CLAT 2021 Exam Pattern

CLAT 2021 exam pattern contains detailed information about the exam, which will be useful for candidates to structure their preparation. Candidates can easily make use of the time they have for preparing for the exam and can be way more productive. In its 13th edition of CLAT, the consortium in a press conference held on 21st November 2019 announced some major changes in the CLAT exam pattern. The details of the CLAT 2021 exam pattern are further given in the article.

CLAT Exam Pattern:

  • Until 2019 the numbers of the question in CLAT were 200. In CLAT 2020 the number of questions has been reduced to 150. So, far there has not been any official notification suggesting any change in the exam pattern for the 2021.
  • The quantitative aptitude section of CLAT will be from the class 10th curriculum.
  • Candidates will have to secure at least minimum cut off marks to be considered for evaluation of the subjective paper.
  • Data Interpretation – Hardcore mathematics questions like Time and Work will not be asked. Instead, students will be tested on Data Interpretation questions. Maths, already known as the big bad of CLAT could now be one of the easiest sections of CLAT.
  • No Vocabulary – As stated earlier, since CLAT is no more a test of memory, there won’t be any direct questions pertaining to vocabulary, synonyms, etc.
  • CLAT 2021 Exam Pattern: Outline

    • CLAT 2021 will be conducted in online mode.
    • The duration of CLAT 2021 will be 120 minutes i.e. 2 hours.
    • The exam will be in MCQ format and will have 150 questions.
    • The exam will have five sections.

    marking scheme-

    • For each correct answer, 1 marks will be awarded
    • For each incorrect answer, 0.25 mark will be deducted
    • If any question is left unanswered, marks will neither be awarded nor deducted

    CLAT 2021 Exam Sections

    CLAT 2021 will majorly be divided into five sections

    • English Language
    • Legal Reasoning
    • Logical Reasoning
    • Quantitative Techniques
    • Current Affairs, including General Knowledge

    CLAT 2021 Exam sections – PG

    CLAT PG will majorly be divided into seven sections

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • i>Law of Torts
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Property Law
  • International Law
  • Law of Contracts

CLAT- PG marks distribution

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

CLAT 2021 Exam pattern: Section-wise 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%