CLAT Exam Pattern 2018

Sept. 22, 2017 314 Team EC

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.

CLAT Exam Pattern 2018

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
Medium (Language) English
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
Total Marks 200

What are the sections of CLAT 2018?

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
4. Legal Aptitude 50 50
5. Logical Reasoning 40 40
Total 200 200

Advantages of understanding the CLAT exam pattern

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 -

  • It will help to prepare a proper strategy for the exam
  • A better strategy will give the students an advantage over other candidates
  • Since candidates will become clear about the marking scheme, they will avoid blind attempts
  • Test takers will be aware of the time limit and will be able to manage the time accordingly
  • The CLAT exam pattern provides the distribution of questions according to the sections/topics, which will help the aspirants to prepare strategically

CLAT Exam Pattern 2018 – Sectional Details

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.

  • English with Comprehension: For this section, the aspirants must have a good knowledge of English Vocabulary. Also, they must have good reading and understanding skills. Here, candidates can prepare by reading the editorials of the newspapers, news magazines, novels, story books, etc.
  • General Knowledge & Current Affairs: Questions in this section will be challenging the candidate’s knowledge regarding the latest events in various fields such as politics, economy, laws, etc. For this particular section, aspirants can read newspapers, journals, yearbooks, etc. to stay updated
  • Elementary Mathematics: To prepare for this section, candidates must brush up the basics of Mathematics. They can refer to the Mathematics books of Class 10 and 12
  • Legal Aptitude: Here, the questions will be based on legal facts and propositions, problem-solving, study of law, research aptitude, etc.
  • Logical Reasoning: This section will challenge the candidate’s reasoning skills and questions will be based on syllogism, sequences, and analogies.

 

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