CLAT 2020 Important Topics: Subject Wise Weightage

Samiksha Rautela
Samiksha RautelaPublished On: September 23, 2020 | CLAT

While preparing for CLAT 2020, the students must be well-informed about the subject wise weightage and important topics for CLAT UG and PG which will help them score well in the exam.

Important Topics for CLAT

The CLAT exam is all set to be conducted on September 28, 2020, after being postponed numerous times amid the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic in the nation. Admit card of the exam was released online on September 15, 2020. The exam will be held via Computer-Based mode across 203 locations and candidates have to follow the CLAT Exam Day Guidelines to ensure that the exam gets wrapped up smoothly.

With just a week left for the exam, candidates can solve the Previous Year Question Papers of CLAT and refer to the CLAT Answer Key to the identity the weak areas and work on them. Applicants must make sure to cover all the important topics of CLAT discussed here as they can help in acing the law exam.

Important Topics for CLAT UG

The CLAT UG exam is divided into five sections that are English Language, Current Affairs & GK, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Techniques. Each section requires a different set of approach and mindset. Provided below are the important topics of CLAT that need to be studied before appearing for the exam.

CLAT Important Topics for English Language

The English Language Section of CLAT tests the Grammatical Knowledge and English Proficiency of an aspirant. It analyses the ability of the candidate to evaluate a passage that is of class 12th level. Provided below are the important topics that must be covered in this section.

  • Comprehension Passages 

  • Subject-Verb Agreement 

  • Noun 

  • Pronoun

  • Adjective and Determinants 

  • Adverb

  • Active Passive Voice

  • Vocabulary

  • Synonyms

  • Antonyms

  • Spelling errors

  • Sentence completion and correction

Get the detailed Tips to Prepare for English Language Section of CLAT 2020!

CLAT Important Topics for Current Affairs & GK

The questions of the Current Affairs and GK are intended to check the depth of understanding of events of significance and issues. Generally, the emphasis is on current events and recent developments. Check out the topics that must be covered while preparing for the CLAT Important Topics for the Current Affairs & GK.

  • Banking & Finance

  • Outline of Indian Economy 

  • Indian Tax Structure 

  • National Income of India

  • Legal fundamentals and terms 

  • Supreme Court Judgments

  • Legal Maxims and Important Landmarks 

  • Major Industries in India

Find out the Tips to Prepare for Current Affairs Section of CLAT 2020!

CLAT Important Topics for Logical Reasoning

The Logical Reasoning Section of the CLAT exam tests the potential of an aspirant to identify arguments and patterns. The important topics that require the maximum attention are mentioned below.

  • Logical Puzzles 

  • Cause & Effect Reasoning 

  • Analogies, 

  • Arguments and Conclusions 

  • Sequences

  • Statements Assumptions

  • Statement Arguments  

  • Statement Conclusions Derivation of Conclusions 

Check out the Preparation Tips for CLAT Logical Reasoning 2020!

CLAT Important Topics for Legal Reasoning

The Legal Reasoning of CLAT is designed to check if the aspirant can identify the principle and the facts from the passage. Given below are the important topics and areas that must be considered while preparing for this section.

  • Legal Facts

  • Legal terminologies and meanings

  • Situations or outlines of legal matters

  • Public policy 

  • Moral philosophical enquiries

  • General awareness of contemporary legal and moral issues

Here are some Preparation Tips for CLAT 2020 Legal Reasoning Section!

CLAT Important Topics for Quantitative Techniques

Before attempting the Quantitative Techniques section, candidates should analyse the graphical information presented in the question paper. The important topics for CLAT that require the most attention while preparing for the Quantitative Techniques section are provided below.

  • Basic algebra

  • Statistics

  • Profit and loss

  • Mensuration 

  • Time & work

  • Numbers

  • HCF and LCM 

  • Fractions

  • Logarithms

  • Percentage

  • Time & distance

  • Ratio & proportion

Top Tips to Prepare for CLAT 2020 Quantitative Techniques Section!

Important Topics for CLAT PG

CLAT PG mainly puts emphasis on the comprehension abilities of a candidate. The exam will generally pick up key areas of the undergraduate level. The important topics that must be revised before appearing for the CLAT PG exam are mentioned below.

  • Constitutional Law

  • Company Law

  • Industrial Law

  • Law of Contract

  • Administrative Law

  • Torts

  • Environmental Law

  • Criminal Law

  • Family Law

  • Jurisprudence

  • Public International Law

  • Property Law

  • Tax Law

  • Labour Law

Also Read:Difference Between CLAT, AILET and LSAT

Subject-Wise Weightage in CLAT

The exam pattern of CLAT has changed for the year 2020 and students will be asked 150 questions in UG and 120 questions in the PG exam. To understand how many marks each subject possess, go through the information provided below.

CLAT UG Subject-Wise Weightage

The UG exam of CLAT is divided into 5 parts and each of them carries a different percentage of sectional weightage. The table displayed below captures the essence of UG Question Paper Format of CLAT.


Total Questions

Weightage in Percentage

Current Affairs & General Knowledge

35-39 questions


Legal Reasoning

35-39 questions


English Language

28-32 questions


Logical Reasoning

28-32 questions


Quantitative Techniques

13-17 questions


Below is the subject wise weightage of CLAT UG exam.

CLAT Subjectwise Weightage

CLAT PG Subject-Wise Weightage

Check out the subject-wise weightage of CLAT PG, provided in the table below.


Total Questions

Total Marks

Constitutional Law

120 Questions

120 Marks

Company Law

Other Laws

Quick Preparation Guide for CLAT

To strengthen the preparation for CLAT, a candidate can refer to the CLAT Preparation Guide provided below.

CLAT Sample Papers

CLAT Previous Years' Question Papers

CLAT 2020 Dos and Don'ts

CLAT 2020 Answer Keys

Additional Questions for CLAT

CLAT 2020 Exam Analysis

Also Read:Top 20 Law Universities in India Accepting CLAT, LSAT, SLAT Scores

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