CLAT 2019 Counselling Process

Juhee Prasad Updated On: 17 Dec, 2018 16:51 IST

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CLAT 2019 Counselling Process

The seat allotment for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) will be done through centralised admission scheme and will be based on merit-cum-preference basis. In CLAT 2019, admission to various law programmes will be done on the basis of scores achieved by the candidates. The first merit list released by the exam authority will contain the selected candidates' names according to their categories on the basis of ‘merit-cum-preference’. 

As part of the CLAT 2019 counselling process, the seal allotment list will be released.

CLAT  2019 Counselling Dates

Events Dates (Tentative)
Publication of the 1st indicative seat allocation list 1st week of June, 2019
Counselling fee payment Date (Rs. 50,000/-) 2nd week of June, 2019
Publication of the 2nd allotment list 3rd week of June, 2019
Counselling fee payment Date for the candidates whose names appear for the first time in the second provisional allotment list 3rd week of June, 2019

Step by Step Counselling Process:

Registration for Counselling Process: After the announcement of the first list, candidates will have to apply for the counselling process. Students whose names are mentioned in the list will have to pay the counselling fee to be eligible for seat allotment process.

Locking of Choices: Candidates will have to submit their course and college preferences. After locking the choices, candidates will not be allowed to shift from one university to another during the further counselling process. The Lock option confirms the candidate’s final choice for the particular NLU. 

Shifting: The candidates choosing this option will be considered for further counselling rounds against any vacancies that will arise in NLUs. Only upward shifting will be permitted in accordance with the preference list given at the time of application.

Final Admission List: Based on the vacant seats in institutes, a second, third and final list of shortlisted candidates may be published. In order to confirm the seats allotted to them, students will have to get their documents verified by the designated authority and pay the admission fees.


1. Can a candidate get the counselling fee refunded in case he/she doesn't want to take admission?

There shall be no refund of counselling fee after the last date of withdrawal from the admission process.

2. Is there any provision of transfer of a candidate from one participating university to another participating university subsequent to their admission through CLAT?

No, CLAT rules do not provide for such transfers. Up-gradation to the University of Higher Choice is done only by the CLAT office during the admission process.

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