CLAT 2021: Subject-wise best books to prepare for national-level law exam

Good study material can add impetus to CLAT exam preparation; check here the significance of quality books and subject-wise CLAT best books for exam preparation.

CLAT 2021: Subject-wise best books to prepare for national-level law exam CLAT 2021 has been postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic, the exam date will be announced soon. Photo Source: Shutterstock
Manashjyoti | May 18, 2021 - 9:53 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The consortium of NLUs has indefinitely postponed the CLAT 2021 exam which was scheduled to be held on June 13. Looking at the brighter side of things, candidates now have more time for CLAT exam preparation. And speaking of CLAT preparation, the study material without a doubt plays the single most deciding role in how one performs in the test. That is why it is recommended for candidates to ensure the study material is well-suited for CLAT 2021 exam.

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Why should you pay attention to the CLAT study material?

If the study material is substandard, you may face many problems, some of which are elucidated below.

  1. The explanations of concepts may be faulty; this is the most deadly of all. It is because if you end up reading incorrect concepts, which may jeopardize your chances of success.

  2. The author may sometimes only superficially touch a topic, without giving in-depth knowledge of the subject.

  3. The language used for explaining a topic may be full of jargons, which may be difficult to understand; meaning you might not be able to distinguish which is which.

  4. Absence of examples to drive home a point or concept; without examples, you are more likely to forget or confuse the concept you have read.

  5. Many books again don’t have practice sets, which can usually be found at the end of a chapter. These sets not only help you learn how to use a concept to solve a problem but also understand the underlying dynamics of various interrelated concepts discussed in the chapter. Without these practice sets, you may be a little under-prepared unless you cover the gap by solving problem sets/questions banks, etc.

  6. Some students also make the mistake of buying books for the CLAT exam which are not as per the official syllabus. The downside of such books is that they may only fleetingly touch the topics included in the CLAT syllabus.

So, it is recommended that the candidate goes for tried and tested study material, especially those recommended by CLAT toppers and experts.

Recommended books for CLAT 2021 exam preparation

Subject

Recommended CLAT study material

English Language

English is Easy by Chetananand Singh

High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren & Martin

Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis

Barron’s Pocket Guide to Vocabulary

Objective General English by RS Aggarwal

Current Affairs, with GK

Lucent’s General Knowledge

Manorama Year Book

India Year Book

Pratiyogita Darpan

Also read prominent daily newspapers, especially the Editorial and Opinion page sections.

Legal Reasoning

Bare Acts of Indian Constitution

Universal’s CLAT Guide

LexisNexis Butterworths

Legal Awareness and Legal Aptitude by AP Bhardwaj

Legal Reasoning

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal

Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey

Analytical and Logical Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal

Quantitative Techniques

Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal

Elementary Mathematics with Numerical Ability

Class 10th NCERT Textbook


The application form of CLAT 2021 is currently open and can be filled till June 15 (extended from May 15). The consortium of NLUs has also postponed the CLAT 2021 entrance exam in view of the COVID situation in the country until further notice.

Scores of CLAT 2021 will be used for admission to 5-year LLB and one-year LLM courses offered by the 22 NLUs. In addition, many private law colleges also depend on CLAT 2021 merit rank to conduct their admission processes.

CLAT 2021 will be a 2-hour long exam comprising 150 multiple-choice questions (for UG). Each question will be of 1 mark, while there is a penalty of 0.25 mark for a wrong answer.

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