The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2021 is all set to be conducted tomorrow, on July 23, 2021, from 2 pm to 4 pm. Law aspirants from across the country will be taking the national level law entrance exam to compete for seats in NLUs.
In the last one week, the organizing body of CLAT i.e. Consortium of NLUs, has released a number of notifications. Almost all the notifications are important from the point of view of instructions and guidelines for the exam. Thus, students are strongly advised to go to consortiumofnlus.ac.in and go through all the exam day related notices under ‘notifications’ section of the website.
What to take to the exam center?
Candidates who will be appearing for CLAT 2021 tomorrow must note that they will be allowed entry only after producing their admit cards.
In addition to the admit card, the candidate must also carry a blue or black ball pen, a govt approved ID proof (do not take school id card), transparent water bottle, self-health declaration, gloves, hand sanitizer, face mask and the disability certificate (for the PWD students).
Students are also allowed to wear analog watch. However digital watches et all are not allowed.
All types of electronic and communication devices like phones, calculators, head phones, etc. are prohibited inside the examination hall.
Bell timings in the exam
A series of long and short bells will be rung at different intervals starting from 1:30 PM. Three long bells will be rung at 1:30 PM, 2 PM and 4 PM. The first bell will mark the entry of the candidate inside the examination hall while at the second bell, the candidates can open the sealed envelopes, thereby marking the commencement of the test. Lastly, at the third and final bell, the candidates will have to complete the test.
Similarly, four short bells will be rung at 1:50 PM, 2:15 PM, 3 PM and 3:50 PM respectively. The first short bell will commence the distribution of the sealed envelopes. After the second short bell, no candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall. The third short bell will mark the one-hour bell while the fourth one will be a warning bell for the students to complete the test by the next 10 minutes.
What will happen to students with high temperature?
Any candidate who has recently tested Covid-19 positive and is still under medical supervision is not permitted to sit for the examination. Moreover, candidates having a temperature of more than 99.14℉ will have to sit in a different room to write their exam.
Important instructions for the exam
Before beginning with the test, the candidates must check whether the pages of the booklets in the sealed envelope are in proper order or not. In case of discrepancy, the candidate must return the same to the invigilator and get a new envelope. They must ensure that the OMR sheet is not soiled or mutilated in any way.
The CLAT UG question paper will carry 150 questions while the PG question paper will carry 120 questions. For every wrong answer, there will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks. Regarding the last minute revision tips, candidates are firstly advised to give more than one revision, starting from the easiest topics. Importantly, they must revise the passages and grammar under the English section at least once. Above all, a candidate should not devote too much time on a question that they are not confident about.