CLAT Exam Syllabus and Pattern – Know in detail

CLAT exam is one of most competitive law entrance exams in India. The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) Kochi shall be conducting CLAT exam on 13 May 2018. CLAT law entrance exam is a gateway for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate law courses in National Law Universities (NLUs). After the declaration of CLAT results, the various National Law Universities will declare their CLAT cut off ranks. Candidates who will secure a rank within the specified CLAT cut off will be shortlisted for the counselling rounds of the NLUs. Besides NLUs, many other top law colleges in India also consider CLAT result / CLAT ranks for law admission.

 

CLAT Exam Syllabus and Pattern

 

Law aspirants appearing for CLAT 2018 need to understand CLAT syllabus and CLAT exam pattern to prepare effectively for the law entrance exam. The CLAT syllabus will help aspirants seeking law admission in knowing the subjects and important topics to be studied from the exam viewpoint. The CLAT exam pattern will help law aspirants to understand the structure of the entrance exam and devise a strong preparation strategy.

 

Here are the complete details of CLAT 2018 syllabus and pattern for aspirants seeking admission in top law colleges in India.

 

CLAT EXAM: SYLLABUS AND PATTERN                                                             

 

CLAT SYLLABUS

 

The CLAT syllabus for UG law courses includes five sections as follows:

  1. English including comprehension
  2. General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  3. Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)
  4. Legal Aptitude
  5. Logical Reasoning

 

The CLAT syllabus for PG law courses includes the following areas of law:

  1. Constitutional Law
  2. Jurisprudence
  3. Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc.

 

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CLAT EXAM PATTERN

 

The duration of the CLAT exam is 2 hours.

The CLAT exam pattern for UG law courses is as follows:

The total number of questions in CLAT 2018 is 200 carrying one mark each. There shall be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. The subject/section-wise distribution of marks is given in the table below:

 

Subject / Section Total Marks
English including comprehension 40
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 50
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 20
Legal Aptitude 50
Logical Reasoning 40

Total

200

 

 

The CLAT exam pattern for PG law courses is as follows:

The total number of questions in the CLAT exam is 150 carrying one mark each. There shall be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. The subject/section-wise distribution of marks is given in the table below:

 

Subject / Section

Total Marks
Constitutional Law 50
Jurisprudence 50
Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc. 50

Total

150

 

The CLAT 2018 syllabus and pattern helps in prioritizing the topics that require more focus based on the marks allotted. Candidates seeking law admission at National Law Universities or other law colleges in India need to thoroughly understand the CLAT syllabus and CLAT exam pattern and plan a strong preparation strategy. The more you work hard the better are the chances of scoring well in the CLAT exam. Therefore, create a study timetable and adhere to it.

 

 

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