CLAT 2019 Analysis, Expected Cut-Off

CLAT 2019 Analysis, Expected Cut-Off

CLAT 2019 paper, in a way, wasn't completely on unexpected lines. Owing to the fiasco last year (and on a few more occasions in the last few years), the recently made CLAT Consortium had to make a lot of amends to make CLAT a sustainable examination. Firstly, the CLAT Committee formulated the Consortium, thus putting to rest the 'Permanent CLAT Committee' demand. Next, they made the paper offline, thus putting to end the chances of last year's online paper conduction fiasco happening again. To complete the circle, they made the CLAT 2019 paper very easy and largely controversy free.

English: This section comprised of 10 questions on Reading Comprehension, 5 questions each on Parajumbles, Mis-spelt words, Idioms and Foreign Word and 10 Grammar based questions on Sentence Correction. The questions were largely straightforward and didn't really bother the aspirants. Good number of attempts: 30+
Logical Reasoning: This section comprised of 3 Puzzle based questions as well as questions on Blood Relations, Number Series, Coding Decoding, Odd One Out, Analogies etc. Their were no questions on Critical Reasoning and the section solely comprised on Analytical Reasoning questions. Good number of attempts: 30+.
Legal Aptitude: There were no Legal Knowledge questions asked in CLAT 2019 and all questions were of Legal Reasoning. Unsurprisingly, pretty much all the questions seemed familiar to the aspirants as they were largely on lines of Previous Years' CLAT and AILET questions. Students who had done these thoroughly would get a huge advantage in the Legal Aptitude section. Legal Reasoning questions were asked from Contracts, Torts and Criminal Law and there were a few questions on Miscellaneous Laws as well. Good number of attempts: 42+
General Knowledge: All but one questions of this year's GK section were from Current Affairs and there was just one question from Modern History. The Current Affairs questions were from Science and Tech, Economy, Sports, Books and Authors, Polity etc. The questions were fairly straightforward and anyone reading from MonthLE or following any of the famous GK websites would not have any issues in acing this section. Furthermore, most of the questions were from the Current Affairs of the last 4 months. Good number of attempts: 38-40
Mathematics: This section comprised of 2-3 questions from a lot of topics, including Time Speed and Distance, Time & Work, Percentages, Profit and Loss, Ratio, Mixtures and Allegations, Calender etc. Unlike the Mathematics section of last few years (barring 2016), this section was very much doable even for the ones weak in Mathematics. Good number of attempts: 14-15.
Overall, the paper can be termed as as Easy with some topics being Easy to Moderate but not more. There certainly were wrong options in one question of Mathematics and 2-3 questions of Logical Reasoning and it remains to be seen as to how they'll deal with the wrong answers. The vibes CLAT 2019 gave are very much similar to the ones which were given by CLAT 2016, which was an equally easy paper and the cut-offs are expected to be on similar lines. Good number of attempts for the Top 5 National Law Schools shall be 168+ and cut-off for Top 5 National Law Schools is expected to be around 145 mark.
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