive section from the CLAT LL. M. exam pattern.
The application fee is 4,000 for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI candidates.
For SC/ST/BPL category candidates, the application fee is 3,500.
Application fees are Non-Refundable & Non-Adjustable.
Candidate can download admit card from the official website of CLAT - https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in.
CLAT admit card will not be sent by post to any candidate. The hall ticket has to be downloaded online from the official website - https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in. Candidates have to login and enter registration ID, password to download the admit card for CLAT Exam.
Candidates are required to wear clothes with half sleeves attire.
The whole counselling process for CLAT is conducted in online mode. Candidates have to register online to participate in the counselling. Eligible candidates who qualify the exam can register on the official website - https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in for the counselling. After that, they have to pay fee to complete the registration process.
The CLAT will be tentatively 30,000 for General/OBC category and 20,000 for SC/ST/OBC/BC/EWS/PWD categories. The CLAT counselling fee can only be paid in online mode on the official website - https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in.
Minimum percentage required for CLAT- UG exam is 45% for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories and 40% for SC/ST categories.
Minimum percentage required for CLAT- PG exam is 50% for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories and 45% for SC/ST categories.
Negative marking is 0.25 for each incorrect answer.
The Total number of question asked is 120 in CLAT-UG exam.
The duration of CLAT exam is 2 hours in which candidate have to solve 120 MCQ's & each correct answer is awarded 1 mark whereas each incorrect answer has deduction of 0.25 marks.