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CLAT UG 2021 Notification, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Counselling

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Common Law Admission Test for UG 2021 or CLAT UG 2021 is the entrance examination for admission to B.A. LL.B. (Hons.), BBA LL.B. (Hons.), B.Sc. LL.B. (Hons.), B.Com. LL.B. (Hons.) and B.S.W. LL.B. (Hons.). CLAT UG 2021 is conducted by Consortium of National Law Universities consisting of the representative universities.

CLAT UG for the year 2021 has been announced by Consortium of National Law Universities consisting of the representative universities and will be held on 23/07/2021. The application forms will be available from 01/01/2021 till 15/06/2021. The exam is in online mode. The duration of the exam will be 120 minutes. It is being conducted in English language. Admit card will be available from 14/07/2021. Result is expected to be announced on 28/07/2021.

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CLAT UG 2021 Conducting Body

Consortium of National Law Universities consisting of the representative universities

CLAT UG 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The minimum Academic Qualifications required for CLAT UG 2021 required are passed in class 12th from a recognized board.

Qualification Marks

  • 45% marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI categories
  • 40% marks or equivalent in case of candidates belonging to SC / ST categories.

Age Limit:

  • There will be no upper age limit for UG Programme in CLAT 2021.

Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March / April, 2021 are also eligible to appear in CLAT 2021 examination. However, they shall be required to produce an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.

CLAT UG 2021 Important Dates

Events Start Date Last Date
Application Form 01/01/2021 15/06/2021
Admit Card Release Date 14/07/2021 -
CLAT UG 2021 Exam Date Online Dates
  • 23/07/2021
  • Declaration of result 28/07/2021 -
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    CLAT UG 2021 Prospectus

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    Examination Timing:  between 2 & 4 PM

    Other instructions

    • Indian Nationals / NRIs / PIO / OCI seeking admission in either of the UG programmes shall appear in CLAT 2021.
    • Foreign Nationals need not appear for the test
    • For any information relating to the 21 NLUs, the candidate may refer to the e-brochure of the respective Institutions available in the Consortium website.
    • For NRI / Foreign National seats, the applicants are advised to refer to the e-brochures as well as the websites of the respective NLUs for more details. All NRI Category candidates have to appear for the CLAT 2021 examination for those NLUs where such category is admitted through CLAT 2021 rankings and not admitted directly by the concerned Universities.

    Other Important Instructions for the Candidates

    • Information regarding the details of intake, reservation policies and the courses offered along with the fee structures of various participating National Law Universities is available in the Information Brochure which can be accessed from the official website of CLAT and also from the websites of the participating NLUs. The candidates are, therefore, advised to thoroughly go through the rules, policies and the fee structure of the participating NLUs before filling in the application form for UG courses, and also for the NRI and Foreign National seats.
    • Information provided in the e-Brochure regarding the intake, reservation policy, fee, courses offered and the subjects taught at various levels including the areas of specialization, etc., has been specified very briefly. For detailed information regarding the same, the candidates may refer to the information available at the websites of the participating NLUs.
    • In the event of unforeseen incidents resulting in the cancellation of a Test city or centre, or insufficient or extra number of candidates opting to appear from a particular Test Centre, the Convenor, CLAT 2021 reserves the right to cancel such a City/Centre and shift the applicant to another City / Centre
    • In order to claim the benefit of reservation, the candidate must produce the relevant certificates as prescribed by the Government of India/State Government and as required by the respective NLU at the time of admission, as notified by them.
    • The CLAT 2021 application fee is non-refundable and non-adjustable.
    • Participating National Law Universities reserve the right to change the total number of seats and break-up of seats as per their policy before the final allotment. The reservation policy is subject to change as decided by the concerned Government from time to time.
    • If a candidate has filled-in more than one online application form, the candidate's last online application form only will be considered. In such cases, the application fee for the previous application forms will not be refunded.
    • The allotment of seats and the offer for admission under CLAT 2021 shall be provisional and shall not create any right of admission in favour of a candidate.
    • Candidates are advised to visit CLAT 2021 website regularly for updates.

    CLAT UG 2021 Application Form

    Application Form Fee

    General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCIRs.4,000 / -
    SC / ST / BPLRs.3,500 / -

    The cost of previous years' question papers is Rs.500 / - (not included in the CLAT 2021 application fee).

    The candidates themselves will have to bear the bank transaction charges for remitting the fee online. The actual bank transaction charges will be displayed in the payment gateway page after you choose the mode of payment.

    Application Fees is non - refundable.

    Application Form Filling Instructions

    Students applying for the CLAT UG 2021 have to fill up the application form on the official site. The student can submit the application only once. Multiple forms will be rejected.

    Requirements to be readied before you start filling up the Application Form of CLAT UG 2021 :

    • PC or a Laptop with Internet connectivity. 
    • Qualification details.
    • Scanned copy of passport photograph in JPG or JPEG format.
    • Scanned copy of signature in JPG or JPEG format.
    • Functional e - mail Id as all communication are made through email; Parents email id is recommended.
    • Mobile number as all information is sent through SMS too. Parents phone number can be used.
    • For online payments, usually a valid debit or credit card as well as Net Banking facility is a must.
    • Printer is required for keeping hard copies; if there is no printer, one can save the printouts, transfer them on to a pen drive and get it printed from a cyber - cafe.
    • It is recommended to download the information Bulletin Brochure and read it carefully so that you understand various requirements to fill up the form.

    The Usual Steps in filling up the Online Application Form of the CLAT UG 2021: 

    • Step-1: Students have to register for Online Application Form. A login and Password are created. 
    • Step-2: Student has to Complete the Application Form and its various sections. 
    • Step-3: Required documents in the form of Scanned Images of Candidate’s Photograph, Candidate’s Signature.
    • Step-4: Payments have to be made by Debit / Credit Card / Net Banking.

    CLAT UG 2021 Syllabus

    Syllabus for CLAT UG 2021 Exam

    The Questions for the test shall be based from a Common Syllabus as notified in the Prospectus or Information Brochure of CLAT UG 2021 exam as set by the Consortium of National Law Universities consisting of the representative universities One is required to study according to the given Syllabus. 

    • English Language

    In this section, you will be provided passages of about 450 words each. These passages will be derived from contemporary or historically significant fiction and non-fiction writing, and would be of a standard that a 12th standard student may be able to read in about 5-7 minutes.

    Each passage will be followed by a series of questions that will require you to demonstrate your comprehension and language skills, including your abilities to:

    • Read and comprehend the main point discussed in the passage, as well as any arguments and viewpoints discussed or set out in the passage;
    • Draw inferences and conclusions based on the passage;
    • Summarise the passage;
    • Compare and contrast the different arguments or viewpoints set out in the passage; and
    • Understand the meaning of various words and phrases used in the passage.
    • Current Affairs Including General Knowledge

    In this section, you will be provided passages of up to 450 words each. The passages will be derived from news, journalistic sources and other non-fiction writing. The questions may include an examination of legal information or knowledge discussed in or related to the passage, but would not require any additional knowledge of the law beyond the passage.

    Each passage will be followed by a series of questions that will require you to demonstrate your awareness of various aspects of current affairs and general knowledge, including:

    • Contemporary events of significance from India and the world;
    • Arts and culture;
    • International affairs; and
    • Historical events of continuing significance.
    • Legal Reasoning

    In this section, you will be expected to read passages of around 450 words each. The passages may relate to fact situations or scenarios involving legal matters, public policy questions or moral philosophical enquiries. You will not require any prior knowledge of law. You will benefit from a general awareness of contemporary legal and moral issues to better apply general principles or propositions to the given fact scenarios.

    Each passage would be followed by a series of questions thatwill require you to:

    • Identify and infer the rules and principles set out in the passage;
    • Apply such rules and principles to various fact situations; and
    • Understand how changes to the rules or principles may alter their application to various fact situations.
    • Logical Reasoning

    The Logical Reasoning section will include a series of short passages of about 300 words each. Each passage will be followed by one or more questions that will require you to:

    • Recognize an argument, its premises and conclusions;
    • Read and identify the arguments set out in the passage;
    • Critically analyse patterns of reasoning, and assess how conclusions may depend on particular premises or evidence;
    • Infer what follows from the passage and apply these inferences to new situations;
    • Draw relationships and analogies, identify contradictions and equivalence, and assess the effectiveness of arguments.
    • Quantitative Techniques

    The Quantitative Techniques section will include short sets of facts or propositions, graphs, or other textual, pictorial or diagrammatic representations of numerical information, followed by a series of questions. You will be required to derive information from such passages, graphs, or other representations, and apply mathematical operations on such information.

    The questions will require you to:

    • Derive, infer, and manipulate numerical information set out in such passages, graphs, or other representations; and
    • Apply various 10th standard mathematical operations on such information, including from areas such as ratios and proportions, basic algebra, mensuration and statistical estimation.

    Sample Paper Link: View/Download


    The Subjects included for CLAT UG 2021 Exam are:

    • English Language
    • Current Affairs, including General Knowledge
    • Legal Reasoning
    • Logical Reasoning
    • Quantitative Techniques

    Syllabus Link: View/Download

    CLAT UG 2021 Admit Card

    Admit Card Download Start Date 14/07/2021

    Admit Card Download Url

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    CLAT UG 2021 Exam Day Instructions

    Online Dates

    • 23/07/2021

    Examination Day Instructions

    Before entering the Exam Centre

    • Try to reach the exam centre one hour prior to the time advised in the admit card. 
    • Before leaving for the site, please have a hearty breakfast or light lunch depending on the session. Drink plenty of fluids; as in summers dehydration can set in affecting your performance in the exam.
    • Have a cookie or a chocolate just before entering the centre; this prevents hypoglycaemia and thus helps you stay alert longer improving your results.
    • If it is a busy centre, then don’t wait till last for the entry and security check.
    • Centre will not allow you to enter after the stipulated time of closing the doors.
    • Admission to the Exam Centre is with the Admit Card; no candidates shall be admitted to the test without the production of the Admit Card at the Test Centre.
    • Usually no bags are allowed.
    • No eatables are allowed.
    • No communication equipment such as mobile phones / pager / wireless set / scanner / camera or any such electronic / digital gadget etc are allowed in the exam centre; carrying one will lead to disqualification.
    • Calculators are not allowed in the exam.

    After entering the centre 

    • Once candidates enter the centre, they should locate their designated hall and seat. 
    • If mentioned, candidates will be hand frisked as well as photographed or video graphed before entering the centre
    • After all the formalities, candidates should enter the allotted hall and take the designated seat.
    • No candidate shall be allowed to leave the examination hall / room before the expiry of half of the time allotted for the respective paper.
    • For Objective Type question papers, rough work is to be done in the space provided for this purpose. No rough work is allowed on the OMR Answer Sheet under any situation.
    • Questions have to be answered on the answer sheet only.
    • Copying, use of unfair means of any kind, talking, asking questions from other candidates or borrowing of material inside the Test Centre is strictly prohibited.
    • The candidates are to return their OMR answer-sheets and the question paper in full to the Centre Superintendent. Tearing or taking away of the question paper is not allowed failing which the candidates shall be disqualified from the entire Entrance Test.
    • Smoking is not allowed.
    • Misbehaviour of any kind can lead to expulsion of the candidate.
    • Caught copying helping in copying will mean cancellation of the answer sheet / cancellation of the candidature.
    • Marking the answer sheet or question paper in any way will also lead to cancellation of the exam for that candidate.

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    Admit Card

    • The mode of availability of the admit card is online.
    • Admit Card can be downloaded from the official site.

    The admit card of CLAT UG 2021 contains lot of information including

    • Name 
    • Roll Number 
    • Test Centre 
    • Date and time of the Exam 
    To get all details about CLAT UG 2021 Download Brochure

    CLAT UG 2021 Results

    Result Declaration28/07/2021

    More Information

    Release of the final Answer Key27.07.2021

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