CLAT 2016 Exam Analysis By Rajendra Khadav, Director CRACK CLAT TUTORIALS
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With CLAT 2016 conducted on May 8, a large number of test takers reviewed the national level law entrance test to be an easy one in comparison to previous few years. With tricky questions only in mathematics section, expert Rajendra Khadav, Director of Crack CLAT Tutorials analyzed each section and presumes the cutoff marks of CLAT 2016.

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: What is your overall analysis of CLAT 2016?

Rajendra Khadav: CLAT 2016 was overall an easy to moderate one. This paper was very similar to the CLAT 2014 paper. Those who were updated with the current affairs and have followed and practiced last years’ question papers would have done well.

Careers360: Share section wise analysis of the paper.

Rajendra Khadav: There were five sections and the analysis is as follows –

English: The English section was very easy. The questions comprised general topics like fill in the blanks, Cloze passages, Idioms, Foreign words which had the legal references and reading comprehension. The reading comprehension consisted just one passage of 10 marks.

Logical Reasoning: CLAT 2016 had no critical reasoning questions. The analytical reasoning questions comprised Analogy, Odd Word Out, Syllogism, Statement Assumption, Logical consistency, Cause and Effect. This was an easy section.

Legal Reasoning: This portion was also easy. There were 15 Questions of Legal Awareness. The rest were on Legal Reasoning. The questions were easy as compared to previous years.


Maths: This was the toughest and trickiest section of CLAT 2016 paper. The questions were from various topics including Arithmetic, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, Algebra, Geometry, Probability etc.


General Knowledge: This section had lots of current affairs questions and some of the static questions. The current affairs comprised past one year happenings. Interestingly there were questions on recently happened event like recent decision of Supreme Court on Uttarakhand emergency.  Those who have read the newspaper daily and were in habit of news channels would have performed very well in this section and would have bagged full marks.


Careers360: What according to you is the expected cutoff for CLAT 2016?
Rajendra Khadav: I expect that CLAT 2016 cutoff would reach 128+ for General category. The expected cutoff for the top 3 colleges would be from 145 to 148.

CLAT 2016 Results will be announced on May 23 as the official answer key will be released RGNUL Patiala on May 12.

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How to prepare for clat 2020? Which books and study material is the best for clat examination? Please suggest me.

Mayank Chowdhary 15th Nov, 2019

Get focused from today itself... Stay honest with yourself I'll say that is Quality matters over Quantity. So know what and how are you studying and follow the schedule and timetable that you make.

For the books I will tell you to go with Word Power made easy by Norman Lewis and a book of English and Grammar by Wren and Martin for English subject. Coming to the next subject which is Logical Reasoning, go for RS AGGARWAL boook. A modern approach to logical reasoning by MK Pandey is also another good book.  For Maths, again go with RS AGGARWAL. And for the Legal Aptitude, go with Pearson and AP Bharadwaj.

For the last subject that is GK and current affairs, read Pearson and Lucent for GK and for current affairs, stay updated by all the ways you can that is by seeing news, reading newspapers, or reading blogs and articles.

To get more preparation tips in detail refer to our website...

And to know about the books needed in detail for the CLAT exam, refer to the link below.

Best wishes. Thank-you.


There is no age limit for CLAT as per the rule..But is there any upper age limit in NLUs ??

Sanjanaleekha 13th Nov, 2019

Hi there,

As per the recent notification for CLAT 2020 there is no upper age limit to appear for CLAT at UG and PG level, although NLU's have there separate eligibility criteria in regard upper age limit like NLSIU has upper age limit of 20 in case of general category for admission in UG programme, so I would suggest you to visit the website of the NLU for which you are aiming and check the eligibility criteria of the same, other necessary details in regard eligibility is given in the link below,


Is the preparation for clat just like preparation course for jee?

Arya 13th Nov, 2019

The Common Law Admission Test is held every year for admissions to the  21 National Law Universities in India and is starkly different from the Joint Entrance Examination, which is an annual exam for admissions to various Engineering, Architecture and Pharmacy colleges of India.

Firstly, CLAT is much easier to crack as compared to JEE as the difficulty level and competition in JEE is much higher.

JEE-Mains consists of 90 MCQ-type questions ( 30 each from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) based on 12th standard syllabus. 4 marks are awarded for a correct answer and 1 mark is deducted for a wrong answer. The exam is out of 360 Marks.

CLAT has 200 MCQ-type questions ( 40 each from English Comprehension and Logical Reasoning, 20 from Elementary Mathematics and 50 each from Legal Aptitude and Current & World Affairs). 1 mark is awarded for every correct answer and 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer. The exam is out of 200 marks.


which books are best for clat preparation

Mayank Chowdhary 11th Nov, 2019

Yes I'll enlist down some of the top books that will help you in the CLAT preparation. For improving your English and Grammar you can go with High School English Grammar by Wren and Martin, you can take help of Word Power made Easy by Norman Lewis as well. For Analytical and Logical reasoning, go with RS AGGARWAL AND MK PANDEY books. For Legal Aptitude, AK Bharadwaj is quite famous. For mathematics, use RS AGGARWAL and for GK and Current affairs, use Pearson GK Today and read newspapers and blogs regularly to keep yourself updated.

Kindly refer to our website to get a detailed information...

Best wishes. Thank you.


i started the clat 2020 preparation yet so when i should start current affairs section ? what in the ideal time to start it?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 10th Nov, 2019


current affair is a section which you need to revise every day. other wise there is chances for forgetting it. so I would suggest you to daily follow any one of the news paper or you may follow bankers adda magazine. every day spend 1 hr for studying. you will surely get success.

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