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Application Process

The application form for CLAT-2018 shall be filled Online only.

The online application form has to be accessed from the CLAT-2018 website (www.clat.ac.in).

The candidates are first required to register themselves at the CLAT-2018 online application webpage by using personal e-mail ID and mobile number. To register an application, choose the tab "CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION" and enter Name, Email-id and Mobile number. A Provisional Registration Number and Password will be generated by the system. An Email and SMS indicating the Provisional Registration number and Password will be sent. Use this Provisional Registration Number and Password to log in to fill the Online Application.

The Name of the candidate and the parents should be spelt correctly in the application as it appears in the Certificates/Mark sheets/Identity proof. Any change/alteration found may disqualify their candidature.

Documents to be uploaded with the Online Application.

The scanned copies of the documents to be uploaded by the candidates, adhering to the guidelines provided in the online application webpage, are:

  1. Front facing passport size recent photograph

  2. Signature of the candidate

  3. The scanned copy of the certificate in PDF format issued by the competent authority to support the claim of Specially Abled Persons (SAP).

    The original certificates/documents issued by the competent authority as specified in the brochure are to be submitted to the allotted University in the form and manner as specified by the respective universities at the time of admission.

    The photograph and signature of the candidate need not be attested while submitting the Online Application Form.

    The candidate can fill up the required details in the application form and save the same before finally submitting it.

    No hard copy of the filled in online application form is to be sent to the CLAT Office.
    The candidate is advised to submit his/her application form only after he/she is absolutely sure of the information he/she provides in the form.

    No alteration / editing in the online application form can be done after successful submission /final submission of the form. The information once furnished by the candidate with regard to the category to which the candidate belongs, the preference for the NLUs and the Centre of the Entrance Test submitted by the candidates through online application mode shall be final and no change whatsoever, shall be allowed thereafter under any circumstances.

    The candidates are required to read the instructions carefully and furnish correct and authentic information. In case the information furnished at any stage of the application, examination and admission process is found to be false or incorrect or if there is any discrepancy or mismatch between the information furnished by the candidate at the relevant section and the certificates/documents produced at the time of admission, the provisional admission offered to the candidate shall stand cancelled with immediate effect without assigning any further reason and the candidate shall stand disqualified from being considered for further admission to the NLU s by the CLAT Office.

    The SAP candidates must upload the scanned copy (in .PDF format) of the Disability Certificate showing the percentage of disability issued by the competent authority in the 'Document Upload' section of the online application form.

    The SAP Candidates requiring SCRIBE, must specify in the relevant column of the online application form whether the candidate would arrange a SCRIBE on his/her own or the same is to be provided by the CLAT Office.

    The candidate shall fill his/her preference order for all nineteen NLUs at the time of online application itself. No change shall be allowed in the preference once the form is submitted by the candidate.

Application Fee / Previous Years Question Papers' Fee

  1. Application fee for General/OBC/SAP and other category candidates: Rs.4,000/-

  2. Application fee for SC/ST category candidates: Rs.3,500/-

  3. The cost of previous years' question papers is Rs.500/- (not included in the CLAT-2018 application fee of Rs.4,000/- or Rs.3,500/- as the case may be.)

  4. The candidates themselves will have to bear the bank transaction charges for remitting the fee online

    Mode of Payment of Application Fee

    Application fee can be paid online or by bank challan generated online.

    For payment of application fee, candidates are required to login to the CLAT 2018 Online Application Webpage. Application fee shall be paid online through net-banking /debit card / credit card/ pay wallet/ RuPay etc. or through offline mode by way of online- generated bank challan.

    Offline payments can be made after registering the application online and generating challans online. The print out of the challans generated have to be taken to the relevant bank for payment over the counter. Offline payments are to be made in CASH only.

    The detailed procedure for payment of fee is also available at the CLAT-2018 online application webpage.

    The application form, complete in all respects and after payment of fees must be finally submitted on or before 31st March, 2018 (11:59 P.M.). Incomplete application forms shall not be considered. The candidates shall fill and submit the application form well in time to avoid last minute hassles. The CLAT Office or the organizing University shall in no case be responsible for any incomplete information or misinformation or inconvenience faced by the candidate in this regard.

    For any information relating to the nineteen NLUs, the candidate may refer to the e-brochure of the respective Institutions which will be available at the CLAT-2018 website.

    The Admit Card/Hall ticket canbe downloaded by the candidate by logging into his/her LOGIN account from 20th April, 2018 . The candidates shall take a print-out of the Admit Card/Hall Ticket and carry the same to the Examination Hall. The candidates shall read the instructions on the Admit Card carefully and carry all the requisite documents to the Examination Hall.

    Only Indian Nationals/NRIs/NRI Sponsored Candidates are allowed to appear in the CLAT-2018 Examination. Foreign Nationals are not permitted to appear in the CLAT-2018. However, the Foreign Nationals desirous of seeking admission to any of the UG/PG courses in any of the participating NLUs may directly contact the concerned University having seats reserved for Foreign Nationals.

    Declaration of Result

    CLAT-2018 result will be published on 31st May, 20l8 in the CLAT website (www.clat.ac.in).

    ADMISSION PROCEDURE

    The admission to UG and PG programmes in participating universities under CLAT-2018 shall be completed through centralised online counselling conducted by the CLAT Office. The basis of allotment of seats shall be 'merit-cum-preference', i.e., the CLAT Rank, the order of preference given by the candidate in the CLAT application form and the category / categories selected by the candidate in the online application form and the number of seats and their division/break-up as available in each of the participating NLU. Online counselling shall start after the declaration of CLAT-2018 results. The entire procedure shall be completed as per the CLAT calendar which is available on the CLAT website.

    Other Important Instructions for the Candidates

    Information regarding the details of intake, reservation policies and the courses offered along with the fee structures of various participating National Law Universities is available in the Information Brochure which can be accessed from the official website of CLAT and also from the websites of the participating NLUs. The candidates are, therefore, advised to thoroughly go through the rules, policies and the fee structure of the participating NLUs before filling in the application form for UG as well as PG courses, and also for the NRI/NRI Sponsored and Foreign National seats.

Candidates are advised to visit CLAT-2018 website regularly for updates.