CLAT 2021 or Common Law Admission Test for 2021 is an admission test for NLUs and other private universities of India in BALLB and BBALLB courses. You can get basic information here and resources for preparation on this website.

CLAT 2021


The main dates/date-ranges expected for CLAT 2021 are summarized in the table below:-

1.Official Notification of DatesDec,2020
2.Expected date of Start of Applications01/01/2021
3.Final date to apply for CLAT31/03/2021
4.Admit Cards released for CLATApril, 2021
5.Expected Date of CLAT 2021 ExamMay, 2021
6.Date of Official Answer Kay releaseNext day of Exam
7.Date of CLAT 2021 Result15 days after exam

CLAT 2021 Pattern and Syllabus

There has been a change in CLAT pattern since CLAT 2020. The New pattern prioritizes “comprehension” above all else and has included para based questions in all five sections of the paper. The sections are:-

  1. English
  2. Current Affairs
  3. Logical Reasoning
  4. Legal reasoning
  5. Quantitative Techniques

“The UG-CLAT 2021 would focus on evaluating the comprehension and reasoning skills and abilities of candidates. Overall, it is designed to be a test of aptitude and skills that are necessary for a legal education rather than prior knowledge, though prior knowledge occasionally may be useful to respond to questions in the Current Affairs section. The UG-CLAT 2020 shall be a 2-hour test, with 150 multiple-choice questions carrying 1 mark each. There shall be negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.

From CLAT consortium website

The syllabus of different sections is as given below:-

  1. English:- Passages and following types of questions based on it:-
    • Main point and arguments of the passage
    • Inferences and conclusions based on the passage
    • Summary of passage
    • Meanings of words and phrases used in the passage
  2. Current Affairs and GK:- Passages{ derived from news, journalistic sources and other non-fiction writing} followed by questions with following themes:-
    • Current affairs
    • Art and Culture
    • International Affairs
    • Historical Events of continuing significance
  3. Legal Reasoning:- Passages may relate to fact situations or scenarios involving legal matters, public policy questions or moral philosophical enquiries. You will not require any prior knowledge of law. Types of questions:-
    • Identify and infer legal ‘principles’
    • Apply such rules/principles to factual situations
    • Changes in rules–>changes in application
  4. Logical Reasoning:- Types of questions:-
    • Recognize an argument, its premises and conclusions {Syllogism}
    • Read and identify the arguments and patterns of reasoning in the passage;
    • Infer what follows from the passage and apply these inferences to new situations;
    • Draw relationships and analogies, identify contradictions and equivalence, and assess the effectiveness of arguments.
  5. Quantitative Techniques:- will include short sets of facts or propositions, graphs, or other textual, pictorial or diagrammatic representations of numerical information, followed by a series of questions. 
    • Derive, infer, and manipulate numerical information set out in such passages, graphs, or other representations
    • Apply various 10th standard mathematical operations on such information, including from areas such as ratios and proportions, basic algebra, mensuration and statistical estimation.

CLAT Sample Paper

You can see and download the official sample paper released by CLAT consortium by clicking here.

CLAT 2021 Strategy

CLAT 2021 strategy should be based on the key requirements of CLAT. It should contain following elements:-

  • Speed Reading to increase chances of completing paper. CLAT 2020 sample paper has around 21000 words. You have to understand and process it as well as darken circles in OMR in 120 minutes. It is much easier if you can read fast.
  • Focus on question types enumerated above to increase your chances of selection.
  • Do not overlook vocab.
  • Know important facts and articles etc. from constitution as well as have decent knowledge of important cases.
  • Practice a lot of mocks and sets for Legal, Logical and Quant.
  • For Current, focus on good newspapers like The Hindu or Indian Express. Make notes and revise.

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