CLAT PG 2021 Important Instructions Explained

CLAT – Common Law Admission Test, is the national level entrance exam for admissions to undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) law programmes offered by 22 National Law Universities around the country.

The exam is organized every year by the Consortium of National Law Universities. As per the official notification, the online enrollment for CLAT 2021 (CLAT PG and CLAT UG) will open on 1st January 2021 and close on 31 March 2021.

In this article, we have looked into the official instructions to expand on them and provide explanations. LawMint comments are highlighted with the gray background and the purple line on the left-side of the text.

Looking at the previous year, there were several changes in the dates, format, pattern and mode of the exam. Students are advised to keep checking the official CLAT Consortium website regularly and keep themselves updated on all the notifications.

CLAT PG 2021- Comprehension Mock Tests Series & Previous Question Papers

  • Overall there are 150+ separate comprehension passages - with 1300+ questions based on the passages
    - Of the above, 50+ passages are provided as stand-alone mini mock tests
    - 100 passages are combined to form 10 full-length mock tests (10 passages - 100 questions each)
    - 2020 Previous Question paper with official answer keys included as mock test
    - All answers include the 'rationale' for the answers for better understanding.
  • The order of the questions and the answer choices are shuffled with every attempt to enable repeated practice
  • All the stand-alone passages & full length mocks should be repeated till you score 100% on each attempt
  • The passages are of various lengths and complexities for better practice
  • Unlimited access & practice - valid for one year from date of purchase

If you are preparing for non-CLAT LLM entrance exams :
  • 11 CLAT PG previous year Papers with answer keys - 2009 to 2019 (as mock tests)
  • 50 full-length old MCQ format mock tests
  • 50 old pattern MCQ mini-mock tests (25 questions each)
  • Summarized overview of Important Jurisprudence topics (For Subjective & Objective questions)
  • Overview of all Constitutional Amendments
  • List of Important (Recent) Supreme Court Judgments
  • All Tests & Previous Papers are timed and have Negative marking for realistic simulation
  • Questions & Answer Choices randomly shuffled in every attempt for better practice
  • Accessible 24 x 7 via Smart-Phone browsers and Desktops
  • More the 100 LawMint users were selected by various NLUs in 2020 - Including NLSIU, NALSAR
  • Our users were also selected for the IIT KGP LLM, NLU Delhi (AILET PG) & DU LLM programs
CLAT PG 2021 Mock Test Series and Previous Question Papers

Authentic Feedback from previous LawMint users :

I got AIR 21 in CLAT PG 2020. Thank you so much. Your mocks helped me a lot in my preparation 🙂 - Ayushi Jain

I have subscribed to your CLAT PG program and got AIR 36 in this year CLAT PG. I have also secured AIR 54 in AILET PG exam. I would like to thank you. Your mock paper really helps a lot - Shrashank Tripathi

I would like to thank you for the CLAT PG LLM COURSE. Practising mock tests there helped me in getting confidence and hence I was able to get AIR 45 in CLAT PG LLM 2020 - Akshay Awasthi

A year back, I relied on the IIT Kharagpur RGSOIPL mock test series by LawMint to prepare for my RGSOIPL entrance test. Few months back, I relied on your UGC NET Law series to prepare for UGC NET June 2020. I was the topper of the RGSOIPL entrance 2019, and have cracked JRF in UGC NET 2020. All thanks to LawMint - Anshuman Sahoo

"I got AIR 18 in CLAT PG 2019 and General Category rank 28 in AILET PG 2019. I want to thank you for helping me practice well in controlled conditions from any place. It gave me a lot of confidence and I took the tests while travelling too. I also made it to IIT Kharagpur." - Vinodharani

"Lawmint has been of great help to me in securing AIR 25 in AILET PG 2019 and AIR 29 in CLAT PG 2019 examinations. The subjective and objective approach of the test series kept me up to date with the latest exam pattern." - Bhawna Nanda

"I, Nimmy Saira Zachariah joined you clat test series. I cleared AILET PG with 30th rank. Your test series were of immense help as it gave me clear idea of where my preparations stand thank you once again law mint." - Nimmy S Z

"Hey guys. Where do I start? If I thought that getting AIR 59 in Clat PG was it, then how wrong I was. With Lawmint now I have cracked UGC NET as well." - Joyanta Chakraborty

Basic eligibility for CLAT PG 2021

Candidates need to have completed an LL.B Degree or an equivalent examination with a minimum of Fifty percent (50%) of marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories and Forty-Five percent (45%) of marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.

Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in April/May 2021 are also eligible to apply.

There is no upper age limit for appearing in CLAT PG 2021.

Tie Breaker Rule :
In case of equal marks in the exam, the break of tie (for the final all India merit list) will be by the following procedure and order as under :

i. Candidate with a Higher age will get a higher ranking;
ii. If two or more candidates in the tie are of the same age – computerized draw of lots will be used for the final ranking.

The tie-breaker rules are used quite often. Every year, multiple candidates score the same marks in the objective exam. Since the AIR is a forced stack ranking, each person can have only one rank and the tie-breaker rules are used for preparing the final list.

Application Process for CLAT PG 2021

The applications has to be submitted ONLINE only from consortiumofnlus.ac.in website.

Offline application forms or fee payment options will not be available. Applicants should visit the official website regularly for updates.

The date of examination scheduled for 9th May 2021 from 3 PM to 5 PM (Subject to revision in case of necessity)

The CLAT 2021 examination will be held in OFFLINE mode

Even in the previous year, the exam was proposed to be held offline. However, the Covid situation across the country lead to the postponement of the exam and moving it to a online mode.

The candidates are first required to register themselves at the CLAT 2021 website by using personal mobile number and e-mail Id. Upon registration, an OTP will be sent to the given mobile number for validation. Once your mobile number is validated, you can login using your mobile number and the password you provided at the time of registration.

The CLAT PG 2021 process will last for 6 ~ 8 months. You will need access to your mobile number for that duration. Ensure that you provide a long-term phone number; or retain the mobile number you provide till the completion of the CLAT LLM admissions.

Please fill the form carefully. The Name of the candidate and the parents should be spelled correctly in the application as it appears in the Certificates/Mark sheets/Identity proof. Any change/alteration found may disqualify your candidature.

Enter all the details as per your primary ID proof document; such as your Aadhaar or your Passport. If there is a difference in the name as mentioned in your ID proof and your academic documents (marks card, degree certificate),

No alteration/editing in the online application form can be done after successful submission/final submission of the form. The information once furnished by the candidate with regard to the category to which the candidate belongs, the preference for the NLUs and the Centre of the Entrance Test submitted by the candidates through online application mode shall be final and no change whatsoever, shall be allowed thereafter under any circumstances.

The candidates are required to read the instructions carefully and furnish correct and authentic information. In case the information furnished at any stage of the application, examination and admission process is found to be false or incorrect or if there is any discrepancy or mismatch between the information furnished by the candidate at the relevant section and the certificates/documents produced at the time of admission, the provisional admission offered to the candidate shall stand cancelled with immediate effect without assigning any further reason and the candidate shall stand disqualified from being considered for further admission to the NLUs by the CLAT Consortium Office.

Double check all the details you enter into the forms. If you are applying under any specific category (SC/ST/EWS/BPL/PWD), ensure that you have the supporting documents. Any discrepancies may lead to disqualification at a later stage.

 

To avail of the reduced application fees, read the instructions, terms and conditions in the forms thoroughly.

The candidate shall fill his/her preference order for all NLUs after the results are declared.

The candidates requested to choose the program (UG/PG) correctly. Requests for change of program in the application form will not be entertained.

Documents to be uploaded with the Online Application.

  • Front facing passport size recent photograph with plain background
  • Signature of the candidate
  • Category certificate if you are applying under SC/ST/OBC
  • Relevant certificate issued by competent authority if you are applying if candidate is P.W.D
  • Relevant certificate issued by competent authority if you are coming under BPL category


NOTE:
The original certificates/documents issued by the competent authority as specified in the brochure are to be submitted to the allotted University in the form and manner as specified by the respective universities at the time of admission.

The photograph and signature of the candidate need not be attested while submitting the Online Application Form.

All documents/certificates should be uploaded in pdf format only.

Simple way to convert the documents into a PDF format : You can use your mobile phone for taking photographs / scanning the required documents. Copy-paste the photograph into a Microsoft Word document with margins set to ‘narrow’ and save the document as PDF.

Application Fee for CLAT PG 2021

Application fees can be paid only online.

Application fee for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI candidates : Rs.4,000/-

Application fee for SC/ST/BPL category candidates: Rs.3,500/-

The cost of previous years’ question papers is Rs.500/- (not included in the CLAT 2021 application fee of Rs.4,000/- or Rs.3,500/- as the case may be.)

The candidates themselves will have to bear the bank transaction charges for remitting the fee online. The actual bank transaction charges will be displayed in the payment gateway page after you choose the mode of payment.

Application Fees is non-refundable.

The application fee can be paid via Net Banking, Debit or Credit cards or UPI.

 

Ensure that you note down the details of the payment and confirmation details.

Other instructions for CLAT PG 2021

Indian Nationals/NRIs/PIO/OCI seeking admission in either of the PG programmes shall appear in CLAT 2021.

Foreign Nationals need not appear for the test

The application form, complete in all respects and after payment of fees must be finally submitted on or before 31st March, 2021 (11:59 P.M.).

Incomplete application forms shall not be considered.

The candidates shall fill and submit the application form well in time to avoid last minute hassles.

The CLAT Office or the organizing University shall in no case be responsible for any incomplete information or misinformation or inconvenience faced by the candidate in this regard.

For any information relating to the 18 NLUs, the candidate may refer to the e-brochure of the respective Institutions available in the Consortium website.

For NRI/NRI Sponsored/Foreign National seats, the applicants are advised to refer to the e-brochures as well as the websites of the respective NLUs for more details.

All NRI Category candidates have to appear for the CLAT 2021 examination for those NLUs where such category is admitted through CLAT 2021 rankings and not admitted directly by the concerned Universities.

Please note that for admission in these categories, you will need to apply directly to the concerned NLU in addition to appearing for the CLAT exam. Please refer to the NLU website for more information.

NLUs may have a specific number of seats reserved for NRIs / NRI Sponsored candidates / Foreign Nationals. These seats are not included in the CLAT PG seat matrix.

 

Read the information brochure of the specific NLUs for details.

CLAT LLM 2021 Admit Card/Hall ticket

The Admit Card/Hall ticket can be downloaded by the candidate by logging into his/her account. The exact date on which the hall tickets will be made available will be intimated on the website.

Other Important Instructions for the Candidates for CLAT LLM 2021

Information regarding the details of intake, reservation policies and the courses offered along with the fee structures of various participating National Law Universities is available in the Information Brochure which can be accessed from the official website of CLAT and also from the websites of the participating NLUs. The candidates are, therefore, advised to thoroughly go through the rules, policies and the fee structure of the participating NLUs before filling in the application form for PG courses, and also for the NRI and Foreign National seats.

Information provided in the e-Brochure regarding the intake, reservation policy, fee, courses offered and the subjects taught at various levels including the areas of specialization, etc., has been specified very briefly. For detailed information regarding the same, the candidates may refer to the information available at the websites of the participating NLUs.

In the event of unforeseen incidents resulting in the cancellation of a Test city or centre, or insufficient or extra number of candidates opting to appear from a particular Test Centre, the Convenor, CLAT 2021 reserves the right to cancel such a City/Centre and shift the applicant to another City/Centre

In order to claim the benefit of reservation, the candidate must produce the relevant certificates as prescribed by the Government of India/State Government and as required by the respective NLU at the time of admission, as notified by them.

The CLAT 2021 application fee is non-refundable and non-adjustable.

Participating National Law Universities reserve the right to change the total number of seats and break-up of seats as per their policy before the final allotment. The reservation policy is subject to change as decided by the concerned Government from time to time.

If a candidate has filled-in more than one online application form, the candidate’s last online application form only will be considered. In such cases, the application fee for the previous application forms will not be refunded.

The allotment of seats and the offer for admission under CLAT 2021 shall be provisional and shall not create any right of admission in favour of a candidate.

Candidates are advised to visit CLAT 2021 website regularly for updates.

If you face any issues with the application form or the payment process, contact the CLAT Consortium by phone or email. Details as below :

 

Email : clat@consortiumofnlus.ac.in
Phone : 080 47162020
Timing : 10:00 am to 05:00 pm on all working days

CLAT PG 2021- Comprehension Mock Tests Series & Previous Question Papers

  • Overall there are 150+ separate comprehension passages - with 1300+ questions based on the passages
    - Of the above, 50+ passages are provided as stand-alone mini mock tests
    - 100 passages are combined to form 10 full-length mock tests (10 passages - 100 questions each)
    - 2020 Previous Question paper with official answer keys included as mock test
    - All answers include the 'rationale' for the answers for better understanding.
  • The order of the questions and the answer choices are shuffled with every attempt to enable repeated practice
  • All the stand-alone passages & full length mocks should be repeated till you score 100% on each attempt
  • The passages are of various lengths and complexities for better practice
  • Unlimited access & practice - valid for one year from date of purchase

If you are preparing for non-CLAT LLM entrance exams :
  • 11 CLAT PG previous year Papers with answer keys - 2009 to 2019 (as mock tests)
  • 50 full-length old MCQ format mock tests
  • 50 old pattern MCQ mini-mock tests (25 questions each)
  • Summarized overview of Important Jurisprudence topics (For Subjective & Objective questions)
  • Overview of all Constitutional Amendments
  • List of Important (Recent) Supreme Court Judgments
  • All Tests & Previous Papers are timed and have Negative marking for realistic simulation
  • Questions & Answer Choices randomly shuffled in every attempt for better practice
  • Accessible 24 x 7 via Smart-Phone browsers and Desktops
  • More the 100 LawMint users were selected by various NLUs in 2020 - Including NLSIU, NALSAR
  • Our users were also selected for the IIT KGP LLM, NLU Delhi (AILET PG) & DU LLM programs
CLAT PG 2021 Mock Test Series and Previous Question Papers

Authentic Feedback from previous LawMint users :

I got AIR 21 in CLAT PG 2020. Thank you so much. Your mocks helped me a lot in my preparation 🙂 - Ayushi Jain

I have subscribed to your CLAT PG program and got AIR 36 in this year CLAT PG. I have also secured AIR 54 in AILET PG exam. I would like to thank you. Your mock paper really helps a lot - Shrashank Tripathi

I would like to thank you for the CLAT PG LLM COURSE. Practising mock tests there helped me in getting confidence and hence I was able to get AIR 45 in CLAT PG LLM 2020 - Akshay Awasthi

A year back, I relied on the IIT Kharagpur RGSOIPL mock test series by LawMint to prepare for my RGSOIPL entrance test. Few months back, I relied on your UGC NET Law series to prepare for UGC NET June 2020. I was the topper of the RGSOIPL entrance 2019, and have cracked JRF in UGC NET 2020. All thanks to LawMint - Anshuman Sahoo

"I got AIR 18 in CLAT PG 2019 and General Category rank 28 in AILET PG 2019. I want to thank you for helping me practice well in controlled conditions from any place. It gave me a lot of confidence and I took the tests while travelling too. I also made it to IIT Kharagpur." - Vinodharani

"Lawmint has been of great help to me in securing AIR 25 in AILET PG 2019 and AIR 29 in CLAT PG 2019 examinations. The subjective and objective approach of the test series kept me up to date with the latest exam pattern." - Bhawna Nanda

"I, Nimmy Saira Zachariah joined you clat test series. I cleared AILET PG with 30th rank. Your test series were of immense help as it gave me clear idea of where my preparations stand thank you once again law mint." - Nimmy S Z

"Hey guys. Where do I start? If I thought that getting AIR 59 in Clat PG was it, then how wrong I was. With Lawmint now I have cracked UGC NET as well." - Joyanta Chakraborty
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