CLAT 2019 was easier than CLAT 2018 and 2017 exams. The difficulty level was low.
The exam was time-consuming in comparison to CLAT 2016 exam. In CLAT 2016,
there were 35 questions of Legal Reasoning and 15 questions of Legal Knowledge,
but this time in the Legal Aptitude section all 50 questions were of Legal Reasoning which made it lengthy.
CLAT 2019 paper surprise omissions
There was a certain surprise in the paper with not a single question from Constitution of India’and absolutely nothing from Legal Knowledge.
In GK & Current Affairs section, 45-46 questions were from Current Affairs, and hardly 3-4 questions appeared to be static, but they also had some relevance to something which happened recently. Most of these 45-46 current affairs questions were asked from the last 3-4 months.
CLAT 2019 exam pattern
The CLAT 2019 paper had 200 questions spread across five sections – English, GK, Elementary Mathematics, Logical Reasoning and Legal Aptitude. Each correct attempt would get 1 mark, while each incorrect attempt would attract a negative score of 0.25 marks. The duration of the exam was 120 minutes (2 hours).
CLAT 2019 detailed paper analysis section-wise
English Section: There were 40 questions asked in English. The English section was easy & doable. The passage was easy to read, but a couple of the questions were tricky to do.
Numerical Ability (Elementary Maths): There were 20 questions asked in this section which were easy and doable. Most of the questions asked were from Arithmetic.
Logical Reasoning Section: There were 40 questions asked in this section. Which were mostly easy.
GK & Current Affairs section: There were 50 questions asked in this section. It was one of the easiest sections of the exam.
Legal Aptitude: This section had 50 questions. Legal Aptitude section was time-consuming as compared to all the other sections. This time in the Legal Aptitude section all 50 questions were of Legal Reasoning. None of the questions were asked from Legal Knowledge & Constitution of India.
CLAT 2019 cut-off
The CLAT 2019 cut-off would be slightly below the cut-off level of CLAT 2016, but higher in comparison to CLAT 2017 & 2018.
1. The expected cut-off for the top institute, NLSIU Bangalore for General category, should be in the range of 155-156
2. The expected cut-off for the top 3 NLUs should be in the range of 150-151.
3. The expected cut-off for the top 5 NLUs across the categories will be in the range of 148- 149.