CLAT 2020 Application Form – Important Things to Keep in Mind

Candidates applying for CMAT 2020 must keep the following important things in mind while filling the CLAT 2020 application form.

Updated: Dec 19, 2019 13:07 IST
CLAT 2020 – Important Things to Keep in Mind
CLAT 2020 – Important Things to Keep in Mind

CLAT application form 2020 is available on the official CLAT website. CLAT 2020 application process would be completely online this year also but the exam would be held in offline mode. Aspirants can register for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) in the online mode only through the official website of the law entrance exam. Candidates need to submit the completed application forms for CLAT 2020 latest by March 31, 2020.

CLAT 2020 Application Form – Important Dates

Candidates appearing for the CLAT 2020 can refer to the table below with reference to the important dates for the CLAT 2020 Exam:

Start date to fill CLAT 2020 application

January 1, 2020

Last date to fill CLAT 2020 application

March 21, 2020

CLAT 2020 Exam Day

May 10, 2020 

Date of Declaration of Results

May 24, 2020

CLAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for CLAT, the candidates must have secured:

  • Forty-five percent (45%) marks in Qualifying Exam (Class XII or equivalent) in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved/OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories.
  • Forty Percent (40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.

The result of qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2) shall be submitted by the candidate at the time of admission failing which the candidate shall be ineligible for admission to the course.

CLAT 2020 - Things to check before filling the application form

Candidates are advised to first ensure that they fulfill the eligibility conditions, requisite marks and claims under different categories etc., as stipulated in CLAT rules and by the respective NLUs. CLAT Consortium and organizing universities shall not be responsible for any loss. Mere submission of CLAT 2020 application does not confer on any candidate's right for admission. Admission is subject to verification of documents, minimum qualifications and other eligibility conditions prescribed as per CLAT rules.

For details regarding information on admission to individual NLUs, candidates are required to go through the e-Brochures and also the individual NLU websites.

How to fill CLAT 2020 Application form?

Candidates can find a detailed step-by-step procedure to fill in their CLAT 2020 application form.

Register for CLAT 2020

To register for Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), candidates need to fill their details such as their name, mobile number, email address and password. After filling all these details aspirants need to click on the 'Submit' button.

Activate Account

To activate their account, candidates need to enter their Mobile number and the OTP received on their mobile during the registration process. After entering the Mobile number and OTP in the form aspirants need to click the 'Activate' button to activate their account.

Login to fill CLAT application form 2020

On filling these details candidates are led to a page wherein they are provided instructions on how to fill their CLAT application form 2020. Some of the mentioned instructions are:

Aspirants need to fill the below mentioned details in their CLAT application form:  

  • Full Name           
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • Father's Name 
  • Mother's Name
  • Nationality
  • All India Category            
  • NRI Sponsored Category (if applicable)
  • Whether the candidate is a Person with Disability (PWD)
  • Percentage of Disability for Scribe Requirement
  • Whether the candidate is coming under BPL (Below Poverty Line)
  • State of Domicile             
  • State of Residence         
  • State of Nativity
  • Select the Course for Admission 2020
  • Qualification Exam Status (Appearing/Appeared or Passed)        
  • Year of Passing and Percentage in Qualifying examination

Preview CLAT 2020 Application Form

Finally, candidates are shown a preview of their filled application form for CLAT exam. After checking all the details mentioned by them, candidates need to click on the 'Submit' button. After clicking on the 'Submit' button, a dialogue box opens which asks candidates to ensure that all the data entered by them is correct because aspirants would not be allowed to make any changes in data once they submit their application form.

Select Test Centre and NLU Preference

Candidates need to provide three cities where they would prefer appearing for the CLAT 2020 and thereafter mention the NLU where they would like to secure admission. After filling these details, candidates need to click on the button stating - Save Test Centre and Admission Preference. Lastly candidates are provided a preview of the information submitted by them and thereafter they need to click on the 'Submit' button.

Documents to be uploaded along with CLAT 2020 Application Form

Candidates need to upload the following documents along with their CLAT 2020 Application forms:


Maximum Size: 500 KB

Format:  JPEG/JPG


Maximum Size: 100 KB

Format: JPEG/JPG

State of Domicile Certificate

Maximum Size: 2 MB

Format: PDF

After uploading all the required documents in the above mentioned format and file size candidates need to click on the 'Submit Document' button.

CLAT 2020 – Payment of Exam Fees

CLAT exam fee can be paid by candidates online through the payment gateway 'Razorpay'. Candidates need to note that additional bank charges may apply for online transactions.

  • CLAT 2020 Application Fee for Unreserved/SAP/OBC/ any other category students: Rs 4,000*
  • Fee for SC/ST category students: Rs 3,500*

*The fee is as per last year

CLAT 2020 Application Form – FAQs

Q: What is the website of filling the CLAT form online?

A: The website for filling the CLAT form is

Q: Is it necessary to write the CLAT exam if you want to study in another state?

A: There are other exams for other states too. But various colleges in different states across India also accept the CLAT score. So, you can also go in different states to study after writing the CLAT exam.

Q: I have done BA and I want to do law. Do I have any chance to write CLAT? Do I have to pursue graduation again for it?

A: NO, you are eligible for CLAT exam if you have a minimum of 45 percent marks in your 10+2 examination. If you belong to the reserved category you required to scored a minimum of 40 percent marks in your 10+2 examination.

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