CLAT 2014 Exam Analysis by Career Launcher– The Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) administered Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2014 was held on May 11, 2014. The most important law entrance exam in India was conducted at many test centres across the country for admissions to five-year integrated BA LLB programmes in the fourteen participating National Law Universities.
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Analysis by Career Launcher:
The CLAT 2014 paper was largely on expected lines. The pattern of the paper was quite similar to that of last year. However, the difficulty level is said to have gone down by a notch. This is likely to push the cutoff upwards.
Most of the questions were easy and direct, however, they were lengthy and time consuming. The paper had a total of 200 questions spread across five sections i.e English, GK, Elementary Mathematics, Logical Reasoning and Legal Aptitude. There was negative marking of one-fourth of a mark for each incorrect attempt.
The expected score and level of difficulty of each of the five sections are discussed in the table given below:
No. of Questions
Level of Difficulty
G.K./ Current Affairs
Easy - Moderate
English The English section was easy as expected. There was one Reading Comprehension passage (450-500 words), followed by 10 questions, which were easy. There were 5 questions on Idioms and Phrases which the students would have found tricky. There were about 3-4 questions on Para-Jumbles which were again not very difficult. Then, there were 4-5 questions on Legal Maxims, which could have troubled the students if they were not very familiar with them. There were about 4-5 questions on Fill in the Blanks which were mostly grammar based (preposition and tenses). 4-5 questions of spellings also featured which were easy. Logical Reasoning:This section would not have posed any problems for the aspirants as the level of difficulty was low. Mathematical concepts played an important role. Analytical Reasoning dominated the entire section. Questions from Arrangements, Directions, Blood Relations, Series and Syllogisms appeared in this section. Verbal Reasoning was mostly absent with only a couple of questions from premises and conclusions that appeared in the section. Questions such as Statement Argument, Statement Assumption, etc., which often get confusing, were also absent from the section.Elementary Mathematics: This section of the paper had 20 questions. Most of the questions were straightforward and required application of basic concepts to arrive at the correct answer. The section focused on questions from Arithmetic followed by Algebra and Number System. A few questions from Probability, including those on Conditional Probability, also featured in this section. Overall, the level of difficulty of this section was easy.General Knowledge: The General Knowledge section in this year’s paper was on the easier side in comparison to CLAT2013. It had a healthy mix of Current Affairs and Static General Knowledge questions, with slightly more number of questions concerning Current Affairs. There were about 5-6 questions from History which were tough. Questions testing knowledge of Personalities, Economy, and International Organizations constituted the rest of the section. A good attempt in this section would be about 37-40 questions.Legal Aptitude Legal Knowledge questions were mostly absent from the paper. The questions, based on legal principles, were primarily from areas such as Contracts, Torts, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law. There were no questions from fringe subject areas such as Intellectual Property and International Law. About 3-4 questions from Hindu Law were also asked.Estimated Cut-offs for Different Law Schools
Given below is a comprehensive table listing the expected cutoffs for the fourteen Law Schools participating in CLAT 2014:
ST/ST Plain/ST Hills
Dependent of Freedom Fighter
Defence person of U.P.
Defence person of U.P. (State Dom. OBC)
PWD (State Dom. SC)
Residents of Sidhuwal (Panjab)
*The expected cutoffs shown above are in consonance with the final allotment list of various Law Schools for CLAT 2013. In case of a tie, the Legal Aptitude Section would be the deciding factor.
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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.
Hope it helps :)
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).
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
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 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.
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.
Hope this helps.
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
Best Of Luck For The Exam !!!
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.
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