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CLAT 2021: Registration, Exam Date, Eligibility

CLAT 2021 stands for Common Law Admission Test conducted by the National Law school/ Universities for the admission in Under-graduate and Post Graduate Program in the courses like LL.B & LL.M. CLAT 2021 is a National Level Entrance Test. There are a total of 22 National Law Universities (NLUs) that organizes the test every year according to their seniority in the establishment and every year rotation is done for NLUs to conduct the exam.

Previously NLU has scheduled the exam for June 13, 2021, but due to the date clashing with the 12th boards and the ongoing pandemic crisis, the date has been postponed until further updates are made. Moreover, the registration for CLAT 2021 has been extended till 15th June 2021.


CLAT 2021: Important Date

Specification 2021 Date
CLAT 2021 Registration starts January 1, 2021
CLAT 2021 Registration Closes June 15, 2021
CLAT 2021 Admit Card Release Date  Yet to announce
CLAT 2021 Exam date Yet to announce
CLAT 2021 Answer Key Release Yet to announce
CLAT 2021 Result Yet to announce
CLAT counseling Yet to announce


Eligibility criteria for CLAT 2021



Age limit: No upper age limit

Educational Qualification: 10+2 or Equivalent

Minimum Marks: 45% for GN/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI

40% for ST/SC



Age limit: No upper Age limit

Educational Qualification: LLB or equivalent

Minimum Marks: 45% for GN/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI

40% for ST/SC

Steps to apply for CLAT 2021

  • To get register for Clat 2021 Candidates need to visit the official website of the Consortium of NLU.
  • The registration can be done only in online mode.
  • Registration should be done with a properly working email address and phone no. as the OTP will be required for validation.
  • Fill in the details according to your documents.
  • Select the university among the 22 national Law Universities according to your preference.
  • Pay the application fee via Net banking/ Credit Card/ Debit Card/ UPI.
  • Download the confirmation page for future reference.


Application FEE for CLAT 2021

Category                                                    FEE


ST/SC/BPL                                         INR3,500


Syllabus for UG CLAT 2021

The overall Syllabus for Clat 2021 subjectwise is given below

Subject: English

Passage Word Count: 450 words each

Topics Covered: Passage, Reading, Comprehension, Inference and Conclusion, Summary, Vocabulary, etc.


Subject: Current Affairs

Passage Word Count: 450 each

Topics Covered: Contemporary Events of national and International Significance, Art and Culture, International Affairs, Historical Events of Significance.


Subject: Legal Reasoning

Passage Word Count: 450 words each

Topics Covered: Rules and Passage of Law, Application of the rules and Passages, etc.


Subject: Logical Reasoning

Passage Word Count: 300 words each

Topics Covered: Argument- Premise and conclusion, Inference, Relationship and Analogies, Contradictions and Equivalent, etc.


Subject: Quantitative Techniques

Passage Word Count: nil

Topics Covered: Basic algebra, Mensuration, Statistical Estimation, Graphs, Numerical Information, Ratio, and proportion, etc.


CLAT 2021 Preparation 2021

Logical Reasoning:

  • The candidate needs to identify the premises and conclusions, and further use them to identify the theme of the passage.
  • Candidates need to enhance their logical reasoning power so that they can identify the sets of arguments that support each other and contradict each other.
  • Candidates should develop a habit of reading the question carefully as sometimes questions might be intentionally misleading.
  • Practice is key to success, hence practice previous year papers.


Quantitative Techniques:

  • Your quantitative techniques will get better only if you have practiced the basics properly from 10th & 12th
  • Practice the questions with graphs and pictorial representations of data, tables, etc.
  • Make a separate sheet for formulas. It will be handy for the time of quick revision.



  • Always have some basic legal awareness that might help you to solve the questions quickly.
  • Students should break down the principle into simpler and smaller parts, keeping the difference between words like “AND” or “OR”.
  • Always try to write the answer based on the actual demand of the question, your previous or biased knowledge shouldn`t come in between.
  • Candidates should religiously read the columns, essays by prominent judges, lawyers, law experts.
  • Candidates should practice legal reasoning at least for 1 hour daily.


English Language:


  • The questions in the CLAT 2021 exam are asked from the 12th standard level.
  • The topic of the passage can be technical, scientific topics, historical events, current issues, etc. with all the information provided in the passage itself.
  • Students should try to derive the main focus of the passage and then the 5W`s- Who, What, Why, When, and Where.
  • Vocabulary questions consist of two variations that are General meaning of a word or phrase and the Meaning of a word or phrase in the context of a passage.
  • Students are advised to read the newspaper editorial on issues pertaining to law.


Current Affairs & General Knowledge:

  • This section does not have any limited kind of syllabus hence always keep a tab on current affairs.
  • Read news from reliable and reputed sources only.
  • Fix at least a time duration of 30mins to practice Current affairs passage daily.


Exam Pattern of CLAT 2021

Subject Marks weightage
English(with Comprehension) 40
Current Affairs 50
Legal Reasoning 50
Logical Reasoning 40
Quantitative Techniques 20


Pattern Description:

  • Each correct answer will award a +1 mark whereas there will be a deduction of 0.25 for every wrong answer.
  • The Exam duration of CLAT 2021 will be of 2 hours.


Predicted cut off for CLAT 2021 

College Cut off of the year 2020
NLSIU, Bengaluru 119.5-120.5
NALSAR. Hyderabad 114-115
NLIU, Bhopal 107-108
NUJS, Kolkata 112-113
NLU, Jodhpur 109-111
HNLU, Raipur 103-104
GNLU, Gandhinagar 106-107
RAMNLU, Lucknow 100-102
RGNUL, Patiala 99-100
CNLU, Patna 95-96
NUALS, Kochi 99-100
NLUO, Cuttack 97-98
NUSRL, Ranchi 94-95
NLUJA, Guwahati 93-94
DSNLU, Vizag 92-93
TNNLS, Tiruchirapalli 92-93
MNLU, Mumbai 105-106
MNLU, Nagpur 91-92
MNLU, Aurangabad 91-92
MPDNLU, Jabalpur 90-91
HPNLU, Shimla 89-90
DBRANLU, Haryana 87-88


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Question: What will be the tiebreaker in CLAT 2021

Answer: 1. Marks obtained in legal aptitude

  1. Age
  2. Computerized draw of lots.

Question: Documents required during registration?


  • Recent passport size photo
  • Educational Documents
  • Caste Certificate
  • Scanned Signature
  • PwD and BPL certificate (If Applicable)

Question: Will CLAT 2021 be held online or in pen-paper mode?

Answer: Pen- paper.

Question: Is CLAT 2021 is postponed?

Answer: yes for now

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What will be the tie breaker in CLAT 2021

1. Marks obtained in legal aptitude
2. Age
3. Computerized draw of lots.

Documents required during registration?

• Recent passport size photo
• Educational Documents
• Caste Certificate
• Scanned Signature
• PwD and BPL certificate (If Applicable)

Will CLAT 2021 be held online or pen-paper mode?

Pen- paper

Is CLAT 2021 is postponed?

Yes For Now

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