CLAT Application Form 2021 Released (Apply here) - Registration Process, Fees, Exam Centre
CLAT application form 2021 - Consortium of National Law Universities (CNLU) has released CLAT 2021 application form on January 1. The application form of CLAT 2021 is available at consortiumofnlus.ac.in. Eligible candidates may submit duly completed application form before the last date (March 31). CLAT 2021 application process includes steps like registration, filling of personal information, communication details, education details and selecting NLUs in the order of preference. Note that the CLAT 2021 application form must be filled correctly, as the information provided in the application form will be used throughout the CLAT 2021 admission process. If a candidate is found to have provided incorrect information, the consortium of NLUs will disqualify the candidate from the selection process of CLAT. Read the complete article to learn more about CLAT application form, registration process and other related details.
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CLAT 2021 application form date
CLAT 2021 registration (OPEN)
January 1, 2021
Last date to submit application from
March 31, 2021
CLAT exam date (RESCHEDULED)
New date: June 13, 2021
Old date: May 9, 2021
CLAT application form 2021 - Items to keep ready
Class 10th and 12th mark sheets and certificates
Photo and signature (scanned in prescribed format)
Email Id and mobile number
Caste certificate (if applicable)
Image size (maximum)
State of domicile certificate
How to fill the CLAT application form?
Candidates have to fill the application form in online mode. The detailed application process of CLAT can be summed up in the following steps.
Filling of application form
Submitting the application fee
CLAT 2021 registration
Visit the official website CLAT - consortiumofnlus.ac.in
On the Home Page, click on "Click Here" tab to open the login panel as shown below.
Click on the Register option
FIll the CLAT registration form by entering the details such as name, mobile number and password.
You will receive an OTP at the registered mobile number. Verify the mobile number to complete the registration.
Once the registration of CLAT 2021 is complete, candidates may access the application form which is divided into 5 sections
Qualifying examination details
Giving preference for NLUs and exam centres
Uploading of documents
Payment of application fee
CLAT application form - Personal information
Upload a recent photograph and signature as per the instructions.
Enter personal information including the candidate's full name, father’s name, mother’s name, category, date of birth, nationality, NRI category status (if applicable).
After filling all details, click on the next option to move to the next section.
Fill the communication details
Enter correspondence address and permanent address in the given space.
Enter the name of your state and other details as asked.
Click next to proceed to the new section
Qualifying examination details
Candidates will need to provide the educational qualification details of Class 10th and Class 12th. Those applying for CLAT PG will need to provide graduation details in addition to the school qualification details. The details required for filling the qualifying examination details for CLAT 2021 application form include the following.
Name of the qualifying exam
Board or university
Passing status - Appearing/Appeared/Passed
Month and year of passing
Percentage - (Only for those candidates who have passed the qualifying exam)
Test centre preference and selecting NLUs
Candidates will need to select any three exam centres (cities) from the available choices. CLAT will be likely conducted in 67 cities. Note that the exam centres should be selected in the order of preference. The list of CLAT exam centres is given below.
CLAT 2021 exam centres
Selecting National Law Universities
One of the most important parts of the CLAT application form is giving the NLU preferences. Candidates must fill the NLUs preferences after considering all aspects of their course. One must select the top-ranked NLUs while giving the NLU preference. Below is given the list of national law universities in the order of their ranking in NIRF 2020 ranking of top law colleges.
Name of college/university
The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law
Fill the reservation details
Many national law universities are offering domicile reservation. In addition, there are various other types of reservations such as national reservation, PwD reservation etc. If a candidate wants to take benefits of reservation, he/she will have to select his/her category and upload the relevant documents.
Submit CLAT application form 2021
After entering the reservation details, candidates will need to tick on the declaration box given along with the application form and submit the application form.
CLAT application form fee payment
Candidates may pay the application fee in online mode from the payment gateway available along with the application form. For unreserved category candidates, the application fee is Rs. 4000. The application fee for SC/ST category is Rs. 3500 only. The application fee can be paid using the net banking, credit and debit cards.
CLAT application fee
|Category||Fee||Mode of Payment|
|General/ OBC/PwD/NRI/PIO//OCI category||Rs. 4000||Online:|
|SC/ST/BPL category||Rs. 3500|
Once the application fee is paid, the CLAT 2020 application process will be over.
Will there be a CLAT 2021 application form correction window?
The consortium is unlikely to provide a CLAT application correction window. This means, once the application form is submitted, there is no way to rectify it afterwards. So, it is paramount that one bears caution when filling the application form of CLAT 2021.
However, if the consortium decides to give candidates a window to make corrections to CLAT 2021 application form, the same will be notified here along with the application correction link.
What should I do if I face any difficulty in filling the CLAT application form?
In that case, please contact:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 08047162020
Before going on to fill the application form, it is always a good idea to check the CLAT eligibility criteria; this is save the candidate time and heartache afterwards.
- Age limit: There is no age limit for taking the CLAT 2021 exam
- Nationality: Indian nationals can apply, In addition, NRIs/ OCIs/ PIOs candidates are also eligible.
|Criteria||UG Programmes||PG Programme|
|Qualifying exam||The candidate needs to have passed 10+2 exam||The candidate needs to have passed 3-year or 5-year LLB or an equivalent exam|
|Minimum marks in qualifying exam||General - 45% marks or an equivalent grade|
SC/ST - 40% marks or an equivalent grade
|General - 50% marks or an equivalent grade|
SC/ST - 45% marks or an equivalent grade
|Appearing||Candidates appearing in the qualifying exam may also apply||Those appearing in final exam of their 3-year or 5-year LLB may also apply.|
The Consortium will issue the CLAT 2021 admit card to the successfully registered candidates. CLAT admit card will be mandatory for appearing in the examination. Candidates will be able to download the admit card by logging in to the admission portal of the Consortium. It carries the details such as CLAT roll number of the candidate, exam centre address, date and timings of the examination and exam related instructions.
The consortium of NLUs conducts the CLAT exam for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate law courses offered by the participating NLUs. In all, there are 22 NLUs that are members of the consortium and which will offer admission to their various law courses based on CLAT scores. Note that:
- All the 22 participating NLUs offer 5-year integrated LLB (undergraduate) courses.
- However, postgraduate or LLM courses are offered only by 19 NLUs.
Programme-wise seat intake:
- Undergraduate - 2622
- Postgraduate - 783
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CLAT Application Form 2021 Released (Apply here) - Registration Process, Fees, Exam Centre
Question: Is it mandatory to complete the CLAT application process in one go?
No, the application form of CLAT can be filed anytime. You can fill a part of the application form and edit it later and submit.
Question: Who can apply for CLAT 2021?
Candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria of CLAT 2021 are eligible to apply for CLAT 2021. CLAT UG applicants should have passed/appeared in Class 12th with minimum qualifying marks. CLAT PG applicants should have a graduation degree in LLB with minimum qualifying marks.
Question: Will CLAT authorities release the application form of CLAT 2020 in offline mode?
No, the CLAT application form will be available in online mode only. Also, the application will be the same for UG and PG courses.
Question: Is there any age limit for filling the CLAT application form?
CLAT authorities haven’t set any upper age limit for admission to either UG or PG courses. So, candidates of any age group may apply, provided they meet the other eligibility criteria, including that of qualifying exam passed and minimum marks.
Question: Does filling the CLAT application form guarantee me a UG or PG seat in a participating NLU?
Simply submitting the application form doesn’t confer the right of seat to the candidate. In fact, application submission is the first step of a multi-step admission process, which includes appearing in the offline exam, qualifying in the exam, participating in counselling and finally seat allotment.
Question: What is CoAPS?
CoAPS stands for CLAT Online Application Processing System. Application submission will be conducted through this portal.
Question: Can I submit the CLAT application form by post?
The CLAT application form can be filled only in online mode. There will be no offline applications, so candidate's mustn't send hard-copies of printed applications to CLAT office.
Question: What is the upper age limit for taking the CLAT 2021?
There is no upper age limit for either CLAT UG or CLAT PG. So, any candidate irrespective of their age can take the test, provided they meet the other criteria.
Question: What is the last date to fill the CLAT application form?
The CLAT application form 2021 is open until March 31. Eligible candidates need to apply before the last date.
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Questions related to CLAT
is 10th marks is matter for competitive exams like neet clat etc.
Hello student ,
Your 10th marks is not taken into account for considering your eligibility for neet examination, it is your marks in class 12th which is taken into account for considering your eligibility for neet examination. For exams like neet and clat only your 12th marks matters a lot . Further your 10th marks only required to get your favourite Stream and for competitive exam it is required only to confirm your dob and address and all .
Hope it helps !
for clat preparation suggest me ?
CLAT is one of the difficult competitive exams.However if you can prepare properly then you can crack the exams.First get a clear idea of the syllabus of the CLAT examination and also check the last year's paper.Familiarity with exam patterns and syllabus will aso make it easier to pay additional attention to topics which carry more weightage.Do regular revision of the syllabus properly and also sit for the mock tests for CLAT.
You can look for more such tips in the following link:
Hope it helps!!
Give me the pattern of CLAT paper and give the link of previous years papers....
CLAT is a 2 hour paper conducted offline. For UG course total 150 MCQ are given and for PG courses 100 questions + 2 essays (Subjective section).
For detailed overview of CLAT syllabus and pattern use the link
All the best
Can i clear the CLAT exam without joining any kind of coaching, If yes. then which book is the best for CLAT exam, (pls. book name) pls. reply in details.
Yes, you can definitely crack CLAT examination without any coaching but yes you will have to prepare with honesty and dedication and remain consistent towards your studies.
Follow the below tips to prepare well for your clat examination:-
*Go well through your CLAT syllabus , don't leave any part just because you find it difficult or boring or you don't like it.
List of best books which you can follow to master CLAT syllabus is given below subject wise :-
GK & CURRENT AFFAIRS
*Manorama Year Book
*General Knowledge by Arihant Publications
*Current Affairs Yearly by Arihant Publications
*A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
*Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning by Pearson
*Objective Legal Aptitude by Rs Agarwal
*Fast Track Objective Arithmetic, Arihant Publications
*Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by Pearson's
*Objective General English by R S Aggarwal
*Word Power Made Easy by Norman
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*A major part of your Clat question paper are from the gk and current affairs section , so focus more on them, read news papers like The Hindu, Financial Express, and The Economist on daily basis to keep you updated
*Make a routine or a time table and religiously follow it , keep short breaks of 20 to 30 minutes after every 2.5 to 3 hours.
* Plan your studies, and set daily, weekly and monthly goals to cover the syllabus and meet them without any fail.
*Revise at regular intervals as syllabus is wide
*Solve previous year CLAT questions :-it will let you know the examination pattern, type and difficulty level of questions asked in the exam etc
* Once done with complete syllabus, go through CLAT mock test papers , it will let you know your preparation level and and weak areas so that you can work on them and perform well in your CLAT examination
For more preparation tips go through
In clat when will have to provide ews certificate during the process of application filling or during counselling
As of now all the entrance exam has been taking the EWS certificate scanned image during the filling of application form and they will also ask for your certificate during the verification of documents during the counselling.
Only during jee mains in 2020 we were not asked during the filling of application form but from the current year 2021 all the jee candidates are required to upload the EWS certificate during the filling of application form.
So,it's better to be on safer side.