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    CLAT Application Form 2023: Registration (Closed), Application Process, Documents Required, Fees

    Edited By Shubham Bhakuni | Updated on Dec 18, 2022 08:49 AM IST | #CLAT
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    CLAT Application Form 2023 - The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) has closed the CLAT 2023 registration form on November 18, 2022. Candidates could change the test centre preferences till November 20, 2022. The direct link to access the CLAT login 2023 is given below. Candidates could fill the application form on the CLAT official website - CLAT 2023 registration fee is Rs. 4,000 for general category candidates and Rs. 3,500 for SC, ST and BPL candidates. In addition to this, candidates were required to pay Rs. 500 for question papers. However, the official question papers of CLAT and sample papers can also be downloaded free of cost from the direct link given below. CLAT 2023 exam will be held on December 18, 2022, in offline mode for admission to 5-year LLB and LLM programmes offered by 22 national law universities and over 60 affiliated law schools.
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    CLAT Application Form 2023: Registration (Closed), Application Process, Documents Required, Fees
    CLAT Application Form 2023: Registration (Closed), Application Process, Documents Required, Fees

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    Successfully registered candidates who submit the application fee will be issued admit cards for appearing in the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2023) around 10 days before the examination.

    CLAT 2023 Application Form Dates


    Dates for CLAT 2023

    Release of admission notification

    July 15, 2022

    Opening of CLAT 2023 application form

    August 08, 2022

    Campus visit for registered candidatesOctober 18 to October 27, 2022

    Last date to submit application form

    November 13, 2022

    November 18, 2022

    Last date to submit fee and edit application form

    November 18, 2022

    Last date to edit CLAT test centre preferencesNovember 20, 2022 (11:59 pm)

    Release of admit card

    By first week of December 2022

    CLAT 2022 exam date

    December 18, 2022 (Announced)

    CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2023

    Candidates should ensure that they meet the CLAT 2023 eligibility criteria before filling out the application form. A brief overview of the eligibility criteria is mentioned below.

    UG CLAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria - Candidates should have passed Class 12 with at least 45% marks (40% in the case of SC and ST candidates) from a recognized board or institute.

    PG CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2023 - Candidates should have passed LLB (3-year LLB or 5-year LLB) from a recognized university with at least 50% marks (45% in the case of SC and ST candidates).

    CLAT Application Form 2023 - Important Documents Required

    Candidates who want to apply for CLAT 2023 should keep the following documents handy:

    1. A scanned copy of front facing passport size recent photograph with a plain background

    2. Scanned signature of the candidate

    3. Category certificate for SC/ST/OBC or PwD candidates

    4. BPL certificate (if applicable)

    Documents required for CLAT 2023 application form - Specifications


    Image size (maximum)



    500 KB

    jpg/jpeg or PNG


    100 KB

    jpg/jpeg or PNG

    State of domicile certificate

    1.5 MB


    Besides, candidates should also have Class 10th and Class 12th (if available), and LLB graduation certificates (for CLAT LLM only). They will need to provide the information from these documents. However, the original documents and certificates are required only at the time of admission and CLAT counselling, failing which they will not be offered admission.

    How to fill CLAT Application Form 2023?

    Candidates can fill out and submit the application form of CLAT 2023 in five steps as mentioned below.

    1. Online CLAT registration 2023

    2. Filling out the application form and uploading documents

    3. Application form submission

    4. Fee payment

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    Step-by-step process of CLAT 2023 registration

    CLAT 2023 registration

    • Visit the CLAT 2023 official website -

    • Open the CLAT 2023 portal and click on the new registration

    • Fill CLAT registration form by entering your contact number, email ID and name and submit

    • Enter the OTP received on your mobile number and email ID to complete registration.

    Fill CLAT application form 2023

    After registration, candidates should login and access the application form of CLAT 2023. The application process is divided into five sections - personal details, communication details, educational details, preferences, and reservations.

    CLAT 2023 application form - Personal details

    • Upload a recent passport-size photograph and signature as specified

    • Enter personal details such as name, date of birth, parents' name, gender, nationality, residential status, and NRI category status (if applicable)

    • After filling all details, click on the “Next” option and move to the communication section


    Enter communication details

    Candidates have to provide the following information in the communication section;

    • Permanent address

    • Correspondence address

    • Email ID and mobile number

    Save the details and click on the Next option


    Education details

    Candidates applying for UG CLAT 2023 will have to provide the following information.

    • Qualifying exam name

    • Name of the board or university

    • Passing status - Appearing/Appeared or Passed

    • Month and year of passing

    • Percentage/grade

    Candidates applying for CLAT LLM will have to enter the graduation details in addition to the above-mentioned details.


    Enter Test Centre Preferences

    CLAT 2023 will be conducted in around 131 exam centres across the country. Candidates can select any three exam centres in the order of preference. Note that the allotment of exam centres will be based on the candidate’s preference and availability of seats in the preferred exam centre. The list of test cities is given below.

    CLAT exam centres 2023



    New Delhi







    Amrawati (Maharashtra)

    Hubli / Dharwad




































































    Greater Noida/ Noida


    Navi Mumbai






    Enter Reservation Details for CLAT 2023

    Except for NLU Jodhpur, all other national law universities offer domicile reservation. Candidates who are eligible to apply under domicile category seats should select the reservation status. They will need to upload a domicile certificate in PDF format, issued by a competent authority. The reservation policy of NLUs is as mentioned below.

    NLUs offering domicile reservation

    Submit CLAT application form 2023

    After filling in all the details, candidates should take a preview of the CLAT 2023 application form and submit it

    CLAT application fee payment 2023

    Candidates who have completed the application process can submit the application fee for CLAT 2023 online, by using the payment gateway. The application fee details are mentioned below.

    CLAT 2023 registration fee



    Mode of payment

    General/ OBC/PwD/NRI/PIO//OCI category

    Rs. 4,000


    Net Banking

    Credit Card

    Debit Card

    SC/ST/BPL category

    Rs. 3,500


    CLAT Application Form 2022: Correction Window

    The consortium will also provide a correction window for CLAT 2023, soon after the closing of the application form of CLAT 2023. The application correction window may be provided for two to three days during which the candidates can review their CLAT registration form and make necessary changes.

    CLAT Helpdesk 2023

    In case of any discrepancies or issues in CLAT 2023 application form, candidates can contact the NLU consortium through the official helpline as mentioned below.

    Email -

    Contact number - 08047162020 (10:00 am to 05:00 pm on all working days)

    CLAT Admit Card 2023

    The NLU Consortium will issue the CLAT 2023 admit card to such candidates who have registered for CLAT and complete the application process by submitting the registration fee. The CLAT admit card will be available for download a few days before the examination. Candidates will have to use their application number and password to download the CLAT admit card. It is a mandatory document for appearing in the examination and for admission to the allotted NLUs during the counselling process.

    Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

    1. When will CLAT 2023 application be open?

    The application form of CLAT 2023 opened on August 08, 2022, in online mode. The application form has been closed on Novermber 18, 2022.

    2. Who can apply for CLAT 2023?

    Candidates who wish to pursue 5-year LLB or LLM from national law universities should apply for CLAT 2023. They must meet the eligibility criteria before applying for CLAT 2023.

    3. What is CLAT 2023 exam date?

    The CLAT 2023 exam date is December 18, 2022.

    4. I am studying in Class 12, can I apply for CLAT 2023?

    Yes, you can apply for CLAT 2023 if you are in Class 12. However, your admission will be subject to meeting the eligibility criteria.

    5. How many NLUs are participating in CLAT 2023?

    At present, 22 NLUs are participating in CLAT 2023. Only NLU Delhi is not participating in CLAT 2023 as it conducts All India Law Entrance Test separately.

    6. What is the CLAT 2023 registration fee?

    CLAR registration fee is Rs. 4,000 for general category candidates. It is Rs. 3,500 for SC and ST candidates.

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    Questions related to CLAT

    Have a question related to CLAT ?
    Hello Vanshika,
    Hope you are doing good.
    So, generally there is no such thing called syllabus for the CLAT. However, for the purpose of general knowledge section, you will have to study, Constitution, Current affairs,   Static GK, History and Geography as well.
    So it's not about topics, just read everything barely and get to know the gist of the subject. That's it. For this you remember certain important articles like articles related to fundamental rights, fundamental duties, appointment and impeachment of judges, president, etc. Appointment of election commissioners, their powers and all. Just have in your mind the articles related to them and the powers entrusted with such articles.
    Good luck!!

    Hey aspirant,

    The below-mentioned resource pools the host relevant preparatory content to crack the CLAT examination.

    1.LegalEdge - TopRankers

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    Good luck!

    Hello aspirant,

    Candidates will be asked questions in this section based on texts that are up to 450 words long each. The passages will draw from non-fiction writing, journalism, and other news sources. The questions are designed to evaluate the candidate's understanding of legal concepts or concepts linked to the passing. Candidates should be aware that there won't be any questions posed beyond the passage provided. Each of these chapters will include a series of questions that will test your general knowledge and awareness of relevant current events. The following topics have been included in this area by the Consortium of NLUs:

    Important recent happenings in India and around the globe

    Culture and the Arts

    the world's affairs

    Historical occurrences that are still important today

    A few pointers for preparing for the CLAT in current affairs

    1.Take a look at the test from last year.

    Understanding the structure of the general knowledge section of the CLAT is crucial after learning about it. 40–50 multiple-choice questions are present in this section. Verify the CLAT test questions from previous years to get a sense of the questions that were asked. Start practising using the available offline and online CLAT sample questions from previous years after you have a general idea of the format. You can get better grades by answering questions correctly and by being aware of the trend.

    2. Keep yourself updated and practise regularly

    Success in anything requires practise and consistency. If you want to ace all the general knowledge questions, be sure to stay up to date on current affairs and keep your knowledge current. By studying the topic for a few days, you cannot successfully answer general knowledge questions. The knowledge must be acquired gradually (at least for a year). Along with responding and practising questions, make sure you stay up to date with global current events. Keep up with the news and read the newspaper daily to keep current.

    3. Take CLAT practise exams

    Do you wish to understand how the CLAT test actually feels? Utilize practise tests! Attending practise exams will increase your accuracy and entrance preparation while also boosting your confidence in your ability to pass the test.

    Many centres provide test series. Numerous internet platforms offer practise examinations. Choose a mode that is convenient for you. Take practise tests for each subject so you can determine your general knowledge subject strengths and weaknesses. Additionally, try to deliver at least ten full mock exams to get a feel for the actual exam.

    4.Select your study materials carefully.

    One of the factors that will have the biggest impact on your CLAT score is the study material you choose. There is a tonne of study material available, both online and offline. By selecting the greatest and most precise study materials, you can have an idea of how the entrance exam will be. Numerous offline and online study resources make the claim to be able to assist you in passing the CLAT, but in reality they are full of inaccurate material and questions. Choose reading material that closely follows the format of the current exam and is appropriate for your level of comprehension.

    5. Eliminate speculative thinking

    The answer out of the four options would be something you would be reasonably certain of if you had done a decent job of studying for the general knowledge test. If you don't know the solution to a question, don't base your decision on conjecture. For each question you successfully respond to, you will receive one mark; if you don't, you will receive 0.25 marks less. You won't receive a point deduction for providing a negative response. Pick the correct response if you are certain. If not, your best option is to ignore the question about which you are confused.

    6.Limit Your Sources

    Attempt to limit the amount of current affairs information you consume. Candidate mistakes usually involve spending time by reading multiple newspapers. Make a choice, then utilise the internet sensibly. Use a top book for the CLAT  Current Affairs section.

    7.Pay attention to the curriculum

    Always bear in mind to concentrate on the topics covered in the CLAT UG curriculum when attempting to completely cover this section. After all, more passages should be expected for these subjects.

    8.Build your own notes

    The focus of current affairs is one-liners or, at best, three to four lines. Make your notes as simple to understand and retain the information as you can. All the important notes should be underlined using a distinct colour of ink. It is crucial to take your own notes because it has been established that writing is one of the finest ways to retain information. Remember that it would be impossible to memorise everything as well.

    9. Use online examinations or practise exams.

    Practice questions on current events and general knowledge are the greatest way to ace this section. This will also provide you a general sense of the questions that will be asked, helping you to assess your level of preparation or monitor your progress. But you shouldn't try this until you've made a few preparations.

    10.Use the Internet responsibly.

    There is enough material on the internet to cover anything, but how do you decide which link to click? A collection of General Knowledge pdfs that will certainly help you with your preparation for this subject is the most significant thing you will find. Before beginning to study something, it is always advisable to confirm its credibility.

    11. Review what you've read.

    Daily review and reading of current events are crucial because their volume increases daily. The notes will be helpful for review and for keeping in mind current affairs or recent news.

    I hope these suggestions prove to be helpful to you.

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