• Total questions: 200
  • Total marks: 200
  • Total duration: 120 minutes
  • Negative marking: 1/4th or – 0.25

It always feels good to be back to normal. CLAT 2016 just did a “Ghar Wapsi” by toning down the level of difficulty and using standard pattern of questions. By giving clear instructions for ‘Principle-Fact’ based questions in Legal Reasoning section, CLAT authorities reduced the scope of ambiguity. On a lighter note, this would surely reduce the number of cases that are filed against authorities after exam. There was one visible formatting error in Mathematics section. In a quadratic equation, the superscript of power 2 was seen as normal 2. No other errors have been reported so far. Overall the test ended with a very positive note.

Section No of question Suggested time (in minutes) Difficulty level Good attempts Good score
Logical Reasoning 40 30 to 35 Moderate 36+ 30+
Legal Aptitude 50 30 to 35 Easy-Moderate 42+ 36+
Elementary Mathematics 20 15 to 20 Moderate 15+ 12+
English & Comprehension 40 25 to 30 Easy 37+ 33+
General Knowledge & Current Affairs 50 10 to 15 Moderate-difficult 36+ 28+
Total 200 120 Moderate 170+ 140+
Predicted scores for Total Score
Top 100 Rank 150
Top 500 Rank 139
Top 1000 Rank 132
Top 1500 Rank 125

Section: Elementary Mathematics

No. Of questions: 20

As compared to last year, this year the section was more comprehensive in break-up of questions. Last year there were no questions on Number system while this year there was 4 questions. Two questions did surprise students, one on Stocks and one on Trigo. Question on clock was slightly time consuming. Otherwise most of the questions could have been solved in less than 1 minute per question. Overall the section can be classified as Moderate. Good score in this section could be 12+.

Section: English & Comprehension

No. Of questions: 40

This was probably the easiest section of all. Entire focus was on Grammar and vocabulary. Surprisingly there were 5 questions on identifying correct spelling. Most of the questions were easy and could have been attempted in 20 sections per question. Idioms and phrases had two legal maxims but both were simple enough. There was only 1 passage in comprehension carrying 10 marks and that too was easy. Overall time spent could not have been more than 30 minutes. Student, who has good command over vocabulary, would have attempted 37+ questions with 90% accuracy. Good score in this section could be 33+.

Section: Logical Reasoning

No. Of questions: 40

Compared to last year, Logical Reasoning section was such a relief this year. With standard break-up of questions like Statement & Assumption, Cause & Effect, Series, Blood Relation, Puzzles, Syllogism, Analogies and Misc logic based questions, the section could have attracted almost full attempts. Overall a well prepared student could have easily attempted 36+ questions with 90% accuracy. Good score in this section could be 30+.

Section: General Awareness and Current Affairs

No. Of questions: 50

G. K. Was again on expected lines. This section had most questions on current affairs. There were few ambiguous questions. This section would have given advantage to students preparing for the whole year. Overall, this section can be considered Moderate. Thus GK is going to be the differentiator. Good attempts in this section could be 38+ while good score could be 33+.

Section: Legal Aptitude

No. Of questions: 50

Legal aptitude section was a mixed bag of legal reasoning & legal knowledge questions. Legal aptitude had more of PRINCIPLE based questions(35) and the remaining 15 were knowledge based. Most of the principle based questions were from standard areas torts, contract, crime, constitution etc… Overall the section can be considered Easy. Student with average skills would have attempted 42+ questions in 35 minutes. Good score in this section could be 36+

Overall level: Easy-Moderate

Cut-offs: General aspirants may consider the score in the range of 122 to 126.

We wish all the students good luck for their result.

  • Femina Miss India 2016 and is going to represent India in the global comp.-

    Priyadarshini Chaterjee

  • First blind-friendly railway station in India?


  • First developed nation to default on an International Monetary Fund loan?


  • First even woman gymnast from India to qualify for Olympics?

    Dipa Karmarkar

  • First parliament to run fully on solar power?


  • First smoke-free state in India?

    Himachal Pradesh

  • How many redundant laws were recently repealed?


  • Indomitable Spirit was written by?

    APJ Abdul Kalam

  • International Consumer Rights’ Day?

    March 15th

  • Minimum qualification for Panchayati election upheld by which state/Court?

    Haryana/Supreme Court

  • PAN required for transactions that exceed the amount of?

    Rs. 200000

  • Paris Conference was signed in which month?

    30th November to 12th December 2015

  • Punjabi is in which no. in usage in Canadian Parliament?


  • What is ‘Start Up India’ for?

    Entrepreneurship activity and promotion

  • What is Mars called?

    Red Planet

  • What is Setu Bharatam scheme?

    Building bridges for safe and seamless travel on National Highways.

  • What was the 100th Amendment to the Constitution?

    Exchange of certain enclave territories with Bangladesh

  • Where did India sign the Paris deal?

    New York, USA

  • Which state was to first to make gender education compulsory?


  • Which three states will have election in a single session on may 2016 –

    Tamil Nadu, West Bengal & Kerala

  • Who lit the Olympic torch in Greece ahead of the Olympic Games 2016?

    Katerina Lehou

  • Who won a medal in long jump –

    Mayookah Johnny

  • Who won Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2015?

    Sania Mirza

  • Audi Alteram Partem?

    Right to fair hearing; Hear the other side

  • Ab initio? From the beginning
    What is obiter dictum?

    A saying by the way; non binding part of judgement

  • President hands his resignation to whom?

    Vice President

  • Which was the 99th amendment?


  • First Organic State of India?


  • British monarch which visited India in April 2016?

    Prince William and Kate Middleton

  • President of Srilanka?

    Maithripala Sirisena

  • Who becomes the acting president in unavailability of both the president and the vice president?

    Chief Justice of India

  • Persona non grata?

    Person not wanted; person of no status

  • Angle made by hands of clock at 4:25 am

    90 Degree i.e. Right Angle

  • Finance Minister of India?

    Arun Jaitley

  • Which country cloned Buffalo calf?


Best of Luck for Result
Team Endeavor