CLAT Exam 2021. Check Eligibility, Pattern - BA LLB Admissions

  • CLAT 2021 Dates Announced- Exam held on July 23  02-4 PM for Both UG & PG.

  •  the Consortium of National Law Universities will publish the CLAT 2021 final answer key via its official website. Candidates can check the CLAT 2021 answer key after it is released on the official website of CLAT 2021

CLAT Exam 2021:CLAT 2021: The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2021 will be held on July 23 between 2 pm and 4 pm for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. After the law entrance exam was postponed, the decision on final dates was made after a meeting between the General Body of the Consortium of National Law Universities on June 12. The were asked to get themselves vaccinated before appearing for exams. The Executive Committee of the Consortium of National Law Universities met on May 15, 2021. After reviewing the surge of COVID-19 pandemic in the country and keeping in view of health and safety of all stakeholders of CLAT, the Committee resolved that:
The CLAT-2021 scheduled to be held on June 13, 2021 stands postponed. New date of the Test will be notified in due course.
Further, the last date for submission of online application has been extended to June 15, 2021.

Those students who secured 45% marks or higher in their 10+2 exams will be eligible to appear for CLAT 2021. The cut-off is 40% for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates. As announced earlier, Prof (Dr.) Vijender Kumar, Vice-Chancellor of Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur is the Convener for CLAT 2021. Prof (Dr.) Faizan Mustafa, Vice Chancellor at NALSAR, Hyderabad as unanimously elected as President of the Governing Body of Consortium of National Law Universities.

About CLAT Exam: The Consortium of National Law Universities was established on 19th August, 2017 with the aim of improving the standard of legal education in the country and justice system through legal education with Prof. R. Venkata Rao, erstwhile Vice-Chancellor, NLSIU as President and Prof. Faizan Mustafa, Vice-Chancellor, NALSAR, as Vice-President. NLUs were created on the pattern of IIMs and IITs. NLUs have changed the face of legal education in India. Infact, India, is the only country in the world which has Universities for legal discipline alone. Today, we have 23 NLUs out of which 22 are admitting students through Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) (National Law University, Delhi having its own separate test).From 1987 to 2007, there were only seven NLUs each having its own test. 

This year, the examination was earlier scheduled to be conducted on 7th September, 2020. However, the same stood postponed on assessment of the prevailing lockdown situation in various parts of the country, particularly the lockdown announced in the state of West Bengal for 7th September and continued

lockdown in the state of Bihar until 6th September. The CLAT 2020 examination for both UG and PG candidates was finally held on 28th September, 2020 from 2 to 4 PM.

Also Read: CLAT accepting Law Collges in India, Courses, CLAT Cut-off

Applications Open
Jan 01, 2021
Application Deadline
Jun 15, 2021
CLAT 2021 Examination
July 23, 2021
Uploading of Answer Keys
Result Date
Application fees for Application fee for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI
INR 4000
Application fee for SC/ST/BPL
INR 3500
The cost of previous years’ question papers
INR 500


Under Graduate (UG):

  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 / OCI categories
    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, 2020 are also eligible to appear in CLAT 2020 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 2020 exam;
    2. Higher age;
    3. Computerised draw of lots.

Post Graduate (PG):

  1. An LL.B Degree or an equivalent examination with a minimum of Fifty percent (50%) of marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories and Forty-Five percent (45%) of marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
  2. Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in April/May 2020 are also eligible to apply.
  3. No upper age limit is prescribed for appearing in CLAT 2020.
Maximum Marks
Duration of CLAT 2020 Exam
120 Minute
120 Minute
Multiple-Choice Questions
Negative Marking
0.25 Mark for each wrong ans
0.25 Mark for each wrong ans
Subject Areas
50 Q
28-32 Q
Current Affairs, including GK
35-39 Q
Legal Reasoning
35-39 Q
Logical Reasoning
28-32 Q
Quantitative Techniques
13-17 Q
Sl NoLaw CollegesUniversity NameCityExam AcceptedCources
2Nalsar University of LawNalsar University of LawHyderabadCLAT/GMAT/GRE/CATMBA/ LLB/ LLM
3National Law Institute UniversityNational Law Institute UniversityBhopalCLATBA LLB/ LLM
4West Bengal National UniversityWest Bengal National UniversityKolkataCLATBA LLB/ BSc LLB/ LLM
5National Law University, JodhpurNational Law University, JodhpurJodhpurCLATB.B.A., LL.B/ BA LLB/ MS(Insurance)/
MBA in Insurance
6VIT School of LawVIT UniversityChennaiCLAT/LSATBBA LLB/ BCA LLB
7School of LawPresidency UniversityBangaloreCLAT / LSAT / PUEET/PULATB.A LLB/BA LLB/B.Com LLB
8Gujarat National Law UniversityGujarat National Law UniversityGandhinagarCLATBSW LL.B/BA LLB/ MBA in Financial Mgnt/ Business Law
9ILS Law CollegeUniversity of PunePuneMH CETBA LLB/ LLB/ LLM/ D.L.L.&L.W
10Symbiosis Law SchoolSymbiosis International UniversityPuneSelf TestBA LL.B / BBA. LL.B/LLM
11New Law College(Pune)Bharati VidyapeethPuneMH CETLLB/BA LLB/BBA LLB/LLM
12Amity Law SchoolAmity universityNoidaCLAT and Self TestLLB/BA LLB/BBA LLB/LLM
13Faculty of LawUniversity of DelhiDelhiCLATLLB/BA LLB/BBA LLB/LLM
14Faculty of LawBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiCLATLLB/BA LLB/LLM
15Hidayatullah National Law UniversityHidayatullah National Law UniversityNew RaipurCLATBA LLB/LLM
16College of LawOsmania UniversityHyderabadLAWCETLLB/BA LLB/LLM
17M. S. Ramaiah College of lawKarnataka State Law UniversityBengaluruK TESTB.A. LL. B
18Faculty of LawAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhCLATB. A LLB/LLM
19School of LawChrist UniversityBangaloreSelf TestBBA-LLB 
20University School of Law and Legal StudiesGuru Gobind Singh Indraprastha UniversityDelhiCLATBBA LLB/BA LLB/LLM
21Rajiv Gandhi National University of LawRajiv Gandhi National University of LawPatialaCLATB.A.LL.B/LLM
22Army Institute of LawArmy Institute of LawMohaliCLATB.A.LL.B/LLM
23Government Law College, MumbaiUniversity of MumbaiMumbaiMH CETB.A LLB
24Indian Institute of Legal StudiesNorth Bengal UniversitySiliguriCLATLLB/BA.LLB/M.COM LLB/BBA LLB
25Faculty of LawUniversity of CalcuttaKolkataSelf TestB.A LLB/LLM
26Institute of LawKurukshetra UniversityKurukshetraSelf TestB. A. LL. B
27Faculty of LawJamia Millia IslamiaDelhiSelf TestB.A LLB/LLM
28ICFAI Law School, DehradunICFAI University, DehradunDehradunSelf Test 
29Bangalore Institute of Legal StudiesKarnataka State Law UniversityBangaloreDirect AdmissionB. A. LL. B
30Siddharth College of Law, MumbaiUniversity of MumbaiMumbaiCLATB. A. LL. B
31B.R Ambedkar Law CollegeOsmania UniversityHyderabadCLATBA LLB/LLM
32Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law UniversityTamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law UniversityChennaiCLATB.A.B.L./B.A.LL.B/B.COM.B.L./LL.B
33Department of LawAllahabad UniversityAllahabadCLATBA LLB/LLM
34National University of Advanced Legal StudiesNational University of Advanced Legal StudiesCochinCLATBA LLB/LLM
35Faculty of LawLucknow UniversityLucknowCLATLLM/BA.LLB/BBA LLB
36KLE Law CollegeKarnataka State Law UniversityBangaloreLSAT LLM/BA.LLB/BBA LLB
37School of Legal StudiesCochin University of Science and TechnologyCochinSelf TestLLM/BA.LLB/BBA LLB
38CMR Law SchoolKarnataka State Law UniversityBangaloreSelf TestLLB/BA. LLB/BBA LLB
39K C Law College, MumbaiUniversity of MumbaiMumbaiCLATLLB
40National Law University, DelhiNational Law University, DelhiDelhiAILETB.A.LL.B
41Jindal Global Law SchoolO. P. Jindal Global UniversitySonipatLSAT— IndiaLLM/BA.LLB/BBA LLB
42Faculty of LawNirma University of Science and TechnologyAhmedabadSelf TestLLM/BA LLB
43School of LawNMIMS UniversityMumbaiCLATLLM/BA.LLB/BBA LLB
44Llyod Low CollegeC.C.S. University NoidaCLAT & DULLBLLB/BA LLB
45Janhit College of LawC.C.S. University NoidaDirect AdmissionLLB/ BA LLB
46School of LawSharda universityNoidaCLAT/ Self testLLB/ BA LLB
47Harlal School of LawC.C.S. University NoidaDirect AdmissionLLB/ BA LLB
48Chanakya National Law UniversityChanakya National Law UniversityPatnaCLATBA.LLB/BBA LLB
49Ram Manohar Lohia National Low UniversityRam Manohar Lohia National Low UniversityLucknowCLATLLM/B.A. LL.B
50National Law UniversityNLU OdishaCuttakCLATLLM/B.A. LL.B
51National Law UniversityNLU AssamGuwahatiCLATLLM/B.A. LL.B
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