The process of CLAT Counseling starts off after the declaration of cut-offs by the participating NLUs and law institutes.The counseling process is to be initiated online by the NUSRL, Ranchi for the admission procedures to UG and PG programs at the participating universities. It is a centralized online counseling process wherein students from different parts of country participate to get the law School of their choice depending upon rank or marks obtained by them.As the entire process is delayed due to COVID-19 outbreak, the counseling dates have also been extended till further notification. The exam is going to be announced by July 1, 2020 and is also the last date for CLAT 2020 Registration.
|Conducting Authority||Consortium of NLUs|
|Eligibility||CLAT Rank & Preference Order in CLAT Form|
|Participating Institutes||22 NLUs & 52+ Private Institutes|
|Total Seats||Nearly 2500+|
The very first provisional seat allotment list will be declared based on merit. A total of 3 seat allotment list will be released and accordingly the candidates will be summoned for counseling processes. The counseling for CLAT UG and PG programs are conducted separately.
The merit list of shortlisted candidates are intimated via mail and further released on the official website.The first list of CLATcounseling will be declared on the merit-cum-preference basis of CLAT Exam 2020. A specified number of candidates from various categories are allowed to participate in the counseling process for the seats available in the NLUs.
The provisionally selected candidates will have to pay the requisite counseling fee of INR 50,000 in order to procure their seat in the preferred NLU. This amount is not any additional charge rather it will be deducted from the admission fee while enrolling into any of the participating law schools. If any student fails to deposit the amount within the due time, they will lose their right to consideration for CLAT admissions.
After the publication of first indicative list, the shortlisted candidates can 'Lock' the seat of their choice in the allotted NLU. Once the candidate has locked a seat, he/ she will not be considered for the upward shifting to any other NLUs even in the case of any vacancy arising thereafter at the subsequent stage during the counseling process.
Candidates can also choose the option of 'Shifting' where they will be considered against any other vacancies arising in the NLU of their higher choice through subsequent allotment of list. The shifting is always done in the upward manner as per the candidates' preference filled in the CLAT 2020 Application Form. There is no downward shift at any stage ofthe counseling process.
The candidates are also provided with the option of 'Withdrawal' of their fees. Either they may fail to deposit the requisite fee or they can choose the option to withdraw before the final seat allotment during the 4th round of CLAT counseling.
For detailed information about CLAT Counseling visit consortiumofnlus.ac.in and contact IESOnline.
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:
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