CLAT 2020 has recently concluded and has geared up the next batch to start preparing for the upcoming battle. The aspirants are gearing up for the upcoming CLAT examination and want to stay au-fait with all the news, trends, and happenings of the upcoming CLAT 2021. 

This blog post will provide you with complete information regarding the CLAT 2021

Tentative Schedule of CLAT 2021

It is imperative that the candidates get to know about the tentative schedule of the CLAT 2021 so that they can devise their strategy accordingly. Having knowledge of the schedule helps the candidates in keeping their best foot forward and being prepared for the exam well in advance.

Application Form Available from1st Week of January 2021
Last Date to Apply for the Exam4th Week of March 2021
Last Date to Pay the Fee in Online Mode4th Week of March 2021
Admit Card Available From3rd Week of April 2021
CLAT 2021 2nd Week of May 2021
Publication of Answer Key3rd Week of May 2021
Declaration of Result4th Week of May 2021
Counselling Begins From1st Week of June 2021

How to apply for CLAT 2021?

Although, there has been no official guidelines regarding the release of CLAT Application Form 2021 yet, the candidates can get an approximate idea about the general application process of the exam. The candidates who are looking forward to sit in the upcoming CLAT examination can follow the below-given steps to apply for the examination.

Step 1: Visit the official website of the Consortium of NLUs, i.e.,  Please note that the candidates can only apply for the exam in the online mode.

Step 2: Register yourself on the website using your active email address and phone number. You will receive an OTP for validating the contact information.

Step 3: Once you have completed the registration process, log into the website using your credentials.

Step 4: A form will appear; enter correct information in the form and check it thoroughly before pressing the “Submit” button.

Step 5:  Select your preference for the National Law University. Please note that the entered details cannot be changed post submission.

Step 6: Pay the application fee for the CLAT 2021 using your preferred mode of payment. 

Step 7: Upload scanned copies of all the required documents. 

Step 8: Download the payment receipt for future references.

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Application Fee for CLAT 2021

As per previous trends, the tentative application fee for CLAT 2021 is given below:

CLAT Previous Years Question PapersINR 500

NOTE: The candidates must note that the CLAT fee payment can only be made online. The cost of the previous year question papers is not included in the application fee and will be charged additionally to the candidates. Also, the payment once made in non-refundable.

Documents Require to Apply for CLAT 2021

The candidates must keep the following documents handy while applying for the CLAT 2021 Exam. These documents will be required in the soft-copy (scanned copies) format.

  1. Recent Passport size photo 
  2. Signature of Aspirant
  3. Educational Documents
  4. BPL Certificate (If Applicable)
  5. PWD Certificate (If Applicable)
  6. SC/ST/OBC Category Certificate (If Applicable)

NOTE: The candidates will have to submit the original documents at the time of counselling/ admission. 

Eligibility Criteria 

The candidates must fulfil the below-given eligibility criteria to appear for the CLAT exam. 

ExamAge LimitEducational QualificationMinimum Marks
CLAT UGNo Upper Age Limit ApplicableMust have cleared Class XII or EquivalentGen/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI – 45% SC/ST – 40%
CLAT PGNo Upper Age Limit ApplicableMust have cleared LLB or EquivalentGen/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI – 50% SC/ST – 45%

CLAT 2021 Syllabus

The complete syllabus (tentative) as per previous year trends is given bellow:

SubjectPassage Word CountTopics Covered
English450 Passages, Reading, Comprehension, Inference and Conclusion, Summary, Vocabulary etc. 
Current Affairs 450 Contemporary Events of National and International Significance, Art and Culture, International Affairs, Historical Events of significance
Legal Reasoning450 Rules and Passages of Law, Application of the rules and passages, etc. 
Logical Reasoning 300 Argument – Premise and Conclusion, Inference, Relationships and Analogies, Contradictions and Equivalence, etc. 
Quantitative TechniquesBasic Algebra, Mensuration, Statistical Estimation, Graphs, Numerical Information, Ratio and Proportion etc.