CLAT 2019 Analysis

CLAT stands for Common Law Admissions Test. It is an all India entrance examination conducted by the National Law Schools/Universities for admissions to their under-graduate and post graduate degree programmes (LL.B & LL.M).

The National Law University Odisha, Cuttack under the guidance of CLAT Permanent Secretariat conducted CLAT 2019 on 26th May across the country. Many students heaved a sigh of relief with the paper being on expected lines without any major surprises thrown at them. The exam was conducted in the offline mode. The overall difficulty level was lower to that of last year.

Given below is the pattern and the section wise break up of the paper.

Test Pattern
Total Marks 200
Total number of questions 200 (MCQs)
Duration of examination Two Hours
Marking Scheme Each correct answer: 1 mark,Each wrong answer: -0.25,No deduction in marks for unattempted questions
Subject areas with weightage
English including Comprehension 40 Marks
General Knowledge/ Current Affairs 50 Marks
Logical Reasoning 40 Marks
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 20 Marks
Legal Aptitude 50 Marks

Let us look at each of the areas in detail:

English including Comprehension

Level: Easy

No. of recommended attempts: 34+

Let us have a brief topic-wise distribution of the questions

Topic No of Questions
Reading Comprehension 10
Sentence correction 10
Fill in the blanks with correct word/idiom 10
Meaning of the Foreign Words 5
Para Jumbles 5

General Knowledge/Current Affairs

Level: Moderate-Difficult

No. of recommended attempts: 38+

Most of the questions were from the current affairs (National/International) with questions from the areas like Science & Technology, Books/Authors, Polity, History, Sports, Awards, Economy and Government Policies, Economics, etc were also there.

Logical Reasoning

Level: Easy

No. of recommended attempts: 34+

The questions were broadly from the topics like Syllogisms, Critical Reasoning, Puzzles, Circular Arrangement, Blood Relationship, Direction sense, Coding-decoding, Number Series, Letter Series, Alpha-numeric Series, Distribution, Ranking, Comparison, Clock, Odd-one out, Word analogy, Operator based questions, etc. In this section, one question had two correct answer choices which might have left many test-takers wasting some time in figuring out the problem.

Elementary Mathematics(Numerical Ability)

Level: Easy - Moderate

No. of recommended attempts: 14+

The questions were mainly from the topics like Calendars, Percentages, Profit and Loss, Mensuration, Simple Equations, Clocks, Venn Diagrams, Ratio & Proportion, Averages, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Numbers, SI-CI etc. There was a small typo in one of the questions.

Legal Reasoning

Level: Moderate

No. of recommended attempts: 38+

In the Legal Reasoning section this year, all the 50 questions were principle-fact based. The questions were not difficult but a little trickier and prone o silly mistakes. Any student who had taken T.I.M.E. mock CLAT sincerely would have found this section a smooth sail.

All the questions were from the topics like Torts, Contracts, Criminal Law, etc.

Overall Analysis

With the exam being easier than the last year’s, the cut-offs are expected to go northwards. The cut-off for the Top 3 NLUs is expected to be about 145+.

Disclaimer: All information on cut-offs, analysis, and scores are based on independent analysis and evaluation made by T.I.M.E. We do not take responsibility for any decision that might be taken, based on this information

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