CLAT SYLLABUS TOTAL
Pattern for Undergraduate Programme:
|Total number of multiple-choice questions
of one mark each
|Duration of examination
areas with weightage:
|English including Comprehension
|General Knowledge/ Current Affairs
|Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)
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.
This section will only test students on their knowledge
of current affairs.
This section will test candidates only on "elementary"
mathematics i.e. maths that is taught up to the
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
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
Pattern for Postgraduate programmes:
|Duration of examination
(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)
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:
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 candidates interest
towards study of law, research aptitude and problem
Logical reasoning section will test the candidates
ability to identify patterns, logical links and
rectify illogical arguments. Visual reasoning is
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.
10 + 2 EXAMINATINS WITH NOT LESS 45% FOR GENERAL
CATEGORY AND 40% MARKS FOR SC/ST/OBC.
MUST NOT EXCEED 20 YRS FOR GENERAL
& OBS CANDIDATES AND 22 YRS IN CASE OF
SC/ST AS ON IST JULY.
POST GRADUTE EXAMINATIONS-
- 55% MARKS IN L.L.B AND 50% MARKS IN L.L.B FOR