CLAT PG 2021 was conducted on July 23, 2021, for entering into the Masters of Law (LLM) programme in various specializations at National Law University (NLUs) across India. The exam was a slight deviation from the previous year’s pattern. Earlier, there were 12 Comprehensions with 10 Questions each. However, this years’ exam had 20 Comprehensions with six questions each. Given below is the subject wise bifurcation of the paper:
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The Questions on Jurisprudence were fairly simple, and basic knowledge of the concepts was sufficient to answer most questions. In fact, questions accompanying Passage 1 (which was exclusively based on Jurisprudence) were inference based and could be solved to a large from reading the passage thoroughly. Passage 2, though based on the Arnab Goswami v. State of Maharashtra, does not per se deal with the judgment, rather based on the concept of liberty, and a number of questions in the passage were on the easier side.
The Passage on Art 300A (from DB Basnett (D) Through LRS v. Collector East District, Gangtok, Sikkim) was slightly unexpected and moderately difficult; however, even with a general understanding of the concept, one could at least partially attempt the passage. On the contemporary front, Passages 3 and 8 focused on the Babita Puniya v. Union of India and Common Cause v. Union of India were the most scoring and most expected passages. Focussing on contemporary legal development were also passages from Vineeta Sharma v. Rakesh Sharma and Padia Timber Company (P) Ltd v. The Board of Trustees of Visakhapatnam Port Trust through its Secretary. In fact, both passages on Contracts were from Padia Timber Case.
Another contemporary judgment included was Swapnil Tripathi v. Supreme Court of India. It was comparatively difficult because questions were based on referred judgments. Passages on Criminal law focussed on Section 439 and 311 CrPC. While the questions on Sec. 439 (based on excerpts from Aparna Bhat v State of Madhya Pradesh, Sangitaben Shaileshbhai Datanta v. State of Gujarat and Preet Pal Singh v. State of Uttar Pradesh) were expected because the concept of bail has been in discussion for the past couple of years, the questions on Section 311 were slightly unexpected and difficult.
The Passage on International Law was based on the concept of extradition, once again a topic that has been in discussion in the past couple of years. Passage on Environmental law, on the contrary, was based on static knowledge and was an intersection between constitutional law and environmental law. While the questions relating to the Constitution in this passage could have been easily attempted, the ones from environmental law were memory-based, and hence, trickier.
Unlike last year, when the consortium had been more inclined towards contemporary judgments, this time, the questions were equally divided between general principles of law and contemporary legal developments. Overall the difficulty level of the paper was moderate, and a lot of the questions came from expected topics.
STRATEGY FOR CLAT PG 2022
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The following tips for CLAT PG 2022 must be taken into consideration while aiming CLAT PG 2022:
DISSECTING THE SYLLABUS: The first and foremost step before entering the preparation mode of any exam is to have a good command of the syllabus. Consortium publishes the detailed syllabus for CLAT PG on their official website; thus, students attempting the 2022 paper must chalk out all the major subjects under question.
A PERUSAL OF PREVIOUS YEARS PAPER: Since the new pattern is still at its toddler stage, the grasp of the previous year’s question paper is sine quo non. The previous year’s paper will provide an outline of the question pattern, subjects, and topics touched upon.
BRUSH UP YOUR BASICS: All the candidates should go back to their basics and brush up their knowledge of fundamental concepts of all subjects ranging from Jurisprudence to Torts, Contract, Family Law, Constitution, Criminal, etc. It is emphasized that the candidates must lay hold of bare acts.
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KEEP TOUCH WITH CURRENT AFFAIRS: Candidates are advised to be abreast of all the legal developments taking place in the country by modes of Judgments being delivered or legislations being passed or Amendments etc.
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NOTES MAKING: Candidates must get into the habit of making notes of the landmark judgments and the recent judgments, noting down all the important information ranging from the strength of the Bench to the Laws in Question, issues involved, precedents referred and the decision rendered by the court.
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IMPROVE YOUR READING HABIT: Candidates must get into the habit of reading so as to increase their reading speed since the whole exam pattern is comprehension based involving huge passages. Practice Mock Tests All students must give Mock tests wherever available to test their speed, knowledge and performance and analyze the results and work upon them accordingly.
REREAD: Any amount of studying will not be progenitive unless appropriate time is invested in revising what is already learnt and understood.
BRING INTO PLAY THE HARD WORK THROUGH MOCKS: Practising mocks based on the latest pattern is immensely important. Mocks provide a much-required competitive gear to the preparation. Attempting a dummy exam on the pattern also culminates all the above arduous tasks done in a score, thus boosting confidence as well as picturizing the areas of concern.
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