CLAT 2021 - Application Form (Released), Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Seat Intake
CLAT 2021 - The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) will conduct CLAT exam on June 13 (from 2 pm-4 pm). The CLAT 2021 has been postponed from May 09 to June 13 to avoid clashing with board exams. Candidates may apply for CLAT by registering at the official website - consortiumofnlus.ac.in; the last date to complete CLAT 2021 registration is March 31. Upon successful registration, CLAT 2021 admit card will be issued which is mandatory for appearing in the test. The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is conducted for admission to 5-year integrated LLB and LLM courses offered by the 22 national law universities. CLAT 2021 will be an offline, comprehension based test of two hours duration. CLAT 2021 UG test paper will include 150 objective-type questions. However, CLAT PG 2021 question paper will have objective-type (100 questions) and subjective-type (two questions). Post-exam, CLAT 2021 results will be declared and the merit list will be prepared based on marks secured by candidates in the CLAT exam. Read the complete article to know all about CLAT 2021, including programme-wise eligibility, the application process, pattern, syllabus and more.
- One year LLM to be abolished in 2022-23 - BCI has agreed to not to scrap the one year LLM for this year. The new changed in the CLAT PG will be implemented in the year 2022-23.
- CLAT LLM syllabus and pattern revised - There will be 100 objective type questions in CLAT PG. In addition, candidates will have to write two essays from the series of questions supplied in the test. In the last session, the subjective section was dropped.
- Exam Rescheduled: The exam will now be conducted on June 13 (postponed from May 9). The decision was taken by the consortium to avoid clashes with the CBSE Board examination.
- The CLAT 2021 exam will be conducted in OFFLINE mode; note that last session it was conducted in ONLINE mode given the pandemic situation.
- The online CLAT application form is open now and can be filled till March 31.
CLAT 2021 - Highlights
Name of the exam
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)
Mode of exam
Type and number of questions
UG CLAT - 150 (objective-type questions only)
PG CLAT - 100 questions (objective section) + 2 essays (subjective section)
Number of seats
UG programme - 2622 seats
LLM program - 783 seats
Purpose of exam
|Participating institutes/programmes offered|
22 national law universities and CLAT affiliated colleges
What is CLAT 2021 official website?
CLAT 2021 important dates (Announced)
December 26, 2020
Application form starts
January 1, 2021
Fee payment starts
January 1, 2021
Last date to apply for CLAT 2021
March 31, 2021
Admit card release date
First week of June 2021 (Tentative)
CLAT 2021 exam date (RESCHEDULED)
New Date: June 13, 2021 (2-4 pm)
Provisional answer key
To be notified
To be notified
Release of final answer key
To be notified
Declaration of CLAT result
To be notified
To be notified
The exam authorities have prescribed the eligibility criteria for the Common Law Admission Test in terms of educational qualification, age limit, and others. The eligibility criteria for both UG and PG admission tests are given below.
CLAT 2021 UG eligibility criteria
- The candidate must have passed Class 12th or an equivalent exam from a recognised board.
- Candidates appearing in the qualifying exam are also eligible to appear in CLAT 2021
Minimum marks required in the qualifying exam
General category - 45%
SC/ST categories - 40%
Age limit - There is no age limit for appearing in the exam
CLAT 2021 LLM eligibility criteria
- The candidate needs to have passed a 3-year or 5-year LLB or an equivalent exam
- Candidates appearing in the qualifying exam in the exam year may also apply
Minimum marks required in the qualifying exam
General category - 50%
SC/ST categories - 45%
Age limit - There is no age limit for appearing in the CLAT LLM 2021.
Question - When can I apply for CLAT 2021?
Ans - The CLAT registration has been commenced on January 1. You can apply for CLAT 2021 till March 31.
The Consortium has released the CLAT 2021 application form on January 1. The last date to register is March 31. Eligible candidates will have to register and fill the application form at the official website of CLAT. Note that there will be a common application form of CLAT 2021 for admission to integrated LLB and LLM courses. The candidate will have to select their programme before filling the application form. The application process of CLAT UG &PG is explained below.
How can I enrol in CLAT?
- Visit the official website of CLAT consortium - consortiumofnlus.ac.in
- Click on CLAT 2021
- A log in page will be displayed; click on new registration option.
- Enter details such as name, mobile number, and also select a password for the new candidate account.
- An OTP will be sent to your registered mobile number, enter the OTP at the given space and activate your CLAT account.
Filling CLAT 2021 application form
After registering, candidates may log in to access the application form for Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2021). The application will be divide into 5 sections, candidates will have to enter their details in each section as explained below;
- Personal information - Candidates will need to upload their recent passport size photograph and signature along with personal information such as name, parents’ name, date of birth, category etc.
- Communication details - Candidates will need to provide the correspondence address details along with the permanent address.
- Qualifying exam details - The CLAT 2021 UG candidates will have to enter the school education details whereas the LLM candidates will also be required to provide the graduation details including the aggregate percentage.
- Preference selection - Select the exam centres in the order of preference. Candidates may select up to 3 exam centres. In this section, candidates will also be required to give the preference to national law universities.
- Reservation - Candidates may apply for reservation by selecting the category. Here, the candidates will have to select their national category and state category. The NLUs are also offering domicile reservation, hence candidates should select their domicile category accordingly.
- Submit CLAT 2021 registration fee - Candidates may submit the CLAT application form 2021 by using a credit or debit card/net banking or UPI options.
CLAT 2021 application fee
General/ OBC/PwD/NRI/PIO//OCI category
Last year, due to COVID-19, the CLAT was conducted in 300 cities across the country. However, in the current session, there are 67 cities where the Common Law Admission Test will be conducted. The exam centres are allotted as per the preferences given by the candidate at the time of registration. The 67 cities where the CLAT 2021 will be conducted are given below.
CLAT exam centres 2021
What is the CLAT 2021 exam pattern?
The Consortium of NLUs has prescribed the exam pattern of CLAT 2021 for both UG and PG candidates. The CLAT exam pattern provides important information related to the test modalities. Candidates preparing for the exam must understand the test pattern. It tells about the type of questions and the number of questions that will be asked in the exam. CLAT exam pattern also deals with the marking scheme, time duration etc. The details of the test pattern of Common Law Admission Test are given below.
Type of Questions
Number of Questions
UG - 150 questions
PG- 100 questions + Two essays (800-word each)
UG - 150 marks
PG - 150 marks
What is the syllabus for CLAT 2021
The conducting body has prescribed syllabus for CLAT UG and PG papers. The syllabus of CLAT 2021 UG consists of common subjects of current affairs, general knowledge, elementary maths, English language. In CLAT PG the syllabus would consist of common legal subjects of graduation level. It should be noted that the consortium had last year announced some key changes to the CLAT pattern as per which test paper will now have comprehension based questions. The objective of introducing such questions is to test the reading and analytical skills of the applicants.
CLAT 2021 UG syllabus
Elementary mathematics, i.e., maths taught up to 10th Class/Standard.
General Knowledge & Current Affairs
Static general knowledge
Current affairs- national and international news
Logical and Analytical reasoning skills
Study of law
Questions based on hypothetical situations
CLAT 2021 PG Syllabus
Law of Torts
Intellectual Property Law
Labour and industrial law
Public international law
Law of Contracts
How can I prepare for CLAT 2021?
The national law entrance exam Common Law Admission Test is a highly competitive exam. Around 78000 students would compete for around 2622 UG law seats and 783 LLM seats. So, here are some CLAT preparation tips to help the candidates in making the right strategy for the exam.
Also, read - How to prepare for CLAT 201 without coaching
Read and understand the exam pattern and CLAT syllabus carefully. The CLAT 2021 syllabus would serve as a preparation guide for the candidates.
Make a study time table that is practical and easy to follow. Candidates are expected to prepare regularly than rigorously. Consistency in CLAT preparation will be very important.
Read the daily newspaper; preferably, The Hindu or The Indian Express. It will help the candidates in developing their reading skills and analytical abilities.
Keep an eye on the CLAT current affairs. The candidates may also follow a monthly current affairs magazine to keep themselves abreast of the current events.
Follow the recommended books of CLAT. Some of the books that are suited for CLAT 2021 preparation are given below.
CLAT 2021 books
Books for CLAT legal aptitude
Universal’s CLAT Guide
Legal Awareness and Legal Aptitude by AP Bhardwaj
Bare Acts of Indian Constitution
Books for CLAT English including comprehension
Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren & Martin
English is Easy by Chetananand Singh
Objective General English by RS Aggarwal
Barron’s Pocket Guide to Vocabulary
CLAT logical reasoning books
Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
Analytical and Logical Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal
Books for CLAT maths
Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal
Class 10th NCERT Textbook
CLAT current affairs and general knowledge books
Lucent’s General Knowledge
Manorama Year Book
India Year Book
Competition Success Review
The Hindu Newspaper
The Indian Express Newspaper
Candidates preparing for CLAT must solve a good number of sample papers. The consortium also releases a series of CLAT sample papers (UG and PG) to help the candidates in their preparation. Solving the sample papers of CLAT 2021 would make the candidates familiar with the test pattern, difficulty level while also making their preparation more exam-oriented.
The test conducting body will also conduct a series of mock tests for CLAT 2021. By solving the mock tests of CLAT, candidates will get to know the test structure, question types and other important details related to the examination. The mock tests of CLAT will also help the candidates in learning time management skills which is now an important prerequisite for clearing the test. CLAT mock tests can be solved in online mode, with a running timer.
The NLU consortium will release the CLAT 2021 admit card only a few weeks before the exam date. Registered candidates will be able to download the admit card of CLAT by logging into the candidate portal. The CLAT admit card will contain details like CLAT 2021 exam centre name, roll number, exam day instructions etc. It is mandatory for candidates to carry the admit card along with a valid ID proof to the exam centre on the exam day.
How to download the CLAT 2021 admit card?
Visit the official website of CLAT; consortiumofnlus.ac.in
Enter your mobile number and password
On login, the admit card will be displayed on the screen
Download and take a printout of the CLAT 2021 admit card.
Details mentioned in CLAT 2021 hall ticket
Candidate's name and parents name
Roll number and application number
Category under which admission is sought
CLAT exam centre name and address, exam date and timings
Exam-day instructions, like what items are allowed and what items are not allowed inside the exam hall.
CLAT 2021 exam day guidelines
The admit card of CLAT will contain the exam day guidelines that candidates will need to follow. Some of the most important guidelines for the CLAT exam are given below.
Candidates must bring a copy of their CLAT to admit card and valid ID proof at the exam centre.
Candidates should try to report to the exam centre at least 1 hour before the exam. This would give them extra time to complete the verification process at the exam centre.
Candidates should carry a blue and a black pen to the test centre.
Electronic items such as calculators, mobile phones, watches are not allowed inside the CLAT exam hall.
No candidate would be allowed to leave the examination centre once he/she gets entry into the exam hall.
If a candidate is caught taking the help of prohibited materials including study material at the test centre, the consortium may take the appropriate disciplinary action by disqualifying the candidate.
The authorities will release the CLAT 2021 answer key on the next day of the conduct of the exam. The answer key of CLAT will contain the answers to the questions asked in the examination. It should be noted that the CLAT answer key released at the first instance will be provisional in nature. Candidates will be given at least 2-3 days to raise objections against the provisional answer key. The consortium will review the provisional answer key on the basis of objection shared by the candidates. The modified or improved answer key of the Common Law Admission Test will be released later.
How to access CLAT 2021 answer key?
Visit the official website of Common Law Admission Test
Open the candidate portal and log in using registered mobile number and password
Click on the download question paper and provisional answer key option
The CLAT answer key will be downloaded in PDF format.
CLAT 2021 result
On the basis of the final answer key, CLAT 2021 result would be prepared. The consortium may release the result of the Common Law Admission Test around the fourth week of May. The CLAT result will be available for download at the official website of the NLU Consortium.
How to download CLAT 2021 result
Visit the CLAT official website
Login to your registered account
Click on “View result” option
CLAT 2021 scorecard
The consortium will release the result in the form of a scorecard. The CLAT scorecard will contain details such as application number, date of birth, roll number, marks obtained in CLAT 2021 and all India rank of the candidate. It is advised to all candidates to download and take the print out of the CLAT result and keep it ready for the counselling process.
Along with the result, the consortium will also release the CLAT 2021 merit list for both UG and PG. The consolidated CLAT merit list will contain the roll number of all candidates along with their Common Law Admission Test marks. The merit list of CLAT 2021 will be an important document as it will be used to shortlist candidates for counselling and seat allotment rounds. Note that candidates are called for counselling in the order of the CLAT merit rank. Those who score more marks and secure a better rank than others in CLAT 2021 will be called first to participate in the counselling process.
The NLU Consortium will conduct CLAT 2021 counselling on behalf of all participating law universities. The CLAT counselling is an important part of the admission process. For the counselling, candidates around 5 times the number of available seats will be issued call letters. The CLAT 2021 counselling will be conducted in 3 rounds and for each round an invite list will be released.
To participate in CLAT counselling 2021, candidates will be asked to provide NLU preferences and complete the registration by paying Rs 50,000 as counselling fee and uploading the documents. On the basis of NLU preference and merit list, the consortium will release the seat allotment lists in 3 separate rounds.
The counselling of CLAT is conducted in 3 rounds. And, after each round of counselling, the authorities would release the seat allotment list. The CLAT seat allotment list from each round will contain the names of the shortlisted candidates along with their admit card number. The shortlisted candidates will have to submit the course fee minus counselling fee (Rs 50,000) to complete the admission process.
With each round of seat allotment, the CLAT 2021 cut off will also be published. The Cut off of Common Law Admission Test is generally expressed in terms of opening rank and closing rank. The CLAT cut off shows the minimum marks required for admissions to the NLUs. The prospective CLAT aspirants may use the cut off statistics to understand the safe score they need to target to get admission to their preferred NLU.
Factors that would determine CLAT 2021 cut off
There will be several factors that will together affect the CLAT cut off. These include;
Number of candidates applying for Common Law Admission Test
NLUs preferences given by the candidates; this will affect the cut off for each NLU
Level of difficulty of CLAT 2021 paper; a tough paper will bring the cut off down.
Number of seats available in each NLUs.
CLAT 2021 expected cut off
Expected Cut off for 2021
For at least one NLU
Previous year CLAT cut off
Candidates may refer to the past year’s cut off to understand the admission trends over the years. One may easily interpret from the CLAT previous year’s cut off that those coming under top 100 would go to National Law School of India Bangalore. The second most followed NLU is NALSAR Hyderabad.
CLAT 2019 cut off
Name of NLU
NLU Odisha Cuttack
The scores of the Common Law Admission Test used primarily for admissions to 22 national law universities. The NLUs offer around 2569 UG law seats and 724 LLM seats. However, CLAT scores can also be used for getting admission to around 77 government and private law colleges. These colleges are called CLAT affiliated colleges. The list of NLUs and other affiliated law colleges are given below.
CLAT 2021 participating colleges (NLUs)
Name of NLU
CLAT UG Seats
CLAT PG seats
Colleges other than NLUs accepting CLAT scores
Name of the affiliate (a private university)
CLAT 2021 Helpdesk
To submit your query in online mode - Click here
For registration related queries:
- Email - email@example.com
- Contact no - 08047162020, 10:00 am to 05:00 pm on all working days
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CLAT 2021 - Application Form (Released), Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Seat Intake
Question: What is the CLAT exam?
CLAT is the national level law entrance exam, conducted by Consortium of National Law Universities for admissions to 22 NLUs and many other affiliated law colleges.
Question: When will the CLAT 2021 examination be conducted?
The CLAT 2021 will be conducted on June 13, 2021 in offline mode.
Question: How can I apply for CLAT 2021?
You can fill the CLAT application form in online mode which will be released at consortiumofnlus.ac.in.
Question: I am in Class 12th, can I appear in CLAT 2021?
Yes, if you are appearing in the qualifying examination (Class 12th), you are eligible to appear in the CLAT UG examination.
Question: What are some of the top ranked National Law Universities (NLUs) participating in CLAT exam?
As per the NIRF ranking of top law colleges in India, NLSIU Bangalore, NALSAR Hyderabad, NLU Jodhpur, NLIU Bhopal are some of the top ranked law universities. The universities give admisisons on the basis of CLAT scores.
Question: How many candidates appeared in CLAT 2020?
In 2020, there were 75,183 applicants out of which 59, 334 appeared in the examination.
Question: Does NLU Delhi accept CLAT score?
No, NLU Delhi doesn’t accept CLAT score for admissions.You can read “Why is NLU Delhi not part of CLAT” for more information.
Question: How many seats are offered by National Law Universities through CLAT?
At undergraduate level, the NLUs will offer around 2596 seats. Whereas, for LLM courses, the universities have a combined intake of 783 seats.
Question: How many seats are offered by the NLUs through Common Law Admission Test?
The 22 participating NLUs will offer 2622 seats in 5-year integrated LLB and around 783 seats in the LLM programmes.
Question: What type of questions will be asked in CLAT 2021?
The CLAT 2021 will be a comprehension based test. In CLAT UG all 150 questions will be multiple choice type. However, in CLAT LLM, 100 multiple choice type questions will be asked in addition to the 2 essay type questions.
Question: What is the marking scheme of CLAT 2021?
As per the test pattern of CLAT, each question will carry one mark. 0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer. The subjective section of CLAT LLM will be checked manually by the CLAT expert committee.
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Questions related to CLAT
suggest me best the book for legeal reasoning to prepare clat just 1book name
See there are multiple books form which one can prepare for Legal reasoning section of CLAT but if you want to go for only one book then to be honest you should go with Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning by Pearson . I am enlisting down the best books for CLAT preparation for all subjects :-
@GK & CURRENT AFFAIRS
Manorama Year Book
General Knowledge by Arihant Publications
Current Affairs Yearly by Arihant Publications
A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
Analytical Reasoning (English) by M K Pandey
Quantitative Aptitude ebook (ALL Parts Solved) by R S Agarwal
Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning by Pearson
Objective Legal Aptitude by Rs Agarwal
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic, Arihant Publications
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by Pearson's
Objective General English by R S Aggarwal
Word Power Made Easy by Norman
For complete information kindly check out the link given below :
I hope this information helps you.
suggest me best coaching center to prepare clat 2021 in hyderbad
Some of the best coaching Institute for preparation of CLAT 2021 in Hyderabad are the following.
Career Launcher - Ameerpet Centre
Career Launcher - Tarnaka Centre
Career Launcher - Himayathnagar
Hope this information will help you
suggest me single book for each subject to prepare for clat 2021..just single book from each subject
Here we provide you some books that you can refer for preparation of CLAT 2021:
1. English Language - Word Power Made Easy by Normal Lewis
2. Quantitative Aptitude - Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal
3. Logical Reasoning - Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
4. Legal Reasoning - Bare Acts of Indian Constitution
5. Current Affairs - India Year Book
Hope it helps.
how to prepare for CLAT examination
Before starting your preparation for clat examination you should know its examination pattern so that you can prepare accordingly
Here's a brief of your clat UG 2021 examination pattern :-
* total number of questions :- 150 questions
* type of questions asked :- mcqs/objective. Basically, your clat question paper will contain several passages of around 300 to 450 words and those passages will be followed by series of mcqs.
* medium of the question paper :- English
* mode of the examination :- it will be conducted in offline mode / pen paper based examination
* total marks :- the examination will be conducted for a total of 150 marks
*Duration of the examination :- 2 hours
*marking scheme :-
. -) you get one mark for each correct answer .
. -) here is penalty of 0.25 Mark for each wrong answer
Subject wise number of questions in your clat 2021 examination is provided below:-
*english language :- 28 - 32 questions
*quantitative techniques :- 13-17questions
*Legal Reasoning :- 35-39 questions
*current affairs including gk :- 35-39 questions
*Logical Reasoning :- 28-32 questions
For more details regarding clat examination pattern you can visit our page at
Coming to how you should prepare,
Follow the below tips to prepare well for your clat examination:-
*Go well through your CLAT syllabus , don't leave any part just because you find it difficult or boring or you don't like it.You can get clat syllabus at https://law.careers360.com/articles/clat-syllabus
List of best books which you can follow to master CLAT syllabus is given below subject wise :-
GK & CURRENT AFFAIRS
*Manorama Year Book
*General Knowledge by Arihant Publications
*Current Affairs Yearly by Arihant Publications
*A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
*Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning by Pearson
*Objective Legal Aptitude by Rs Agarwal
*Fast Track Objective Arithmetic, Arihant Publications
*Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by Pearson's
*Objective General English by R S Aggarwal
*Word Power Made Easy by Norman
For detailed information about books for CLAT go through
*A major part of your Clat question paper are from the gk and current affairs section , so focus more on them, read news papers like The Hindu, Financial Express, and The Economist on daily basis to keep you updated
*Make a routine or a time table and religiously follow it , take short breaks in between your studies, studying continuously can be brain tiring and it becomes difficult to focus and study with concentration, so take breaks to relax and refresh your brain.
* Plan your studies, and set daily, weekly and monthly goals to cover the syllabus and meet them without any fail.
*Revise at regular intervals as syllabus is wide .
*Solve previous year CLAT questions :-it will let you know the examination pattern, type and difficulty level of questions asked in the exam etc
* Once done with complete syllabus, go through CLAT mock test papers , it will let you know your preparation level and and weak areas so that you can work on them and perform well in your CLAT examination
For more preparation tips go through
suggest me best books to prepare clat 2021 exam
You can refer to these books for CLAT preparation :
English (RC too)
- The Pearson Guide to the CLAT
- Objective General English (English) by RS Aggarwal
- Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal
- High School English Grammar & Composition by P C Wren, H Martin
General Knowledge and Current Affairs
- Manorama Yearbook
- Lucents General Knowledge
- Pratiyogita Darpan
- Quantitative Aptitude and Logical Reasoning (English) by RS Aggarwal
- Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Arihant
- A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
- Analytical Reasoning by M K Pandey
- Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
- Quantitative Aptitude by R S Agarwal
- Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning: For CLAT and LLB Entrance Examinations by Pearson
- Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning byA P Bhardwaj
- Objective Legal Aptitude by RS Aggarwal
- LSTs Legal Reasoning Module
- Lexis Nexis Butterworths
- Bare Acts on Indian Constitution
I hope this helps.