Quantitative Techniques for CLAT 2025: Syllabus, Topics, Marking Scheme, Books, Important Questions

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Concerned about how to crack the Quantitative Techniques section of the CLAT 2025 exam? Check important CLAT preparation tips, books, topics and more to ace the Mathematics section of the exam.  

How to Prepare for CLAT 2023 Quantitative Techniques

The quantitative Techniques section carries only 10 per cent weightage in the CLAT exam yet it can prove to be a deciding factor for those aiming for law admissions at the prestigious National Law Universities (NLUs). A candidate cannot risk losing his marks in CLAT exam by not preparing Quantitative Techniques section. The CLAT Exam Pattern 2025 has not been announced by the Consortium yet. However, the CLAT Question Paper 2024 carried about 13-17 questions, but if candidates prepare strategically, then 10 per cent weightage will be in their favour. 

CLAT Quantitative Techniques 2025 preparation can be easy with a strategy that aims to cover the syllabus, as well as has sufficient mock tests practice. The section seems like the easiest of the five sections of CLAT 2025, however, as the questions are based on Class 10 standard, candidates will have to relearn all the tricks if Mathematics was not a subject they opted for in Class 12. With consistent efforts, candidates will be able to overcome any gap in their preparation for the CLAT Quantitative Techniques section to score well. 

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In this article, Shiksha lists some important CLAT 2025 preparation tips, books and topics to help you prepare well for the Quantitative Techniques section smoothly.

CLAT 2025 Quantitative Techniques: Syllabus & Pattern

Before starting preparation, candidates should understand the exam pattern and syllabus for CLAT Quantitative Techniques 2025 section as described below:

Q:   Which are the best books for CLAT 2025?

A:

Among all the books of CLAT 2025 in the world, first, go for the NCERT books. You must complete all the NCERT books first before moving to other reference books available in the market. After completing the NCERT books, you can go for the following books to boost up your practice and concepts: Universal’s LLB Entrance Guide, Lexis Nexis, Objective Arithmetic, GK Today, India Year Book and Analytical, Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal,  Word Power Made Easy,  Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal,  Manorama Year Book and Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey.

Q:   Which books are there for CLAT exam?

A:

For general knowledge, one can refer to the Lucent GK. The Current Affairs for CLAT 2025 can be prepared by reading daily newspapers and monthly magazines. The CLAT legal aptitude will have questions on topics such as Constitutional law, Law of Torts, Personal laws, Law of Contract, Jurisprudence, legal Current Affairs etc. There are various study materials available in online mode, including online coaching. The e-paper, articles, journals, and YouTube videos on CLAT preparation are important resources. Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey Bare Acts of Indian Constitution LexisNexis Butterworths Legal Awareness and Legal Aptitude by Andhra Pradesh Bhardwaj Universals CLAT Guide

Q:   Are NCERT books enough to complete the CLAT syllabus?

A:

Yes, NCERT books are sufficient to complete the CLAT syllabus. A number of past years' CLAT toppers have claimed that they referred only to NCERT books for preparation. NCERT text books act as the base to complete the syllabus and develop conceptual clarity and understanding of the topics and chapters. However, for practice purposes, students may refer to other books and resources as well. It is advised that while starting the CLAT preparation, candidates refer to the NCERT books and move towards other books and advance resources after that.

Particulars

CLAT Quantitative Techniques Pattern

Type of questions

Passages followed by MCQs

Number of reading passages

3-4 comprehensions of 300 words each

Total questions

13-17

Total marks

13-17

Marking 

One mark for each correct answer

Negative marking

-0.25 for incorrect answer

Approximate weightage in CLAT exam

10%

Check complete CLAT exam pattern 2025.

CLAT Sample Questions for Quantitative Techniques 

The CLAT Quantitative Techniques questions will be preceded by short sets of facts, propositions, graphs, or other textual/pictorial/diagrammatic representations of numerical information. Candidates will have to thoroughly go through the given passage/information, derive information from it, apply mathematical operations and then answer the subsequent questions. Check an example of the Quantitative Techniques questions as given in CLAT sample papers:

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How candidates should attempt CLAT Quantitative Technique questions: 

Now, for the question given above, the following tricks should be applied: 

The correct answer is (c). 
Solving the question: Length of the bridge = 200 m
Let the length of the New Delhi Shatabdi Express be ‘L’ and its speed be ‘S’.
L 200 = 35 x S
S = (L 200) / 35
L = 25 x S
S = L / 25
L / 25 = (L 200) / 35
35L = 25L 5000
10L = 5000
L = 500 m
Therefore, speed S = 500 / 25 = 20 m/s
(20m/s x 18) / 5 = 72 km/h
Distance between the 2 cities = 200 km
Speed of New Delhi Shatabdi Express = 72 km/h
Speed of Hazrat Nizamuddin Singrauli SF Express = 58 km/h
Since, the trains are moving towards each other the speed of the trains will be added up to compute the time taken for the trains to cross each other.
Therefore, Total Speed = 72 58 = 130 km/h
Distance = Speed x time
200 = 130 x time
Time it will take for the two trains to meet = 200/130 = 1.54 hours. Therefore, the trains will meet 1.54 hours after starting from their respective locations.
Distance from Agra = 1.54 hours x speed of Hazrat Nizamuddin Singrauli SF Express (Starts from Agra) = 1.54 x 58 = 89.32 km
Distance from Delhi = 1.4 x New Delhi Shatabdi Express = 1.54 x 72 = 110.88 km

Another example of CLAT 2022 Quantitative Techniques questions is as under:

CLAT 2025 Quantitative Techniques: Important Topics

Some of the important CLAT topics that candidates should prepare for the Quantitative Techniques section include:

Important Topics for CLAT Quantitative Techniques Section

Ratios and Proportions

Basic Algebra

Mensuration

Statistics

Profit and Loss

Time, Distance and Work 

Important CLAT 2025 Quantitative Techniques Books

Important CLAT books that candidates can refer to prepare for the Quantitative Techniques section include:

  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Arihant Publications 
  • 30 days wonder for Maths by S Chand
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by Pearson

Also Read: CLAT 2025 English Language Preparation Strategy: Tips to Attempt Questions, Important Topics

CLAT 2025 Preparation Tips for Quantitative Techniques    

Check out important CLAT tips necessary for the preparation of the Quantitative Techniques section below:

Q:   Which are the best preparation books for CLAT 2025?

A:

Among all the books of CLAT 2025 in the world, first, go for the NCERT books. You must complete all the NCERT books first before moving to other reference books available in the market. After completing the NCERT books, you can go for the following books to boost up your practice and concepts: Universal’s LLB Entrance Guide, Lexis Nexis, Objective Arithmetic, GK Today, India Year Book and Analytical, Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal,  Word Power Made Easy,  Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal,  Manorama Year Book and Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey.

Q:   Which are the best books for CLAT 2025 General Knowledge and Current Affairs?

A:

CLAT 2025 general knowledge section is very important and questions are asked from history, geography, economy and environment. Candidates can easily prepare for CLAT GK section by reading the standard books. But for the current affairs, they are advised to religiously read the newspapers and monthly magazines. Apart from this, the CLAT Books for General Knowledge and Current Affairs that candidates can refer are: Pearson General Knowledge Manual,  Lucent’s General Knowledge,  Manorama Year Book,  India Year Book,  Competition Success Review,  Pratiyogita Darpan and Newspapers like: The Hindu,  The Indian Express,  The Telegraph.

Q:   Which books I should refer to prepare for CLAT 2025?

A:

Among all the books of CLAT 2025 in the world, first, go for the NCERT books. You must complete all the NCERT books first before moving to other reference books available in the market. After completing the NCERT books, you can go for the following books to boost up your practice and concepts: Universal’s LLB Entrance Guide, Lexis Nexis, Objective Arithmetic, GK Today, India Year Book and Analytical, Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal,  Word Power Made Easy,  Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal,  Manorama Year Book and Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey.

Q:   Which are the CLAT best books for Legal aptitude?

A:

Candidates must note that it is most important sections in CLAT 2025 as it carries 25% weightage. The legal aptitude sections carries questions that are mostly concepts bases on topics such as Law of Tort, Law of Contract, Constitutional law, Indian Constitution, Polity, preposition and facts etc. Candidates can follow the study material and reference given here to prepare for CLAT legal aptitude section: Bare Acts of Indian Constitution, LexisNexis Butterworths, Legal Awareness and Legal Aptitude by Andhra Pradesh Bhardwaj, Universal’s CLAT Guide.

 

Q:   What are the best books for CLAT English Language?

A:

To prepare for the English language section of CLAT 2025, the candidate must not only be able to read fast but also be able to clearly comprehend what is given in the passage. Here are some book suggestions you can use to prepare for the exam. 

  • The Pearson Guide to the CLAT (English) 
  • Word Power Made Easy New Revised & Expanded Edition (English) by Norman Lewis
  • Objective General English (English) by RS Aggarwal
  • High School English Grammar & Composition (English) by PC Wren, H Martin
  • High School English Grammar by Wren and Martin
  • Clear your basics: To attempt questions from the Quantitative Techniques section, candidates need to work on their basics. If candidates feel that they do not have conceptual clarity on some topics, they must refer to their Class 8 NCERT books and clear their basics.
  • Regular practice: Regular practice is the key to success in the Quantitative Techniques section. Candidates should devote at least an hour every day to solving Quantitative Techniques questions of Class 10 difficulty level.
  • CLAT question papers: Once candidates are over with practicing enough questions from each topic of Quantitative Techniques, they should attempt previous years’ CLAT question papers and sample papers. Candidates are advised to solve CLAT 2024 Question Paper, CLAT 2023 question paper, CLAT 2022 question paper, CLAT 2021 question paper and CLAT 2020 question paper to get themselves acquainted with the new CLAT exam pattern.
  • Learn shortcuts: When it comes to Mathematics, learning shortcuts to solve questions and calculations becomes extremely important. By using shortcuts, candidates will be able to solve the questions much more quickly than before, thereby, saving ample time to attempt other sections.
  • Focus on accuracy: Candidates must ensure that all the calculations they do in the exam are 100 per cent accurate. Since there is negative marking of 0.25 marks, making silly calculation errors can cost a lot.

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Important FAQs related to CLAT Quantitative Techniques  

Q: How many questions come in CLAT from Quantitative Techniques section?

A: About 13-17 questions are asked from Quantitative Techniques section of CLAT exam.

Q: Is there any negative marking in CLAT Mathematics section?

A: Yes, there is negative marking of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer.

Q: Which are the important topics to prepare for CLAT Quantitative Techniques section?

A: Some of the important CLAT Quantitative Techniques topics that candidates should pay attention to include:

  • Ratios and Proportions
  • Algebra
  • Mensuration
  • Time and Work
  • Statistics

Q: What is the difficulty level of questions asked in CLAT Quantitative Techniques section?

A: Questions asked in CLAT Quantitative Techniques or Mathematics section are of Class 10 difficulty level.

Q. How to prepare for CLAT 2025 Quantitative Techniques section?

A: The best way to prepare for CLAT Quantitative Techniques section is by regularly practicing the questions. However, the two most important points that candidates must keep in mind while practicing the questions include:

  • Speed
  • Accuracy

Q. What type of Maths questions are asked in CLAT 2025?

A. CLAT Quantitative Techniques questions will be preceded by short sets of facts, propositions, graphs, or other textual/pictorial/diagrammatic representations of numerical information based on following topics:

Ratios and Proportions Basic Algebra
Mensuration Statistics
Profit and Loss Time, Distance and Work 

Q. Is two months enough to prepare for CLAT 2025?

A. Yes, with a strategic preparation of two months, candidates can crack CLAT 2025 easily.

Q. Is Maths compulsory for CLAT 2025?

A. CLAT has Quantitative Techniques section based on Class 10 level mathematics, it has 10% weightage in the exam. However, Mathematics is not a compulsory subject as part of CLAT eligibility criteria for admission.

Q. What are the main subjects of CLAT 2025 question paper?

A. CLAT question paper is based on English, Logical Reasoning, Legal Reasoning, Current Affairs including GK, and Quantitative Techniques (based on class 10 mathematics)

Q. How many hours should I study to prepare for CLAT Mathematics?

A. Since, the mathematics/ Quantitative Techniques section carries only 10% weightage, candidates should devote their time accordingly. Once they have learnt all the formulae and clarified important concepts, 1-2 hours of daily practice will be sufficient to score well in this section.

Q. Can I skip Mathematics section in CLAT 2025?

A. Option to skip questions may be provided in the exam, however, candidates should avoid doing so. CLAT scores will be based on the overall performace in all the sections of the entrance exam. If you skip the Mathematics section, you will lose 13-17 marks at one go, and it will reduce your chances of securing a seat in top law colleges in India.

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