CLAT 2018 Syllabus

Dushyant Vanaik updated on : 12 Oct 2017
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Check out the CLAT Syllabus 2018 in detail right here. NUALS Kochi will conduct CLAT on May 13, 2018.

CLAT 2018 Syllabus

CLAT 2018 Syllabus – The Common Law Admission Test or CLAT as it is popularly known as a national level law exam conducted for admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by the 18 National Law Universities (NLUs). Aspirants who wish to apply for the CLAT exam must go through the CLAT 2018 Syllabus in order to get a fair idea of what are the important topics and subject areas for CLAT.

CLAT 2018 Syllabus is spread across five sections namely, English with Comprehension, Elementary Mathematics, Logical Reasoning, Legal Aptitude and General Knowledge & Current Affairs. There will be a total of 200 questions asked in the CLAT exam 2018, each carrying one mark. Let’s have a look at the CLAT Syllabus 2018 in detail.

CLAT 2018 Syllabus

CLAT 2018 will be conducted by the National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) Kochi on May 13, 2018, at various centres across the nation. The exam will be for the duration of 2 hours. The following tables show the detailed CLAT syllabus for undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses.

CLAT UG Syllabus 2018

Section

Topics

Remarks

English with Comprehension

Vocabulary,

Fill in the Blanks,

Sentence Correction, Comprehension Passages, Jumbled Sentences,

Subject-Verb Agreement,

Adjectives,

Noun,

Pronoun,

Idioms,

Active and Passive Voice etc.

This section will test the proficiency of candidates in English based on questions related to Grammar and comprehension passages. The comprehension section will test the understanding of the passage, the main theme and the meaning of the words used in the comprehension etc. The Grammar section will require candidates to make grammatical corrections in sentences, fill in the blanks, make corrections in jumbled sentences etc.

Elementary Mathematics

Number System,

Decimals and Fractions,

Roots,

Surds and Indices,

HCF and LCM,

Algebra,

Ratio and Proportion,

Logarithm,

Profit and Loss,

Partnerships and Discounts,

Areas and Volumes etc.

The Elementary Mathematics section covers topics studied till class 10th and will test the students on the same.

Logical Reasoning

Patterns,

Arguments,

Logical Puzzles,

Logical Sequences,

Analogies,

Cause & Effect Reasoning,

Statement Conclusions & Derivation of Conclusions, Statement Assumptions and Statement Arguments etc.

The logical reasoning section will test a candidate's ability to identify logical patterns, links and solve illogical arguments. The questions will also include syllogism, analogies, logical sequences etc.

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

Outline of Indian Economy, National Income of India,

Indian Tax Structure,

Major Industries in India,

Banking & Finance,

National and International Affairs,

Sports,

Persons and Places,

Science and Technology etc.

The GK section will test a candidate's general awareness knowledge including static GK. It will also cover topics of recent events occurring in the last 1-2 years.

Legal Aptitude

Legal Prepositions,

Legal Fundamentals and Terms,

Supreme Court Judgements etc.

The Legal Aptitude section will test your knowledge towards the study of law, problem-solving ability and research aptitude. The questions will be devised around legal propositions and the set of facts satisfying the prepositions.

 

CLAT PG Syllabus 2018

Topics

Remarks

Constitutional Law

Questions based on rules, practices and doctrines that govern the functioning of a State and other political communities.

Jurisprudence Law

This is also called Philosophy of Law and is classified into three sub-branches - Theoretical, Sociological and Analytical. The Questions will be based on the syllabus in the graduation degree programme.

Tort Law

This law is a recent development in India and is based on codifying statutes. It also includes statutes related to damages. Some crucial obligations such as Nuisance, Negligence and Defamation must be practised thoroughly.

Contract

Decisions of High and Supreme Court related to modern commercial activities form the crux of this subject.

Criminal Law

Questions based on Social Code of Conduct, Prohibition of Antisocial activities, Principles of Criminal Liability etc.

International Law

Questions on the set of Legal Guidelines and Contracts, Public International Law, Private International Law and Supranational Law.

CLAT 2018 Syllabus and Exam Pattern

The CLAT exam pattern is as important as the CLAT 2018 Syllabus. Aspirants must know the exam pattern for CLAT to get a clear idea of how the question paper would be like and devise their preparation strategy accordingly.

Duration of Exam – The total duration of the examination will be 2 hours, i.e. 120 minutes.

Number of Questions – As per the CLAT Syllabus 2018, there will be a total of 200 questions spread across 5 sections. For PG courses, there will be a total of 150 questions spread across 3 sections.

Types of Questions and Language – The questions will be objective type questions (Multiple Choice Questions) and the medium of language will be English only.

Marking Scheme – Each correct answer will be awarded 1 mark while 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

CLAT 2018 Distribution of Marks for UG Courses

Sections

Total Questions

Total Marks

Elementary Mathematics

20

20

English including Comprehension

40

40

Logical Reasoning

40

40

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

50

50

Legal Aptitude

50

50

Total

200

200

CLAT 2018 Distribution of Marks for PG Courses

Subjects

Number of Questions

Marks per Section

Constitutional Law

50

50

Jurisprudence

50

50

Other Subjects

50

50

Total

150

150

 

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