Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Exam Pattern of CLAT LL.B. | Syllabus of CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) Under Graduate Programme

Pattern of CLAT (Under-Graduate Programme)
  • Total Marks: 200
  • Total number of multiple-choice questions of one mark each: 200
  • Duration of examination: Two Hours
Subject areas with weightage:
  1. English including Comprehension: 40 Marks
  2. General Knowledge/ Current Affairs: 50 Marks
  3. Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability): 20 Marks
  4. Legal Aptitude: 50 Marks
  5. Logical Reasoning: 40 Marks
Note: There shall be a system of Negative Marking wherein 0.25 mark will be deducted for each of the wrong answers to multiple choice questions.

The different subject areas of the exam

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.  
General Knowledge and Currents Affairs: As far as general knowledge is concerned, the candidates will be tested on their general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test candidates on their knowledge of current affairs.
Mathematics: This section will test candidate's knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e. maths taught up to Class X.
Legal Aptitude: This section will test candidate's interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability. Questions will be framed with the help of 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 (e.g. the legal proposition may be that any person who speaks in a movie hall and disturbs others that are watching the movie will be banned from entering any movie theatre across India for one year). Candidates will have to assume the "truth" of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.
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 will include a wide variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.

[Source: www.clat.ac.in]

[Updated on 02nd January 2014]

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