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CLAT- 2021 Exam Date, Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus & Paper Pattern

CLAT- 2021 Exam. Date, Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus & Sample Question Papers

What is CLAT ?

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level entrance exam for admissions to undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law programmes offered by 22 National Law Universities around the country.

CLAT is organized by the Consortium of National Law Universities consisting of the representative universities.

CLAT 2021 Tentative Schedule-

Issue of notification- Last week of December 2020
Release of CLAT application form- First week of January 2021
Fee payment- First week of January 2021
Last date to apply for CLAT 2021- Last week of March 2021
Release of CLAT admit card- Third week of April 2021
CLAT 2021 exam date- Second week of May 2021
Release of provisional answer key- Second week of May 2021
Objection window- Second week of May 2021
Release of final answer key- Third week of May 2021
Declaration of CLAT 2021 result- Fourth week of May 2021
CLAT 2021 counselling- To be notified

CLAT UG Eligibility

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

2. As regards minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2 or an equivalent examination), the candidates must have secured:
(i) Forty five percent (45%) marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI categories
(ii) Forty Percent (40%) marks or equivalent in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
3. 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.
4. The result of the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2) shall be submitted by the candidate at the time of admission failing which the candidate shall be ineligible for admission to the Course.
5. In case of equal marks, the break of tie shall be by the following procedure and order as under:
i. Higher marks in the component / section on legal aptitude in the CLAT 2020 exam;
ii. Higher age;
iii. Computerised draw of lots.

CLAT PG Eligibility

1. An LL.B Degree or an equivalent examination with a minimum of Fifty percent (50%) of marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories and Forty-Five percent (45%) of marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
2. Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in April/May 2020 are also eligible to apply.
3. No upper age limit is prescribed for appearing in CLAT 2020.
4. Tie Breaker Rule : In case of equal marks, the break of tie shall be by the following procedure and order as under:
i. Higher age;
ii. Computerised draw of lots.

Documents to be uploaded with CLAT Online Application.

1. Front facing passport size recent photograph with plain background
2. Signature of the candidate
3. Category certificate if you are applying under SC/ST/OBC
4. Relevant certificate issued by competent authority if you are applying if candidate is P.W.D
5. Relevant certificate issued by competent authority if you are coming under BPL category
NOTE:
The original certificates/documents issued by the competent authority as specified in the brochure are to be submitted to the allotted University in the form and manner as specified by the respective universities at the time of admission.
The photograph and signature of the candidate need not be attested while submitting the Online Application Form.
All documents/certificates should be uploaded in pdf format only.

CLAT UG Syllabus

Introduction and Overview

The UG-CLAT 2021 would focus on evaluating the comprehension and reasoning skills and abilities of candidates. Overall, it is designed to be a test of aptitude and skills that are necessary for a legal education rather than prior knowledge, though prior knowledge occasionally may be useful to respond to questions in the Current Affairs section.

The UG-CLAT 2021 shall be a 2-hour test, with 150 multiple-choice questions carrying 1 mark each. There shall be negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. These questions would be divided across the following 5 subjects:
English Language
Current Affairs, including General Knowledge
Legal Reasoning
Logical Reasoning
Quantitative Techniques
For more detail visit the CLAT website Click here 

CLAT UG Question Paper Pattern/ Sample Paper-

To download sample paper- Click here

UG Question Paper Format

Maximum Marks- 150
Duration of CLAT 2021 Exam- 02:00 Hours
Multiple-Choice Questions- 150 questions of one mark each
Negative Marking- 0.25 Mark for each wrong answer

Subject Areas with weightage: (approximate number of questions)

English Language-  28-32 questions, or roughly 20% of the paper
Current Affairs, including General Knowledge- 35-39 questions, or roughly 25% of the paper
Legal Reasoning-  35-39 questions, or roughly 25% of the paper
Logical Reasoning-  28-32 questions, or roughly 20% of the paper
Quantitative Techniques-  13-17 questions, or roughly 10% of the paper

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