Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2016 Syllabus and Pattern is out


30 Dec 2015 5:47 AM GMT

  • Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2016 Syllabus and Pattern is out

    The Syllabus and Pattern of the Common Law Admission Test 2016 is published by the Organising Committee in the official Website. The CLAT is scheduled on May 8, 2016;

    Here is the Syllabus and Pattern

    For Undergraduate Programme

    Maximum Marks     : 200

    • Duration of CLAT-2016 Examination     : 02:00 Hours
    • Total Number of Questions     : 200

    Sr. No.SubjectsMarks
    1English including Comprehension40 Marks
    2General Knowledge and Current Affairs50 Marks
    3Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)20 Marks
    4Legal Aptitude50 Marks
    5Logical Reasoning40 Marks

    Note : 0.25 marks will be deducted for each 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 Affairs

    The 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.


    This section will test candidate’s knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e. math’s taught up to 10th Standard.

    Legal Aptitude

    This 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 Reasoning

    The 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

    Sr. No.SubjectsMarks
    1Constitutional Law50 Marks
    2Jurisprudence50 Marks
    3Other Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc.50 Marks

    Note : 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer
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