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CLAT SYLLABUS     TOTAL MARKS-   200

Pattern for Undergraduate Programme:

Total Marks: 200
Total number of multiple-choice questions of one mark each 200
Duration of examination  2 Hours
Subject areas with weightage:  
English including Comprehension  40 Marks
General Knowledge/ Current Affairs  50 Marks
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)  20 Marks
Legal Aptitude  50 Marks
Logical Reasoning  40 Marks


Syllabus:
English including Comprehension:

The English section will test the candidate's proficiency in English based 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/Current Affairs:
This section will only test students on their knowledge of current affairs.

Mathematics:
This section will test candidates only on "elementary" mathematics i.e. maths that is taught up to the class X.

Logical Reasoning:
The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the student'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.

Legal Aptitude:
This section will test students only on "legal aptitude". 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 might be that any person who speaks in a movie hall and disturbs others who 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.

Pattern for Postgraduate programmes:

Total Marks 200
Duration of examination
2 Hours 
Multiple-choice Questions
(100 questions of 1 mark each 
Pertaining to subject areas, viz,
Law of Contracts, Law of Torts, Criminal Law,
Constitutional Law and Legal Theory  
Short-answer questions (100 Marks)  10 questions of 10 marks each 

 

COMMON LAW ADMISSION TEST (CLAT)

 

11 UNIVERSITIES

(1)          NLSIU BANGALORE
(2)          NALSAR HYDERABAD
(3)          NLIU BHOPAL
(4)          WBNUJS KOLKATA
(5)          NLU JODHPUR
(6)          HNLU RAIPUR
(7)          GNLU GUJARAT
(8)          RMLNLU LUCKNOW
(9)          RGNUL PATIALA
(10)    CNLU PATNA
(11)    NUALS KOCHI
(12)    NUSRL RANCHI
(13)    NLSJA GUWAHATI
(14)    NLU CUTTAK


CLAT 2013
CLAT 2013 is being conducted by Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur on May 12th 2013. The CLAT 2013 pattern as has been given out today, seems to have a lot of deviations from the past years’.
The CLAT 2013 Pattern can be summarized as:

CLAT 2013 will be having a negative marking of 0.25 marks which means for every wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted from the total score.
The GK section this year will have both Static as well as current affairs. No specific time frame has been given by the CLAT Committee regarding this, which means anything and everything can be a part of this section.
English will consist of comprehensions (understanding of the passage given, its central theme and meanings of the words used therein, etc.), grammar (correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in the given sentences with appropriate words, etc.)
Mathematics will test the basic numerical skills, up to class Xth level.
This section will test candidate’s interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability.
Logical reasoning section will test the candidate’s ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. Visual reasoning is not included.


Also, the minimum percentage for a candidate to seek admission in a National Law University through CLAT 2013 has been reduced to 45% in aggregate for General category and 40% for SC and ST.

ELIGIBILITY- 10 + 2 EXAMINATINS WITH NOT LESS 45% FOR GENERAL CATEGORY AND 40% MARKS FOR SC/ST/OBC.

AGE LIMIT- MUST NOT EXCEED 20 YRS FOR GENERAL & OBS CANDIDATES AND 22 YRS IN CASE OF SC/ST AS ON IST JULY.

 

POST GRADUTE EXAMINATIONS-

 

ELIGIBILITY -   55% MARKS IN L.L.B AND 50% MARKS IN L.L.B FOR SC/ST/OBC PERSONS.