CLAT 2024 Syllabus: Which subject to focus for CLAT UG exam?

14 Feb 2023  Read 1312 Views

One thing which lets you know what the exam is about & how you need to strategise your studies is none other than the syllabus. Good syllabus knowledge helps you strategise your study plan and time management simultaneously. The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) has now prescribed the CLAT 2024 syllabus for UG and PG programmes. So, stop procrastinating and start strategising your prep accordingly.

The CLAT UG 2024 syllabus comprises five sections - English language, current affairs including general knowledge, legal reasoning, logical reasoning and quantitative techniques. So, mentioning the weightage that each subject holds in this exam, from which, you can easily deduce that sections such as Current Affairs, including GK and legal reasoning, need more attention as compared to quantitative techniques.

Keeping in mind your wants & demands, we have curated a full-fledged Course on CLAT UG 2024. Do check it out. Now, let’s get started.

CLAT 2024 Subjects Weightage 

CLAT Sections




English Language




Current Affairs, including General Knowledge




Legal Reasoning




Logical Reasoning




Quantitative Techniques








CLAT 2024 Syllabus for law entrance

The first step in the race of preparing for CLAT exams is going thoroughly with the syllabus.  This will help you understand the crucial topics from the exam point of view so you can channel your study accordingly.

  • As per the CLAT UG Exam Pattern, each section of the question paper will have reading comprehension passages of 400-450 words each, followed by a series of questions based on such passages except for the quantitative section.

  • In the quantitative section, the questions will be from graphs, pictorial representation, a set of facts, et. Thus, students will be asked to derive answers from the given data.

We have tried to cover the critical topics for each subject in the CLAT exam.


Important Topics


Grammar, Antonyms, Synonyms, Vocabulary, Adverb, proverbs, One-word substitution, English Comprehension

GK & Current Affairs

Contemporary national & international events, history,  Arts, culture, International Affairs

Elementary Mathematics

Percentage, Algebra, Areas, Number system, time, speed, distance, Profit, Loss, Probability, Statistical Estimation, Ratios, and Proportion

Legal Aptitude

Constitution, Law, Polity

Logical Reasoning

Analogies, Series, Seating Arrangement, Syllogisms, calendar, clocks, sequence and matching, blood relation

1. CLAT UG English Syllabus

This subject has been added in this exam to enhance your grammatical and vocabulary knowledge. This year will also include comprehension-based passages based on fictional or non-fictional writings..

The difficulty level will be class 12th. This section can be scoring for you if you follow some basic tips for this subject’s preparation, such as:

  • Try to understand and interpret the primary intent of the passage, including the viewpoints discussed in it

  • You should be able to derive conclusions from the passage 

  • Create an excerpt of the passage in your mind

  • Try to compare various arguments written in the passage.

  • Comprehend the meaning of multiple words and phrases included in the passage

This subject can be bifurcated into these categories to test your ability:

  • Comprehension & language skills

  • Ability to draw inferences and conclusions

  • Ability to summarise the passage

  • Identify arguments and viewpoints

  • Word meaning and phrases

Reference material

  1. Universal Guide for CLAT 

  1. The Pearson Guide to the CLAT (English) 

  2. Word Power Made Easy New Revised & Expanded Edition (English) by Norman Lewis

  3. Objective General English (English) by RS Aggarwal

  4. High School English Grammar & Composition (English) by PC Wren, H Martin

  5. High School English Grammar by Wren and Martin

2. CLAT UG Current Affairs Syllabus

  • This section is also comprehension based, which will be taken from news, articles, and non-fictional writing.

  • This might not sound technical, but it is tough as it takes a lot of time to cover the current happenings all around the world so, you need a proper preparation strategy.

  • The questions will mainly emphasize the legal information explained in the paragraph. However, no additional legal knowledge is required apart from what’s mentioned in the passage as this UG level exam.

This part based on current affairs will include:

  • Contemporary events all aorund the world

  • Arts and Culture

  • International affairs

  • Historical events of continuing significance

Reference material:

  • Manorama Yearbook  

  • General Knowledge (Any other practice book of current edition)  

  • Lucent’s General Knowledge  

  • Pratiyogita Darpan

  • Pearson’s Concise GK Manual

  • Competition Review Yearbook

For better preparation of the trending topics or current affairs, enrol in our Current Affairs Course for Law Entrance Exam 

3. CLAT UG Legal Reasoning Syllabus

This subject will also be comprehension based up to 450 words which will be relevant to factual events or scenarios that involve legal solutions, public policy questions, or moral philosophical inquiries. You need to be aware of the contemporary legal & moral issues to be applied in the given scenarios, and no special knowledge oF legal terminology is required.

The standard of the questions will be class 12th. This part will test your ability in the:

  • General awareness of contemporary legal and moral issues

  • Identify and infer the rules and principles given in the passage.

  • Apply rules and principles to given scenarios

  • Ability to understand how changes to the rules or principles may change their application to various fact situations.

In order to boost your preparation, read:

  1. Indian Constitution bare act

  2. Legal Awareness and Legal Aptitude by AP Bhardwaj

  3. Universal’s CLAT Guide

  4. Newspapers or online articles by the Hindu or The Indian Express or TOI etc.

  5. Websites on current affairs for CLAT and legal issues

Reference Material:

  1. Legal Awareness and Legal Aptitude by AP Bhardwaj

  2. LST’s Legal Reasoning Module

  3. CLAT Guide by Universal

  4. National dailies - The Hindu, Indian Express, etc.

  5. In addition, there are also lots of good resources on YouTube and Online.

Or you can get enrolled on our course on CLAT UG 2024 for detailed lectures in each and every CLAT subject.

4. CLAT UG Logical Reasoning Syllabus

This section is not merely restricted to mugging up concepts; it will hardly help as you can ace this section with practice, so you need thorough knowledge on how to solve each question asked.

This section is very scoring, and it will constitute passages of around 300 words followed by one or more objective-type questions. The section will test your ability to:

  • Identify an argument, its premises, and inferences;

  • Ability to read and recognize the arguments given in the paragraph;

  • Critically analyze patterns of reasoning, and assess how conclusions may depend on particular premises or evidence;

  • Conclude the objective of the passage and apply the conclusions to new situations;

  • Draw relationships and analogies, identify contradictions and equivalence, and assess the effectiveness of arguments.

Reference Material

  1. 501 Challenging Logical Reasoning Practice Book

  2. Analytical Reasoning (English) by MK Pandey

  3. A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal

  4. Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal

5. CLAT UG Mathematics/ Quantitative Techniques Syllabus 

The Quantitative Techniques or Maths section is non-comprehension-based and will include short sets of facts of propositions, graphs, and any other textual, pictorial, and diagrammatic representation-based questions.

The standard of questions will be class 10th. Regular practice is required to enhance your CLAT Maths Preparation levels.

This part will test your ability to:

  • Understand, conclude and manipulate information given in the graphical or diagrammatic representations; and

  • Implement 10th standard-based mathematical operations on topics such as ratio & proportions, algebra, mensuration, and statistics.

Reference Materials

  • S Chand’s 30 Days Wonder for Maths

  • Class 10 NCERT book

  • Maths 18 Days Wonder by S Chand

  • Quantitative Aptitude ebook (All Parts Solved) by RS Aggarwal

CLAT UG 2024 Pattern



Exam mode


Questions type

Objective type test

Total number of questions

150 MCQs

Exam duration

2 hours

Negative marking

+1 (correct answer)

-0.25 ( incorrect answer)



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