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CLAT 2021 PG Exam Analysis: Expected Cut off for LLM, Difficulty Level & Answer Key

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Note: You can check the CLAT 2021 UG Exam Analysis here

The CLAT PG Exam was finally conducted on July 23, 2021, from 2 PM to 4 PM after much waiting. Unlike last year, CLAT PG 2021 was pen and paper-based. A total of 70,277 students registered for CLAT 2021. Out of this, 10,434 students registered for the Postgraduate exam. In this CLAT 2021 PG Exam Analysis, we will go through the section-wise detailed analysis of the paper. Also, we will take a look at the difficulty level of questions, the pattern of the exam and the weightage of topics.

Our CLAT 2021 PG Exam Analysis will include:

  1. Subject wise division of questions
  2. Difficulty level of the questions
  3. CLAT PG 2021 Question Paper with Answers
  4. CLAT PG 2021 Answer Key
  5. CLAT PG 2021 Expected Cut off

The CLAT PG Exam consists of 120 questions that need to be answered in 120 minutes. The division of questions and weightage of sections is as follows:

SubjectNumber of QuestionsMarks
Constitutional Law6060
Other Law Subjects including Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence6060

Difficulty Level of CLAT 2021 PG Exam: An Analysis

The exam in total consisted of 34 pages. Overall, it can be said that the difficulty level of CLAT PG was moderate.

There were 20 legal passages, each containing 6 questions related to the passage. The question paper was based on topics that have been of recent concern for the legal community.

The difficulty level of the paper was easy to medium. An analysis of the paper highlights the significance of recent judicial decisions in the examination. Though it may have come as a surprise to some students to find questions related to the Code of Criminal Procedure in the exam paper, it didn’t catch us off guard completely.

A well-prepared student, who has sincerely studied the recent judgments, CLATapult materials and question banks, will find the paper pretty doable. 

This analysis has been curated in association with CLATapult.com

Further, 24.16% of the questions were directly based on landmark and recent cases. The rest of the paper was conceptual, testing the legal acumen of the students. Some instances of problem-based questions were also found in the paper.

Total Number of questions based on judgements (29): Question nos. 8, 13, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 34, 36, 38, 39, 40, 41, 55, 58, 60, 61, 67, 69, 85, 86, 91, 97, 99, 102, 104, 105, 107, 108. 

Problem-based questions: 71 

Subject Wise Analysis of CLAT PG Exam 2021

Please note that the bifurcation of these questions has been done in ‘pure’ form. Some passages were in a combination of two subjects like Constitutional Law and Criminal Law/Environment Law etc.

SubjectActual Number of QuestionsDifficulty LevelIdeal Score
Constitutional Law35Moderate25
Law of Contract12Easy10
Family Law12Moderate8
Criminal Law30Moderate24
Company Law6Easy4
Public International Law12Easy10
Environmental Law6Easy4
Overall120Moderately Easy90

CLAT PG 2021 Expected Cut off

  • The expected cut off for Top 3 NLUs is around 90.
  • The expected cut off for Top 10 NLUs is 80+.
  • And for the remaining NLUs, the cut off expected is 73+. 

CLAT PG 2021 Answer Key

The provisional answer key for CLAT 2021 has been released by the Consortium on its website. You can check the same here.

This exam analysis has been posted in association with CLATapult, one of the leading CLAT Coaching Institutes. To get in touch with them, drop them a call at +91 9903635533.

You can check our LIVE blog on all CLAT related news here.

We are updating the post as we gather more information from different sources.


  1. CLAT PG is having this much cut off?? My score is around 57.5. Last year it would’ve been top 50. Kind of frustrating to know that this I won’t even get top 10 NLUs

    • You should wait for the provisional merit list for a better idea. The cut off according to us is based on the data collected in a sample survey.

  2. All the other institutes are telling expected cutoff to be around 60. Is there any possibility according to you that I’ll get a seat in 65?

    • You should wait for the provisional merit list for a better idea. The cut off according to us is based on the data collected in a sample survey.


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