What is CLAT Syllabus for UG & PG Programs?
The CLAT syllabus contains information on the various topics / subjects, the marking scheme and the examination pattern adopted in the CLAT entrance exam for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
The syllabi for LLB & LLM programs are different. However, the basic CLAT Exam Pattern remains similar for all. CLAT syllabus for undergraduate is based on general knowledge & current affairs, English (with understanding), legal skills and logical reasoning. But CLAT syllabus for postgraduate, sections such as Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Torts Law, Criminal Law, International Law, Property Law, Intellectual Property Law and Contract Law are included.
Candidates are advised to go through the official CLAT notification. In this article you will know all the important as well as minute details related to CLAT syllabus.
CLAT Syllabus for UG (LLB) Program
MCQs for CLAT are asked from English (Comprehension), GK & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics, Legal Aptitude, and LR. High weightage is given to GK, Current affairs, and Legal Aptitude. Total of 200 questions appears from this section.
- English including comprehension -
The English section will test the candidate's proficiency in English based on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be questioned 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.
- General Knowledge and Currents Affairs -
In this section, the candidates are tested on their general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test candidates on their knowledge of current affairs.
- Mathematics -
This section tests candidate's knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e. mathematics up to Class X.
- Legal Aptitude -
This section tests candidate's interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability. Questions will be framed with the help of legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be "true" in the real sense (e.g. the legal proposition may be that any person who speaks in a movie hall and disturbs others that are watching the movie will be banned from entering any movie theatre across India for one year). Candidates will have to assume the "truth" of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.
- Logical Reasoning
The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate's ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It will include a wide variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.
CLAT Syllabus for PG (LLM) Program
- Consutional Law
- Law of Torts
- Internatititonal Law
- Intellectual Property Law
- Law of Contracts
- 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.