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The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a nationwide entrance examination conducted for admission into undergraduate as well as postgraduate programs in Law, popularly, BA LLB, amongst others at central, state, and private universities in India. The CLAT exam will take place on July 23rd, 2021 under the authority of the National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL). Owing to its vast syllabus evaluating students on the parameters of legal aptitude, reasoning, mental ability, verbal ability, etc, it is considered, along with the AILET Exam and LSAT, one of the most favored routes of entering leading law schools. This blog focuses particularly on the major CLAT books you must have on your table in order to crack these examinations as well as some helpful preparation tips that can assist you in acing this exam.

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CLAT Exam Pattern

Before delving into a discussion on CLAT Books, it is important to give an overview of the exam pattern followed by its sections as well as the marking scheme. With the maximum marks of 200, the exam tests candidates across five main sections, namely:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Legal Aptitude
  • Logical Reasoning
  • General Knowledge & Current Affairs

While the other sections can be referred to as staple portions in competitive exams, especially MBA Entrance Exams, the Legal Aptitude section poses a unique task with questions from Constitution, Family Law, Criminal Law, Legal Principles, Torts as well as Logic Deduction, Assertion & Reason. The following table lists down the sections along with questions and the marks they carry.

Sections Questions Total Marks
English 41 40
Mathematics 22 20
Legal Aptitude 52 50
Logical Reasoning 44 40
General Knowledge & Current Affairs 51 50
Total 210 200

Top CLAT Books

To get through any competitive exam, be it CLAT or any other entrance exam, books from the best of publishers like Arihant and S.Chand along with practice tests and online video tutorials. Glance over the following table containing toppers-recommended CLAT books and you can visit the ‘buy’ link to purchase:

Name of the Book  Author  Link 
Universal’s Guide To Clat &
LL.B Entrance Examination
Lexis Nexis  Buy Here 
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis  Buy Here 
CLAT Study Kit Lexis Nexis Buy Here
English (CLAT) R.K Gupta  Buy Here
CLAT 2021: 12 Mock Tests GKP Buy Here 
Self Study Guide CLAT 2021 Arihant Experts  Buy Here 
Lucent’s General Knowledge Dr Binay Karna, R. P. Suman and others Buy Here 
Analytical Reasoning M.K. Pandey  Buy Here 
Universal’s Elementary Mathematics
(Numeral Ability) for CLAT, LSAT and
other Law Entrance Exams 
Jain Prateek Buy Here
Universal’s Logical Reasoning for CLAT,
LSAT and other Law Entrance Exams
Jain Prateek Buy Here

Best CLAT Books for English Language

Enlisted below are some of the famous CLAT books by renowned authors and publications and are dedicated to English Language.

CLAT Books  Authors/Publisher  Links to Buy
Self Study Guide CLAT 2021 Arihant  BUY HERE
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis BUY HERE
The Pearson Guide to the CLAT Pearson’s BUY HERE
Objective General English 2021 RS Aggarwal BUY HERE
Objective General English 2021  SP Bakshi BUY HERE

Best CLAT Books for GK and Current Affairs 

Enlisted below are some of the best guides and CLAT books that will help CLAT aspirants to polish and improve their GK and current affairs. Have a look: 

CLAT Books  Authors/Publisher  Links to Buy
General Knowledge 2021 Tarun Goyal BUY HERE
General Knowledge 2021 Lucent’s  BUY HERE
General Knowledge 2022 Manohar Pandey  BUY HERE
Current Affairs Yearly (2021) Arihant Publications BUY HERE
The Yearly Current Affairs 2021 for Competitive Exams 6th Edition Disha Experts  BUY HERE 
General Knowledge Capsule 2021 with Current Affairs Update 5th Edition Disha Experts  BUY HERE 
Current Affairs Yearly (2020) Arihant Publications BUY HERE

Best CLAT Books for Maths and Quantitative Reasoning

The portion is consequently based on Class 10 mathematics and, with the help of the following books, applicants should revise the theorems, formulas, concepts and other things.

CLAT Books  Authors/Publisher  Links to Buy
Quantitative Aptitude RS Aggarwal BUY HERE
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination Pearson’s BUY HERE
30 days wonder for Maths S Chand BUY HERE
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Arihant Publications  BUY HERE
NCERT Mathematics Books  Class 7-10

Best CLAT Books for Logical Reasoning

To prepare CLAT aspirants to improve and boost their Logical Reasoning skills, here are some CLAT books to look for: 

CLAT Books  Authors/Publisher  Links to Buy
A New Approach to Verbal and Analytical Reasoning Arihant  BUY HERE
Analytical Reasoning (English) MK Pandey BUY HERE
A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning RS Aggarwal BUY HERE 
Logical Reasoning for CLAT LAW Nerd  BUY HERE 
Legal Awareness and Logical Reasoning 2020 Pearson  BUY HERE 

Candidates can improve and prepare their legal reasoning section with the help of the enlisted CLAT books mentioned below: 

CLAT Books  Authors/Publisher  Links to Buy
Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning Pearson  BUY HERE
Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning A P Bhardwaj BUY HERE
Legal GK-General Knowledge on Law for Competitive Examinations Universal  BUY HERE 
Legal Aptitude & Reasoning for CLAT & AILET Exams Disha Experts  BUY HERE 
Wiley’s ExamXpert Legal Awareness & Legal Reasoning (LA & LR) Wiley  BUY HERE 

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Preparation Tips

The CLAT syllabus may vary from year to year and consequently, it is important to have the latest CLAT books mentioned above which mainly adhere to the year’s prescribed syllabus. Further, general knowledge and current affairs require material from recent events in the field of sciences, social sciences, sports, technology, and environment, and therefore, handbooks or compilations are recommended. An important piece of suggestion for aspirants is that solving practice and previous year’s papers is as important as covering the different sections and topics. This helps in knowing one’s forte and above all, in highlighting the specific areas which need more effort and practice. Taking full-length mock tests is also a preferred way of preparation.

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Hence, CLAT books, test papers, etc are only some of the materials helpful during the preparation phase. Needless, to say the clichéd approach of ‘practice hard’ is the only way to score above average in examinations. Take the assistance of our expert mentors and coaches at Leverage Edu with a free 30-minute counseling session and take a firm step towards building a vibrant career in Law.

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