CLAT 2020 Application Form: This is what you must know before applying
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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.
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CLAT 2020 Application Window- Jan 1 to March 31

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 Registrations- Key details

CLAT application starts with online registration; candidates will have to register for CLAT 2020 by providing the following details.

  • Name (As per high school certificate)
  • Mobile number
  • Password

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.

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No Age Limit- Age bar of 20 years uplifted

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.

Important documents for CLAT applications

Candidates should keep scanned copies of following documents before they begin the application process of CLAT 2020.

  1. Marks-sheet of 10th board examination

  2. Marks-sheet of 12th board examination

  3. Birth Certificate/ Passport

  4. Recent passport-sized photograph

  5. Signature of the candidate

  6. Domicile certificate (Candidates applying under State Quota)

  7. Category certificate (Candidates applying under Reserved Category)

  8. Disability certificate (Candidates applying under Physically Handicapped Category)

  9. Special category certificate for Bihar state; Dependent of Freedom Fighter of Bihar (if applicable)

  10. NRI/ NRI sponsored category (if applicable)

CLAT application form 2020 - Documents required for upload

Passport size photoJPG/JPEG format
SignatureJPG/JPEG format
Category certificate (SC/ST/OBC)PDF format (max size - 1.5mb)

CLAT Application Fees

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



Scheduled Caste



Scheduled Tribe


5.BPL Category3500


Persons with Disability (Specially abled)


CLAT Exam Centres

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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CLAT Participating Institutes

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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I am 28 now. Can i get admission in basis of CLAT ot LSAT Score

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 23rd Jan, 2020
There is no age limit for appearing in CLAT 2020 for UG program as well as in CLAT PG exam. So if you are able to fetch decent score, then you can get admission on the basis of that score. There is also no upper age limit for appearing in LSAT India Examination. But you can check the age limit specified by individual colleges wherein you want to seek admission.

CLAT PG 2020 best books can u please help me with the best books which should be needed for the preparation of CLAT PG i repeat CLAT PG not CLAT UG cause i can not get CLAT PG books in my locality if u suggest me i can purchase it online

Khushi 23rd Jan, 2020

Hi Harsha

These are the best books for CLAT PG 2020

  • Universal’s LLM Entrance Guide
  • Lexis Nexis Butterworths
  • Pearson General Knowledge Manual 2020
  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
  • Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis

Hope this helps!


I am appearing for 12 this year , can i apply for CLAt this year?

ayush mishra 23rd Jan, 2020

Yes, you can surely apply for the Common Law Admission Test while appearing for the board exams of class 12 for admission to UG courses. The eligibility criteria for CLAT states that the candidates who have passed their class12th Board Examination or The Senior Secondary School Examination can apply for the exam. In addition to it, the aspirants have to secure a minimum of 45% marks in the qualifying exam for General Category and for SC and ST candidates, they need to secure 40% marks in qualifying exam. However, not only the students who have passed their class 12 examination can apply but also the candidates who are appearing in their qualifying exam can appear. In the case of admission to UG courses, this qualifying exam refers to Class 12 examination and hence you have all the rights to appear for it and there is no problem in applying for the exam but you also have to ensure that you fulfill the educational (and also other) eligibility criteria for the exam. If you want to know more about CLAT 2020, you can refer this link


How many people fill CLAT exam per year

ayush mishra 22nd Jan, 2020

Hey Vijay!

The actual number of applicants for the Common Law Admission Test differ every year and is usually experiencing a 8-10 % increase every year. Although the official records have many caveats attached to it but previous three year participants statistics is as follows:-

CLAT 2017:- 50,676

CLAT 2018:- close to 55000

CLAT 2019:- 60,000 approximately

So, approximately 55000 to 60000 students apply for the Clat examination every year. This number is the sum of total applicants for UG courses and the PG course. So, if you want to know about the UG course, approximately 50,000 people fill the exam every year and this year too you can expect the same trend.

However, it has to be said that many of those applicants fill the exam just to have an experience of a competitive examination after class 12 and hence if you are serious enough and have prepared well for the exam then your real competition is with probably 15000- 20000 people. Now, that is not any small number to compete against but given the stature of the examination, you will have to face such competition in order to fetch a seat in the top NLUs.

Good luck!


Can you please tell the best colleges of CLAT in maharashtra.

Snehlata Sinha Student Expert 21st Jan, 2020


these are some of the best colleges you have through clat in Maharashtra -

Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai

Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur

Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad

Kirit P Mehta School of Law, Mumbai

Dr Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University, Pune

Hope this helps.

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