By | 29 Dec 2022 at 2:50 PM
CLAT 2023 exam guidelines released, code of conduct, bell times, and grading method

On Wednesday, December 28, 2022, the Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) initiated the CLAT counselling for 2023. The CLAT counselling admission process is only open to candidates who have received an invitation from the consortium through email/SMS or the CLAT 2023 portal.

Counseling for the CLAT will be conducted in five phases. Candidates will be assigned seats in accordance with their position on the CLAT merit list and the NLU seat matrix. The CLAT 2023 admission examination was administered on December 18 at 127 test centres around the nation.

CLAT 2023 counselling guidance

Candidates who have been invited must register for the CLAT 2023 counselling process by January 12, 2023, 6 p.m. To engage in CLAT 2023 counselling, please follow the steps below:

During each round, sign in to your CLAT account and validate your invitation to counselling.

Click the button labelled “Make Payment.” Pay an application fee of Rs 30,000 (general category candidates) or Rs 20,000 (ST/ SC/ OBC/ BC/ EWS/ PWD categories) to register for counselling.

The CLAT counselling registration cost is refundable and can be paid online.

Wait until the screen displays the phrase “Payment Successful” before logging out.

CLAT 2023 exam guidelines released, code of conduct, bell times, and grading method

What occurs following CLAT counselling registration?

A seat will be assigned to the successfully registered, qualified candidates at the desired NLU. The initial seat allocation list will be announced on January 18, 2023. Candidates will have the option to freeze, float, or withdraw from the CLAT counselling process.

Freeze option: If the candidate is content with the assigned seat, accepts it, and does not wish to participate in subsequent rounds of seat allocation/counseling, they may “freeze” their seat allocation.

Float option: If a candidate has not been assigned their first-choice NLU and want to leave open the possibility of receiving their second- or third-choice NLU, they may select the ‘float’ option.

Leave option: If, at any point after completing the registration process, a candidate does not wish to continue participating in the admissions counselling process, they have the option to “exit” the admissions counselling process.

Prior to picking a ‘freeze’ or ‘float’ option before the deadline, a qualified candidate who has been assigned a seat according to NLU’s preferences must pay a non-refundable confirmation fee of Rs. 20,000.

Documents needed for CLAT counselling in 2023

Maintain scanned copies of the following documents for the admissions counselling process:

Grade 10 transcript of grades

CLAT 2023 admission card

Grade 12 marksheet

LLB/equivalent degree marksheet (for PG candidates)

Character document

Transfer/Migration Document

Caste certificate

PwD/SAP accreditation

Domicile/residence certificate

Other supporting materials

All candidates who choose the freeze option during the first or second round of counselling are required to pay the remainder of their university fees by May 20, 2023, after deducting the counselling registration charge and confirmation fee.