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CLAT 2021 Exam Instructions: Check Consortium Notification Here!

The Consortium of NLUs has released the instructions for the exam tomorrow.

According to the notification, candidates shall be permitted to enter into the premises of the respective Test Centres by 1:30 P.M. and allowed to leave the Test Centre only after the test is over. No entry of candidates will be allowed after 2:15 PM.

Candidates are advised to go through these instructions carefully as these explain the marking scheme among other things. Information is also given regarding how to fill the OMR sheets to avoid any unnecessary deduction in marks.






  • CLAT-2021​​ examination​​ will​​ be​​ held​​ on​​ July​​ 23,​​ 2021​​ (2:00​​ P.M.​​ to​​ 4:00​​ P.M.)​​ The​​ duration​​ of​​ the​​ test​​ is​​ two​​ hours.

  • The​​ candidates​​ shall​​ be​​ permitted​​ to​​ enter​​ into​​ the​​ premises​​ of​​ the​​ respective​​ Test​​ Centres​​ by​​ 1:30​​ P.M.​​ and​​ allowed​​ to​​ leave​​ the​​ Test​​ Centre​​ only​​ after​​ the​​ test​​ is​​ over.

  • The​​ candidates​​ shall​​ not​​ be​​ permitted​​ to​​ enter​​ into​​ the​​ examination​​ hall​​ after​​ 2:15​​ P.M.





1.30​​ PM

Long Bell

Entry​​ of Candidates inside the​​ Centre/Examination​​ Hall


1.50​​ PM

Short​​ Bell

Distribution of​​ transparent​​ Sealed​​ Envelopes




containing​​ Question Booklets​​ and​​ OMR​​ Response




Sheets​​ and​​ announcement​​ of​​ important​​ instructions




2.00​​ PM


Long Bell

by​​ the​​ Invigilators.

Candidates​​ open​​ the​​ Sealed​​ Envelope/




2.15​​ PM


Short ​​​​ Bell

Commencement​​ of​​ Test

No​​ candidate​​ shall be​​ allowed to​​ enter​​ the




3.00​​ PM


Short​​ Bell

Examination​​ Hall​​ after​​ this​​ Bell

One​​ Hour​​ Bell



3.50​​ PM

4.00​​ PM

Short​​ Bell

Long Bell

Warning​​ Bell

Completion​​ of​​ the​​ Test​​ (No​​ candidate​​ shall be




allowed​​ to​​ write​​ anything on​​ the​​ OMR​​ Response




Sheet/Question​​ Paper​​ Booklet​​ after this​​ Bell)


  • Candidates are​​ allowed​​ to​​ carry​​ to​​ the​​ examination​​ hall​​ the​​ following​​ only:

    • Blue/Black​​ Ball​​ Pen

    • Admit​​ Card

    • Any​​ Photo​​ I.D.​​ Proof​​ issued​​ by​​ the​​ Government.

    • Transparent​​ Water​​ Bottle

    • Sanitizer,​​ face shield,​​ and​​ hand​​ gloves


    • The​​ candidates​​ are​​ NOT​​ permitted​​ to​​ carry​​ cell​​ phones​​ or​​ any​​ other​​ electronic​​ gadgets.​​ The​​ staff​​ on​​ duty​​ at​​ the​​ test​​ centre​​ shall​​ not​​ be​​ responsible​​ for​​ any​​ loss​​ of​​ property/gadgets​​ of the​​ candidates.


    • The​​ candidates​​ are​​ required​​ to​​ put​​ his/her​​ signature​​ and​​ fill​​ all​​ the​​ details​​ such​​ as​​ Admit​​ Card​​ No.,​​ Question​​ Paper​​ Booklet​​ No.​​ on​​ the​​ front​​ page​​ of​​ the​​ OMR​​ Response​​ Sheet.

    • The​​ candidates​​ are​​ required​​ to​​ check​​ all​​ the​​ pages​​ and​​ questions​​ in​​ their​​ question​​ booklet​​ before​​ starting​​ to​​ write​​ answers.​​ If​​ something​​ is​​ missing​​ or​​ not​​ properly​​ printed,​​ or​​ is​​ damaged,​​ request​​ may​​ be​​ made​​ to​​ the​​ Invigilator​​ to​​ give​​ another​​ Sealed​​ Plastic​​ Envelope​​ containing​​ new​​ Question​​ Booklet​​ and​​ OMR​​ Response​​ Sheet.


    • All​​ questions​​ shall​​ be​​ answered​​ on​​ OMR​​ Response​​ Sheet​​ only.​​ The​​ method​​ of​​ marking​​ the​​ answers​​ is​​ illustrated​​ below.​​ Candidates​​ are​​ advised​​ to​​ go​​ through​​ the​​ instructions​​ given​​ for​​ marking​​ the​​ answers​​ and​​ other​​ entries​​ on​​ the​​ OMR​​ Response​​ Sheet​​ thoroughly​​ and​​ observe​​ the same.


    • As​​ the​​ OMR​​ Response​​ Sheet​​ is​​ carbonized,​​ the​​ candidates​​ shall​​ detach​​ the​​ second​​ page​​ (carbon​​ copy)​​ of​​ OMR​​ Response​​ Sheet​​ and​​ keep​​ it​​ with​​ them​​ for​​ reference​​ along​​ with​​ used​​ Question​​ Booklet.​​ The​​ OMR​​ Response​​ Sheet​​ (Original)​​ shall​​ be​​ submitted to the​​ Invigilator​​ at​​ the​​ end​​ of​​ the​​ test.


    • The​​ OMR​​ Response​​ Sheet​​ should​​ be​​ handled​​ carefully​​ by​​ the​​ candidates.​​ ​​ Candidates​​ are​​ advised​​ not​​ to​​ fold,​​ wrinkle,​​ or​​ tear​​ the​​ response​​ sheet​​ under​​ any​​ circumstances.​​ Further,​​ the​​ candidates​​ are​​ advised​​ not​​ to​​ scribble​​ or​​ make​​ any​​ marks​​ on​​ the​​ OMR​​ Response​​ Sheet​​ except​​ marking​​ the​​ answers​​ at​​ the​​ appropriate​​ places​​ and​​ filling​​ up​​ the​​ details​​ required.​​ Any​​ violation​​ of​​ these​​ instructions​​ will​​ automatically​​ lead​​ to​​ the​​ invalidation​​ of​​ the​​ OMR​​ Response​​ Sheet.​​ Fill​​ up​​ information​​ and​​ darken​​ all​​ the​​ Relevant​​ Circles​​ on​​ the​​ ​​ OMR​​ Answer​​ Sheet​​ carefully.


    • Use​​ Blue​​ /​​ Black​​ BALLPOINT​​ PEN​​ only​​ for​​ darkening​​ the​​ circles​​ as​​ per​​ the​​ instructions​​ contained​​ in​​ OMR​​ Response​​ Sheet​​ and​​ filling​​ other​​ information​​ in​​ OMR​​ Response​​ Sheet.






If​​ the​​ correct​​ answer to question No: 1​​ is ‘C’, in​​ your​​ opinion,​​ please​​ darken the​​ circle

as​​ shown​​ above.

Reason​​ Circle​​ is to​​ be​​ darkened.​​ No​​ other​​ marks​​ as​​ ​​ is to be​​ put.


wrong​​ method of​​ darkening

Reason​​ Circle​​ is not​​ darkened.

Putting​​ marks​​ like​​ ‘​​ for​​ the​​ correct​​ answer​​ is​​ treated​​ as​​ wrong.




Wrong​​ method​​ of​​ darkening

Please​​ darken​​ completely​​ one​​ circle​​ only​​ for​​ each​​ question​​ as​​ shown​​ above.​​ If​​ you​​ darken​​ more​​ than​​ one​​ circle​​ against​​ a​​ question,​​ the​​ response​​ to​​ that​​ question​​ will​​ be​​ invalidated​​ and​​ no mark​​ will be​​ assigned​​ for​​ that​​ question.




Correct​​ method of​​ darkening

Wrong​​ method of​​ darkening


Reason​​ Circle​​ partly​​ darkened.​​ It​​ should be​​ darkened​​ completely


    • A​​ second​​ blank​​ OMR​​ Response​​ Sheet​​ will​​ not​​ be​​ given.​​ Only​​ in​​ exceptional​​ cases,​​ which​​ are​​ approved​​ by​​ the​​ Observer,​​ the​​ entire​​ Sealed​​ Plastic​​ Envelope​​ containing​​ OMR​​ Response​​ Sheets​​ shall​​ be​​ replaced.​​ Handle​​ the​​ OMR​​ Response​​ Sheet​​ carefully.


    • At​​ 04.00​​ p.m.,​​ the​​ candidates​​ shall​​ stop​​ writing​​ and​​ return​​ the​​ OMR​​ Response​​ Sheet​​ to​​ the​​ Invigilator.​​ It​​ may​​ be​​ noted​​ that​​ carrying​​ the​​ OMR​​ Response​​ Sheet​​ out​​ of​​ the​​ Test​​ Centre​​ will​​ lead​​ to​​ disqualification​​ of​​ the​​ candidate.​​ It​​ is​​ an​​ offence and​​ appropriate​​ action​​ shall be​​ taken​​ in​​ accordance​​ with​​ law.


    • No​​ clarifications​​ shall be​​ sought​​ from​​ anybody​​ while​​ the​​ Test​​ is​​ going​​ on.


    • Any​​ candidate​​ who​​ is​​ found​​ either​​ copying​​ or​​ receiving​​ or​​ giving​​ assistance​​ will​​ be​​ disqualified​​ and​​ it​​ will​​ be​​ treated​​ as​​ malpractice​​ and​​ necessary​​ action​​ will​​ be​​ taken.​​ Possession​​ and​​ use​​ of​​ incriminating​​ material​​ for​​ the​​ purpose​​ of​​ the​​ test​​ amounts​​ to​​ malpractice.


    • Questions​​ which​​ are​​ not​​ marked​​ as​​ per​​ the​​ instructions,​​ will​​ not​​ be​​ evaluated.​​ Indicating​​ any​​ other​​ marks or​​ symbols​​ or words​​ on​​ the​​ answer​​ sheets​​ will result in​​ disqualification.


    • The​​ candidates​​ may​​ do​​ their​​ rough​​ work,​​ if​​ any,​​ on​​ the​​ space​​ provided​​ at​​ the​​ end​​ of​​ Question​​ Booklet​​ itself​​ and​​ not​​ on​​ the​​ OMR​​ Answer​​ Sheet.​​ No​​ additional​​ sheets​​ of paper​​ will​​ be supplied for​​ rough​​ work.


    • There​​ will be​​ NEGATIVE​​ MARKING​​ of​​ 0.25​​ marks​​ for​​ each​​ wrong​​ answer.​​ COVID​​ PROTOCOL:

Health​​ and​​ Safety​​ of​​ all​​ stakeholders​​ is​​ of​​ a​​ paramount​​ importance​​ to​​ Consortium​​ of​​ National​​ Law​​ Universities.​​ It​​ is​​ also​​ a​​ collective​​ responsibility​​ of​​ all​​ stakeholders​​ including​​ the​​ candidates​​ writing​​ the​​ test​​ on​​ July​​ 23, 2021.​​ Therefore,​​ Candidates shall:

      • Reach​​ the​​ test​​ centre​​ well​​ in​​ time​​ to​​ identify​​ the​​ Seating​​ Place​​ in​​ the​​ Seating​​ Plan​​ displayed​​ and​​ avoid​​ crowding​​ at​​ a​​ particular​​ location​​ at​​ the​​ test centre.

      • The​​ centre​​ staff​​ will​​ check​​ the​​ temperature​​ of​​ each​​ candidate​​ with​​ Thermal​​ Guns.​​ If​​ the​​ temperature​​ of​​ any​​ candidate​​ exceeds​​ exceeds​​ 99.14°​​ F,​​ such​​ candidate​​ will​​ be​​ directed​​ to​​ be​​ seated​​ in​​ a​​ different​​ room.​​ Such​​ candidate​​ will​​ not​​ be​​ permitted​​ to​​ leave​​ the​​ said​​ room until all​​ candidates​​ have​​ left the​​ campus.

      • Any​​ candidate​​ who​​ has​​ been​​ tested​​ COVID-19​​ positive​​ recently​​ and​​ are​​ under​​ medical​​ surveillance​​ or​​ in​​ isolation​​ will​​ not​​ be​​ permitted​​ to​​ take​​ the​​ CLAT-2021​​ examination​​ scheduled​​ on July​​ 23, 2021.

      • Keep​​ wearing​​ the​​ face​​ mask/​​ shield​​ etc…​​ and​​ take​​ necessary​​ precautions​​ at​​ all

time in the​​ Test​​ Hall/​​ Classroom.

      • Use/keep​​ Sanitizer​​ safely​​ and​​ not​​ spill​​ it​​ on​​ the​​ OMR​​ Response​​ Sheet​​ and​​ Question​​ Booklet​​ as​​ there​​ is​​ a​​ possibility​​ of​​ it​​ getting​​ blurred​​ with​​ the​​ chemical​​ liquid.


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