The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) will release the CLAT 2023 syllabus soon. Each year, the CLAT syllabus is released through an official notification on the Consortium’s official website, https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/.
The CLAT exam is set to check the candidates’ aptitude like legal, logical, quantitative etc. Therefore, the questions asked cannot be enclosed within a few topics. The CLAT syllabus is vast, so there is no prescribed CLAT syllabus. However, previous years’ exam analysis has helped us better understand the CLAT exam pattern and identify the topics that frequently appear in the exam. The topics from which almost each year questions are asked are considered important. Likewise, for each section, important topics have been identified. The CLAT syllabus refers to these important topics and the skills being assessed together.
The syllabus is laid out in the form of important topics and skills to help the candidates understand where to start and what to prepare for. The vastness of the syllabus can make CLAT 2023 preparation a big challenge for the candidates. Only after knowing the CLAT syllabus and CLAT exam pattern can the candidates decide their plan of action for the preparations. A good preparation strategy is very important to get a good CLAT score. So, to help you build one, we will discuss the CLAT syllabus in detail in this article.
CLAT 2023 Syllabus
CLAT syllabus is very vast. To overcome the challenges posed by the vast syllabus, we have simplified it for you. We have presented the syllabus regarding important topics and the skills assessed in a particular section. Accordingly, the candidate is expected to prepare for the CLAT 2023 exam. Check out CLAT 2023 Syllabus to prepare well for the exam.
This section will include passages of 450 words. The passages will be excerpts from contemporary and historically significant fiction and non-fiction writings. The standard of the passage will be such that a 12th grader can read it in about 5-7 minutes.
Each passage will have its own set of questions that will demand the employment of abilities like;
- Comprehension of multiple viewpoints present in the passage.
- Drawing inferences and conclusions.
- Comparing and contrasting the various narratives and arguments laid out in the passage.
- To be able to make meaning of the words and phrases of the passage.
Current Affairs including General Knowledge:
This section includes passages of up to 450 words each. These would include news, journalistic sources and other non-fiction writing. The questions included in the passage intend to test candidates on their legal knowledge. Nothing beyond the passage is expected out of the candidate. The different aspects of general knowledge and current affairs tested through the passage are
- Contemporary events of significance from India and the world;
- Arts and Culture;
- International affairs; and
- Historical events of continuing significance.
This section will also include passages of 450 words each. The passages in this section will talk about legal matters, public policy or moral philosophical enquiries. General knowledge about current legal and moral issues will help the candidate apply general principles or propositions to the given instances. This passage will require the candidate to:
- Identify and infer the rules and principles laid out in the passage;
- Application of rules and principles to similar and varied scenarios; and
- To infer how alteration in rules or principles may change how they are applied in different scenarios.
This section will have passages of 300 words each. These passages will have questions based on the following skills that the candidates need –
- Comprehend the argument, its premises and conclusions.
- Read and identify the arguments set out in the passages.
- Critically analyze patterns of reasoning and assess how conclusions may depend on particular premises or evidence.
- Infer what follows from the passage and apply these inferences to new situations.
- Draw relationships and analogies, identify contradictions and equivalence and assess the effectiveness of arguments.
It will include short sets of facts and propositions, graphs or textual, pictorial or diagrammatic representations of numerical information, followed by questions. The information is to be interpreted, and further mathematical operations are applied to the provided information. The questions demand –
- Deriving, inference and manipulation of numerical information given in the paragraphs or the form of other representations; and
- Application of different 10th standard mathematical operations like ratios and proportions, basic algebra, mensuration and statistical estimation.
Important topics from each section
|Language (English)||Sentence Sequence Arrangement, Phrase Replacement, Synonyms & Antonyms, Tenses, Spotting Error, Fill in the blanks, Active and Passive Voice.|
|Current Affairs||National & International Affairs, Government Schemes, Science and Technology, Summits and Conferences, Foreign Affairs, Arts and Culture, Awards and Honors, Sports, Science and Technology.|
|Legal Aptitude||Important Supreme Court Judgements, Tax Law, Environmental Law, Contract Law, Legal Maxims, International Treaties & Conventions affecting National Legal Framework, Public International Law, Public Policy Questions.|
|Logical Aptitude||Syllogism, Statement & Course of Action, Statement & Assumption, Inference of Statements, Cause and Effect, Analogy.|
|Quantitative Techniques||Permutation and Combination, Average and Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Time and Work, Time, Distance and Speed, Fractions and Equations, Mixtures and Allegations|
The CLAT syllabus has been laid out with an in-depth analysis of the CLAT previous years’ papers. So, the candidates can start preparing for their CLAT 2023 exam, keeping this in reference. However, the candidates will get the latest CLAT syllabus updated when the Consortium releases the official notification on its website. Till then, start your preparation. Your aim to crack CLAT shall be a reality soon. All the very best to you.