The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level entrance exam for admissions to candidates in undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law courses offered at 21 NLUs and other colleges/ universities accepting exam scores.
Till 2018, the exam was conducted by NLUs on a rotational basis. However, from 2019 onwards it is being conducted by a permanent body formed by the universities, i.e. The Consortium of NLUs. The consortium has its headquarter at NLSIU Bangalore and comprises:
An Executive Committee
The CLAT Convenor of the last year (DNLU Jabalpur for CLAT 2020)
The CLAT Convenor of the following year
Two co-opted Vice-Chancellors of NLU
|Name of Exam||CLAT UG / CLAT PG|
|Name of Organization||CLAT Consortium, Bar Council of India|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee||Gen/OBC/PWD/NRI - INR 4,000 SC/ST/BPL - INR 3,500|
|Mode of Exam||Offline|
|Courses Offered||BA LLB/BBA LLB/B.Sc LLB/LLM|
|Exam||Age Limit||Educational Qualification||Minimum Marks|
|CLAT UG||No Upper Age Limit||10+2 or Equivalent||Gen/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI - 45% SC/ST - 40%|
|CLAT PG||No Upper Age Limit||LLB or Equivalent||Gen/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI - 50% SC/ST - 45%|
CLAT 2021 is held for both Undergraduate as well as Postgraduate courses and is called UG CLAT and PG CLAT Respectively.
|English (with Comprehension)||40|
Ans:The application form of the CLAT exam was made available in online mode from January 1, 2021, onwards.
Ans: The aspirants can apply for CLAT 2021 on the official website of the consortium of NLUs i.e. - https://clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in/.
Ans: As per the current updates the medium of instruction is in English only. However, news reports suggest that the Bar Council is looking into introducing vernacular languages as medium of instruction in the future.
Ans: If you apply for CLAT more than once, then the last online application will be considered. The other applications will be disregarded and the results will be announced based on the last application.
Ans:As per the eligibility criteria for CLAT, engineering graduates cannot apply for CLAT PG. To apply, candidates require an undergraduate degree in law. However, they can apply for the CLAT UG program given that they have the minimum qualification of 10+2 of 45% for Gen/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI and 40% for SC/ST.
Ans: CLAT can be a good option for most students who are interested in Law. If you have prepared well enough you can easily get into a top NLU regardless of the stream.
Ans: According to CLAT Consortium, Bar Council of India, CLAT 2021 will be conducted offline or pen-paper mode.