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CLAT 2021 Application Form (Begins), Registration Dates, Application Fees & Process

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CLAT 2021 Application Form has been released on January 1, 2021, on the official website. Candidates can register in online mode till March 31, 2021. CLAT 2021 has been rescheduled for June 13, 2021 from 2 PM to 4 PM. Candidates must go through detailed eligibility criteria before applying. Check CLAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

If a candidate chooses to withdraw from CLAT 2021, 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. CLAT 2021 exam is announced 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.

CLAT Latest Updates:

  • NLSIU Bangalore increased the total seats to 120 from 80. 
  • Several NLU’s offer domicile reservations except for NLSIU, Bangalore. 

Direct link to register for CLAT 2021

CLAT 2021 Registration Dates

CLAT Registration Dates 2021

Event Dates
CLAT 2021 Application Form opens January 1, 2021
CLAT 2021 Application Form Last Date March 31, 2021
CLAT 2021 Admit Card Release date 3rd week of April 2021
CLAT 2021 Exam Date June 13, 2021 (2 PM to 4 PM)
CLAT 2021 Answer Key Release 3rd week of May 2021
CLAT 2021 Result Announcement 4th week of May 2021
CLAT 2021 Counselling 1st week of June 2021

Pre-requisites to fill Application Form

Pre-requisites to fill CLAT Application Form

Before beginning with the CLAT application form 2021, 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.

How to fill Application Form?

How to fill CLAT Application Form 2021?

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 attempt CLAT 2021, candidates will have to first visit the official website of CLAT Consortium. After this, candidates have to click on the ‘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.

Note(s) - 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 2021

After logging into the account, candidates 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 - NLU Patna does not offer any PG Program. If you choose PG Program in the preference list then it will be ignored. 

Category Details to be filled
Personal details Full name
Date of birth
Mother and Fathers Name
All India Category
NRI Sponsored Category
PwD (if applicable)
Percentage of Disability (if applicable)
Scribe Requirement (if applicable)
BPL (if applicable)
State of Domicile
State of Residence
State of Nativity
Communication Details Address for Correspondence
Pin Code of Address
Permanent Address
Pin Code of Permanent Address
Mobile Number of Applicant
Alternative Phone Number
Email ID
Academic Qualifications Qualified Exam
Name of Board/University
Month of Passing 
Exam Status (appearing/appeared or passed)
Year of Passing
Course selection Select the course of admission i.e. Undergraduate or Postgraduate course in law
If previous years CLAT question papers is required 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

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 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) INR 4,000
Scheduled Class (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST)/ Below Poverty Line (BPL) INR 3,500


  •  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, the CLAT 2021 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.

CLAT Application Form FAQs

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 a 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 Email ID
  • Enter characters as shown in the image
  • Click on ‘Retrieve Password’ tab

After doing the above steps, you will receive an email containing your password. Use the password for logging to CLAT 2021 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 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. Will the concerned candidate be given an Application form correction facility if there is any error?

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 is the CLAT 2021 Application fee defined by the university authority?

Ans. CLAT 2021 Application fee as defined by the institute is given below:

  • For General Category Candidates- INR 4000 & 
  • For SC/ST Category Candidates- INR 3500. 

Ques. What are the prerequisites needed to fill in the CLAT 2021 application form?

Ans. The candidate needs to have the following documents before filling CLAT 2021 Application form:

  • 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

Ques. Will CLAT 2021 Application form procedure be offline or online?

Ans. CLAT 2021 Application form procedure will be available online in the university website-

Ques. Will the concerned candidate be intimidated about their CLAT 2021 registration online?

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.

CLAT 2021 : 9 answered questions


Ques. What is the benefit of CLAT?

● Top Answer By Ankita Sarkar on 20 Jan 21

Ans. CLAT is a law entrance exam consisting of both UG and PG courses. The selection in CLAT will allow a student to study in National Law Universities (NLUs). As Law is a dynamic subject, hence it cannot be studied in isolation without any association with other subjects like political science, economics, etc. Getting into an NLU will provide students the best environment and platform to study this dynamic field. The following are some of the benefits of CLAT. You will stop seeing movies as mere entertainment. You can analyze the facts discussed in movies like Article 15, Jokar - Dark Knight, are true or not. Law courses open up a lot of different avenues. You will get to learn many things.  Lawyers are not taught only about Law. You will get to learn how to make decisions based on facts and reasoning.  You can choose any specialization you want, such as Criminal, Civil, Corporate, etc. You also do not need to restrict yourself to a single specialization. Getting into top NLUs brings students to the center of attraction of the law firms and corporate. This NLU tag helps in securing well-paid jobs in most reputed companies. These NLUs prepare students for the real-life world, be it practice in court or judiciary. It inculcates students with skills and training to succeed in every career path they choose. Thus, CLAT is not only just getting an NLU tag, it has a lot to offerRead more
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Ques. How do I prepare math for CLAT?

● Top Answer By Aniket Atul Mahulikar on 20 Jan 21

Ans. The math section of CLAT is known as quantitative techniques which consist of charts, diagrams, comprehension questions to gauge students’ inference and interpretation skills. The questions are based on elementary mathematics. Thus, a student does not need to be an expert in mathematics. It requires regular practice to get a good score in this section. The following are some preparation tips for the math section.  Previous Year’s Paper:  Go through the previous year’s question paper. Try to figure out the pattern of the examination.  Clear Basics:  Follow a good mathematic book to clear your basics. R.S Aggarwal is quite popular among students for clearing basics. Practice as much as possible. Memorize some tips and tricks: CLAT is all about speed and accuracy. Thus, to attend the entire question in the math section within the stipulated time, it is important for students to memorize some quick formulas which will help in the faster calculation. But do not skip to short cut without knowing the longer method. Many questions asked in CLAT only require a couple of lines for calculation. Do not be scared of Mathematics. Try your best. Even if you can’t score well even after good preparation, you can secure a decent score by working hard in other subjects.Read more
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Ques. What is the syllabus of maths in CLAT?

● Top Answer By Debdeep Majumder on 20 Jan 21

Ans. CLAT or Common Law Admission Test is a national level law entrance exam. The new pattern CLAT question paper consists of 150 questions spread over five sections – English language, current affairs including general knowledge, legal reasoning, logical reasoning, and quantitative techniques. The question paper is designed to test the reasoning and interpretation skills of candidates. Topics: The quantitative techniques section consists of questions based on graphs, pie charts, and tables. The students have to infer and derive answers to the questions from the information provided in those diagrams. This section contains around 13-17 questions. To answer questions in this section, candidates have to apply 10th standard mathematical operations.  Some of the topics which are quite scoring in Mathematics are as follows. Arithmetic: Percentage, Profit & Loss, Average, Ratio-Proportion, Time & Work, Pipe & Cisterns, Time, Speed and Distance, Mixtures & Allegations, Simple & Compound Interest, Number System (HCF - LCM, Recurring Digits & Calculation of Unit Digits). Algebra: Simplification, Linear and Quadratic Equation. Modern Mathematics: Trigonometry ( Height & Distance), Probability, Permutations & Combinations, Stocks & Shares. Geometry & Mensuration: Triangle, Circles, Polygons, Solids. Speed Mathematics: Calculation Technique, Approximation Technique, Square and Cubes. To know more about the syllabus in detail visit the official website.Read more
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Ques. Is CLAT a difficult exam?

● Top Answer By Aniket Atul Mahulikar on 20 Jan 21

Ans. The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national-level law entrance examination. It is conducted every year by the consortium of NLUs. CLAT question paper is based on MCQ format and consists of 150 questions. The exam tests the critical thinking ability of law aspirants. CLAT is not a difficult exam to crack. Anyone who is well prepared can get into an NLU. However, it can be a bit tough to get into the top five NLUs. The difficulty level of an exam depends on two things, which are as follows. Pattern and level of preparation: The CLAT question paper consists of 150 questions spread over five sections. The five sections are – English language, Current affairs including general knowledge, legal reasoning, logical reasoning, and quantitative techniques.  ALL the questions are comprehension based. So, a candidate has to read the entire passage to solve a set of questions. What makes the exam scary is the time frame. Candidates have to complete the entire paper within two hours.  However, practicing a lot of mocks will help overcome this difficulty. Candidates having the habit of reading newspapers will have an edge in this exam.  So, solving various questions, mocks, reading newspapers, and staying updated about the happenings around the world are the keys to achieve success in CLAT. Level of Competition: Every year around 65,000 candidates apply for this exam and the number keeps increasing with each passing year. However, the ratio of selection in CLAT is higher as compared to JEE. In nutshell, CLAT requires planned and smart preparation, and the rest will find its way.Read more
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Ques. How should I prepare for CLAT in two months?

● Top Answer By Meghdeepa Mondal on 20 Jan 21

Ans. For a CLAT aspirant, it is essential to be clear about one’s own goal. For some students the goal is NLS. While others aim for NLU, even the lower-ranked ones. According to the need, preparation is required in all five critical areas. The table below gives the subjects and marks division in them. Subjects No. of Questions Allotted Marks Legal Aptitude 50 50 Logical Reasoning 40 40 English Including Comprehension 40 40 General Knowledge and Current Affairs 50 50 Elementary Mathematics with Numerical Ability 20 20 Preparation Tips: English medium students have little advantage in preparation, having a better grasp of comprehensive skills. General Knowledge and Current Affairs, which is 25% of the examination and is not a conceptual or analytical subject, needs to be mugged up with regular information gathering. Legal Reasoning contains questions generally from a certain number of topics only. These topics need to be sorted according to the previous year's question papers and practiced, which is possible in two months. For the Elementary Mathematics with Numerical Ability and Logical Reasoning part, it is obvious that the aspirant needs practice, and two months is too short for the same. For maths, concepts must be cleared before problem-solving. Taking help from YouTube, Unacademy, Khan Academy, and other resources from the internet can help a lot in preparation. R.S. Aggarwal and M.K. Pandey are two excellent books for Logical Reasoning practice sets. For English including Comprehension, the candidate needs to understand the type and pattern of questions present in the previous papers and learn the way to tackle them. Having finished all the initial preparation, revision needs to be done in all five divisions. Candidates weak in Mathematics, English including Comprehension or Logical Reasoning must practice a lot in the limited time available.Read more
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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.


shatakshi patki
What is the last date of CLAT form?
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, Registrations for the examination closed on 10th July 2020. The exam will be conducted on 28th September 2020. NOTE:As per Government of India guidelines COVID-19 positive candidates won't be allowed.

Can I apply for the exam after deadline by paying late fees?
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, Candidates have to apply within the given deadline, as applications received after the last date will not be accepted. 

sadim ansari
Due to failure of achieving required marks in class 12, can my registration get rejected?

Dear Sadim Ansari

Greetings from Collegedunia. Yes, your registration for CLAT Examination will get rejected if you fail to get the required marks in the Class 12 Examination. The Eligibility Criteria to pass Class 12 with eligible marks are different according to category-wise. For more details, kindly go through this link – CLAT Eligibility Criteria

ibashisha mukhim
Can I pay the fee offline?
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, Candidates can pay the application fee in online mode using debit card/credit card/net banking; or offline mode using bank challan.

koyena biswas

Hi Koyena, There is no restriction, You can appear as many times as you want.

sunny pandey
Can I submit my onine 12th marksheet ?
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi Sunny, The candidate must have passed Class 12th with a minimum of 45% of marks. ... Candidates belonging to SC/ ST categories must have a minimum of 40% of marks in Class 12th to be eligible for the entrance exam.

tanishka shah
What will happen if I make some mistakes while filling the form?

Dear Tanishka Shah

Greetings from Collegedunia. The Form Correction date will be given after the fill-up and Registration date of the CLAT Examination for admission in UG programs at National Law University. This year Form Correction date was September 26, 2020. For more information, kindly go through this link – CLAT Application and Registration

vanshika chandra
What is the minimum age to apply for the exam?
arvind kumar

Hi Vanshika, there is no age limit for CLAT exam. For more details visit: CLAT EXAM

niyamath nisha

Dear Niyamath Nisha

Greetings from Collegedunia. The CLAT Examination was delayed due to Global Pandemic Covid-19. NSURL Ranchi has begun admission for UG and PG programs from October 9, 2020. For more information, kindly go through this link – CLAT 2020 Counselling

I am an Engineering Graduate and look forward in pursuing LLM or LLB and want to understand the admission criteria and eligibility terms for the same.
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.
i forgot my registration number can u please help me
priya sharma

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

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

shubham kumar
suggest me best college for llb 5 years in banglore only.and any college there only who accept clat score card