CLAT was conducted on 14th May by Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna - the organising NLU for CLAT 2017. As many as 51,000 students wrote CLAT this year for admissions into the 18 NLUs across the country. CNLU, Patna has already released the CLAT question paper and the answer key for students. The paper had many mistakes this year. Over 10 questions had discrepencies either in terms of the language of the question or incorrect answer options.
The errors that have been identified are as follows:
Analytical & Logical Reasoning:
Question ID : 4611392877
Blood Relations: Logical Error. The question assumes that the father of the girl has only two children. If there are more than two children, the answer can be ‘cousin’ or ‘brother’. The official key is 'brother'. The relation 'cousin' is not among the given answer choices.
Question ID : 4611392876
Blood Relations: Logical Error. The question considers 'only son' equivalent to 'only child'. As the term 'only son' does not necessarily mean ' only child', the answer can be either ‘mother’ or ‘aunt’. While the official key is 'aunt'' the relation 'mother' is also among the given answer choices.
Question ID : 4611392870
Blood Relations: Question is incomplete. The question asked is 'Who is Ramesh?'. The given relations leads to the conclusion that Ramesh is Ravi's son and brother of Ravi's daughter. The question is incomplete and more over, the official answer 'brother-in-law' has no scope to be the answer.
Question ID : 4611392872
Direction Sense: Given data is ambiguous. The question says, 'John's house is in the east'. It should be 'facing east'. Further, the question says 'from his house, John comes to a crossing'. The direction in which John initially travelled is not clear.
Question ID : 4611392888
Blood Relations: Logical Error. The question considers 'only son' equivalent to 'only child'. As the term 'only son' does not necessarily mean ' only child', the answer can be first cousin or brother. Both the choices are given in the answer choices. The official key is 'brother'.
Question ID : 4611392869
Blood Relations: Logical Error. The question considers 'only son' equivalent to 'only child'. As the term 'only son' does not necessarily mean ' only child', the answer can be cousin or brother. Both the choices are given in the answer choices. The official key is 'brother'.
Question ID : 4611392875
Deductions: Two answers. While the official key is 'No crows are parrots', in that situation 'Some crows are not parrots' can also be a logical conclusion.
Question ID : 4611392784
If we assume that A,B,C started and then A left after 3 days, we conclude that B, C take 4.75 more days. On the other hand, if we assume that A alone worked for the first 3 days, then we conclude that B, C will take 7.75 more days. Official answer is 4.75. But the statement that all three began together is not there rather it is being assumed by the question setter.
Question ID : 4611392782
If 3/4 of the women are married and 2/3 of the 2/3 of the married women have children, then the part of the workers without children are:
'We get 13/18.
If we assume that there is a misprint (only one 2/3 is intended), we get the official answer, i.e., 11/18.
Question ID : 4611392701
The correct answer choice for the question should be choice (2) the other with a deficit of six, occur in Nature and contribute, and not choice (3) the other with a deficit of six, occurs in Nature and contributes as provided in the test paper.
Question ID : 4611392727
More than one correct answer
Question ID : 4611392818
The directions for the legal aptitude questions clearly state that the students should not make any assumptions. The correct answer as given by CLAT authorities for this question is ‘Option 1 - It is illegal for religious groups acquire property from its members’, which assumes that the company did not alert the public about the dismissal of the sales man and is hence liable. One can similarly assume that the company did alert the public and is therefore not liable.‘Option 3 - As Gift is also a contract, the consent of A was not obtained by P while executing the deed’ could also be an answer for this question.
Question ID : 4611392741
Scorpion kick is a term in Kungfu as well.
The candidates will have an option to post their objections, attaching sources which are the basis for objections, to the convenor until 19th May. The convenor CNLU will publish a revised answer key on 25th May.