CLAT Syllabus 2023/2024/2025

Note: It is advised that you watch the video above for understanding the Syllabus of CLAT easily.

Note: This syllabus is in accordance to the changed pattern of CLAT. (The pattern of CLAT has undergone a change in 2020)

Most of the CLAT Aspirants are not able to clear CLAT because they are not aware or rather clear about that which are the topics that they need to study to clear CLAT. In this article, I am going to discuss rather bifurcate each and every section of CLAT. In this article, I have discussed:-

  • CLAT exam Pattern
  • CLAT Subjects
  • CLAT Marks Distribution
  • CLAT Exam Syllabus & CLAT Portions or CLAT Sections
  • CLAT English language Syllabus
  • CLAT Legal Aptitude & Legal Reasoning Syllabus
  • CLAT Maths Syllabus
  • CLAT Logical Reasoning & CLAT Critical Reasoning Syllabus
  • CLAT General Knowledge Syllabus

CLAT exam Pattern

  1. CLAT exam is of 150 marks
  2. Duration of CLAT Exam is 2 hours
  3. CLAT exam consists of Multiple-Choice Questions of 150 questions of one mark each
  4. CLAT Exam has Negative Marking of 0.25 Mark for each wrong answer

Note: All the sections have passages followed by 4 to 5 questions.

CLAT Subjects

It is important to know about the subjects that are there in the CLAT. The CLAT exam consists of 5 sections. They are:-

  1. English Language
  2. Current Affairs
  3. Legal Reasoning
  4. Logical Reasoning
  5. Quantitative Techniques

CLAT Marks Distribution/ CLAT Pattern

It is important for a CLAT Aspirant to know the pattern of CLAT exam so that you can decide that which section is important in accordance with the number of questions that are going to come from different sections.The CLAT marks distribution for different sections is as follows:-

Subject Areas with weightage:(approximate number of questions)
English Language28-32 questions, or roughly 20% of the paper
Current Affairs, including General Knowledge35-39 questions, or roughly 25% of the paper
Legal Reasoning35-39 questions, or roughly 25% of the paper
Logical Reasoning28-32 questions, or roughly 20% of the paper
Quantitative Techniques13-17 questions, or roughly 10% of the paper

CLAT English language Syllabus

CLAT english syllabus can be divided into three major parts:-

  1. Reading Comprehension
  2. Figures of Speech

CLAT Legal Aptitude & Legal Reasoning Syllabus

CLAT Legal Aptitude section cannot be covered only by studying the topics that have mentioned below. In addition to these topics, one needs to read the newspaper regularly and understand the legal concepts given in the newspaper closely. For better understanding of the syllabus of Legal Aptitude for CLAT, click here. The CLAT Legal Aptitude section has following topics:

Suggested Book: A P Bharadwaj or Wiley (Buy any one of these books) (I have done a specific video that talks about, how to study from A P Bharadwaj’s book)

CLAT Logical Reasoning & CLAT Critical Reasoning Syllabus

  • Assumptions                                                 
  • Inferences
  • Arguments: Strengthening and Weakening Arguments
  • Conclusion 

Suggested Book: Wiley GMAT Critical Reasoning Book (If you want to know, how to study from these books, please read and watch the video and article relating to Books for CLAT)

CLAT Maths Syllabus

The Maths section of CLAT is also divided into two categories:-

  1. Elementary mathematics
  2. Data Interpretation

Elementary Mathematics for CLAT topics

  • Average
  • Percentage
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Time & Distance
  • Volume & Surface Area
  • Statistics
  • Basic Algebra 

Recommended Book for Elementary maths : 30 Days Wonder by S.Chand

Data Interpretation

  • Bar Diagram 
  • Bar Graph 
  • Tabular Diagram 
  • Line graph
  • Pie Chart 
  • Paragraph Caselets

Suggested Book for Data Interpretation: Oliverboard Data Interpretation

CLAT General Knowledge Syllabus

The CLAT General Knowledge section has current affairs and the topic around which current affairs are asked are as follows:-

  • Present events of significance from India and the world;
  • Arts and culture;
  • International affairs; and
  • Historical events of continuing significance.

Suggested Book: Newspaper + Monthly Current Affairs Magazine (Everyday Newspaper Analysis on Examire (Law Giri’s Current Affair Channel)

Want to know about:-

Books for CLAT & How to study from the Books

Previous Year Question Papers of CLAT

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