Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) for Under-Graduate Courses and Post-Graduate
Courses is conducted every year in the month of May.
Under Graduate Programme:
The CLAT paper for under graduate programme will be of 2 hours duration with
200 multiple choice objective type questions carrying a total of 200 marks.
Subject areas with weightage:
English including Comprehension
General Knowledge/ Current Affairs
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)
The different subject areas of the exam
English Including Comprehension
The English section will test the candidates’ proficiency in English
based on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section,
candidates will be assessed on their understanding of the passage given, its
central theme and meanings of the words used therein, etc. The grammar section
will focus on correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks
in the given sentences with appropriate words, etc..
General Knowledge and Currents Affairs
As far as general knowledge is concerned, the candidates will be assessed
on their general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on
current affairs will test candidate’s knowledge on current affairs.
This section will test candidate’s knowledge on elementary mathematics,
i.e. mathematics taught up to Class X.
This section will test candidate’s interest towards study of law, research
aptitude and problem solving ability. Questions asked may comprise of legal
propositions/ principles and a set of facts to which the said proposition/
principle has to be applied to arrive at a most reasonable conclusion. Such
propositions may or may not be ‘true’ in the real sense; yet the
candidates will have to assume that the given propositions are true and answer
the questions accordingly. An example of such legal proposition may be that
any person who speaks in a movie hall and disturbs others who are watching
the movie will be banned from entering any movie theatre across India for
The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate’s
ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments.
It will include a wide variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms,
logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.
Post-Graduate Programme :
The entrance test for Post-Graduate Programme is held along with the entrance
test for the B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) The 2 hour test carrying a total of 150 marks
consist of two sections.
Long Essay Type Descriptive Questions
(Covering Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence)
(4 questions of 25 marks each)
(Covering all compulsory law subjects prescribed by the BCI for the Under-Graduate
Course except Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence)
(50 questions of 1 mark each)
Note: For Under Graduate and Post Graduate exam, there shall
be a system of Negative Marking wherein 0.25 mark will be deducted for each
of the wrong answers to multiple choice questions.
In the event of equal marks scored by two or more candidates in the CLAT, the
tie will be broken by the following procedure and order:
Higher marks in the section of legal aptitude in CLAT