Law Exam Pattern

CLAT, LSAT, AILET Law Exam Pattern and Exam Syllabus

In this article we will talk about the difference between the three major law Exam Pattern in the country which are CLAT, LSAT and AILET.
First of all we will talk about the different colleges which accept the scores obtained in these three exams, and then we will talk about the eligibility criteria for these exams and finally about the difference in the exam patterns and syllabus for these exams. Let us start with Law Exam Pattern of CLAT participating colleges.
The following 17 colleges accept CLAT scores
  • National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU)
  • National Academy of Legal Study and Research University of Law, Hyderabad (NALSAR)
  • The National Law Institute University, Bhopal(NLIU)
  • The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS)
  • National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ)
  • Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU)
  • Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU)
  • Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU)
  • Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab (RGNUL)
  • Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU)
  • The National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS)
  • National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO)
  • National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL)
  • National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJAA)
  • Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam (DSNLU)
  • Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli (TNNLS)
  • Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU)
Now let's take a look at colleges accepting LSAT scores
  • Alliance School of Law, Alliance University Bangalore
  • AURO University School of Law, Surat
  • Central India College of Law, Nagpur
  • College of Legal Studies UPES, Dehradun
  • Faculty of law, ICFAI University
  • GH Raisoni Law School
  • ITM Law School, Gurgaon
  • JSS Law College, Mysore
  • School of Law, KR Mangalam University, Gurgaon
  • KLE Society's Law College, Bangalore
  • MATS Law School, Raipur
  • OP Jindal Global University, Sonepat
  • School of Law, Gitam University Visakhapatnam
  • School of Law, Noida International school, Uttar Pradesh
  • School of Law, Sharda University
  • VIT Law School, Chennai
  • School of Law, Galgotias University, Uttar Pradesh
  • The ICFAI Law School, Hyderabad
  • ICFAI University, Jaipur
  • ICFAI University, Sikkim
  • IIMT, Greater Noida
  • Amity Manesar
  • BMS College of Law, Bangalore
  • Durgapur Institution of Legal Studies
  • Geeta Institute of Law, Panipat
  • Haldia Law College, West Bengal
  • IMS Unison University, school of law
  • Institute of Law and Research, Faridabad
  • Institute of Management Studies, Noida
  • Jagannath University, Jhajjar
  • Mohammad Abdul Bari Institute of Juridical Science, Murshidabad
  • Manikchand Pahade Law College, Aurangabad
  • Midnapore Law College, Midnapore
  • NIMS University School of Law, Jaipur
  • NIMT, Greater Noida
  • Royal College of Law, Ghaziabad
  • Sardar Patel Subharti Institute of law, Meerut
  • Shri Vaishnav Institute of Law, Indore
  • Siddhartha Law College, Dehradun 
  • Srimarti Kamlaben Ghambirchand Shah law school
  • Vaikunta Baliga College of Law, Karnataka
  • Faculty of Law SGT University, Gurgaon
  • Raffles school of Law, Raffles University
  • IFIM Law College, Bangalore
  • Lovely Professional University, Punjab
  • CMR Law School, Bangalore
  • Disha Law College, Raipur
  • School of law, Jagran Lakecity University Bhopal
  • Jaipur School of Law, Maharaj Vinayak Global University
  • NA Global Law School, Bangalore
  • REVA University, Bangalore
  • Jagan Nath University, Bangalore
  • Indore Institute of law
  • RNB School of Law, Pitampura
  • Institute of Legal Studies and research, Aligarh
  • LJ School of Law, Ahemdabad
  • GD Goenka University, Gurgaon
  • Faculty of law, ADAMAS University Kolkata
  • School of law of SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of management studies
Now let us look at colleges accepting AILET scores
  • NLU, Delhi
  • NIMS University, Jaipur
  • ITM University, Gwalior
  • The Northcap University, Gurgaon
  • IFIM law college, Bangalore
  • NCU school of law, Gurgaon
  • Ramaiah Institute of legal studies, Bangalore

Your search for all information on Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) ends here

This is a comprehensive list of colleges which accept the scores of these exams and now we will talk about the eligibility criteria for these exams and finally we will look at the exam pattern and syllabus of CLAT, LSAT and AILET.
Let us begin with the eligibility criteria for CLAT
  • The candidates should be less than 20 years of age as on July 1 of the year of application if they belong to the general category and less than 22 years of age as on July 1 of the application year if they belong to the SC/ST/OBC/Specially abled category.
  • The minimum marks obtained in the qualifying exam of 10+2 should be 45% if the student belongs to the unreserved category, OBC category, specially abled category, and OBC. For SC and ST category the minimum marks is 40%.
  • Candidates appearing in the qualifying exam can also appear.
Now let us look at the eligibility criteria for AILET          
  • The candidate should be less than 20 years old as on July 1 of the year of application if he belongs to the general category and should be less than 22 years of age as on July 1 of the year of application if he belongs to the SC and ST category.
  • The candidate must have cleared the qualifying exam i.e. 10+2 with a minimum of 50% marks 
  • Candidates appearing in the qualifying exam can also appear.
Finally, let us look at the eligibility criteria for LSAT before we move on to exam pattern and syllabus for all three exams.
  • The candidate must have cleared the qualifying exam i.e. 10+2 with a minimum of 45% marks
Let us now begin with CLAT  Law exam pattern, duration and syllabus
To begin with the pattern of CLAT exam lets first see the names of the five subjects/sections in CLAT. The breakage of marks for each section is given below
Weightage of marks
English including comprehension
General Knowledge and current affairs
Elementary maths
Legal aptitude
Logical reasoning
Total marks
Marks per correct answer
Marks per incorrect answer
-.25 negative marking
The total duration of the course is 2 hours and the exam will be held in online mode.
The syllabus for English includes a passage that will be given in the paper and there will be questions based on the passage, grammar includes correcting the grammar in incorrect sentences and finally there will be fill in the blanks kind of questions where you have to find the most suitable word to complete the sentence.
General knowledge includes current affairs at both national and international level and static GK
Maths is vast and includes everything covered up until grade X.
Legal aptitude includes principle and facts based questions where you have to assume the veracity of the principle and then apply it to the fact to get to the conclusion.
Logical reasoning will include logical links, and rectifying illogical statements, syllogisms, logical sequence and analogies.
Now let us look at the exam pattern, duration and syllabus of LSAT. There are 4 sections. The below table will talk about what the four sections are and the weightage given to each section
Weightage of marks
Analytical reasoning
First logical reasoning
Second logical reasoning
Reading comprehension
Total marks
Marks per question
Negative marking
No negative marking
The total duration of the exam is 2 hours and 20 minutes and one has to finish the first section in 35 minutes before which the student cannot move on to the next section which again has to be finished in 35 minutes. Basically, there are 35 minutes allotted to each section and one cannot switch between the sections. The exam will be held in pen paper mode i.e. offline.
Analytical reasoning section consists of questions where you have to understand the structure of relationships and draw logical conclusions. The statements given explain the relationship which could be between people, things or events.
Logical reasoning judges one's ability to analyze and critically evaluate. The questions judge both logical thinking and legal reasoning. The questions will be logic based where a passage will be given and based on that there will be a question to be answered logically.
Reading comprehension judges a person's insight and understanding of the given paragraph. A paragraph will be given and will be followed by a few questions that one has to answer.
Now finally let us look at AILET Law Exam Pattern, duration and syllabus
Following table talks about  the weightage of marks per section
Weightage of marks
General Knowledge
Legal aptitude
Total marks
Marks per question
Negative marking
No negative marking
The total duration of the course is 1:30 hours and the exam will be held in pen and paper mode. Now let's take a look at the AILET syllabus. In the English section there will be questions based on reading passage, antonyms and synonyms, jumbled paragraphs, fill in the blanks, and idioms and phrases.
The GK section includes questions on history, geography, general science, economics, and civics. This covers static GK and then will be current affairs for last whole year.
Maths syllabus includes everything one studies till grade XII including and with special emphasis on profit loss, speed and distance, time and work, algebra, average, permutation and combination and venn diagrams.
Legal reasoning majorly includes questions where legal propositions will be stated and one has to apply the principle to the given facts and arrive at a conclusion
Next up and last of all is reasoning which basically means logical reasoning here and in this section some passages will be given based on which logical reasoning questions will be asked.
The conclusion is that this is the most basic difference between the CLAT, LSAT and AILET exams and while CLAT colleges are most coveted, AILET colleges are next in line and LSAT colleges are still in their budding stage.

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