CLAT Syllabus 2020

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In 2020, the CLAT Exam is going to take place in the month of May. Students who are planning to take the exam must check the following post for elaborated CLAT Syllabus as they must be proceeding to prepare for it.

The CLAT Syllabus for LLB and LLM Programs are mentioned below.

CLAT Syllabus 2020 Highlights

The CLAT Exam 2020 will be conducted in an offline mode and this practice had begun from last year onwards. Earlier, the paper used to take place in online mode. The Syllabus for LLB & LLM is separately formulated. Read the following to know more:

  • The CLAT 2020 Syllabus includes subjects: English, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics
  • A total of 200 questions will be there in the paper
  • Every year, few changes are being introduced in the syllabus in terms of topics and sections. The CLAT Notification 2020 will be released in December 2019 and the changes according to the same will be updated in this post
  • The total exam duration is 2 hours, check detailed CLAT Exam Pattern
  • The questions will be asked in a format of MCQs
  • Candidates are advised to not leave any topic from the syllabus at the time of preparation

CLAT Syllabus 2020 (General English)

Candidates can check out the following content in order to know the CLAT Syllabus 2020 for English Section:

  • The English section will examine the proficiency of students in English on the basis of comprehension passages and grasp on grammar
  • Through Reading Comprehension, the motif is to conclude how well the candidate understood the passage, the central theme of the passage and the meaning of certain words in the passage
  • In the Grammar Section, the candidates are supposed to rectify the grammatical errors in the passage. They also have to fill the blanks using accurate words there

The English Section, mainly, has 3 major areas:

  • Comprehension: To understand how the candidate grasps the theme and overall passage
  • Vocabulary: To examine the candidate’s vocab level
  • Grammar: To know how well they can form sentences and their proficiency in the grammar area
Sections Topics
English Vocabulary Synonyms
Word definitions
English Proficiency Idioms and Phrases
One-word substitution
Sentence improvement & rearrangement
Fill in the blanks
Subject-Verb Agreement
Noun/ Pronoun/ Articles & Conjunction
English Usage Errors Grammatical Errors- tense, voice, preposition, speech errors
Correct Spelling
Spotting errors
Inappropriate usage of words
English Comprehension Passage


Best Books to prepare English Section

The candidates who think they have issues with the English Section, kindly check the following table for the best books that can help them:

CLAT Books Author/ Publisher
High School English Grammar and Composition Key Wren and Martin
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning R.S. Aggarwal

CLAT Syllabus 2020 (General Knowledge & Current Affairs)

The students do not need to get panicky when it comes to GK. We understand there is a lot to prepare for this section but it can be done calmly:

  • The General knowledge test is for examining general awareness of the students that also includes static general knowledge. There will be questions on current affairs too
  • There will be a total of 50 questions from this section that will test the level of awareness students possess about the country and worldwide as well
Sections Topics
Politics Ancient, Medieval, Modern and World History
Geography Economics (Outline of Indian Economy, Five Year Plans, National Income of India, Indian Tax Structure)
Science and technology Environment & Ecology
General Science National & International Burning topics
Books and Authors Environment
Industries Major Industries in India
Agriculture Awards and Achievements

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Best Books to prepare GK Section

The students who find difficulties with the GK Section can check the following table for the best books that can help them:

CLAT Books Author/ Publisher
Manorama Yearbook 2017 Mammen Mathew
Current Affairs Yearly 2017 Arihant Experts
General Knowledge 2017: Latest Current Affairs & Who’s Who RPH Editorial Board

CLAT Syllabus 2020 (Mathematics)

Students do not have to worry when it comes to Math. Only 20 questions are going to appear from this section.

  • Students’ knowledge of elementary Maths would be checked here. The question paper level would be of 10th+2 level
  • Maths Section was added to the syllabus to understand the arithmetic skills of the students
  • Usually, the Maths section holds easy to moderate level of difficulty
  • In order to crack this section, students must strengthen their basics as well as the concepts of the paper
Sections Topics
Mensuration Areas, Volumes
Commercial Mathematics Interest, Profit, loss and Discounts, Percentage, Partnership
Modern Mathematics Permutation & Combination Probability, Clocks & Calendars
Data interpretation Graphs, charts
Arithmetic Number system, H.C.F and L.C.M, Logarithms and, Functions, Fractions, and decimals, Roots, and Indices, Simplification, Ratio and proportions, Time and Work, Average

Best Books to prepare Maths Section

The students who find difficulties with the GK Section can check the following table for the best books that can help them:

CLAT Books Author/ Publisher
Universal’s Elementary Mathematics (Numeral Ability) Jain Prateek
Mathematics for CLAT Shailesh Kumar

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CLAT Syllabus 2020 (Legal Aptitude)

This section will evaluate the students’ interest in the field of law, research aptitude, and problem-solving skills. The questions in the paper shall consist of legal propositions.

It is possible that some propositions might not be “true” in the actual sense, students will have to assume the “reality” of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly

Sections Topics
Indian Constitution Indian Penal Code
Indian Contract Act Family Law
Law of Trots Legal Fundamentals and terms
Legal Maxims Important Landmarks, Supreme Court Judgements

Best Books to prepare Legal Aptitude Section

The legal aptitude section is one of the most interesting sections in the CLAT Exam. Students who find it difficult can take the help of the following books:

CLAT Books Author/ Publisher
Legal Aptitude for the CLAT and other Law Entrance Examinations Bhardwaj
Legal Awareness Legal Reasoning Bhardwaj
Legal Aptitude RK Gupta

CLAT Syllabus 2020 (Logical Reasoning)

The motif of the logical reasoning section is to examine the candidate’s skills to recognize patterns, logical links and ability to correct the illogical arguments. It may consist of a variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc.

There will be a total of 40 questions in the paper.

Statement & Assumptions Statement & Conclusions
Statement & Arguments Statement & actions
Assertion – Reason Syllogism
Number test Direction and distance test
Coding and Decoding Blood Relationships
Ranking Analogy

Best Books to prepare Logical Reasoning Section

The logical reasoning section is a fun section. The candidates who find it tough can take the help of the following books:

CLAT Books Author/ Publisher
Universal’s Logical Reasoning for CLAT,

LSAT and other Law Entrance Exams

Jain Prateek
Analytical Reasoning M. K. Pandey
Logical Reasoning R K Gupta and Samiksha Gupta

CLAT 2020 Syllabus for PG Course

Read the following for CLAT Syllabus for PG Course:

  • In the PG exam, there will be 3 sections, with a total of 150 objective and subjective type questions. The paper is held in offline mode. The time duration is 2 hours
  • Questions in CLAT 2020 LLM are designed from the same subjects which are there in the LLB Program
  • The question-level is mostly moderate to difficult
  • A candidate’s understanding of basic fundamentals of law in their UG Program is examined in the CLAT for PG
  • Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence will both weigh 50 marks (each) in exam

    But the rest of the questions will be from separate topics like Criminal law, International Law, etc.


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