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CLAT Syllabus 2018 for UG & PG

The appearing applicants for CLAT 2018 must check the CLAT Syllabus before they start their preparation. The examination syllabus of CLAT covers all the sections of English, GK, Current Affairs, Mathematics, Legal Aptitude, Logical Reasoning. The GK & Current Affairs sections include 50 marks each, whereas English section including comprehension, logical reasoning consists of 40 marks each. The mathematics section will have 20 marks. The CLAT 2018 Exam paper will have total 200 marks. Here we have given the examination syllabus for all the sections separately to help the applicants. You can go through the CLAT Syllabus and plan your study accordingly.

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CLAT Syllabus

English including Comprehension (40 marks)

The CLAT syllabus 2018 for English consists of vocabulary, proficiency, usage errors and comprehension.

English Vocabulary

  • This section consists of synonyms, antonyms, analogies.

English Proficiency

  • This section consists of idioms & Phrases, fill in the blanks, one word substitution, cloze tests, sentence improvement, rearrangement of sentences in paragraph, jumbled sentences.

English Usage errors

  • This section will have questions from spot the error & correct the sentences, spelling mistakes, use the correct word.

English Comprehension

  • This section consists of paragraph is given. Questions are asked from that paragraph.
  • The applicants need to understand what the paragraph says & answer questions accordingly

GK & Current Affairs (50 marks)

  • The applicants are advised to follow books such as Manorama Yearbook & Pratiyogita Darpan to do well in GK section.
  • The main focus should be on static GK and on latest happenings as well.
  • The applicants should go through the news papers every day and should know the important news of at least previous year.
  • The applicants also should know the important events of national as well as across the globe.
  • Also stay updated with the happenings related to Science, Technology, Legal Affairs, Sports, People & Places.

Elementary Mathematics (20 marks)

  • The applicants who are quite thorough with the fundamentals of mathematics will have good scope in this section.
  • They need to cover these topics for score well in the mathematics section: Logarithm, Ration & proportion, Approximation, HCF & LCM, Average, Surds & Indices, Decimals & fractions, Roots, Number system, Areas & volumes, Interest calculation, Discounts, Profit & loss

Legal Aptitude (50 marks)

This section will check the applicants’ ability about “how the legal propositions work”. Previous year this section was as follows- This section had covered 50 questions and each question consisting of legal propositions/principles add facts. These principles have to be applied to the given facts to reach at the most reasonable conclusion. These principles may or may not be true in real sense, however the applicants have to conclusively assume them to be true for the purpose of this section. In answering the questions of this section, you must not rely on any principle except the principles that are given herein below for every question. Further, the applicants must not assume the facts other than the one which is mentioned in the question. The main purpose of this section is to check the applicants understanding towards law, research aptitude & problem solving ability even if the outcome may be unacceptable for any reason.

Logical reasoning (40 marks)

  • The questions for this section will be asked from logical links, identify patterns, rectify illogical arguments.
  • This section will test the applicant’s ability to solve a wide variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies.
  • CLAT LLB syllabus consists of problem solving in logical reasoning.
  • The applicants can follow A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal.

The Weightage of marks is as follows:

For UG Courses
Subjects Marks
English including comprehension 40 marks
General knowledge & current affairs 50 marks
Elementary mathematics (numerical ability) 20 marks
Legal aptitude 50 marks
Logical reasoning 40 marks
Total 200 marks
For PG Courses
Subjects Marks
Constitutional Law 50 marks
Jurisprudence 50 marks
Other subjects such as contract, torts, criminal law, international law, IPR etc. 50 marks
Total 150 marks


Important Books Covering the Syllabus are:

  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  • Butterworths Lexis Nexis
  • English is Easy by Chetnanand Singh
  • Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal
  • Analytical Reasoning by M. K.Pandey
  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal
  • Objective Arithmetic by R.S. Aggarwal
  • Manorama Year Book
  • GK Today
  • India 2015
  • Universal’s LLB Entrance Guide
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