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CLAT 2013 Entrance Test Syllabus & Pattern

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Syllabus & Pattern for CLAT 2013
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance examination conducted by 14 National Law Schools / Universities for admissions to their undergraduate and Postgraduate degree programmes (LL.B and LL.M) commencing on session 2013.

The CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) 2013 is tentatively scheduled to be held on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 03.00 PM to 05.00 PM. Registration for the CLAT 2013 to be announced shortly. The CLAT-2013 is being conducted by Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur.

CLAT 2013 Online Application Form

CLAT 2013 Eligibility Criteria

Pattern for Undergraduate Programme:

Total Marks: 200
Total number of multiple-choice questions of one mark each 200
Duration of examination  2 Hours
Subject areas with weightage:  
English including Comprehension  40 Marks
General Knowledge/ Current Affairs  50 Marks
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)  20 Marks
Legal Aptitude  50 Marks
Logical Reasoning  40 Marks

English including Comprehension:

The English section will test the candidate's proficiency in English based comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be questioned 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/Current Affairs:
This section will only test students on their knowledge of current affairs.

This section will test candidates only on "elementary" mathematics i.e. maths that is taught up to the class X.

Logical Reasoning:
The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the student's ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It will include a wide variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.

Legal Aptitude:
This section will test students only on "legal aptitude". Questions will be framed with the help of 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 (e.g. the legal proposition might be that any person who speaks in a movie hall and disturbs others who are watching the movie will be banned from entering any movie theatre across India for one year). Candidates will have to assume the "truth" of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.

Pattern for Postgraduate programmes:

Total Marks 200
Duration of examination
2 Hours 
Multiple-choice Questions
(100 questions of 1 mark each 
Pertaining to subject areas, viz,
Law of Contracts, Law of Torts, Criminal Law,
Constitutional Law and Legal Theory  
Short-answer questions (100 Marks)  10 questions of 10 marks each 

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