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Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

Updated: Jan 9, 2024

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance examination conducted by National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to undergraduate and post-graduate degree courses (LL.B & LL.M). The entrance exam is held rotationally by the National Law Universities. A CLAT score is used to seek admission to law schools all over India, specifically the National Law Universities except NLU-Delhi which holds a separate entrance test by the name of AILET.

CLAT 2019 Eligibility

For the eligibility of the CLAT examination, the following parameters have to be cleared. 

  • A candidate should have a minimum (45 % )  in XII class or equivalent. This is applicable for Specially Abled Persons (SAP) / OBC / Unreserved and other categories. 
  • Minimum percentage required in the XII class or equivalent is 40 % in case of the SC/ST students. 
  • The candidate would have to submit the mark sheet of XII class or equivalent stating that he or she has cleared the minimum eligibility criterion for the entrance in college. Failing this would result in the termination of the student from the examination. 

Exam Pattern of CLAT 2019

CLAT exam consists of the 200 questions from the different areas which are from the syllabus. 

Subject/SectionNumber of Questions
Verbal Ability/English Exam40
Quantitative Aptitude/Mathematics20
Logical Reasoning40
General Awareness50
Legal Aptitude50
Marking Scheme+1/-0.25

CLAT 2019 Syllabus

CLAT 2019 would held in the online mode. The CLAT exam would be carrying 200 questions from 5 different subjects. These subjects are:

  • English (Comprehension)

  • General Knowledge & Current Affairs

  • Mathematics (Elementary), (Numerical Ability would be tested in this subject)

  • Logical reasoning and the Legal Amplitude

English including Comprehension

The objective behind the comprehension (English) paper is to test the comprehension skills of the students. The students would be asked the questions from the central theme given in the form of the comprehension in the examination. 

Moreover, there would be the grammar section in which the students would be required to correct the grammatical errors in the sentences. This would come in the form of correcting the sentences, fill in the blanks, etc. 

Current Affairs and General Knowledge

The objective of the current affairs and General Knowledge paper is to test the knowledge of the candidate regarding the General Knowledge. The General Knowledge paper test the skills of the students over the static GK of the country and international level. 

The current Affairs questions test the skills of the students regarding the national and international current affairs. 


The objective of the Mathematics test is to test the candidate's knowledge about the elementary Mathematics. This includes the Mathematics up to 10th std. 

Logical reasoning

The aim of the logical reasoning exam is to test the candidate's ability to find logical links, solve the logical problems, identify the problems and other variety of questions based on logical assumptions. 
The syllabus of this exam includes the analogies, logical sequences, syllogisms, etc. 





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