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CLAT PG Counselling Process 2023

Author : Palak Khanna

November 2, 2022

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CLAT PG counseling will be held in at least five rounds to fill all the seats for the postgraduate programs. The counseling process begins soon after the CLAT PG 2023 results are out! 
Here's how to be prepared for the CLAT PG Counselling Process 2023.

The counseling is conducted through a centralized process by participating National Law Universities (NLUs). Only on qualifying for the CLAT PG 2023 entrance exam; you are eligible for counseling. Note that the CLAT PG counseling process 2023 is conducted based on merit only. 

Recently, the CLAT PG counseling process has been entirely conducted through online mode only. 

As the counseling dates are close by, all qualified aspirants will receive an email/ text message asking them to attend counseling with all the relevant documents. 

Before attending the CLAT PG counseling process 2023, the Consortium of NLUs has listed a set of instructions for the examination on the official website. You are advised to go through them carefully. 

How do you stay prepared for the CLAT PG Counselling Process 2023? Insights on the CLAT PG Counselling Schedule, Counselling Process, Counselling Fees, and much more are discussed in this article. 

Download FREE Study Material for CLAT PG by LegalEdge

CLAT PG Counselling Schedule 2023

Only those who have scored above the CLAT PG Cut Off are shortlisted for the counseling process. Therefore, focus thoroughly on your CLAT PG preparations

Check out the table below for all the important events related to CLAT PG Counselling 2023.

Event Official Dates  Tentative Dates
Result Declaration and Issue of Merit List To be announced Last week of December 2022
CLAT Counselling Registration To be announced First week of January 2023
The date for payment of the counseling fee of INR 30,000/20,000 To be announced  January 2023
Publication of the first allotment list     To be announced January 2023
Publication of the 2nd allotment list after payment of counseling fee To be announced February 2023
Publication of 3rd List and payment of a fee to the respective NLUs  To be announced February 2023
Publication of 4th Allotment List and payment of a fee to respective NLUs To be announced February 2023
Publication of 5th and Final List and payment of a fee to the NLUs To be announced March 2023

Although the dates are not yet official, we can expect the CLAT Results to be out by the end of December. CLAT PG Counselling Schedule 2023 for 5 rounds will begin from January 2023. 

CLAT Online Coaching

CLAT Online Coaching

How to Register for CLAT PG Counselling 2023?

The consortium started the CLAT PG Counselling Process 2023 after the declaration of the CLAT PG Result.

The registration process for the CLAT PG Counselling Process 2023 involves two steps:

  • Filling out your NLU preference
  • Paying the CLAT counseling fee

Only those who will register by paying the required amount on or before the last date are eligible to take part in the counseling process.

Step 1: Filling out your NLU preference

Those who have cleared the CLAT must fill in their choice of NLU before the last date of registration

  • Visit the official website of CLAT
  • Login to the website by using your registered mobile number and password.
  • 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.

Check: CLAT PG Coaching 2023

Step 2: Paying the CLAT PG Counselling Process 2023 fee

  • You have to pay Rs. 30,000 - 50,000 (general) / INR 20,000 (reserved) category as an online counseling fee by choosing any of the following options. The amount can change for the coming academic year.
  • The fee payment can be made only online via debit/credit card or NEFT.
  • If paying through a debit/credit card, be ready with the card details, such as the name of the cardholder, validity, and CCV. Fill in all the details in the payment gateway and make the 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.

CLAT Mock Tests

CLAT Mock Tests

CLAT Seat Allotment List

The seat allotment process of CLAT is the allocation of National Law Universities and courses for those who cleared the entrance exam and appeared in the CLAT PG Counselling Process 2023. 

The Consortium releases 5 counseling lists, one after the other. A seat is allotted based on your score in the entrance exam and the order of preference given by you in the CLAT PG Application Form.

1 - First Provisional Seat Allotment List

The consortium will provide the first provisional seat allotment list, including only those applicants who have completed the counseling 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, confirm the seat, and debar to shift your choice to any other NLU in the current counseling round. This is an option that is activated every counseling 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 counseling. 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. 

2 - Second Provisional Seat Allotment List

Only those applicants who have completed the CLAT PG Counselling Process 2023 procedure will be considered for the 2nd provisional Seat Allotment List of CLAT, which the 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

3 - Third Provisional Seat Allotment List

Only those applicants who have completed the counseling 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

Read more: List of jobs after CLAT PG exam

4 - Fourth Provisional Seat Allotment List

Only those applicants who have completed the counseling 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

5 - Fifth Provisional Seat Allotment List

Only those applicants who have completed the counseling 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

Check: CLAT PG Mock Test Series 2023

CLAT PG Counselling Fee Refund Rules 2023

  • If you do not get a seat after the release of five lists by the Consortium, the total amount paid (30,000 or 20,000) will be refunded to you without any deduction.
  • If you choose to exit the counseling process OR do not accept any of the seats offered in any of the first four lists notified by the Consortium, an amount of (30,000 or 20,000) will be refunded.
  • After the fourth list, if you choose to withdraw, the consortium will deduct Rs. 5,000/- from the Counselling fee as a penalty for blocking the seat and putting the awaiting aspirants at a disadvantage.
  • If you are found ineligible on the basis of the documents/information provided, an amount of Rs. 5,000/ will be deducted, and the balance will be refunded.

Documents Required for CLAT PG 2023 Counselling

You must carry the following documents on the day of the CLAT PG Counselling Process 2023. Otherwise, you are not allowed to take part in the seat allotment process.

  • 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.)

Check: How to Prepare for CLAT PG Exam in One Month 2023

CLAT PG Counselling Process 2023 Seat Allotment List

Choose the final college

Lock the available seat and exit from the CLAT counseling 2023 process. 

Upload your documents

You have to upload the documents concerning the college you select. 

Payment

Proceed with the payment; in case of an upgrade, you must attend the next round of counseling following the same process. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the waiting list is there in the CLAT PG 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.

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 PG Office.

The respective Universities will report the admission details to the CAT PG 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 PG Office to make the declaration of the final allotment.

You have to deposit a counselling fee of INR 30,000 for GEN category and INR 20,000 for Reserved classes. This counselling fee will be adjusted in the admission fees in the college allotted by the NLU.
CLAT PG 2022 Counselling is performed in five rounds. 
The last adte to pay the CLAT PG Counselling fee was 02 July 2022.
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CLAT PG Counselling Process 2023

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : November 2, 2022

SHARE

Summary: 

CLAT PG counseling will be held in at least five rounds to fill all the seats for the postgraduate programs. The counseling process begins soon after the CLAT PG 2023 results are out! 
Here's how to be prepared for the CLAT PG Counselling Process 2023.

The counseling is conducted through a centralized process by participating National Law Universities (NLUs). Only on qualifying for the CLAT PG 2023 entrance exam; you are eligible for counseling. Note that the CLAT PG counseling process 2023 is conducted based on merit only. 

Recently, the CLAT PG counseling process has been entirely conducted through online mode only. 

As the counseling dates are close by, all qualified aspirants will receive an email/ text message asking them to attend counseling with all the relevant documents. 

Before attending the CLAT PG counseling process 2023, the Consortium of NLUs has listed a set of instructions for the examination on the official website. You are advised to go through them carefully. 

How do you stay prepared for the CLAT PG Counselling Process 2023? Insights on the CLAT PG Counselling Schedule, Counselling Process, Counselling Fees, and much more are discussed in this article. 

Download FREE Study Material for CLAT PG by LegalEdge

CLAT PG Counselling Schedule 2023

Only those who have scored above the CLAT PG Cut Off are shortlisted for the counseling process. Therefore, focus thoroughly on your CLAT PG preparations

Check out the table below for all the important events related to CLAT PG Counselling 2023.

Event Official Dates  Tentative Dates
Result Declaration and Issue of Merit List To be announced Last week of December 2022
CLAT Counselling Registration To be announced First week of January 2023
The date for payment of the counseling fee of INR 30,000/20,000 To be announced  January 2023
Publication of the first allotment list     To be announced January 2023
Publication of the 2nd allotment list after payment of counseling fee To be announced February 2023
Publication of 3rd List and payment of a fee to the respective NLUs  To be announced February 2023
Publication of 4th Allotment List and payment of a fee to respective NLUs To be announced February 2023
Publication of 5th and Final List and payment of a fee to the NLUs To be announced March 2023

Although the dates are not yet official, we can expect the CLAT Results to be out by the end of December. CLAT PG Counselling Schedule 2023 for 5 rounds will begin from January 2023. 

CLAT Online Coaching

CLAT Online Coaching

How to Register for CLAT PG Counselling 2023?

The consortium started the CLAT PG Counselling Process 2023 after the declaration of the CLAT PG Result.

The registration process for the CLAT PG Counselling Process 2023 involves two steps:

  • Filling out your NLU preference
  • Paying the CLAT counseling fee

Only those who will register by paying the required amount on or before the last date are eligible to take part in the counseling process.

Step 1: Filling out your NLU preference

Those who have cleared the CLAT must fill in their choice of NLU before the last date of registration

  • Visit the official website of CLAT
  • Login to the website by using your registered mobile number and password.
  • 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.

Check: CLAT PG Coaching 2023

Step 2: Paying the CLAT PG Counselling Process 2023 fee

  • You have to pay Rs. 30,000 - 50,000 (general) / INR 20,000 (reserved) category as an online counseling fee by choosing any of the following options. The amount can change for the coming academic year.
  • The fee payment can be made only online via debit/credit card or NEFT.
  • If paying through a debit/credit card, be ready with the card details, such as the name of the cardholder, validity, and CCV. Fill in all the details in the payment gateway and make the 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.

CLAT Mock Tests

CLAT Mock Tests

CLAT Seat Allotment List

The seat allotment process of CLAT is the allocation of National Law Universities and courses for those who cleared the entrance exam and appeared in the CLAT PG Counselling Process 2023. 

The Consortium releases 5 counseling lists, one after the other. A seat is allotted based on your score in the entrance exam and the order of preference given by you in the CLAT PG Application Form.

1 - First Provisional Seat Allotment List

The consortium will provide the first provisional seat allotment list, including only those applicants who have completed the counseling 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, confirm the seat, and debar to shift your choice to any other NLU in the current counseling round. This is an option that is activated every counseling 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 counseling. 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. 

2 - Second Provisional Seat Allotment List

Only those applicants who have completed the CLAT PG Counselling Process 2023 procedure will be considered for the 2nd provisional Seat Allotment List of CLAT, which the 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

3 - Third Provisional Seat Allotment List

Only those applicants who have completed the counseling 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

Read more: List of jobs after CLAT PG exam

4 - Fourth Provisional Seat Allotment List

Only those applicants who have completed the counseling 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

5 - Fifth Provisional Seat Allotment List

Only those applicants who have completed the counseling 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

Check: CLAT PG Mock Test Series 2023

CLAT PG Counselling Fee Refund Rules 2023

  • If you do not get a seat after the release of five lists by the Consortium, the total amount paid (30,000 or 20,000) will be refunded to you without any deduction.
  • If you choose to exit the counseling process OR do not accept any of the seats offered in any of the first four lists notified by the Consortium, an amount of (30,000 or 20,000) will be refunded.
  • After the fourth list, if you choose to withdraw, the consortium will deduct Rs. 5,000/- from the Counselling fee as a penalty for blocking the seat and putting the awaiting aspirants at a disadvantage.
  • If you are found ineligible on the basis of the documents/information provided, an amount of Rs. 5,000/ will be deducted, and the balance will be refunded.

Documents Required for CLAT PG 2023 Counselling

You must carry the following documents on the day of the CLAT PG Counselling Process 2023. Otherwise, you are not allowed to take part in the seat allotment process.

  • 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.)

Check: How to Prepare for CLAT PG Exam in One Month 2023

CLAT PG Counselling Process 2023 Seat Allotment List

Choose the final college

Lock the available seat and exit from the CLAT counseling 2023 process. 

Upload your documents

You have to upload the documents concerning the college you select. 

Payment

Proceed with the payment; in case of an upgrade, you must attend the next round of counseling following the same process. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the waiting list is there in the CLAT PG 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.

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 PG Office.

The respective Universities will report the admission details to the CAT PG 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 PG Office to make the declaration of the final allotment.

You have to deposit a counselling fee of INR 30,000 for GEN category and INR 20,000 for Reserved classes. This counselling fee will be adjusted in the admission fees in the college allotted by the NLU.
CLAT PG 2022 Counselling is performed in five rounds. 
The last adte to pay the CLAT PG Counselling fee was 02 July 2022.

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