CLAT Legal Aptitude Syllabus:
- Law, its nature and classification
- Legal term
- Important Indian act
- Legal G.K
- Criminal law
- Contract law
- Legal maxim
- Important treaties and convention
CLAT Indian Constitution Syllabus:
- Constitutionof India: historical back ground
- Feature of the Indian constitution
- Fundamental rights
- Emergency and Special provision of Indian constitution
- Constitutional and non-constitutional bodies of India
- Indian parliaments
- President and v-p
- Prime minister
- Supreme court of India
- Distribution of power b/w centre and states
- Indian federalism and centre state relation
CLAT Logical Reasoning Syllabus:
- Coding –decoding
- Blood relation
- Direction sense test
- Odd one out
- Sitting arrangements
- Statements and conclusion
- Statements and assumption
- Statements and arguments
- Statements and course of action
- Cause and fact situation
- Principle and fact situation
- Passage and conclusion
CLAT English Syllabus:
- Synonyms and antonyms
- Idiom and phrases
- One word substitution
- Fill in the blanks & cloze test
- Spotting the error
- Sentence improvements
- Ordering of words sentence
CLAT Mathematics Syllabus:
- Number system
- Ration and proportion
- Profit and loss
- Simple & compound interest
- Work, time & speed
- Volume and surface area of solid figure
CLAT General Knowledge Syllabus:
- Indian economy
- General science
- Miscellaneous general knowledge
UG Syllabus & Guide
The Consortium of National Law Universities (the “Consortium”) announced certain modifications in the pattern of the Common Law Admission Test (the “CLAT”), 2020 in its Press Release of November 21, 2019.
This note describes the proposed pattern of questions for each of the five specified areas that the Undergraduate-CLAT 2020 (the “UG-CLAT 2020”) would comprise.
Introduction and Overview
The UG-CLAT 2020 would focus on evaluating the comprehension and reasoning skills and abilities of candidates. Overall, it is designed to be a test of aptitude and skills that are necessary for a legal education rather than prior knowledge, though prior knowledge occasionally may be useful to respond to questions in the Current Affairs section.
The UG-CLAT 2020 shall be a 2-hour test, with 150 multiple-choice questions carrying 1 mark each. There shall be negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. These questions would be divided across the following 5 subjects:
- English Language
- Current Affairs, including General Knowledge
- Legal Reasoning
- Logical Reasoning
- Quantitative Techniques
In this section of the UG-CLAT 2020, you will be provided passages of about 450 words each. These passages will be derived from contemporary or historically significant fiction and non-fiction writing, and would be of a standard that a 12th standard student may be able to read in about 5-7 minutes.
Each passage will be followed by a series of questions that will require you to demonstrate your comprehension and language skills, including your abilities to:
- Read and comprehend the main point discussed in the passage, as well as any arguments and viewpoints discussed or set out in the passage;
- Draw inferences and conclusions based on the passage;
- Summarise the passage;
- Compare and contrast the different arguments or viewpoints set out in the passage; and
- Understand the meaning of various words and phrases used in the passage.
Current Affairs Including General Knowledge
In this section, you will be provided passages of up to 450 words each. The passages will be derived from news, journalistic sources and other non-fiction writing. The questions may include an examination of legal information or knowledge discussed in or related to the passage, but would not require any additional knowledge of the law beyond the passage.
Each passage will be followed by a series of questions that will require you to demonstrate your awareness of various aspects of current affairs and general knowledge, including:
- Contemporary events of significance from India and the world;
- Arts and culture;
- International affairs; and
- Historical events of continuing significance.
In this section, you will be expected to read passages of around 450 words each. The passages may relate to fact situations or scenarios involving legal matters, public policy questions or moral philosophical enquiries. You will not require any prior knowledge of law. You will benefit from a general awareness of contemporary legal and moral issues to better apply general principles or propositions to the given fact scenarios.
Each passage would be followed by a series of questions that will require you to:
- Identify and infer the rules and principles set out in the passage;
- Apply such rules and principles to various fact situations; and
- Understand how changes to the rules or principles may alter their application to various fact situations.
The Logical Reasoning section of the UG-CLAT 2020 will include a series of short passages of about 300 words each. Each passage will be followed by one or more questions that will require you to:
- Recognize an argument, its premises and conclusions;
- Read and identify the arguments set out in the passage;
- Critically analyse patterns of reasoning, and assess how conclusions may depend on particular premises or evidence;
- Infer what follows from the passage and apply these inferences to new situations;
- Draw relationships and analogies, identify contradictions and equivalence, and assess the effectiveness of arguments.
The Quantitative Techniques section of the UG-CLAT 2020 will include short sets of facts or propositions, graphs, or other textual, pictorial or diagrammatic representations of numerical information, followed by a series of questions. You will be required to derive information from such passages, graphs, or other representations, and apply mathematical operations on such information.
The questions will require you to:
- Derive, infer, and manipulate numerical information set out in such passages, graphs, or other representations; and
- Apply various 10th standard mathematical operations on such information, including from areas such as ratios and proportions, basic algebra, mensuration and statistical estimation.
Preparing for the UG-CLAT 2020
The Consortium plans to publish various preparatory materials for the UG-CLAT 2020, including:
- Guides to the question paper and sample questions;
- Model question papers; and
- Instructional materials and exercises for each of the subjects that the UG-CLAT 2020 comprises.
The Consortium will also provide candidates who have successfully completed their application to the UG-CLAT 2020 access to a learning platform where you may access the preparatory materials described above, as well as your scores on various exercises and model question papers.
In addition, you should develop your capacity to read and understand bodies of text, ensure you stay abreast of news and current affairs by regularly reading quality newspapers and periodicals, and improve your speed of answering questions on quantitative techniques by practising with materials such as 10th standard mathematics textbooks.
DU LLB Entrance Exam Syllabus
English Language & Comprehension – This section tests a candidate’s knowledge and understanding of basic grammar like passive voice, active voice, antonyms, synonyms etc. The questions are of Class 12 level. Topics for English Language & Comprehension etc.
|Jumbled words/ Sentences||Fill in the blanks|
|Incorrect sentences||Unseen passages|
Weightage of Topics
|Synonyms & Antonyms||22%|
|Fill in the blanks||28%|
|Idiom and Phrases||6%|
|Odd Man Out||4%|
|One Word Substitution||8%|
Analytical Abilities –This section assess a candidate’s ability to think logically and apply that while answering the questions. The topics that candidates should study in this sections are given below.
Weightage of Topics
Mathematics – Candidates will also get questions from Mathematics. Questions will be simple and of Class 10 level. The topics that candidates should prepare are given below.
|Data Interpretation||Number system|
|Percentage||Profit and Loss|
|Ratio and Proportion||Series|
|Time & Distance||Time and Work|
Weightage of Topics
|Time and Work||2%|
|Time and Distance||7%|
|Ratio & Proportion||8%|
|Profit & Loss||7%|
General Knowledge & Current Affairs – This paper has no defined syllabus. The paper tests a candidate’s awareness regarding the recent happening in and around the world. Candidates should keep themselves abreast with the recent events to score well in this section. Candidates should cover important awards (Science, Sports, and Literatureetc.), UN bodies and their functions, knowledge of the Constitution or the Judicial System, Indian Geography and History. Candidates can prepare the following topics.
|Books and Authors||Current Affairs|
Legal Awareness & Aptitude
Maximum number of questions are asked from this section. Candidates can check the topics for this section below.
|Criminal Law||Hindu Marriage Act|
|Law of Torts||Legal GK|
Weightage of Topics
|Law of Torts||11%|