CLAT 2021 Notification: Important dates and related information

The Consortium of NLUs has postponed CLAT 2021 until further notice due to the pandemic situation in the country. However, they have extended the last date to register and submit the CLAT Application Form till 15 June 2021. Aspiring candidates can fill in the forms online.
The Common Law Admission Test or as it is commonly referred to as ‘CLAT’ is the main exam for admission in any of the 22 National Law Universities. Earlier, CLAT was conducted on a rotational basis by the National Law Universities (NLUs). However, from 2019, the exam is being organized by the Consortium of National Law Universities. CLAT 2021 will have 150 questions divided into 5 sections.
22 NLUs participate in CLAT except NLU Delhi, which conducts AILET for admissions to integrated law programs. Other than the NLUs, many private and givernment institutions also accept CLAT score as their admission requirement for admissions to law programmes.
CLAT 2021: Latest News
  • Consortium of NLU announced postponement of CLAT 2021 due to pandemic situation.
  • CLAT 2021 Registrations have been extended till 15 June 2021.
  • Candidates will be informed well in advance about the upcoming exam dates.
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CLAT 2021 Important Dates
Date of Notification
26 December 2020
Online Application
1 January, 2021
Application Deadline
15 June, 2021
Issue of Admit Card
To be announced
CLAT Exam Date
To be announced
CLAT Exam Time
To be announced
Uploading of Answer Key
To be announced
Result and Rank List
To be announced
Counseling and Seat Allotment
To be announced
Payment of CLAT Counseling Fee
To be announced
CLAT 2021 Important Facts
Name of the Exam
Common Law Admission Test
Exam Type
Undergraduate & Postgraduate
Exam Level
Exam Mode
Exam Duration
120 minutes
Conducting Authority
Consortioum of NLUs
Total number of participating institutes
22 NLUs except National Law University-Delhi
All participating NLUs reserve the right to change the total number of seats and seats break-up as per the college policy before the allotment. As decided by the Government concerned, reservation policy is changed timely. For more information about the total number of seats offered, candidates must check the official websites of selected NLU.
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Participating Colleges
CLAT 2021 Participating NLUs
Courses-wise Seat Intake
Total Seat Intake
National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru
BA LLB (Hons) – 80
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata
BA LLB (Hons) – 127
National Law University, Jodhpur
BA LLB (Hons) and BBA LLB (Hons) – 120
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar
BA LLB (Hons), BCom LLB (Hons), BSc LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons), BSW LLB (Hons) – 198
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNLU), Patiala
BA LLB (Hons) – 180
National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi
BA LLB (Hons) – 60
National University of Study & Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi
BA LLB (Hons) – 120 + 20 (special category)
120 + 20 (special category)
DamodaramSanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam
BA LLB (Hons) – 138
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai
BA LLB (Hons) – 100
Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad
BA LLB (Hons) – 60
Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU), Jabalpur
BA LLB (Hons) – 120
National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad
BA LLB (Hons) – 120
National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal
BA LLB (Hons) – 134
Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur
BA LLB (Hons) – 160 seats
Dr Ram ManoharLohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow
BA LLB (Hons) – 187 seats including supernumerary
Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna
BA LLB (Hons) and BBA LLB (Hons) – 132
National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack
BA LLB (Hons) – 120
BBA LLB (Hons) – 60
National Law University & Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam
BA LLB (Hons) – 60
The Tamil Nadu National Law University (TNNLU), Tiruchirapalli
BA LLB (Hons) – 60
BCom LLB (Hons) – 60
Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur
BA LLB (Hons) – 120
Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla
BA LLB (Hons) – 60
BBA LLB (Hons) – 60
Dr B R Ambedkar National Law University (DBRANLU), Sonipat, Haryana
BA LLB (Hons) – 120
For more information students can visit the CLAT official site:
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