CLAT 2018: The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 has been concluded. This year, the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi has conducted the exams for admission to undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) degree law programmes. The exam is conducted on a rotational basis by 19 National Law Universities (NLUs).
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Both the undergraduate and the postgraduate papers are two hours long. While the UG is for 200 marks, the PG paper carried 150 marks. The CLAT exam has a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. Last year, the CLAT examination was conducted on Sunday, May 14, 2017 by the Chanakya National Law University, Patna. The students found Mathematics section tough, while they rated overall paper as moderate.
CLAT has thrown up a few last minute surprises for students this week, introducing not just a new testing interface, but also section tabs and tags / de-tags. It would be extremely beneficial for students to spend a few hours today getting themselves accustomed to the new interface rather than seeing something new for the first time when they enter the test center tomorrow. CL-LST has practice tests created with the new interface available for students to acclimatize themselves to the new format.
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CLAT 2018: Check paper analysis, students' reactions here
CLAT 2018: Students body unhappy
Student bodies of three top law universities in the country have spoken out against the manner in which the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is conducted, calling for reforms, following reports of mismanagement.
CLAT 2018 answer keys released
NUALS Kochi has released the answer keys of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 on May 15. The candidates can visit the official website to download the answer keys at clat.ac.in. The entrance exam was held on May 13 between 3 pm and 5 pm. As per experts, the paper was was tougher than previous year for most of the sections. The candidates can raise objections till May 18. CLAT-2018 result will be published on May 31, 20l8 on the CLAT website
CLAT 2018: Logical Reasoning
This section was not as easy as CLAT 2017. The entire section was dominated by analytical reasoning. Questions of almost all types, including those on arrangements, directions, blood relations, series, coding-decoding, and ranking were asked. Questions on odd-one-out and syllogism were on the easier side; however, one of the sets was best left untouched. An attempt of 32-34 would be considered good in the exam conditions, where the Reasoning section is extremely time-consuming.
Now 1 More Exam Mismanaged @narendramodi Ji...Continously Playing With The Life Of Students .My Initial 20 Mins Were Wasted And Then Had To Change 4 Systems. Shame On You All. Re Take The Exam.#clat 2018@ravishndtv @ndtv @RahulGandhi @ArvindKejriwal @PrakashJavdekar @rsprasad— Satyam Kumar (@ultimatesatyam) May 13, 2018
CLAT 2018: Estimated Cut-offs for Different Law Schools
The cut-offs this year will witness a clear downward trend vis-à-vis that of 2017; and one can expect a call from top 3 NLUs if one has a score of 126-127. The detailed cut-offs would be shared in the coming days once the question paper is released and there is more clarity on every question of all the sections.
CLAT 2018: Elementary Mathematics
This section was probably the most difficult, especially considering only 40% of test-takers are from Science background. It was unexpectedly calculation intensive. Almost all topics were covered in the 20 questions, including probability, time and work, time-speed-distance, profit- loss and discount, percentage, number system, and Geometry. Surprise element of this section was the two questions on simplification. Overall, there were nine questions from Arithmetic, and six from Algebra. An attempt of 10-11 with 90% accuracy would be considered a safe bet.
CLAT 2018: General Knowledge/ Current Affairs
The General Knowledge section was very different, as compared to last year’s paper. Current Affairs questions on national issues were 10 in number and were easy; but the five questions on international questions were moderate to difficult. The six questions on sports were moderately difficult, while the three questions on books and authors were easy. The five questions on awards were easy, while the three on science and technology were difficult. Overall, 34-38 questions would be a good attempt in this section.
CLAT 2018: How was English
Unlike last year, the English section was easy to moderately difficult this time. There was one long RC passage with 10 questions, which were easy to moderately difficult, besides a short RC passage with 2 easy questions. Idioms appeared four times, while there were six questions on Cloze Test. Three easy questions on synonyms, as well as three easy sentence-correction questions provided a breather. Most types of questions were covered, including those on paraphrasing, correct word from pairs, summary, and inappropriate words. An attempt of 33-35 should be considered a good one.
CLAT 2018: Paper analysis by experts
The pattern of the paper was quite similar to that of last year; however, some changes stood out — in GK and Elementary Mathematics. The cut-off is likely to fall, because of the increased difficulty level
#CLAT2018 #clat2018 #law— Abhinandan Singhi (@i_am_singhi) May 13, 2018
Today my sister appeared for CLAT at Patiala Centre and lost 10 minutes of the exam due to technical glitches. This happened with atleast 2 other labs(app 60 students). It is a shame that at this level, 10 precious minites of the students were wasted.
#Clat2018 #NUALSKochi— Shivanjali Shukla (@shivanjalishuk1) May 13, 2018
So disappointing!! Budding lawyers facing injustice and inequality right from the beginning of their career. It is the matter of one's whole year of hard work please don't let it go waste. @PrakashJavdekar @rsprasad @PMOIndia https://t.co/cXqGwDVWGg
Students forced to move out of the exam hall
Today CLAT exam centre at Hi-tech institute of eng & tech. management was confused, students not allowed to take watches nor was there any clock in the exam hall, many technical glitches in the paper, time was still left, but forced to move out of the exam hall. #clat2018
— Savvi Singhal (@SavviSinghal) May 13, 2018
Technical glitches reported from - Lucknow, Mysuru, Dehradun, Thane, Faridabad
Technical glitches reported from - Lucknow, Mysuru, Dehradun, Thane, Faridabad etc in #clat2018— Mr. Decent Guy (@mr_decentguy) May 13, 2018
The major problem is that this happened with half of the students. So giving extra/free marks or any other benefit to everyone is useless since the rankings will remain the same.#clat
Technical glitches reported from Nagpur
My sister appeared clat 2018 at the Nagpur center. Due to technical issues she lost around 15mins. Had to change 3 machines. Caused lot of panic. Same was the case with atleast 8-10 candidates there. My sincere request to the clat committee to take needful action— Duhita Duragkar (@DADuhita) May 13, 2018
CLAT 2018: Students complain shoddy management, worse execution
CLAT 2018: Students demand re-examination
Clat 2018 should be conducted again as there were unacceptable technical glitches. Server stoppred working for about half an hour at many centers— Dipesh Singla (@dipeshsingla95) May 13, 2018
Media please pay attention to this also#clat2018@aajtak @ZeeNewsHindi @abpnewstv @IndiaToday @ndtv @PrakashJavdekar
Clat 2018 Experiance-Lost 10 mins,Changed 3 computers ,Technical glitches ,server issues Most students failed to even complete the exam due to faulty computers and server issues Thank you for shattering aspirations#clat2018 #mettechnology #kolkata@republic @rsprasad @PMOIndia— Mandira Narula (@MandiraNarula) May 13, 2018
Students rate paper easy, complained mismanagement
"CLAT paper was good, the easiest was Jurisprudence part. However, there were some issues of mismanagement, for that we entered late in the examination hall. I was expecting a good results," said Souradipta Banerjee, CLAT aspirant from Kolkata
CLAT 2018: Mismanagement reported from various centres in Delhi
Friend’s kid appeared for #clat2018 today, centre at Rohini— Debjani Chatterjee (@devyanidilli) May 13, 2018
Fren says theres no waiting/sitting area, no water, total apathy. First she had to encounter hot sun, then andhi rain.
Also kids have to pay Rs 20/ extra to keep bags
Regn amt for what then? Just disgusting
Technical glitches hit CLAT 2018
CLAT 2018 exams, a report
Last year, the CLAT examination was conducted on Sunday, May 14, 2017 by the Chanakya National Law University, Patna. The exam is conducted on rotational basis by 19 National Law Universities (NLUs). Both the undergraduate and the postgraduate papers will be two hours long. While the UG paper will be for 200 marks, the PG paper will carry 150 marks. The CLAT exam will have a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.
CLAT 2018: Exam pattern
A total of 150 questions will be asked that will carry one mark each. The exam will be two-hour long. There will be negative marking of 0.25. Questions will be asked from constitutional law, jurisprudence and other law subjects such as contract, torts, criminal law, international law, IPR etc.
CLAT 2018: Educational qualification
UG programmes: The candidates must have passed class 12 or its equivalent examination from a recognised board. Those students appearing for their board exams this year can also apply. To be eligible for the exam, the students should score minimum 45 per cent marks (40 per cent in case of SC and ST candidates).
CLAT 2017 results
Last year, the results of CLAT examinations were declared on May 29. Rajat Maloo from Rajasthan’s capital, Jaipur, topped the Common Law Entrance Test (CLAT) 2017 in the undergraduate category (UG), results of which were announced on Monday, by aggregating 154.25 out of 196 marks.
CLAT 2018: Exams conclude, check paper analysis, students' reaction
The National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi has conducted the CLAT 2018 exam this year. The exam is conducted on rotational basis by 19 National Law Universities (NLUs).
CLAT 2018: How to prepare for Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning section
Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning section
Most students find the verbal section a piece of cake and tend to breeze through it, while their ability to cracking the Reasoning section usually comes down to selecting the right questions to attempt, based on sets that they have done ample practice on.”
CLAT 2018: How to prepare for General Awareness
General Awareness section
The general awareness section in recent years has seen an abundance of current affairs over static GK. This is a section where stress free late revision is possible, and it is highly recommended students take advantage of this opportunity, even a day before the exam. During the exam itself, students are advised not to spend too much time on this section and only attempt what they really know.
CLAT 2018: How to prepare for Mathematics section
This is generally a section that students fret about, but there are usually enough ‘sitters’ available for candidates to pick through if they spend sufficient time selecting the right questions to attempt.
CLAT 2018: Exams begin at various centres
The CLAT 2018 examination has started at various centres across the country. This year, the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi has conducted the exams for admission to undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) degree law programmes. The exam is conducted on rotational basis by 19 National Law Universities (NLUs).
Legal Aptitude section
The Legal Aptitude section is the one that usually makes the difference between getting a college of one’s choice and being an also ran. Sound ‘reasoning’ skills are what is tested in this section, and not really knowledge of the law.