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1] It is imperative that I study hard to pass in the exam.
2] It is imperative to study hard for me to pass in the exam.

Which is correct between 1 and 2 and why?
 
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The first one is correct.

As for the second one, consider:


It is imperative for me to study hard to pass in the exam.

for me= Subject for the nin-finite verb "to study" and there is no need to repeat it, i.e. "for me to pass in the exam".
 

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Cambridge Dictionary:

imperative (= URGENT)
extremely important or urgent; needing to be done or given attention immediately:
[+ that] The president said it was imperative that the release of all hostages be secured.
[+ to infinitive] It's imperative to act now before the problem gets really serious.
 
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