CLAT Syllabus 2020 – Candidates must know the CLAT 2020 syllabus before they start the preparation for the examination. The syllabus for CLAT UG and CLAT PG are different. Therefore, candidates need to stick to their syllabus in order to prepare well and crack the exam in one go.
CLAT 2020 is going to be conducted by National Law University Consortium of NLUs. The tentative date for the examination is May 24, 2020 (Sunday). The exam will be conducted in online mode. The application process will also be done in online mode. The admission notification for CLAT 2020 has been announced by Consortium of NLUs in November 2019. However, before everything, candidates must check the eligibility criteria for the exam, and if they match it, they must go through the syllabus for the test. They also need to check the exam pattern, in order to get an idea of the test.
CLAT Exam Pattern 2020
Going through the CLAT 2020 exam pattern will enable the candidates to know the specific paper pattern of the CLAT 2020 UG and CLAT 2020 PG. Candidates can check the exam pattern below:
|Exam Mode||Online, Computer-Based|
|Number of Sections||UG – 5 sections PG- 3 sections|
|Number of questions||UG – 200 PG – 150|
|Question Paper Type||Objective|
|CLAT 2020 Total Marks||200 marks (1 mark for each question)|
|Negative Marking||0.25 marks to be deducted for every wrong answer|
|Exam Duration||2 hours|
CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern for UG Programme
|Section||Total Questions||Maximum Marks|
|English (including Comprehension)||40||40|
|GK and Current Affairs||50||50|
|Total||200 Questions||200 Marks|
CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern for PG Programme
|Subject||No. of Questions||Marks allotted|
CLAT Syllabus 2020
The CLAT 2020 syllabus is not prescribed by any NLU as such. The syllabus of CLAT 2020 UG is different from CLAT 2020 PG. The sections included in the CLAT 2020 UG syllabus are English and Reading Comprehension, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Mathematics of up to 10th class, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning. The topics included in the CLAT 2020 PG are Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence and other law subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Environment Law and Human Rights topics. Here they are mentioned in the tabular form.
CLAT UG Syllabus
|English and Reading Comprehension||· Vocabulary: Antonyms, Synonyms.
· English Proficiency: Idioms and Phrases, One Word Substitution, Sentence Improvement and Rearrangement, Fill in the blanks and Cloze Tests.
· Finding Errors: Spotting inappropriate usage of words, Spelling Mistakes (English Usage), Use of Correct Word.
· Reading Comprehension: Paragraph with questions.
|Mathematics||Number Systems, Surds and Indices, Square Roots, Fractions and Decimals, HCF and LCM, Simplification, Ratio and Proportion, Average and Logarithms, Interest, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Partnership and Discounts, Areas and Volumes.|
|Legal Aptitude||International Law, Criminal Law, Indian Constitution, Legal Terms, Legal Maxims, Family Law, Contracts and Torts.|
|General Knowledge and Current Affairs||Economics, Science &Technology, Sports, Persons and Places, Static GK & Latest Happening, Books and Authors.|
|Logical Reasoning||Analogy, Classification, Series Completion, and Nonverbal Reasoning.|
CLAT PG Syllabus
|The Tort Law|
Books Recommended for CLAT 2020
|CLAT 2020 Important Books||Name of the Author|
|Wren and Martin – English Grammar And Composition||DV Prasada Rao|
|Word Power Made Easy||Normal Newis|
|10 Year CLAT Solved Papers||Disha Experts|
|Legal Aptitude for the CLAT and Examination||Bhardwaj|
|General Knowledge 2020||Manohar Pandey|
|NCERT Class 10th TextBook||NCERT|
|Logical Reasoning (CLAT)||RK Gupta|
Candidates are advised to go through the CLAT 2020 syllabus as well as CLAT 2020 exam pattern thoroughly. They must clear all their doubts before taking the exam. They also must solve previous year’s question papers and consult sample papers. This will help them to have a good idea about the time they would need to complete the paper and also the type of questions they would come across in the test. They must go through the books recommended in this article. They should read Newspapers on a daily basis. Candidates are also suggested to take a note of every new topic they come across.