CLAT 2021 Syllabus

In order to qualify any exam the first step is to be aware of the exam syllabus. The syllabus of CLAT 2021 for BA LLB program will cover the subjects required by the candidate for the preparation of CLAT 2021 exam. The candidate must refer to the CLAT course not only to test the relevant subjects but also to identify the subjects which weigh more than others. For candidates who wants to qualify CLAT 2021 it is paramount to know CLAT 2021 syllabus, Career Launcher has curated the syllabus for CLAT 2021.

CLAT 2021 Important Dates


Tentative Dates

Start of online application form

1st January, 2021

Application form closes

31st March, 2021

Issue of Admit Card


Exam Date (offline)

9th May 2021

Time of Examination


Publication of Official Answer Key




Start of Counseling


CLAT 2021 Syllabus: Exam section

The CLAT 2021 syllabus is basically wings through five sections. Current Affairs including General Knowledge

  • Legal Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Logical Reasoning
  • English

CLAT 2021 syllabus

current Affairs including General Knowledge: This section would again consist of passages instead of direct questions that were asked earlier. The passages would again be of 450 words each and the same would be derived from news, journals, etc. Questions based on such passages would be asked. Such a question can cover static portion as well, candidates are therefore advised not to forgo the static portion entirely. Reading Newspapers daily, specifically, articles containing any Bill or Judgments or legal information should help in preparing for this section.


Ancient, Medieval, Modern and World History


Economics (Outline of Indian Economy, Five Year Plans, National Income of India, Indian Tax Structure)

Science and technology

Environment & Ecology

General Science

National & International Burning topics

Books and Authors



Major Industries in India


Awards and Achievements

CLAT 2021 syllabus: books

In order to prepare for this section of the exam, a candidate should get hold of a standard “GK book” oriented towards CLAT. Newspapers, magazines, and social articles are also a good source to prepare for this section.


Number of Questions


English Language

28-32 questions

28 - 32

Current Affairs, including General Knowledge

35-39 questions

35 - 39

Legal Reasoning

35-39 questions

35 - 39

Logical Reasoning

28-32 questions

28 - 32

Quantitative Techniques

13-17 questions

13 - 17




Legal Reasoning

This section will test the candidate's interest in the study of law, research aptitude, and problem-solving ability. Questions would again be based on passages relating to facts or scenarios involving legal matters. The passage would contain certain rules and principles which should be identified and accordingly applied to the questions. The passages would be approximately 450 words each.

Indian Constitution

Indian Penal Code

Indian Contract Act

Family Law

Law of Torts

Legal fundamentals and terms

Legal Maxims

Important Landmarks, Supreme Court Judgements

Quantitative Aptitude

The Quantitative Technique or Maths section will include short sets of facts or propositions, graphs, or other textual, pictorial or diagrammatic representations of numerical information, followed by a series of questions. The questions will be in the form of Data Interpretation i.e. candidates would be required to infer information from the given passage and answer accordingly.


Areas, Volumes

Commercial Mathematics

Interest, Profit, loss and Discounts, Percentage, Partnership

Modern Mathematics

Permutation & Combination Probability, Clocks & Calendars

Data Interpretation

Graphs, Charts


Number system, H.C.F and L.C.M, Logarithms and, Functions, Fractions and decimals, Roots and Indices, Simplification, Ratio and proportions, Time and work, Average

Logical Reasoning

The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate's ability to identify patterns, logical links, and rectify illogical arguments. The questions would be based on the passage of 300 words.

Statement & Assumptions

Statement & Conclusions

Statement & Arguments

Statement & actions

Assertion – Reason


Number test

Direction and distance test

Coding and Decoding

Blood Relationships




English section will test the candidates' proficiency in English based on comprehension passages. Students will be given passages of about 450 words each and such passages could be fiction/ non-fiction, contemporary/historical, etc. Candidates will be questioned on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein, etc. The inference would be key here, candidates will have to comprehend the main idea discussed in the passage including any counter-arguments used in the passage.


Synonyms, Antonyms, Homonyms, Word definitions, Analogies


Idioms and Phrases, One-word substitution, Sentence improvement & rearrangement, Fill in the blanks with suitable words, Subject-Verb Agreement, Conditionals, Noun, Pronoun, Articles & Conjunction, Adjective and Determinants

Usage Errors

Grammatical errors- tense, voice, preposition usage, speech errors, Correct Spelling, Spotting errors, Inappropriate usage of words


On the basis of the passage provided, various questions will be asked. It is advisable to first go through the questions first and then read the passage. Doing this will help them to point out the answers and gather information relating to the questions.