CLAT 2020 APPLICATION & REGISTRATION
NATIONAL LEVEL OFFLINE TEST
CLAT Registration 2020 has begun from January 1, 2020. Candidates can fill in the application form in online mode only at the official website – https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/clat-2020. The last date to submit CLAT registration forms is March 31, 2020. CLAT Application Fees is INR 4000 for general category and INR 3500 for SC, ST and BPL candidates.
NUSRL, Ranchi will be the conducting body for the session. As per the announcement by the President of Consortium, CLAT 2020 will be held on May 10, 2020.
CLAT Application Form 2020 invites 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.
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Go through CLAT Previous Year Papers
Application form will be the same for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Aspiring candidates need to check their eligibility first before applying. If a candidate fails to meet the eligibility criteria even after filling the form, his/her application will stand cancelled.
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Candidates can refer to the following table to get a clue about CLAT 2020 calendar.
|Issue of Notification||December 15, 2019 (Notification Out, Check Here)|
|Start of online CLAT Application Form||1st January, 2020 (Released)|
|CLAT Registration closes||March 31, 2020|
|Issue of CLAT admit card||Last week of April, 2020|
|CLAT 2020 exam||May 10, 2020|
Before beginning with the CLAT application form 2020, candidates are advised to keep ready following documents before-hand.
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.
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.
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’.
|Category||Details to be filled|
|Academic qualification details|
|Course selection||Select the course of admission i.e. Undergraduate or Postgraduate course in law|
|If require previous years CLAT question papers||Yes/No|
|Reservation category||General/ OBC/ PWD/ NRI/ SC/ ST/ PIO/ BPL/ OCI|
|CLAT exam centre preference||Select three cities from the list|
|NLU preference||Mark NLUs in order of preference from most preferred to least preferred|
Post submission of form, candidates will have to upload the following documents in prescribed format. Note: Candidates from reserved category will have to upload their caste certificates along with the below mentioned documents.
|Photograph (front-facing passport size recent photograph with plain background)||500 KB||JPEG/JPG|
|State of Domicile Certificate||2 MB|
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.
|Category||CLAT 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.
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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