CLAT 2021

Exam Date


Application Date

2021-01-01 to 2021-04-30

Result Date

Exam Description


Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)


The Common Law Admission Examination (CLAT) is a national entry test given at 22 NLUs and other NLUs for admissions to candidates in undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law courses. colleges/ universities accepting exam scores.


Entrance Exam Highlights



Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

Organized by

Not Announced Yet


University Level Exam


Once a year

Official Website

Mode of Registration


Exam Mode


Total Questions

150 Questions

Negative marking




Exam pattern

Multiple choices based questions

No. of Participating Colleges


Score Validity

One year


Important Dates for CLAT 2021:


Events Dates
Online registrations for CLAT 2021 begins 1st January 2021
Last date of application submission  30th April 2021
Release of admit cards To Be Announced
Date of CLAT 2021 exam 13th June 2021 (2 PM to 4 PM)
Display of CLAT Results and Merit List  To Be Announced


Application Fee for CLAT


Category CLAT Application Fee
General/Other Backward Class (OBC)/Disabled Persons (PwD)/Non-Resident Indians (NRI)/Indian Origin Persons (PIO)/Overseas Citizens (OCI) Rs 4,000
Scheduled Tribe (ST)/ Scheduled Class (SC)/ Below Poverty Line (BPL) Rs 3,500


Eligibility Criteria for CLAT:


The following are the parameters that applicants need to fulfil to meet the CLAT qualifying criteria for undergraduate (UG) level law courses:


Eligibility for Under Graduate Law Courses:


Educational qualification

  • Candidates can clear Class 12 with a minimum of 45 percent marks (applicable for candidates in the category of General/ Other Backward Class (OBC)/ Disabled Person (PwD)/ Non-Resident Indian (NRI)/ Indian Origin Person (PIO)/ Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)
  • Candidates should clear Class 12th with a minimum of 40% marks (applicable for candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST) category)
  • Applicants applying for their Class 12 board exams are also eligible to register for the 2020 CLAT test. At the time of admission, however, such applicants need to demonstrate proof that they have passed the Class 12 or equivalent examination. Candidates who are unable to show proof will lose their right of admission via the CLAT 2020 test.

CLAT age limit

  • For the CLAT test, there is no upper age limit to appear. This implies that it is possible for applicants belonging to any age group to apply for the law entrance test.
  • If there is a tie in the marks of two or more candidates, age would be a significant factor.


Eligibility for Postgraduate Law Courses


LLM is a postgraduate (PG) law program where applicants can obtain entry via the CLAT test (Master of Law). The basic requirements that candidates need to follow in order to fulfil the LLM course eligibility criteria for CLAT are listed below:

Educational qualification

  • Candidates (belonging to the General/ OBC/ PwD/ NRI/ PIO/ OCI category) should possess an LLB or equivalent degree with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks
  • Candidates (belonging to SC/ ST category) should possess an LLB or equivalent degree with a minimum of 45% aggregate marks
  • Candidates who apply for their qualifying degree for the final year test are also qualified to apply for CLATT.

CLAT age limit

  • For the CLAT PG test, there is no upper age limit.


Courses offered


  • BA LLB (Bachelor of Arts LLB)
  • BSc LLB (Bachelor of Science LLB)
  • BCom LLB (Bachelor of Commerce LLB)
  • BBA LLB (Bachelor of Business Administration LLB)
  • BSW LLB (Bachelor of Social Work LLB)
  • LLM (Master of Laws)


Exam pattern for CLAT




Exam mode

Social Distanced Computer-Based Testing mode test

Exam duration

120 minutes

Test Language


Type of questions

Multiple choices based questions


Five subjects 

Total questions

150 questions.

Total Marks

150 marks


Weightage for CLAT 


The question paper of CLAT 2021 will comprise a total of 150 questions and the section-wise allotment is as under:


Sections Questions per section Marks per section
English, including Comprehension 28 - 32 MCQs 28 - 32 marks
Contemporary matters, like general information 35 - 39 MCQs 35 - 39 marks
Logical Explanation 35 - 39 MCQs 35 - 39 marks
Juridical Logic 28 - 32 MCQs 28 - 32 marks
Quantitative Activities (Elementry mathematics up to class 10th) 13 - 17 MCQs 13 - 17 marks
Overall Questions* 150 MCQs 150 marks


Marking Scheme 

Unlike the exam pattern. CLAT's labeling scheme will remain the same as previously, i.e.

  • For every correct answer, candidates are awarded one mark.
  • Nevertheless, 0.25 marks are deducted from their overall score for any incorrect attempt.
  • For questions not attempted, no marks will be awarded or deducted.


Syllabus for CLAT


Subjects - The English language, Quantitative Methods, Current Affairs like Common Knowledge, Legal Reasoning and Logical Reasoning would be the basis of the question paper.

Question level - For each segment of the CLAT question document, the CLAT syllabus level will be as follows:

  • English language - Class 12th level
  • Current Affairs, like General Information, Level 12 class
  • Legal Reasoning - Class 12th level
  • Logical Reasoning - Class 12th level
  • Quantitative Techniques - Class 10th level


Counselling Dates :


CLAT 2021 Counselling Dates

CLAT results and merit list

To Be Announced

First allotment list 

To Be Announced

CLAT counselling fee payment and choice locking

To Be Announced

Second allotment list (after payment of counselling fee)

To Be Announced

Counselling fee payment for the second allotment 

To Be Announced

Choice locking, withdrawal, or other modifications

To Be Announced

Third allotment list 

To Be Announced

Fee payment, choice locking and withdrawal of admission

To Be Announced

Final admission status (for all allotments)

To Be Announced


Counselling Process


  • Step 1: Publication of first admission list 
  • Step 2: CLAT counselling fee payment 
  • Step 3: Publication of second admission list
  • Step 4: Publication of third admission list
  • Step 5: Completing admission formalities