CLAT PG 2020 LLM Syllabus, Pattern Objective & Subjective

CLAT PG 2022 - Comprehension Mock Tests Series & Previous Question Papers

  • Updated as per latest pattern notified on 14th June 2021
  • Overall there are 185+ comprehension passages - with 1600+ questions based on the passages
    - Of the above, 65 passages are provided as stand-alone mini mock tests
    - 120 passages are combined to form 10 full-length mock tests - 12 passages and 120 questions each
    - New Pattern 2020 & 2021 Previous Question papers with official answer keys included as mock test
    - All answers include the 'rationale' for the answers for better understanding.
  • The order of the questions and the answer choices are shuffled with every attempt to enable repeated practice
  • All the stand-alone passages & full length mocks should be repeated till you score 100% on each attempt
  • The passages are of various lengths and complexities for better practice
  • Summarized overview of Important Jurisprudence topics
  • Overview of all Constitutional Amendments
  • Unlimited access & practice - valid for one year from date of purchase

Also included in the pack : (Useful for non-CLAT LLM entrance exams) :
  • 11 CLAT PG previous year Papers with answer keys - 2009 to 2019 (as mock tests)
  • 50 full-length old MCQ format mock tests
  • 50 old pattern MCQ mini-mock tests (25 questions each)
  • All Tests & Previous Papers are timed and have Negative marking for realistic simulation
  • Questions & Answer Choices randomly shuffled in every attempt for better practice
  • Accessible 24 x 7 via Smart-Phone browsers and Desktops
  • More the 100 LawMint users were selected by various NLUs in 2020 - Including NLSIU, NALSAR
  • Our users were also selected for the IIT KGP LLM, NLU Delhi (AILET PG) & DU LLM programs
CLAT PG 2021 Mock Test Series and Previous Question Papers

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Important : The question paper pattern has changed for the year 2020. The new pattern will consist of comprehension based questions. i.e. MCQs based on passages about various legal topics. In the LawMint Mock Tests, we have provided many different practice passages for extensive practice.

The right time to start your preparation for the CLAT PG 2020 LLM entrance exam is today. In the most recent exam, Eight Three LawMint users were offered seats across various NLUs, including NLSIU and NALSAR. Our users were also selected for NLU Delhi and the DU LLM programs. This article is part of a series, which will discuss about the various aspects of the CLAT LLM exam, including the syllabus, pattern and other FAQs.

Pattern of the CLAT PG 2020 Question Paper for LLM Admission

The pattern of the question paper for CLAT PG 2020 (CLAT LLM 2020) will be as below.

The CLAT PG admission test will have comprehension based questions. The descriptive portion will remain the same as last year.

The questions in the CLAT PG 2020 exam will be based on areas such as Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Contract Law, Torts, International Law, Intellectual Property, Jurisprudence and important judgments from the recent past.

Overall, the CLAT PG 2020 It shall be of 120 minutes duration, with two sections.

  • Objective Section : The first section would include 100 objective-type questions carrying 1 mark each. There shall be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer
  • Descriptive Section : The second section would require candidates to write 2 descriptive essays

Cut-off marks for CLAT PG 2020

Candidates who secure 40% (35% in case of SC, ST, and PWD) marks in the objective section will qualify for the evaluation of their answers in the descriptive section.

In other words, if a candidate scores less than 40% (35% in case of SC, ST, and PWD) in the objective part, they will not receive any ranking whatsoever and will be disqualified.

Objective Section of CLAT PG 2020

In this section of the PG CLAT 2020, you will be provided extracts from primary legal materials such as important court decisions in various fields of law, statutes or regulations.

Each passage will be followed by a series of questions that will require you to demonstrate your

  • Ability to read and comprehend the issues discussed in the passage, as well as any arguments and viewpoints discussed or set out in the passage;
  • Awareness of the issues discussed in the passage, as well as of legal issues and facts related to and arising out of the passage and the judgment or statute from which it is extracted;
  • Ability to summarize the passage;
  • Ability to apply your knowledge of the fields of law discussed in the passage;

Descriptive Section of CLAT PG 2020 (Subjective / Essay type)

In this section of the PG-CLAT 2020, you will be required to write essays answering any two questions from among the list of questions supplied.

Your answers must not exceed 800 words each, and you will be required to demonstrate the following in your responses :

  • Awareness of the legal, factual, and philosophical issues arising out of the questions you choose to answer;
  • Ability to structure your answer, and clearly set out various arguments and perspectives related to the topic set out in the questions and to draw a conclusion based on the above.

Preparation Strategy for the CLAT PG 2020

As part of your prep strategy for the CLAT PG LLM 2020, you should :

  • Read and refresh your knowledge of important judgments, and try to discern various issues discussed in such judgments;
  • Refresh your knowledge of important constitutional and legislative provisions, particularly those that may have been discussed in recent judgments;
  • It would also be useful to ensure you are aware of historical case law and amendments related to such provisions, so that you have a more complete awareness of such provisions and the issues related to them;
  • Practice writing essays of the type indicated above, with clear presentations of issues, factual matters, arguments and conclusion;

Other Points to keep in mind

  • There is no negative marking for unanswered questions
  • In the OMR response sheet, if a candidate marks multiple answers for any question, the question will be deemed as wrongly answered
  • There is no negative marking for the Subjective part

Based on the assessment of the previous year’s question papers, the questions in the descriptive / essay section were usually framed around Jurisprudence or Constitutional Law related topics. In the most recent exam, the essay topics were a mix of generic law related issues and Constitutional law.

VVPAT i.e. Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail & EVM and the concept of Generic Drugs were general topics. The question around the ordnance making power is aligned with Constitutional Law. The remaining two questions were of general legal nature such as the concept of Victim’s Compensation.

Refer to other articles on LawMint.com that list out the detailed syllabus for each topic mentioned in the previous exam’s official announcement. This article will be updated once the announcement for CLAT PG 2020 is published by the CLAT Consortium.

The list of NLUs which will be admitting candidates for their LLM programs through the CLAT PG 2020. The number of LawMint users selected into each of these Institutions is also mentioned in bold numbers.

  • National Law School of India University(NLSIU), Bengaluru – 8 Selected
  • NALSAR University of Law (NALSAR), Hyderabad – 7 Selected
  • The National Law Institute University(NLIU), Bhopal – 5 Selected
  • The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata – 6 Selected
  • National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur – 8 Selected
  • Hidayatullah National Law University(HNLU), Raipur – 2 Selected
  • Gujarat National Law University(GNLU), Gandhinagar – 5 Selected
  • Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow – 1 Selected
  • Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab – 3 Selected
  • The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi – 7 Selected
  • National Law University Odisha (NLUO) – 9 Selected
  • National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi – 3 Selected
  • National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam – 4 Selected
  • Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam – 3 Selected
  • Tamil Nadu National Law University (TNNLU), Tiruchirappalli – 1 Selected
  • Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai – 2 Selected
  • Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur – 1 Selected
  • Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla – 8 Selected
CLAT PG 2022 - Comprehension Mock Tests Series & Previous Question Papers

  • Updated as per latest pattern notified on 14th June 2021
  • Overall there are 185+ comprehension passages - with 1600+ questions based on the passages
    - Of the above, 65 passages are provided as stand-alone mini mock tests
    - 120 passages are combined to form 10 full-length mock tests - 12 passages and 120 questions each
    - New Pattern 2020 & 2021 Previous Question papers with official answer keys included as mock test
    - All answers include the 'rationale' for the answers for better understanding.
  • The order of the questions and the answer choices are shuffled with every attempt to enable repeated practice
  • All the stand-alone passages & full length mocks should be repeated till you score 100% on each attempt
  • The passages are of various lengths and complexities for better practice
  • Summarized overview of Important Jurisprudence topics
  • Overview of all Constitutional Amendments
  • Unlimited access & practice - valid for one year from date of purchase

Also included in the pack : (Useful for non-CLAT LLM entrance exams) :
  • 11 CLAT PG previous year Papers with answer keys - 2009 to 2019 (as mock tests)
  • 50 full-length old MCQ format mock tests
  • 50 old pattern MCQ mini-mock tests (25 questions each)
  • All Tests & Previous Papers are timed and have Negative marking for realistic simulation
  • Questions & Answer Choices randomly shuffled in every attempt for better practice
  • Accessible 24 x 7 via Smart-Phone browsers and Desktops
  • More the 100 LawMint users were selected by various NLUs in 2020 - Including NLSIU, NALSAR
  • Our users were also selected for the IIT KGP LLM, NLU Delhi (AILET PG) & DU LLM programs
CLAT PG 2021 Mock Test Series and Previous Question Papers

Authentic Feedback from previous LawMint users :

I got AIR 21 in CLAT PG 2020. Thank you so much. Your mocks helped me a lot in my preparation 🙂 - Ayushi Jain

I have subscribed to your CLAT PG program and got AIR 36 in this year CLAT PG. I have also secured AIR 54 in AILET PG exam. I would like to thank you. Your mock paper really helps a lot - Shrashank Tripathi

I would like to thank you for the CLAT PG LLM COURSE. Practising mock tests there helped me in getting confidence and hence I was able to get AIR 45 in CLAT PG LLM 2020 - Akshay Awasthi

A year back, I relied on the IIT Kharagpur RGSOIPL mock test series by LawMint to prepare for my RGSOIPL entrance test. Few months back, I relied on your UGC NET Law series to prepare for UGC NET June 2020. I was the topper of the RGSOIPL entrance 2019, and have cracked JRF in UGC NET 2020. All thanks to LawMint - Anshuman Sahoo

"I got AIR 18 in CLAT PG 2019 and General Category rank 28 in AILET PG 2019. I want to thank you for helping me practice well in controlled conditions from any place. It gave me a lot of confidence and I took the tests while travelling too. I also made it to IIT Kharagpur." - Vinodharani

"Lawmint has been of great help to me in securing AIR 25 in AILET PG 2019 and AIR 29 in CLAT PG 2019 examinations. The subjective and objective approach of the test series kept me up to date with the latest exam pattern." - Bhawna Nanda

"I, Nimmy Saira Zachariah joined you clat test series. I cleared AILET PG with 30th rank. Your test series were of immense help as it gave me clear idea of where my preparations stand thank you once again law mint." - Nimmy S Z

"Hey guys. Where do I start? If I thought that getting AIR 59 in Clat PG was it, then how wrong I was. With Lawmint now I have cracked UGC NET as well." - Joyanta Chakraborty
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