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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how much time we should have for Lsat preparation

jainsi agrawal 15th Feb, 2020

For Lsat preparation the minimum time one should give is approx 120-150 hours in a 2-3 month period. Some students who wants to top and get best  spends 250-300  hours.

And also it depends on your catching power that how you grab the things and in how much time.

If you are not able to give this much time and you only have 10 hours to give per week so you should start alot earlier.


Is it compulsory to give clat exam to take admission in pu ??

Shudhanshu Gupta Student Expert 13th Feb, 2020
Punjab University offers law courses ,you can take admission in it by giving its on exam PU LLB entrance exam it is not compulsory to give clat examination, but if you want to take admission in ba LLB program then you will have to give PU BA LLB entrance exam your merit will be prepared on the basis of this exam and you can get into it for the above course.
Best of luck.

Hardly 2 months to go for the final exam of CLAT for Postgraduates can i crack the same by giving my attention to main subjects like Constitution, Juris, International Organisation, Contract etc ?

Shareef 12th Feb, 2020

For CLAT PG, the subjects that are covered are Constitution, Jurisprudence, Tort, Criminal law, Administrative law, IPR, Contract and Public International law. All these subjects are important for answering subjective and objective type of questions. Few books that can help you are:


Constitution book by V.N.Shukla

Constitution book by J.N. Pandey

Multiple Choice Questions on Constitution of India


Jurisprudence and Legal theory by V.D.Mahajan

Studies in Jurisprudence and legal theory by N.V.Parajape

Decoding the Jurisprudence


Law of Torts by B.M.Gandhi


IPC bu K.D.Gaur


Law of Contract and Specific Relief

International Law:

Text book on International law by Dr. Rakesh Kumar Singh

You can also benefit from the previous sample papers available at:


how to ace DI section in clat?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 11th Feb, 2020

Arhan, CLAT syllabus has been changed and to give you a gist of the changed syllabus, the no. of questions asked will be reduced from 200 to 120/125 but the time duration will be the same. If you pay attention to the smallest but most important things, you can easily score good marks.

English: There will be no more direct vocabulary questions. This section will have 40 questions and each carries 1 mark. This section will test your vocabulary and grammar. Reading newspapers on a regular basis will improve your word base and vocabulary.

GK: Static GK will be removed and only your knowledge on current affairs will be tested. This section consists of 50 questions and each question carries 1 mark. Questions will be asked from Current affairs and Static General Knowledge like History, Geography and Sciences. This is the most easiest section if you can read newspapers daily.

Mathematics: Only DI based questions. This section carries 20 marks and is based on Class 10th Mathematics. Constant practise of basic Mathematics is the key. You should practise quantitative aptitude questions like Percentages, Numbers and number systems, Time and work. Time Speed and Distance, Co-ordinate Geometry, Trigonometry and Probability

Logical Reasoning: More emphasis on critical reasoning questions. There will be 40 questions asked, each carrying 1 mark. The questions might include topics like Family tree, Syllogisms, Coding and Decoding, Arrangements and Critical Reasoning. Out of 40, you should atleast aim to answer 35 questions.

So do help us which section exactly do you want us to help you with.


How can I get the State domicile certificate issued

Sudarshan kumar 11th Feb, 2020

Hi Agam,

The prescribed application forms are either available online or from the local authorities, i.e. the Sub-Divisional Magistrate/Tehsildar's office/Revenue Department/District Collector's Office, or any other authority as specified in the State/UT of your residence. You will be required to produce proof of continuous residence in the State/UT for a specified minimum period, or that of holding land in the State/UT, depending on the rules in the State/UT concerned. Documents for proving your identity, attestation of the form by officers with the necessary authority, school certificates and the Tehsil Enquiry Report may also be required.

Documents required for obtaining domicile certificate:-

1- P roof of residence-license, voter card,etc.

2-Proof of his Birth- birth certificate, school certificate, or 10th or 12th marks.

3- two latest passport size photographs .

4-Proof of identity-voter card, Aadhar card, Driving license, and others as specified by the State Government.

Hope this will help,please feel free to ask if you have any further queries.

Thank You.

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