CLAT 2021: Registration (Start),Exam Date, Application, Eligibility, Syllabus

By: Career Marg Team | on March 20, 2022

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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

  1. CLAT 2021 Highlights
  2. CLAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria
  3. CLAT 2021 Exam Pattern

CLAT 2021 Highlights

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
Acceptance Rate 3%
Official Website

CLAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

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 Exam Pattern?

CLAT 2021 is held for both Undergraduate as well as Postgraduate courses and is called UG CLAT and PG CLAT Respectively. 

Subjects Marks Allotted
English (with Comprehension) 40
Current Affairs 50
Legal Reasoning 50
Logical Reasoning  40
Quantitative Techniques 20

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