CLAT Application Form 2018 – NUALS Kochi is to announce CLAT 2018 application form on January 1, 2018. The application form of CLAT 2018 will be available in online window format. Candidates interested in admissions to five-year integrated undergraduate and two-year postgraduate law degree programmes can fill the CLAT application form. Candidates can fill CLAT 2018 application only after they have registered themselves for the Common Law Admission Test, CLAT. The candidates after registering online will receive CLAT 2018 user id and password, which are the login details for the NUALS Kochi administered national level law entrance exam. The user id and password are to be used as login details for filling CLAT application form 2018 through CLAT Online Application Processing System (CoAPS). The application processing system is facilitated by CLAT 2018 committee to help candidates in knowing status of application, admit card, results and other events of the law admission process. CoAPS, the online CLAT application form system aids aspirants to enter and save partially filled details in the application form of CLAT 2018, and resume filling the form later on. Candidates can submit the CLAT application only after they have entered complete details including uploading of photograph and signature besides remittance of CLAT 2018 application fees. Law aspirants filling CLAT 2018 application form should be quite cautious during the application filling process as some of the details including name, date of birth, mobile number, email id which form the important fields for CLAT 2018 registration will not be changed again. Candidates searching for CLAT application process can find below complete process to fill CLAT application form 2018 including payment of fees. Candidates can online register for CLAT application form is March 2018.
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Important – Candidates, who wish to fill CLAT application forms 2018 are needed to read CLAT eligibility criteria and ensure that they fulfil the pre-conditions for appearing in NUALS Kochi administered law admission test. In case candidates do not fulfil the eligibility conditions for the Common Law Admission Test and yet fill CLAT application form, their candidature may get cancelled even at the later stages of admission process.
CLAT 2018 Application: Do you know?
NUALS Kochi is the 11th National Law University (NLU) to conduct CLAT. The admission process of CLAT 2018 is completely online including the application form, exam mode and admission counselling. CLAT application form 2018 can only be filled using a CLAT 2018 user id and password.
CLAT 2018 Application Form: Important Dates
The Kochi NLU will be putting an official notification for CLAT 2018 in December while the CLAT application form will be announced from January 1, 2018. Candidates can check below the calendar of events for CLAT 2018.
CLAT Important Dates
Notification for CLAT 2018
December 20, 2017
Online registration begins for CLAT 2018
January 1, 2018
CLAT online application window opens
January 1, 2018
Fee payment window opens
January 1, 2018
Last date for registering online
March 31, 2018
CLAT online application window closes
March 31, 2018
Fee payment window closes
March 31, 2018
CLAT 2018 online paper
May 13, 2018
Candidates need to read CLAT 2018 eligibility criteria before filling the application form of CLAT. In case candidates do not fulfil the criteria for filling CLAT application 2018, there is no need to fill the form else their candidature will be cancelled at later stages of the NLUs admission process. According to CLAT 2018 eligibility criteria, the candidates filling CLAT applications for undergraduate programme need to have passed 12th board examination under the 10+2 school board examination securing at least 45 per cent marks in aggregate of the subjects. Those filling CLAT application form for LLM programmes should have a LLB degree with 55 per cent marks in the final year examination of the UG law degree.
CLAT 2018 Application Form: Fees
Candidates applying for NUALS Kochi administered law admission test will also need to pay fees for the CLAT application form. Check the table below for details on CLAT application fees.
CLAT application fees
Fees for CLAT application form 2018 (In INR)
Other Backward Classes (OBC)
Scheduled Caste (SC)
Scheduled Tribes (ST)
Specially Abled (PH)
CLAT 2018 Application Form: Instructions to fill CLAT form
CLAT application form 2018 will be available only online.
Candidates need to go through online registration process before applying for CLAT 2018.
During registering online for CLAT 2018, candidates need to provide various details including name, date of birth, mobile number and e-mail id.
Once the candidates have successfully registered, they’ll receive a CLAT 2018 user id and password, which are to be utilized while applying for the Common Law Admission Test.
During the CLAT application process, candidates will need to upload photograph and signature of the prescribed size and limit.
The candidates after filling in all the details in online application form of CLAT 2018 need to pay a fee against the applications.
The application fee of CLAT 2018 can be remitted in any of the modes– online or offline.
After the candidate has remitted CLAT application fee, the next step is to submit the form, however, any hard copies need not to be sent to CLAT 2018 office.
How to fill CLAT 2018 Application Form through CoAPS
Candidates who are seeking admissions to undergraduate as well as postgraduate law programmes in NLUs can follow the step-by-step procedure given below to apply for CLAT 2018.
Click on the given official link of CLAT application form 2018 as provided in this page.
Click on ‘New Registration’ button.
Enter various details including your name, date of birth, mobile number and e-mail id for getting registered for CLAT 2018.
Check inbox of your registered e-mail account for CLAT user id and password. You may also check your mobile message box as a message mentioning the user id and password will be sent at your registered mobile number as well.
Once a user id and password has been generated, you need to enter the same as the login details for applying for CLAT 2018.
Candidates also have to enter captcha code to begin filling in CLAT application form 2018.
Candidates will need to fill other details in CLAT application form including your basic information, educational qualification and communication address besides choosing test centre and NLUs, and uploading photograph and signature.
Once the application details of CLAT 2018 have been filled, candidates will need to pay application fees.
After remitting the application fee of CLAT, candidates will be required to cross-check all the filled-in information of the application form and make necessary changes by click on ‘Edit/Update’ option.
If no more changes are required, then you can click on ‘Save and Submit’ button on CLAT application window to submit the form.
How to pay CLAT 2018 Application Form fees through CoAPS
Candidates are offered only one mode of payment for CLAT application fees. Being an online process, CLAT application fees also need to be paid online using any of the payment facilities– Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking/ Mobile Payment App. Candidates may note that the online charge for CLAT fee payment needs also to be borne by them.
Required Documents for CLAT Application Form 2018
Candidates are required to keep a scanned copy of each of the below mentioned documents at hand before beginning to fill CLAT application form 2018.
Birth Certificate or Passport
High School marks-sheet
10+2 Qualifying examination marks sheet
Recent coloured passport sized photograph
Category Certificate for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC category
Disability Certificate for Physically handicapped candidates
Special Category Certificate of Bihar; Dependent of Freedom Fighter of Bihar and Kashmiri migrant (if applicable)
NRI/NRI sponsored candidate (if applicable)
Domicile certificate under State Quota (if applicable)
CLAT 2018 Application Form: Steps explained
CLAT Online Application Processing (CoAPS): Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Candidates who are filling CLAT application form for the first time and are not aware of the online application processing system of the Common Law Admission Test can read here the frequently asked questions and their answers regarding CoAPS.
FAQ1. What is CoAPS?
Ans: CLAT Online Application Processing System or CoAPS is an interface designed by CLAT Committee with which candidates can do most of their interactions during the admission process of CLAT. Using CoAPS/ CAPS, an aspirant can fill the application form of CLAT 2018, check the registration and application status, download admit card, score card, check result and even participate in counselling.
FAQ2. How is CoAPS beneficial?
Ans: The online interface, CAPS/ CoAPS, a CLAT aspirant can do the following–
Register online for CLAT 2018
Fill online CLAT application form 2018
Upload photograph, signature and other necessary documents
Pay CLAT application fees using online payment options (Net Banking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card)
Download CLAT Admit card/ Hall ticket 2018
Download Question Papers of CLAT 2018
Check results of CLAT 2018
Download CLAT score card 2018
FAQ3. How can I access CoAPS/ CAPS?
Ans: In order to get an access to CAPS (CoAPS), candidates need to have a login id and password. The login id and password can be generated by registering online for CLAT 2018. Candidates are further advised to keep their login details safe and should not to disclose to anyone.
FAQ4. What you need to do before online registrations for CLAT Application Form 2018?
Ans: You need to keep a number of documents ready at hand before you begin registering online for CLAT 2018. While there are several important documents (refer to the information above), we discuss here technicalities attached to some of them–
Examination cities– Candidates should check exam centres of CLAT 2018 and choose at most three of them.
Photograph– Front-facing passport sized colour photograph with clear lenses should be scanned. The dimensions of passport coloured photograph should be 3.5 cms x 4.5 cms. The scanned image should be in either .jpg, or .jpeg format and the image file size should not be larger than 100 kb. The pixel resolution for photograph should be between 240 x 320 pixels and 480 x 640 pixels. The background of the photograph should be white or light coloured. The photograph needs to be taken on or after September 30, 2016. The height of the face should cover 50 per cent of the height of the photograph. Candidates should not be wearing glare glasses in the photograph, however, spectacles (with normal glass lenses) are permissible.
Signature– The signature should be legible and the image needs to be scanned. The scanned image should be in either .jpg, or .jpeg format and the image file size should not be larger than 80 kb. The candidate should sign within a box size of 7 cms x 2 cms with a blue or black ink ball-point pen. The resolution of the scanned image of signature should be between 280 x 80 pixels and 560 x 160 pixels.
FAQ5. What is a SAP Certificate?
Ans: The candidates who are applying for CLAT 2018 under Specially–Abled Persons (SAP) category need to upload scanned image of their certificates. The scanned copy of the SAP certificate should be in either .pdf, or .jpeg, or .jpg format only and the file should not be more than 100 kb. The SAP certificate should be in the name of candidates having at least 40 per cent permanent physical impairment of a body part or the whole body.
FAQ6. What are the benefits offered to a SAP candidate?
Ans: A SAP candidate, if needed, can take the assistance of a scribe during CLAT 2018. Scribe is a person assigned to SAP candidate for his/ her assistance during the online common law admission test. The scribe help can be taken only for reading the test instructions and online question paper displayed on the computer screen verbatim, and even in mouse-clicks, if the candidate is not able to do so. In requirement of a scribe, a SAP candidate should confirm the requirement of a scribe while filling up the CLAT 2018 application form. SAP candidates are required to fill in a declaration form from the scribe.
CLAT 2018 Application Form: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
FAQ 1. How can I fill CLAT application form 2018?
Ans. You can fill the application form of CLAT 2018 only after online registration. After registering for CLAT 2018 successfully, you’ll receive a login id and password that will be your CLAT 2018 candidate account credentials. By logging into your CLAT 2018 candidate account, you can fill the application form. In case of edit or modifications needed in the CLAT applications, you will need to login to the account and make the necessary changes. No application can be submitted after the last date, i.e., in March.
FAQ 2. What do I need to do for online CLAT registration 2018?
Ans. You need to have an active e-mail id and a mobile number, mandatorily for online registration process of CLAT 2018. The user id (CLAT 2018 login id) and password will be sent to the email account and mobile number.
FAQ 3. I haven’t received CLAT 2018 user id or password at my e-mail account and mobile number. What should I do?
Ans. You are advised to wait for at least two hours as it can be a case of network jam or any server related issue. In case, you don’t receive the login credentials within 24 hours of your online registration, you need to re-register for CLAT 2018 and ensure that you are providing the correct mobile number or (and) e-mail account.
FAQ 4. How can I remit the application fee for CLAT 2018? If I don’t use any online mode for paying fee, will there be any problem?
Ans. You can pay CLAT 2018 application form fee in only online mode using debit card/ credit card/ net banking payment options. There is no other option other than online payment.
FAQ 5. What is the fee amount of CLAT 2018? Why is it so expensive?
Ans. You need to pay an application fee of Rs. 4000 (Rs. 3500 for SC/ST candidates) against CLAT 2018 application form. The CLAT committee fixes the application fee and it is approved by the core committee. It might seem to be expensive when you compare it with other entrance examinations like NEET and JEE Main but CLAT is regulated by autonomous law schools called NLUs and they have their own regulations.
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