CLAT Exam Pattern 2019


CLAT Exam Pattern 2019
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Apr

CLAT Exam Pattern 2019


CLAT Exam Pattern has not seen any changes over the years, but this year, on May 26, NLU Odisha, Cuttack will hold a pen-paper national level examination. Law entrance examination will be conducted separately to enroll students in 3 year LLB, 5 year Integrated LLB, and LLM programmes.

For all courses, separate question papers are set, where everyone has a different structure and level of questions. The basic paper pattern, however, remains the same in all CLAT Question Papers. The following is given:

 
  • Duration of exam – Maximum time allowed to attempt the question paper is 2 hours.

  • Type of questions – Objective type questions are asked in the CLAT exam

  • Medium of exam – The paper is set in English only

  • Marking scheme – 1 mark is awarded for a correct response. There is negative marking of 0.25 marks for an incorrect response.
CLAT Exam Pattern


CLAT Exam Pattern – LLB Program

Section-wise questions distribution is given below:
Section Total Questions Maximum Marks
English (including Comprehension) 40 40
GK and Current Affairs 50 50
Elementary Mathematics 20 20
Legal Aptitude 50 50
Logical Reasoning 40 40
Total 200 Questions 200 Marks
 
CLAT Syllabus for LLB
The UG program's Syllabus covers questions from General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Legal Aptitude, English, Math, Logical Reasoning. Section GK and Legal Aptitude will carry the highest weighting in the entrance examination of the law. The weighting details for each course are provided below:
 
In General Knowledge & Current Affairs
The syllabus for this section is usually very vast and varied. This section will include both general knowledge and current affairs questions. The GK questions will test candidates ' static knowledge on some of the prominent national and international aspects.
 
Some of the frequently asked topics are:
 
  1. Outline of Indian Economy

  2. National Income of India

  3. Indian Tax Structure

  4. Major Industries in India

  5. Banking & Finance

In Legal Aptitude
This section will test the ability and interest of candidates to understand and resolve legal issues. To solve various legal proposals, they will have to apply their research aptitude and reasoning.

This section will cover the following topics:
 
  1. Legal fundamentals and terms

  2. Legal Maxims and Important Landmarks

  3. Supreme Court Judgments
 
In English including Comprehension
This section is intended to test candidates ' grammatical knowledge. The questions will focus on correcting in grammatically incorrect phrases, jumbled phrases, idioms, and phrases, etc. It will also include about 300 – 400 words of the passage. Candidates must answer questions based on the passage's main theme as well as some of the passage's keywords.

Some of the important topics to be covered under this section are:
 
  1. Comprehension Passages

  2. Subject-Verb Agreement

  3. Noun

  4. Pronoun

  5. Adjective and Determinants

  6. Adverb

  7. Active Passive Voice
 
In Logical Reasoning
The Logical Reasoning section is intended to check the ability of a candidate to analyze patterns and arguments. This would include syllogism questions, logical sequences, analogies, etc. Understand and analyze the different conditions set out in the questions and draw the right conclusions.

The important topics under this section are:
 
  1. Logical Puzzles

  2. Statement Conclusions Derivation of Conclusions

  3. Cause & Effect Reasoning

  4. Statements Assumptions and Statement Arguments  
 
In Mathematics (Numerical Ability)
Candidates will be asked in this section to answer questions based on the syllabus of class 10 of mathematics (elementary mathematics). With numbers and calculations, it will test the accuracy of the candidate.

The key topics in this section are:
 
1. Numbers

2. HCF and LCM

3. Fractions

4. Logarithms

5. Percentage

6. Time &Distance

7. Ratio & Proportion

 
CLAT Exam Pattern – LLM Program
Exam patterns for the CLAT LLM program will cover topics from constitutional law, law, contract, torts, criminal law, international law, IPR, etc. LLM Paper will have as many as 150 questions of an objective type. Below is the sectional distribution of questions:
 
Section Total Questions Maximum Marks
Constitutional Law 50 50
Jurisprudence 50 50
Other Law Subjects 50 50
Total 150 Questions 150 Marks
 
CLAT LLM Syllabus
In the question paper, both constitutional law and jurisprudence will have an equal weight of 50 marks each. The rest of the questions, however, will come from various topics such as criminal law, international law, etc. Please refer to the details of constitutional law and jurisprudence below:

Constitutional law is made up of different rules, practices, and doctrines governing the functioning of a modern state and other political communities. Candidates will be asked questions based on the concepts they have been studying in their degree.

Jurisprudence can be called the "law philosophy" in a broad sense. It is divided into three branches – analytical, sociological and theoretical. The questions in this section will be determined based on the syllabus prescribed in the course of graduation.

Tort Law is a recent development of common law in India based on the codification of statutes, including damage statutes. Some of the crucial tortious obligations such as Negligence, Nuisance and Defamation should be thoroughly reviewed.


Contract can be described as a piece of legal document that is a mutual agreement between two or more parties that can be enforced by law. A very important part of this subject is important decisions made by the Supreme Court and the High Court in relation to modern business activities.

Criminal law, also known as the Penal Law, aims to regulate the Social Code of Conduct and prohibit any antisocial activity that poses a threat to citizens ' security, property, health, and moral welfare. Significant topics should be given special attention to the principles of criminal liability and men's rea ("guilty mind" in criminal law).
 
CLAT 2017 Paper Analysis
The Common Law Admission Test for both UG & PG Courses was conducted for the academic session 2017-18 on May 14, 2017. On May 29, 2017, the CLAT Result was declared. The question paper was similar to the pattern of the previous year, consisting of the following distribution in section:-
 
Section Number of Questions Good Attempt Good Score Difficulty Level
English 40 35 – 36 31 – 32 Easy
General  Knowledge 50 30- 32 26 – 27 Moderate
Elementary Mathematics 20 10 - 11 9 - 10 Moderate
Legal Aptitude 50 39 – 40 34 -35 Easy-Moderate
Logical Reasoning 40 34 – 35 30 – 32 Easy-Moderate
 
The following is a brief on CLAT Paper Analysis 2017

English Section
  • It was one of the easiest sections.

  • The section was divided into 4 types of questions.

  • It included 1 comprehension passage with 10 questions based on it, identifying a grammatical error in questions, questions on idioms, migratory words and spelling mistakes and some vocabulary based questions.
 
General Knowledge Section
  • In this section, 35 questions were based on Current Affairs

  • And there were 15 questions from General Awareness section
 
Legal Aptitude Section
  • There were questions from contracts, torts and other types of law questions.

  • 15 questions out of 50 were quite easy to attempt.

  • Overall students felt the questions did not require any prior knowledge to solve this section
 
Logical Reasoning
  • In this section, there were 23 verbal questions and 17 analytical questions.

  • In most of the questions, 2 options were such that it was easily decodable that they are not the correct option. So students had to choose an answer only from 2 options.


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