The consortium of NLUs has postponed CLAT 2021 till further notice. The exam was earlier scheduled to be persisted June 13. Update: UPES LL.B. (5 Years integrated programme) Applications Open. Apply Here
The duration of the CLAT 2021 exam are going to be 2 hours and include 150 objective type questions (in case of CLAT UG), and 120 objective and a couple of essay type questions for (CLAT PG). many CLAT 2021 are going to be used for admission to 5-year LLB and one-year LLM programmes offered by the 22 participating NLUs.
CLAT 2021 form has been extended till June 15. the web form could also be filled by candidates who meet the prescribed eligibility criteria. The registration fee for the exam is Rs 4,000 (Rs 3,500 within the case of SC and ST candidates).
Successfully registered candidates are going to be issued CLAT 2021 admit card round the first week of June. The admit card are going to be a compulsory document for appearing within the national-level law entrance test. it’ll contain details like roll number, date and time of exam, and allotted CLAT 2021 exam centre.
After the conduct of CLAT 2021, the exam authorities will release the provisional CLAT answer key which will carry the official answers to all the questions asked in the entrance exam. The CLAT result is expected to be declared a week after the exam. Along with the result, the authorities will also release an invite list containing the details of candidates shortlisted for the counselling process.
The CLAT counselling is the last stage of the admission process. The counselling is mainly conducted for verification of the information and documents submitted by the candidates and to ascertain the shortlisted candidates’ eligibility for admission to the law course. At the end of the counselling, candidates will be allotted seats in the national law universities depending upon their rank in the merit list and preference given at the time of registration.
In addition to national law universities, CLAT scores are also accepted by several other colleges. These colleges have signed MoU with the consortium for using CLAT 2021 scores for admission to the law programmes. Here is the list of CLAT affiliated law colleges.
Mode of Application : Online
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The Consortium of NLUs has released the application form of CLAT on January 1, 2021. The application form of CLAT is available in online mode at consortiumofnlus.ac.in. Candidates who want to appear in the CLAT UG/PG exam will be required to fill and submit the application form before the end of the last date. In order to fill the application form, the candidates will have to register at the CLAT login portal. The detailed CLAT 2021 application process is explained below.
How to fill CLAT application form 2021
CLAT application form 2021 – Points to remember
Know how to fill CLAT application form
The Consortium of NLUs has prescribed the eligibility criteria for both CLAT UG and CLAT PG. The eligibility criteria of CLAT 2021 includes educational qualification and age limit and is explained below. Before filling the CLAT application form 2021, candidates should check the CLAT eligibility criteria 2021.
CLAT UG Eligibility criteria 2021
CLAT PG Eligibility criteria 2021
CLAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria – Salient features
The candidate needs to meet the CLAT eligibility criteria for admission to either the 5-year LLB or one-year LLM programme.
The Consortium of National Law Universities (CNLU) has released the CLAT syllabus for both UG and PG on its official website. Candidates who want to appear in CLAT 2021 will need to refer to its syllabus for their preparation.
The UG-CLAT syllabus 2021 will consist of five sections as given below.
It will be a comprehension based test in which 150 multiple choice questions will be asked. Candidates may check the subject wise marks distribution in CLAT 2021.
The CLAT LLM will be based on the common legal subjects of the LLB course. Similar to UG-CLAT, it will also be a comprehension based question. The CLAT LLM syllabus is comprised of the following topics.
In addition to a multiple-choice question-based paper, CLAT LLM will also have an essay section which will be conducted after the test. In the essay section, candidates will be given 4-5 topics and they will have to write two essays of not more than 800 words.
With the help of CLAT preparation tips 2021, candidates will get a fair idea of how to prepare for the Common Law Admission Test. Candidates can check here the important points of CLAT 2021 Preparation Tips –
CLAT 2021 last week (s) preparation and exam-day tips
CLAT 2021 best books for exam preparation
When preparing for CLAT 2021, it is important to have a dependable and high-quality study material. The CLAT best books 2021 will are those that are easy to understand, contain few to no errors, including problem sets and instructions.
Best books for CLAT 2021 for English
CLAT 2021 Best Books for General Knowledge
Best books for CLAT 2021 for Legal Aptitude
CLAT 2021 Best books for Logical Reasoning
Last year, the Consortium of National Law Universities had changed the exam pattern of CLAT for both UG and PG tests. CLAT as per the updated pattern is a comprehensive based test. The paper will be consist of some comprehension passages and each passage will be followed by 4-5 multiple choice type questions. The other important changes to the CLAT UG exam pattern, include reducing the number of objective questions to 150 from 200 in CLAT UG and 120 from 15o in CLAT LLM.
The question paper for the undergraduate program will have five sections: Quantitative Techniques, English, Current Affairs, Legal Reasoning, and Logical Reasoning. The updated CLAT exam pattern is provided below.
Candidates appearing in the national-level exam could access the CLAT mock test 2021 online. There are multiple benefits of taking CLAT mock test 2021, some of which are enumerated below:
CLAT mock test 2021 – Additional mock test for online exam
In view of the COVID-19 situation in the country, the exam moved to the online mode from the pen-and-paper mode. Now to help candidates with the transition, the exam conducting body conducted a series of mock tests both for the undergraduate and the postgraduate programs. For CLAT UG 2021, a total of five mock tests were conducted, with the first mock test held on July 17. In case of CLAT PG 2021, three mock tests were scheduled, with the first held on July 24.
How to take CLAT 2021 mock tests
The Consortium of NLUs will release the CLAT admit card 2021 to all successfully registered candidates natively in the third week of May. To download the CLAT admit card, the candidate needs to log-in by entering one’s mobile number and password. On exam day, the applicant needs to carry with them the admit card of CLAT 2021 without fail, along with a valid photo ID proof.
The CLAT admit card would carry such details like the name and address of the exam venue, date and time of the CLAT 2021 entrance exam, and roll number of the candidate. Candidates are also advised to carefully go through all the exam day guidelines mentioned on the CLAT 2021 admit card to stay out of trouble. Keep the CLAT admit card safe until the admission process is over.
Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the country, the NLU consortium has released a slew of medical and safety guidelines.
Medical and other safety guidelines in view of COVID-19
he provisional answer key of CLAT 2021 will be released in online mode only. By consulting keys given in the provisional CLAT answer key, the candidate will be able to calculate the number of questions they managed to respond to correctly. Using the CLAT official marking scheme, the candidate will be able to calculate the probable score, and in turn their chances of admission (use previous years’ cutoff data for the purpose).
Any candidate who has any objections regarding any of the key (s) will be allowed to filed objections. Authorities, after considering all complaints will release the final answer key of CLAT 2021. The keys given in the final CLAT answer key will be considered to be the final authority or correct answers to questions asked in the exam.
CLAT Question Paper & Answer Key – Previous Year’s
What is the procedure to calculate probable score using CLAT Answer Key
As per the official marking scheme of CLAT 2021, every correct answer will fetch 1 mark, while for and an incorrect answer 0.25 marks will be deducted. Use the following formula to calculate probable scores.
CLAT Scores = Total numbers of Correct options*1 – Total number of incorrect responses*0.25
If the number of correct answers is 100 and incorrect answers is 40 then the total marks will be calculated as-
Total CLAT Marks = (100*1) – (40*0.25)
Therefore; Total marks = 100 – 10 = 90
The Consortium will announce the result of CLAT 2021 in online mode only. Candidates can access the CLAT result 2021 in online mode by logging in using their registration/application number and date of birth. The CLAT result will contain all the important details related to the candidate’s performance in the exam.
The information on CLAT 2021 result includes the qualifying status of the candidate, section-wise and overall marks along with the personal information. After the declaration of the result, candidates will have to appear in the counselling and seat allotment process of participating NLUs. The admissions will be offered on the basis of merit and maximum intake of the universities.
How to download CLAT result 2021
Details mentioned on the CLAT 202 result
CLAT 2021 Merit List
The exam officials will prepare the merit list of CLAT 2021 based on marks obtained by candidates in the entrance exam. Those with higher scores will be ranked higher in the CLAT merit list 2021. However, if two or more candidates score the same marks, the tie-breaker will be used to decide the merit rank.
CLAT Merit List 2021 – Tie-breaking procedure
he CLAT 2021 cut off will be released by all participating NLUs separately. The Cutoff of CLAT 2021 will be the minimum marks (or lowest rank) for which admissions into an NLU is offered. The various parameters on which CLAT cutoff 2021 would depend include – number of applications received for admission, sanctioned seat intake, the performance of applicants in the entrance exam, etc. Below are the details of the previous year’s cut-off of CLAT exam with the details like opening rank and closing rank.
CLAT 2019 Cutoff
Mode of Counselling: Online
Candidates who qualify in the computer-based, online, centre based exam will be called for attending the CLAT counselling which will be conducted in ONLINE mode. For appearing in the CLAT 2021 counselling, all eligible candidates will be issued CLAT 2021 counselling call letters in online mode.
The consortium invites candidates equivalent to FIVE times the seat intake in each category for the counselling process. Eligible candidates need to register for counselling, wherein they have to select/edit NLU preferences and pay the counselling fee of Rs. 50,000.
The allotment of CLAT seats will be made basis the merit rank of the candidate and NLU preference selected. The Consortium will release the seat allotment in three rounds. Note that Upgrade option will be available for only Round I and II.
Post Round III seat allotment, the candidate has TWO options before him:
The full form of CLAT is Common Law Admission Test. CLAT is conducted for admission to national law universities of India.
As per the eligibility criteria of CLAT, the candidate should have completed the Class 12 from a recognized board with a minimum 45 per cent marks (40 per cent for SC/ST category candidates). There is no age limit for appearing in the CLAT examination.
The CLAT 2021 exam has been postponed in view of the rising COVID-19 cases across the country. The consortium will announce a new date soon.
The new CLAT exam pattern has been released. the changes include reducing the number of questions from 200 to 150. Now, the questions asked in the exam will be a comprehension type. At postgraduate level, the number of questions have been reduced from 150 to 120.
There are various UG and PG courses that are offered through CLAT, these include, BA LLB, BBA LLB, BCom LLB, BSc LLB, LLM specialisation etc.
There are 22 national law universities that are participating institutes of CLAT. All the 22 NLUs offer 5-year LLB coures, whereas 19 of them offer one-year LLM programme.
Note that in addition to the NLUs, there are many other CLAT affiliated institutes and other colleges that offer admissions on the basis of CLAT scores. The difference between then the NLUs is that they may also use other exam scores like AILET. Further, they don’t take part in CLAT counselling process conducted the the consortium of NLUs.
The CLAT 2021 admit card will be released a few weeks before the conduct of the exam. Candidates will be able to download the admit card after logging into the CLAT admission portal.
CLAT 2021 application form was released on January 1 at consortiumofnlus.ac.in.
Yes, if you are appearing in the Class 12th exam 2021, you are eligible to appear in the CLAT UG examination 2021.
At the UG level, the exam authorities will offer around 2622 seats. For LLM courses, the colleges/universities have a combined intake of 808 seats.
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