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CLAT: What and How to Prepare

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), for admissions to UG and PG law programs, is a national-level entrance examination.

The programs are offered by 22 of India's National Law Universities. It is organised by the consortium of National Law Universities and Bar Council of India.

Apart from the National Law Universities, CLAT scores are considered by private and self-financed law colleges. Public organisations use the scores for legal recruitments as well.

Candidates clearing the entrance examination can get admission to BA LLB, B.Sc. LLB, LLM, BBA LLB, and many other programs.


Important. The registrations for CLAT 2021 are open till March 31st, 2021. The application form should be filled online.


Candidates must select their preferences among the 22 universities conducting the examination. While filling the application form, they must cross-check each detail as changes cannot be made after submission.

  • The admit card will be released by the 3rd week of April.

  • The entrance examination will be conducted on June 13th, 2021. Previously was to be held on May 9th, the exam date changed in light of the CBSE Board exams beginning from May 4th, 2021.

  • CLAT 2021 will be conducted offline between 2PM and 4PM.

How to Prepare?

Prepare according to the different sections.


English Language Section. The questions are based on technical and scientific topics, general knowledge, current issues, historical events, etc.

  • A basic understanding of the questions will be tested.

  • Focus on the Vocabulary and Grammar.

  • Aspiring candidates can spend time regularly on magazines and newspapers.

Logical Reasoning Section. Read through the question carefully and identify the theme and conclusions.

Practicing previous years' question papers and sample papers can help.


Quantitative Techniques Section. Prepare for these questions by having a basic understanding of 10th and 12thMathematic topics.

Questions can be based on graphs, tables, and visual data representations.

While preparing for this section, note down all the formulas and go through them daily.


Legal Reasoning Section. Have basic legal knowledge and awareness. The questions will consist of the information needed to answer the question. To break down the information and understand, focus on all words and facts. It is always better to answer the question based on the information provided in the question passage. Practice for the Legal Reasoning Section and other sections daily for a fixed amount of time.


General Knowledge and Current Affairs. Read newspapers and magazines to be aware of the current issues. Read books and watch the news on various topics to get thorough knowledge.


Familiarise yourself with the Exam Pattern


UG CLAT 2021

  • English Language Section – 40 marks

  • Logical Reasoning Section – 40 marks

  • Quantitative Analysis Section – 20 marks

  • Legal Reasoning Section – 50 marks

  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs – 50 marks

  • Each question carries 1 mark. A wrong answer will have a negative marking of 0.25.

  • There is a total of 200 MCQs for 2 hours.

PG CLAT 2021

  • Section 1 – Objective – 100 Questions – 100 Marks

  • Section 2 – Descriptive – 2 Questions – 50 Marks

  • Each question carries 1 mark. A negative mark of 0.25 will be added for each wrong answer.

  • Section 2 has essay-type questions of 25 marks each. These essays should be 800 words minimum.

Manage your time

  • Time management is of high importance.

  • Carefully read the question and passages before attempting the answers.

  • By practicing previous years' question papers and sample papers, you can familiarise yourself with the time spent on each question.

Stick to a proper study plan and diet

  • Make a study plan and strictly stick to it.

  • Breaks can be taken after the completion of study goals.

  • Follow a balanced diet and get proper sleep in order to have good focus while studying.

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