ACLAT 2020 PATTERN & SYLLABUS

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    ACLAT 2020 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

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    Alliance University Common Law Admission Test (ACLAT) 2020 will be conducted by Alliance University for candidates seeking admission into undergraduate (UG), postgraduate (PG) and Ph.D. programs in law.

    • ACLAT 2020 consists of 200 questions.
    • Candidates are required to answer only multiple-choice questions (MCQs)
    • The candidate will be awarded 1 mark for each correct answer, while for every incorrect answer, the candidate will lose 0.25 marks
    • Syllabus for B.B.A. LL. B. (Hons.), B.A. LL. B. (Hons.) and LL. M. will be the same:
      1. Language Proficiency
      2. General Awareness
      3. Legal Aptitude
      4. Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability
      5. Numerical Ability
    • Syllabus for Ph.D program will comprise:
      1. Research Methodology
      2. Area of choice of Interest selected for research by the candidate
      3. Syllabus of PRE – Ph. D. Examination Paper I
    • ACLAT 2020 Exam will be conducted over a duration of two hours

    ACLAT 2020 is conducted for admission into B.B.A. LL. B. (Hons.), B.A. LL. B. (Hons.), Master of Law (LL. M.), Ph. D. in Law


    ACLAT 2020 Exam Pattern Highlights

    ACLAT 2020 will be conducted by Alliance University both in online and offline modes. National level examination will be conducted only in English language. Following are the highlights of ACLAT 2020 Exam Pattern:

    Exam ModeOnline and Offline
    Number of Papers1
    Number of Sections5 (for UG and PG programs), 3 (for Ph.D program)
    Question Paper TypeObjective type
    ACLAT 2020 Total Marks200
    Exam Duration2 hours
    Exam LanguageEnglish

    Also Check ACLAT 2020 Application Forms


    ACLAT 2020 Exam Pattern in Detail

    The examination pattern for ACLAT 2020 will be identical for both UG and PG courses. However, there will be a difference in the syllabus of the admission test for the Ph.D. course.

    Exam Pattern for B.B.A. LL. B. (Hons.), B.A. LL. B. (Hons.) and LL. M.

    • A total of 200 questions will be asked.
    • Candidate will be given 2 hours (120 minutes) to complete the entire paper.
    • Questions will be asked from the following topics - Language Proficiency, General Awareness, Legal Aptitude, Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability, Numerical Ability.
    • Candidate can secure a maximum of 200 marks in the examination.
    • In online mode, Candidate cannot select two options for one question
    • In offline mode, if candidate select two answers for one question, it will be considered as an incorrect answer
    • All MCQs will be asked only in the English language

    Highlights for B.B.A. LL. B. (Hons.), B.A. LL. B. (Hons.) and LL. M.

    Mode of ExaminationOnline and Offline
    Medium of ExaminationEnglish
    Number of Questions200
    Type of QuestionsMCQs
    Maximum Marks200
    Negative Marking0.25 marks
    Duration of Exam120 minutes (2 hours)
    Sections in PaperLanguage Proficiency
    General Awareness
    Legal Aptitude
    Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability
    Numerical Ability

    Exam Pattern for Ph.D

    • A total of 200 questions will be asked
    • Candidate will be given 2 hours (120 minutes) to complete the entire paper
    • Questions will be asked from following areas - Research Methodology, Area of Choice of Interest selected by candidate for research, General Introduction of Research, Literature survey and Proposal writing, Research Design and Study Design, Data Collection Techniques and Interpretation, Research Reporting
    • Weightage of every section will be different
    • Candidate can secure a maximum of 200 marks in the examination
    • For every correct answer, 1 mark will be given and for every incorrect answer 0.25 marks will be deducted
    • In online mode candidate will not have the option of selecting two answers for a single question
    • In offline mode, if a candidate selects two answers for one question, it will be considered as an incorrect answer
    • All MCQs will be asked only in the English language

    Highlights For Ph.D

    Mode of ExaminationOnline and Offline
    Medium of ExaminationEnglish
    Number of Questions200
    Type of QuestionsMCQs
    Maximum Marks200
    Negative Marking0.25 marks
    Duration of Exam120 minutes (2 hours)
    Sections of the PaperResearch Methodology
    Area of Choice of Interest selected by candidate for research
    Syllabus of Pre-Ph.D. Exam (Paper I)

    ACLAT 2020 Marking Scheme

    • Marking scheme of ACLAT entails awarding 1 mark for each correct answer
    • For every incorrect answer, the candidate will lose 0.25 marks
    • Every question for which candidate has chosen two answers, instead of one, a deduction of 0.25 marks will be made
    • Any question left unanswered will be considered as an incorrect answer and marked accordingly
    • Candidate can secure a maximum of 200 marks

    ACLAT 2020 Syllabus

    It is important for candidates to understand the syllabus from which questions will be asked in the entrance exam. This helps aspirants to prepare appropriate topics and refraining from studying unnecessary topics.

    • Syllabus of B.B.A. LL. B. (Hons.), B.A. LL. B. (Hons.) and LL. M. Courses is the same.
    • There will be questions from five domains - Language Proficiency, General Awareness, Legal Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, and Analytical Ability, Numerical Ability
    • Syllabus for the Ph.D. program is different, with questions to be asked from following 3 domains - Research Methodology, Area of Choice of Interest selected by candidate for research, Syllabus of Pre-Ph.D. Exam (Paper I)
    • Questions for B.B.A. LL. B. (Hons.) and B.A. LL. B. (Hons.) will be of 10+2 level
    • Question for LL. M. Will be of UG level
    • Questions for Ph.D. will be of PG level

    ACLAT 2020 Recommended Books

    Since Syllabus for B.B.A. LL. B. (Hons.), B.A. LL. B. (Hons.) and LL. M courses and Ph.D. course is different, reference books will also vary for them. Following are the lists of reference books

    Recommended Books for B.B.A. LL. B. (Hons.), B.A. LL. B. (Hons.) and LL. M

    The books recommended for candidates aiming to clear ACLAT 2020 for BBA LLB (Hons.), BA LLB (Hons.) and LLM are:

    Book NameAuthor/PublisherISBN
    Constitution of IndiaBakshi P.M9350355876
    Guide to judicial service examinationsUniversal9350359006
    Legal Awareness/ Legal ReasoningA.P. Bhardwaj933256017X
    The Pearson Guide to CLAT 2nd editionGagrani H9789332544864
    Manorama yearbook 2018Malayala Manorama Press978938602520
    Objective General English 1st editionR.S. Aggarwal, Vikas Aggarwal9788121915311
    Quantitative Aptitude for competitive examsDr. R.S. Aggarwal9788121924986
    Analytical ReasoningM.K. Pandey978-8190458917
    Legal aptitude for CLAT and other law entrance examsA.P. Bhardwaj9789332519787

    Recommended Books for Ph.D

    Given below are the books which are recommended to Ph. D aspirants for better preparation:

    Book NameAuthor/PublisherISBN
    How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper; 6th edition; 2006Robert A. Day, Barbara Gastel978-0521671675
    Research Methodology Methods and Techniques; 2nd edition; 1990C R Kothari9788122436235
    Research Methodology Methods and Statistical Techniques; 2000Santosh Gupta
    9788171005017

    ACLAT 2020 Important Instructions

    Candidates must keep in mind these significant points while attempting examination and filling OMR sheet

    • First page of the OMR sheet must be filled with blue or black ballpoint pen only
    • Candidate must carefully fill details on the first page since these details will be imperative while assessing his/her OMR sheet
    • The second side of OMR sheet, where answers need to be marked, candidate must only use HB pencil
    • Any mistake in marking the answer must be corrected using an eraser
    • Candidate must completely erase the first answer before marking another answer, otherwise OMR sheet reader will read two answers for the same question and marks will be deducted
    • Candidate must ensure no wear and tear of OMR sheet otherwise OMR sheet reader will not be able to read it
    • No candidate will be given another OMR sheet
    • OMR sheet must not be carried outside examination hall
    • It must be duly signed by the candidate and invigilator, otherwise, candidate will be disqualified.

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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