CLAT PG 2020 LLM Syllabus, Pattern Objective & Subjective

CLAT PG 2020 LLM Official Syllabus Detailed Exam Pattern Previous Question Paper Mock Test Series LawMint
CLAT PG 2020 & 2021- Comprehension Mock Tests Series & Previous Question Papers

  • Overall there are 115+ separate comprehension passages - with 900+ questions based on the passages
    - Of the above, 50+ passages are provided as stand-alone mini mock tests
    - 60 passages are combined to form 5 full-length mock tests (12 passages - 120 questions each)
    - 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
  • Unlimited access & practice - valid for one year from date of purchase

If you are preparing 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)
  • Summarized overview of Important Jurisprudence topics (For Subjective & Objective questions)
  • Overview of all Constitutional Amendments
  • List of Important (Recent) Supreme Court Judgments
  • 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
  • Eighty Three (83) LawMint users were selected by various NLUs in 2019 - Including NLSIU, NALSAR
  • Our users were also selected for the IIT KGP LLM, NLU Delhi (AILET PG) & DU LLM programs
Authentic Feedback from previous exam users :

"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 thankyou 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

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 2020 & 2021- Comprehension Mock Tests Series & Previous Question Papers

  • Overall there are 115+ separate comprehension passages - with 900+ questions based on the passages
    - Of the above, 50+ passages are provided as stand-alone mini mock tests
    - 60 passages are combined to form 5 full-length mock tests (12 passages - 120 questions each)
    - 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
  • Unlimited access & practice - valid for one year from date of purchase

If you are preparing 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)
  • Summarized overview of Important Jurisprudence topics (For Subjective & Objective questions)
  • Overview of all Constitutional Amendments
  • List of Important (Recent) Supreme Court Judgments
  • 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
  • Eighty Three (83) LawMint users were selected by various NLUs in 2019 - Including NLSIU, NALSAR
  • Our users were also selected for the IIT KGP LLM, NLU Delhi (AILET PG) & DU LLM programs
Authentic Feedback from previous exam users :

"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 thankyou 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

One Comment on “CLAT PG 2020 LLM Syllabus, Pattern Objective & Subjective”

  1. Sir
    How you will help us regarding writing essays, can you give us format by writing 15-20 topic essays as a sample, which can be important and chances will be there for those to come in exam.

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