The latest buzzword in Clat is KOHLISM indeed! Those have nicely balanced on the edge of knowledge (VIRAT Knowledge) and most importantly the aggression (KOHLI STYLE) have nuked the CLAT 2016. Unlike last year, the RGNUL, the CLAT convener, has walked a tightrope b/w  an easy and a conventional format of clat, perhaps all because of the frightening onslaught   on the management of clat last year! RGNUL has chosen this year to be satisfactorily called as conventionalist. The only flipside to this year paper is that cut off will skyrocket as overwhelming number of students have embraced KOHLISM in their approach. This happened all because CLAT ensured that students venture out of the exam hall smiling and exuberantly! As is often said that every cloud has a silver lining this year clat was no exception either. Accuracy is the characteristic that has occupied the center stage.   Those who have shown the optimal mix of class and aggression have nailed the paper: u just needed to drum up some aggression with extraordinary accuracy!

ENGLISH:The paper was standard again as was most of the paper. Around 15 questions came in the form of Fill in the blanks and 10 in Reading Comprehension that could be graded on a scale of 2 on 5 in difficulty. With passage questions all fact based asked in the order in which the paragraphing was done getting all correct may not have been difficult. Similarly basic grammar test through Fill in the blanks. There were other questions on foreign words which a regular clat aspirant should be well versed with. Parajumbles were conspicuous with their absence.  All in all a score of 32 is easily doable in clat 2016.

 GK:Gk was current affairs based and a score 37 + would be a safe bet for top three. However, 40 + is also very doable in this paper!

Maths: There were no surprises although there were 2-3 tricky questions. Most of the questions were easy and could be attempted. However, as for most of the candidates since maths is always a “horror” still one could have attempted a minimum of 14 and scoring a minimum 11 marks. For students good at maths, any score above 15 would be good. Most questions came from the arithmetic section. There was one question based on trigonometry(new area) although it was very simple and also one based on stock and shares (although simple) occurred after a long period.


This year legal has been very standard  has almost  touched upon all the areas: questions emanated from topics like vicarious liability, trespass, fraud, constitutional law  and polity knowledge, fraud, misappropriation, doli incapax(incapacitated to commit crime), ipr (one each in copyright and trademark), wagering contract, misrepresentation, abetment by instigation, intermittent insanity and it’s impact on contract, implied contract, joint sitting of parliament and who convenes it, dpsp, freedom of religion, which will sit in the president’s chair in the absence of president and vice president, etc. In Toto 35 principle facts based qs and 15 legal knowledge. The decent score would be 40+ for top three!


CR Paragraph based reasoning made a significant absence in this year making the LOD of this section somewhere between 2-3/5. Statement assumptions, cause effect and truth and falsity in syllogism were the main questions asked. Making for 15/20 marks of the 40 in the paper. 12/14 marks here should’ve been easily scored.AR: Around 17-18 questions had appeared. A score of  13 in this section is easily achievable. Very simple questions of series and coding. Also blood relations questions were simple. Other miscellaneous questions had  occurred which were simple though some were calculation based. No arrangements based questions occurred.

Cut offs for all colleges should be around 140+/-5 marks. For the top three a score on the other side of 155 is a must.

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