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How to Solve the CLAT

Legal Reasoning
Section

Tips to solve Legal Reasoning section in CLAT
If you are a Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) aspirant in all probabilities, you would be up against
close to 50,000 competitors – with the number spiking every year – from over 20 cities in India.
So how does one tackle the different sections so as to make a distinctive mark and strike an
advantage? While CLAT has several sections to solve, one of the key parts is legal reasoning

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Tips to solve Legal Reasoning section in CLAT
The Legal Aptitude section in CLAT consists of two parts – the Legal Knowledge section and the
Legal Reasoning one. The legal reasoning is geared towards testing your application of the principle
of law that has been provided to you. What this means is you are not tested on your knowledge of the
laws, bills and statutes. Rather, how do you apply your aptitude and acumen to resolving an issue at
hand in the legal reasoning section? Trust OPUS to guide and mentor you all the way along.

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Tips to solve Legal Reasoning section in CLAT
You will be provided with the situations and accompanying facts, the principle you need to apply and expected to arrive at an

appropriate decision or make a judgment applying the given principle to solve the questions in the legal reasoning section in
CLAT. Remember, you need to keep your opinion, judgment, viewpoints, arguments and prior knowledge at bay. Don’t delve into
what you think should be the right decision; focus on what judgment call you should make applying the principle provided to you.
There will be four options that you have to choose from and sometimes they will be so close that they will sound tricky. However,

if you concentrate solely on the facts and principle, making a decision to solve the legal reasoning section in CLAT will be easier.
OPUS provides you the gateway to navigate through these tricky terrains.

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Tips to solve Legal Reasoning section in CLAT
Topics to prepare for legal reasoning
While preparing to solve the legal reasoning section in CLAT, the key topics you need to focus on are
as follows:
Law of torts
Contracts
Criminal law
Constitutional law
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Trends in CLAT

In 2013, the legal reasoning section became timeconsuming for many students because there were
questions of varying difficulty and attempting all
questions in the allotted time became a major challenge

The legal reasoning section carries 50

for aspirants. In 2014, while there were questions from

marks. However, over the last few

criminal law, Hindu law, contracts and torts, there were

years, there has been varying trends in
the number of questions in CLAT
related to legal reasoning.

none on testing legal knowledge, intellectual property
rights (IPR) or international law. The team of CLAT
experts at OPUS ensures you can tackle all kinds of
questions and takes you extensively through the format

of previous years.In 2015, while the legal reasoning
section was relatively easy, there was focus on legal
knowledge and general knowledge questions.

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Tips to solve Legal Reasoning section in CLAT
Legal reasoning section in CLAT is an important segment in the paper because in case of a tie in the other sections, the
score in the legal reasoning section will help you scrape through. OPUS prepares you for a variety of dynamic and
challenging situations you may be faced with when you appear for CLAT and is widely trusted by aspirants across the
country.

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Find below Sample question from legal reasoning section :

1

Principle

If the consideration or object of an
agreement is forbidden by law, or is
of such a nature that would defeat
the provisions of any law, or is
fraudulent, or is injurious to the
person or property of another or, the
Court regards it as immoral, or
opposed to public policy, then the
object or consideration shall be
deemed unlawful. Every agreement of
which the object or consideration is
unlawful is void.

2

Situation

Sohag enters into a contract with
Rajesh whereby Rajesh will supply
Sohag with 50 grams of marijuana
for a specified amount. Is the
contract valid?

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3

Options
1.

No, because the contract is
for the sale of illegal drugs.

2.

No, because Sohag and
Rajesh have entered into
the contract out of their
own free will.

3.

No, because drugs are
harmful.

4.

None of these.

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