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    CLAT Counselling 2023 - 2nd Admission List (Out), Dates, Registration, Fees, Documents Required

    Edited By Shubham Bhakuni | Updated on Jan 27, 2023 10:53 AM IST | #CLAT

    CLAT Counselling 2023 - The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) started the CLAT 2023 counselling registration on December 28, 2022. The second seat allotment for CLAT 2023 has been released on January 27, 2023. Candidates can download the CLAT 2023 second-seat allotment list from the direct link given below. Shortlisted candidates can exercise the admission choices by January 31, 2023. The CLAT cut-offs for first round of counselling are also available now. The counselling of CLAT 2023 is being conducted in five rounds, in online mode. Candidates included in the invite list of CLAT 2023 will be able to register for the counselling online, from the login portal at - The CLAT counselling fee is Rs. 30,000 for general category candidates and Rs. 20,000 for SC and ST candidates. Read the complete article below to understand the CLAT counselling 2023 and NLU admission process.
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    CLAT Counselling 2023 - 2nd Admission List (Out), Dates, Registration, Fees, Documents Required
    CLAT Counselling 2023 - 2nd Admission List (Out), Dates, Registration, Fees, Documents Required

    A total of 22 national law universities are participating in Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). These NLUs will offer over 3,000 seats in undergraduate law programmes and around 1200 seats in LLM.
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    CLAT 2023 counselling schedule



    Exam date

    December 18, 2022

    Result declaration

    Last week of December 2023

    Release of CLAT invite list

    December 28, 2023

    Commencement of counselling

    December 28, 2023

    CLAT counselling schedule 2023

    Registration for admissions counselling (including payment of counselling fee)December 28, 2022, 6:00 P.M. to
    January 12, 2023, 6:00 P.M.
    Publication of first allotment listJanuary 18, 2023, 10:30 A.M.
    Payment of confirmation fee to consortium for Freeze and Float options and admission by NLUs for the first allotment listJanuary 18, 2023, 10:30 A.M.
    January 22 10:30 P.M.
    Publication of second allotment listJanuary 27, 2023, 10:30 A.M.
    Payment of Confirmation Fee to Consortium for Freeze and Float options and Admission by NLUs for the Second Allotment ListJanuary 27, 2023, 10:30 A.M.
    January 31, 2023, 10:30 P.M.
    Payment of University Fee (after adjusting for Confirmation Fee and Counselling Registration Fee) to NLU concerned for all candidates who have chosen the Freeze Option in the counselling process for First and Second Allotment Lists (first and second rounds of counselling)May 20, 2023 11:59 P.M.
    Publication of Third Allotment List (Third round of counselling starts)May 25, 2023 10:30 A.M.
    Payment of University Fee for Freeze or Float options (after adjusting for Confirmation Fee—if paid in the first and second rounds of counselling—and Counselling Registration Fee) and Admission by NLUs for the Third Allotment ListMay 25, 2023 10:30 A.M
    May 30, 2023 10:30 PM
    Publication of Fourth Allotment List (Fourth round of counselling starts)June 05, 2023 10:30 A.M.
    Payment of University Fee for Freeze or Float options (after adjusting for Confirmation Fee—if paid in the first and second roundsJune 05, 2023 10:30 A.M.
    June 10, 2023 10:30 P.M.
    of counselling—and Counselling Registration Fee) and Admission by NLUs for the Fourth Allotment List
    Publication of Fifth and Final Allotment List (Fifth round of counselling starts)June 15, 2023 10:30 A.M.
    Payment of balance university Fee for Freeze option (after adjusting for Confirmation Fee—if paid in the first and second rounds of counselling—and Counselling Registration Fee) and Admission by NLUs for Fifth and Final Allotment ListJune 15, 2023 10:30 A.M.
    June 20, 2023 10:30 P.M.

    CLAT counselling process 2023

    How many candidates will be invited for CLAT 2023 counselling?

    Based on the CLAT 2023 result, the consortium has prepared the invite list. Candidates five times the total number of seats available in each category are included in the invite list. This means, around 15,000 candidates can be invited for CLAT UG counselling and around 3,500 candidates for CLAT LLM counselling.

    How to check CLAT counselling invitation?

    The counselling invitation has been shared with the shortlisted candidates through their registered email ID and mobile number. Alternatively, candidates can check their status by logging into the CLAT 2023 portal.

    CLAT 2023 counselling registration

    Candidates can register for CLAT counselling online by following the steps mentioned below;

    • Visit the official website of the CLAT consortium

    • Login using your registered mobile number and password

    • Fill out the counselling registration form and update the college choices and other relevant details

    • Submit the relevant documents

    • Submit the CLAT counselling fee 2023 online using net banking/credit card/debit card or UPI payment options.

    • Keep the payment receipt for future reference.

    CLAT counselling fee 2023



    General candidate

    Rs. 30,000


    Rs. 20,000

    The counselling fee of CLAT 2023 will be adjusted with the course fee to be paid to the allotted national law university.

    CLAT 2023 counselling - Updating NLU preference

    Giving NLU preferences is a crucial part of CLAT counselling. Candidates have already given admission preferences to the NLUs before downloading the CLAT admit cards. They do not have the opportunity to update the NLU preferences for counselling now. While selecting the NLUs, the following things are considered;

    • Ranking of national law universities in NIRF Law ranking 2022 and various other ranking parameters;

    • Marks and rank obtained by the candidate

    • Previous year CLAT cut-off for selected NLUs

    • Candidate’s own choice of NLU

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    CLAT counselling process 2023 - Allocation of seats

    The allotment of seats in national law universities will be based on merit cum preference criteria. Since the allotment of seats is announced in five rounds, candidates have three options after each allotment as mentioned below;

    CLAT counselling 2023 - Options to exercise after allotment



    Accept allotted seat

    Lock the seat and upload the relevant documents and submit the NLU fees

    Apply for upgrade

    Submit documents and pay NLU fee

    Exit admission process

    Exercise exit option; such candidate will not be considered for admission in any round of counselling after that.

    Document required for CLAT 2023 counselling



    10th or equivalent mark sheet

    10th or equivalent mark sheet

    12th or equivalent mark sheet

    12th or equivalent mark sheet

    Character certificate

    Marksheet of law graduation

    Character certificate

    Transfer / Migration Certificate

    Transfer / Migration Certificate

    Caste Certificate (SC/ST/OBC etc.) if applicable

    Caste certificate (SC/ST/OBC etc.) if applicable

    PWD Certificate (If applicable)

    PWD Certificate (If applicable)

    Domicile/residence certificate (If applying under the domicile category)

    Domicile/residence certificate (If applying under the domicile category)

    NLU admission process after CLAT seat allotment 2023

    Option 1 - When candidate accepts seat allotment

    If the candidate accepts the allotted seat, he will have to complete the admission process by following the steps mentioned below.

    • Accept the seat and upload the documents and submit the fees.

    The documents submitted by the candidate will be used for his/her verification. The candidate will now have to report to the allotted NLU as per the instructions and complete the admission formalities.

    In case of any issues or questions related to documents and fees, candidates must contact the allotted NLU only.

    Option 2 - When candidate applies for upgrade/revision

    Candidates who exercise this option will agree to accept the allotted seat and also apply for the Revise option. This will make sure that they will not lose the allotted seat. Such candidates will either get a seat in an NLU which is above the current allotted university in the preference order or will retain the current seat.

    Candidates opting for this option will have to submit the course fee to the allotted NLU and upload the documents on the CLAT login portal to be considered for revision.

    Option 3 - Exiting NLU admission process

    If a candidate chooses this option, he/she will not have a claim for any seat allotment from the CLAT consortium. Such a candidate loses the currently allotted seat and is not considered for the subsequent round of seat allotments.

    CLAT counselling 2023: Options after final round of allotment

    After the final round of seat allotment, candidates will have only two options;

    • Accept the seat and complete the admission process

    • Exit the admission process

    In this round, there will be no option for upgrading the choices. Candidates who exit the admission process will not be considered for admission.

    CLAT 2023 counselling fee refund

    Candidates who could not secure allotment of seats or those who exercised the exit option will be eligible for a refund.

    • Candidates who could not secure admission during the counselling will get a 100% fee refund.

    • Candidates exercising the Exit option and rejecting the allotment will get a refund only after some deduction which is charged as a processing charge.

    • If the candidate is found ineligble for admission, he/she will get the refund after some deduction.

    Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

    1. When will CLAT 2023 counselling be conducted?

    The counselling for CLAT 2023 has been commenced on December 28, 2023.

    2. How many seats are offered by the NLUs through CLAT counselling?

    The NLUs offer over 3,000 seats in UG programmes and around 1200 seats in LLM programmes through CLAT counselling.

    3. What is the CLAT 2023 counselling fee?

    The CLAT 2023 counselling fee is Rs. 30,000 for general category candidates. For SC, ST candidates, the counselling fee is Rs. 20,000.

    4. How many NLUs are participating in CLAT counselling?

    At present, 22 NLUs are participating in the CLAT counselling 2023.

    5. Can I use CLAT score for admission to any law college other than NLU?

    Yes. you can use the CLAT score for admission to over 60 law schools as they accept it for admission to UG and PG law programmes.

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    Questions related to CLAT

    Have a question related to CLAT ?
    Hello Vanshika,
    Hope you are doing good.
    So, generally there is no such thing called syllabus for the CLAT. However, for the purpose of general knowledge section, you will have to study, Constitution, Current affairs,   Static GK, History and Geography as well.
    So it's not about topics, just read everything barely and get to know the gist of the subject. That's it. For this you remember certain important articles like articles related to fundamental rights, fundamental duties, appointment and impeachment of judges, president, etc. Appointment of election commissioners, their powers and all. Just have in your mind the articles related to them and the powers entrusted with such articles.
    Good luck!!

    Hey aspirant,

    The below-mentioned resource pools the host relevant preparatory content to crack the CLAT examination.

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    Hello aspirant,

    Candidates will be asked questions in this section based on texts that are up to 450 words long each. The passages will draw from non-fiction writing, journalism, and other news sources. The questions are designed to evaluate the candidate's understanding of legal concepts or concepts linked to the passing. Candidates should be aware that there won't be any questions posed beyond the passage provided. Each of these chapters will include a series of questions that will test your general knowledge and awareness of relevant current events. The following topics have been included in this area by the Consortium of NLUs:

    Important recent happenings in India and around the globe

    Culture and the Arts

    the world's affairs

    Historical occurrences that are still important today

    A few pointers for preparing for the CLAT in current affairs

    1.Take a look at the test from last year.

    Understanding the structure of the general knowledge section of the CLAT is crucial after learning about it. 40–50 multiple-choice questions are present in this section. Verify the CLAT test questions from previous years to get a sense of the questions that were asked. Start practising using the available offline and online CLAT sample questions from previous years after you have a general idea of the format. You can get better grades by answering questions correctly and by being aware of the trend.

    2. Keep yourself updated and practise regularly

    Success in anything requires practise and consistency. If you want to ace all the general knowledge questions, be sure to stay up to date on current affairs and keep your knowledge current. By studying the topic for a few days, you cannot successfully answer general knowledge questions. The knowledge must be acquired gradually (at least for a year). Along with responding and practising questions, make sure you stay up to date with global current events. Keep up with the news and read the newspaper daily to keep current.

    3. Take CLAT practise exams

    Do you wish to understand how the CLAT test actually feels? Utilize practise tests! Attending practise exams will increase your accuracy and entrance preparation while also boosting your confidence in your ability to pass the test.

    Many centres provide test series. Numerous internet platforms offer practise examinations. Choose a mode that is convenient for you. Take practise tests for each subject so you can determine your general knowledge subject strengths and weaknesses. Additionally, try to deliver at least ten full mock exams to get a feel for the actual exam.

    4.Select your study materials carefully.

    One of the factors that will have the biggest impact on your CLAT score is the study material you choose. There is a tonne of study material available, both online and offline. By selecting the greatest and most precise study materials, you can have an idea of how the entrance exam will be. Numerous offline and online study resources make the claim to be able to assist you in passing the CLAT, but in reality they are full of inaccurate material and questions. Choose reading material that closely follows the format of the current exam and is appropriate for your level of comprehension.

    5. Eliminate speculative thinking

    The answer out of the four options would be something you would be reasonably certain of if you had done a decent job of studying for the general knowledge test. If you don't know the solution to a question, don't base your decision on conjecture. For each question you successfully respond to, you will receive one mark; if you don't, you will receive 0.25 marks less. You won't receive a point deduction for providing a negative response. Pick the correct response if you are certain. If not, your best option is to ignore the question about which you are confused.

    6.Limit Your Sources

    Attempt to limit the amount of current affairs information you consume. Candidate mistakes usually involve spending time by reading multiple newspapers. Make a choice, then utilise the internet sensibly. Use a top book for the CLAT  Current Affairs section.

    7.Pay attention to the curriculum

    Always bear in mind to concentrate on the topics covered in the CLAT UG curriculum when attempting to completely cover this section. After all, more passages should be expected for these subjects.

    8.Build your own notes

    The focus of current affairs is one-liners or, at best, three to four lines. Make your notes as simple to understand and retain the information as you can. All the important notes should be underlined using a distinct colour of ink. It is crucial to take your own notes because it has been established that writing is one of the finest ways to retain information. Remember that it would be impossible to memorise everything as well.

    9. Use online examinations or practise exams.

    Practice questions on current events and general knowledge are the greatest way to ace this section. This will also provide you a general sense of the questions that will be asked, helping you to assess your level of preparation or monitor your progress. But you shouldn't try this until you've made a few preparations.

    10.Use the Internet responsibly.

    There is enough material on the internet to cover anything, but how do you decide which link to click? A collection of General Knowledge pdfs that will certainly help you with your preparation for this subject is the most significant thing you will find. Before beginning to study something, it is always advisable to confirm its credibility.

    11. Review what you've read.

    Daily review and reading of current events are crucial because their volume increases daily. The notes will be helpful for review and for keeping in mind current affairs or recent news.

    I hope these suggestions prove to be helpful to you.

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