CLAT 2022 Application Form Complete Details

The Consortium of National Law Universities shall release the CLAT Application Form from January 2022 onwards. 

If your age is above 17 and you have secured at least 45% in your 12th standard then you can apply for CLAT 2022. You need to pay Rs 3500/- as the application fee to appear for Common Law Admission Test. 

This post takes you through detailed information about CLAT Application Form 2022.

CLAT Application Form 2022 Dates

Check out the following table to know the event schedule for CLAT 2022.

Events Dates 
Starting Date to Apply January 2022
Last Date for CLAT Registration June 15, 2021
Last Date for fee payment June 15, 2021
Application Form Correction Until July 04, 2021
CLAT Exam Date July 23, 2021

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How to Fill CLAT Application Form 2022?

You can fill the CLAT 2022 Application Form only in online mode. Before you fill the form make sure to go through the eligibility criteria for CLAT. The application filling process involves four steps: 

  1. Online Registration
  2. Filling of Application Form
  3. Uploading Documents
  4. Payment of CLAT Registration Fee

Know How to Apply for CLAT 2022 (Detailed)

Follow the steps below to fill the application form for CLAT 2022 correctly.

  • Visit the official website
  • On the homepage, click on the ‘new registration’ link.
  • Register yourself by providing basic details i.e. name, mobile number mail ID, etc.
  • You will receive login credentials to the registered mobile number or mail.
  • Now login to the account using the credentials.
  • Select the course for which you are applying i.e. UG or PG.
  • Fill in all asked details carefully such as education, personal, and other details.
  • Upload documents i.e. photographs, signatures, and other required certificates in PDF format.
  • In the next section, fill your category and NLUs preferences.
  • Click on the ‘make payment’ and submit the CLAT 2022 application form.
  • Check all details and verify them.
  • Now click on the submit button.
  • Take a printout of the completely filled-in application form and keep it safe for other procedures.

CLAT 2022 Application Fee

You can pay the CLAT Registration Form Fee via Online or Offline mode. The Online mode includes Credit/Debit/Net Banking whereas the offline mode is an e-challan mode.

The CLAT Online Application Form fee varies from category to category. Aspirants have to pay a fee of INR 500 to download the previous year CLAT question papers. The following table has the application fee details for all the categories:

Category Fee (INR)
SC/ST/ BPL candidates 3500
General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI candidates 4000
Question Paper Fee (if opted) 500

Online-Mode Payment Details

Candidates can pay the application fee with the use of a Debit/ Credit Card/Net Banking. Bank Transaction Charges shall differ depending on the payment option the candidate has chosen.

  • Card mode: Select the card type-Debit or Credit Card. Then enter the Debit/Credit Card details which will include card number, expiry date, and CVV number
  • Net Banking Mode: Select the preferred bank from which you want to make the payment, enter the Net Banking User ID & Password and make the transaction online

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Offline Payment Mode (E-Challan)

  • First, generate the online challan and go for the Offline payment
  • You have to take the printout of the generated e-challans to the bank concerned, fill the challan and make the payment over the counter in the bank itself
  • The Cheques, DDs or other instruments/modes of payment will not be accepted
  • E-challan must only be generated in the format of PDF format
  • Offline payments must be made only in cash

Overhead charges for online or offline payment

Aspirants who are filling in the CLAT 2022 Apply Online Form are meant to bear extra charges at the time of making the payment through online or offline mode. The information for the same can be checked in the table below:

HDFC Bank
Transaction charges on Credit card 0.75%
Transaction charges on Debit card 1.00%
Transaction charges on Net Banking INR 5 for all banks
INR 0 for HDFC Bank
Transaction charges on Diner cards 0.75%
Transaction charges for offline (challan) payment INR 0

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Prerequisites for CLAT Exam Registration 2022

Aspirants must check the below-mentioned documents that are required to upload while completing the CLAT Registration 2022.

  • Class 10th and 12th mark sheets
  • ID and address proof with proper details mentioned (Aadhar Card/ Driving License/ PAN Card)
  • Residential address for communication
  • Personal mobile number
  • An official email id- All communication will be transferred through this mail id
  • Passport-size photograph with a plain background
  • Signature of the candidate
  • Category certificate if a candidate belongs to SC/ST/OBC category
  • Relevant PWD certificate issued by the competent authority (if applicable)
  • Relevant BPL certificate issued by the competent authority (if applicable)

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CLAT Application Form Correction & Status 2022

  • As per the references from the last year, it is not possible to make any changes to the CLAT 2022 application form after the final submission.
  • If you submit any wrong information in the form, you have to apply for a fresh application with a re-payment of the fee.
  • You will not be refunded for previously submitted applications.
  • You must upload all the documents in the specified format, otherwise, the applications will be rejected by the authority.

You can check the status of your application to know whether your application is pending or has been submitted before making a payment for CLAT 2022 Registration Form. Usually, the CLAT Application Form Status can be checked before the admit card is released.

How to Recover CLAT Password?

Those who forgot the password can recover it by following the simple steps provided below.

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on the 'Login' window and look for the 'Forgot Password' tab
  • Click on the 'Forgot Password' tab and enter the valid registration number
  • Click on the "Request OTP' tab
  • Enter the one time password which is received on your mobile
  • Generate new password
  • Login to the account by using the new password

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General Instructions for CLAT Registration 2022

There are some important instructions that you should follow regarding the CLAT 2022 Registration Process.

  • The applications have to be submitted online only from the official website- clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in
  • You must fill your name and parents' name accurately in the columns as they are mentioned in their mark sheets and identity proof documents
  • Any wrong information provided in the application form can cause form-cancellation
  • You must submit only one CLAT 2022 application form. If the authorities found more than 1 application form with a similar phone number and e-mail, the form which is filled later will be considered
  • No alterations can be done after the final submission of the form. The information regarding your category, the preference for the NLUs, and the Center for the Entrance Test submitted by you cannot be altered after successful submission of the form
  • You should read the general instructions carefully and provide correct and authentic information when filling the online form
  • You shall fill your preference order for all 21 NLUs at the time of the online application itself. Any changes would not be allowed in the preference after form submission

FAQ's

What is the mode of CLAT Registration Form 2022?

CLAT Registration is an online process. The digitization across India has made it easier for students to fill the form using the technology.
The Consortium will activate the application link and the students have to fill the form in online mode. The documents to be uploaded and application fee shall also be paid online.
The final submission is also done in online mode. Thus, candidates do not have to post the printed copy of the application form to the authority.

How to apply for CLAT 2022 Exam?

First, Candidates need to register on the CLAT official website in order to apply for the exam. The authority has made the registration process online. Interested candidates must enter the valid mobile number, Email-Id, and password of their choice to register for the exam.

Once you are done with the registration process, you will get OTP to your registered mobile number. You can use the OTP to activate your CLAT account.

What are the specifications of the documents to be uploaded in the CLAT Online Application form?

The documents to be uploaded in the CLAT 2022 Application form should be as per the below specifications:

  • photograph: 20 Kb to 50 Kb
  • signature: 10 Kb to 20 Kb
  • other certificates: 2 MB

What is the Eligibility Criteria for CLAT 2022?

Before filling the application form, candidates must make sure that they meet the eligibility criteria. All the candidates must have passed the secondary board of examination with an aggregate of 45 % marks (for UG aspirants) and 55 % marks (for PG aspirants) to meet the Eligibility Criteria for Common Law Admission Test.

How to know whether my CLAT 2022 Application Form has been submitted?

You will receive a confirmation message on the window screen after the final submission of the application form. You will also get a confirmation message to your registered mobile number and mail ID.

Can I fill the CLAT application form in offline mode?

The application form for CLAT available in online mode. The official website is created for the same purpose.
All candidates appearing for the exam must have hands-on using the technology since the exam itself is in online mode.
Only Application fee payment can be done in offline mode apart from online mode. No CLAT application form must be printed and submitted to the Consortium.

Is the CLAT Online Form similar for all courses?

CLAT Online Form is the same for all the courses. The time limit allocated to fill the form for UG, PG or Integrated course is the same as well.
The application window has a step wherein candidates have to choose their desired course to differentiate between the forms for UG and PG Courses.
However, the application process remains the same for all candidates.

What to do if I forgot the password for the CLAT login?

In case you forget the password for the CLAT login, you can recover it easily by clicking on the 'Forgot Password' link at the bottom of the login window. For recovering the password an OTP will be sent on your registered mobile number. You need to enter the OTP and click on the 'Reset Account' button to create a new password. You can use the same for future purposes.

Do I need to submit the hard copy of the CLAT 2022 Application form to the consortium?

No need to submit the hard copy of the application form to the consortium. students have to fill the form in online mode. The documents to be uploaded and application fees shall also be paid online.
The final submission is also done in online mode. Thus, candidates do not have to post the printed copy of the application form to the authority.

What can be the reasons for the rejection of the CLAT Online form?

The reasons for the rejection of the Application Form would be :

  • Incomplete application form
  • Non-payment of application fee
  • Unclear uploaded photos or documents

Do I need to attest photo and signature before uploading them?

No, you do not need to attest photos and signatures before uploading them. The application form will be filled only through online mode. Candidates are allowed to upload all the documents in the specified format only in online mode.

Is there any age limit for filling the CLAT online form 2022?

There is no upper age limit for admission to either UG or PG courses, which means candidates of any age group may apply for the exam. However, the minimum age limit should be above 17 years. Candidates must ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria before applying for the exam.

What if I misspelled the name of my parent in the CLAT Registration Form 2022?

The name of the candidate and parents should be spelled correctly in the online application as it appears in the certificates or mark sheets or ID proof. If you make any change or alteration, it may result in the disqualification of candidature. Candidates are suggested to check all the information correctly before the final submission of the form.

What details should I provide while writing about the problem in the CLAT Online Form?

You should provide the following details while writing about the problem in the CLAT Application Form:

  • Type of Query
  • Program Applied For
  • Name of the Applicant
  • Registration No
  • Date of Birth
  • Email Address
  • Mobile No.
  • Query

Will there be any correction window for CLAT 2022?

No, information once furnished can not be modified at later stages. Therefore, it is suggested to read instructions carefully before entering the information correctly and preview the form before final submission.

If there is any wrong information provided in the application form, candidates have to apply for a fresh application with a re-payment of the fee and they will not be refunded for previously submitted applications.