CLAT 2014 Test Pattern and Syllabus

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2014 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).

CLAT 2014 Test Pattern and Syllabus


Pattern for Undergraduate Programme:

Total Marks 200
Number of multiple-choice questions of one mark each 200
Duration of Examination  Two Hours
Subject areas with Weightage  
English including Comprehension  40 Marks
General Knowledge and Current Affairs  50 Marks
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)  20 Marks
Legal Aptitude  50 Marks
Logical Reasoning  40 Marks

CLAT 2014 Test Pattern and Syllabus

Also read: Top law colleges that accept CLAT scores for admissions


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.

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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 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:

Exam Description
Maximum Marks  150
Duration of Examination  Two Hours
Long Essay Type Descriptive Questions (covering subject areas such as Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence)  100 Marks (4 questions of 25 marks each) 
Multiple-Choice Questions (Covering all compulsory law subjects prescribed by the BCI for the Under-Graduate Course except Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence)  50 Marks (50 questions of 1 mark each) 

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