How to prepare for CLAT 2019 Legal Aptitude by Prof. Hema Raman
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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. 

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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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please name the books that I prefer for clat 2020 after 12th class of all subjects?

KUNAL LANJEWAR 26th Jan, 2020


CLAT ( Common Law Entrance Test ) is an exam conducted to take admission into the 21 National Law Universities of India and 43 other Educational Institutes. National University of Study And Research In Law (NUSRL), Ranchi will conduct CLAT 2020 in offline mode on May 10, 2020.

Given below are some books suggested by the experts that you can prefer for preparing for the CLAT 2020 examination.

  • Word Power Made Easy

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  • Analytical Reasoning

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  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning

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  • GK Today

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  • India Year Book

  • Universal’s LLB Entrance Guide

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after 12 can i get admission in PU or there is any exam like CLAT for admission

Sanjay Khandelwal 25th Jan, 2020
Punjab university conducts its own entrance examination for admission in law courses. That is for BA LLB or BCOM LLB. One will have to apply for application of the college and will have to appear for the entrance examination conducted by Punjab university for admission.
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Do I need to upload EWS Certificate along with CLAT Application form

Md Azmer 24th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

No there is no notification came out regarding to submit EWS certificate with the CLAT 2020 form. I suggest you to go the link before filling the form.


I hope this will solve your query.

Good Luck


can i get admission in Indra Prastha university on the basis of my rank in CLAT

akshat a. jha 24th Jan, 2020

No, IPU or GGSIPU conducts its own exam for entrance in its various courses.

The exam for law courses to get admission in IP university is IPU CET Law.

The Last date of Application submission for the exam is 1st week of May 2020 .

The Date of exam  and Result date would be 3rd  week of May 2020  and 4th week of May 2020  respectively.

The application fees is 1000 Rs for all category students. The exam is of 600 marks and has 150 questions in total to attempt in 150 minutes.

About Clat, The Clat exam provides admission in several other law colleges all over the country including all the NUL's.

For further information on Clat exam you can visit:-

and for For IPU CET Law:-


I am 28 now. Can i get admission in basis of CLAT ot LSAT Score

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 23rd Jan, 2020
There is no age limit for appearing in CLAT 2020 for UG program as well as in CLAT PG exam. So if you are able to fetch decent score, then you can get admission on the basis of that score. There is also no upper age limit for appearing in LSAT India Examination. But you can check the age limit specified by individual colleges wherein you want to seek admission.
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