CLAT Exam Pattern 2018 – The law aspirants preparing for CLAT 2018 are advised to check the test pattern. The CLAT exam pattern will help the candidates to understand the structure of the test and prepare accordingly. National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi will conduct CLAT exam in a computer-based mode on May 13, 2018. Duration of the test is 2 hours and candidates are required to attempt 200 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). These questions will be divided into 5 sections, which are English with Comprehension, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning. Each correct answer will carry 1 mark and 0.25 marks will be penalized for wrong answers. Candidates must get familiar with the CLAT test pattern to understand the marking scheme, distribution of questions, and other important details of the exam. Go through this page for complete details on the CLAT exam pattern 2018 to start with the exam preparation.
The test will be held in a computer-based mode for admission to the 2312 UG and 604 PG law programmes of the 18 NLUs. The test will contain 200 MCQs distributed among 5 sections. The candidates will be awarded 1 mark for each correct answers while 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong attempt. Know more about the CLAT exam pattern from the table provided below.
CLAT test pattern
|Mode of test||Computer-Based|
|Duration||2 hours (120 minutes)|
|Types of Questions||Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)|
|Marking Scheme||1 mark for correct attempt & 0.25 marks will be deducted for wrong answers|
|Total no. of questions||200|
|Sections||English with Comprehension, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning|
As mentioned earlier, candidates are required to attempt 200 MCQs within 120 minutes. These questions will be divided into 5 sections and the total marks are 200 i.e. 1 mark per question. Complete details about the CLAT exam pattern is provided in the table below.
CLAT exam pattern
|S.No.||Section||No. of questions||Marking scheme|
|1.||English with Comprehension||40||40|
|2.||General Knowledge & Current Affairs||50||50|
|3.||Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)||20||20|
Before advancing the preparation, candidates must make sure they are aware of the CLAT test pattern. As mentioned above, the exam pattern of CLAT will help the aspirants to recognise the structure of the question and their arrangement. Some of the benefits of understanding the CLAT exam pattern are as follows -
The points provided below explains the topics on which the questions will be based on each section. These points below will help the aspirants to prepare accordingly for each section of CLAT 2018. Also, to get a better picture of the CLAT exam pattern, candidates can practice the sample papers.