Best books for CLAT 2018 preparation

Best books for CLAT 2018

Best books for CLAT 2018 preparation- Get details of subject- wise standard books followed for CLAT 2018 preparation

Best books for CLAT 2018 preparation

Check out the Best books for CLAT 2018 preparation- Similar to CAT, Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a popular national level exam conducted by 18 National Law Universities (NLUs) on a rotational basis for Students seeking admission to integrated LLB and LLM programs.Check latest CLAT Syllabus.

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CLAT 2018- Exam details

Name of the exam CLAT
Conducting body National Law Universities (NLUs)
Official Website clat.ac.in
Exam Type National Level
Exam Periodicity Yearly
Purpose Admission in LL.B & LL.M courses in NLUs
Application Fee General: INR 4000 SC/ST: INR 3500
Exam Date May 13, 2018
Eligibility Criteria LL.B: Passed 10+2 with 45% marks
  LL.M: LL.B or equivalent degree with 55% marks
Mode of Application Online
Language Medium English
Duration of Exam 2 hours

CLAT 2018- Exam pattern

The exam pattern of CLAT is different for UG and PG courses.

For UG courses

The question paper will consist of 200 MCQ type questions. The candidates will get 1 mark for each correct answer and there will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. The total duration of the exam will be for 2 hours.

Subjects No. of Questions Maximum Marks
English including Comprehension 40 40
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 50 50
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 20 20
Legal Aptitude 50 50
Logical Reasoning 40 40
Total 200 200


For PG courses

This will consist of total 150 MCQ type questions with time duration of 2 hours. The candidates will be awarded 1 mark for each correct answer and there will be negative marks of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

Subjects No. of Questions Maximum Marks
Constitutional Law 50 50
Jurisprudence 50 50
Other subjects such as contract, torts, criminal law, international law, IPR etc. 50 50
Total 150 150

CLAT is a very important exam for those thinking to make a career in the field of law. Cracking the CLAT would not be an easy task. One needs to prepare wise & well for the exam. For preparation purpose, these books can be referred which are being considered the best books for CLAT 2018 preparation. Also, you can take online CLAT practice set  after finishing each topic to evaluate your performance.

CLAT 2018 Books to Prepare-

The section-wise list of books is:

CLAT 2018 Books for English– These books will cover entire syllabus of CLAT 2018 including reading comprehension, correct/ incorrect sentences, active & passive voice, verbs etc. The books also consist of solved & unsolved questions.

  • Objective General English by N. KHURMI and George
  • A comprehensive study for CLAT & LLB Entrance Examinations- SET, AILET, LSAT by Padma Parupudi and Sirisha Naresh

CLAT 2018 Books for General Knowledge- This book will contain general awareness, current affairs and also cover the latest topics and current affairs. The book will be based on current pattern and unsolved questions which have come in last few years exams.

  • Legal General Knowledge (CLAT) by R. K Gupta

CLAT 2018 Books for Mathematics- This book will have an explanation on numerical ability type of questions (Class 10th standard). It will also explain the shortcut methods of question solving so that the candidates are able to solve the questions by shortcut methods. The book will also consist of objective type questions for practice.

  • Legal Aptitude for the CLAT- Workbook: A workbook by A. P Bhardwaj
  • Legal Aptitude (CLAT) by R. K Gupta and Samiksha Gupta

CLAT 2018 Books for Reasoning- This book will contain logical aptitude questions such as syllogism, logical sequences, analogies etc. The book will also consist MCQs and solved questions to practice.

  • Universal’s Logical Reasoning for CLAT, LSAT, and other Law Entrance Exams by Jain Prateek

Apart from preparing from recommended books, students can also go through Business magazines and previous year CLAT question papers & model papers. Through Magazines candidates will remain updated with the latest news and through the question papers they will have an idea about what type of questions may come in exam and they will also know the exam pattern.

Best books for CLAT 2018 preparation- Business magazines for CLAT 2018

  • Business Today by India Today Group
  • Business Line by the Hindu Group
  • India today
  • Competition Success

Previous years question papers/ model papers for CLAT 2018

  • CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) with solved papers by GKP

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