How to prepare for CLAT Legal Aptitude 2020 - Reading skills, Facts, Study Material
How to prepare for CLAT 2020 Legal Aptitude - The CLAT 2020 is scheduled for August 22, the legal aptitude holds the core of the exam. So, it is important to prepare for CLAT legal aptitude with great enthusiasm. The Consortium of NLUs has implemented some changes in the Common Law Admission Test as per which the focus now shifts on testing the critical thinking and analytical skills of the candidates. Even in the CLAT legal aptitude, no prior knowledge of legal subjects is required. Rather, the section will be based on 4-5 comprehension passages and questions will be asked only from the passage. With the changed exam pattern of CLAT 2020, the candidates also need to adopt a new approach for preparation of CLAT legal aptitude. The article “How to prepare for CLAT Legal Aptitude” provides a basic understanding of the section with important preparation tips and tricks. Read below to learn more.
CLAT Legal Aptitude - What will be Asked?
The legal aptitude section will comprise 4 to 5 comprehension passages, each of 450 words. The content of the passages will be drawn from the legal journals, editorials, news articles and other such materials. All information will be given in the passages. This includes statements, arguments, counter arguments and others. Also Read - CLAT Syllabus
Each comprehension passage will be followed by 4-5 multiple choice type questions. Candidates will just need to use the information given on the passages to record their responses. No prior knowledge of legal subjects is required at undergraduate level.
CLAT legal aptitude - An analysis of test scheme
Number of passages
Four to Five passages of 450 words each
Type of questions
Multiple Choice Questions will be asked from each passage
Total number of questions
Each passage - 4 to 5
Total number of questions - 35 - 39
CLAT Legal aptitude syllabus (Content of passages)
To be drawn from news, legal matters, public policy questions or moral philosophical enquiries
Skills to be tested
How to prepare for CLAT Legal Reasoning - Approach
With the old exam pattern, candidates were required to mug up the facts and to develop the prior understanding of the legal subjects. However, with the changes coming into effect, the candidates need to focus on developing their intellect, critical thinking and reading skills. So, the approach has to be in line with what is required to clear the examination.
As Rajneesh Singh, CLAT mentor points, the better prepared candidates will be those who have a habit of reading books and newspapers. The CLAT aspirants have to develop a fine reading ability with a sense of critically analysing the texts.
The comprehension passages will have the arguments, counter arguments and main theme. Candidates will first need to identify the main theme around which all the arguments and counter arguments hang. The central theme can be identified by careful reading of the passages.
So, during the preparation phase, candidates must read the complex text, articles, news and try to understand the given text. Candidates will need to identify on what argument or counter argument a certain point is given. The candidate is expected to know the basic legal aspect of the arguments such as Acts, principles and facts. However, such information can also be drawn from the passage.
CLAT legal aptitude preparation tips and tricks
Candidates should follow the below mentioned pointers to prepare for CLAT 2020 legal aptitude.
Develop good reading habits
Good reading ability is now the key to secure marks in CLAT legal aptitude. Candidates must try to develop fine reading ability with understanding. The reading ability will be tested through the comprehension based passages. Hence, it is important to read the news articles, editorials and opinions along with legal journals. While reading a paper, candidates should try to understand the central theme, arguments, counter arguments along with the legal aspects that are given in the piece.
Good reading skills take a maturity period to develop. So, candidates should develop the habit of reading the daily newspaper and legal journals.
Refer to the right study material
The syllabus of legal studies is more or less the same as that of the previous year. However, direct questions will not be asked from the legal subjects. Rather, all information will be given in the passage only.
Candidates only need to develop basic familiarity with the legal subjects. Some conceptual clarity would be helpful in understanding the passage quickly. Hence, candidates are advised to read the basic books of polity and constitution, Mugging up of facts may not be the right approach to prepare for CLAT legal aptitude.
Attempt sample papers based on new CLAT exam pattern
The sample papers of CLAT have become more important than ever before. However, it is advised that the candidates should solve the sample papers that are based on the new exam pattern of CLAT. Solving the previous year papers may not benefit as the test modalities have been changed.
Solving the CLAT sample papers help the candidate to get acquainted with the new exam scheme. One can also rely on sample papers comfortably for the preparation. Candidates must solve a good number of sample papers before going to the examination hall.
Give a thought to time limits
Having good speed of reading and understanding is very important. Candidates must focus on boosting their speed of solving the sample papers. The complex passages may eat a big part of the test duration, hence, the word of advice will be to increase reading speed while also understanding the text. Candidates should solve the sample papers in a real exam type environment, under tight time limits.
Those slow in reading and understanding may find it difficult to quickly answer the questions. So, it is better to prepare well before the exam.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - How to prepare for CLAT Legal Aptitude 2020 - Reading skills, Facts, Study Material
Question: How many questions will be asked from CLAT legal aptitude?
There will be 4 to 5 passages in CLAT legal aptitude. Each passage will be followed by a series of 4-5 MCQs. Overall, there will be a total of 35-39 questions.
Question: What type of questions will be asked from the CLAT legal aptitude section?
All questions will be based on comprehension passages drawn from legal matters, editorials, public policy matters or from philosophical enquiries.
Question: Will principle and facts based questions be asked in the CLAT legal aptitude?
Yes, the rules and principles will be given in the passages. The questions asked from the passages will include the principle and facts based questions.
Question: What should I read to prepare for preparing CLAT legal aptitude?
You can read a daily newspaper, magazines such as Yojna. Also, you should read the standard books of CLAT legal aptitude for developing the conceptual understanding.
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are clat regestration still open??
Sorry to inform you that CLAT registrations closed on July 10th and exam is scheduled to happen on September 7th, date of issuing of admit card hasn't been announced yet. You can visit clat consortium official website where it is mentioned that registration has been closed officially on July 10th.
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is it good to go out another city for clat preparation, because the place where I live has no facility but after I clear this exam , again I have to somewhere else for law. what to do? which city is best for clat preparation.
Well preparing for clat is also possible without coaching but it do require extra work as you will have to collect all the required materials such as notes and books by yourself, where in a coaching centre you are provided all the required materials.
However it isn't necessary to go to a different city to prepare untill and unless you are not ready. You have made a very good point here that for law college you will eventually have to go to a different city. Well if you are ready and comfortable than go for it. I will recommend you to go for delhi, as it has some of the best coaching centres and crowd is also good.
However if you are not ready to go to a different city you can also try online coaching programs. In offline coaching centres you get to interact with competitive crowd which pushes you up further to work hard however in online classes it isn't possible.
Anyways I hope you will make best decision for yourself. Hope you find it helpful.
If i have appear for CLAT after 12 but dont get success can i apper again in CLAT after BA.if yes is any difference in value of degree.Please reply.
Yes you can appear for CLAT even after completing your Graduation in BA. After completing BA programme you can apply for CLAT Entrance exam. CLAT is the national level exam for the admission to Five year integrated programme & Post Graduate law ( LLM) programme and if you have already completed your Graduation programme then you can also go for 3 Years law programme.
If you want to go for five years Integrated law programme then to apply for CLAT you should have minimum 45% in your 10+2
I am in class 11th and i have opted for humanities. i want to clear clat first and then compete the upsc exam , please tell me the right path
If you wish to give CLAT then you can take BA/LLB or BBA/LLB then after graduation you can appear for upsc . UPSC basic criteria includes graduation degree in any discipline from any recognized University. Candidate must be more than 21 years of age and the upper age limit is 32 years for general candidates. Therefore as per your interest you can do graduation in law and then give upsc after completing your graduation.
CLAT की exam के बाद BA.LLB के कोर्स क्या है CLAT का फॉर्म कब तक भर सकते हैं
Hello student ,
First of all as you know this is a national level entrance exam for admission of candidates who want to pursue in under graduation and post graduation law course in national law universities or in other universities .
Further , the students who want to make career in law and in legal area . They have to pursue Bachelor of arts - bachelor of legislative (BA LLB ) course and for this they have to give common law admission test and you can start filling form for this exam from January - July .
Hope it will help you !