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CLAT 2023 Application Form Out [Important Instructions]

Author : Pranitha

June 20, 2022

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The Consortium of National Law Universities will start the registration process for CLAT 2023 in the month of October (tentative), one of the most sought-after entrance exams beyond engineering and medicine.

We've highlighted these points to ensure there isn't any scope of anxiety or cancellation of candidature on behalf of such mere information.

The article takes you through the CLAT exam application form, CLAT application form fee, CLAT application form requirements, and more.

Download FREE Study Material for CLAT 2023 by LegalEdge

Common Mistakes while filling CLAT 2023 Application form

CLAT 2023 Application Form Out and these are the common mistakes that one makes while filling out the CLAT 2023 Application form are enlisted below:

  • Filling the name incorrectly. It is mentioned to fill the full name as per the Class 12 or Class 10th certificate. Don't miss out on the middle name (if given in the certificate).
  • Mention the correct category, especially in the case of the NRI or NRI Sponsored category. You can claim a seat in a better college with this choice if you have some NRI relative ready to pay for your education at an NLU.
  • You ignore the test center preference list by mentioning the hometown in the first preference. You must make sure the other two preferences are closer to your hometown for minimum traveling if you don't get the exam center as per your first choice.
  • Missing the state-specific reservation, you're eligible for. In a hurry to fill out the form, we miss out on checking the category reservations we can claim at the college from our state. For example, if I belong to Indore, I can claim seat reservations at NLIU, Bhopal. (Check carefully before filling the "Reservation" Tab)

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

CLAT Application Form 2023 Dates

Even though Consortium has announced the exam date for CLAT 2023, their application process won't happen simultaneously.

The registration window will invite applications for the 2023 session in the second half of the year. The process shall begin in October 2022 (tentatively). For more details on the application-related important events and details, refer to the table below:

Events Dates (2023)
Registrations on the official website begin from October 2022
CLAT Registration process ends on November Last Week 2022
Form Correction window opens from November Last week 2022

How 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 it is undoubtedly about filling it correctly.

The first and foremost is being wholly assured that you meet all the CLAT eligibility criteria set by Consortium.

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

Direct Link and Guidelines to Apply for CLAT 2023

  • 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.
  • 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 will have to go for UG/LLB (5-year program).
  • You must enter communication details, qualification details, CLAT exam centers 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 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 have to carefully see if your preferred NLU has any reservations for your category or not.
  • 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.

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clat mock test

CLAT 2023 Application Fee

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

The CLAT Online Application Form 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 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

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

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

Offline Payment Mode (E-Challan)

  • Offline payment requires an e-challan generation followed by cash payment at the bank.
  • You have to 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 are meant to bear extra charges when making the payment through online or offline mode.

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

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Prerequisites for CLAT Registration 2023

You must check the below-mentioned documents required to upload while completing the CLAT online form 2023.

  • 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. The Consortium will send necessary communications to this email.
  • 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)

Read more: Tricks and strategies to Crack CLAT 2023

CLAT Application Form Correction & Status 2023

  • 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 rejection of the application form, upload all the prerequisite documents in the clarified format.

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.

Application form 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.

How to Recover CLAT Password 2023?

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.

  • 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 received on your mobile.
  • Generate a new password.
  • Login to the account by using the new password.

Read more: Most recommended books for CLAT 2023

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 application form is not liable. Note that information such as category, NLU preference, or exam center 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.

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.
  • Home
  • CLAT 2023 Applicatio...

CLAT 2023 Application Form Out [Important Instructions]

Author : Pranitha

Updated On : June 20, 2022

SHARE

The Consortium of National Law Universities will start the registration process for CLAT 2023 in the month of October (tentative), one of the most sought-after entrance exams beyond engineering and medicine.

We've highlighted these points to ensure there isn't any scope of anxiety or cancellation of candidature on behalf of such mere information.

The article takes you through the CLAT exam application form, CLAT application form fee, CLAT application form requirements, and more.

Download FREE Study Material for CLAT 2023 by LegalEdge

Common Mistakes while filling CLAT 2023 Application form

CLAT 2023 Application Form Out and these are the common mistakes that one makes while filling out the CLAT 2023 Application form are enlisted below:

  • Filling the name incorrectly. It is mentioned to fill the full name as per the Class 12 or Class 10th certificate. Don't miss out on the middle name (if given in the certificate).
  • Mention the correct category, especially in the case of the NRI or NRI Sponsored category. You can claim a seat in a better college with this choice if you have some NRI relative ready to pay for your education at an NLU.
  • You ignore the test center preference list by mentioning the hometown in the first preference. You must make sure the other two preferences are closer to your hometown for minimum traveling if you don't get the exam center as per your first choice.
  • Missing the state-specific reservation, you're eligible for. In a hurry to fill out the form, we miss out on checking the category reservations we can claim at the college from our state. For example, if I belong to Indore, I can claim seat reservations at NLIU, Bhopal. (Check carefully before filling the "Reservation" Tab)

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

CLAT Application Form 2023 Dates

Even though Consortium has announced the exam date for CLAT 2023, their application process won't happen simultaneously.

The registration window will invite applications for the 2023 session in the second half of the year. The process shall begin in October 2022 (tentatively). For more details on the application-related important events and details, refer to the table below:

Events Dates (2023)
Registrations on the official website begin from October 2022
CLAT Registration process ends on November Last Week 2022
Form Correction window opens from November Last week 2022

How 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 it is undoubtedly about filling it correctly.

The first and foremost is being wholly assured that you meet all the CLAT eligibility criteria set by Consortium.

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

Direct Link and Guidelines to Apply for CLAT 2023

  • 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.
  • 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 will have to go for UG/LLB (5-year program).
  • You must enter communication details, qualification details, CLAT exam centers 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 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 have to carefully see if your preferred NLU has any reservations for your category or not.
  • 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 mock test

clat mock test

CLAT 2023 Application Fee

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

The CLAT Online Application Form 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 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

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

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

Offline Payment Mode (E-Challan)

  • Offline payment requires an e-challan generation followed by cash payment at the bank.
  • You have to 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 are meant to bear extra charges when making the payment through online or offline mode.

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 Online Coaching

CLAT Online Coaching

Prerequisites for CLAT Registration 2023

You must check the below-mentioned documents required to upload while completing the CLAT online form 2023.

  • 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. The Consortium will send necessary communications to this email.
  • 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)

Read more: Tricks and strategies to Crack CLAT 2023

CLAT Application Form Correction & Status 2023

  • 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 rejection of the application form, upload all the prerequisite documents in the clarified format.

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.

Application form 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.

How to Recover CLAT Password 2023?

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.

  • 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 received on your mobile.
  • Generate a new password.
  • Login to the account by using the new password.

Read more: Most recommended books for CLAT 2023

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 application form is not liable. Note that information such as category, NLU preference, or exam center 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.

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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