CLAT : Best Books and Preparation strategy to ace the CLAT exam

Consortium of National Law Universities conducted CLAT across various exam centers in the country for both undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) courses.

Those who are eligible and interested can register for the examination by visiting the official website -

The online registration process will begin soon.

The Consortium has advised all CLAT Aspirants to keep following the official website to get more updates on the timetable and other details.

How to prepare for CLAT?

Exam Date announced, the candidates have not more time to strengthen their CLAT preparation. Aspirants must focus on solving more and more past year CLAT question papers. Also, Aspirants must enrol themselves in a good CLAT mock test series and focus on attempting as many mock tests as possible.

Also Read: CLAT-UG Question Papers

Apart from this, candidates must also use the time to clear all their doubts and work on their weaker areas for the exam.

CLAT-UG Syllabus

Check the detailed CLAT Syllabus and all the sections to be covered for comprehensive preparation.

1. English Language

In this section, passages of about 450 words will be given to test the comprehension skills of the applicant. The difficulty level of passage will pertain to the general understanding of a class 12th student. The passage can be derived from non-fiction and fiction. The average reading time for a passage pertains to 7-8 minutes.

The given passage will test the ability of the applicants regarding:

  • Language skills Comprehension

  • Drawing an inference from the given passage

  • Identifying the core issues on which the passage is based.

2. Current Affairs/General Knowledge

This section will also contain a passage of around 450 words.

It will be containing information from news and non-fiction not particularly based on the legal domain as prior knowledge of the law is not tested in CLAT.

The question that will follow the passage will test the applicant on the knowledge of:

  1. Indian Polity & Government

  2. Science & Technology

  3. Modern History (1600-1947)

  4. Art and Culture (India)

  5. Contemporary International Relations/Affairs

  6. Current Legal Affairs of national and international importance

3. Quantitative Techniques

This section deals with analysing the basic arithmetic of the applicants by assigning 5-6 passages to interpret the data given thereto with a total of 15 - 17 questions.

Graphical representation or passage follows a set of questions derived from that data to test the analytical ability of the applicant. Percentages, Ratios, Averages, Profit & Loss along with time & work determine the maximum chunk of questions in this section.

The questions will be of elementary that is up to the level of 10th standard, there is no need to further dive into the secondary stage of mathematics that is there in the syllabus of class XI & XII.

4. Logical Reasoning

This section deals with analysing the basics of critical aspects of the applicants by assigning 9-10 passages with a total of around 29-30 questions.

This section requires lots of practice and applicants need to get themselves acquainted with the questions that are asked to solve them in less time.

Analytical Reasoning

Puzzles, Circular Arrangements, Syllogism, and Inequality determine the maximum chunk of questions in this section.

Only through guidance and practice, one can master the art of solving logical reasoning questions as it is set on a definite pattern.

5. Legal Reasoning

It is the core of the question paper. One needs to excel in reading and comprehension to attempt the paper holistically.

The knowledge regarding fundamental legal principles enshrined in the constitution can vastly enhance the chance of an applicant in securing good marks in the CLAT.

Legal awareness of an applicant helps him/her in understanding the background of the questions as CLAT now focuses more on comprehension and drawing relevancy along with inferences from given passage/circumstance.

This section tests the legal awareness of applicants in the Legal Aptitude section which is divided into three parts namely Legal Facts, Legal G.K, and Legal Reasoning. Additionally, the whole section of the Legal Aptitude section acts as a tie-breaker in deciding the rank if the score of applicants matches. This section should be on priority for the applicants to secure a good institute.

Each section of the UG CLAT Paper will have you evaluating a passage of varying word counts and answering objective-type questions based on the passage.


Remember, the key to success in any competitive exam lies in outperforming your peers. Since there is no way to determine how other students will fare, your best approach is to target the highest possible marks. Prepare in a manner that you can solve questions quickly and correctly and to achieve this, Online Mocks play a major role as they are timed tests with the exact pattern of the exam.

Important CLAT Books for Preparation

Aspirants, who are targeting to appear for any of these exams can refer to the following books for preparation.

Check out the section-wise list of important CLAT books that candidates can refer for preparation:


Important CLAT Books for English

Оbjeсtive Generаl English 2022

RS Аggаrwаl

The Pearson Guide to the CLAT (English)


Wоrd Роwer Mаde Eаsy

Nоrmаn Lewis

Оbjeсtive Generаl English 2022

SР Bаkshi

High School English Grammar and Composition Key

Wren & Martin

A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning

RS Аggаrwаl

English Is Easy

Chetananand Singh

Pocket Guide to Vocabulary


СLАT Guide

Tаtа MсGrаw-Hill

Word Power Made Easy New Revised & Expanded Edition (English)

Norman Lewis

High School English Grammar & Composition (English)

PC Wren, H Martin

A comprehensive study for CLAT & LLB Entrance Examinations- SET, AILET, LSAT by Padma Parupudi and Sirisha Naresh


Important CLAT Books for General Knowledge & Currents Affairs

Manorama Yearbook 2020-2021 (English)

General Knowledge 2020-2021(English)

Lucent’s General Knowledge (English)

Pratiyogita Darpan

Pearson’s Concise GK Manual

Competition Review Yearbook 2021-2022


Important CLAT Books for Legal Reasoning

Legal Awareness Legal Reasoning

AP Bhardwaj

Legal Aptitude for the CLAT and other Law Entrance Examinations

AP Bhardwaj

Universal’s CLAT Guide


Legal Aptitude

RK Gupta,Lexis Nexis

Universal's Constitution of India Bare Act with Short Notes



Important CLAT Books for Logical Reasoning

Universal’s Logical Reasoning for CLAT, LSAT and other Law Entrance Exams

Jain Prateek

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning

RS Agarwal

A New Approach to Verbal and Analytical Reasoning


Analytical and Logical Reasoning

RS Agarwal

Logical Reasoning

RK Gupta and Samiksha Gupta

Analytical Reasoning (English)

MK Pandey

501 Challenging Logical Reasoning Practice Book

RS Agarwal

A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning

RS Agarwal


Important CLAT Books for Quantitative Techniques

30 Days Wonder for Maths

S Chand’s

Quantitative Aptitude


First Track Objective Arithmetic


Class 10 NCERT book