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As the Consortium of National Law Universities (CNLU) updates the LLM exam pattern (CLAT 2021), it adds back the subjective section of the post-graduate law entrance examination.

CNLU has also introduced the cutoff marks in the CLAT LLM 2021 objective section. The new subjective section will only be evaluated if the law candidates score about the cutoff marks in the objective section. The total duration of the CLAT LLM 2021 exam will be of 2 hours. CLAT 2021 is scheduled for June 13 and the last date to apply online for the offline examination is March 31.

The Exam Pattern of CLAT LLM 2021

As per the instructions, the paper will be divided into two sections, namely objective and subjective.

Objective: The objective section will consist of 100 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) to be asked from comprehension passages scored for 1 mark each. The passages will be based upon legal reports, important cases, judgments, and statutes. The questions are expected to test the critical thinking and legal aptitude of the candidates.

Subjective: The subjective section of the examination has been introduced this year. It has been re-included in order to test the writing skills of the candidates. It will be an essay-based long answer questions-based format section. The law candidates will get a few topics out of which they will have to write essays on any two of the topics. Each essay will be scored for 25 marks. The candidates will be required to write around 800 words in each essay. The topics can range from current legal affairs to general affairs.

Marking Scheme of CLAT LLM 2021

The evaluators will be instructed to consider the candidates’ subjective responses if they qualify in the objective section.

A cut-off range has been introduced in the objective section and the candidates will have to score more than the cut-off range in order to qualify for attempting the subjective part of the question paper.

Syllabus of CLAT LLM 2021

The topics which will be included in the examination range from Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Administrative Law, Law of Contracts, Torts, Family Law, Criminal Law, Property Law to Company Law, Public LA, International Law, Tax Law Environmental Law and Labour and Industrial Law.

Current affairs will also be a major part of this examination.


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