The aspirants who wish to seek admission to UG and PG programme in the various participating Universities under CLAT-2018 shall be done through a centralised counselling conducted by the CLAT Office. The allotment of seats shall be done on the basis of ‘merit-cum-preference’, i.e. CLAT-2018 Rank and order of preference given by the applicant in the application form of CLAT-2018. The counselling schedule will be available on the official site of CLAT. check complete details of the counselling procedure in the article below.

CLAT 2018 Counselling

CLAT 2018 Counselling Dates are given below.

Events Dates
Publication of the first indicative seat allocation list based on merit-cum-preference 07 Jun 2018
Date for payment of counselling fee of Rs. 50,000/- (Rupees Fifty thousand only) 08 Jun to 12 Jun 2018
Publication of the second allotment list after payment of counselling fee. 16 Jun 2018
Date for payment of counselling fee for the candidates whose names appear for the first time in the second provisional allotment list 17 Jun to 19 Jun 2018
Date for locking of allotted seats after exercising option for shifting or withdrawing from the admission process against the second allotment list. 17 Jun to 19 Jun 2018
Last date of withdrawal from the Admission Process. 19 Jun 2018
Publication of the third allotment list 24 Jun 2018
Payment of full fees by the candidates whose name appear for the first time in the third allotment list to the allotted Universities 28 to 30 Jun 2018
Date for receiving status of admissions from the participating NLU (s) in the CLAT Office 04 Jul 2018
Date of closure of admission process by the CLAT 2018 Office 04 Jul 2018

CLAT 2018 Counselling Procedure

The stepwise procedure for admission which shall be adopted by CLAT 2018 Office after the results will be declared for admission are as follows:

Step 1: Publication of 1st indicative list on the basis of merit cum preference

The University-wise first Indicative List will be published on the CLAT official site. The University-wise 1st indicative list will be based on merit-cum-preference.

Step 2: Making payment of Counselling Fee and exercising option:

The candidates who will be selected from various categories will be allowed to participate in the CLAT 2018 counselling process. The selected candidates will appear for counselling against the actual number of seats available in the participating National Law Universities.

The provisionally selected candidates must deposit the requisite counselling fee of Rs. 50,000/- with the CLAT-2018 Office. The adjustable counselling fee of Rs 50,000/- deposited with the CLAT office will be transferred to the respective participating NLUs where the candidate has finally taken admission after the completion of the entire admission process.

Step 3:  Publication of 2nd allotment list:

The CLAT office may publish a second list of aspirants who have paid his /her counselling and reserved their seats. The office may also release a list of waitlisted candidates in the second list who are selected provisionally against dropped candidates (if any).

Step 4: Publication of 3rd list of allotting seats to candidates

The office shall publish a third list of aspirants who have paid their counselling fee and reserved their seats in the participating Universities. The third allotment list may includes the names of the candidates who would have paid the counselling fee against the first and second indicative lists. The office will also release a list of waitlisted candidates along with the third allotment list who are provisionally selected against the dropped out candidates. These waitlisted candidates are also required to pay the requisite counselling fee and reserve their seats within the specified time period as per the CLAT-2018 calendar.

CLAT Counselling 2018 Important Documents To Be Produced

  • CLAT Application Form 2018
  • CLAT Admit Card 2018
  • CLAT Score Card
  • Class 10th Marks-sheet (For proof of Date of Birth)
  • Class 12th Marks-sheet (For proof of Academic Qualification)
  • Caste Certificate (If applicable)
  • Specially-Abled Certificate (If applicable)
  • NRI Certificate (If applicable)
  • Sponsored NRI Certificate (If applicable)
  • Domicile Certificate (If applicable)

About Lock, Upgrade and Withdrawal options?

Lock– Candidates will be provided with this option in each of the counselling round after the publication of indicative seat allotment list. Exercising this Lock option in CLAT 2018 counselling will confirm the allotted University choice for that counselling round. Further, the ˜Lock’ option prohibits candidates to shift their choice to any other NLU in the current counselling round.

Shifting/ Up-gradation– This option will be available from the second round of CLAT counselling 2018 by the CLAT Committee. This option will be offered to only those candidates who will participate in the previous counselling round. The candidates will be shifted or upgraded automatically to a higher NLU against any vacancy arising in the NLU through his/ her choice via a subsequent allotment list.

Withdrawal – A candidate can exercise the option of ˜Withdrawal’ in two ways. If any candidate attending CLAT counselling fails to deposit the amount of the requisite counselling fees, he/ she may lose the chance to get admission in NLUs of his/ her choice as his/ her name will be dropped from the admission merit list and this is the first way to withdraw an NLU seat. Further, all the candidates who have been allotted NLUs will be offered the option of ˜Withdrawal’ before the final seat allotment list i.e. during fourth round of CLAT 2018 counselling. The candidates who wish to withdraw their candidature from the NLU admission process by the prescribed date will be allowed to withdraw from the admissions and the deposited counselling fees will be transferred to his./her bank accounts after a deduction of Rs. 10,000 from that fee.

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Seats in Participating NLUs

UnderGraduate seat to be filled through CLAT
NLU All India Category Seats State Category Seats Special Category Seats
NLSIU Bangalore, Karnataka 75 0 5
NALSAR Hyderabad, Telangana 86 22 15
NLIU Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 80 28 20
WBNUJS Kolkata, West Bengal 94 10 23
NLU Jodhpur, Rajasthan 100 0 15
HNLU Raipur, Chhattisgarh 82 80 27
GNLU Gandhinagar, Gujarat 56 0 31
RMLNLU Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 80 80 18
RGNUL Punjab 175 0 21
CNLU Patna, Bihar 60 60 20
NUALS Kochi, Kerala 33 27 08
NLUO Cuttack, Odisha 159 0 21
NUSRL Ranchi, Jharkhand 60 60 0
NLUJAA Guwahati, Assam 45 15 0
DSNLU Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh 48 60 12
TNNLS Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu 52 52 6
MNLU Mumbai, Maharashtra 25 25 10
MNLU Nagpur, Maharashtra 30 30 0
Total seats 1436+2 548+1 252
Post Graduate seat to be filled through CLAT
NLU All India Category Seats State Category Seats Special Category Seats
NLSIU Bangalore, Karnataka 50 0 0
NALSAR Hyderabad, Telangana [email protected] [email protected] 10
NLIU Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 25 15 0
WBNUJS Kolkata, West Bengal 40 0 2
NLU Jodhpur, Rajasthan 80 0 0
HNLU Raipur, Chhattisgarh 45 0 4
GNLU Gandhinagar, Gujarat 52 0 11
RMLNLU Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 10 10 7
RGNUL Punjab 38 0 6
CNLU Patna, Bihar 0 0 0
NUALS Kochi, Kerala 21 19 0
NLUO Cuttack, Odisha 44 0 6
SRL Ranchi, Jharkhand 10 10 0
NLUJAA Guwahati, Assam 10 0 0
DSNLU Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh 10 12 2
TNNLS Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu 0 0 0
MNLU Mumbai, Maharashtra 0 0 2
MNLU Nagpur, Maharashtra 9 11 0
Total seats 484+2 87+1 50

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