CLAT 2020 Exam Analysis by T.I.M.E | Know Expert Analysis and Expected CLAT 2020 Cutoffs

CLAT 2020 Exam Analysis: Get expert analysis for CLAT 2020 here by expert trainers at T.I.M.E. Also know the expected overall CLAT 2020 cut-offs and sectional cutoffs.

Created On: Jan 6, 2020 10:56 IST
CLAT 2019 Exam Analysis by T.I.M.E | Know Expert Analysis and Expected CLAT 2019 Cutoffs
CLAT 2019 Exam Analysis by T.I.M.E | Know Expert Analysis and Expected CLAT 2019 Cutoffs

CLAT stands for Common Law Admissions Test. It is an all India entrance examination conducted by the  National Law Schools/Universities for admissions to their under-graduate and post-graduate degree programmes (LL.B & LL.M).

CLAT 2020 is scheduled to be conducted on 10th May by the Consortium NLUs. Soon after the exam is conducted, expert analysis of the same will be made available. Meanwhile, candidates can take a look at the analysis of CLAT 2019 exam provided below. 

CLAT Previous Year Analysis

Last year, CLAT was conducted by NLU Cuttack on 26th May. Many students heaved a sigh of relief with the paper being on expected lines without any major surprises thrown at them. The exam was conducted in the offline mode. The overall difficulty level was lower to that of last year.

Exam Paper - Sections

Test Pattern

Total Marks


Total number of questions


Duration of examination

Two Hours

Marking Scheme

Each correct answer: 1 mark,

Each wrong answer: -0.25,

No deduction in marks for unattempted questions

Subject areas with weightage

English including Comprehension

40 Marks

General Knowledge/ Current Affairs

50 Marks

Logical Reasoning

40 Marks

Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)

20 Marks

Legal Aptitude

50 Marks

Section-wise Analysis

English including Comprehension

  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • No. of recommended attempts: 34+

Let us have a brief topic-wise distribution of the questions


No of Questions

Reading Comprehension


Sentence correction


Fill in the blanks with correct word/idiom


Meaning of the Foreign Words


Para Jumbles


General Knowledge/Current Affairs

  • Difficulty Level: Moderate-Difficult
  • No. of recommended attempt: 38+

Most of the questions were from the current affairs (National/International) with questions from the areas like Science & Technology, Books/Authors, Polity, History, Sports, Awards, Economy and Government Policies, Economics, etc were also there.

Logical Reasoning

  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • No. of recommended attempts: 34+

The questions were broadly from the topics like Syllogisms, Critical Reasoning, Puzzles, Circular Arrangement, Blood Relationship, Direction sense, Coding-decoding, Number Series, Letter Series, Alpha-numeric Series, Distribution, Ranking, Comparison, Clock, Odd-one out, Word analogy, Operator based questions, etc. In this section, one question had two correct answer choices which might have left many test-takers wasting some time in figuring out the problem.

Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)

  • Difficulty Level: Easy-Moderate
  • No. of recommended attempts: 14+

The questions were mainly from the topics like Calendars, Percentages, Profit and Loss, Mensuration, Simple Equations, Clocks, Venn Diagrams, Ratio & Proportion, Averages, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Numbers, SI-CI etc. There was a small typo in one of the questions.

Legal Reasoning

  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • No. of recommended attempts: 38+

In the Legal Reasoning section this year, all the 50 questions were principle-fact based. The questions were not difficult but a little trickier and prone o silly mistakes. Any student who had taken T.I.M.E. mock CLAT sincerely would have found this section a smooth sail.

All the questions were from the topics like Torts, Contracts, Criminal Law, etc.

Overall Analysis

With the exam being easier than the last year’s, the cut-offs are expected to go northwards. The cut-off for the Top 3 NLUs is expected to be about 155+.

Disclaimer: All information on cut-offs, analysis, and scores are based on independent analysis and evaluation made by T.I.M.E. We do not take responsibility for any decision that might be taken, based on this information.

About the Expert

Mr Amit Poddar, is the current Sr. Regional Head at T.I.M.E. Delhi. He is a graduate from Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University and an MBA from Indian Institute of Planning and Management, Delhi. Worked for a US based MNC-Primus Telecom for two yrs and then shifted to Education Industry. Headed a Pune based Company-Bull's Eye for 3 and a half yrs and looked after Academics and Marketing. Joined T.I.M.E. in 2006 as a Knowledge expert and have grown to a  Senior Regional Head Position. In addition to this, he has also been part of career Counselling/Academic seminars at Various Colleges like Stephen's, Hindu, Hansraj College, NSIT, LSR, Miranda House, DCE, Technia, Trinity, MAIT, IITM, Jesus and Mary, Dayal Singh, etc.

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