CLAT

Eligibility

UNDER-GRADUATE PROGRAMME [Five Year Integrated Law Degree (Hon’s)]

A Pass in 10+2 or an equivalent examination with a minimum of (i) Forty-Five percentage (45%) of marks in case of candidates belonging to unreserved/OBC/Specially Abled Persons/NRI/NRI Sponsored categories and (ii) Forty percentage (40%) of marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.

POST-GRADUATE PROGRAMME (One Year LL.M. Degree):

An LL.B. Degree or an equivalent examination with a minimum of Fifty-Five percentage (55%) of marks in case of candidates belonging to unreserved/OBC/Specially Abled Persons/NRI/NRI Sponsored categories and Fifty percentage (50%) of marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories. Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in April/May, 2018 are also eligible to apply.


Exam pattern

Subject

No. of Questions

Marks

Duration (Min)

English including comprehension

40

40

120

General knowledge and current affairs

50

50

Elementary mathematics (Numerical Ability)

20

20

Legal Aptitude

50

50

Logical Reasoning

40

40

Total

200

200

120

Note:  0.25 Mark for each wrong answer


Syllabus

Scope and coverage of questions under different subject areas:

  • English including comprehension:
    • The English section will test the candidate's proficiency in English based on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be assessed 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 Current Affairs:
    • The General knowledge will be evaluated on the general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test the candidate's on their knowledge of national and international current affairs.
  • Mathematics:
    • This section will test the candidate’s knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e., maths taught upto 10th Class/Standard.
  • Legal Aptitude:
    • This section will test the candidate’s interest towards the 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.

Participation Universities

  • NLSIU Bengaluru
  • NALSAR Hyderabad
  • NLIU Bhopal
  • WBNUJS Kolkata
  • NLU Jodhpur
  • HNLU Raipur
  • GNLU Gandhinagar
  • RMLNLU Lucknow
  • RGNUL Punjab
  • CNLU Patna
  • NUALS Kochi
  • NLUO Odisha
  • NUSRL Ranchi
  • NLUJA Assam
  • DSNLU Visakahpatnam
  • TNNLS Tiruchirappalli
  • MNLU Mumbai
  • MNLU Nagpur
  • MNLU Aurangabad

 

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