Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2021

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2021

What is the CLAT examination?

Common Law Admission Test, commonly known as CLAT is a national level entrance exam conducted for accessing admissions into twenty-two National Law Universities of India.

It is held at two levels known as CLAT UG and CLAT PG for Undergraduates and Postgraduates students respectively.

Apart from these twenty-two national colleges, many other private and self-financed law colleges also use these scores for admission purposes.

About CLAT :

It is a 2-hour Computer-based Online Test conducted by the CLAT Consortium of India every year. It offers a grade validity of up to 1 year with a mere 3% qualification rate.

What is the CLAT Exam Eligibility?

The eligibility requirements of the CLAT exams are separated further into two criteria; for Under Graduate course (UG) and Postgraduate course (PG). But the nationality requirement remains the same for both courses.

Students from Indian Nationality or Non-Residents of India ( NRI ) may appear for the exam.

Foreign Students seeking admission into any LAW course may directly inquire to the preferred University having reserved seats for foreign students.

The eligibility requirements are as under for Indian and NRI Students,

For Undergraduate(UG) course:

The minimum requirement is a Senior Secondary School (10 + 2 ) or its equivalent certificate from a recognized Board with not less than 45% marks in aggregate.

For Post Graduate(PG ) course :

LL.B /Bachelors of Law degree or any equivalent degree from a recognized University with not less than 50% marks in aggregate.

What is the exam pattern for CLAT?

As CLAT is held at two levels, exam patterns at both levels differ from one other.

The exam pattern for both levels is as follows.

Common Law Admission Test For UG :

It is an objective type exam with a total of 200 marks. The subjects and marks allotted to them are as follows,

  Subjects  Marks
Current A”airs50
Legal Reasoning50
Logical Reasoning40
Quantitative Aptitude20
  Total  200

The exam duration will be of two hours and the question carries one mark each. There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks per incorrect answer.

Common Law Admission Test For PG:

The Post-graduation exam is segregated into two sections. Unlike the UG exam, it is both, Objective and Descriptive type exam.

SectionQuestionTotal No.of QuestionsTotal Marks

Section 1: It consists of 100 objective questions with 1 mark each. Also, there will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks per incorrect answer.

Section 2: This section includes 2 descriptive questions of 50 marks each. For this, the essay-type answers are preferred with a length of 800 words each.

This section is appeared by the ones having scored 40% in the previous one( With 5% exemptions to SC/ ST and PwD students).

What is the Syllabus for CLAT 2021?

For CLAT UG, the syllabus covers five subjects in general such as,

  • English: Topics such as vocabulary, comprehension, summary, and basics of grammar are included in this subject. It tests the language fluency of the candidates.
  • Current Affairs: Contemporary national and international events, art, culture, etc. are covered under this subject. The subject gives an idea about the outline of an Indian Economy, Indian Tax Structure and Banking and finance.
  • Legal Reasoning: This subject strengthens the legal terms and fundamentals. Important Supreme Court judgments and Landmark cases form the basis of this subject. It involves the application of the rules and regulations in practical circumstances.
  • Logical Reasoning: It determines the reasoning ability of the candidate via logical puzzles, riddles, derivations, reasonings, arguments, and contradictions.
  • Quantitative Techniques: Previously known as Mathematical Ability, Quantitative technique is a practical subject including numerical. Topics such as Basic Algebra, Statistical estimation, Mensuration, Graphs, Ratio, and Proportions are covered under this subject.

For CLAT PG, the exam paper consists of 2 sections i.e Objective and Subjective. It includes topics from various undergraduate subjects such as Contract Law, Property Law, Family Law.

This paper tests the candidate’s ability to make legal arguments and in-depth knowledge of laws. The Subjective section examines the analytical and judgemental power of the candidates. For both the sections, the candidates must have in-depth knowledge about the following laws,

  • Constitutional Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Company Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Property Law
  • Family Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Law of Torts
  • And other important laws from the undergraduate level.

How to prepare for the CLAT exam?

Every year there are thousands of aspiring candidates who apply for admissions in Law Colleges via CLAT but are not able to crack it due to the dfficult paper pattern and lack of guidance.

Like any other competitive exam, CLAT is also a hard nut to crack for aspiring advocates. But not from now, because Dehradun CLAT Academy is here to lift you up from all your queries.

With the Best faculties and their counseling, Dehradun CLAT Academy is established with an aim to help a child cross all hurdles and barriers, therefore, giving them personal touch in terms of CLAT preparation as well as other LAW exam preparations.


How can DCA help you in your CLAT preparations?

Dehradun CLAT Academy can be your friend, philosopher, and guide in your attempt to crack the CLAT exam in one go. It imparts education through lectures and tutorials and forms the basis of class discussions and interactive learning.

It operates with the sole purpose of providing the students with a comprehensive, self-sufficient, and dependable source of knowledge, confidence, and preparation of each exam topic-wise so that they efficiently, thoroughly, and confidently clear the entrance exam of Law.

Study material aligning with the exam pattern and in-depth attention to every student creates a harmonious environment for the student to give his best.

With its marvelous legacy, it has been doing and will endlessly work towards generating future noble jurists and eminent judges to safeguard the lawful interest of the nation and serve the legal requirements of the country.

When is CLAT 2021 exams to be held?

Common Law Admission Test CLAT 2021 Exams are likely to be held on the 13th of June 2021. The duration of the application process is from January 1 to April 30, 2021. The candidates have advised to fill the application form online during this period.

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