CLAT 2016 Analysis – Easy paper with tricky Maths
CLAT 2016 was conducted on May 8, 2016, as per its test pattern. According to the students reaction and expert inputs, the test was of easy to moderate difficulty level. Among the 5 sections, Elementary Mathematics or the Numerical Ability section had the lowest weightage but it had tricky questions which, examinees said, consumed substantial amount of test time. As per Harsh Gagrani, expert, LegalEdge Tutorials said, “By far, this is the easiest CLAT exam I have come across. This would definitely lead to an increase in cutoff marks.”
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The test takers rated the other sections, English Comprehension, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning as easy. Megha, a CLAT 2016 test-taker, shared, “I found the paper to be easy except the Maths section as most of the questions were tricky and also required intense calculation. On the other hand, GK and English sections were easy.”
Before a detailed section-wise analysis, let us take a look at the overall exam pattern of CLAT 2016.
No technical glitch was reported by the test takers. The majority of the test takers shared they stand a good chance of cracking the test as the questions were of easy to moderate difficulty level. Shubhiksha, CLAT 2016 candidate shared, “The Legal Aptitude section was the easiest section. GK and English Comprehension were of easy to moderate level. Logical Reasoning and Mathematics were tough.”
Now let us take a look at section-wise analysis of the exam based on expert inputs.
English with Comprehension
This section had 1 Reading Comprehension passage and the rest of the questions were on English Usage. The topics of the questions were Grammar (Proposition, Verb, Adjective, Adverb), Fill in the blanks, Idioms & Phrases, and Spellings. Naman Dubey, who appeared for CLAT 2016 from one of the test-centres of Delhi-NCR says, "English was the easiest of all sections. I think that a Class 10th student could have easily answered the questions without any difficulty."
According to the experts, this was easy to moderate level. The questions were divided into 2 parts, Critical Reasoning, carrying 15 questions and Analytical Reasoning carrying 25 questions. The topics of the Analytical Reasoning section were Puzzles, Blood Relations, Arrangements set based questions etc.
As mentioned before, this was the toughest and trickiest section of the exam paper. As per Gagrani, the questions were more Logic based, which were doable. The questions were from various topics including Arithmetic, including Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, Algebra, Geometry, Probability amongst others. Rajendra Khadav of CrackCLAT Tutorials said, “Most of the questions were calculation intensive, hence the candidates needed to spend time on solving questions from this section. Ideally, test takers should have left the tricky questions to escape the negative marking scheme.” Rajneesh Singh, CLAT mentor believed that Mathematics will be the deciding factor. “Those who could not maintain accuracy would have lesser chances to crack the exam,” he said.
The majority of the questions were from Current Affairs and very few were on Static GK. The Current Affairs questions were from expected area such as National and International Politics, Social and Legal affairs among others. Surprisingly, a question on Current Affairs was asked about an event which took place just last week. It is definitely an exception since the questions are framed almost a week back. Naman Dubey, the CLAT 2016 test-taker says, "Some questions on current affairs were were based on events occurring just a week ago like which Court ordered floor test in Uttarakhand?"
This section had 35 Legal Reasoning questions and 15 questions on Legal Knowledge. This was one of the easiest sections as the questions were straight forward. Khadav said that there were questions on Constitution of India, which was one of the deciding factors.
Expected CLAT 2016 Cutoff
According to the experts, the top participating colleges’ cutoff would be above 140. Gagrani says, “The cutoff for the top 3 colleges would be from 140 to 145. On the other hand, Rajendra Khadav expected the cutoff scores to range from 145 to 148.
Stay tuned to law.careers360.com for more news and updates on CLAT 2016.
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Questions related to CLAT
is it good to go out another city for clat preparation, because the place where I live has no facility but after I clear this exam , again I have to somewhere else for law. what to do? which city is best for clat preparation.
Well preparing for clat is also possible without coaching but it do require extra work as you will have to collect all the required materials such as notes and books by yourself, where in a coaching centre you are provided all the required materials.
However it isn't necessary to go to a different city to prepare untill and unless you are not ready. You have made a very good point here that for law college you will eventually have to go to a different city. Well if you are ready and comfortable than go for it. I will recommend you to go for delhi, as it has some of the best coaching centres and crowd is also good.
However if you are not ready to go to a different city you can also try online coaching programs. In offline coaching centres you get to interact with competitive crowd which pushes you up further to work hard however in online classes it isn't possible.
Anyways I hope you will make best decision for yourself. Hope you find it helpful.
If i have appear for CLAT after 12 but dont get success can i apper again in CLAT after BA.if yes is any difference in value of degree.Please reply.
Yes you can appear for CLAT even after completing your Graduation in BA. After completing BA programme you can apply for CLAT Entrance exam. CLAT is the national level exam for the admission to Five year integrated programme & Post Graduate law ( LLM) programme and if you have already completed your Graduation programme then you can also go for 3 Years law programme.
If you want to go for five years Integrated law programme then to apply for CLAT you should have minimum 45% in your 10+2
I am in class 11th and i have opted for humanities. i want to clear clat first and then compete the upsc exam , please tell me the right path
If you wish to give CLAT then you can take BA/LLB or BBA/LLB then after graduation you can appear for upsc . UPSC basic criteria includes graduation degree in any discipline from any recognized University. Candidate must be more than 21 years of age and the upper age limit is 32 years for general candidates. Therefore as per your interest you can do graduation in law and then give upsc after completing your graduation.
CLAT की exam के बाद BA.LLB के कोर्स क्या है CLAT का फॉर्म कब तक भर सकते हैं
Hello student ,
First of all as you know this is a national level entrance exam for admission of candidates who want to pursue in under graduation and post graduation law course in national law universities or in other universities .
Further , the students who want to make career in law and in legal area . They have to pursue Bachelor of arts - bachelor of legislative (BA LLB ) course and for this they have to give common law admission test and you can start filling form for this exam from January - July .
Hope it will help you !
the CLAT exams are postponed and here in career360 said the application portal will open again till August 15, but I cant find the application form in the official website. please let me know about it.
Yes CLAT Consortium has yet again postponed CLAT 2020 exam, which was last scheduled to be conducted in online mode on August 22. Also, the CLAT application form is open again, the last date to submit the application form is August 15. The portal may not be opened yet check the official website tomorrow or day after tomorrow you might find the application form if not then you can contact the CLAT officials and find out when they will release the application form. Please check the official website tomorrow. Please click the below link to know more.