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CLAT Syllabus 2024 – Exam Pattern for UG and PG Courses, Best Books

CLAT Syllabus 2024 – Candidates must know the CLAT 2024 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 2024 is going to be conducted by National Law University Consortium of NLUs. The tentative date for the examination is May 24, 2024 (Sunday). The exam will be conducted in online mode. The application process will also be done in online mode. The admission notification for CLAT 2024 has been announced by Consortium of NLUs in November 2023. 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 2024

Going through the CLAT 2024 exam pattern will enable the candidates to know the specific paper pattern of the CLAT 2024 UG and CLAT 2024 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 2024 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
Exam Language  English


CLAT 2024 Exam Pattern for UG Programme

Section Total Questions Maximum Marks
English (including Comprehension) 40 40
GK and Current Affairs 50 50
Elementary Mathematics 20 20
Legal Aptitude 50 50
Logical Reasoning 40 40
Total 200 Questions 200 Marks


CLAT 2024 Exam Pattern for PG Programme

Subject No. of Questions Marks allotted
Constitutional Law 50 50
Jurisprudence 50 50
Other Subjects 50 50
Total 150 150


CLAT Syllabus 2024

The CLAT 2024 syllabus is not prescribed by any NLU as such. The syllabus of CLAT 2024 UG is different from CLAT 2024 PG. The sections included in the CLAT 2024 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 2024 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

Constitutional Law
The Tort Law
Criminal Law
International Law


Books Recommended for CLAT 2024

CLAT 2024 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 2024 Manohar Pandey
NCERT Class 10th TextBook NCERT
Logical Reasoning (CLAT) RK Gupta


Candidates are advised to go through the CLAT 2024 syllabus as well as CLAT 2024 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.

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