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How To Solve Puzzles For CLAT 2024?

Author : Tanya Kaushal

Updated On : January 17, 2023


Reader's Digest: I feel there is a puzzle inside a puzzle so that we can be puzzled while solving puzzles in puzzles. Huh, too much of a puzzle! If this is you when you try to solve puzzles for CLAT, then dive into this amazing blog post to unpuzzle the art of puzzle solving for CLAT. Go through the expert tips, tricks, and strategies which helped CLAT topper Rishabh Shivani. 

Ultimate Tricks to Solve Puzzles For CLAT 2024

Logical reasoning is one of the important sections in the CLAT exam, as it holds almost 20% weightage in the exam. In the LR section, you can expect 3-4 questions based on different types of puzzles.

Many of you may think that the logical reasoning section is one of the most time-consuming.

The questions based on this topic seem easy, but without the proper practice, you can get them wrong. However, you can easily score good marks in this section with much practice.

The following are some of the best logical reasoning preparation tips for CLAT 2024.

  • Read the given puzzle carefully, line by line, and understand it. Please do not rush to solve it. 
  • If there is a huge passage, then split it while reading. Understand step by step.
  • Keep an eye on statements that give factual information. Pay attention to vital information. 

Important Points to Remember to Solve Puzzles for CLAT 2024

You must keep the following points in mind while solving puzzles in the CLAT Entrance Exam.

  • Firstly, collect all the information given directly in the passage.
  • Try to arrange the information in a tabular format.
  • Then, identify the negative information in the passage and mark it in your table according to the given data.
  • In some cases, there will be more than one possibility. So, according to the options, arrange them in different tables.
  • Read each word and sentence carefully, as most puzzles are tricky.

Solve Puzzles for CLAT 2024 - Step-by-Step Solution

To help you get an idea about the type of puzzle questions asked in the exam, we have provided a few sample questions that are curated from the previous year's CLAT question papers.

Practising these questions will help enhance your logical skills and help you perform well in the upcoming exam.

Generally, you have just three variety of questions to solve puzzles for CLAT, which are as mentioned below.

  • Type 1: Classification Type Questions
  • Type 2: Seating/ Placing Arrangements
  • Type 3: Comparison Type Questions

By dividing the questions into specific types, you can follow this step-wise approach to solve puzzles for CLAT. 

Solve Puzzles for CLAT 2024 - Placing Arrangements

Example 1:

Statement A: X is to the right of Y;  Statement B: X is second to the right of Y. Statement B is definite, while statement A is vague. The second statement gives the correct position of X, while the first statement doesn't give it. 

  • You can note down all the information provided in short words so that you don't have to reread the statements or passages.
  • You can imagine yourself in the puzzle, which helps you better understand the statement. 
  • You can draw diagrams or tables to solve the questions. With constant practice, you can get the puzzle-based questions for CLAT correct and score full marks. 

Question 2

A building has ten floors numbered 1 to 10 in such a way that the ground floor is numbered 1, the floor above it is numbered 2 and so on such that the topmost floor is numbered Ten people named A, B, C, D, E, P, Q, R, T and S are staying on different floors, not necessarily in the same order. Two people are staying between B and P. S is staying on the 1st floor. Three persons are staying between D, and R. P is staying on an even-numbered floor. T stays on the eighth floor. C stays on the floor immediately below T's and above R's floors. Q is staying between the floors of E and P.

1. How many people are staying between E and S?

  • Two
  • Three
  • Four
  • Five

2. Who is staying on floor no. 9?

  • T
  • C
  • A
  • D

3. Who is staying between B and Q?

  • P
  • E
  • Q

4. If R and A exchange their floors, how many people will be staying between A and Q?

  • Two
  • One
  • Three
  • Four

5. The topmost floor is occupied by

  • D
  • T
  • C
  • R

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Solve Puzzles for CLAT 2024 - Sitting Arrangement

Example 1:

There are 7 friends, P, Q, R, S, T, V, and W, each of whom likes a particular fruit apple, banana, pear, guava, orange, mango and watermelon. Also, each of them has a favourite city: Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Agra, and cochin.

The preferences of favourite city and fruit may not necessarily be in the same order. Q's favourite city is Chennai, and he likes mango. The one who likes watermelon also likes Pune. The favourite city of T is Kolkata. R likes Guava, and his favourite city is not Mumbai. The favourite city of Wis Cochin, and he does not like either pears or bananas. The favourite fruit of the one who likes Agra is orange. T does not like pears. The favourite city of P is neither Pune nor Agra. S does not like watermelon.

  • Who likes apples?
  • Which fruit does P like?
  • Which is R's favourite city?
  • Which is V's favourite city?
Pear Mango Guava Orange Banana Watermelon Apple
Mumbai Chennai Delhi Agra Kolkata Pune Cochin


  • W likes Apples
  • P likes Pear
  • R's favourite city is Delhi
  • V's favourite city is Pune

You need to interpret the given statements properly in short notes or table format. 

Solve Puzzles for CLAT - Classification Type Questions

Question 1

Eight persons live on separate floors of an eight-story building. The ground floor is numbered one, and the topmost floor is numbered eight. F lives on an odd-numbered floor, and G lives above D. E live immediately above H. G lives immediately above l. Only one person lives between G and D. J lives above K. Only two persons live between K and J. K lives on floor number five.

1. How many persons live between the floors on which H and I live?

  • Two
  • Three
  • Four
  • One

2. Who among the following lives on the floor immediately above K?

  • F
  • D
  • I
  • H

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3. Which of the following statements is true?

  • Only one person lives between D and F.
  • F lives on the first floor.
  • E lives on the topmost floor.
  • Only two persons live between G and H.
  • K lives immediately above D.

4. Who among the following lives on the second floor?

  • H
  • G

5. Who among the following lives between I and F?

  • K
  • E
  • G
  • D

Summing Up - We have discussed all the expert tricks to solve puzzles for CLAT. Try each strategy, then choose the best one as per your convenience. Visit again to revise the know-to how-to tips to solve puzzles for CLAT 2024. Good luck with your preparation! Happy Reading!

“If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires.” – Malcolm Gladwell

Frequently Asked Questions

You can prepare for the Logical Reasoning Section of the  CLAT syllabus in the following way. Clear your concepts and understand the foundation of the topics included in the syllabus. Refer to good books that are well-approved. You must learn to manage time. You can do this by timing yourself when you solve practice question papers. Practice thoroughly regularly and solve as many mock test papers and previous year papers as possible.
The books to use for the preparation of the Logical Reasoning section in the CLAT Exam are provided below - 501 challenging Logical Reasoning Practice Book, Universal’s Logical Reasoning for CLAT, LSAT, and other Law Entrance Exams by Jain Prateek & Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal.

It is essential to recognize the conclusions and premises in a particular passage. The next step is to determine the tone or theme of the passage. If you have successfully decoded the theme or the point of the passage, it will be easy for you to choose the answers.

You have to figure out the fine details and answer accordingly. The word 'most' in the questions signifies that you have to pick an answer that best suits the question. 

Make sure to cover the topics provided in the syllabus. Attempt as many previous years' papers and CLAT Mocks as are available in the market and make sure to revise them on time. Hard work, consistency, and practice of papers can only help you score good marks in the CLAT Logical Reasoning Section.
Yes, CLAT Logical Reasoning Preparation can be done in 1 month. The important topics in the Logical Reasoning are as follows-Puzzles, Seating Arrangement, Number Series, Blood Relation, and etc. Make sure to cover the complete syllabus including these important topics. Make regular revisions and solve question papers that cover the syllabus topics. These will be enough to score good marks in the section.
You can expect 3 to 4 questions from the puzzles topic in the CLAT exam.


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