CLAT 2020 was of moderate level and time management played a key role as the paper was a bit lengthy. Law Informants bring to you the detailed analysis,types of questions asked, the difficulty level of each section and more.
The English section was moderate but lengthy with typical passages related to the recent boy’s locker room, climate change, excerpts from a short story and many more. ?There was an editorial paragraph from The Hindu too. Going through the long comprehension might have taken extra time and effort. Questions related to idioms, vocabulary and figure of speech were direct from the passages. 5 questions on Parajumbles were easy mark fetchers. Shockingly, there were no questions from grammar. A score above 25 will be considered decent and safe in this part. Any candidate who had thorough practice of RC’s is expected to score well in this section.
Legal Reasoning Section
The legal reasoning was a savior in this year’s CLAT 2020 exam. Although a lot of new concepts have been dealt with in the passages given, they were explained in a simplified manner. The questions were easy nevertheless quite a few were tricky. The questions were directly based upon the above passage there were hardly static legal reasoning questions. As most of the questions were direct, students should not have faced any difficulty in answering the questions because of their familiarity of such topics from the mock tests. The questions include the following topics-Breach of contract, Force Majeure, Obscenity, Sexual Harassment, Mob lynching,Strict liability,Polluters principle, Absolute liability,Fundamental Rights, Defamation against state and legal maxims. Overall,33 out of 50 can be considered as a good score.
Logical Reasoning Section
The Logical reasoning section was comparatively easy when compared to legal reasoning. It was the moderate section. The questions mostly consist of current affairs and though it will be easy for the students to attempt those. Broadly, this section comprised critical based questions on the whole and there were some analytical based too. The passages were factual based mainly so the questions to interpret were not that difficult as it could have been for the students. Therefore, this section falls under the ambit of somewhere between easy and moderate.
Quantitative Techniques Section
There was an extremely controversial set of questions in Quantitative Techniques section h was a not-so-pleasant surprise for the aspirants.The other two sets, one was certainly very difficult.There were 3 sets and a total of 15 questions. The first set was based on data interpretation and has easy questions. Any student who had their basics clear could have easily fetched 5 marks from this set. The rest of the two sets consisted of room-furniture questions and geometry. The room-furniture set was ok similar to the line of the question set that was given in one of the sample papers released by the CLAT consortium. Overall, the section was moderately difficult; and a score of 8-9 could be considered a good score. This section’s scores can definitely be the deciding factor for admission in various national law schools.
Current Affairs Section
The Current Affairs section was not at all as expected. It was nothing like as seen in the sample papers. In order to be able to answer the questions, the aspirants were supposed to have a deeper understanding of each topic with analytical reasoning. The questions were not strictly adhered to factual knowledge. Students, who would have been reading newspapers consistently would have better chances to attempt the questions with higher accuracy. Questions in CA were from:
National Infrastructure Policy, Hindustan Times (Aug. 15, 2020)
Rupee Appreciation and Forex Reserves, Print.in (Sept. 2, 2020)
Rafale Delivery, NDTV (July 27, 2020)
Lipulekh (India-Nepal Issue), brookings.edu (June 11, 2020)
National Education Policy, downtoearth.org
SCO Summit (India-Pak Issue), The Hindu (Sept. 17, 2020)
UAE-Israel Mediation by Trump, Economic Times (Aug. 16, 2020)
Overall, the section was moderately difficult. A score of 20+, with an ideal attempt of 29-30, could be considered good for this section. This section’s score could be the game changer for the aspirants.
|Section||Number of questions||Level of difficulty||Decent number of attempts||Good score|
|Legal reasoning||50(7 passages)||Medium||30-35||33|
|Quantitative Techniques||15(3 sets)||Difficult||8-9||8|