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.
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|Major Notification||Eligibility Criteria||Exam Pattern|
|Syllabus||Books||Previous Year Paper|
|Sample Paper||Admit Card||Test Series|
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|
Exam Dates (Announced)
|Applications Open||01 Jan 2020|
|Application Deadline||31 Mar 2020|
|Admit Card||Last week of April 2020|
|CLAT 2020 Examination||10 May 2020|
|Uploading of Answer Keys||11 May 2020|
|Inviting Objections||12 May 2020|
|Last date for Objections||15 May 2020|
|Notification of Final Answer Key||18 May 2020|
|Declaration of Final Results||24 May 2020|
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:
- Reducing the number of questions to 150 from 200.
- Comprehension-based questions will be asked
- It will be from Quantitative Techniques, English, Current Affairs, Deductive Reasoning and Logical Reasoning.
The updated CLAT 2020 exam pattern is provided here as notified by the conducting body.
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|
UG Exam Pattern (NEW)
|Current Affairs, including General Knowledge|
- 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 (NEW)
|Multiple-Choice Questions||100 questions|
|Subjective Questions||50 Marks (Two Essay type questions each of 25 Marks, 800 words per essay) |
On the topics of law and contemporary issues.
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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