CLAT Application Form 2020
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CLAT Application Form 2020: NUSRL, Ranchi, which is the exam conducting body for the new session, has released the online application form of CLAT 2020 on 1st January at around 12.05 pm; the last date to fill the online application form of CLAT 2020 is March 31. The CLAT 2020 application form is the same whether the candidate is seeking admission to an undergraduate or postgraduate course; one can select the course at the time of filling the form. Before proceeding to fill the form, it is recommended that the CLAT aspirant ensures their eligibility as per the course they are applying to. If the candidate fills the form but doesn’t meet prescribed eligibility criteria, he/she will not be considered for admission. CLAT application form 2020 is invited for filling around 2600 UG and 720 PG seats offered by the 22 participating institutes. In addition to the NLUs, many private institutes also use CLAT scores for admission. Go through the rest of the article to learn the full details of CLAT 2020 application form, including step-wise process to fill the form, document checklist and application fee.
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CLAT 2020 Application Form - Dates



Start of online application Form

January 1, 2020 (Open now)

Application form closes

March 31, 2020

Issue of admit card

2nd week of May, 2020 (Tentative)

CLAT 2020 exam

May 10, 2020

How to fill CLAT application form 2020

Exam authorities has released the application form of CLAT 2020 in online mode through CLAT Online Application Processing System (CoAPS) on 1st January 2020. Eligible candidates have to fill the CLAT application form within the given deadline, as applications received after the last date will not be accepted. Candidates can check the process to fill CLAT 2020 application form below.

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Step-wise process to fill the application form of CLAT 2020

  1. Online Registration

  2. Filling of application form

  3. Uploading of documents

  4. Payment of application fee

Step 1: Registration

To start the registration process, the candidate needs to click on the application link (which will be updated on this page once it is available). The candidate next has to follow the below steps:

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  • Click on the “New Registration” option

  • This will take the candidate to a registration form

  • The form will have various fields like name of the applicant, mobile number and email id. The candidate will also have to enter and confirm password.

  • After entering above details, click on the “Register” button

  • On successful registration, new candidate account would be created and OTP will be sent to registered mobile number for account activation. Activate the account using the OTP.

Step 2: Filling of application form

The candidate has to next login into the candidate account to access the CLAT 2020 application using registered mobile number and password. The application form will have various sections like personal, address and educational details that has to be properly filled in; check the bullets below to learn more.

  • Personal details - In this section, one has to enter one’s name, date of birth, parent’s name, nationality, category under which admission is sought, and gender. If the candidate wishes to use the services of a scribe, the request also has to be made on this page.

  • Address of correspondence - Enter address for correspondence, name of the state and district, and pin.

  • Permanent address - Details like permanent address, name of the state and district, mobile number, and email id have to be filled in this section.

  • Select course applied for admission - Choose from the two options - Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG).

  • Educational qualification - In this section, one has to enter name of qualifying exam passed, board, exam status, month and year of passing, percentage of marks obtained in qualifying exam, etc.

  • Preview - Before submitting the application form of CLAT 2020, the candidate can preview entered details.

  • Filling of choices (NLUs) - The candidate has to select their preference of NLUs from the list that will be displayed on screen.

Step 3: Uploading of documents

In this step photograph, signature and state of domicile certificate have to be uploaded in the prescribed specification; refer the table below.

Document specifications


Image size (maximum)



500 KB



100 KB


State of domicile certificate

2 MB


Step 4: Payment of application fee

The candidate has to next pay the application fee of Rs. 4000 (not including transaction charges) via online mode. Payments options available include - net banking, credit and debit cards. The application fee for SC/ST category is Rs. 3500 only.

CLAT 2020 Application Fee



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

Rs. 4000

SC/ST/BPL category

Rs. 3500

Once the application fee is paid, the CLAT 2020 application process will be over.

CLAT application form 2020 - Key pointers

  1. Before filling the CLAT application form, it is recommended that candidates ensure their eligibility, as otherwise they will not be considered for admission even if they qualify in the exam (CLAT 2020).

  2. Also, go through the guidelines for filling the application mentioned in the brochure carefully.

  3. To make the application process simpler and error free, it is recommended to keep academic documents, images and bank details handy. Also, the candidate must create an email id in advance, if he/she doesn’t already have one.

  4. The CLAT 2020 application form is for admission to some 2500 UG and 720 PG seats.

  5. To fill CLAT application form, candidates have to go through a four--step process: registration, filling of application form, uploading of documents and payment of application fee.

  6. The application form is the same whether the candidate is applying for UG or PG courses. One can choose one’s desired course during filling of application form.

  7. The application form of CLAT 2020 will be available in online mode only

  8. Finally, note that mere submission of CLAT application form doesn’t mean the candidate is assured of a seat. It is because the candidate has to fulfill other eligibility criteria.

CLAT admit card 2020

Candidates who successfully fill the application form will be issued CLAT 2020 admit cards tentatively in the 2nd week of May. An important document for appearing in the national-level law exam, the CLAT admit card will carry important details like the name of the candidate, roll number, date and time of the exam, and exam centre details. CLAT 2020 will be an offline exam which will be conducted in offline mode around the 4th week of May.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CLAT Application Form 2020

Question: Will CLAT authorities release the application form of CLAT 2020 in offline mode?


No, the CLAT application form will be available in online mode only. Also, the application will be the same for UG and PG courses.

Question: Is there any age limit for filling the CLAT application form?


CLAT authorities haven’t set any upper age limit for admission to either UG or PG courses. So, candidates of any age group may apply, provided they meet the other eligibility criteria, including that of qualifying exam passed and minimum marks.

Question: Does filling the CLAT application form guarantee me a UG or PG seat in a participating NLU?


Simply submitting the application form doesn’t confer the right of seat to the candidate. In fact, application submission is the first step of a multi-step admission process, which includes appearing in the offline exam, qualifying in the exam, participating in counselling and finally seat allotment.

Question: What is CoAPS?


CoAPS stands for CLAT Online Application Processing System. Application submission will be conducted through this portal.

Question: Can the CLAT application filled in phases?


The CLAT 2020 application form has to be completed in one go. Meaning, if the candidate doesn’t complete the form in one single attempt, they have to repeat the process from the beginning, except for registration which is a one-time process.

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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.


what do we get after clearing CLAT exam?

Shubhangi sinha 20th Jan, 2020

Hello Utkarsh,

After clearing CLAT, one can get admission in NLUs and other goverment and good private colleges for pursuing law courses.

CLAT is a exam which conduct by NLU.

There are so many career opportunities available in this field. One may become judge, advocates,work in law firms etc.

Good luck,

Hope it helps :)


what are the subjects in which we should have commond to crack CLAT

Snehlata Sinha Student Expert 20th Jan, 2020


The sort of readiness that CLAT requests is dynamic and requires smart work with proper analysis. An aggregate of the five areas are shrouded in the different decision question that incorporates Aptitude, English, Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge / Current Affairs, and Elementary Mathematics - Numerical Ability.

Distinctively the CLAT test is directed for two hundred marks so you have to get ready for expanding most extraordinary scorekeeping as a main priority the last objective to get the spot from driving law college.

Now coming to specific areas:

GK and Current Affairs: Aspirant should be regularly in touch with the reading of newspapers, recollecting key identities, occasions, and honors is a helpful strategy in planning this segment. This part basically keeps an eye on the competitors learning in the current undertaking. The due importance is given to the current affairs and hence a candidate needs to read, listen, and watch NEWS on daily basis to stay updated with the latest in NEWS. Take up this area in a putting out fires mode. . In any case, prioritise to the most recent months (1st Half of the year).

Legal Aptitude: The applicant ought to likewise have an intensive reading of the constitution and an unmistakable comprehension of the Indian Penal Code. Here, it requires a deep understanding of the different sections used in the court of law.

Here start with the topic: Constitutional Law. Understand the basics and then solve questions.

Next, move on to the topics: Law of Contracts, Law of Torts, List of legal terms and maxims.

Finally come to Criminal Law

Elementary Mathematics: Practise has always been the key in MathYou need to make sure that topics like Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Time and Work, Time, Speed and Distance (Problems on Boats and Streams, Trains), Averages, Problems on Ages, Profit, Loss and Discount should be done. These are easy compared to topics like number system and algebra. So, complete these first.

Logical Reasoning: Logical reasoning test is to discover law hopeful’s capacity to distinguish designs, consistent connections, and amend strange contentions. Topics like Blood Relations, Analogy, Directions and Distance, Logical Sequence, Syllogisms, Odd one out, Statements & Arguments/Statements & Conclusions. These are easy when compared to topics like puzzles.

English: Aspirants need to require the fundamental perception of the language. The knowledge required in this area can be improved easily by a general newspaper, magazines, and books from good writers. The more you read the more you add up to your knowledge bank. Make it a habit to study regularly the different types of the English sources.

Reading comprehension is the key in this section.

Regular practice from online sites can easily help you master it and increase accuracy.

Then do the topics like spot the errors, fill in the blanks with appropriate words, close test.Some general practices

Take frequent mock tests so that you can analyze your performance + it also acts as a learning tool. Wherever you go wrong, make sure you spend some time in analyzing those areas.

Try to identify your areas of strength and weakness. Decide now itself the sequence of sections while attempting the paper.

Time management is also important.

Hope this helps.


is there is any need to take maths in class 11 for to preparation of clat on new syllabus?

Yashu Shrivastava 19th Jan, 2020

Hello Shantanu

It is not mandatory to take Mathematics in 11th class to appear for 12th exam.But it will help you a lot if you have Mathematics in your +2.Because in new syllabus there are many topics of Mathematics which is related to 11th and 12th syllabus.

I Hope this Helps

Best Of Luck For The Exam !!!


if two student get same score in clat then how there rank are decided?

ayush mishra 21st Jan, 2020

Hey Ayushman!

The calculation of rank in the situation of two or more candidates securing the same score in CLAT is done by taking into consideration the CLAT Tiebreaker rules. Therefore, it may be possible that many candidates score the same marks but get different ranks. The criteria for tie breaker is as follows:-

• The candidate scoring more marks in Legal Aptitude Section is ranked higher. Therefore, many exam experts advise the aspirants to work harder for this section as it could prove to be the difference maker in the examination.

• If still the two or more candidates can't be separated and the tie still remains, then the older candidate will be ranked higher.

• If still the tie persists, then a computerized draw of lots is done to do the final ranking and end the tie.

I hope it clears your query. Good luck for the exam.

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