CLAT/AILET Exam Pattern

Participating Universities All National Law Universities except National Law University Delhi. Full list can be found here.

Some other varsities also make their own merit lists based on CLAT scores, e.g. IP University, Nirma Institute of Law etc.

National Law University, Delhi
Duration of Exam 120 minutes (2 hours) 90 minutes (1.5 hours)
Number of Questions 150 Multiple Choice Questions 150 Multiple Choice Question
Marking +1 for correct answer; -0.25 for incorrect answer +1 for correct answer; -0.25 for incorrect answer
Sections/ Pattern Five Sections:

  • English Language (28-32 marks)
  • Current Affairs, including General Knowledge (35-39 marks)
  • Legal Reasoning (35-39 marks)
  • Logical Reasoning (28-32 marks)
  • Quantitative Techniques (13-17 marks)
Five Sections:

  • English (35 marks)
  • General Knowledge (Current affairs, history, general science, geography, economics, civics) (35 marks)
  • Legal Aptitude (35 marks)
  • Reasoning (35 marks)
  • Elementary Mathematics (numerical ability) (10 marks)
Salient Features All questions are now comprehension-based. In other words, multiple passages are provided in the question paper, and questions are linked to a passage. This pattern was introduced in late 2019, and CLAT 2020 was the first paper based on this pattern. Questions are most often not linked to passages. However, there are some questions that are grouped, and have to be answered based on a common instruction/ passage.
Mode of Examination To be announced To be announced

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