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CLAT Fees

Category Application Fees Application fee with Previous year Paper
General/ OBC/ PWD/ NRI/ PIO/ OCI 4000 INR 4000 + INR 500
SC/ ST/ BPL 3500 INR 3500 + INR 500
  • OBC- Other Backward Class
  • PWD- Person With Disability
  • NRI- Non Resident Indian
  • PIO- Persons of Indian Origin
  • OCI- Overseas Citizen of India
  • SC- Schedule Caste
  • ST- Schedule Tribe
  • BPL- Below Poverty Line

The application process for CLAT 2020 is completed with the payment of application fees. The CLAT Exam Fee can be paid online or using a Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking. The candidates can also deposit the charges using a UPI/QR through apps like Google Pay, Phone Pay, BHIM, Paytm, Airtel etc. The consortium of NLUs decides and put up the charges for filling up of application form. The general candidates will have to pay INR 4k as application fee which is excluding the transactional charges. Similarly for the reserved category, the application fee is INR 3.5k.The fee charged for CLAT 2020 Application Form is non-refundable and cannot be claimed for as well. Unlike other professional degrees, the charges for CLAT exam are comparatively higher. This is because the CLAT union/ consortium conducts and bear all the expanses for exams of their own, without any government funding.

The last date to fill up the application form for CLAT 2020 has been extended due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Candidates should be attentive and check their complete application process for CLAT including registration, uploading document and form submission before paying the CLAT Form Fees. The candidates can pay online and through e-Challan either.Once the application fee is processed, the applicants will receive a confirmation massage on their registered Email ID and Mobile No as well.

CLAT Previous Year Paper

The CLAT authority also provides the previous year's question paper to the desiring candidates. The pattern of previous year exam paper helps the students in appearing for the exams. This is a very good initiative taken by the consortium. Candidates can get the PDF of the question paper by paying a small amount of INR 500 at the time of application fee payment itself. The window will blink one tab asking to download the paper. Once you click on it, a pop up for payment will appear. Do the required, and get your application process completed along with the previous year's question paper to practice for CLAT Exam 2020.

CLAT Counseling Fee

The shortlisted candidates will be summoned for the counseling process. Candidates will have to attend the counseling in order to confirm their seat at the college of their preference.All the required documents and testimonials should be brought during the process. The counseling fee for locking a seat at the participating universities is INR 50,000. The counseling fee is not any extra burden rather this amount will be deducted from the annual academic fee at the time of admission at concerned National Law Universities and other colleges. Students who get their prioritized seat and want to lock the same will have to pay the required fee for CLAT Counseling.

For detailed information about CLAT Exam Fees visit consortiumofnlus.ac.in and contact IESOnline.

NLU Consortium is yet to announce the exam date for CLAT 2020.However due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, there are various safety issues in regards to conducting the exam in a traditional pen-paper mode. So, it is safe to assume that the exam date and mode of examination will be announced after once this disease has been curbed.
Candidate is advised to visit the page for re-printout of application form, generate the printout and keep the hard copy and soft copy (printout) of the application.
Yes, you are eligible for the CLAT 2020 examination.
CLAT 2020 examination will be conducted through online mode.
There is no age limit for appearing in the exam.
The examination would be conducted by the consortium of National Law Universities (NLU)
Each year the CLAT exam is attempted by more than 50,000 candidates.
LST session is conducted usually for two hours in which a student is acquainted with the basic concepts of the topic in hand with the help of examples and instances for the best possible understanding. Much emphasis is laid on practice as it is considered to be the key to crack competitive exams. Class exercises are handed over to the students followed by rigorous discussion. CL believes in interactive learning so that the students are at ease and do not hesitate to come up with doubts or clarifications.
This completely depends on one's ability to grasp concepts and to learn. Anything between 8 to 16 months is good for preparation, depending on the average number of hours invested per day and the quality of preparation.
Yes. Being Government institutions, there are reservations in different National Law Universities. All NLUs have reservations for SCs and STs and quite a few of them have seats for OBCs as well. Fewer have regional quotas and some also have reservations for women, wards of defense personnel and even NRI sponsored Candidates.
Yes. Though law is a subject of humanities, students of any stream can sit for the law exam. The paper is evenly balanced so that no particular stream is given a complete edge over the other. In fact, most of the students who sit and qualify the law exam over the years have been science students as it was the most popular stream. It is only in recent years that Arts and Commerce students are also seen appearing in sizable numbers.

Apart from CLAT, which is the gateway to the 18 National Law Schools in India' certain other entrance exams which any law aspirant should keep in mind and appear for are:

  • AILET - All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) for admission in National Law University (NLU), Delhi.
  • Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) conducted by the Symbiosis International University to get admission into Symbiosis Law School.
  • CET IPU - The Common Entrance test conducted by Indraprastha University, Delhi for various law colleges situated in Delhi and NCR including Amity Noida.
  • LSAT-India is a standardized test adopted as an admissions criterion by multiple law colleges across India.
  • Christ University Law Entrance Exam - conducted by Christ University, Bangalore for admission to School of Law, Christ University.

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