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Demand and Supply – How to get Hold of Previous Years Papers?

Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 14:40

One of the Major questions being asked by almost all the visitors on our site is how to get hold of the previous years question papers. And as far as papers are concerned, It is advised that you do all the NLSIU – Bangalore, NALSAR – Hyderabad, WBNUJS – Kolkata  and NLU – Delhi question papers. And as far as CLAT papers are concerned, I personally advise you to solve only the 2008, 2011 and 2012 papers.

CLAT 2009 as you all must know was leaked and the paper set eventually did not meet the CLAT standards. So in all probability it won’t really help you for CLAT 2013, especially when the new pattern is being consdiered. So I suggest not to go through the 2009 CLAT paper.

1. For NLSIU, Bangalore papers:

The past 20 years’ NLSIU question papers (1988 – 2007) and CLAT 2008-2010 papers are available for the price of Rs.950/-. The payment can be made by Demand Draft in favour of “NLSIU” payable at Bangalore. Prices are inclusive of delivery charges. The draft can be sent to the address given below.

The Registrar,
National Law School of India University,
P.O. Bag 7201, Nagarbhavi,
Bangalore – 560 242 .

2. For NALSAR, Hyderabad papers:

The past 13 years’ question papers including the 2007 paper are available for Rs. 650/- by post. The payment can be made by DD in favour of “Registrar, NALSAR University of Law” payable at Hyderabad to the address given below.

The Registrar,
NALSAR University of Law,
3-5-874/18, Adjacent to Apollo Hospital,
Hyderguda, Hyderabad – 500 029.

3. For WBNUJS papers:

The last 7 years question papers (2000 – 2007) including the 2007 paper can be availed of by sending a demand draft of Rs.450. The demand draft must be in favour of “WB NUJS, Kolkata” payable at Kolkata. This request along with the payment can be sent to

The Registrar,
The West Bengal National University Of Juridical Sciences (NUJS),
NUJS Bhavan,
12, LB-Block, Sector-III,
Salt Lake, Kolkata – 700 098.

4. For NLU – Delhi papers:

The last 3 years question papers (2008 – 2010) can be availed of by sending a demand draft of Rs.550. The demand draft must be in favour of “NLU Delhi” payable at New Delhi. The DD along with a letter which has your address can be sent to :

National Law University – Delhi,
Sector 14, Dwarka,
New Delhi – 110078

5. For NLU – Orissa papers:

The last 2 years question papers (2009 & 2010) can be availed of by sending a demand draft of Rs.500. The demand draft must be in favour of “Registrar, NLU Orissa” payable at Cuttack. The DD along with a letter which has your address should be sent to :

National Law University – Orissa,
C.B.- 8, Cantonment Road,
ORISSA – 753001.

Alright guys I hope this information suffices and answers all your questions.

As far as preparations with respect to papers go, Personally, I had not touched the GK section as the current GK would be of that year and no use to you. You can practice all the other sections from these papers. I would strongly advise you to solve the Logical reasoning sections of these papers. Also in the earlier papers there were subjective questions which will not be a part of your CLAT so you need not solve them.

It goes without saying that you have to pay attention to the NUJS past years’ papers because they will be setting your CLAT 2011 paper. It might just help you to get used to their pattern of questions.

Well that’s about it. If there are any more questions please don’t hesitate to post questions to ClatGyan. We are always there to help you.

Thank you,
Nishant Prasad

The following notes form the opinion of our CLATGyan GK Editor Aymen Mohammed:
[Note 1: While Nishant has spoken about how the GK section in these papers will be of no use. I disagree, it is my suggestion that you guys solve the GK section as well, especially of CLAT 2008 because, only when you go through these questions will you learn what you “ought to” read and what you are reading.

Note 2: And if you find the whole exercise of past years’ papers to be too expensive, as I did, it would be my suggestion that you only concentrate on a combination of any two of the papers, ideally NLSIU and NALSAR. It is paramount, however, that you get a hand of what sort of questions are asked]

[Thanks to Vishaal who gave us the details of NLU Delhi and NLU Orissa]

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41 Responses to “Demand and Supply – How to get Hold of Previous Years Papers?”

  1. zacarias said on Saturday, October 16, 2010, 12:21

    ive the papers with me………..wondering whether the keys can be put up 4 the same, or a source from where the answers can be reffered to.im sure it’s a tedious task,bt if possible please :)


  2. sidhaartha said on Saturday, October 16, 2010, 22:22

    zacarias ……..give me your phno …..ill give d answers set book…….mail ur ph.no to smartykartik2001@yahoo.com…..will give it you


    abhishek Reply:

    pls mail me anwer keys bro


  3. Anando said on Sunday, October 17, 2010, 17:56

    Is the answer’s setbook available?? Even i need to get hold of those..


  4. Suman said on Monday, November 1, 2010, 17:02

    Hey Sidhaartha …
    I have e-mailed you my no.. Can you please send me the answer keys ?
    Check it out.


  5. Vishal said on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 10:26

    As additional information, those who wanted to buy the NLU-D papers (2008-2010) may send a draft of Rs. 550/- in favour of “NLU Delhi” to their address :
    National Law University
    Sector 14, Dwarka
    New Delhi, Delhi 110078



  6. Vishal said on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 12:00

    Also if interested, NLU-Orissa Papers (2009 & 2010) can be purchased for Rs. 500/- by sending a DD in favour of “Registrar, NLU Orissa” to:
    ORISSA, PIN – 753001, INDIA.



    Aymen Mohammed Reply:

    Thanks for mentioning it. It is my suggestion that, if you guys have the money to burn, do purchase the past years’ papers of NLU-O and NLU-D, as, in my opinion, they have generally been of a higher quality than the CLAT papers of 2009 & 2010.


  7. Vaishnavi Viswanathan said on Thursday, November 4, 2010, 17:41

    The CLAT 2010 paper was published in the September edition of Pratiyogita darpan…


    nipun Reply:

    It is not authentic and surreal too


  8. tukuntla vishal said on Thursday, November 11, 2010, 21:03

    thanks a lot


  9. Premangsu said on Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 19:34

    yaa..and in the PD- issue it was specifically mentioned ‘ Based on memory’ 😀


  10. ananya said on Sunday, December 5, 2010, 18:50

    i ve got the question papers can u tell me were can i get d solutions for them


  11. Asad said on Sunday, December 5, 2010, 19:10

    @ Ananya… You’ll get a book on solutions and explanations to those papers when you join a coaching center. Almost all the coaching centers provide it.


  12. mona said on Monday, December 6, 2010, 21:22

    n clat 2009 paper was published in the may edition .
    can check frm emagzine.pdgroup.in


  13. ananya said on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, 18:20

    mine has provided us only for 2009 and 2008 of clat and nlud bt nt of nlsiu


  14. rachana said on Monday, January 10, 2011, 16:34

    hey id like the answers to the past papers as well..


  15. samarth said on Monday, February 28, 2011, 15:27

    Are all the DD amounts inclusive of postal charges?


  16. samarth said on Monday, February 28, 2011, 20:34

    I emailed nls Banglore asking them how can obtain the past years papers and they replied that it is available for a DD of rs810 inc. postal charges for papers from 1988-2007….whereas you informed they were available for a DD of rs760…i got it made for rs760…what to do?


  17. vaibhav said on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 23:15

    hey even i need the answer key 4 NLU previous xams…
    can ne1 send it 2 me plss….


    hardik Reply:

    did you get the answers for NLU? pls help me if you got. i purchased the papers but wonder where i could find the answer key. though found 2010 solutions on the internet.


  18. Abhinav Yadav said on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 17:47

    Hey, how to get CLAT and NLU paper for the year 2010 and 2011?


    Anonymous Reply:

    I called up WBNUJS and they told me that CLAT-2011 paper is not yet up for sale.


  19. Alankrita Singh said on Monday, July 18, 2011, 1:57

    thnx  “clatgyan” for the quick response always!!


  20. Pulak Maheshwari said on Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 14:20

    I just have to send the DD and an application for getting the last years question paper?


    Asad Reply:



    Pulak Maheshwari Reply:



  21. swaraj said on Saturday, October 15, 2011, 16:34



  22. Anonymous said on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 17:23

    hey guys! NALSAR’s address has changed now. They asked me to send the DD at their new address.
    NALSAR University of Law,
    H.No: 3-5-874/18, Adjacent to Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad – 500029

    And a change in pin code for sending DDs to NLSIU.
    New pin code: 560242


    Asad Reply:

    Thanks a lot. I would appreciate it if you could please give out your name the next time you comment. :)


    Sam Reply:

    Sure. :)


  23. APOORVA MISHRA said on Sunday, August 19, 2012, 13:49

    i have the previous years papers wid me….
    bt from whr can i get d answer key /solutions of these papers???


  24. Apoorv said on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 15:49

    hey i have past 20 years NLSIU question papers but i dnt have answers..please can u guyz arrange the answers??


  25. Ipshita said on Friday, January 25, 2013, 11:39

    where can i get past hnlu papers?


  26. Anuj said on Friday, February 15, 2013, 10:29

    The amount for NLSIU has changed now.
    A Demand Draft of 1150 INR is to be sent now.


  27. Akanksha said on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 16:48

    @Anuj,the price hasn’t changed.It’s still 950.


  28. neha bharti said on Sunday, May 5, 2013, 21:06

    hey plz send me the previous papers of clat from 1988 to 2007……… plz


  29. rahul8 said on Saturday, July 27, 2013, 1:41

    Got till from 12 to 2008
    Need the 1988 ones anyone has it
    And doesnt need it


  30. Jyoti said on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 18:46

    Plzz help me in getting d solution set of the previous years’ papers…


  31. Bhagwati tiwari said on Thursday, April 16, 2015, 11:35

    it will be greatness of you people if somehow i may receive the answer key of nlsiu banglore question papers thank u


    Kshitij Joshi Reply:

    I also wnt it .. please help me out 


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