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CLAT Application Form 2023 - Exam Fees, General Instructions, Important Dates, & More

Author : Tanya Kaushal

November 8, 2022

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Reader's Digest: You have completed the entire syllabus of CLAT, and your preparation is up to the mark to get admission into the top NLU. But you didn't apply for the application form appropriately. As a result, your registration form got rejected. Well, wait, what? That is the worst nightmare of every CLAT aspirant. We have curated all steps to CLAT registration in the blog post below. Please read it now to double-check the documents required for the CLAT registration form.  

Commonly Asked Questions About CLAT Registration Form 2023

On researching, we have found that the following are some of the common queries that most of you might have while filling out the CLAT  Application Form 2023:

  • Who can apply for the Common Law Admission Test? Indian Nationals, Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs), and Foreign Nationals can apply for the CLAT Exam 2023.
  • Can I fill CLAT Form in offline mode? No. As per the official notification, the Law Consortium will accept the applications filled only through online mode.
  • I will appear for the class 12 exams in 2023. Am I eligible to fill out the CLAT 2023 registration form? Absolutely, yes! Those who have completed their class 12 or appearing for class 12 exams in 2023 can fill out the registration form.
  • What are the CLAT Exam Fees? The CLAT Exam fees vary depending on the category you belong to. You will complete details about the exam fee in the post below.

Looking for clarity on the PG Application form, Read "How to Apply for CLAT PG?"

CLAT 2023 Application Form Dates - Out Now

The Consortium of National Law Universities has started the registration process for CLAT 2023, one of the most sought-after entrance exams beyond engineering and medicine.

You must make sure to fill in the CLAT registration form on or before the last date to avoid any discrepancy at the previous moment. 

Also, you can not change the application form once you click the "submit" button. Hence, it is essential to recheck all the details provided by you in the application form before clicking on the final submit button.

Check out the table below for all the important events related to the CLAT Entrance Exam 2023.

Events Dates (2023)
CLAT 2023 Application Form begins from 8 August 2022 
The CLAT Registration process ends on 13 November 2022
Form Correction window opens from To be Announced
CLAT 2023 Exam Date 18 December 2022

Download FREE Study Material for CLAT 2023 Exam by LegalEdge

Step-by-Step Process to Fill CLAT Application Form 2023

This one might not sound so obvious, but this is a common query that students post about. It isn’t about filling out the form but is undoubtedly about correctly.

The first and foremost is being assured that you meet all the CLAT eligibility criteria set by Consortium. The Consortium will hold the authority to cancel your candidature if you do not satisfy the requirements set by the exam conducting body.

Who’d want a form of rejection just because of a small mistake one could avoid? So here is a brief of how to fill out the form (from start to end):

CLAT Application Form

The initial step is registration. The online window to register for the exam appears after clicking on the "CLAT 2023" button on the right corner of the official website.

Guidelines & Direct Link to Apply for CLAT 2023 Exam

  • The commonly asked registration fields for email ID, Phone Number, and password shall appear on the screen.
  • A few general instructions and the choice for UG or PG shall appear. Of course, you must go for UG/LLB (5-year program).
  • You must enter communication details, qualification details, CLAT exam centres preference, NLU preferences, and reservations.
  • Don't worry if you are still in your 12th standard; you can mention the scores as per your pre-board marks. A variation in this number won't lead to the cancellation of a candidature.
  • The choice of NLUs and a reservation check is the most crucial step. You must carefully check the category reservation you can claim while filling out the form.
  • You can preview the final form or save it as a draft before the final submission.
  • The final step is fee payment, which can be done online or offline as per your choice. Keep the receipt for your reference to avoid any discrepancies in the future.
  • For NRI or NRI Sponsored category candidates, you must carefully see whether your preferred NLU has any reservations for your category.
  • Try not to fill your category as NRI Sponsored since the fee amount is doubled or quadrupled at institutions for this category. Avoid paying extra if you can spend less and still study at a good college.

CLAT Online Coaching

CLAT Online Coaching

CLAT 2023 Application Fee Details 

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

The CLAT Application Form 2023 fee varies from category to category. You have to pay a fee of INR 500 to download the previous year's CLAT question papers.

The following table has the CLAT 2023 application form fees 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

Read more: Short tricks to solve para jumble questions in the CLAT exam

Online-Mode Payment Details 

Here are the CLAT registration fees details.

You can pay the application fee using a Debit/ Credit Card/Net Banking. Bank Transaction Charges shall differ depending on the payment option you have chosen.

  • Card mode: Select the card type-Debit or Credit Card. Then enter the Debit/Credit Card details, including 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 complete the transaction online

Offline Payment Mode (E-Challan)

  • Offline payment requires an e-challan generation followed by cash payment at the bank.
  • You must take a hard copy of a blank challan to the concerned bank.
  • The exam conducting body won't accept Cheques, DDs, or other instruments/modes of payment.
  • PDF format of an e-challan is available, and it is the only acceptable format for offline or cash payment for CLAT.

Read more: Short tricks to enhance your CLAT English preparation

Overhead Charges for Online or Offline Payment

Those filling in the CLAT 2023 apply online form is meant to bear extra charges when making the payment online or offline.

You can check the related information 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

CLAT Mock Tests

CLAT Mock Tests

10 Prerequisites for CLAT Registration 2023

Make it a rule! Write it on a board, set a reminder, or paint it on your walls, but you can't miss these documents to fill out the CLAT application form. 

You must check the documents required to upload while completing the CLAT online form requirement.

  1. Class 10th and 12th mark sheets
  2. ID and address proof with proper details mentioned (Aadhar Card/ Driving License/ PAN Card)
  3. Residential address for communication
  4. Personal mobile number
  5. An official Email ID. The Consortium will send necessary communications to this email.
  6. Passport-size photograph with a plain background
  7. Signature of the candidate
  8. Category certificate if a candidate belongs to SC/ST/OBC category
  9. Relevant PWD certificate issued by the competent authority (if applicable)
  10. Relevant BPL certificate issued by the competent authority (if applicable)

Read more: Tricks and strategies to Crack CLAT 2023

Know the Status of CLAT Application Form 2023

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 Registration Form.

CLAT Application Form 2023 status is subject to availability before the release of admit card, or if the hall ticket is issued to you, it indicates that the application is accepted.

  • As per the references from the last year, it is impossible to make any changes to the CLAT 2023 application form after the final submission.
  • If you submit any wrong information in the form, you have to apply for a new application with a re-payment of the fee.
  • You won't get any refund for previously submitted applications.
  • To avoid rejecting the CLAT Application Form 2023, upload all the prerequisite documents in the clarified format.

7 Quick Steps to Recover CLAT Password 2023 in Less Than A Minute

Those who forgot the password while filling out the registration form for CLAT Exam 2023 can recover it by following the simple steps provided below.

Step 1 - Visit the official website.

Step 2 - Click on the 'Login' window and look for the 'Forgot Password' tab.

Step 3 - Click on the 'Forgot Password 'tab and enter the valid registration number.

Step 4 - Click on the "Request OTP' tab.

Step 5 - Enter the one-time password received on your mobile.

Step 6 - Generate a new password.

Step 7 - Login to the account by using the new password.

General Instructions for CLAT Registration 2023

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

  • The applications have to be submitted online only from the official website.
  • Your name and parents' names should be identical to those mentioned in your mark sheet.
  • Any wrong information provided in the application form can cause form cancellation.
  • You should upload the CLAT photo & signature only as per the specifications given in the official brochure.
  • A change to information procured in the CLAT Application Form 2023 is not liable.
  • Note that data such as category, NLU preference, or exam centre preference list is non-editable after final submission. 
  • You should read the general instructions carefully and provide correct and authentic information when filling out 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.

Summing Up - Now that you know the steps to fill out the application for CLAT. Remember to follow the general instructions before submitting the CLAT form. Good luck with your preparation. Happy Reading!

"Don’t just learn; experience.
Don’t just read; absorb.
Don’t just think; ponder.
Don’t just dream, do."
– Roy T. Bennett

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

The documents to be uploaded in the CLAT 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

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.
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.
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.
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.
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CLAT Application Form 2023 - Exam Fees, General Instructions, Important Dates, & More

Author : Tanya Kaushal

Updated On : November 8, 2022

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Reader's Digest: You have completed the entire syllabus of CLAT, and your preparation is up to the mark to get admission into the top NLU. But you didn't apply for the application form appropriately. As a result, your registration form got rejected. Well, wait, what? That is the worst nightmare of every CLAT aspirant. We have curated all steps to CLAT registration in the blog post below. Please read it now to double-check the documents required for the CLAT registration form.  

Commonly Asked Questions About CLAT Registration Form 2023

On researching, we have found that the following are some of the common queries that most of you might have while filling out the CLAT  Application Form 2023:

  • Who can apply for the Common Law Admission Test? Indian Nationals, Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs), and Foreign Nationals can apply for the CLAT Exam 2023.
  • Can I fill CLAT Form in offline mode? No. As per the official notification, the Law Consortium will accept the applications filled only through online mode.
  • I will appear for the class 12 exams in 2023. Am I eligible to fill out the CLAT 2023 registration form? Absolutely, yes! Those who have completed their class 12 or appearing for class 12 exams in 2023 can fill out the registration form.
  • What are the CLAT Exam Fees? The CLAT Exam fees vary depending on the category you belong to. You will complete details about the exam fee in the post below.

Looking for clarity on the PG Application form, Read "How to Apply for CLAT PG?"

CLAT 2023 Application Form Dates - Out Now

The Consortium of National Law Universities has started the registration process for CLAT 2023, one of the most sought-after entrance exams beyond engineering and medicine.

You must make sure to fill in the CLAT registration form on or before the last date to avoid any discrepancy at the previous moment. 

Also, you can not change the application form once you click the "submit" button. Hence, it is essential to recheck all the details provided by you in the application form before clicking on the final submit button.

Check out the table below for all the important events related to the CLAT Entrance Exam 2023.

Events Dates (2023)
CLAT 2023 Application Form begins from 8 August 2022 
The CLAT Registration process ends on 13 November 2022
Form Correction window opens from To be Announced
CLAT 2023 Exam Date 18 December 2022

Download FREE Study Material for CLAT 2023 Exam by LegalEdge

Step-by-Step Process to Fill CLAT Application Form 2023

This one might not sound so obvious, but this is a common query that students post about. It isn’t about filling out the form but is undoubtedly about correctly.

The first and foremost is being assured that you meet all the CLAT eligibility criteria set by Consortium. The Consortium will hold the authority to cancel your candidature if you do not satisfy the requirements set by the exam conducting body.

Who’d want a form of rejection just because of a small mistake one could avoid? So here is a brief of how to fill out the form (from start to end):

CLAT Application Form

The initial step is registration. The online window to register for the exam appears after clicking on the "CLAT 2023" button on the right corner of the official website.

Guidelines & Direct Link to Apply for CLAT 2023 Exam

  • The commonly asked registration fields for email ID, Phone Number, and password shall appear on the screen.
  • A few general instructions and the choice for UG or PG shall appear. Of course, you must go for UG/LLB (5-year program).
  • You must enter communication details, qualification details, CLAT exam centres preference, NLU preferences, and reservations.
  • Don't worry if you are still in your 12th standard; you can mention the scores as per your pre-board marks. A variation in this number won't lead to the cancellation of a candidature.
  • The choice of NLUs and a reservation check is the most crucial step. You must carefully check the category reservation you can claim while filling out the form.
  • You can preview the final form or save it as a draft before the final submission.
  • The final step is fee payment, which can be done online or offline as per your choice. Keep the receipt for your reference to avoid any discrepancies in the future.
  • For NRI or NRI Sponsored category candidates, you must carefully see whether your preferred NLU has any reservations for your category.
  • Try not to fill your category as NRI Sponsored since the fee amount is doubled or quadrupled at institutions for this category. Avoid paying extra if you can spend less and still study at a good college.

CLAT Online Coaching

CLAT Online Coaching

CLAT 2023 Application Fee Details 

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

The CLAT Application Form 2023 fee varies from category to category. You have to pay a fee of INR 500 to download the previous year's CLAT question papers.

The following table has the CLAT 2023 application form fees 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

Read more: Short tricks to solve para jumble questions in the CLAT exam

Online-Mode Payment Details 

Here are the CLAT registration fees details.

You can pay the application fee using a Debit/ Credit Card/Net Banking. Bank Transaction Charges shall differ depending on the payment option you have chosen.

  • Card mode: Select the card type-Debit or Credit Card. Then enter the Debit/Credit Card details, including 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 complete the transaction online

Offline Payment Mode (E-Challan)

  • Offline payment requires an e-challan generation followed by cash payment at the bank.
  • You must take a hard copy of a blank challan to the concerned bank.
  • The exam conducting body won't accept Cheques, DDs, or other instruments/modes of payment.
  • PDF format of an e-challan is available, and it is the only acceptable format for offline or cash payment for CLAT.

Read more: Short tricks to enhance your CLAT English preparation

Overhead Charges for Online or Offline Payment

Those filling in the CLAT 2023 apply online form is meant to bear extra charges when making the payment online or offline.

You can check the related information 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

CLAT Mock Tests

CLAT Mock Tests

10 Prerequisites for CLAT Registration 2023

Make it a rule! Write it on a board, set a reminder, or paint it on your walls, but you can't miss these documents to fill out the CLAT application form. 

You must check the documents required to upload while completing the CLAT online form requirement.

  1. Class 10th and 12th mark sheets
  2. ID and address proof with proper details mentioned (Aadhar Card/ Driving License/ PAN Card)
  3. Residential address for communication
  4. Personal mobile number
  5. An official Email ID. The Consortium will send necessary communications to this email.
  6. Passport-size photograph with a plain background
  7. Signature of the candidate
  8. Category certificate if a candidate belongs to SC/ST/OBC category
  9. Relevant PWD certificate issued by the competent authority (if applicable)
  10. Relevant BPL certificate issued by the competent authority (if applicable)

Read more: Tricks and strategies to Crack CLAT 2023

Know the Status of CLAT Application Form 2023

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 Registration Form.

CLAT Application Form 2023 status is subject to availability before the release of admit card, or if the hall ticket is issued to you, it indicates that the application is accepted.

  • As per the references from the last year, it is impossible to make any changes to the CLAT 2023 application form after the final submission.
  • If you submit any wrong information in the form, you have to apply for a new application with a re-payment of the fee.
  • You won't get any refund for previously submitted applications.
  • To avoid rejecting the CLAT Application Form 2023, upload all the prerequisite documents in the clarified format.

7 Quick Steps to Recover CLAT Password 2023 in Less Than A Minute

Those who forgot the password while filling out the registration form for CLAT Exam 2023 can recover it by following the simple steps provided below.

Step 1 - Visit the official website.

Step 2 - Click on the 'Login' window and look for the 'Forgot Password' tab.

Step 3 - Click on the 'Forgot Password 'tab and enter the valid registration number.

Step 4 - Click on the "Request OTP' tab.

Step 5 - Enter the one-time password received on your mobile.

Step 6 - Generate a new password.

Step 7 - Login to the account by using the new password.

General Instructions for CLAT Registration 2023

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

  • The applications have to be submitted online only from the official website.
  • Your name and parents' names should be identical to those mentioned in your mark sheet.
  • Any wrong information provided in the application form can cause form cancellation.
  • You should upload the CLAT photo & signature only as per the specifications given in the official brochure.
  • A change to information procured in the CLAT Application Form 2023 is not liable.
  • Note that data such as category, NLU preference, or exam centre preference list is non-editable after final submission. 
  • You should read the general instructions carefully and provide correct and authentic information when filling out 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.

Summing Up - Now that you know the steps to fill out the application for CLAT. Remember to follow the general instructions before submitting the CLAT form. Good luck with your preparation. Happy Reading!

"Don’t just learn; experience.
Don’t just read; absorb.
Don’t just think; ponder.
Don’t just dream, do."
– Roy T. Bennett

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

The documents to be uploaded in the CLAT 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

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.
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.
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.
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.

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