AILET 2020 Analysis

Harsh Gagrani
26 Sep 2020 12:05 PM GMT
AILET 2020 Analysis
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The first major center-based law entrance examination of this session finally happened today and it shall be followed by CLAT in a couple of days and MH-CET in a couple of weeks. AILET 2020, for most aspirants, was a bag full of pleasant surprises, though to be fair, owing to the extremely limited seats it offers, pleasant surprise won't result in an actual NLU-D seat for most. But the paper, unlike atleast the last 3 AILETs, was broadly on an easy-to-medium side and the very kind of questions that had made AILET the much dreaded paper in the last few years (extremely lengthy legal reasoning questions, difficult data arrangement questions etc.) were either missing or sparsely used.

Let's delve deeper into section-wise analysis of AILET 2020:
English Language: The English section, in lines with the last few AILETs, was on a tougher side and had one Reading Comprehension passage and the paper was heavier on the Grammar and Vocabulary side. There were questions on Sentence Correction, Fill in the Blanks, Idioms and Phrases, Odd One Out, Parts of Speech etc. An attempt of about 25 questions should be considered as decent in this section.
General Knowledge: GK in AILET 2020 was the easiest section. Questions were mostly on Current Affairs but had a decent set of Static GK questions too. Questions were asked on Cytokine Storm, Magsaysay award, Nobel Peace Prize, Criminalization of Fake News, Greta Thunberg etc. The Static GK questions were from standard topics like History, Geography, Economy etc. An attempt of about 22-23 should be considered good in this section.
Legal Aptitude: This was arguably the most difficult section of AILET. It had almost half Legal Reasoning questions, which though were mostly as lengthy as the last two editions of AILET, but it still confused quite a few students. There was also one set of 4 questions which were based on five Legal Reasoning principles. On predictable lines, it had a lot of Current Legal Knowledge questions, which included questions packaged as Statement-based questions. Attempts around 22-23 should be considered as good in this section.
Logical Reasoning: Going strictly against the AILET standards, AILET 2020 set an easy-to-moderate Logical section. Questions were heavy on Analytical front and had lesser questions of Critical Reasoning. Analytical Reasoning questions were from a bouquet of topics which included Calendars, Clocks, Direction Sense, Arrangements, Family Tree, Coding-Decoding etc. Questions on Critical Reasoning were from Statement-Conclusions and Paragraph Based Questions. Attempts around 25-27 should be considered as good in this section.
Mathematics: The Maths section of AILET was moderate-to-difficult with questions from Equations, Time & Work, Permutations and Combinations, Profit, Loss and Discount, Mixtures etc. Safe number of attempts in Mathematics is around 6.
Coming to the conduction of the examination, though broadly the examination seems to have been conducted in a smooth manner, there are reports of a few centers being mismanaged, which resulted in a few aspirants wasting valuable time or not able to perform to the optimum! To top it all, there is a test centre in Delhi in which AILET apparently didn't happen at all! Sincerely hope that doesn't become the case with CLAT!
To conclude, AILET 2020 can broadly be categorized as a Moderate paper with a few easy sections (quite unlike the last few AILETs) and thus the cut-off should increase this year. The first list cut-off for General Category in the last two AILETs have ranged between 71 and 73. Expected cut-off for AILET 2020 is around 82 (First List) and 110+ should be considered a good number of attempts.
That's it for the moment. All eyes on CLAT 2020 now! All the Best Everyone :)
(Harsh Gagrani is a Graduate from NLIU, Bhopal, Director of LegalEdge Tutorials and author of Complete CLAT Companion)

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