The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is conducted every year for the admissions UG and PG law courses offered by 19 National Law Universities. The score of CLAT exam is also eligible to apply for admission to other 43 education institutes and two public sector institutes. In order of their establishment, CLAT is conducted by the 19 participating law schools in the rotation, in the order of their establishment. The exam of CLAT 2018 was conducted by The National Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi, Kerala, India.
Candidates interested in pursuing law will be required to fill up the Application Form which will be available on the official website. However, it should be made sure by the applicant that the eligibility criteria prescribed are fulfilled. For applying to UG Law course, the candidate should have passed 10+2 whereas for applying to PG Law course the candidate should possess LL.B or equivalent degree. National University of Advanced Legal Studies grants admission in BA LLB and BBA LLB through Common Law Admission Test. The Application Forms for CLAT 2019 will be available in the month of December 2018 and the entrance exam will be held in May 2019.
The important dates regarding the release of an Application form, last date for the submission of Application form, date of the online entrance exam is mentioned in the tabular format below. Candidates can go through the tentative schedule of CLAT 2019 from here. It will be updated with the new release of notification of CLAT for 2019 exam.
|Events||Important Dates (Tentative)|
|Release of CLAT 2019 notification||December 2018|
|Release of the Application Form and order of preference for NULAS||January 2019|
|Last Date for the receipt of form and submit preference for NUALS||March 2019|
|Availability of Admit Card||April 2019|
|Date of the Online entrance exam||May 2019|
|Availability of the Answer keys||May 2019|
|Objection against answer key will be subjected from||May 2019|
|Amended answer key will be uploaded on||May 2019|
|Result/Merit list will be available on||May 2019|
CLAT Application Form
The Application Form will be required to fill up in completion by the aspiring candidates. In order to complete the Application Form, candidates will be asked to Register themselves first and then can proceed for filling the Application Form. The last step will be of submission of Application Fee, it should be noted that the form will be accepted only after the submission of the Application Fee. It should be made sure by the candidate that the information provided in the Application Form is valid and correct, the candidature is liable to be suspended in case of any incorrect information. The documents required while filling up the Application Form online are Educational Qualification Certificates, a soft copy of SAP certificate, Scanned copies of Photograph and Signature. Go through the steps in detail for filling the Application Form.
Documents required while applying online:
Candidates are advised to keep the following documents ready in prior while filling up CLAT Application Form-
- Educational Qualification Certificates.
- A soft copy of SAP certificate.
- Scanned copies of Photograph and Signature.
Go through the steps of filling up the Application Form in detail from here.
Step 1- Registration
Candidates will be required to register themselves if applying for the exam first time. The Link of the Registration will be provided on the official website. Candidates will need to Click on “Click here for New Registration”, provide details and should go through the instructions carefully before proceeding for the registration.
Step 2-Details to be filled in CLAT Application Form
Candidates will be asked to provide personal details and contact information. After the successful registration, the Registration Number and Password will be mailed on the Email ID provided by the candidate while registration. These credentials should be kept very carefully for future references till the admission procedure gets over. Details asked by the candidates while Registration will be:
- First name
- Confirm First name
- Middle Name
- Confirm Middle name
- Last Name
- Confirm last name
- Full Name
- Mobile number
- Confirm Mobile Number
- Alternative Number
- Email ID
- Confirm Email ID
- Security Code
After the submission of the details, candidates will be sent their Registration Number and Password and will get a confirmation email. These details will be required for accessing the Application Form.
Step 3- Uploading Images
Candidates will need to upload the scanned images of photograph and signature in the Application Form after providing some basic details. It is advised that candidate should make sure that the documents to upload are already arranged in prior. The photograph and signature uploaded should be clear and visible. Signature should be done on the white sheet with black pen. The specifications as prescribed are:
|Photograph||200X230 pixels||JPG/JPEG format||20KB- 50 KB|
|Signature||140X60 pixels||JPG/JPEG format||10KB-20 KB|
Step 4- Details in the CLAT Application Form
After uploading photograph and signature, the next step will be of filling up the details in the Application Form. This section will ask for the Personal Details, Educational qualifications, Nationality, Reservation Criteria, Payment of the Application Fee etc. The following details required in the Application Form will be:
- Programme Applied for
- All India category applied for
- State of Domicile
- State of Residence
- State of Nativity
- Person with Disability
- Percentage of Disability
University Reservation Categories
This section will have the name of NLUs and the candidates will have to define their categories.
Exam City Preference
- Examination City Preference 1
- Examination City Preference 2
- Examination City Preference 3
- Date of Birth
- Father’s name
- Mother’s name
- Address for correspondance
- Address 2
- Address 3
- Permanent Address
Step 5- Payment of the Application Fee
The last step will be of the payment of the Application Fee. The amount of the Application fee can be paid through Online mode or offline mode of e-challan. The candidate needs to pay the following anount of the Application Fee. However, it should be noted that once paid, application fee will not be refunded.
|SC/ST category||Rs. 3500/-|
Step 6- Submit the form and take a print out of it
After the successful payment, the application form should be submitted by the candidate online. Candidates should take a print out of the submitted Application Form for future reference.