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CLAT 2019 Exam Pattern: Know Marking Scheme, Mode and Duration here

Feb 7, 2019 13:15 IST
    CLAT 2019 Exam Pattern: Know Marking Scheme, Mode and Duration here
    CLAT 2019 Exam Pattern: Know Marking Scheme, Mode and Duration here

    Common Law Admission Test, popularly known as CLAT, is conducted on a national level basis by one of the seven top Law institutes of India. It is an entrance exam for students who want to pursue 5 years integrated law course and PG Course in 14 best law institutes of India.

    Some of the other prestigious law institutes of India also consider CLAT scores as a parameter to give admission to law aspirants. Final admission is done on the basis of the candidate's Performance in the Common Admission Test or CLAT, Group Discussions and Personal Interviews.

    Overview of CLAT 2019 Exam Pattern

    The exam pattern for Graduate level courses is given below:

    Section Total


    Maximum Marks

    English (including Comprehension)



    GK and Current Affairs



    Elementary Mathematics



    Legal Aptitude



    Logical Reasoning




    200 Questions

    200 Marks

    The exam pattern for Post Graduate level course is given below:


    Number of Questions





    Constitutional Law



    Other Subjects






    CLAT 2019 – Exam Duration

    The national-level law exam for 5 years integrated program and LLB level courses would be held for 120 minutes, i.e., 2 hours, commencing at 3:00 pm. The offline question-response sheet of CLAT 2019 allotted to the candidates will be taken away at 5:00 pm.

    The exam for postgraduate courses would also be held for 2 hours. Aspirants of postgraduate law programmes will be given 150 questions to attempt to qualify CLAT 2019.

    CLAT 2019 – Examination Mode

    While the application form is to filled in online mode but the Common Law Admission Test will be held in the offline mode.

    CLAT 2019 –Type & Number of Questions

    The candidates will be asked multiple choice questions in the exam. For every question, 4 options will be made available. Since the exam will be conducted in the offline mode students will have to mark the correct answer in the OMR sheet. Make sure to not write anything on the question paper.

    Each question of the CLAT 2019 exam carries 01 Mark.

    The exam conducted for UG courses will contain 200 questions; whereas, the CLAT 2019 PG exam will contain 150 questions. Candidates are required to attempt all the questions.

    CLAT 2019 – Marking Scheme

    CLAT for undergraduate programs is of total 200 marks, whereas exam for postgraduate programs aggregates of 150 marks. Each question will carry 1 mark each. Questions would be of objective-nature where the candidates will be required to choose one option out of the four options given. There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks per question and 0 marks are awarded to non-attempted questions.

    CLAT 2019 – Sections in Exam for UG Courses

    Candidates who will appear in CLAT 2019 to seek admission into the undergraduate law programmes will be examined on the following sections -

    • English (Comprehension & grammar based)
    • Legal Aptitude
    • Logical Reasoning
    • Elementary Mathematics (Including Numerical Ability)
    • General Knowledge and Current Affairs

    CLAT 2019 – Sections in Exam for PG Courses

    Candidates to appear in CLAT 2019 to seek admission into the postgraduate law programmes need to attempt the law examination from the following sections.

    • Law of Torts
    • Family Law
    • Criminal Law
    • International Law
    • Property Law
    • Jurisprudence
    • Law of Contracts

    CLAT 2019 – Section-wise Distribution of Questions & Marks

    For graduate level courses 40 questions are asked from English (including Comprehension) section, 50 questions are asked from GK section, 20 questions are asked from Elementary Mathematics section, 50 questions are asked from Legal Aptitude section and 40 questions are asked from logical reasoning section. For Post graduate course 50 questions are asked from Jurisprudence section, 50 questions asked from Constitutional Law section and 50 Questions are asked from other sections such as Family law, constitutions etc. Each question carries 1 marks in both exams.

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