CLAT 2024 Exam Analysis

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CLAT 2024 Exam Analysis

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the Consortium of National Law Universities consisting of representative universities. This is the exam for the admission to Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs in law domain offered in 22 National Law Universities (NLU's) of India. The application for the CLAT exam has started and was closed on 10th November.

Highlights of the CLAT Exam 2024:

  • The exam was conducted on 3rd December, 2023 for both UG and PG programmes.
  • The last date to submit an online application is 10th November 2023
Question (UG) Paper Format - 2024
Duration 2 hours
Total Marks 120
Negative Marking 0.25 mark for each incorrect answer.
MCQs 1 mark of each question (120 MCQs)

CLAT UG - 2024 Section Wise Analysis

Sections UG-CLAT 2024
English Language
  • Provided paragraphs of about 450 words each.
  • Would be of a standard that a 12th standard student may be able to read in about 5-7 minutes.
  • Students are expected to exhibit comprehension and language abilities.
Current Affairs Including General Knowledge
  • Provided passages of up to 450 words each.
  • The questions may be obtained from current affairs from India and the world, arts and cultures, and historical events and significance.
Legal Reasoning
  • Expected to understand paragraphs of around 450 words each.
  • Portions may link to constitutional concerns, public policy, or moral philosophical questions.
Logical Reasoning
  • Include a set of short passages of about 300 words each.
  • The candidate has to identify an argument set in the passage, analyze the patterns with outcomes.
Quantitative Techniques
  • Include small portions of data/ propositions/ graphs/ pictorial/ diagrammatic representations of numerical information

CLAT PG - 2024 Analysis

  • The duration of the exam will be 120 minutes.
  • The first section includes 120 objective-type questions carrying 1 mark each.
  • The negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.
  • The second section requires students to write 2 narrative essays.

The CLAT 2024 paper will be based on the obligatory topics of the UG program and include

  • Constitutional Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Administrative Law
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Property Law
  • Company Law
  • Public International Law
  • Tax Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Labour & Industrial Law

CLAT 2020 Exam Analysis

The exam analysis of CLAT 2020 provides information regarding the types of questions, difficulty level, common topics, and other significant factors. The exam had 150 questions across 5 sections namely English, Current Affairs including General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, and Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Techniques. The expected cutoff for the top 3 NLU is about 100+ and the top 10 NLU is 93+.

Section Wise Analysis 2020:

Sections Analysis
English In the English section, there were six passages and thirty questions. The majority of the passages were simple and clear, but a few were challenging. The questions were simple and contextual. The majority of the RC questions centered around the passage's tone, inferences, central idea, and so on. This section also covers questions, idioms, phrases, and grammatical concepts.
Logical Reasoning There were five passages with 30 questions each. The questions were straightforward, centered on critical thinking. As a result, time management was difficult.
Quantitative Techniques This section consisted of three sets of 15 questions each. It took time and had a variety of questions ranging from easy to moderate. This section was challenging in general.
Legal Reasoning This section included questions based on important laws and recent decisions. There were eight current affairs passages covering topics such as tort law, contract law, the Indian Penal Code, and related concepts. Understanding concepts was essential in this section.
Current Affairs, including General Knowledge This section, according to students, was unexpected. The questions ranged from FIFA to the growth of the agricultural sector to FTX. There were 35 questions based on seven passages. The majority of the questions were difficult to answer.

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