CLAT 2014 Exam Analysis by Career Launcher
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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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Careers360 brings you the analysis of CLAT 2014 by Career Launcher’s Law entrance expert, Amandeep Rajgotra

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. 

Section-wise analysis:

The expected score and level of difficulty of each of the five sections are discussed in the table given below:

Section

No. of Questions

Expected Attempts

Expected Score

Level of Difficulty

English

40

33-35

30-32

Easy

G.K./ Current Affairs

50

37-40

30-32

Easy - Moderate

Elementary Mathematics

20

15-17

13-15

Moderate

Logical Reasoning

40

34-36

30-32

Easy

Legal Aptitude

50

42-45

33-35

Easy-Moderate

Total

200

161-173

136-146

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:

For India

         

University

General

OBC

PWD

SC

ST Hills

ST/ST Plain/ST Hills

Dependent of Freedom Fighter

General PWD

NRI/NRI Sponsored

NLSIU-BAN

143.5

 

111.75

103

 

102.75

   

NALSAR-HYD

141

 

79

95.5

 

99

   

WBNUJS-KOL

135

 

100

85

 

68.75

  

116.5

NLIU-BHO

130

 

71.5

85

 

75

  

102

NLU-JOD

129

 

49

79.5

 

81

   

GNLU-GAND

124.5

 

47

72.75

 

63.75

   

HNLU-RAI

120.5

 

59.25

79

 

60

  

100

RMLNLU-LUK

119.5

     

72

73.75

 

RGNUL-PAT

119

 

48

69

 

60

   

NUALS-KOCHI

118

 

64

      

NLU-ODI

114.5

 

45

68

 

60

  

97

CNLU-PAT

114.5

 

54.5

      

NUSRL-RAN

114.5

104.25

 

68

 

52.75

   

NLUJA-GUW

113.75

 

46.5

68

48

53

   

 

State Domicile

University

General

OBC

SC

ST

BC

PWD

Defence person of U.P.

Defence person of U.P. (State Dom. OBC)

PWD (State Dom. SC)

Residents of Sidhuwal (Panjab)

EBC

FF

SCP WD

WBC

NLSIU-BAN

              

NALSAR-HYD

128.75

 

68.5

87.5

          

WBNUJS-KOL

              

NLIU-BHOPAL

124

113.5

74

52

 

54

        

NLU-JOD

              

GNLU-GAND

100

             

HNLU-RAI

103

64

27.5

10

       

64

  

RMLNLU-LUK

 

93.75

69.25

53

  

110.5

110.5

48

     

RGNUL-PAT

104

        

58

    

NUALS-KOCHI

109.75

 

62.75

           

NLU-ODISHA

              

CNLU-PATNA

  

49

 

88

     

44

 

55

73.75

NUSRL-RAN

102

 

43.75

37

28

     

53

   

NLUJA-GUW

102

             

 *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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