The Common Law Admission Test is an all India entrance examination conducted by the National Law University. It has both the Under Graduate and Post Graduate programs(LL.B, LL.M). It is a single level test and selection is based on rank performance of the candidates.
I. For UG Courses:
Applying candidates need to be passed 10+2 examination with at least 45% of aggregate marks or any other examination recognized as equivalent by the University concerned or the Board of Intermediate Education, A.P.
I. For PG courses:
Applying candidates need to be passed any Graduate Degree of a recognized University with minimum 45% of aggregate marks or any other equivalent examination recognized as equivalent by the Universities concerned.
CLAT Exam Pattern and Format:
Exam Pattern of Under-graduate Program:
|Total number of questions||200|
|Duration of examination||Two Hours|
Subject areas with weightage:
|English including Comprehension|
|General Knowledge/ Current Affairs|
|Legal Aptitude/Legal Awareness|
Exam Pattern of Post-graduate Program:
|Duration of examination||Two Hours|
|Subject areas||Law of Contracts, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Legal Theory|
Total Number of questions
100 questions of one mark each
2 questions of 50 marks each
I. English including Comprehension –
The English section test the candidates’ proficiency in English based on grammar and comprehension passages. In the comprehension section, candidates will be assessed on their understanding of the passage given, its central theme and meanings of the words used therein, etc. The grammar section focuses on filling of blanks in the given sentences with appropriate words, correction of incorrect grammatical sentences etc.. This section includes:
- Idioms and Phrases
- Sentence Improvement
- Cloze Test
- English Usage Errors etc.
II. General Knowledge/ Current Affairs –
Questions on current affairs test candidate’s knowledge on their general awareness including static general knowledge. This section includes:
- Persons and Places
- Books and Authors
III. Elementary Mathematics –
This section tests candidate’s knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e. mathematics taught up to Class X. This section includes:
- Number Systems
- Surds and Indices
- Square Roots
- Fractions and Decimals
- H.C.F. and L.C.M
- Profit and Loss
- Mensuration- Areas and Volumes
IV. Legal Aptitude –
This section tests candidate’s interest towards study of problem solving ability, research aptitude, law and Questions asked may comprise of legal propositions/ principles and a set of facts to which the said proposition/ principle has to be applied to arrive at a most reasonable conclusion. This section includes:
- Direction and Distance Test
- Analogy test
- Classification test
- Number and Series Test
- Statements Assumption
- Statements Conclusion
- Statements Arguments
- Statements Action
V. Logical Reasoning –
The purpose of this section is to check the candidate’s ability to identify logical links, pattern sand rectify illogical arguments. This section includes:
- Legal Terms
- Torts and Contracts
- Civil and Criminal Law
- Historic Law Based Questions etc.
You can also download the syllabus in PDF form.
Click here to download: CLAT Syllabus
i. For Legal Aptitude read all news about court cases and law
ii. For Reasoning solve as many questions as you can in a minimum possible time
iii. For English try to increase your reading speed and lay stress on grammar.
iv. For Math increase your speed and accuracy. Work on commercial math topics like percentage, profit and loss.
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