CLAT 2020 – Best Books to Prepare English, GK, LA, LR, Mathematics

Know the CLAT 2020 best books to prepare for English, General Knowledge, Legal Aptitude, Logical Reasoning and Mathematics for the upcoming Law Entrance exam. CLAT 2020 books have been recommended by CLAT toppers and experts.

CLAT 2020 – Best Books to Prepare English, GK, LA, LR, Mathematics
CLAT 2020 – Best Books to Prepare English, GK, LA, LR, Mathematics

CLAT 2020 Application Form will be released on 1st January 2020. It is a national level entrance exam that is conducted by the Consortium of National Law Universities. The exam is conducted to admit students to integrated LL.B. and LL.M. programs in various government and private law colleges within the country.

In this article, we have compiled a detailed list of books which can be quite useful in your CLAT preparation. The list is made after analyzing the exam pattern, syllabus and books themselves.

Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis

This is the most pertinent book to enhance one’s vocabulary. It helps you trace the etymology of the word and helps you understand the origin of the word which, in turn, makes it very easy to memorize the word. This book is more of a practice book.  It will surely add up more than 2500 words to your vocabulary. There are several exercises in this book. As you progress with the exercises, you will learn how to tell if you’re using the right word as well as how to pronounce and spell it. You will also learn how to avoid illiterate expressions and how to speak in a grammatically correct manner, without making embarrassing mistakes.

Each chapter ends with a review. Each section ends with a progressive check. Numerous tests provided in the book will help you increase and retain the knowledge you acquired. Word Power Made Easy does more than just adding new words to your vocabulary; it teaches ideas and a method of broadening knowledge as an integral part of the vocabulary building process.

English is Easy by Chetnanand Singh

Over the last 20 years, this book has earned the reputation of being one of the market leaders in the subject and has helped candidates score high marks in the General English paper of most competitive examinations. Keeping up with the modern examination trends in these changing times, the book also has Question Bank comprising of questions from different competitive examinations held between the years 2010 and 2016. Additionally, a few Full-Length Examination Papers, with their answers, to give candidates first the first-hand experience have also been provided in the book.

Table of Content

  • Vocabulary Usage
  • Comprehension Ability
  • Selecting Words/Phrases
  • Error Detection
  • Rearrangement
  • General Usage
  • Latest Question Bank
  • Latest Paper Scenario

Butterworths LexisNexis

LexisNexis Butterworths (otherwise known as Lexis Library) provides critical information related to business and works with you to integrate even more closely with your needs. It provides the most important legal reference materials such as Halsbury’s Laws along with important tax reference materials such as Simon's Direct Tax Service are available for instant search and browse methods on the homepage. You can even personalize the service to suit specific practice areas within your firm.

Analytical Reasoning by M. K.Pandey

The Analytical Reasoning by M K Pandey is one of the best ways for success in competitive exams. This book contains the reasoning questions with answers and detailed explanations. It also provided students with shortcut methods and easier ways to solve questions. Nowadays, all the entrance exams and interview selection exams constitute a reasoning round. This book can come in very handy and can help you score high marks in the analytical section of various competitive examinations. The author provides various tricks and tips to solve different question types. Candidates can apply and test their understanding of these tips and tricks in the various reasoning exercises in the book. All the topics are explained in local English, so it can be easily understood by all.

Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal


The book provides careful guidance to the candidates through faster, shorter and intelligent paths to take up the study of both the parts of the book, namely, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning. It helps you in the following manner:

  • Questions are suitably arranged based on the latest examination patterns.
  • Provides a vast number of questions for practice, with solutions that can teach one the right approach towards solving them
  • Provides solved examples with full explanations to bring out the essence of each topic.

Analytical and Logical Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal

RS Aggarwal is a well-recognized name famous for providing the best study material for the preparation of various entrance exams. His Analytical and Logical Reasoning book is the bestseller of all times. RS Aggarwal is such a book that has been recommended by all professional institutes. In fact, by studying RS Aggarwal, you won’t feel any need for coaching. You can perform well in the exam by self or group study.

Manorama Year Book

Manorama Yearbook does not need an introduction as its reputation is an established fact. This is quite useful for aspirants of competitive exams including CLAT.

This book is very informative and a must-buy for those who want to give entrance exams consisting of GK. It consists of all issues and events throughout India and the World. Its brief and crisp book and also comes with a free CD of Britannica Encyclopedia.

It covers a range of topics in detail like Current affairs - India & Global, Science, Environment, Economy, Sports etc. Another unique point is that at the bottom of every page there is a nice snippet of information which is a good thing as it provides info regarding some very important things in a glance. Also, there is a Quiz section which is great for students and those who do a lot of quizzes.

India Year Book

India Year Book is a reference book published annually by the Publication Division of the Indian Government. Popularly known as the ‘India Year Book’, this reference book is an authoritative compilation of the complete information about the almost everything associated with India – with the latest data corresponding to the current year. India Year Book covers most of the government policies and schemes of the Government of India. It is a referral book not only for those who study administration but also for researchers and student community.

Universal’s LLB Entrance Guide

Universal Guide to LLB is a very good book. It has a huge set of questions of various categories. It has an amazing collection of General Knowledge questions. But, it is not sufficient for the entire CLAT preparation as it fails to cover all areas of CLAT. So students are advised to use it as a complementary book which would be of great help but do not rely on it completely.

CLAT UG 2020 - Preparation Guide

In addition to the books mentioned above, the Consortium of NLUs will also publish various materials for preparation of CLAT UG 2020. This will include model question papers, guides to the question paper and sample questions and instruction materials for each of the subjects of CLAT UG 2020. The candidates who successfully complete their registration will be provided access to a learning platform where all of these materials will be made available. 

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