CLAT 2021 Application: Dates, Registration, Form-Filling & More

CLAT stands for Common Law Admission Test. It is a popular law entrance exam in India. In this post, we will have an in-depth analysis of CLAT 2021 application process.

CLAT Application

In this post, readers will find the following details – CLAT application form (dates and details), registration process (step by step guide), documents required and application fee. In short, this post contains all the important details that you need to know about CLAT application process.

 

As discussed before, CLAT is a law entrance exam. This examination is quite popular among law aspirants in India. Are you all set to crack CLAT this year? If yes, you will benefit from this post. This post has been crafted keeping the needs of law education aspirants in mind.

 

Come, let us take a quick look at CLAT application process-overview:

Name of entrance exam: CLAT (Common Law Admission Test)
Level: National level
Mode of application process: Online

 

CLAT is a national level law entrance examination. This exam is conducted/managed by a NLU (National Law University) each year. The main aim of this exam is to facilitate admission of eligible candidates into UG and PG level law programs.

 

In this post, you will find all the important details that you need to know about CLAT application process. Here, I’ve covered the following topics –

  • Important dates
  • Registration process
  • Form-filling
  • Uploading relevant documents
  • General instructions
  • And more…

 

After going through this post, you will be able to find answers to questions such as – How to register for CLAT 2021? How to fill CLAT application form? What’s the last date to submit CLAT application form? How to correct my CLAT application form?

 

Let us check out the list of important dates –

 

Important dates

Event Date
Application process will start on 1st or 2nd week of January, 2021
Last date to apply 4th week of March, 2021
Admit card to be released on 3rd week of April, 2021

 

How to register for CLAT, some of you may ask. Come, let us take a closer look at the application process –

 

CLAT 2021 Application Process

CLAT application process can be divided into the following sections –

  • Registration process
  • Form-filling
  • Uploading relevant documents
  • Payment of application fee

 

Let us take a closer look at each section –

 

CLAT 2021 Registration Process

  1. Visit the official website of CLAT (consortiumofnlus.ac.in).
  2. Search for register link/button on the website. Click on it.
  3. Registration page will pop-up.
  4. Fill up the form by entering the following details – name of the candidate and password.
  5. Enter a strong password and confirm it.
  6. Click on register button. You will receive an OTP via SMS.
  7. Enter the OTP and activate your account.
  8. Get ‘account activated’ message on the screen.

 

Registration process is complete now! Candidates may now sign in using their credentials (mobile number and password) and access CLAT application form. Let us check out the steps involved in this process –

 

CLAT 2021 Application Form

After completing registration process, a candidate may use his/her credentials and sign in. He/she may then access the application form and fill it up.

 

Come, let us check out the step by step form-filling process –

 

Steps to fill CLAT application form

  1. Sign in using your mobile number and password.
  2. Go through the set of instructions and select the exam you are applying for (UG or PG).
  3. Application form will appear on screen. It consists of 5 main sections (personal information, communication details, qualifying examination details, preferences and reservation).
  4. Fill up each section of the application form. Click on the arrow button to toggle between each section of the form.
  5. Upload relevant documents (photograph, signature specimen, domicile certificate etc).
  6. After filling up all sections, click on ‘submit form’ button.
  7. The system will generate candidate’s application number. Your application status will be ‘submitted but payment pending’.
  8. Now, candidates have three options – edit their application form, delete the application form or make payment. Click on ‘make payment’ button to proceed.
  9. Pay the application fee and complete CLAT application process.
  10. Return to your dashboard. Application status should be ‘application submitted and paid’.
  11. View/download your fee receipt.
  12. Download the application form and take printout for further use/reference.

 

While filling up the application form, a candidate is supposed to enter the following details –

 

Details required

  • Personal details: Name of the candidate (as shown in 12th board certificate), father’s name, mother’s name, gender, date of birth, nationality, category (must upload relevant document as proof).
  • Communication details: Email id, mobile number, residence address, city/town, district, state and pin code.
  • Qualifying examination details: Name of qualifying exam, name of board/university, pass status, year of passing, month of passing, marks secured etc.
  • Preferences: Choice of test center and university.

 

Reservation details: University/institute-wise reservation preference of the candidate.

 

CLAT 2021 Application Fee

Here’s the category-wise list of application fee –

Category Fee
General/OBC/PwD 4000 INR
SC/ST/BPL 3500 INR

 

Candidates may pay the application fee online. They may pay through credit/debit cards, net banking, UPI or payment gateways. If you want to download previous year’ question papers, you may obtain them after paying 500 INR extra.

 

While filling up the application form, candidates are supposed to enter the following details – personal information, academic information, test preference etc. In order to simplify the form-filling process, applicants may keep the following documents/things ready –

 

Important documents required

  • A valid email id
  • An active mobile number
  • Academic certificates
  • PwD certificate (if applicable)
  • BPL certificate (if applicable)
  • Category certificate (if applicable)
  • Scanned documents

 

Guidelines for scanned documents

While filling up the application form, candidates are supposed to upload the following scanned images –

  • Latest passport size photograph of the candidate
  • Signature specimen of the candidate
  • Category certificate (if applicable)
  • BPL certificate (if applicable)

 

Scanned images must satisfy the following conditions –

Document Format Size
Photograph JPG/JPEG 20-50KB
Signature specimen JPG/JPEG 10-20KB

 

  • All scanned images must be clear, not blurry.
  • Upload your latest passport size photograph.
  • Signature specimen must be on white paper.

 

Let us check out the set of general instructions for applicants –

 

General instructions

  • Make sure that you are eligible to apply (before filling the application form).
  • Fill up and submit the application form before the deadline.
  • Fill up the application for correctly. Revise it before submitting.
  • Enter a valid email id while registering.
  • Enter a working mobile number while registering.
  • Keep necessary documents ready while filling up the form.
  • Make sure that scanned documents adhere to the guidelines set by the authorities.
  • Take printout of the form/confirmation page.
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