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CLAT 2020: STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO LEARN LEGAL APTITUDE
The Legal Aptitude section in the CLAT Exam assesses the candidate's inclination towards Law and their problem-solving ability in a given time duration. The section includes questions on legal principles. 
This is the only section of CLAT which is absolutely new for everyone. So, you need to give a little for attention to this section. This section will play a defining role in securing a seat at your dream law college. You should have a decent knowledge of important constitutional articles, landmark/recent judgments and new laws/ amendments. Your legal aptitude will be tested in the principle-fact questions. Practice as many mocks and previous year papers as you can to brush up your legal reasoning skills.
So, go ahead, devise your own strategy and execute it. It will take time, but you will eventually get a clear idea of what you need to study and how to do it.
The Legal Aptitude section is very unique and relevant to CLAT for two reasons- First; it’s the tie breaker section. Second; it can be mastered very quickly.
A few guiding tips are presented here to help you prepare for the Legal Aptitude section of the CLAT exam:

1. Know what this section is all about: The first thing you should know before starting the preparation for CLAT Legal Aptitude section is that this section is only going to test your legal reasoning. Legal reasoning, as is not about knowledge, it’s about reasoning as you can tell from the name. Your knowledge of law is not being assessed here.
The legal aptitude section is divided into 3 sections as follows-
(i) Legal Reasoning
(ii) Legal Facts
(iii) Legal G.K.

(i) Legal Reasoning: This section tests a candidate’s skills in legal aptitude. The legal reasoning questions are the principle and fact-based questions wherein you are provided with a legal proposition (principle) and a set of facts to which the proposition (principle) has to be applied.
Topics to prepare:
(i) The questions from the following topics have been asked in the previous year papers
(ii) Indian Penal Code
(iii) Law of Torts
(iv) Law of Contract

(ii) Legal Facts
Prepare the following topics well here:
(i) Fundamental rights
(ii) Directive principles
(iii) Preamble
(iv) Important Amendments
(v) Important Judgements
(vi) Recommendations & Chairpersons of law commissions

(iii) Legal GK
Legal GK section requires your awareness skills. The most reliable and the best source of preparing legal GK is a good financial newspaper. Legal GK questions include a variety of questions involving constitutional law related-questions, fundamental rights, directive principles of state policy, amendments and landmark judgments.
Also, questions relating to current legal happenings are also asked in this section. Other than that, the meaning of legal maxims is asked.
Also, learn all the important amendments in the constitution and for preparing legal maxims you can refer to list of important legal maxims.


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2. Analyse the Syllabus: Stay updated with the Syllabus and Pattern of CLAT.  Take a look at the CLAT previous year papers, CLAT sample papers, etc to get an idea of the pattern of CLAT exam. Going through the syllabus before starting with the preparation is really important as it will guide in the right direction.

3. Practice and Achieve: Practice with as many previous year papers as you can get. Make a list of the principles on which questions were framed in the past. Read all of them and then mark a set of principles that have been repeated time and again. And of course, there will be completely new set of principles every year. Be prepared for anything that you might not have expected.

Contract of Law:
(i) Contract Of Law Test-1
(ii) Contract Of Law Test-2
(iii) Contract Of Law Test-3
(iv) Contract Of Law Test-4
(v) Contract Of Law Test-5

Criminal Law:
(i) Criminal Law Test-1
(ii) Criminal Law Test-2
(iii) Criminal Law Test-3
(iv) Criminal Law Test-4
(v) Criminal Law Test-5
(vi) For more test - Legal Aptitude Practice test

4. Build your Basics: Clear your basics and fundamentals related to every topic for complete understanding. Leave no stone unturned while in the process of preparation and hence, get your doubts cleared as soon as they arise. Clearing all your doubts is very essential for you to score good marks. 

5. Make a proper Time-table: Prepare a time table and follow it strictly. Every day you must devote time to all the important topics for the subjects. Don’t leave any of the important topics which you feel could be asked in the exam. Give equal importance to all the sections and don't skip any.
Time management is essential before as well as during the CLAT exam. Students should have an idea of how much time they should spend on legal aptitude section ideally. here is a quick tip for the time management during exam:
Total time to allocate to this section – 25 to 35 minutes
Direct questions- 30-35 seconds
Tricky questions- 40 seconds to maximum 1 minute.

6. Test your Knowledge: Make a habit of practicing with CLAT online mock tests available which would help you get hold of the pattern asked in exams. This will also help you understand the level of difficulty in paper. Also, attempt CLAT previous year question papers in the limited time so that you are aware of your weakness and strengths. This will also help you manage time.

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IMPORTANT TOPICS FOR CLAT LEGAL APTITUDE
Legal fact:
(i) Preamble
(ii) Fundamental rights and duties
(iii) Directive Principles
Legal Reasoning: 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. Important topics are:
(i) Constitution of India
(ii) Law of tort
(iii) Law of contract
(iv) Indian Penal Code
Legal GK: Questions under this part are based on both current as well as static legal GK. Following are the important topics:
(i) Supreme Court of India
(ii) Bar Council of India
(iii) Ministry of Law and Justice
(iv) High Court of Delhi
(v) Government of India
(vi) Knowledge about the hierarchy of Indian Judiciary
(vii) Torts, amendments, recommendations, landmark judgments and law commission appointments.

Here are some really good mocks for you to practice: 
(i) Full Mock Test -1
(ii) Full Mock Test - 2
(iii) Full Mock Test - 3
(iv) Full Mock Test - 4
(v) Full Mock Test - 5

CLAT LEGAL APTITUDE SYLLABUS
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:
(i) Indian Constitution, Indian Penal Code, Indian Contract Act
(ii) Family Law, Law of Torts, Legal fundamentals and terms
(iii) Legal Maxims, Important Landmarks, Supreme Court Judgments, Miscellaneous (Intellectual Property Rights, Labor Laws, Consumer laws, employment laws, environmental laws etc.)

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RECOMMENDED BOOKS FOR CLAT PREPARATION
(i) Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning: For the CLAT and LL.B. Entrance Examinations (English) 4th Edition by A.P. Bhardwaj
(ii) Legal Aptitude: Common Law Admission Test by R.K Gupta and Samiksha Gupta
(iii) Legal Aptitude for the CLAT and other Law Entrance Examinations: A Workbook by A.P. Bhardwaj

 

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