CLAT Syllabus 2020, Exam Pattern – Check Here for All Sections

clat 2020CLAT Syllabus 2020 contains different topics from English, Mathematics, General Knowledge, Reasoning, etc. Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level entrance exam. It is organized for providing admissions in the undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes. This exam is managed by the Consortium of National Law Universities. Candidates can also get admission into various government & private law colleges across the country on the basis of CLAT scores. Every year, many students apply for CLAT examination. In this article, we have updated the complete information about the CLAT 2020 Syllabus.

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CLAT Syllabus 2020

Candidates appearing for the exam, must know the syllabus of CLAT 2020. The CLAT syllabus 2020 includes topics from these five subjects which are given below:

English including Comprehension:

  • English Vocabulary: Antonyms, Synonyms and Analogies.
  • English Proficiency: Idioms and Phrases, One Word Substitution, Sentence Improvement, Rearrangement of Sentence in Paragraph, Rearrangement of Words in Sentence, Fill in the blanks and Cloze Tests.
  • English Usage Errors: Common Errors, Spotting Errors, Inappropriate Usage of Words and Spelling Mistakes (English Usage), Use of Correct Word.
  • English Comprehension: Paragraph will be given. Questions will be asked from that paragraph. Understand the para and answer the questions accordingly.

General Knowledge and Current Affairs:

  • Events of National and International importance also covering current events in area of Economics, Science, Technology, Sports, Persons and Places, Static GK & Latest Happening, Books and Authors.


  • Arithmetic (Number Theory): Number Systems, Surds and Indices, Square Roots, Fractions and Decimals, HCF and LCM, Simplification, Approximations, Ratio and Proportion, Average and Logarithms.
  • Commercial Maths: Interest, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Partnership and Discounts.
  • Mensuration: Areas and Volumes.

Legal Aptitude

  • This section will judge your interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability.
  • These questions will be related to legal propositions and set of facts satisfying the propositions.
  • Such propositions may or may not be true, you have to assume them and answer the questions accordingly.
  • Some major topics are International Law, Criminal Law, Indian Constitution, Legal Terms, Legal Maxims, Family Law, Contracts and Torts.

Logical Reasoning

  • Reasoning Tests: Direction and Distance Test, Analogy Test, Classification (Odd Man Out) Test, Coding Decoding Test, Number Test, Series Test, Relationships Test, Alphabet Test, Ranking Tests and Time Sequence Test.
  • Logic Tests: Statements Assumptions, Statements Arguments, Statements Conclusions and Statements Action.

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CLAT 2020 Preparation Tips

CLAT 2020 Books

CLAT Exam Pattern 2020

Here we have mentioned some details of CLAT 2020 exam pattern:

  • Duration: The total exam duration will be two hours.
  • Type of Questions: The question paper will contain multiple choice questions.
  • Language: The questions will be asked in English language.
  • Marking Scheme: One mark will be given for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: 0.25 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Here we have given the section wise question weightage of CLAT exam:

English language
Current affairs including general knowledge
Quantitative Techniques
Logical Reasoning
Legal Reasoning

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CLAT 2020 Admit Card

CLAT Preparation Tips

Candidates must go through following tips & tricks for CLAT preparation tips:

  • Divide equal time for each subject.
  • Strictly follow your time table.
  • Try to solve last year question paper to get any idea about examination.
  • Also practice from mock tests to achieve good marks in the exam.
  • Complete your syllabus before one week of exam & keep last week for revision.
  • Do not get panic, keep yourself calm, & fit.

If you have any queries regarding CLAT Syllabus 2020, you can ask your queries in the comment box given below.

Displaying 67 Comments
  1. Siddhi Joshi says:

    Sir/mam, can you please provide the syllabus of static gk

  2. Bangmayee says:

    Is there any entrance for law after graduation for 3 yr law…

  3. Aiswarya says:

    Which all subjects are there in clat for studying?

  4. Rakesh Kumar Singh says:

    Exam date

  5. Pulastya dwivedi says:

    What is portion of static gk for clat???

  6. rohit says:

    is it good to join lower nlu??

  7. Sakshi saluja says:

    Hello sir/Ma’am,
    In clat 2018 exam,the general knowledge questions will be asked from last year(2017) current affairs,right?

  8. Annu kanwar says:

    main BA 1st year ignou se kar rhi hu hindi mediam me. meri age 18 years h. main CLAT 2018 ka exam dena chahti hu.

  9. Ambika sahu says:

    Sir what is the passing marks for clearing clat examination

    • Piyush says:

      Ambika ji, there is no passing marks for clat rather it is an exam held by 18 nlu’s in which papers are made serial wise by different nlu’s as a result sometimes paper is hard and sometimes easy and accordingly cut off is decided for different nlu’s

  10. Pradeep Kumar says:

    Dear Sir,I m prasuing LLB final year and I want to do LLM so plz suggest how to find best college. Thanks.

  11. Anupam says:

    Thanks sir

  12. Anjali pal says:

    I am a student of BALLB 1year if I clear the exam will I have to start from the beginning or with the second year

  13. Salim khuroo says:

    I wana my daughter to appear in CLAT 2019 please let me know what to do she has already qualified 11 th cbse.let me know if she she needs tution and where.thanks

  14. Desh Deepak Singh says:

    Sir I want to know you of I have passed Graduation but I want to apply for clat please suggest me

  15. Viraat kr. Sharma gaya says:

    Sir,I fail in final year can I apply for CLAT… Please sir as soon as clear my confusion. Thx..

  16. preeti baghel says:

    sir i am 28 year old can i appear in clat2018 exam

  17. Sreenivas says:

    May I know the exact syllabus (i.e., topics and sections of each chapter in law ) of legal aptitude .

    • Hanif Khan says:

      link for official syllabus is given under the article. However this is for year 2017 but till date no changes are announced in CLAT 2018.

  18. vishal says:

    what is the passing percentage & passing marks out of 200

  19. Khushbu says:

    Students who are appearing for CLAT entrance exam 2018 those students have to study GK and CURRENT AFFAIRS only of this current year i mean whatever happened in 2017-18 or we have to study about the past years also? Can to recommend some books for GK nd CURRENT AFFAIRS

  20. Gopal says:

    for PG course entrance 2018 which authors book will have to refers
    for constitution of India and jurisprudence.
    also mentioned other subjects & authors for remaining 50 marks portion if possible.

    Thanks & Regards

  21. Shevaaz says:

    For legal aptitude can we just go through the previous years questions

  22. Aayush akar says:

    Static gk syllabus

  23. rajshree ganesh says:

    what is the pass percentage of clat? will colleges offers any reduction in joining?

  24. Bhoomi says:

    Sir, CLAT is required to join autonomous college too ? Or only for universities ? Kindly reply me

  25. najni parbin says:

    clat entrance exam can accpeting any law college

  26. mahak says:

    books for the preparation of clat exam

  27. vishu raj says:

    Sir plz help me in one thing ….can i take clat exam for LL.B .after complete my BA ??

  28. samar says:

    My sister is appearing in 12th exam 2017.. How should she prepare for clat 2017.. Plzz help..

  29. Devyani says:

    Can you please update me about the syllabus details for post graduation course (of 2017 only)as I’m unable to get through the exact details though i have surfed almost every link that contained the minimum of it.
    Thank you:)

  30. Shreya Raj says:

    hello sir. I want to know how much minimum time is required to crack the CLAT examination?

  31. Ayush says:

    I want to know whether pwd condidate having upper limb left hand bone disability can also be eligible for exam or not

  32. Chaitanya Acharya says:

    The revised board time table leaves the students a very scanty time to prepare for the examination so is there any possibility that due to the board examinations being shifted the CLAT examination too being postponed.

  33. sukhwant kaur says:

    I want CLAT syllabus for PG (LLM). I m not getting .

  34. uma says:

    hello i’m preparing for clat 2017 and i was wondering what the syllabus is for static g.k????

  35. Priya says:

    I m preparing for clat 17 i want to know which type of gk came in clat

  36. Tanvi Dahya says:

    Is there a portion of history to be prepared too ? And i
    here is should I stick to just Indian History?

  37. neha says:

    i want to know probable good references of available publications for the study of clat. is it possible to study for this exam in just a month using only references and no external coaching?

  38. Sunil Kaurav says:

    Maine bsc.math se final ka range hu kya clat mail addition miles a

  39. anuradha says:

    CLAT is only for doing LLB…???
    FOr B.A + LLB…????

  40. k.suman says:

    which books i want to read for clat 2016 and what is the annual fees for university in case of free seat and

  41. Gautam says:

    my daughter is BA English 3yr. student and DOB is 04.01.95 – she will be eligible for CLAT 2016 ?

  42. pramod panwar says:

    Is there any portion of history in clat 2016

  43. Vaishnavi Singh says:

    current affairs: please explain me in detail for which period should I prepare for current affairs.

  44. anil says:

    will someone help me preparing timetable for the preparation of clat 2016……..

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