CLAT 2017 Counselling Procedure Begins: Know the Complete Procedure

Published on : 6th July 2017    Author : Tanvi Mittal
CLAT Exam

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level entrance exam conducted once in a year (in May) for admission in integrated L.L.B. and L.L.M. courses offered by 18 national law universities of India. The exam is held on the rotation basis by the universities; this year it was conducted by Chanakya National Law University, Patna.

After the announcement of CLAT 2017 Exam result and release of merit list on 29 May, the counselling phase (option exercising and fee payment) has started from 6 June 2017. The first indicative seat allotment list was released on 5 June 2017. Scroll down for counselling schedule and seat allotment details.

CLAT 2017 Counselling Procedure

CLAT 2017 Counselling Schedule

Events

Dates

Result and Merit List Release

29 May 2017

First Indicative Seat Allocation List Release

5 June 2017

Counselling (Fee Payment & Exercising Option)

6 – 8 June 2017

Second Allotment List Release

12 June 2017

Counselling (Fee Payment & Exercising Option)

13 – 14 June 2017

Third Allotment List Release

19 June 2017

Counselling (Fee Payment & Exercising Option)

20 – 21 June 2017

Last Date for withdrawal from the Admission Process

21 June 2017

Fourth Allotment List Release

24 June 2017

Payment of full fees by 4th seat allotment candidates & completion of admission formalities

28 – 30 June 2017

Receiving status of admissions from the participating NLU (s) in the CLAT office

4 July 2017

Admission Process Closure

6 July 2017

CLAT 2017 Counselling Procedure

CLAT 2017 counselling procedure for admission in participating institutions is as follows:

STEP 1: First Indicative Seat Allocation List Release

University-wise first indicative merit list has been released on 5 June based on the merit-cum-preference basis. It is available on the official CLAT 2017 website. Check it here. (http://clat2017.admissionhelp.com/)

STEP 2: Counselling (Fee Payment & Exercising Option)

The shortlisted candidates in step 1 are required to submit the counselling fee of ₹ 50,000 and choose anyone from the following options:

  • Lock: This option affirms candidate’s choice for the allocated NLU (National Law University.) Candidates selecting this option will not be allowed for changing to any other NLUs even if any seat remains vacant at any stage of the counselling process.
  • Shifting: This option will be considered in case any vacancy arises in NLUs of candidate’s choice.

Candidates’ default choice will be considered as ‘Lock.’

Candidates have to reserve their seats after paying the counselling fee.

STEP 3: Second Allotment List Release, Counselling (Fee Payment & Exercising Option)

This list contains the name of candidates who have paid the counselling fee and reserved their seats. List of waitlisted candidates is also released along with the second list.

The candidates who are selected against dropped candidates have to pay ₹ 50,000 and apply their option.

STEP 4: Third Allotment List Release

This list includes the names of candidates who have paid counselling fee for first and second indicative list and reserved their seats.

List of waitlisted candidates, who are provisionally selected against dropped out candidates, is also released. Such candidates are required to pay counselling fee and reserve their seats.

STEP 5: Withdrawal from the Admission Process

Provisionally selected candidates can withdraw from admission within the given time. A nominal fee of ₹ 10,000 is deducted from the counselling fee.

Any withdrawal after the given time results in forfeiture of entire counselling fee amount.

STEP 6: Fourth Allotment List Release

Provisionally selected candidates can withdraw from admission within the given time. A nominal fee of ₹ 10,000 is deducted from the counselling fee.

Any withdrawal after the given time results in forfeiture of entire counselling fee amount.

The fourth allotment list includes the name of candidates who have paid their counselling fees and reserved their seats against first, second and third indicative lists.

The candidates whose name appear in the fourth list and have not deposited the counselling fee are required to pay the full fee at the time of admission.

STEP 7: Completion of Admission Formalities at Allotted NLUs

Candidates are required to submit the balance admission fee at the allotted NLUs.

Carry all the necessary documents (original) to the institute. Those who fail to submit required documents at the time of admission are not permitted for admission.

Candidates who fail to appear for admission within the given time frame will lose their admission, and their counselling fee will be forfeited.

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About the Author: Tanvi Mittal

Former content manager at one of the country’s leading dailies, Tanvi Mittal specialises in academic writing. With two decades of experience and expertise in writing, she is the spearhead of Exams Planner’s content team. Commitment to brilliance and dedication to writing, strategizing and doing extensive research are her biggest passions. With only objective to provide high quality and researched based content, Tanvi constantly thrives to make a difference with her knowledge.

When not working for the betterment of students, she loves to cook and dance. Also, a great orator, Tanvi has participated in several international conferences. She has got her writings published in many journals and penned numerous short stories for kids.



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