About CLAT Entrance Exam 2021

CLAT 2021 also known as Common Law Admission Test 2021 will be conducted by National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO) for the admission year 2021-2021. The CLAT 2021 will be conducted on May 26, 2021. Earlier it was scheduled to be held on May 12, 2021, but due to General Elections (Lok Sabha Elections) date coinciding with the examination date, it has been rescheduled. The common law admission test will be administered offline. The national-level law entrance examination will be held to offer admissions into the undergraduate law programmes including B.A LL.B, B.B.A LL.B, B.Com LL.B, and B.Sc LL.B. The NLU Odisha will administer the Common Law Admission Test to offer admissions into 21 NLUs including Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur (MPDNLU) and Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla (HPNLU). Admissions to as many as 2600 undergraduate seats will be offered through CLAT 2021.

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CLAT 2021 Important Dates

Event Date 
CLAT 2021 Exam Notification First week of January 2021
Availability of CLAT 2021 Application Form First week of January 2021
Last Date of filling Application Form Last week of March 2021
Availability of CLAT 2021 Admit Card

Third week of May 2021

CLAT Exam Date 2021 Second week of May 2021
Uploading of Answer Key Third week of May 2021
Declaration of CLAT 2021 Result (Merit List) Last week of May 2021
Publication of 1st Indicative Seat Allotment List Second week of June 2021
Payment of CLAT Counselling Fee (INR 50000) Third week of June 2021

CLAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The law aspirants need to check CLAT 2021 eligibility criteria which mentions that candidates should have passed 10+2 board examination from any recognised educational institution. According to the CLAT eligibility criteria 2021, candidates belonging to the General category need to score at least 45 per cent marks in their qualifying degree. Those belonging to SC and ST categories, need to score at least 40 per cent marks in the aggregate of the subjects. Further, there is no age bar to appear in the Common Law Admission Test.

  1. There will be no upper age limit for UG Programme in CLAT 2021.
  2. As regards minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2 or an equivalent examination), the candidates must have secured:
    1. Forty five percent (45%) marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCIcategories
    2. Forty Percent (40%) marks or equivalent in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
  3. Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April, 2021 are also eligible to appear in CLAT-2021 examination. However, they shall be required to produce an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.
  4. The result of the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2) shall be submitted by the candidate at the time of admission failing which the candidate shall be ineligible for admission to the Course.
  5. In case of equal marks, the break of tie shall be by the following procedure and order as under:
    1. Higher marks in the component /section on legal aptitude in the CLAT-2021 exam;
    2. Higher age;
    3. Computerised draw of lots.

CLAT 2021 Application Process

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General, OBC PWD Online Transgender, Female, Male 4000/-
ST, SC Online Transgender, Female, Male 3500/-

CLAT Exam Pattern

The national law entrance exam will be of two hours duration. The offline mode exam will have 200 objective type questions. Highlights of the exam pattern of CLAT is as follows:

  • Mode of Examination: Offline
  • Number of Sections: In LLB- 5 Sections and In LLM – 3 sections
  • Nature of Questions: Objective type (MCQs)
  • Total Questions: 200 Questions in LLB and 150 Questions in LLM
  • Marking Scheme: 1 mark of each question
  • Negative Marking: 0.25 marks deducted for a wrong answer
Subjects No. of Questions Maximum Marks
English (including comprehension) 40 40
General Knowledge & Current Affairs 50 50
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 20 20
Legal Aptitude 50 50
Logical Reasoning 40 40
Total 200 questions 200 marks

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