CLAT Exam Pattern 2020: Types of Question, Marking Scheme and More!!

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    CLAT UG 2019From 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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    Selection Procedure


    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.

    Brief Description

    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
    Duration 2 Hours
    Exam Mode Offline
    Official Website www.consortiumofnlus.ac.in/

    Exam Dates (Announced)new-flash-gif-animation

    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

    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:

    • 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)

    Subject Questions
    English Language 150
    Current Affairs, including General Knowledge
    Legal Reasoning
    Logical Reasoning
    Quantitative Techniques

    Basic Guidelines

    • 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)

    Section Description
    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.

    Sample Questions

    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
    (b)Temporary position
    (c) Timely assistance
    (d) Functional authority

    Que: Turpis  arbiter’ means:
    (a)Corrupt prosecutor
    (b)Inefficient judge
    (c) Corrupt judge
    (d) Inefficient lawyer

    Que: Caveat venditor
    (a) Buyer beware
    (b)Seller 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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