Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) Exam 2019: Pattern/ Intake/ Syllabus/ Coaching.

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) Exam 2019: Pattern/ Intake/ Syllabus/ Coaching.

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Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is the most coveted of all the law entrances in India after Class XII. CLAT journey started in 2008 and today more than 40,000 students write the entrance every year to secure a seat in one of the participating National Law University including NLSIU Bangalore-the Harvard of the East.

CLAT 2018 was conducted on May 13, 2018, in the online mode. The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) Kochi has announced the CLAT 2018 exam pattern. NUALS Kochi is conducting CLAT 2018  and candidates appearing in the Common Law Admission Test need to go through the exam pattern of CLAT 2018. The law aspirants need to understand the paper structure of the national level law exam through the CLAT exam pattern 2018. Candidates need to know CLAT 2018 exam pattern as it’ll further help them in getting aware of the question type, the number of questions, total marks, marking scheme and subject-wise distribution of questions besides the exam timing, duration and mode. Once the candidates are thorough with the CLAT exam pattern 2018, it will aid them in preparing for the Common Law Admission Test.

CLAT is conducted every year to select students for 19 National Law Universities in India, other than National Law University-Delhi and HP National Law University-Shimla, which have their own process to select the students.

CLAT Score is also accepted by other law schools including NMIMS, Mumbai, UPES Dehradun and Nirma University, Ahmedabad, to name a few.

The following National Law Universities (along with intake) accept CLAT scores to admit students to their five year LLB programs every year:

National Law University Location Intake#
National Law School of India University Bangalore 80
NALSAR University of Law Hyderabad 120
National Law Institute University Bhopal 128
WB National University of Juridical Sciences Kolkata 133
National Law University Jodhpur 115
Hidayatullah National Law University Raipur 187
Gujarat National Law University Gandhinagar 187
Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University Lucknow 178
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law Patiala 196
Chankaya National Law University Patna 140
National University of Advanced Legal Studies Kochi 68
National Law University Odisha Cuttack 180
National University of Study and Research in Law Ranchi 120
National Law University and Judicial Academy Guwahati 60
DamodaramSanjivayya National Law University Vishakhapatnam 120
Tamil Nadu National Law School Tiruchirappalli 110
Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai 60
Maharashtra National Law University Nagpur 60
Please Note: As per 2017. Includes all categories and special seats.

CLAT 2018 Eligibility:

  • To be eligible for CLAT, the candidates must have secured:
    (a) Forty five percent (45%) marks in Qualifying Exam (Class XII or equivalent) in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved /OBC /Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories.
    (b) Forty Percent (40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
  • CCandidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2018 are also eligible for appearing in CLAT-2018 online examination. However, they shall be required to produce an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.
  • The result of qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2) shall be submitted by the candidate at the time of admission failing which the candidate shall be ineligible for admission to the Course.

CLAT 2018 Undergraduate Syllabus:

CLAT 2018 shall be conducted in online mode where the paper will have 200 questions from five different subjects including English (Comprehension), General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability), Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning. Scope and coverage of questions under different subject areas:

English including comprehension: The English section will test the candidates’ proficiency in English based on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be questioned on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein, etc. The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.

General Knowledge and Current Affairs:The General knowledge will be tested on the general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test candidates on their knowledge of national and international current affairs.

Mathematics:This section will test candidate’s knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e., maths taught up to 10th Class/standard.

Legal Aptitude: This section will test candidate’s interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability. Questions may include legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be “true” in the real sense, candidates will have to assume the “truth” of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.

Logical Reasoning: The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate’s ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It may include a variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.

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Regular Classroom Course

Regular Weekdays coaching program for CLAT 2019 to be held in May 2019, for class XIIth standard students. Interactive coaching for 2 hours a day on weekdays commencing on 01-08-2018.

Weekend Course

Weekend coaching program for CLAT 2019 to be held in May 2019 for XIIth standard students. Interactive coaching for 4 hours each on Saturdays & Sundays.
Commencing form 5th August 2018.

Crash Course

Crash course for CLAT 2019.

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CLAT 2018 Exam Pattern

CLAT is of two hour duration, comprising 200 questions across five different areas and is conducted online.


No. of Questions

English/Verbal Ability


Mathematics/Quantitative Aptitude


Logical Reasoning


General Awareness


Legal Aptitude


Marking Scheme


CLAT Exam Duration

Candidates have to attempt the online CLAT 2018 in an allotted time of 120 minutes, i.e., two hours.

Number of Questions

The online CLAT 2018 paper will have as many as 200 questions for undergraduate programmes and 150 questions for postgraduate law programme. The questions will be objective nature with multiple-choice answer options. Candidates will need to choose the most appropriate one among the given options which they find to be correct.

Total Marks

The candidates will be attempting the CLAT 2018 paper for scoring maximum marks of 200.

Marking Scheme

Each correct answer in CLAT 2018 paper will be awarded 1 mark and 0.25 marks each will be deducted for every incorrect response from the total CLAT score. Non-attempted questions will be awarded zero marks as no marks will be deducted for this.

CLAT 2018 Exam Pattern: Subjects for PG entrance test

Candidates appearing in CLAT 2018 for LLM programme will need to attempt questions from the following subjects–

  1. Jurisprudence
  2. Constitutional Law
  3. Law of Contracts
  4. Law of Torts
  5. Criminal Law
  6. International Law
  7. Family Law
  8. Property Law
  9. Intellectual Property Law

CLAT Exam Pattern 2018 for PG Courses



Number of questions

Allotted marks

1. Jurisprudence 50 50
2. Constitutional Law 50 50
3. Other law subjects* 50 50

*Other law subjects including Law of Contracts, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Family Law, Property Law, Intellectual Property Law, etc.

CLAT 2018 Exam Pattern: Subject-wise distribution for BA LLB entrance exam paper

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