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CLAT PG Analysis 2023

Author : Aparna

Updated On : March 4, 2023


Summary: Analysing the previous year's papers have several benefits that can boost your preparations. CLAT PG Analysis 2023 helps you understand the difficulty level of each section, the entire paper and the repeated important topics appearing in CLAT PG exam every year. Aren't you curious to know about the difficulty level of the exam amongst the other competitors as well? Let's dive in to check! 

CLAT PG exam 2023 was successfully conducted on December 18, 2022, and you can expect the final answer key to be released this week. Our experts have conducted the CLAT PG Analysis 2023 in order to help you assess your performance in the examination.

As usual, the exam was conducted offline, and all the necessary safety precautions were taken, following the protocols. You must have received the question paper and a carbon copy of your marked OMR sheets for a quick assessment of your performance.

Going through the CLAT PG Analysis 2023 will help you understand the difficulty level of the paper with the number of good attempts, the expected cut-off, and much more.

CLAT PG Analysis 2023

CLAT PG Analysis 2023 insights are as follows: 

  • Compared to the previous year's CLAT PG paper, the exam level of the CLAT PG paper 2023 was moderate this year. 
  • CLAT PG 2023 paper had direct questions asked from the passages, wherein last year's MCQ questions were more analytical in nature. 
  • But CLAT 2023 paper was lengthy. Many passages were extremely lengthy, due to which students could not attempt many questions. With this being the reason, we expect the cut-off to decrease compared to last year.
  • To our surprise, there were several unexpected passages from high court judgments and company laws. But if you note, the MCQ questions were based on the basic fundamentals. 
  • Many passages were based on the contemporary; concepts of FIR (usually not asked in examination) and landmark cases. The number of questions you attempted with high accuracy will determine your CLAT 2023 results. 

CLAT PG 2023 Paper Passages Detail Analysis

12 passages appeared in the CLAT PG paper, which is as follows: 

1. Lalita Kumari v. UOI 

  • Concept of FIR Mix of judgment-based and provision-based questions were asked in this passage. 
  • Number of good attempts - 6-7 questions

2. SEBI v. Abhijit Rajan 

  • It's a Contemporary case, and most of the questions were based on the case and the concept of insider trading.
  • Number of good attempts - 2 - 3 questions

3. Sabrimala Case

  • IYLA v. State of Kerala questions were regarding the Fundamental Rights of Freedom of Religion and Untouchability. 
  • The Sabrimala Case passage was quite unexpected. 

4. Law-making power in India

The law by Jeremy Waldren's questions was based on the analytical interpretation of the passage. 

5. Ordinance Making power of the executive 

  • Questions were based on the fundamental provision of the Indian Constitution.
  • This was an easy passage; you could easily attempt 6-7 questions. 
  • Number of good Attempts - 6-7 questions

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6. FCI v. Abhijit Paul: Contract, IOS Basic Provisions of Contract 

This was a moderate passage. 

7. CSR - Company Law 

  • This passage was easy, with predictable topics.
  • Questions based on the passage and fundamental knowledge were tested; however, the passage was very long to read. 

8. Tax, Constitution Law

  • Passages from the constitution and tax law were a mix of TPA and were difficult. Which were quite unexpected from these sections. 
  • Number of good Attempts - 2-3

9. Pidilite Industries Ltd case 

  • The passage was based on IPR based case (Bombay High court), where 6-7 questions were predictable and based on fundamental knowledge. 
  • Number of good Attempts - 6 - 7 questions

10. Gujarat Mazdoo Sabha Case 

  • The passage was based on Covid Labour law and the constitution. 
  • Number of good attempts - 7 -8 questions 

11. Russian War 

This passage had the concept of Genocide, and the questions were of moderate-difficult level. 

12. Lastly, concepts of Primary, Secondary and electronic evidence from sections 65 A and 65B were asked. 

We suggest you go through the entire video attached above in this article for detailed explanations to clarify all your doubts related to the CLAT PG 2023 paper. 

Wish you good luck with your results. Note that the provisional CLAT Answer Key 2023 has already been released officially. If you find any discrepancies, attach the relevant proof and raise an objection from 09:00 A.M. on Monday, December 19, 2022, to 09:00 A.M. on Tuesday, December 20, 2022.

Check: Expected cut-off marks for CLAT PG Exam 2023

CLAT PG Exam 2022 Analysis

After the CLAT PG exam is conducted on 18 December 2022, CLAT PG Analysis 2023 will be performed by our experts in LegalEdge After College. Stay tune to the youtube channel "LegalEdge After College" 

Our expert team from LegalEdge after college has shared a detailed review of the CLAT PG Exam.

The analysis was provided based on feedback from students who had appeared for the exam. The following are some of the key highlights of the CLAT PG 2022 analysis.

  • The overall difficulty level of the exam was difficult.
  • A total of 120 questions need to be answered in 120 minutes.
  • The CLAT PG exam included a total of 33 pages. About 40% of the questions in the examination were from constitutional and criminal law in total. The rest were asked from Family Law, Jurisprudence, Law of Evidence, Law of Contract, Company Law/ Tax Law, Public Law, Environmental Law, and Environmental Law. 
  • There were 20 legal passages, followed by 6 questions from each passage.
  • Most of the questions were based on Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Contracts, and International Law.

Subject-wise CLAT PG Analysis 2022

Surprisingly, there were a few questions on Company Law, Evidence Act, Tax Laws, and Juvenile Justice in the question paper.

There were some instances of problem-based questions as well.

The CLAT PG question paper was conceptual, testing the legal acumen of the students.

Check out the table below for the CLAT PG analysis; understand the number of questions asked on each topic, the difficulty level, and the number of good attempts.

Topic No. of Questions No. of Good Attempts Difficulty Level
Constitutional Law 28 18-20 Moderate-Difficult
Jurisprudence 12 7-8 Moderate
Law of Contract 14 8-9 Moderate
Criminal Law 24 12-14 Difficult
Company Law/Tax Law 10 4-5 Difficult
Family Law 10 5-6 Moderate-Difficult
Environmental Law 10 4-5 Moderate
Public International Law 12 6-7 Difficult
Overall 120 77-80 Difficult

Check: CLAT PG Answer Key 2023

CLAT PG Paper Analysis 2020

  • A total of 12 passages with 10 questions were asked, totalling to120 questions. 
  • 6 passages of article-based and judgment-based questions were asked, making both these important. 
  • Recent judgments were also asked. 

For these topics, respective questions were asked. 

Topics Number of Questions Concepts
Constitutional Law 50 4-Judgment; 1 article
Administrative 10 1 Judgement
Family Law 10 1 Judgement
International Law 10 1 article
Criminal Law 10 1 article
Labour Law 10 1 article
Jurisprudence 20 2 articles

Constitutional law is the most important concept to cover, followed by 10 questions from administrative, family, international, criminal, and labour law. 

A similar CLAT PG Analysis 2023 analysis will be conducted on December 18, 2022. 

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Cases asked in CLAT 2020 paper 

  • In the year 2020, 4 excerpts were asked
  • In the year 2019 - 1 excerpt was asked
  • In the year 2017 - 1 excerpt was asked

CLAT PG Paper Analysis 2021

  • A total of 20 passages with 6 questions were asked.
  • Judgment-based = 10 passages, articles-based =10 passages were asked.
  • Recent judgments were also included in the paper. 

Check: CLAT PG Mocks tests 2023

For these topics, respective questions were asked. 

Topics Number of Questions Concepts
Constitutional Law 36 4-Judgment; 2 articles
Criminal Law 30 3 Judgement; 2 articles
Family Law 12 1 Judgement; 1 article
Law of contracts 18 2 Judgement; 1 article
International Law 12 2 articles
Environment Law 6 1 article
Jurisprudence 6 1 article

Constitutional law is the most important concept to cover, followed by criminal and the law of contracts. 

Check: CLAT PG Coaching 2023

Cases asked in CLAT 2021 paper 

  • In the year 2021 - 3 excerpts were asked
  • In the year 2020 - 2 excerpts were asked
  • In the year 2019 - 1 excerpt was asked
  • In the year 2018 - 4 excerpts were asked

Check: Landmark Judgement Questions For CLAT PG 2023

Topics that were asked previously are as follows: 

Major queries are asked based on Contemporary issues, followed by provisions, background, and referred cases. 

Based on the 2020 and 2021 papers following subjects are important: 

  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Law of contracts
  • International Law
  • Jurisprudence

Check: Important Muslim Laws Questions for CLAT PG


Law of torts, property law, intellectual property law, tax law, and cyber law had less than 0 number questions asked in 2020 and 2021 papers. 

These analyses allow you to ace your preparations for the coming examination.

Frequently Asked Questions

Based on the feedback received from students on the day of the exam, we have provided the live exam analysis for CLAT PG Exam. 

As per the CLAT PG analysis, the overall difficulty level of the exam was difficult.

The CLAT PG Analysis includes various information like the number of questions asked from each subject, the difficulty level of each section, and the number of good attempts. Also, students can know which questions were asked in the exam.

A total of 24 questions are asked from Criminal law in CLAT PG Exam.

You can check the detailed review of the CLAT PG Exam from the above post or visit the youtube channel "LegalEdge After College" for analysis. 


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