The CLAT Legal Aptitude section will test your legal “reasoning”, not legal “knowledge”. Legal Reasoning is the most significant component of the legal aptitude section, in terms of marks allotted. The other component is Legal Knowledge, which consists of questions based on legal facts and current events related to the field of law. Legal Reasoning questions focus on legal propositions, where a set of facts are given along with a principle of law. The given principle has to be applied to the facts. The section aims at judging a student’s legal aptitude, research aptitude and problem solving ability. Wherever a technical/legal term is used in the question, the term is explained in the text of the legal principle itself.