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

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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which are the other colleges under clat other than NLUs?

Yash Dev Student Expert 27th May, 2020

Hello student there are more than 90 law colleges which offer admission through clat accept 21 National law University. Some of them are mentioned below -

1)Bennett University Greater Noida

2)CRM University school of legal studies, Banglore

3)school of law UPES dehradun

4)ICFAI Law school hyderabad

5)Institute of law Nirma University.

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what is the procedure for CLAT I am giving exam of class 12th ..ARTS stream. Date of exam and registration..

Shareef 27th May, 2020

CLAT is the entrance examination for admission to 3 year and 5 year Integrated Law courses in National Law Universities, To be eligible for CLAT, you should complete your 12th with atleast 45% aggregate in any discipline. It is 45% for General Category and 40% for SC/ST. There is no upper age limit for CLAT. Students appearing for their 12th also can give CLAT exams. You can still register for CLAT 2020 until July 1st. Use this link for registration: . The exam date will be announced before July 1st.


is clat exam appeared require to tske admission in llb in puri private law college?

Yash Dev Student Expert 26th May, 2020

Hello student I request you to please help me with your preferable college so that I can check and provide you the exact information clat offer admission in more than 90 law college.

Application form extended till July 1 you can fill the application form now, clat constorium will release the examination date on 1st July 2020.

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when is clat 2020 exam going to be held

batchasikkander17 26th May, 2020

Hi Vivek,

Exam date for clat 2020 is not announced yet. The date of examination will be announced by 1st July giving students at least 21 days prior to the exam. Registration for clat 2020 has already started and the last date to register is July 1, 2020.

I hope it helps.


Does the questions r as SIMILAR TO clat XAM

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 25th May, 2020


Clat syllabus has changed from this year, number of questions have come down from 200 to 150, the question pattern still be that of 12th standard, but comprehension based questions will be asked from quantitative section, english,current affairs,deductive reasoning and logical reasoning.

Syllabus of KLEE includes that of General Knowledge, Arithmetic and Mental Ability, General English and Aptitude for legal studies.

CLAT is conducted on a national level while KLEE on the other hand is a state level exam, hence the difficulty level of CLAT is more to that of any other exams.

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