CLAT 2020 Application Form: This is what you must know before applying - National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi is conducting the Common Law Admission Test this year. The exam is scheduled to be conducted on May 10, 2020, in online mode. The CLAT application form 2020 have been released on January 1 and will be available till the March 31. Candidates looking for admissions to top NLUs will have to fill the application form of CLAT 2020 by registering themselves with the admission portal of CLAT. The article 'CLAT application form; this is what you must know' tries to uncover all recent developments regarding changes in CLAT 2020 modalities. Also, candidates will get to know all the necessary details regarding CLAT 2020. So, Careers360 brings ‘What you must know before applying for CLAT 2020’ to help law aspirants like you with key guidelines before you begin filling CLAT application form.LATEST - CLAT application form 2020 is now open - Apply here
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The aspirants can fill the application form for Common Law Admission Test between January 1 and March 31, 2020, in online mode. Once the last date is over, no application will be accepted. Further, the candidate must complete the CLAT application form by submitting the application fee.
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CLAT application starts with online registration; candidates will have to register for CLAT 2020 by providing the following details.
No candidate can apply for CLAT 2020 without a proper registration id and password. Candidates will receive an OTP on the mobile number for confirmation of registration.
In 2017, the Bar Council of India (BCI) had put an age cap for filling CLAT applications. However, the Supreme Court had put a stay 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 eligibility criteria 2020 before filling CLAT 2020 application form.
Candidates should keep scanned copies of following documents before they begin the application process of CLAT 2020.
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)
NRI/ NRI sponsored category (if applicable)
CLAT application form 2020 - Documents required for upload
The table below mentions the application fee of CLAT 2020. 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)
CLAT exam centres’ list is important as candidates need to choose at most three among them while filling the CLAT 2020 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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There are 21 participating NLUs. Candidates must check the list of participating institutes of CLAT 2020. They have to enter their choices of CLAT 2020 participating institutes. Selecting the right preference order is very important because the choices which candidates will make in the CLAT application form 2020 will be considered for seat allotment at the time of CLAT counselling and admissions. For example, candidates not opting NLUO Cuttack as his/ her preference NLU, then the candidate will not be offered a seat in the institute at the time of seat allotment and counselling rounds.
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The CLAT exam syllabus has changed this year and shift to more aptitude side then remembering things.The no.of questions reduced from 200 to 120/125 but the time duration will be the same that is 2 hours.
Here are few tips for preparation you must follow to get a good score without coaching:-English: Vocabulary questions will be asked. Word Power Made Easyis the book you can use to improve your vocabulary.
High School Grammar and Composition ( by Wren and Martin)It is a book to improve the grammar skills.
GK: Question on current affairs will be asked. Read newspaper for CURRENT G.K. than trying to grasp all info at once. Some of the newspaper sources which you can use to prepare this section are The Hindu, Financial Express, and The Economist. You can also use some other apps like Inshorts etc for current affairs.Mathematics: Only Data based questions will be asked. Like you have some information and questions on basis of that information.Logical Reasoning: Data tables, Data Charts, Bar Diagrams, Pie Charts, Graphs, Data Comparison and Analysis. These are some of the topics on which you can expect questions.
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CLAT is an entrance exam for admission into 23 National Law Universities and some of the Private Law Colleges.
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