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CLAT 2018 Application Form

How to Apply

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

The online application form has to be accessed from the CLAT 2018 website

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 :

  • Front facing passport size recent photograph
  • Signature of the candidate
  • 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

  • Application fee for General / OBC / SAP and other category candidates : Rs. 4000/-
  • Application fee for SC / ST category candidates : Rs. 3500/-

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 candidates will have to bear additional bank transaction charges, if any, in case they opt for remitting the fee through net-banking payment gateways or any of the other modes of payment, including challan payments.

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 PM ). 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.

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.

Candidates can apply for CLAT 2018 Online only. Candidates are advised to read the instructions carefully before filling in the Online Application Form.

CAPS ( CLAT online Application Processing System )

The candidates can do most of their interactions with CLAT through the CAPS interface provided at CLAT 2018 website. Through CAPS, a candidate can register and apply for CLAT 2018 examination, check the status of the application, download the admit card, know the result and they can also download the result and score card.

An online interface is provided for applicant’s interaction with the CLAT Office. With this interface, an applicant can –

  • Make Registration using “Register Yourself”.
  • Fill the online application form.
  • Upload photograph and signature and other documents, if any, in the appropriate place.
  • Pay the application fee by ONLINE mode only ( Net Banking / Credit Card / Debit Card etc. ).
  • Download Admit Card.
  • Download previous year question papers. ( After the payment of requisite fee of [rupee] 400/-).
  • View Marks and CLAT Rank.

The login to this interface is through your Registered ID and Password. The Candidates are advised to keep this information safe and not disclose it to anyone.

Information / Document Requirements before filling online Application Form Before registering and logging in,the candidate is advised to keep the following information / documents ready:

  • Personal information ( Name, E-mail address, Mobile number, Date of Birth )
  • Address for communication ( including PIN Code )
  • Essential Qualification details  ( Percentage of Marks / CGPA of Boards / College / University information )
  • Programme in which the candidate wishes to appear ( UG Course or PG Course )
  • Three choices of CLAT examination cities
  • Front facing Passport size clear photograph of the Candidate with clear lenses ( 3.5 cms x 4.5 cms ) [ JPG Format, size not more than 100 KB ].
  • Signature of candidate [ JPG Format, size not more than 100 KB ]
  • Scanned copy of SAP Certificatein PDF / JPG / JPEG format only ( if applicable )

CLAT 2018 Admit Card

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.

CLAT 2018 Important Dates

1Date of Issue of Admission Notification20th   December, 2017
( Wednesday )
2Date of commencement of submission of online application
form along with the order of preferences for NLUs
1st January, 2018
( Monday )
3Last date for submission of filled-in online application form
along with the order of preferences for NLUs
31st March, 2018
( Saturday )
4Commencement of downloading of Admit Cards / Hall Tickets20th April, 2018
( Friday )
5Date of CLAT 2018 online Examination13th May, 2018 ( Sunday ) from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
aDate of uploading the Answer Key15th May, 2018
( Tuesday )
bRepresentation, if any, relating to the exam, questions or key16th May – 18th May, 2018 ( Wednesday – Friday )
cDate for uploading the amended answer key ( if required )26th May, 2018
( Saturday )
6Declaration of results, i.e., issue of Merit List ( Category-wise )31st May, 2018
( Thursday )
7Publication of the first indicative seat allocation list based on
7th June, 2018
( Thursday )
8Date for payment of counselling fee of Rs. 50,000/-
Note : The candidates failing to deposit the required fees by
the specified date will forfeit their right to be considered for
admission in CLAT 2018 and their names will be dropped
from the CLAT 2018 Merit List. Date for locking of
allotted seats or exercising option for shifting
against the next indicative seat allocation list.
8th June – 12th June, 2018 ( Friday – Tuesday )
9Publication of the second allotment list after payment
of counselling fee.
16th June, 2018
( Saturday )
10Date for payment of counselling fee for the candidates
whose names appear for the first time in the second
provisional allotment list
17th June – 19th June, 2018 ( Sunday – Tuesday )
11Date for locking of allotted seats after exercising option
for shifting or withdrawing from the admission process
against the second allotment list.
17th June – 19th June, 2018 ( Sunday – Tuesday )
12Last date of withdrawal from the Admission Process.
a.   There shall be no refund of counselling fee after the last date of withdrawal from admission process i.e., 19th June, 2018
b.   The counselling fee of those candidates who withdraw up to 19th June, 2018, will be refunded after deducting Rs. 10,000/-
19th June, 2018
( Tuesday )
13Publication of the third allotment list24th June, 2018
( Sunday )
14Payment of full fees by the candidates whose name
appear for the first time in the third allotment list to
the allotted Universities
28th   – 30th June, 2018 ( Thursday - Saturday )
15Candidates to complete the admission formalities at
the allotted NLU’s for admission against allotment list.
16Date for receiving status of admissions from the
participating NLU (s) in the CLAT Office
4th July, 2018
( Wednesday )
17Date of closure of admission process by the CLAT 2018 Office6th July, 2018
( Friday )