CLAT Exam Pattern 2020
Tuhina.malhotra, 22 Nov 2019, #CLAT
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CLAT Exam Pattern 2020 - The CLAT Consortium of NLUs in a press conference, held on November 21, has announced major overhaul to the exam pattern of CLAT 2020. These include reducing the number of questions asked from the current 200 to around 120-150. Also, the question paper will now include comprehension-based questions from Quantitative Techniques, English, Current Affairs, Deductive Reasoning and Logical Reasoning sections. The full details of CLAT 2020 exam pattern will be known when exam notification is released in the last week of December 2019.
LATEST - CLAT 2020 to be conducted on May 10 with modified exam pattern. CLAT application form to commence on January 1.

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CLAT 2020 entrance exam will be conducted via offline mode like earlier. To prepare for CLAT, candidates must first know of the CLAT exam pattern 2020 to form the base of their preparations. The exam pattern of CLAT 2020 includes the sections that UG/PG Law programme aspirants need to prepare, types and total number of questions, marking scheme etc. In this article, candidates will find all the required details of CLAT 2020. With the help of CLAT 2020 exam pattern, candidates can structure their exam preparation; they will know where to begin and how to go about topics that they have not studied before or find difficult. Knowing the exam pattern for CLAT saves time and makes candidates time efficient. To guide the students, To get an overview of the exam, refer to the table given below. For future CLAT related updates stay tuned with us.

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What's new in CLAT exam pattern 2020?

  1. The number of questions has been reduced to 120-150 from earlier figure of 200.
  2. The reduction in the number of questions has been done because "asking students to answer 200 questions in 120 minutes is not right as it puts students under lot of mental stress" said Prof. Faizan Mustafa, Vice-Chancellor, NALSAR
  3. Comprehension-based questions from Quantitative Techniques, English, Current Affairs, Deductive Reasoning and Logical Reasoning will be part of the paper.
  4. The changes in exam pattern have been made with an eye on attracting students who have improved competence in reading texts and who have demonstrated skills in inferential reasoning.

Exam pattern of CLAT 2020

The exam pattern of CLAT 2020 as mentioned above is set to undergo some major changes. The table below lists the exam pattern of CLAT from last session. It will be updated once the full details of the exam pattern is released.


CLAT Exam Pattern 2020 - Overview

Category

Details

Exam

Common Law Admission Test

Abbreviated Name

CLAT

Exam Date

May 10, 2020

Duration

2 hours

Mode

Offline (pen paper mode)

Type of Questions

Multiple Type Questions (MCQs)

Number of Questions

Undergraduate Exam (BA LLB) - 120 -150 objective type questions

Postgraduate Exam (LLM) - 100 objective and 2 subjective questions

Language

English

Total Marks

UG - 200
PG - 150 marks

Marking scheme

With number of questions to go down, NLU Consortium may make changes to the marking scheme for UG. Changes will be reflected here once notified.

In case of PG exam, the two (2) subjective questions will each carry 25 marks.

CLAT Exam Pattern 2020 - Exam Sections

A table of topics that need to be covered by the law aspirants while preparing for CLAT 2020 are given below. The topics have been bifurcated on the bases of the degree - CLAT for BA LLB for undergraduates and CLAT for LL.M for postgraduates.

CLAT sections for UG/PG Law

Undergraduate Law Programme (LL.B)

Postgraduate Law Programme (LL.M)

English (Comprehension & grammar-based)

Law of Torts

Legal Aptitude

Family Law

Logical Reasoning

Criminal Law

Elementary Mathematics (Including Numerical Ability)

International Law

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

Property Law


Jurisprudence


Law of Contracts


Intellectual Property Law

CLAT exam pattern 2020 - Marks Distribution for UG/PG Law courses

In the exam pattern for CLAT 2020, candidates will find the section wise marks distribution for both undergraduate and postgraduate common law entrance tests. With the latest changes introduced in the exam pattern, CLAT - UG, 2020 subject - wise marks distribution will also be changed accordingly. Candidates may refer to the subject - wise marks distribution of last year from the given table.

Marks Distribution for CLAT - UG (2019)

Subjects

Number of Questions

Marks

English including Comprehension

40

40

Legal Aptitude

50

50

Logical Reasoning

40

40

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

50

50

Elementary Mathematics and Numerical Ability

20

20

Total

200

200

Marks Distribution for CLAT (PG) (MCQs only)

Subjects

Number of MCQ questions

Marks

Constitutional Law

40

40

Other Law Subjects including Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence.

60

60

Total

100

100

Importance of CLAT Exam Pattern 2020

In order to achieve a goal, one needs to have a systematic plan that will help a student to move forward with their preparation. Following are the points that will explain the importance of knowing an exam pattern.

  • It saves time - Candidates can be time efficient while preparing for CLAT only if they are aware of the exam pattern. As exam pattern contains detailed information about the exam, students can structure their preparation which then leaves them with time for revision.

  • Makes you systematic - Knowing exam pattern helps candidates to structure their preparation. The candidates are able to evaluate their weak and strong points when they know the exam pattern. It also helps them to manage time while attempting the exam.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CLAT Exam Pattern 2020

Question: How many questions will be asked in CLAT - UG 2020?

Answer:

As per the latest update in the exam pattern, there will be 120 to 150 questions in CLAT 2020 (UG)  exam.

Question: When will CLAT 2020 be conducted?

Answer:

CLAT 2020 will be conducted on May 10, 2020.

Question: How many NLUs will participate in CLAT - 2020

Answer:

As of now, there are 21 NLUs that will participate in CLAT - 2020.

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