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About CLAT

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is conducted as per a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the convenience of the students seeking admission to various National Law Universities in the country. An entrance test is conducted to provide a list of candidates on the basis of ‘merit-cum- preference’ to each University for admission to their Under-Graduate (UG)/Post-Graduate (PG) programmes, as per the eligibility, reservation and other criteria laid down under the respective statutes of the participating Universities.

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), is an all India common entrance examination, conducted on a rotational basis by 21 National Law Universities (NLUs). CLAT 2019 is conducted by National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack.

The 21 participating NLUs in their order of year of joining the combined CLAT exam are:

National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU) 2008
National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad 2008
National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU) 2008
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS) 2008
National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ) 2008
Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU) 2008
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU) 2008
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU) 2009
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala (RGNUL) 2009
Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU) 2009
National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS) 2009
National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO) 2012
National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL) 2012
National Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam, Guwahati (NLUJAA) 2012
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam (DSNLU) 2014
The TamilNadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli (TNNLS) 2015
Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU) 2016
Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur (MNLU) 2016
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad 2017
H. P. National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla 2018
Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU), Jabalpur 2018

The twenty one NLUs offer five-year integrated Under-Graduate Law Programmes leading to the award of a degree in Law as per their respective nomenclature. Most NLUs also offer PG Programmes in Law. The information is pertaining to the LL.B. and LL.M.

Other Participating Institutes accepting CLAT 2019 score

  • Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad
  • Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, NMIMS University, Mumbai
  • School of Law, UPES, Dehradun
  • Alliance School of Law, Bengaluru
  • M. S. Ramaiah College of LAw, Bengaluru
  • Indore Institute of Law, Indore
  • KIIT School of Law, Bhubaneshwar

Important Dates for CLAT 2019

Registration Start Date 13th Jan, 2019

Last Date Of Registration 15th April 2019

Test Date 26th May 2019

Results Last week of May 2019

CLAT 2019 Eligibility, Syllabus and Paper Pattern

CLAT 2019 – Eligibility

  1. There will be no upper age limit for UG Programme in CLAT 2019.
  2. With regard to the minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination (i.e. 10+2), the candidates must have secured:

– Forty-five percent (45%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved/OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories, and

– Forty Percent (40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) categories.

3. Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2019 are also eligible to appear in CLAT-2019 online examination. However, they shall be required to produce evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.

4. The result of the qualifying examination (i.e. 10+2) shall be submitted by the candidate at the time of admission failing which the candidate shall be ineligible for admission to the Course.

5. In case of equal marks, the break of tie shall be by the following procedure and order as under:

  • Higher marks in the component /section on legal aptitude in the CLAT-2019 exam;
    1. Higher age
    2. Computerized draw of lots

CLAT 2019 – Syllabus

  1. English including comprehension:
    The English section will test the candidate’s proficiency in English based on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be assessed on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein, etc. The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.
  2. General Knowledge and Current Affairs:
    The General knowledge will be evaluated on the general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test the candidates on their knowledge of national and international current affairs.
  3. Mathematics:
    This section will test the candidate’s knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e. maths taught upto 10th Class/Standard.
  4. Legal Aptitude:
    This section will test the candidate’s interest in the study of law, research aptitude and problem-solving ability. Questions may include legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be ‘true’ in the real sense, candidates will have to assume the ‘truth’ of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.
  5. Logical Reasoning:
    The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate’s ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It may include a variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.

The pattern of the CLAT Paper for Admission to the Under-Graduate Programme

Maximum Marks: 200

Marking System:+1 for every correct answer, -0.25 for every wrong answer

Duration: 120 min

Format: Paper-based Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs)

Test Pattern:

Sr. No. Section No. of Questions
1 English including comprehension 40
2 General Knowledge and Current Affairs 50
3 Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 20
4 Legal Aptitude 50
5 Logical Reasoning 40
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CLAT 2018 Analysis

Total Questions: 200
Total Duration: 120 minutes
Marking: +1 for Correct answer and -0.25 for Incorrect answer

Elementary Mathematics

Total questions: 20

This year this section would have surprised aspirants with the increased level of difficulty. Questions from topics such as Percentage, Profit & Loss, Ratio & Proportion, Averages, Time & Work and Time Speed & Distance were relatively easier and less time-consuming. These questions should have been targeted in this section. Generally, aspirants do not expect questions based on geometry, yet there was one question was asked from the topic Quadrilaterals, although it was quite easy.

Whereas questions from seemingly simpler topics such as BODMAS, Fractions, and Simplification were quite tough and time-consuming. Ideally, an aspirant should have avoided these questions. Continuing the trend of difficulty, questions from topics like Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Probability and Mensuration were also found to be difficult in nature.

Overall, aspirants would have faced difficulty in this section. Hence it can be categorized as Moderate to Difficult level. Ideal attempts would be around 12+. A good score can be considered to be around 8+. The ideal time to be allocated could be around 12+ minutes.

English and Comprehension

Total Questions: 40

This section was dominated by Vocabulary and its application based questions. Varieties of questions included 6 questions on Cloze Test, 8-9 questions Synonyms & Antonyms, 6 questions on Idioms, and 2 questions on multiple words based fill in the blanks which tested students on contextual usage of vocabulary and phrasal verbs. Multiple word based blanks can be considered as tough both because of novelty and word quality.

There were two Passages having 10 and 2 questions respectively. The first passage which was around 800+ words in length, was on “Internet of Things” has 10 questions. 2 questions were inference based out of which the one on Title of passage can be considered as relatively tough. Remaining 8 questions were direct. The second passage, which was around 200 words, was on philosophy and structure of the universe. This passage was difficult to crack as far as the language of passage was concerned. However, the questions were not that difficult.

There were 3 grammar based questions asked in the format of Error Detection in which the student was expected to identify the incorrect sentence(s) out of the 4 given sentences. These questions can be considered as easy to moderate in difficulty level.

Critical Reasoning made re-entry after a long gap of 4 to 5 years. This would have surely surprised many students. Even the questions on passage summary were unexpected. 2 questions on each of these two made the section look relatively tougher this year.

Overall, while evaluating this section independently, we can consider this section to be easy, whereas while comparing it with previous 2-3 years, we can consider it to be moderate and hence, we can say it was easy to moderate. The ideal time to be allocated for this section should be around 25 minutes. Good attempts can be around 34+. With an accuracy rate of 85%+, we can estimate the good score to be 28+.

Logical Reasoning

Total Questions: 40

This section lived up to its tradition of focusing more on Analytical Reasoning. There were two sets in all, having 6 and 4 questions respectively. Set of gift return having 6 questions was easy, whereas the set on Cars was tough and avoidable. Remaining 30 questions were independent and that may have given a feeling of a lengthy section.

Among other Analytical reasoning based questions, topics like Direction sense, Blood relation, Coding, Series, Odd one out, etc were covered evenly. Most of these questions were easy and doable in less than a minute.

Analogy, Syllogism, Statement-Assumption, Statement Conclusion, Statement & course of action and Critical reasoning completed the rest of the sections. Questions were evenly distributed among these topics. Except for questions on Critical reasoning, most of the questions can be considered as easy. In fact, questions on critical reasoning were more like Decision Making questions and hence qualified under newer variety. Though not tough but novelty generally discourages attempts and hence, the number of attempts would have surely reduced overall.

A relative analysis of this section with that of last year can make this section look Moderate. The ideal time for this section can be 30 minutes. Good attempts can cross 30+ whereas a good score can be around 26+.

General Knowledge and Current affairs

Total Questions: 50

GK section, unlike last year, was a mixture of Current Affairs and Static part, with more weightage given to the latter. There were about 30 questions from the Static GK spread across categories like Books & Authors (6-7 questions), Polity (5-6 questions), Important Organizations (4 questions), History, Geography and Important Days & Dates (3 questions each). This part of the GK section was fairly tough.

In Current Affairs part, few questions were on the expected lines and were easy (e.g. first Gold Medal for India in Commonwealth Games, Jnanpith Award 2017, full form of NITI Aayog, Best Film at Oscars, etc.). However, staying true to the trend in the past couple of years, the level of difficulty of the Current Affairs questions was quite high. The striking feature this year was that some of the Current Affairs questions were more than two sentences long, tricky and, therefore, a casual reading would have got the answers wrong (e.g. first female Defence Minister of India, Deputy Director-General of WHO, International Labour Day is commemorated on which occasion, etc.).  Another trend observable since the last two years is increased focus on Science & Technology-related Current Affairs news.

In GK Section, 32+ questions attempted with 25+ correct answers should be a good score. The ideal time to be allocated would be around 10 to 12 minutes.

Legal Aptitude

Total Questions: 50

This section would have been the most reassuring section for this year’s test takers. Legal aptitude section was a mixed bag of questions. More than half of the questions were from Principle-facts. There were 5 questions from Principle-Facts which were quite lengthy and tricky to attempt. These questions would have demanded a lot of patience to read and understand the questions in the limited amount of time.

Most of the other half of the questions were from Legal Knowledge from areas like contract, constitution, legal updates, and legal maxims. There were four questions of Statement-Conclusion and one question of Assertion Reasoning.

CLAT 2018 witnessed the debut of Statement-Conclusion type questions which were till now featuring only in AILET. Most of the principle-based questions were from standard areas viz. torts, contract, crime, etc. Overall the section can be considered Easy but lengthy. A student with average skills would have attempted 41+ questions in 35+ minutes. A good score in this section could be 34+

Synopsis:

SECTION NO OF QUESTION SUGGESTED TIME (IN Min) DIFFICULTY LEVEL GOOD ATTEMPTS GOOD SCORE
Elementary Mathematics 20 12 Minutes Moderate to Tough 12+ 8+
Legal Aptitude 50 35 Minutes Easy to Moderate 40+ 34+
Logical Reasoning 40 30 Minutes Moderate 30+ 26+
English & Comprehension 40 25 Minutes Easy to moderate 34+ 28+
General Knowledge & Current Affairs 50 12 Minutes Moderate 32+ 25+
Total 200 120 Minutes Easy to Moderate 148+ 121+

 

Predicted scores for Total Score
Top 50 Rank 126+
Top 100 Rank 121+
Top 200 Rank 115+
Top 300 Rank 112+
Top 400 Rank 109+
Top 500 Rank 106+
Top 600 Rank 104+
Top 700 Rank 102+
Top 800 Rank 101+
Top 900 Rank 99+
Top 1000 Rank 98+
Top 1200 Rank 96+
Top 1500 Rank 94+
Top 1800 Rank 91+
Top 2000 Rank 89+
Top 2500 Rank 85+
Top 3000 Rank 83+
Top 3500 Rank 80+
Top 4000 Rank 78+
Top 4500 Rank 76+
Top 5000 Rank 74+

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Exam Analysis | CLAT 2018

 

About AILET

AILET is conducted by the National Law University, Delhi every year for admission to its BA LLM, LLB and PhD programs. Established in 2008, by the National Capital Territory of Delhi and with the initiative of High Court of Delhi, it is in the list of premier Law Universities established in India.

There are total 80 seats for LLB course in NLU, out of which 70 are through AILET and admissions on the remaining 10 seats are done directly by the college.

Education Qualification Requirement –

For B.A., LLB (Hons.) – 5 Years Program: Candidate must have passed the Senior Secondary School Examination (10+2) or equivalent exam with more than 50% marks. Students who are appearing for 12th are also eligible for the exam.

For LL.M. – This course is of 1 year duration. Candidates having LL.B. or its equivalent degree with minimum 55% marks (50% in case of SC/ST or a Person with Disability) can appear for the exam.

Important Dates for AILET - 19

Registration Start Date 4th Jan, 2019

AILET Test Date 5th May, 2019

Last Date Of Registration 8th Apr, 2019Register here

AILET Results 24th April, 2019

AILET 2019 Pattern

Total Marks:  150
Total no. of Questions: 150
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Subject Area and Mark Distribution

English, G.K., Legal Aptitude, Reasoning       – 35 Marks Each
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)    – 10 Marks

Note:

  •  Candidate should secure minimum 40% (30% for SC and ST) marks in AILET to become eligible for admission.
  • Minimum 30% of total seats shall be filled by reservation for women candidates including reservation in reserved as well as foreign categories.

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AILET 2019 Analysis

Total Questions: 150
Total Marks: 150
Total Duration: 90 minutes (No sectional Time Limit)
Marking System: +1 for correct, -0.25 for incorrect

This year AILET has been lengthy and more difficult than the last year. It contained a total of 150 questions which is the same as that of 2018. This time also, they have maintained the negative marking scheme. A correct answer gives a +1 mark and wrong answer awards –0.25 marks. There is no sectional time limit which helps in making a sound strategy to paper solving. But, on the other hand, a paper-based test like this requires some additional time to mark the answers on the OMR sheet. So one must be careful in time planning because it’s a speed-based test where you have 150 questions to solve in 90 minutes, therefore, the luxury to cling on to a particular questions doesn’t exist.

Section wise analysis- AILET 2019

1. English
There were 35 questions in this section. Similar to 2018, this time also this section was grammar heavy with around 15 questions coming from sentence correction, Part of Speech, and figure of speech. Vocab and Reading comprehension constituted a similar number of questions around 8-10. The ideal attempts would be 23+. A good score will be 20+. The ideal time would be 21 minutes.

2. General Knowledge
This section had a total of 35 questions. Similar to 2018, this year’s GK was also heavy on current affairs. Around 80% of the questions were from current affairs. The current affairs topics were Global reports, Organizations, and their heads, constitution, sports, international news on the US and France, Babri Masjid, etc. The rest 20% constituted static GK. The topics from where the static GK questions came were geography and climate. The difficulty level of this section was moderate. Ideal attempts would be 22+. The ideal score would be 20+. The ideal time to be allocated would be 10-12 minutes.

3. Legal Aptitude
This section had total of 35 questions. Maintaining the previous year stance, this year also the Legal section has been the toughest. The difficulty level was high. Legal reasoning constituted around 40% of weightage with 15-17 questions. Legal knowledge constituted 60% of weightage with around 18-20 questions. This section was lengthy. There were questions with facts that were interrelated, so you had to be very sure in attempting such questions in reasoning because if you get one fact incorrect, the entire series of those 3-4 questions would be wrong. The questions came from recent judgments like Babri Masjid and PUBG and also from constitutional amendments. The difficulty level was Difficult. Ideal attempts would be 25+. The ideal time would be 30 minutes. A good score would be 21+.

4. Reasoning

This section also had 35 questions. The level of this section was moderate. The section was dominated by Critical reasoning with questions types like statement Assumptions, Statement- Course of action, Flaw in reasoning, and syllogism. Critical reasoning constituted for around 10-12 questions. Passage-based questions constituted for around 10-12 questions of moderate level. 2-3 questions each came from the topics: Directions, Analogies, and Blood relations. Ideal attempts would be 25+. The ideal time would be 20 minutes. A good score would be 20+ marks.

5. Maths
Maths was the easiest of all sections. There were a total of 10 questions that came from Time and Work, Ratios, Averages, Percentages, Time-Speed-Distance, and mensuration. Ideal attempts would be 8. Ideal time- 8 minutes. A good score would be 5+.

Overall  analysis- AILET 2019

In the overall analysis, the aspirants would have found this paper as difficult and lengthy. Ideal attempts would be 110+ and the ideal score would be 85+. Overall the ideal score would be slightly less than the individual score because the paper is lengthy and difficult and therefore one might have emphasized more on a particular section than on the overall exam.

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About SLAT

Symbiosis Law Admission Test (Earlier known as Symbiosis Entrance Test) is a common written entrance exam for the admission process of undergraduate institutes of Symbiosis International University. In the beginning, it started with 3 institutes of SIU but slowly more and more colleges emerged into it. Currently, 10 more institutes of Symbiosis have been brought under the Symbiosis International University.

It is a mandatory written test for the admission process for the undergraduate programmes of the following Symbiosis Institutes, namely:

Symbiosis Law School [SLS] – Pune
Symbiosis Law School [SLS] – Noida
Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies [SCMS] – Pune
Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies [SCMS] – Noida
Symbiosis Institute of Design [SID]
Symbiosis Institute of Computers Studies and Research [SICSR]
Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication (Under Graduate)   [SIMC-UG]
Symbiosis School of Economics [SSE]
Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts [SSLA]
Symbiosis Law School [SLS] – Hyderabad

Important Dates for SLAT-19

Registration Start Date 24th Jan 2019

Test Dates 4th May

Last Date Of Registration 15th April 2019Register here

Results 14th May

SLAT (Formerly known as SET) 2019 Pattern

Duration of the exam is of 150 minutes.

It is an objective test having 5 different sections.

Total 150 150
Sr. No. Section No. Of Questions Total Marks
1 Logical Reasoning 30 30
2 Legal Reasoning 30 30
3 Analytical Reasoning 30 30
4 Reading Comprehension 30 30
5 General Knowledge 30 30

 

SLAT (Formerly known as SET) 2019 Analysis

Total Questions: 150

Total Marks: 150

Total Duration: 150 minutes (No sectional Time Limit)

Marking System: +1 for correct, 0 for incorrect

Paper Pattern:

Section Number of Question Duration

150 Minutes

Logical Reasoning 30
Legal Reasoning 30
Analytical Reasoning 30
Reading Comprehension 30
General Knowledge 30

Section: Logical Reasoning

There were 30 questions. They were spread across various topics like Coding decoding( 6 Q),Blood Relations(3 Q),  Arrangement based set (4 Q), Clock & Calendars (2 Q),Syllogisms (2 Q),Venn Diagram ( 2Q),Strengthening and weakening (2 Q),Course of Action (2 Q), Analogy (2 Q).

Level of difficulty: Moderate

Ideal attempts: 28

Ideal correct: 24

Time to be allotted: 25 minutes

Section: Legal Reasoning

There were 30 Questions. There were 7 Questions each based on Constitution, Torts, Criminal Law, Contract Law. 1 Question on IPR and 1 Question on International Law was asked. Most of the questions were knowledge based rather than application based. This means the type of principle based questions asked in Law exams generally was absent this year in SLAT legal section. Principle and actual article-based were asked and students were to identify the correct judgments from their knowledge about actual laws and articles. This made the law section more challenging and different.

Level of difficulty: Moderate

Ideal attempts: 24

Ideal correct: 20+

Time to be allotted: 20 minutes

Section: Analytical Reasoning

No of Questions: 30

The section was dominated by Arithmetic questions. This was of medium difficulty level. There were questions ranging from topics such as Ratio (2 Questions ), Alligations & Mixtures (1Question), Partnership ( 1 Question ). There were 5 Number series and 3 Alphabetic series questions.

Level of difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Ideal attempts: 24+

Ideal correct: 20+

Time to be allotted: 40 minutes

Section: Reading Comprehension

No of Questions: 30

1-2 lengthy RCs

Rest easy small RCs

RC(30): 5 passages: 1 to 2 lengthy and 2-3 of moderate length only 6 to 7 inference based question rest were fact-based questions, 1 RC Difficult.

There were five RC passages of Reading comprehension, two of them were lengthy and 3 RCs were of moderate level. Most of the questions were direct and easy. There were four to five inference based question. There were 4 questions based on Antonyms and Synonyms in the context of RC. Few passages had vocab questions included among RC questions as well.

Level of difficulty: Easy to moderate

Ideal attempts: 28 +

Ideal correct: 24+

Time to be allotted: 20 minutes

Section: General Knowledge

No of Questions: 30

Approximately 60 % of the questions were from current affairs and rest were static GK. The  GK questions ranged from Awards&Recognition like Indira Gandhi peace prize, International Affairs: Surgical Strike, India Bangladesh Military exercise. Question related to surgical strike

Current affairs ranged from Sports, Polity, Government schemes, UN and Film awards. There was a varied range of questions related to  Ross Island Name change, Hornbill festival, US ambassador to UN, brand ambassador of Swastha Immunised India, Geographic Indication Tag, Ease of doing business, minimum wage, First women engineer of IAF, Movies associated with Jews, etc.

Level of difficulty: Moderate

Ideal attempts: 25+

Ideal correct: 20+

Time to be allotted: 5 minutes

Overall Analysis

Sr Number Section Questions Ideal Time Good Attempt Good Score Level Of difficulty
Logical Reasoning 30 25 Minutes 28 23+ Easy to Moderate
Legal Reasoning 30 20 Minutes 24 20 Easy to Moderate
Analytical Reasoning 30 40 Minutes 24 20 Moderate
Reading Comprehension 30 20 Minutes 28 24 Easy to Moderate
General Knowledge 30 10 Minutes 25 20 Moderate

Cut Offs: Predicted

It is very difficult to predict exact cut-off for each college as the number of applicants is yet not disclosed. But, based on cut-offs given in the last two years and comparing the level of difficulty of the exam with that of last year, we can predict the following cut-offs.

Course Symbiosis Campus Predicted Cut-offs (General Category)
SLS BA LLB Pune 107
SLS BBA LLB Pune 100
SLS Noida BA LLB Noida 95
SLS Noida BBA LLB Noida 95
SLS Hyderabad BA LLB Hyderabad 92

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