BLAT Exam Pattern 2018 – Every year, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) conducts BHU Law Admission Test (BLAT) in a pen-paper based mode for admission to the B.A. LL.B seats of the university. Aspirants preparing for the test are advised to go through BLAT exam pattern 2018 to understand the structure of the test. According to BLAT exam pattern, the question booklet will contain 150 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) based on topics such as - Mental Ability, General Awareness and Current Affairs, English Comprehension and Legal Aptitude. Each question will carry three marks and one mark will be deducted for every wrong attempt. The duration of BLAT is two hours and no candidate will be allowed to leave the exam hall till the test ends. BLAT exam notification is expected to be announced in January 2018. Know more about BLAT exam pattern 2018 from this article.
Understanding BLAT exam pattern 2018 is one of the initial steps that candidates must take before preparing for the test. The MCQs will be divided into four sections, which are -
Except for the English Comprehension section, the others will contain two sets of questions i.e. one in English language and other in Hindi. Check the table below to know more about the exam pattern of BLAT 2018.
BLAT test structure
|Exam mode||Pen-paper based|
|Duration||2 hours (120 minutes)|
|Language||Hindi and English*|
|Types of questions||Objective type|
|Marking Scheme||3 marks for correct answer; -1 mark for wrong answer; 0 marks for unattempted answer|
*Questions in the English Comprehension section will be in English language only.
It is important for the aspirants to become with the BLAT syllabus so that they become familiar with the topics on which the questions will be based. Check the points given below to know about the topics on which the MCQs will be based –
Mental Ability – Questions in this part of the question booklet will be based on mental mathematics where test takers are required to solve them quickly.
General Awareness and Current Affairs – This section will contain questions on topics such as history, books and authors, geography, science, civics, politics, and more. Also, there will be questions based on the events that gained national and international attention.
English Comprehension – In this section, there will be questions based on passages which will test the candidate’s command over English language and vocabulary.
Legal Aptitude – Questions on law topics such as Indian Constitution, Indian Penal Code, Indian Contract Act, Legal Misc. and much more will be dominating this particular section.
Preparing for any entrance test is a step-wise procedure and aspirants must maintain the chronology so that they do well in the exam. To prepare for BLAT 2018, aspirants can start with the test pattern and syllabus. It is important for candidates to understand the BLAT exam pattern, which will help them to understand the structure of the question paper. After getting familiar with the test pattern, aspirants can go through the BLAT syllabus. With the help of the syllabus, candidates will become familiar with the topics and sub-topics on which the questions will be based. Now, candidates can start collecting the required study materials and start reading them. The next step is to collect the sample papers and old question papers and solve them to check their preparation level. After solving each paper, they must analyse their answers so that they get to know about the topics that are giving them a hard time and then work on them. Also, while solving these practice papers, candidates must make sure to keep the track of time and complete it within two hours.
BHU Law Admission Test is one of the popular law entrance exams of the country conducted by BHU for admission to its 60 BA LLB seats. Notification and application form will be available online and candidates with at least 50% in their Class 12 board or equivalent examination. Also, aspirants who are appearing for their qualifying exams are also eligible to appear. The test will be held in various exam centres located around 14 (approx.) different cities across the country. On the day of the test, candidates must reach the test centre at least half an hour before the exam starts along with their admit card and a Black or Blue ballpoint pen. The result will be available online and will provide the test taker’s rank and qualifying status. Based on the ranks, candidate’s rank, they will be shortlisted for the counselling rounds.