CLAT 2021 Eligibility

Updated By Samiksha Rautela on 24 Nov, 2020 13:55

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CLAT 2021 Eligibility

The Consortium of NLUs (National Law Universities) is the authority that specifies the eligibility criteria for CLAT 2021, and the candidates aspiring for this top law entrance exam must oblige with the eligibility rules. There are no major or minor changes in the eligibility criteria of CLAT 2021. Only the candidates who fulfil the eligibility conditions laid down by the exam authority shall be considered to appear for the entrance exam. Before filling the online application form for CLAT, the candidates are advised to have a look at the eligibility rules mentioned here. The eligibility criteria describe requirements like age limit, nationality, educational qualification, professional qualification, reservation and relaxation of criteria, etc., for the interested candidates who wish to apply and appear for the CLAT 2021 exam. There are also certain Provision/ Arrangement for Specially Abled Persons (SAPs) in CLAT

Changes in CLAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

CLAT 2021 eligibility criteria is similar to 2020 exam, and there are no major or minor changes. The candidates aspiring to register for CLAT 2021 must note that he/ she must satisfy the eligibility criteria specified below. 

CLAT 2021 Age Limit for UG Programme

Candidates aspiring for admission to the LL.B programme through CLAT 2021 must note the age limit required for the same. According to the official notification of CLAT, there is no upper age limit for the LLB admission in NLUs through CLAT exam. Candidates must note that he/ she must adhere to the other rules pertaining to CLAT eligibility to be eligible for the entrance exam. The age limit is only the primary eligibility condition for the CLAT exam. 

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CLAT 2021 Criteria for No. of Attempts

As per the rules of the consortium, there is no limit on the number of attempts that a candidate can take for CLAT. If any candidate failed to clear CLAT in 2020 and he/ she is willing to appear for CLAT 2021, there is no restriction to fill the online application form and appear for the exam. 

Education Qualification Required for CLAT (UG)

The minimum education qualification required for CLAT 2021 for admission to the UG programme (LL.B) is as follows -

  • The candidate must have passed Class 12th with a minimum of 45% of marks. However, the 45% qualifying mark rule is applicable only for General category. 
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ ST categories must have a minimum of 40% of marks in Class 12th to be eligible for the entrance exam. 

CLAT 2021 Age Limit/Criteria for PG Programme (LLM)

According to the official CLAT notification, there is no upper age limit to be eligible for admission in LL.M programme through CLAT 2021. However, the candidates need to satisfy the other eligibility conditions as mentioned below to be eligible for the entrance exam as well as the admission process. 

Education Qualification Required for CLAT PG (LLM)

The educational qualification mandatory to appear for CLAT PG (LLM) 2021 is as follows.

  • The candidates must have an LL.B degree with a minimum of 55% of marks. However, 55% qualifying rule in LL.B is applicable for General category & OBC.
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ ST must have a minimum of 50% of marks in LL.B to be eligible for LL.M admission in NLUs through CLAT.

Provision/Arrangement for Specially-Abled Persons (SAPs) in CLAT 2021

Specially-Abled Persons will be provided with certain arrangements and provisions in CLAT exam. Even though there is no relaxation in the eligibility criteria and minimum requirements for CLAT 2021 exam, visually impaired candidates can seek the help of a scribe to attempt the CLAT exam. However, such candidates should submit the necessary documents specified by the exam authority. These candidates need to visit the exam centre at least a day before the exam and meet the exam supervisor at the respective centre. After the scrutiny of relevant documents, the supervisor gives the approval to seek the help of a scribe. While filling the application form for CLAT, the candidates need to mention their disability so that necessary arrangements can be made at the exam centre.

What after CLAT 2021 Eligibility Norms? 

After examining the eligibility criteria of CLAT 2021, candidates need to fill the CLAT 2021 Application Form. The CLAT application form 2020 is likely to be issued in the first week of January in online mode. 

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FAQs about CLAT Eligibility

Is the application fee of CLAT refundable?

No, the application fee of CLAT is non-refundable. Once you submit the form and make the payment, you cannot ask for a refund if you decide against sitting for the exam.

Does NLU Delhi offer state domicile reservation?

Yes, 50% of the total seats of all the courses offered at NLU Delhi are reserved for the candidates with state domicile.

Are any seats reserved in CLAT?

CLAT follows the reservation scheme of the government. A certain per cent of the total seats are reserved for the categories of SC, ST, OBC, PwD, etc.

Which documents are required for CLAT application process?

The documents that you must have while filling the application form of CLAT are: mark sheet of class 10, mark sheet of class 12, mark sheet of graduation (for LLB and LLM), ID proof, passport sized photograph, signature, caste certificate (if applicable), PwD certificate (if applicable).

Is there any age limit for CLAT?

No, there is no upper age limit for appearing for CLAT.

When is the last date to apply for CLAT 2020?

The last date to apply for CLAT 2020 was extended up to August 15, 2020.

What is the minimum eligibilty required for CLAT?

The eligibility criteria for CLAT depends on the course you apply for. In order to get admission to an integrated law course of five years, you must have completed class 12th from a recognised board of education with no less than 45% aggregate marks. For LLB, it is mandatory to have an undergraduate degree in any stream from a recognised university with at least 45% marks in aggregate. If you are applying for CLAT PG for LLM admissions, you must have completed a bachelor's degree in law with not less than 55% aggregate marks. The candidates of reserved categories are given 5% relaxation.

Can I edit my CLAT application form after submitting?

Yes, you can edit your CLAT application form even after submitting it. The conducting authorities allow candidates to make certain changes in the form. An application correction window is opened after the applications are closed so that students can make the required changes.

How much is the application fee of CLAT?

The application fee of CLAT is Rs. 4,000. Candidates belonging to the reserved categories are given some relaxation and they have to pay Rs. 3,500 as the CLAT application fee.

What is the mode of CLAT application process?

The application process of CLAT is carried out in the online mode.

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