CLAT Exam Pattern

CLAT is designed to test the aspirants on their knowledge of English, Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge, Legal Aptitude and Mathematics. The exam has been designed in such a way that it tests all the essential parameters of the students such as knowledge, speed, accuracy, comprehending abilities and interpretational skills. Each and every skill required to become a successful lawyer gets tested in CLAT. In order to ace CLAT, an aspirant must have an in-depth understanding of the CLAT exam pattern to devise a strong strategy for the exam and to be able to attempt all the 5 sections with proficiency and expertise.
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The following analysis would give you a clear picture of the CLAT paper pattern and help in your preparation:
Number of Sections 5
Sections English including comprehension; General Knowledge and Current Affairs; Elementary Mathematics; Legal Aptitude; Logical Reasoning
Total no. of questions 200
Total marks 200
Marks per question 1
Negative Marking Yes (0.25 deducted for a wrong answer)
Mode of Examination Online

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English including comprehension 40 40
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 50 50
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 20 20
Legal Aptitude 50 50
Logical Reasoning 40 40

As far as the sectional division of the CLAT is concerned, a consistent trend has been maintained by the paper setters. Though, there have been minor fluctuations within the internal pattern of sections and the type of questions asked.  The difficulty level of the CLAT questions varies between moderate to difficult.

One of the most important sections of the CLAT is Legal Aptitude. This section is considered as the game changing section of the exam primarily because the marks of this section are the tie-breaker in case of equal scores. Also, candidates have no previous preparation of this section at school level unlike the other sections like Mathematics or English.

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