NLU CLAT-2021 for law courses admissions India online applications open

Looking for the schedule of CLAT-2021 for admission to law programs in India? The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLU) has anounced the date of CLAT-2021 and the admission calendar for the online registration-cum-application procedure. This article provides the relevant details, including the eligibility requirements for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate law programs in India.

The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLU) has released an advance notification of the schedule of the Common Law Admission Test-2021 (CLAT-2021) for students seeking admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses in law in 22 National Law Universities in India for the academic session 2021-2022. Online registrations for CLAT-2021 will open on 1st January 2021.

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The online application fee for both, the UG as well as for the PG programs is Rs.4,000/- for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI candidates and Rs.3,500/- for SC/ST/BPL candidates.

Eligibility requirements

For UG courses

For admission to the UG course, which is and integrated law degree program of five years' duration, there is no upper age limit.

Educational Qualification: You should have a pass class in Class 12 (10+2) exam or an equivalent exam with a minimum of 45% marks or its equivalent grade (for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI candidates). In the case of SC/ST categories, the minimum requirement in the Class 12 exam or equivalent is 40% of marks or an equivalent grade. If you are appearing for the qualifying exam in March/April 2021, then also you can seek provisional admission to the course but will get a confirmed admission only producing the required supporting documents to indicate having passed in the qualifying exam.

For PG courses

For admission to the PG course, which is a one year program leading to the award of an LL.M. Degree, there is no upper age limit.

Educational Qualification: You should have an LL.B. Degree or an equivalent qualification with a minimum of 50% of marks or its equivalent grade in the qualifying exam (for General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI candidates). For candidates applying in the SC/ST categories, 45% is the minimum required marks or an equivalent grade. Those who are appearing for the qualifying exam in April/May 2021 can also apply.

List of National Law Universities in India

You can seek admission to the following NLUs for an undergraduate or postgraduate course through CLAT-2021-
  1. National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam

  2. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad.

  3. National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru

  4. National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal

  5. National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack

  6. Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar

  7. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University (DBRANLU), Haryana.

  8. National Academy of Legal Study and Research (NALSAR), University of Law, Hyderabad

  9. Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU), Jabalpur.

  10. National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur.

  11. The WB National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata

  12. The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi

  13. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow

  14. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai

  15. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur.

  16. Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna

  17. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab.

  18. Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur

  19. National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi

  20. Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla.

  21. Tamil Nadu National Law University (TNNLU), Tiruchirappalli

  22. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam

How to register and apply for CLAT-2021

Applications must be submitted online only at the CLAT Consortium official registration website from 1st January 2021 up to 31st March 2021.

Important dates

Online registration and submission of application begins on 1st January 2021.
Online submission of applications ends on 31st March 2021.
Date of CLAT-2021: 13th June 2021 (Sunday), 3 p.m. to 5 p.m [The test will be in online mode]

Note: The above dates may be revised if the necessity arises.

Contact Information

National Law School of India University
P.O. Bag 7201, Nagarbhavi,
Bangalore - 560 072,
Karnataka, India.
Ph: 08047162020 (10 am to 5 p.m. on working days only).

[Note to candidates: Bookmark this article and check back for updates on the CLAT-2021 exam format and other relevant details once the official website updates the information.]

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