CLAT 2020 Analysis

Common-Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2020 is a national level entrance exam for admissions to integrated undergraduate law programmes. CLAT 2020 exam is scheduled on June 21, 2020, which will be conducted by the Consortium of NLUs. The admission test will be pen-paper based and will consist of 150 questions. CLAT 2020 saw a significant change in the exam pattern. Legal Aptitude was replaced with Legal Reasoning, after which the number of questions was also reduced from 200 to 150. However, CLAT 2020 will have more general questions than previous years CLAT. CLAT 2020 exam pattern was modified by the CLAT committee to make it convenient for the candidates to attempt the exam. However, this didn’t decline the difficulty level of the exam. For CLAT 2020, students have to burn the midnight oil to expect a high score in the entrance.
CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern
CLAT 2020 exam pattern saw significant changes, which left every other person awestruck. The significant changes that were made in the exam pattern were –reducing the number of questions to 150 for CLAT 2020 and replacing Legal Aptitude with Legal Reasoning. However, the time duration and examination mode remain unchanged. Let’s have a look at the new CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern and section-wise break up of CLAT 2020 exam.
Number of Sections
English including comprehension; General Knowledge and Current Affairs; Legal Reasoning; Logical Reasoning; Quantitative Techniques
Total no. of questions
Total marks
Marks per question
Negative Marking
Yes (0.25 deducted for a wrong answer)
Mode of Examination
Section-wise break up of CLAT 2020
Sr. No.
English including Comprehension
General Knowledge and Current Affairs
Legal Reasoning
Logical Reasoning
Quantitative Techniques
CLAT 2020 Analysis
In comparison with previous year’s exams, CLAT 2019 had Legal Aptitude, whereas CLAT 2020 will have Legal Reasoning instead of Legal Aptitude. The questions in all the sections of previous year’s paper were lengthy, which utilised most of your precious time. Students who were thorough with the general knowledge and current affair section were able to ace it. However, it would be best if you have prepared well for all the sections.
CLAT 2020 Section-wise Analysis
CLAT 2020 will have 150 questions divided into five sections –General Knowledge and Current Affairs, English including Comprehension, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Techniques.
  1. General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  2. Questions in this section vary from difficult to moderate level of difficulty. Most of the questions asked in this section are based on current affairs. Based on CLAT 2019, Static GK dominated the section, yet the questions were quite easy and straightforward. The students found the questions easier to answer. However, to ace this section, you must be thorough with what is happening in your surroundings.
  3. English including Comprehension
  4. The level of difficulty in English section varies from time to time and person to person. The questions in this section are straightforward, yet the students have to work hard on the vocabulary. The comprehension included is more straightforward than the questions, which might trick you. The section is more dominated by sentence completion, vocabulary and reading comprehension.
  5. Legal Reasoning
  6. The newly added section in the CLAT 2020! Legal reasoning is where students have to use their legal knowledge in solving the presented argument. Students will be given a passage upon legal matters or social problems. Students can score an excellent grade by developing knowledge about the moral and legal issues. However, they must have the ability to solve the argument by applying legal rules.
  7. Logical Reasoning
  8. For logical reasoning section, students have to answer questions based on comprehensions, where they have to identify and analyse the hidden arguments. Students must be capable enough to understand the grounds and termination of the evidence. A higher level of intelligence is required, as time is restricted and passages might get lengthy.
  9. Quantitative Techniques
  10. For this section, students will have to solve short questions based on graphs, pictorial or diagrammatic representation. Students must know the concepts of Class 10th thoroughly to ace this section. Students must know algebra, ratios and proportions, menstruation and statistical estimation.
An in-depth analysis of CLAT 2020 done by our industry experts will be available on the page by the evening of examination.
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