Dear aspirant,

You are at the most crucial stage of your life. Here, one has so many options to try, so many paths to tread; and more than that, one has a body full of dash and dynamism, a mind effervescent with intellect and reason, and a life brimming with ambitions and potentialities. However, a great amount of time and energy of a young brain like you is often lost in trying to decide which way to go. Some of you overcome this stage of uncertainty very soon; others take quite a long time to do so, and, the rest never make up their mind. We congratulate you for you belong to the first category of young chaps who appear to have in them that spark of brilliance which distinguishes the extra-ordinary from the ordinary ones.

The test you are offering yourself for demands the best out of you. It means that all the weapons in your armor must be at their very best: the labor, the talent, the training all must be at their optimum to shape you for the task ahead.

But do not lose heart. It is difficult but not impossible. Impossible, said Napoleon long back, is a word to be found in the dictionary of fools. Here at PIONEER LAW TUTORIALS, we always welcome guys like you who are out to do something rare. And, this is why they need to groomed and guided to emerge victorious in the game of the best young talents from all over the country.

Yes, the Admission Tests; devised by various National Law Schools to select the few extraordinary brains from amongst hundreds and thousands of those aspiring, focus at a number of factors that go in to constitute your personality. One's level of knowledge, information, ability .and aptitude, all are put to test.

However, this is not all. The one and the only aspect which makes these tests different from other admission tests is, you may note, the Legal Aptitude Test which often becomes the most, decisive factor in shaping one'scareer in Law.

There is no dearth of institutions providing classes and preparatory materials on all fields mentioned above except, of course, the one field, namely, Legal Aptitude Tests. This is not to say that there are no guide-books or coaching institutes on this subject. There are both of them. but while the former are not more than a haphazard assemblage of the unsolved papers of admission tests of some or the other national law school, the latter are but a replica of law classes to those organized for, say, Judicial Services.

But dear aspirant, let me assure, these two are neither required nor relevant at this stage for you; because the fact cannot be lost sight of that you are going to be tested in a discipline which you plan to embrace in future, and, there is a need to sharpen one’s brain to make it tuned to legal reasoning rather than inject into it an over-dose of legal knowledge.

We, at the PIONEER LAW TUTORIALS, help you develop that skill called legal reasoning without letting you feel even the slightest 'over-awed'. We are proud to say that so far we have achieved a one hundred percent success in our endeavor to train and guide the brains like you to the place they had a craving for, that is, the premier law institutes. From Bangalore to Ahmadabad and from Bhopal to Allahabad our students have created a niche for themselves in their respective law schools.

The PIONEER LAW TUTORIALS organizes both short-term (crash course), and long term (foundation course); the former of two to three months duration and the latter of one-year period. We will help you choose the one that suits you the best. Come to the PIONEER LAW TUTORIALS and see it for yourself!

Pattern of CLAT Paper

Total Marks


Total number of multiple-choice questions of one marks each


Duration of examination

Two Hours

Subject areas with weightage :


English including Comprehension

40 Marks

General knowledge/ Current Affairs

50 Marks

Elementary Mathematics

20 Marks

Legal Aptitude

50 Marks

Logical Reasoning

40 Marks


The different subject areas of the exam are explained as under:

  1. English including Comprehension
  2. 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 of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.

  3. General Knowledge/Current Affairs
  4. This section will only test students on their knowledge of current affairs (broadly defined as matters featuring in the mainstream media between March 2012 and March 2013.

  5. Mathematics
  6. This section will test candidates only on "elementary” mathematics i.e. math that is taught up to the class X.

  7. Logical Reasoning
  8. 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.

  9. Legal Aptitude
  10. 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 halt and disturbs others who are watching the movie will be banned from entering any movie theatre across India for one year). Candidates will have to assume the "truth" of these propositions and answer the questions 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.


  • Higher marks in the section of Legal aptitude in CLAT-2013.
  • Higher age and
  • Computerized draw of lots.
  • About The Common Law Admission Test,
    The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance examination conducted by 14 National Law Schools/Universities for Admissions to their under-graduate and post graduate degree programmes (LL.B & LL. M). The 14 participating NLUs in the order of their establishment are:
    1.National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU).
    2.National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad.
    3.National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLlU).
    4.The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS).
    5.National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ).
    6.Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU).
    7.Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU).
    8.Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU).
    9.Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab (RGNUL).
    10.Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU)_
    11.National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS).
    12.National Law University, Orissa (NLUO).
    13.National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL).
    14.National Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJA)

    [Five year integrated B.A./B.Sc.*/B.B.A^/BSW^^/B.Com.^^/ LL.B (Hons.) Degree Course]
    To be eligible to appear in CLAT-2012, a candidate should have obtained a Senior Secondary School/Intermediate (10+2) or its equivalent qualification from a recognized Board with not less than 50% marks in aggregate (45% in case of Sc/ST/OBC and PWD). **Candidates who have appeared in the 10+2 examination and are waiting results are also eligible to appear in the test. Age of candidate should not be more than 20 years in case of General/OBC candidates (22 years in case of SC/ST and persons with Disability)- as on 1st July, 2013.

    *Offered by WBNUJS, NLU Jodhpur and GNLU.
    ^ Offered by GNLU, NLU Jodhpur and NLUO.
    ^^Offered by GNLU.
    The candidate must have passed the qualifying examination at the time of his/her admission and be able to submit its proof.
    **Subject to State reservation at the University concerned.