CLAT exam analysis

2020 CLAT exam analysis

a. A total of 53,226 candidates have appeared for the exam
b. 444 of them got 0 or less
c. Only 1600 of them scored above 50%
d. Only 14 candidates scored 100 marks or above

  • Section wise analysis:
    a. English : The level of questions was easy in this section. There were a total of 30 questions, which was divided into 6 passages and 5 questions per passage. The passages were easy or moderate to understand. The passages were about Climate change, ‘Bois Locker Room’ controversy, The Cat by Mary E Freeman, Short story by Kate Chopin, The Case for the Defence by Graham Greene, Editorial from The Hindu based on Telemedicine. Good reading speed and understanding of different areas would help the students in scoring good in this section.

    b. Current Affairs including General Knowledge: This section was questioned as passages. The passages were given on some major news articles. The Questions were mainly on current affairs and news and were moderate to hard. Topics were from wide areas like Economy, International relations, National Policies, and Agreements. There were 36 questions in this section.

    c. Legal Reasoning: The level of the questions was moderate. There were 39 questions in this section. The section was quite lengthy. The passages were based mostly on the important current events from the last 6 months such as the Vizag gas leak case, force majeure in contract, Palghar mob lynching, and so on. The candidates were tested on legal reasoning rather than static knowledge.

    d. Logical Reasoning: This section had 30 questions in total. Five passages – 5 questions each – 25 questions, Three questions from ‘Statement and Conclusion and Assumption, One question from Matrix (puzzle), and one question from Coding-Decoding. The level of questions was easy to moderate. The candidates were tested on Critical Reasoning. This section was again reading-based like the English section with passages from diverse areas like Social Journalism, Anti Alcohol movement, Class XII CBSE result, Work from home during Corona Pandemic, and Online classes. The articles were mainly from the leading newspapers like The Hindu, Indian Express, and Times of India.

    e. Quantitative Techniques: This section had 3 sets: one bar graph, one table, and one set on the area of a semicircle whose options were inconsistent with the information given in the question. Overall the difficulty level was easy to moderate.

 

 

Section(2020)

No. of Questions

Ideal Attempts

Good Score

Level of Difficulty

English

30

27-28

25+

Easy-Medium

Current Affairs, including General Knowledge

36

29-30

20+

Difficult

Legal Reasoning

39

34-35

28+

Easy

Logical Reasoning

30

25-27

22+

Moderate

Quantitative Techniques

15

7-8

8+

Easy-Moderate

Total

150

112-118

103+

Moderate

2019 CLAT exam analysis

Cutoff for the top 5 NLUs (Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bhopal, and Jodhpur) is expected to be around 140+. Last score at which one can expect a call from any of the NLUs in the general category is 115+.
  •  Section wise analysis
     a. English: The level of questions was easy. There was one passage with ten questions. That was moderate in terms of understanding and focused on inventors and innovations by giving examples of the telephone. The questions were focused on vocabulary, reading comprehension, and sentence completion.

     
    b. General Knowledge & Current affairs: The section was focused on current GK and only a few questions on static GK, mainly from international GK with questions based on UNESCO, ASEAN, etc. Other questions were from the area of the elections, mother day, awards, sports, author of books, etc.

     
    c. Elementary Mathematics: The questions were easy compared to last year, mainly focusing on conventional topics like SI/CI, pipes and cistern, percentage, profit loss, mensuration, BODMAS, etc. There were also questions on clocks, calendars, ratios, etc. Overall the section was easy to moderate.

     
    d. Legal Reasoning: The questions were easy again compared to last year. The section covered easy to moderate questions. All the 50 questions were legal reasoning based. The paper mainly focused on questions from the Law of Contracts and the Law of Torts while Constitution and IPC took a backseat in this exam. However, there were questions from the Transfer of Property Act. Also, there were many questions similar to previous year question papers.

     
    e. Legal aptitude: This section contained questions from a variety of areas of Logical Reasoning with a major focus on Analytical reasoning, syllogism, coding-decoding, series, directions, and relations, etc. There were also questions on verbal reasoning, verbal analogies, and odd one out. verbal reasoning was tricky. Managing speed with accuracy was important in this section.
 

 

Section(2019)

No. of
 Questions

Expected Good
Attempts

Level of
 Difficulty

English

40

32

Easy to
moderate

G.K./ Current Affairs

50

35-40

Easy to
moderate

Elementary
Mathematics

20

15+

Easy

Logical Reasoning

40

32+

Easy

Legal Aptitude

50

40+

Easy to
Moderate

Total

200

165+

Easy

2018 CLAT exam analysis

Cutoff for the top 3 NLU’s (Bangalore, Hyderabad & Kolkata) was around 125+, Last score at which one got a call from any of the NLU’s in the general category fall in the range of 100 – 105

 

  • Section wie analysis
    a. English: The level of questions was easy. There was one passage with eight questions and one small passage with two questions. The passages were moderate in terms of understanding and the questions were direct out of which one or two were tricky. The questions were focused on cloze test and sentence completion followed by RC and vocabulary

    b. General knowledge & Current Affairs: Surprisingly static GK questions with around 12 to 15 questions were asked. Other questions came from the current GK section. There were questions on sports, ministries, labour day, fundamental duties NITI Aayog and some abbreviation were also asked.

    c. Elementary Mathematics: The questions were difficult compared to last year. The questions were calculation intensive, and many questions were testing the approximation technique. Arithmetic again was the main topic in this section.

    d. Legal Aptitude: The level of questions was easy to moderate. The Principal – Facts questions were small and required direct application. The questions were mainly from the area of Contract, Torts, and Constitution. Unlike last year, this time the IPC section had only one question. There were no questions asked on Maxims this year. And the paper had approximately 15 questions from Assertion- Reasoning and statement-conclusion. 

    e. Logical Reasoning: Questions were from a variety of areas of Logical Reasoning with the main focus on Analytical reasoning, questions on coding-decoding, series completion, directions-relations, etc. Questions were also asked on a course of action, verbal analogies, and odd one out. Managing speed with accuracy was important for this section.
 

 

Section(2018)

No. of Questions

Ideal Attempts

Level of Difficulty

English

40

34-36

Easy-Moderate

G.K./ Current Affairs

50

37-40

Moderate-Difficult

Elementary Mathematics

20

05-06

Difficult

Logical Reasoning

40

30-32

Moderate

Legal Aptitude

50

40-42

Easy-Moderate

Total

200

158+

Moderate

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