CLAT 2020 Exam Analysis - Important Aspects, Question Paper Review, Expected Cut off
CLAT 2020 exam analysis - The NLU Consortium will conduct the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2020 today at around 203 exam centres. More than 68,000 candidates will appear in CLAT UG and 9000 in CLAT PG. This year, CLAT itself was full of events, from changing CLAT exam pattern to 3 postponements to NLSIU breaking away from CLAT and then rejoining, candidates will have many stories to tell. Finally, when CLAT 2020 will be over today by 4 pm, candidates will be able to check the CLAT exam analysis 2020 on this page. Karan Mehta, the Director of LegalEdge Tutorials will be with Careers360 to share a detailed analysis of CLAT 2020, expected cut off, good attempt and many other important aspects of the exam. We will also bring the exam day updates along with CLAT 2020 exam analysis. The answer key of CLAT will be released in the evening for which a link will also be provided here.
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Overall analysis of CLAT 2020:
The legal and logical reasoning sections didn’t need much critical reasoning skills to answer questions in these sections.
In fact, around 55 questions in the entire paper can be construed as reading comprehension questions.
This means the paper was less about critical comprehension and more about reading comprehension.
The paper was simple interpretation, and students who practice reading comprehension can easily attempt the paper. No extra preparation is needed.
Overall the paper was moderate but length
CLAT 2020 exam analysis by Career Launcher
|Section||No. of Questions||Ideal Attempts||Good Score||Level of Difficulty|
|Current Affairs, including General Knowledge||36||29-30||20+||Difficult|
CLAT 2020 Expected Cut-Offs
- Top 3 NLUs: 103+
- Top 10 NLUs: 95+
- Any NLU: 85+
CLAT 2020 exam analysis by LegalEdge Tutorials
Level of Difficulty
No. of Passages
Some very typical Passages which many would have found difficult to comprehend. There were also straight questions from Vocabulary, Figures of Speech and Idioms/Phrases. Surprisingly, there were no questions testing English Grammar.
As per the feedback received from students, this section was tricky and lengthy (even for those who are generally comfortable with numbers and calculations). One of the passages in QT might have some error as per the feedback from the students.
The section was on expected lines with more weightage given to Critical Reasoning and only a few questions coming from Analytical Reasoning.
The passages were from Current Events, making the overall understanding of the passage a lot better. The answer options though were close and students should have sound knowledge of CR concepts to crack it.
This Section was on the expected lines with a lot for passages covering the Current News around Legal Affairs. Though the section also expected you to have a basic idea of the important legal terms for better understanding of the Questions. Someone who was well read with the current legal events would have found the passages quite familiar.
The section caught students off-guard. The reason being the section was Analytical and not factual. Only someone who was well read and had done thorough analysis of the most important topics of the year could have got the right answers. Events like NEP, COVID, UAE-Israel Peace Deal, Atmanirbhar Scheme etc. were covered in the exam.
CLAT exam analysis by Gradeup:
Number of questions, passages, questions asked
Number of questions
Number of passages
Current Affairs, including General Knowledge
There were three sets
Analysis of Legal Reasoning Section:
There were a total of EIGHT passages.
Of these eight sets, one has 4 questions
Remaining passages had 5 questions
Among the questions questions asked:
There was one passage on the Arnab Gosway case.
One passage on lynching in Palghag district
One passage on Vizag gas leak
In the way these questions were framed, they mirrored questions from Current Affairs section, in that they tested three of the principles:
Strict liability and
The polluter-based liability
Expected CLAT 2020 cutoff
Expected Cutoff by:
Top 3 - 83-87
Top 10 - 80-83
For at least one NLU - 75
CLAT exam analysis by Gradeup: Difficulty-level, good attempt
The easiest section
Current Affairs, including General Knowledge
Second-most difficult section
Fourth-most difficult or second easiest section
Moderate but lengthy
CLAT 2020 - Interesting facts
- This year NLSIU Banglore has increased seat intake from 80 to 120.
- Many national law universities are offering domicile reservation. However, one such attempt of NLSIU Banglore was aborted by the Karnataka High Court.
- Overall, CLAT UG seat intake is 2568 whereas, CLAT PG intake is 724.
- NLSUI Banglore conducted a separate test; National Law Aptitude Test earlier on September 12, but could not declare the result as the Supreme Court directed the university to accept CLAT scores.
- CLAT exam pattern was changed this year to add comprehension based question. As per the consortium, the new pattern will test the candidates for their reading and analytical abilities.
CLAT answer key 2020
The Consortium will release the answer key of CLAT today in the evening. Candidates will be allowed to access the answer key by logging into the candidate portal. The Conosortium has also given an option for the candidates to raise thier objections against the provisional answer key. The objections can be submitted till September 29 (12:00 am). The final answer key will be released on October 3 at consortiumofnlus.ac.in.
CLAT 2020 exam analysis: Expected cut off
While it is too early to predict the CLAT cutoff, the candidates make take some clue from the last year's cut off. However, one must also consider the following factors that will affect the cut off trends,
- Number of seats available in each National Law Universities
- NLU preference given by the candidates.
- The difficulty level of the CLAT exam 2020.
- Number of applicants - Around 10,000 more candidates are appearing this year compared to last year.
- Reservation policies of NLUs; it has been changed in many NLUs so the CLAT 2020 cut off is likely to be affected by this.
The first round CLAT cut off from last year suggest that those who get the rank at 50 or less are selected for NLSIU Banglore, the top NLUs of India. For more details, candidates can refer to the last year's cut off for the first round as given below.
CLAT Previous Year cut off
National Law Universities (NLUs)
CLAT exam analysis 2020 - Test pattern
Common Law Admission Test
September 28, 2020 (2 PM - 4 PM)
Online mode, Computer-based
Type of Questions
Multiple Type Questions (MCQs) from given passages
Number of Questions
UG - 150 questions
PG- 120 questions
UG - 150 marks
Each objective question will carry 1 mark. An incorrect question will invite a penalty of 0.25 marks.
CLAT Last Year Exam Analysis
CLAT wasn't on unexpected lines. The establishment of CLAT Consortium and bringing offline test narrowed the chances of any debacle. The CLAT last year paper was very easy and simple.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CLAT 2020 Exam Analysis - Important Aspects, Question Paper Review, Expected Cut off
Question: How many questions are asked in CLAT UG?
CLAT UG will have 150 objective type questions.
Question: When can I download the answer key of CLAT 2020?
The CLAT 2020 answer key will be released today in the evening.
Question: How many candidatets are expected to appear in CLAT 2020?
Around 68000 candidates are likely to appear in CLAT UG, and 9000 are expected in CLAT PG.
Question: How many seats are offered by NLSIU Banglore?
The university will offer 120 seats in BA LLB and 50 seats in LLM programme.
Question: When will the CLAT result 2020 be declared?
The CLAT result will be declared on October 5 at consortium's official website,
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Questions related to CLAT
suggest me best the book for legeal reasoning to prepare clat just 1book name
See there are multiple books form which one can prepare for Legal reasoning section of CLAT but if you want to go for only one book then to be honest you should go with Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning by Pearson . I am enlisting down the best books for CLAT preparation for all subjects :-
@GK & CURRENT AFFAIRS
Manorama Year Book
General Knowledge by Arihant Publications
Current Affairs Yearly by Arihant Publications
A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
Analytical Reasoning (English) by M K Pandey
Quantitative Aptitude ebook (ALL Parts Solved) by R S Agarwal
Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning by Pearson
Objective Legal Aptitude by Rs Agarwal
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic, Arihant Publications
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by Pearson's
Objective General English by R S Aggarwal
Word Power Made Easy by Norman
For complete information kindly check out the link given below :
I hope this information helps you.
suggest me best coaching center to prepare clat 2021 in hyderbad
Some of the best coaching Institute for preparation of CLAT 2021 in Hyderabad are the following.
Career Launcher - Ameerpet Centre
Career Launcher - Tarnaka Centre
Career Launcher - Himayathnagar
Hope this information will help you
suggest me single book for each subject to prepare for clat 2021..just single book from each subject
Here we provide you some books that you can refer for preparation of CLAT 2021:
1. English Language - Word Power Made Easy by Normal Lewis
2. Quantitative Aptitude - Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal
3. Logical Reasoning - Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
4. Legal Reasoning - Bare Acts of Indian Constitution
5. Current Affairs - India Year Book
Hope it helps.
how to prepare for CLAT examination
Before starting your preparation for clat examination you should know its examination pattern so that you can prepare accordingly
Here's a brief of your clat UG 2021 examination pattern :-
* total number of questions :- 150 questions
* type of questions asked :- mcqs/objective. Basically, your clat question paper will contain several passages of around 300 to 450 words and those passages will be followed by series of mcqs.
* medium of the question paper :- English
* mode of the examination :- it will be conducted in offline mode / pen paper based examination
* total marks :- the examination will be conducted for a total of 150 marks
*Duration of the examination :- 2 hours
*marking scheme :-
. -) you get one mark for each correct answer .
. -) here is penalty of 0.25 Mark for each wrong answer
Subject wise number of questions in your clat 2021 examination is provided below:-
*english language :- 28 - 32 questions
*quantitative techniques :- 13-17questions
*Legal Reasoning :- 35-39 questions
*current affairs including gk :- 35-39 questions
*Logical Reasoning :- 28-32 questions
For more details regarding clat examination pattern you can visit our page at
Coming to how you should prepare,
Follow the below tips to prepare well for your clat examination:-
*Go well through your CLAT syllabus , don't leave any part just because you find it difficult or boring or you don't like it.You can get clat syllabus at https://law.careers360.com/articles/clat-syllabus
List of best books which you can follow to master CLAT syllabus is given below subject wise :-
GK & CURRENT AFFAIRS
*Manorama Year Book
*General Knowledge by Arihant Publications
*Current Affairs Yearly by Arihant Publications
*A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
*Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning by Pearson
*Objective Legal Aptitude by Rs Agarwal
*Fast Track Objective Arithmetic, Arihant Publications
*Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by Pearson's
*Objective General English by R S Aggarwal
*Word Power Made Easy by Norman
For detailed information about books for CLAT go through
*A major part of your Clat question paper are from the gk and current affairs section , so focus more on them, read news papers like The Hindu, Financial Express, and The Economist on daily basis to keep you updated
*Make a routine or a time table and religiously follow it , take short breaks in between your studies, studying continuously can be brain tiring and it becomes difficult to focus and study with concentration, so take breaks to relax and refresh your brain.
* Plan your studies, and set daily, weekly and monthly goals to cover the syllabus and meet them without any fail.
*Revise at regular intervals as syllabus is wide .
*Solve previous year CLAT questions :-it will let you know the examination pattern, type and difficulty level of questions asked in the exam etc
* Once done with complete syllabus, go through CLAT mock test papers , it will let you know your preparation level and and weak areas so that you can work on them and perform well in your CLAT examination
For more preparation tips go through
suggest me best books to prepare clat 2021 exam
You can refer to these books for CLAT preparation :
English (RC too)
- The Pearson Guide to the CLAT
- Objective General English (English) by RS Aggarwal
- Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal
- High School English Grammar & Composition by P C Wren, H Martin
General Knowledge and Current Affairs
- Manorama Yearbook
- Lucents General Knowledge
- Pratiyogita Darpan
- Quantitative Aptitude and Logical Reasoning (English) by RS Aggarwal
- Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Arihant
- A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
- Analytical Reasoning by M K Pandey
- Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
- Quantitative Aptitude by R S Agarwal
- Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning: For CLAT and LLB Entrance Examinations by Pearson
- Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning byA P Bhardwaj
- Objective Legal Aptitude by RS Aggarwal
- LSTs Legal Reasoning Module
- Lexis Nexis Butterworths
- Bare Acts on Indian Constitution
I hope this helps.