CLAT Syllabus 2017 – Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) Patna has announced syllabus of CLAT 2017. Candidates appearing for Common Law Admission Test this year need to go through CLAT 2017 syllabus, which will help them in preparing for the CNLU Patna administered law admission test. CLAT syllabus will also help candidates in knowing the important topics and subject-areas to be studied from the examination view-point. Candidates can also strategize their preparation according to CLAT 2017 syllabus, which also helps in knowing what and how to study to score good in the national-level law exam.
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CLAT 2017 will be held online on May 14, where candidates will have to answer a total of 200 questions from as many as five sections–English, General Knowledge, Mathematics, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning. Read more about CLAT Exam Pattern.
Candidates can find below the important topics from each section of the law entrance test.
Section-wise syllabus of CLAT UG
Important topics according to CLAT Syllabus
English (with Comprehension)
Comprehension passages and grammar, Vocabulary, Fill in the Blanks, Correcting sentences, etc.
General Knowledge & Current Affairs
Static General Knowledge, Current Affairs
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)
Number System, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Time and Work, Height and Distance, Geometry, Algebra, Trigonometry, etc.
Syllogism, Logical sequences, Analogies, Blood relation, etc.
CLAT 2017 Syllabus
English including Comprehension– You need to focus over English based comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, you will be questioned on understanding of a passage including its central theme and word-meanings. Some of the questions will also cover questions like correction of the incorrect grammatical sentences, fill in the blanks with appropriate words, etc.
General Knowledge & Current Affairs– This section will test the knowledge of general awareness including static GK. Apart from GK, questions will also cover the recent topics and current affairs broadly featuring between March 2016 and April 2017.
Mathematics with Numerical Ability– The questions will generally of the numerical ability type of Class 10th standard.
Legal Aptitude– The section will majorly test your interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability. The questions will be framed on legal propositions and set of facts satisfying the propositions. The propositions may not be true in real sense and you will have to assume the true proposition based on the set of facts and answer the questions accordingly.
Logical Reasoning– The questions of this section will test your ability to identify the patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. The section will also cover a variety of logical aptitude questions including syllogism, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, the logical reasoning section will not have visual reasoning questions.
CLAT Syllabus 2017: Test Pattern
Candidates can check below the CLAT exam pattern 2017 for both undergraduate and post graduate law programmes.
CLAT 2017 will be an online entrance test of 120 minutes, i.e., two hours.
The online paper of CLAT 2017 will have as many as 200 questions.
The questions will be of objective nature with multiple-choice options.
Each question will carry one mark.
Candidates will have to choose the one correct one among the given options.
Each correct answer in CLAT 2017 paper will be awarded 1 mark and for every incorrect response, 0.25 marks each will be deducted from the total scored marks.
The non-attempted questions will be awarded with zero marks.
CLAT UG Subject-wise distribution of questions and marks
Number of questions
Elementary Mathematics with Numerical Ability
English including Comprehension
General Knowledge and Current Affairs
CLAT PG Subject-wise distribution of questions and marks
Number of questions
Law of Contracts, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Family Law, Property Law, Intellectual Property Law, etc
Common Law Admission Test is conducted for admissions to undergraduate and post-graduate law programmes in as many as 18 NLUs including the newly joined MNLU Nagpur in CLAT committee.
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