CLAT Answer Key 2021 Download Provisional Answer Key [Official]

According to the latest notification released by the Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs), the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) answer key 2021 will be out a day after the CLAT-Law Entrance examination. The CLAT Answer Key will be released in online mode.

CLAT Answer Key 2021

The CLAT Answer Key will come out in two stages namely: the CLAT provisional answer key and the CLAT final answer key 2021. NLU Jabalpur (DNLU) – Dharmashastra National Law University will release the CLAT 2021 answer key and if there are any objections, then the students can raise it.

The answer key of CLAT 2021 helps the candidates to cross-check their answers and if there are any discrepancies, then the candidates can raise objections within the specified time of 2 days. Once the time limit exceeds, no modifications or corrections will be accepted. After the objection filing process, the consortium will verify the objections and will release the final answer key of CLAT 2021.

[Download CLAT 2021 Provisional Answer Key PDF]

CLAT 2021 Answer Key Release Dates

Events CLAT 2021 Dates
CLAT 2021 exam date 23 July 2021
CLAT Provisional Answer key 23 July 2021
Filing objections against provisional key 23 – 24 July (09:00 PM) 2021
CLAT 2021 Final Answer Key 27 July 2021
CLAT 2021 result announcement 28 July 2021

Importance of CLAT provisional answer key 2021

The CLAT provisional answer key will include all the answers to the questions asked in the exam. The CLAT answer key will be released for all paper sets A, B, C, & D. Once the answer key is released, the candidates can go through them to verify if all the answers are correct. If there are any incorrect answers in the provisional answer key, the candidates can raise objections against it within a time of 3-4 days. Candidates can raise objections by using a supporting document to their answers.

CLAT Final Answer Key 2021

After referring to the provisional answer key, the candidates can raise their objections. The exam conducting body will review the objections and if there is any correction to be made, they will correct it and release the final answer key. Based on the final answer key, the candidates can predict how much they can score in the CLAT examination. Once the candidate gets an idea about the approximate marks they can score, they can analyze their chances of getting admissions or a higher preference seat. The previous year cutoff will help the candidates get an idea about the seat allotments.

How to download the CLAT Answer Key?

To download the CLAT answer key for  5-year Law Programme and LLM Programme, the candidate should follow the below steps:

Step 1: Visit the official site of the CLAT consortium to click on the answer key tab.

Step 2: Click on the course and set link (A, B, C, or D) for which the candidate requires the answer key.

Step 3: CLAT answer key containing the tabular list of question wise correct options will appear on screen in the pdf format.

Step 4: Finally the candidate can view and download the CLAT answer key 2021 pdf.

How to raise objections on CLAT provisional answer key?

After evaluating the provisional answer key for their respective set, candidates can raise objections, if they find any discrepancies in the document. They can do so in the following steps:

Step 1: Candidate should visit the official site and click on the ‘Objections on answer key’.

Step 2: A login page appears where the candidate can enter their details like a registered mobile number and password to log into the page.

Step 3: Once the page appears, the candidate should click on the Provisional Answer Key Objections.

Step 4: Then the candidates can fill the details of objections, questions, and proof of claiming objections (if required).

Step 5: Finally, the candidate can submit the page to complete the process.


Marking Scheme of CLAT Exam 2021

Once the candidate gets the final answer key 2021 the next step is to evaluate his/her answers to get a rough estimation of their scores. While evaluating their scores, the candidates should be aware of the marking scheme which the conducting body follows. The detailed marks distribution scheme is mentioned below:

Answers Marking Scheme
Correct answer 1
Incorrect answer -0.25
No response 0

How to calculate marks through the final answer key 2021?

The formula to calculate the marks is given below:

CLAT Scores = Total numbers of Correct options*1 – Total number of incorrect responses*0.25

Let’s take an example:

If the candidate answers 130 questions correctly and 30 questions incorrectly, then the total marks obtained by the candidate are as follows:

Total Marks = (130*1) – (30*0.25)

= 130-7.25

= 122.5

CLAT Exam Answer Key FAQs

Q). When will the CLAT answer key be released?

A). The CLAT 2021 answer key will be released within 2-3 days of the exam date.

Q). How to download the CLAT answer key?

A). Candidates can visit the official site and enter the details like their application number and password to access the answer key.

Q). What is the question given in the CLAT 2021 exam was wrong?

A). Usually, all the questions in the CLAT 2021 exam will be correct, but if the question is wrong, the marks of that question will be given to all (irrespective of its correctness) or none will receive the marks.

Q). When can the candidate raise an objection?

A). The candidate can raise objection only if the answer in the provisional answer key appears to be incorrect or there are any discrepancies in the document.

Q). Should the candidate pay any fees to raise an objection?

A). No, the candidate need not pay any fees to raise the objection.

Q). Should the candidate upload any documents to support their objection?

A). No, the candidate need not upload any documents. They should just indicate the wrong answers and count on the correct answers.

Q). When will the revised answer key be released?

A). The conducting body will release the answer keys 3-4 after receiving the objections on provisional answer keys.

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