CLAT 2020 Analysis

CLAT 2020 Analysis - The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2020 was conducted on 28th September, 2020 from 2 pm to 4 pm. The CLAT 2020 scores will be accepted by the National Law Universities for admissions into its undergraduate law programs. This article gives the detailed CLAT analysis 2020.
The CLAT 2020 exam was conducted in a CBT (Computer Based Test) methodology format and had 150 questions across 5 areas: English, Current Affairs including General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, and Logical Reasoningand Quantitative Techniques. 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 2020
CLAT 2020 Exam Pattern
Number of Sections 5
Sections English, Current Affairs including General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Techniques
Total no. of questions 150
Duration of the test 2 hours
Total marks 150
Marks per question 1
Negative Marking 0.25 Negative Marking
Expected Cut Off Expected cutoff for top 3NLU is about 100+ and top 10 NLU is 93+
Below-mentioned is the Sectional division of questions, along with the, marking scheme.
Total Questions
30 minutes
Current Affairs including General Knowledge
36 minutes
Legal Reasoning
39 minutes
Logical Reasoning
30 minutes
Quantitative Techniques
15 minutes
Let us now look at the detailed analysis for each section:
Evaluation: This section had 30 questions .The level of questions in this section was easy. There were 6 reading comprehension passages. The passages were from mixed areas like Climate change, ‘Bois Locker Room’ controversy, The Cat by Mary E Freeman, Short story by Kate Chopin, The Case for the Defence by Graham Greene, Editorial from The Hindu based on Telemedicine. The passages were easy to moderate in terms of understanding and had 5 questions each.
This was a scoring section for students and the main skill required was good reading speed and understanding of diverse areas.
Current Affairs including General Knowledge:
Evaluation: This year, this section of CLAT was passage based. The passages asked were quite predictable or remained in the news for 7-8 months. The level of difficulty of questions range between moderate to tough. The questions were mainly current based and inside out of the news was framed in the exam. The area was quite manageable as no passages which was only for reference. The passages asked covered wide areas like Economy, International relations, National Policies and Agreements. However, Static areas like History, Geography, Polity and Art and Culture were not touched. There were 36 questions in the Gk section.
Legal Reasoning:
Evaluation: The level of difficulty of the Legal Reasoning Section can be considered as moderate this year. There were 39 questions in this area; the level of questions was between easy and moderate. This area was quite lengthy. The passages were based mostly on the important current events from the last 6 months such as the Vizag gas leak case, force majeure in contract, Palghar mob lynching and so on. The questions were based on legal reasoning rather than static knowledge.
Logical Reasoning:
Evaluation: This section had 30 questions which included 5 passages (25 questions), 3 questions from ‘Statement and Conclusion and Assumption’,1 question from Matrix (puzzle) and 1 question from Coding – Decoding. The level of questions in this section was easy to moderate. This section contained questions mainly from Critical Reasoning.. This was again a reading-based section like English section with passages from diverse areas like Social Journalism, Anti Alcohol movement, Class XII CBSE result, Work from home during Corona Pandemic and Online classes. The articles were mainly picked from the leading newspapers like The Hindu, Indian Express and Times of India. This was also a scoring section like English for students as the section was reading based and the passages were easy to moderate in terms of understanding. There were few tricky questions checking the reasoning skills. The main skill required was again a good reading speed.
Quantitative Techniques:
Evaluation:  This section had 3 sets one bar graph, one table and one set on area of semicircle whose options were inconsistent with the information given in the question. Overall the difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate.
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