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Common Law Admission Test (CLAT Details)

What makes CLAT so special?
  • Chance to get in the Ivy-league law schools
  • Learn from the ICONS themselves like Supreme Court and High Court Judges
  • Chance to participate in national as well as international moot court competitions
Test areas for CLAT / Law entrance tests
  • English Language
  • Mathematical Ability
  • Legal Aptitude
  • DI / DS
  • General Knowledge
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Logical Reasoning
Bird's Eye View of CLAT
Exam Name CLAT 2008 CLAT 2009 CLAT 2010
Total no. of questions 190 200 200
Total Marks 200 200 200
Total Time 120 minutes 120 minutes 120 minutes
The marking scheme Differential Marking, No Negative Marking One mark for each question. One mark for each question
Negative Marking No No Not Declared
Number of Options 4 4 4
Number of Sections 5 5 5

Section wise Breakup
Sections CLAT 2008 CLAT 2009 CLAT 2010
RC + EU 40 40 40
General Knowledge 100 50 50
Elementary Mathematics 10 20 20
Legal Aptitude / Reasoning 15 45 45
Logical Reasoning 25 45 45
Sample Questions – Legal Aptitude
1. Which science is related to investigation in Criminal Law?
(1) Forensic Science
(2) Jurisprudence
(3) Behavioral Science
(4) Both (1) and (3)

2. Fiduciary Relationship is based on
(1) Trust
(2) Contract
(3) Guarantee
(4) None of these

3. What is the full form of Cr. P. C.?
(1) Criminal Proceedings Code
(2) Criminal Procedure Code
(3) Civil Procedure Code
(4) Civil Proceedings Code

4. Who has NOT been a (woman) judge in the Supreme Court till now?
(1) Ruma Pal
(2) Fathima Beevi
(3) Gyan Sudha Mishra
(4) Kiran Bedi

Directions: Following question contain some basic principles and fact situations in which these basic principles have to be applied. A list of probable decisions and reasons are given. You have to choose a decision with reason specified by shading the appropriate answer.

1. If A is asked to do something by B, B is responsible for the act
2. If A, while acting for B commits a wrong, A is responsible for the wrong, not B.
3. If A is authorized to do something for B, but in the name of A without disclosing B’s presence, both A and B may be held liable

Somu contracted with Amar whereunder Amar would buy a pumpset to be used in Somu’s farm. Such a pumpset was in short supply in the market. Gulab, a dealer, had such a pumpset and he refused to sell it to Amar. Amar threatened Gulab of serious consequences if he fails to part with the pumpset. Gulab filed a complaint against Amar.

Proposed decision:
(a) Amar alone is liable for the wrong though he acted for Somu.
(b) Amar is not liable for the wrong, though he is bound by the contract with Somu.
(c) Somu is bound by the contract and liable for the wrong.
(d) Both Somu and Amar are liable for the wrong.

Suggested reasons:
i. Amar committed the wrong while acting for the benefit of Sonu.
ii. Amar cannot do while acting for Somu something which he cannot do while acting for himself.
iii. Both Amar and Somu are liable since they are bound by the contract.
iv. Somu has to be responsible for the act of Amar committed for Somu’s benefit.
  1. (a)(i)
  2. (a) (ii)
  3. (c)(iii)
  4. (d) (iv)
Sample Questions – General Awareness
1. Where is National Institute of Mountaineering situated?
(1) Uttarkashi
(2) Darjeeling
(3) Shimla
(4) Chandigarh

2. The famous Lawn-tennis player Bjorn Borg belongs to which country?
(1) Sweden
(2) Latvia
(3) Germany
(4) Austria
Sample Questions – English Language
1. Select the best option from the four alternatives. They live on a busy road. ..... a lot of noise from the traffic.
(1) It must be
(2) It must have
(3) There must have
(4) There must be

2. Three of the four words given below are spelt wrongly. Select the word spelt correctly.
(1) Garanter
(2) Garantor
(3) Guranter
(4) Guarantor
Sample Questions – Quantitative Aptitude
1. Sanjay sold his watch for Rs. 1140 and thereby loses 5%. In order to gain 5% he has to sell the watch for
(1) Rs. 1254
(2) Rs. 1260
(3) Rs. 1311
(4) Rs. 1197

2. A train 100 m long running at 54 kmph takes 20 seconds to pass a bridge. The length of the bridge is
(1) 50 m
(2) 150 m
(3) 200 m
(4) 620 m
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