CLAT Exam Books 2022

The CLAT- 2022 exam is round the corner and candidates who plan to appear for the exam on May 8, 2022 should have already started their preparation. However, if you have not started your preparation yet, you can go through the page on CLAT Syllabus and Exam Pattern and a detailed list of important books and resources given in the next section to kickstart your preparation.

All updates related to CLAT examination will be made available here. You can also go through the official website of the Consortium of National Law Universities (consortiumofnlus.ac.in) for more information on the CLAT 2022 examination.

CLAT Exam Books and Study Materials for Undergraduate (UG) Law programme 2022

The CLAT exam for undergraduate law programmes focuses on 5 areas, namely English, legal reasoning, logical reasoning, current affairs including general knowledge and quantitative techniques. A detailed list of books and study materials for each section is given in the tables below. Candidates should try to go through one or two resources for each section. After gaining conceptual clarity, you should practise more sample papers given on the Consortium’s official website. Moreover, you should definitely go through the CLAT previous year question papers. You can download the previous year question papers from the page on CLAT Question Papers.

Note: Before starting your preparation for CLAT, go through the syllabus and previous year question papers and try to understand the exam pattern, weightage for each section and difficulty level of questions.

English Language for CLAT 2022

Candidates should read newspapers, books and periodicals to improve their reading speed and comprehension skills. Names of some important books and resources are given in the tables below. You can also refer to the General English for Competitive exams link to further improve your understanding of the English language.

Books and Other Resources for English Language Section in CLAT 2022 Exam

S.No.

Name of Books and Other Resources

Name of Authors/Other Publications

1

Oxford English Grammar Course: Advanced

Michael Swan and Catherine Walter

2

Oxford English Grammar Course: Intermediate

Michael Swan and Catherine Walter

3

Advanced English Grammar

Martin Hewings

4

High School English Grammar and Composition

H. Martin and P. C. Wren

5

Word Power Made Easy

Norman Lewis

6

Newspaper

The Hindu OR The Indian Express

7

Objective General English

Dr. R. S. Agarwal

8

30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary

Wilfred Funk

9

Six Weeks to Words of Power

Wilfred Funk

Important Study Materials for English Language Section in CLAT 2022 Exam

Logical Reasoning for CLAT 2022

Logical reasoning section has an approximate weightage of 20% in CLAT 2022 examination. Candidates can refer to the books and resources given in the tables below.

Books and other Resources for Logical Reasoning Section in CLAT 2022 Exam

S.No.

Name of Books and other Resources

Name of Authors/Other Publications

1.

A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning

R. S. Agarwal, S.Chand Publications

2.

A New Approach to Reasoning: Verbal, and Non-Verbal and Analytical

B. S Sijwali & Indu Sijwali, Arihant Publications

4.

How to Crack Test of Reasoning: In All Competitive Examinations

Jaikishan and Premkishan, Arihant Publications

5

Free question sets given on the website of the LSAT or the LNAT

lsac.org/lsat/taking-lsat

lnat.ac.uk/what-is-lnat/

Important Study Materials for Logical Reasoning Section in CLAT 2022 Exam

Current Affairs including General Knowledge Section for CLAT 2022

Candidates should read newspapers and magazines to improve their knowledge of current happenings in India and the world. The Hindu, The Indian Express are some of the newspapers that candidates can use to improve their knowledge and understanding of current affairs. A list comprising names of other newspapers and books is given under the heading ‘Other Resources for UG-CLAT 2022 Examination’. Candidates can refer to the books and resources given in the tables below.

Books for Current Affairs including General Knowledge Section in CLAT 2022 Exam

S.No.

Name of Books

Name of Authors/Other Publications

1.

Lucent’s General Knowledge

Lucent’s Publication

2.

Arihant General Knowledge 2020

Arihant Publication

3

Manorama Yearbook

Mammen Mathew

Important Resources for Current Affairs including General Knowledge Section in CLAT 2022 Exam

Quantitative techniques for CLAT 2022

The Quantitative techniques section is given an approximate weightage of 10 percent. A list of books and study materials is given in the tables below. Candidates can refer to class 10th standard Maths textbook to prepare for the quantitative techniques section for CLAT exam.

Books for Quantitative Techniques Section in CLAT 2022 Exam

S.No.

Name of Books

Name of Authors/Other Publications

1.

Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT

Sarvesh K. Verma, Arihant Publications

2.

How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT

Arun Sharma

3.

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

R.S. Aggarwal, S.Chand Publications

Important Resources for Quantitative Techniques Section in CLAT 2022 Exam

Legal Reasoning for CLAT 2022

Legal reasoning is an important section and is somewhat related to logical reasoning and English as it requires candidates to read, comprehend and understand a passage well. Some of the preparation techniques used in logical reasoning and English language sections may be used in this section. You can refer to the following resources to prepare well for the legal reasoning section. Moreover, you can refer to the sample papers and information provided on the ‘Learning tools and materials’ section.

Books for Legal Reasoning Section in CLAT 2022 Exam

S.No.

Name of Books

Name of Authors/Other Publications

1

Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning 2022-2023

A.P. Bhardwaj

2

Universal’s Guide to CLAT & LL.B. Entrance Examination

LexisNexis

Approximate Weightage of Marks for Each Section in Undergraduate (UG) CLAT 2022 Exam

Candidates should go through the table given below and try to understand the weightage given to each section in terms of number of questions and marks. A thorough understanding of this aspect will help candidates to give more importance to sections with more weightage in terms of marks. This does not mean that candidates should neglect sections with lower weightage of marks. Candidates should prepare well for each section to score well in the examination.

Approximate Weightage (in %) Given to Each Section in Undergraduate (UG) CLAT 2022 Exam

Section

No. of Questions

Approximate Weightage (%)

English Language

28-32

20

Current Affairs including General Knowledge

35-39

25

Logical Reasoning

28-32

20

Legal Reasoning

35-39

25

Quantitative Techniques

13-17

10

Total

150

100

Other Resources for UG-CLAT 2022 Examination

Candidates should cultivate the habit of reading books and newspapers and learn to analyse the text. A list of books and newspapers are given in the table below. Candidates should refer to these resources based on the availability of time for preparation.

It is essential that candidates go through the ‘Learning Tools & Materials UG-CLAT 2022’ given on the Consortium’s official website.

Other Resources for UG-CLAT 2022 Examination

S.No.

Name of the Books/Newspapers and other Resource for CLAT Examination

1

Hindustan Times

2

Print.in

3

Down to Earth Magazine

4

The Case for the Defence by Graham Greene

5

The Cat by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

6

Times of India

7

The Guardian

8

The Economic Times

9

A People’s Constitution, by Rohit De,

10

Nationalism by Rabindranath Tagore

11

Ragi-Ragini: Chronicles from Aji’s Kitchen, by Anjali Purohit

12

At Home: A Short History of Private Life, by Bill Bryson,

13

Thomas Nagel, “What is it like to be a bat?”, in William Lyons (Ed), Modern Philosophy of Mind

14

Thinking like a lawyer (A new introduction to legal reasoning) by Frederick Schauer

15

The Indian Constitution, by Madhav Khosla

List of Current Affairs Articles for UPSC

CLAT Exam Books and Study Materials for Postgraduate (PG) Law programme 2022

The CLAT exam for the Postgraduate (PG) Law programme 2022 is a 2 hour paper comprising 120 questions. The question paper will comprise extracts taken from primary legal materials followed by questions. There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

The PG-CLAT exam contains questions related to Constitutional Law, Law of Contract, Torts, Family Law, Criminal Law, Property Law, Company Law, Public International Law, Tax Law, Jurisprudence, Administrative Law, Environmental Law, and Labour & Industrial Law. Candidates should refer to the books that are part of the law undergraduate programme to prepare for the PG-CLAT exam. In addition, candidates should go through the previous year question papers.

Other than referring to the books used in the undergraduate programmes, candidates appearing for the PG-CLAT exam should go through all important judgments or court decisions (particularly recent ones) in various fields of law, statutes etc and try to find out various issues discussed in these judgments and refresh their knowledge of principal constitutional and legislative provisions. It will be useful for candidates if they are aware of historical case law and amendments related to such constitutional and legislative provisions.

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