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CLAT-2018 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Accepted For : LLM , LLB

Exam Mode : Online

Registrations Date

01 Jan, 2018


Exam Date

13 May, 2018

110 days to go

CLAT 2018 Exam Pattern

For the preparation of CLAT 2018, students must know the exam pattern and syllabus first. Here, students can check the full format of CLAT 2018 exam pattern and syllabus. CLAT stands for Common Law Admission Test. CLAT 2018 is held for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes. CLAT is a computer-based test (online), which will be conducted by National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi in 2018.

CLAT 2018 Exam Pattern for UG and PG Progamme:

  • The language for CLAT 2018 is English.
  • The exam duration set for CLAT 2018 is 2 hours for both UG and PG courses.
  • There are 200 multiple choice questions in CLAT UG 2018 having maximum 200 marks and for CLAT PG course, there are 150 questions with total 150 marks.
  • 1 mark is awarded for every correct answer and there is 0.25 mark negative marking in both CLAT UG and PG exams for every wrong answer.

Subjects for CLAT UG:



English with Comprehension


Current Affairs and General Knowledge


Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)10th standard


Legal Aptitude


Logical Reasoning


Subjects for CLAT PG:



Constitutional Law




Other law subjects

such as International Law, Contract,

 Environment Law

and Human Rights, Torts, Criminal Law


CLAT 2018 Syllabus

CLAT UG Exam Syllabus:

English with Comprehension:

  • The English section will analyse the student’s English proficiency based on grammar and comprehension passages. In the Comprehension section, students are given a passage and questions, and they have to answer the questions with their understanding of the passage and meanings of the words given in the passage, its central theme, etc.
  • The Grammar section involves correction of incorrect grammatical mistakes in the sentences, fill-ups in the sentences with suitable words, etc.

General Knowledge and Current Affairs:

  • The General knowledge sections will evaluate students based on their awareness.
  • Questions based on the current affairs will analyse students on the basis of their knowledge of international and national current affairs.


This section will analyse student’s knowledge of elementary Mathematics (10th Class/standard).

Legal Aptitude:

  • This section will analyse student’s knowledge of study of law, research aptitude and problem-solving ability.
  • Questions may consist legal propositions and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be 'true' in the real sense, students will have to guess the 'truth' of these propositions and answer the questions properly.

Logical Reasoning:

  • The objective of the logical reasoning section is to analyse the students' ability to identify logical links, examine the patterns, and rectify illogical arguments. It may include a variety of logical reasoning questions such as logical sequences, syllogisms, analogies, etc.
  • Visual reasoning will not be tested.