CLAT Exam Pattern 2021, Marking Scheme, Question Paper Pattern

CLAT 2021CLAT Exam Pattern 2021 has been revised. It can be checked through online mode on the website. It comprises types of questions, number of questions, marking scheme, etc. CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) is an all India level entrance test which regulated by the Consortium of National Law Universities. This exam will be held for admissions into various UG courses in law and after graduation in law for Masters of Law programme. CLAT Score Card will be accepted by various private law colleges and government undertaking colleges across the country.In this article, we are providing the detailed information about CLAT Exam Pattern 2021.

CLAT Exam Pattern 2021- Revised

newiconCLAT 2021 Exam Pattern has been revised for PG course. It will contain subjective type questions of 50 marks. Check complete pattern below.

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CLAT Exam will be held through online mode on 13th June 2021. The CLAT exam pattern for UG & PG programmes are given below:

CLAT Under Graduate (UG) Exam Pattern:

  • Duration: The duration of the examination will be two hours.
  • Number of Questions: 150 questions will be asked in the examination.
  • Type of Questions: The questions will be of objective type (multiple choice questions).
  • Language: The question paper will be asked in English language only.
  • Marking Scheme: Each question will carry one mark.
  • Negative Marking: There will be negative marking process. 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

The questions will come from the following sections and the number of marks for each section is given below:

SubjectsNumber of Questions
English language 28-32
Current affairs including general knowledge 35-39
Quantitative Techniques13-17
Legal Reasoning 35-39
Logical Reasoning 28-32
Total 150 questions

CLAT Post Graduate( PG) Exam Pattern:

  • Duration: The exam duration will be two hours.
  • Type of Questions: The questions will be of objective and descriptive type.
  • Medium of Exam: The question paper will be asked in English language only.
  • Marking Scheme: For correct answer, one mark will be given to the candidates.
  • Negative Marking: There will be negative marking process. 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

The questions will be asked in the question paper of the given sections:

SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMarks Allotted per Section
Objective SectionConstitutional Law4040
Other Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Environment Law and Human Rights, Jurisprudence6060
Descriptive SectionEssays250 (25 each)
Total 102 questions150 marks

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CLAT Syllabus 2021

There is no prescribed CLAT 2021 syllabus. For UG courses, the questions will be asked from English including Comprehension, General Knowledge, Mathematics (taught up to 10th class), Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning sections. For PG courses, the questions will be asked from  Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence and other law subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Environment Law and Human Rights topics. Candidates can prepare from model papers & last year question papers.

It can help you to check the difficulty level of question paper & will aware about the type of questions. Candidates are advised not to get panic & also allot sufficient time for sleep. Take healthy diet, and keep last few days only for revision.

We have provided complete details about the pattern of exam of CLAT 2021 in this article. Students can check complete details like number of questions, type of questions, marking scheme, language of paper, time duration, etc. Students must check this article briefly for complete information before appearing for CLAT. Also, check details of CLAT syllabus in this article.

If you have any doubt regarding CLAT Exam Pattern 2021, you can ask your query in the comment box given below.

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  1. Haripriya says:

    Can we learn llb with out writing clot exam and by writing cet exam

  2. Deepk N Gowdru says:

    I will pass 2nd puc on 2021 but I don’t know how to prepare for clat and which books I must study 📚✏ to write the exam 👁

  3. Jinal says:

    After the CLAT is clear .colleges will alloted by the authorites or the student have to select the college .

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      Students will ask to submit their college preference and then authority will allot seats on the bases of Rank scored by candidates in CLAT Exam.

  4. Ruchi Sharma says:

    Chapter and topics in examination last year comes..

  5. Naveen Reddy says:

    I want to write clat exams software intermediate 2nd year how I want to keep application try to help me

  6. Riya says:

    For UG CLAT syllabus is??

  7. Aaditi says:

    i have given 10 th class exam in 2020 , how can i prepare for clat???

  8. Tapasyaa says:

    I have cleared LLB ten years ago but with atkt . Can I do LLM now ? If not , then can I sit for third year of LLB again ?

  9. Pratibha says:

    Hi,I am pursuing BSc IT. Can I fill this exam?

  10. Megha singh says:

    English ,general knowledge,mathematics,logical reasoning. Is the subjects of clat 2020 or English,logical reasoning,legal reasoning,etc are the subjects of CLAT 2020?

  11. Srabani Roy Paul says:

    What is deductive reasoning and quantitative techniques???

  12. Avisha says:

    Hi I am BBA and want to appear for CLAT Exam. Do I have to appear for PG or UG program.I am working right now and my age is 31 years.Please help

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      You have to apply for UG programmes. For PG courses candidates must have completed the LL.B or five-year Integrated LL.B degree.

  13. Parnika says:

    In the articles I saw, the new CLAT PORTION now had only “Quantitative Techniques, English, Current Affairs, Deductive Reasoning and Logical Reasoning sections”
    What about legal aptitude?

  14. Saumya Sonkar says:

    I’m studying in 12th standard nd will be passing my 12th in 2020 march.. I just want to know about the syllabus and the method of preparation as I’ve my boards too..

  15. Suresh Kumar Verma says:

    It is lernt that syllabus of clat 2020 for UGC has been changed. Please provide the new syllabus.

  16. Archana patel says:

    Entrance exam is subjective or Objective and which collages we will get after selected in entrance exam please tell me…

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      Complete exam pattern is given in the article. The college allotment is based upon the marks which you will going to scored.

  17. Kartik says:

    Sir I completed my UG from MDU so can I apply for clat exam for pg course LLB and what is the maximum age limit for apply of clay general category

  18. kiran yadav says:

    this is must or not required that the date of photo taken and name of candidate should be on the photo of the candidate

  19. Safeer says:

    Which book will be good for preparation of this examination?

  20. Bhoomika says:

    What opportunities do we get after studying 5 years law course

  21. Jyoti says:

    Sir, please share the marking structures how much marks consists of objective questions and the subjects??

    What subjects includes subjective and of how much marks?

  22. Satya Prakash says:

    Sir i applied for clat2018
    I want to know What is the
    MEDIUM of question in hindi or english or both?
    plesae give me your valuable ans

  23. Moromi says:

    Where can I get the previous years question papers for CLAT LLM ?? Help plz

  24. ANNIE says:

    why does the site for aiims application not work?????????????

  25. Sir passing mark kya hoge aur purane cut off kitne gai…plz explain it..

  26. Ishita says:

    My 1&2 year LLB score is 52% 3rd year result is not yet declared m I eligible for appearing for CLAT because of Mumbai University exam issues our exam got delayed & SEM 5 results is not yet declared

  27. Lalfakzuali says:

    What is the exam pattern for L. L. M course? Is it same with the P. G exam pattern.

  28. Lalfakzuali says:

    What is the exam pattern for L. L. M course?

  29. Bhavish Prachhak says:

    i am studying BBA right now in last semester. so in which group i should choose either UG or PG??? our exams of last semester will possibly arranged in March’s mid. session and results of will be given with in two or three months. please suggest.

  30. amir shaikh says:

    Can diploma Automobile holders can apply to clat examination.

  31. Agathiyan.p says:

    In clat has any negative marks

  32. anwar ahmad says:

    sir,when application for clat-2018 will be invited

  33. Meera says:

    I’m finished BA. now I’m going to do LLB whether it’s my UG or PG which entrance exam i have to prepare?

  34. Not know says:

    Sir how many time i can give clat examinatin

  35. Nitish Kumar says:

    Is clat exam also available in hindi medium or not???

  36. sunil dhariwal says:

    what is pg and ug

    • Your Name...Emad says:

      (PG) postgraduate means u have completed ur graduation and u can applying for 3 year course
      (UG) undergraduate means u have completed ur 12th board but not graduation and u can apply for 5 years course

  37. sunil dhariwal says:

    Sir, im in 12 th now ,and i have not prepared for clat yet , so what should i do , should i drop 1 year or practice for it .

  38. Priya says:

    Plz tell me the detailed subject of clat in llm apart from const nd juris

  39. Priya says:

    Plzz help me with the subjects for pg in clat aall the subject which are required for clat pg

  40. Harshita says:

    How much precent do we require in 12 th STD to appear for clat?

  41. Pratibha says:

    hello. i would like to know what is the cutt off marks for NALSAR-HYD and NLSIU-BLR. Which author books would be preferable for the preparation of exam. i have completed 10+2 this year and pursuing B.Com and cleared CA-CPT 2016.


    How many students are applied for llm and Wt about sports qota

  43. S.Prudvi Kanth says:

    Whether clat 2016 exam is conducted in online or offline ??

  44. arsalan says:

    Is the exam online or on paper..?
    And how many students are appearing for LLM..??

  45. gkc says:

    please provide the detailed syllabus of clay llm syllabus apart from constitutional & jurisprudence(100 marks)..(i.e) other subjects include 50marks..what are all the subjects in detail in this?

  46. piyush choudhary says:

    The question paper in both medium hindi and english ???
    About the medium of question paper

    • Anitha P says:

      Are there CLAT entrance exam preparatory courses for students who would like to join the UG course after their 12th ? if simultaneous preparation for the same is carried out during the 2nd half of the 12th grade itself…. it would benefit the children who do not have any sort of link to the subject beforehand.

      • Mohit Negi says:

        Yes there are many coaching centres which a providing courses for CLAT exam preparation.

  47. Uday says:

    The question paper for the PG courses will have objective questions or subjective questions.

  48. shruti maheshwari says:

    i am persuing economic honours (3rd yr) and i am thinking to do post graduation from law. is that possible and if i give the clat entrance which exam should i give for ug or pg?

  49. Ankita says:

    These subjects for PG entrance keep on changing evry year? Actually i am bit confused abt this thing…

  50. Your Name...akanksha singh says:

    can u tell me that what other subjects are there in llm exam…

  51. Nishant sharma says:

    Can you please clearly specify that in other laws except constitution and jurisprudence how many and what are those other subjects of law which comes in clat.

  52. gurpreet says:

    What is the exam pattern of clat ll.m 2016 and which is the best book for preparation?

  53. Aradhya says:

    Respected Team
    What are the subjects comprised in Other laws for the PG course

  54. K.K.Y.Giri says:

    In PG course how many subjects are there ( except costitutiinal law and jurisprudence).

  55. aparna says:

    for LLM Clat, for how many marks do we have the essay type questions?

  56. Ruchi Sharma says:

    Would CLAT 2016 for LLM be multiple questions paper or subjectve ?

  57. rajasree says:

    please let me know what are the topics for the pg entrance

  58. krishnarao Varanasi says:

    What are the colleges to be joined after clat eligibility. What is the duration for under graduation law course

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