The Consortium of the National Law Universities (NLUs) has mentioned the syllabus for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2021 along with the exam pattern. This year, the consortium has modified the exam pattern of CLAT by reducing the total number of questions to 150 and, increasing the comprehension type of question in each section. Moreover, the consortium has shared the type of question to be asked in each section of CLAT syllabus. Candidates can go through the CLAT 2021 syllabus for each section as mentioned on this page below.
Highlights of CLAT 2021 Syllabus
As the exam committee has approved and confirmed some changes in the exam pattern, they also described the following features about the syllabus of upcoming examination:
Subjects - The question paper will be based on the English language, Quantitative Techniques, Current Affairs including General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning and Logical Reasoning
Level of questions - The level of CLAT syllabus for each section of CLAT question paper will be as under:
- 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
Section-Wise CLAT Syllabus 2021
Candidates can check below the syllabus for each section of CLAT 2021 as mentioned by the consortium:
Section 1: English including Comprehension
In this section, proficiency in English is tested on the basis of questions related to comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates are evaluated on the basis of their understanding of the passage, the central theme, meanings of words used in the passage etc. The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.
- The will be passages of 450 words based on the contemporary, historically significant fiction and non-fiction writing
- The passages will consume 5-7 mins to read and comprehend it and candidates have to compare and contrast different viewpoints, draw out inferences and conclusions, and also understand the meaning of words and phrases from the passage to attempt the questions.
Section 2: General Knowledge and Currents Affairs
In this section, candidates are evaluated on the basis of their general awareness including static general knowledge. Current affair questions test a candidate’s knowledge about the events happening nationally as well as internationally. To prepare for this section, candidates are advised to be up-to-date with news and other topics discussed in mainstream media from March 2019 to April 2021.
- This section will also carry passages of around 450 words and will be based on news, journalistic sources and other non-fiction writings
- The passages will carry legal information and knowledge besides contemporary events in India and the world, arts and culture, world affairs as well as historical events of continuing significance.
Section 3: Quantitative Techniques
In this section, the candidate’s knowledge of elementary mathematics i.e. up to Class 10th standard will be tested. The section will carry passages based on short sets of facts, propositions, graphs, pictorials, textuals or diagrammatic representation of numerical data. Candidates have to attempt the objective-type of questions based by calculating the information. The candidates have to derive, infer and manipulate the numerical data which will be based on ratios and proportions, basic algebra, mensuration, and statistics. The books candidates can refer to prepare well for this section are:
- Class 10th NCERT book
- S Chand’s 30 Days Wonder for Maths
Section 4: Legal Aptitude
The section will carry passages of around 450 words and will be based on the legal matters, public policy questions or moral philosophical enquiries. The questions will be based on general awareness of contemporary legal and moral issues, therefore, candidates with little or no knowledge of law subjects can attempt the section easily. They will be required to read and infer the rules and principles and facts based situations to attempt the questions.
Section 5: Logical Reasoning
The logical reasoning section of CLAT 2021 will carry passages of around 300 words based on relationships, analogies, logical sequences and arguments. Candidates will be required to critically analyse the arguments, the pattern of reasoning, identify contradictions and then conclude the arguments.