CLAT Application Form 2024 – Direct Registration Link, NLU Preference List, Application Process

CLAT Application Form 2024: The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) has made the CLAT 2024 application form available online starting from July 1, 2023. The last date for CLAT 2024 registration is November 3, 2023. Below, you’ll find the direct link to access the CLAT 2024 exam application form. Aspiring candidates looking to secure admission to national law universities must complete the CLAT 2024 application process and participate in the entrance examination.

CLAT 2024 Application Form

CLAT 2024 registration details, visit the official website at The registration fee for CLAT 2024 is Rs. 4,000 for general category candidates and Rs. 3,500 for SC, ST, and BPL candidates. Additionally, there is a Rs. 500 fee for question papers. However, candidates can also download the official CLAT question papers and sample papers for free from the provided direct link.

The CLAT 2024 exam, slated for December 3, 2023, will be conducted in offline mode. This entrance exam serves as the gateway for admission to 5-year LLB and LLM programs offered by 24 national law universities and over 60 affiliated law schools in India.

EventDates for CLAT 2024 (Tentative)
Release of admission notificationSoon
Opening of CLAT 2024 application formJuly 1, 2023 *Released*
CLAT 2024 registration last dateNovember 3, 2023
Release of admit cardTo be notified
CLAT 2024 exam dateDecember 03, 2023

CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2024

Candidates should ensure that they meet the CLAT eligibility criteria before filling out the application form. A brief overview of the eligibility criteria is mentioned below.

UG CLAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria – Candidates should have passed Class 12 with at least 45% marks (40% in the case of SC and ST candidates) from a recognized board or institute.

PG CLAT Eligibility Criteria 2024 – Candidates should have passed LLB (3-year LLB or 5-year LLB) from a recognized university with at least 50% marks (45% in the case of SC and ST candidates).

CLAT Application Form 2024 – Important Documents Required

Candidates who want to apply for CLAT 2024 should keep the following documents handy:

  1. A scanned copy of front facing passport size recent photograph with a plain background
  2. Scanned signature of the candidate
  3. Category certificate for SC/ST/OBC or PwD candidates
  4. BPL certificate (if applicable)

Documents required for CLAT 2024 application form – Specifications

DocumentImage size (maximum)Format
Photograph500 KBjpg/jpeg or PNG
Signature100 KBjpg/jpeg or PNG
State of domicile certificate1.5 MBPDF

Additionally, candidates should possess their Class 10th and, if available, Class 12th certificates, along with LLB graduation certificates (for CLAT LLM applicants). These documents will be used to furnish the necessary information. However, it’s important to note that the original documents and certificates will be necessary only during the admission and CLAT counseling processes. Failure to provide these documents during these stages may result in the denial of admission.

How to fill CLAT Application Form 2024?

Candidates can fill out and submit the application form of CLAT 2024 in five steps as mentioned below.

  1. Online CLAT registration 2024
  2. Filling out the application form and uploading documents
  3. Updating NLU preferences (New)
  4. Fee payment
  5. Application form submission

CLAT Registration 2024

  • Visit the CLAT 2024 official website –
  • Open the CLAT 2024 portal and click on the new registration
  • Fill CLAT registration form by entering your contact number, email ID and name and submit
  • Enter the OTP received on your mobile number and email ID to complete registration.

Filling CLAT application form 2024

After registration, candidates should login and access the application form of CLAT 2024. The application process is divided into five sections – personal details, communication details, educational details, preferences, and reservations.

CLAT 2024 application form – Personal details

  • Upload a recent passport-size photograph and signature as specified
  • Enter personal details such as name, date of birth, parents’ name, gender, nationality, residential status, and NRI category status (if applicable)
  • After filling all details, click on the “Next” option and move to the communication section

Enter communication details

Candidates have to provide the following information in the communication section;

  • Permanent address
  • Correspondence address
  • Email ID and mobile number

Save the details and click on the Next option

Education details

Candidates applying for UG CLAT 2024 will have to provide the following information.

  • Qualifying exam name
  • Name of the board or university
  • Passing status – Appearing/Appeared or Passed
  • Month and year of passing
  • Percentage/grade

Candidates applying for CLAT LLM will have to enter the graduation details in addition to the above-mentioned details.

Enter Test Centre Preferences

CLAT 2024 will be conducted in around 131 exam centres across the country. Candidates can select any three exam centres in the order of preference. Note that the allotment of exam centres will be based on the candidate’s preference and the availability of seats in the preferred exam centre. The list of test cities is given below.

CLAT exam centres 2024

AgraHaldwaniNew Delhi
Amrawati (Maharashtra)Hubli / DharwadPuducherry
Greater Noida/ NoidaMuzaffarpurNavi Mumbai

Enter Reservation Details for CLAT 2024

Except for NLU Jodhpur, all other national law universities offer domicile reservations. Candidates who are eligible to apply under domicile category seats should select the reservation status. They will need to upload a domicile certificate in PDF format, issued by a competent authority. The reservation policy of NLUs is as mentioned below.

NLUs offering domicile reservation

NLUsSeats in 5-year LLB programmes
Total CLAT seatsAll India seatsDomicile
NLSIU Bangalore24018060
NLU Hyderabad1329933
NLU Jodhpur1041040
NUJS Kolkata1329141
GNLU Gandhinagar17212943
RGNUL Patiala1801755
NLU Lucknow1698089
NLU Odisha, Cuttack18013545
NLU Assam, Guwahati603129
NLIU Bhopal1206060
CNLU Patna1386969
NLU Kochi1206159
NLU Ranchi1206060
NLU Visakhapatnam1385484
NLU Trichy1206060
MNLU Mumbai1505595
MNLU Nagpur24092148
MNLU Aurangabad602337
NLU Shimla18010872
NLU Jabalpur1206060
HNLU Raipur1808595
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University1209030
GNLU Silvassa665016
NLUT Tripura120

NLU Preference List 2024

This year, candidates will be required to update their NLU preferences at the time of filling the application form of CLAT 2024. Candidates will be required to select NLUs and courses in the order of their preferences. After entering their NLU preferences, candidates will be required to click on the ‘update NLU preferences’ button.

It must be noted that candidates can only enter NLU preferences till November 3, 2023. No changes in NLU preferences will be accepted after the given date. The list of NLUs that can be entered as preferences has been given below:

NLU Preference List 2024 – Top 10 NLUs and NIRF rankings

NLUsEstablishment YearNIRF Ranking 2023
NLSIU Bangalore19861
NLU Hyderabad19983
WBUJS Kolkata19994
NLU Jodhpur1999
GNLU Gandhinagar20037
NLIU Bhopal199718
NLU Lucknow200521
MNLU Mumbai2014
NLU Odisha, Cuttack200930
HNLU Raipur2003

CLAT application Fee Payment 2024

Candidates who have completed the application process can submit the CLAT 2024 registration fee online, by using the payment gateway. The application fee details are mentioned below.

CLAT 2024 Registration Fee

CategoryFeeMode of payment
General/ OBC/PwD/NRI/PIO//OCI categoryRs. 4,000Online: Net Banking
Credit Card
Debit Card
SC/ST/BPL categoryRs. 3,500

Submit CLAT application form 2024

After filling in all the details, candidates should take a preview of the CLAT 2024 application form and submit it.

CLAT 2024 Application Form Correction Window

The consortium will also provide a correction window for CLAT 2024, soon after the closing of the application submission window. The application correction window may be provided for two to three days during which the candidates can review their CLAT registration form and make necessary changes.

CLAT Helpdesk 2024

In case of any discrepancies or issues in CLAT 2024 application form, candidates can contact the NLU consortium through the official helpline as mentioned below.

Email –

Contact number – 08047162020 (10:00 am to 05:00 pm on all working days)

CLAT Admit Card 2024

The NLU Consortium will issue the CLAT 2024 admit card to such candidates who have registered for CLAT and complete the application process by submitting the registration fee. The CLAT admit card will be available for download a few days before the examination. Candidates will have to use their application number and password to download the CLAT admit card. It is a mandatory document for appearing in the examination and for admission to the allotted NLUs during the counselling process.

Read Also: CLAT Exam Date 2024 (Announced)-Registration, Admit Card, Answer Key, Result, and Counseling Updates


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