How to Prepare for CLAT 2025 Logical Reasoning: Important Tips, Books, Topics & More

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With 20% weightage in CLAT, Logical Reasoning section is one of the most important sections. Candidates can check here CLAT preparation tips, books, and topics to score well in the Logical Reasoning section.

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The CLAT Logical Reasoning is one such section where candidates cannot risk losing marks by lack of practice. The section tests the analytical skills of candidates rather than theoretical knowledge. It can be aced by thorough practice and understanding only. This article aims to help you prepare well for CLAT 2025 Logical Reasoning section, along with insights on important books for CLAT 2025, topics, and best strategy.

Q:   Which are the best books for CLAT 2025?

A:

Among all the books of CLAT 2025 in the world, first, go for the NCERT books. You must complete all the NCERT books first before moving to other reference books available in the market. After completing the NCERT books, you can go for the following books to boost up your practice and concepts: Universal’s LLB Entrance Guide, Lexis Nexis, Objective Arithmetic, GK Today, India Year Book and Analytical, Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal,  Word Power Made Easy,  Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal,  Manorama Year Book and Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey.

Q:   Which books are there for CLAT exam?

A:

For general knowledge, one can refer to the Lucent GK. The Current Affairs for CLAT 2025 can be prepared by reading daily newspapers and monthly magazines. The CLAT legal aptitude will have questions on topics such as Constitutional law, Law of Torts, Personal laws, Law of Contract, Jurisprudence, legal Current Affairs etc. There are various study materials available in online mode, including online coaching. The e-paper, articles, journals, and YouTube videos on CLAT preparation are important resources. Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey Bare Acts of Indian Constitution LexisNexis Butterworths Legal Awareness and Legal Aptitude by Andhra Pradesh Bhardwaj Universals CLAT Guide

Q:   Are NCERT books enough to complete the CLAT syllabus?

A:

Yes, NCERT books are sufficient to complete the CLAT syllabus. A number of past years' CLAT toppers have claimed that they referred only to NCERT books for preparation. NCERT text books act as the base to complete the syllabus and develop conceptual clarity and understanding of the topics and chapters. However, for practice purposes, students may refer to other books and resources as well. It is advised that while starting the CLAT preparation, candidates refer to the NCERT books and move towards other books and advance resources after that.

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CLAT 2025 Logical Reasoning Preparation: Syllabus & Pattern

The CLAT question paper 2025 will contain about 28-32 Logical Reasoning questions in the exam. The questions will be preceded by short reading passages of 300 words. Candidates need to read the given passages and then answer the objective-type questions. Check important CLAT Logical Reasoning syllabus 2025 and pattern highlights below:

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CLAT Logical Reasoning Highlights

Type of questions

Passage-based MCQs

Number of reading passages

4-6 comprehension passages of 300 words each

Total questions

28-32

Total marks

28-32

Negative marking

-0.25 for incorrect answer

Approximate weightage in CLAT exam

20%

Check complete CLAT Logical Reasoning pattern 2025

In order to attempt the CLAT Logical Reasoning questions, candidates first need to recognize and identify the argument given in the passage. Thereafter, candidates need to critically analyse the pattern of reasoning and assess how conclusions may depend on the given premises. Candidates need to assume what follows from the passage and apply these assumptions to different situations. Candidates also need to draw relationships and analogies, identify contradictions and assess the effectiveness of arguments.

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CLAT 2025 Logical Reasoning: Important Topics

Some of the important topics to prepare for CLAT Logical Reasoning 2025 include:

Important Topics for CLAT Logical Reasoning

Arrangements

Syllogisms

Blood Relations

Number Series

Statements and Assumptions

Logical Sequences

Seating Arrangement/Puzzle Test

Arguments & Conclusions

Assertions and Reasoning

Puzzles

Circular Arrangements

Direct sense

Coding Decoding

Analogies

Clocks and calendars

Connectives

CLAT 2025 Logical Reasoning: Best Books

Some of the important books that candidates can refer to prepare for Logical Reasoning section of CLAT 2025 exam include:

Q:   Which are the best preparation books for CLAT 2025?

A:

Among all the books of CLAT 2025 in the world, first, go for the NCERT books. You must complete all the NCERT books first before moving to other reference books available in the market. After completing the NCERT books, you can go for the following books to boost up your practice and concepts: Universal’s LLB Entrance Guide, Lexis Nexis, Objective Arithmetic, GK Today, India Year Book and Analytical, Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal,  Word Power Made Easy,  Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal,  Manorama Year Book and Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey.

Q:   Which are the best books for CLAT 2025 General Knowledge and Current Affairs?

A:

CLAT 2025 general knowledge section is very important and questions are asked from history, geography, economy and environment. Candidates can easily prepare for CLAT GK section by reading the standard books. But for the current affairs, they are advised to religiously read the newspapers and monthly magazines. Apart from this, the CLAT Books for General Knowledge and Current Affairs that candidates can refer are: Pearson General Knowledge Manual,  Lucent’s General Knowledge,  Manorama Year Book,  India Year Book,  Competition Success Review,  Pratiyogita Darpan and Newspapers like: The Hindu,  The Indian Express,  The Telegraph.

Q:   Which books I should refer to prepare for CLAT 2025?

A:

Among all the books of CLAT 2025 in the world, first, go for the NCERT books. You must complete all the NCERT books first before moving to other reference books available in the market. After completing the NCERT books, you can go for the following books to boost up your practice and concepts: Universal’s LLB Entrance Guide, Lexis Nexis, Objective Arithmetic, GK Today, India Year Book and Analytical, Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal,  Word Power Made Easy,  Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal,  Manorama Year Book and Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey.

Q:   Which are the CLAT best books for Legal aptitude?

A:

Candidates must note that it is most important sections in CLAT 2025 as it carries 25% weightage. The legal aptitude sections carries questions that are mostly concepts bases on topics such as Law of Tort, Law of Contract, Constitutional law, Indian Constitution, Polity, preposition and facts etc. Candidates can follow the study material and reference given here to prepare for CLAT legal aptitude section: Bare Acts of Indian Constitution, LexisNexis Butterworths, Legal Awareness and Legal Aptitude by Andhra Pradesh Bhardwaj, Universal’s CLAT Guide.

 

Q:   What are the best books for CLAT English Language?

A:

To prepare for the English language section of CLAT 2025, the candidate must not only be able to read fast but also be able to clearly comprehend what is given in the passage. Here are some book suggestions you can use to prepare for the exam. 

  • The Pearson Guide to the CLAT (English) 
  • Word Power Made Easy New Revised & Expanded Edition (English) by Norman Lewis
  • Objective General English (English) by RS Aggarwal
  • High School English Grammar & Composition (English) by PC Wren, H Martin
  • High School English Grammar by Wren and Martin
  • Analytical Reasoning (English) by MK Pandey
  • A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
  • Arihant’s A New Approach to Verbal and Analytical Reasoning

Important Tips to Prepare for CLAT Logical Reasoning 

Check out important tips to prepare for Logical Reasoning of CLAT 2025 below:

  • Have a well-thought-out preparation plan: Try to devote at least one hour of your everyday time towards the preparation of Logical Reasoning section. Make a list of topics that you want to cover and create a deadline for yourself to finish the Logical Reasoning syllabus by that date.
  • Do not mug up; practice: While preparing for the CLAT Logical Reasoning section, do not mug up things, rather try to understand the concepts and logic. Once you have understood the underlying concepts, practice the questions related to a particular topic as much as possible.
  • Start with the easier topics and questions: Logical Reasoning is one section, in which if you understand the underlying logic, you will be able to solve the questions quickly. To keep your morale and confidence high, start preparing for topics in which you are most comfortable, gradually moving towards the tougher topics.
  • Learn shortcuts to solve questions: To be able to solve Logical Reasoning questions quicker, you need to learn certain shortcuts. Shortcuts can include things like making a mind map, diagram and so on. Learning and using shortcuts is particularly important for topics such as Syllogisms and Blood Relations.
  • Attempt previous year CLAT question papers: Attempting CLAT previous year question papers is extremely important to understand the difficulty level and type of questions asked in the exam. Therefore, once you have completed your CLAT Logical Reasoning syllabus, solve as many CLAT question papers as possible. Candidates are advised to especially focus on solving CLAT mock tests 2024 and CLAT question paper 2024 as it is based on the new exam pattern.
  • Manage time: While attempting the CLAT papers, it is extremely important to keep a check on time. Managing time becomes even more important while solving Logical Reasoning, as questions in the section can sometimes be tricky and time-consuming.
  • Identify your strengths and weaknesses: After attempting a CLAT question paper, it is important to analyse the errors you make in the Logical Reasoning section and thereafter work on your weaknesses and make your strengths even stronger.  
  • Revision: Keep revising the concepts and topics you have already studied so that you do not lose the grip on the same.

Section-Wise CLAT 2025 Preparation Tips

Click on the links below to know how to prepare for different sections of the CLAT 2025 exam below:

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How to prepare for CLAT 2025 Current Affairs & GK

How to Prepare for CLAT 2025 Quantitative Techniques

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Important FAQs related to CLAT Logical Reasoning

Q: How to prepare for CLAT Logical Reasoning?

A: The best way to prepare for CLAT Logical Reasoning is to first understand the concepts and logic and then practice as many questions as possible.

Q: What is included in CLAT Logical Reasoning?

A: CLAT Logical Reasoning includes topics such as Syllogisms, Blood Relations, Number Series, and Statements and Assumptions.

Q: How many questions will come from Logical Reasoning in CLAT 2025?

A: In CLAT 2025, the number of questions expected to be asked in Logical Reasoning section are 28-32 questions.

Q: Which are the important books to prepare for CLAT Logical Reasoning?

A: Some of the important books that candidates study to ace the Logical Reasoning section of the CLAT 2024 exam include Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey, A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal and A New Approach to Verbal and Analytical Reasoning by Arihant Publications.

Q: What type of questions will be asked in CLAT Logical Reasoning?

A: Comprehension-based multiple-choice questions (MCQs) are asked in the CLAT Logical Reasoning section. This means that the Logical Reasoning questions in the exam will be preceded by some reading comprehensions. Candidates need the comprehension and the answer to the given questions.  

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