CLAT Preparation Books

Latest Update: Consortium of NLUs has released the notification for CLAT 2025. The application dates are live & the last date to register for the exam will be 15th October 2024.
The exam is set to be conducted on 1 December, 2024 (2:00-4:00 PM)
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Further in this article you will get the names of the best books available in the market for the CLAT preparation recommended by our experts. These books are according to the various sections that form the CLAT exam. To ace the CLAT and make it to the best of National Law Universities we recommend you to have these books for the CLAT preparation. The various sections in the CLAT exam along with the marks distribution are mentioned in the table below.  
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CLAT Sections
Number of questions (approx.)
English including comprehension
General Knowledge and Current Affairs
Quantitative Techniques
Legal Reasoning
Logical Reasoning
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CLAT English Section books and topics
The questions in the CLAT English section will be based on reading and comprehension which tests the aspirants hold on the language and their English language understanding as well. Aspirants’ vocabulary and grammar are tested in this section only. Enlisted below are the names of best CLAT English section books for CLAT preparation.
  1. High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren & Martin
  2. Barron’s Pocket Guide to Vocabulary
  3. Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  4. English is Easy by Chetananand Singh
  5. Objective General English by RS Aggarwal
CLAT General Knowledge and Current Affairs books and topics
The CLAT GK section quizzes the students on the important current happenings, books and authors, constitution of India, and questions from static GK such as history, geography, polity, economics, science and many more also get covered. Underneath are the well-recommended books for the CLAT GK.
  1. Pearson General Knowledge Manual
  2. Manorama Year Book
  3. Lucent’s General Knowledge
  4. Competition Success Review
  5. Pratiyogita Darpan
  6. India Year Book
CLAT Quantitative Techniques books and topics
In the CLAT Quantitative Techniques section, the students’ ability to solve and tackle the basic arithmetic questions is tested. The topics that constitute the elementary mathematics syllabus for CLAT are number system, HCF and LCM, ratio and proportion and many others. Some recommended books for the CLAT elementary section are named below.
  1. Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal
  2. 30 days wonder for Maths by K.J.S Khurana
  3. Class 10th NCERT Textbook
CLAT Legal Reasoning books
The questions in the CLAT legal reasoning will test a candidate's interest in the study of law. However, to crack CLAT and get admission to the best law schools, candidates must score well in this section. Here are the good books of CLAT legal reasoning.
  1. Universal’s CLAT Guide
  2. Lexis Nexis Butterworths
  3. Bare Acts of Indian Constitution
  4. Legal Awareness and Legal Aptitude by AP Bhardwaj
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CLAT Logical Reasoning books
Missing series, missing numbers, syllogism, statement-assumption reasoning, blood relations, mapping and directions, circular arrangements and coding-decoding are the topics that make the questions of the CLAT logical reasoning section. The good books for this section of CLAT are given below.
  1. Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
  2. Analytical and Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
  3. Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
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Table for giving a quick look at the best books for CLAT preparation  
Books recommended by experts
Quantitative Techniques
  1. Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal
English including Comprehension
  1. Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  2. English Grammar and Composition by Wren & Martin
General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  1. Manorama Yearbook
  2. Pratiyogita Darpan
  3. Lucent’s GK
Legal Reasoning
  1. Universal’s CLAT Guide
  2. Bare Acts on Indian Constitution
  3. Legal Awareness and Legal Aptitude by AP Bhardwaj
  4. LexisNexis Butterworths
Logical Reasoning
  1. Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
  2. Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
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