CLAT Important Topics 2020
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CLAT Important Topics 2020 - National Law University Ranchi is going to conduct CLAT 2020 on May 10, 2020. Preparing for CLAT 2020 important topics will be a shrewd method of preparation as the syllabus is very vast. To add-on, the highly competitive nature of the CLAT exam makes it necessary for aspirants to know the important topics for CLAT 2020 and prepare them well. Preparing CLAT important topics 2020 will also help the candidates to score high in CLAT as many questions will be asked only from the important topics of CLAT. Even if you left a few topics to cover, if you have prepared all CLAT 2020 important topics, you will have the much-needed confidence for the day of the CLAT 2020 entrance exam. Read the complete article to know CLAT important topics 2020.

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CLAT 2020 - An overview to exam



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  • 5-year LLB

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LLB - 2500

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CLAT 2020 Important Topics

The syllabus of CLAT is very vast and inclusive in nature. As per CLAT syllabus 2020, subjects like constitutional law, legal awareness, general knowledge and other subjects include contain a lot of subtopics. So, it is important to highlight the important ones. The subject wise CLAT important topics are given below.

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English including comprehension

In CLAT UG, English carries a weightage of 40 marks. There will be questions from unseen passage and basic grammar. The details of the English subject are given below-

CLAT 2020 important topics for English


Questions will be asked from an unseen passage with a weightage of around 10 marks


Filling up the blanks with the most appropriate word.

Completing the sentence with the correct option.

Choosing the correct spelling

Sentence correction,

One word substitution

Adverb & Proverbs

Phrases, Antonyms - Synonyms


General knowledge and current affairs

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General knowledge and current affairs include topics of national and international importance and current events with special focus on legal aspects. CLAT aspirants should ensure that they are aware of all major developments in the field of law and functioning of executive, judiciary and legislature of India.

CLAT 2020 - General knowledge and Current affairs

General knowledge

Political science




Important laws and amendments

General science

Current affairs

Current events of national and international importance

New appointments

Legal knowledge (New laws and amendments, Judgments)



There will be 20 questions from maths, carrying 1 mark each. The section is intended to test the candidate's knowledge of elementary mathematics and questions will be asked from maths of class 8, 9 and 10th.

CLAT 2020 important topics for maths




Number Systems




Profit Loss




Areas Mensuration


Time Speed and Distance


Work and Time



Legal aptitude

The section will carry 50 marks in CLAT 2020. Legal aptitude for CLAT will cover topics related to the study of law, research aptitude and problem-solving ability etc.

CLAT important topics for Legal aptitude




History of Indian constitution

Important acts and amendments


Important laws like IPC, CrPC, law of torts etc

Prepositions and facts

Important events related to legal and constitutional developments


Rights and Duties

Judiciary - Supreme Court and High Court

Parliament - Executive, Legislature, President

Current events related to Indian polity.

Logical reasoning

In this section, candidates will be expected to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments except visual reasoning.

CLAT important topics 2020 for logical reasoning






Logical sequences and matching




Seating arrangement


Blood relations


Calendars and clocks

CLAT PG important topics 2020

Candidates appearing for CLAT PG will have to study the graduation level books for constitutional law and other law subjects. While 40 questions will be asked from constitutional law, 60 questions of each one mark will be asked from other law subjects. The important topics for CLAT PG 2020 are given below.

CLAT PG 2020 Important topics

Constitutional Law

Indian constitution

Judicial bodies - Supreme court, High Court, District courts

Quasi-Judicial bodies - Tribunals

Rights, Writs and Duties

Elections to President, Vice-President, legislative assembly etc.

Official language

Important acts like Panchayati Raj, Emergency powers etc

Law of Contracts

Nature of contracts and formation

Void and illegal, unenforceable contracts


Discharge of contracts

Guarantee and insurance

Consequences of breach of contracts

Agency contract etc

Law of Torts


Liability, strict and absolute liability, different types of liability

Joint tortfeasors

Remedies, Negligence, Defamation


False imprisonment and malicious prosecution

Criminal law

General principles of criminal law

Punishments and exceptions


Criminal conspiracy

Offences and defamation

International law

Major international bodies like the UN, WTO, IMF, World Bank etc.

Dispute settlements

International treaties

Humanitarian laws, UN charter

Law of the sea,

State recognition

Territorial disputes

Terrorism in different forms

Environmental laws

Intellectual property rights


WTO IPR rules

The patents Act, 1970 and other important rules

Best books for CLAT 2020

To cover all the important topics of CLAT, candidates should refer to some standard books for preparation. For eg., important topics in CLAT English can be tackled with the help of some books like ‘Word Power Made Easy’ or ‘High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren & Martin’, Similarly, there are some standard books for general knowledge like Manorama Year Book, G.K. Today, Pratiyogita Darpan etc.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CLAT Important Topics 2020

Question: What is the ideal time to start CLAT preparation?


Ideally, Candidates should start their preparation after passing class 11th examination.

Question: Can I clear for CLAT 2020 without coaching?


Yes, many successful CLAT candidates have cleared the exam without any coaching. For some guidance, you should read how to prepare for CLAT 2020 without coaching.

Question: What is the age limit in CLAT 2020?


There is no age limit in CLAT, Candidates may appear in CLAT 2020 provided they are eligible on other parameters of CLAT eligibility.

Question: How can I apply for CLAT 2020?


You will have to apply through CLAT application form, which will be available on the official website of CLAT.

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hello sir im preparing for clat and ALIET but my main focus is on ALIET and im student of humanities and i am not good in maths and i do not had good marks in my 10th boards in maths .soo plz suggest me how i tackle my maths for ALIET

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is one month preparations enough to secure a good rank in clat

TANUJ JAIN 17th Feb, 2020

Hi Meenakshy,

Preparing for CLAT exam in a month could be attainable provided you have proper time-table and study plan ready for the whole month.

5-6 hours a day is enough to crack the exam.

For Maths:

solve and practice different types of sums.

For English:

Solve Reading Comprehensions.Learn new synonyms for words.Try strong arming your grammer.

For Logical Reasoning:

Solve puzzles.Study Syllogisms.

For Legal Reasoning and GK:

Solve past year question papers.

and stay updated with the GK and current affairs.

Hope this helps!

All the very best.


hello iam preparing for clat 2020 I have a doubt that someone is said to me that national law institute university (NLIU) has not offering state obc domicile reservations this year if someone has know this please tell

Sanjanaleekha 18th Feb, 2020

Hi there,

NLUI, Bhopal takes admission to its 5 year BA.LLB course on the basis of CLAT scores and it has its own seat matrix and seats reserved for students having domicile of Madhya Pradesh i.e. state domicile students.

To answer your question, as per the latest admission brochure which is uploaded by the university, it is offering a total of 07 seats out of a total of 122 seats in its BA.LLB course to MP State OBC students so it is not true that the university is not offering reservation to state domicile OBC students.

You can access the detailed brochure on the provided link for your reference,


what is the procedure of getting admission after clat ranking

Sanjanaleekha 18th Feb, 2020

Hi there,

After you get your CLAT scores, you will be given an All India Rank based on that scores, after you get the rank you will need to take p-art in counselling round where all the participating National Law Universities will declare their individual cut off list and based on this cut off list you will be allotted a college after this you will have to either lock in the college you have been allotted or continue to take part in the counselling process. If you decide to lock in the seat then you will have to pay the required admission fees to that particular NLU and get your required documents physically verified. For more details about the counselling process please visit,

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