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BLAT 2017 Syllabus

Last Updated - February 18, 2017

BLAT 2017 (Banaras Law Admission Test) is conducted by BHU (Banaras Hindu University) for admission to the undergraduate law programme. The application process has started and the last date to apply is March 04, 2017. The entrance test is scheduled to be held on May 14, 2017.

It is imperative to know the complete syllabus for BLAT 2017 and prepare accordingly to score good marks in BLAT 2017 Exam. It is often witnessed that students do not have any idea of the complete syllabus for BLAT exam and hence are unable to attempt all the questions. In order to aid you in preparation for the BLAT 2017 examination, we have compiled the complete syllabus for BLAT 2017.

BLAT 2017 question paper will be divided in 5 sections - General Awareness, Current affairs, Legal Aptitude, Mental Ability and English Comprehension. In this article, we will explain the detailed syllabus for each section individually.

It is very important for every appearing candidate to be familiar with the type of questions asked in the BLAT 2017 Examination and syllabus of BLAT 2017. As all these are very important aspects of BLAT 2017 Exam each candidate must know before appearing for the test.

The syllabus and exam pattern are mentioned below:

  • There are 150 multiple choice questions where each question is of 3 marks.
  • Total marks of the entrance exam is 450
  • On every correct answer candidate, will get 3 marks and for every wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted.
  • The exam duration is of 2 hours

BLAT 2017 Topic-wise Syllabus

The candidates preparing for the test are advised to go through the topics carefully and make sure that they also check BLAT exam pattern for a better understanding of the question paper pattern. Once the candidates are done with the syllabus, then they can check their preparation level by practicing the BLAT Sample Papers 2017. While practicing these papers, the candidates must keep a track of time.

BLAT – General Awareness & Current Affairs Syllabus

General Awareness has proven to be one of the most scoring of BLAT entrance exam. The questions in General Awareness can only be attempted correctly by well-prepared candidates and this is what differentiates the toppers from the rest.

In this section, the questions will be based on the current scenarios and events of the national and international fields. For some years, most of the questions were static while only a handful was based on the current affairs. Here, the candidate's level of awareness regarding the current political and other atmospheres will be tested.

General Awareness and Current AffairsCurrent affairs
Indian history after independence
Indian politics
Medical science
Important dates/ years in Indian history

Preparation Books for General Awareness & Current Affairs

Preparing with the right resources in hand can prove to be an asset for those appearing in the BLAT 2017. Here we have listed a few books which are vouched for BLAT 2017 Exam.

Name of bookName of AuthorISBN Number
General Awareness & Current Affairs – Objective type Questions 2017Khanna, Verma8174824448
Universal's Legal General Knowledge on Law (3 Books), 21/e PBManish Arora9350355361
Guide to CLAT & LL.B. Entrance Examination 2016-17Universal's9350356236

This section aims to judge a student's legal aptitude. Since the student is expected to apply legal principles to a factual situation; this section tests a students' logical skills rather than their legal knowledge.

Questions from Constitution are generally asked in Legal Aptitude sections of the BLAT. Direct law based questions are asked. The focus areas for this section are the preamble, directive principles, fundamental rights, and duties, etc. under the Constitutional Law of India. Moreover, here, the questions will be related to the study of law. Every law aspirant must have the common knowledge of the law topics. This section may have passages based on legal propositions and sets of facts. Additionally, it is important to remain updated about recent judgments, new laws, etc.

Legal KnowledgeIndian constitutional law
Constitutional rights
Fundamental rights
Intellectual Property Rights

Preparation Books for Legal Aptitude

Below we have curated a list of preparation books for Legal Aptitude section based on BLAT Syllabus:

Name of the BookName of AuthorISBN Number
Legal Awareness Legal Reasoning 5/eBhardwaj933256017X
Universal's Guide to LL.M. Entrance ExaminationGaurav Mehta9350358484
Universal's Multiple Choice Questions on Constitution of India for Competitive ExaminationsUniversal9350359553

BLAT – Mental Ability Syllabus

This section is devised to evaluate the candidates’ ability to analytically comprehend different aspects of a situation or scenario and logically derive solutions. More questions can be solved by the candidates and that too with great accuracy.

Here, the candidates can check the topics of basic and mental Mathematics. The candidate’s ability to calculate and solve small mathematical problems will be challenged in this section. The candidates can prepare for this section by practicing sample and old question papers. Logical reasoning can prove to be a scoring section if prepared carefully. Though the syllabus for Logical Reasoning can be endless, there are certain crucial topics which are repeated in BLAT exam papers. The BLAT Syllabus for the Mental Ability section includes the following topics:

Mental AbilityLogical reasoning
Critical reasoning

Preparation Books for Mental Ability

Below we have prepared a list of preparation books for Mental Ability section based on BLAT Syllabus:

Name of the BookName of AuthorISBN Number
General Intelligence Test - Mental Ability TestRPH Editorial Board8178120666
General Intelligence Test / Mental Ability TestRPH Editorial Board9350123959
General Mental Ability Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability MCQs 1000+Q: Useful for IAS/PCS/NDA/CDS/SSC & All Other ExaminationsUpscportal Publications9381362483

BLAT – English Comprehension Syllabus

English language section in BLAT tests your proficiency in English Grammar and comprehension passages. The candidate’s command over the English vocabulary and reading skills will be challenged here. This section can be prepared by regular reading of newspapers, novels, story books, etc. and practice sample papers or old question papers.

The grammar section includes questions based on fill in the appropriate word, sentence rearrangement and sentence correction. In Reading Comprehension, you are asked questions on vocabulary like synonyms and antonyms, understanding of the passage and its central theme. Formulation of concrete strategies for preparation to score well in the English section of law entrance exam is very important.

To make your English preparation law entrance easy, we have pointed out the topics covered in English section of Law exams:

English ComprehensionVocabulary
Spelling corrections
Error Spotting
Word usage

Preparation Books for English Comprehension

Here we have prepared a list of some highly-recommended books which are excellent for preparation of English Comprehension section of BLAT exam.

Name of the BookName of AuthorISBN Number
Word Power Made EasyNorman Lewis8183071007
Objective General EnglishR.S. Aggarwal8121915317
Key to Wren & Martin's Regular & Multicolour Edition of High School English Grammar & CompositionWren, Martin, N. D. V. Prasada Rao9352530152



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