LegalEdge CLAT Championship for CLAT 2020 Aspirants! 

The highly competitive Law exam, CLAT 2020 is scheduled for 10th May 2020. Every year the Common Law Admission Test is conducted to offer admissions to 21 National Law Universities across India. To help candidates understand the difficulty level of the exam and different types of questions asked, we have provided a detailed CLAT Exam 2020 here. Go through the complete post for the subject-wise review.

  • In CLAT Exam, there are a total of five sections for the UG Program and three sections for the PG program.
  • The CLAT 2020 Exam will be conducted in offline mode i.e., pen and paper-based exam. 
  • This year, the National Law University, Ranchi is conducting the CLAT Exam for both BA LLB and LLM programs.
  • In this article, we have provided a detailed CLAT 2020 Exam Analysis for all subjects. Also, candidates can go through the previous year's analysis for analyzing exam difficulty and questions asked.
  • Candidates must ensure to score above the CLAT Cut Off in order to get shortlisted for the counseling process.

CLAT Exam Analysis 2020

The total duration of the CLAT Exam is 2 hours. Candidates are given an OMR sheet to mark their answers. It is completely an offline examination for both the LLB and LLM programs. Candidates can find subject-wise analysis in this post. Also, the exam is scheduled between 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM. Candidates are advised to reach the exam center at least half an hour before the reporting time. 

Section No. of Questions No. of Good Attempts Level of Difficulty
English 40
General Knowledge & Current Affairs 50
Elementary Mathematics 20
Logical Reasoning 40
Legal Aptitude 50
Total 200

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CLAT 2019 Exam Analysis (May 26, 2019)

The candidates can check the following table for the information regarding the attempts and difficulty level of the CLAT Exam 2019 as CLAT Paper Analysis 2019:

Section No. of Questions Expected Attempts Good Score Level of Difficulty
English 40 35-36 32-34 Easy
General Knowledge & Current Affairs 50 40-42 32-34 Easy-Moderate
Elementary Mathematics 20 12-15 8-10 Easy-Moderate
Logical Reasoning 40 34-36 32-34 Easy
Legal Aptitude 50 40-42 36-38 Easy-Moderate
Total 200 170-175 153-155 Easy

What did the Students say about CLAT 2019?

  • The paper pattern was easy
  • Easy to understand.
  • One or two maths questions were tricky.
  • All the questions were in an expected manner
  • The Cut off will be released  once the answer key is out
  • The English Section was easy. The students whose basics are clear would easily crack

CLAT Question Paper Point of View: The students who have been studying for a very long time now would be disappointed because of the easiness of the paper.

  • The candidates who have just studied for 40-50 days or around that would be happy to see the exam
  • All the sections were easy to do
  • The question paper was similar to the question paper in 2016.

CLAT Exam Analysis English 2019

This section comprised of 10 questions on Reading Comprehension, 5 questions each on Para jumbles, 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.
  • A good number of attempts: 30+
Topic No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Reading Comprehension 10 Easy
Foreign Words 5 Moderate
Idioms 5 Easy
Mis-spelled Words 5 Easy-Moderate
Para Jumbles 5 Easy
Sentence Correction 10 Easy

CLAT Exam Analysis Reasoning 2019

This section comprised of 3 Puzzle based questions as well as questions on Blood Relations, Number Series, Coding-Decoding, Odd One Out, Analogies, etc.
  • There were no questions on Critical Reasoning and the section solely comprised of Analytical Reasoning questions.
  • A good number of attempts: 30+
Topic No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Arrangements 14 (4+5+5) Easy
Blood Relations 1 Easy
Coding-Decoding 2 Easy
Number Series 4 Easy
Alpha-numeric series 2 Series
Alphabet series 1 Series
Directions 1 Easy
Odd one Out 4 Easy
Analogies 3 Easy
Syllogisms 5 Easy
Connectives 3 Easy
Total 40 Easy

CLAT Legal Aptitude Exam Analysis 2019

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.
  • A good number of attempts: 42+
Topic No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Contracts 18 Easy-Moderate
Criminal Law 11 Easy-Moderate
Torts 12 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous 9 Easy-Moderate
Total 50 Easy-Moderate

CLAT Exam Analysis General Knowledge 2019

All but one question 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 monthly 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.
  • A good number of attempts: 38-40
Topic No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
Current Affairs-National 7 Easy
Current Affairs-International 7 Easy-Moderate
Current Affairs - Science and Technology 7 Easy-Moderate
Current Affairs – Economic Development 7 Easy-Moderate
Current Affairs-Sports 2 Easy
Current Affairs-Awards and Honours 6 Easy
Current Affairs-Science & Technology 2 Easy-Moderate
Current Affairs- Misc. GK 4 Easy-Moderate
Current Affairs-Books and Authors 3 Easy
Polity 2 Easy
History 1 Easy
Books and Authors 3 Easy
Geographical Indicators 2 Easy
Headquarters 2 Easy
Total 50 Easy

CLAT Mathematics Exam Analysis 2019

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 the last few years (barring 2016), this section was very much doable even for the ones weak in Mathematics. A good number of attempts: 14-15.
  • Overall, the paper can be termed 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.
  • A 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 marks.
Topic No. of Questions Level of Difficulty
SI/CI 2 Easy
Percentages, Profit & Loss 3 Easy-Moderate
Ratio, Mixtures, Allegations 2 Easy-Moderate
TSD, Time & Work 5 Easy-Moderate
Algebra 2 Easy
Number System 1 Easy
Mensuration 1 Easy
Clocks 1 Moderate
Calendars 2 Easy-Moderate
Venn Diagrams 1 Easy
Total 20 Easy

CLAT Exam 2019 Expected Cut Offs

The Expected Cut Offs for CLAT 2019 Exam can be checked below:

- Gen SC ST
Name of the University Marks Marks Marks
NLSIU, Bengaluru 157-158 120-121 120-122
NALSAR, Hyderabad 154-155 117-118 110-111
NLIU, Bhopal 147-148 115-116 107-109
NUJS, Kolkata 152-153 110-111 90-92
NLU, Jodhpur 149-151 105-106 85-87
HNLU, Raipur 143-144 100-101 80-81
GNLU, Gandhinagar 146-147 90-91 80-81
RMLNLU, Lucknow 140-142 80-81 75-76
RGNUL, Patiala 139-140 90-91 70-72
CNLU, Patna 135-136 80-81 70-72
NUALS, Kochi 139-140 75-76 65-66
NLUO, Cuttack 137-138 95-96 65-66
NUSRL, Ranchi 134-135 90-91 60-62
NLUJA, Guwahati 133-134 100-101 90-91
DSNLU, Vishakhapatnam 132-133 70-72 65-66
TNNLS, Tiruchirapalli 132-133 90-91 70-71
MNLU, Mumbai 145-146 95-96 80-82
MNLU, Nagpur 131-132 75-76 50-55
MNLU, Aurangabad 131-132 65-67 100-102
MPDNLU, Jabalpur 130-131 60-65 50-55
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