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ACLAT 2021 Exam Pattern: Check Marking Scheme, Number of Questions, Negative Marks

Updated On - July 28 2021 by Swagota Nandi

ACLAT 2021 Exam Pattern for the law admission test is available here. Alliance Common Law Admission Test is conducted by the Alliance University, Bangalore. The candidates who qualify in the ACLAT Exam will be offered a seat in the law program at UG and UG levels. So, the candidates who are aspiring to pursue B.A. LL.B (Hons.), B.B.A .LL.B (Hons.), LL.M programs just check the ACLAT Exam Pattern to score good marks in the entrance. Get more details about the ACLAT entrance exam, number of questions, negative marking, important topics for the ACLAT exam, etc, from this article.

ACLAT 2021 Law Exam Pattern

Alliance University Common Law Admission Test is conducted to check the aptitude and knowledge of the candidates. There are a large number of applicants for limited seats. So, the candidates just prepare thoroughly for the exam, in order to get selected. Hence the exam pattern of ACLAT will help the candidates to get an overview of the entrance test. Exam pattern gives the following details to the candidates:
  • Mode of the Test (Online/Offline)
  • Number of Questions
  • Type of Question Paper (MCQ/ Subjective)
  • Total number of sections
  • Marking Scheme
  • Marks allotted to each section
  • Negative Marking details

ACLAT 2021 Entrance Exam Details

Candidates appearing for the Law admission test must check the detailed information about the ACLAT 2021 exam before appearing for the test. The following details are important for the ACLAT law entrance exam:
ACLAT 2021 Exam Pattern
Particulars
Details
Question paper type
Multiple-choice Questions (MCQs)
Number of questions
200
Marking scheme
Each question carries 1 mark. For an incorrect attempt, 0.25 marks will be deducted.
Total Marks
200
Duration of Examination
Two hours

ACLAT Marking Scheme (Section-wise)

There are a total of five important sections in the Alliance Law Admission Test. The questions are based on these particular topics. So the candidates must check the marking scheme of each of these sections. The section-wise details and marks distribution are given below:
ACLAT Marking Scheme
Subject/ Sections
No. of Questions
Marks
Language Proficiency
40
40
General Awareness
50
50
Legal Aptitude
45
45
Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability
45
45
Numerical Ability
20
20
Total
200
200

ACLAT 2021 Exam Syllabus 

Along with the exam pattern, the candidates should also check the detailed syllabus of the exam. The syllabus of the Alliance Common Law Admission Test will help the candidates to get an idea of the questions in the exam. With the help of the syllabus, the candidates can prepare for the exam more effectively. The question paper for Law entrance exam is based on the syllabus as prescribed by the Bar Council of India. However, in the entrance test, only basic concepts are asked in the exam. The details of the ACAT exam syllabus are given in this section. 

ACLAT Syllabus for Language Proficiency

This section is given to evaluate the written and communication skills of the candidates. The law graduates must have a command over good writing and speaking skills. The details of the syllabus and important topics for the language proficiency section are given below:
ACLAT Syllabus for Language Proficiency
Reading comprehension
Synonyms
Grammar
Antonyms
Vocabulary
Spellings
Proverbs
Idioms

General Awareness Syllabus for ACLAT

The candidates are also evaluated on the basis of their General Knowledge. This section comprises questions from History, Current Affairs, Geography, Internationa issues, daily news, etc. Applicants must read the current affairs to prepare for this section. The detailed syllabus of General Awareness is given below:
ACLAT Syllabus for General Awareness
Indian & World History
Treaties
Indian National Movement
Indian Culture
Constitution
Legal System
Contemporary National, Regional, International Political & Economic Perspective Issues
Constitutional principles & Practices
Geography
Science & Technology
Environment
International Organisations

ACLAT 2021 Syllabus for Legal Aptitude

Since ACLAT is a law entrance exam, therefore it is mandatory that there will be questions from the legal system in India. Candidates must be aware of the basic legal terms and methodology. Also, they must have a knowledge of the important articles in the Judicial system. The details of the syllabus of the Legal Aptitude section is given below:
ACLAT Syllabus for Legal Aaptitude
Legal terms
IPC and the CRPC
Indian Constitution, its structure, sections, and schedules
Strict Liability
Contracts and Constitutional Law
Law of Crimes
Torts
International Law
Vicarious Liability
Intellectual Property Rights
Contracts and Constitutional Law
Legal Awareness covering Constitutional Law and Polity

Syllabus for Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability

The candidates will also be evaluated on the basis of their logical reasoning skills. It is useful for any law graduate student to be able to judge and analyze any given situation in the least given time. This section comprises questions that are based on logical reasoning ability and analysis. The details of the syllabus of this section are given below:
ACAT Syllabus for Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability
Blood Relations
Critical Reasoning
Series
Syllogism
Directions
Analogy

ACLAT Syllabus for Numerical Ability

The last section of the question paper is based on numerical ability and basic maths. The candidates must practice questions based on numerical ability. It is important to score good marks in numerical reasoning questions. This paper is based on the basic maths of classes 10 to 12. Candidates must check the important topics to prepare for this section. The details of the syllabus for this section are given below:
ACLAT Syllabus for Numerical Ability
Mental Ability and Logical/Mathematical Analysis
Odd-Even Discretion
Deductive Reasoning
Logical Fallacy
Algebra
Analogy
Percentage
Syllogism
Profit and Loss
Agreement and Disagreement

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