Are you planning to appear for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)? Well, then it’s time to gear up your preparation with an in-depth understanding of the CLAT syllabus. Whether you’re aiming for undergraduate or postgraduate programs, having a clear idea about the exam curriculum is crucial to scoring well. In this article, we’ll take a close look at both CLAT UG and PG syllabi, along with study materials that can help you ace the exam. 

CLAT UG Syllabus

CLAT UG syllabus covers five major sections: English language, general knowledge and current affairs, quantitative technique (numerical ability), legal aptitude, and logical reasoning. Each section tests your proficiency in different areas of study.

  • The English language section aims to test your comprehension skills along with grammar and vocabulary usage. It includes topics such as reading comprehension, sentence correction, fill-in-the-blanks, etc.
  • General knowledge and current affairs cover a wide range of topics from national and international news to sports events. Keep yourself updated with current happenings around the world to score well in this section.
  • Quantitative Technique comprises basic mathematical concepts such as profit & loss, percentage calculation, time & work problems etc., which you have studied up till class 10th level.
  • Legal aptitude assesses your understanding of law-related issues. You’ll be required to read passages on legal matters followed by questions that test your analytical abilities based on given information.
  • Logical reasoning is about evaluating arguments through critical thinking skills. This section requires careful analysis of statements provided in the question before answering them correctly.

CLAT PG Syllabus

The CLAT PG Syllabus is designed to test the knowledge and aptitude of candidates who wish to pursue postgraduate law courses. The syllabus covers subjects such as constitutional law, criminal law, international law, property law, tort, jurisprudence, family law and much more.

  • Constitutional Law forms a major part of the CLAT PG Syllabus. Candidates must have an in-depth understanding of topics like Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy, and Separation of Powers, among others. 
  • Other law domains include criminal law, international law, property law, tort, jurisprudence, family law and much more. Criminal Law is another important area that candidates must study diligently. International Law is also included in the syllabus for CLAT PG. Topics like sources of international law, state recognition and succession are covered under this subject area. Property Law is yet another topic that aspirants should master well before appearing for the exam.

CLAT UG Study Material

CLAT UG aspirants need to have a strong understanding of the exam pattern and syllabus to score well. However, having access to good study material is equally important as it helps students prepare effectively.

One of the best ways to prepare for CLAT UG is by referring to previous years’ question papers. These papers can give you an idea about the type of questions that are asked in the exam and help you identify areas where you need more practice.

Apart from question papers, there are several books available in the market that cater specifically to CLAT UG preparation.

S.No. CLAT UG Sections Recommended Books
English Language
  • Wren and Martin
  • Norman Lewis
Logical Reasoning
  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
  • Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
Legal Reasoning
  • Universal’s CLAT Guide
  • LexisNexis Butterworths
  • Bare Acts on the Indian Constitution
  • Legal Awareness and Legal Aptitude (AP Bhardwaj)
General Knowledge including Current Affairs
  • Manorama Yearbook
  • Lucent’s GK
  • Pratiyogita Darpan
Quantitative Technique
  • Universal’s Elementary Mathematics by Jain Prateek
  • Mathematics for CLAT & AILET by LAWGICIANS
  • Mathematics for CLAT by Shailesh Kumar
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations (R.S. Aggarwal)

CLAT PG Study Material

Preparatory books are an essential resource for anyone who wants to successfully crack the CLAT PG exam. These books provide in-depth knowledge of various legal concepts, case laws, and other related topics that candidates need to master to ace the examination. 

S.No. CLAT PG Subject Recommended Books
Constitutional Law “Constitutional Law of India” by J.N. Pandey
“Introduction to the Constitution of India” by Durga Das Basu
Jurisprudence The Philosophy and Method of Law” by Jeffrey Brand
Themes and Concepts” by D.R. Bhandari
Criminal Law “Principles of Criminal Law” by C.R. Sreekumar
Contracts “Law of Contract” by Avtar Singh
“Contract Law: Text, Cases, and Materials” by Ewan McKendrick
“The Law of Contract” by G.H. Treitel
International Law “International Law” by Antonio Cassese
Law of Tort “Law of Torts” by R.K. Bangia


Note: Remember to refer to the latest editions of these books and cross-check them with the current CLAT PG syllabus to ensure comprehensive coverage.

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