CLAT - WHAT IS TESTED

About CLAT

The advent of National Law Schools across the country had been a paradigm shift in legal education. These institutes (NLUs) pioneered the introduction of Five Year Integrated Law Programme aper class 12th . The idea was to impart quality legal education in order to meet the ever growing corporate demands. Today we have following National Law Universities (NLUs) in India.

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Paper Pattern

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Online & MCQ

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150 Questions

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120 minutes

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+1

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- 0.25

Subjects

# Number of Subjects Number of Questions Weightage
1 English 30 20%
2 Current Affairs & GK 38 20%
3 Quantitative Techniques 15 10%
4 Logical Reasoning 30 20%
5 Legal Reasoning 37 25%

Eligibility

Any person who has passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with the minimum of :-

  • Forty-five percent (45%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved/OBC/(Specially Abled Persons)
  • Categories | Forty percent (40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST Category
  • Candidates who are appearing in XII Board exams in the same year are also eligible for appearing in CLAT.
  • Student from any stream (Maths, Science, Commerce, Humanities) may write CLAT examination.

Areas that will be tested in CLAT

You will be provided passages of about 450 words each. These passages will be derived from contemporary or historically significant fiction and non-fiction writing.

  • Draw inferences and conclusions based on the passage;
  • Compare and contrast the different arguments or viewpoints set out in the passage; and
  • Understand the meaning of various words and phrases used in the passage.

You will be provided passages of up to 450 words each. The passages will be derived from news, journalistic sources, examination of legal information.

  • Contemporary events of significance from India and the world;
  • Arts and culture;
  • International affairs; and
  • Historical events of continuing significance.

In this section, you will be expected to read passages of around 450 words each. The passages may relate to fact situations or scenarios involving legal matters, public policy questions or moral philosophical enquiries.

  • Understand how changes to the rules or principles may alter their application to various fact situations.

In this section your following abilities shall be tested:

  • Read and identify the arguments set out in the passage;
  • Critically analyse patterns of reasoning, and assess how conclusions may depend on particular premises or evidence;
  • Infer what follows from the passage and apply these inferences to new situations;
  • Draw relationships and analogies, identify contradictions and equivalence, and assess the effectiveness of arguments.

In this section your ability to apply various X standard mathematical operations on such information, including from areas such as ratios and proportions, basic algebra, mensuration and statistical estimation.

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