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CLAT Exam Pattern & Syllabus

CLAT Exam paper consists of Reasoning, Math, English, Legal Aptitude and Current Affairs.

Apr 26, 2016 15:21 IST
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For Undergraduate Programme

  • Maximum Marks : 200
  • Duration of Examination : 2 Hours
  • Total Number of Questions : 200

1. English including Comprehension:                  40 Marks
2. General Knowledge and Current Affairs:          50 Marks
3. Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability):    20 Marks
4. Legal Aptitude:                                            50 Marks
5. Logical Reasoning:                                       40 Marks

Note: 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer

1. English including comprehension

English is a predictable section which has a comprehension passage, questions on usage of grammar, error detection and sentence sequencing. 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. A separate section on vocabulary based on Latin legal terms can also be expected. The difficulty level could range from simple to moderate level.

2. General Knowledge and Currents Affairs

The General Knowledge section includes questions both from current affairs and static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test candidates on their knowledge of national and international current affairs.

3. Mathematics

The Mathematical Ability segment tests the candidate’s knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e. math’s taught up to 10th Standard. The questions are based on time and work, time and distance, averages, simple and compound interest, ratio and proportion, etc. The difficulty level anticipated is only moderate.

4. Legal Aptitude

This section will test candidate’s interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability. Questions carry a legal principle, a factual situation and four options. Students are expected to apply the given legal principle and arrive at the appropriate answer. 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. If a technical/legal term is used in the question, that term will be explained in the question itself. For example, if the word patent is used, the meaning of Intellectual Property (“refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce.”) will also be explained. Legal Aptitude book has been divided into three main chapter, each dealing with one area of law, namely, law of Torts, Law of Contact, criminal law each chapter, discusses the area of law and its related principles, most of these legal principles have appeared in one form or another in the previous entrance tests.

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. In Logical Reasoning, you can expect an array of questions on puzzles and syllogisms and analytical reasoning and analytical reasoning-based questions. A standard level of questions should be anticipated. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.

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