CLAT Question Papers PDF Download Here

The National Law consortium is going to release the CLAT Exam Notification 2021 soon on the official website. Download the CLAT Question Papers by clicking on the direct link provided in the table below and start your preparation well in advance to better succeed in the upcoming exam.

CLAT Question Papers PDF with Answers

Practising previous year papers will let candidates get real exam experience and make them aware of the needed moves to clear the exam.  Along with solving sample papers, candidates are advised to follow CLAT Maths Preparation Tips provided by experts as this is the most challenging section in the exam.

  • Candidates are advised to solve at least 1-2 CLAT previous year papers to improve time-management skills and problem-solving skills.
  • In this post, we have provided previous year papers in the form of PDF for LLB and LLM separately. Candidates can view or download the papers and start their preparation accordingly.
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UG Question Paper 2020 Download PDF
PG Question Paper 2020 Download PDF

CLAT Sample Papers PDF Download

Sample papers are great resources when it comes to exam preparation. By solving sample papers, candidates will get an idea about the difficulty level of the exam, different type of questions asked in the exam, and how to analyze the tricky questions in less time.

As the exam is around the corner, candidates are advised to solve at least 2-3 sample papers in a day. This will not only help increase their speed and accuracy but also it increases their confidence levels and chances of success in the exam.

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CLAT Previous Year Sample Papers (2019)

Here, we have provided a few CLAT Sample Papers based on the old exam pattern i.e, 2019 pattern. Download the sample papers from the below table and start preparing for the upcoming exam.

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CLAT Sample Questions 2021

Practcing sample questions will help candidates to know the different type of questions will be asked in the exam and how to analyze them in less time. To help candidates, we have provided a few sample questions for all subjects.

English Language

The summer he turned 82, my father lost his stories. He was still vibrant, garrulous and energetic, and initially, none of us noticed that his anecdotes were getting repetitive, that he was forgetting names and places, that he was confusing times and references. A man of many narratives, we listened to his oft-repeated tales, sometimes with feigned patience and sometimes with visible impatience.

Till the day the stories stopped. The words dried out. The memories disappeared. The change happened so gradually that its final suddenness took us, his immediate family by complete surprise. And when the stories dried up, the energy seemed to drain away from his soul. This loss of energy was immediately and visibly apparent as this was one trait, above all others that characterised my father.

A child of Partition, Baba had left his native Barisal in present-day Bangladesh, on the eve of this momentous event in 1947, at the age of 14. My grandmother, widowed since the birth of my father, her youngest son, decided to leave their sprawling homestead with extensive farming lands and immigrate to the yet-to-be formed republic of India, along with her four other sons. Thus, family lore tells us, she liquidated some of her assets, packed her immediate family and necessary belongings onto a steamer and sailed into the teeming, seething city of Calcutta to set up a new life.

A seminal rupture in the subcontinent, Partition had wreaked havoc among countless families, uprooted and flung far and wide without any recourse. Baba often became that recourse – his contribution making a significant difference to families struggling to survive with some degree of dignity. It seemed his experience of early loss and deprivation had in a strangely converse way, endowed him with a generosity of soul that I have yet to encounter in another person.

It was thus shocking to see this extraordinary man with the mind, heart and soul of a Colossus shorn of his spirit.

In an effort to revive his flagging interest, I urged him to start writing down stories from his life. I bought him a notebook and with great flourish announced his assignment.

Stories were my particular stock in trade. I’d nurtured an early passion for storytelling and story writing into a teaching career focussed on literacy. I used specific strategies to build a writing habit in my students, centred on the belief that we all have stories to tell. As the children became confident and joyful storytellers, their acquisition of benchmarked literacy skills outstripped that of their peers.

Could I use these same strategies to draw the forgotten stories from Baba? Would these forgotten stories, in turn, help him reconstruct a sense of self?

Which of the following most accurately expresses the author’s main idea in the passage?

General Knowledge

The U.S. House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstructing Congress, the culmination of an effort by Democrats that further inflamed partisan tensions in Washington and deepened the nation’s ideological divide.

The historic votes, which won the support of almost all Democrats in the House chamber but not a single Republican, leave Trump as only the third president in U.S. history to be impeached — and the only impeached president likely to win his party’s nomination for reelection.

The Senate will hold a trial early next year to decide whether the president should be convicted on the charges and removed from office, though the Republicans who have the majority in that chamber will almost certainly acquit him.

House Democrats took depositions from more than a dozen witnesses, held weeks of hearings, and wrote hundreds of pages documenting Trump’s efforts to pressure the president of [1] to investigate former Vice President [2] and his son.

Under the Constitution of India, a charge for the impeachment of the President of India can be preferred by:


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Legal Reasoning

India’s Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 (‘Bill’) starts encouragingly, seeking to protect “the privacy of individuals relating to their personal data”. But by the end, it is clear it is not designed to deliver on the promise. For, even as it rightly requires handlers of data to abide by globally-accepted rules — about getting an individual’s consent first — it disappointingly gives wide powers to the Government to dilute any of these provisions for its agencies.

Recently, messaging platform WhatsApp said that some Indian journalists and rights activists were among those spied on using technology made by an Israeli company, which by its own admission only works for government agencies across the world.

Importantly, one of the first to raise a red flag about the Bill’s problematic clauses was Justice B.N. Srikrishna, whose committee’s report forms the basis of the Bill. He has used words such as “Orwellian” and “Big Brother” in reaction to the removal of safeguards against actions of Government agencies. In its report last July, the committee noted that the dangers to privacy originate from state and non-state actors. It, therefore, called for exemptions to be “watertight”, “narrow”, and available for use in “limited circumstances”. It had also recommended that the Government bring in a law for the oversight of intelligence-gathering activities, the means by which non-consensual processing of data takes place. A related concern about the Bill is regarding the constitution of the Data Protection Authority of India (‘DPA’), which is to monitor and enforce the provisions of the Act. It will be headed by a chairperson and have not more than six whole-time members, all of whom are to be selected by a panel filled with Government nominees. This completely disregards the fact that Government agencies are also regulated under the Bill; they are major collectors and processors of data themselves. The sweeping powers the Bill gives to the Government render meaningless the gains from the landmark K.S. Puttaswamy vs. Union of India case, which culminated in the recognition that privacy is intrinsic to life and liberty, and therefore a basic right. That idea of privacy is certainly not reflected in the Bill in its current form.

Suppose the Bill provides a test of proportionality in respect of privacy, which is: “the act which infringes privacy must have a legitimate aim and must be the least restrictive way of achieving that aim”. If a journalist is known for her reporting on corruption in Government agencies and the Government chooses to engage a surveillance company to collect messages exchanged by her on WhatsApp, in order to intimidate her, does it meet the test of proportionality?

Logical Reasoning

Rahul Dravid, the head coach of India’s Under-19 cricket team, explained that the 2018 Under-19 World Cup team selection strategy was about providing opportunities to a lot more players to come into the India Under-19 fold. He explained that more than winning — which is not the right touchstone of success of a program at this level — what matters is how many of the players are able to move to the next level, that is playing first-class cricket. He, therefore, made a conscious decision to not select players from the previous World Cup to the 2018 Under-19 World Cup squad.

Which one of the following statements is consistent with Dravid’s selection strategy for the 2018 Under-19 World Cup as stated above?

CLAT LLB Previous Year Papers PDF [2019]

The exam paper for admission to LLB or 5-year Integrated law programme had 4 series/sets last year. The previous year papers provided in the table below are as per the old exam pattern.

UG Question Papers PDF (2019) Answer Keys
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Paper C Download
Paper D Download

CLAT LLM Previous Year Papers PDF [2019]

Alike UG, the PG exam was divided into 4 series as well. Here are the previous year papers from each series with solutions:

PG Question Papers PDF (2019) Answer Keys
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Paper B Download
Paper C Download
Paper D Download

CLAT Expected Questions for LLB Exam

Since the authorities have made changes in the CLAT Exam Pattern this year, it is expected that the difficulty level of the exam and questions might be of easy to moderate.

Here are a few sample questions that are expected to come in the exam:

Passage 01

The idea of impersonality was partly Eliot’s way of deflecting current thinking about poetry away from ideas of originality and self-expression which derived from Romanticism. Eliot’s own personality, and the education he had received at Harvard, made this emphasis on the individual highly distasteful. It was much more congenial to him to see poetry not as the pouring of personal emotion and personal experience, but as a transcending of the individual by a sense of tradition which spoke through and is transmitted by, the individual poet. The best parts of pet’s work, he sats, are not those which are most original, but those in which the voice of his predecessors can be most clearly heard speaking through him. Hence, there is a large distinction to be drawn between the mind of the individual, experiencing human being, and the voice which speaks in poetry.

This was not an original thought- Shelley, as we saw, had something very like it in his Defence of Poetry- But Eliot was the first to make it the cornerstone of a while poetic aesthetic. The objective correlative, finally, is really an encapsulation of English empiricist attitudes: it holds that the best way of expressing emotion in art is to find some vehicle for it in gesture, action or concrete symbolism, rather than approaching it directly or descriptively. This is undoubtedly true; little is gained in fiction or poetry by having characters (or narrators) say what the feel: it has to be shown in some way in words or actions. This is perhaps little more than the ancient distinction (first made by Plato) between mimesis and diegesis. The former is a showing of something, in the character’s own words, or in actions which we actually see on the stage, if it is a plat, while the latter is telling the audience or reader about things they don’t see for themselves or experience in the direct speech of characters. All Eliot’s major critical ideas are this flawed and unsatisfactory, and perhaps their long-standing currency is indicative of theoretical vacuum into which they were launched.

(Peter Barry: Theory before Liberal Humanism)

The primary purpose of the passage is to

Passage 02

The [x] mission is a highly complex mission, which represents a significant technological leap compared to the previous missions of ISRO. It comprised an Orbiter, Lander and Rover to explore the unexplored [y]. The mission is designed to expand the lunar scientific knowledge through a detailed study of topography, seismography, mineral identification and distribution, surface chemical composition, thermo-physical characteristics of topsoil and composition of the tenuous lunar atmosphere, leading to a new understanding of the origin and evolution of the Moon.

After the injection of [x], a series of maneuvers were carried out to raise its orbit and on August 14, 2019, following Trans Lunar Insertion (TLI) maneuver, the spacecraft escaped from orbiting the earth and followed a path that took it to the vicinity of the Moon. On August 20, 2019, [x] was successfully inserted into lunar orbit.

The Orbiter placed in its intended orbit around the Moon will enrich our understanding of the moon’s evolution and mapping of the minerals and water molecules in Polar regions, using its eight state-of-the-art scientific instruments.

In the above passage, the name of the mission has been redacted with ‘[x]’. What is the name of the mission?

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Download More CLAT Question Papers (LLB & LLM)

The following table has many Previous year Papers year-wise that candidates can download in one click and start practising them to improve their time-management skills and problem-solving skills.

LLB Question Papers [2009-2015]

Let us have a look at the table below to download the CLAT previous year questions papers for the LLB program.

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2015 Question Paper Download Here
2012 Question Paper Download Here
2013 Question Paper Download Here
2011 Question Paper Download Here
2010 Question Paper Download Here
2009 Question Paper Download Here

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LLM Questions Papers [2008-2017]

Download the LLM CLAT previous year papers from the table below and start your preparation accordingly for the exam.

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2017 Question Paper Download Here
2016 Question Paper Download Here
2014 Question Paper Download Here
2008 Question Paper Download Here

How to use CLAT Previous Year Paper?

Generally, all the aspirants prefer solving the previous year’s papers to begin their preparation. Henceforth, this is a good Study Material for all the aspirants. Before starting the preparation, it is important for candidates to be aware of the detailed CLAT Syllabus as this will help focus on important topics as the exam point of view.The importance of using Previous Year Papers has been listed below:

CLAT Previous Year Paper: Resource of Abundant Questions

This is a resource will an ample number of questions for the exam preparation. The most common and general Preparation Tip followed by all students in solving last year’s papers.

Gives Understanding of Level of Difficulty of Each Section

Not just clarifying the difficulty level of every section, Previous Year Papers clearly depict the difficulty level of every question asked in the exam.

Clarity on Weightage of Questions

One can get an understanding of the weightage of questions asked and the ones repeated every year from the CLAT previous year Paper.

Confidence and Time Management Skills

Solving one previous Paper per day with a timer shall give an idea about how much time one is taking to solve the paper. Students can work on managing time and boosting their confidence by solving these papers.

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Instructions to Attempt CLAT Questions

Candidates can attempt the FREE CLAT Mock Test to check their preparation level for the exam. Candidates can follow the instructions mentioned below while attempting the free mock tests.

  • While attempting the multiple-choice questions, click on the question number on the question palette which is present on the right corner of your screen.
  • Make sure to click on “Save & Next” to save the current question and then move to the next question.
  • Click on the options button to select the correct answer for the current question.
  • To delete a chosen answer, click on the “Clear response” button.
  • Candidates can view the complete paper by clicking on the Question Paper button.
  • To change an answer, first, click on the question number and then click on the new answer option followed by a click on the save & next button.
  • Candidates will be automatically taken to the next section after clicking on the Save & Next button on the last question for a section.

CLAT Study Plan 2021

Make a proper study plan to better succeed in the exam. To help candidates, we have provided the CLAT Study Plan here. Go through the study plan and start your preparation accordingly.

  • Make a time table that covers all topics as per the latest syllabus and exam pattern.
  • Make a habit of reading the newspaper daily at least for an hour.
  • Focus on quantitative aptitude and logical reasoning topics during your preparation in the first week.
  • Allot at least 2 hours time for the quantitative aptitude as this is the most time-consuming section in the exam.
  • Strengthen your grammar skills by reading monthly magazines and solving English Quiz.
  • Practice at least one previous year questions paper to know the difficulty level of the paper and the type of questions asked in the exam.
  • Attempt Free Mock Tests on a regular basis to test your preparation levels.

CLAT Time Management Tips 2021

As per the experts, time management is a very important factor to crack the any exam easily. Candidates are advised to follow the simple CLAT Time Management Tips mentioned below to know how to manage their time in the exam.

  • First, allot time separately for each section and try to complete all the questions within the time.
  • Develop a habit to understand the depth of problems and the drawing of their solutions within the allotted time.
  • Candidates do not have much time to spend reading questions again and again. So, make sure you read the question with a focus in the first time itself.
  • You can skip and move to the next question if it seems to be tricky.
  • Do not waste more time on questions you are not aware of.
  • If you feel that a question is tricky and time-consuming, do not waste time on that question. Move on to and solve it in the end.
  • Try to attempt the paper in a way that you still have around 15-20 minutes in the end. So that you will get time to attempt leftover questions.

CLAT Preparation Tips 2021

Check out the following CLAT Preparation Tips which will help clear the exam in one go:

  • Take 6-7 hours per day to study for the exam
  • For the English Section, the main focus must be on improving Grammar and Vocabulary. Students should devote at least 1 hour to practising the weak areas in English
  • Read Newspapers without fail, every day. It will help in the GK Section
  • Be updated to Current Affair Situations and read what happened and the cause of it
  • Solve different types of Puzzles and  Quiz that demand Logic. This will strengthen one’s Reasoning Skills
  • Do not panic when it comes to Maths. Understand the concept and formulas and practice them. Cramming will not work in this section
  • Give at least 4 hours to practice Maths

CLAT Previous Year Question Paper FAQs

Who prepares the CLAT Paper?

The National Law Consortium comprises officials from the Law Universities who possibly design and set the paper for the annually recurring exam. No separate authority or officials set the exam paper. However, there is no clarity on the names of officials. This has been always kept confidential by the conducting body.

Will CLAT 2019 Question Paper for Odisha be difficult?

The session for 2019-20 for the CLAT Exam has expectedly included many changes in terms of pattern or Exam Dates. The exam is conducted at the national level, hence, it will be difficult overall for all states and not only for Odisha.

Are Mocks for the exam more difficult than CLAT Paper?

The official mocks organized by the authority this year are samples to help students get an understanding of the new pattern. It is not fixed that the question paper might have the same difficulty level. However, one must be prepared for the exam well in advance to make sure they ace in it.

Can one take CLAT Question Paper back to home after the exam?

In the case of the offline exam held every year, this practice is acceptable. Students take their question paper back home. No one is allowed to mark or write on the paper. Since this year, the exam is online, one must make sure that they maintain the decorum inside the examination hall. No paper will be provided to the students this year.


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