CLAT 2016 counselling will be conducted by CLAT office through centralized counselling for taking admissions in participating institutions to undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The seats will be allotted on the basis of merit-cum-preference. It means the seat allotment will be based on CLAT score secured by candidate and order of preference filled by them in CLAT form. The counselling procedure will begin online after CLAT result are declared. The procedure will follow the schedule as given in the CLAT calendar available on CLAT website.
After declaration of results, CLAT office adopts stepwise procedure for admissions:
The stepwise procedure which shall be adopted by CLAT office after declaration of result for admission is as follows:
Step1: Publication of first indicative list based on merit cum preference
Based on merit-cum-preference, the university-wise first indicative list will be published on CLAT website.
Step 2: Counselling fee payment and option available to exercise by provisionally selected candidates
This step is further divided into sub steps as given below:
In counselling process, participation is allowed to a specified number of candidates from various categories against actual number of seats available with participating NLUs.
The requisite counselling fee of 50,000/- must be deposited by provisionally selected candidates.
The adjustable fee deposited with CLAT office will be transferred to the participating NLU in which the candidate has taken admission after completion of admission process.
In case candidates fail to deposit the requisite counselling fee within specified time frame through the CLAT website, they will lose their right for consideration for admission under CLAT 2016. Besides, their names will be dropped from the merit list of CLAT 2016.
After payment of counselling fee, the candidates have to reserve their seats in the procedure prescribed by CLAT-2016 website in counselling guidelines.
Documents required for CLAT Counselling
Students secured the name in the CLAT 2016 merit list need to carry the following documents at the time of CLAT 2016 Counselling.
Admit Card of CLAT 2016
Call Letter issued by CLAT authority
Original Documents of class 12th certificates
DOB certificate or its proof
Original certificates for SC/ST/OBC/BC/EBC and PWD etc. candidates
Current passport size photographs
Step 3: Publication of second list having the names of finalized candidates after payment of counselling fee and additional waitlisted candidates
Further sub steps are as follows:
A second list will be published by CLAT office of candidates who have paid counselling fee and reserved seat on participating NLUs.
In the second list, CLAT will also release a waitlist of candidates selected provisionally against dropped out candidates, if any.
Within the prescribed time period as per CLAT calendar, the requisite counselling fee of 50,000/- is required to be paid and their seat is required to be reserved.
From the deposited counselling fee, there will be a deduction of a nominal amount of Rupees 10,000/-.
The entire amount of counselling fee will be forfeited in case of any withdrawal after stipulated period.
STEP 4: Publication of third list allotting seats to candidates
A comprehensive third allotment list of candidates will be published by CLAT office. The candidates who paid their counselling fee and reserved their seat in the participating NLUs make this list.
This list will include the candidates who have paid the counselling fee against the first and second indicative list.
With the third allotment list, A list of waitlisted candidates, who are provisionally selected against dropped out candidates, will also be released.
Within the prescribed time period as per CLAT calendar, the requisite counselling fee of is required to be paid and their seat is required to be reserved.
STEP 5: Completion of admission formalities at the allotted NLUs
The candidates need to approach allotted NLU to deposit the balance amount towards admission and other fee.
During the scheduled time frame prescribed in CLAT 2016calendar, the candidates need to carry relevant certificates/documents in original issue issued by the competent authority in support of the various claims made by the candidates
Respective universities check certificates in original at the time of their admission.
No admission in participating NLUS will be allowed to the candidates failing to produce required certificates/documents in original or meet the eligibility requirements.
The relevant and authentic certificates/documents from the competent authorities are required to be obtained and produced during admission in the concerned NLU by the candidates seeking admission under various categories specially those belonging to the reserved categories such as SC/ST/OBC/Specially abled person/DFF/NRI and the unreserved category candidates seeking admission under state domicile category.
After publication of CLAT merit list, the claim for admission and entire amount of the counselling fee of 50,000/- is forfeited of the candidates who fail to report at the allotted NLU.