CLAT is a nationwide entrance test for admission to undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law programs at 22 National Law Universities across the country. CLAT PG is an All-India centralized test that allows students to seek admission into various postgraduate (PG) programs provided by National Law Universities in India for the LLM course. Other private law colleges across the country, as well as Public Sector Undertakings, utilize the CLAT PG 2023 scores for admissions and recruitment. Candidates can obtain the CLAT PG 2023 brochure from the official CLAT PG 2023 website.
On December 18, 2022, the CLAT PG 2023 test will be held. The application forms are available beginning August 8, 2022, and will remain open until November 13, 2022.
Best Books For CLAT PG 2023
Mr. Harshit Sharma has been appointed to the Rajasthan Judicial Services as a Civil Judge/Judicial Magistrate First Class (RJS). He also passed the UGC NET test and received a CLAT PG all-India rank of 15 in 2019 and subsequently 23 in 2020.
This shortlist of the best books one can consult while preparing for the CLAT PG examination was developed by him as part of Lawctopus’ Free Webinar on ‘Acing Competitive Exams in Law: CLAT PG, UGC NET, Judiciary’ on January 18, 2021
- PSA Pillai or Ratanlal & Dhirajlal for IPC
- Poonam Pradhan on Family and Property Law,
- Avtar Singh or R.K. Bangia for Contract
- K. Bangia or R&D for Torts
- P Massey on Administrative Law
- Jain (Dukki) Part – I & II for Constitution
- Jain or Salmond for Jurisprudence
- Jain for Public International Law
For Laws like Arbitration, IBC, Labour, Tax, IPR, Environment etc,. refer to bare acts and do a simple google search for the latest cases and notes.
Read More: CLAT PG Exam Pattern 2023 [Paper Pattern]
For practicing MCQs you can refer to
- Universal’s Book on Past year Papers
- Rashid’s Book on MCQ’s
- CLAT Past Year
- AK Jain MCQs
This was for the part about static laws. To get strong grades and a double-digit ranking, you must be up to date on current legal issues. So, go to some good legal websites regularly and look for recent court decisions and news on the laws that could be asked in the exam.
Constitutional Law, Law of Torts, Jurisprudence, Indian Penal Code, Contract Law, and International Law are the six prescribed subjects in the CLAT PG test. You will also be tested on other law subjects like Property Law, Hindu Law, Environmental Law, Sale of Goods, and so on.
Read More: CLAT PG Syllabus 2023 [Subject-Wise]
See the table below for a list of recommended books for the CLAT PG 2023 entrance exam.
Best Books for CLAT PG 2023 [Objective & Subjective]
|Decoding The Jurisprudence||Sudipta Bhowmick|
|Multiple Choice Questions On Constitution Of India||Universal Publications|
|Law Of Contract And Specific Relief||Universal Publications|
|Indian Penal Code||K D Gaur|
|Law of Torts||B M Gandhi|
|Constitution Book||J.N. Pandey|
|Studies in Jurisprudence and Legal Theory||N.V. Paranjape|
|Text Book on International Law||Rakesh Kumar Singh|
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: I am studying in the class 12 exam, can I appear in CLAT 2023?
A: Yes, you are qualified to take the CLAT UG exams in 2023 if you are in Class 12 in April/May.
Q: How many seats are offered by National Law Universities through CLAT?
A: Around 2,801 places would be available at the UG level, according to the exam authorities. The colleges/universities have a combined intake of 1,072 seats for LLM studies.
Q: How many months should one devote to preparation to get accepted into one of the top five law schools?
A: This is contingent on one's ability to comprehend concepts and learn. Depending on the average number of hours invested per day and the quality of preparation, anywhere from 8 to 16 months is sufficient.
Q: What are the areas where they should concentrate their efforts? What are some of the issues that applicants may not anticipate?
A: Each student's stress laying area would be different. To take the test properly, each student must understand his or her individual strong and weak areas. Once a student has a clear understanding of his or her skills and limitations, he or she should focus on the stronger areas first, while avoiding the poor areas due to the CLAT paper's negative grading structure. Students will be able to develop their strategies as a result of this. CLAT likes to throw curveballs at pupils, leaving them perplexed in the examination halls. Four RCs on CLAT-2011, for example, left off grammar and vocabulary questions, which are famously included in the paper ordinarily. As a result, it's best to walk in with an open mind and be prepared to field the googlies. Keeping this in mind, students who are unfamiliar with the online form of assessment will have difficulty attempting the exam in a different mode. In this type of exam, the main issue is managing time and learning how to use the navigation system.
Q: What are National Law Schools/Universities?
A: National Law Universities are legal excellence institutions. They are at the top of the Indian legal education system, as well as attracting several international students. National Law Schools offers a one–of–a–kind experience with superior academic standards, infrastructure and libraries, all-around growth, moot court competitions, and the fact that the brightest brains in law choose to study there.
Q: Can students from any stream sit for CLAT?
A: Yes. Even though the law is a humanities subject, students from any stream are eligible to take the legal exam. The paper is evenly weighted so that no one stream has a clear advantage over the others. Because science was the most popular stream, the majority of students who sat and passed the legal exam over the years were scientific majors. Arts and Commerce students have only recently started to show up in significant numbers.
Q: Where can I get admission after clearing CLAT 2023?
A: 22 national law schools admit students solely based on their CLAT scores. Apart from NLUs, CLAT scores are accepted by more than 60 law schools for admission. The CLAT score can be used to apply for admission to the participating colleges.