CLAT Application Form: This is what you must know before applying

CLAT Application Form: This is what you must know before applying
CLAT Application Forms are available from January 1. Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) Patna is administering Common Law Admission Test this year. The exam is scheduled  in online mode on May 14, 2017. Candidates aspiring a seat in any of the 18 NLUs participating in CLAT will need to appear in this national-level law entrance exam for which applications are avaialable till March 31, 2017. 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

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CLAT Application Window- 1 Jan to 31 March

CLAT 2017 aspirants can fill the application form for Common Law Admission Test between January 1 and March 31, 2017. No application form of CLAT 2017 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 2017 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.


Age Limit- Age bar of 20 years

Bar Council of India (BCI) has put an age cap for filling CLAT 2017 applications. According to the revised age bar policy of BCI, candidates belonging to general category should 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 not fulfilling the age limit, which is one of CLAT 2017 eligibility criteria, will not be able to fill CLAT 2017 application form.


CNLU Patna has also published an official notification regarding the age conditions for CLAT 2017. Read here


Important documents for CLAT applications

Candidates should keep scanned copies of following documents (mentioned below) before they begin the application process of CLAT 2017.

  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. Kashmiri Migrant (if applicable)

  11. NRI/ NRI sponsored category (if applicable)

CLAT Application Fees

The table below mentions the application fee of CLAT 2017. 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



Persons with Disability (Specially abled)


How to fill CLAT 2017 Application Form - Click here to check step-by-step guideline for filling the Common Law Admission Test applications


CLAT Exam Centres

CLAT exam centres’ list is important as candidates need to choose at most three among them while filling the CLAT 2017 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.


Click here to find out the CLAT exam centres


CLAT Participating Institutes

Besides the above, candidates also need to look for the list of participating institutes of CLAT 2017. They have to enter their choices of CLAT 2017 participating institutes. It’s important because the choices which candidates will make during application process for CLAT 2017 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.


Click here to find out CLAT participating institutes


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First Published On : 28 Dec 2016 05:40 PM IST
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