CLAT Registration – Revised Dates, Procedure for Registration, Documents Upload, Payment of Fees

The official governing body that conducts the CLAT exam ‘The Consortium of National Law Universities’ (NLUs) has announced the CLAT notification, registration date and exam date 2022. As per the notification, CLAT registration will begin from 1st January 2022 at the official website – http://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/. The CLAT application window will remain open till 31st March 2022.

The national-level law entrance examination, CLAT is conducted for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes offered by 22 national law universities. The Consortium of NLUs will conduct the CLAT 2022 exam offline on 8th May 2022. Moreover, CLAT 2023 exam will take place on 18th December 2022. This will be the first time that the CLAT exam will be conducted twice in the same year.

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This article would feature all the essential details regarding the registration process of CLAT 2022 and other vital information for all the aspiring candidates.

CLAT Registration – Important Dates 

Important DatesCLAT 2022
Applications open from1st January 2022
Last date of submitting the application form31st March 2022
Admit Card available from To be announced
CLAT 2022 exam date8th May 2022
Release of CLAT provisional answer keyTo be announced
Declaration of the ResultTo be announced

CLAT Registration  – Highlights

FeaturesDetails
Exam nameThe Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)
Conducting bodyThe Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs)
What is new in CLAT?
  • The exam will be conducted twice this year
  • CLAT 2022 will be conducted on 8th May 2022
  • CLAT 2023 exam will be conducted on 18th December 2022
Exam purposeAdmission to the following courses:

  • 5-year integrated LLB
  • 1-year LLM
Application starts1st January 2022
CLAT 2022 exam date8th May 2022
Exam modePen-and-paper exam (Offline)
Exam duration2 hours (3:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Exam fee
  • INR 4,000 (General category)
  • INR 3,500 (Reserved category (SC/ST/BPL))
Number of test cities82
CounsellingCandidates will be shortlisted based on their CLAT 2022 (or CLAT 2023) merit ranks.

Typically, candidates five times the number of available seats are invited for counselling.

Accepting colleges
  • The consortium has 22 participating NLUs, accepting only CLAT scores for admission to 5-year LLB and one-year LLB courses.
  • Furthermore, there are 61 affiliate colleges offering admissions based on CLAT scores.
Top-ranked participating NLURankings as per NIRF Rankings published by the HRD for 2021

 

Exam helpdesk number8047162020
Official websitehttps://clatconsortiumofnlu.ac.in/

CLAT Registration – Essential Documents 

Candidates must keep these documents (highlighted below) ready while filling out their CLAT application forms.

  • Class 10th marksheet
  • Class 12th marksheet
  • Photocopy of identity proof such as Aadhaar card, driving license or PAN card
  • Scanned photograph (passport size in JPEG format, size – 500 KB or less)
  • Scanned signature (JPEG format, size – 100 KB or less)
  • Scanned copies of caste certificate (if applied) and domicile.

How to download the admit card and keep it for the main exam date? Read about the CLAT admit card here.

CLAT Application – Form Filling Process

Candidates must fill-up the application form by visiting the official CLAT website. They have to complete the process of CLAT application correctly to receive/download their admit card/hall ticket and sit for the exam. Here is the stepwise process to fill up the exam application form.

  • Visit the consortium’s official site – http://consortiumofnlus.ac.in
  • Click on the registration link given for CLAT 2022 exam
  • Applicants must register with their valid contact number and other details
  • The applicants will receive a one-time password (OTP) on their registered email and the number
  • Complete the registration by entering the OTP on the CLAT login page
  • After logging in, fill in the personal details, passport size photo, signature, education details, communication details, and documents to complete the registration process
  • Once done, a correction window will be provided to make corrections in the application form (if any)
  • After reviewing the details, pay the application fee and take printouts for future use

Do you want to know what to  prepare for the exam? Read the CLAT syllabus blog here.

Details to fill in the CLAT 2021 Application form

Personal details
  • Full name
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Father’s name
  • Mother’s name
  • Nationality
  • Whether the student belongs to All India category
  • Whether the student comes in NRI sponsored category
  • Whether the candidate is a Person with Disability (PwD)
  • Percentage of disability (if applicable)
  • Scribe requirement (if applicable)
  • Whether the student is below Poverty Line (BPL)
  • State of domicile
  • State of residence
  • State of nativity
Communication  details
  • Address for correspondence
  • State of correspondence address
  • District of correspondence address
  • Pin of correspondence address
  • Permanent address
  • State of permanent address
  • District of permanent address
  • Pin of permanent address
  • Mobile number of the applicant
  • Alternative contact number (mobile number/landline number)
  • Email ID of the applicant
Academic qualification details
  • Qualified exam
  • Name of board/university
  • Month of passing
  • Exam status (appearing/appeared or passed)
  • Year of passing
  • Percentage
Course selectionSelect the course of admission i.e. Undergraduate or Postgraduate course in law
If the Candidate require previous years CLAT question papersYes/No
Reservation categoryGeneral OBC/ PWD/ NRI/ SC/ ST/ PIO/ BPL/ OCI
CLAT exam centre preferenceSelect three cities from the list
NLU preference Mark NLUs in order of preference from most preferred to least preferred

CLAT Registration – Uploading of Documents for CLAT 2021

Candidate must upload THE following documents:

  1. Passport-size photograph in JPEG format which must not exceed 500kb in size.
  2. Signature in JPEG format. Must not exceed 100kb in size.
  3. Scanned copies of domicile certificate/reserved caste certificate in PDF format.

CLAT Registration – Payment of CLAT 2021 exam fee

After filling in all the necessary details on the application form, candidates must pay the exam fee as per the guidelines.

  • Fees for General /OBC/ PWD/ NRI/ PIO/ OCI Candidates – INR 4,000 
  • Fees for SC/ST Candidates- INR 3,500 

How to Retrieve CLAT login Password?

CLAT login password is essential throughout the process of the exam. Be it the registration or at the time of admissions, candidates must remember CLAT login password. But even if you have forgotten the password, you may retrieve the new password by following these easy steps –

  • Visit the official website of the ‘Consortium of NLU
  • Click on the ‘Forgot Password’ tab mentioned at the bottom of the login window
  • You will be directed to a new page that would require you to fill in the registered mobile number
  • Click on the tab mentioning ‘Request OTP’
  • Enter mobile number and the OTP
  • Click on the tab mentioning ‘Reset Password’
  • Your new password would be generated

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CLAT Registration – FAQ’s

Q. What is the application fee for the CLAT 2022 exam?

The application fee for the CLAT 2022 exam varies from different categories. For General /OBC/ PWD/ NRI/ PIO/ OCI candidates, the total application fee is INR 4,000, whereas for the SC/ST/BPL categories the total application fee is INR 3,500.

Q. Can I register for the CLAT 2022 exam through offline mode?

No, the registration process for the CLAT 2022 exam is available only in online mode. Candidates must register for the CLAT 2022 exam on the official website of ‘Consortium of NLU’s’.

Q. What is the deadline of CLAT application process 2022?

Previously, the deadline for the CLAT 2022 application process is 31st March 2022.

Q. How do I know if I have successfully registered for the CLAT 2022 exam?

After successfully completing the registration process, the candidate would receive a confirmation on the registered email id and the mobile phone as well. Thus, the candidate would be assured that the application is successful.

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