CLAT PG Exam: A Marathon of Legal PassagesThe CLAT PG exam this year presented a significant departure from the traditional pattern, with an unexpected increase in the number of passages and questions. The exam comprised 24 passages, each accompanied by five questions, resulting in a lengthy and time-consuming test. While the overall difficulty level was moderate, the sheer volume of...
CLAT PG Exam: A Marathon of Legal Passages
The CLAT PG exam this year presented a significant departure from the traditional pattern, with an unexpected increase in the number of passages and questions. The exam comprised 24 passages, each accompanied by five questions, resulting in a lengthy and time-consuming test. While the overall difficulty level was moderate, the sheer volume of passages proved challenging for many test-takers, leaving them unable to complete the exam within the allotted time.
The exam's shift of focus from recent case laws was evident, with only five passages covering cases from 2023. Interestingly, only one passage delved into cases from 2021, while three passages focused on cases from 2022. This reduced emphasis on recent cases may be due to the fact that landmark cases provide a more stable foundation for legal reasoning and analysis.
Jurisprudence questions proved to be straightforward and easy to answer, demonstrating a clear distinction from the more complex and nuanced questions that have appeared in previous years. Public international law, with its two passages, also maintained a moderate difficulty level. The genocide passage was relatively easy, while the non-intervention passage posed a slightly greater challenge.
Criminal law passages, on the other hand, were generally considered easy, suggesting that this area of law was not a major focus of the exam.
In an interesting departure from the usual pattern, the Specific Relief Act questions were not based on any specific provisions or case laws but rather on the object and reason of the Act. This shift suggests that the exam is moving towards assessing candidates' ability to understand the underlying principles and objectives of a law rather than simply relying on rote memorization of legal provisions and precedents.
Overall, the CLAT PG exam this year presented a unique challenge in terms of its length and the unexpected pattern of questions. While the exam was not overly difficult, the time constraints proved to be a significant factor for many test-takers. Top performers are expected to score between 85 and 90 marks.
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