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CLAT Counselling 2024

The process of CLAT Counseling starts off after the declaration of cut-offs by the participating NLUs and law institutes.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.

According to the official website, CLAT Counselling 2024 will take place in January 2024. The exam authority, the Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs), will complete the CLAT 2024 admission process before March 2024, so that the new session begins on time. The CLAT Consortium will conduct qualified candidates' counseling online at the official website -

Highlights of CLAT 2024 Counseling

Conducting Authority Consortium of NLUs
Counseling Mode Online
Eligibility CLAT Rank & Preference Order in CLAT Form
Participating Institutes 22 NLUs & 52+ Private Institutes
Total Seats Nearly 2500+

CLAT counseling procedure

  • Online Registration
  • Making NLUs Choices
  • Allotment of Seats
  • Fee Payment
  • Reporting to the Concerned Institutes

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 2024. A specified number of candidates from various categories are allowed to participate in the counseling process for the seats available in the NLUs.

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.

Documents required to be carried for CLAT counseling

  • Application form of CLAT 2024
  • Score/ Rank card of CLAT Exam
  • Class 10thMark sheet
  • Class 12th Mark sheet
  • CLAT 2024 Admit Card
  • Caste/ Category certificate (If applicable)
  • Domicile Certificate
  • NRI certificate (If applicable)
  • Pass-port sized photographs
  • Call letter issued by CLAT authority

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 2024 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.

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The CLAT counselling process involves registration, choice filling, seat allotment based on merit, and document verification at the allotted universities.
Seats are allocated based on candidates' ranks in the CLAT exam and their choices of preferred universities and courses during the counselling process