CLAT examination 2021 will be conducted by Consortium of National Law Universities to various Undergraduate and Post Graduate programs in the discipline of Law. Those who are aspiring for admission to degrees like LLB, LLM and Integrated LLM offered by Law Schools and Colleges in India have to clear the CLAT 2021 exam. The Computer Based Test is conducted at the national level once a year. The official information brochure and application process of CLAT 2021 is expected to release at consortiumofnlus.ac.in similar to last year.


EventsTentative Dates
Application form releases1st week of January
Last date to apply4th week of March
Last date for online fee payment4th week of March
Admit card availability3rd week of April
CLAT 2021 Exam2nd week of May
Answer key publish3rd week of May
Result declaration4th week of May
Counselling session1st week of June

Eligibility Criteria for CLAT 2021

UG Law ProgrammeQualification: Candidates must qualify 12th examination with any recognized board or university to be eligible.
Percentage: General/ OBC category candidates must score 45% marks in the qualifying exam & 40% marks for SC/ ST category candidates to be eligible.
Appearing: Candidates appearing in the qualifying exam will be also eligible for the examination. In this case, candidates will also have to prove an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination.
PG Law ProgrammeQualification: Candidates must have qualified LLB or any other qualifying examination to be eligible for the examination.
Percentage: General category candidates must score minimum 55% marks, 50% for reserved category candidates to be eligible for the examination.
Appearing: Candidates appearing in the qualifying exam will be also eligible for the examination. In this case, candidates will also have to prove an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination.

CLAT 2021 Application Form

Candidates must go through following details regarding CLAT 2021 Application Form:

  • ●The application form will be released in first week of January 2021.
  • ●The last date for registration will be till fourth week of March 2021.
  • ●Applicants can submit the application form via online mode.
  • ●At the time of registration, candidates must provide valid/ working email ID & phone number in the application form.
  • ●Also it will be mandatory for candidates to upload scanned images of passport size photograph & signature in the prescribed format and size.
  • ●The CLAT Application correction facility will be also provided for limited time period to make necessary changes in the application details.
  • ●At last, candidates are advised to also take printout of filled in application form for further use.

CLAT 2021 Application Fee

CategoryApplication Fee
General/ OBC/ PwD/ SAP candidatesRs.4000/-
SC/ST candidatesRs. 3000/-

CLAT 2021 Documents Required

Before filling the application form for CLAT admissions, candidates need to have the below-mentioned documents in place. Go through the list of documents required to fill CLAT application form 2021. List of Important Documents for CLAT Admissions 2021

  • ●Valid Email ID (the email should be valid for at least 1 year)
  • ●Scanned photograph
  • ●Personal and educational qualification details/ certificates
  • ●Scanned signature
  • ●Caste/ Tribe/ Class certificate
  • ●Demand Draft of requisite amount
  • ●Disability certificate
  • ●Debit/ Credit Card details in case making online payment

CLAT 2021 Admit Card

Candidates will be able to download CLAT Admit card via online mode. Candidates will have to use their login credentials to download admit card. It will be mandatory for all applied candidates to carry hall ticket at the examination center. CLAT 2021 Admit card will contain all the details like candidates name, roll no., exam timing, time to reach examination hall, & all the important instructions. It will be compulsory to follow all the given instructions.

CLAT 2021 Exam Pattern

The necessary info related to the paper pattern for the entrance test are mentioned below for the reference of the applicants:

Exam ModeOffline (Pen-paper based) mode
Time Duration2 hours
Questions TypeMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Number of Questions120-150 questions (UG)
150 questions (PG)
Medium LanguageEnglish
Marking Scheme1 mark (Correct Answer)
-0.25 marks (Wrong Response)
marks distribution
PG Law courseOther law subjects such as Contracts, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR etc.
Constitutional Law


CLAT 2021 Exam Syllabus

Candidates appearing for the exam, must know the syllabus of CLAT 2021. The CLAT syllabus 2021 includes topics from these five subjects which are given below:

Subjects Syllabus
English including ComprehensionEnglish Vocabulary: Antonyms, Synonyms and Analogies.
English Proficiency: Idioms and Phrases, One Word Substitution, Sentence Improvement, Rearrangement of Sentence in Paragraph, Rearrangement of Words in Sentence, Fill in the blanks and Cloze Tests.
English Usage Errors: Common Errors, Spotting Errors, Inappropriate Usage of Words and Spelling Mistakes (English Usage), Use of Correct Word.
English Comprehension: Paragraph will be given. Questions will be asked from that paragraph. Understand the para and answer the questions accordingly.
MathematicsArithmetic (Number Theory): Number Systems, Surds and Indices, Square Roots, Fractions and Decimals, HCF and LCM, Simplification, Approximations, Ratio and Proportion, Average and Logarithms.
Commercial Maths: Interest, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Partnership and Discounts.
Mensuration: Areas and Volumes.
Legal AptitudeThis section will judge your interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability.
These questions will be related to legal propositions and set of facts satisfying the propositions.
Such propositions may or may not be true, you have to assume them and answer the questions accordingly.
Some major topics are International Law, Criminal Law, Indian Constitution, Legal Terms, Legal Maxims, Family Law, Contracts and Torts.
Logical ReasoningReasoning Tests: Direction and Distance Test, Analogy Test, Classification (Odd Man Out) Test, Coding Decoding Test, Number Test, Series Test, Relationships Test, Alphabet Test, Ranking Tests and Time Sequence Test.
Logic Tests: Statements Assumptions, Statements Arguments, Statements Conclusions and Statements Action.
General Knowledge and Current AffairsEvents of National and International importance also covering current events in area of Economics, Science, Technology, Sports, Persons and Places, Static GK & Latest Happening, Books and Authors.

CLAT Exam Centres

There will be 67 cities where CLAT 2020 will be conducted. Some of CLAT 2020 Exam Centre are Agra, Gandhinagar, Kolkota, Shimla, Ahmedabad, Gangtok, Kota, Siliguri, Allahabad, Ghaziabad, Kurukshetra, Sonepat, Amritsar, Gorakhpur, Lucknow, Srinagar, Aurangabad, Greater Noida, Madurai, Thane, Barasat, Gurugram, Mohali, Thiruvananthapuram, Barrackpore, Guwahati, Mumbai, Trichy, Bangalaru, Haldwani, Muzzaffarpur, Varanashi, Bhopal, Hisar, Mysore, Vijayawada, Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Vishakapatnam, Bilaspur, Imphal, Navi Mubmai, Calicut, Indore, New Delhi, Chandigarh, Jabalpur, Noida, Chennai, Jaipur, Patiala, Coimbatore, Jalandhar, Patna, Dehradun, Jammu, Pune, Durg, Jamshedpur, Raipur, Ernakulum, Jodhpur, Ranchi, Faridabad, Kanpur, Shillong.