The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), is an all India common entrance examination, conducted on the rotational basis by 19 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their UG and PG degree programmes.
CLAT for Under Graduate Students 2018
PATTERN OF QUESTION PAPERS FOR ADMISSION TO UG COURSE IN CLAT-2018
(a) Maximum Marks : 200
(b) Duration of CLAT-2017 Exam : 02:00 Hours
(c) Multiple-Choice Questions : 200 questions of one mark each
(d) Subject areas with weightage:
- English including Comprehension : 40 Marks
- General Knowledge and Current Affairs : 50 Marks
- Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) : 20 Marks
- Legal Aptitude : 50 Marks
- Logical Reasoning : 40 Marks
(e) Negative Marking : 0.25 Mark for each wrong answer
SYLLABUS FOR ADMISSION TO UG COURSE IN CLAT-2017
Scope and coverage of questions under different subject areas:
1. English including comprehension:
The English section will test the candidates’ proficiency in English based on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be questioned on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein, etc. The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.
2. General Knowledge and Current Affairs:
The General knowledge will be tested on the general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test candidates on their knowledge of national and international current affairs.
This section will test candidate’s knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e., maths taught up to 10th Class/standard.
4. Legal Aptitude:
This section will test candidate’s interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability. Questions may include legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be “true” in the real sense, candidates will have to assume the “truth” of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.
5. Logical Reasoning:
The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate’s ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It may include a variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.
The pattern of Question Papers for admission to PG Programme in CLAT-2018
The pattern of the question paper for admission to Post-Graduate Course for CLAT-2017 is as under:
a. Maximum Marks : 150
b. Duration of CLAT-2018 Exam : 02:00 Hours
c. Multiple-Choice Questions : 150 questions of one mark each
d. Syllabus : Questions will be asked from the following
areas of law:-
(i) Constitutional Law : 50
(ii) Jurisprudence : 50
(iii) Other law subjects : 50
such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Environment Law
and Human Rights.
e. Negative Marking: 0.25 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer