CLAT 2021: CNLU revises the Exam Pattern, restores the Subjective Section for LLM Entrance Exam

CLAT 2021

Highlights on CLAT 2021:

CNLU introduces major changes in the exam pattern for CLAT PG 2021 exam, restores the Subjective section also. However, no changes in the UG-CLAT 2021 Exam are introduced.

Mumbai: Consortium of National Law Universities (CNLU) has introduced significant changes in the exam pattern for the CLAT 2021 Law Entrance exam. For CLAT PG 2021 exam, it has reintroduced the subjective section. As a result of these changes, the candidates will now have to prepare for CLAT PG Essay Section also. However, for UG-CLAT 2021 Exam, there are no changes introduced in the syllabus and the exam pattern.

Last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak CNLU had decided to omit the essay section and the paper was based on only objective questions. This year, it reintroduced it. Also, this year the exam authorities have set minimum cut-off criteria for the subjective section. It will be evaluating the subjective or essay section of only those candidates who meet the minimum cut-off criteria in the objective section.

Thus, as per the new exam pattern for CLAT PG 2021 exam, the question paper will consist of two sections. The first section will be the objective section consisting of 100 MCQs. The candidates need to answer these questions based on the various comprehension passages provided in the question paper. This section will test the ability of candidates to read, comprehend the issues and to understand the arguments and viewpoints set out in the passage. In other words, it will test their legal awareness and aptitude.

The second section is the Subjective section consisting of two essays with a word limit of 800 words. This section will evaluate the writing skills and ability to structure answers and arguments of the candidates. The first section is for 100 marks whereas the second section is for 50 marks.

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