CLAT 2016 Exam Analysis

 

CLAT 2016 conducted by RGNLU (Patiala) on May 8, 2016. This paper was probably the easiest CLAT ever. We at LST had predicted an easy paper, but it surpassed all our expectations. It looked like the CLAT 2014 paper conducted by GNLU.
The pattern of the paper however did not witness any change. If you are a LSTian you would have found many questions in the paper straight from the LST Mocks and the Material.
The paper had a total of 200 questions spread across five sections - English, GK, Elementary Mathematics, Logical Reasoning and Legal Aptitude. Each correct attempt would get 1 mark while each incorrect attempt would attract a negative score of 0.25 marks. This was no different from the past sections.

LST Analysis of the section wise performance is as follows.

Section

No. of Questions

Good Attempts

Good Score

Level of Difficulty

English

40

38+

33+

Easy

G.K./Current Affairs

50

45+

40+

Moderate

Elementary Mathematics

20

12+

10+

Moderate

Legal Aptitude

50

44+

40+

Easy-Moderate

Logical Reasoning

40

35+

33+

Easy-Moderate

Total

200

180+

155- 160+

Easy

 

The highest score is likely to be 170 +, while the Top 100 ranks are likely to be in the score range of 152 to 155. IF you are getting 145 + you can expect to be among the top 200.

To find the estimated ranks at different score click on “Rank Estimator”.

English

One of the easiest English sections of the recent past.
The following types of questions were a part of the English Section

  • One Passage with 10 Questions.
  • Fill in the blanks with “Grammatically” correct options
  • Questions of Idioms, Spellings, Migratory Words
  • Vocab Based Questions
General Knowledge & Current Affairs

A pleasant surprise was that an event that happened as late as May 6, appeared in the exam.
There were 35 Questions of Current Events and 15 Questions of General Awareness that were of the Static Type.

Elementary Mathematics

This was probably the section that has changed the most in terms of the level of difficulty. This section of the paper had 20 questions.There were a few questions that were “tricky”, which could have tempted the students in marking the wrong answers.

Legal Aptitude

There were 15 Questions of Legal Knowledge which were fairly easy.

The rest were Legal Reasoning which did not have any “surprise” elements. There was absolutely no need for any prior legal knowledge to crack this section. Most of the questions had 2 choices which were definitely not the answers !! There was a good mix of Torts, Contracts, ...and other types of Law questions.

Logical Reasoning

There were 23 questions of Verbal type and 17 questions that were “ Math / Analytical” Type

There were questions of the following types

  • Statement Assumption
  • Cause and Effect
  • Analogy
  • Odd Word Out
  • Syllogism
  • Llogical consistency
  • Truth and falsity

In Analytical Reasoning there were 17 Questions - Some in the form of Groups of 2 or 3. Others were singlets.

The estimated cut-off for the top three law schools should be 145+. These estimates are for the first list released by the different Law Schools.

This paper is very similar to the CLAT 2014 paper. Look at the LST, CLAT 2016 Analysis to get a sense of the CLAT 2014 ranks.

Best Wishes,
Team LST

Disclaimer: All information on cut-offs, analysis, answer key and scores are based on independent analysis and evaluation made by CL-LST.. We do not take responsibility for any decision that might be taken, based on this information.