CLAT Syllabus 2020

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 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 2020 is a 120 minutes test conducted in offline mode.

Here we are providing all the CLAT Aspirants with the detailed syllabus and exam pattern for CLAT 2020 Exam.

CLAT Syllabus 2020 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 CLAT syllabus for each section of CLAT question paper will be as under:

CLAT Exam Pattern: UG Course

The UG-CLAT 2020 shall be a 2-hour test, with 150 multiple-choice questions carrying 1 mark each. There shall be negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.

Particulars Details
Maximum Marks 150
No. of Questions 150
Marks per Question 1
Duration 2 Hours
Negative Marking 0.25 for wrong answer

CLAT UG Syllabus: Subject-wise weightage

Subjects Approximate Number of Questions
English Language 28-32 questions, or roughly 20% of the paper
Current Affairs, including General Knowledge 35-39 questions, or roughly 25% of the paper
Legal Reasoning 35-39 questions, or roughly 25% of the paper
Logical Reasoning 28-32 questions, or roughly 20% of the paper
Quantitative Techniques 13-17 questions, or roughly 10% of the paper

CLAT Syllabus 2020: For UG Course

As you know that the syllabus for CLAT will be mainly based on the 12th standard with five sections as given below.

Let us now discuss the syllabus for each of the subjects.

CLAT UG Syllabus: English Language

For CLAT-UG 2020 English Language, passages of about 450 words each will be provided. These 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:

CLAT UG Syllabus: 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:

CLAT UG Syllabus: Legal Reasoning

Passages of around 450 words each will be given. The passages may relate to fact 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:

CLAT UG Syllabus: Logical Reasoning

The Logical Reasoning section of the UG-CLAT 2020 will include a series of short passages of about 300 words each. Each passage will be followed by one or more questions that will require you to:

CLAT UG Syllabus: 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.

The questions will require you to:

CLAT Syllabus 2020 For PG

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 150 marks. This will include Multiple Choice Questions as well as Subjective Questions.

CLAT Exam Pattern: PG Course

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

Particulars Details
Maximum Marks 120
MCQ's 120
Marks per MCQ 1
Duration 2 Hours
Negative Marking 0.25 for wrong answer in MCQ's

CLAT Syllabus 2020: PG Course

As you know that there will be two papers for CLAT PG Exam, therefore the syllabus for each of the papers is described below.

CLAT Syllabus: Objective Section For PG

In this section of the PG CLAT 2020, you will be provided extracts from primary legal materials such as important court decisions in various fields of law, statutes, or regulations. Each passage will be followed by a series of questions that will require you to demonstrate the:

CLAT Syllabus FAQs

Q 1. For how many Subjects are there in CLAT UG.?

Ans. There are five subjects in CLAT UG.

Q 2. Is there negative marking in CLAT UG.?

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

Q 3. How many questions are there in CLAT PG.?

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

Q 4. How many questions are there in CLAT UG.?

Ans. There are 150 MCQ in CLAT UG.

Q 5. How much time is given for the exam.?

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