CLAT 2021

Updated By Sukriti Vajpayee on 14 Jan, 2021 19:05

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About CLAT 2021 (Postponed)

CLAT 2021 exam date has been postponed from May 9 to June 13, 2021. The Consortium released a notification stating the exam has been rescheduled because the previous schedule was clashing with the CBSE board exams. CLAT 2021 will now be held on June 13, 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. CLAT 2021 application form has been released online on January 1, 2021 and the exam will be conducted in a pen-paper based mode. The registration process of CLAT 2021 will end on March 31, 2021. Candidates need to keep an eye on CLAT 2021 important dates to plan their preparation for CLAT 2021. The CLAT PG 2021 exam pattern has been revised and the subjective section has been restored.

Documents Required to Fill CLAT 2021 Application Form

CLAT 2021 Important Topics

Will CLAT 2021 be Conducted Online?

Will CLAT 2021 be Postponed/ Delayed?

CLAT is conducted for candidates seeking admission in undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes such as BA LLB,BBA LLB,B.Com LLB, B.Sc LLB, five-year integrated, and LLM law courses offered at 22 NLUs. CLAT will be a comprehension based paper where the legal aptitude, skills and knowledge of an individual will be tested.

 A Consortium of NLUs headed by National Law School of India University conducts the national level popular law examination CLAT on a yearly basis. CLAT scores are also accepted by top institutes such as NMIMS-Mumbai, UPES Dehradun, Institute of Law, Nirma University Ahmedabad. All the details about CLAT 2021 exam are available here.

What's New in CLAT 2021?

  • The exam date of CLAT 2021 has been postponed from May 9 to June 13, 2021.
  • The subjective section in CLAT PG 2021 has been restored from this year.
  • A minimum cutoff criterion has been set for CLAT PG 2021 for LLM admissions. The objective section will be evaluated only if the candidate clears the cutoff of the first section.

CLAT 2021 Exam Updates

  • Jan 13, 2021 12:00 AM: CLAT 2021 will have two sections in LLM - objective and subjective. Also, cutoff marks have been introduced for CLAT LLM.
  • Jan 12, 2021 04:25 PM: The last date to fill-up the application form of CLAT 2021 is March 31, 2021. No application requests will be accepted once the deadline ends.
  • Jan 11, 2021 08:10 AM:

    Candidates should note that they can fill all 22 NLUs preferences according to their choice while filling up the CLAT 2021 application form.


  • Jan 06, 2021 04:05 PM: CLAT 2021 has been rescheduled. The exam will be held on June 13, 2021 instead of May 9, 2021. The CLAT 2021 exam date has been postponed as the previous date was clashing with the CBSE board exams.
  • Jan 05, 2021 11:40 AM: CLAT 2021 will be an offline exam designed to test the candidate’s skills and aptitude for a legal career.
  • Jan 04, 2021 01:10 PM: Candidates can fill CLAT 2021 application form until March 31, 2021.
  • Jan 01, 2021 05:05 PM: CLAT 2021 application form has been released on Jan 1, 2021. Candidates will have to visit in order to register for the exam.
  • Dec 31, 2020 09:55 AM:

    CLAT 2021 application form will be released on January 1, 2021. 



  • Dec 29, 2020 05:15 PM: 22 NLUs will participate in CLAT 2021.
  • Dec 29, 2020 10:00 AM: The students who score 45% marks or higher in their 10+2 exams will be eligible to appear for CLAT 2021. Check CLAT 2021 detailed eligibility criteria here.
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CLAT 2021 Eligibility

The Consortium of NLUs (National Law Universities) specifies the


CLAT Results 2021

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CLAT Preparation Strategy 2021

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CLAT 2021 Exam Pattern

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CLAT Exam Centres 2021

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CLAT Syllabus 2021

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CLAT Application Form 2021 (Open)

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CLAT 2021 Sample Papers

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CLAT 2021 Rank Predictor

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CLAT 2021 Answer Key

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CLAT 2021 Cut-off

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CLAT 2021 Participating Colleges

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CLAT Merit List 2021

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CLAT Counselling 2021

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CLAT 2021 Seat allotment

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CLAT 2021 Exam Highlights

Some of the major highlights of the CLAT 2021 exam are as follows

Name of the Exam

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

Exam Date

May 9, 2021

Mode of Exam

Online Computer Based Test

Number of Questions 

150- UG CLAT and 120- PG CLAT


For admission to

Participating NLUs

22 NLUs

Minimum Eligibility


Exam Duration

2 Hours

Exam Time

2-4 PM

CLAT 2021 Important Dates

CLAT 2021 official notification has been released by the Consortium and all the important dates for CLAT 2021 are available right here.



Commencement of CLAT 2021 Online Application Submission

January 1, 2021 (Begins)

Last Date for Submission of CLAT 2021 Application Form

March 31, 2021

CLAT 2021 Admit Card Availability Date

Third week of April 2021

CLAT 2021 Exam Date

June 13, 2021 (Rescheduled)

CLAT 2021 Provisional Answer Key Release Date

Third week of June 2021

Last Date to Raise Objections to Provisional Answer Key

Fourth week of June 2021

CLAT 2021 Final Answer Key Release Date

Fourth week of June 2021

CLAT 2021 Result Announcement and Merit List Declaration Date

First week of July 2021

CLAT 2021 Admission/ Counselling

Second week of July 2021

CLAT 2021 Conducting Body

The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) is organising the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2021. It was set up on August 19, 2017, in order to impart standard legal education in India. The Consortium helps in facilitating better relationship amongst 22 NLUs in India to improve the standards of legal education. The serving President of the Consortium of NLUs is Professor V.Vijayakumar, VC, NLIU.

Advantages of Qualifying CLAT 2021

Candidates appearing for CLAT 2021 must know the advantages of CLAT. Hence, we have gathered some information about CLAT and this will help the candidates get an insight into the advantages of CLAT 2021.

  • CLAT will give the candidates an assured career in any law firm. All law firms are recently hiring a lot of candidates. 

  • Another pursuing career in litigation or practice which means a lawyer can fight his own case or the case of the client. 

  • Teaching or lectureship is also opted by law aspirants which can also be done after appearing for CLAT 2021. 

  • CLAT also helps lawyers to get a job in PSUs, Banking and Corporate sectors.

All About CLAT 2021

Captured below is all the vital information about CLAT 2021 exam.

Eligibility Criteria of CLAT 2021

The eligibility criteria of CLAT 2021 is the minimum marks or score that an individual needs to acquire in order to sit for the exam. The eligibility conditions of CLAT 2021 are different for the UG and PG programmes. Check out the detailed CLAT Eligibility here.

How to Apply for CLAT 2021

An individual has to meet the eligibility criteria of CLAT 2021 before filling up the application form of the exam. The application process of CLAT is conducted online and aspirants have to submit the application form before the last date. Find out how to apply and steps to apply for CLAT 2021!

Exam Pattern of CLAT 2021

It is important to be aware of the marking scheme, type of questions, format and exam pattern of CLAT 2021 to do well in the exam. The more an individual will be familiar with the number of questions and the nature of questions, the higher are his/her chances of scoring well in the exam. Here is the entire exam pattern of CLAT 2021.

Syllabus of CLAT 2021

The syllabus of CLAT 2021 carries the important topics and concepts an individual needs to be aware of in order to sit for the exam. It is crucial to be well equipped with the subjects and topics that might pop up in CLAT 2021 as it helps in preparing a better strategy and performing well. Check the syllabus of CLAT 2021.

Mock Test of CLAT 2021

CLAT 2021 Mock Test is a drill exam session through which an individual can build the exam spirit and understand the time-management. The pattern of the mock test is similar to the actual exam. Know about the mock test of CLAT 2021!

Sample Papers of CLAT 2021

Sample papers of CLAT 2021 are also commonly known as model papers or practise papers. They possess questions covering the syllabus of CLAT 2021. Here are a few sample papers of CLAT 2021.

Previous Year's Question Papers of CLAT 2021

The previous year's question papers of CLAT 2021 are the last year's question papers that an individual must attempt before the exam in order to understand the exam better. They also help in increasing speed and accuracy. Get the previous year's question papers of CLAT 2021!

Participating Colleges of CLAT 2021

CLAT is accepted by several law colleges and universities in India. Find out the top participating colleges of CLAT 2021 that accept the score of the exam to shortlist the deserving students for admission.

Cutoff of CLAT 2021

Cutoff of CLAT 2021 is the minimum marks that an individual need to acquire in order to be eligible for admission to the desired college. The cutoff keeps varying every year depending on the factors such as the number of applicants, difficulty level of exam, previous year's trends and vacant seats. Here is the detailed information about the cutoff of CLAT 2021.

Merit List of CLAT 2021

The merit is of CLAT 2021 carries the name of those students who have been shortlisted for admission. A candidate's name on the merit list does not guarantee admission. An individual needs to participate in the counselling in order to secure their admission in the exam. Here is all the crucial information about the merit list of CLAT 2021.

Contact Details

Address: National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO), 

Kathajodi Campus, Sec - 13, CDA, 

Cuttack – 753015, Odisha (India), 

Phone Number: +91 671 2338018.

Fax Number: +91 671 2338004

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Related Questions

What is the cutoff for the NALSAR University, Hyderabad?

-AnonymousUpdated on November 05, 2020 04:11 PM
  • 1 Answer
Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

The cutoff for NALSAR University, Hyderabad has been captured below.

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To know about admissions through CLAT also read Private Law Colleges in India Accepting CLAT Scores and Admission to Law Colleges Despite Low Rank in CLAT. For any admission related assistance, feel free to contact our admission experts by either dialling 1800-572-9877 (toll-free) or filling-up the Common Application Form ...


When will the CLAT 2020 counselling fee of unselected candidates refunded?

-RaghulUpdated on October 28, 2020 09:59 AM
  • 1 Answer
Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

The counselling fee of the unselected candidates is refunded after the completion of the CLAT Counselling Process. No information regarding the date of the refund day has been released by the Consortium of NLUs, however, it is officially declared that the fee will be fully returned soon after the counselling process.

You must wait for a while for the refund of the counselling fee. If the same does not happen, you can either send an e-mail to or dial the contact number 08047162020. Hope your query is resolved, if not, write back to us ...


When is the entrance exam held for admission to LLM in Maritime Law at NLU Bhopal?

-sumit kumar jhaUpdated on October 25, 2020 11:37 PM
  • 1 Answer
Sukriti Vajpayee, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear student,

The National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal conducts its PG admissions for the course of LL.M (Master of Law) through CLAT PG. You will have to appear for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) - PG in order to get admission to LLM at NLU Bhopal.

However, you must be aware that NLU Bhopal does not offer LLM in Maritime Law. LLM is provided at NLU Bhopal in the specialisations of Intellectual Property Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Business Law, Criminal Law, and Human Rights Law.

Given below is a list of colleges that offer LLM in Maritime ...


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FAQs about CLAT

Is CLAT easy?

With sufficient preparation and the correct study material, CLAT can be cracked as a moderate exam. The questions are not very difficult but since a lot of students apply for it and the seats are limited, the CLAT competition is quite tough.

Can I give CLAT for admission to other colleges apart from NLUs?

Yes, many law colleges in India accept CLAT scores for conducting admissions. These comprise government as well as private law schools.

What is the validity of a CLAT score?

CLAT scores are valid for a year. You will have to appear for CLAT in the same year in which you seek admission.

Is CLAT conducted every year?

Yes, CLAT is the most popular law entrance exam and it is held annually.

Will CLAT 2020 be cancelled?

CLAT 2020 is scheduled to be conducted on September 28, 2020. In all probability, it is not likely that CLAT 2020 will be cancelled.

Do all NLUs accept CLAT for admission?

All NLUs except NLU Delhi accept CLAT for their admission process. However, for the session of 2020-21, NLSIU Bangalore conducted its individual entrance exam NLAT 2020 for its admissions and opted out of CLAT.

Is CLAT held for UG courses only?

CLAT UG is conducted for the admission process of the bachelor level courses. Another exam, called CLAT PG, is organised for shortlisting candidates for the masters level programmes of law.

Which courses are offered through CLAT?

CLAT is conducted for admission of students to the various UG and PG courses of law. The courses offered through CLAT include LLB, LLM, and 5 year integrated programmes such as BA LLB, BBA LLB, B.Com LLB, B.Sc LLB, and B.Tech LLB.

What is the full form of CLAT?

The full form of CLAT is Common Law Admission Test.

Who conducts CLAT?

CLAT is conducted by the Consortium of NLUs (National Law Universities). Each year, one of the 22 participating NLUs conduct CLAT.

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