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CLAT 2020 Syllabus

The consortium has already mentioned the exam pattern and the CLAT 2020 Syllabus for its UG and PG programs. The exam paper has been modified by reducing the total asked question to 150 and increasing the comprehension type questions in each section. The syllabus is granted by a committee of the CLAT consortium and also being reviewed annually for required changes. The prescribed syllabus is not very vast rather tricky and requires a deeper level of understanding. Candidates will have to practice a lot within the specified time frame in order to excel at the CLAT exams.

CLAT 2020 Undergraduate Syllabus

In the press release of 21st Nov 2019, the consortium has notified certain changes in the pattern of CLAT Exam 2020. The syllabus for CLAT UG mainly focuses on the comprehensive skill and reasoning abilities of the candidates. The paper is overall a type of aptitude test and skill testing that isan important aspect of legal education. Prior knowledge is also required in order to answer the questions in current affairs section. The CLAT questions are divided among 5 subjects including -

  • Logical Reasoning
  • Legal Reasoning
  • Current Affairs & GK
  • English Language
  • Quantitative Techniques

The CLAT-UG is a 2-hour duration exam with 150 multiple choice questions carrying 1 Mark each. There is a negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer. The majority of the questions are based on 12th standard curriculum and the questions from the quantitative techniques are based on 10th standard. So, by putting a little effort one can easily get good CLAT Ranking.

In the English language section, the papers contains unseen passages of about 450 words each and are derived from historically significant fiction and non-fiction writings. The passage can easily be understood by 12th standard students. The passages are followed by a set of multiple choice questions.

Similarly for the GK and legal reasoning section, the CLAT paper provide passages of same 450 words around followed by a series of multiple choice questions. The legal reasoning section does not expect the students for their knowledge of law beyond the passage.The logical reasoning section will provide short passages of 300 words followed by one or more questions. The quantitative technique section contains question of 10th standard which requires derivation, Inference and manipulation of numerical information.

CLAT Preparation

Students should develop and enhance their capacity to read and understand the textual body as the exam is conducted in English language only. So try to read as many newspapers, periodicals and other books which will also improve your current affairs & GK.The consortium also publishes several preparatory materials for the CLAT-UG examination. Students can refer to number of -

  • Model question papers
  • Instructional materials and exercises for each subjects
  • Guides to the question paper & sample questions

CLAT 2020 Post graduate Syllabus

Unlike CLAT-UG 2020, the questions for PG admission will also be comprehension based whereas the descriptive portion remains similar to last year.The CLAT-PG is a 2-hour duration exams with 100 objective type questions carrying 1 Mark each and the other section requires the candidates to write 2 descriptive passages in nearly 800 words. Candidates securing at least 40% marks (35% for SC/ ST & PWD) to qualify for the evaluation of next section of descriptive writing.

The syllabus for the CLAT-PG includes Constitutional Law which is quite a vast subject in itself. The syllabus also has other law subjects that includeJurisprudence, Administrative Law, Law of Contract, Torts, Family Law, Criminal Law, Property Law, Company Law, Public International Law, Tax Law, Environmental Law, and Labor & Industrial Law.

For detailed information about CLAT 2020 Syllabus visit consortiumofnlus.ac.in and contact IESOnline.

NLU Consortium is yet to announce the exam date for CLAT 2020.However due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, there are various safety issues in regards to conducting the exam in a traditional pen-paper mode. So, it is safe to assume that the exam date and mode of examination will be announced after once this disease has been curbed.
Candidate is advised to visit the page for re-printout of application form, generate the printout and keep the hard copy and soft copy (printout) of the application.
Yes, you are eligible for the CLAT 2020 examination.
CLAT 2020 examination will be conducted through online mode.
There is no age limit for appearing in the exam.
The examination would be conducted by the consortium of National Law Universities (NLU)
Each year the CLAT exam is attempted by more than 50,000 candidates.
LST session is conducted usually for two hours in which a student is acquainted with the basic concepts of the topic in hand with the help of examples and instances for the best possible understanding. Much emphasis is laid on practice as it is considered to be the key to crack competitive exams. Class exercises are handed over to the students followed by rigorous discussion. CL believes in interactive learning so that the students are at ease and do not hesitate to come up with doubts or clarifications.
This completely depends on one's ability to grasp concepts and to learn. Anything between 8 to 16 months is good for preparation, depending on the average number of hours invested per day and the quality of preparation.
Yes. Being Government institutions, there are reservations in different National Law Universities. All NLUs have reservations for SCs and STs and quite a few of them have seats for OBCs as well. Fewer have regional quotas and some also have reservations for women, wards of defense personnel and even NRI sponsored Candidates.
Yes. Though law is a subject of humanities, students of any stream can sit for the law exam. The paper is evenly balanced so that no particular stream is given a complete edge over the other. In fact, most of the students who sit and qualify the law exam over the years have been science students as it was the most popular stream. It is only in recent years that Arts and Commerce students are also seen appearing in sizable numbers.

Apart from CLAT, which is the gateway to the 18 National Law Schools in India' certain other entrance exams which any law aspirant should keep in mind and appear for are:

  • AILET - All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) for admission in National Law University (NLU), Delhi.
  • Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) conducted by the Symbiosis International University to get admission into Symbiosis Law School.
  • CET IPU - The Common Entrance test conducted by Indraprastha University, Delhi for various law colleges situated in Delhi and NCR including Amity Noida.
  • LSAT-India is a standardized test adopted as an admissions criterion by multiple law colleges across India.
  • Christ University Law Entrance Exam - conducted by Christ University, Bangalore for admission to School of Law, Christ University.

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