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.
Exam Paper - BreakUp
English including Comprehension
Let us have a brief topic-wise distribution of the questions
General Knowledge/Current Affairs
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.
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)
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.
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.
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 155+.
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.
About the Expert
Mr Amit Poddar, is the current Sr. Regional Head at T.I.M.E. Delhi. He is a graduate from Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University and an MBA from Indian Institute of Planning and Management, Delhi. Worked for a US based MNC-Primus Telecom for two yrs and then shifted to Education Industry. Headed a Pune based Company-Bull's Eye for 3 and a half yrs and looked after Academics and Marketing. Joined T.I.M.E. in 2006 as a Knowledge expert and have grown to a Senior Regional Head Position. In addition to this, he has also been part of career Counselling/Academic seminars at Various Colleges like Stephen's, Hindu, Hansraj College, NSIT, LSR, Miranda House, DCE, Technia, Trinity, MAIT, IITM, Jesus and Mary, Dayal Singh, etc.