CLAT includes 5 sections i.e. English Comprehension, General Knowledge, Elementary Mathematics, Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning with Legal Aptitude section as the most significant part of CLAT. Its importance can be inferred from the fact that the section carries the maximum weight and also it's the judgement-making section i.e. in the case of a tie, examinees will be selected on the basis of their marks in this section.
Legal Aptitude is based on the aspirant's ability to logically decipher the response from the question.
CLAT Legal Aptitude includes 50 questions out of 200 questions asked in CLAT. The questions will be asked in MCQ form and examinees have to mark one out of the offered options. Aspirant will be honoured 1 mark for every accurate response. A weightage of 25% is allotted to this section. Negative marking of 0.25 marks will be done in the case of wrong responses. Important information about CLAT Exam format is mentioned below
Legal Aptitude section will be focusing on the Legal propositions. Following is the syllabus that will be covered in CLAT Legal Aptitude section: Aspirants will be given questions which have to be solved by exercising legal aptitude.
|Indian Constitution||Indian Penal Code||Indian Contract Act|
|Family Law||Law of Torts||Legal fundamentals and terms|
|Legal Maxims||Important Landmarks, Supreme Court Judgments||Miscellaneous (Intellectual Property Rights, Labor Laws, Consumer laws, employment laws, environmental laws etc.)|
Legal Aptitude section assesses the aspirant's inclination towards Law and their problem-solving ability in a given time duration. Examinees are given certain situations which they have to judge and come up with a suitable response to the given problem. The section comprises questions on legal principles.
CLAT Legal aptitude section includes questions under following categories:
The section will talk about all the important topics:
In this section, direct questions based on Law are asked to test aspirants’ knowledge of legal facts. To effectively attempt the questions, one must have a good knowledge of amendments and judgments.Important topics from this subsection are:
Questions under this part are based on both presents as well as static legal GK.Following are the important topics:
In this section, students are given a factual situation and they have to apply legal principles to it. Questions are generally asked from the following topics: Rather than legal knowledge, aspirant’s legal aptitude and logical skills are tested.
The questions in the CLAT Legal Aptitude Paper will be based on the topics prescribed in the syllabus of the CLAT UG. They will be objective in nature. Check CLAT Sample Paper. By practising the sample paper one will get a complete idea about the difficulty level of CLAT exam and also will help to know about the time management skills.
It is the most important section and to succeed in the examination one cannot afford to score fewer marks in CLAT Legal Aptitude section. Here are some important tips to ace in it.
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For the efficient preparation of this section, the aspirant must refer to some good study material. Given below are the books that are advisable to prepare for CLAT Legal Aptitude:
|Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning: For the CLAT and LL.B. Entrance Examinations (English) 4th Edition||A.P. Bhardwaj|
|Legal Aptitude: Common Law mission Test||R.K Gupta and Samiksha Gupta|
|Legal Aptitude for the CLAT and other Law Entrance Examinations:||A Workbook by A.P. Bhardwaj|
Several websites offer online mock tests and study material to prepare for CLAT exam. Section-wise sample questions are made available on such websites. Here are some advisable websites for the preparation of CLAT exam: