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. (Line deleted) In order to ace CLAT, an aspirant must have an in-depth understanding of the pattern to devise a strong strategy for the exam and to be able to attempt all the 5 sections with proficiency and expertise.
The following analysis would give you a clear picture of the CLAT paper pattern and help in your preparation:
Nirma Law University
Number of Sections5
SectionsEnglish including comprehension; General Knowledge and Current Affairs; Elementary Mathematics; Legal Aptitude; Logical Reasoning
Total no. of questions200
Total marks200
Marks per question1
Negative MarkingYes (0.25 deducted for a wrong answer)
Mode of ExaminationOnline
SUBJECTSNO. OF QUESTIONSMARKS ALLOTED
English including comprehension4040
General Knowledge and Current Affairs5050
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)2020
Legal Aptitude5050
Logical Reasoning4040

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.

gdpi mba interview

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.

Download these E-books to give an edge to your CLAT Preparation:
General Knowledge Updates
Download PDF
List of Top Law Colleges
Download PDF
General Knowledge Updates Nov-Dec
Download PDF