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CLAT Counselling 2023: Dates, Seats, Document Verification


CLAT Counselling 2023: The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) has released the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2023 counselling first and second allotment list on the official website. CNLU publishes the invite list for CLAT counselling on the official website. The candidates who crack the CLAT 2023 register online for the counselling process, provide fresh preferences for the colleges and complete payment of registration fees.

The invitation list for CLAT counselling contains five times the number of available seats in the 22 participating NLUs. A candidate is required to fill a minimum of five NLU preferences during the CLAT counselling registration process. In this article, find all the important information about CLAT counselling 2023 in detail.

Latest Update:
-The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) released Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) counselling 2023 round-2 allotment list on January 27, 2023.
– First allotment list for CLAT 2023 was released on January 18, 2023.
– NLUs declared CLAT 2023 results on December 23, 2022.
– CLAT 2023 final answer key was released on December 22, 2022.

CLAT 2023 Counselling — Important Dates

Refer to the following table for the CLAT counselling 2023 important dates:

CLAT 2023 Online Application Form Release DateAugust 8, 2022
Last Date to Submit the CLAT 2023 Application FormNovember 18, 2022
Last Date to Submit Application FeeNovember 18, 2022
Last Date to Update Test Centre PreferencesNovember 18, 2022
CLAT 2023 Admit Card Release Date December 6, 2022
CLAT 2023 Exam DateDecember 18, 2022
Official Answer Key Release Date December 19, 2022
Objections Raising DateDecember 19, 2022 (09:00 a.m.)
Last Date to Submit an ObjectionDecember 20, 2022 (09:00 a.m.)
The Final Answer Key Release DateDecember 22, 2022
CLAT 2023 Result DateDecember 23, 2022
CLAT 2023 Counselling Registration DatesDecember 28, 2023
CLAT First Round of Seat Allotment (Publication)January 18, 2022
Second Round of Seat AllotmentJanuary 27, 2023
Third Round of Seat AllotmentMay 25, 2023
Fourth Round Seat AllotmentJune 05, 2023
Fifth Round Seat AllotmentJune 15, 2023

CLAT Counselling 2023 — Steps to be Followed

The applicants who were shortlisted after the declaration of the result are sent emails regarding online registration of counselling. To complete their registration for the Admissions Counselling Process, candidates had to login to their CLAT accounts and pay the Counselling Registration Fee by 6:00 P.M. on January 12, 2023 as set out below:

Registration Fee For General Category30,000/-
Registration Fee For ST/ SC/ OBC/ BC/ EWS/ PWD Categories20,000/-

What After CLAT Counselling Fees Payment?

After the payment of the counselling fee, the first admission list is released by CNLUs. Candidates have the following options:

  • Freeze option: If the candidate is satisfied with the allotted seat, accepts it, and is not interested in participating in further rounds of seat allocation/ counselling, they may ‘Freeze’ the seat allocation.
  • Float option: If the candidate has not been allotted their first preference NLU and chooses to leave ‘open’ the possibility of getting a higher preference NLU seat they may choose the ‘Float’ Option.
  • Exit from CLAT Admission Process: If at any time after completing the Registration Process, a candidate does not want to participate any further in the Counselling Process, they may choose to ‘Exit’ the Admissions Counselling Process. If a candidate has chosen a Float orze Option prior to the Exit option, the seat allocated to them will be reallocated, and the Confirmation Fee will be forfeited. No candidate will be allotted a seat after choosing the Exit option.
  • Confirmation Fee: An eligible candidate who has been allotted a seat as per their indicated NLU preferences will be required to pay a non-refundable Confirmation Fee of Rs. 20,000/- (Rupees Twenty thousand only) prior to selecting a ‘Freeze’ or ‘Float’ option in the First and Second rounds of counselling. A candidate needs to pay the Confirmation Fee only once in the entire Admissions and Counselling Process.

CLAT 2023 Counselling — Publication of Second Admission List

The first list is published on the official website after applicants’ seat locking and up-gradation. The seat allotment list for 2023 was released on January 18, 2023. Registered candidates will be able to check the allotment list on the CLAT 2023 login on official website, consortiumofnlus.ac.in.

CLAT 2023 Counselling — Withdrawal of Seat

The applicants who do not wish to take admission as per the allotted NLU can withdraw their fees within the specified time limit, or they can simply not deposit the fees if they do not wish to take admission to the allotted college.

The same process is followed in the final round of counselling. After the seat allotment, all the applicants are advised to save the copy and take out the print of the allotment list for future reference. 

Important Note:

  1. After the final round, applicants must report to the allotted NLUs along with the documents and certificates required for the CLAT 2023 admission.
  2. The applicants are advised to follow the eligibility criteria for CLAT 2023 admission strictly. If, after CLAT 2023, the applicants are found not to fulfil the eligibility criteria, then their admission will be cancelled by the NLU.

CLAT 2023 Counselling — Documents Required

The applicants attending the counselling rounds are required to provide some important documents. The list of required documents for counselling is as follows: 

List of Documents Required

10th and 12th Mark sheet
Backward Class Certificate (if applicable)
CLAT Application Form 2022
Character Certificate
CLAT 2022 Admit Card
CLAT 2022 Score Card
Medical Certificate  (if applicable)
Provisional/Degree Mark Sheet (only for PG level candidates) 
Specially-abled Certificate (If applicable)
NRI Certificate (If applicable)
SC Certificate (if applicable)
Self-declaration Certificate by Parents
Self-declaration Certificate by Student
Sports Certificate (if applicable)
Call Letter Issued by CLAT Conducting Authority
Transfer Certificate
Valid ID Proof (Adhaar card or, Voter id or, Driving license or, Passport) 
Sponsored NRI Certificate (If applicable)
Domicile Certificate (If applicable)

Important Points To Remember for CLAT Counselling 2023

The points to remember are as given below: 

  1. The candidates must submit all the original documents after the counselling.
  2. The counselling is only conducted online mode by the conducting body for both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  3. The applicants are advised to be careful while selecting the choice of NLU. 
  4. The call letters of CLAT counselling do not confirm the applicant’s admission until the final seat allotment round.
  5. The applicants are advised to lock the option of the allotted college carefully, as the option cannot be withdrawn after opting for the lock option. 
  6. All the original documents of the applicants are returned after scrutinising by the NLUs.

FAQs on CLAT 2023 Counselling

Check the following commonly asked questions by CLAT aspirants:

Q: In how many rounds is the CLAT counselling conducted?

Ans: The CLAT counselling is conducted in five rounds.

Q: What procedure will be followed after the CLAT counselling round?

Ans: The applicants who will qualify for the rounds of CLAT counselling are called for admission to the college.

Q: Which applicants will be allowed to appear in the CLAT counselling rounds?

Ans: The applicants who qualify for the minimum cut-off of the exam declared by the conducting body will be allowed to appear in the CLAT counselling.

Q: How is the CLAT 2023 counselling be conducted?

Ans: The CLAT counselling 2023 is conducted online mode on the official website.

Q: When will the counselling for CLAT 2023 be conducted?

Ans: The first allotment list for counselling for the CLAT 2023 was released on January 18, 2023.

Also, read:

CLAT 2023 Application Form (Released)CLAT Preparation 2023
CLAT Admit Card 2023CLAT Exam Dates 2023

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