NLAT 2020 Exam & Question Paper Analysis, Answer Key, Cut Off

NLSIU successfully conducted NLAT 2020 on September 12, 2020. The exam was conducted in three shifts in the RPT mode. All the candidates who appeared for NLAT 2020 can find the detailed NLAT 2020 paper analysis here.

NLAT Paper Analysis

On September 3, 2020, the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) released an official notification stating it would be conducting its own entrance exam called NLAT for 2020-21 admissions. NLSIU, one of the topmost National Law Universities (NLUs), conducted its admissions through the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). Admission to both B.A. LL.B and LL.M, the law programmes offered at NLSI, will be provided through NLAT 2020. NLAT 2020 was successfully conducted on September 12, 2020. The law entrance exam was held in three shifts and was organised in the RPT (Remote Proctored Test) mode for which candidates had to appear for the exam from their homes in the online method. Due to the technical issues faced by some candidates, a re-test of NLAT 2020 (batch 4) was conducted on September 14, 2020.

The exam analysis of NLAT 2020 has been provided in detail here. Since NLAT was conducted for the first time ever this year, there cannot be any reference point of comparing the exam. Read further to understand the difficulty level of NLAT 2020 and also take a look at the provisional answer key and cut off for NLAT 2020.

NLAT UG 2020 Major Highlights Shift 1

The overall highlights of the shift 1 NLAT UG 2020 have been given in the table below. Candidates must go through these details to understand where they stand with respect to the performance in the exam.

ParameterDetail
Overall Difficulty LevelModerate to Difficult
                                                                                         Section-Wise Difficulty Level
Difficulty Level of the English Language SectionEasy
Difficulty Level of the Legal Reasoning SectionEasy
Difficulty Level of the Logical Reasoning SectionModerate to Difficult
Difficulty Level of the Current Affairs and General Knowledge SectionModerate
Difficulty Level of the Quantitative Techniques SectionModerate to Difficult

NLAT UG 2020 Major Highlights Shift 2

Refer to the table given below to know the overall highlights of NLAT UG 2020 shift 2.

ParameterDetail
Overall Difficulty LevelModerate to Difficult
                                                                                         Section-Wise Difficulty Level
Difficulty Level of the English Language SectionEasy
Difficulty Level of the Legal Reasoning SectionEasy
Difficulty Level of the Logical Reasoning SectionModerate
Difficulty Level of the Current Affairs and General Knowledge SectionModerate
Difficulty Level of the Quantitative Techniques SectionDifficult

NLAT UG 2020 Major Highlights Shift 3

Check the details of the shift 3 of NLAT UG 2020 in the table given below.

ParameterDetail
Overall Difficulty LevelModerate to Difficult
                                                                                         Section-Wise Difficulty Level
Difficulty Level of the English Language SectionEasy
Difficulty Level of the Legal Reasoning SectionEasy
Difficulty Level of the Logical Reasoning SectionModerate
Difficulty Level of the Current Affairs and General Knowledge SectionModerate
Difficulty Level of the Quantitative Techniques SectionDifficult

NLAT UG 2020 Paper Analysis

The details of NLAT UG 2020 paper analysis have been mentioned below. The candidates who sat for NLAT 2020 must go through these points to know the take of every examinee regarding the entrance test as that will give him/ her an idea of his/ her performance and chances of getting admission.

  • The syllabus of NLAT 2020 was similar to the syllabus of CLAT 2020. No major changes were kept while creating the exam because the students did not have enough time on their hands to prepare for NLAT 2020.
  • NLAT 2020 consisted of general passages and on which multiple-choice questions (MCQs) were asked. Each question carried four options.
  • There were four comprehension passages and ten questions were asked on each of them. Out of the 10 questions asked on every passage, each subject comprised two questions.
  • The exam pattern was different from that of other law entrance exams and hence, students found the passages to be quite lengthy and time-consuming.
  • Students struggled with managing their time as they had only 45 minutes to complete the exam. Moreover, they could visit a question just once and that added to the chances of making mistakes and the time management problem.
  • The difficulty level of each section was different. While English Language and Legal Reasoning were relatively easier, students found the sections of Quantitative Techniques and Logical Reasoning to be difficult.
  • Some serious technical issues were faced by students in the mock trials on September 11, 2020. This continued on the exam day as well and some students complained that the software used for conducting the exam was not up to the mark. In all the shifts, it took more than the allocated time for some candidates to complete the verification process. In fact, some students could not give the exam since the verification process took more than an hour to finish. 
  • As per the analysis of shift 1 of NLAT, the reasonable number of attempts for this batch is above 30 questions.

Also Read:NLAT 2020 Syllabus: Important Topics, Exam Pattern, Weightage

NLAT UG 2020 Cut Off

According to the NLAT UG 2020 cut off, the expected cutoff of NLAT UG 2020 will be around 55. NLAT 2020 cutoff is the last rank that will be accepted for provisional admission. Those who score equal to the NLU Bangalore cutoff in the preferred course and opted category will be eligible for admission. Those who are ranked below the cutoff rank will not be a part of the admission process. NLAT 2020 cutoff depends on various factors such as the total number of applicants, sanctioned seat intake and category of the candidate.

NLAT UG 2020 Answer Key

The final answer key of NLAT 2020 has also been released. NLSIU published the NLAT 2020 provisional answer key shortly after conducting all the three shifts of the exam and the final answer key was released on September 16, 2020. Candidates could raise objections and challenge the answer key and submit their objections by the midnight of September 13, 2020. The provisional answer key of NLAT 2020, as well as the NLAT 2020 final answer key, have been provided here.

NLAT UG 2020 Provisional Answer Key. Passages one to four are of NLAT 2020 Shift 1, passages five to eight were asked in NLAT 2020 Shift 2, and passages nine to twelve comprised the questions of NLAT 2020 Shift 3.

NLAT UG 2020 Final Answer Key for Batches 1 - 3.

NLAT UG 2020 Final Answer Key for Batch 4 (held on September 14).

NLAT UG 2020 Question Paper

The question papers of all the batches of NLAT UG 2020 have been published on the official website of NLSIU. Candidates can check the papers here.

NLAT UG Question Paper - Batch 1

NLAT UG Question Paper - Batch 2

NLAT UG Question Paper - Batch 3 

Also Read:NLAT 2020 Application Form: Registration, Fee, Documents, Apply Online

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