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By BYJU'S Exam Prep  |   Updated on: December 14th, 2023
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NLAT Exam Mode

  • The Test shall be an online home-based Entrance Examination.

NLAT Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2020

NLAT 2020 will be a 45 minutes test, with a total of 40 multiple-choice questions carrying 2 mark each. There will be a negative marking of 0.50 marks for every wrong answer. 

The NLAT 2020 UG will test candidates on 5 (five) subjects 

  • English Language,
  • Current Affairs Including General Knowledge,
  • Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and
  • Quantitative Techniques


No. of Questions

Total number of Questions

 40 questions

Total number of General Comprehension (GC) passages –

 4 (four) passages 

Total number of questions in each General Comprehension (GC) passages 

 10 questions

Total number of questions in each GC passage from the 5 (five) subjects

 2 questions

Length of the GC passage

 500 words

Type of Questions  

 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

Total Marks


Duration of the exam 

45 minutes

NLAT Marking Scheme 

  • 2 marks per correct answer
  • -0.25 marks per unanswered question
  • -0.50 marks per wrong answer

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