CLAT Syllabus 2018

Nov. 15, 2017 340 Team EC

CLAT Syllabus 2018 – The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 will include 200 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) based on topics such as - English including Comprehension, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics, Legal Aptitude, and Logical Reasoning. Law aspirants must get familiar with the CLAT syllabus 2018 before they start preparing for the test. With the help of the syllabus for CLAT, candidates will be able to know the topics and sub-topics. Also, the CLAT syllabus will help the aspirants to avoid wasting time on unnecessary topics. Last year in CLAT, topics such as General Knowledge & Current Affairs and Legal Aptitude carried more weightage. This year, the National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi will be conducting CLAT exam on May 13, 2018. Complete details on CLAT 2018 syllabus will be provided along with the notification of the exam. Know more about the CLAT syllabus 2018, topics & sub-topics to be prepared, distribution of questions, etc. from this article.


CLAT Syllabus 2018

The CLAT syllabus will help the aspirants to know the various topics and sub-topics on which the questions will be based. There will be a total of 200 Multiple Choice Questions and candidates will be provided 2 hours to complete the test. Each correct attempt will be awarded 1 mark and for every wrong attempt, 0.25 marks will be deducted. These MCQs will be divided into various sections, which are Comprehension, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics, Legal Aptitude, and Logical Reasoning. Check the table below to for a better picture of the question pattern and structure of the test.

CLAT Exam Pattern 2018

S.No. Section MCQs per section Marks per MCQs
1. General Knowledge & Current Affairs 50 50
2. Legal Aptitude 50 50
3. Logical Reasoning 40 40
4. English with Comprehension 40 40
5. Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 20 20
Total 200 200

Topics of CLAT Syllabus 2018

The syllabus of CLAT can be divided into 5 sections, which are -

  • English including Comprehension
  • General Knowledge & Current Affairs
  • Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)
  • Legal Aptitude
  • Logical Reasoning

How to prepare for CLAT 2018?

All the above-mentioned sections will have questions based on various topics and sub-topics. The candidates can check the list of topics and sub-topics of CLAT syllabus from the tables provided below.

English including Comprehension: For this section, candidates are required to have a good command over English vocabulary, proficiency and reading skills. This section will have 40 questions. Each question will carry 1 mark. Candidates are advised to regularly read editorial sections of the newspapers, journals, magazines, novels, grammar books, etc. to improve their reading skills and grammar as well. The various topics and sub-topics that aspirants can go through to prepare for this section are provided below -

Topics Sub-Topics
English Vocabulary Synonyms, Antonyms, Analogies
English Proficiency Idioms & Phrases, One-word substitution, Sentence improvement, Sentence Rearrangement, Fill in the blanks
English Usage Errors Common errors, Spotting errors, Inappropriate usage of words, Spelling mistakes
Comprehension Passages will be provided and questions will be based on them.

Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability): The topics in this section will be based on the basics of Mathematics. To prepare for this section, candidates can refer to the Class 10 and 12 standard Mathematics books. The various topics and sub-topics on which the questions will be based on are provided in the table below. Candidates are advised to practice these topics to improve their problem-solving abilities.

Topics Sub-Topics
Arithmetic H.C.F and L.C.M, Logarithms and Functions, Number System, Ratio and proportions, Fractions and Decimals, Time and Work, Square Roots, Surds and Indices, Average, Simplification
Commercial Maths Profit, Loss and Discount, Interest, Percentage, Partnership
Mensuration Volume, Areas
Modern Mathematics Probability, Permutation & Combination, Clocks & Calendars
Data Interpretation For this section, data will be provided and questions will be based on the data

General Knowledge & Current Affairs: Candidates can refer to quiz books and year books to prepare for this section. However, candidates can regularly read the newspapers and news magazines to stay updated with the latest events. Some of the lists of topics and sub-topics on which this sections will be based on are provided in the table below.

Topics Sub-Topics
Static General Knowledge Politics, Ancient, Medieval, Modern History, Science & Technology, General Science, Geography, Economics, Ecology
Current Affairs Popular events (national & international), Names of various books and authors, development in the field of Economics, Science, Sports, Places, Persons

Logical Reasoning: To prepare for this particular section, candidates are advised to practice CLAT sample papers. The questions will be based on the following topics and sub-topics provided below.

Topics Sub-Topics
Logic Tests Statement Arguments, Statement Assumptions, Statement actions, Statement Conclusions
Reasoning Blood Relationships, Number test, Series test, Analogy, Coding and Decoding, Ranking, Direction, and distance test

Legal Aptitude: The questions in this section will be based on the study of law, research aptitude, and solving problems. There will be passages based on facts and questions will be provided on the same. Candidates can check the following topics to prepare for this particular section -

  • Indian Contract Act
  • Labour Laws
  • Family Law
  • Indian Constitution
  • Law of Torts
  • Indian Penal Code
  • Intellectual Property Rights, etc

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