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CLAT Syllabus 2019, PDFs, Books, Sample Papers

CLAT Syllabus 2019: CLAT Core Committee along with the 19 NLUs formulate the syllabus for CLAT. NLU Odisha, Cuttack will regulate the law examination on May 26  in pen-paper mode. CLAT Syllabus will include questions from English, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics.  

The national level exam grants admission in 3 year & 5 year Integrated LLB and LLM programs offered by the National Law Universities (except NLU Delhi) and other Law Schools accepting CLAT Scores. The syllabi for all the programs is different. However, the basic CLAT Exam Pattern remains similar for all.

From 2019, CLAT 2019 will be conducted in Offline (pen-paper) mode, notified NLU Consortium. Know more

Here is the subject-wise CLAT LLM and LLB Syllabus in brief:

  • CLAT Syllabus for LLM – topics from Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, and other law subjects. Equal weightage is given to Constitutional law and Jurisprudence section. Total 150 questions are asked from this section.
  • CLAT Syllabus for LLB –  topics from English including Comprehension, GK & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics, Legal Aptitude, and LR. High weightage is given to GK, Current affairs, and Legal Aptitude. Total of 200 questions appears from this section.
CLAT Sample PapersCLAT LLM Syllabus 2019CLAT Admit Card

Last year nearly 54,000 students appeared for CLAT 2018. This number is 93% of those who registered. It is expected that the competition for law entrance exam will be high this year. In order to withstand the competition, law aspirants should optimize their preparation plan according to CLAT Syllabus. A total of 47,106 students appeared for CLAT 2019. 

CLAT LLB Syllabus

  • CLAT LLB exam comprises of 200 questions.
  • Each question carries 1 mark, and there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer.
  • All the questions are objective in nature. Check CLAT LLB Exam Pattern

CLAT Syllabus for English – tests a candidate’s proficiency in English. There are 40 questions in this section. The section usually has three major components viz.

  • Vocabulary – it will majorly cover synonyms, antonyms, and analogies.
  • Grammar – you will have to correct the grammatical errors in questions, fill in the blanks with appropriate words etc.
  • Comprehension – will test the understanding of a passage including its central theme and word meanings. 
ChapterImportant Topics
English VocabularySynonyms
Word definitions 
English ProficiencyIdioms and Phrases
One-word substitution
Sentence improvement & rearrangement
Fill in the blanks
Subject-Verb Agreement
Noun/ Pronoun/ Articles & Conjunction
English Usage ErrorsGrammatical errors- tense, voice, preposition usage, speech errors
 Correct Spelling
Spotting errors
Inappropriate usage of words
English ComprehensionQuestions related to passage provided. Read questions first and then read the passage to make it easier to point out the answers. 

How to prepare for English Section? – Click Here

CLAT Preparation Books –  English Section

CLAT Books
Book NameAuthor/ Publisher
High School English Grammar and Composition KeyWren and Martin
Word Power Made EasyNorman Lewis
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal ReasoningR.S. Aggarwal

CLAT Mathematics Syllabus – helps to understand the fundamental arithmetic skills of candidates. The level of questions is up to 10th standard. There are 20 questions from this section that are expected to be of easy to moderate level. To score well, make sure to brush up all the basics formulas and concepts of elementary level. Important topics for Elementary Mathematics in CLAT are:

MensurationAreas, Volumes
Commercial MathematicsInterest, Profit, loss and Discounts, Percentage, Partnership
Modern MathematicsPermutation & Combination Probability, Clocks & Calendars
Data InterpretationGraphs, Charts
ArithmeticNumber system, H.C.F and L.C.M, Logarithms and, Functions, Fractions and decimals, Roots and Indices, Simplification, Ratio and proportions, Time and work, Average

How to prepare for Mathematics section? – Click Here

CLAT Preparation Books – Mathematics Section

CLAT Preparation Books
CLAT Books Author/ Publisher
Universal’s Elementary Mathematics (Numeral Ability)Jain Prateek
Mathematics for CLATShailesh Kumar
CLAT Sample Papers, CLAT Question paper
  • There will be static GK questions as well. Static GK signifies facts about the places, people and things that will remain same in the future as well.
  • Questions are asked from the recent topics and current affairs broadly featuring between March 2019 and April 2019.

Tabulated below are some important topics that form the CLAT syllabus for GK section:

PoliticsAncient, Medieval, Modern and World History
GeographyEconomics (Outline of Indian Economy, Five Year Plans, National Income of India, Indian Tax Structure)
Science and technologyEnvironment & Ecology
General ScienceNational & International Burning topics
Books and AuthorsEnvironment
IndustriesMajor Industries in India
AgricultureAwards and Achievements

How to prepare for GK and Current Affairs section? – Click Here

CLAT Preparation Books – GK Section

CLAT Preparation Books
CLAT BookAuthor/ Publisher
Manorama Yearbook 2017Mammen Mathew
Current Affairs Yearly 2017Arihant Experts
General Knowledge 2017: Latest Current Affairs & Who’s WhoRPH Editorial Board

CLAT Syllabus for Logical Reasoning – This section is devised to evaluate a candidate’s ability to analytically comprehend different aspects of a situation or scenario and logically derive solutions. A total of 40 questions are asked in this paper. No visual questions are asked in the section. It covers a variety of logical aptitude questions including syllogism, logical sequences, analogies, etc.

Statement & AssumptionsStatement & Conclusions
Statement & ArgumentsStatement & actions
Assertion – ReasonSyllogism
Number testDirection and distance test
Coding and DecodingBlood Relationships

How to prepare for Logical Reasoning Section in CLAT? – Click Here

CLAT Preparation Books – Logical Reasoning Section

CLAT Preparation Books
CLAT BooksAuthor/ Publisher
Universal’s Logical Reasoning for CLAT, LSAT and other Law Entrance ExamsJain Prateek
Analytical ReasoningM. K. Pandey
Logical ReasoningR K Gupta and Samiksha Gupta

CLAT Syllabus for Legal Aptitude – the most interesting area of study among the law aspirants. This section primarily focuses on the legal aptitude of candidates. It covers 50 questions out of the total 200 questions in CLAT.

  • The questions are framed as legal propositions having a set of facts that satisfy the propositions.
  • One has to analyze suitable proposition and answer questions based on the given set of facts. 
CLAT Syllabus for Legal Aptitude
Indian ConstitutionIndian Penal Code
Indian Contract ActFamily Law
Law of TortsLegal fundamentals and terms
Legal MaximsImportant Landmarks, Supreme Court Judgements

CLAT Preparation Books – Legal Aptitude Section

CLAT Preparation Books
CLAT BooksAuthor/ Publisher
Legal Aptitude for the CLAT and other Law Entrance ExaminationsBhardwaj
Legal Awareness Legal ReasoningBhardwaj
Legal AptitudeRK Gupta

CLAT LLM Syllabus 2019

In the PG paper, there are 3 sections, with a total of 150 objective and subjectice type questions. The paper is conducted in offline mode for 2 hours. Check detailed CLAT LLM Exam Pattern

  • Questions in CLAT LLM are framed from the subjects studied in the Bachelors Program.
  • The level of questions is usually moderate to difficult.
  • A candidate’s comprehension of basic fundamentals of law in their UG degree is tested in the examination.
  • Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence will both have an equal weightage of 50 marks each in paper.
  • Whereas, the rest of the questions are from different topics like Criminal law, International Law, etc.

Constitutional Law consists various rules, practices, and doctrines that govern the functioning of a modern state and other political communities. Candidates are asked questions based on concepts that they have studied in their graduation.

CLAT LLM – Recommended Books

Book NameAuthor/ Publisher
Indian Constitutional LawM.P. Jain
The Constitution of IndiaP.M. Bakshi
The Indian Constitution: Cornerstone of A NationAustin Granville

Jurisprudence in a broad sense can be called the “philosophy of law”. It is classified into three branches – analytical, sociological, and theoretical. The questions in this section are set on the basis of the syllabus prescribed in the graduation degree course.

CLAT LLM – Recommended Books

Book NameAuthor/ Publisher
Introduction to JurisprudenceAvtar Singh and Harpreet Kaur
The Elements of Jurisprudence for BSL & LL.BNoshirvan H. Jhabvala
Legal EaglesIndu Bhan

The Tort Law is comparatively a recent common law development in India based on codifying statutes including statutes related to damages. Some of the crucial tortious obligations like Negligence, Nuisance and Defamation should be revised in detail.

CLAT LLM – Recommended Books

Book NameAuthor/ Publisher
The Law of TortsRatanlal and Dhirajlal
Law of TortsR K Bangia
Law of TortsP. Jaganathan and Usha Jaganathan

Contract can be referred to as a piece of legal document which is a mutual agreement made by two or more parties, enforceable by law. Important decisions made by Supreme Court and High Court in relation to modern day commercial activities form a very crucial part of this subject.

CLAT LLM – Recommended Books

Book NameAuthor/ Publisher
Contract Law in IndiaAkhileshwar Pathak
The Indian Contract Law ActMulla
Indian Contract ActDr. Paras Diwan

Criminal Law, also known as Penal Law is aimed at regulation of Social code of conduct and prohibition of any antisocial activity that poses a threat to the safety, property, health and moral welfare of citizens. Significant topics on principles of criminal liability and mens rea (“guilty mind” in Criminal Law) should be given special attention.

CLAT LLM – Recommended Books

Book NameAuthor/ Publisher
The Code of Criminal ProcedureRatanlal and Dhirajlal
Criminal Law P.S.A Pillai
The Indian Penal CodeRatanlal and Dhirajlal

International Law as a subject is focused on the set of legal guidelines and contracts that govern the relations between two states or nations. International Laws can be broadly classified into Public International law, Private International Law and Supranational Law.Read about CLAT LLM 2019

Prepare Better with CLAT Quizzes by CollegeDunia

Topic NameReference Links
PrepositionsQuiz 1Quiz 2
AnalogiesQuiz 1Quiz 2
SpellingsQuiz 1Quiz 2
AntonymsQuiz 1Quiz 2
Sentence CorrectionQuiz 1Quiz 2
SynonymsQuiz 1Quiz 2
Para JumblesQuiz 1(-)

We hope you now have the complete syllabus for CLAT 2019. The exam is scheduled for May 26, 2019. We wish you all the luck!