CLAT 2019 Exam Pattern

Nupur Kaushik Updated On: 17 Apr, 2019 12:35 IST

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CLAT 2019 Exam Pattern

For the preparation of CLAT 2019, students must know the exam pattern and syllabus first. Here, students can check the full format of CLAT 2019 exam pattern and syllabus. CLAT stands for Common Law Admission Test. CLAT 2019 is held for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes. CLAT will now be held in offline (pen and paper-based) mode, which will be conducted by National Law University Odisha, Cuttack in 2019.

It is very important to understand the exam pattern because it will help in examining the structure of the examination which is to be faced. The exam pattern of CLAT 2019 comprises of a total number of questions, total marks, time duration, marking scheme, the number of questions section-wise, exam timing, etc. Understanding the exam pattern will help in better exam preparation. In order to clear the examination with good scores, applicants can check the detailed exam pattern of CLAT 2019 here to get a clear picture of the question paper and then start preparing for the examination accordingly.

CLAT is a pen paper-based offline entrance exam, which is conducted over a duration of 2 hours for both UG and PG Programme. Candidates appearing in CLAT 2019 for seeking admission into the undergraduate law programmes will be given 200 questions to attempt. Whereas for postgraduate law programmes will be given 150 questions to attempt to qualify CLAT 2019. The question paper for the UG programme is divided into 5 sections while for PG programme, it is divided into 3 sections. Check out the highlights of CLAT 2019 exam pattern!

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Highlights of CLAT 2019 Exam Pattern

Particulars Details
Mode of Examination Offline
Language of Question Paper English
Total Duration 2 Hours
Nature of questions Multiple Type Questions
Total Sections

In UG Programme- 5 Sections and

In PG Programme – 3 sections

Name of sections

For undergraduate programmes, the question paper will contain 5 sections namely - English (Comprehension), General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability), Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.

For postgraduate programmes, the question paper will contain 3 sections namely Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc.

Total Number of Questions 200 for Undergraduate and 150 for Postgraduate
Total Marks 200 for Undergraduate and 150 for Postgraduate
Marking Scheme

1 mark for correct answers.

0.25 marks deduction for incorrect answers.

Section-Wise Division of CLAT Question Paper 2019

For undergraduate Programme:

Subjects

Number of Questions

Marks

Total Duration

English including Comprehension

40

40

2 Hours

Legal Aptitude

50

50

Logical Reasoning

40

40

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

50

50

Elementary Mathematics and Numerical Ability

20

20

Total

200

200

For postgraduate Programme:

Subjects

Number of Questions

Marks

Total Duration

Jurisprudence

50

50

2 hours

Constitutional Law

50

50

Other Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc.

50

50

Total

150

150

CLAT 2019 Marking Scheme

National Law University Odisha, Cuttack will conduct CLAT 2019 and are responsible for setting up the exam pattern and marking scheme for the examination. According to the official website, the exam pattern has not been changed from its previous version. As the examination is to take place on 12th May 2019 (tentative), candidates must now start preparing for it keeping in mind the latest exam pattern and marking scheme along with the CLAT 2019 Syllabus. 

Response Marks
Correct Answer + 1 Marks
Incorrect Answer 0.25 Mark
Unanswered/ Unaemptted Question 0 Mark

In order to get well-versed with the CLAT exam pattern, interested applicants must also practice CLAT Mock Test and CLAT Previous Years Questions here. 

FAQs on CLAT Exam Pattern

1. Are there any changes introduced in the mode of law examination?

Yes, from 2019 onwards, The Common Law Admission Test or CLAT will be conducted in offline mode only.

2. Will I be provided with any scratch paper for rough work and calculations during the test?

At the test center, each candidate will be seated at a desk with a computer terminal and he/she will be provided with a scratch paper for calculations. Rough work cannot be done on any other paper/sheet, as nothing will be allowed inside the testing room. On completion of the test, candidates will have to hand over the scratch paper to the administrator.

3. What will be the medium of CLAT Exam?

 Like previous years, the medium of the Common Law Admission Test will be English only.

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