How to prepare for CLAT 2019 Legal Aptitude by Prof. Hema Raman
Madhuwrita Nandi, 13 Feb 2019, #CLAT
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How to prepare for CLAT 2019 Legal Aptitude by Prof. Hema Raman - It is a no brainer that legal aptitude is one of the hardest sections to crack in CLAT, mainly due to legal topics which test takers hardly have a prior knowledge of. With CLAT 2019 hardly four months away, candidates may have started worrying as to how to prepare for CLAT legal aptitude section. Well, Prof. Hema Raman’s words may prove to be of some relief for candidates as she says, “Four months time is quite sufficient to crack the legal aptitude section of CLAT, as one needs to understand the strategy involved in this type of questions.”

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In another advisory by Careers360 on ‘How to prepare for CLAT 2019’ by Prof. Hema Raman, the founder-director of Sriram Law Academy and a law expert, shares her tips on how candidates can prepare for CLAT 2019 legal aptitude section. 

To know her tips and ace the legal aptitude section like a pro, read further. 

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Strategy for CLAT 2019 Legal Aptitude preparation

It is possible for candidates to gain mastery over CLAT legal aptitude in these four months if they focus on strategy which is involved in the questions. Candidates should understand that every legal reasoning question comprises of legal principle(s), facts and four options. Students are expected to read and dissect the given principle and apply it to the given facts and choose an answer which is in line with the principle. 

To master the art of solving legal reasoning questions, students need to practice all the past year question papers of CLAT and AILET. There are plenty of books available in the market dealing with Legal Reasoning and Legal Awareness which candidates can refer to in case they want to practice certain books to prepare for CLAT legal aptitude. 

Important areas to focus on during CLAT 2019 Legal Aptitude

Students should focus on these areas and invest considerable amount of time in these without fail for CLAT legal aptitude preparation. 

  • Contemporary legal developments

  • Constitution, legal terms & maxims 

  • General legal awareness.

Additionally, candidates should make it a point to rigorously practice legal reasoning kind of questions. 

Is it necessary to learn case laws for CLAT 2019 Legal Aptitude preparation ?

Students are not expected to learn all the case laws. They are only tested for their analytical ability to apply the given principle in a question. They just need to focus on current legal news through newspapers and websites to while preparing for CLAT legal aptitude section. 

Time management strategies to tackle the CLAT 2019 Legal Aptitude section

Generally, students are quite at ease tackling questions from this section, however, if very lengthy facts are given; it then becomes time consuming. 

Candidates can boost their time management skills and increase their attempting speed by practicing loads and doing speed reading exercises during CLAT legal aptitude preparation. Taking mock tests will be an added advantage. 

Mock test strategies for CLAT 2019 legal preparation

CLAT mock tests are the quintessential part of one’s CLAT preparation. Since a candidate is to attempt around 70-80 mock tests to prepare for CLAT legal aptitude, they might as well do it while having certain strategies in mind. While attempting legal aptitude questions, the students should not deviate from the given principle. It could be tempting for a student to choose an option from an emotional perspective or what is realistic. They have have remember that they tested for their ability to answer the question by applying the principle. 

Once candidates learn to master this strategy while practising the mock tests during their CLAT preparation, they will be able to apply this effortlessly on the day of the exam as well. 

Last week strategies for CLAT 2019 Legal Aptitude preparation

Candidate’s preparation during the last week also has a huge impact on a candidate’s overall performance in the tests. Specifically for CLAT legal aptitude preparation, candidates should revise legal Awareness areas during the last week. Also, it is extremely important for candidates to keep an uncluttered state of mind in the last week. 

*Common Law Admission Test, popularly known as CLAT, is conducted every year by NLU, Odisha, Cuttack, for candidates who seek admissions into its undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes. Candidates need to qualify the test in order to grab for themselves a seat amongst 2600 offered by 21 participating institutes. CLAT 2019 is set to be conducted on May 26, 2019. 

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I am from class 12th science and I want to get admission in NLU Jodhpur in 2020 what should I do for that. is it necessary to give clat

Shareef 20th Oct, 2019
Yes, ofcourse you should give CLAT entrance exam for Admission.when you are going to take an LLB course, CLAT is a mandatory thing for you.
And the University like NLU one of the top universities doesn't cooperate admissions without CLAT.
Check out the eligibility criteria for Admission,
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Which is the best institute for CLAT preparation in Kolkata , is it CLATapult or is it Career Launcher or any other ?

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i have completed my graduation with political science in 2019 . May i appear in CLAT UG Exams .

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 17th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant,

clat exam eligibility criteria is candidate need to pass 10+2 course from a recognized university with 45% marks (general category). candidate from any stream can apply for clat ug irrespective of their age, as age criteria has been removed by BCI. so you may apply for clat. hope I have solved your query.


What is clat exam? What are the courses that it includes?

Rehan Alam Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

CLAT is an entrance examination for admission in NLUs(NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITIES) for their undergraduate course . Its an offline-based exam, CLAT is conducted at around 40 centres around the country for admitting candidates to undergraduate law programs in the 21 participating NLUs.

The application form of CLAT 2020 is expected to be released around the 2nd week of January; candidates will have around 3 months time to submit the application form. The admit card of CLAT 2020 will be released around the 2nd week of May. CLAT 2020 will be of 2 hours duration and include 200 multiple-choice questions of 1 marks each; note each incorrect attempt will invite penalty of 0.25 marks.

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