CLAT on June 13: Apply by March 31
Consortium of National Law Universities will hold the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), a national level entrance exam for admissions to Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) Law programmes offered by 22 National Law Universities around the country, in offline mode from 2 pm to 4 pm, 13th June, 2021 (Sunday).
The National Law Universities are located at Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bhopal, Jodhpur, Raipur, Gandhinagar, Lucknow, Patiala, Patna, Kochi, Cuttack, Ranchi, Guwahati, Visakhapatnam, Tiruchirappally, Mumbai, Nagpur, Shimla, Aurangabad, Jabalpur and Haryana.
For admission to the Under-Graduate Programme (Five Year Integrated Law Degree) applicant should have passed in 10+2 or an equivalent examination with a minimum of 45% marks or its equivalent grade (40% marks or equivalent for those of SC/ST categories). The available Programmes include BA/B.Sc/B.Com/BBA/BSW LL.B.
For admission to the Post-Graduate Programme (One Year LL.M. Degree), applicant should have an LL.B. Degree/equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks or its equivalent grade (45% marks or its equivalent grade for those of SC/ST categories). Different specializations are available in different National Law Universities.
Those appearing in the qualifying examination in April/May, 2021, are also eligible to apply for the respective Programmes.
There will be no upper age limit for admission to the UG/PG Programme in CLAT 2021.
The details of Specializations available in each National Law University is available at the websites of the Universities.
Exam structure: UG-CLAT 2021 will have 150 multiple-choice questions carrying 1 mark each from (i) English Language (ii) Current Affairs, including General Knowledge (iii) Legal Reasoning (iv) Logical Reasoning and (v) Quantitative Techniques. For each incorrect answer, 0.25 mark will be deducted.
PG-CLAT 2021 will have two sections. The first section would include 100 objective-type questions carrying 1 mark each. There shall be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. The second section would require candidates to write 2 descriptive essays of 800 words per essay, each carrying 25 Marks, on the topics of law and contemporary issues. Candidates who secure 40% (35% in case of SC, ST, and PWD) marks in the objective section will qualify for the evaluation of their answers in the descriptive section.
The detailed syllabus for UG/PG CLAT is available at www.consortiumofnlus.ac.in
Applications can be submitted online at www.consortiumofnlus.ac.in latest by 31st March, 2021. Application Fee will be Rs. 4000/- [Rs. 3500/- for SC/ST/BPL candidates].
Further details are available at www.consortiumofnlus.ac.in