CLAT 2021 Question Paper with Answers: Download Free PDF

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Download CLAT 2021 question paper PDF for free for both UG and PG courses as released by the Consortium of NLUs. Also, know the difficulty level and pattern of CLAT question paper.

CLAT 2021 Question Paper with Answers: Download Free PDF

CLAT 2021 question paper is one of the relevant past years paper that one should practice to prepare for upcoming sessions of the law entrance exam. The Consortium of NLUs released the CLAT question paper and answer key for both integrated-LLB and LLM courses after conducting the exam. All candidates who had appeared for the law entrance exam can download the CLAT 2021 official question paper with solutions on this page below. Candidates can also check the CLAT 2021 analysis and expected cutoff here.

CLAT 2021 Question Paper Analysis for UG Courses

The CLAT 2021 question paper pattern was similar to that of last year. There were total 150 objective-type questions based on 30 passages. The passages and questions were based on five subjects – English, Current Affairs including GK, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Techniques.

The CLAT question paper 2021 difficulty level was easy to moderate. However, it was a lengthy paper and many candidates could not complete it on time. Check section-wise difficulty level and good attempts for the exam below:

CLAT 2021 Sections

Passages & MCQs

Difficulty Level

Good Attempts

English Language

Passages: 6

MCQs: 30

Easy

24-27

Current Affairs including General Knowledge

Passages: 7

MCQs: 35

Easy to Moderate

20-24

Logical Reasoning

Passages: 6

MCQs: 30

Moderate

19-21

Legal Reasoning

Passages: 8

MCQs: 40

Easy to Moderate

34-36

Quantitative Techniques 

Passages: 3

MCQs: 15

Easy

8-10

Total

Passages: 30

MCQs: 150

Easy to Moderate

105-115

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Section-Wise CLAT Question Paper Analysis 2021

Check CLAT question paper highlights for different sections:

English

  • There were six passages and 30 MCQs in the section
  • The section was easy and not very lengthy
  • Most of the questions were direct

GK including Current Affairs

  • There were seven passages and 35 MCQs in the section
  • The section was moderate to difficult
  • Few passages were difficult but mostly were easy to attempt

Logical Reasoning

  • There were six passages and 30 MCQs
  • The section was relatively tough as compared to other sections
  • The questions were based on standard topics such as inference, strengthen and weaken, etc.

Legal Reasoning

  • There were total eight passages and 40 MCQs
  • The section was easy to moderate
  • Passages were lengthy to attempt

Quantitative Techniques

  • Total three passages and 15 MCQs were asked in the section
  • The section was easy
  • Topics like Percentage and Ratio dominated the section

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CLAT 2021 Question Paper Analysis for LLM

The CLAT 2021 question paper for LLM contained total 120 passage-based objective-type questions. There were no descriptive questions in the paper as the Consortium removed the section this year. Many candidates that Shiksha got in touch with found the CLAT question paper for LLM moderately difficult. Questions in the exam were based on topics such as Constitution and Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).

CLAT LLM Sections

MCQs per section

Marks per section

Sec A – Constitutional Law

120

 

 

120

 

 

Sec B - Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence.

Sec C – Law topics and Contemporary issues

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CLAT 2021 Final Answer Key - Modifications

The CLAT final answer key 2021 has been released by the Consortium of NLUs on July 27. Few modifications have been made to the provisional CLAT answer key and question paper. Check out the changes done below:

Modification in CLAT question paper for UG courses:

CLAT Section

Question Number

Modification

Quantitative Techniques

143

Question dropped (candidates to be evaluated out of 149 marks)

Modification in CLAT answer key for UG courses:

CLAT Sections

Question Number

Provisional Answer Key 

Final Answer Key

Current Affairs & General Knowledge

61

B

Both A and B are correct

Legal Reasoning

86

D

C

Legal Reasoning

98

B

Both B and D are correct

Quantitative Techniques

145

A

D

Modification in CLAT answer key for PG courses:

CLAT PG Question Number

Provisional Answer Key

Final Answer Key

116

C

B

Important FAQs on CLAT 2021 Question Paper

Q. What was the difficulty level of the CLAT 2021 question paper?

A. The CLAT 2021 paper was easier as compared to the 2020 exam. However, the exam was lengthy. Many candidates faced difficulty in completing the paper on time.

Q. Which was the most difficult section in the CLAT 2021 exam?

A. Logical Reasoning was the most difficult section in the CLAT 2021 exam.

Q. Which was the easiest section in the CLAT 2021 exam?

A. The easiest section in the CLAT 2021 exam was Quantitative Techniques.

Q. What is the CLAT 2021 expected cutoff?

A. As per exam experts, the CLAT 2021 cutoff will go high – above 120+.

Q. Were there any changes in the CLAT 2021 question paper pattern?

A. The CLAT pattern with respect to the type and number of questions was the same as last year. However, the Consortium changed the mode of the exam to offline this year.

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