CLAT 2020 Application Form (Extended till July 10), Registration Dates, Fees and Process

    Urvashi Singhal Urvashi Singhal
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    Registration window for CLAT 2020 has been further extended till July 10, 2020. With continuous extensions in form filling due to long period of lockdown, a huge rise in number of applicants is expected. CLAT 2020 application form can be filled online at the official website – Go through CLAT Previous Year Papers

    Candidates can also withdraw their CLAT 2020 application or make changes in exam center preference by July 10, 2020. If a candidate withdraws from CLAT 2020, the application fee shall be refunded after a deduction of INR 400 for SC/ST candidates and INR 500 for all other candidates towards processing charges by July 18, 2020.

    NUSRL Ranchi, the CLAT 2020 conducting body has invited candidates to fill around 2500 UG seats and 720 PG seats. The exam is conducted for admission into 21 National Law Universities of India, along with many private institutes that use CLAT score for admission.

    Direct link to apply for CLAT 2020

    CLAT Registration Dates 2020

    Candidates can refer to the following table to get a clue about CLAT 2020 calendar.

    Issue of NotificationDecember 15, 2019
    Start of online CLAT Application Form1st January 2020
    CLAT Registration closesJuly 10, 2020
    Issue of CLAT admit cardTo be notified
    CLAT 2020 examAugust 22, 2020

    Major changes in exam pattern announced.Check Here

    Pre-requisites to fill CLAT Application Form

    Pre-requisites to fill CLAT Application Form

    Before beginning with the CLAT application form 2020, candidates are advised to keep ready following documents before-hand.

    • An official email id- All communication will be transferred through this mail id.
    • Personal mobile number.
    • Residential address for communication.
    • Class 10th and 12th marksheets.
    • ID and address proof with proper details mentioned (Aadhar Card/ Driving License/ PAN Card)
    • Scanned passport size photograph (front facing; jpeg image; maximum size: 500kb).
    • Scanned signature in specified format (jpeg image; maximum size: 100kb)
    • Scanned copy of Caste Certificate in pdf format (for SC/ ST/ SAP candidates).
    • Scanned copy of state domicile certificate (format: pdf; maximum size: 2MB)
    • Certificates in support of Candidate’s claim for NRI/NRI sponsored candidate
    Note: There is no need to send any hard copy of the application form to the CLAT Office.

    Fill CLAT Application Form 2020

    Fill CLAT Application Form 2020

    An increase is observed every year in CLAT Registration for LLB Program. For LLM Program, the registration number remains almost constant. Read below for detailed CLAT application procedure.

    Step 1: Register on CLAT official website

    In order to sit for CLAT 2020, candidates will have to first visit the official website of CLAT Consortium. After this, candidates have to click on ‘Register’ tab and fill in all their personal details like name, mobile number, and password. On submission of details after clicking on the register button, candidates have to give confirmation to the details entered by them.

    Then candidates are required to activate their account by entering their mobile number and OTP received on their personal numbers on the screen, and giving confirmation for activation. Once the account gets activated, candidates are required to log in to their accounts to proceed with further registration process.

    1) Name of the applicant and parents should be correctly spelled as mentioned in the certificates/ mark sheets/ ID proof. 
    2) Any alterations found may result in rejection of the application.
    3) Candidates submitting more than one application with the same ID and Mobile No., the last successful submission will be considered by the authorities.

    Step 2: Fill CLAT Application Form 2020

    After logging into the account, candidate will have to fill in the following personal details accurately. Any discrepancy in these details can raise chances for cancellation of application. After filling in all details, preview the application carefully and then click on ‘Submit’.

    Note: CNLU Patna does not offer any PG Program. If you choose PG Program in the preference list then it will be ignored. 
    CategoryDetails to be filled
    Personal details
    • Full name
    • Gender
    • Date of birth
    • Father's name
    • Mother's name
    • Nationality
    • All India category
    • If NRI sponsored category
    • Whether the candidate is a Person with Disability (PwD)
    • Percentage of disability (if applicable)
    • Scribe requirement (if applicable)
    • Whether Below Poverty Line (BPL)
    • State of domicile
    • State of residence
    • State of nativity
    Communication details
    • Address for correspondence
    • Pin of correspondence address
    • Permanent address
    • Pin of permanent address
    • Mobile number of the applicant
    • Alternative contact number (mobile number/ Landline number)
    • Email ID of the applicant
    Academic qualification details
    • Qualified exam
    • Name of board/ university
    • Month of passing
    • Exam status (appearing/ appeared or passed)
    • Year of passing
    • Percentage
    Course selectionSelect the course of admission i.e. Undergraduate or Postgraduate course in law
    If require previous years CLAT question papersYes/No
    Reservation categoryGeneral/ OBC/ PWD/ NRI/ SC/ ST/ PIO/ BPL/ OCI
    CLAT exam centre preferenceSelect three cities from the list
    NLU preference

    Mark NLUs in order of preference from most preferred to least preferred

    Note: No change in category will be permitted after Final Submission of the online application.

    For NLUJA Assam
    1) The university extends State reservation on the basis of permanent residence.
    2) For claiming reservation under this quota, choose Assam as the State of Residence.

    Step 3: Payment of CLAT Application Fee

    After uploading of all documents, the final step is the payment of application fee. Candidates can pay the application fee in online mode using debit card/credit card/net banking; or offline mode using bank challan. Below mentioned is the fee for candidates belonging to different categories.

    CategoryCLAT Application Fee
    General/Other Backward Class (OBC)/ Persons with Disability (PwD)/ Non-Resident Indians (NRI)/ Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)/ Overseas citizens (OCI) Rs 4,000
    Scheduled Class (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST)/ Below Poverty Line (BPL)Rs 3,500

    Note: CLAT application fee is non-refundable. Candidates will have to pay bank charges while making online application fee payment which will be displayed on the payment gateway.

    Once the payment gets accepted, CLAT 2020 application process is completed. A confirmatory message is sent to the candidate’s registered email id and mobile number.

    For NUALS Kochi
    The University especially extends State reservation on the basis of the nativity. For claiming reservation under this quota, choose Kerala as the State of Nativity.  

    Salient FAQs on CLAT Application Form

    CLAT Application Form FAQs

    Ques. What are the reasons for rejection of Application Form?

    Ans. Due to the following any one of the reason, the form might get rejected:

    1. An incomplete application form in any respect without uploading photo and signature
    2. An incomplete application form in respect of without fee payment will be rejected
    3. If face of candidate in the photograph or signature is unclear in the application, it may be rejected

    Ques. How to recover CLAT Form Password?

    Ans. If any candidate forgot his/ her password of login page, it can be retrieved by following some simple steps:

    • Open the official website of CLAT
    • Click on ‘Apply Online’ link
    • Click on ‘Already Registered’ tab
    • Next, click on ‘Forgot Password’ link
    • Enter Registered E-mail ID
    • Enter characters as shown in the image
    • Click on ‘Retrive Password’ tab

    After doing the all above steps, you will receive a mail containing your password. Use the password for logging to CLAT 2020 website.

    Ques. What should I do if there is a delay in accessing the application page?

    Ans. There are various factors due to which the process of registration may be getting delayed. They are as follows:

    • Slow Internet Speed,
    • A large number of applicants trying to register at the same time etc.

    Therefore if you are not able to access the page immediately, retry after a gap of 15 minutes or during off-peak hours i.e. during the night.

    Ques. How to will I know if I have registered successfully?

    Ans. Successfully registered candidates will be sent a prompt Email or SMS informing the status of the application. The communication method will carry the login credentials i.e. Registration No. and Password. Make sure to note down the same for future processes like filling in the form again and downloading CLAT Admit Card.

    Ques. I did not receive the email intimation for successful registration?

    Ans. The log in credentials are sent by auto-response confirmation emails. Delivery of these e-mails depends on the following factors:

    • Correctness of e-mail ID provided,
    • Policy of your E-mail Service Provider to accept and divert such emails under Bulk or Spam Mails.
    • In case of Govt./official /company e-mail Ids, delivery is controlled by your Company Policies.

    Ques. How to re-confirm that my application is saved?

    Ans. If you are doubtful of successful Registration, it is advised to visit the Page for Print of Application, generate the Print-out and preserve the soft copy and hard copy (print-out) of the Application.

    Ques. I got Blank / Zero Registration No. after submission of application online?

    Ans. It is a rare case where an applicant may get Zero (0) Registration No. with valid Password. It is advisable to register again and check the Printout through Print Application.

    Ques. After completing form, I got Blank Screen / Internet got disconnected / My PC closed / hanged / shutdown. Is my application saved/registered?

    Ans. In such cases, visit the Page for Print of Application, take the print out and save for future processes. If you do not get the application printout through Print option, your application is not saved. You will have to apply again.

    Ques. I did not receive any acknowledgment/ reply to my e-mail communication?

    Ans. "Reply to" e-mail ID is created for the convenience of candidates for genuine communications. It is not used to send back the e-mails for "Acknowledgment", "Vacation Mail", "Friendship Offers", "Sales Offers" etc. The server such emails automatically.

    Ques. What details should I retain while replying to auto-response emails?

    Ans. While writing back by replying to the confirmation e-mails for genuine problem, please retain the text containing "Registration No." and "Password" credentials.

    Ques. What details are to be provided while writing about the problem?

    Ans. The details to be provided are as follows:

    • Registration No.
    • Mobile No.
    • Date of Birth
    • Full Name as entered in application.

    In case of application failure or any error message, the authority will need a screenshot of the error in JPG, GIF format or as MS Word format. Additionally, you may provide the PC details including the Operating System (like Windows XP, Vista, Linux etc.) & Internet Browser & version (like Internet Explorer 6.0, Mozilla 3.0, Firefox 3.5 etc.) used.

    Ques. I want to change/ correct the details entered in CLAT Application Form?

    Ans. Prior to submission of online application, choose the edit option to correct the details. Take fresh print out after modifying any details. One must take note that the data entered in Basic Info cannot be modified. If you fail to access the webpage or the webpage does not load properly, try to use any other PC with either Internet Explorer (9 or above), Mozilla Firefox 3.0 or above, Google Chrome 3.0 or above, with Javascript enabled, before filing the report with CLAT help desk.

    Ques. What are the online modes of payments available?

    Ans. Online mode for paying the fee is as follows:

    • Net-banking,
    • Debit card,/ credit card

    Wherein, candidate will have to bear the additional transaction costs for remitting the fees through payment gateways.

    Ques. What are the offline modes of payments available?

    Ans. For paying the fees offline through website, the candidate will have to download the 'Bank Challan' that will be generated with the required information, as filled in by the candidate, and make the payment with additional bank charges at any branch of the SBI. After making the requisite payment at the bank, the candidate needs to fill-in the details of the Bank Challan as required at the relevant section of the website.

    Ques. What documents are needed during registration for CLAT?

    Ans. The scanned attested photocopies of the documents to be uploaded in the PDF format (or as specified) by all the candidates are:

    1. Birth Certificate
    2. Standard X Mark sheet
    3. Qualifying Examination Mark sheet/Certificate such as 10+2 or its equivalent examination certificate from a recognized Board (for UG Courses).
    4. Qualifying Examination Mark sheet/Certificate such as LL.B. or its equivalent examination certificate from a recognized University (for PG Courses).
    5. Passport size photograph (3.5 cms x 4.5 cms) [JPG Format]
    6. Signature of candidate [JPG Format]
    7. Signature of parent/guardian [JPG Format]

    Ques. Should I send hard copies of any document or filled in CLAT forms to CLAT office/ NUALS Kochi office?

    Ans. No, there is no need to send any document or CLAT application form to the CLAT office. However, it is advised that one should keep a hard copy of filled-in CLAT 2020 application form for future correspondences with the authorities.

    Ques. How many times can I edit/ modify/ make changes in CLAT Application Form?

    Ans. A candidate can make changes in the online form as many times as he/ she wishes before paying CLAT application fee. No changes can be made after the payment is made and the form has been submitted.

    Ques. What should be done if there is a lot of delay in accessing the page?

    Ans. The reason for this could be –

    • Internet Speed
    • Large number of applicants trying to register the application at the same time etc.

    Therefore if you are not able to get the pages for registration immediately, please retry after a gap of 15 minutes or during off-peak hours during the night.

    Ques. How do I know that my CLAT application is registered?

    Ans. Successful Registration will prompt an e-mail communication or SMS after the clicking on the ‘Submit’ Button. The Email/ SMS will have the generated "Registration No." and "Password". Note down these credentials carefully and preserve it for future references.

    Ques. I did not receive the email intimation for registration of my application?

    Ans. Registration No. with the Password are sent by auto-response Confirmation emails. Delivery of the same purely depends upon the correctness of ID provided, Policy of your e-mail Service Provider. In case of Govt./official /company e-mail Ids, delivery is controlled by your Company Policies.

    Ques. How do I re-confirm that my CLAT application form is saved?

    Ans. In case of doubt about the successful submission of the form, candidates are advised to visit the Page for Print of Application, generate the Print-out and preserve the soft copy and hard copy (print-out) of the Application.

    Ques. I did not receive the acknowledgment/ reply to my e-mail communication?

    Ans. ‘Reply to’ E-mail ID for the application is created for the convenience of the applicants for genuine communications. One must not use this address to send back the e-mails for "Acknowledgment", "Vacation Mail", "Friendship Offers", "Sales Offers" etc.

    Ques. What details should I retain/ save while replying to auto-response emails?

    Ans. While writing back by replying the confirmation e-mails for genuine problem, please retain the text containing Registration No. and Password.

    Ques. Is CLAT Exam online or offline?

    Ans. The law entrance exam from 2020 onwards, will be conducted in pen-paper mode i.e. offline mode. 

    Ques. What credentials are required in order to register for CLAT?

    Ans. You are required to have an active and valid personal email ID and mobile number.

    Ques. I have misspelt the name of my parent in CLAT Application Form. What should I do?

    Ans. The name of the candidate and parents should be spelled correctly in the online application as it appears in the certificates/ mark sheets/ ID proof. Any change or alteration may result in disqualification of candidature.

    Ques. I belong to SAP category, apart from my photo and signature, what other document do I need to upload with CLAT Online Application?

    Ans. Specially Abled Persons (SAP) are required to upload a scanned copy of their SAP certificate in PDF format issued by the competent authority.

    Ques. Is it important to attest the photo and signature while registering for CLAT exam?

    Ans. No, there is no need to attest the photo and signature of the candidate while submitting CLAT Application Form.

    Ques. Will there be any correction window for CLAT 2020?

    Ans. No, there is no facility to make corrections in the form. Information once furnished can not be modified at later stages. Therefore, it is suggested to read instructions carefully, enter the information correctly and preview the form before final submission.

    Ques. What details should I provide while writing about the problem in the form?

    Ans. The following details will be required:

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

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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    04 Oct, 2018 00:20
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Ruchesh, You may please let me know the college in which do you want to take the admission as every college or university has their own admission criteria.

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    13 May, 2018 00:20
    Priya Sharma

    Hi Shruti, please write a mail to, to get relevant information.

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    I am giving PUC 2 commerce I am interested in studying LLB am I eligible to write CLAT. Kindly suggest

    29 Nov, 2017 00:20
    Bhawna Vedwal

    Hello Kaukab, CLAT eligibility criteria- In class 12th or equivalent examination, they must have secured:

    For Unreserved /OBC /Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories – A minimum of 45% marks required.

    For SC/ST Category – A minimum of 40% marks required.

    15 May, 2018 16:16
    shubham kumar

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