CLAT 2021 Exam Date & Notification Out; Fill Registration Form on Jan 1st

CLAT 2021 exam notification has been released at by the Consortium of National Law Universities (Consortium of NLUs). The CLAT Consortium has notified the application form and exam date along with other important details for the law school entrance exam. This notification was published on December 26, 2020. CLAT 2021 is tentatively scheduled to be held on May 9, 2021. The online application process for the next edition of CLAT is all set to commence from January 1, 2021. While the last date to apply will be March 31.

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level entrance exam conducted annually for admissions into 22 National Law University (NLUs). Apart from this, more 77 private and self-financed law schools in India accept CLAT scores for admission. In addition to this, several PSUs use CLAT-PG scores for legal recruitments.

Important Dates

Issue of NotificationDecember 26, 2020
Release of CLAT Application formJanuary 1, 2021
Last date to apply for CLATMarch 31, 2021
Release of CLAT Admit CardTo be announced
CLAT 2021 Exam DateMay 9, 2021
  • The consortium released the CLAT notification on December 26, 2020.
  • The online registration process will begin with the release CLAT Application Form 2021 on January 1, 2021.
  • The last date to fill CLAT Application Form 2021is March 31, 2021.
  • CLAT Admit Card 2021 will likely be released in the third week of April, considering previous years.
  • CLAT will be conducted on May 9, 2021. However, this date may be changed in future considering the pandemic situation caused by COVID-19.
CLAT 2021 exam notification
A snap of the CLAT 2021 notification

CLAT 2021 Form

The CLAT form will be released online by the consortium on January 1, 2021. Interested and eligible candidates will be able to fill the application forms online at the official website from the starting of next month.

Eligibility Criteria

There are a few conditions, as set by the consortium, every candidate will have to meet in order to be eligible to appear in the law school entrance exam. It must be noted that there is no age limit for CLAT UG or PG. However, the candidates will have to secure a minium number of marks in the respective qualifying exam in order to be eligible. This is mentioned below.

  • CLAT-UG: A minimum of 45% marks in 10+2 or equivalent.
  • CLAT-PG: A minimum of 50% marks in LLB.

It must be noted that candidates belonging to reserved categories will receive a relaxation of 5% in the minimum marks criterion.

How to apply online

  • Visit the official website at
  • Register using a working email address and phone number, as the OTP for validation will be sent here.
  • Fill all the details carefully and cross check once before pressing on submit.
  • Select your preferences among the 22 national law universities.
  • Pay the requisite application fees through online modes.
  • Upload all the necessary documents and click on submit.
  • Save and take print out of the application form for future use.

Application Fees

Applicants will have to pay an application fee of Rs 4,000/- at the time of online registration. However, candidates belonging to the reserved categories such as SC and ST among others will have to pay only Rs 3,500/- as application fees.

There is no indication yet if the exam pattern and syllabus will be changed and might remain the same as last year.

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