How to register for the CLAT exam?

The CLAT Admission process comprises several steps. Each step is crucial to get admission through CLAT. One such step is CLAT registration. After checking the CLAT eligibility criteria, candidates have to register for CLAT. Since it is a crucial step, candidates must be careful while registering. This article is a detailed guide to the CLAT registration process. Alongside this, it also provides certain essential details about the CLAT exam. 


CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) is a law entry level exam conducted by the Consortium of National Law Universities for admission into undergraduate and postgraduate programs offered by participating Law schools. The CLAT exam is held once every year. Until CLAT 2022,  the CLAT exam was administered in May. But due to clashes with board exams and other competitive exams, the exam was shifted to December each year. CLAT 2023 was held on 18 December 2022. The CLAT 2024 process is expected to start in August 2023 and the exam will be held in December 2023. 

CLAT Participating Institutions

The CLAT registration process is important as it is the first step to getting admission through the CLAT exam. The institutions/universities you can get into through CLAT include various private and public institutions. The list includes:

  • National Law School of India University (NLSIU)
  • National Academy of Legal Study & Research University of Law (NALSAR)
  • National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU)
  • The West Bengal National University of Juidical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS)
  • National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ)
  • Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU)
  • Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU)
  • Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU)
  • The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL)
  • Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU)
  • National University of Advanced Legal Studies(NUALS)
  • National Law University, Cuttack, Odisha (NLUO)
  • National University of Study & Research in Law (NUSRL)
  • National Law University & Judicial Academy, Guwahati (NLUJAA)
  • Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam (DSNLU)
  • Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli (TNNLS)
  • Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU)
  • Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur (MNLU)
  • Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad (MNLU)
  • Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU)
  • Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur (MPDNLU)
  • Dr B.R. Ambedkar National Law University, Sonipat (DBRANLU)
  • Asian Law College
  • Nirma University Institute of Law
  • UPES College for Legal Studies, Dehradun
  • IFIM Law College, Bangalore
  • SRM University, Tamil Nadu
  • N.A Global Law School
  • Galgotias University, Bangalore
  • The Northcap University, Gurgaon
  • MS Ramaiah College for Law, Bangalore
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune
  • ICFAI Law School, Hyderabad
  • KIIT School of Law, Bhubaneswar
  • Amity Law School, Delhi
  • Christ University, Bangalore
  • IMS Law College, Noida
  • School of Law, GITAM University, Vishakhapatnam
  • KLE Society’s Law College, Bangalore
  • Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies, Bangalore
  • SRM University Delhi-NCR Sonepat
  • Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida
  • ITM University, Gurgaon
  • IAMR Law College, Ghaziabad
  • Raffles University, Rajasthan
  • SGT University, Gurgaon
  • Geeta Institute of Law, Panipat
  • JECRC University, Jaipur
  • Alliance School of Law, Bangalore
  • Disha Law College, Raipur
  • Manipal University, Jaipur
  • Jagannath University, Jaipur
  • Azim Premji University, Bengaluru
  • Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
  • Indore Institute of Law, Indore
  • Maharaja Surajmal Brij University, Bharatpur
  • Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmadabad.
  • Prestige Institute of Management & Research, Indore.

CLAT Registration Process

The CLAT registration process is entirely online. The CLAT registration shall start by August 2023. The Consortium’s official website will disclose the details about the same. To register for the exam, the candidates need to follow the steps below:

Step 1: Visit the official website

The first step to register for CLAT is to visit the official website of the Consortium of National Law Universities and click on the ‘CLAT-2024’ link.

Step 2: Fill in the application form

Once you click on the link, you will be directed to the CLAT registration page. Here, you need to click on the ‘Apply Now’ button and fill in the CLAT application form with your details, academic details, and communication details.

Step 3: Upload documents

After filling in the application form, you need to upload scanned copies of your passport-sized photograph, signature, and other necessary documents as per the specifications provided on the website.

Step 4: Pay the application fee

Once you have uploaded all the necessary documents, you need to pay the CLAT application fee. Online payment options for the application fee include credit card, net banking and debit card, and The application fee for CLAT 2023 is expected to be around INR 4000 for General and OBC category candidates, and INR 3500 for SC/ST/PWD category candidates.

Step 5: Submit the application form

After paying the application fee, you need to click on the ‘Submit’ button to complete the registration process. Once the registration process is complete, you will receive an email or SMS confirmation on your registered email id and mobile number.

The CLAT registration process is straightforward and can be completed entirely online. It is essential to keep all the necessary documents ready and follow the instructions carefully to avoid any errors or delays in the registration process. Candidates must complete the CLAT registration process before the deadline to avoid a last-minute rush and ensure their eligibility for the exam.

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