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Common Law Admission Test Syllabus

CLAT 2016 syllabus is designed to assess candidates comprehension in five subjects namely English (Comprehension), General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability), Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.  Download the detailed syllabus from the given attachment.

Syllabus Description


Section 1: English including comprehension

 In this section, the proficiency in English will be tested on the basis of questions related to comprehension passages and grammar.

 In the comprehension section, candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their understanding of the passage, the central theme, meanings of words used in the passage etc.

 The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.

Section 2: General Knowledge and Currents Affairs

 In this section, candidates will evaluated on the basis of their general awareness including static general knowledge. Similar current affairs questions will test a candidate’s knowledge of current affairs.

 Candidates need to be up-to-date with news and other topics discussed in mainstream media from March 2014 to April 2015.

Section 3: Mathematics

In this section, candidate’s knowledge on elementary Mathematics, that is, Maths taught up to Class X will be tested.

Section 4: Legal Aptitude

 In this section, a candidate’s aptitude or interest in law, research aptitude as well as problem solving abilities will be tested.

The official website states: “Questions in this section will be framed with the help of legal propositions and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be “true” in the real sense (e.g. the legal proposition may be that any person who speaks in a movie hall and disturbs others that are watching the movie will be banned from entering any movie theater across India for one year). Candidates will have to assume the “truth” of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly”.

Section 5: Logical Reasoning

 In this section, a candidate’s ability to identify patterns, logical links as well as rectify illogical arguments will be evaluated.

 This section of CLAT 2015 will include logical reasoning questions along the lines of syllogisms, analogies, logical sequences, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.

Candidates can purchase CLAT sample papers from the official website of the exam during registration process, so that they can be better acquainted with CLAT 2015 exam pattern.



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