Red Alert for every CLAT 2021 aspirants! The constant confusion and stress relating to whether the exam is going to be online or offline is finally over! On 9th May 2021, Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2021 is going to take place in offline mode, i.e., pen-and-paper mode.
The notification was issued on 27th December 2020 by the Consortium of National Law Universities. It is mentioned in the notification that the exam will be “subject to revision in case of necessity” keeping the situation of a pandemic due to COVID-19 in mind. This time, Professor (Dr.) Vijender Kumar, the Vice-chancellor of Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur has been elected by the Governing Body as the convener of CLAT 2021.
In this preliminary notification, it is provided that the application form for the exam will be available from 1st January 2021 and the last date of submission is 31st March 2021. This application form will be available on their official exam portal consortiumofnlus.ac.in.
The process of filling up the application form will be conducted online in the aforementioned time period. The date of issue of Admit Card has not been revealed by the body till now. The application fee for the form for the General Category will be Rs 4000, while it will be Rs 3500 for Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes. The application procedure will be online
The Consortium of National Law Universities also issued the eligibility criteria required for CLAT 2021. While applying for the 5-year Integrated Undergraduate Law Degree, the candidate of General Candidate needs to score at least 45% or more in their 10+2 High School Board Examination. Also, the minimum percentage required for Reserved Categories is 40%. If the candidates will be appearing for their board exams during March or April in 2021, they will still be eligible to apply for CLAT UG 2021.
The eligibility criteria for 1-Year Post Graduate LLM Program of CLAT 2021, the candidates of General Category need to score a minimum of 50% in their LLB Under-Graduate Degree while the reserved categories need to score at least 45%.
Similar to CLAT UG 2021, candidates appearing for their essential exams during the months of March or April in 2021 will be eligible to sit for CLAT PG 2021.
Furthermore, All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) 2021, will be held on 2nd May of 2021. The application form for AILET will be tentatively released by the first week of January 2021.
So buckle up for the coming challenges and rough days, and make sure to not let the inner voice of insecurities and self-doubt win over!
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