CLAT 2021 Notification, Exam Date, Eligibility, Application Form


CLAT 2021


NLU announces Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2021 for Admission to Law Courses

CLAT 2021 – Consortium of National Law University invites online applications for admission to Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate Degree (PG) Programs in Law for the academic session 2021 in Twenty One (21) National Law Universities of India.

Candidates can check complete details about CLAT 2021 including eligibility criteria, application process, exam pattern etc from the page below.


Also see : CLAT 2021 Result declared, Check now


About CLAT 2021

  • Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2021 organized by Consortium of National Law University. NLU is going to conduct CLAT 2021 on May 09, 2021. The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level test which is conducted by various NLUs on a national basis.
  • The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance examination conducted annually for admission to twenty one (21) National Law Universities for their under-graduate and post-graduate degree programs.

Also see : CLAT 2021 Admit Card released

List of 21 participating NLUs are:

1. National Law School of India University, Bengaluru (NLSIU)

2. National Academy of Legal Study & Research University of Law, Hyderabad (NALSAR)

3. National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU)

4. The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS)

5. National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ)

6. Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU)

7. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU)

8. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU)

9. Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Punjab (RGNUL)

10. Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU)

11. National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS)

12. National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO)

13. National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL)

14. National Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJAA)

15. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam (DSNLU)

16. Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli (TNNLS)

17. Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU)

18. Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur (MNLU)

19. Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad (MNLU Aurangabad)

20. Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU) Ghandal, Shimla

21. Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur


Courses Offered

1. 3-years,  Bachelor of Law (LLB)

2.-year Integrated Law degree, BBA LLB

3.Master of Laws (LLM)

Also see :CLAT 2021 Postponed, Registration deadline extended

CLAT 2021 Important Dates

Commencement of submission of Online application – 01st January 2021

Last Date for submission of Online application – May 15, 2021 extended till June 15, 2021

Date of CLAT 2021 Test (Offline Mode) – June 13, 2021 – New date of the Test will be notified in due course

Publication of Official Answer Key – 03rd week of May 2021

CLAT Result 2021 – Last week of May 2021


Eligibility Criteria for CLAT 2021

The eligibility criteria for CLAT 2021 for admission in UG and PG program are given below.

For Undergraduate Program (Five Year Integrated LLB (Hons) Course) :

  • Candidates should be Passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with a minimum of (i) Forty Five percent (45%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved/OBC/Specially  Abled Persons (SAP)/NRI/NRI sponsored categories and (ii) Forty percent (40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
  • Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2021 are also eligible to apply.

Age Limit

  • Candidates should be below Twenty (20) years of age in case of Unreserved/NRI/NRI sponsored categories and below twenty-two (22) years in case of SC/ST /OBC/SAP categories as on 01st July 2021.

For Post-Graduate Program (One Year LLM Course) :

  • Candidates must be LLB or equivalent degree examination with a minimum of Fifty Five percent (55%) marks in case of Unreserved/OBC/SAP categories and Fifty percent (50%) in case of SC/ST categories.
  • Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in April / May 2021 are also eligible to apply.


CLAT 2021 Application Process

  • Eligible candidates can apply for CLAT 2021 through online mode at website &
  • The CLAT 2021 Registration is going to start by online mode only at the official website or
  • The online enrollment for CLAT 2021 will open on January 1, 2021 and close on March 31, 2021. The application has to be submitted Online only from website
  • The aspirants need to register first and then proceed to fill in the details in the CLAT 2021 Application Form. The application process for CLAT 2021 is a three-step process.


Step 1 The aspirants First Register for the exam by providing their personal details.

Step 2 Fill the other necessary information in the Application Form and upload images.

Step 3 Pay the requisite amount of the Application Fee


CLAT 2021 Application Fee

For General/OBC/PWD candidates – Rs.4000/-

for SC/ST/BPL category Candidates – Rs.3500/-

Mode of Payment – Online through Debit/Credit Card / Net Banking


CLAT 2021 Admit Card

  • The Admit Card/Hall ticket can be downloaded by the candidate by logging into his/her account. The exact date on which the hall tickets will be made available will be intimated on the website. Do not forget to bring the admit card to the exam center or else you shall not be allowed to sit for the exam. Hall-Ticket/ Admit card contains crucial details-Name, Roll Number, Photograph, Signature, Exam Schedule and Venue Address.
  • Admit cards will only be released for the candidates who have submitted the application form on or before the last date. Admit card contains the important details regarding the exams like examination time, venue and instruction which candidates must follow during the examination time.

Also see :CLAT 2021 new exam date announced, to be held on July 23

Admission Process

  • The admission to UG and PG programs in participating universities under CLAT-2021 shall be completed through centralised online counselling conducted by the CLAT Consortium Office.
  • The basis of allotment of seats shall be ‘merit-cum-preference’, i.e., the CLAT Rank, the order of preference given by the candidate in the CLAT application form and the category /categories selected by the candidate in the online application form and the number of seats and their division/break-up as available in each of the participating NLU.


CLAT 2021 – Exam Pattern

Level of the Exam – National level Entrance Test

Mode of the Exam – Offline (Pen-paper based test)

Duration of Exam – 2 Hours

Timings of the Exam – 03:00 pm to 05:00 pm

Type of Questions – Multiple Choice Type Questions

Section – 5 Session for UG Course
3 Section for PG course

Number of Questions – 150 Questions

Marking Scheme – Negative marking of 0.25 mark is allotted for incorrect answers.
For every correct answer, a candidate will be awarded 1 mark and ¼ mark will be deducted for every wrong answer

No. of Participating Institutes – 21 NLUs and over 25 Private Law Schools


Scheme of CLAT 2021 Exam

For UG Courses
Subjects No. of Questions Marks
English using Comprehension 40  Questions 40 Marks
General Knowledge /Current Affairs 50 Questions 50 Marks
Elementary Mathematics 20 Questions 20 Marks
Legal Aptitude 50 Questions 50 Marks
Logical Reasoning 40  Questions 40 Marks
For PG Courses
Subjects No. of Questions Marks
Constitutional Law 50  Questions 50 Marks
Jurisprudence 50 Questions 50 Marks
Other Law subjects 50 Questions 50 Marks


CLAT 2021 Syllabus

For UG Courses – The questions paper consists of five sections namely English including Comprehension, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Mathematics, Legal Aptitude & Logical Reasoning etc.

For PG Courses – The questions paper consists of three sections namely Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence and Other Law subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Family Law, Property Law, IPR etc.


Test Centres

  • At the time of filling in details in the CLAT 2021 Application Form, the aspirants have to give the preference for the test center. The list of cities for CLAT 2021 is not yet known and will be updated here as soon as complete information of CLAT 2021 is available.


For more information & to apply online, visit the university website