CLAT 2013 Paper Analysis


  • The exam was timed for 2 hours carrying 200 marks.
  • The test includes 5 sections: Mathematics, English, Logical reasoning, Legal aptitude and Constitution, GK and Current Affairs.
  • The marks distribution was as follows: Mathematics-20 Logical Reasoning-40, English-40, GK and Current affairs-50, Legal aptitude and Constitution- 50.
  • There was negative marking of one-fourth of a mark for each incorrect attempt.
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Section I-Mathematics

  • This section will test candidate’s knowledge on elementary mathematics, i.e., maths taught up to 10th Class/standard.
  • The section was containing 19 questions.
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Section II- English

  • The English section will test the candidates’ proficiency in English based on comprehension passages and grammar.
  • The section was containing 40 questions from different areas.
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Section III- Logical Reasoning

  • The purpose of the logical reasoning section is to test the candidate’s ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It may include a variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc.
  • The section was containing reasoning based 40 questions.
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Section IV- Legal Aptitude and Constitution

  • This section will test candidate’s interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability. Questions may include legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied.
  • The section was containing 50 questions from different areas.
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Section V- GK and Current Affairs

  • The General knowledge will be tested on the general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test candidates on their knowledge of national and international current affairs.
  • The section was containing 50 questions from different areas.
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CLAT 2013 paper was on the easier side, without any surprises, but a little lengthy. Section wise speaking, English and Reading and Comprehension were easy. The math, according to most students was basic 9th standard. Legal Reasoning was moderately easy, but lengthy. Legal section had all 50 reasoning questions, difficulty varying from easy to little tricky. There were no Legal GK questions.