Paper Pattern & Syllabus
For Undergraduate Programme
- Maximum Marks : 200
- Duration of CLAT-2016 Examination : 02:00 Hours
- Total Number of Questions : 200
|1||English including Comprehension||40 Marks|
|2||General Knowledge and Current Affairs||50 Marks|
|3||Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)||20 Marks|
|4||Legal Aptitude||50 Marks|
|5||Logical Reasoning||40 Marks|
Note : 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer
English including comprehensionThe English section will test the candidates proficiency in English based on 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 and Currents AffairsThe General knowledge will be tested on the general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test candidates on their knowledge of national and international current affairs.
MathematicsThis section will test candidate’s knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e. math’s taught up to 10th Standard.
Legal AptitudeThis section will test candidate’s interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability. Questions may include 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, candidates will have to assume the “truth” of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.
Logical ReasoningThe purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate’s ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It may include a variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.
For Postgraduate Programme
- a) Maximum Marks : 150
- b) Duration of CLAT-2016 : 02:00 Hours
- c) Multiple-Choice Questions : 150 questions of one mark each
|1||Constitutional Law||50 Marks|
|3||Other Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc.||50 Marks|