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CLAT 2021 : Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Cut Off – Kunji

CLAT 2021 : Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Cut Off

CLAT 2021-Notifiactions and Dates 

Common-Law Admission Test

One of the NLU conducts CLAT. The exam is held in the month of May every year. The Common Law Admission Test is an online examination through which applicants are granted admission in UG and PG law courses offered by participating NLUs. To apply for the UG exam, the applicants should have passed 10+2, whereas, to apply for PG examination the applicants should possess LL.B or equivalent degree. You can get CLAT exam dates, eligibility, syllabus, exam pattern, and more details on this page.


Admission in the participating institutes is granted on the basis of merit-cum-preference basis of CLAT exam. However, fulfilling the eligibility criteria is equally important for the applicants. Check the table below to know all the exam dates for CLAT.


CLAT 2021 Application Form opens January 1, 2021
CLAT 2021 Application Form Last Date May 15, 2021
CLAT 2021 Admit Card Release date May 2021
CLAT 2021 Exam Date June 13, 2021 (Postponed)
CLAT 2021 Answer Key Release To be announced
CLAT 2021 Result Announcement To be announced
CLAT 2021 Counselling To be announced


CLAT Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of for the UG and the PG examination is given below.

Eligibility Criteria for UG

  • 45% marks in 10+2 for general categories
  • 40% for SC and ST categories

Applicants appearing for 10+2 examinations in the current year are also eligible to apply. 

Eligibility Criteria for PG

  • Applicants should possess LL.B / Five Integrated LL.B. (Hons.) / Equivalent Degree.
  • In the degree course, the minimum marks secured by the applicants should be 55% for general
  • 50% for SC and ST categories

Applicants in the final year of the Degree course can also apply. 

CLAT Exam Pattern

To qualify in the examination applicants need to understand the exam pattern. Comprehension based questions would be asked from Quantitative Techniques, English, Current Affairs, Deductive Reasoning and Logical Reasoning. The number of questions is also reduced from 200 to 120-150 questions. Similarly, the PG admission test will also have comprehension based questions. The descriptive portion will remain the same as last year.

For Undergraduate:

  • Mode of Exam –Offline
  • Duration – 2 hours
  • Language – English
  • Total no of questions – 120 to 150
  • Type of questions – Multiple choice questions (MCQs)
  • Section – 5 section (Quantitative Techniques, English, Current Affairs, Deductive Reasoning and Logical Reasoning)
  • Marking Scheme – 1 mark for a correct answer and 0.25 negative marking for the wrong answer.

For Postgraduate: 

  • Mode of Exam –Offline
  • Duration – 2 hours
  • Language – English
  • Maximum Marks – 150
  • Type of questions:
  1. Multiple choice questions (MCQs) -100 questions of one mark each
  2. Subjective Questions – 50 Marks (Two Essay type questions each of 25 Marks, 800 words per essay) on the topics of law and contemporary issues
  • Section – 2 sections (Constitutional Law and other law subjects such as contract, torts, criminal law, international law, IPR, and jurisprudence)
  • Marking Scheme – 1 mark for a correct answer and 0.25 negative marking for the wrong answer.

CLAT Cut Off

NUALS will announce the cutoff for the examination later on. However, until then the candidates may check the previous year cut off from below:

NUALS Last Year’s CLAT Cut Off Closing Rank of CLAT
West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences 213 7556
National Law School of India University 59 1779
Hidayatullah National Law University 574 29835
Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University 627 28216
Chanakya National Law University 909 16614
National Law University Odisha 1023 15734
National Law University and Judicial Academy 1124 17322
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University 1180 38156
Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur 1126 39573
National Academy of Legal Studies and Research 130 5098
National Law University Jodhpur 343 8051
Gujarat National Law University 453 10585
National Law Institute University 351 17348
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law 801 12580
National University of Advanced Legal Studies 826 24087
National University of Study and Research in Law 1051 28174
Tamil Nadu National Law School 1151 25604
Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai 478 17294

CLAT 2021 Preparation Tips

Check the preparation tips given below for CLAT 2021.

  • Analyze the syllabus: Before starting with the preparation, the candidates are required to go through the syllabus carefully. The best start to prepare for the exams is to decide well in advance which topics have to be covered first.
  • Brush the reading skills: It is important to polish the ready ability as every section in both the papers of UG and PG will have passages. So, make sure you read the passage in less time in order to further solve the questions from the topics.
  • Watch news and read newspapers: Make a habit to check the news and read the newspapers daily as this enables the candidates to be aware of what is happening not just in the country but around the globe.
  • Pick good study material: For the preparation of the exam, make sure that you have purchased best books for the preparation.
  • Read the law provisions: For the preparation of a law entrance exam, it is important to know about important laws, their provisions etc.
  • Revision: Revise every topic till a day before the examination. Read constitutional acts again and again so that when questions come in the exam, you can answer them well.

About CLAT 2021

Common-Law Admission Test is conducted by National Law University for admission into courses like BA LLB and LLM. There are multiple-choice questions as well as subjective type questions in the exam. The duration of both the exam for UG and PG is 2 hours. Both the exam comprises of 150 questions in total. CLAT is conducted at the national level and takes place in the offline mode.



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