CLAT Important Topics 2020
Shubham Bhakuni, 13 Nov 2019, #CLAT
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CLAT Important Topics 2020 - National Law University Ranchi is going to conduct CLAT 2020 tentatively in the 4th week of May 2020. Noting 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



Conducting body


Law programmes offered

  • 5-year LLB

  • LLM

Available seats

LLB - 2500

LLM - 750

Exam mode

Offline (pen-paper mode)

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

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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how many south Indian government universities of clat

ÑÍthesh 7th Dec, 2019

Hello srikanth !!
There are 6 government universities in south india that accepts clat examination.

here is the list of the government universities accepts clat in India as per state wise,you just go through it you will get the profiles of universities.I hope this helps you.

Good luck!!


clat 2020 complete information,preparing to best book.

Bhasakar Ram 7th Dec, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

CLAT exam is an all india common entrance examination to get admission into UG and PG degree programs of can get admission in various universities across india through this examination.the CLAT 2020 exam will be held on 10th may,2020.CLAT 2020 application  form will be available from 1st january,2020 and you can apply through online mode.application fee will be Rs.4000/- for general/obc/pwd/sap and it is Rs.3500/- for sc/ must qualify the class 12 board exam in order to apply for this exam.the exam will be held in offline mode.there will be a total of 120-150 mcq's (for UG) and 150 mcq's (for PG).each correct answer will be awarded 1 mark and 0.25 will be deducted for every wrong answer.the duration of exam is 2 hours and total marks is 150.the admit card will be released on 3rd week of april,2020.result will be declared on last week of may,2020.councelling process starts from 1st week of june,2020.the syllabus include the subject areas of english grammar,general knowledge and current affairs,maths,legal aptitude and logical reasoning.for pg programmes,the subject areas are constitutional law,jurisprudence and other law subjects such as criminal law,international law,contract torts,ipr.

the important books to prepare for CLAT 2020 are:

  • word power made easy
  • Butterworths
  • Lexis nexis
  • Analytical reasoning
  • verbal reasoning
  • objectic arithmetic
  • gk today
  • universal's LLB entrance guide.

Hope this information is helpful to you.

thank you.


hey i am in graduation first year can i sit for clat exam during this period??

sumit ranjan 7th Dec, 2019
Hi there hope you are doing great yes you are eligible for or giving clat examination in your first year of graduation. the only criteria you need to fulfil is  that you must have secured at least 45% in your class 12th examination and for SC- ST student it is 40%. hope this will help you .good luck.

clat application fee for general category and application which date to start

Prashant Singh 7th Dec, 2019


CLAT application fees for general category is 4000.

The application/registration online form will start from 1st January 2020.


clat examination last rank of general category

Halry Bhalodia 7th Dec, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

for different colleges and different rounds rank changes.(opening as well as closing rank). i m providing you list for general category for round 1.

NLUs                                            round 1

NLSIU Bangalore                         56-57

NALSAR Hyderabad                   121-128

NLIU Bhopal                                329-361

WBNUJS Kolkata                         206-226

NLU Jodhpur                               295- 351

HNLU Raipur                               561-626

for more details visit the given website:


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