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Common Law Admission Test is the targeted entrance exam for the aspirants aiming to make a career in the field of law.


The Common Law Admission TEst(CLAT)is an all india entrance examiniation conduced by 14 National law Schoo;s/Universities for admissions to their under-graduate degree programme(B.A.LL.B).The 14 participating NLUs in the order of their establishment are: 1.National Law School Of India University, Bangalore(NLSIU) 2.NALSAR University of LAW,Hyderabad(NALSAR) 3.National university of Advanced Legal Studies,Kochi(NUALS).


to Be eligible to appear in CLAT fro Under Graduate programme(B.A.LL.b)a candidate should have obtained a senior Secondary School/Intermediate(10+2)or its equivaient qualification froma a recognized Board with not less than 50% marks in aggregate(45% incase ofSC/St/OBCandPWD)**.Candidates who have appeared in the 10+2 examination and are awaiting results are also eligible to appear in the test. Age of candidates should not be more than 290n Years in case of General/OBC candidates(22 years in case of SC/ST and persons with Disablity)**

How to attend CLAT Counselling?

Test-takers of CLAT who have been issued call letters need to attend the CLAT Counselling by the following the steps mentioned below

In the given space enter the registration id and passwordAfter that click on ‘Counselling’ tabAn indicative seat allotment list will openCandidates whose name feature in the allotment list released will be required to pay an amount as counselling feeExercise ‘Seat Lock’ option given against the allotted NLUThen save a copy of the allotment list for future references

CLAT Counselling – Lock, Upgrade and Withdrawal of seats

Lock – In this options candidates are given an opportunity to lock the seat they have been offered confirming the seat and debarring to shift their choice to any other NLU in the current counselling round. This is an option which is activated every counselling round after the publication of indicative seat allotment list.

Upgrade/Shift – This is an option which is made open to the candidates in the second round of counselling. Also, this option is applicable to only those candidates who have participated in the first round and not yet locked their seats. Here, the seats are offered to the candidates automatically against any vacancy arising in the preferred NLU through his/ her choice via subsequent allotment list.

Withdrawal – This option can be exercised by the candidates in two ways - If any candidate attending counselling of CLAT fails to deposit the requisite amount of counselling fees, he/ she will lose the chance to get admission in NLUs of his/ her choice as his/ her name will be dropped from the admission merit list and this is the first way to withdraw an NLU seat, this can be done intentionally or can happen by mistake. Further, all the candidates who have been allotted NLUs will be offered a ‘Withdrawal’ option before the final seat allotment list, during the third round of counselling. The candidates who wish to withdraw their candidature from the NLU admission process by the said date will be allowed to withdraw from the admissions and their deposited counselling fee will be transferred to their bank accounts after a deduction of Rs. 10,000 from deposited counselling fee.

CLAT Counselling – Complete process

Firstly, candidates will be required to login to their respective CLAT accounts.

After logging into the respective CLAT accounts, a new page will open with the view of the NLUs allotted to them as per the first CLAT seat allotment list and Counselling Round I.

The allotted NLU will be as per their merit list and preferred NLU as indicated by them during filling CLAT application form .

Then they will have to deposit an amount of Rs. 50,000 as fee for CLAT counselling between the said dates.

Those who fail to deposit the fees in the stipulated time may lose their allotted NLU seat, admission opportunity to NLU and CLAT candidature even as their names will be dropped from the CLAT merit list.

After CLAT counselling fees have been deposited, the committee will issue second indicative seat allotment list mentioning the names who have locked their NLU seats and a list of candidates who are provisionally selected for the second round of CLAT counselling against the vacant seats made by the dropped out candidates of the first counselling round. This indicative list will be for the CLAT Counselling Round II.

The list will also indicate the candidates who have been upgraded/ shifted to a higher NLU as per the vacancy.

The candidates whose name have been freshly added to the second indicative counselling list of CLAT, will need to pay the counselling fees by a stipulated time limit. However, those who have been upgraded need not to re-deposit the fee.

Similar to the first seat allotment and CLAT counselling round I, candidates who fail to deposit the counselling fee within the time limit will forfeit their rights to be selected for NLU admissions and their names will be dropped from the merit list of CLAT.

Before publishing third indicative list, the CLAT committee will provide an option of withdrawal to all those candidates who have been allotted NLUs in the previous CLAT counselling rounds.

Those who wish to withdraw from CLAT admissions will need to exercise the ‘Withdrawal’ option after which an amount will be credited to their registered bank account after deducting Rs.10,000 from deposited counselling fees. However, those who withdraw their allotted NLU seats after the last date of withdrawal will not be liable to receive any amount and it’ll result in forfeiture of the entire CLAT counselling fee.

Also, the CLAT admission office will publish the third and the last indicative list of CLAT counselling mentioning all those candidates who have been allotted NLUs for a final term.

Candidates as per the final seat allotment list of CLAT counselling will have to deposit the entire fees at their respective allotted NLUs.

The candidates are required to report at their respective NLUs with their relevant certificate/ documents required for the CLAT admission formalities.

It must be noted that the candidates who do not meet CLAT eligibility criteria will not be offered admissions to NLUs and no communication will be further entertained in this regard.

Those candidates will also automatically lose their candidature as well as CLAT counselling fee amount of Rs. 50,000 and can’t claim for that, under any circumstances. So, it is always advisable to read the eligibility criteria of CLAT before proceeding to any step of admission.

CLAT Counselling - Important Instructions

The conducting body will conduct the counselling of CLAT in online mode.

Candidates will be required to submit all the original documents which will be returned after scrutinizing.

Candidates will be issued call letters to attend the CLAT Counselling.

Candidates will be required to deposit a counselling fee of Rs. 50,000 to show their interest and seriousness towards CLAT counselling.


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