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CLAT 2016 Paper Pattern & Syllabus

CLAT 2016 Paper Pattern & Syllabus
College / University: Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2016 Paper Pattern & Syllabus

For Undergraduate Programme

Maximum Marks : 200
Duration of CLAT-2016 Examination : 02:00 Hours
Total Number of Questions : 200

Sr. No. Subjects Marks
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

English including comprehension
The English section will test the candidate's 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
The General knowledge will be tested on the general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test candidates on their knowledge of national and international current affairs.

This section will test candidate’s knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e. math’s taught up to 10th Standard.

Legal Aptitude
This section will test candidate’s interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem-solving ability. Questions may include 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, 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 may include a variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.

For Postgraduate Programme

a) Maximum Marks : 150
b) Duration of CLAT-2016 : 02:00 Hours
c) Multiple-Choice Questions : 150 questions of one mark each

Sr. No. Subjects Marks
1 Constitutional Law 50 Marks
2 Jurisprudence 50 Marks
3 Other Subjects 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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