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CLAT 2018: 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).

By: Education Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: June 18, 2018 11:54:32 am
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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.

READ | CLAT 2018: Check paper analysis here

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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10:03 (IST)18 May 2018
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.

12:04 (IST)16 May 2018
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

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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.

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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. 

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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.

02:31 (IST)14 May 2018
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.

02:18 (IST)14 May 2018
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.

02:16 (IST)14 May 2018
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

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Students forced to move out of the exam hall
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Technical glitches reported from - Lucknow, Mysuru, Dehradun, Thane, Faridabad
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CLAT 2018: Technical glitches reported from Jaipur
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Technical glitches reported from Nagpur
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CLAT 2018: Students complain shoddy management, worse execution
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Technical glitches take 13 minutes
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CLAT 2018: Students demand re-examination

CLAT 2018: The exam is conducted on rotational basis by 19 National Law Universities (NLUs)

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). Both the undergraduate and the postgraduate papers are two hours long. While the UG paper is for 200 marks, the PG paper carried 150 marks.

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