CLAT Syllabus - CLAT 2017 Entrance Exam Syllabus


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CLAT Syllabus

Extensive list of topics and sub - topics under each section for CLAT
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The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2017 will be conducted on the second Sunday of May. The exam will be conducted by one of the participating National Law University. CLAT is one of the most prestigious national level examinations for admission in to UG and PG programs offered by the top law colleges in India.

The CLAT paper is conducted online in a time period of 2 hours (120 minutes). The paper has 200 questions under 5 different sections. The first step towards an effective preparation is to know the syllabus well. Since there has been no official syllabus released for CLAT, we have come up with a list of important topics based on previous years CLAT papers.

Sr.No. Subjects Questions Marks
1 English including Comprehension 40 40 Marks
2 General Knowledge and Current Affairs 50 50 Marks
3 Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 20 20 Marks
4 Legal Aptitude 50 50 Marks
5 Logical Reasoning 40 40 Marks

**Negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer



English including Comprehension
  1. ENGLISH VOCABULARY:
    1. Synonyms
    2. Antonyms
    3. Analogies
  2. ENGLISH PROFICIENCY:
    1. Idioms and Phrases
    2. One word substitution
    3. Sentence improvement
    4. Sentence Rearrangement
    5. Fill in the blanks
  3. ENGLISH USAGE ERRORS:
    1. Common errors
    2. Spotting errors
    3. Inappropriate usage of words
    4. Spelling mistakes
  4. ENGLISH COMPREHENSION
Elementary Mathematics
  1. ARITHEMATIC:
    1. Number system
    2. Square roots, Surds and indices
    3. H.C.F and L.C.M
    4. Simplification
    5. Ratio and proportions
    6. Average
    7. Logarithms and Functions
    8. Fractions and decimals
    9. Time and work
  2. COMMERCIAL MATHS
    1. Interest
    2. Percentage
    3. Profit, loss and Discounts
    4. Partnership
  3. MENSURATION
    1. Areas
    2. Volumes
  4. MODERN MATHEMATICS
    1. Permutation & Combination
    2. Probability
    3. Clocks & Calendars
  5. DATA INTERPRETATION
General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  1. STATIC GK:
    1. Polity
    2. History- Ancient, Medieval, Modern and World
    3. Geography
    4. Economics
    5. General Science
    6. Science and technology
    7. Ecology
  2. CURRENT AFFAIRS:
    1. Events of National and International importance
    2. Current events in areas of Economics, Science, Sports, Places, Persons
    3. Books and Authors
Logical Reasoning
  1. LOGIC TESTS
    1. Statement Assumptions
    2. Statement Conclusions
    3. Statement Arguments
    4. Statement actions
  2. REASONING
    1. Number test
    2. Series test
    3. Direction and distance test
    4. Coding and Decoding
    5. Blood Relationships
    6. Ranking
    7. Analogy
Legal Aptitude
  1. Indian Constitution
  2. Indian Penal Code
  3. Law of Torts
  4. Indian Contract Act
  5. Family Law
  6. Legal Misc. (Intellectual Property Rights, Labour Laws, etc.)
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