CLAT 2020 PAPER ANALYSIS

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    CLAT 2020 Paper Analysis, Final Answer Key (Released), Difficulty Level, Ideal Attempts & Cut Off

    Urvashi Singhal Urvashi Singhal
    Exams Prep Master

    The Consoritum has come up with final CLAT 2020 Answer Keys in the midst of student protest against improper conduction of paper. CLAT 2020 was successfully conducted on September 28, 2020  in 203 exam centres across India. Candidates found the paper to be quite lengthy due to the long paragraphs. Overall difficulty level of CLAT 2020 paper was moderate.

    Key Highlights of CLAT 2020 Paper Analysis:

    • This year, candidates saw a change in CLAT Exam Pattern as the number of questions reduced from 200 to 150.
    • In the Quantitative Aptitude section, set of 5 questions on semi-circle were completely incorrect.
    • Due to this error, candidates this year will be marked only on 145 questions.
    • Attempting about 100 – 110 questions should be an ideal attempt with an accuracy rate of 85 – 90.
    • For top 3 National Law Universities under CLAT, scoring 85 – 87 is expected to suffice. See Participating NLUs & Seat Allotment
    • The current affair section was unexpected as questions came from events that occurred as recently as September.

    Direct link to download CLAT 2020 UG Answer Key

    Direct link to download CLAT 2020 PG Answer Key

    Table of Contents

    Collegedunia Test Tip: Since the paper is conducted for admission into country’s top law schools, familiarity with current topics along with legal aptitude is a must. Daily changes, specifically political related content should be well-versed. For example: recent events related to COVID-19, CAA, prominent Supreme Court judgements and their impact, change of CJI, etc. Also, practice of CLAT previous year question papers from 2010-2019 will provide a comprehensive idea for CLAT 2020.

    CLAT 2020 Answer Key (Released)

    Consortium has released CLAT 2020 Final Answer Key on October 5, 2020. Previously, On October 03, 2020, Consortium has released a clarification stating to drop the questions and answers that are incorrect, since a large number of candidates have raised unnecessary objections. Read More   

    List of CLAT 2020 Questions dropped from UG and PG question papers. 

    Section/ PaperQuestion NumberModification
    Quantitative Technique in CLAT UG146Question dropped
    147Question dropped
    150Question Dropped
    In CLAT PG23Question Dropped

    Modification in CLAT 2020 Answer Key (UG). No Mdocication has been made in PG answer key. 

    Subject AreaQuestion NumberOriginal Key Final Key
    English08DA
    GK and Current Affairs35DC
    Quantitative Technique148AD
    149AD

    The Consortium has also released CLAT provisional answer keys for both UG and PG Programs. Candidates were invited to raise objections to the issued answer key before September 29 (midnight).

    CLAT 2020- Previous Year Paper Analysis

    With thechange in CLAT 2020 exam pattern, many students are apprehensive of the expected questions and the difficulty level of the examination. To clear all doubts of CLAT aspirants, Collegedunia has prepared an analysis of few previous year papers. Read below to get clue about how CLAT paper looked like previously.

    CLAT 2020 Paper Analysis

      Section

      Number of Questions

      Number of Passages

      Level of Difficulty

      English

      30

      6

      Easy

      Quantitative Techniques

      153

      Moderate

      Current Affair

      367

      Moderate

      Logical Reasoning

      305

      Easy

      Legal Reasoning

      398

      Moderate

      CLAT 2019 Paper Analysis

      CLAT Paper Analysis turns out to be a mandate for all law aspirants as it gives a glimpse of how the paper may look like in the upcoming sessions. As for CLAT 2019, the exam was successfully conducted on May 26 in pen-paper (offline) mode. According to the experts, the overall difficulty level of CLAT 2019 was low, though it was lengthy due to several legal reasoning questions.

      • In comparison to the previous year’s paper, several questions in legal aptitude section were from legal reasoning which made the paper lengthy.
      • All the sections were easy but time-consuming. Surprisingly, no questions were asked from “Constitution of India” and Legal Knowledge. 
      • In the GK and Current Affairs section, 45-46 questions were from Current Affairs and rest 3-4 questions were static which was related to recent events.
      • The questions were asked from the events of the past 3-4 months.

      Section

      Number of Questions

      Number of Good Attempts

      Level of Difficulty

      English

      40

      35-36

      Easy

      General Knowledge

      50

      40-42

      Easy-Moderate

      Elementary Mathematics

      20

      12-14

      Easy-Moderate

      Logical Reasoning

      40

      34-35

      Easy

      Legal Aptitude

      50

      40-42

      Easy-Moderate

      Total

      200

      170-174

      Easy

      CLAT 2019- Section-wise analysis

      Below given is the section- wise analysis for CLAT 2019:

      English Language

      TopicNumber of QuestionsDifficulty Level
      Reading Comprehension10Easy
      Foreign Words5Medium
      Idioms5Easy
      Mis-spelt Words5Easy to Medium
      Para Jumbles5Easy
      Sentence Correction10Easy

      General Knowledge & Current Affairs

      TopicNumber of QuestionsDifficulty Level
      National7Easy
      International7Easy to Medium
      Science and Technology7Easy to Medium
      Economic Development7Easy to Medium
      Sports2Easy
      Awards and Honours6Easy
      Science & Technology2Easy to Medium
      Misc. GK4Easy to Medium
      Books and Authors3Easy
      Polity2Easy
      History1Easy
      Geographical Indicators2Easy
      Total50Easy

      Elementary Mathematics

      TopicNumber of QuestionsDifficulty Level
      SI/CI2Easy
      Percentages, Profit & Loss3Easy to Medium
      Ratio, Mixtures, Allegations2Easy to Medium
      TSD, Time & Work5Easy to Medium
      Algebra2Easy
      Number System1Easy
      Mensuration1Easy
      Clocks1Medium
      Calendars2Easy to Medium
      Venn Diagrams1Easy
      Total20Easy

      Logical Reasoning

      TopicNumber of QuestionsDifficulty Level
      Arrangements14Easy
      Blood Relations1Easy
      Coding-Decoding2Easy
      Number Series4Easy
      Alpha-numeric series2Series
      Alphabet series1Series
      Directions1Easy
      Odd one Out4Easy
      Analogies3Easy
      Syllogisms5Easy
      Connectives3Easy
      Total40Easy

      Legal Aptitude

      TopicNumber of QuestionsDifficulty Level
      Contracts18Easy to Medium
      Criminal Law11Easy to Medium
      Torts12Easy to Medium
      Miscellaneous9Easy to Medium
      Total50Easy to Medium

      CLAT 2018 Paper Analysis

      The law entrance examination had 200 questions spread across five sections – Legal Aptitude, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Logical Reasoning, English and Elementary Mathematics. Each question had a weightage of one mark, and a negative marking of one-fourth marks was applicable for each incorrect answer.

      Legal Aptitude

      • As per the experts, this was the easiest section.
      • It had close to 35 legal reasoning questions which were simple and direct.  
      • There were few questions on Legal Knowledge mostly based on the Constitution.
      • It had 8-10 Legal GK questions, including static LGK questions.
      • A score of around 36-37 can be considered as a safe score for this section.

      General Knowledge and Current Affairs

      • The questions were on predictable lines, i.e. questions were from Current Affairs.
      • Static GK questions (15 questions) dominated this section.
      • A few questions based on events in early 2018 were asked.
      • As the questions were straightforward, the difficulty level of the section was quite easy.

      Logical Reasoning

      • This section had tricky questions, especially the 3 puzzles that were asked.
      • Questions were based on Blood relations, Coding & Decoding, Syllogisms, etc.
      • It was a relatively lengthy but easy section. 

      English

      • Another predictable section, having one reading comprehension with 10 questions.
      • Different questions types were vocabulary (5 Ques.), sentence correction (5 Ques.), short paragraphs with one question each (4 – 6 Ques.).
      • This section can be considered as the most scoring section out of the lot.

      Elementary Mathematics

      • This section was the most difficult and time consuming one out of all the sections.
      • The section was dominated by time and work, speed distance and time questions. 
      • Even good students did not have a serious attempt above 10-12.

      Tabulated below is the section-wise breakup of CLAT 2018 (LLB Program) – 

      SectionNo. of QuestionsGood attemptsScore (with 85 % accuracy)
      Legal Aptitude5040-4233-35
      GK & Current affairs5032-3326-27
      Logical Reasoning4030-3225-26
      English4030-3226-27
      Elementary Mathematics2010-118-9

      CLAT 2017 Paper Analysis

      The national level law entrance examination was conducted for UG and PG Programs on the same day and time. The level and type of questions were different.

      Legal Aptitude

      The questions were from easy to moderate. Out of 50 questions, 35 questions were based on Principle Facts and 15 were Legal GK questions. The majority of students stated that the legal reasoning section was quite easy.

      Legal reasoning section was dominated by contract law, criminal law followed by constitutional law and torts question. Surprisingly, there were no questions from Intellectual Property, Family Law or International law. In all, the section was from easy to moderate level.

      General Knowledge and Current Affairs

      Current affairs dominated the section. Unlike previous years, questions on history and static areas were completely missing. More questions were testing a candidate’s knowledge of Personalities, Economy, and International Organizations formed a good part of the section.

      Logical Reasoning

      The difficulty level of this section was low. Questions were majorly from Arrangements, Directions, Blood Relations, Series, and Syllogisms. Verbal Reasoning had 12 questions based on analogy, vocabulary, odd one out and syllogisms. Questions on topics such as Statement Argument, Statement-Assumption were only one or two in number.

      English

      As per the analysis, the section was a bit lengthy and the reading comprehension was quite tricky. Again, the section was considered to be the most predictable one. Fill in the blanks, sentence correction, spelling correction, error detection questions dominated the section. The reading comprehension was lengthy (800 words) and tricky. There were no vocabulary based questions.

      Elementary Mathematics

      This section was the most difficult and time consuming one out of all the sections. The section was dominated by time and work, speed distance and time questions. There were no questions from geometry section.

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      Tabulated below is the section-wise breakup of CLAT 2017 (LLB Program) – 

      SectionNo. of QuestionsGood attemptsScore (with 85 % accuracy)
      Legal Aptitude5039-4034-35
      GK & Current affairs5030-3226-27
      Logical Reasoning4034-3530-31
      English4035-3631-32
      Elementary Mathematics2010-119-10

      Student’s Reaction to LLB Paper

      • As per Aditya, the test paper was lengthy. “The exam was good, considering there were 200 questions and we had to complete it in two hours, I felt it was a bit lengthy. I left 5 questions. Other than that, the difficulty level of the paper was moderate”.
      • "I took a very long time to solve the math section, but then I think math is everybody's weak point. Even though they were multiple-choice questions, we still had to devote a certain amount of time on each question, so time was an issue," said Sanjana Mishra, a student.
      • Bhavya Kohli, a student of DL DAV Model School, Shalimar Bagh felt that CLAT 2018 was a balanced paper. “To me, GK was the most difficult section followed by Legal Aptitude. Math was a bit tough. Logical Reasoning, English and GK sections were fine. Questions asked in the Legal Aptitude section were a bit tricky”.
      • “The paper was moderate. For me, English, Math and GK were the easiest sections while reasoning and legal aptitude was a little more difficult,” said Arunima Bisht.
      • Gurmeet said, "If someone was thorough with their current affairs including the most recent events, GK would be easier for them.” Questions covered diverse topics ranging from Trump’s elevation as US President to the Juno spacecraft and recent French election.

      CLAT 2016 Paper Analysis

      RGNLU Patiala conducted CLAT 2016 on May 8, 2016. As per the paper analysis, it was considered as the easiest Common Law Admission Test ever. The experts said the paper looked like CLAT 2014 conducted by GNLU.

      Tabulated below is the section-wise breakup of CLAT 2016 (LLB Program) –

      SectionNo. of QuestionsGood attemptsScoreLevel of Difficulty
      Legal Aptitude5042-4440+Easy to Moderate
      GK & Current affairs5043-4540+Moderate
      Logical Reasoning4034-3530-33Easy to Moderate
      English4036-3833-36Easy
      Elementary Mathematics2010-129-10Moderate

      Check CLAT 2016 Paper Analysis

      *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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