CLAT 2017 Syllabus

CLAT 2017 Syllabus

CLAT 2017 Syllabus for UG Courses

CLAT – Common Law Admission Test

Section A – English Including Comprehension (40 Marks)

Section B – General Knowledge and Current Affairs (50 Marks)

Section C – Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) (20 Marks)

Section D – Legal Aptitude (50 Marks)

Section E – Logical Reasoning (40 Marks)

 English including comprehension (40 marks)

Idioms and phrases, fill ups, one word substitution, cloze tests, sentence improvement, rearrangement of sentences in paragraph, jumbled sentences. Synonyms antonyms and analogies. Spot the error, correct the sentence, spelling mistakes, use the correct words. Comprehension

General Knowledge and current affairs – 50 marks

Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) – 20 marks

  1. Number system
  2. Roots
  3. Decimals and Fractions
  4. Surds and indices
  5. average
  6. HCF and LCM
  7. Approximation
  8. Ration and proportion
  9. Logarithms
  10. Profit and Loss
  11. Discounts
  12. Interest Calculation
  13. Areas and Volumes


Legal Aptitude – 50 marks

This section consists of fifty (50) questions. Each question consists of legal propositions/principles (referred to as “principle”) and facts. These principles have to be applied to the given facts to arrive at the most reasonable conclusion. Such principles may or may not be true in the real sense, yet you have to conclusively assume them to be true for the purposes of this section. In other words, in answering the following questions, you must not rely on any principles except the principles that are given herein below for every question. Further, you must not assume any facts other than those stated in the question. The objective of this section is to test your interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability even if the „most reasonable conclusion ‟ arrived at may be unacceptable for any other reason. It is not the object of this section to test your knowledge of law.

 Logical Reasoning – 40 marks

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.


Pattern of Question Papers for admission to PG Programme in CLAT-2017

 The pattern of the question paper for admission to Post-Graduate Course for CLAT-2017 is as under:

  1. Maximum Marks: 150
  2. Duration of CLAT-2017 Exam: 02:00 Hours
  3. Multiple-Choice Questions: 150 questions of one mark each
  4. Syllabus: Questions will be asked from the following areas of law:-

(i)  Constitutional Law: 50

(ii) Jurisprudence: 50

(iii) Other law subjects: 50

such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Environment Law and Human Rights.

  1. Negative Marking: 0.25 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer

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