CLAT 2019 Analysis

CLAT 2019 Analysis - The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2019 was conducted by National Law University, Odisha on 26th May, 2019 from 3 pm to 5 pm in the offline mode. The CLAT 2019 scores will be accepted by the National Law Universities for admissions into its undergraduate law programs. This article gives the detailed CLAT analysis 2019.
The 2019 CLAT exam was conducted offline and had 200 questions across 5 areas: English, General Knowledge, Mathematics, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning. The questions carried one mark each with 0.25 marks deducted for every incorrect answer. A total of 2 hours (120 minutes) was given and the questions were distributed across the sections as follows:
Overview of the CLAT 2019
Sections
Total Questions
Duration
English and Comprehension
40
120 minutes
General Knowledge and Current Affairs
50
Elementary Mathematics ( Numerical Ability)
20
Legal Aptitude
50
Logical Reasoning
40
Total
200
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Expected cutoff and Good Attempt
Sections
Good Attempt (Number of questions)
English including Comprehension
34+
General Knowledge and Current Affairs
35+
Elementary Mathematics ( Numerical Ability)
14+
Legal Aptitude
42+
Logical Reasoning
34+
The students who have attempted 155-175 questions may expect a call from top 5 NLUs (Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bhopal and Jodhpur) and those who have attempted in the range of 135-155 questions are likely to get a call from any other NLUs.
Cutoff for top 5 NLUs (Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bhopal and Jodhpur) is expected to be around 140+. Last score at which one can expect a call from any of the NLUs in general category is 115+.
Let us now look at the detailed analysis for each section:
English Including Comprehension:
Area
Number of questions
Reading Comprehension
10
Sentence Completion
10
Phrases
5
Confusing words
5
Word Usage and Meanings
5
Misc
5
Total
40
Evaluation: The level of questions in this section was easy. There was one passage, with ten questions. The passage was moderate in terms of understanding and focused on inventors and innovations giving examples of telephone.
The section was dominated by vocabulary, reading comprehension and sentence completion.
Attempt by Good Student: 34+
General Knowledge and Current Affairs:
Evaluation: This year’s GK was dominated by current GK and only few questions of static GK. The section was dominated by international GK with questions based on UNESCO, ASEAN, etc. Other questions were based on election, mother day, awards, sports, author of books, etc.
Attempt by Good Student: 35+
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability):
Area
Number of questions
SI/CI
2
Allegation & Mixture
1
Pipe and cistern
2
Clock and Calendar
2
Number System
5
Profit and Loss
2
Time, Speed & Distance
2
Percentage
3
Mensuration
1
Total
20
Evaluation: This section was easier than last year. The questions were from conventional topics like SI/CI, pipes and cistern, percentage, profit loss, mensuration, BODMAS, etc. There were also questions on clocks, calendar, ratio, etc. Overall feel of the section was easy to moderate.
Attempt by Good Student: 14+
Legal Aptitude:
Question Type
No. of Questions
Legal Reasoning Based Questions
50
Tentatively Subjects Covered
 
Law of Torts
22
Law of Contract
15
Constitution
3
Indian Penal Code
6
Miscellaneous Laws
4
Total
50
Evaluation: This section came as a good surprise for the students as it was comparatively easier this year. The legal section covered easy to moderate questions. All the 50 questions were legal reasoning based and there were no legal knowledge based questions or questions based on assertion reasoning.  The paper mainly focused on questions from the Law of Contracts and Law of Torts while Constitution and IPC took a backseat in this exam. With respect to miscellaneous laws, surprisingly there were no questions from family law which is usually the favorite subject of the paper setters. However, there were questions from Transfer of Property Act.  Also, there were many questions from previous year question papers, however, there were minor changes in the principles mentioned. Regardless, those who had practiced the same had an upper hand in the exam. To solve this section basic legal knowledge was required. There was not even a single question on Maxims this year.
Attempt by Good Student: 42+
Logical Reasoning:
Area
Number of questions
Analytical Reasoning
12
Directions
2
Relations
1
Coding Decoding
4
Syllogism
4
Series
4
Verbal reasoning
4
Verbal Analogies
4
Odd one out
3
Misc.
2
Total
40
Evaluation:  This section contained questions from a variety of areas of Logical Reasoning with a major focus on Analytical reasoning, syllogism, coding decoding, series, directions and relations etc.
There were also questions on verbal reasoning, verbal analogies and odd one out. The questions on verbal reasoning were tricky. Managing speed with accuracy was an essential parameter for this section.
Attempt by Good Student: 34+