CLAT Counselling Process 2022

The Consortium of NLUs will begin the counselling process for LLB and LLM programs at the participating institutes tentatively in June 2022. Those who will score above the cut-off in the CLAT 2022 have to register for counselling by visiting the official website of NLU.

Note that all qualified applicants will get an email/text message asking them to attend counselling with all the relevant documents as detailed below.

This post takes you through detailed information about CLAT Counselling 2022.

CLAT Counselling Dates 2022

Check out the table below to know all the important events related to the CLAT Counselling process.

Event Dates (Tentative)
Result Declaration and Issue of Merit List June 2021
CLAT Counselling Registration To be Notified
The date for payment of counselling fee of INR50,000 To be Notified
Publication of the first allotment list     To be Notified
Publication of the 2nd allotment list after payment of counselling fee To be Notified
Publication of 3rd List and payment of a fee to the respective NLUs  To be Notified
Publication of 4th Allotment List and payment of a fee to respective NLUs To be Notified
Publication of 5th and Final List and payment of a fee to the NLUs To be Notified

CLAT Counselling Remarks 2022

  • You must pay Rs.50,000/- to reserve a seat and complete the preferences form (A minimum of five preferences should be filled)
  • Only if you have signed up for Counselling will be taken into consideration.
  • You have to apply for upgradation in the First List and have registered for counselling.
  • If you have applied for upgradation in the First List and Second List, as well as those who have enrolled for counselling.
  • If you are on the First, Second, and Third Lists who have enrolled for counselling and those who have sought upgradation.
  • If you have applied for upgradation in the First, Second, Third, and Fourth Lists, as well as those who have enrolled for counselling.

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How to Register for CLAT 2022 Counselling?

There are TWO stages to the CLAT 2022 registration process: Filling your NLU Preference and Paying the counselling fee

STEP 1: Fill your NLU Preference

  • Visit CLAT official webpage.
  • Use your registered cellphone number and password to log in.
  • In your login account, go to Counselling Registration and Fee Payment.
  • Give at least five choices for NLUs to which you want to be admitted.

Important points to remember about CLAT NLU preference

  • You are encouraged to choose NLUs carefully after evaluating all alternatives, such as the number of seats available at each law school, as well as their CLAT scores and rank.
  • You will not be considered for admission to any other NLU than the one they have chosen.
  • If you choose any five NLUs, he or she will be allowed to compete only in those five NLUs, not in the remaining NLUs, even if seats are available in the remaining NLUs and the candidate may be able to earn a seat based on ranking. To be on the safe side, it is recommended that all 22 institutions be selected.
  • You are asked to carefully examine all choices and their grades and ranks before submitting their preferences. After you've submitted your selections, you won't be able to change them. 
  • You will only be considered for NLUs for which they have indicated a preference.
  • To confirm and continue, click the 'Submit' button.

Suggested Preference List

Mentioned below is the suggested preference list for the CLAT college as ranked by our experienced mentor-

1. NLSIU, Bangalore 12.DSNLU, Visakhapatnam
2.NALSAR, Hyderabad 13.NUSRL, Ranchi
3.WBNUJS, Kolkata 14.MNLU, Nagpur
4.NLIU, Bhopal 15.CNLU, Patna
5.NLU, Jodhpur 16.NUALS, Kochi
6.GNLU, Gandhinagar 17.DNLU, Jabalpur
7.RMLNLU, Lucknow 18.TNNLS, Tiruchirappalli
8.NLU, Orissa 19.NLUJAA, Guwahati
9.HNLU, Raipur 20.MNLU, Aurangabad
10.MLNU, Mumbai 21.HPNLU, Shimla
11.RGNUL, Patiala 22.DBRANLU, Haryana

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STEP 2: Pay CLAT Counselling fee

  • You have to pay Rs. 50,000 as counselling fee online by choosing any of the following given options.
  • The fee payment can be done only online either by debit/credit card or through NEFT.
  • If paying through a debit/credit card, be ready with the card details, like name of the cardholder, validity, and CCV fill all the details in the payment gateway and make payment.
  • If you are paying through NEFT you have to log in to your registered Bank with your user name and password. Select the 'Add' option and enter the beneficiary name, beneficiary account number, address and the interbank transfer limit in the given fields.
  • You are advised to take a printout of the fee payment proof for security purposes which might help during the refund.
  • You should Note down if the application fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.

Important Points to Consider about CLAT Counselling Fee 

  • Payments must be made solely over the internet. To minimise payment-related difficulties, you are encouraged not to wait until the last minute to make payments.
  • Any payment-related difficulties will not be the responsibility of the Consortium. You must wait till you see the notification "Payment Successful."
  • Payment requests received beyond the deadline due to transaction problems or other reasons will be ignored.
  • Only those applicants who complete the counselling registration procedure will be considered for seat allocation.
  • If you do not complete/participate in the counselling registration process will be excluded.
  • If you are over and above the intake will be invited and registered for the Counselling Process; thus, simply registering for the Counselling Process will not guarantee you a place.
  • If you did not get an invitation to the counselling process in the first round may be summoned in subsequent rounds if openings in that category occur.

CLAT Counselling Fee Refund Policy

  • If you do not receive a seat after the Consortium releases the Five Lists, they will receive a complete refund of Rs. 50,000/- without any deductions.
  • Only Rs. 40,000/- shall be reimbursed if an applicant decides to quit the counselling process OR does not accept any of the seats provided in any of the Consortium's initial Four Lists.
  • Only Rs. 40,000/- would be reimbursed if an applicant is deemed ineligible based on the papers or information submitted by you.
  • Refunds will be issued to the same account that was used to pay the counselling charge. Requests for refunds to be transferred to another account will be ignored.

Documents required for CLAT Counselling

For the UG/LLB Programme: 

  • 10th or equivalent marks statement 
  • 12th or equivalent marks statement
  • Admit Card 
  • Character Certificate / Conduct Certificate
  • Transfer / Migration Certificate
  • Caste Certificate (SC/ST/OBC etc.) if applied and allotted under the Reserved Category
  • PWD Certificate, if applied and allotted under the PWD category 
  • Domicile / Residence Certificate, if applied and allotted under domicile/resident category seats
  • Any other supporting document to claim your seat for the category you have applied (Ex: Wards of Serving/Retired Defence Personnel, EWS certificate, Sons/daughters of Ex-servicemen/Defence service personnel etc.)

For the PG/LLM Programme:

  • 10th or equivalent marks statement 
  • 12th or equivalent marks statement
  • Admit Card
  • Marks Statements of LL.B. / B.L. or equivalent Degree
  • Character Certificate / Conduct Certificate 
  • Transfer / Migration Certificate
  • Caste Certificate (SC/ST/OBC etc.) if applied and allotted under the Reserved Category
  • PWD Certificate, if applied and allotted under the PWD category
  • Domicile / Residence Certificate, if applied and allotted under domicile/resident category seats
  • Any other supporting document to claim your seat for the category you have applied (Ex: Wards of Serving/Retired Defence Personnel, EWS certificate, Sons/daughters of Ex-servicemen/Defence service personnel etc.)

CLAT Seat Allotment List

The Consortium releases 5 counselling lists one after the other. However, in the last year Consortium has released only 3 counselling lists to fulfil their intake.

First Provisional Seat Allotment List: The consortium will provide the first provisional seat allotment list, including only those applicants who have completed the counselling registration process as outlined above. If you are on the First List will have THREE options as mentioned below:

a) Accept the Allotted Seat (Lock Seat) In these options, you are given an opportunity to lock the seat you have been offered confirming the seat and debarring to shift your choice to any other NLU in the current counselling round. This is an option that is activated every counselling round after the publication of the symptomatic seat allotment list.

b) Apply for Upgrade This is an option that is made open to you in the second round of counselling. Also, this option is applicable to only those who have participated in the first round and have not yet locked their seats. The seats are given to you automatically in the event of a vacancy in your selected NLU. However, it is based on your selection from the subsequent allotment list.

c) Exit from CLAT Admission Process If you opt to quit the admission process, you will forfeit your present seat. Also, you will not be considered for allocation in the following lists. There is an option to withdraw the fee in two ways as mentioned below.  

Second Provisional Seat Allotment List: Only those applicants who have completed the counselling registration procedure will be considered for the 2nd provisional seat allotment list, which Consortium will release. If you are who are given seats for the first time in the Second List and those who requested for Upgrade in the prior list will have the options listed below.

  • Accept the seat that has been assigned to you (Locking the Seat)
  • Apply Upgrade Request
  • Exiting the CLAT application procedure

Third Provisional Seat Allotment List: Only those applicants who have completed the counselling registration procedure will be considered for the 3rd provisional seat allotment list, which Consortium will release. If you are who are given seats for the first time in the Third List and those who requested for Upgrade in the prior list will have the options listed below.

  • Accept the seat that has been assigned to you (Locking the Seat)
  • Apply Upgrade Request
  • Exiting the CLAT application procedure

Fourth Provisional Seat Allotment List: Only those applicants who have completed the counselling registration procedure will be considered for the 4th provisional seat allotment list, which Consortium will release. If you are who are given seats for the first time in the Fourth List and those who requested for Upgrade in the prior list will have the options listed below.

  • Accept the seat that has been assigned to you (Locking the Seat)
  • Apply Upgrade Request
  • Exiting the CLAT application procedure

Fifth Provisional Seat Allotment List: Only those applicants who have completed the counselling registration procedure will be considered for the 5th provisional seat allotment list, which Consortium will release. If you are who are given seats for the first time in the Fifth List and those who requested for Upgrade in the prior list will have the options listed below.

  • Accept the seat that has been assigned to you (Locking the Seat)
  • Exiting the CLAT application procedure

NOTE:

  • If you do not apply any of the aforementioned choices, i.e., (a), (b), or (c), within the given period, they will be deemed uninterested in the admission process, and their candidacy will be rejected. Such a candidate will lose their existing seat and be dropped from the counselling process.
  • Upgrade requests from past years will be considered the price has been paid, and the procedures have been fulfilled at the designated NLU on the lists.
  • Those who did not receive an allocation on this CLAT merit list will have to wait for the next one.
NLSIU, Bangalore
NALSAR, Hyderabad
WBNUJS, Kolkata
NLIU, Bhopal
NLU, Jodhpur
GNLU, Gandhinagar
RMLNLU, Lucknow
NLU, Orissa
HNLU, Raipur
MENU, Mumbai
RGNUL, Patiala
DSNLU, Visakhapatnam
NUSRL, Ranchi
MNLU, Nagpur
CNLU, Patna
NUALS, Kochi
NLSIU, Bangalore
NALSAR, Hyderabad
WBNUJS, Kolkata
NLIU, Bhopal
NLU, Jodhpur
GNLU, Gandhinagar
RMLNLU, Lucknow
NLU, Orissa
HNLU, Raipur
MENU, Mumbai
RGNUL, Patiala
DSNLU, Visakhapatnam
NUSRL, Ranchi
MNLU, Nagpur
CNLU, Patna
NUALS, Kochi

FAQ's

Will there be any waiting list for CLAT Counselling?

Yes, the waiting list is there in the CLAT Counselling, but it will be issued along with the Provisional Allotment List from the first 2500 applicants who have been undertaken the counselling after remitting the fees. 

The list will be prepared by selecting the candidates proportionately from different categories like- General/ SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD/ DFF/ NRI, etc both from the All India and State (Domicile) category of candidates.

What is the minimum cut-off score/ sectional cut off for CLAT 2021?

An aspirant must score between 85 and 87 in order to be admitted to one of the top three NLUs. If an applicant's score falls between 83 and 85, he or she will be admitted to one of the top five NLUs. A score of 80 to 82 is required for the top ten NLUs.

Will there be any subsequent merit lists after the first allotment list is published for CLAT?

The candidates who will fail to report to the Universities and complete the formalities of the admission within a stipulated date will be forfeited their claim for the admission and their seats will fill up by the University by following its own process, not by the CLAT Office.

The respective Universities will report the admission details to the CAT Office long with the number of vacancies that might remain same due to non-reporting of the candidates allotted under the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Actual Allotment List, which helps to the CLAT Office to make the declaration of the final allotment.

What is the CLAT counselling fee?

Candidates have to deposit a counselling fee of INR 50,000. This counselling fee will be adjusted in the admission fees in the college allotted by the NLU.