CLAT Application Form 2020

clat application form

CLAT Application Form 2020 is expected to be released on the official website in December/January. The candidates who wish to apply for this exam in 2020 must be intermediate graduates (LLB Course) or Graduates in LLB  (LLM Programs). Also, those candidates can apply who are looking for admissions to 19 NLUs or other universities which are in participation.

  • Candidates must not forget to check their CLAT Eligibility Criteria before they proceed to fill the form. Any candidate who does not meet the eligibility conditions will get their form canceled at any point of recruitment without any intimation or notice
  • Students shall fill their application forms very carefully without developing any possibility of errors or mistakes
  • The CLAT Exam will take place in an offline mode
  • In case, the officials find any fake or unclear document in the application form, they will cancel the form right away
  • Candidates must fill the basic and personal information like contact details very carefully because the authorities will be using that same information to contact the individual. The incorrect information can cause problems
  • Candidates must have their original Adhaar Card as well as all the other required documents
  • After some days of the last date to form filling, the officials will produce and activate the link where candidates can check the status of their application form

CLAT Application Form 2020 Highlights

CLAT Application Form 2020 Mode Online
CLAT Full Form Common-Law Admission Test
CLAT Application Fee Mode Online
Official Website
Application Fee General/OBC/Other – INR 4000

SC/ST – INR3500

Requirement to fulfill eligibility conditions
Exam Level National
Exam Mode Offline (pen-paper mode)

CLAT 2020 Application Form Dates

It has been anticipated that the Application Form link will be activated by December or January 2020. Candidates can check the following table in order to know the CLAT Exam Dates in regard to the CLAT Application Form:

Events Dates (tentative)
CLAT 2020 Exam Notification December 2020
Availability of CLAT 2020 Application Form December/January 2020
Last Date to Apply February 2020
Last Date to Pay Fee February 2020

Requirements to fill CLAT Application Form 2020

The students must check the following requirements which are mandatory for all the candidates who wish to fill the form. These things must be pre-ready at the time of filling the form. Nothing should be missed from the list as follows:

  • Academic Details (Percentage and marks in School/ Institute/ College)
  • Scanned copies of the Certificate of impairment for Specially Abled Persons (SAP) in JPEG/JPG/PDF format only, in case it is applicable
  • Adhaar Card/PAN Card/License/Passport (any other document which serves as an Identity Proof)
  • Domicile Certificate for those candidates who wish to be considered under State Quota
  • Personal Information (Name, Date of Birth, Mobile Number, Email ID, Parents’ Name, Parents’ Mobile Number, and Address, etc.)
  • Passport size Photograph (front-facing) and signature in the required dimensions
  • Scanned copies of caste certificate (for SC/ ST/ SAP candidates) only in PDF format
  • The course which an individual wishes to take (UG Course or PG Course) 
  • Address for Communication with PIN Code
  • Scanned copy of Domicile Category in PDF format only, in case it is applicable
  • Certificates who wish to have a claim for NRI/NRI sponsored candidate

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How To Fill CLAT Application Form 2020?

There is a 4-5% of an enhancement in the number of CLAT Registrations for the LLB Program. On the other hand, there is observed to be a decrease of somewhat 2% when it comes to the total number of registrations. The officials expect the percentage to be equal.

Read the following to know how to fill the application form and the form filling stages:

Step 1: Fill the basic information

  • Visit the official website
  • Look for the link called ‘Apply Online’ and click on it
  • A new page will be displayed on the screen
  • Look for the tab called ‘New Registration’ on the top right and click on it
  • Fill the blanks for Name, Phone Number, E-mail ID, captcha code
  • As soon as these details will be submitted, a new registration number and password will be sent to the phone number and e-mail id of the candidate

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  • The students must fill their and their parents’ name accurately in the columns as they are mentioned in their mark sheets and identity proof documents
  • Anything different found can cause form-cancellation
  • Candidates must submit only one application form. If the authorities found more than 1 application form with similar phone number and e-mail, the form which is filled later will be considered

Step 2: Fill the basic information

  • Use the registration number and password in order to proceed further and log in
  • The next step is to upload the photo and signature

Instructions for Photo & Signature

The guidelines to upload the photo and signature are mentioned below:

  • The photo and signature should have a white/light-colored background
  • The face of the individual must be clear and visible in the photo
  • The photo of the candidate must be recent
  • The image should be professional-looking
  • The signature must not be in several different designs or styles. If the signature is not in a similar pattern on all the official papers, then the officials will reject the application form right away
  • The signature of the individual should be in a flow of running hand and it must not be in block letters
  • Most importantly, the individuals should make sure that their scanned images are in JPEG Format
Photo Signature
200 X 230 pixels (dimensions) 140 X 60 pixels
20 KB – 50 KB (size) 10 KB to 20 KB
JPEG (format) JPEG
Must be recently clicked Must be on white paper with black ink
Background must be white Only the applicant should sign it
The face must be relaxed & front-facing Must be clear
The absence of glasses Must be done in a running hand

Step 3: Filling the form

  • Now, after uploading the photo and signature successfully, proceed to fill other details which are required
  • Candidates can fill the further information in any order on the page displayed on the screen

The details which are required to be filled in are mentioned as follows:

Program Applied For

  • Candidates are supposed to select any one course out of the two: Undergraduate (LL.B) or Postgraduate (LL.M)
Note: CNLU Patna is not offering any PG Program. If the candidate chooses the PG Program in the preference list then the authorities are going to ignore it.

All India Category Applied for

There are a total of four category options to select from.

  • The candidates belonging to the General/Unreserved category will be automatically selected for all the NLUs if they do not check the relevant box
  • The reservation category should be selected cautiously as the provided options which have been registered in the application will be the foundation for any future claims in CLAT 2019
Note: Candidates are not allowed to make alterations in the section of Category once they have submitted their CLAT Application Form, successfully.

Gender and Nationality

  • The students are supposed to select/check the relevant box according to their gender
  • If a candidate selects the ‘Female’ section, they will be automatically taken into consideration for Women Reservation under All India category in the NLUs offering the same
  • Also, students shall select ‘Indian’ as their official Nationality
  • In case the students are NRI/NRI Sponsored the provision for the same will be dissimilar

State of Residence

The residence is decided according to the policies of each NLU.

For NLUJA Assam 
1) The university stretches the State reservation based on the permanent residence
2) In order to claim reservation under this very quota, select Assam as the State of Residence

State of Domicile

  • Domicile is resolved based on the NLUs policies
  • NLUs like NLIU Bhopal, WBNUJS Kolkata, HNLU Raipur, and MNLU Mumbai stretches the State Reservation especially based on the domicile
  • In order to claim the reservation rights, the students shall select the respective State as their State of Domicile

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State of Nativity

The state of the nativity is also based on the policies which are stated by each NLU. It is necessary to select the State of Nativity, whether it is proving any relevancy for any claim or not

For NUALS Kochi
The University extends the State reservation which is based on the nativity. In order to claim the reservation for this quota, select Kerala as the State of Nativity

Are you a Person with Disability (PwD/SAP/ Divyang)?

  • The authorities already have their own predefined conditions for PwD candidates
  • It is necessary to fulfill all the terms and conditions for the same in order to utilize advantages by NLUs that provide these reservations
  • Aspirants must upload the disability certificate from the competent authority before they submit their application form

Disability Percentage

Only those aspirants who are having 40% or more disability can avail the advantages. The certificate from competent authority should visibly display the disability percentage

Related to Scribe

Those who are visually impaired or cerebral palsy or with locomotor impairment, and whose speed of writing/keyboard/mouse use is influenced, can take the assistance of a scribe at the time of the offline paper. There is an option to bring in your own scribe or opt for CLAT authority that provides a scribe.

Other Details

  • Access to previous years’ CLAT question paper in e-format – Aspirants will be given an option to download Previous year question paperThey are supposed to pay a fee of INR 500 in order to download them
  • University Category – There would be a General/Unreserved category which would be a default option. It will be pre-checked if any student does not select his/her category successfully.
  • Exam City Preference –  Aspirants can select a total of 3 CLAT Exam Centers in an order of preference. The officials have all the rights to allocate or not allocate any of the cities which have been filled in by the student at the time of form filling
  • Personal Details – Aspirants shall fill in all their personal details correctly and completely according to what is mentioned in their official documents

CLAT Application Form

CLAT Application Form

  • Educational Qualification – Students are supposed to fill the year in which they passed, name of the Board, marks they have achieved, and percentage acquired in the intermediate level or graduate level
 Note: Candidates are supposed to convert grade /CGPA (if any) into a percentage
  • NLUs Preference – The list of all the National Law Universities will be listed according to the year in which it has been established. Select the NLUs according to the preference. The similar preferential selections will be taken into consideration at the time of CLAT Counselling

Step 4: Fee Payment

Candidates can pay their CLAT Application 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 Application Form fee varies from category to category.

The following table has the application fee details for all the categories:

Category Fee (INR)
SC/ST 3500
General 4000
OBC/ PwD/SAP/ Other categories 4000
Question Paper Fee (if opted) 500

Online-Mode Payment Details

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

  • Card mode: Enter the card details which include selecting the card type, card number, expiry date, and CVV number
  • Net Banking Mode: Select the preferred bank, enter user ID & Password and make the transaction within seconds

Details of Offline Payment Mode (E-Challan)

  • Candidates can make the offline mode payments after applying for the CLAT Application Form online and generating the online challans
  • Candidates have to take the print out of the generated e-challans to the bank concerned for payment over the counter
  • The Cheques, DDs or other instruments/modes of payment must not be practiced
  • 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 Application 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:

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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