|Details - CLAT 2021, Application Form, Eligibility, Admit Card, Answer Key, Result, Login, Counselling|
|Preparation - Books, Syllabus, Sample Papers, Question Papers, Mock Tests|
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.
Overview of CLAT Exam
Get an overview of CLAT national level examination from the table given below:
|Exam Name||CLAT 2021|
|Full Form of Exam||Common Law Admission Test|
|Conducting Body||Consortium of NLUs|
|Exam Level||National Level|
|Exam Type||MCQ (UG) and MCQ and |
|Programs / Courses Offered||UG ( BA LLB, BBA LLB), and PG (LLM) Programs|
|Academic Qualification||For 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 Applications||01 Jan 2021|
|Last date to fill up application form||15 Jun 2021|
|Release of Admit card||About 2 weeks before exam|
|CLAT 2021 Exam Date|
|Answer key release||Same day after the exam|
|Result||To 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.
- Go to the official website at consortiumofnlus.ac.in to apply for CLAT 2021.
- Click on the link to “Register” and complete the registration process by entering Name, Mobile Number, Email ID and setting a password.
- Confirm the OTP received on the provided mobile number by to complete the registration process.
- Now log on to the website using the registered mobile number and password to access the CLAT 2021 Application form.
- Fill up the application form and upload the necessary scanned images of supporting documents, photographs, and signatures as applicable.
- 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.
|General / OBC / PWD/||Rs. 4000|
|NRI / PIO / OCI candidates||Rs. 4000|
|SC / ST / BPL candidates||Rs. 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.
|Criteria||UG Eligibility||PG Eligibility|
|Age||No upper age limit||No upper age limit|
|Qualification||Passed / appearing in 10+2||Passed / appearing in LLB|
|Marks in QE||45% 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
|Type of questions||MCQ|
|Number of questions||150|
|Negative marking||0.25 marks|
Distribution of questions in the paper:
|Subject Areas||Number of questions and weightage||Weightage|
|English Language||28-32 questions||roughly 20% of the paper|
|Current Affairs, including General Knowledge||35-39 questions||roughly 25% of the paper|
|Legal Reasoning||35-39 questions||roughly 25% of the paper|
|Logical Reasoning||28-32 questions||roughly 20% of the paper|
|Quantitative Techniques||13-17 questions||roughly 10% of the paper|
Exam Pattern of CLAT 2021 PG
|Type of questions||MCQ and |
|Number of questions||120|
|MCQs||120 questions of 1 marks each|
|Negative marking||0.25 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 Test||Click here|
|GK &v Current Affairs||Click here|
|Logical Reasoning||Click here|
|Legal Aptitude||Click 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.
|Self Study Guide CLAT 2020||Click Here|
|Guide to CLAT & LL.B. Entrance Examination 2020-21||Click Here|
|CLAT & AILET Chapter Wise Solved Papers 2008-2019||Click Here|
|Latest 2019-2020 Guide to CLAT & LL.B. Entrance Examination||Click Here|
|Complete CLAT Companion with Free Current Affairs Booklet by Pearson||Click 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.
- Check your name in the merit list.
- 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).
- 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
|NLU||All India Category Seats||State Category Seats||Special Category Seats|
|NLSIU Bangalore, Karnataka||50||0||0|
|NALSAR Hyderabad, Telangana||48||12||00|
|NLIU Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh||60||0||0|
|WBNUJS Kolkata, West Bengal||42||18||2|
|NLU Jodhpur, Rajasthan||50||0||0|
|HNLU Raipur, Chhattisgarh||60||0||0|
|GNLU Gandhinagar, Gujarat||66||0||03|
|RMLNLU Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh||10||14||31|
|CNLU Patna, Bihar||30||30||0|
|NUALS Kochi, Kerala||31||29||0|
|NLUO Cuttack, Odisha||34||10||6|
|SRL Ranchi, Jharkhand||20||20||10|
|NLUJAA Guwahati, Assam||24||15||0|
|DSNLU Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh||27||33||9|
|TNNLS Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu||9||9||0|
|MNLU Mumbai, Maharashtra||17||33||0|
|MNLU Nagpur, Maharashtra||18||27||0|
|MNLU Aurangabad, Maharashtra||23||37||0|
|HPNLU Shimla, Himachal Pradesh||31||09||0|
|DNLU Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh||20||20||6|
UnderGraduate seat to be filled through CLAT
|NLU||All India Category Seats||State Category Seats||Special Category Seats|
|NLSIU Bangalore, Karnataka||75||0||5|
|NALSAR Hyderabad, Telangana||86||22||15|
|NLIU Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh||80||28||20|
|WBNUJS Kolkata, West Bengal||94||10||23|
|NLU Jodhpur, Rajasthan||100||0||15|
|HNLU Raipur, Chhattisgarh||82||80||27|
|GNLU Gandhinagar, Gujarat||56||0||31|
|RMLNLU Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh||80||80||18|
|CNLU Patna, Bihar||60||60||20|
|NUALS Kochi, Kerala||33||27||08|
|NLUO Cuttack, Odisha||159||0||21|
|NUSRL Ranchi, Jharkhand||60||60||0|
|NLUJAA Guwahati, Assam||45||15||0|
|DSNLU Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh||48||60||12|
|TNNLS Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu||52||52||6|
|MNLU Mumbai, Maharashtra||25||25||10|
|MNLU Nagpur, Maharashtra||30||30||0|
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|
|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|
|CLAT 2021 Participating Universities||Information Brochure|
|NLSIU Bangalore||Download Here|
|NALSAR Hyderabad||Download Here|
|NLIU Bhopal||Download Here|
|WBNUJS Kolkata||Download Here|
|NLU Jodhpur||Download Here|
|HNLU Raipur||Download Here|
|GNLU Gandhinagar||Download Here|
|RMLNLU Lucknow||Download Here|
|RGNUL Punjab||Download Here|
|CNLU Patna||Download Here|
|NUALS Kochi||Download Here|
|NLUO Cuttack||Download Here|
|NUSRL Ranchi||Download Here|
|NLUJA Assam||Download Here|
|DSNLU Visakhapatanam||Download Here|
|TNNLU Tiruchirappalli||Download Here|
|MNLU Mumbai||Download Here|
|MNLU Nagpur||Download Here|
|MNLU Aurangabad||Download Here|
|HPNLU Shimla||Download Here|
|DNLU Jabalpur||Download Here|
|DBRANLU Haryana||Download 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.
|President||Prof. V. Vijayakumar|
|Vice President||Prof. 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.