CLAT 2015 Exam Analysis by Rajneesh Singh
Apratim Chatterjee, 12 May 2015, #CLAT
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With CLAT 2015 conducted by Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU) on May 10 in 42 cities of India, Careers360 brings you CLAT 2015 Exam Analysis by Rajneesh Singh, IMS Learning Resources Pvt Ltd. Expert Analysis of CLAT 2015 will help you in knowing the paper trend of the most coveted law entrance exam along with the difficulty level and anomalies of the law entrance.

Read here CLAT 2015 Analysis by Rajneesh Singh for expert take on the most sought after law entrance exam including section-wise analysis and expected cutoff of CLAT 2015.

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Before we proceed to read the expert take on Online CLAT 2015, let us glance through the Online CLAT 2015 Paper Pattern and other highlights of the law exam.

  • CLAT 2015 was held on May 10 in online mode for the first time
  • CLAT 2015 being a two hours paper began at 3:00 pm in various exam centres of 48 cities across India
  • CLAT 2015 Paper comprised 200 questions of objective-type (MCQs) carrying a total of 200 marks
  • Candidates were required to choose and click on one of the four responses provided against any question to mark their answers
  • Wherein each correct answer will be awarded one mark, for every incorrect response 0.25 marks will be deducted from the total scored marks
  • CLAT 2015 result is scheduled to be announced by RMLNLU on May 20 in online mode
  • In case if two or more candidates secure the same marks, the tie will be broken by the following procedure and order –
    • Higher marks in section of Legal Aptitude in CLAT 2015
    • Higher Age
    • Computerized draw of lots

CLAT 2015 Sections and Distribution of Questions among the sections – The below pictogram can help you in understanding the distribution of questions among the five sections of CLAT 2015 –

CLAT 2015 Facts and Figures – The below pictogram will now help you in knowing the competition level for Online CLAT 2015 –


As we have glanced through Online CLAT 2015 overall, let us have the expert take on the law entrance exam.


Careers360: How was the overall Online CLAT 2015?
Rajneesh Singh: The law entrance paper was relatively tougher than the last year’s paper. The paper had some anomalies too.

Careers360: What anomalies had the Online CLAT 2015?
Rajneesh Singh: The paper came out to be difficult primarily because of the non-familiar questions as compared to last years’ papers. One Logical Reasoning question had two similar choices. Moreover, some of the CLAT 2015 aspirants also faced technical problems, which resulted in loss of the valuable time. In addition to these, CLAT aspirants were asked to report to their respective centres two hours prior to the commencement of the exam which proved out to be of no use.

Careers360: What is your take on the five-section of CLAT 2015?
Rajneesh Singh: CLAT 2015 Paper consisted of 200 multiple-choice objective type questions from the five-sections including English (including Comprehension), General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability), Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning. Below is the section-wise analysis of CLAT 2015 –

English (including Comprehension) – The section was above average and can be analyzed as one of the toughest sections. There were eight questions from Reading Comprehensions, which were very lengthy and thoughtful. The Grammar based questions covered topics like Para Jumbles, Sentence Correction, Analogies, Vocabulary, Best fit supplement word, Fill in the Blanks, etc.

General Knowledge & Current Affairs – The section was average and easy among all sections. Around 35-40 questions were from Current Affairs, rest was from Static GK. There were very few numbers of questions from Sports and more from Politics and Government. CLAT 2015 aspirants who had kept a good track of current affairs will be on the brighter side.

Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) – The questions of this section were not of the same pattern, what it used to be in the last years, which scales this section on a tougher side. Five questions were from Data Interpretation. While there was not a single question from topics like Time, Distance and Speed, Percentage, Profit & Loss, most questions covered Numerical Ability topic. Few questions were also from Probability and Permutation and Combination.

Legal Aptitude – There were around 15 questions based on Principle and Facts. A large number of questions also came from Legal GK, Acts and Amendments and Head of Legal Institutions. The section came out to be an easy one.

Logical Reasoning – The section was quite tough and lengthy. Most number of questions was from various topics including Symbol based Logical Reasoning, Data Sufficiency, Venn Diagram, Puzzles, Conditionality, Series and Family Tree. Several questions were tricky and were highly no-familiar.

Careers360: What cutoff do you expect this year for CLAT?
Rajneesh Singh: As Online CLAT 2015 was tough than the last year’s paper, I assume the following cutoff for CLAT –

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