Analysis of CLAT 2014 Paper

Paper for 2014 was considered as the easiest paper since last few years.

Section wise analysis of the paper 2014 for CLAT

Paper was as per the expectation without surprises. Lets go through the paper section by section:

  • General Knowledge: Equal shares of static GK and current affairs questions, this was a change from the last years papers with heavy weightage on current affairs. Some of the questions on current affairs included were “MalalaYousafzai is a national of which country? Who was awarded the DadasahebPhalke award this year?” whereas questions from GK were of the type “Who was the first Jnanpith awardee? Which planet has maximum number of natural satellites?” An optimum score would be around 38 in this section.
  • English section: This section was easy with an average score expectation of 33. One reading comprehension based on higher education was asked which was followed by ten sub-questions. Para-jumbles were bit dicy and the rest of the paper which comprised of grammar and vocabulary.
  • Logical reasoning: Questions were predictable and most of the questions could be answered easily in less time. Few difficult questions were from certain arrangements and blood relations. A moderate section with a score possibility between 30 − 35.
  • Legal Reasoning: Was comparatively easier than expected and all reasoning questions were there and no legal knowledge question was asked, in contrast to CLAT 2012 where a most questions were based on legal knowledge. Questions asked on contracts and principles stated were lengthy and time taking. This section was lengthy and expected average score here should be up to 43.
  • Mathematics section: It was easy covering basic elementary mathematics related to age, ratio, volume, percentage, simple interest and compound interest were asked which most students could solve effortlessly. Expected average score here would be 15.

Expected cutoff for year 2014 should be higher as teh paper was easy and could be around 128 − 133.

Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Ahmedabad conducted CLAT 2014 on May 11, 2014. CLAT is organized by one of the 14 NLUs in rotation for admission to 5-year integrated BA-LLB. There are 1, 660 seats on offered for 2014.