CLAT 2021 to be conducted tomorrow: Check all important details here

The Consortium of NLUs is going to conduct the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2021 on July 23 between 2 pm and 4 pm. Here are some important points to remember before appearing for the exam.

CLAT 2021 to be conducted tomorrow: Check all important details here
Manashjyoti | Jul 22, 2021 - 1:01 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Consortium of NLUs will conduct the national-level CLAT 2021 entrance exam on July 23, 2021, (2-4 pm) for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate law programs offered by the 22 participating NLUs. The exam will be held in pen-and-paper format throughout the country at 84 test locations.

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CLAT 2021 exam timings



Reporting time

1 pm

Time of entry to the exam hall

To be notified to candidates via email and SMS one day before the test date

Distribution of Question paper and OMR sheets

1.50 pm

CLAT 2021 exam timing

2 to 4 pm

Candidates who are appearing in the exam must report to the exam center on time and follow CLAT 2021 exam guidelines. The consortium has released a long list of general and COVID-19 guidelines for candidates to adhere to for the safe and smooth conduct of the exam.

CLAT 2021 guidelines

  1. Reporting time: Candidates must report at the CLAT exam center one hour before the commencement of the exam. Those who reach the exam venue 15 minutes post commencement of the exam will not be allowed entry.

  2. Document checklist: Candidates need to carry a printout of the CLAT admit card 2021 and a valid photo id with them.

  3. COVID guidelines: Wear a mask at all times, carry hand sanitizers, and follow social distancing. Applicants also need to produce a duly filled and signed medical self-declaration form.

  4. Proper conduct inside exam hall: Cheating, assisting other candidates, or trying to seek clarifications during the exam is not allowed.

  5. Loss and damage of property: The consortium will not take responsibility for the loss/damage of the property of candidates.

Items you can carry inside CLAT 2021 exam center

  • Blue/Black Ball Pen

  • Admit Card

  • Any original photo ID proof issued by the Government.

  • Transparent water bottle.

  • Own mask, gloves, and personal hand sanitizer.

  • Self-health declaration

  • Disability certificate for PWD candidates

Barred items

  1. Electronic/communication devices such as mobile phones

  2. Any kind of digital watch, calculator, headphones, etc. An analog wristwatch is allowed though.

  3. Sheets of paper including blank sheets are not allowed inside the examination hall.

CLAT exam pattern 2021




2 hours


Pen-and-paper mode

Type of Questions

Multiple-choice questions

Number of Questions

UG - 150 MCQs

PG - 120 questions

Total Marks

UG - 150 marks

PG - 120 marks

Marking scheme

1 mark for a correct answer.

-0.25 marks for an incorrect answer.



Note: The essay section has been dropped from CLAT PG 2021

The CLAT UG paper will include questions from English, current affairs, including GK, legal reasoning, logical reasoning and quantitative techniques sections.

CLAT 2021 - Last-minute tips

  • Go through the previous years’ CLAT question papers. It will give you a fair knowledge of the upcoming exam.

  • Ensure that you get a good sleep, which is typically 7-8 hours, before the D-day. This way you will feel fresh and ready to hit the ground running.

  • Avoid stress by not starting a new topic or chapter.

  • Revise what you have already read.

  • Take one or two mock tests to get into the exam groove.

  • Also, go through exam tips released by the consortium.

Remember on exam day, it is not just accuracy that will count, but also whether you are able to manage time. There will be 150 questions (for CLAT UG) that have to be attempted in 120 minutes.

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