CLAT 2021 Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern and Syllabus

Common Law Admission Test [CLAT]

CLAT - Common Law Admission Test

 CLAT or Common Law Admission Test happens to be a national level entrance examination which will be conducted every year. The examination is held tentatively in the month of May. It is conducted for providing admission Integrated L.L.M and L.L.B courses which are offered by 18 National Law Institutes in India. Chanakya National Law University, Patna is going to organizes CLAT 2021.In the previous year, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab managed this entrance examination.

Candidates who are willing to seek admission in LAW courses need to meet the required eligibility criteria and the eligible candidates can apply the CLAT 2021 application form require filling the application form. The registration form will be available for students from 1st week of the month of January. Candidates can fill the application form from the official website.

Candidates can pay the application fee through both online & offline mode. The CLAT 2021 examination will be conducted for a time duration of 2 hours. There will be 200 multiple choice questions in total in the question paper. Students are awarded one mark for every correct answer whereas 1/4th mark is deducted for each wrong answer.

It is essential for the candidates to meet the eligibility criteria for appearing in CLAT Examination. Candidates should check the criteria carefully before filling the registration form as failing to meet the criteria may result in disqualification of the candidate at a later off stage.

CLAT examination will be conducted through online mode and it is recognized to be a computer based test. The medium of entrance test will be English. 2 hours will be allotted for completing the question paper.

The syllabus for entrance test covers different sections such as Logical Reasoning, Legal Aptitude, Mathematics, English, Current Affairs and general Knowledge. The syllabus for the entrance test is prepared by the conducting university. Candidates require completing the syllabus for preparing better in the entrance examination.

Name of the Examination

Common Law Admission Test

Exam Conducting Authority

Consortium of NLUs

Examination Level

National Level Entrance Test

Examination Mode


Mode of Application


Counselling Mode


Medium of Examination 


Official Website

CLAT 2021 Exam Date



CLAT Application form Availability

1st week of January 2021

Last Date to Submit

Last week of March 2021

Availability of CLAT Admit Card

3rd week of April 2021


Last week of May 2021

CLAT Result

3rd week of June 2021

CLAT 2021 Eligibility criteria

Consortium of NLUs defines the eligibility criteria for LLB & LLM Course. As per the norms there will be no upper age limit for CLAT Examination. Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria can appear for the CLAT 201 Examination.

For LLB Course: Candidates who are willing to apply for LLB Program (Bachelor of Law), should have passed in 10+2 Examination with minimum 45% aggregate score from any recognized board. In case if candidates belong to SC/ST Category must obtain minimum 40% aggregate score to get eligible. Candidates who are going to appear in 12th or equivalent entrance examination have the eligibility for appearing in the entrance examination.

For LLM Program: Applicants should have possessed LLB Program with required 55% aggregate score from any approved institute.SC/ST Students can attain minimum 50% aggregate score to get eligible to appear for LLM Program. Appearing in qualifying examination are also eligible.

CLAT 2021 Application Form & fees

CLAT 2021 application process will begin from 1st week of January and the last date to submit the application form is within March Last week. Candidates who are eligible can apply the application form through online mode by visiting the official website. Common Law Admission (CLAT) 2021 application process includes four steps namely registration process, filling the application form, uploading documents and Paying the required CLAT 2021 application fees.

Step-1 Online Registration: To register for CLAT Examination, Candidates should visit the official website of Consortium of NLUs ( Then candidates need to click on the register tab and should fill up the required details like name, mobile number, password and then submit it. New Account will be generated after the successful registration. Then candidates need to login the account by using registered mail ID and Password. After the Successful Login, it will redirect to the CLAT application form page

Step-2 Filling up application form: Candidates needs to fill up all the required details which as mentioned in the application form such as educational details, Contact Details, Personal details and candidates need to choose the course which they want to pursue it and should choose the desired examination center (any 3 cities).

Step-3 Upload the Documents: After filling up the form completely next step is to upload the documents. Candidates need to upload the passport size photo along with signature in prescribed format and size and candidates who belongs to reserved category must upload the caste certificate and Domicile Certificate is also required and other educational documents and certificates need to be uploaded.

Step-3 Payment of CLAT Application fee: Common Law Admission Test application fee costs approximate INR 4000 for GM/ OBC /PWD /NRI /PIO /OCI and for the candidates who belongs to SC/ST Category/BPL (Below Poverty Line) should pay the fee around INR 3,500. Candidates can pay the application fee either in online (Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking) or offline mode (Bank Challan). After paying the application fees candidates can submit the application form.

CLAT 2021 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) will be conducted through offline mode (Pen-Paper Based). There will be 200 multiple choice questions in the question paper. For every correct answer, candidates are awarded one mark whereas 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. A time allotment of 2 hours is there for completing this question paper. For UG Course Question format will be objective type and for PG Course format will be both objective and subjective type. For LLB there will be 5 sections and for LLM Program there will be 3 sections

It is essential to check the syllabus for entrance examination before starting the exam preparation. LLB Program Contain the subjects namely English, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning. LLB Program Contain the subjects namely Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Criminal Law, International Law, Torts and IPR.The English section includes logical reasoning and comprehension which comprises of 40 marks each. There will be 20 marks in the mathematics section.

Exam Pattern


Examination Mode


Examination Medium


Time Duration

2 hours


Subjective/Objective Types

Number of Questions


Total Marks


Marking Scheme

Every correct answer carries1 mark

CLAT 2021 Admit Card

CLAT Admit card will be available after the application process gets complete. Candidates who have successfully submitted the CLAT application form along with required application fees can access the CLAT 2021 through online mode. Admit card will be available on the official website tentatively from the month of April. Candidates need to carry the admit card at the time of examination without an admit card candidates won’t be permitted to take up the examination. Students should bring ID proof documents along with the admit card. The card will have different important details such as name and roll number of the candidate, date, time and venue of the examination center.

Steps to download CLAT 2021 Admit Card

  • Candidates need to visit the official website (
  • Click on the Login Option
  • Then enter the registered mobile number/Mail ID and password to login
  • CLAT Admit card will appear on screen.
  • Candidates can cross check the details and can download it.
  • Candidates are advised to take the print out of the Admit Card (At least 3 Copies)

CLAT 2021 Results & Score Card

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) results will be announced tentatively in the 3rd week of the month of May. Candidates can view the result on the official website. Students can download the result score card through official portal by using login credentials. CLAT Merit list will be prepared according to the candidates score obtained in CLAT Examination. The result will be released in the form of scorecard which contains qualified status of candidates and overall score acquired by the candidate along with All India Rank and Category wise rank. Candidates are to score above 115 in CLAT Examination to get a rank within 1-200 so that candidates can get admission in reputed NLUs Participating Colleges.

  • Steps to Check out the CLAT Result
  • Firstly, Candidates need to visit the official website
  • Then Click on the CLAT Result Link
  • Enter the Registered Mail ID and Password to Login
  • After the successful Login, Candidates need to click on Score tab
  • Then the CLAT result will display on the scree
  • Download the Score and take the print out and it must be submitted during document verification process at the time of counselling.

CLAT 2021 Counselling & Admission

The admission in participating universities will be done in different PG and UG programs through Centralized counseling. Candidates who qualify in CLAT 2021 are eligible to participate in CLAT Counselling which will be conducted through online mode. The allotment of seats will be done in accordance with merit-cum-preference. This will be done in accordance with in order of preference and score obtained by the candidates. After the declaration of results, the counseling sessions will start tentatively from June 1st week. The counseling procedure will be conducted in four rounds. Candidates required to pay the CLAT counseling fees of INR 50,5000 for showing seriousness in seeking admission in the participating institutes.

How to appear for CLAT Counselling

  • At first step, candidates need to visit the official website and must click on ‘CLAT Counselling 2021’ link.
  • Then candidates should provide the login details which includes User Id/ Registration Id & Password.o
  • After logging in, Candidates need to click on the “Counselling Tab”
  • Then candidates are advised to go through of indicative seat allocation list of NLUs
  • Candidates need to pay the required CLAT Counselling fees (It is applicable only for the candidates whose name mentioned in the Indicative list)
  • Once the counselling fee is paid Candidates need to exercise “Seat Lock” Option to confirm their preference of NLU.
  • After getting seat allotment candidates have to report to the Participating NLUs for document verification process and should pay the remaining admission fees.
  • Candidates need to carry original educational certificates at the time of document verification process.

Documents required at the time of CLAT Counselling

  • CLAT Application Form
  • CLAT Admit Card
  • CLAT Result Score Card
  • Proof of CLAT Counselling fee payment
  • 10th Marks Sheet
  • 12th Marks Sheet
  • Degree Certificate
  • Caste Certificate
  • NRI Certificate
  • Passport size photos
  • Sponsored NRI Certificate
  • Domicile Certificate
  • Transfer Certificate

CLAT 2021 Participating Colleges

NLUs participating in CLAT are tabulated on the official portal of CLAT Consortium along with details of courses. Applicants who are filling up the CLAT 2021 application form should mark colleges according to their preference in admission process. When the CLAT Results are announced, the consortium will make a CLAT merit list by mentioning the names of the shortlisted candidates for each NLU and also the same merit list will be used by consortium for organizing CLAT 2021 Counselling.

Candidates can refer the mentioned below list of NLUs in India which accept the CLAT Score to provide admission.

National Law School of India University, Bangalore

National Law Institute University, Bhopal

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences

Hidayatullah National Law university

National Law University, Jodhpur

Chanakya National Law University, Patna

Gujarat National Law University

National Law Institute University, Odisha

Rajiv Gandhi National Law University

National Law University, Assam

National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi

Tamil Nadu National Law school

Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai

Dr.  B R Ambedkar National Law University, Sonipat

Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad

Maharashtra National Law university, Nagpur

Dharma Shastra National Law University

Himachal Pradesh National Law university, Nagpur

National Academy of Legal Study, Hyderabad

Dr. Ram Monahar Lohiya National Law university

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Ask & Answers

I want to know the process of filling Application Form? 

Process of filling Application Form: 

  • Application form has to be filled via online mode.
  • Availability of Application form will be made available in the official website. 
  • Aspirants need to register firstly by creating LOGIN account using their email id. 
  • At the time of filling the complete details, the candidates need to enter the order of the preferences for NLU’s.
  • Aspirants need to upload the scanned passport size photo and signature in the prescribed format.

My I know the Eligibility criteria for UG Integrated programs?  

Details on Eligibility Criteria FOR UG Integrated programs:

  • Qualification criteria: The candidates should have qualified in 12th examination from recognized board for the eligibility.
  • Percentage Criteria: 45% marks aggregate (For SC/ST candidates, it is 40%).
  • Age criteria: There is no upper age limit for applying to CLAT exam.
  • Final year 12th candidates can also apply for CLAT exam.


how much will be Application form fee?

Application Form Fee Details:

  • After filling up the Application Form, they need to pay the Application form fee.
  • For General/OBC/PwD/SAP cadre, Application Form fee costs Rs 4000.
  • For SC/ST cadre candidates, it is Rs 3500.
  • The payment of Application Form has to be done via online mode i.e. Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking or offline mode i.e. Bank Challan.


which all sections do we have in Exam pattern and the duration of exam

Details on Exam Pattern:

  • Exam will be conducted in online mode i.e. Computer based Test.  
  • Exam will have sections such as: Elementary Mathematics, General Knowledge &Current Affairs, English including Comprehension, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.
  • Exam pattern, The Total Number of marks is 200.
  • The duration of the exam is 2 Hours.
  • Exam pattern, for every right answer 1 mark will be provided.
  • Negative marking is applicable, as 0.25 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.


Where can I avail previous years Question Papers? 

Availability of previous years Question Papers:

  • The candidates can avail the previous year’s Question Papers via official website.
  • To avail the previous Question papers, they need to make the payment which costs Rs 4000.
  • Payment can be made via online mode.