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CLAT Syllabus


CLAT Syllabus
      Under Graduate Syllabus
    • English Language
    • Current Affairs, including General Knowledge
    • Legal Reasoning
    • Logical Reasoning
    • Quantitative Techniques
    • English Language

      In this section of the UG-CLAT 2020, you will be provided passages of about 450 words each. 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:

    • Read and comprehend the main point discussed in the passage, as well as any arguments and viewpoints discussed or set out in the passage;
    • Draw inferences and conclusions based on the passage;
    • Summarise the passage;
    • Compare and contrast the different arguments or viewpoints set out in the passage; and
    • Understand the meaning of various words and phrases used in the passage.
    • Current Affairs Including General Knowledge

      In this section, you will be provided passages of up to 450 words each. 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:

    • Contemporary events of significance from India and the world;
    • Arts and culture;
    • International affairs; and
    • Historical events of continuing significance.
    • Legal Reasoning

      In this section, you will be expected to read passages of around 450 words each. The passages may relate to fact situations or scenarios involving legal matters, public policy questions or moral philosophical enquiries. You will not require any prior knowledge of law. 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:

    • Identify and infer the rules and principles set out in the passage;
    • Apply such rules and principles to various fact situations; and
    • Understand how changes to the rules or principles may alter their application to various fact situations.
    • 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:

    • Recognize an argument, its premises and conclusions;
    • Read and identify the arguments set out in the passage;
    • Critically analyse patterns of reasoning, and assess how conclusions may depend on particular premises or evidence;
    • Infer what follows from the passage and apply these inferences to new situations;
    • Draw relationships and analogies, identify contradictions and equivalence, and assess the effectiveness of arguments.
    • Quantitative Techniques

      The Quantitative Techniques section of the UG-CLAT 2020 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:

    • Derive, infer, and manipulate numerical information set out in such passages, graphs, or other representations; and
    • Apply various 10th standard mathematical operations on such information, including from areas such as ratios and proportions, basic algebra, mensuration and statistical estimation.
    • Post Graduate Syllabus
    • Constitutional Law
    • 2. Other areas of law such as Jurisprudence, Administrative Law, Law of Contract, Torts, Family Law, Criminal Law, Property Law, Company Law, Public International Law, Tax Law, Environmental Law, and Labour & Industrial Law
CLAT FAQs ?

    What is CLAT?

    CLAT is a Common Law Admission Test. It is a national level leading law entrance examination for admission to 22 National Law Universities (NLU) in India.

    When was CLAT exam scheduled?

    The CLAT exam was scheduled on 28 September 2020.

    From where aspirants can register for CLAT?

    Aspirants can register for CLAT from its official website website

    What is the purpose of CLAT?

    The purpose of CLAT is to get admission in NLU, Self-financed Law College and PSUs.

    What is the validity of CLAT exam scorecard?

    The validity of CLAT exam scorecard is one year.

    What is the educational qualification required for Under Graduate (UG) candidate to appear in the CLAT exam?

    The Minimum qualification for Under Graduate (UG) candidate is 10+2 or equivalent.

    What is the educational qualification required for Post Graduate (PG) candidate to appear in the CLAT exam?

    The Minimum qualification for Post Graduate (PG) candidate is LLB degree or equivalent.

    What is the age criteria to appear in the CLAT exam?

    As such, there is no age bar set to appear in the CLAT exam.

    What is the procedure of filling the application form?

    The procedure for filling the application form are as follows:
    1. Visit CLAT 2020 official
    website- /Click on New Registration.
    2. Enter name, mobile number, create a new password and confirm password.
    3. Click on Register
    4. The candidate will receive OTP while entering the mobile number at the time of generation.
    5. Enter OTP, then Submit
    6. Application form opens:
    7. Enter Personal Details, contact information, academic details, work experience, program preference, and exam centre preference.
    7. Enter Personal Details, contact information, academic details, work experience, program preference, and exam centre preference.
    8. Documents upload
    9. Payment

    Will CLAT exam has descriptive questions?

    No, CLAT exam has only objective type questions.

    What is the application fees for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI candidates ?

    The application fees for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI candidates is Rs.4000.

    What is the application fees for SC/ST/BPL candidates?

    the application fees for SC/ST/BPL candidates is Rs.3500.

    Will candidates get a refund of their application form?

    Application fees are non-refundable.

    From where candidates can download admit card?

    Candidate can download admit card from the official website of CLAT, i.e. https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in

    How CLAT admit card is downloaded?

    Admit card downloading procedure
    1. To download e-Admit card, candidates will require Registration id followed by Date of Birth (DD-MM-YY)
    2. Enter captcha word, then log in.
    3. After Logging in, you will find an option to download the admit card.

    Is there any dress code for the CLAT exam?

    Candidates are required to wear clothes with half sleeves.

    How is the CLAT exam selection process done?

    CLAT selection process: Registrationą Online exam Result Counselling.

    Are there any fees for counselling session of CLAT exam?

    Rs 50000 is to be paid for a counselling session of CLAT exam.

    What is the minimum percentage required for CLAT-UG exam?

    Minimum percentage required for CLAT- UG exam is 45% for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories and 40% for SC/ST categories.

    What is the minimum percentage required for CLAT-PG exam?

    Minimum percentage required for CLAT- PG exam is 50% for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories and 45% for SC/ST categories.

    Is there any negative marking in CLAT exam?

    Negative marking is 0.25 for each incorrect answer.

    What is the total number of question asked in CLAT-UG exam?

    The Total number of question asked is 150 in CLAT-UG exam.

    What is the total number of question asked in CLAT-PG exam?

    The Total number of question asked is 120 in CLAT-PG exam.

    What is the duration of the CLAT exam?

    The duration of CLAT exam is 2 hours.