How to fill CLAT Application Form 2020
Updated on Dec 19, 2019 - 11:41 a.m. IST by Shubham Bhakuni
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How to fill CLAT Application Form 2020 - The consortium of NLUs has announced that, the application form of CLAT 2020 will open from January 1, and will be available till March 31. Candidates will have to fill the application form in online mode which includes a complete Common Online Application Processing System (COAPS). Careers360 brings an advisory article regarding ‘How to fill CLAT application form 2020’ which explains the CLAT application process step by step. Many candidates might be filling out the CLAT 2020 application form for the first time so ‘how to fill CLAT application form 2020’ clears all their doubts and questions regarding the application process. Go through the complete article to know how to fill CLAT application form 2020 and other CLAT 2020 related information.

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CLAT Application process 2020 - Important dates



Release of CLAT application form 2020

January 1, 2020

Last date to submit the application form

March 31, 2020

CLAT 2020

May 10, 2020

How to fill CLAT 2020 Application form

With the activation of CLAT official website 2020, the conducting body will also initiate CLAT Common Online Application Process System(COAPS), under which, candidates will have to register themselves and fill the CLAT application form 2020. The COAPS will include five-step process such as online registration, filling up of application form, document uploading, fee payment and submission of CLAT application form. But, before moving forward, we advise you to read CLAT eligibility criteria 2020, and keep the below mentioned documents ready for uploading.

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CLAT Application form 2020 - Document list

Recent passport size photo with plain background

Signature of the candidate

Category certificate for SC/ST/OBC (If applicable)

Valid certificate for PWD candidates

BPL certificate (If applicable)

Domicile certificate issued by the competent authority

Note - All documents and certificates must be uploaded in PDF form only. And, the hard copy of the CLAT application form need not to be sent to the Consortium office.

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How to fill CLAT application form 2020 in five steps

The COAPS includes 5 steps, which are explained below in details.

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STEP 1 - Visit the official CLAT website 2020

  • The Consortium of NLUs will activate the official website of CLAT 2020, sometimes in the last week of December 2019. Candidates need to visit the CLAT official website 2020 to fill CLAT application form 2020. It should be noted that the CLAT 2020 application will not be available at any other website or in any form other than as prescribed by the conducting body.


Step 2 - CLAT Registration 2020

  • To apply through CLAT application form 2020, candidates will need to register themselves at the official website. The registration can be done by entering the details like name of applicant, mobile number, email address, and by creating a password.


  • Upon clicking on ‘Register’ button, candidates will be asked about confirmation regarding registration. Upon clicking on ‘Ok’ candidates will get a confirmation message regarding successful registration.


  • After successful registration, candidates will receive an OTP on their registered mobile number, which they will have to enter to validate their mobile number and activate their account.


Step 3 - Filling of CLAT 2020 application form

  • Once registered successfully, candidates will have to login using the registered mobile number and password. Successful login will open the CLAT application form instructions.


  • Candidates are advised to read carefully the instructions given on the page, and then only, click on ‘Apply for CLAT 2020’ which will lead to the online application form.


  • CLAT application form will contain various fields which the candidates will have to fill by entering the correct information. Enter your personal information such as name, Gender, Date of birth, Parents' name, Nationality, Category and Domicile status etc.


  • Click on ‘Save Personal Details and Continue’. and , confirm the details by clicking on ‘Ok’ as shown in the picture below.


CLAT 2020 - Filling up of communication details

  • Enter the address details, like address for correspondence, and permanent address. And, click on ‘Save Communication Details and Continue’. Confirm the details by clicking ‘Ok’ on confirmation message.


  • In the next page, candidates will have to enter the course details. Select your course details as Undergraduate or Postgraduate based on your eligibility criteria for CLAT 2020.


  • Enter the qualification details by entering the details like qualifying exam, board, status (passed or appearing), year of passing, percentage etc and confirm the details.


CLAT Application form 2020 - Preview

  • The preview page is meant to show the complete details as filled by the candidate. It will include all details as filled by the candidate. Check carefully all sections and only then click on ‘submit’ button to confirm that all details are correct.



  • After submitting the details, candidates will need to provide their reservation category status for different universities and preference for NLUs as shown in the pictures below.



After selecting the NLUs in preferential order, candidates will need to submit the details. The successful submission will lead to the step of CLAT application form 2020.

Step 4 - Uploading documents

Candidates will need to upload the following documents in prescribed format and size.

  • Photograph (max size - 500kb)

  • Signature (max size - 100kb)

  • Domicile certificate (pdf format, maximum size - 2mb)


Once the documents are uploaded successfully, click on submit documents. No changes to the application form will be accepted after this submission.


Step 5 - Fee payment

Candidates will have to pay the CLAT application form fee in online mode only. As part of payment options, credit card, debit card or net banking can be used for fees payment. The application form fee is Rs. 4000, while for candidates belonging to SC/ST/BPL categories will have to pay Rs. 3500 as application fee.


After the fee payment, candidates must take a print out of the receipt and submit the application form.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - How to fill CLAT Application Form 2020

Question: When can I apply for CLAT 2020?


You can apply for CLAT from January 1, 2020. The last date to submit application form is March 31.

Question: Will there be a separate application form for CLAT PG?


No, there will be only one application form for both CLAT UG and PG. You will have to select the course as PG when applying for CLAT PG.

Question: How much is the CLAT application form fee?


For SC/ST/BPL categories, the application form fee is 3500, while for all other categories, the application form fee is 4000.

Question: What documents do I need to upload in CLAT application form 2020?


You will have to upload your passport size photo, signature, domicile certificate and any other certificates/documents as prescribed by the conducting body.

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Can student residing in hyderabad use n upload the maharshtra state caste certificate whille filling the form for CLAT 2020 ??

Pankhuri Kumari 17th Jan, 2020
Hii Reet!
You need to produce the caste certificate from the state of your permanent residence, that is from the state you belong to ( your native place ). If it is maharashtra in your case, then you can produce the caste certificate from there, hyderabad being your current residence and not permanent. You cannot produce the caste certificate of another state being native to one state. Refer the following link for more details -
Hope this helps.
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syllabus of clat LLM entrance exam

Malini S N 15th Jan, 2020
The following topics will be covered in the CLAT 2020 for LLM.Those include Constitutional Law Law of Torts,International Law,Jurisprudence,Intellectual Property Law,Law of Contracts,Criminal Law.
The question paper of CLAT PG will include both MCQ, and essay type questions. MCQs and comprehension based questions will carry 100 questions of one mark each, while subjective questions will be of 50 marks

what is clat exam pattern 2020

Malini S N 15th Jan, 2020

The entrance exam will be conducted via offline mode.The number of questions will be 150 and the exam will be for 150 marks.The standard of entrance test for CLAT - IG will be of 12th standard and the Quantitative aptitude will be of class 10th standard.Other question of the paper will cover the topics Comprehension-based questions English, Current Affairs, Deductive Reasoning and Logical Reasoning

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which caste certificate is applicable in CLAT state Governments caste Certificate or CENTRAL GOVERNMENT Caste certificate?

thomas joy 15th Jan, 2020

Hi there,

CLAT exam is for 21 NLU,s all over India .CLAT 2020, the caste certificate needed to be scanned and submited. Sc/St candidates can give the scanned copy , the certificate can be from state goverment , it is not noticed that you need a central government caste certificate.

Hope this will help you.

Thank you


Can a student appearing in 10+2 exam apply for clat text 2020?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 15th Jan, 2020

Pallavi, if you are in your 12th, you can appear for CLAT 2020. Your admission will be provisional and subjective to clearing your 12th and meeting the eligibility criteria for CLAT. The online applications for CLAT 2020 have been released and the last date to fill up the online application until March 31st. For more information, please visit our page at:

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