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CLAT Counselling 2023

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 2023 will take place in January 2023. The exam authority, the Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs), will complete the CLAT 2023 admission process before March 2023, so that the new session begins on time. The CLAT Consortium will conduct qualified candidates' counseling online at the official website -

Highlights of CLAT 2023 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 2023. 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 2023
  • Score/ Rank card of CLAT Exam
  • Class 10thMark sheet
  • Class 12th Mark sheet
  • CLAT 2023 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 2023 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 and contact IESOnline.

CLAT 2023 will be conducted on December 18, 2022.
Candidate is advised to visit the page for re-printout of application form, generate the printout and keep the hard copy and soft copy (printout) of the application.
Yes, you are eligible for the CLAT 2023 examination.
CLAT 2023 examination will be conducted through online mode.
There is no age limit for appearing in the exam.
The examination would be conducted by the consortium of National Law Universities (NLU)
Each year the CLAT exam is attempted by more than 50,000 candidates.
LST session is conducted usually for two hours in which a student is acquainted with the basic concepts of the topic in hand with the help of examples and instances for the best possible understanding. Much emphasis is laid on practice as it is considered to be the key to crack competitive exams. Class exercises are handed over to the students followed by rigorous discussion. CL believes in interactive learning so that the students are at ease and do not hesitate to come up with doubts or clarifications.
This completely depends on one's ability to grasp concepts and to learn. Anything between 8 to 16 months is good for preparation, depending on the average number of hours invested per day and the quality of preparation.
Yes. Being Government institutions, there are reservations in different National Law Universities. All NLUs have reservations for SCs and STs and quite a few of them have seats for OBCs as well. Fewer have regional quotas and some also have reservations for women, wards of defense personnel and even NRI sponsored Candidates.
Yes. Though law is a subject of humanities, students of any stream can sit for the law exam. The paper is evenly balanced so that no particular stream is given a complete edge over the other. In fact, most of the students who sit and qualify the law exam over the years have been science students as it was the most popular stream. It is only in recent years that Arts and Commerce students are also seen appearing in sizable numbers.

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:

  • AILET - All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) for admission in National Law University (NLU), Delhi.
  • Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) conducted by the Symbiosis International University to get admission into Symbiosis Law School.
  • CET IPU - The Common Entrance test conducted by Indraprastha University, Delhi for various law colleges situated in Delhi and NCR including Amity Noida.
  • LSAT-India is a standardized test adopted as an admissions criterion by multiple law colleges across India.
  • Christ University Law Entrance Exam - conducted by Christ University, Bangalore for admission to School of Law, Christ University.