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June, 08 2024

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a gateway to prestigious National Law Universities (NLUs) in India. Acing this highly competitive exam requires not just strategic preparation but also using the right study materials. This blog post is your one-stop guide to choosing the best books for CLAT 2025, section-wise.

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Mastering the Core Sections

The CLAT exam tests your proficiency in five key areas: English, General Knowledge (GK) & Current Affairs, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Aptitude. Here's a breakdown of the best books for CLAT to equip you for each section:

1. English: Sharpen Your Reading and Grammar Skills

The English section in CLAT assesses your proficiency in grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and error correction. Here are some key books to elevate your preparation:

  • Grammar and Building a Powerful Vocabulary:

    • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
    • 30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary by Norman Lewis
    • High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren & Martin (for foundational grammar)

  • Reading Comprehension and Error Correction:

    • Objective General English by N. Khurmi and George
    • English is Easy by Chetananand Singh
    • General English by SP Bakshi

2. General Knowledge & Current Affairs: Stay Informed and Knowledgeable

A well-rounded understanding of both static GK and current affairs is essential for the CLAT exam. Here's a breakdown of the best books to equip you in both areas:

  • Static GK (Building a Strong Foundation):

    • General Knowledge by Lucent Publication
    • Manorama Yearbook by Manorama
    • General Knowledge by Tarun Goyal (for concise revision)
    • Pearsons Concise GK Manual (for concise revision)

  • Current Affairs (Staying Updated on the Latest):

    • Newspapers: The Hindu, The Telegraph, The Times of India
    • Competition Success Review
    • Pratiyogita Darpan
    • Current Affairs Yearly by Arihant Publications
    • India Year Book

3. Legal Reasoning (Understanding the Legal Landscape):

The legal reasoning section tests your ability to analyze legal situations, identify legal principles, and apply them to solve problems. Here are some key books to guide you:

  • Legal Awareness and Aptitude:

    • Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning by Pearson
    • Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning by AP Bhardwaj
    • Objective Legal Aptitude by R.S Aggarwal (for additional practice)

  • Case Studies and Legal Judgments:

    • Important Judgements That Transformed India by Alex Andrews George

4. Logical Reasoning (Sharpen Your Reasoning Abilities):

The logical reasoning section assesses your ability to identify patterns, analyze arguments, and draw logical conclusions. Here are some key resources to strengthen your reasoning skills:

  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning:

    • Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal

  • Analytical Reasoning:

    • Analytical and Logical Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal (covers both areas)
    • Analytical Reasoning by M. K. Pandey
    • A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal (for a different perspective)

  • Additional Resources:
    • A New Approach to Verbal and Analytical Reasoning by Arihant (consider for extra practice)
    • 501 Challenging Logical Reasoning Practice Problems (for a challenge)

5. Quantitative Aptitude (Master the Numbers Game):

The quantitative aptitude section tests your mathematical ability and problem-solving skills. Here are some resources to help you excel:

  • Data Interpretation:

    • Data Interpretation by R.S Aggarwal (focuses on this specific area)

  • Quantitative Techniques:

    • Elementary Mathematics with Numerical Ability by Prateek Jain (covers broader quantitative concepts)
    • Magical Book on Quicker Maths by M Tyra (alternative resource for faster calculations)

  • Quantitative Aptitude (for Overall Practice):

    • Quantitative Aptitude by R.S Aggarwal

  • Additional Resources:

    • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Arihant Publications (for a concise approach)
    • 30 Days Wonder for Maths by S Chand (for quick revision)
    • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by Pearson's (alternative resource)


Selecting the right books can significantly impact your CLAT preparation. This blog post has equipped you with a roadmap of the best resources for each section, empowering you to build a strong foundation in English, General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Aptitude. Remember, these books are just the tools – it's your dedication and strategic application that will unlock success.

Consider seeking guidance from experienced mentors who have aced the CLAT exam themselves. Their insights and strategies can prove invaluable in navigating the complexities of the preparation process. Here at the National Law Training Institute (NLTI), we understand the importance of mentorship. Our team of accomplished NLS graduates offers a comprehensive CLAT mentorship program, providing personalized guidance and support to aspiring law students.