Understanding the CLAT Counselling Process

CLAT 2021 Counselling procedure

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance examination, conducted on rotation by 17 National Law Universities (NLUs). CLAT is conducted every year for admission to 5 years integrated Bachelor of Arts + Bachelor of Law (B.A+LL.B) Honors and 1 year Master of Law (LL.M) programs.


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17 National Law Universities (NLUs) are participating in CLAT 2021 and following the policy of rotation, this year the tenth CLAT shall be conducted by the Chankya National Law University, Patna.  Candidates seeking admission to integrated L.L.B and L.L.M programs in various National Law Universities can apply for CLAT 2021  through the official website.


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Counselling Process for CLAT 2021

The admission to integrated LLB and LLM programs in participating universities will be made through centralised counseling where the seats will be allotted on the basis of the merit in CLAT 2021.

The first rank list on the basis of merit cum preference will be published at the official website of CLAT. Candidates can log onto their registered accounts and check the counselling schedule. Candidates will be allowed to make choice as per the ranks obtained by them. In the counseling, candidates will be given the option of ‘lock’ and ‘withdrawal’, where they can either lock a seat or withdraw their candidature from the counselling.

In case the seat is allotted due to the vacant seats from the first round of allotment, the candidate will be required to pay the counseling fee. Once the fee is submitted the counseling committee will generate the next seat allotment list.

After the allotment of seat, a candidate is required to pay the balance fees and submit the original certificates at the respective NLU.

Also See LSAT INDIA 2021 Notification

The category-wise seat allotment list of the waiting candidates will be generated by the counseling committee after each round of seat allotment till the third round.

If any candidate with his name on the waiting list has deposited the counseling fees, but unable to secure a seat in the counseling due to non- availability of vacant seats, the counseling committee will refund the fees amount without any deduction. However, if in any case, the candidate has withdrawn himself from the CLAT admission, some amount will be deducted as per the policy.

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