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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CLAT 2021 exam date ANNOUNCED; to be conducted on July 23; the exam will be conducted in pen-and-paper mode.
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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.
National Law Universities
Total CLAT seats
CLAT PG seats
National Law School of India University, Bangalore
National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad
National Law Institute University, Bhopal
West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences, Kolkata
National Law University, Jodhpur
Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow
Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala
Chanakya National Law University, Patna
National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi
National Law University Odisha, Cuttack
National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi
National Law University and Judicial Academy, Guwahati
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Vishakhapatnam
Tamil Nadu National Law School, Trichy
Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai
Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur
Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad
Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur (MPDNLU)
Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University (earlier known as National Law University Haryana), Rai, Sonepat (Newly added)
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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.
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