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CLAT 2023 Syllabus

Updated By Debanjalee Sen on 09 Aug, 2022 10:36

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CLAT 2023 Syllabus

CLAT 2023 syllabus includes all the topics that law aspirants must cover in order to prepare for the exam. The national-level exam grants admission in 3-year LL. B and 5-year Integrated LL. B and LL. M programmes offered by the 22 NLUs and other Law Schools accepting CLAT Scores. The syllabi for all the programmes are different.

The CLAT 2023 Syllabus describes the subject and the sub-topics that the candidates need to prepare in order to face the examination. Once candidates are aware of the syllabus of CLAT 2023, they can start with their exam preparation. With the help of the syllabus of CLAT 2023, candidates will get an overview of the CLAT 2023 Exam pattern in order to score well in the entrance exam.

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The PDF of the CLAT syllabus has been given here. Candidates can download it and go through the details CLAT syllabus.

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    Section-wise CLAT 2023 Syllabus

    Given below is the section-wise CLAT syllabus 2023. The CLAT question paper will have 150 questions which will be divided into 5 sections as follows. 

                         UG Syllabus For CLAT                                      PG Syllabus For CLAT   
    English LanguageConstitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Administrative Law
    General Knowledge and Current AffairsLaw of Contract, Family Law, Torts, and Criminal Law
    Logical ReasoningProperty Law and Company Law
    Legal ReasoningPublic International Law, Tax Law
    Quantitative TechniquesLabour & Industrial Law, and Environmental Law

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    CLAT UG 2023 Syllabus for English Language

    Passages of 450 words each shall be given. The same is taken from contemporary or historically significant fiction and non-fiction writing of a 12th standard student. Each passage will have a series of questions that would test the comprehension and language skills of a candidate. Here are the topics that can be studied for the English section.

    Reading Comprehension

    Vocabulary Based Questions

    Figures of Speech- Personification, Irony etc.




    Active & Passive Voice


    Concord (Subject-Verb Agreement)

    Spotting Grammatical Errors

    Verbs formation

    Verbs Usage

    Tips to Prepare for the English Language Section of CLAT

    Provided below are more details of CLAT UG 2023 Syllabus for the English Language

    • Reading and understanding the main point of the question including the viewpoints and arguments mentioned in the passage.
    • Summarising the passages
    • Drawing inferences and conclusions based on the passage
    • Comparing various arguments or viewpoints mentioned in the passage.
    • Comprehending the meaning of various phrases and words mentioned in the passage.

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    CLAT UG 2023 Syllabus for Current Affairs and General Knowledge

    These passages will also include 450 words each which will be derived from journalistic sources, news and non-fiction writing. The designed questions will examine the candidate's awareness, legal information or knowledge related to the given passage.

    Current Affairs

    Economy, Science


    International events

    Major developments in the areas of sports

    Geopolitics and important environmental agreements

    Awards and honours

    Eminent personalities

    Static GK

    Contemporary events of significance from India and the world

    International Affairs

    Arts and Culture

    Tips to Prepare for Current Affairs Section of CLAT

    CLAT UG 2023 Syllabus for Legal Reasoning

    Passages in this section would also have 450 words each. These may relate to scenarios or fact situations based on public policy questions, legal matters or moral philosophical enquiries. No prior knowledge of the law is required to answer questions/passages in this section. Captured below are a few important topics that can be studied to ace the legal reasoning section.

    Legal Maxims

    Legal Terms

    Indian Constitution


    Criminal Law


    Landmark Judgements

    Current Affairs Related to Law (Judgements/Bills/Acts etc.)

    Preparation Tips for CLAT Legal Reasoning Section

    The candidates must only have a general awareness of the latest legal and moral issues in order to apply general principles or propositions to the given scenarios. The passages will ask you to:

    • Identify and infer rules and principles given in the passage.
    • Understand how changing the rules and principles can change their application to different fact situations.
    • Apply the rules and principles to different fact situations.

    CLAT UG 2023 Syllabus for Logical Reasoning

    This section of CLAT 2023 shall include short passages of 300 words each. Check out the important topics below.

    Basic of Logic


    Forcefulness of Arguments


    Premises & Conclusion

    Strengthening & Weakening Arguments


    Premises & Conclusion

    Course & Effect

    Courses of Action

    Preparation Tips for CLAT Logical Reasoning 2023

    Other important points about the CLAT UG 2023 Syllabus for Logical Reasoning are as follows.

    • Read and identify the arguments given in the passage.
    • Recognise the argument along with its premises and conclusions.
    • Analyse the patterns of reasoning and assess the conclusions depending on the particular premises or evidence.
    • Draw relationships and analogies, identify equivalence and contradictions and identify the effectiveness of arguments. 
    • Infer what follows from the passage. 
    • Apply the inference to new situations.

    CLAT UG 2023 Syllabus for Quantitative Techniques

    The CLAT 2023 Quantitative Techniques section will include short sets of facts or propositions, textual or diagrammatic or pictorial, graphical representation of numerical information. The same shall be followed by a series of questions. Here are a few important topics for Quantitative Techniques of CLAT UG 2023.

    Volume & Surface Area


    Basic Algebra



    Ration & Propotion

    Time & Distance

    Data Interpretation

    Tips to Prepare for CLAT 2023 Quantitative Techniques Section

    Candidates shall be able to derive information of the given passages, representations, graphs and apply mathematical operations on the provided information. The questions will be based on:

    • Deriving and inferring along with manipulating information given in such passages, graphs or other representations.
    • Applying different Class X mathematical operations on the given information such as ratios, proportions, mensuration, basic algebra and statistical estimation. 

    CLAT PG 2023 Syllabus

    PG-CLAT 2023 will be divided into two sections- Objective and Descriptive Sections

    In the Objective section, passages will be followed by a series of questions that will ask the candidate to:

    • Read and comprehend the issues mentioned in the given passage. This may also include arguments, viewpoints discussed in the passage.
    • Summarise the passage.
    • Apply your knowledge of the law to the passage.
    • Be aware of the issues mentioned in the passage along with legal issues and facts related to the passage and the statute or judgement from which it has been extracted.

    In the descriptive section, candidates would be required to write essays and answer 2 questions from the list of questions. Each essay must be of a maximum of 800 words each. These questions would test your:

    • Ability to structure the answer and mention the arguments and perspective clearly and then draw the conclusion accordingly.
    • Awareness of the factual, legal and philosophical issues set out in the given question.

    CLAT PG 2023 Syllabus Topics

    The topics asked in the CLAT PG exam have been given in the table below. 

    Constitutional Law

    Criminal Law

    Administrative law

    Law of Torts

    Family law

    Labour and industrial law

    Company law

    Public international law


    Property law

    Law of Contracts

    International Law

    Tax law

    Intellectual Property Law

    Environmental law

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    FAQs about CLAT Syllabus

    In how much time can I complete the syllabus of CLAT?

    In order to complete the syllabus of CLAT properly, a duration of at least 6 - 12 months is required. It also depends upon your learning speed and prior knowledge of subjects.

    Is the syllabus of CLAT vast?

    The syllabus of CLAT is not too vast and can be covered easily if sufficient time is given to it. The revised CLAT syllabus has been made more comprehensive for reducing the stress of students.

    Which topics should I cover for CLAT General Knowledge and Current Affairs section?

    The General Knowledge and Current Affairs section of CLAT is wide and many topics are included in it. Events of National and international importance, current events in areas of Economics, Science, Technology, Sports, Persons and Places, Static GK and latest happenings, Books and Authors are some of the topics which should not be missed.

    What is asked in the Legal Aptitude section of CLAT?

    The Legal Aptitude or Legal Reasoning section of CLAT comprises questions related to legal propositions and set of facts satisfying the propositions. The propositions may or may not be true but you will have to assume they are true and answer the asked questions accordingly.

    What should I prepare for CLAT English Language section?

    For the English Language section of CLAT, you must prepare the following topics: Antonyms, Synonyms, Analogies, Idioms and Phrases, One Word Substitution, Sentence Improvement, Rearrangement of Sentence in Paragraph, Rearrangement of Words in Sentence, Fill in the Blanks, Common Errors, Spotting Errors, Inappropriate Usage of Words and Spelling Mistakes (English Usage), Use of Correct Word, and comprehension based questions.

    How much weightage is given to Legal Reasoning in CLAT?

    About 25% of the total questions of CLAT are asked on Legal Reasoning. This comprises about 35 to 39 questions.

    How many questions of General Knowledge and Current Affairs are asked in CLAT?

    Around 35-39 questions of CLAT are asked on General Knowledge and Current Affairs.

    Which topics are asked in CLAT Logical Reasoning section?

    The topics under the Logical Reasoning section of CLAT are Puzzles, Logical Sequences, Family/ Blood Relation, Coding/ Decoding, Seating Arrangement, Number Test, Ranking and Order, Verbal Reasoning, Pairing, Calendar, Jumbles, Questions on Inference, Statement Conclusion/ Assumption, Syllogisms, Directions, and Data Interpretation.

    Has CLAT syllabus been changed?

    The syllabus of CLAT was revised in 2019 and the same will be followed from now onwards. Apart from that, no other changes have been made in the CLAT syllabus.

    What are the subjects of CLAT?

    The subjects of CLAT include Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Techniques, Current Affairs and General Knowledge, and English Language.

    What is the syllabus for CLAT 2022?

    For sections on English language, Current Affairs with General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning and Logical Reasoning sections, the syllabus will be of class 12 level and the questions in Quantitative Techniques section will be based on class 10.

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