The CLAT website, updated after long, delivered a few surprises today. The General Knowledge component of CLAT 2013 will have static GK too. Also there will be negative marking in CLAT 2013.
The website’s notification reads: There shall be a system of Negative Marking wherein 0.25 mark will be deducted for each of the wrong answers to multiple choice questions.
To read CLATapult’s take on handling negative marking click here.
The overall distribution of marks remains unchanged.
Total Marks: 200
Total number of multiple-choice questions of one mark each: 200
Duration of examination: Two Hours
Subject areas with weightage:
- English including Comprehension: 40 Marks
- General Knowledge/ Current Affairs: 50 Marks
- Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability): 20 Marks
- Legal Aptitude: 50 Marks
- Logical Reasoning: 40 Marks
–Here is a summary of what the CLAT website says about CLAT 2013 pattern.
English Including Comprehension
Comprehension passages and grammar.
General Knowledge and Currents Affairs
General awareness including static general knowledge.
Elementary mathematics, i.e. mathematics taught up to Class X.
This section will test candidate’s interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability. Principle + Facts based questions too can be asked.
Syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. Visual reasoning will not be tested.
In the event of equal marks scored by two or more candidates in the CLAT-2013, the tie will be broken by the following procedure and order:
- Higher marks in the section of legal aptitude in CLAT-2013
- Higher age
- Computerized draw of lots
See the full details here.
Ordering old CLAT question papers:
Here is what the CLAT website reads: “Old Question Booklets for UG as well as PG courses will be available at the designated branches of SBI and participating Universities/Institutes including the organizing university (i.e. HNLU, Raipur) at a cost of Rs. 200/- per booklet.
The Question Booklets will also be made available on the CLAT Website (www.clat.ac.in) and can be downloaded by making online payment of Rs. 200/- through net banking, debit card, credit card, etc. In addition to making online payment of Rs. 200/-, the applicant will have to bear the bank transaction cost for remitting the charges online.
In case, the question papers are sent on request through registered/speed post, the candidates will have to bear an additional cost of Rs.100/- towards the postage charges.”
Also, in case you don’t know, CLAT 2013 is on May 12; from 3 pm to 5 pm.