CLAT 2016 Analysis – Easy paper with tricky Maths
Updated on May 9, 2016 - 9:45 a.m. IST by Apratim Chatterjee
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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.”

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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.”

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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."

Logical Reasoning

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.

Mathematics

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.

General Knowledge

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?"

Legal Aptitude

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.

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what do we get after clearing CLAT exam?

Shubhangi sinha 20th Jan, 2020

Hello Utkarsh,

After clearing CLAT, one can get admission in NLUs and other goverment and good private colleges for pursuing law courses.

CLAT is a exam which conduct by NLU.

There are so many career opportunities available in this field. One may become judge, advocates,work in law firms etc.

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what are the subjects in which we should have commond to crack CLAT

Snehlata Sinha Student Expert 20th Jan, 2020

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The sort of readiness that CLAT requests is dynamic and requires smart work with proper analysis. An aggregate of the five areas are shrouded in the different decision question that incorporates Aptitude, English, Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge / Current Affairs, and Elementary Mathematics - Numerical Ability.

Distinctively the CLAT test is directed for two hundred marks so you have to get ready for expanding most extraordinary scorekeeping as a main priority the last objective to get the spot from driving law college.

Now coming to specific areas:

GK and Current Affairs: Aspirant should be regularly in touch with the reading of newspapers, recollecting key identities, occasions, and honors is a helpful strategy in planning this segment. This part basically keeps an eye on the competitors learning in the current undertaking. The due importance is given to the current affairs and hence a candidate needs to read, listen, and watch NEWS on daily basis to stay updated with the latest in NEWS. Take up this area in a putting out fires mode. . In any case, prioritise to the most recent months (1st Half of the year).

Legal Aptitude: The applicant ought to likewise have an intensive reading of the constitution and an unmistakable comprehension of the Indian Penal Code. Here, it requires a deep understanding of the different sections used in the court of law.

Here start with the topic: Constitutional Law. Understand the basics and then solve questions.

Next, move on to the topics: Law of Contracts, Law of Torts, List of legal terms and maxims.

Finally come to Criminal Law

Elementary Mathematics: Practise has always been the key in MathYou need to make sure that topics like Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Time and Work, Time, Speed and Distance (Problems on Boats and Streams, Trains), Averages, Problems on Ages, Profit, Loss and Discount should be done. These are easy compared to topics like number system and algebra. So, complete these first.

Logical Reasoning: Logical reasoning test is to discover law hopeful’s capacity to distinguish designs, consistent connections, and amend strange contentions. Topics like Blood Relations, Analogy, Directions and Distance, Logical Sequence, Syllogisms, Odd one out, Statements & Arguments/Statements & Conclusions. These are easy when compared to topics like puzzles.

English: Aspirants need to require the fundamental perception of the language. The knowledge required in this area can be improved easily by a general newspaper, magazines, and books from good writers. The more you read the more you add up to your knowledge bank. Make it a habit to study regularly the different types of the English sources.

Reading comprehension is the key in this section.

Regular practice from online sites can easily help you master it and increase accuracy.

Then do the topics like spot the errors, fill in the blanks with appropriate words, close test.Some general practices

Take frequent mock tests so that you can analyze your performance + it also acts as a learning tool. Wherever you go wrong, make sure you spend some time in analyzing those areas.

Try to identify your areas of strength and weakness. Decide now itself the sequence of sections while attempting the paper.

Time management is also important.

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is there is any need to take maths in class 11 for to preparation of clat on new syllabus?

Yashu Shrivastava 19th Jan, 2020

Hello Shantanu

It is not mandatory to take Mathematics in 11th class to appear for 12th exam.But it will help you a lot if you have Mathematics in your +2.Because in new syllabus there are many topics of Mathematics which is related to 11th and 12th syllabus.

I Hope this Helps

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do clat nlu merits will be based on my board marks or only clat marks

ayush mishra 19th Jan, 2020

Hey Ayushman!

In order for you to appear for the Common Law Admission Test, you would have to clear the eligibility criteria of the exam. One of the points in the eligibility criteria states that a candidate should have passed in 10+2 or an equivalent exam from a recognized board and general category students should have secured 45% in the qualifying exam while for SC and ST candidates, 40% in qualifying exam is necessary.

As long as you clear this and also the other eligibility criteria, it isn't any problem. Clat NLU results or merits are decided only on the basis of your CLAT Scores and your board marks would not have a say in it. However, it is advised to not take boards lightly as poor academic records would surely affect you in the longer run.

For more information about CLAT2020 and the eligibility criteria, refer this link https://law.careers360.com/exams/clat

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Harshita Gupta 19th Jan, 2020
Priya,

If you want to take admission in Law courses, then CLAT is the only entrance examination.
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