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. The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2021 is being organised by the Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs). It was founded on August 19, 2017, with the goal of providing high-quality legal education in India. The Consortium aids in the improvement of legal education standards by establishing improved relationships between 22 NLUs in India. Professor V.Vijayakumar, VC, NLIU, is the current President of the Consortium of NLUs. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country, CLAT 2021 has been postponed indefinitely. The exam was due to take place on June 13, but it has been postponed until a new date is set. CLAT registration for 2021 has also been extended until June 15, 2021. Due to difficulties faced by students as a result of bank closures and lockdowns, the deadline was previously extended until May 15. CLAT 2021 will be conducted in an offline basis. If the exam is postponed, however, it is possible that it will be conducted online. On January 1, 2021, the CLAT 2021 application form was made available online, and candidates can apply through the official website.


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 to 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 labelling 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


CLAT 2021 Admit Card

The National Law University issues CLAT admit cards to applicants who have successfully enrolled for the entrance exam two weeks prior to the exam. The admit card also includes a self-declaration medical form, which candidates must complete and bring with them on the day of the exam. Candidates must first enter their Registered ID and Password before downloading and printing the CLAT 2021 admit card.


Steps to download CLAT Admit Card 2021?

Candidates can download the CLAT 2021 admit card by following the instructions outlined below:

  • To get your admit card, go to the CLAT 2021 official website and click on the link to get you to admit card.
  • You'll be sent to a new page where you'll need to enter your login credentials, which are your Registered ID and Password.
  • To log in, click the 'login' button.
  • The CLAT 2021 admit card will appear on your computer screen.
  • Check all of the information on the CLAT 2021 admit card.
  • Take a printout of the to admit card or download it and save it for future use.


CLAT 2021 Answer Key

After CLAT UG and PG, the provisional answer key for CLAT 2021 will be released. A few days later, the final answer key will be generated. CLAT 2021 solution key is provided in an online format for applicants who took the entrance exam. Candidates must log in using their Registration Number, Password, or Date of Birth to get the CLAT 2021 provisional or final answer key from the CLAT official website.


Steps to Download CLAT Answer Key 2021

Candidates can download the CLAT 2021 answer key by following the methods outlined below:

  • CLAT 2021's official website can be found here.
  • Select the link that says Provisional Answer Key.
  • A new page will appear, prompting you to enter your login information, including your Registration Number, Password, or Date of Birth, as well as a Captcha code.
  • The CLAT Answer Key will appear on your screen after you click on login.
  • Check your answers against the CLAT 2021 answer key and, if necessary, raise complaints.


CLAT Results 2021

The candidate's results in each section, as well as overall scores and marks, will be included in the CLAT 2021 result cum scorecard. For CLAT 2021, separate merit lists for all NLUs will be released. CLAT 2021 is a test for students interested in studying law at the undergraduate or postgraduate level. It is a national-level admission exam that takes place just once a year.


Steps to Check CLAT Result 2021

  • Candidates can check or access CLAT 2021 results by following the methods outlined below.
  • Visit the CLAT Consortium's official website or use the above-mentioned direct link.
  • On the homepage, navigate to the 'Result' tab.
  • A new page will appear, prompting you to enter the required information such as your Registration Number or Roll Number, Date of Birth, and Captcha code.
  • When you click 'Login,' your CLAT 2021 result will appear on the screen.
  • The candidate can review the results and save them for later use.


CLAT 2021 Expected Cutoff

Candidates can use the CLAT Rank Predictor to verify their projected rank after completing the CLAT. This time, the CLAT Cutoff is not projected to be very high. The accuracy level of the tries will count more than the number of attempts.

  • A candidate must score between 85 and 87 in order to be admitted to one of the top three NLUs.
  • If an applicant's score falls between 83 and 85, he or she will be admitted to one of the top five NLUs.
  • A score of 80 to 82 is required for the top ten NLUs.
  • Candidates with scores of 75 to 80 are likely to receive an NLU; nevertheless, the chances of receiving a top 10 NLU with this score are slim for general category applicants.


CLAT Merit List 2021

National Law University will provide the CLAT 2021 merit list once the CLAT results have been announced. The CLAT merit list/rank list can be viewed online by candidates. The CLAT 2021 merit list will be compiled based on a candidate's rank and marks, as well as his or her category, and it will be released only to those applicants who pass the legal entrance exam. The following information will be included on the merit list:

  • Candidates who score higher on the CLAT 2021 legal aptitude portion will be ranked higher.
  • Candidates with greater age (the older candidate) will be given a higher ranking.
  • The lotteries are drawn using a computer.


Steps to Check the CLAT 2021 Merit/ Rank List?

Candidates can check their CLAT 2021 merit/rank list by following the instructions outlined below.

  • Step 1: Go to the CLAT Consortium's official website.
  • Step 2: On the website, a link to the CLAT 2021 merit list will be available.
  • Step 3: Locate your name and/or roll number on the merit list.
  • Step 4: After reviewing the merit list, save and download it for future reference, as well as taking a clear printout of it.


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