CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2021: Age Limit, Qualification, Nationality & More!

CLAT UG 2019

Applicants who need to appear in CLAT 2021 must satisfy these criteria to be considered for admission. CLAT eligibility criteria for UG are different from that of CLAT LLM. For admission in its 17, National Law Colleges spread all across the country (CLAT Colleges in India). CLAT is a Common Law Admission Test applicable for a candidate who wants to take admission in Law Admission by fulfilling the CLAT UG & PG 2021 Eligibility Criteria. T

Aspirants are advised to read the full article carefully to get every bit of information related to the very prestigious examination. One needs to read the eligibility criteria for the Common Law Admission Test 2021 to get details about the selection procedure.

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Latest Updates: Registrations for the examination closed on 15th June 2021.

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[Page Index]
1. CLAT UG 2021 Useful Resources
2. About CLAT 2021 Exam
3. Important Dates
4. CLAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria
5. Other Exams
6. Contact Details
7. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

CLAT 2021 Useful Resources

Aspirants May Also Check the CLAT 2021 Useful Resources to the CLAT UG & PG Examination.

CLAT 2021 NotificationClick Here
CLAT 2021 Eligibility CriteriaClick Here
CLAT 2021 Exam PatternClick Here
CLAT 2021 SyllabusClick Here
CLAT 2021 BooksClick Here
CLAT 2021 Previous Year PaperClick Here
CLAT 2021 Sample PaperClick Here
CLAT 2021 Admit CardClick Here
CLAT 2021 Cut-OffClick here
CLAT 2021 CounsellingClick Here
CLAT 2021 Seat MatrixClick Here

Brief Description

Conducting BodyConsortium of National Law Universities
Name of the ExamCommon Law Admission Test (UG) 2021
Level of ExamNational Level
Online Application Starts From1st January 2021
FrequencyOnce in a Year
Duration2 Hours
Exam ModeOnline
Official Websitewww.consortiumofnlus.ac.in

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Important Dates (Announced)

ParticularDate (Announced)
Applications Open01 January 2021
Application Deadline30 April 2021
June 15, 2021
Admit CardNot Announced Yet
CLAT 2021 Examination13th June 2021
Postponed – A new date to be announced in the first week of May after taking stock of the COVID-19 situation in the country.
Uploading of Answer KeysNot Announced Yet
Inviting ObjectionsNot Announced Yet
Last date for ObjectionsNot Announced Yet
Notification of Final Answer KeyNot Announced Yet
Declaration of Final ResultsNot Announced Yet
Enrollment for CounsellingNot Announced Yet

The aspirant can check CLAT 2021, including the application form, exam pattern, exam dates, syllabus and preparation tips below.

CLAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Here are the updated CLAT 2021 eligibility criteria for UG and PG entrance exam.

CLAT UG Eligibility Criteria

ParticularDescription
Age limitThere will be no upper age limit for UG Programme in CLAT 2021.
Minimum QualificationAs regards the minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2 or an equivalent examination), the candidates must have secured:
>45% marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI categories
>40% marks or equivalent in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
Appearing CandidatesCandidates 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 evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing to lose their right to be considered for admission.
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.

NOTE: In case of equal marks, the break of tie shall be by the following procedure and order as under:

  • Higher marks in the component/section on legal aptitude in the CLAT 2021 exam;
  • Higher age;
  • Computerised draw of lots.

CLAT PG Eligibility Criteria

ParticularDescription
Age limitNo upper age limit is prescribed for appearing in CLAT 2021.
Minimum QualificationAn LL.B Degree or an equivalent examination with a minimum of 50% of marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories and 45% of marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
Appearing CandidatesCandidates appearing in the qualifying examination in April/May 2021 are also eligible to apply.

NOTE: 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.

Nationality:

  • Citizen of India, or
  • A subject of Nepal, or a subject of Bhutan, or a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962, to permanently settle in India, or
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, or Vietnam intends to settle in India permanently.

Caste Criteria:

  • Candidate’s seeking reservation as SC/ST/OBC shall have to produce a certificate in the prescribed proforma ONLY, meant for appointment to posts under the Government of India from the designated authority indicating clearly the candidate’s case, the Act/Order under which the caste is recognised as SC/ST/OBC and the Village/Town the candidate is ordinarily a resident of.
  • They must also ensure that the name of their caste/community and its spelling in their caste/community certificate should be exactly as mentioned in the lists notified by the central government from time to time (for OBC category list of castes recognized by the Govt. of India as OBC castes in the central list is available on the site http://www.ncbc.nic.in, for ST category the list caste for each state is available on the site www.ncst.nic.in and for SC category the list of castes for each state is available on the site http://www.socialjustice.nic.in).
  • Further, the OBC certificate should also clearly indicate that the candidate does not belong to the creamy layer as defined by the Government of India for applying to posts and services under the Central Government.
  • The OBC claim of a candidate will be determined about the State (or part of the State) to which his/her father originally belongs. A candidate who has migrated from one State (or part of the State) to another should, therefore, produce an OBC certificate which should have been issued to him/her based on his/her father’s OBC certificate from the State to which he (father) originally belongs.
  • No change in the community status already indicated in the online application by a candidate for this examination will be allowed.
  • Candidates seeking age relaxation are required to submit copies of necessary certificate(s) at the time of document verification.

Reservation of seats

The categories considered for the reservation of seats are as follows:

  • Scheduled Caste (SC)
  • Scheduled Tribe (ST)
  • Other Backward Classes (OBC)
  • Physically Disabled Candidates (PwD)
  • State Quota for the candidates in which NLU is located
  • NRI/Foreign National candidates
  • Candidates belonging to the North-Eastern States
  • Kashmiri Migrants

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Contact Details

For registration related queries:
Email-Id:- clat@consortiumofnlus.ac.in
Contact Number:- 08047162020
(10:00 am to 05:00 pm on all working days)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. What is the CLAT course?

A. CLAT stands for Common Law Admissions Test. It is an all India entrance examination conducted by the National Law Schools/Universities for admissions to their under-graduate and post-graduate degree programmes (LL.B & LL.M).

Q. Why is CLAT important?

A. Importance of CLAT Preparation Like every other competitive exam, CLAT has a remarkably high demand. Moreover, with the desire to get admission to one of the best NLUs, students work very hard. The determination power is in full charge and they are willing to compromise on anything for their seat.

Q. Who can give CLAT exam?

A. CLAT Eligibility. Candidates should have passed the Higher Secondary School/Intermediate Examination (10+2) or its equivalent examination with not less than 50% marks in aggregate (45% in case of SC/ST/OBC and persons with Disability). Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination can also appear provisionally.

Q. Can I give CLAT exam after the 12th?

A. Yes, you can give CLAT UG after your 12 class exams. The CLAT or Common Law Admission Test is a National Level Law Entrance Exam held each year for the law aspirants of the country to get admissions and start their careers with the top and most prestigious law institutes of the country.

Q. What is the Salary of CLAT?

A. The starting salaries at most other places are alright, but not astronomical. Sadly, neither the media nor the CLAT mentors tell you about this. Renowned firms like Kochhar & Co., Crawford Bayley & Co. have a salary package of 4-6 lakhs per annum. A Supreme Court judicial clerkship pays Rupees 30,000 a month.

Q. Is CLAT negative marking?

A. Yes, Each question will carry one mark. Negative Marking: There will be a negative marking process. 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Q. Is the CLAT exam tough?

A. With over 40000 applicants and around 600 seats (for top NLUs), I would say pretty hard. Because of this, clearing the exam will be tough regardless of the level of the paper. Chose CLAT over procrastination This exam is based on std X level so it is easy for almost everyone.

Q. What is the passing marks of the CLAT exam?

A. To be eligible for CLAT, the students must have secured: (A) Forty-five per cent (45%) marks in Qualifying Exam (Class XII examination) in case of students belonging to Unreserved /OBC /Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories. (B) Forty Percent (40%) marks in the case of students belonging to SC/ST categories.

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