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CLAT UG 2017 - Counselling Updates
The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is conducted for admission to various law programmes offered by colleges across India.
- Allotment of seats through the centralized admission scheme of CLAT is done on merit-cum-preference basis.
- All admission are done on the basis of score achieved by the students in the CLAT entrance exam.
- The first list released by the organizing body comprises the names of the selected candidates from various categories on the basis of ‘merit-cum-preference’.
- Registration: After the announcement of the first list, candidates will have to apply for counselling process. Students whose names are mentioned in the list will have to pay the counselling fee of Rs.50,000 to be eligible for seat allotment process.
- Lock: Candidates will have to submit their course and college preference. After locking the choices, candidates will not be allowed to shift from one university to another during the further counseling process. The Lock option confirms the candidate’s final choice for the particular NLU. Therefore lock your choices only when you are sure.
- Shifting: The candidates choosing this option will be considered for further counseling 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.
- Based on the vacancies 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.
CLAT UG Counselling FAQ
1) Which are the Law Colleges one can apply through CLAT?
Through CLAT, students can apply to the following 15 National Law Universities:
- National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore
- NALSAR University of Law (NALSAR), Hyderabad
- The National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal
- The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata
- National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur
- Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur
- Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar
- Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow
- Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Patiala
- Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna
- The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi
- National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack
- National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi
- National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam, Guwahati
- Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu.
2) What is the procedure of allotment of Law Universities for admission?
During the online submission of application form, the candidates will be required to fill up all the 18 available choices of National Law Universities for the UG/PG course in order of their preferences. Seats shall be allotted on merit-cum-choice basis.
3) Can the candidate change his/her choices of National Law Universities subsequently?
NO, Choice once indicated and submitted shall be treated as final. However, in case of submitting multiple application forms the last submitted form will be treated as final.
4) Is there any seat available for NRI/NRI sponsored /Foreign National candidates?
Yes. In some of the participating Law Universities seats are available for NRIs/NRI sponsored/Foreign National. Candidates are advised to refer to CLAT website for e-brochure and to visit the website of the respective NLUs.
5) Is there any provision of Transfer of a student 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.
6) What is the Counselling fee?
Counselling fee is the payment (Rs.50, 000/-) made to the CLAT office by a candidate to show his/her seriousness/commitment in taking admission in any of the participating NLU(s). Counselling fee is not a separate fee, it is the adjustable advance paid to the CLAT office which subsequently gets adjusted at the time of admission from the fee payable to the respective University by a candidate.
7) Can I get my counselling fee refunded in case I don’t want to take admission?
lease Note that:-
- There shall be no refund of counselling fee after the last date of withdrawal from admission process i.e., 21st June, 2017.
- The counselling fee of those candidates who withdraw up to 21st June, 2017, will be refunded after deducting Rs.10,000/-.
8) 3Is there any reservation available on domicile basis in any of the Law Universities?
YES. Some of the participating Law Universities have provision of domicile based reservations for which the candidates are advised to refer to the respective NLUs Brochure available on their website and also on CLAT website.
9) Is there any reservation of seats in CLAT-2017for the women candidates?
YES. Some of the participating universities provide horizontal reservation for the female candidates. Candidates are advised to refer to the respective NLU’s Brochure available on CLAT website in this regard.
10) Do the CLAT participating universities have the common rules of reservation?
- NO. The CLAT participating universities are governed by their respective State Acts and follow the reservation policies/rules prescribed by their Acts/State Governments. The candidates are advised to look into the detailed information of the respective NLUs Brochure available on CLAT website to know about the University wise specific reservations.
- Participating National Law Universities reserve the right to change the total number of seats and break-up of seats as per their policy before the final allotment. Reservation policy is subject to change as decided by the concerned State Government from time to time.