CLAT 2018 EXAM ANALYSIS
CLAT unfortunately came with its predictable glitches, though this time they were far more severe. It touched a new low with poor management at test centres. Most students complained of getting less time as their timers were running and tests were not running.
That aside the paper was moderate level with most sections doable. English, Legal was easy for those who attended regular classes, Logical was moderate, GK current was all from GK Genius, however the static section may have been difficult for students who were not regular with classes. Maths was tough
Expected Cut off for top 5 colleges will be in the range of 138+
Overall cut off for any college in the first list will be 122+
Most of the questions were easy except one set which was on the trickier side.
There were 3 sets of arrangement- one on tabular data(5 Q’s) ,other on 2 row arrangements(6-7Q’s),and the 3rd on sitting arrangements(2-3 Q’s).Like the normal CLAT,there were questions on coding(3-4Q’s),series completion(3-4Q’s),blood relation(1 Q’s),and direction sense(1 Q’s).However,this CLAT also came up with a new type of question based on time sequencing which was doable.
Total number of questions-24/25
Questions had lengthy calculations. General feedback is maths had lot of questions with wierd numerics. Approx 10-12 were doable in given frame of time…Anything around 8 marks is good… Topics covered- Numer system(6 question) Time and work(2) Average (1) allegation (1) permutation (1) probability(1) profit loss(2) SI-CI (2) Percentage (2) Mensuration(1) Algebra (1) .
GK Section was moderate unlike last year. This year the static section was also present, with around 10 to 15 questions. Those weren’t the conventional static questions but were miscellaneous to list a few First Defense minister of India, First President of the Constituent Assembly, motto of the Supreme Court (यतो धर्मस्ततो जयः॥) (Yato Dharmastato Jayaḥ), the Bengal Sati Regulation Act (1829),oldest Tamil nadu literature,Winner of both Oscar and Nobel George Bernard shaw etc. The questions from Current GK were moderate ,to list a few, Australian Open Men’s Title 2018, Fullform of NITI Aayog and IRDA, a Question related to AFSPA, reason behind celebrating International Labor Day, etc. In the Legal GK Section, questions related to Manusmriti, Part IV-A, Fundamental Duties were added when, Road Safety Act, Organ Transplant Act and Full form of FIR.
Current Gk must have been a cakewalk for all those who studied GK Genius
Average Score: 30+
Good Score: 35+
The legal section of the CLAT 2018 was between moderate to easy. Most of the questions in the section were direct principle application based questions and the legal GK section had a new entrant in the form of statement conclusion questions. There were around 30 questions on Legal reasoning and 20 questions on Legal GK Coming to the reasoning part of the section, there was a good mix of questions from Tort Law, Criminal Law, Contract/Business Law, Constitutional Law, et cetera. Tort law had questions from frequently tested topics like Vicarious liability, Damnum Sine Injuria, Negligence etc. Contract law featured questions on Partnerships, Rightful owner of title, Insurance Law, Offers and Acceptance etc.
Criminal Law had questions from Law of Evidence as well. There were questions on Doli Incapax (Minimum age of liability under Criminal Law) and on Civil Death (Minimum period of absence after which a person is presumed dead in the eyes of law)
There was one reasoning question on Constitutional Law/Criminal Law on the rule of ‘Double
Jeopardy’. The legal GK section was no surprise with simple static questions on Polity, Tort Law, Constitution Law, Contract Law, Criminal Law. Questions on FIR, First President of the Constituent Assembly, Right to Information, Organ Transplantation Act, Fundamental Duties, all of which were pretty much doable and nothing out of the box. Overall, the students found the section to be easy and claimed that most of the questions were a replica of the kind of Legal Reasoning and GK questions that have featured in CLAT POSSIBLE’s mocks, sheets and classroom discourse
Estimated cut-off – 35/50 and 38 marks for top 5 NLUs
English section was a delight for students with basic word based questions asked through direct word meanings and fill in the blanks, which totaled around 15/16 questions. Some of the idioms and words asked were; finger in every pie, at one’s wits’ end, gift of the gab, die in the harness, benevolent, annihilate, venerate and facilitate. One passage with 8 questions were asked. The passage was readable and the questions seemingly doable. Basic grammar questions were 5 in number. And a cloze of 10 questions.
A good score for top 5 colleges will be 32-34 marks and 27 marks for general cut off.
There were around 10 – 12 questions in verbal reasoning with 2 syllogisms, and a couple of course of action questions. A lot of word analogies and odd word out questions were asked like last year. Around 6-7 were doable questions here.