CLAT Application Forms are available from January 1, 2018. The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) Kochi is administering Common Law Admission Test this year. The exam is scheduled in online mode on May 13, 2018. Candidates aspiring a seat in any of the 19 NLUs participating in CLAT will need to appear in this national-level law entrance exam for which applications are avaialable till March 31, 2018. Careers360 brings ‘What you must know before applying for CLAT’ to help law aspirants like you with key guidelines before you begin filling CLAT application form.
CLAT Application Form 2019
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CLAT Application Window- Jan 1 to March 31, 2018
CLAT 2018 aspirants can fill the application form for Common Law Admission Test between January 1 and March 31, 2018. No application form of CLAT 2018 will be considered after the said final date of application submission, under any circumstances. Candidates need to apply for the law admission test in online mode only as no other mode will be applicable.
CLAT Registrations- Key details
No candidate can apply for CLAT 2018 without a proper registration id and password. Candidates need to register online for the law admission test by providing their valid e-mail id and a mobile number besides entering their name, date of birth and parents’ names. The registration id and password will then be sent to your valid e-mail id. The registration id and password are to be used for accessing your CLAT account.
No Age Limit- Age bar of 20 years uplifted
Last year, Bar Council of India (BCI) had put an age cap for filling CLAT applications. However, the Supreme Court had put a stay order on the BCI's age bar policy. According to the age bar policy of BCI, candidates belonging to general category needed to be below 20 years of age as on July 1 of the year of admission and those belonging to SC, ST and OBC categories are offered a relaxation of 2 years on the upper age limit. Candidates are advised to read the CLAT 2018 eligibility criteria before filling CLAT 2018 application form.
Important documents for CLAT applications
Candidates should keep scanned copies of following documents (mentioned below) before they begin the application process of CLAT 2018.
Marks-sheet of 10th board examination
Marks-sheet of 12th board examination
Birth Certificate/ Passport
Recent passport sized photograph
Signature of the candidate
Domicile certificate (Candidates applying under State Quota)
Category certificate (Candidates applying under Reserved Category)
Disability certificate (Candidates applying under Physically Handicapped Category)
Special category certificate for Bihar state; Dependent of Freedom Fighter of Bihar (if applicable)
Kashmiri Migrant (if applicable)
NRI/ NRI sponsored category (if applicable)
CLAT Application Fees
The table below mentions the application fee of CLAT 2018. Moreover, candidates need to note that the application fee can be paid using online payment options–Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking.
Application Fees (in INR)
Other Backward Classes
Persons with Disability (Specially abled)
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CLAT Exam Centres
CLAT exam centres’ list is important as candidates need to choose at most three among them while filling the CLAT 2018 application form. Candidates are advised to provide such three cities as the CLAT exam centres where they can reach easily on the date of examination.
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CLAT Participating Institutes
Besides the above, candidates also need to look for the list of participating institutes of CLAT 2018. They have to enter their choices of CLAT 2018 participating institutes. It’s important because the choices which candidates will make during application process for CLAT 2018 will be considered during the seat allotment at time of counselling and admissions. For example, candidates not opting CNLU Patna as his/ her preference NLU will not be offered a seat in the institute at the time of seat allotment and counselling rounds.
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