CLAT 2020 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Syllabus & Exam Pattern of Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

CLAT shall be conducted in online mode where the paper will have 200 questions from five different subjects including English (Comprehension), General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability), Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.

Following are the subject-wise syllabus of the common law admission test:

English Syllabus (including Comprehension): You need to focus over English based comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, you will be questioned on understanding of a passage including its central theme and word-meanings. Some of the questions will also cover questions like correction of the incorrect grammatical sentences, fill in the blanks with appropriate words, etc.

General Knowledge & Current Affairs Syllabus: This section will test the knowledge of general awareness including static GK. Apart from GK, questions will also cover the recent topics and current affairs broadly featuring between March 2015 and April 2019.

Mathematics (Numerical Ability) Syllabus: The questions will generally of the numerical ability type of Class 10th standard.Legal Aptitude Syllabus: The section will majorly test your interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability. The questions will be framed on legal propositions and set of facts satisfying the propositions. The propositions may not be true in real sense and you will have to assume the true proposition based on the set of facts and answer the questions accordingly.

CLAT Logical Reasoning Syllabus: The questions of this section will test your ability to identify the patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. The section will also cover a variety of logical aptitude questions including syllogism, logical sequences, analogies, etc.

However, the logical reasoning section will not have visual reasoning questions.The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is the national level law entrance exam conducted every year for shortlisting candidates for as many as 2252 seats distributed among the 17 participating

NLUs. Last year as many as 39686 candidates had registered for CLAT out of which 37358 candidates appeared for the admission test.

Question Breakdown of Exam Pattern

Under graduate Pattern of Question Paper and Syllabus

Maximum Marks: 200
Duration of CLAT-2018 Examination: 02:00 Hours
Total Number of Questions: 200 questions of one mark each

Subjects Marks
English including comprehension     40 Marks
General Knowledge and current Affairs 50 marks
Elementary Mathematics ( Numerical Ablility ) 20 marks
Legal Aptitude 50 Marks
Logical Reasoning 40 Marks

Post Graduate pattern of question paper and syllabus for CLAT 2018

Maximum Marks: 150
Duration of CLAT-2018 Examination: 02:00 Hours
Total Number of Questions: 150 questions of one mark each

Subjects Marks
Constitutional Law 50 marks
Jurisprudence 50 marks
Other Subject such as contract, torts, Criminal law, International Law IPR etc 50 marks

Note : 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong Answer

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