The Consortium of NLUs will end online registration for Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) today. In a few more hours the registration for this national-level law entrance exam will close. Candidates who have not applied yet can do so from the official website, consortiumofnlus.ac.in.
The application process has been already extended twice, from March 31 to April 30 and then again to May 15, 2021. The process of submitting application form comprises of registration, filling of details, uploading documents, and fee payment. Application fee for General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI category is Rs. 4000, and it is Rs. 3500 for SC / ST /BPL category candidates.
To apply for CLAT UG, candidates must be passed / appearing in 10+2 with 45% marks. However, if a candidate belongs to SC / ST category then the minimum marks requirement is 40%.
Those who are appearing in the class 12th exam in 2021 are also eligible to apply for CLAT 2021 UG but such candidates have to produce proof of passing the exam at the time of UG admission.
For CLAT PG, those candidates are eligible who have passed / appearing in LLB course. The candidates must have passed with a minimum of 50% marks for General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI or 45% marks for SC/ST.
Consortium of NLUs has confirmed that as of now the exam date is June 13, 2021. They are monitoring the situation. Decision on exam postponement of the exam was to be taken in first week of May, however, no notification has been released yet.
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is the national level law entrance exam for admission to 22 National Law Universities (NLUs). Admission is offered to their UG BA LLB, BBA LLB), and PG (LLM) programs. CLAT score is not used by NLU Delhi for admission. Instead, NLU Delhi conducts the All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) for admission. The last date to apply for AILET is May 20, 2021.
CLAT 2021 UG Syllabus is based on five main subjects. English Language, Current Affairs including General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Techniques. The CLAT 2021 PG Syllabus is also based on Comprehension based questions and two descriptive questions.
CLAT 2021 will be held for 150 marks in all and there will be a total of 150 questions in the exam. The marking scheme is that each question carries 01 marks. There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. For CLAT 2021, candidates will get a full 2 hours to complete the exam. As of now as per the official notice, CLAT 2021 is scheduled t be held as an offline exam.
Candidates willing to get previous year papers of CLAT have to pay an extra amount of Rs 500 only while applying for the exam.
Approximately 2000 plus seats are filled up across the country through CLAT score. Reportedly, around 50000 candidates apply for CLAT every year.