Eligibility Criteria for UG Programme in CLAT
.(i) Candidates shall be below Twenty (20) Years of age as on 1st July in case of all Unreserved/NRIs/NRI Sponsored categories candidates. (ii) Candidates shall be below Twenty Two (22) years of age as on 1st July in case of SC/ST/ OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) category candidates.
Note:- Notice Regarding Age Relaxation for the Under-Graduate Course in CLAT
In its order dated 03/03/2017 in the Writ Petition (Civil) No. 1023/2016, the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has put a stay on the Notification No. BCI: D : 1519 (LE: Cir.-6) of the Bar Council of India dated 17th September, 2016 and all consequential actions taken in pursuance thereof pending decision of the aforesaid writ petition.
1) As regards minimum percentage of marks in qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2), the candidates must have secured:
(i) Forty five percent (45%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved /OBC /Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories, and (ii) Forty Percent (40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
2) Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2017 are also eligible for appearing in CLAT-2017 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.
3) In case of equal marks, the breaking of tie shall be by the following procedure and order as under:
(i) Higher marks in the section of legal aptitude in CLAT-2017 exam. (ii) Higher age. (iii) Computerised draw of lots.
Exam Duration2 Hours
Results29th May 2017
A. Syllabus for CLAT LLB
- English including Comprehension:-
The English section will test the candidate’s proficiency in English based 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 in of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.
- General Knowledge/Current Affairs:-
This section will only test students on their knowledge of current affairs (broadly defined as matters featuring in the mainstream media between May 2010 and May 2011)
This section will test candidates only on “elementary” mathematics i.e. maths that is taught till the class 10.
- Logical Reasoning:-
The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the student’s ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It will include a wide variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested, as this tends to disadvantage those that are visually impaired.
- Legal Aptitude/Legal Awareness:-
Legal Aptitude/Legal Awareness This section will test students only on “legal aptitude”. Questions will be framed with the help of 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 (e.g. the legal proposition might be that any person who speaks in a movie hall and disturbs others that are watching the movie will be banned from entering any movie theater across India for one year). Candidates will have to assume the “truth” of these propositions and answer the question accordingly. Candidates will not be tested on any prior knowledge of law or legal concepts. If a technical/legal term is used in the question, that term will be explained in the question itself. For example, if the word patent is used, the meaning of patent (“a legal monopoly granted by the government for certain kinds of inventions”) will also be explained.
B. Syllabus for CLAT LLM
Law of Contracts
Law of Torts
PATTERN OF QUESTION PAPERS FOR ADMISSION TO UG COURSE IN CLAT-2017
(a) Maximum Marks : 200 (b) Multiple-Choice Questions : 200 questions of one mark each (c) Subject areas with weightage:
English including Comprehension : 40 Marks
General Knowledge and Current Affairs : 50 Marks
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) : 20 Marks
Legal Aptitude : 50 Marks
Logical Reasoning : 40 Marks
(d) Negative Marking : 0.25 Mark for each wrong answer