CLAT Exam Syllabus 2018

UG Programme

Scope and coverage of questions under different subject areas:

  1. English including comprehension:
    The English section will test the candidate’s proficiency in English based on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be assessed 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.
  2. General Knowledge and Current Affairs:
    The General knowledge will be evaluated on the general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test the candidate’s on their knowledge of national and international current affairs.
  3. Mathematics:
    This section will test the candidate’s knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e., maths taught upto 10th Class/Standard.
  4. Legal Aptitude:
    This section will test the candidate’s interest towards the study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability. Questions may include 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, candidates will have to assume the “truth” of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.
  5. Logical Reasoning:
    The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate’s ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It may include a variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.

The pattern of Question Paper for the UG Courses in CLAT-2018

a) Maximum Marks 200
b) Duration of CLAT-2018 Exam 02:00 Hours
c) Multiple-Choice Questions 200 questions of one mark each


Subject areas with weight-age:  
1. English including comprehension 40 Marks  
2.General Knowledge and Current Affairs 50 Marks  
3.Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 20 Marks  
4. Legal Aptitude 50 Marks  
5. Logical Reasoning 40 Marks  
  Negative Marking   0.25 Mark for each wrong answer

The pattern of Question Paper and syllabus for the PG Programme in CLAT-2018

The pattern of the question paper for admission to the Post-Graduate Course for CLAT-2018 is as under:

  • Duration:The exam duration will be two hours.
  • Total Marks:The question paper will be of 150 marks.
  • Type of Questions:The questions will be of objective type (multiple choice questions).
  • Medium of Exam:The question paper will be asked in English language only.
  • Marking Scheme: For correct answer, one marks will be given to the candidates.
  • Negative Marking:There will be negative marking process. 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

The questions will be asked in the question paper of the given sections:

Subjects Number of Questions Marks Allotted per Section
Constitutional Law 50 50
Jurisprudence 50 50
Other Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Environment Law and Human Rights. 50 50
 Total  150 150