CLAT 2023 Seat Allotment (Date Out): Registration, Fees, Document Required, Seat Matrix for NLUs

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 11th, 2023

CLAT Seat Allotment 2023 schedules are now shared by NLU. As per the latest official update, the first allotment of the merit list will be published by the exam authority on 18 January 2023. Candidates can go through the Seat Allotment of CLAT Result by logging in with their registered credentials on the official website- Candidates who are allotted seats in the first round can opt-out of three options- accept allotted seats, apply for revision, or exit from CLAT Admission Process.

CLAT 2023 Counselling will be conducted in 5 rounds. Candidates can review the complete schedule of CLAT Seat Allotment before proceeding to the CLAT Counselling registration. In this article, you will get all the details regarding CLAT 2023 Seat Allotment, including dates, processes, documents required, and more.

CLAT Seat Allotment 2023

Seat Allotment of CLAT is a process of allocating the courses of the Top NLUs in India. The candidates are now invited for the further selection round and they can register for CLAT Counselling till 12 January 2023. Based on the CLAT seat allotment, candidates can choose the courses in the participating NLUs. The CLAT Consortium has announced the list of CLAT 2023 Allotment along with the instructions. Candidates have to pay the allotted fee before the scheduled date. Candidates who will register for the CLAT 2023 Counselling and did not find their name in the previous list can check their status in the next list by logging in to the official site.

CLAT 2023 Seat Allotment Highlights

Note the table below to get basic highlights of CLAT Seat Allotment 2023.



Releasing Authority

NLUs Consortium

Mode of CLAT Seat Allotment 2023 


Total Participating CLAT Colleges

22 NLUs and private/self-financed colleges

Total CLAT Seats

3000 approx. (in NLUs)


CLAT Seat Allotment 2023 Dates

The candidates who made the shortlist must attend counselling after the declaration of the CLAT Result. There will be five rounds of counselling. The table below lists the crucial CLAT counselling dates for candidates to review. The crucial dates for the CLAT Seat Allotment 2023 will be released after the results are declared.

☛ CLAT Seat Allotment Schedule PDF Download


CLAT Important Dates

Declaration of CLAT 2023 Result 

23 December 2022

CLAT Counselling 2023 Registration Process

28 December 2022

Round 1: Issue of First CLAT Seat Allotment List 2023

18 January 2023

Last Date for Candidate’s Admission in First Seat Allotment List

22 January 2023

Round 2: Issue of Second CLAT Seat Allotment List 2023

27 January 2023

Last Date for Candidate’s Admission in Second Seat Allotment List

31 January 2023

Round 3: Issue of Third CLAT Seat Allotment List 2023

25 May 2023

Last Date for Candidate’s Admission in Third Seat Allotment List

30 May 2023

Round 4: Issue of Fourth CLAT Seat Allotment List 2023

5 June 2023

Last Date for Candidate’s Admission in Fourth Seat Allotment List

10 June 2023

Round 5: Issue of Fifth CLAT Seat Allotment List 2023

15 June 2023

Last Date for Candidate’s Admission in Fifth Seat Allotment List

20 June 2023

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Steps to Check CLAT Allotment List

The candidates appearing for the CLAT Seat Allotment 2023 must know the detailed steps to check the allotted seat. The following are the steps to check CLAT Seats 2023:

  • Visit the official website Consortium of NLUD
  • Check notifications and click on the 2nd CLAT Allotment List link.
  • On the new screen, select the law program whichever is applicable.
  • Check the candidate’s name in the Provisional Second List – CLAT 2023.

The CLAT Seat Allotment Process consists of the below 4 steps. The candidates must check the previous year’s CLAT Analysis to understand the exam difficulty level, question types, and topics that are very common.

  • Declaration of CLAT Merit List
  • The invitation list will be released publicly.
  • CLAT Counselling
  • Seats are allocated in multiple rounds.

Refund Rules in CLAT Seat Allotment 2023

Candidates who have seats assigned in any CLAT Counselling round must choose one of these choices. If a candidate does not select one of these alternatives, their CLAT Seats will be deemed withdrawn and they will not be taken into consideration for any further rounds.

The authorities will fully refund students’ counselling fees for CLAT if they are unsuccessful in receiving seats in any of the five rounds of seat distribution.

Let’s say a candidate declines the offered CLAT Seat or is disqualified during document verification. After deducting a processing fee of Rs 10,000, CoA will reimburse the remaining Rs 40,000.

Documents Required for CLAT Seat Allocation

The candidates must produce the below-listed documents for CLAT 2023 Seat Allotment.

  • CLAT 2023 Application Form
  • CLAT Score Card
  • CLAT Admit Card 2023
  • Marks-sheet pf Class 10th and 12th
  • Caste Certificate (If applicable)
  • PwD Certificate
  • NRI Certificate (If applicable)
  • Sponsored NRI Certificate (If applicable)
  • Domicile Certificate (If applicable)
  • CLAT Call Letter 
  • Recent passport-size photographs

Counselling for CLAT Seats

The CLAT Counseling is carried out through a centralized online portal. It is held separately for undergraduate and graduate levels. If your name appears on the invite list, you will receive counselling letters. Logging into the CLAT official website will allow you to download the call letter. You will be required to pay a registration cost of Rs. 30,000 for General Category Candidates, while ST/SC/OBC/BC/EWS/PWD and other reservation candidates will be paid between Rs. 20,000. You must present all required documentation without fail during counselling. Go through the CLAT Eligibility in detail before applying for the exam. It is because the candidates’ eligibility will be strictly verified during counselling process.

Distribution Categories for CLAT Seat Allotment

The total number of Seats in CLAT is apportioned based on category reservations. NLU will reserve seats in each of the CLAT Colleges based on these categories. If you have a higher rank on the merit list, you will be given first priority over other applicants.

Take a look at the category list of CLAT Seat Allotment 2023 –

  • Scheduled Tribe
  • Scheduled Caste
  • Other Backward Categories
  • State Quota for Candidates in which NLU is located
  • Physically Disable Candidates (PWD)
  • Foreign National Candidates
  • Kashmiri Migrants
  • Candidates belonging to North Eastern State

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CLAT Seats in Participating Institutes (UG courses)

Note the table below to get an idea of the college-wise seat availability for the CLAT Seat Allotment process. 

National Law University

CLAT Seats

State quota (Domicile and Category)

All India seats

National Law School of India University, Bangalore




National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad




National Law Institute University, Bhopal




West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences, Kolkata




National Law University, Jodhpur




Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur




Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar




Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow




Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala




Chanakya National Law University, Patna




National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi




National Law University Odisha, Cuttack




National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi




National Law University and Judicial Academy, Guwahati




Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Vishakhapatnam




Tamil Nadu National Law School, Trichy




Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai




Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur




Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad




Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla




Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur (MPDNLU)




Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University







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What is After CLAT 2023 Seat Allotment Result?

After the declaration of CLAT Seat Allotment 2023 Results, candidates can choose one of the following:

  • Accepting CLAT 2023 Seat: Candidates may take their seats. Candidates won’t be taken into consideration for subsequent allocations if they accept their allotment.
  • Applying for Additional CLAT Allotments 2023: Candidates have the option to decline their CLAT Seat Allocation and apply for additional allotments. Candidates must pay the required allotment fee to choose this option.
  • Candidates have the option to reject and remove their names from the list of CLAT Seat Allotment 2023. If they choose to do that, candidates will not be considered for any further allotments.

Important Instructions for CLAT Seat Allotment 2023

The candidates are advised to follow the below important instructions during the CLAT 2023 Seat Allocation. 

  • The candidates must ensure the name of the NLU before locking the final option during the CLAT Seat Allotment 2023.
  • If the candidate opts for a refund of CLAT Fees, the conducting body shall deduct the amount of INR 10,000 as processing fees and will return INR 40,000 to the candidate’s bank account. 
  • The Candidates are advised to carry all the certificates and documents in original in the document verification round to avoid any discrepancies during CLAT Counselling. 
  • The NLU officials will return all the original documents of the applicants after scrutiny.
  • The CLAT 2023 Seat Allotment shall be done online mode only.
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