How to Complete CLAT Syllabus On Time? Which Books Should Be Used as Reference?

CLAT Syllabus

CLAT Exam is conducted for admission of deserving candidates into the Law schools of India. The CLAT Syllabus is vast and hence proper strategy should be adopted to complete it on time. Therefore, we have provided to you the subject wise preparation tips for CLAT exam that will guide you to complete the syllabus on time.

Preparation Strategy to Complete CLAT Syllabus on Time

To qualify for CLAT 2022, it is important that you prepare as per the syllabus for the exam. It will save your time so that you work on solving mock tests. BYJU’S Exam Prep is a great resource when it comes to solving the mock test. 

Know the topics to be covered.

An obvious step before you start preparing. Here is what you need to do:

  • Check the CLAT website to know the latest syllabus.
  • Check out the sample papers provided by CLAT. Check if there are any changes in the pattern, like CLAT 2020.
  • Go through the past year’s papers to get an idea of maximum weightage topics.
  • Note down the entire syllabus, section-wise, in your diary, so it stays with you always.

Select the books to study from.

Another crucial step. Don’t fall into the trap of buying loads of books. It will only confuse you. Instead:

  • Check with your instructor for recommendations. You can also search online. Suggestions are available on the BYJU’S Exam Prep. Visit the website for exam preparation and other information regarding the CLAT exam.
  • Note down, for each section; the books are going to follow. Stick to it till the end.

Allot dates using a calendar.

  • Real work begins here. Cross out the days/months when you won’t prepare for the exam. Then note the following:
  • The number of days/months you have to finish your syllabus.
  • How many hours you can devote to exam preparations every day.
  • When you plan to start taking mock tests (crucial for CLAT).
  • When you plan to begin revising your topics.
  • Create a year-wise plan. Allot broad topics to each month (roughly).

Narrow down to each month

You can call this step zooming into your calendar. Do the following:

  • For every month’s broad topic, note down all the subtopics.
  • Then, go week-wise, allotting subtopics to each day.
  • In each week, pick a day when you will take mocks.
  • Decide which topics you need to make notes for.

Zoom in on each week.

For each week, you must create a daily to-do list. Do the following:

  • For each day, divide the time.
  • Customise the day or topics according to the circumstances.
  • Assess yourself. Analyse your progress each week.

Reference Books for CLAT Exam

The subject wise books for CLAT exam are given below.

  1. English Topics

The main three components in English are vocabulary, grammar and reading comprehension.

  • Grammar: Objective General English by S.P. Bakshi.
  • Vocabulary: No specific recommendation. Daily practice is the key.
  • Reading Comprehension: How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay.
  • Logical Reasoning.
  • Puzzle Type Questions:
  • Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal or
  • A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal & Non-Verbal by B.S. Sijwalli.
  • Critical Reasoning:
  • M.K. Pandey or
  • Wiley’s Exam Xpert GMAT Critical Reasoning Grail
  • Critical Reasoning: A Practical Introduction by Anne Thomson
  • Mathematics
  • 18 Days Wonder by S. Chand
  • 30 Days Wonder by S. Chand
  • Statistics: 10th NCERT Book
  • Legal Aptitude

Book Recommendation:

  • A.P. Bharadwaj
  • General Knowledge
  • Read Newspaper every day
  • Create your notes
  • For the times that are gone by: Annual editions or monthly editions

We hope this helped you organise your preparation. We, at BYJU’s, are committed to assisting every law aspirant to realise their dream. For more such tips and strategies or guidance from highly qualified teachers across the country, check out the BYJU’S Exam Prep app.



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