CLAT 2021 Exam Dates
CLAT 2021 : Registration Date Extended till 15th May
CLAT 2021 exam or the CLAT exam registration date has been extended to 15th of May 2021. The exam is likely to be postponed because of the 2nd wave of the Covid 19 pandemic. The Consortium of NLIUs- the central body entrusted with the task of conducting the CLAT 2021 exam has announced that they will issue a fresh date for CLAT 2021 after reviewing the pandemic situation in the country. The following article provide details about the CLAT 2021 exam, its pattern and syllabus for the exam. Please note that the exam pattern has changed and the syllabus revised to meet the requirements of someone aspiring for a career in law.
Earlier CLAT 2021 exam was scheduled on the 13th June 2021 in offline mode from 2 to 4 pm. The registration for CLAT 2021 started from January. Though the CLAT 2021 exam is offline, the CLAT application process is completely online through the website of the National Law consortium. In case you have not already registered for CLAT 2021 exam – click on the link below and register for the same.
CLAT or the Common law admission test is a national level entrance test conducted by the consortium of National Law universities for admission to various law colleges in India for admission to the 5 year integrated law programs. A total of 22 law universities grant admissions to students every year on the basis of CLAT scores. In addition, several private law universities and colleges also consider CLAT score for admissions. Given below are the details related to the CLAT exam.
CLAT Exam 2021 Eligibility
Here is the eligibility criteria for the CLAT EXAM 2021. CLAT 2021 can be taken by anyone who has a minimum 45 percent (40% in case of SC/ST) marks in class 12th . Candidates writing class 12th exam this year are also eligible to apply subject to their clearing the percentage criteria . There is no upper age limit for anyone applying for CLAT 2021.
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CLAT Exam 2021 Syllabus
The law consortium explicitly mentions about the CLAT 2021 Exam :Syllabus that the UG-CLAT 2021 would focus on evaluating the comprehension and reasoning skills and abilities of candidates- skills that are necessary for pursuing legal education rather than skills which display prior knowledge of the students. With regards to only one section – the GK section, the consortium specifically mentions that prior knowledge might be useful.
The UG-CLAT 2021 shall be a 2-hour test, with 150 multiple-choice questions carrying 1 mark each. There shall be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. These questions would be divided across the following 5 subjects:
- English Language
- Current Affairs, including General Knowledge
- Legal Reasoning
- Logical Reasoning
- Quantitative Techniques
The English section of CLAT 2021 will contain passages of about 450 words each. These passages will be derived from contemporary or historically significant fiction and non-fiction writing, and would be of a standard that a 12th standard student may be able to read in about 5-7 minutes. Each passage will be followed by a series of questions that will that will test students on their comprehension and language skills. These include the ability to read and understand the main point of apassage, any arguments presented in the passage, summarise the passage, compare and contrast the different arguments of view points mentioned in the passage in addition to the meanings of words and phrases used in the passage.
Current Affairs Including General Knowledge
The current affairs section will contain passages of around 450 words each. The passages could be derived from varied sources – news, journalistic sources and other non fiction writing. The passage could also be about examination of a legal information discussed in the passage. The passages will be followed by a series of questions that will require an aspirant to demonstrate his or her awareness of various aspect of current affairs and general knowledge including contemporary events of significance from India and the world, arts and culture, international affairs, historical events of continuing significance.
The legal reasoning section also requires you to read passages of around 450 words each. The passages may relate to fact situations or scenarios involving legal matters, public policy questions or moral philosophical enquiries. The candidate will not require any prior knowledge of law to attempt these questions. But the candidates will benefit from prior knowledge of contemporary legal and moral issues. Each passage would be followed by a series of questions that will require an aspirant to identify and infer the rules and principles set out in the passage, apply such rules and principles to various fact situations; and understand how changes to the rules or principles may alter their application to various fact situations.
The Logical Reasoning section of the UG-CLAT 2021 will include a series of short passages of about 300 words each. Each passage will be followed by one or more questions that will require an aspirant to recognize an argument, its premises and conclusions; Read and identify the arguments set out in the passage; Critically analyse patterns of reasoning, and assess how conclusions may depend on particular premises or evidence; 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.
The Quantitative Techniques section of the UG-CLAT 2021 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. An aspirant must demonstrate his or her ability to derive information from such passages, graphs, or other representations, and apply mathematical operations on such information. The questions will require you to: Derive, infer, and manipulate numerical information set out in such passages, graphs, or other representations; and and apply various 10th standard mathematical operations on such information, including from areas such as ratios and proportions, basic algebra, mensuration and statistical estimation.