Choosing the right book while preparing for an exam is very important. With lots of books available for CLAT, it might be difficult for you to choose the correct one.

To make it easier, this post takes you through all the important CLAT Books you need to refer to for exam preparation. Preparing from the right books that cover all the topics will help you to understand the topics in-depth and better succeed in the upcoming exam.

After discussing with the LegalEdge experts regarding the books, we have answered all your doubts and queries. You can also watch a video by Karan Mehta below explaining the best books for CLAT 2021.

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Which are the Best Books for CLAT 2021?

Books are the best resources when it comes to preparing for any exam. As per the experts, referring to the best books enhances your preparation and scores good marks in the exam.

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You can improve your vocabulary and grammar skills with the help of Word Power Made Easy PDF. Check out the Best books for CLAT 2021 preparation for English, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness from the table below.

Sections Author CLAT Books Description
English Objective General English by N. Khurmi and George A unique book for preparing grammar, vocabulary, usage, composition, and sample papers.
Quantitative Aptitude Legal Aptitude for CLAT and other Kaw Exams: Workbook by A. P Bhardwaj The book covers all the competitive examination curriculums that are notified by law entrance examination boards. Every topic is concluded with practice exercises.
Reasoning Logical Reasoning by Jain Prateek Universal's Logical Reasoning for CLAT, LSAT, and other law entrance exams is a comprehensive text for students preparing for the CLAT exam.
General Awareness Legal General Knowledge by R. K Gupta A complete guide for preparing the General awareness section of the CLAT exam.
Previous Year Papers Previous Year Papers by A.P. Bhardwaj This book provides a comprehensive set of 43 papers from key examinations such as CLAT, AILET, and other law exams. It also covers over 6000 questions with answer keys and few OMR sheets. The book also has a section-wise analysis.

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Which are the Best Subject-wise Books for CLAT 2021?

In CLAT Exam, there are five subjects i.e., English, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Knowledge.

Along with the subject-wise books, you can refer to books that include CLAT Previous Year Papers as they let you understand the difficulty level of questions. 

Best Books for CLAT English

English section includes around 28-32 questions which are 20% weightage in the question paper. As per the new pattern, this section shall include 450 words comprehension-based passages. Each passage includes multiple choice-based questions. 

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Book Name Author
Word Power Made Easy Norman
Objective General English 2020 AP Bharadwaj
Objective General English 2020 RS Aggarwal
A comprehensive study for CLAT & LLB Entrance Examinations- SET, AILET, LSAT Padma Parupudi and Sirisha Naresh
High School English Grammar and composition Wren & Martin

Best Books for CLAT Legal Reasoning

Legal Reasoning section shall include 35-39 questions which are 25% weightage. This section also includes comprehension-based passages followed by multiple-choice questions. Questions will be based on legal matters, public policy questions or moral philosophical inquiries, etc.

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

Best Books for CLAT Current Affairs

The Current Affairs section shall include 35-39 questions which would be 25% weightage. You need to read 450-word passages, which will be derived from news, journalistic sources, and other non-fiction writing. You can go through CLAT GK Preparation Tips to understand tips and tricks to crack this section. 

Book name Author/Publisher
Manorama Year Book Mammen Mathew
General Knowledge 2020 and 2019 Arihant Publications
Current Affairs Yearly Arihant Publications
India Year Book GOI
Pearson’s Concise GK Manual  Pearson

Best Books for CLAT Mathematics

This section includes the least number of questions which is around 13-17. Ensure not to neglect this section due to less number of questions. If prepared well by following CLAT Maths Preparation Tips you can answer all the questions with high accuracy. 

Book name Author/Publisher
Legal Aptitude R.K Gupta & Samiksha Gupta
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Arihant Publication
Quantitative Aptitude Pearson
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations (English) RS Aggarwal
30 Days wonder for Maths S.Chand
Newspapers or Magazines
Business Today by India Today Group Business Line by The Hindu Group
India today Competition Success
Current Affairs Yearly by Arihant Publications -

Best Books for CLAT Logical Reasoning

Logical Reasoning includes around 28-32 questions that are 20% weightage in the question paper. You are expected to draw premises and conclusions, identify arguments, analyze patterns, and draw inferences reading these passages.

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Book name Author/Publisher
Verbal Reasoning RS Aggarwal
Analytical Reasoning (English) M K Pandey
A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning RS Aggarwal
Universal’s Logical Reasoning for CLAT, LSAT, and other Law Entrance Exams Jain Prateek
Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning A P Bhardwaj
501 challenging Logical Reasoning Practice Book

Moreover, you should stay updated with the Daily current affairs to clear such national level competitive exams and follow the detailed syllabus as these will help you fulfilling your dream of clearing exams like CLAT and flourish your Law career.

Which are the Best CLAT Books Recommended by Toppers?

Here is the CLAT Books list recommended by toppers of the Common Law Admission Test. Along with previously tabulated subject-wise, you can take a look at the below books for better preparation. 

Section Books recommended by toppers
Logical Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
English including Comprehension English Grammar and Composition by Wren & Martin Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
Elementary Mathematics with Numerical Ability Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal
General Knowledge and Current Affairs Manorama Yearbook Lucent’s GK Pratiyogita Darpan
Legal Aptitude Universal’s CLAT Guide LexisNexis Butterworths Bare Acts on Indian Constitution Legal Awareness and Legal Aptitude by AP Bhardwaj

FAQ's

Which are the best books for CLAT 2021 Preparation?

The best CLAT Books for Preparation of all the sections are as follows- 

  • Legal Aptitude for CLAT and other Law Exams: Workbook by A. P Bhardwaj, 
  • Reasoning by Jain Prateek, 
  • Legal General Knowledge by R. K Gupta, 
  • Pearson Guide 2020 by Pearson, 
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman, 
  • Legal General Knowledge by R.K Gupta, 
  • India Year Book by GOI, 30 Days wonder for Maths by S.Chand, 
  • First Track Objective Arithmetic by Arihant Publication, 
  • Quantitative Aptitude by Pearson

Why is preparation from the right book is so important for CLAT Exam?

Preparation from the right sources and the right books will increase your chances of success in the Exam. Reading from the right books will save your time and increase your efficiency to a greater level so it is recommended to check for the books which cover the syllabus in the right way and help your preparation. 

Is it important to make notes from the CLAT preparation books we read?

Yes, making notes either handwritten or in digital format, both serve as an effective tool for revision purposes. You may underline some of the portions of the book pages in some cases and that will suffice but in most cases, it will be more helpful if you prepare precise notes for revisions before the exam especially. 

How to prepare from the CLAT Books for the 2021 exam?

Hard work, consistency, and completing the complete syllabus will help your clear the highly competitive exams like CLAT. In order to prepare effectively from the books 2021 PDF and study materials, you should follow the steps below-

  • Read-only those portions of the books that are relevant and as per the syllabus topics.
  • Make crisp notes wherever required either in handwritten or using the digital format in order to revise further
  • Make underlines with highlighters for further references
  • Please make sure to minimize your sources to 1-2 books only for a single topic. It will save much of your time and energy.

How to select the best books for CLAT 2021?

You must choose the best book that covers all the topics and sub-topics as per the CLAT syllabus. Choose a book that is easy to read. While checking the best books for CLAT, students should check the year of publication of the book as this will help them to be familiar with the latest syllabus and exam pattern.

What are the best books for the preparation of CLAT Maths Syllabus 2021?

The following are some of the best books for the preparation of the CLAT Maths Syllabus:

  • Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal
  • Mathematics for CLAT & AILET by LAWGICIANS
  • Mathematics for CLAT by Shailesh Kuma

Which are the best books for CLAT Legal Aptitude section?

Some of the best books for CLAT Legal Aptitude section are

  • Legal Aptitude for CLAT and other Law Exams: Workbook by A. P Bhardwaj
  • Our Judiciary (National Book Trust) by National Book Trust
  • Legal Aptitude (CLAT) by R. K Gupta and Samiksha Gupta

What books to read in order to prepare the CLAT English Syllabus?

The books that you should read to prepare the CLAT English Syllabus in the correct way are as follows-

  • Pearson Guide to CLAT 2020 by Pearson
  • A comprehensive study for CLAT & LLB Entrance Examinations- SET, AILET, LSAT by Padma Parupudi and Sirisha Naresh
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman