CLAT Syllabus 2023- The Common Law Admission Test or CLAT is a national level entrance exam for undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law courses offered at 22 National Law Universities (NLU's) and several other Law colleges/ universities. As we know the Online application of CLAT is going on right now, before going for the exam it is very important to go through the exam pattern and syllabus of the exam. It will help to strategics in your preparation. CLAT 2023 is a 120 minutes test conducted in offline mode.

Here we are providing all the students who have been looking forward to preparing for CLAT 2023 Exam, they can prepare with the detailed syllabus and exam pattern for CLAT 2023 Exam.

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CLAT Syllabus 2023 for UG Course

CLAT offers admission for the graduate course right after passing 12th and admission for a postgraduate course, therefore the syllabus will be different for each of them. The question paper will be based on the English language, Quantitative Techniques, Current Affairs including General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning and Logical Reasoning.

CLAT tests the aptitude and skills that are necessary for a legal education rather than prior knowledge, though prior knowledge occasionally may be useful to respond to questions in the Current Affairs section.

Level of questions - The level of the CLAT syllabus for each section of the CLAT question paper will be as under:

SubjectDifficulty Level
English language12th
Current Affairs including General Knowledge12th
Legal Reasoning12th
Logical Reasoning12th
Quantitative Techniques10th

CLAT 2023 Exam Pattern for UG Course

The UG-CLAT 2023 shall be a 2-hour test, with 150 multiple-choice questions carrying 1 mark each. There shall be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.

Number of Sections5
SectionsEnglish including comprehension, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Legal Reasoning, 
Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Techniques
Total no. of questions150
Marks per question1
Exam Duration2 hours (120 minutes)
Negative MarkingYes (0.25 deducted for a wrong answer)
Mode of ExaminationPen and Paper Mode

CLAT UG Syllabus- Subject-wise weightage

SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMarks
English Language28-32 28 - 32
Current Affairs, including General Knowledge35-39 35 - 39
Legal Reasoning35-39 35 - 39
Logical Reasoning28-32 28 - 32
Quantitative Techniques13-17 13 - 17

CLAT Syllabus and Topics for UG Course

CLAT UG Syllabus is purely based on the 12th standard difficulty level except for Quantitative Techniques and the students must focus on the topics that must be covered to secure good marks in the Common Law Entrance Test.

CLAT Syllabus 2023- English Language

For CLAT-UG 2023 English Language, passages will be derived from contemporary or historically significant fiction and non-fiction writing and would be of a standard that a 12th standard student may be able to read in about 5-7 minutes.

Each passage will be followed by a series of questions that will require you to demonstrate your comprehension and language skills, including your abilities to:

1. Reading Comprehension

2. Inferences and conclusions 

3. Summarise the passage

4. Arguments or Viewpoints 

5. Meaning of various words and phrases 

CLAT Syllabus 2023- General Knowledge

Passages of up to 450 words each will be given. The passages will be derived from news, journalistic sources and other non-fiction writing. The questions may include an examination of legal information or knowledge discussed in or related to the passage, but would not require any additional knowledge of the law beyond the passage.

Each passage will be followed by a series of questions that will require you to demonstrate your awareness of various aspects of current affairs and general knowledge, including:

1. Main Events of India and the world

2. Arts and culture

3. National & International Affairs

4. Historical Events

CLAT Syllabus 2023- Legal Reasoning

Each passage will consist of 450 words related to the facts, situations or scenarios involving legal matters, public policy questions or moral philosophical enquiries. You will benefit from a general awareness of contemporary legal and moral issues to better apply general principles or propositions to the given fact scenarios.

Each passage would be followed by a series of questions that will require you to:

1. Identify and infer the rules and principles on which the passage is focussed.

2. Rules and principles to various facts and situations asked in the passage. 

3. Understanding of the rules and principles in any altered situations. 

CLAT Syllabus 2023- Logical Reasoning

The Logical Reasoning section of the UG-CLAT 2023 consists of a series of short passages (around 300 words). The questions to be asked in this section will be including the following questions. 

1. Acknowledgment of arguments, their premises and conclusions

2. Identification of arguments discussed in the passage

3. Reasoning Ability

4. Conclusions based on particular premises or evidence

5. Infer what follows from the passage and apply these inferences to new situations

6. Relationships and analogies

7. Identification of contradictions and equivalence

8. Effectiveness of arguments.

CLAT Syllabus 2023- Quantitative Techniques

This section of CLAT Syllabus UG will include short sets of facts or propositions, graphs, or other textual, pictorial or diagrammatic representations of numerical information, followed by a series of questions. You will be required to derive information from such passages, graphs, or other representations, and apply mathematical operations on such information.

Topics will be covering the 10th standard mathematical operations

1. Algebra

2. Ratios and Proportions

3. Mensuration

4. Statistics

5. Pie Chart

6. Bar Graph

7. Line Graph

8. Table Chart

CLAT PG Syllabus 2023

Through CLAT PG Entrance Exam, the candidates will be able to pursue post-graduate Law courses in Indian Universities.

CLAT PG Exam will be a 2-hour duration exam of 120 marks. This will include Multiple Choice Questions as well as Subjective Questions.

CLAT 2023 Exam Pattern for PG Course

CLAT Exam for PG Course will be a two-hour exam of 120 marks.

➤ CLAT Syllabus for UG will have 120 questions of Multiple Choice Questions.

➤ The paper would include 120 objective-type questions carrying 1 mark each. There shall be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.

Maximum Marks120
Marks per MCQ1
Duration2 Hours
Negative Marking0.25 for wrong answer in MCQ's

CLAT Syllabus 2023 for PG Course

The main focus of CLAT 2023 emphasises the comprehension abilities of the students. The CLAT PG Syllabus includes questions from the following mandatory subjects of the UG program- 

  1. Constitutional Law
  2. Jurisprudence
  3. Administrative Law
  4. Law of Contrac
  5. Torts
  6. Family Law
  7. Criminal Law
  8. Property Law
  9. Company Law
  10. Public International Law
  11. Tax Law
  12. Environmental Law
  13. Labour & Industrial Law

CLAT Syllabus for PG Course

In this section of the PG CLAT 2023, the passage will be based on legal decisions in various fields of law, statutes, or regulations. Each passage will be followed by a series of questions for assessing the candidate's knowledge through the following demonstrative points:

1. Reading comprehension including issues, arguments and viewpoints 

2. Awareness of the issues discussed in the given passage, as well as of legal issues and facts related to and arising out of the passage and the judgment or statute

3. Summarize the passage 

4. Ability to demonstrate fields of law discussed in the passage

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CLAT Syllabus 2023: FAQs

Ans. There are five subjects in CLAT UG Exam.

Ans. Yes, there is 0.25 marks of negative marking in CLAT UG.

Ans. There are 120 MCQs and 2 Subjective questions in CLAT PG.

Ans. There are 150 MCQs in CLAT UG exam.

Ans. There will to 2 hours (120 minutes) to complete the exam.

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