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CLAT syllabus

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a non-statutory body created under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the convenience of the students seeking admission to various National Law Universities in the country.

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) Syllabus

Table of Contents:

Maximum Marks: 200

Duration of CLAT-2016 Examination: 02:00 Hours

Total Number of Questions: 200 questions of one mark each

# 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: The candidates should note that there is negative marks for wrong answer. For every wrong answer, 1/4 marks will be deducted.

English Including Comprehension

40 Marks

This subject is set to test the candidate’s proficiency in English and understanding the comprehension and its theme. In comprehension section, the candidate requires to answer the questions based on passage theme and words. In grammar section will be questioned on correction of incorrect grammar sentences including active and passive voice, article, preposition, verbs formation & usage, concord, modals, Idioms and phrases, antonyms, synonyms, reading comprehension, sentence sequencing, spotting error and using appropriate word.

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

50 Marks

In this section, the candidates will be tested on their knowledge of current affairs, static general knowledge, and general awareness. The question will be asked about the India and word geography & history, freedom struggles, Indian economy, Indian constitution, national insignia, international organizations, basic general knowledge & general science, chemistry, physics, biology, and computers. The questions based on current affairs will be picked probably through the last 1 to 2 years.

Elementary Mathematics

20 Marks

The syllabus in the math section is up to 10th class. The candidates will be asked questions on their knowledge of elementary mathematics, covering the topics like LCM, HCF, numbers, simplification, decimal fraction, average, square & cube roots, problems on number and age, profit & loss, percentage, ratio & proportion, time & work, chain rule, time & distance, pipe & cistern, boats & streams, simple & compound interest, clock & calendars, volume & surface area, combinations and problem on trains..

50 Marks

In this section of CLAT syllabus, the candidates will be tested on their interest towards law studies, problem-solving ability and research aptitude. All questions will be framed as legal propositions with the set of facts. The candidates will have to assume the truth and answer the questions accordingly. There are a wide variety of questions from legal studies like international law, criminal law, Indian constitution, legal terms, legal maxims, family law, contracts, and torts.

Logical & Critical Reasoning

40 Marks

In this section, the pattern will check the ability of candidates to identify patterns, rectify illogical arguments and logical links. There are a wide variety of reasoning questions like classification, analog, series completion, logical diagram, direction sense, puzzle test, blood relation, inserting the missing character, arithmetical reasoning, the alphabet test, mathematical operation, assumptions, basic of logic, effect & syllogisms and evaluating inferences.


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