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CLAT Syllabus

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a centralised test for admission to 17 prominent National Law Universities in India. The test is taken after the Higher Secondary Examination or the 12th grade for admission to integrated undergraduate programmes in Law and after Graduation in Law for Master of Laws(LL.M) programmes conducted by these law universities.

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) Syllabus


English including Comprehension

The English section will test the candidates proficiency in English based on comprehension passages and grammar in the comprehension section. Candidates will be questioned on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein etc. The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling up of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.

General Knowledge and Currents Affairs

The General Knowledge of the candidates will be tested on the general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test candidates on their knowledge of national and international current affairs.


This section will test candidate's knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e. math's taught up to 10th Standard.

This section will test the candidate's interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem-solving ability. Questions in this segment may include legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be "true" in the real sense, candidates will have to assume the "truth" of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.

Logical Reasoning

The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate's ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It may include a variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.


In case of equal marks, the breaking of tie shall be by the following procedure and order:

(i) Higher marks in the section of legal aptitude in CLAT- 2016;
(ii) Higher age;
(iii) Computerised draw of lots


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