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CLAT 2016 Exam Analysis

May 09, 2016 04:38 PM 4 minute read , Politics / Law / Humanities , National Law School of India University (Bangalore) , CLAT , CLAT - 2016

CLAT 2016 Exam Analysis

Common Law Admission Test popularly known as CLAT was conducted by Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab (Patiala) on May 8, 2016 admission in 17 National Law Universities (NLUs) and 12 affiliated law schools. The test was conducted for admission to the five year integrated Law courses at their various campuses. More than 30000 students took the CLAT 2016 exam to get into Law Course to get admission at top law colleges. Probably it is the easiest CLAT ever. CLAT result is likely to be declared in the 4th week of May (probably 23rd May).

The pattern of the paper however did not witness any change in terms of variety and genre as compare to CLAT 2015 and CLAT 2014.

CLAT Exam Pattern

For Undergraduate Programme

  • Maximum Marks : 200
  • Duration of CLAT-2016 Examination : 02:00 Hours
  • Total Number of Questions : 200


CLAT Syllabus

Sr. No.

Subjects

Marks

1

English including Comprehension

40 Marks

2

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

50 Marks

3

Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)

20 Marks

4

Legal Aptitude

50 Marks

5

Logical Reasoning

40 Marks

Note : 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer

Analysis of the section wise performance is as follows.

Section

No. of Questions

Good Attempts

Level of Difficulty

English

40

35-40

Easy

G.K./Current Affairs

50

40-42

Moderate

Elementary Mathematics

20

12-15

Moderate

Legal Aptitude

50

40-42

Easy-Moderate

Logical Reasoning

40

32-35

Easy

Total

200

170+

Easy

CLAT 2016 Section wise Analysis

English including Comprehension

The English section was aimed at testing the candidates' proficiency in English based on comprehension of passages and grammar in the comprehension section. Candidates were tested on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein etc. The grammar section required correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.

The types of questions in the English Section:

  • One Passage with 10 Questions.
  • Fill in the blanks with “Grammatically” correct options
  • Questions of Idioms, Spellings, Migratory Words
  • Vocab Based Questions

General Knowledge and Currents Affairs

The General knowledge questions aimed to test a student on the general awareness including static general knowledge. Current affairs Questions were there to test candidates on their knowledge of national and international issues. There were 35 Questions of Current Events and 15 Questions of General Awareness that were of the Static type. The test asked a question on an event that happened as late as May 6 of this year.

Mathematics

This section was to test candidate’s knowledge on elementary mathematics, taught at 9th and 10th Standard. This section was the surprise of the pack in terms of the level of difficulty. The section had 20 questions of which a few questions that were “tricky” and might have tempted the students to choose wrong answers.

Legal Aptitude

This section was to test candidate’s interest towards the study of law, research aptitude and problem-solving ability. Questions included legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition, which may not be true in the real life, had to be applied. The candidates were required to assume the “truth” of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly. 15 easy type questions of Legal Knowledge were there. The rest were Legal Reasoning questions which had a good mix of Torts, Contracts, and other types of Law questions.

Logical Reasoning

The logical reasoning section was to test the candidate’s ability to identify patterns, logical links and identify gap in the arguments. It included a variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. No visual reasoning question was there. Some Analytical Reasoning questions like series, seating arrangement were there.

CLAT Cut-Off


The estimated cut-off in CLAT 2016, like previous years, for the top three National Law schools (NLSIU, NALSAR & NUJS) should be between 140 and 142. However, for the other National Law Universities, the cut off may vary between 120 and 130. In the subsequent lists, it may even be lowered to 105 or so, particularly for the newer NLUs.

Disclaimer: The analysis is made based on the information available in the public domain. We do not take responsibility for any decision that might be taken based on this information.

Analysis by Falguni Goswami

[Writer is the Head of Testprep Division of Collegedekho.com and an expert in Career Counselling]

Falguni Goswami is the Head of TestPrep Division of Collegedekho.com and an Expert in Career Counselling.

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