Alliance University Common Law Admission Test [ ACLAT ]

By Srushti Pargat Last Updated: November 26th, 2020

About ACLAT 2021

ACLAT and Alliance University Common Law Admission Test is a university level entrance exam conducted by Alliance University to offer admission for students in various law courses, such as BA LLB, BBA LLB, LLM, and Integrated Ph.D. program. The examination is held offline, and the students who are shortlisted are called for further rounds of counselling that will take place offline at the university campus. The candidate needs to understand that the selection is strictly based on the Merit Score secured by the candidate in ACLAT 2021. The students will be able to start with ACLAT 2021 Application Form process from March (will be available on the university's official website).

ACLAT Exam 2021: Key Element

Particular Details
Name of Exam Alliance University Common Law Admission Test
Conducting Body Alliance University
Exam level University
Frequency 01
Courses Offered BA. LLBBBA. LLBLLMPh.D.
ACLAT 2020 Application Mode Online and Offline
Mode of Examination Offline and online
Duration of Examination 2 hours
Type and Number of Questions 200 Objective type questions
Exam Fees 1000 INR
Official Website
Email ID

ACLAT Important Dates 2021

The dates stated in the table below are tentative and may be subject to change. The university will officially publish the list of dates and candidates are requested to check the university official portal for further updates. 

Events Dates (Tentative)
Release of Application form Jan 1, 2021
Last date for submission of ACLAT application form Mar 31, 2021
Downloading Admit Card Apr 16, 2021 (tentative)
Date of Exam May 9, 2021
Date of Results May 21, 2021 (tentative)
Counselling Jun 3, 2021 (tentative)

ACLAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must go through all the given details of eligibility criteria before applying for the ACLAT 2021 Application form process. The candidates must note that the failure to meet any of the mentioned eligibility criteria at later stages of the exam will lead to the cancellation of the aspirants’ candidature.

Age Limit

Candidates belonging to the General Category must not be greater than 20 years of age at the time of admission.

For students of the Reserved Category including ST/SC/Backward classes, a relaxation up to 2 years has been provided. They should not be greater than 22 years of age at the time of admission.

Numbers of Attempts

The number of maximum attempts has no maximum limit for ACLAT. There are no restrictions for the residence, set by the university.

Academic Qualification

Aspiring students must have passed their 10+2 examinations from any school/Institute/university as recognized under state or national board of education.

Applicants of ACLAT must have scored a minimum aggregate of 45% for the general category. Students in reserved category, such as SC/ST, must have scored at least 40% in aggregate.

ACLAT Application Process 2021

Students must adhere to the following steps to apply for ACLAT 2021 Application form process. The date for the release of application form is tentatively in January 1, 2021. The form will be made available on the university website for the applicant to download. The university grants the applicants the choice of submitting the form in online modes.

For Online Application

  • Log in to the official website of ACLAT
  • Click on the application link for the course, you opted for the 2021 Form.
  • Enter necessary details like Date of Birth, Phone number, other personal information, email ID to complete registration
  • Fill the application form providing your details as required. You need to provide details like Student's Name, Parents' details, Phone Number, Address, Course Details, Academic Qualification, Aadhar Card Number, etc.
  • A scanned copy of the coloured photograph in 3.5x4.5 cm
  • A scanned copy of coloured Signature 3.5x4.5 cm
  • An attested class X mark sheet
  • An attested class XII mark sheet
  • Pay the requisite amount through net banking, debit, or credit card. Carefully read your form once and after the payment and then click on the 'submit' button.
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ACLAT Application Fee 2021

Applicants can pay the application fee both offline, via Bank Challan and online, via Net Banking and Credit/Debit Card respectively. Mentioned below is the fee that the candidate has to pay to complete the application form process. Note that the fee varies depending to the category of the applicant.

Steps to pay the fee are as follows:

  • The information about the fee and payment mode appears on the screen as you complete the application form.
  • Click on the 'Pay Online' button that appears on the screen
  • Select your payment options and pay accordingly.
  • Offline mode of payment is done using a Demand Draft which will be addressed to the Alliance University and is payable in Bangalore.
  • This fee payment can be made in person at the university office during the submission of the form.
Category Application Fee
General ₹ 1000
Reserved ₹ 1000
NRI and SAARC country nationals ₹ 2000
Other Foreign Nationals US $50

ACLAT 2021 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for ACLAT 2021 is identical for both UG and PG courses. However, there is a difference in the syllabus of the admission test for the PhD course.

  • The marking scheme of ACLAT awards one mark for every correct answer.
  • The candidate will lose 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.
  • For each question for which candidate has chosen more than one answers, instead of one, a deduction of 0.25 marks will be made.
  • An unanswered question will be considered as an incorrect answer and marked accordingly.

Exam Pattern for BA LLB, BBA LLB, LLM and Integrated PhD program

  • The ACLAT questions asked will be based on General Awareness, Language Proficiency, Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability, Legal Aptitude, Numerical Ability. 
  • All the MCQs will be asked only in the English language. 
  • Candidates will be given 2 hours (120 minutes) to complete the entire paper. 
  • The test contains a total number of 200 questions accounting for 200 marks totally.
  • In the online mode, the student cannot select two options for one question. 
  • In the offline mode, if a candidate chooses two answers for one question, it will be considered as an incorrect answer. 
Sections No. of Questions Marks
Language Proficiency 40 40
General Awareness 50 50
Legal Aptitude 45 45
Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability 45 45
Numerical Ability 20 20
Total 200 200

Exam Pattern for Ph.D. program

  • The ACLAT questions asked will be based on Research Methodology, Area of Choice of Interest selected by candidate for research, Literature survey and Proposal writing, General Introduction of Research, Research and Study Design, Data Collection Techniques and Interpretation, and Research Reporting.  
  • All the MCQs will be asked only in the English language.
  • Candidates will be given 2 hours (120 minutes) to complete the entire paper.  
  • The test contains a total number of 200 questions accounting for 200 marks totally.
  • In the online mode, the student cannot select two options for one question.  
  • In the offline mode, if a candidate chooses two answers for one question, it will be considered as an incorrect answer.  

ACLAT Syllabus 2021

The syllabus for the ACLAT 2021 is drafted as per the level of the Class 12 course. The paper is based on the top main subjects of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics for admission. The students applying for the course of B.Arch admission have to also appear for the Architecture Aptitude Test. Here are the course details as per the preceding entrance exam below:

ACLAT Language Proficiency Syllabus 

Antonyms Grammar Idioms
Proverbs Reading Comprehension Spellings
Synonyms Vocabulary

ACLAT General Awareness Syllabus

Constitution Contemporary international, national, regional politics and economic perspective issues Constitutional Principles and Practices
Environment Geography Indian and World History
Indian Culture Indian National Movement International Organizations
Legal System Science and Technology Treaties

ACLAT Legal Aptitude Syllabus

Contract and Constitutional Laws Indian Constitution: Structure, sections and schedules Intellectual Property Rights
International Law IPC and the CrPC Law of Crimes
Legal Awareness covering Constitutional Law and Polity Legal Terms Strict Liability
Torts Vicarious Liability

ACLAT Logical and Reasoning Ability Syllabus

Analogy Blood Relations Critical Reasoning
Directions Series Syllogism

ACLAT Numerical Ability Syllabus

Agreement and Disagreement Algebra Analogy
Deductive Reasoning Mental Ability and Logical /Mathematical Analysis Logical Fallacy
Odd-Even Discretion Percentage Profit and Loss

ACLAT Exam Center 2021

The test centers of the Alliance University Common Law Admission Test are spread all over the country in cities like:

Exam Centers
Bengaluru Delhi Kolkata
Lucknow Pune Raipur
Ranchi Hyderabad Vijayawada

Recommended Books for ACLAT Preparation 


Book Name Author/Publisher
Analytical Reasoning M.K. Pandey
Constitution of India Bakshi P.M
Guide to judicial service examinations Universal
Legal aptitude for CLAT and other law entrance exams A.P. Bhardwaj
Legal Awareness/Legal Reasoning A.P. Bhardwaj
Manorama yearbook 2018 Malayala Manorama Press
Objective General English 1st edition R.S. Aggarwal, Vikas Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude for competitive exams Dr. R.S. Aggarwal
The Pearson Guide to CLAT 2nd edition Gagrani H

For the PhD program 

Book Name Author/Publisher
Guide Book Robert A. Day, Barbara Gastel
Research Methodology Methods and Statistical Techniques Santosh Gupta
Research Methodology Methods and Techniques; 2nd edition C R Kothari


Q1. How to use the OMR sheet properly?

A1. The examinee should not cut the OMR sheet in ACLAT 2021 or draw lines as it will lead to the cancellation of the student's paper. Candidates are advised to use a pencil to mark the answers first, and then during the final hour fill it with a pen.

Q2. How can I retrieve my ACLAT password if I don't remember it?

A2. You can click the link 'Forgot Password' to create a new password available on the candidate's login page. You will require your Application Number, date of birth, and email ID to create a new password.

Q3. How will I know about the test centre that I have been allotted?

A3. The name of the allotted test centre will be mentioned on the ACLAT 2020 admit card, along with the address.

Q4. Can the ACLAT 2020 application be cancelled and a request for a refund generated after the submission of the requisite application fees?

A4. No, candidates should note that the application fees once paid are non-refundable and non-transferable once the payment is made.

Best wishes to all the ACLAT aspirants from the CollegeMarg Team!

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