Preparation Tips for CLAT Logical Reasoning 2021

Subhashri Roy
Subhashri RoyPublished On: January 18, 2021 | CLAT

Check out the preparation strategy for CLAT Logical Reasoning section that comprises 28-32 marks. Prepare for the important topics in the logical reasoning section of CLAT 2021 with the best preparation tips.

Preparation Tips for CLAT Logical Reasoning 2020

Logical Reasoning is the one section in CLAT 2021 that a candidate can ace with enough practice and understanding. Out of the five sections of the CLAT exam, Logical Reasoning plays a vital role therefore, here are some important preparation tips for CLAT Logical Reasoning 2021 in this article. According to the Question Paper Format released by the Consortium of NLUs, the subject paper would have 20% weightage with around 28-32 questions.

The Common Law Admission Test, which is popularly known as CLAT is a law entrance test conducted for admission into the undergraduate and postgraduate law courses across India. The competitive exam will be conducted by the Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs).

Now, let's come to the Logical Reasoning section of CLAT 2021, which can be a bit time-consuming but also something that anyone can have a good hold over with enough practice. This article focuses on a quick outline of CLAT Logical Reasoning, important topics under CLAT Logical Reasoning 2021 and some of the best preparation tips for the section.

Also Read: CLAT 2021 Preparation and Study Time Table for 60 Days (2 Months)

What is CLAT Logical Reasoning 2021?

Wondering what Logical Reasoning entails? The section simply focuses on evaluating the rational thinking of the candidate and how he/she can understand and solve any given rational situation. The questions are designed in such a way that candidates can be assessed on how clear ideas are in their head or if they can eventually reach the desired conclusion.

Although this section is considered tough by many, it is nothing but a myth. CLAT Logical Reasoning 2021 simply demands clarity in concepts which can help with augmenting the overall CLAT 2021 score.

CLAT 2021 Logical Reasoning Important Topics

Below mentioned are the important topics of CLAT Logical Reasoning 2021:

  • Logical Sequences
  • Puzzles
  • Family/Blood Relation
  • Coding/Decoding
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Number Test
  • Ranking and Order
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Pairing
  • Calendar
  • Para-Jumbles
  • Questions on Inference
  • Statement Conclusion/Assumption
  • Syllogisms
  • Directions
  • Data Interpretation

Also Read: CLAT 2021 Eligibility, Important Dates and Application Process

CLAT 2021 Logical Reasoning Syllabus

The CLAT Logical Reasoning 2021 will comprise a number of short passages of around 300 words each. Each of them will be followed by one or more question that will ask the candidates to:

  • Read and identify arguments given in the passage.
  • Recognize an argument and its subsequent premises and conclusions.
  • Analyze patterns of reasoning critically and assess how conclusions may vary according to the particular premises or evidence.
  • Infer what follows from the passage and apply the same to fresh situations.
  • Draw analogies and relationships, identify contradictions and equivalence and assess the effectiveness of arguments.

Tips to Prepare for CLAT 2021 Logical Reasoning

Coming up with a preparation strategy for the sections of CLAT is extremely important for every law aspirant. How you perform in a particular section of the exam depends solely upon the approach you used for preparing for that section. Here are some important preparation tips that candidates can incorporate in their CLAT 2021 preparation strategy.

Have a defined plan of action:

No plan of action yet? Create one. Because that is the first thing a candidate needs to do. Few points to remember while making an action plan for CLAT 2021:

  • It should be well-organised.
  • Devote specific time to each section.
  • This section needs daily attention. Practice LR every day.
  • Identify your strengths and weaknesses.

Use ONE good book

Be it any entrance exam, the major thing to remember is to refer to only one good book instead of creating confusion with multiple books. It is certainly a myth that studying a number of books help. Find one good book that will prepare you the best for CLAT Logical Reasoning along with understanding the topics and solving the practice papers.

Understand the Basics

Logical Reasoning asks for a clear understanding of the basics. Topics like calender, direction, seating arrangement, blood relations/family, syllogism, number test, etc. are the basic topics that are included in the CLAT Logical Reasoning Section 2021.

Learn to Manage Time

Learn easy techniques to solve Logical Reasoning questions. This would help in managing time as LR questions can be a little tricky.

Practice Mock Tests and Previous Year Question Papers

Find online mock tests. They are pretty convenient and give you an understanding of the real exam environment, which sections need more time and which sections you need to attempt first. Previous Year Question Papers give you an idea of the difficulty level of the section. A candidate must thoroughly assess the type of questions asked in the previous year CLAT papers.

Note: Don't just go on attempting mock tests and previous year question papers without being prepared. This way, you will only waste your time.

Practice Regularly

Only practice can help you increase your speed and save time during the exam. It is recommended that candidates put extra effort and more time on this section as candidates often complain that logical reasoning is something very new and unfamiliar.

Also Read: Odisha Government Urges NLU to Reserve 25% Seats for Local Students

Section-Wise CLAT 2021 Preparation Tips

Click on the below-mentioned links to check out the preparation tips for rest of the sections of CLAT 2021:

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CLAT 2021 Exam Pattern

Find below a quick overview of the exam pattern of CLAT 2021:

Maximum Marks


Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Number of Questions


Duration of CLAT 2021

2 Hours (120 minutes)

Marking Scheme

+1/No Negative Marking

Mode of Exam


At the end of the day, confidence is the key. Candidates must have confidence in their abilities along with being aware of their limitations. Be mindful, relatively relaxed, positive and you are good to go.

Good Luck from the CollegeDekho Team.

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