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.
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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CLAT syllabus for undergraduate entrance test will include topics like general knowledge & current affairs, English, legal aptitude and logical reasoning. To know the detailed syllabus of CLAT, You can go through with the given below link.
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Yow will get admission in LLB after bachelor's in Engineering.For admission in LLB through CLAT a candidate must have passed 10+2 or its equivalent and must have passed bachelor's degree in any discipline.General candidates must have 45% in degree for SC/ST it is 40% from a recognised board or university.
I can suggest you some tips which will help you in preparing better for the same:
1. Check out the last year questions papers: it will help you to analyze a pattern and types of questions they ask in the Paper.
2. Take all the monthly magazine for the whole year: this will help you to read the news faster.
3. Check out the current affairs website/e-paper to get bulletins or short summary of the affairs.
4. Write down notes (but it might take longer time so do it as per the time limit)
5. Make sure that you complete a good amount of reading in a day. Do not go on for reading and remembering the whole news. Look out for a pattern of reading the current affairs which will help you in the exam as you have less time and a lot of syllabus to cover.
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