About CLAT PG 2021
The NLU consortium has released the application form of CLAT 2021 PG on January 1. The CLAT PG application form is for admission to the one-year LLM courses offered by the participating NLUs. Candidates who meet the CLAT 2021 eligibility criteria need to duly fill and submit the application form and submit it before the last date. CLAT PG 2021 will be conducted in online mode on June 13; previously it was slated for May 9, but has been postponed to avoid clashes with CBSE Board exams. The application form of CLAT PG & UG is the same. Candidates can check updates related to the national-level exam at its official website: consortiumofnlus.ac.in.
Latest CLAT PG Updates - CLAT 2021 application form open now; apply by March 31
The Common Law Admission Test PG 2021 exam will be conducted at around 300 test centres across the country. The test will incude comprehension-based questions from various legal subjects of graduation level. As per the exam pattern of CLAT LLM, there will be a total of 120 objective type questions, which will be passage-based. Each question will be one mark and each incorrect answer will invite a penalty of -0.25 marks. Candidates should check the CLAT 2021 Syllabus for PG before starting the exam preparation.
The CLAT 2021 admit card will be released in online mode in the 3rd week of April tentatively. The consortium will declare the result of CLAT PG 2021 in the form of a scorecard, which will contain information like marks and AIR secured by the candidate, category, and category. CLAT PG answer keys and question papers will also be released on the official website of the consortium before the declaration of results.
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CLAT PG 2021 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||Common Law Admission Test for LLM|
|Short Exam Name||CLAT PG|
|Conducting Body||Consortium of NLUs|
|Frequency of Conduct||Once a year|
|Exam Level||National Level Exam|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||4000 Rs [Online]|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Mode of Counselling||Online|
|Exam Duration||2 Hours|
|Number of Seats||742 Seats|
CLAT PG 2021 Important Dates
Upcoming Dates and Events
01 Jan, 2021 - 31 Mar, 2021
Application | Mode: Online Ongoing
19 Apr, 2021 (Tentative)
Admit Card | Mode: Online
13 Jun, 2021
Exam | Mode: Offline
Past Dates and Events
26 Dec, 2020
Advertisement | Mode: Online
The NLU consortium will update the eligibility criteria of CLAT PG 2021 on its official website, which will pertain to requirements like qualifying exam passed, marks obtained in the qualifying exam, and age limits. Only such applicants who meet the CLAT PG eligibility criteria 2021 requirements will be considered for admission; or else they may be disqualified from the admission process.
Eligibility criteria of CLAT PG 2021
- Qualifying exam: The candidate must have completed 3-year or -year LLB exam.
- Marks in qualifying exam: /OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI category candidates need to score minimum 55% marks or an equivalent grade. SC/ST candidates need 50% marks or an equivalent grade.
- Appearing in qualifying exam: Candidates appearing in the qualifying exam in April/May 2021 can also apply.
- Upper age limit: There is no upper age limit.
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card
The CLAT consortium will release the application form of CLAT PG 2021 on January 1; the application form will be available in online mode. Eligible candidates need to submit duly filled CLAT PG application form 2021 before the last date. The application must be filled using correct and verifiable data. If a candidate is found using counterfeit information, he or she will be disqualified.
How to fill CLAT PG application form 2021:
- Online Registration - To register online, the candidate has to create an applicant account by entering details like name, phone number, and email id. On successful registration, a password will be generated for the new account.
- Filling of application form - Next fill in various sections in the form like personal details, correspondence, and address details. Also, select the course of study.
- Uploading of documents - In this step, upload photograph, signature, and domicile certificates as per the format specified in the table below:
Image size (maximum)
State of domicile certificate
Payment of application fee - After confirming the application is duly filled, pay the fee. The only online payment option is available through net banking, credit, or debit cards.
|OBC, General||Online||Transgender, Female, Male||₹ 4000|
|OBC, General||PWD||Online||Transgender, Female, Male||₹ 4000|
|ST, SC||Online||Transgender, Female, Male||₹ 3500|
Other areas of law such as jurisprudence, administrative law, law of contract, torts, family law, criminal law, property law, company law, public international law, tax law, environmental law, and labour and industrial law
Essay on topics of law and contemporary issues
As per the previous year's t CLAT PG exam pattern released by the consortium, the PG exam will include only comprehension-based questions; there will be no descriptive questions. Also, there are cutoff marks.
Exam pattern of CLAT PG 2021
- There will be no descriptive section
- Only multiple-choice questions (MCQs) will be asked
- There will be 120 MCQs
- Questions will be comprehension based
- +1 mark will be awarded for correct, while -1/4 mark will be deducted for an incorrect answer
- Questions will be asked from Constitutional Law and Other areas of law such as Jurisprudence, Administrative Law, Law of Contract, Torts, Family Law, Criminal Law, Property Law, Company Law, Public International Law, Tax Law, Environmental Law, and Labour & Industrial Law
Mode of exam: Online
Exam duration: 2 hours
Cutoff marks for CLAT PG 2021
- The consortium of NLUs has introduced cut off marks for the objective paper
- It is mandatory for candidates to qualify in the objective paper, or else their subjective papers will not be evaluated.
- The number of objective questions will be 120
The consortium will make available the hall ticket cum admit card of CLAT PG 2021 to all candidates who have successfully registered for the exam. The CLAT admit card 2021 PG is an essential document need to appear in the national-level exam. It will also be required for post-exam events like counselling. So carefully preserve the CLAT PG admit card.
How to download CLAT PG admit card 2021
- Go to the consortium website
- Entering registration number and password to login
- The admit card will be displayed on screen for download.
- Download and take a printout of CLAT PG 2021 admit card
How to address discrepancies in CLAT PG admit card 2021
After or before downloading the admit card, check that details like the name is correctly spelt, that the right photo is included, and that the information is legible. In case it is not so, and there is an issue like a wrong photo is uploaded in place of the applicant, he/she needs to get in touch with exam officials immediately and get it rectified.
Details mentioned on the CLAT PG admit card:
- Roll number
- Date and time of CLAT PG 2021 exam
- Name and address of exam centre
- Exam day guidelines
CLAT PG 2021 exam day document checklist : Along with the admit card, the candidate also needs to bring with them a valid photo id proof, including Aadhaar card/PAN card/driving license/passport, etc.
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Documents Required at Exam
- CLAT PG admit card 2021
- A valid photo id proof
Exam conducting authorities will first release the provisional answer keys of CLAT PG 2021 along with the question papers. The CLAT answer key will contain answers to all the questions asked in the online exam. The candidate can thus refer their answers with those given in the CLAT PG answer key 2021 to calculate expected scores.
For calculating marks, refer to the official marking scheme. In case the candidate feels like there is any discrepancy in any of the keys, they may challenge the provisional key(s) within a given time frame on payment of a fee. Exam officials will notify a window during which challenges can be filed.
All objections will be considered by the consortium before officials release the final answer key of CLAT PG 2021. An important distinction between the final and provisional keys is the keys mentioned in the provisional key can be challenged, but no challenges to the final keys are entertained.
The exam conducting authority will declare the result of CLAT PG 2021 within a few weeks of the conduct of the online exam. CLAT 2021 result will be released at the consortium website in the form of score cards, which will include details like the score, AIl India Rank (AIR), and category of the candidate. To check CLAT PG result 2021, follow the steps listed below.
How to check CLAT PG 2021 result
- Click on the result link
- A login window will open
- Enter registration/application number and date of birth
- The CLAT PG result 2021 will be displayed on the screen
- Download and take a print of the result.
Preparation of CLAT PG merit list
The marks obtained by candidates in the CLAT PG exam would be used to prepare the CLAT PG merit list 2021 which will be used for the counselling and seat allotment process. In such a case where two or more candidates score the same marks in CLAT PG 2021 exam, a tie-breaking procedure would be adopted to decide the merit rank.
The CLAT PG 2021 cutoff is the minimum rank or score that a candidate has to obtain in order to obtain admission to the LLM course at any of the participating NLUs. The CLAT PG cutoff 2021 will be category-specific and released separately for the NLUs. This means the candidate needs to meet the cutoff criteria for his/her category for the applied institute to be considered for admission, or else the candidate would be likely out of the admission process.
The CLAT PG cutoff depends on following factors:
- The number of candidates appearing in CLAT PG 2021
- The performance of applicants in the exam
- The number of applicants to the college in question
- Number of sanctioned seats
- The category of the candidate.
NOTE: If any of the above parameters change, the CLAT PG cutoff will also be changed.
Mode of Counselling: Online
The consortium will conduct CLAT 2021 counselling in ONLINE mode. The counselling registration will be conducted soon after the declaration of results, wherein candidates have to select/edit NLU preferences and pay a counselling fee of Rs. 50,000.
Candidates will be shortlisted for the counselling process based on their marks in the CLAT 2021 entrance exam. The consortium will publish INVITE lists for the UG and PG programmes, wherein candidates approximately FIVE times the number of seats available for each category will be invited for counselling.
The allotment of CLAT seats will be made basis the merit rank of the candidate and NLU preference selected.
Post seat allotment, the candidates have the following options before them:
- Accept the allotted seat
- Exit the admission process.
The upgrade option is available for Round I and II only.
Documents Required at Counselling
- CLAT PG admit card 2021
- CLAT PG application form 2021
- CLAT PG score card 2021
- Class 12th marksheet (academic qualification/ eligibility criteria)
- Class 10th marksheet (date of birth proof)
- Domicile certificate (if applicable)
- Sponsored NRI certificate (if applicable)
- NRI certificate (if applicable)
- Specially-abled certificate (if applicable)
- Caste Certificate (If applicable)
- L.L.B marksheet
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question: 1. When will application form of CLAT PG 2021 open?
The online application form of CLAT PG 2021 will be released on January 1, Last date to submit the application form is March 31.
Question: 2. Can candidates who haven't yet appeared in their qualifying exam still appear in CLAT PG 2021?
Any candidate who will be appearing in the final LLB or any equivalent exam in April/May 2021 are eligible to take CLAT PG 2021.
Question: 3. Are there any changes to the exam pattern for the new session?
As per the previous year's exam pattern, the CLAT PG 2021 question paper will include comprehension-based questions. Also, there are discussions to introduce cutoff marks for LLM admission.
Question: 4. When will CLAT PG 2021 entrance exam be conducted?
The online-based CLAT PG 2021 exam will be conducted on May 9.
Question: 5. Will CLAT PG scores used for admission to NLUs only?
There are 18 NLUs that are participating institutes of CLAT PG exam and use CLAT PG scores for admission purpose. In addition, there are 52 private institutes as well as Dr. B R Ambedkar National Law University Sonipat, Haryana that will admit candidates based on CLAT PG scores.
Question: 6. What is the full form of CLAT PG?
CLAT PG is the short form of Common Law Admission Test for Post Graduate.
Question: 7. Is there any upper age limit for appearing in CLAT PG 2021?
No, there is no upper age limit for appearing in the postgraduate exam.
Question: 8. What educational qualification is needed for appearing in CLAT PG 2021?
For CLAT PG 2021 exam, candidates should have a graduation degree in Law.
Question: When will the admit card of CLAT PG 2021 released?
The CLAT PG admit card will be released tentatively in the third week of April.
Question: How many questions will be asked in CLAT PG 2021?
A total of 120 questions will be asked in CLAT UG 2021. Each question will carry one mark and incorrect answers attract a penalty of 0.25 marks.
Questions related to CLAT PG
I am about to finish my BALLB 5Years course soon and plan on doing LLM from a good NLU. I have to appear for the CLAT PG LLM exam on June 13. How do I start preparing for it to make sure that I excel & what are the steps to be followed into getting admission after the exam?
First of all when it comes to preparation for any exam, aspirant should be well acquainted with the paper pattern and syllabus, CLAT PG will be conducted for two hours, it will have combination of 100 MCQs and subjective type questions as in two essays of 800 words each, total marks will be of 150, coming to the syllabus it will consist of constitutional law, law of torts, company law, jurisprudence, company law, intellectual property law, family law, property law, public international law, labour and industrial law, criminal law, law of contracts, tax law, environmental law, administrative law. Focus on case laws, bare acts, a large portion of the syllabus is attributed to constitution and jurisprudence, hence you can use books by VN Shukla for constitution, and VD Mahajan/Mani Tripathi/Panranjee for covering the jurisprudence part, for other subjects you can refer the basic books for the same but go through bare acts first, you can also make short notes as these are very useful for revision, go through sample papers and apply mock tests on regular basis, along with the result merit list will be accordingly released by the consortium, based on the merit list candidates will be shortlisted for counselling and further rounds of seat allotment, to participate in the counselling candidates will be asked about their preference for specific NLU and they need to complete the registration by paying counselling fee of Rs 50,000 and uploading the required documents, there will be a total of three rounds of counselling, after each round seat allotment list is to be released by the authority and thereby selected candidates are required to submit the course fee to further complete the process of admission.
You can also visit our page at https://law.careers360.com/articles/clat to know more details regarding this.
hi.. I want to ask about syllabus and pattern of CLAT PG 2021.
The conducting body has notified the changes to the CLAT PG syllabus 2020 through the notification.
In the comprehensive type section, candidates will be given comprehension passages from which candidates will have to answer the objective type questions. The descriptive section has now been removed.
The comprehension passage may include a short article revolving around the issues of law or may include legal, factual, and philosophical issues. Candidates will be expected to have awareness about the issues discussed in the passage along with the legal and political aspects that form the theme of the comprehension.
Constitutional Law- It refers to the rights stated and implemented in the federal and state constitutions. The majority of this body of law has developed from state and federal supreme court rulings, which interpret their respective constitutions and ensure that the laws passed by the legislature do not violate constitutional limits.
Law of Torts- In common law jurisdictions, it is a civil wrong that causes a claimant to suffer loss or harm resulting in legal liability for the person who commits the tortious act.
All the best
In CLAT PG ENTRANCE EXAM - Marks obtained - 8.25 All India Rank - 5658 All Indian EWS Rank - 189 What is the chances for admission
Based on your EWS rank you have a good chance of getting admission in PG course offered by National Law Universities, you can access the pervious year cut off to get an idea based on your rank where you will get admission, please refer to this link - https://law.careers360.com/articles/clat-cutoff
my rank in CLAT PG 2020 is 2464 in gen category .can I expect any nlu?
Good to know your rank. Congratulations. Yes, with this rank you get several good colleges. But, to know if you can get NLU or any other colleges then you can check out the below given college predictor link:
hey, i have scored rank 2347 in general category clat pg 2020. will i get any colg in ip with this? i am from outside Delhi ? will it be just to register with ip counselling process and pay the amount with this rank?
Hi Aspirant ,
The CLAT PG 2020 has a set of parameters in order to decide the cutoff of a candidate . The parameters include : the number of candidate appearing for CLAT PG 2020 , the performance of the candidates ,category of the candidate and number of sanctioned seats etc.. It seems that it is a little difficult to predict where and which college you will be get placed . For further information regarding CLAT PG 2020 please follow this link : https://law.careers360.com/exams/clat-pg
And regarding the counselling fees and other information , please follow this link : https://law.careers360.com/articles/clat-counselling
And you can predict colleges according to your rank, category etc. after checking in with all the information mention above using this link : https://law.careers360.com/clat-college-predictor
BEST OF LUCK.