CLAT Important Topics 2021 - For UG, PG Section wise, Recommended Books

CLAT Important Topics 2021 - For UG, PG Section wise, Recommended Books

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CLAT Important Topics 2021 - The syllabus of CLAT 2021 is vast, so a smart exam preparation strategy is to mark the important topics. CLAT 2021 aspirants should figure out the important topics at the start of their preparation so that more focus and time can be invested in covering those topics.

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The change in the exam pattern of CLAT means that more importance is given to conceptual understanding than rote learning. The comprehension-based questions make it difficult to identify the CLAT important topics, so Careers360 has on the basis of analysis of previous year CLAT paper and syllabus prepared a detailed guide highlighting the important topics for CLAT 2021. This article covers subject-wise CLAT important topics for both UG and PG students. This article also provides a clear-cut understanding of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2021). Read the complete article to know more about CLAT important topics 2021 and other important details related to the exam.

CLAT 2021 - An overview



Conducting body

CLAT Consortium

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CLAT 2021 Important Topics - Undergraduate level

The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) had last year introduced comprehension-based questions for all sections of CLAT UG. The comprehension passages are taken from various articles, newspapers, editorials. Candidates are advised to read the CLAT syllabus and check the previous year's paper of CLAT to develop an understanding of the exam. The important topics will be those making the theme of CLAT UG. The subject-wise important topics of CLAT UG are given below.

CLAT UG English language - Important topics

This section will have comprehension passages of 450 words each. Note that no prior learning of this section is required. CLAT English will only test the comprehension and language skills of the candidates. Candidates will be expected to quickly read and comprehend the main theme discussed in the passage and identify the arguments and perspectives.

To answer the questions from this section, candidates should have good reading ability along with knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.

Important topics for CLAT English



Antonyms and Synonyms

Sentence correction

Adverb & Proverbs

One word substitution

English comprehension

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CLAT general knowledge and current affairs topics

This GK and current affairs section will be analysis-based. Candidates will be provided passages of up to 450 words each. The content of the passages will be taken from the news, journalistic sources, and other non-fiction writing.

Candidates will be required to demonstrate their knowledge and awareness of the topics discussed in the passage. The important topics that one should focus on CLAT preparation of this section include the following.

General knowledge and current affairs topics for CLAT 2021 preparation

Contemporary events of significance from India and the world

Arts and culture

International affairs

Historical events of continuing significance

CLAT important topics for elementary maths

Elementary mathematics too will include facts or propositions, graphs, or other textual, pictorial, or diagrammatic representations of numerical data. Each section will be followed by 4-5 numerical questions. Candidates will have to derive information from the data, passage, graph and apply the mathematical calculations to answer the questions. So, it is important to understand basic mathematical calculations, formulas, and operations. The important topics for this section are given below.

Important topics for CLAT elementary maths



Areas Mensuration

Number Systems

Time Speed and Distance


Work and Time

Profit Loss


Statistical estimation


Ratios and proportions

CLAT 2021 important topics for legal aptitude

The legal aptitude section of CLAT will be comprehension passage-based. Each passage will be about 450 words. Generally, the comprehension passage of legal aptitude will be taken from legal journals, newspapers, articles, editorials involving legal matters, public policy questions, or moral philosophical inquiries.

To answer the questions from the legal aptitude of CLAT, one should have the awareness of contemporary legal and moral issues. This awareness should be complemented with the general knowledge of the law. The important topics for this section are given below.

Important topics for CLAT legal aptitude section




History of Indian constitution

Important acts and amendments


Important laws like IPC, CrPC, law of torts, etc

Prepositions and facts

Important events related to legal and constitutional developments


Rights and Duties

Judiciary - Supreme Court and High Court

Parliament - Executive, Legislature, President

Current events related to Indian polity.

CLAT important topics 2021 - Logical reasoning

This section will also have passages of about 300 words each. Each passage will have 2-4 questions to test the candidate’s logical and analytical skills. Candidates will be required to recognize the arguments, premises, and conclusions. The questions may also require the candidates to draw relationships and analogies, identify contradictions and equivalence, and assess the effectiveness of given arguments.

Legal reasoning important topics for CLAT 2021



Seating arrangement


Blood relations

Logical sequences and matching

Calendars and clocks

CLAT PG important topics 2021

CLAT LLM is a graduate-level test. Candidates are expected to demonstrate their legal knowledge and awareness of graduation level. CLAT LLM will also have comprehension-based questions to be asked from the compulsory subjects of graduation. The important topics of CLAT LLM include the following.

CLAT 2021 important topics for LLM

Constitutional Law

Indian constitution

Judicial bodies - Supreme court, High Court, District courts

Quasi-Judicial bodies - Tribunals

Rights, Writs, and Duties

Elections to President, Vice-President, legislative assembly, etc.

Official language

Important acts like Panchayati Raj, Emergency powers, etc

Law of Contracts

Nature of contracts and formation

Void and illegal, unenforceable contracts


Discharge of contracts

Guarantee and insurance

Consequences of breach of contracts

Agency contract etc

Law of Torts


Liability, strict and absolute liability, different types of liability

Joint tortfeasors

Remedies, Negligence, Defamation


False imprisonment and malicious prosecution

Criminal law

General principles of criminal law

Punishments and exceptions


Criminal conspiracy

Offenses and defamation

International law

Major international bodies like the UN, WTO, IMF, World Bank etc.

Dispute settlements

International treaties

Humanitarian laws, UN charter

Law of the sea,

State recognition

Territorial disputes

Terrorism in different forms

Environmental laws

Intellectual Property Rights


WTO IPR rules

The patents Act, 1970 and other important rules

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Recommended books for CLAT 2021

While most parts of CLAT UG will not require prior reading, the candidates still need to develop a surface-level understanding to connect with the content of the comprehension passages. CLAT 2021 is more about practice than mugging up facts and going into rote learning. To develop conceptual understanding, candidates will need to refer to some standard books as given below.

CLAT 2021 books and sturdy material


  • Wren & Martin (for Grammar)

  • Gmat and Cat verbal reasoning books

Current Affairs

  • The Hindu and Indian Express newspaper

  • Drishti Ias website (editorial section)


Data Interpretation Book by K. Kundan

Legal Reasoning

Legal Articles on various legal websites, CLAT mock tests

Logical Reasoning

Gmat book and sample papers

Note - The CLAT book list given above is recommended by Ishan Thakur, CLAT 2020 - AIR-19.