PG Syllabus & Guide

CLAT(PG) Preparation Tips by Prof. Faizan Mustafa


The Consortium of National Law Universities (the “Consortium”), in its Press Release of November 21, 2019 related to the Common Law Admission Test (the “CLAT”), 2020 stated, inter alia:

"Similarly [as the UG-CLAT 2020], the PG admission test will also have comprehension based questions. The descriptive portion will remain the same as last year."

This note describes the proposed pattern of questions for the PG-CLAT 2020.

Introduction and Overview

The PG-CLAT 2020 will feature an emphasis on the comprehension abilities of the students. It shall be of 120 minutes duration, with two sections:

The paper will be based on the mandatory subjects of the undergraduate program and include Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Administrative Law, Law of Contract, Torts, Family Law, Criminal Law, Property Law, Company Law, Public International Law, Tax Law, Environmental Law, and Labour & Industrial Law.

Objective Section

In this section of the PG-CLAT 2020, you will be provided extracts from primary legal materials such as important court decisions in various fields of law, statutes or regulations. Each passage will be followed by a series of questions that will require you to demonstrate the:

Descriptive Section

In this section of the PG-CLAT 2020, you will be required to write essays answering Any 2 questions from amongst the list of questions supplied. Your answers must not exceed 800 words each, and you will be required to demonstrate the following in your response:

Preparing for the PG-CLAT 2020

As part of your preparations for the PG-CLAT 2020, you should: