CLAT 2016 Exam Pattern

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CLAT 2016 Exam Pattern

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level Law Entrance Examination carried out by the Human Resource Development Ministry and facilitated by the UGC as an outcome to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) pending before the Supreme Court of India. According to Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), CLAT would be held on rotation as per the principle of seniority by 14 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their under-graduate and post-graduate degree programs (LL.B & LL.M).

In our previous articles on CLAT 2016 as well as CLAT 2016 Important Dates we had discussed some major points on this important law entrance exam. In this particular article we shall describe in depth & discuss about it.

  • Maximum Marks for the CLAT 2016 entrance exam is 200
  • Where as the Duration of CLAT-2016 on the other hand is 02:00 Hours
  • Candidates must note that the Total Number of Questions: 200
  • It must be noted that negative marking is applied for questions wrongly answered. Negative Marking: 0.25 Mark/wrong answer.
  • 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
  • Maximum Marks: 150
  • Duration of CLAT-2015: 02:00 Hours
  • Long Essay Type Descriptive Questions: 100 Mark
  • Multiple-Choice Questions: 50 Marks (50 questions of 1 mark each)
  • Negative Marking: 0.25 Mark/wrong answer to MCQ
  • The long essay type contains 4 questions and 25 marks each pertaining to subject areas such as constitutional Law and Jurisprudence
  • The Multiple-Choice Questions covers all subjects except Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence prescribed by BCI for Under-Graduate Courses
  • In case of equal marks secured by candidates, the procedure to break the tie will be as per the following order:
    (i) Higher marks in the section of legal aptitude in CLAT-2016
    (ii) Higher age
    (iii) Computerized draw of lots

The Merit List would be prepared on the basis of maximum marks score by the aspirants and the total no. of seats vacant. And the merit list would contain the list of selected and qualified aspirants

The aspirants would be able to apply for the examination which would be held on May 2016 from the official website from January 2016 – April 2016 via Online Mode

For more information:

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University
Sec- D1, LDA Colony,
Kanpur Road Scheme, Lucknow-226012 
Uttar Pradesh, India, 
Phone: +91-522-24-25902/903, Fax: +91-522-2422841

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