CLAT 2020 APPLICATION & REGISTRATION
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
CLAT Application Form 2020 will be released online at www.clat.ac.in in First week of January 2020. Law aspirants who are intermediate (LLB program) or LLB graduates (LLM programs) and seeking admissions to 19 NLUs or other participating universities. Before starting to fill the online form, candidates must ensure that they are satisfying Eligibility for CLAT.
Read on to know more about CLAT Application Form, Registration, Documents Required, Important Dates, Steps to apply, Application fee and other important details.
|Other Decisions opted for CLAT 2020||CLAT Exam Dates 2020||CLAT Exam Pattern||CLAT Exam Centers|
Tabulated below are official dates for CLAT Application Form 2020:
|CLAT 2020 Exam Notification||First week of January 2020|
|Availability of CLAT 2020 Application Form||First week of January 2020|
|Last Date of filling Application Form||Last week of Mar 2020|
|Availability of CLAT 2020 Admit Card|
Third week of May 2020
|CLAT Exam Date 2020||Second week of May 2020|
|Uploading of Answer Key||Third week of May 2020|
|Declaration of CLAT 2020 Result (Merit List)||Last week of May 2020|
|Publication of 1st Indicative Seat Allotment List||Second week of June 2020|
|Payment of CLAT Counselling Fee (INR 50000)||Third week of June 2020|
Every year there is a 4-5% increase in CLAT Registration for LLB Program. Whereas, for LLM Program there a substantial decrease of around 2% in registration. It is expected that the percentage remains the same for both of the programs.
The details to be provided are as follows:
Program Applying For
All India Category Applied for
Gender and Nationality
State of Residence
The residence is decided as per the policies of each NLU. The official e-brochures for all the National Law Universities are available at the end of the article.
State of Domicile
State of Nativity
It is also based on the policies stated by each NLU. It is important to choose the State of Nativity, whether it is relevant for any claim or not.
Are you a Person with Disability (PwD/SAP/ Divyang)?
Percentage of Disability
Only candidates having 40% or more disability are entitled to avail the benefits. The certificate from a competent authority must clearly mention the percentage of disability.
Would you bring a Scribe
Visually impaired or cerebral palsy or with locomotor impairment candidates, and whose speed of writing/ keyboard/mouse use is affected, can take the help of a scribe during the offline examination. There will be an option to bring in your own scribe or opt for CLAT authority providing a scribe.
Other Details to be mentioned are as follows:
Would you like to have access to previous years’ CLAT question paper in e-format? – Candidates will have an option to download Previous year question paper by paying a requisite fee of INR 500.
University Category – General/ Unreserved category is a default option that will be pre-checked if a candidate fails to select his/ her category. Each NLU has its own seats break up and reservation, one must check the official brochures before selecting the university category.
Exam City Preference – Candidates can choose three exam centers in order of preference. The authorities hold the rights to allot or not allot any of the cities preferred.
Personal Details – Provide all your personal details accurately and completely as mentioned in your official documents.
The payment can be done via online (Debit/ Credit card/ net banking) or offline (e-challan) mode. The fee varies for all the categories and is non- refundable.
Details of CLAT Form Fees
|OBC/ PwD/SAP/ Other categories||4000|
|Question Paper Fee (if opted)||500|
Details of Online Payment Mode
The fee can be paid using Debit/ Credit card/ net banking. Bank Transaction Charges may vary depending upon the payment option selected.
Details of Offline Payment Mode (E-Challan):
Note – Overhead charges for online or offline payment
Candidates filling in CLAT Application have to bear extra charges while making the payment via online or offline mode. Tabulated below is the same:
|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|
After completing all the steps, take a print out of the document for future processes.
This year, the number of NLUs (National Law University) has increased to 19. While filling in the NLU preferences it is important to have full knowledge of each NLU. We have provided the official brochures of each law university to make your task easy.
|University Name||City||Brochure||University Name||City||Brochure|
|National Law School of India University (NLSIU)||Bangalore||E-Brochure||Chanakya National Law University (CNLU)||Patna||E-Brochure|
|National Academy of Legal Study and Research University of Law (NALSAR)||Hyderabad||E-Brochure||The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS)||Kochi||E-Brochure|
|The National Law Institute University (NLIU)||Bhopal||E-Brochure||National Law University Odisha (NLUO)||Cuttack||E-Brochure|
|The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS)||Kolkata||E-Brochure||National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL)||Ranchi||E-Brochure|
|National Law University (NLUJ)||Jodhpur||E-Brochure||National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJAA)||Assam||E-Brochure|
|Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU)||Raipur||E-Brochure||Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU)||Visakhapatnam||E-Brochure|
|Gujarat National Law University (GNLU)||Gandhinagar||E-Brochure||Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS)||Tiruchirappalli||E-Brochure|
|Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU)||Lucknow||E-Brochure||Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU)||Mumbai||E-Brochure|
|Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL)||Punjab||E-Brochure||Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU)||Nagpur||E-Brochure|
|Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU)||Aurangabad||E-Brochure|
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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?
Ques. What are the online modes of payments available?
Ans. Online mode for paying the fee is as follows:
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:
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 –
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:
*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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