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CLAT 2021 Exam Dates

Feb 26, 2021 by Admin
CLAT 2021 Exam Dates

CLAT 2021 is the most common exam for Law aspiring students for both undergrad and post-grad admissions levels. The Consortium of National Law University issued an official announcement regarding the rescheduling exam dates for CLAT 2021. Earlier it was held on May 9, but due to clashed between board exams, the authorities have rescheduled the exam for June 13, 2021, from 2 pm to 4 pm. The deadline for this exam is on March 31, 2021.

Here is the table mentioning all the CLAT 2021 Important Dates

CLAT exam events for 2021


Opening of Application forms

January 1, 2021 (started)

Last date for submission

March 31, 2021

Announcement of admit card

The third week of April 2021

Exam date for CLAT 2021

June 13, 2021

Note: the dates for results and counseling process are yet to be decided and updated on the official website.

Some of the essential eligibility criteria needed for CLAT 2021 are-

There is no defined age limit for the CLAT UG course candidates, but they must have passed in 10 & 12 exams with a minimum aggregate of 45% for the general category and 40% for reserved category students.

For CLAT PG admissions also there is no definite age bar for the candidates. Still, they must have finished their LLB degree in any recognized college with a minimum of 50 percent for the general category and 45% for reserved caste students.

Here's how candidates can apply for CLAT 2021

  1. They will have to Visit the Consortium of NLU's authentic website as the application can be submitted only through online mode.
  2. First, they will have to register their names by giving in all their contact details, after which they receive a confirmation mail. 
  3. Once they get the confirmation mail, they can create their passwords for logging into the website.  
  4. After opening the application form for CLAT 2021, candidates will have to fill in the information and check it before submission carefully. 
  5. If there is any mismatch in the given information, then the form becomes invalid immediately 
  6. While filling in the details, candidates should also mention their preferences amongst the 22 National Law universities. 
  7. There is no correction window available after the final submission of the form so, the candidates have to be very cautious 
  8. They will have to upload all the necessary documents in the scanned document 
  9. In the last step, candidates have to pay the money for application fees by making an online transaction using Net Banking, UPI, Credit or Debit Card
  10. Click on the Submission button, download the form and take a printout or screenshot of the paper for confirmation.

CLAT Candidate category

Application Fees amount


INR 4000/-


INR 3500/-


Note: The application fees for CLAT 2021 must be paid only in the given portal, and the amount may vary depending on the choice of make maid by the candidate for making the payment. Once the payment is made, it becomes non-refundable in any situation.

CLAT 2021 Admit Card will be released by the third week of April 2021 as per the authority's schedule. All the registered candidates will be notified once the admit card is released on the official website, and they can follow the procedure to download the respective hall ticket. Here's how they can do it: 

  • Students who have already registered for the CLAT exam must once again visit the Consortium of NLU's website. 
  • Look for the "Click Here" tab and press it
  • The screen will display for asking the login details and other contact information while registering for the exam. 
  • Admit Card icon will be seen, and candidates have to click on that to download it 
  • Check all the provided information and Save the Hall Ticket to the candidate's device in pdf format and then take 2-3 copies of it as it needs to be shown at the exam center without which students will not be allowed inside.

CLAT 2021 is an offline exam, i.e., the pen and paper method, which comes with pros and cons. Some of them are-  


  • Written tests are always said to be on the comfortable side than conducting with the help of technology as students are used to it since their school times
  • Candidates can see the complete paper at once and strategize their writing speed and selection of questions. 
  • They don't have to keep scrolling the answer to read it thoroughly and waste their time  
  • In pen-paper mode, there is always sufficient space to do the side's rough work conveniently.  
  • A pen is still a comfortable tool than using a mouse continuously.

Cons of Pen-paper mode of CLAT examination

  • Making corrections in the paper becomes a little tricky, unlike in the CBT method; this makes the paper look neat and readable. 
  • Shifting from one section of the paper to another becomes problematic in the P& P method and is easier on the computer and saves time.
  • Due to the pandemic situation, it is a little complicated to make the arrangements for offline examination.

To combat the cons of offline examination, they can practice few mock tests and OMR sheets for carefully marking the answers without making mistakes. Frequently use OMR sheets and make the habit before attempting the CLAT 2021 exam as just the marking of solutions in the proper manner also consumes time. The marking also needs to be perfect in ball-pen only; otherwise, the answers will not be validated.