CLAT 2021 was held on 23rd July 2021. You can read all the details about the CLAT 2021 Analysis here in this article.
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is the entrance examination for any of the top law institutions in India, conducted by the Consortium of NLUs. The exam, different from previous years, followed an offline pen and paper mode of examination. The test followed the CLAT syllabus and CLAT question paper pattern, which were updated in 2020.
General Overview of CLAT 2021
- Number of Questions: 150
- Duration: 120 minutes
- Marking Scheme: +1 for each correct answer and -0.25 marks for each incorrect
- Number of Sections: 5
- Difficulty Level Overview:
|Section||No. of Questions||Level of Difficulty|
|GK including Current Affairs||35||Low|
Section Wise CLAT 2021 Analysis
The English section of CLAT 2021 consisted of a variety of topics including book excerpts and current affairs. The types of questions that appeared in this section included the following:
- Grammar-based: Parts of speech
- Inference-based and Fact-based: Reading comprehension
- Vocabulary-based: Synonyms, antonyms, meanings.
CLAT 2021 included 6 reading comprehension questions from the following subjects and books:
- Covid-19 Vaccine Diplomacy
- A Scandal in Bohemia by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- Need for Educational Institutions
- Planning and Execution
- Gig Economy
- Failures of TRC in South Africa
There were a total of 6 passages with each containing 5 questions. Being able to answer around 25 to 26 questions meant a good attempt. Since this section was moderately difficult, it needed around 27 to 30 minutes to be completed.
2) General Knowledge and Current Affairs
This section contained questions of general knowledge and current affairs of the past year. There were a total of 7 passages with 5 questions each, together forming a total of 35 questions. The ideal score for this section is 20 to 30. The section, which was easy contained the following topics:
- TSO Kar Wetland Complex
- Chabahar Port Investment
- World Water Day 2021
- PM’s visit to Bangladesh
- The United Nations
- Disengagement plan between Indian and China along the LAC
3) Legal Reasoning
This section had a total of 40 questions from 8 passages and was moderately difficult in this year’s CLAT 2021 test paper. All of the topics asked are usually the ones most covered by students during CLAT preparation like:
- Criminal Law.
- Constitutional law.
- International law.
- Intellectual Property Law.
- Family Law.
- General Legal Principles.
The specific topics asked about in CLAT 2021 were:
- Law of Contract
- Res Judicata
- Law of Torts
- Compassionate appointment
- Law of Crimes
- Family Law
Since the section was really long, it would’ve taken a candidate 35 to 37 minutes to complete it. Answering 28 to 29 questions is considered ideal.
4) Logical Reasoning
Logical Reasoning is the section where time management becomes an important factor. This section was neither easy nor difficult. A candidate would be able to allocate 30 minutes to this section and ideally, answering 25 to 27 questions is considered best. This section had a total of 30 questions and they were all critically reasoning questions consisting of the following types:
- Conclusions/ Inferences
- Strengthening and Weakening of Arguments
5) Quantitative Techniques
The quantitative Techniques section had a total of 15 questions consisting of only two topics:
- Profit and Loss
Therefore, the section was on the easier side. Answering all the questions in this section depending on how much time you spent on the first. However, a score of 10 can be considered good for this section as it was relatively easy.
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