CLAT Syllabus 2020 Question Pattern

CLAT Syllabus 2020 Question PatternCLAT Syllabus 2020 Question Pattern.

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2020 CLAT 2020 for admission in Law/LLB/LLM

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance examination conducted by 11 National Law Universities for admissions to their under-graduate and post graduate degree programmes (LL.B & LL.M). The 11 participating NLUs in the order of their establishment are:

National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU).
NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad (NALSAR).
National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU).
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS).
National Law University, Jodhpur(NLU).
Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU).
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU).
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU).
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala (RGNUL).
Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU).
National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS).

CLAT Syllabus 2020 Question Pattern  for Under-Graduate Programme (LLB)

Total Marks 200
Total number of multiple-choice questions of one mark each 200
Duration of examination Two Hours
Subject areas with weightage:
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

The different subject areas of the exam are explained as under:

    1. English including Comprehension

The English section will test the candidate’s proficiency in English based 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.

    1. General Knowledge/Current Affairs

This section will only test students on their knowledge of current affairs (broadly defined as matters featuring in the mainstream media between March 2020 and March 2020)

    1. Mathematics

This section will test candidates only on “elementary” mathematics i.e. maths that is taught up to the class X.

    1. Logical Reasoning

The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the student’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.

    1. Legal Aptitude

This section will test students only on “legal aptitude”. 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 might be that any person who speaks in a movie hall and disturbs others who 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.

Candidates will not be tested on any prior knowledge of law or legal concepts. If a technical/legal term is used in the question, that term will be explained in the question itself. For example, if the word patent is used, the meaning of patent (“a legal monopoly granted by the government for certain kinds of inventions”) will also be explained.

CLAT Syllabus 2020 Question Pattern


In event of tie between two or more candidates in the CLAT, tie will be broken by the following procedure and order:

  • Higher marks in the section of Legal aptitude in CLAT-2020,
  • Higher age and
  • Computerized draw of lots

 CLAT Syllabus 2020 Question Pattern  for Post-Graduate Programme (LLM)

Total Marks 200
Duration of examination Two Hours
Multiple-choice Questions
(100 questions of 1 mark each)
Pertaining to subject areas, viz,
Law of Contracts, Law of Torts, Criminal Law,
Constitutional Law and Legal Theory
Short-answer questions
(100 Marks)
10 questions of 10 marks each


In event of tie between two or more candidates in the CLAT, tie will be broken by the following procedure and order:

  • Higher marks in the section of short-answer questions in CLAT-2020,
  • Higher age
  • Computerized draw of lots

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