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CLAT 2019 Exam Analysis

By: Kanishk on May 28, 2019

On May 26, 2019, Common law admission test (CLAT) was conducted by CLAT Consortium of NLU's. The exam was held between 3 pm to 5 pm at various centres across the state.

 

CLAT 2019 Exam Analysis Analysis of the exam

The difficulty level of the CLAT 2019 exam was low. There were certain surprises in the exams, for example, this year there was not a single question from the constitution of India. In CLAT 2016 there was 35 questions of legal reasoning, but this year, it increased to 50 questions which resulted in making the paper little lengthy. This year's exam was easy as compared to previous years. Most of the questions of current affairs questions were asked from last 3-4 months . CLAT 2017 and 2018 were tough, but this time it was easy.

Exam Pattern

There were 200 questions divided across five sections - English, GK, Elementary Mathematics, Logical reasoning and Legal aptitude. Duration of the exam was 2 hours. For each correct answer, candidates will be awarded 1 mark and for wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.  

Expected Cutoff

Due to more number of questions in logical reasoning section, cutoff will little lower than CLAT 2016. But due to lower difficulty, cutoff will be higher in comparison to CLAT 2017 and 2018.

  • The expected cut-off for the top institute, NLSIU Bangalore for General category, should be around 155.
  • The expected cut-off for the top 3 NLUs should be around 150.
  • The expected cut-off for the top 5 NLUs across the categories will be around 148.

CLAT 2019 Detailed paper analysis section-wise

  • English: There were 40 questions asked in this section which were easy and doable. The passage was easy to read, but a couple of the questions were tricky to do.
  • Elementary Mathematics: There were 20 questions asked in this section which were easy and doable. Most of the questions asked were from Arithmetic.
  • Logical Reasoning: There were 40 questions asked in this section which were mostly easy.
  • GK & Current Affairs:  It was one of the easiest sections of the exam. There were 50 questions asked in this section.
  • Legal Aptitude: This section had 50 questions. Legal Aptitude section was time-consuming as compared to all the other sections. This time in the Legal Aptitude section all 50 questions were of Legal Reasoning. None of the questions were asked from Constitution of India and Legal Knowledge.

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