CLAT Exam 2021. Check Eligibility, Pattern and Exam date. BA LLB Admissions

CLAT Exam 2021: CLAT 2021 to be held On May 9 In Offline Mode. Online applications for the exam will be available from Jan 1, 2021 and the last date for submission of online applications is March 31, 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. You can also check Question Paper Format

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
Mar 31, 2021
CLAT 2021 Examination
May 09, 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 2020.
  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


wdt_IDSl NoLaw CollegesUniversity NameCityExam AcceptedCources
22Nalsar University of LawNalsar University of LawHyderabadCLAT/GMAT/GRE/CATMBA/ LLB/ LLM
33National Law Institute UniversityNational Law Institute UniversityBhopalCLATBA LLB/ LLM
44West Bengal National UniversityWest Bengal National UniversityKolkataCLATBA LLB/ BSc LLB/ LLM
55National Law University, JodhpurNational Law University, JodhpurJodhpurCLATB.B.A., LL.B/ BA LLB/ MS(Insurance)/
6MBA in Insurance
76VIT School of LawVIT UniversityChennaiCLAT/LSATBBA LLB/ BCA LLB
87School of LawPresidency UniversityBangaloreCLAT / LSAT / PUEET/PULATB.A LLB/BA LLB/B.Com LLB
98Gujarat National Law UniversityGujarat National Law UniversityGandhinagarCLATBSW LL.B/BA LLB/ MBA in Financial Mgnt/ Business Law
109ILS Law CollegeUniversity of PunePuneMH CETBA LLB/ LLB/ LLM/ D.L.L.&L.W
Sl NoLaw CollegesUniversity NameCityExam AcceptedCources