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CLAT Exam Pattern 2021 (Released) - Download New CLAT Paper Pattern, Marking Scheme, Syllabus, Question Paper, Exam Mode, Duration, Types of Question Here

CLAT Exam Pattern 2021 - The Consortium of NLUs will hold an offline, pen-and-paper CLAT 2021 exam on July 23. All COVID 19 safety protocols will be followed during the examination. In addition, the Descriptive section of the CLAT PG exam has been eliminated, and the LLM question paper will now contain 120 MCQs. However, no changes have been made to the CLAT UG 2021 question paper, which will still contain 150 multiple-choice questions. The CLAT 2021 exam pattern is a valuable resource for candidates preparing for the CLAT 2021 exam. It contains all of the information about CLAT 2021's test modes. To stay on top of CLAT exam preparation, candidates should look at the updated CLAT syllabus 2021. Candidates get more details about the Updated CLAT Exam Pattern 2021, CLAT 2021 Paper Pattern, Online mode, Marking Scheme, and related details from this article.

B Hari Aditya | Updated: Jul 22, 2021, 18:13 IST

CLAT Exam Pattern 2021 (Released) - Download New CLAT Paper Pattern, Marking Scheme, Syllabus, Question Paper, Exam Mode, Duration, Types of Question Here

CLAT Exam Pattern 2021 (Released) - Download New CLAT Paper Pattern, Marking Scheme, Syllabus, Question Paper, Exam Mode, Duration, Types of Question Here

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CLAT Exam Pattern 2021 - Announced @ consortiumofnlus.ac.in

New Update on 22-07-2021: CLAT Exam Pattern 2021 - The Consortium of NLUs will administer the CLAT 2021 exam in an offline, pen-and-paper format on July 23. The exam will be carried out in accordance with all COVID 19 safety protocols. In addition, the Descriptive section has been removed from CLAT PG, and the LLM question paper will now contain 120 MCQs. However, no changes have been made to the CLAT UG 2021 question paper, which will continue to contain 150 multiple-choice questions. CLAT 2021 exam pattern is an important guide for candidates preparing for CLAT 2021. It contains all of the information about the CLAT 2021 test modalities. To stay on top of CLAT exam preparation, candidates should review the updated CLAT syllabus 2021.

Check - CLAT Exam Pattern 2021 (UG Exam Pattern)

Check - CLAT Exam Pattern 2021 (PG Exam Pattern)


CLAT Exam Pattern 2021 Revised @ consortiumofnlus.ac.in

The Consortium has decided to conduct CLAT 2021 in SD-CBT mode (Social Distanced Computer-Based Testing) on 13th June 2021 keeping in mind due to precautions to be taken amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It is conducted on a rotation basis by 19 national law universities (NLUs) of India. Candidates can get the complete details about the CLAT Exam Pattern 2021 from this article.

Check - CLAT Exam Pattern 2021

CLAT 2021 Exam Pattern

Category

Details

Duration

2 hours

Mode

Offline mode

Type of Questions

Multiple Type Questions (MCQs) from given passages

Number of Questions

Undergraduate Exam - 150 multiple choice type questions

Postgraduate Exam (LLM) - 100 questions + 2 essays (Subjective section)

Language

English

Total Marks

UG - 150 marks

PG - 150 marks

Marking scheme

Each objective question (both UG and PG) will carry 1 mark. An incorrect question will invite a penalty of 0.25 marks.

In CLAT PG, the evaluation of the essay section will be done manually by the expert team. Candidates who present the well-structured and crisp answers may get good marks.

What is the CLAT 2021 Exam Pattern (Revised)?

Candidates must check the exam pattern 2021, candidates will get the complete details about the exam pattern. With this pattern candidates have an idea about the question paper, Time Duration, Language, Marking Schemes.

  • Exam Mode: As per the CLAT 2021 exam pattern, the test will be held in offline mode.

  • Duration: Candidates will be given 2 hours to attempt the law examinations.

  • Sections: There are two sections in the PG CLAT - Objective and Descriptive Section.

  • Number & Type of Questions: There will be a total of 150 (for UG) & 150 (for PG) of multiple-choice questions.

  • Marking: Each correct answer will be awarded 1 mark each and 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

  • Language: The questions of CLAT 2021 will be in the English language only.

Course

Subjects

Total Questions & Total Marks

For UG courses (Integrated)

Quantitative Techniques

150 questions & 150 marks

Legal Reasoning

Logical Reasoning

Current affairs including general knowledge

English language

For PG Courses

Jurisprudence

102 questions (100 objective & 2 descriptive) & 150 marks

Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR, etc

Constitutional Law

What are the Important CLAT 2021 Exam Dates?

CLAT 2021 - Events

CLAT 2021 - Dates

Application starts from

1st January 2021

Last date to submission

31st March 2021

CLAT 2021 exam date

13th June 2021

New Changes in CLAT 2021 Exam Pattern

The consortium has shared the information's regarding the changes made in the CLAT Exam Pattern listed below.

  • CLAT 2021 Question Paper based on comprehension-based and the total number of questions is 150.
  • The level of CLAT question paper for the English language, Current affairs including general knowledge, Legal Reasoning, and Logical Reasoning will be of class 12th level.
  • For the Quantitative Techniques section, the level of questions will be of class 10.
  • The negative marking remains the same as earlier that is 0.25 marks will deduct in case of each wrong attempt
  • For LLM paper, Students securing 40% marks out of a total of 100 objective type questions (35% marks for SC/ ST) will be considered Eligible for Descriptive-type tests.

Hint: Moreover, the official notification also stated, Consortium of NLUs website shall issue the necessary guidelines, module-wise model question paper, and analysis of CLAT question paper. Students who enroll for CLAT 2021 alone shall be permitted to access these details from the website of the Consortium of NLUs.

Candidates have more details Check clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in

CLAT Exam Pattern 2021 - Overview

Candidates can get through the following table to know the exam Pattern overview for CLAT 2021.

Category

CLAT Details

Exam

Common-Law Admission Test

Abbreviated Name

CLAT

CLAT Exam

August 22nd, 2021

Time Duration

2 hours

Mode

Offline (pen-paper mode)

Type of Questions

Multiple Type Questions (MCQs)

Number of Questions

  • Undergraduate Exam (BA LLB) - 120 -150 objective type questions
  • Postgraduate Exam (LLM) - 100 objective and 2 subjective questions

Language

English

Total Marks

UG - 200

PG - 150

Marking scheme

With number of questions reduced, NLU Consortium may make changes to the marking scheme for UG. Changes will be reflected here once notified.

In case of the PG exam, the two subjective questions will each carry 25 marks.

CLAT 2021 Exam Pattern sections for UG/PG Law programs:

Undergraduate Law Programme (LL.B):

  1. English (Comprehension & grammar-based)
  2. Legal Aptitude
  3. Logical Reasoning
  4. Elementary Mathematics (Including Numerical Ability)
  5. General Knowledge and Current Affairs

Postgraduate Law Programme (LL.M):

  1. Law of Torts
  2. Family Law
  3. Criminal Law
  4. International Law
  5. Property Law
  6. Jurisprudence
  7. Law of Contracts
  8. Intellectual Property Law.

How to Know the Marks Distribution for UG/PG Law Programs?

CLAT 2021 Exam pattern, candidates will find the section-wise marks distribution for both undergraduate and postgraduate standard law entrance tests. With the new changes introduced in the exam pattern, CLAT - UG, 2021 subject - wise marks distribution will also change accordingly. Aspirants may refer to the topic - wise marks distribution of last year from the following table.

CLAT - UG - Marks Distribution:

CLAT UG Subjects

Number of Questions

Marks

English including Comprehension

40

40

Legal Aptitude

50

50

Logical Reasoning

40

40

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

50

50

Elementary Mathematics and Numerical Ability

20

20

Total

200

200

CLAT-PG (MCQs only) - Marks Distribution:

CLAT PG Subjects

Number of MCQ questions

Marks

Constitutional Law

40

40

Other Law Subjects including Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR, and Jurisprudence.

60

60

Total

100

100

What is the Importance of the CLAT 2021 Exam Pattern?

  • Candidates can be time-efficient while preparing for CLAT only if they are aware of the exam pattern. The exam pattern contains detailed information about the exam, and students can structure their preparation, which then leaves them with time for revision.
  • Aspiring candidates knowing the exam pattern helps candidates to structure their preparation. The candidates can calculate their weak and strong points when they know the exam pattern. It also helps them to manage time while attempting the CLAT exam.

CLAT exam pattern 2021 (UG) - Subject wise questions and weightage

Subject/topics

Number of questions

Percentage weightage

English Language

28-32 questions

20%

Current Affairs, including General Knowledge

35-39 questions

25%

Legal Reasoning

35-39 questions

25%

Logical Reasoning

28-32 questions

20%

Quantitative Techniques

13-17 questions

10%

CLAT exam pattern 2021 (PG) - Subject wise questions and weightage

New CLAT test structure

Particular No of Questions Marks
Objective section 100 100
Subjective section 02 (essays - each carrying 25 marks 50
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CLAT 2021 Exam Pattern 2021 - FAQ

1. How many questions will be asked in CLAT - UG 2021?  

As per the latest update in the exam pattern, there will be 150 questions in CLAT 2021 (UG) exam.

2. When will CLAT 2021 be conducted?  

CLAT 2021 exam date will be announced on July 1, candidates can check and download the Exam Schedule clearly.

3. What is the Exam Pattern of CLAT 2021?  

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2021 is an Offline Test of 2 hours. The paper for UG programmes have 200 Multiple choice Based questions of 1 mark each. And the paper for PG Programmes have 100 MCQs of 1 mark each and 2 Essay type questions of 25 marks each. There is a negative marking of 0.25 for both UG and PG programmes.

4. Is the exam pattern of CLAT PG changed?  

As per the latest announcement by the consortium, there will be no changes in the exam pattern of CLAT PG question, it will be same as last year with descriptive questions.

5. Is CLAT an online exam or offline exam?  

As per the latest notification, CLAT will be held in a Socially-Distanced CBT mode. According to the official notification released by CLAT Consortium, "It concluded that an off-line test, as initially contemplated, would require large scale movement of students to limited centres, and significant logistics in the handling of question papers and answer scripts, which is not possible during the prevalent pandemic conditions. Further, an on-line test at home with technological measures cannot ensure transparency, fairness, and integrity of a high stakes examination process or maintain equitable access to necessary facilities.

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