CLAT 2020 QUESTION PAPER
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The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an admission test conducted at the national level. It allows applicants to undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law courses offered at 22 NLUs and other colleges/universities that accept these examination scores. CLAT 2020 will be administered in the Social Distanced-Computer Based Testing (SD-CBT) mode as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Read CLAT 2020 SD-CBT Mode Exam Guidelines
The LLB paper will comprise sections covering English, General Knowledge, Elementary Mathematics, Logical Reasoning, and Legal Aptitude. A total of 150 questions will be provided with a total of 150 marks. LLM will have Constitutional Law and other Law Subjects. Here, 120 questions carry a total of 120 marks. The total time duration of CLAT 2020 is 2 hours (120 minutes). Know changes in CLAT Exam Pattern
The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) on January 1, 2020, released an official sample paper for the Common Law Admission Test 2020. The sample paper is based on the latest CLAT 2020 exam pattern and will be useful for candidates who will participate in the upcoming entrance test.
Refer to the article given below to find all the details regarding CLAT 2020 Question Paper.
|Exam Name||Common Law Admission Test|
|Exam Date||August 22, 2020|
|Mode||Social Distanced-Computer-based Test (SD-CBT) mode|
|Type of Questions||Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)|
|Number of Questions||BA LLB: 150 MCQs LLM: 120 MCQs|
|Total Marks||BA LLB: 150 marks LLM: 120 marks|
CLAT 2020 aspirants will be permitted to answer the exam only in the English language. There would be no other choices for language preferences.
The LLB course paper is split into five sections. The first section aims at testing the capacity of an individual to resolve a situation logically. The second section assesses the interest and knowledge of a candidate for Law. Other sections measure a candidate's ability to understand comprehension, mathematics and basic English.
|Section Name||Total Number of Questions||Weightage|
|English (including Comprehension)||28-32 questions||20%|
|GK and Current Affairs||35-39 questions||25%|
|Elementary Mathematics||13-17 questions||10%|
|Legal Aptitude||35-39 questions||25%|
|Logical Reasoning||28-32 questions||20%|
The examination pattern for the CLAT LLM program will cover topics from constitutional law, jurisprudence, contract, torts, criminal law , international law, and IPR.
|Section||Total Number of Questions||Total Marks|
|Constitutional Law||120 MCQs||120 MCQs: 1 mark each|
|Other Law Subjects||Total: 120 marks|
There really is no such thing as the 'finest' way of answering to CLAT 2020. Many test takers and CLAT toppers come forward with feedback about how the paper should be addressed. Nonetheless, the safest solution is the particular method designed by the student himself/herself to address the paper. The optimal approach can be explained by continuous experimentation. To answer this SD-CBT as quickly as possible, one has to experiment and find the best approach for oneself. CLAT mock tests are sure to be of great help during this process.
Spend a bit of time reviewing the sections of the question paper and skimming through them. Search for the section you know more answers to. Keep the following points in mind while attempting CLAT 2020:
Experts suggest addressing this section first. This is the section in which candidates can respond to questions in less than one minute. Hence, candidates should build time here to address the remaining examination questions. Also, if one is not sure in this section of the answers to any questions, then he/she can save them for later review and return to them after all the other questions in the paper have been addressed. About 50 questions are asked from this section which can take a total of around 13-15 minutes.
The section you can answer second is the English section. It takes very little time for questions related to grammar and spelling. So, the best approach is to answer them first. Questions regarding para-jumbles are highly scoring, so in the English segment you could answer those questions next. The exam will definitely have a minimum of one comprehension section. It could take somewhat longer than the questions on grammar. Read through the comprehension quickly to get an idea about what it says. After that, continue reading the questions, then go back to where you think the answer to that particular question lies, and answer it. Here, a total of around 30 questions can be solved keeping a target time of 13-17 minutes.
Next, move on to the Reasoning section. Read every question closely, and make sure you always read through every choice of answer very carefully as well. The questions in this section usually involve quantitative skill and analytical reasoning that is based on logic. The 40 questions here can be attempted in about 30-32 minutes.
Then, answer the section of Legal Aptitude. Read the questions in this section very carefully, and try to understand the important elements of the statements that you see. The topic of Legal Knowledge has around 0-15 questions which can be easily solved in 5-7 minutes. The Legal Reasoning topic typically has about 35 questions which can be answered in 35 minutes. Overall, the section of Legal Aptitude can be allocated around 40-45 minutes.
Lastly, answer the Mathematics section. The questions from the maths section are asked from the Class 9 and Class 10 syllabus. If at any point you feel unable to answer any question, then just skip it and revert to it later, if time permits. Take about 20 minutes to solve the 20 questions in this section.
Although easier than AILET, CLAT 2020 does require rigorous preparation and smart question attempting strategies as given above. Bear in mind your strengths and weaknesses and answer the CLAT question paper accordingly. As it is a speed test, ensure that you manage your time effectively.
Students who have to appear for the law entrance exam in the upcoming session of CLAT may be nervous about the kind of questions that would be included in the question paper. Here are some of the questions which experts have suggested.
Suppose in English, 'e‘ and every consecutive letter from 'e‘ onwards is typed in capitals, how would the sixth month from March get coded as?
Fill in the blanks: Q4RT, ___________ , QRT6, QR7T, Q8RT
Manoj walks 5 meters toward the north, after which he turns to the east and walks 10 meters. Later, he turns to his right and walks a 15-meter distance. He soon turns to his left and walks a 15-meter distance. Which direction does he now face?
A town's municipality raises water tax by 20% and water use reduces by 20%. Then, by how much does the percentage of monthly spending rise or decrease?
(A) 4% increase
(B) 4% decrease
(C) 5% increase
(D) 5% decrease
A baby was born on Tuesday, January 13, 1976. Which day of the week in the year 1986 will be the child's birthday?
A rectangle is 60 cm in perimeter. If its breadth is twice its length, then how much is its area?
(A) 200 cm2
(B) 180 cm2
(C) 160 cm2
(D) 220 cm2
Principle: Plan approval needs to be the exact mirror image of the plan.
Facts: 'A' put forward a proposal to 'B' for selling a chair for Rs. 500. 'B' wants to buy the chair for Rs . 400.
(A) B approved A's proposal
(B) B did not agree with A's plan.
(C) It is unclear whether B has accepted A's proposal.
(D) It is unknown whether A sent a proposal to B.
Principle: Causing an effect is an offence partly through an act and partly through an omission.
Facts: A did not offer his daughter D any food. He limited D to a room, too.
As a result, D died.
(A) An offense committed for not supplying D with food.
(B) A committed offence through confining of D.
(C) A has a murder offence committed on D.
(D) No offence was committed.
Principle: Whoever tries to commit the cheating offence, commits an offense.
Facts: A with the intention of defrauding B, gets an amount of Rs. 500 from him.
(A) A did not commit any offence
(B) A has committed a cheating offence
(C) A was attempting to commit a cheating offence
(D) A attempted to commit and committed a cheating offence
Which of the following is grammatically correct?
2. Arrange the following sentences in the correct sequence.
(A) The conscientious citizen helped thwart a hijack 's scheme.
(B) His leather jacket's deep pockets held what they feared!
(C) An individual called up the airport and provided a message.
(D) Both the passengers were frisked with caution, and one of them was asked to step aside.
3. Select the correct meaning of ‘inter vivos’.
(A) a transaction done to acquire a legacy
(B) an arrangement to foster one's own country's welfare
(C) a transaction between people living there
(D) a Warring Nations Treaty
Who is the current Chief Central Information Commissioner?
(A) Sudhir Bhargava
(B) R.K. Mathur
(C) Sridhar Acharyulu
During 2018, the number of complaints registered with the Banking Ombudsman increased by?
Which of the given countries recently quit UNESCO?
In the CLAT preparatory study, question papers from the preceding years play a critical part. Candidates can score high if solving previous year papers are included in their preparation. Remember the given points when addressing past year CLAT papers:
While identifying the exam pattern and its difficulty level, you should also notice your weak and strong areas. When answering the question papers, take note of the parts or topics you find challenging to answer. Train to strengthen the problem areas more later on. A few more CLAT Question Paper solving advantages are listed below:
Attempt as many question papers as you can from the previous year, and ace CLAT 2020.