CLAT Exam Pattern

CLAT Exam Pattern 2017 – Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) Patna will be conducting CLAT 2017 on May 14. Exam pattern of common law admission test (CLAT) will help aspirants in understanding structure of the national level law exam. Candidates appearing for the law exam need to know CLAT 2017 exam pattern as it will further help them in getting aware of question types, number of questions, total marks, marking scheme and subject-wise distribution of questions besides exam timing, duration and mode.

Once the candidates are aware of the CLAT exam pattern, it’ll aid them in preparing for the CNLU Patna administered law examination. Careers360, with an objective to guide the aspirants, brings CLAT 2017 exam pattern for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.


Benefits of knowing CLAT exam pattern 2017

  1. If you know the exam pattern of CLAT 2017, it becomes easy for you to make preparation strategies.
  2. With better preparation strategies, you can have a competitive edge over other CLAT 2017 aspirants.
  3. Knowing CLAT exam pattern 2017 will let you attempt only those questions about which you are confident.
  4. Attempting good questions will fetch you more marks than blind attempting.
  5. The duration as mentioned in the exam pattern of CLAT 2017 will further help you in keeping a time-check while practicing the questions and eventually leading you to complete the exam before time on the actual day.
  6. As the CLAT exam pattern also mentions subject-wise distribution of questions, it’ll assist you in strategic practice of questions which may bring good scores.

CLAT 2017 Exam Pattern: Overview

Exam Mode

CNLU Patna will be conducting CLAT 2017 in online mode.

Exam Duration

Candidates will be allowed to attempt the online CLAT 2017 in a limited time of 120 minutes, i.e., two hours.

Number of Questions

The online CLAT 2017 paper will have as many as 200 questions. The questions will be of objective nature with multiple-choice options. Candidates will have to choose the correct one among the given options.

Total Marks

The candidates will be attempting CLAT 2017 paper for scoring maximum marks of 200.

Marking Scheme

Each correct answer in CLAT 2017 paper will be awarded 1 mark and 0.25 marks each will be deducted for every incorrect response from the total scored marks. Non-attempted questions will be awarded with zero marks as no marks will be deducted for this.


CLAT exam pattern 2017: Subjects for UG entrance test

Candidates appearing in CLAT 2017 for BA LLB programme will have to answer questions from the following subjects–

        i.            Legal Aptitude

      ii.            Logical Reasoning

    iii.            English (including Comprehension)

     iv.            General Knowledge & Current Affairs

       v.            Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)


CLAT exam pattern 2017: Subjects for PG entrance test

Candidates appearing in CLAT 2017 for LLM programme will have to attempt questions from the following subjects–

        i.            Jurisprudence

      ii.            Constitutional Law

    iii.            Law of Contracts

     iv.            Law of Torts

       v.            Criminal Law

     vi.            International Law

   vii.            Family Law

 viii.            Property Law

     ix.            Intellectual Property Law


CLAT 2017 testing locations/ exam venues

CNLU Patna will be providing the testing locations of online CLAT 2017 in January with the publication of the official brochure. Careers360 brings you a tentative list of CLAT 2017 exam centres. The online law exam may be held in over 60 cities of India including Agra, Bhopal, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gorakhpur, Hisar, Imphal, Kangra, Mohali, Patna, Ranchi, Srinagar, Tiruchirapalli, Unnao and Vijayawada.


CLAT exam pattern 2017: subject-wise distribution in BA LLB entrance exam paper

As per the exam pattern of CLAT 2017, candidates can find table below for subject-wise distribution of questions–

S.No

Subjects

Number of questions

Allotted marks

1. Legal Aptitude 50 50
2. Logical Reasoning 40 40
3. English including Comprehension 40 40
4. General Knowledge and Current Affairs 50 50
5. Elementary Mathematics with Numerical Ability 20 20

CLAT exam pattern 2017: subject-wise distribution in LLM entrance exam paper

As per the exam pattern of CLAT PG 2017, candidates can find table below for subject-wise distribution of questions–

S.No

Subjects

Number of questions

Allotted marks

1. Jurisprudence 50 50
2. Constitutional Law 50 50
3. Other law subjects* 50 50

*Other law subjects including Law of Contracts, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Family Law, Property Law, Intellectual Property Law, etc.

CLAT 2017 is being organised by CNLU Patna for admissions to 2352 undergraduate seats and 604 postgraduate programmes in as many as 18 NLUs including Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU) Nagpur.

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