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Clat 2018 Syllabus

The pattern of Question Paper for the UG Courses in CLAT-2018
(a) 200
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

Clat Exam Pattern

National Law University Odisha, Cuttack has announced the CLAT 2019 Exam Pattern on January 13. Candidates need to know the exam pattern of CLAT 2019 as it’ll further help the candidates in getting aware of the type of questions, the number of questions, total marks, marking scheme and subject-wise distribution of questions besides the exam timing, duration and mode. The law aspirants with the help of CLAT exam pattern 2019 can prepare for the examination easily being aware of the marking scheme to be followed in CLAT 2019.

Exam – Common Law Admission Test


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Duration – 2 hours

Mode – Offline

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Type of Questions – Multiple Type Questions

Number of Questions – 200 for Undergraduate and 150 for Postgraduate

Language – English

Total Marks – 200

Marking scheme – 1 mark for correct answers; 0.25 marks deduction for incorrect answers

CLAT Exam Pattern 2019 – Duration of examination

Candidates will be given 2 hours to attempt the Common Law Admission Test.

CLAT 2019 Exam Pattern – Mode of examination 

Candidates will have to attempt the paper in offline mode conducted by National Law University Odisha, Cuttack.

CLAT Exam Pattern 2019 – Type of Questions 

Candidates will be given multiple choice choice where they need to mark any one of the four choices given.


CLAT Exam Pattern 2019 – Sections for Undergraduate law programme

Candidates who will appear in CLAT 2019 to seek admission into the undergraduate law programmes will be examined on the following sections-

  • English (Comprehension & grammar based)
  • Legal Aptitude
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Elementary Mathematics (Including Numerical Ability)
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs

CLAT 2019 Exam Pattern – Sections for Postgraduate law programme

  • Law of Torts
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • International Law
  • Property Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Law of Contracts
  • Intellectual Property Law

Subjects

Number of Questions

Marks

English including Comprehension

40

40

Legal Aptitude

50

50

Logical Reasoning

40

40

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

50

50

Elementary Mathematics and Numerical Ability

20

20

Total

200

200


CLAT Exam Pattern 2019 – Section-wise distribution of marks for Postgraduate law programmes

Subjects

Number of Questions

Marks

Jurisprudence

50

50

Constitutional Law

50

50

Other Subjects

50

50

Total

150

150


Clat Exam 2019

For academic session 2019-20, NLU Cuttack will release the notification shortly. Visit CLAT Official Website i.e. www.clat.ac.in to check the same. Tabulated below are the tentative dates for the law entrance exam:

Event Date
CLAT 2019 Exam Notification December 20, 2018
Availability of CLAT 2019 Application Form January 13 – March 31, 2019
Availability of CLAT 2019 Admit Card

April 26, 2019

CLAT Exam Date 2019 May 12, 2019
Uploading of Answer Key May 15, 2019
Declaration of CLAT 2019 Result (Merit List) May 31 – June 30, 2019
Publication of 1st Indicative Seat Allotment List June 10, 2019
Payment of CLAT Counselling Fee (INR 50000) June 10 – 14, 2019

CLAT Exam Pattern

The national law entrance exam will be of two hours duration. The offline mode exam will have 200 objective type questions. Highlights of exam pattern of CLAT is as follows:

  • Mode of Examination: Offline
  • Number of Sections: In LLB- 5 Sections and In LLM – 3 sections
  • Nature of Questions: Objective type (MCQs)
  • Total Questions: 200 Questions in LLB and 150 Questions in LLM
  • Marking Scheme: 1 mark of each question
  • Negative Marking: 0.25 marks deducted for a wrong answer
Subjects No. of Questions Maximum Marks
English (including comprehension) 40 40
General Knowledge & Current Affairs 50 50
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 20 20
Legal Aptitude 50 50
Logical Reasoning 40 40
Total 200 questions 200 marks

CLAT Syllabus

Section 1: English including Comprehension

The questions in this section are from comprehension and grammar. They are designed in order to test a candidate’s aptitude in English. In the comprehension section, candidates are evaluated on the basis of their understanding of the passage, its central theme, the meaning of words etc. In the grammar section, candidates are required to spot the errors, fill in the blanks with an appropriate choice etc.

Section 2: General Knowledge and Current Affairs

Candidates are tested on the basis of their awareness of national and international issues including static General Knowledge. It is important to keep oneself up-to-date with the news and other topics discussed in the print and digital media from March 2016 to April 2019.

Section 3: Mathematics

In this section, candidate’s aptitude for elementary Mathematics i.e. Math taught up to Class 10 will be tested.

Section 4: Legal Aptitude

The section tests candidate’s interest in the study of law, research aptitude and problem-solving ability. The official website stats – ‘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.’

Section 5: Logical Reasoning

The questions are designed to test candidate’s ability to identify patterns, rectify illogical arguments and logical links. They will be framed around syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.


Clat Sample Papers

NLU Odisha, Cuttack is expected to schedule CLAT 2019 on May 12 (tentative). The law entrance examination is a pen-paper based test, conducted for LLB and LLM Programs separately. Except for the syllabus, exam level and total questions, the pattern for both the programs is same.

  • To keep a check on your preparation and formulate an improved strategy
  • To figure out your strong and weak areas
  • To help boost your confidence
  • To understand the exam pattern, structure of questions, important topics etc.
  • To manage your time effectively while taking the test.

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