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Logical Reasoning

Logical Reasoning comprises of 40 marks and is thus an important area of your CLAT paper. Logical Reasoning questions (along with the Legal Aptitude) questions in CLAT have become a time sink for those taking CLAT. This is primarily due to the fact that these questions can be long, with various connecting components and also ambiguous or even misleading if not read properly. Thus logical reasoning is an area that gives a lot of importance to not merely your logical or thinking abilities but also your reading skills as well. It is not possible to provide general hints for cracking logical reasoning questions as they are an extremely diverse area with different types of questions to cover.

The following hints can be kept in mind when preparing for Logical Reasoning in CLAT-

  • Practice is extremely important here, especially in light of the fact of the diverse variety of questions that are available for the examiner.
  • Questions are to be taken exactly as they are given and examined in a nuclear manner. Don’t try to bring in your own external assumptions to the table.
  • There are many ways to tackle logical reasoning problems and thus it is important for you to find a method that most suits you. If the one that was shown to you is too tough or time consuming make your own. Test it out before taking it to the exam though.
  • Do not focus yourself solely in an area for a day. Ensure that you attempt as many varieties of logical reasoning problems as possible.
  • Check out past year papers and familiarise yourself with the kind of questions that can come up.
  • Stay calm and confident and always keep a clear head when handling Logical Reasoning problems. Unless you’re the rare person whose logic actually works better when under stress.
  • Focus on the big questions that can fetch a lot of marks in less time. A lot of them tend to be seating arrangement type of problems. If you can draw the correct logical sequence quickly, then all those marks are yours.
  • While handling with such questions – it is best to identify all the variables that come up – height, colour, age, direction, who they are facing, who is next to them, what they do and when etc. A quick glance at the questions might help you in figuring out whether you actually had to find the colour of Gary’s hat or whether it was just there to waste your time.
  • Keep your mind open to the possibility that sometimes a logical sequence might have two or more possibilities; Bob or Gary might alternatively have a Red or a Green hat. But in all cases, unless there is an error in the question, it’s going to have only one correct answer.

Here we will be offering not just problems on logical reasoning for you to solve but also hints, tips and guidance on the methods to tackle specific often asked questions on logical reasoning.

Good luck with your prep J