CLAT Consortium - The Official Website of CLAT 2021, Member University, History

CLAT Consortium - The Official Website of CLAT 2021, Member University, History

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CLAT Consortium - The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) or CLAT Consortium is a group of 22 National Law Universities that conducts the Common Law Admission Test or (CLAT 2021). The consortium of NLUs was first established on August 9, 2017, with the objectives to improve the legal education of the country and ensure better management and coordination among all the national law universities. Over the year, the CLAT Consortium has evolved into an organization that is well organized, effective and transparent in conducting the national level law entrance exam. This year, CLAT exam 2021 will be conducted on June 13 (Sunday) in offline, pen-and-paper format. Read the complete article to learn more about CLAT Consortium.

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  • 01 Jul 2021:

    CLAT 2021 test centre edit option OPEN; to edit preferences - Click Here; Descriptive section DROPPED from CLAT PG; check updated CLAT exam pattern 2021.

  • 15 Jun 2021:

    CLAT 2021 exam date ANNOUNCED; to be conducted on July 23; the exam will be conducted in pen-and-paper mode.

  • 04 Jun 2021:

    To solve previous years' sample and question papers - Click Here; Also, check out CUTOFF marks needed for admission to various NLUs - Click Here

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History of CLAT Consortium

Previously CLAT was conducted by the National Law Universities on a rotational basis. However, to make the CLAT more organized, transparent and effective and to promote legal education in the country, around 18 NLUs came together and formed the Consortium of National Law Universities or CLAT Consortium on August 19, 2017. In later years, four more universities joined CLAT Consortium. Today, except National Law University, Delhi, all other NLUs are part of CLAT Consortium.

Members universities of CLAT Consortium

S.No.

National Law Universities

Total CLAT seats

CLAT PG seats

1

National Law School of India University, Bangalore

75

50

2

National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad

120

60

3

National Law Institute University, Bhopal

102

60

4

West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences, Kolkata

103

40

5

National Law University, Jodhpur

104

50

6

Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur

160

60

7

Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

156

52

8

Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow

160

24

9

Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala

175

38

10

Chanakya National Law University, Patna

120

-

11

National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi

60

60

12

National Law University Odisha, Cuttack

159

44

13

National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi

120

40

14

National Law University and Judicial Academy, Guwahati

60

30

15

Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Vishakhapatnam

120

24

16

Tamil Nadu National Law School, Trichy

114

20

17

Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai

100

50

18

Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur

106

20

19

Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad

60

-

20

Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur (MPDNLU)

110

20

21

Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla

120

-

22

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University (earlier known as National Law University Haryana), Rai, Sonepat (Newly added)

120

-

Total

2538

742

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CLAT Exam 2021

The Consortium of National Law Universities will conduct the Common Law Admission Test on June 13, 2021, in pen and paper mode. CLAT will be conducted across 67 cities in the country. The application form has been released on January 1 and the last date to register for CLAT is April 30. The CLAT has undergone some changes over the years. Here is an analysis of the key changes introduced in CLAT 2021 by the Consortium of NLUs in recent times.

Changes introduced in CLAT exam pattern and syllabus

Earlier, the test paper of CLAT consisted of 200 objective-type questions. However, in 2020, the consortium announced the CLAT will have comprehension-based questions designed to test the critical thinking and reading skills of the candidates. The number of questions was also brought down from 200 to 150 in CLAT UG.

The CLAT syllabus was left unchanged. However, since the paper was reoriented to make it a comprehension-based exam, the syllabus was updated accordingly. The CLAT UG 2021 syllabus consists of the following subjects.

  • General knowledge and Current affairs

  • English language including comprehension

  • Quantitative ability

  • Legal aptitude