From past few days, we have received a number of questions asking for the preparation strategy of CLAT 2020 Entrance Exam. In our Previous article for CLAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria, we have discussed the important parameters like Qualification, Age, Nationality, Reservation of seats for CLAT. In this article, we will let you know about CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern and CLAT Selection Procedure.
In this article, you will get to know about the detailed Exam Pattern and Selection Procedure of CLAT. Aspirants are advised to read the article very carefully to know about paper pattern and counselling procedure before making any preparation strategy for the very prestigious examination.
Latest Notification: CLAT UG 2020 Examination Will Be Held on 28 September 2020
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Common-Law Admission Test is also known as CLAT. The exam is conducted as per a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the convenience of the students seeking admission to various National Law Universities in India. The authority will conduct Common Law Admission Test 2020 to provide a list of candidates on the basis of ‘merit-cum- preference’ to each University for admission to their Under-Graduate (UG)/Post-Graduate (PG) programmes, according to eligibility, reservation, and other criteria. Before we go deep with the information, let us first have a look at the Major Features of the Common Law Admission Test 2020 Admission notification.
|Conducting Body||National Law University Odisha, Cuttack|
|Name of the Exam||Common Admission Test (UG) 2020|
|Level of Exam||National Level|
|Online Application Starts From||1st January 2020|
|Frequency||Once in a Year|
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Important Dates (Announced)
|Applications Open||01 Jan 2020|
|Application Deadline||15th August 2020|
|Admit Card||15th September 2020|
|CLAT 2020 Examination||28th September 2020 (Announced)|
|Uploading of Answer Keys||_|
|Last date for Objections||_|
|Notification of Final Answer Key||_|
|Declaration of Final Results||_|
CLAT UG 2020 Exam Pattern
CLAT 2020 consist of different exam pattern for UG and PG. The CLAT authority has approved some major changes to the CLAT 2020 exam pattern. These include:
- Multiple-Choice Questions 150.
- Maximum Marks 150.
- Duration of CLAT 2020 Exams.
- Negative Marking 0.25 Marks for each question.
|Subject||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks|
|English including Comprehension||28-32 Questions||20%|
|General Knowledge and Current Affairs||35-39 Questions||25%|
|Quantitative Techniques||13-17 Questions||10%|
|Legal Reasoning||35-39 Questions||25%|
|Logical Reasoning||28-32 Questions||20%|
Old Exam Pattern
|Subjects||No.of Questions||Maximum Marks|
|English including Comprehension||40 Questions||40 Marks|
|General Knowledge and Current Affairs||50 Questions||50 Marks|
|Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)||20 Questions||20 Marks|
|Legal Aptitude||50 Questions||50 Marks|
|Logical Reasoning||40 Questions||40 Marks|
|Total||200 Questions||200 Marks|
CLAT PG 2020 Exam Pattern
- Exam Duration: 2 hours.
- Question Paper Medium: English only
- Marking Scheme: Each right answer will be awarded 1 mark.
- Negative Marking: There is a system of negative marking. 0.25 mark will be subtracted for each wrong answer
PG Exam Pattern
|Multiple-Choice Questions||120 questions|
|Syllabus||1. Constitutional Law|
2. Other areas of law such as Jurisprudence, Administrative Law, Law of Contract, Torts, Family Law, Criminal Law, Property Law, Company Law, Public International Law, Tax Law, Environmental Law, and Labour & Industrial Law
|Negative Marking||0.25 Mark will be deducted for each wrong answer|
Note: Only candidates who secure 40% (35% in case of SC, ST, and PWD) marks in the objective section will qualify for the evaluation of their answers in the descriptive section.
Que: In pari delicto
(a) Where the lawyer is at fault
(b) Where the petitioner is at fault
(c) Where the judge is at fault
(d) Where both parties to a dispute are equally at fault
Que: Pari passu
(a) Diverse nature
(b) On an unequal status
(c) Supremacy of law
(d) On equal footing
Que: ‘Jus Gentium’ means:
(a) Law of Societies
(b) Law among Nations
(c) Global justice
(d) Global administrative law
Que: ‘Punctum Temporis’ means:
(a) Point of time
(c) Timely assistance
(d) Functional authority
Que: Turpis arbiter’ means:
(c) Corrupt judge
(d) Inefficient lawyer
Que: Caveat venditor
(a) Buyer beware
(c) Trporter beware
(d) Manufacturer beware
Que: ‘Sine die’ means:
(a) Adjourned without fixing any date for the next meeting.
(b) Adjourned for the day and scheduled to meet the next day again.
(c) Adjourned for the day and meet after one month.
(d) Adjourned for the day and meet after one week.
Que: Animus posssi dendi’ means:
(a) Intention to harm
(b) Intent to contract
(c) Intention to possess
(d) Intention to return
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
A. CLAT stands for Common Law Admissions Test. It is an all India entrance examination conducted by the National Law Schools/Universities for admissions to their under-graduate and post-graduate degree programmes (LL.B & LL.M).
A. Importance of CLAT Preparation Like every other competitive exam, CLAT has a remarkably high demand. Moreover, with the desire to get admission in one of the best NLUs, students work very hard. The determination power is on a full charge and they are willing to compromise on anything for their seat.
A. CLAT Eligibility. Candidates should have passed Higher Secondary School/Intermediate Examination (10+2) or its equivalent examination with not less than 50% marks in aggregate (45% in case of SC/ST/OBC and persons with Disability). Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination can also appear provisionally.
A. Yes, you can give CLAT UG after your 12 class exams. The CLAT or Common Law Admission Test is a National Level Law Entrance Exam held each year for the law aspirants of the country to get admissions and start their career with the top and most prestigious law institutes of the country.
A. The starting salaries at most other places are alright, but not astronomical. Sadly, neither the media nor the CLAT mentors tell you about this. Renowned firms like Kochhar & Co., Crawford Bayley & Co. have a salary package of 4-6 lakhs per annum. A Supreme Court judicial clerkship pays Rupees 30,000 a month.
A. Yes, Each question will carry one mark. Negative Marking: There will be negative marking process. 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
A. With over 40000 applicants and around 600 seats (for top NLUs), I would say pretty hard. Because of this, clearing the exam will be tough regardless of the level of the paper. Chose CLAT over procrastination This exam is based on std X level so it is easy for almost everyone.
A. To be eligible for CLAT, the students must have secured: (A) Forty-five per cent (45%) marks in Qualifying Exam (Class XII examination) in case of students belonging to Unreserved /OBC /Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories. (B) Forty Percent (40%) marks in case of students belonging to SC/ST categories.
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