CLAT 2018 Exam Pattern

Dushyant Vanaik updated on : 11 Oct 2017
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CLAT aspirants can view all the information regarding the CLAT exam pattern here. CLAT 2018 will be conducted on May 13, 2018.

CLAT 2018 Exam Pattern

CLAT 2018 Exam Pattern - The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level Law examination conducted by one of the 18 National Law Universities in India on a rotational basis. CLAT 2018 will be conducted by the National University of Advanced Legal Studies Kochi (NUALS) on May 13, 2018, at various centres across the nation. The CLAT exam will be conducted for admissions into undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by the 18 Law Universities.

CLAT 2018 Exam Pattern remains same with only minor changes every year. Knowing the exam pattern for CLAT will help aspirants understand the structure of the exam and devise their preparation strategies accordingly. The CLAT exam will be conducted for a duration of 2 hours and there will be 200 multiple choice questions to answer. Let's have a look at the CLAT 2018 Exam Pattern in detail.

CLAT 2018 Exam Pattern

As per the CLAT 2018 Exam Pattern, the test will be conducted in an online mode (Computer-based Test). The 200 questions will be spread across 5 sections and each question will carry 1 mark. Candidates must note that 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. The following points give a brief idea of the CLAT exam pattern 2018 for UG and PG Courses.

CLAT 2018 UG Exam Pattern

Exam Duration -

The total duration of the exam will be 2 hours, i.e. 120 minutes.

Number of Questions -

There will be a total of 200 questions spread across 5 main sections.

Sections –

  • Elementary Mathematics
  • English with Comprehension
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  • Legal Aptitude
  • Logical Reasoning

Type -

There will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).

Language -

The medium of language for CLAT 2018 will be English only.

Marking Scheme -

Each correct answer will fetch 1 mark and for each incorrect answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.

CLAT 2018 UG Exam Pattern - Distribution of Marks

Subjects

Number of Questions

Marks per Section

Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)

20

20

English including Comprehension

40

40

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

50

50

Legal Aptitude

50

50

Logical Reasoning

40

40

Total

200

200

 

CLAT 2018 PG Exam Pattern

Exam Duration -

The total duration of the exam will be 2 hours, i.e. 120 minutes.

Number of Questions -

There will be a total of 150 questions.

Type -

There will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).

Language -

The medium of language for CLAT PG will be English only.

Marking Scheme -

Each correct answer will be awarded 1 mark and each incorrect answer will attract deduction of 0.25 marks.

CLAT 2018 PG Exam Pattern – Distribution of Marks

Subjects

Number of Questions

Marks per Section

Constitutional Law

50

50

Jurisprudence

50

50

Other Subjects such as:

Contract

Torts

Criminal Law

International Law

Environment Law

Human Rights

50

50

Total

150

150

 

CLAT 2018 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

CLAT Syllabus for UG Courses

The undergraduate paper will be divided into five sections namely, English with Comprehension, Elementary Mathematics, Logical Reasoning, Legal Aptitude and General Knowledge & Current Affairs. The Legal Aptitude and General Knowledge section will carry the highest weightage in the examination.

English with Comprehension – Sentence Correction, Fill in the Blanks, Jumbled Sentences, Idioms, Phrases, Comprehension Passages, Subject-Verb Agreement, Noun, Pronoun, Adjective and Determinants, Adverbs, Active and Passive Voice.

Elementary Mathematics - Numbers, HCF & LCM, Fractions, Logarithms, Percentage, Time & Distance, Ratio & Proportion etc.

Logical Reasoning - Patterns, Arguments, Logical Puzzles, Logical Sequences, Analogies, Cause & Effect Reasoning, Statement Conclusions & Derivation of Conclusions, Statement Assumptions and Statement Arguments.

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.

Legal Aptitude - Legal fundamentals and terms, Legal Maxims and Important Landmarks, Supreme Court Judgments.

CLAT Syllabus for PG Courses

The postgraduate paper will be divided into three sections, i.e. Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence Law and other Law subjects like Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Environment Law and Human Rights. The Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence section will comprise of 50 questions each, whereas the last section will comprise of the remaining 50 questions.  

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

Jurisprudence - 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.

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