CLAT 2021 Logical Reasoning Syllabus, Preparation Strategy, Tips and Tricks

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    CLAT Logical Reasoning section is one of the sections of the paper that requires application more than rote learning. CLAT 2021 is an examination that will open up a lot of opportunities for a law aspirant. The major objective of the test is to gauge the candidates aptitude to study and practise law. Click here to check CLAT 2021 Exam Pattern

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    CLAT Logical Reasoning is an easy and scoring section if you put enough hard work into it and practise regularly. It carries a significant portion of the entire weightage out of the 5 sections. Logical Reasoning accounts for 20% of the total weightage so it is a good idea to put some effort into preparing for this section. In order to optimise the preparation, here is the CLAT 2021 Logical Reasoning Syllabus, Preparation Strategy and some Tips and Tricks.

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    CLAT 2021 UG Exam Pattern

    SubjectsMarks AllottedNumber of Questions
    English (with Comprehension)4040
    Current Affairs5050
    Legal Reasoning5050
    Logical Reasoning 4040
    Quantitative Techniques2020
    • Each Question will carry 1 mark for the right answer. 
    • There will be a negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer. 
    • There will be a total of 200 Objective (MCQ) type questions in the test. 
    • CLAT Exam Duration will be 2 hours. 

    CLAT UG Logical Reasoning Syllabus

    SubjectPassage Word CountTopics Covered
    Logical Reasoning 300 Words eachArgument - Premise and Conclusion, Inference, Relationships and Analogies, Contradictions and Equivalence, etc. 
    • CLAT UG Logical Reasoning Section will have a few passages of 300 words each. 
    • You will have to answer questions based on these passages. 
    • The questions will be objective(MCQ’s)
    • You will have to complete each passage within 10 to 12 minutes. 
    • This section will test your ability to understand and make logical arguments. 

    CLAT UG Logical Reasoning - Questions Asked

    Question Type 2019
    Blood Relations1
    Number Series4
    Alpha-numeric series2
    Alphabet series1
    Odd one Out4

    CLAT UG 2020 Logical Reasoning Paper Analysis

    • The overall difficulty level of CLAT Logical Reasoning was easy. 
    • There were a total of 30 questions in this section, same as the english section. 
    • The total number of questions was lower because of the changed exam pattern for CLAT 2020. 
    • Most of the candidates were able to attempt questions worth at least 30 marks. 
    • The topics asked included syllogisms, coding and decoding, blood relations, seating arrangements, and so on. 
    • Passages related to work from home during COVID-19, Anti-Alcohol Movement and Social Journalism and class XII results were asked. 

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    How to Prepare for CLAT Logical Reasoning?

    CLAT Logical Reasoning tests your knowledge and ability to understand, critically analyse, Infer and identify arguments. This section is easily one of the most scoring sections, as it has been comparatively easier than the other sections in the previous years papers. The key to giving the best attempt in this paper is to understand the rationale and logic behind each type of question. Read below to find out the best way to prepare for CLAT Logical Reasoning.

    • Understand, don’t memorise: Your ability to memorise is not at all beneficial for this section. To score well in this session you will have to be thorough with each kind of question. Make sure that you understand the logic behind each type of question, as the questions that are asked in the exam might be confusing to a lot of people. If you understand how to solve each question quickly, this will help save time as well as give you the best chance at scoring well. 
    • Practice: Each section requires plenty of practice, but it is especially required for the logical reasoning section and the quantitative techniques section of CLAT. Given that you have a solid understanding of the method in which the question has to be solved, practising will help solidify the method into your brain which will in turn help you solve questions instantly. This not only saves time, but also makes the process of learning easier. 
    • Make Studying Fun: If you are the kind of person that enjoys challenges, this section is definitely for you. Once you have got the crux of the question and have enough practise, you will be able to solve the question rather quickly and you can try harder questions. Since this section relies solely on your ability to understand the logic of the passage, it can be quite interesting to solve. 
    • Start with easy questions, then move on to harder ones: If you are starting a certain kind of question, start with very easy ones. You can also start with questions that are already solved, as this will give you an idea of how to do it correctly. Once you get the hang of the question start solving harder ones. However, do not take up something that is too complex as it might confuse you and lower your confidence. 
    • Use Shortcuts: For each kind of question, there is a way to solve it faster by using shortcuts. These can include making a mind map, diagrams etc. This is especially helpful for questions like blood relations, syllogisms etc. You can find very good tutorials on these online, on YouTube and other such platforms. 
    • Solve CLAT Mock Tests and Sample Question Papers: This is very important, as CLAT has a rather unique question pattern as opposed to other exams. You will be given questions based on passages, which no other exam has. So, it is important to understand how well you fare at reading passages. This will also help improve your timing and improve confidence.

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    CLAT Logical Reasoning Preparation Books

    Name of BookPublisher/Author
    Universal’s Logical Reasoning for CLAT, LSAT and other Law Entrance ExamsJain Prateek
    Verbal and Non-Verbal ReasoningRS Agarwal
    Analytical ReasoningMK Pandey
    Analytical and Logical ReasoningRS Agarwal
    Logical ReasoningR K Gupta and Samiksha Gupta

    CLAT Logical Reasoning Sample Papers and Mock tests

    CLAT Logical Reasoning FAQ’s

    Q1. How important is the CLAT Logical Reasoning Section? Is it okay if I skip it? 

    Ans. CLAT Logical Reasoning is extremely important as it is worth over 20% of the total weightage. It is worth 40 marks. You have to prepare well for this section, as it is very scoring once you get the method and basics right. 

    Q2. Is it necessary to practise only Comprehension type questions?

    Ans. It is preferable to practise comprehension type LR questions as it is the format that is asked in CLAT 2021. You can however practise objective type questions from other books and sample papers as it will help you prepare. 

    Q3. Are you required to attempt every question?

    Ans. It is not necessary to attempt every single question. Only attempt the questions that you know you can solve. This is because for every wrong answer, there is a penalty of 0.25 marks.

    Q4. Will this section require lots of studying?

    Ans. CLAT LR requires plenty of practise, but you can easily solve it once you have clarity about the subject and methods.

    Q5. What does the Logical Reasoning section in CLAT test?

    Ans. CLAT Logical Reasoning will test your knowledge in the following areas: 

    • Arguments: Recognition, Premise and Conclusion. 
    • Critical Analysis: Ability to understand and critically evaluate reasons, conclusions and premise or evidence. 
    • Inference: Identification and Application. 
    • Identification: of Relationships, Analogies, contradictions and equivalence

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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