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CLAT 2022 Application Form and Registration (Closed) - Last Dates, Fees, Process

Updated By Sukriti Vajpayee on 10 May, 2022 10:41

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CLAT 2022 Application Form (Closed)

CLAT 2022 application forms are now closed. The last date to register for CLAT 2022 was extended until May 9, 2022. CLAT 2022 application form was released on January 1, 2022. The exam was earlier scheduled for May 8, 2022, but it has now been postponed to June 19, 2022. Candidates have to visit the official CLAT website to register using their mobile number and password for the exam. 

CLAT 2022 Application Form Direct Link - consortiumofnlus.ac.in

If a candidate wishes to withdraw from CLAT 2022, the application fee will be refunded after an amount of INR 400 is deducted for SC/ST candidates and INR 500 for all other candidates towards processing charges.

Video on How to Apply for CLAT 2022

The video provided below will take you through the entire application process of CLAT. You will find the step-by-step guide to submit your application form here.

Candidates who have cleared class 12 with at least 45 per cent aggregate marks are eligible to apply for the CLAT UG exam. On the other hand, candidates who have an LL.B degree are eligible to apply for the CLAT PG exam.

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CLAT is organised for both undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes and before beginning with the CLAT application process, candidates must check the detailed CLAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria.

The candidates need to note that it is not necessary to send the hard copy of the CLAT application form to the CLAT office or exam conducting authority. At the same time, the candidates will not be allowed to make changes or edit the application form of CLAT after submission. Once the application form is submitted, the candidates can retain the printout of the CLAT application form.

The CLAT application process involves registration, filling the form, paying the requisite amount of fee, and uploading the required documents along with the important instruction to be followed until the examination gets over. Candidates must carefully fill in the details with no mistakes and cross-check before clicking on the submit button.

CLAT 2022 Registration Latest Updates

March 15, 2022: Candidates must be ready with all the documents required to apply for CLAT 2022.

March 14, 2022: The last date to apply for CLAT 2022 has been extended until May 9, 2022. 

January 1, 2022: The application forms of CLAT 2022 have been released. Candidates can submit the form by March 31, 2022.

CLAT 2022 Application Dates

CLAT 2022 application dates will be updated below as soon as the information is available.



CLAT 2022 Application Process Starts From

January 1, 2022

CLAT 2022 Application Process Last Date

May 9, 2022 (Revised)

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CLAT 2022 Exam Date

June 19, 2022 (Revised)

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Pre-Requisite Details for CLAT 2022 Application Form

Enlisted below are the pre-requisite details and documents required to fill up the application form of CLAT 2022.

  • A valid email address and contact details
  • A computer system/ laptop with good internet connectivity 

  • A recent photograph in the prescribed size and format

  • Mark-sheets or Degree certificates (10th, 12th and graduation or any other higher qualification).

  • Scanned copy of caste certificate (for SC/ ST/ SAP candidates) in PDF format only.

  • Domicile Certificate in support of candidate's claim for consideration under State Quota.

  • Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking details for online fee payment of CLAT.

Step by Step Process to Apply for CLAT 2022

The detailed process to fill the CLAT 2022 application form -

Step 1: Registration:

  • Visit the official website of CLAT.

  • Click on 'New Registration' under 'Registration Info' section.

  • Register yourself by providing asked details.

  • Enter required details including Name, Parents' Name, Date of Birth, and Email Id.

  • A Provisional Registration No. and Password will be sent to the registered email and mobile. Use these credentials to log in to fill the online application.

  • You are now ready to log in and get access to the CLAT 2022 Application Form.

Step-2: Fill the Application Form:

  • In this step, you have to fill in the following details mentioned below:

  • Personal details such as date of Birth, Gender, Age, Nationality, Marital status, Parents’ Name, and Correspondence Address, postal address, Contact details.

  • Next, you have to fill programme choice applying for, choose any one program i.e. Undergraduate or Postgraduate.

  • Then, provide education details such as class 10, Class 12, Graduation details, Master/PG Details, Experience details, etc.

  • Enter the State of Residence, the State of Domicile, State of Nativity, Percentage of Disability (if applicable), University Category, Exam City Preference, etc.

  • Note: You have to fill your preference order for all nineteen NLUs.The same preferential choices will be considered during CLAT Counselling.

  • After that, you have to upload scanned documents in the prescribed format and size.

Step-3: Uploading of Documents:

  • You have to upload your documents and scanned images of your recent passport-sized photograph in the prescribed format and size as adhering to the guidelines provided below:

    • Photograph: Applicant has to upload their scanned photocopy of the Front facing recent passport size photograph. 

    • Signature: Applicant has to upload their scanned photocopy of the Signature.

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

Specification for Signature and Photograph:

Photograph Specification:

  • The photograph should be in colour and must have been taken in a professional studio.

  • File size should be more than 20 KB and less than or equal to 50 KB.

  • Resolution for JPEG: 200 x 230 Pixels

  • The photograph should have a white or very light background.

  • The photograph must not be a recent one.

  • In the photograph, the length of the face (between the chin and the top of the forehead) should cover up to 50% of the length of the photograph.

  • The candidate's photograph with glare on glasses or with spectacles will not be acceptable.

Signature Specification: 

  • Design a rectangular box having a size of 7 cm × 2 cm (Width x Height) on an A4 sheet of paper. The signature has to be in black or dark blue ink pen in the required box.

  • Signature's digital image must be scanned by a professional using a scanner.

  • The scanned photograph must have:

    • Dimensions: 140x 60 Pixels

    • File size should be more than 10 KB and less than or equal to 20 KB.

  • Signature images taken from mobile phones or from digital cameras are not allowed. 

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

  • You can preview the application form, edit or modify the necessary changes in the application, using the 'Edit/Update' tab.

  • If no other changes are required in the CLAT 2022 application form,  you can go for the fee payment page, before submitting the CLAT application form.

Step-4: Payment of CLAT 2022 Fees:

  • The application fee can be paid online or by bank challan generated online. 

    • In Online Mode:

      • The fee can be paid using the Debit/ Credit card/ net banking/ pay wallet/ RuPay etc. 

      • The Bank Transaction Charges may vary depending upon the payment option selected.

    • In Offline Mode (by bank challan):

      • The payment of the application fee can be made after registering the application online and generating the challans online. 

      • The printout of the challans generated has to be taken to the relevant bank for payment over the counter. 

      • Offline payments are to be made in cash only.

  • The application fee is non-refundable.

Step-5: Downloading the Application Form

  • After completing the application online payment, the candidate will be able to download the application form with the detail of the fee payment in PDF format. 

  • The candidate must save a printout for further use. 

  • No printout of the CLAT application form is needed to be sent to CLAT Office.

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  • If the data in the application form of a candidate is found false or does not meet the mentioned eligibility criteria, his/her application will be cancelled by the conducting Institute.

  • The original educational documents must be submitted to the university by the candidate at the time of admission. 

  • The photograph and signature of the candidate need not be attested.

Mandatory Documents:

  • Scanned photocopies of the certificate of impairment in a PDF format for Specially Abled Persons (SAP).

  • The documents/certificates are mandatory for admission to both UG and PG courses.

CLAT 2022 Application Fee

The application process of CLAT is incomplete unless the application fee has been paid. Candidates can submit the CLAT application fee online through a credit card, debit card, or net banking. If the fee is not submitted before the deadline, the CLAT application form of the candidate will not be accepted and he/ she will not be allowed to appear for the exam.

CategoryApplication Fee
General/ OBC/ PwD/ SAPRs. 4,000
SC/ STRs. 3,500

Steps to Recover CLAT 2022 Login Password

If an individual has forgotten or lost CLAT log-in password, he/she has to visit the registered account. The steps provided below need to be followed to recover the CLAT 2022 Login Password.

Step 1: Visit the official website of CLAT Consortium.

Step 2: Select on 'Log-in' option.

Step 3: Next, click on 'Forgot Password?'. 

Step 4: A new window will pop-up on the screen.

Step 5: Enter your registered mobile number and click on 'Request OTP'.

Step 6: After receiving the OTP, select the option that says 'Reset Password'.

Step 7: Enter the registered mobile number, received OTP and new password.

Step 8: Click on 'Change Password'.

Your password will be changed and an e-mail will be received on the registered e-mail address regarding the same.

Important Instructions for CLAT 2022 Application Form

Check out the important instructions related to CLAT 2022 application form below.

  • Candidates do not have to send the hard copy of the CLAT Application Form to the CLAT Consortium Office.

  • It is not a compulsion to complete the entire CLAT Application Process in one go. Applicants can save the application form at any point and come back to continue filling it.

  • Application correction of CLAT application form is not available so candidates need to be extra careful while saving and submitting it.

  • All the spellings and information need to the same as that on the certificates/ mark sheets/ identity proof. Any changes or misinformation can lead to disqualification of candidature.

  • All the information or details provided by the applicants must be correct and authentic.

  • Once the application form has been submitted, no changes in the preference order for the 21 NLUs is allowed.

  • If an individual fills more than 1 application form of CLAT 2022, only the last online application form is considered.

  • The application fee is non-refundable.

CLAT Application Form Correction

Candidates who are applying for CLAT 2022 must note that the application form must be filled carefully. The candidates need to enter the exact details as per his/ her academic records in the application form. There is no provision for making changes or editing the application form of CLAT 2022 after submission. Therefore, the candidates are advised to crosscheck all the details before submitting the application form. Any change in category or personal details in the CLAT application form 2022 will not be allowed once submitted. 

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FAQs about CLAT Application Form

I belong to SAP category, apart from my photo and signature, what other document do I need to upload with CLAT Online Application?

Specially Abled Persons (SAP) are required to upload a scanned copy of their SAP certificate in PDF format issued by the competent authority.

What credentials are required to register for CLAT?

You are required to have an active and valid personal email ID and mobile number.

Is it mandatory to send the hard copy of the CLAT application form to CLAT office or exam conducting NLU?

It is not mandatory to send the hard copy of the application form of the CLAT to the exam conducting NLU or CLAT office.

How many times can I change/ edit/ modify the CLAT application form?

The candidates are not allowed to change/ edit/ modify the CLAT application form. Therefore, the candidates need to fill the application form carefully as no changes shall be allowed later.

What if I receive a zero/blank application number after submitting the CLAT application form?

Usually, the candidates will not receive a blank/ zero application number after submitting the form. If you face such a situation, you can call CLAT helpline on 08047162020.

What details should I retain after completion of CLAT application?

The candidates can retain the printout of CLAT application form.

What is the Application start date for CLAT?

The application process for CLAT 2022 opened on January 1, 2022.

When is the last date to apply for CLAT 2022?

The last date to apply for CLAT 2022 is May 9, 2022.

What is the CLAT exam date?

CLAT 2022 exam date is announced, and the exam is scheduled to be conducted on June 19, 2022.

Are CLAT applications filled online only?

Yes, the CLAT application process can be completed online only.

From where can I fill the CLAT application form?

The application form of CLAT is released on the official website of the CLAT Consortium. You can also apply for CLAT through the direct link mentioned above on this page.

What is the application fee of CLAT?

The CLAT application fee is Rs. 4,000 for the general and OBC category candidates. Students belonging to the SC and ST categories have to pay Rs. 3,500 as CLAT registration fee.

Which documents are required for filling CLAT application form?

The documents required for filling the CLAT application form include the mark sheet of class 10, mark sheet of class 12, mark sheet of graduation (for CLAT PG), identity proof, passport sized photograph, signature, caste certificate (if applicable), and domicile certificate (for admission under State quota).

How can I fill the CLAT application form offline?

In order to complete your CLAT application process in the offline mode, you will have to register for the exam and fill the form on a computer/ mobile phone. Ensure you upload all the required documents and fill in all the details correctly. After filling the form completely, you will have to generate a challan and take its print out. You can pay the application fee via the generated challan at the relevant bank. The payment has to be made only in cash.

Will I get the fee back if I withdraw my CLAT application form?

The application fee of CLAT is non-refundable. Once you have submitted the fee, you will not get it back regardless of withdrawing from the exam.

What if I make a mistake in CLAT application form and submit it?

You must check your CLAT application form carefully before submitting. However, if you end up making a mistake, you can rectify it later on when the application correction window of CLAT is opened.

What is the recommended size of photo to be uploaded on the CLAT form?

The photograph of the candidate has to be scanned and uploaded on the CLAT application form in the following specifications: Size 20 - 50 KB and Dimensions 200 * 230 pixels.

Do I have to attest my photograph for uploading it on the CLAT form?

No, you are not required to attest your photograph while uploading it on the CLAT application form.

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