The initial reactions reveal that CLAT 2016 was pretty easy. Unlike CLAT 2015, this year witnessed a lot of questions from static GK and Legal GK. Some expect the cutoffs to be similar to those of CLAT 2014, but we will have to wait for further reactions to get a clear idea. 🙂
Cutoff – We’ll say the cutoff for NLS should be around 158. The topper’s score should be around 175. Last NLU should have a cutoff around 120. For our Predicted Cutoffs for Top 10 NLUs, Click Here.
Overall – It cannot be termed anything else but an easy paper. RGNUL seems to have taken inspiration from CLAT’14. Aspirants should be prepared for skyrocketing cutoffs compared to what they saw in CLAT ’15. But, if you have prepared well and done all that we adviced you to do, then you have nothing to be scared of. A section by section analysis of the paper is given below. More updates to follow.
English section was very easy. The questions weren’t anything unexpected. CLAT 16 was as according to the book as possible.
The break up of the section is as follows:
Reading Comprehension: The passage was on philosophy. There were 10 questions in the RC. Most of the CLAT aspirants found it quite doable and easy. A score of 7-8 is a good score.
15 questions based on prepositions were asked by CLAT. This was a deviation from the usual number of 10 questions asked. Again they were quite easy. A score of 10-11 should be reasonable.
This was followed by 5 questions based on spellings which again were quite easy. A score of at least 3 should be expected. The English section also included Legal Maxims which were repeated from PAST YEAR CLAT PAPERS. We hope that you got all of them right. 2 questions based on completing the idioms were also asked.
This was an extremely easy section and a score of 27 or above is good.
GK – A moderately difficult section. Apart from 3-4 questions, nothing was too obscure or out of the ordinary. 40 questions were based on Current Affairs and 10 questions were based on Static.
Here are a few questions asked:
- Which court ordered the Uttarakhand floor test on May 6? Supreme Court of India
- What is the currency of Thailand? Thai Baht
- Which state has the maximum number of foreign students? Karnataka
- Maximum number of smokeless villages in which state? Karnataka
- Country with 6 deputy prime ministers? Nepal
- Chairman of NHRC? H.L.Dattu
- “Beyond the Line” was an autobiography of? Kuldip Nayar
- Chairman of NGT? Swantanter Kumar
- Who lit the olympic torch in Brazil? Katrina Lehou
- Paris agreement signed at? New York, USA.
- Ashok Chakra given to? Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami
- Visually impaired friendly railway station at? Mysuru
- Crime and Punishment written by? Fyodor Dostoyevsky
- Minimum educational qualifications for panchayats fixed by which state? Haryana and Rajasthan
- 100th amedment? India-Bangladesh boundary agreement
- 99th amendment? NJAC Judgement
- President of Sri Lanka? Maithripala Sirisena
- First organic state in India? Sikkim
- Author of Indomitable Spirit? APJ Abdul Kalam
- What is Setu Bharatam? An initiative to make all national highways free of railway level crossings by 2019
- Who got Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna prize in August 2015? Sania Mirza
- How many Indian universities under the top 200 BRICS universities? 16 universities
- Name the royal couple who visited in April 2016? William and Kate
- Chairperson of NITI Aayog? Prime Minister Narendra Modi
- How many redundant laws were recently repealed? 1053
- What is Mars called? Red Planet
- World Consumer Rights’ Day? March 15
- Which state was to first to make gender education compulsory? Telangana
- First even woman gymnast from India to qualify for Olympics? Dipa Karmarkar
- Femina Miss India 2016? Priyadarshini Chaterjee
- Paris Conference was in which month? November 30 to December 12, 2015
- Third most spoken language in Canadian Parliament? Punjabi
- First developed nation to default on an International Monetary Fund loan? Greece
- First parliament to run fully on solar power? Pakistan
- Fastest planet that revolves around the sun? Mercury
- PAN required for transactions that exceed the amount of? Rs. 2,00,000
- What is ‘Start Up India’ for? Entrepreneurs activity and promotion
- Which three states will have election in a single session on May 2016? Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Kerala
- Who becomes President when both President and Vice President die? Chief Justice of India
- President tenders resignation to whom? Vice President
- Finance Minister of India? Arun Jaitley
- The sessions of Parliament are convened at the discretion of? President
- Official language of India? Hindi in Devanagari script
- How many cities have been selected for smart cities? 20
- What constitutes the Indian Parliament? President, Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha
- Fastest test century? Brendon McCullum
- 1st country to clone a calf? India
- “Ever ready” is the motto of? Scouts
- What is the aim of Start Up India?
- What is the heart and soul of the Constitution according to BR Ambedkar? Right to constitutional remedies
- Who was the Constitutional Adviser to the Constituent Assembly while the Constitution was being formulated?B.N. Rau
- Name the Indian woman who won the gold medal in Long Jump at the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships? Mayookha Johny
- Ashok Chakra given to? Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami
Add in your questions (some of these are from Legal GK)
Maths was a bit lengthy, but the difficulty level was moderate. Most of the questions were formulaic. None of the questions were tricky and as soon as you recognised the formula to be applied, your job was done. A score of 15 is quite good.
Logical – The Logical section was mostly on the easy side but there were some ambiguous questions in the mix too. The opinion among CLAT ’16 aspirants is divided as to whether it should be called a difficult or easy section. LawKey for CLAT will term it to be moderate but nothing that any aspirants who had prepared thoroughly for it wouldn’t have been able to handle.
An even division was observed. Both Analytical Reasoning and Critical Reasoning questions were asked. 3 Assumption questions, 3 Cause and Effect questions apart from other questions based on deductive reasoning were asked. Some of these questions were termed by CLAT aspirants as being slightly confusing and time taking in nature. All 3 of the puzzles were directly from RS Agarwal, anyone who had practiced from that book or was a part of our mock test series wouldn’t have had a problem with these questions. A blood relation puzzle was also asked. Apart from these there were 10 standalone questions. Some slightly offbeat questions were also there. Such questions did require CLAT ’16 aspirants to use their little grey cells a bit more than was demanded by the rest of the paper. An example of one such question is, “if the statement is false, then which of the following is true”.
All in all, apart from these certain ambiguous questions, the paper was really easy. A score of 25 should be expected. If you have been giving mocks and were able to deal with the ambiguous questions, then 33 or above is definitely within your reach.
Legal – CLAT aspirants couldn’t have asked for an easier Legal section. The breakup was 35 Legal Reasoning questions and 15 Legal Awareness questions. All the reasoning questions were repeated from past year papers. Even the Legal Awareness questions shouldn’t have surprised anyone. Any aspirant who has gone through the past year paper will be able to finish of this section without breaking a sweat. Legal maxims such as audi alteram partem were asked. Principle based questions were easy and had been repeated countless number of times.
In the end it’s time to chill and enjoy life. Some of you still have LSAT to think off but the rest of you, relax till May 16 at the least. Do tell us how AILET and the biggest of them all, CLAT, go for you.
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