CLAT Counselling 2021: Dates, Seat Allotment, Documents Required

Exam Date : June 13, 2021
Result Date : June 24, 2021

The CLAT 2021 counselling process will be conducted after the declaration of the results. The counselling process for CLAT 2021 will be conducted starting from July 2, 2021 as the further rounds of admission for the BA LLB and BBA LLB programs at the various NLUs and CLAT affiliated participating universities. The Consortium of National Law Universities will invite candidates for the CLAT 2021 counselling process once the merit list is out. Candidates will have to register for the counselling process on the official website of the consortium. Candidates who will be allotted a National Law University will have to pay a fee of INR 50,000 for securing the allotted seat. The fee will be considered a part of the admission fee and the admission fee will be updated after deducting INR 50,000.

CLAT 2021 Dates
Event Date
Application Form Start Date January 1, 2021
Application Form End Date March 31, 2021
Admit Card Release Date April 17, 2021
CLAT 2021 June 13, 2021
Answer Key Release Date To be announced
CLAT Results 2021 To be announced
CLAT Counselling 2021 To be announced

CLAT Counselling 2021 Highlights

The CLAT counselling 2021 highlights are as follows:

CLAT Counselling 2021 Highlights
Conducting Authority The Consortium of National Law Universities
Mode of Counselling Online
Eligibility
  • CLAT Rank
  • Order of preference in CLAT form
Participating Institutes 21 NLUs and 45+ Private Institutes
Total No. of NLU Seats 3000 (approx)

The CLAT counselling 2021 process will entail the following steps:

  • Online registration for counselling
  • Choosing preferred NLU
  • Seat allotment
  • Payment of fees
  • Reporting to allotted institutes

CLAT Counselling 2021 Process

The CLAT counselling 2021 process is scheduled for July 2, 2021. Candidates will have to register for the counselling process if they qualify for it once the rank list is released. Before starting their registrations for the CLAT counselling 2021, candidates need to make sure that they gather a couple of documents and keep them ready. Read on to know more about the counselling process for CLAT 2021.

Documents required for CLAT Counselling 2021

Candidates will have to keep the following documents ready before starting their registrations for the CLAT counselling 2021 process:

  • CLAT Application Form 2021
  • CLAT Admit Card 2021
  • CLAT Result 2021 
  • Class 10 Marks Sheet
  • Class 12 Marks Sheet
  • Category Certificate (if applicable)
  • NRI Certificate (if applicable)
  • NRI Sponsored Certificate (if applicable)
  • Domicile Certificate (if applicable)
  • Official Call Letter
  • Latest Passport Size Photographs

CLAT 2021 Counselling Procedure

The CLAT counselling 2021 process will be conducted with the help of an centralized online system. The entire process will be conducted in accordance with the CLAT calendar created by the consortium. Candidates will be able to check the counselling dates on the official website of the consortium.

For admissions to the 21 NLUs, the counselling procedure for CLAT 2021 will entail the following steps:

Step 1: Publication of the First Indicative List

The Consortium of National Law Universities will release the merit list to shortlist the candidates for the final admission process. The first list for the CLAT counselling 2021 process will be declared on a merit-cum-preference basis of the CLAT 2021 scores.

Step 2: Counselling Fee Payment/ Option to Exercise for Provisionally Selected Candidates

This step involves the following points:

  • The participation in the counselling process will be allowed for a specified number of category candidates against the actual number of seats available at the various participating NLUs.
  • The provisionally selected candidates will have to make a deposit of the requisite fee of INR 50,000 with the CLAT office, which will be transferred to the participating NLUs which the candidates have applied for.
  • It should be noted that candidates who fail to deposit the requisite fee will be disqualified from seeking admissions, and their names will be dropped from the merit list.
  • Once the requisite fees have been paid, candidates will be able to exercise any one of the following options:
    • Lock: The "Lock" option confirms the candidate's choice of the allotted institute. If candidates confirm their choice, they will not be considered for shifting to an NLU of a higher ranking should a vacancy arise at a later stage in the counselling process.
    • Upward Shift: Candidates who choose the "Upward Shift" option will be considered for vacancies arising in the NLUs if their choice via a subsequent allotment list. The upward shift will be done in accordance to the preferences of the candidates as filled in the application form. At no point in the CLAT counselling 2021 process will be there be any downward shifting of candidate preferences.
    • Withdrawal: Candidates will be able to withdraw their fees should they choose to do so. There are 2 ways to withdraw the fees:
      • Option 1: Failing to deposit the requisite fee
      • Option 2: In the 4th round of counseling where candidates can choose the option of withdrawal before the final seat allotment list

Step 3: Publication of Second List - Names of Final Candidates after Counselling Fee Payment/ Additional Candidates in the Waitlist

The third step in the CLAT counselling 2021 procedure is as follows:

  • The second list will be prepared and published by the authorities once the candidates have paid their counselling fees and locked their choices of the seats in the participating NLUs.
  • The exam authorities will also release a waiting list of candidates selected provisionally against candidates that have dropped out, if any.
  • The requisite counselling fee of INR 50,000 will have to be paid within the time prescribed by the CLAT calendar. The fees must be paid if a candidate wants to reserve their seat.
  • A nominal amount of INR 10,000 will be deducted from the deposited counselling fees.
  • In case there is any withdrawal after the stipulated period, the entire counselling fee will be forfeited.

Step 4: Publication of Third List - Seat Allotment

This step will have the following points that candidates will have to keep in mind:

  • The exam authorities will publish a third allotment list which will contain the names of the candidates who have paid their counselling fee and reserved their seat in their preferred participating NLUs.
  • Along with the third list, a list of waitlist candidates provisionally selected against dropped out candidates will be released.
  • As with the previous step, candidates will have to pay the requisite counselling fee and reserve their seat.

Step 5: Finalizing Admission Formalities at Allotted NLUs

This step will have the following points:

  • Candidates will have to visit their allotted NLU to pay the balance amount towards the admission and other fees.
  • Candidates will have to carry their supporting documents with them, issued by a competent authority, as a means of validating all the information provided during the application process.
  • The respective universities will check the original certificates at the time of admission.
  • Candidates who fail to produce the required original certificates and documents, or fail to meet the eligibility requirements, will be disqualified from the admission process.
  • Once the merit list is published, if a candidate fails to report for admission, the deposited counselling fee will be forfeited and the claim for admission will be denied.

Discussion Forum

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The counseling process for CLAT constitutes of the following steps:

STEP 1

The university-wise first indicative list based on merit-cum-preference will be published on CLAT 2017 website.

STEP 2

Payment of counseling fee

In this step, candidates will be shortlisted to take part in the counseling process against actual number of seats available with participating NLUs. The shortlisted candidates must deposit the counseling fee of Rs.50,000/- and exercise any one of the following options:

  1. Lock – The candidates who decide to go for ‘Lock’ option will confirm his or her choice of the allotted NLU. Such candidate shall not be considered for further shifting to any other NLU(s) of his or her higher choice in case of any vacancy coming up thereafter at the succeeding stage during counselling process.
  1. Shifting – The candidates who decide to go for ‘Shifting’ option shall be considered against any vacancy coming up in NLU(s) of his or her higher choice via subsequent allotment list. The shifting shall be performed upwards in order of candidate’s preferences as given in the application form. There shall be no downward shifting at any period of the counselling procedure by the CLAT-2016 office.

          Note: Default choice of all candidates shall be selected as ‘lock’.

  1. The candidates failing to deposit the necessary counselling fee through the CLAT-2016 website by the specified date will lose their chance to be considered for admission under CLAT-2016 and their names will be eliminated from the CLAT-2016 counselling merit.
  1.  The adjustable counselling fee of Rs. 50,000/- deposited with the CLAT-2016 office will be transferred to the respective participating NLU where the candidate has finally taken admission after the closure of the entire counselling process.

STEP 3

The publication of the second list having the names of the finalized candidates will be done after the payment of counseling fee.

  1.  The CLAT-2017 office shall publish the second list of qualified candidates who have paid their counseling fee and reserved their seat in the participating NLUs.
  2.  The second list shall also contain the list of waitlisted candidates who are provisionally selected against dropped out candidates, if any.
  3.  The additional candidates provisionally selected against dropped candidates are required to pay the required counseling fee of Rs. 50,000/- and apply for either option of ‘lock’ or ‘shift’.

 

STEP 4

Publication of third list allotting seats to candidates

The CLAT-2017 office shall publish a complete third allotment list of candidates who have paid their counseling fee and reserved their seat in the participating NLUs.

  1.  The comprehensive list shall comprise the names of candidates who have paid the counselling fee against the first and second indicative list.
  2.  Along with the third allotment list, a list of waitlisted candidates who are provisionally selected against dropped out candidates will also be released.
  3.  These candidates are also required to pay the obligatory counselling fee of Rs. 50,000/- and block their seats.

STEP 5

Completion of admission formalities at the allotted NLUs

After the candidates are allotted seats under the third list, they will be required to approach the allotted NLU and submit the balance amount towards the admission and other fees involved in the admission procedure.

  1.  The candidates will also have to carry relevant certificates/documents in original issued by the competent authority to complete their admission process.
  2.  The certificates in original will be verified by the respective universities at the time of admission of candidates.
  3.  The candidates not possessing the required certificates/documents in original or failing to meet the eligibility requirements will not be permitted to seek admission in participating NLUs.
  4.  The candidates seeking admission under various categories including those belonging to the reserved categories such as SC/ST/OBC/Specially Abled Person/DFF/NRI and the unreserved category candidates seeking admission under state domicile category, must  obtain the relevant and authentic certificates / documents from the competent authorities and bring along the same at the time of admission in the concerned NLU.

STEP 6

Publication of fourth and final allotment list

The CLAT-2017 office shall publish a comprehensive fourth allotment list of candidates who have paid their counseling fee and reserved their seat in the participating NLUs.

The comprehensive list shall comprise the names of candidates who have paid the counseling fee against the first, second and third indicative list.

STEP 7

Completion of admission formalities at the allotted NLUs against fourth allotment list

The candidates whose names appear in the fourth allotment list will be required to visit the allotted NLU and duly submit the total amount towards the admission procedure and other fees involved. The shifted candidates have to report and fulfill the admission formalities in NLU allotted to them against fourth list.

  1.  The candidates will also have to carry relevant certificates/documents in original issued by the competent authority. Carrying the original certificates is compulsory to complete their admission formalities.
  2.  The certificates in original will be verified by the respective universities at the time of their admission.
  3.  Any candidate not possessing the required certificates/documents in original or failing to meet the eligibility requirements will not be permitted to seek admission in participating NLUs.
  4.  The candidates seeking admission under various categories including those belonging to the reserved categories such as SC/ST/OBC/Specially Abled Person/DFF/NRI and the unreserved category candidates seeking admission under state domicile category, must obtain the relevant and authentic certificates / documents from the competent authorities and bring along the same at the time of admission in the concerned NLU.
  5.  Those candidates who are unsuccessful in reporting at the allotted NLU after the publication of CLAT 2016 merit list and fail to complete the admission formalities as per CLAT-2017 calendar will automatically lose their claim for admission following which their entire amount of the counseling fee of Rs. 50,000/- will be forfeited.
  6.  In case of a wait list candidate failing to get a seat in any of the NLUs due to non availability of vacancy, the entire amount of Rs. 50,000/- deposited by such candidate shall be refunded by the authorities to them without any deduction.

Answer By: Getmyuni

14 Jan 2017

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The online counseling for CLAT is scheduled to start from June 1st, 2017 as per the calendar available on the official website.

Answer By: Getmyuni

25 Jan 2017

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