CLAT Syllabus 2020
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CLAT Syllabus 2020 – National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi will announce the syllabus of CLAT 2020 tentatively in second week of January. The CLAT 2020 syllabus gives an overview of subjects candidates have to cover while preparing for CLAT. It will help them in prioritising the topics from most to least important. CLAT syllabus 2020 contains information about the various topics/subjects, marking scheme and the exam pattern followed in CLAT exam for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The sections in focus for undergraduate CLAT 2020 are - general knowledge & current affairs, English (with comprehension), legal aptitude and logical reasoning. Sections such as Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Property Law, Intellectual Property Law and the Law of Contracts are included for postgraduate CLAT 2020. CLAT is national-level exam that is conducted in offline mode. Candidates are recommended to go through the article carefully to know all the important as well as minute details related to CLAT syllabus 2020.

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CLAT 2020 Syllabus- BA LLB Programs

Candidates must note that the following topics will be covered in the CLAT 2020 for BA LLB program.

CLAT BA LLB Syllabus

Sections

Topics


English


  • comprehension passages

  • Grammar

  • word meanings

  • incorrect/correct sentences

  • fill in the blanks with appropriate words



Mathematics


  • algebra

  • profit and loss

  • time and work

  • average, speed and distance

  • permutation-combination and venn diagrams

  • numerical ability

  • any topic covered in Xth class/standard



General Knowledge & Current Affairs


  • Static general knowledge

  • Current affairs- national

  • Current affairs- international



Logical Reasoning



Logical and Analytical reasoning skills


Legal Aptitude


  • Study of law

  • Research aptitude

  • Problem solving ability

  • Questions based on hypothetical situations


English- In this section, the questions will be based on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be assessed on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein, etc. The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.

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Mathematics- Under this section, the questions will be based on 10th standard’s mathematics syllabus.

General Knowledge & Current Affairs- This section will consist of questions from the static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test the candidate's on their knowledge of national and international current affairs.

Logical Reasoning- In this section, candidates will be tested on his/her ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It may include a variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc.

Legal Aptitude- This sections will test candidates’ research skills, interest in law and problem solving abilities. Questions may include legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied.

CLAT Syllabus 2020: LLM Syllabus

The following topics will be covered in the CLAT 2020 for LLM. Candidates will be notified of any new updates for the new session if there are any changes.

CLAT LLM Syllabus

S.No.

Sections

1

Constitutional Law

2

Law of Torts

3

International Law

4

Jurisprudence

5

Intellectual Property Law

6

Law of Contracts

7

Criminal Law

Constitutional Law- It refers to the rights stated and implemented in the federal and state constitutions. The majority of this body of law has developed from state and federal supreme court rulings, which interpret their respective constitutions and ensure that the laws passed by the legislature do not violate constitutional limits.

Law of Torts- In common law jurisdictions, it is a civil wrong that causes a claimant to suffer loss or harm resulting in legal liability for the person who commits tortious act.

CLAT 2020 Syllabus – Marks distribution

The following table contains section-wise marks distribution for BA LLB and LLM programmes:

  1. CLAT Syllabus 2020 - BA LLB programme

Subjects

Number of Questions

Marks

English and comprehension

40

40

Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)

20

20

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

50

50

Logical Reasoning

40

40

Legal Aptitude

50

50

Total

200

200

  1. CLAT 2020 Syllabus- LLM programme

The question paper of CLAT 2020 will include both multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and subjective type questions. MCQs will carry 100 questions of one mark each, while subjective questions will be of 50 marks; for full details consult the tables below.

Multiple Choice Questions

S.No

Subjects

Number of Questions

Marks

1

Constitutional Law

40

40

2

Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence.

60

60

Total


100

100

Subjective type questions:

The paper will include two essay type questions each carrying 25 marks; the topics of the essay would be law and contemporary issues. The word limit for the essays will be 800 words.

CLAT Syllabus 2020 - Paper Pattern

Please note, the entrance examination for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses will be held on the same date. Candidates can refer to the table given below to understand the paper pattern of CLAT 2020.

CLAT Exam Pattern - Undergraduate

Mode of Examination

Offline

Duration of Examination

2 hours

Language Options

English

Type of Questions

MCQ

Total Number of Questions

200

Negative Marking

Yes, 0.25 marks for each incorrect attempt

CLAT Exam Pattern - Postgraduate

Mode of Examination

Offline

Duration of Examination

2 hours

Language Options

English

Type of Questions

2 essay type questions, 800 words per essay

Total Number of Questions

150

Negative Marking

Yes, 0.25 marks for an incorrect attempt

DISCLAIMER- The details mentioned in this article are based on previous year’s notification. The article will be updated once the data for new session is released.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CLAT Syllabus 2020

Question: What is the benefit of consulting the syllabus of CLAT 2020?

Answer:

By referring the CLAT 2020 syllabus, the candidate will not only the subjects, but also subject-wise topics, covered in the exam.

Question: Is the CLAT 2020 syllabus same for the LLM and BA LLB program?

Answer:

No, the CLAT 2020 syllabus is different for the postgraduate and undergraduate courses. So depending on which course the candidate is seeking admission to, the candidate needs to refer the corresponding syllabus only. 

Question: Will questions be asked from only the syllabus, or also outside?

Answer:

Typically, all questions in CLAT 2020 will be asked from the prescribed CLAT 2020 syllabus only. So the candidate needs to follow the syllabus closely.

Question: How many sections are there in undergraduate course?

Answer:

The BA LLB course has five sections - English, Mathematics, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Logical Reasoning, and Legal Aptitude

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which books are best for clat preparation

Mayank Chowdhary 11th Nov, 2019

Yes I'll enlist down some of the top books that will help you in the CLAT preparation. For improving your English and Grammar you can go with High School English Grammar by Wren and Martin, you can take help of Word Power made Easy by Norman Lewis as well. For Analytical and Logical reasoning, go with RS AGGARWAL AND MK PANDEY books. For Legal Aptitude, AK Bharadwaj is quite famous. For mathematics, use RS AGGARWAL and for GK and Current affairs, use Pearson GK Today and read newspapers and blogs regularly to keep yourself updated.

Kindly refer to our website to get a detailed information...

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i started the clat 2020 preparation yet so when i should start current affairs section ? what in the ideal time to start it?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 10th Nov, 2019

hey,

current affair is a section which you need to revise every day. other wise there is chances for forgetting it. so I would suggest you to daily follow any one of the news paper or you may follow bankers adda magazine. every day spend 1 hr for studying. you will surely get success.

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can I prepare on my own for the CLAT exam 2021 ? if yes how much time should I give to study for clat?

Apoorva Student Expert 10th Nov, 2019

Hello dear student,

Yes you can prepare for the exam just consistency should be maintained . The law aspirants need to check CLAT 2020 eligibility criteria to ensure they follow the right protocols prescribed for the admission process; refer the bullet points given below for complete details.


Eligibility requirement for UG program:


Qualifying exam: The candidate must have passed 10+2 or an equivalent exam from a recognised university or board.

Marks in qualifying exam: General category candidates need minimum 45% marks in the qualifying exam,  while SC and ST candidates need only 40% marks.

Age limit: There is no upper age limit for appearing in CLAT 2020

Candidates who are appearing in qualifying exam in March/April 2020: Such candidates may also apply, subject to the condition they produce evidence of passing the qualifying exam at time of admission

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Are CLAT or LSAT marks required for ifim law college Bangalore?

Siddhi Shenoy 10th Nov, 2019

Hello aspirant,

As per my knowledge, to get admission in IFIM Law college in Bangalore, you need to fulfill the eligibility criteria, which includes that the candidate must qualify either of the entrance exams (CLAT, LSAT, AILET or ILAT).

Also, the applicant should have passed PUC with atleast 45% marks.

Good luck.

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can I apply for llb course by giving clat after my graduation for nlu collage..

Manisha Gupta Expert 8th Nov, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

CLAT is the entrance exam for the admission to 5 years Integrated law program & LLM (PG) program. CLAT is not for the admission to three years law program, If you want to apply for CLAT entrance exam then you can apply as there is no any age limit.

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