CLAT Preparation Books and study material are the best resources to study and cover the topics that are important to ace the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). The test is held every year around May. The formula for a well rounded preparation is directly linked to the kind of books and study material one invests in and arms themselves with. CLAT preparation books will prep one for the upcoming exam, that is to be held on May 9th, 2021. CLAT is a highly-sought after Law entrance exam and therefore extremely competitive. It is the one and only exam that will help you get in the most prestigious 22 National Law Universities. Therefore, it is important that one carefully curates their resources for preparation.

CLAT Preparation Books: Things to keep in mind

Before buying books for CLAT preparations one should keep these things in mind:

  1. There are a number of books that are available in the market when it comes to CLAT preparation.  In the face of innumerable options, it is important that you decide wisely what books to ultimately pick. You should look out for books that are target specific and cover topics in your CLAT syllabus. Look out for books which cover topics like English, General Knowledge, Legal Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Mathematics.
  1. Another thing to keep in mind is the edition and the year of publication of the books. Always try to purchase books that are of the latest edition as they are the updated specimen and contain new information and notes that might not be a part of the previous editions. Also, keep an eye out for the books that come out in the particular year you are planning to give the exam as these books subscribe to the revised syllabus and exam pattern.
  1. Apart from theoretical knowledge it is important that you have an experience in the application of the theoretical knowledge that you have gained. Invest in practice books also besides the reference books. It is also important to practice and solve previous year’s question papers as well.

Section Specific Books: CLAT

CLAT is divided broadly into five broad topics. Books that are specifically target each section and would be helpful in preparations are listed below:

English including Comprehension

This section of CLAT includes questions about topics related to vocabulary, comprehension, and grammar. This section tests a candidate’s understanding and comprehension of a given passage and its central theme, meaning of words among other questions related to syntax and synonyms. Books that would be helpful in studying for this section are:

  • Objective General English by A P Bhardwaj
  • Pearson Guide to CLAT by Pearson’s
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  • Quick Learning Objective General English by RS Aggarwal
  • High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin
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General Knowledge and Current Affairs

This section tests a candidate’s general awareness about various topics. This section includes facts and questions based on recent news cycles, nonfiction writing and national and international events. This particular section also has questions related to historical events, economics, politics, and famous personalities. Books that would be helpful for this section are:

  • India Yearbook
  • Pearson General Knowledge Manual
  • Pratiyogita Darpan
  • Lucent’s General Knowledge
  • Manorama Yearbook
  • Manthan
  • Newspaper and Online resources

Newspapers that one could subscribe to for a well-rounded preparation are:

  • The Hindu
  • Hindustan Times
  • Times of India
  • New York Times
  • Economic Times
  • The Telegraph
  • The Indian Express
Logical Reasoning

This CLAT section has questions related to critical and analytical thinking. The questions in this particular section tests a candidate’s logical reasoning and interpretative skills. It has questions based on topics like analogies, sequences, blood relations, etc. Books that could help one prepare for this section are:

  • A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
  • Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
  • Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
  • Analytical Reasoning and Logical Reasoning by Arihant Publications
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Legal Aptitude

This section mostly has questions that tests a candidate’s legal awareness about various legal issues and trends. It includes questions about constitutional articles, landmark judgements and cases, international treatise that affect national legal framework etc. Some of the books that will help you prepare better for this section are:

  • Universal’s CLAT Guide
  • Legal Awareness and Legal Aptitude by AP Bhardwaj
  • LexisNexis Butterworths
  • Bare Acts of Indian Constitution
Mathematics

This section tests a candidate’s numerical ability. This section includes questions from topics such as distance and speed, 10th standard arithmetic, ratio, probability etc. Books that will help prepare this section are:

  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Arihant Publications
  • 30 Days Wonder for Maths by S Chand
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by Pearson’s
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With the help of CLAT preparation books one can aim at achieving a thorough and complete preparation. It is important that one chooses their study material carefully and after considering all the relevant factors.