Analysis of AILET 2018 – Exam Conducted on 6th May 2018.
Changes introduced this year:-
Negative Marking Introduced
Lengthy Legal Reasoning Facts which seemed like Reading Comprehension.
Punctuation Questions introduced for the first time.
So finally AILET 2018 is out of the way but this year AILET was very different and on unexpected lines. The basic premise of the paper boils down to a single fact, If a student has good reading speed then he/she has a fair chance to get through. No matter how simple and doable Symbiosis LAW paper was, AILET was on the other end of the spectrum.
Let’s look at the section wise analysis:
Verbal Ability: -
Like 2017 AILET, this year too there were No Reading Comprehensions. A lot of questions were based on grammar. (5-6 questions based on parts of speech, 7-8 questions based on subject and verbs, and 7-8 questions on punctuation errors). No CLOZE test questions as well. Even Para-jumbles were given a miss this year.
General Awareness:- This section was the easiest of the lot. A lot of questions were straight forward (in fact a lot of them were from the PRATHAM Study Material and Class handouts). The break- up of this section was tilted towards the Current affairs Section with almost 27-28 Questions from the Current Affairs Section and rest from the Static GK Section.
LEGAL Section:- This Section broke a lot of hearts , Just like last year, this section was on the difficult side and very lengthy. Students could have left few of the reasoning questions and focused on the rest of the sections. The Legal Reasoning Questions were not only lengthy but difficult too , The Legal awareness section was manageable .
Easiest of the lot (5 questions were pretty straight forward). But the key was whether the student attempted it. As the paper was lengthy, by the time students reached this section, they were already feeling exhausted. Topics on which they were asked Questions were Ratio and Proportion, TSD, Time and Work, Clocks and Calendars. Questions on Probability (QA – 8) were also asked in the section.
Logical Reasoning: - Mix of easy and difficult questions. There was one set which troubled the students. Rest were easily doable. Out of the total 35 Questions, Complex Arrangement had the maximum Questions. Questions were also asked from Sequence and Series , Odd one out and Coding and decoding. Critical Reasoning Sections had questions based on Assertion and Reasoning , deriving conclusion from Passages.
Overall AILET 2018 was not only difficult but also lengthy. The introduction of negative marking made life even more difficult for the students. PRATHAM would predict the cut off for AILET 2018 at around 75-80 marks.
We hope CLAT 2018 doesn’t come up with any such surprises and Shock elements.
ALL THE BEST for CLAT 2018
****Please note that this analysis is based on interaction with student who gave the AILET 2018 and in nowhere supposed to influence the decision taken by the student based on this analysis.