# CLAT Logical Reasoning Preparation Tips 2025 – Types of Questions, Syllabus & Topics to Study

11 September, 2023 By Parthiva Mewawala, IMS India

Scoring over 100 in CLAT 2025 hinges on your ability to handle logical reasoning well. Logical reasoning accounts for over 20% of the total weightage. This section is so easy to score on because it is largely based on your reasoning skills and not on external resources. Unlike quaint or legal reasoning, where some degree of theoretical study is required, you only need to hone your inductive and deductive reasoning in logical reasoning. It’s not about rote memorization, but application, speed, and logic. With a little practice in the right direction, you can ace this section on your way to topping 100 marks. And to get you there, we’ve compiled this list of CLAT logical reasoning preparation tips for 2025, sourced directly from our top mentors.

## CLAT logical reasoning preparation tips 2025 – paper pattern

Out of the total 150 questions, you can expect to see around 28-32 MCQ-type questions for logical reasoning. Each question will be worth one mark if answered correctly and -0.25 if answered incorrectly. Unattempted questions will not draw any marking.

The questions in this section are primarily in the form of long passages consisting of editorials, academic works, or journalistic pieces. These passages can be sourced from a variety of sources, including leading dailies, periodicals, magazines, and published papers.

 Particulars CLAT Logical Reasoning Highlights Type of questions Passage-based MCQs Number of reading passages 4-6 comprehension passages of 300 words each Total no. of questions 28-32 Total marks 28-32 Negative marking -0.25 for incorrect answer Approximate weightage in CLAT exam 20%

Here’s what you can expect from the questions:

1. They’ll test how well you can zero in on the passage’s primary argument, presumptions, and inferences.
3. How adept are you at identifying patterns and using logic to reason your way to the right answer.
4. How clearly understand the premise of the passage and whether you can use the same premise to reframe new arguments.
5. Are you able to draw conclusions from the passage and reapply them in differing contexts?
6. Can you pick out analogies, syllogisms, inconsistencies, and equivalents?

## CLAT logical reasoning preparation tips 2025 – Different types of questions

These are the different kinds of questions that you might encounter in CLAT Logical Reasoning 2025:

### Syllogisms

Syllogisms are logical arguments largely consisting of three parts – a major premise, a  minor premise, and a conclusion.

The major premise states a general rule to be followed. The minor premise states a specific case falling under the purview of that rule. Lastly, the conclusion is a statement that can be rationally drawn from the two premises.

### Analogies

Analogies are comparative statements that draw on the similarities and differences between the two subjects. To answer these questions, you must be able to visualise the subjects and bring out the commonalities.

### Data Sufficiency

Data sufficiency questions can be a bit tricky. These questions ask you to determine whether a set of data is enough to get to the required conclusion. It’s usually two statements followed by a conclusion. You’ll be asked to see whether the statements are enough to come to that specific conclusion or not.

### Data Interpretation

These questions are aimed at assessing if you can read, interpret, and translate data to make sense of it and draw insights. The paper will present you data in various formats – bar graphs, Venn diagrams, pie charts – and ask you inference questions. Some of your basic maths skills might also be tested here.

### Problem-Solving

You’ll be presented with a problem statement. You need to decipher the inputs provided, the questions asked, and the way to get there. These problems usually use a little tricky language leaving it up to you to crack it. Your theoretical grasp needs to be strong enough to validate your application skills.

## CLAT logical reasoning preparation tips 2025 – Syllabus and topics to study

We’ve compiled a list of topics after parsing through several old CLAT papers. These are the most important topics that usually end up in logical reasoning.

 Important Topics for CLAT Logical Reasoning Arrangements Syllogisms Blood Relations Number Series Statements and Assumptions Logical Sequences Seating Arrangement/Puzzle Test Arguments & Conclusions Assertions and Reasoning Puzzles Circular Arrangements Direct sense Coding Decoding Analogies Clocks and calendars Connectives

## CLAT logical reasoning preparation tips 2025 – How to score well?

1. Most books that are recommended for CLAT logical reasoning (Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal) contain hundreds of types of questions of widely varying difficulty levels. Not all of them are meant for a CLAT aspirant. That’s why it’s so important to first understand the syllabus and pattern of CLAT Logical Reasoning 2025.

We’ve recapped the entire syllabus, pattern, and types of questions above. Once you understand them well enough, you’ll be able to weed out the questions that are not relevant to you and focus, instead, on the important ones.

2. Now that you know what you have to study, it is time to gather the right material. You can follow YouTube channels that impart free tips, buy textbooks that can help you self-study, or join a coaching program.

We recommend investing in Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal to boost your self-study sessions. You should follow YouTube channels such as IMS Get.Set.Law, LegalEdge, and LawWallah share free preparation strategies for all the CLAT sections, including logical reasoning. For dedicating coaching classes, IMS Get.Set.Law has Exclusive Live Online and Classroom programs that you can check out.