CLAT 2020 Analysis is live now since the exam is over. The exam was conducted in online mode this year considering the on-going situation. The students took into consideration all possible precautions at the exam center and during the examination. There were 150 questions in the exam distributed in 5 sections.

We have provided a detailed CLAT Analysis 2020 by LegalEdge here. Go through the complete post for the subject-wise review.

Latest Update: Consortium has published the CLAT 2020 Answer Key PDF for both UG and PG exam along with the Question Papers.

CLAT Analysis 2020 

CLAT Exam was completed in the stipulated time of 2 hours by all students. The candidates mentioned that the exam was different from the Mocks added by the officials. Click the link above to see questions asked in the exam.

Few centers lacked social distancing norms as per the sources on Twitter. The exam was lengthy and moderately difficult as mentioned by most students coming out of the center. Here is the summary of the students' review:

CLAT Cut off is expected to be low since this was a new pattern and student's found the paper lengthy.

[Check CLAT Live Analysis 2020 & Question Paper Discussion by Harsh Gagrani from LegalEdge

Section No. of Questions No. of Good Attempts Level of Difficulty
English 28-32 22+ Easy to Moderate
General Knowledge & Current Affairs 30-35 15+ Difficult
Quant Techniques 13-17 5+ Difficult
Logical Reasoning 28-32 25+ Moderate
Legal Aptitude 35-39 20+ Moderate
Total 150 110+ Moderate to Difficult

CLAT 2020 Analysis (Section-wise)

The paper was lengthy. Not just the passages but options given to check the answer were lengthy. The paper was moderate with few difficult sections in the exam. The CLAT Question paper this year was not predictable lines.

There were a total of 29-30 passages included in the exam comprising the total 150 mark weightage. Here is the section-wise analysis for your reference:

Current Affairs Section CLAT Exam Analysis 2020

Current affairs was a tricky and difficult section. Core factual current affairs weren’t asked in the exam however, analytical based current affairs were asked.

There were a total of 7 passages having questions based on Current Affairs including GK. Students who have followed "Read, Read, Read" mantra suggested by faculties and Consortium would have been able to easily mark answers for this section.

Important events like On-going Virus Outbreak, National Education Policy, UAE-Israel Peace Deal and Atmanirbhar Bharat Scheme were covered in the exam. 

CLAT Legal Aptitude Analysis 2020  

It was a predictable section with questions of moderate difficulty. The questions were easy but all the 8 passages were lengthy and tricky.

The questions were primarily covered the current news around the legal affairs. Students with good understanding of various important legal terms would have understood and answered the questions with ease.

Students who have read passages around current legal events would have found the passages in the question paper to be quite familiar to those events. Thus, reading would have given you an edge over other students in this section as well.

CLAT 2020 Logical Reasoning Analysis 

This section was somewhere between Easy to moderate. Critical reasoning dominated this section with easy to moderate questions asked in almost all the 5 passages. Passages were based on Current events which made it easier for students to comprehend it and mark answers accordingly.

Students with sound knowledge of Critical reasoning would have reached the expected good attempts in this section. 

English Analysis for CLAT 2020 Exam

This section was predictably from Easy to moderate difficulty for most students. As mentioned by Consortium, grammar can be asked in the exam, there were no questions from grammar primarily.

There was no lengthy passages amongst all the 6 passages asked. Contextual Vocabulary was asked in the questions. The topics covered in the questions asked were Figures of speech, Idioms and Phrases etc.

Quantitative Techniques Analysis for CLAT

This was a very difficult section with calculative questions. Geometry based passage was asked. Students were habitual of the calculator for calculations so it took a lot of time to make calculations without the calculator.

Students who were well-versed with calculations also found all the 3 passages difficult. There is a slight chance of error in one of the passages from this section as per the candidates. 

CLAT Analysis by Consortium

As per the recent press release by Consortium on the CLAT Analysis, it mentions that the exam went glitch-free. A total of 75,183 candidates applied for the exam out of which 68,883 candidates downloaded the admit card.

86.2% of these numbers appeared for the exam marking 100% attendance at 4 centres. A total of 300 centers were allocated for the exam, one being located in Lakshwadeep Island for a single student as well.

There were no technical glitches recorded as per the center staff. Students could review their answers before final submission. There was no negative marking for unattempted questions.

Students entry was permitted in 4 slots starting from 1 pm to maintain social distancing. The center followed thermal screening process at the entry gate followed by a bar code scanning process to know the allocated lab.

Students with fever were sent to the isolation lab right away. Use of mouse was enabled on the computers and keywords were disabled during the exam.

CLAT Exam Live Updates 2020

Sept 28, 7:12 pm: Consortium mentions this year CLAT Exam to be Student Friendly and Glitch free exam

"Exam itself was made student friendly by giving students chance to review their answers and there were no negative marks for not attempting any question. Unlike previous years, the Consortium also reduced the number of questions for CLAT (UG) from 200 to 150." Says Consortium

Sept 28, 06:46 pm: CLAT Provisional Answer key and Actual Question Paper published

The official provisional answer key for the PG and UG exam conducted today has been published. The actual question papers for the exam have been published.

Sept 28, 05:00 pm: Lengthy and Difficult Paper; Students Unhappy with New Pattern

The students are unhappy with the new pattern since passages made the exam extremely lengthy and time consuming. The maths section was calculative and lengthy. This consumed a lot of time. The students also mention that the mocks on the official website were entirely different from the actual paper.

Sept 28, 04:00 pm: Student's Review by students appearing for CLAT

CLAT Exam is over. Student's are being sent out of the examination center considering the social distancing norms. The student's review will be shared and updated here.

Sept 28, 2:00 pm: CLAT Exam Started

CLAT Exam has begun on the scheduled time. No candidate is being permitted inside the exam center after this time strictly by the center staff appointed on the main gate. 

Sept 28, 2020, 12:50pm : Reporting Time for the exam is 1pm

All students are advised to reach center well before the reporting time. The reporting time is 1 pm for students. No parent will be allowed to go inside the exam hall. Bring Admit Cards with Printed/Pasted Photograph. Keep a check on all exam day instructions.

Sept 20, 05:36 PM: Notice Regarding Date of Birth Correction

Candidates who have entered an incorrect date of birth in the application form can update now by login to the official website. The last date to update date of birth is 26 September 2020 midnight. Candidates must note that  date of birth will not be updated in the admit card. They have to to use what is displayed on the admit card for the exam.


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Sept 20, 04:01 PM: Revised Instructions have been published

The commission has published new instructions for candidates appearing for the CLAT 2020 exam. All the candidates must follow the CLAT Exam Day Instructions on the day of the exam. Otherwise, they will not be allowed to write the exam.

Sept 20, 09:30 AM: Notice for Chhattisgarh Candidates

In the wake of the current crisis, the state government of Chhattisgarh has announced that candidates travelling to the test centres can use their admit card as pass. 

Sept 20, 00:20 AM: Instructions regarding Calculator

As per the new notice, candidates will not be allowed to carry the calculator inside the examination hall. Hence, candidates are advised not to carry the calculator to the Common Law Admission Test 2020.

Sept 19, 07:18 PM: Notice released for Covid positive candidates

The consortium stated that candidates who have been tested Covid positive and are under medical surveillance or isolation will not be allowed to take the CLAT Exam 2020.

Sept 19, 07:18 PM: Notice regarding PwD Candidates

All PwD candidates must carry their Disability Certificate along with them to the Test Centre.

Sept 19, 07:18 PM: Notice published for Specially abled persons

The facility of Scribe/Reader/Lab Assistant is allowed to any person with benchmark disability as defined under section 2(r) of the RPwD Act, 2016 and has a limitation in writing including that of speed if so desired by him/her. All candidates using scribe must arrange for scribe at their own cost and inform the regional coordinator by 25th September 2020.

Sept 15, 00:20 AM: Admit Card published on Registered Users' Dashboard

The conducting authority this year published an internal link available only on registered candidates dashboard to download the admit card. The last date to download CLAT Admit Card is September 28, 2020.

CLAT Exam Shift Timings 2020

As per the latest announcement made by the consortium, the CLAT Exam 2020 which is scheduled to be held on 28 September 2020 will be conducted in the afternoon from 2 PM to 4 PM.

  • All candidates are advised to reach the exam centre one hour before the exam commences.
  • No candidate will be allowed to take the test after 15 minutes from the commencement of the exam.

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CLAT Analysis 2019 (May 26, 2019)

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

CLAT Analysis | Student's Review

  • 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 2019 - English Language

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 2019 Analysis- 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.
  • 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 2019 Analysis - 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.
  • 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 Paper Analysis 2019 - General Knowledge

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 Paper Analysis 2019 - 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 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

CLAT Paper Analysis 2018

Go through the detailed exam analysis for CLAT 2018. 

  • As per the analysis, the Legal Aptitude was the easiest having around 35 questions.
  • In General Knowledge, most of the questions were from Current Affairs and few questions from Static GK.
  • The Logical reasoning section was slightly tricky especially the 3 puzzles. Various questions from Blood relations, Coding & Decoding, Syllogisms, etc were asked. It was a lengthy but easy section.
  • In the English Language, 10 questions from reading comprehension were asked. Also, 5 questions from Vocabulary, 5 questions from sentence correction, and 4-6 short paragraphs with one question each was asked.
  • The Elementary Mathematics was the most difficult and time consuming out of all sections. 
Section No. of Questions Good attempts Score (with 85 % accuracy)
Legal Aptitude 50 40-42 33-35
GK & Current affairs 50 32-33 26-27
Logical Reasoning 40 30-32 25-26
English 40 30-32 26-27
Elementary Mathematics 20 10-11 8-9

CLAT Exam Analysis 2017

Have a look at the in-depth analysis of the CLAT 2017 exam here.

  • The legal aptitude section was of easy to moderate difficulty level. Out of 50 questions, 35 questions were based on Principle Facts and 15 were Legal GK questions.
  • In the General Knowledge section, most of the questions from current affairs. There were no questions on history and static areas.
  • The Logical reasoning section was of moderate difficulty level. Most of the questions were from Arrangements, Directions, Blood Relations, Series, and Syllogisms.
  • Students also gave feedback that the English Language section was quite lengthy and RC was tricky. Questions from Fill in the blanks, sentence correction, spelling correction, error detection were asked.
  • The Elementary Mathematics was again the toughest one and time consuming compared to other sections.
Section No. of Questions Good attempts Score (with 85 % accuracy)
Legal Aptitude 50 39-40 34-35
GK & Current affairs 50 30-32 26-27
Logical Reasoning 40 34-35 30-31
English 40 35-36 31-32
Elementary Mathematics 20 10-11 9-10

FAQ's

Is CLAT Exam difficult?

According to previous year analysis, the difficulty level of CLAT Exam is moderate. The question paper is lengthy and time consuming. But, this year there is a change in the exam pattern and students will experience new type of questions. 

How is the CLAT Exam Analysis prepared?

Based on the feedback received from students on the day of exam, we provide the live exam analysis for CLAT 2020. Candidates can follow the analysis and enhance their preparations to score more marks. 

What all does the CLAT 2020 Exam Analysis include?

The CLAT Analysis include various information like the number of questions asked from each subject, difficulty level of each section, and number of good attempts, Also, students can know which questions were asked in the exam.

Can I prepare for CLAT in one month?

Since, CLAT is one of the highly competitive and tough exam, it is good if preparations have begun atleast 3 months before the exam. In order to understand each concept well and be well prepared it is important to begin the preparations well in advance.

How can I enhance my last minute preparation for CLAT?

Try to attempt mock test series to enhance last minute preparation for CLAT. Also, solve previous year papers to know the difficulty level of the exam and which type of questions can be asked. 

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