CLAT Important Topics 2020
Updated on Nov 13, 2019 - 4:47 p.m. IST by Shubham Bhakuni
Applications Open Now
UPES - Integrated LLB Programs
Lovely Professional University - LAW Admissions 2020

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.

Latest: Download Free Sample Paper for CLAT - Download Now


Apply to Bennett University LLB Admissions 2020

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.

CLAT Sample Paper

Download Free Sample Paper for CLAT

Download Now

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

Applications Open Now
PES University Law Admissions 2020
Apply Now for Law Admissions 2020 at PES University | Ranked 7th in all over India. Scholarship available.
REVA CET - Admissions 2020
Apply for REVA CET - Online Common Entrance Test before 30 March'20 | 300+ Recruiters | 83.5% Placement Record

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.

Applications Open Now

UPES - Integrated LLB Programs
UPES - Integrated LLB Programs
Bennett University Admissions 2020
Bennett University Admissions...
GMU - Gujarat Maritime University
GMU - Gujarat Maritime Univer...
BML Munjal University - Law 2020
BML Munjal University - Law 2020
Sharda University - SUAT 2020
Sharda University - SUAT 2020
Lovely Professional University - LAW Admissions 2020
Lovely Professional Universit...
View All Application Forms

More like CLAT

Questions related to CLAT

Showing 6486 out of 6486 Questions

what is clat question paper pattern?

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 28th Feb, 2020


For CLAT UG will be conducted for a duration of two hours with 150 objective type questions, each carrying one mark, while 0.25 marks shall be deducted for every wrong answer. It will be comprehension based exam and questions from each subject will be set in similar manner.

The entrance test consists of five subjects;

  • English(Comprehension and grammar based)
  • Current Affairs, including General Knowledge
  • Legal Aptitude
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Techniques(Based on 10th level)

While, in case of CLAT paper for PG course it consists of two section with questions in a mix of subjective and objective.  For the first section of Objective Paper - One needs to have a thorough knowledge of all the subjects at Undergraduate program of Law covering fundamentals of law, constitutional Law and other law subjects comprising of International , Law of Contracts, Law of Torts etc. This paper carries 100 question carrying one mark for each, while there's deduction of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer. The second section is subjective, and two descriptive essays are to be written.

For more details regarding this, visit official website of CLAT at


Sir I have done msc c/s and I want to apply for L.L.B in Jawaharlal Nehru University. is Clat exam is applicable for jnu admission. If not then how I can prepare for this exam and from where I have receive its study material. And how I have prepare best for this exam.

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 28th Feb, 2020


Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi doessn't offer LLB. It only offers MPhil and PhD in Law and Governance.

For LLB, you can try fo the following entrance test conducted by top universitites;

DU LLB conducted by Delhi University


LSAT, which entrance scores are accepted by many universities

TS- LAWCET- Law Common Entrance Test is conducted by colleges and universities in Telangana

As of now, registration for CLAT is open at

and registration for BHU is open at

For more details regarding CLAT for syllabus, preparation tips, sample papers and other relevant exam information, visit


how to apply.ihave already applied for clat

Yash Dev Student Expert 26th Feb, 2020

Hello student you need not to apply again if you're already applied for clat once and paid for the application form successfully. In case if a candidate fill the form more than one time and pay for it also. Then in that case the last filled application form is countable only and no refund will be given.

Feel free to comment if you have any doubt

Good luck


What exactly to study like we know the subjects but I camt find any detailed syllabus for CLAT

Manisha Gupta Expert 26th Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

CLAT syllabus for undergraduate entrance test will include topics like general knowledge & current affairs, English, legal aptitude and logical reasoning. To know the detailed syllabus of CLAT, You can go through with the given below link.

Good Luck!


Can I study llm in abroad after Finishing llb @ christ University??

Suryashis Chakraborty 26th Feb, 2020

Hello Tony,

Pursuing a LLM course abroad strain the candidates because if the need to fulfill a lot of formalities but is highly rewarding.

Firstly, it is imperative to know about which course to specialize in. General LLM courses

Here are some of the best colleges to pursue permit Law students to take up a number of unrelated subjects like International Arbitration Law with Entertainment Law or Intelligence Law. Secondly, a candidate needs to work on his/her financial budget before applying as different universities across different regions require different degrees of investment. Letters of recommendation must be kept in handy as most colleges seek students to have one.

Some of the best institutions to study Law abroad are as follows:

University of Alberta, Canada

McGill University, Canada

University of Windsor, Canada

University of Calgary, Canada

Stanford University, USA

Dalhousie University, Canada

RMIT University, Australia

University of Hertfordshire, UK

Middlesex University, UK

University of Leeds, UK

Hope this helps you. We wish you the best for your future endeavours!


The question have been saved in answer later, you can access it from your profile anytime. Access now

Download the Careers360 App on your Android phone

Regular exam updates, QnA, Predictors, College Applications & E-books now on your Mobile

Careers360 App
150M+ Students
24,000+ Colleges
500+ Exams
1500+ E-books