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CLAT comprises 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 weightage and also its the decision-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 candidate's ability to logically decipher the answer from the question.
CLAT Legal Aptitude comprises 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 provided options. Candidate will be awarded 1 mark for every correct answer. Negative marking of 0.25 marks will be done in the case of wrong answers. A weightage of 25% is allotted to this section. Important information about CLAT Exam patternis mentioned below
Legal Aptitude section will be focusing on the Legal propositions. Candidates will be given questions which have to be solved by exercising legal aptitude. Following is the syllabus that will be covered in CLAT Legal Aptitude section:
|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 candidate's inclination towards Law and their problem-solving ability in a given time duration. The section includes questions on legal principles. Examinees are given certain situations which they have to judge and come up with an appropriate answer to the given problem.
CLAT Legal aptitude section comprises 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 candidates’ knowledge of legal facts. To effectively attempt the questions, one must have a good knowledge of amendments and judgments.Important topics from this sub- section are:
In this section, students are given a factual situation and they have to apply legal principles to it. Rather than legal knowledge, candidate’s legal aptitude and logical skills are tested. Questions are generally asked from the following topics:
Questions under this part are based on both current as well as static legal GK.Following are the important topics:
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. By practicing the sample paper one will get a clear idea about the difficulty level of CLAT exam and also will help to know about the time management skills. Check CLAT Sample Paper.
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.
Check here CLAT Practice paper
For the efficient preparation of this section, the candidate must refer to some good study material. Given below are the books that are recommended 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 Admission 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 provide online mock tests and study material to prepare for CLAT exam. Section-wise sample questions are made available on such websites. Here are some recommended websites for the preparation of CLAT exam:
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