Syllabus For Common LAW Admission Test CLAT Exam Pattern

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is held by one of 16 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to UG & PG degree programmes (LL.B. & LL.M.). CLAT Syllabus & Exam Pattern is given below as per which the applicants need to prepare for the exam. For UG & PG Course respectively, prepare the topics for the exam and practice the questions accordingly.

CLAT Exam Pattern:

  • Exam Type: MCQs
  • Total Time: 2 Hours
  • Total Questions: 200 for UG and 150 for PG
  • Total Marks: 200 for UG and 150 for PG

Subjects Included: For UG- English including Comprehension (40 marks), GK (50 marks), Mathematics (20 marks), Aptitude (50 marks), Reasoning (40 marks)

For PG- Law based questions will be asked in exam.

NOTE: 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer

CLAT Syllabus: Topics for all sections are-


English- Grammar section (verb, noun, adjective, adverb, speech, idioms, proverbs, phrasal verbs, subject verb agreement, narration), Vocabulary including meanings, synonyms, antonyms etc. Comprehension passages are asked in exam followed by questions based on it.

General Knowledge: Current affairs of India & World level, social, political, economic issues related to India & World, history, geography issues of India. The questions will be based on railways, sports, culture, books, authors etc.

Mathematics: Number system, LCM & HCF, Averages, Fractions, Decimals, Boats & Streams, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Probability, statistics, problems on trains, mixtures, graphs & charts, permutation & combination, trigonometry etc.

Legal Aptitude: Legal propositions will be basic part of exam- These might not be truth in reality but the applicants need to consider it as truth and answer the questions accordingly in exam.

Reasoning: Logical sequences, similarities & differences, analogies, missing patterns, odd man series, coding & decoding, different figures etc.

For PG-

The questions will be asked from Constitutional Law (50 Marks), Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Family Law, property Law, IPR (50 Marks), Jurisprudence (50 Marks) etc. will be asked in exam.

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