The Common Law Admission Test or ‘CLAT’ is the main exam for getting admission into any of the 21 National Law Universities. For 2020, the exam is being organized by the Consortium of National Law Universities was conducted on September 28, 2020. The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level test, which is conducted by various NLUs on a rotational basis. For 2021, CLAT is likely to be conducted in the second week of May 2021.
CLAT 2021: Age Limit
Earlier the age criteria for appearing in CLAT were:
- Twenty (20) years of age as on 1st July, 2021 for candidates belonging to unreserved categories.
- Twenty-Two (22) years of age as on 1st July, 2021 for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/Specially-abled Persons/Persons with disabilities (SAP/PWD) categories.
CLAT 2021 Core Committee will be continuing with the same age limit until the Honorable Supreme Court of India reviews the same.
However, as per the revised standards, there will be no upper age limit for UG Program in CLAT 2021.
CLAT 2021: Eligibility for Undergraduate Programs
A candidate should have passed 10+2 or an equivalent exam with the following percentage:
- 45% marks for candidates belonging to the General/OBC/Specially-abled Persons (SAP) category.
- 40% marks for the candidates belonging to the SC/ST category.
- Any candidate who is appearing in the qualifying examination, i.e., 10+2 in the months of April/May 2021 can also appear for this examination. However, they should be able to produce sufficient evidence to prove that they have passed 10+2 at the time of admission.
CLAT 2021: Eligibility for Postgraduate Programs
LL.B. or equivalent degree in law examination with a minimum of 55% marks in case of General/OBC/SAP categories and 50% marks in case of SC/ST category.
- Candidates who will be appearing in the qualifying examination in March 2021 will also be eligible for appearing in the CLAT 2021 examination. However, they will be required to produce evidence of their having passed the qualifying examination at the allotted National Law Universities at the time of admission.