CLAT 2021 – Exam Date is 23 July, Admit Card

CLAT 2021 – The CLAT 2021 exam date has been announced. The law entrance exam will be held on Friday, July 23, 2021. It will be a pen and paper-based exam, from 2 PM to 4 PM on the scheduled date. An important change in the exam pattern is that the LLM exam will not have any descriptive section. Also, candidates may note that there is a possibility that they will get a chance to change exam centers, after registration ends. After that, the admit card is expected to be released around July 9, 2021.

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is the national level law entrance exam for admission to 22 National Law Universities (NLUs). Admission is offered to their UG ( BA LLB, BBA LLB), and PG (LLM) programs. Get here complete details of CLAT exam 2021 including exam date, application form, exam pattern, syllabus, books, admit card, answer key, result.

CLAT 2021

LatestCLAT 2021 Exam Date announced. Read the complete notice below.

Overview of CLAT Exam

Get an overview of CLAT national level examination from the table given below:

Exam NameCLAT 2021
Full Form of ExamCommon Law Admission Test
Conducting BodyConsortium of NLUs
Exam LevelNational Level
Exam TypeMCQ (UG) and MCQ and Subjective Question (PG)
Mode Exam Offline
Duration2 Hours
Programs / Courses Offered UG ( BA LLB, BBA LLB), and PG (LLM) Programs
Academic QualificationFor UG, passed/appearing in 10+2 with 45% marks for General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI, 40% marks for SC/ST
For PG, passed/appearing in LLB with 50% marks for General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI, 45% marks for SC/ST
Application Fee Rs. 4000

Approximately 2000 plus seats are filled up across the country through CLAT score. Reportedly, around 50000 candidates apply for CLAT every year. Apart from the National Law University in Delhi, which conduct its own admission test AILET 2021, all other NLUs and private/Government law schools accept CLAT score for admission to UG and PG programs.

CLAT 2021 Exam Date

All the important dates of Common Law Admission Test are as follows.

CLAT Exam Event Dates
Start of Applications01 Jan 2021
Last date to fill up application form15 Jun 2021
Release of Admit cardAbout 2 weeks before exam
CLAT 2021 Exam Date13 Jun 2021 (2 PM to 4 PM) 23 Jul 2021
Answer key releaseSame day after the exam
ResultTo be announced

CLAT 2021 Application Form

Applications for CLAT 2021 UG & PG is closed now.

Eligible candidates can apply online through the official website of the consortiumofnlus.ac.in as per schedule. No other forms of applications will be entertained. Check out the complete guide to the process of filling up the CLAT 2021 Application Form below.

How to apply online?

In order to apply for CLAT 2021, applicants have to register at the website first. Follow the steps below to do it easily.

  1. Go to the official website at consortiumofnlus.ac.in to apply for CLAT 2021.
  2. Click on the link to “Register” and complete the registration process by entering Name, Mobile Number, Email ID and setting a password.
  3. Confirm the OTP received on the provided mobile number by to complete the registration process.
  4. Now log on to the website using the registered mobile number and password to access the CLAT 2021 Application form.
  5. Fill up the application form and upload the necessary scanned images of supporting documents, photographs, and signatures as applicable.
  6. Make the payment of the fees using one of the online modes to complete the application process.

CLAT 2021 Application Fee

The amount of the CLAT 2021 Application Fee is mentioned here. Candidates have to pay the below amount to be charged as the application fee for CLAT 2021.

CategoryApplication fee
General / OBC / PWD/Rs. 4000
NRI / PIO / OCI candidatesRs. 4000
SC / ST / BPL candidatesRs. 3500

Note: Candidates willing to get previous year papers of CLAT have to pay an extra amount of Rs 500 only.

CLAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

As per the official website of the Consortium of NLUs for UG and PG admissions, the following eligibility conditions will be applicable on CLAT 2021 applicants.

CriteriaUG EligibilityPG Eligibility
AgeNo upper age limitNo upper age limit
QualificationPassed / appearing in 10+2Passed / appearing in LLB
Marks in QE45% for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI
40% for SC/ST
50% for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI
45% for SC/ST
  • Those who are appearing in the Class 12th exam in March/April 2021 are also eligible to apply but such candidates have to produce proof of passing the exam at the time of UG admission.

CLAT 2021 Syllabus

The official confirmation about the latest CLAT syllabus for 2021 exam is out at the official website i.e. consortiumofnlus.ac.in. Candidates can check out the indicative topics for CLAT 2021 UG and PG exams below.

CLAT 2021 Syllabus (UG)

CLAT 2021 UG Syllabus is based on five main subjects. Candidates can check the following main subjects are included in CLAT 2021 UG Syllabus.

English Language: Candidates are given a 450 words (approx.) passage based on contemporary or historically significant fiction and non-fiction writing and a series of questions will be asked that require the candidate to demonstrate comprehension and language skills. Questions will be from:

  • Read and comprehend the main point discussed in the passage, as well as any arguments and viewpoints discussed or set out in the passage;
  • Draw inferences and conclusions based on the passage;
  • Summarise the passage;
  • Compare and contrast the different arguments or viewpoints set out in the passage; and
  • Understand the meaning of various words and phrases used in the passage.

Current Affairs including General Knowledge: Candidates will be given a passage of up to 450 words following a series of questions. The passage is based on news, journalistic sources and other non-fiction writing. Candidates are expected to exhibit knowledge of legal information related to the passage. The areas from where questions can comes are:

  • Contemporary events of significance from India and the world;
  • Arts and culture;
  • International affairs; and
  • Historical events of continuing significance.

Legal Reasoning: Candidates will be given a 450 words passage based on facts, situations and scenarios related to legal matters, public policy questions or moral philosophical enquiries. However, candidates will not require any prior knowledge of law although general awareness of contemporary legal and moral issues is desirable. Candidates will be judged for

  • Identify and infer the rules and principles set out in the passage;
  • Apply such rules and principles to various fact situations; and
  • Understand how changes to the rules or principles may alter their application to various fact situations.

Logical Reasoning: This section will contain a series of short passage of about 300 words each followed by one or more questions after each passage. Candidates have to have these skills:

  • Recognize an argument, its premises and conclusions;
  • Read and identify the arguments set out in the passage;
  • Critically analyse patterns of reasoning, and assess how conclusions may depend on particular premises or evidence;
  • Infer what follows from the passage and apply these inferences to new situations;
  • Draw relationships and analogies, identify contradictions and equivalence, and assess the effectiveness of arguments.

Quantitative Techniques: This section will include short sets of facts or propositions, graphs, textual material, pictorial material or diagrammatic representations of numerical information. These will be followed by set of questions related to the facts. Candidates will be required to:

  • Derive, infer, and manipulate numerical information set out in such passages, graphs, or other representations; and
  • Apply various 10th standard mathematical operations on such information, including from areas such as ratios and proportions, basic algebra, mensuration and statistical estimation.

CLAT 2021 Syllabus (PG)

The CLAT 2021 PG Syllabus is also based on Comprehension based questions and two descriptive questions. But, this year no descriptive section in CLAT 2021.

The MCQ section: In this section candidates shall be provided extracts from primary legal materials such as important court decisions in various fields of law, statutes, or regulations. Each passage will be followed by a series of questions that will require you to demonstrate the:

  • Ability to read and comprehend the issues discussed in the passage, as well as any arguments and viewpoints discussed or set out in the passage;
  • Awareness of the issues discussed in the passage, as well as of legal issues and facts related to and arising out of the passage and the judgment or statute from which it is extracted;
  • Summarise the passage; and
  • Ability to apply your knowledge of the fields of law discussed in the passage.

In the subjective section: Candidates have to attempt any 2 question in this section. Candidates have to write essay type answers. The questions shall be based on:

  • Awareness of the legal, factual, and philosophical issues arising out of the questions you choose to answer;
  • Ability to structure your answer, and clearly set out various arguments and perspectives related to the topic set out in the questions and to draw a conclusion based on the above.

Click here for more details about the CLAT 2021 Syllabus

CLAT 2021 Exam Pattern

Check CLAT 2021 exam pattern below

Exam Pattern of CLAT 2021 UG

Max Marks150
Duration2 hours
Type of questionsMCQ
Number of questions150
Negative marking0.25 marks

Distribution of questions in the paper:

Subject AreasNumber of questions and weightageWeightage
English Language28-32 questionsroughly 20% of the paper
Current Affairs, including General Knowledge35-39 questionsroughly 25% of the paper
Legal Reasoning35-39 questionsroughly 25% of the paper
Logical Reasoning28-32 questionsroughly 20% of the paper
Quantitative Techniques13-17 questionsroughly 10% of the paper

Exam Pattern of CLAT 2021 PG

Max Marks120
Duration2 hours
Type of questionsMCQ and Subjective Question
Number of questions120
MCQs120 questions of 1 marks each
Subjective Questions2 questions of 25 marks each
Negative marking0.25 marks

Mock Tests for CLAT 2021

Mock tests are important practice material to get acquainted with the question pattern of the CLAT exam. Unlike most conventional entrance examination which has a set of MCQ questions, the CLAT paper consist of passage based question series. Candidates taking the test have to clear the test by answering the questions in close context of the understanding of contemporary law.

We have provided the direct links to mock tests for the CLAT 2021 exam.

Full TestClick here
EnglishClick here
GK &v Current AffairsClick here
MathematicsClick here
Logical ReasoningClick here
Legal AptitudeClick here

Suggested Books for CLAT 2021

It goes without saying that preparing for the CLAT exam demands a lot of reading from convetional study materials as well as unconventional sources. Although candidates seeking admission through UG courses are not required to have prior knowledge of law, but having a certain level of awareness of contemporary legalities can be helpful.

We have provided a list of easily available and useful books for CLAT 2021 preparations below.

BooksGet Here
Self Study Guide CLAT 2020Click Here
Guide to CLAT & LL.B. Entrance Examination 2020-21Click Here
CLAT & AILET Chapter Wise Solved Papers 2008-2019Click Here
Latest 2019-2020 Guide to CLAT & LL.B. Entrance ExaminationClick Here
Complete CLAT Companion with Free Current Affairs Booklet by PearsonClick Here

CLAT 2021 Admit Card

The admit card of CLAT 2021 will available here. Check Here.

All registered applicants are issued admit cards to appear in the exam. Candidates must note that only successful applicants i.e. who have filled up the form completely before submitting, paid the application fee, and applied on or before the time are issued the admit card. CLAT 2021 admit card will be released at the official website i.e. consortiumofnlus.ac.in as per schedule before the exam. Candidates can download the CLAT 2021 admit card by logging in to the official website of Consortium of NLUs using the registered mobile number and password.

Check out the following important points related to the CLAT 2021 Admit Card below.

  • Candidates must note that it is mandatory to produce the CLAT 2021 admit card at the exam centre to gain entry to the exam hall.
  • A valid photo identity proof viz. Aadhar card, Voter card, Passport etc. must be carried along with the admit card.
  • Immediately after downloading the CLAT 2021 admit card from the website, candidates must verify that the information printed there is accurate as per the application form.
  • Candidates are advised in general to preserve the admit card till the completion of the admission procedure.
  • Various exam day guidelines, do’s and dont’s and other instructions are provided through the CLAT admit card. Candidates must read these carefully and follow them properly.
  • The exam venue, schedule, date and time of the exam are indicated on the CLAT 2021 Admit card. Candidates must report to the centre in due time to avoid disqualification.

CLAT 2021 Answer Key

Once the exam of CLAT is over, the Consortium of NLUs publishes the provisional answer keys at the official website i.e. consortiumofnlus.ac.in. Candidates who appeared in the test can download these in their own interest to compare their responses with the correct answers. In this way, candidates can use the answer keys to develop a rough estimate of the final raw score secured by them in the exam.

Once the provisional answer keys are released, the Consortium of NLUs invite objections against the provisional answer keys. Candidates are allowed a stipulated time period within which, they can submit their representations against the provisional answer keys. Based on valid objections, the answer keys are revised and the final answer key is published again at the official website.

CLAT 2021 Result

CLAT result is usually prepared on the basis of the Final Answer key. It is released as a merit list of candidates shortlisted for admission through CLAT 2021 score at the official website i.e. consortiumofnlus.ac.in.

The scorecard of the exam is also released through candidate login prior to the publication of the merit list. Unlike the merit list, which can be checked without logging in, candidates have to log in with the registered mobile number and password to check the scorecard.

CLAT 2021 Counselling

Based on the preferred choice of program for admission and the performance of the candidate in the CLAT 2021 exam, candidates are called for counselling for admission as per the merit list. Updates about the counselling process are published through the official website i.e. consortiumofnlus.ac.in.

Eligible candidates who qualify the exam have to register for the counselling at the aforementioned website and pay the specified counselling fees. The following steps can be followed to “Lock” the allotted seat.

  1. Check your name in the merit list.
  2. If found then candidates have to follow the ‘Lock’ (you are happy with the allotted seat), ‘Upgrade’ (you want to apply for an upgrade to a better college), ‘Withdraw’ (you want to withdraw from the seat allotment process), ‘Refund’ (students who opt to withdraw from CLAT seat allotment process will be given a refund).
  3. With the right option visit the NLU to complete the admission process.

CLAT 2021 Seat Matrix

Check out the availability of seats in various NLUs as per previous year which are deemed to be filled up through CLAT 2021 admissions to UG and PG law programs.

Post Graduate seat to be filled through CLAT

NLUAll India Category SeatsState Category SeatsSpecial Category Seats
NLSIU Bangalore, Karnataka5000
NALSAR Hyderabad, Telangana481200
NLIU Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh6000
WBNUJS Kolkata, West Bengal42182
NLU Jodhpur, Rajasthan5000
HNLU Raipur, Chhattisgarh6000
GNLU Gandhinagar, Gujarat66003
RMLNLU Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh101431
RGNUL Punjab290902
CNLU Patna, Bihar30300
NUALS Kochi, Kerala31290
NLUO Cuttack, Odisha34106
SRL Ranchi, Jharkhand202010
NLUJAA Guwahati, Assam24150
DSNLU Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh27339
TNNLS Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu990
MNLU Mumbai, Maharashtra17330
MNLU Nagpur, Maharashtra18270
MNLU Aurangabad, Maharashtra23370
HPNLU Shimla, Himachal Pradesh31090
DNLU Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh20206
Total seats69932559

UnderGraduate seat to be filled through CLAT

NLUAll India Category SeatsState Category SeatsSpecial Category Seats
NLSIU Bangalore, Karnataka7505
NALSAR Hyderabad, Telangana862215
NLIU Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh802820
WBNUJS Kolkata, West Bengal941023
NLU Jodhpur, Rajasthan100015
HNLU Raipur, Chhattisgarh828027
GNLU Gandhinagar, Gujarat56031
RMLNLU Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh808018
RGNUL Punjab175021
CNLU Patna, Bihar606020
NUALS Kochi, Kerala332708
NLUO Cuttack, Odisha159021
NUSRL Ranchi, Jharkhand60600
NLUJAA Guwahati, Assam45150
DSNLU Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh486012
TNNLS Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu52526
MNLU Mumbai, Maharashtra252510
MNLU Nagpur, Maharashtra30300
Total seats1436+2548+1252

List of NLUs Accepting CLAT 2021 Score

The following National Law Universities offer admission to law programs based on CLAT 2021 score.

National Law School of India University(NLSIU), Bangalore
Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad (MNLU), Aurangabad
NALSAR University of Law (NALSAR), Hyderabad
Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur(MNLU), Nagpur
Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla
National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal
Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU), Mumbai
West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences(WBNUJS), Kolkata
Tamil Nadu National Law University (TNNLU) Tiruchirappalli
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam
National Law University, Jodhpur
National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJA), Assam
Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur
National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar
National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Odisha
RMLNLU Lucknow
National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi
Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna
National Law University (DNLU), Jabalpur
National Law University (DBRANLU), Sonipat

List of Private Universities Accepting CLAT 2021 Score

As per the previous year exam of CLAT, the following private law schools also conduct admission to law programs through CLAT 2021 score.

Shobhit University, NH-58, Modipuram, Meerut, U.P
RNB Global University, Bikaner, Rajasthan
ISBR Law College, Bangalore
LLOYD Law College, Greater Noida
Glocal Law School, Glocal University Saharanpur Uttar Pradesh
Indore Institute of Law, Indore
Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies
Xavier Law School, Xavier University, Bhubaneswar
Amity University, U.P.
Law College Dehradun
Alliance School of Law, Alliance University, Bangalore
Shri Vaishnav Institute of Law, Indore
GITAM SCHOOL OF LAW, Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam
Kalinga University, Naya Raipur, CG
ICFAI Law School, ICFAI University, Dehradun
Asian Law College, Noida
Siddharth Law College, Dehradun
Aryans College of Law, Punjab
School of Law, JIMS Engineering and Management Technical Campus Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
GLA University Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
REVA University, Bangalore, Karnataka
Unitedworld School of Law, Karnavati University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
School of Legal Studies, Mody University, Lakshmangarh Rajasthan
Marwadi University, Rajkot, Gujrat
Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad
ICFAI University, Tripura
Gujurat Maritime University, Ahmedabad
Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, SVKM’s NMIMS (Deemed-to-be-University) Mumbai
Bennett University, Greater Noida, NCT Region UP
DIRD College, Delhi
SRM University Delhi-NCR, Sonepat
Geeta Institute of Law, Panipat, Delhi NCR
Maharishi Law School, Maharishi University of Information Technology, NCR Delhi
NIMT Institute of Method and Law, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
School of Law, Presidency University, Bengaluru
Manipal University, Jaipur, Rajasthan
School of Law, Oriental University, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
The North Cap University, Gurugram, Haryana
Academy of Law, Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phoole University, Jaipur
Dr. K N Modi University, Jaipur
Harlal School of Law, Knowledge Park I, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
Galgotia University, Greater Noida Uttar Pradesh
Shri Ram Murti Smarak College of Law, Bareilly Uttar Pradesh
Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur Rajasthan
The Raffles University, Alwar Rajasthan
IFIM Law School, Bangalore
Renaissance Law College, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Jain University, Bangalore
ITM University Gwalior M.P.
FAIRFIELD-SCHOOL OF LAW, New Delhi
Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Tamil Nadu
TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi

Important Documents

CLAT 2021 Participating UniversitiesInformation Brochure
NLSIU BangaloreDownload Here
NALSAR HyderabadDownload Here
NLIU BhopalDownload Here
WBNUJS KolkataDownload Here
NLU JodhpurDownload Here
HNLU RaipurDownload Here
GNLU GandhinagarDownload Here
RMLNLU LucknowDownload Here
RGNUL PunjabDownload Here
CNLU PatnaDownload Here
NUALS KochiDownload Here
NLUO CuttackDownload Here
NUSRL RanchiDownload Here
NLUJA AssamDownload Here
DSNLU VisakhapatanamDownload Here
TNNLU TiruchirappalliDownload Here
MNLU MumbaiDownload Here
MNLU NagpurDownload Here
MNLU AurangabadDownload Here
HPNLU ShimlaDownload Here
DNLU JabalpurDownload Here
DBRANLU HaryanaDownload Here

About Consortium of NLUs

The Consortium of National Law Universities operates to enable better coordination among National Law Schools in India with the aim of delivering the highest standard if legal education through UG and PG programs. It was established on August 19, 2017. Since the early states of its establishment with Prof. R. Venkata Rao, as President and Prof. Faizan Mustafa as Vice President, presently, 21 National Law Universities (NLUs) have joined as the founder members of the Consortium.

Currently, the following staff are serving the administrative positions of the Consortium.

PositionServing
PresidentProf. V. Vijayakumar
Vice PresidentProf. Paramjit S. Jaswal

Click here to visit the official website of the Consortium of NLUs

FAQs on CLAT 2021

Q1. Is CLAT exam difficult?
Ans. The CLAT exam is moderately difficult and candidates have to know and analyse a lot. However, it is possible to crack the exam by studying smartly and in due time.

Q2. What is a good score for CLAT?
Ans. A score between 100 to 120 can be considered as a good starting score for CLAT.

Q3. Is Maths compulsory for CLAT?
Ans. No. Mathematics is not compulsory although candidates need knowledge of mathematical operations for the UG CLAT exam.

Q4. Which courses are offered for admission through CLAT 2021?
CLAT is for admission to LLB, LLM and Integrated LLB degree programs in NLUs and other private/Government law institutes.

Q5. Can a Hindi medium student crack CLAT?
Ans. Yes, it is possible to crack the exam by studying hard and putting in some extra efforts if the student belongs from a Hindi medium background.

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