CLAT Syllabus 2021 [ New Exam Pattern & New Syllabus]

The core committee of CLAT along with the participating 21 NLUs has come up with the syllabus for CLAT 2021. NUSRL Ranchi is responsible for conducting CLAT 2021 soon. The postpone in conducting the exam is due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the nation. Candidates who wish to write the exam this year and haven’t registered yet can do so by visiting the official site of the consortium as soon as possible.

CLAT Syllabus 2021

The CLAT 2021 syllabus includes questions from English, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics, Logical Reasoning, and Legal Aptitude for undergraduate programs. The CLAT exam syllabus for the LLM program is different from UG and includes questions from  Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Law of Torts, International Law, and Criminal Law.

CLAT Syllabus

The national level exam offers admissions in 3 years & 5 years Integrated LLB and LLM programs offered by the NLU (except NLU Delhi) and other Law Schools accepting CLAT Scores. Last year during CLAT 2019, nearly 54,000 students appeared for the examination. So, the competition for the CLAT-Law Entrance Exam this year will be higher. Candidates appearing for CLAT 2021 exam can refer to the CLAT new syllabus to prepare for the exam and ace their performance.

Level of Questions Asked

  • English language – Class 12th level
  • Current affairs including General Knowledge – Class 12th level
  • Legal Reasoning – Class 12th level
  • Logical Reasoning – Class 12th level
  • Quantitative Techniques – Class 10th level

CLAT Subject-wise Syllabus 2021

Candidates can have a look at the subject-wise syllabus for CLAT 2021 exam below:

CLAT English syllabus 2021

In the English section, the student’s proficiency is tested based on comprehension passages and grammar. The candidates are evaluated based on their understanding in a passage, the central theme, meanings of the words used in the passage, etc. In the grammar section, the candidate is required to correct the incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.

Vocabulary: This section includes questions related to synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, word definitions, and analogies.

Grammar: In this section, the candidate is required to correct the grammatical errors related to tense, voice, preposition usage, speech errors, spelling corrections, spotting errors, and inappropriate usage of words.

Comprehension: Evaluates how well the candidate can understand the passage including its central theme and word meanings. Candidates can read the questions first and then the passage, to answer the question easily.

English Proficiency: This section includes idioms & phrases, one-word substitutions, sentence improvement & re-arrangements, fill-in the blanks, subject-verb agreement, and, noun/pronoun/articles & conjunction.

The below table represents the important books the candidate can refer to:

Book Name Description/Author
The Pearson Guide to the CLAT (English) Word Power Made Easy New Revised & Expanded Edition (English) by Norman Lewis
Objective General English (English) by RS Aggarwal High School English Grammar & Composition (English) by PC Wren, H Martin
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning RS Aggarwal

CLAT 2021 general knowledge and current affairs syllabus

In the CLAT 2021 general knowledge and current affairs syllabus section, the candidates are evaluated based on their general awareness including static general knowledge. The current affairs questions evaluate the candidate to check their knowledge about what is happening nationally and internationally. So, to perform well in this section, the candidates should be updated with the news and other topics discussed in mainstream media.

  • This subject includes passages of around 450 words based on news, journalistic sources, and other non-fiction writings.
  • The passages will also include legal information and knowledge besides the contemporary events of India and the world.
  • The questions appear from section like arts and culture, world affairs as well as historical events of continuing significance.

The below table represents the important books the candidate can refer to:

Manorama Yearbook  (English) General Knowledge (English)
Lucent’s General Knowledge (English) Pratiyogita Darpan
Pearson’s Concise GK Manual Competition Review Yearbook

CLAT Logical Reasoning Syllabus 2021

This section evaluates the candidate based on their ability to analytically comprehend different aspects of a situation or scenario and logically derive solutions. It carries passages of around 300 words based on relationships, analogies, logical sequences, and arguments. Candidates should critically analyze the arguments, the reasoning pattern, identify contradictions, and then conclude the arguments. This section includes a total of 28-32 questions in the paper. There are no visual questions asked in this section.

CLAT Mock Test

The below table represents the important books the candidate can refer to:

A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal Universal’s Logical Reasoning for CLAT, LSAT and other Law Entrance Exams by Jain Prateek
Analytical Reasoning (English) by MK Pandey Logical Reasoning by ​R K Gupta and Samiksha Gupta
501 Challenging Logical Reasoning Practice Book

 CLAT Legal Aptitude syllabus 2021

The CLAT legal aptitude syllabus section focuses on the legal aptitude of candidates. It includes passages of around 450 words based on legal matters, public policy questions, or moral philosophical inquiries. Nearly 35-39 questions appear in this section based on general awareness of contemporary legal and moral issues. Candidates who have little or no knowledge of law subjects can solve this section easily. Candidate can read and refer the rules, principles, and facts based situations to attempt this section.

The below table represents the important books the candidate can refer to:

Legal Aptitude for the CLAT and other Law Entrance Examinations by Bhardwaj
Legal Awareness Legal Reasoning by Bhardwaj
Legal Aptitude by RK Gupta

CLAT Mathematics Syllabus 2021

CLAT mathematics syllabus section evaluates the candidates based on their fundamental arithmetic skills. The questions are asked in the 10th standard level. There are 13-17 questions in this section which include passages based on short sets of facts, propositions, graphs, pictorials, a textual, or diagrammatic representation of numerical data. The questions appear from an easy to a moderate level in this section. The candidates should derive, infer, and manipulate the numerical data based on ratios and proportions, basic algebra, mensuration, and statistics.

The below table represents the important books the candidate can refer to:

Universal’s Elementary Mathematics (Numeral Ability) by Jain Prateek
Mathematics for CLAT & AILET by LAWGICIANS
Mathematics for CLAT by Shailesh Kumar

CLAT Syllabus FAQs

Q). Will the question in the CLAT exam appear only from the syllabus mentioned?

A). Yes, as the consortium has specified CLAT 2021 syllabus on their official site clearly, the question will appear from the given CLAT syllabus.

Q). Are there any modifications in the CLAT syllabus as it was for the CLAT exam pattern?

A). No, there are no changes specified for the CLAT syllabus. Just the paper pattern is changed to include more comprehension based questions.

Q). Why is the CLAT 2021 syllabus important for candidates?

A). The CLAT 2021 syllabus includes the subjects and the topics that will be covered in the examination. Referring to the CLAT syllabus will help the candidates to ace the examination.

Q). Is it enough if the candidate refers to the books mentioned above?

A). Yes, if the candidate refers to the above-mentioned books to prepare thoroughly, then he/she can excel in the CLAT examination.

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