CLAT Application Form 2018 - National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi has released the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 application form online on January 1, 2018. The applicants can submit CLAT application form till March 31, 2018. Applicants can apply only through the CLAT online Application Processing System (CAPS) interface. The application process can be divided into five steps, which is registration, filling up of CLAT application form and uploading of required documents, selecting test cities and lastly, payment of application fee. Last year, for the Specially Abled Persons (SAP), General and Other Backward Class (OBC) category candidates, the CLAT application fee was Rs. 4000 while for the Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) category students the fee was Rs. 3500. The application fee is non-refundable and can be paid online only. Students who have passed their Class 12 board exams with at least 45% are eligible to CLAT registration process 2018. While filling the CLAT 2018 application form, avoid making errors as there is no option for correction after final submission. The test will be held in a computer-based mode on May 13, 2018 for admission to the LLB programmes of the 19 National Law Universities (NLUs). Know more about CLAT application form 2018, steps to apply, required details, fee, etc. here.
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CLAT application form 2018 is available from January 1 to March 31, 2018. CLAT important dates 2018 related to application form are provided in the table below.
CLAT 2018 application dates
|S.No.||CLAT application events||Dates|
|1.||Release of CLAT application form||January 1, 2018|
|2.||CLAT registration cum application process ends||March 31, 2018|
|3.||CLAT 2018 exam date||May 13, 2018|
As per the CLAT eligibility criteria, General, OBC and SAP category students must have at least 45% in their Class 12 board exam while ST/SC category applicants are required to have 40%. Those appearing for the final year of the qualifying exam are also eligible to apply.
CLAT application form 2018 - Documents required for filling
Before commencing with the CLAT application process, applicants must make sure they keep the following documents and details ready -
CLAT application form can be filled in online mode only. The complete CLAT application process can be divided into five steps, which are -
Once applicants have collected all the necessary documents and details, then they can start filling CLAT 2018 application form. The complete steps to fill CLAT application form is provided below.
Step 1: CLAT Registration 2018 - To apply for CLAT 2018, the LLB aspirants are required to register for the test. To fill CLAT registration form, students must enter the following details -
On successful CLAT 2018 registration, candidates will be able to view their application form and registration slip details. Also they are provided with an option to download previous year CLAT question papers for preparation. Students must remember and note down their User ID and password since it will be required for downloading the CLAT admit card 2018 as well as the result.
Step 2: Fill CLAT application form 2018 – With the provided login ID and password, applicants are required to log in to their CLAT accounts. In the CLAT application, students are required to enter the following details -
Step 3: Uploading of documents - In this step, applicants are required to upload the scanned images of their recent coloured photograph and signature. The background of the photograph must be white or light coloured. Students who wear spectacles must avoid the glare on their glasses. On a white A4 size paper, candidates are required to draw a rectangular box and put their signature on it with black or dark blue ink pen. To know more about the specifications of the scanned images, check the table below
CLAT 2018 image specifications
|Scanned images||Size||Width x Height||Pixel resolution||Format|
|Passport size photograph||Not more than 100 KB||3.5 cm × 4.5 cm||480 x 640 (max.)240 x 320 (min.)||JPG or JPEG|
|Signature||Not more than 80 KB||7 cm × 2 cm||560 × 160 (max.)280 × 80 (min.)||JPG or JPEG|
|SAP certificate (if applicable)||-||-||-|
Step 4: Choice of CLAT test cities – Students can select up to three test cities according to their preference while filing up the application form. On the basis of the applicant’s first city preference, the CLAT exam centre 2018 will be allotted to them. The complete address of the exam centre will be printed on the CLAT admit card
Step 5: CLAT 2018 application fee and payment mode – Before submitting the CLAT application form, applicants are required to pay the application fee according to the category they have applied. For details about the CLAT application fee, check the table below
CLAT application fee 2018
|Category||CLAT Fee Amount|
|Specially Abled Persons (SAP)||Rs. 4000|
|Other Backward Class (OBC)||Rs. 4000|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||Rs. 3500|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||Rs. 3500|
The CLAT 2018 application fee can be paid via online mode only which are -
Note: Additional bank charges to be borne by the applicants.
Only after the successful payment of the application fee, the CLAT application process will conclude. After submitting the CLAT application form 2018, a message will appear that applicant has successfully submitted the form.
Q. Can I apply offline?
Ans. No, applicants can apply for CLAT 2018 only through online mode.
Q. Can I make changes in the submitted CLAT application form?
Ans. No. Once applicants submit the CLAT 2018 application form, they won’t be able to make any changes in the entered details. They can re-register for the test, then fill another application form and submit the same. In this case, the previous application fee will not be refunded to the applicants. Also, applicants must remember that the last submitted application form will be considered final.
Q. Do I need to send the hard copy of the application form of CLAT 2018 to the exam office?
Ans. No, applicants are not required to send the hard copy of the application to the exam office.
Q. How to recover CLAT password?
Ans. Go to the CLAT login page and click on ‘Forgot Password’ and then follow the requisite directions.
Every year, one of the NLUs conducts CLAT in a computer-based mode. CLAT is one of the competitive law entrance exams of the country and every year thousands of aspirants appear. There are 19 NLUs offering admission to 2372 LLB seats through CLAT score. The online test includes 200 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and the exam duration is 2 hours. These MCQs will be divided into five sections, English including Comprehension, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning. The CLAT score will be available online on May 31, 2018. After the announcement of result, the NLUs will release the list of shortlisted candidates for counselling rounds. Apart from the NLUs, there are also various other private law schools that accepts CLAT scores.