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CLAT Exam Pattern 2021:

The CLAT exam pattern has been announced by (National Law University) NLU. Here the applicants can check out the exam pattern. With the help of this pattern, applicants can have a clear idea about CLAT Exam, which includes types of questions, no. of questions. Marking scheme and marks. This is a good strategy for scoring good marks.

The CLAT Exam Pattern 2021 is very helpful for students to learn about the question paper marking scheme. Candidates can get complete information about all the important topics and concepts. They also know about the level of questions in the exam. The best way to learn about the exam pattern is through the previous year’s question papers. This will give you an exact idea about the main question paper.


CLAT Exam Pattern 2021

UG Question Paper Format

Total Number of Questions

150

Time duration

02:00 hours

Marks per question

1 Mark

Negative Marking

0.25 Marks

Type of questions

MCQ

Syllabus

  • English Language
  • General Knowledge
  • Legal Reasoning
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Technique

PG Question Paper Format

Total number of Questions

120

Time Duration

02:00

Marks per Question

01 Mark

Negative Marking

0.25 Marks

Types of questions

MCQ

Syllabus

  • Constitutional Law
  • Other areas of Law

CLAT (Common Law Admission Test ) Exam 2021 - Useful Links
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CLAT Exam Dates
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Important Features of CLAT Exam Pattern 2021:

CLAT Exam Mode: The Common Law Admission Test is held offline(pen and paper-based test).

CLAT exam duration: The National-level law exam will be held for 120 minutes i.e., 2 hours initiating at 3 pm.

CLAT questions: The question paper consists of 200 questions. The questions will be objective with multiple choice answer options.

CLAT Marks: The paper will carry a total of 200 questions with each question carrying +1 marks.

CLAT Marking Scheme: For every correct answer the candidate will be awarded +1 marks and for every wrong answer 0.25 marks will be deducted.

CLAT Question Paper: All the questions in the question paper will be in the English language only.

CLAT Subjects and important topics: The Common Law Admission Test will have questions from  Elementary Mathematics, English, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Legal Aptitude, and Logical Reasoning.

CLAT Marks Distribution for PG Programmes

Section

Total questions

Maximum marks

English / comprehension

40

40

General knowledge & current affairs

50

50

Elementary mathematics

20

20

Legal Aptitude

50

50

Logical reasoning

40

40

Total

200 questions

200 marks

CLAT Marks distribution for PG Programmes

Subject

Questions

Marks

Jurisprudence

50

50

Constitutional Law

50

50

Law of Contracts, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Family Law, Property Law, Intellectual Property Law, etc

50

50

Total

-

150

Previous year’s Question Papers:

The National Law University releases the previous year's question papers for the CLAT Exam on its official website. So, students can easily download it online. The previous year's question papers are an excellent source to get the knowledge of the CLAT Exam pattern of the main exam. You will learn the marking scheme and the type of questions in the upcoming exam.

Solving the previous year’s question papers show your weak points so that you can improve them by practicing. You can download the previous year's question papers. This is the simplest way to get the sample papers. The question papers are solved, so the answer to every question is available. You can use it for practice and after solving the practice paper you can check the answers.

Solving previous years question papers has several benefits for the main exam:

  • The previous year's question papers give you an exact idea about the CLAT exam pattern and marking scheme. So, after solving the question papers you will be well prepared for the exam.
  • The previous year's question papers are the actual question papers that appeared in the last year’s exams. So, you can anticipate the important topics and questions. This will significantly help you in scoring good marks in the exam.
  • In the exam, you have to manage time so that you can solve every question. By solving a practice paper, you will learn to manage the time. Therefore, you should solve at least one practice paper each day.

Preparation Tips:

In the CLAT exam, every candidate studies hard during the preparation time to score good marks in the exam. However, only hard work is not sufficient. You should have a strategy for the preparation of the exam. A suitable preparation strategy includes a complete analysis of the exam pattern and important topics. Based on that candidates decide which topic they should give the most importance.

The CLAT Exam is a national level exam. So, you should make a proper strategy, otherwise, you would not be able to score good marks in the exam. You should make your own exam strategy. If you follow someone else’s study pattern, it is not necessary that it would give you the same result. So, do what is suitable for you.

Below are some preparation tips for the CLAT exam which help you in your preparation and scoring good marks:

  • The first thing you should have before starting your preparation for any exam is the correct syllabus. This will tell you about all the important topics and concepts. So, you will be aware of what you have to prepare.
  • Make short notes on every subject. This will help you at the time of revision because at the last moment you don’t have sufficient time to study the whole chapter. This will in fact waste your precious time.
  • Try to solve as many sample papers as possible. This will give you an exact idea about the exam pattern and important topics for the exam. You will also learn how to manage the time to answer all the questions.

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