IPU CET 2016 Exam Analysis

IP University, Delhi conducted its Common Entrance Test, 2016 for admission to its various programmes in Law on April 17, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm. It was the first major law entrance examination of this year.

The paper comprised 150 questions to be attempted in 150 minutes. Each question had four marks and each wrong attempt attracted a penalty of one mark. There was no penalty for unattempted questions. The paper had four sections - Logical Reasoning, English, General Knowledge, and Legal Aptitude.

The pattern of the paper remained unchanged. However, the level of difficulty of the individual sections fluctuated a bit. The General knowledge section became difficult due to the predominance of static GK questions. The Legal Aptitude section also primarily consisted of legal knowledge questions. Overall, this year's paper was slightly more difficult than that of the last year

The detailed break up of the sections is as follows:

Section

No. of Questions

Good Attempt

Level of Difficulty

Logical Reasoning

38

32-34

Easy

English

38

32-36

Easy

General Knowledge

37

24-26

Moderate-Difficult

Legal Aptitude

37

28-30

Moderate-Difficult

Total

150

116-126

Moderate


Reasoning

The Logical Reasoning section with 38 questions was easy. However, the section was dominated by Analytical Reasoning section with around 29 questions. The questions were mostly from arrangement, coding-decoding, cubes, change of symbols, and numeral analogies. There were around 6 questions from Verbal Logic section. These were primarily anagram related questions. The students were asked to form meaningful words from a given set. There were no questions from deductive logic, syllogisms, or strong/weak arguments. Hence, this section was quite easy. An attempt of 32-34 will be considered a good attempt in this section.

English

The students reported the English section to be very easy. It had 38 questions. There were two reading comprehension passages. Both the passages were around 300-350 word long. The questions were primarily direct in nature. However, there were a few grammar based questions in the RC passages. There were around 6-7 questions on idioms and phrases which were reported to be manageable. There were 5-6 questions from sentence correction. A few students reported these questions to have extremely close options. There were 4-5 questions on sentence jumble and the other questions were from fill in the blanks chapter. These questions were also reported to be easy. Overall, this section was easy and an attempt of 32-36 will be considered to be good.

General Knowledge

The General knowledge section was dominated by static GK questions. There were very few questions from the current affairs section. The static GK questions focused more on science and computers and, surprisingly, ignored the polity section, a favourite of most law schools due to its relevance to the subject. The section had questions from Biology too. One question asked “On the surface of a lake, you’ll find which bacteria?” The surprise element was the questions based on computers like “Email uses which server client” etc. The overall difficulty level of the Static GK questions can be said to be moderate-difficult. Questions from Current Affairs were quite easy and direct.

Legal Aptitude

Unlike last year, there were some questions which seemed to be from Legal Reasoning, but a close look revealed them to be from legal awareness section. Of the 37 questions asked in this section, 25-26 questions were from knowledge and can be mostly classified as static legal knowledge. The rest of the questions were fact based, but without any principle. The questions were pretty straight and any student, who has read the LST-Legal Module, would find them to be sitters. The static legal knowledge required a bit of reading but cannot be termed as difficult.

Overall, the difficulty level of the paper can be said to be a moderate one, where an attempt of 116-126 can be considered a good one, with an overall accuracy of 90%. We hope that this journey culminates into a success for all of you.

 

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