CLAT UG -

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) UG (CLAT UG - 2017)

Online | National Level Exam
Application Fee - General / OBC - Rs.4000 | SC / ST - Rs.3500
Important Dates
Registration Date
Jan 01, 2017
Admit Card Date
Apr 20, 2017
Test Date
May 14, 2017
Result Date
May 29, 2017

CLAT UG 2017 - Application Steps

Generate Login Id
  • The candidateis required to click on “Register Yourself” and fill his / her name as it appears in the ID Proof. The ID proof is required to be produced at the Entrance of the Examination Venue.
  • After User Id and Password is received, Candidate can apply online by logging into his / her LOGIN account. A Candidate can LOGIN by clicking on “Already Registered”, and login with User ID and Password sent to him / her on the registered email ID/Mobile.
Filling in the Application Form
  • Candidate has to fill the application form with these necessary details like:
    • Name
    • Date of Birth
    • Personal mobile number
    • Parent’s name
    • Parent’s mobile number
    • Address
    • Gender
Upload Photograph and Signature
  • Candidate has to Upload photograph and signature and other documents, if any, in the appropriate place.
  • 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]
Payment of fees
  • The application fee:
    • SC/ST Category                                                   3,500/-
    • Unreserved/SAP/OBC/ any other category         4,000/-
  • The application fee can be paid only through Online.
  • Application fee shall be paid online through Net-banking or Debit card or credit card.
Download Application Form
  • After CAPS acknowledges the candidate will be able to download the complete filled in application form with fee payment details in PDF format.
  • This file can be printed for the candidate's personal records and for further communications.

How to Apply for CLAT UG 2017

Procedure for filling up the Application Form for CLAT:

  • Application form for CLAT shall be filled On-line only.  
  • The online application form has to be accessed from the CLAT website. The candidates are first required to register themselves at the website by creating a LOGIN account using an e-mail ID. The details of the login ID and password shall be then sent to the registered e-mail ID and through SMS to the registered mobile number of the candidate.
  • The application form shall be available from 01st January. 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 required to absolutely sure of the information he/she provides in the form.
  • The candidate shall fill his/ her preference order for all eighteen NLUs at the time of online application only. No change shall be allowed in the preference once the form is submitted by the candidate.
  • For any information related to the eighteen NLUs, the candidate may refer to the e-brochure of the respective institutions which is be available at the CLAT website.
  • The candidates must upload the self-attested scanned copies of the relevant certificates at the suitable places in the online application form.
  • Admit Card/Hall ticket shall be downloaded by the candidate by logging into his/her LOGIN account from 20th April 2017. The candidates shall take a print out of 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.
  • Candidates are advised to visit CLAT website regularly for updates.
  • The application form, complete in all respects must be submitted on or before 31st March (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. CLAT Office or the organizing University shall in no case be responsible for any loss of information or inconvenience faced by the candidate.
  • FOR NRI/NRI Sponsored seats, the applicants are advised to refer to the brochures of the concerned NLUs for more details. All NRI/NRI Sponsored Category candidates have to appear for the CLAT examination. However, the Foreign Nationals need not appear for the CLAT examination and they shall directly apply to the concerned universities.

Instructions carefully before filling in the Online Application Form:
 

CLAT online Application Processing System (CAPS):
 
The candidates can do most of their interactions with CLAT through the CAPS interface provided at CLAT website. Through CAPS, a candidate can register and apply for CLAT 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 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).

Step-1: Registration at CAPS:
 
1. A candidate who wishes to apply for CLAT examination is required to register on the CAPS website, by providing his/her name, father’s name, mother’s name, date of birth, a valid E-mail address, a working mobile number and a password.  
2. Please note that Name of the Candidate, Date of birth, Father’s name, Mother’s name, Email Address and Mobile Number (10 digits) cannot be changed at the later stage; hence they must be carefully verified and confirmed before submission. For registration, the candidate is required to follow the following steps:

  • The candidateis required to click on “Register Yourself” and fill his/her name as it appears in the ID Proof. The ID proof is required to be produced at the Entrance of the Examination Venue. The Candidate is required to fill parents’ names and date of birth carefully.
  • The candidate is required to fill an E-mail address which he/she uses and checks frequently, as all communications to the candidate from CLAT may be sent to this E-mail address. The candidate must not use somebody else’s E-mail address and only one candidate can be registered with one E-mail address.
  • The candidate should provide his/her personal mobile number because most of the communications may also be sent via SMS.
  • Upon successful registration, an E-mail containing CAPS User ID and Password will be sent to the E-mail address and Mobile number provided by the candidate.

Step-2: Filling in the Application Form:

After User Id and Password is received, Candidate can apply online by logging into his/her LOGIN account. A Candidate can LOGIN by clicking on “Already Registered”, and login with User ID and Password sent to him / her on the registered email ID/Mobile. Candidate is required to keep the following information ready:

  • Personal information (name, date of birth, personal mobile number, parent’s name,parent’s mobile number etc.)
  • Address for Communication (including PIN code)
  • Choice of CLAT Examination Cities
  • Good quality front facing photograph of the Candidate with clear lenses (30 mm x 45 mm) (size not more than 100 KB, JPG/JPEG format) and Signature of the candidate (maximum 80 KB in JPG/JPEG format)
  • Scanned copy of supporting document of SAP Certificate, if applicable,or any other, in PDF format only), Scribe Declaration form in case of SAP Candidates; For details, please refer to “supporting documents”)
  • The CAPS website allows for saving partially filled in application form, logout and resume filling in by logging in again. Do not SUBMIT the application until it is filled completely.
  • Incomplete applications shall not be considered.
  • The candidate can now proceed to make the application fee payment. The details of the application fee are given below in “Payment of the Application Fee” section.
  • The candidate should check for the correctness of the entered information and uploaded documents. If not satisfied, he/she can correct the entries and upload the files again. After ensuring that there is no error in the application form and all the relevant and valid documents are uploaded, the candidate must carefully read the declaration and accept the declaration before submitting the application. Once the candidate submits his/her application, then no further changes can be made to the application. After the application form is submitted, the candidate can view the submitted details.
  • Any application which is incomplete in any respect and does not have the required valid documents will be summarily rejected. The candidates must take care to fill in the details in the application form correctly and must upload the correct and valid documents, including signatures and photographs. The candidates are advised to visit the 'FAQ' section on the CLAT Website. For any further assistance/queries candidates can email or call CLAT helpdesk.

Step-3: Payment of the Application Fee:

The application fee is non-refundable.

          Category

       Application Fee*

 

SC/ST Category

 

 3,500/-

 

Unreserved/SAP/OBC/ any other category

 

 4,000/-

 

    
Note: *The application fee can be paid only through Online. Additional bank charges may apply for the above transactions to be borne by the candidate.
 
Online Payment Mode:

  • The candidate will be able to make the payment using his/her net-banking account/debit /credit cards or other payment options available on the payment gateway of the CLAT online application form. The charges may vary depending on the payment option.
  • From the CLAT Online Application Interface, you will be redirected to a bank you choose.
  • You will have to login with your bank’s Net banking (or Internet Banking) user ID and password.
  • The fee amount and bank charges will be shown to you, and you have to confirm that the payment is for CLAT.
  • Once you confirm, you will be redirected back to the CLAT Online Application Interface.

Step-4: Downloading the Application Form:

  • After CAPS acknowledges the successful payment of the application fee through Online, the candidate will be able to download the complete filled in application form with fee payment details in PDF format. This file can be printed for the candidate's personal records and for further communications. Print out of the form is not required to be sent to CLAT Office.
  • On the submission of application form, message will appear that the candidate has successfully submitted the application for CLAT.

Document Specifications Photograph Requirements:

  • The candidates must pay attention to upload good quality photographs. Poor quality of photographs submitted will lead to rejection of their CLAT application, without any refund of the application fees. The CLAT admit card and score card will be generated with the photograph that was submitted along with the application form.
  • The photograph must be in colour and must be taken in a professional studio.
  • Ask the photo studio to provide the image in a JPEG format and also on a standard 3.5 cm × 4.5 cm print (Width x Height).
  • Maximum pixel resolution for JPEG: 480 x 640 (100 KB) (Ask the studio to reduce it to this resolution if it is higher).
  • File size should be less than or equal to 100 KB
  • Minimum pixel resolution for JPEG: 240 x 320.
  • Photograph must be taken with white or very light background.
  • The photograph must have been taken on or after 30 th September 2016.
  • In the photograph, the height of the face (between chin and the top of the forehead) should occupy about 50% of the height of the photograph.
  • If the candidate normally wears spectacles, glare on glasses is not acceptable in his/her photo. Glare can be avoided with a slight downward tilt of the glasses or by removing the glasses for the photo shoot.
  • The candidate must not wear spectacles with dark or tinted glasses, only clear glasses are permitted.  

 Signature Specifications:

  • Please draw a rectangular box of size 7 cm × 2 cm (Width x Height) on an A4 white paper. The candidate should put his/her signature with black or dark blue ink pen within this box.
  • Get the signature digitally image scanned by a professional using a scanner, and get the image cropped to the box by the professional.
  • Maintain 420 pixels in width and 120 pixels in height and of maximum 100 KB size.
  • Only JPG / JPEG image formats will be accepted.
  • The maximum pixel resolution for the image is 560 × 160.
  • The minimum pixel resolution for the image is 280 × 80.
  • Photographs of the signatures taken using mobile phone or digital cameras are not acceptable, and can result in disqualification of the application without any refund of the fee.

SAP Certificate:

  • For SAP candidates with any category of disability (viz., blindness or low vision, hearing impairment, locomotor disability, and/or cerebral palsy), benefit will be given to only those who have at least 40% permanent physical impairment with respect to a body part/system/extremity/whole body, etc. In order to avail concession under the SAP category, the candidates should upload a recently obtained valid SAP certificate.
  • A SAP candidate, if needed, can take the assistance of a Scribe during the CLAT examination. Scribe is a person who can assist the SAP candidate by ONLY reading the instructions and the test paper displayed on the computer screen verbatim, and also in mouse-clicks, if the candidate is not able to do so. If the scribe is needed, then a SAP candidate should confirm the requirement of a scribe while filling up the application. SAP candidates are required to fill in a declaration form from the Scribe.

Important Instructions:

  • Candidates are advised to check that they fulfil eligibility conditions, requisite marks, requisite grades,etc as stipulated in CLAT rules. CLAT office and organising University shall not be responsible for any inconvenience or loss caused.
  • Appearing in CLAT does not confer on any candidate right to admission. Admission is subject to verification of documents, minimum qualifications and other eligibility conditions prescribed in CLAT rules.

Eligibility for CLAT UG 2017

1.(i) Candidates shall be below Twenty (20) Years of age as on 1 st July 2017 in case of all Unreserved/NRIs/NRI Sponsored categories candidates. (ii) Candidates shall be below Twenty Two (22) years of age as on 1 st July 2017 in case of SC/ST/ OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) category candidates. 2. As regards minimum percentage of marks in qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2), the candidates must have secured: (i) Forty five percent (45%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved /OBC /Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories, and (ii) Forty Percent (40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories. 3. Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2017 are also eligible for appearing in CLAT online examination. However, they shall be required to produce an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission. 4. 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. 5. In case of equal marks, the breaking of tie shall be by the following procedure and order as under: (i) Higher marks in the section of legal aptitude in CLAT exam. (ii) Higher age. (iii) Computerized draw of lots.

CLAT UG 2017 Important Instructions

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 CLAT 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 and fee structures 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.
  •  Information provided in the e-Brochure regarding the intake, reservation policy, courses offered and the subjects taught at various levels including the areas of specialization, etc. has been specified very briefly. For detailed information regarding the same, the candidates may refer to the information available at the websites of the participating NLUs.
  •  Definition of disability for the purpose of admission under Specially Abled Persons (SAP) category shall be in accordance with Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995. Disability in the Act is defined to include: Blindness, low vision, leprosy cured, hearing impairment, loco-motor disability, mental retardation or illness. A candidate will have to produce a Disability Certificate form the competent authority in accordance with the provisions of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995, at the time of admission.
  •  Specially Abled Persons (SAP) appearing in the Common Law Admission Test shall be entitled to a compensatory time of 40 minutes.
  •  Candidates having impairment and those who require a scribe to appear for the test must specify the same in the relevant column of the Online Application Form, citing suitable justification for the purpose and also by uploading he photo copies of the supporting documents (duly attested by a Gazetted Officer). The relevant documents must include; (a) A certificate of impairment from a competent authority.
  •  A statement indicating whether the scribe will be brought by the candidate or needs to be arranged by the CLAT authorities.
  •  A declaration from the scribe (if brought by the candidate) that the scribe complies with the preconditions and he/she will not in any way help the candidate answer any question in the paper, apart from his/her regular duty of reading out the questions and marking/clicking the correct answers.
  • With regards to the admission of NRI/NRI sponsored candidates and the number of seats available for them at different NLUs, the detailed information is available in the e-Brochure of CLAT and in the websites of the respective participating Universities. For availing a seat against the NRI status, appropriate certificate shall be submitted by the candidate at the time of admission in the concerned participating university in the format as prescribed by the University.
  • Only Indian Nationals/NRIs/NRI Sponsored Candidates are allowed to appear in the CLAT Examination. Foreign Nationals are not permitted to appear in CLAT. 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 Universities having seats for foreign nationals.
  • In the event of insufficient or extra number of candidates opting to appear from a particular Test Centre, the Convenor, CLAT, reserves the right to cancel such a centre and shift the applicants to another nearby centre or to a centre according to the candidate’s second or third preference.
  • No alteration / editing in the online application form can be done after submission of form. The information once furnished by the candidate with regard to the category to which the candidate belongs, the preference order for the centre of the Entrance Test and the preference order for seeking admission to various participating universities submitted by the candidates through Online Application Mode shall be final and no change whatsoever, shall be allowed thereafter.
  • The candidates are required to read the instructions carefully and furnish correct and authentic information. In case the information furnished at any stage of 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 as per the declaration given in the Online Application Form and at other relevant places without assigning any further reason.
  • The basic principle of admission through CLAT is merit-cum-preference. The order of NLUs in CLAT website is as per their year of establishment. If a candidate, at any stage of the allotment/admission process, wants to forego his/her claim for another preference specified by him/her and wants to seek admission in an allotted University, or wants to quit from the admission process, he/she will be given the option to do so. To exercise this option, the candidate will have to mention the same within the prescribed time limit. However, this option once exercised by the candidate will be treated as final and irrevocable, and the candidate will be deemed to have been admitted in the University opted by him/her or to have quitted out of the admission process, as the case may be.
  • All offers of admission under CLAT shall be provisional and shall not create any right of admission in favour of a candidate.
  • The organizing/participating university will not in any way be responsible for any inconvenience caused or expenditure incurred by the candidate on travel, stay, etc. while seeking admission in a particular participating University.
  • In order to claim the benefit of reservation under State quota (based on one’s domicile), the candidate must produce at the time of admission, the original certificates (i.e. SC / ST/ OBC/EBC/ BC/SAP (Specially Abled Persons)/ Dependants of Freedom Fighters/Dependants of Defence Personnel, etc.) and Domicile Certificate issued by competent authority as required under the rules of the concerned State Government.
  • In order to claim the benefit of reservation under All India OBC/SC/ST/SAP (Specially Abled Persons) Category the candidate must produce the relevant certificates as prescribed by the Government of India/State Government as required by the respective NLUs at the time of admission.
  • As per the Ministry of Home Affairs (Government of India) Guidelines, Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) Card holders are entitled to the benefit of “Parity with Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) in respect of economic, financial and education fields except in relation to acquisition of agricultural or plantation properties. No parity shall be allowed in the sphere of political rights.” Accordingly, the PIO and OCI Card holders will be eligible for admission under the NRI seats available in some of the member National Law Universities.
  • The CLAT application fee is non-refundable and non-adjustable.
  • Participating National Law Universities reserve the right to change the total number of seats and break-up of seats as per their policy before the final allotment. Reservation policy is subject to change as decided by the concerned State Government from time to time.
  • If a candidate has filled-in more than one online application form, the candidate’s last online application form only will be considered In such a  case no application fee of the previous application forms will be returned.
  • NRI/NRI Sponsored categories application forms will be generated by concerned NLUs and it will be uploaded on the respective NLUs website.

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES REGARDING ADMISSION AGAINST NRI/NRI SPONSORED/FOREIGN NATIONAL/OTHER SUPERNUMERARY SEATS:

  • Candidates seeking admission against NRI/NRI Sponsored/Foreign National/Other Supernumerary Seats are advised to visit the respective University’s website to check the policy of each participating NLU pertaining to the same.
  • Candidates are further advised to visit the website of each participating NLU for information, guidelines related to and the necessary documents (in proper format) required for admission under the NRI/NRI Sponsored/Foreign National/Other Supernumerary Seats.
  • No document needs to be uploaded with the online application form in relation to admissions under the NRI/NRI Sponsored/Foreign National/Other Supernumerary Seats. All relevant documents in the original shall be required to be produced at the time of admission.

CLARIFICATIONS REGARDING NRI/NRI SPONSORED CATEGORY:

In response to the queries of the prospective applicants it is hereby clarified that:

  • Unreserved category Candidate who has already applied or will apply for admission under the NRI / NRI Sponsored Category can also be considered for admission under All India Unreserved category as per CLAT Rules and regulations about admission.
  • In order to avail the benefit of NRI/NRI Sponsored Category, such candidates of SC/ST/OBC/SAP categories shall also be below 20 years of age as on 1st July 2017.

CLAT UG 2017 Relaxation Policy

40% for SC/ST CLAT SEATS AND RESERVATION:  The law entrance exam is conducted for admissions to as many as 2190 seats distributed among the participating 18 NLUs. The exam committee follows government rules and regulations for reservation criteria. Each NLU offers some seats to the reserved categories and are in accordance of the government regulations.

  • Scheduled Castes – 15%
  • Scheduled Tribes – 7.5%
  • Other Backward Classes – 27%.

CLAT UG Application FAQ

1) What does CLAT mean?

CLAT stands for Common Law Admission Test. It is an entrance exam conducted all over India for admission into various law courses in participating law schools.

2) When is CLAT held every year?

CLAT is held on the second Sunday of May every year.

3) Should I send the print outs of the Application Form to the CLAT office (Chanakya National Law University) by post?

NO, the applicant is not required to send the hard copy of the print out of his/her application to the CLAT office.
However, it is strongly advised that the applicant keeps a hard copy of his /her application for his/her own record and future communication with the CLAT Office, if required.

4) I have filled-up the Application Form successfully but now, can I change/correct the details as entered in the Application form?

NO CHANGE can be made after the Final Submission of the Application Form. However, if the time is still left for filling up the Online- Application Form, the applicant has to fill a Fresh/New Application Form along with the prescribed fee. In such case the new ID will be generated by the system and the fee paid for the previously filled Application form will not be refunded. Make Note that the last application form shall be treated as Final.

5) Can I upload the passport photograph and digital copy of my signature shot with mobile phone camera?

The photograph and digital copy of signature may be shot with mobile phone camera, but the size of photograph and digital signature is required in prescribed/specific size/format.

6) How will I receive my admit card?

The eligible candidate has to download his/her Admit Card from the CLAT website from 20th April, 2017 onwards. Please Note that the Admit Card will not be sent via e-mail or by post or by any other means to the candidate. They must carry proof of their identity (issued by GOI or state government) such as identity card, Aadhar Card, voter identity card, driving license, and passport etc. to the venue of the examination.

7) If I received Blank/Zero Registration Number after submission of Application Form then what I should do?

It means that the Application Form has not been submitted successfully and you are required to apply a fresh.

8) What details should I retain after completion of successful submission of my Application Form?

The candidate must retain the:

  • Hard copy of the Filled-in form.
  • Fee receipt Detail.
  • Auto-generated ID and Password.

9) Can a candidate apply for CLAT offline?

NO, a candidate can only apply through the On-line mode.

10) How will I recover my lost password through which I had registered myself and had submitted online Application for CLAT?

You are required to click on the ‘forgot password’ button and follow the directions to ‘recover/reset your password’.

11) How will I recover my login ID?

Please note that your e-mail ID is your login ID.

12) What is the procedure to make the payment online?

The candidate will be able to make the payment using his/her Net-Banking Account/Debit /Credit Cards or other Payment options available on the payment gateway of the CLAT online application form. The charges may vary depending on the payment option. 

13) Is there any special arrangement for Specially Abled Persons [SAP]?

Yes. The candidate can opt for either to arrange his/her own SCRIBE or to make request to the CLAT Office to provide the SCRIBE for the candidate. In case of first option the candidates has to download the SCRIBE declaration form which is available on CLAT Website at the time of filling-in application form.

14) Which kind of disable persons can take admission through CLAT ?

A candidate will have to produce disability certificate from competent authority in accordance with the provisions of the Act. Definition of disability for the purpose of admission shall be in accordance with Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995. Disability in the act is defined to include: Blindness, low vision, leprosy cured, hearing impairment, loco-motor disability, mental retardation or illness.

15) Is there any provision of extra time for the Persons with Disabilities appearing in CLAT ?

Yes, Candidates with disabilities appearing in the CLAT shall be entitled to a compensatory time of 40 minutes.

List of CLAT UG 2017 Centers (Expected)

State City Mode of Exam
Bihar Patna Online