What is the pattern of the CLAT examination?

Many of us are confused about how to prepare for CLAT examination, but before that we must know what CLAT exam is exactly?

Common Law Admission Test is a statutory body which is created under the Memorandum of Understanding; this is to give convenience to the students who are trying to apply and study law in different universities of India. Every year this exam is conducted, so many of you might be preparing for CLAT 2017.

Similarly like DU LLB Entrance Test 2017, these exams are conducted on the merit cum preference and the students get the universities only on this basis.

The 17 National Law Universities conduct their rotation to their under- graduate and even under the Post graduate.

How to apply for CLAT?

If you want to apply for CLAT, Candidates can find online forms which are available on the clat.ac.in which are available on the January 2017.

Earlier the forms were available even on the hard copy, but from this year the forms are only available online only.

What is the pattern for the CLAT examination?

Total number of marks of the examination = 200

No of multiple choice questions = 200 (one mark each)

Duration/Timing of the examination = 2hours


Weight of the marks & subject:

  • English ( This also includes the comprehension) – 40 marks
  • Current Affairs and General knowledge – 50 marks
  • Elementary Mathematics – 20 marks
  • Logical Reasoning – 40 marks
  • Legal Reasoning – 50 marks

Does CLAT have negative marking?

Well yes, CLAT has negative marking. So if the answers are wrong your marks get reduced automatically. About 0.25 marks get reduced for every wrong answer.

How to get the brochure of CLAT?

CLAT examination brochure is available on the website, the processing charges for the online form is of Rs 4000 for the open category and the general category and for the SC/ST it is 3500rs only.

In case you are searching for information about the various universities of the National law then you can find completed updated information about the different courses available on the main website.  And if you are looking to take admission only in the top colleges of the country then they have to give the following exams other then CLAT like CET, SET and Christ college and ULSAT as well.

Thank you.

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