The different subject areas of the exam are as below

English including Comprehension

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.

General Knowledge/Current Affairs

This section will only test students on their knowledge of current affairs (broadly defined as matters featuring in the mainstream media between March of the year before of the exam and March of the year of the exam).


This section will test candidates only on "elementary" mathematics i.e. maths that is taught up to the class X.

Logical Reasoning

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. There will not be any questions from Non-verbal/visual reasoning.

Legal Aptitude

This section will test students only on "legal aptitude". Candidates will not be tested on any prior knowledge of law or legal concepts. 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. Candidates will have to assume the "truth" of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.

If a technical/legal term is used in the question, that term will be explained in the question itself.

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