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Solving previous year papers lets you understand the difficulty level of questions. To enhance your exam preparation, we have provided previous year CLAT Question Papers here.

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CLAT Question Papers PDF with Answers

Last year, the Consortium changed the pattern of the exam. Hence, we have provided the previous year question papers for better preparation.

Also, following CLAT Preparation Tips provided by experts can help you know how to better prepare for the exam.

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By solving sample papers, you will get an idea about the difficulty level of the exam, the different types of questions asked in the exam, and how to analyze the tricky questions in less time.

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CLAT Previous Year Question Papers (2019)

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

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CLAT Sample Questions 2021

Practicing a CLAT model question paper shall help you to know the different type of questions asked in the exam. To help you with preparation, we have provided a few sample questions for CLAT 2021 exam.

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 characterized 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?

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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.

Which country’s name has been replaced with ‘[1]’ in the passage above?

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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?

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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 of the following statements, if true, contradicts Dravid’s selection strategy?

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CLAT LLB Previous Year  Question Papers PDF [2019]

The exam paper for admission to LLB or 5-year Integrated law program 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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CLAT LLM Previous Year Question 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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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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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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How to use CLAT Previous Year Question Paper?

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.

CLAT Previous Year Paper: Resource of Abundant Questions

This is a resource will an ample number of questions for 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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CLAT 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 Question Papers?

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 Paperback 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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