The Consortium of National Law Universities (CNLUs) has decided to conduct the Common Law Entrance Test (CLAT) on 13 June, 2021. The CNLU has taken this decision after already postponing the exam date from May 9 to June 13 due to the situation caused by the Pandemic.

CNLU is the governing body that conducts the CLAT exams for Law courses like L.L.B and L.L.M. The registration for the examination was started on Jan 1 and the last date for submitting the online application is 15 May, 2021. The exam is now scheduled to be held on 13 June, 2021 from 2 pm to 4 pm. It will be a two hours exam. CNLU has notified the students by its two notifications the first which was notified on April 19 reads that “All Applicants of CLAT-2021 are hereby informed that Consortium is monitoring the Pandemic situation and will take the stock of the situation in the first week of May 2021 regarding the date of the test. Notification will be issued on the website of the consortium subsequently. The applicants are advised not to panic at this stage as the consortium shall be taking appropriate steps as time and situation demands and shall keep the applicants updated accordingly.”

The other notification which was notified on April 28 extended the deadline for submitting online applications for CLAT due to difficulties faced by students arising out of bank closures and lockdowns. Now the last date for submission of CLAT 2021 is extended to 15 May, 2021.  

It has been speculated that June 13 is a tentative date for the CLAT 2021 which can again be postponed if the pandemic situation remains the same. But as of now 13 June, 2021 is the date of examination for CLAT because no further notification has been released so far from the end of Consortium confirming the final date of CLAT examination 2021. As per the notifications the students were advised to keep visiting the website for further updates.

Many entrance exams like NEET PG, JEE, UGC NET, UPSC NDA 2021, ICAI CA 2021 and many other exams including the board exams have been postponed this year due the situation arising out of the Pandemic.