CLAT 2016: test-takers raise doubts on answer key
Updated on May 13, 2016 - 2:29 p.m. IST by Apratim Chatterjee
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As Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) committee released question paper and answer sheets of CLAT 2016 on May 12, CLAT takers alleged that the paper had multiple discrepancies. After the question paper was made public on May 12, candidates also claimed that one of the questions was out of prescribed syllabus.

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CLAT 2016 test-takers have alleged that around five answer responses are wrong in the official answer sheet released by CLAT authorities. Besides this, the CLAT 2016 question paper carried a visual reasoning question which was restricted area for CLAT question paper, according to the official announcements earlier.

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In its website, the CLAT Committee had clearly mentioned that “However, visual reasoning will not be tested.” But still question id– 2185952598 in Reasoning Section had Visual Reasoning question.

Find below was the official website reads on test paper pattern–


But the below question in CLAT 2016 paper had Visual Reasoning

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In conversation with Careers360, Arghya Samadhar, one of the CLAT 2016 test-taker said, “I had not prepared for visual reasoning question. But the same in the question paper surprised me and I could not solve that.” The Visual-Reasoning question carried 1 mark.

The test-takers of the coveted law entrance examination have also raised their doubts related to CLAT 2016 question paper and answer key on different social media platforms. Careers360 brings you details on the alleged erroneous official answer-sheet of CLAT 2016.

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Careers360 brings you a table of wrong answer options / questions as alleged by the test-takers.


Question Id

Errors claimed by test takers


by test takers

Effect on Marks*

Legal Reasoning


Answer option wrong; Given answer option no. 3

Answer should be option no. 2

+0.75 / -0.25

Logical Reasoning


Answer option wrong; Given answer option no. 3

Answer should be option no. 2, 3 and 4

+0.75 / -0.25

Logical Reasoning


Answer option wrong; Given answer option no. 4

Answer should be option no. 2, 3 and 4

+0.75 / -0.25

Logical Reasoning


Answer option wrong; Given answer option no. 1

Answer should be option no. 1, 2, 3 and 4

+0.75 / -0.25

Logical Reasoning


The question is alleged to be out of syllabus

Test-takers claim for one bonus marks


*Tentative change in scores of CLAT 2016

Careers360 has contacted CLAT 2016 Committee and RGNUL Patiala seeking responses to this.


Read here what CLAT 2016 answer key reflects?


The CLAT conducting body, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL) Patiala has offered 3-days’ time for candidates to raise objections regarding any erroneous questions or response sheets of CLAT 2016 paper. The representations may be sent at the earliest by May 15, 2016, after which the CLAT committee will be releasing the amended answer key on May 23, 2016. The result of CLAT 2016 is scheduled to be announced on May 23 along with the publication of category-wise CLAT 2016 merit list.


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I am 28 now. Can i get admission in basis of CLAT ot LSAT Score

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 23rd Jan, 2020
There is no age limit for appearing in CLAT 2020 for UG program as well as in CLAT PG exam. So if you are able to fetch decent score, then you can get admission on the basis of that score. There is also no upper age limit for appearing in LSAT India Examination. But you can check the age limit specified by individual colleges wherein you want to seek admission.

CLAT PG 2020 best books can u please help me with the best books which should be needed for the preparation of CLAT PG i repeat CLAT PG not CLAT UG cause i can not get CLAT PG books in my locality if u suggest me i can purchase it online

Khushi 23rd Jan, 2020

Hi Harsha

These are the best books for CLAT PG 2020

  • Universal’s LLM Entrance Guide
  • Lexis Nexis Butterworths
  • Pearson General Knowledge Manual 2020
  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
  • Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis

Hope this helps!


I am appearing for 12 this year , can i apply for CLAt this year?

ayush mishra 23rd Jan, 2020

Yes, you can surely apply for the Common Law Admission Test while appearing for the board exams of class 12 for admission to UG courses. The eligibility criteria for CLAT states that the candidates who have passed their class12th Board Examination or The Senior Secondary School Examination can apply for the exam. In addition to it, the aspirants have to secure a minimum of 45% marks in the qualifying exam for General Category and for SC and ST candidates, they need to secure 40% marks in qualifying exam. However, not only the students who have passed their class 12 examination can apply but also the candidates who are appearing in their qualifying exam can appear. In the case of admission to UG courses, this qualifying exam refers to Class 12 examination and hence you have all the rights to appear for it and there is no problem in applying for the exam but you also have to ensure that you fulfill the educational (and also other) eligibility criteria for the exam. If you want to know more about CLAT 2020, you can refer this link


How many people fill CLAT exam per year

ayush mishra 22nd Jan, 2020

Hey Vijay!

The actual number of applicants for the Common Law Admission Test differ every year and is usually experiencing a 8-10 % increase every year. Although the official records have many caveats attached to it but previous three year participants statistics is as follows:-

CLAT 2017:- 50,676

CLAT 2018:- close to 55000

CLAT 2019:- 60,000 approximately

So, approximately 55000 to 60000 students apply for the Clat examination every year. This number is the sum of total applicants for UG courses and the PG course. So, if you want to know about the UG course, approximately 50,000 people fill the exam every year and this year too you can expect the same trend.

However, it has to be said that many of those applicants fill the exam just to have an experience of a competitive examination after class 12 and hence if you are serious enough and have prepared well for the exam then your real competition is with probably 15000- 20000 people. Now, that is not any small number to compete against but given the stature of the examination, you will have to face such competition in order to fetch a seat in the top NLUs.

Good luck!


Can you please tell the best colleges of CLAT in maharashtra.

Snehlata Sinha Student Expert 21st Jan, 2020


these are some of the best colleges you have through clat in Maharashtra -

Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai

Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur

Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad

Kirit P Mehta School of Law, Mumbai

Dr Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University, Pune

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