CLAT 2023 Counselling: Dates, Seat Allotment, Fees, Registration Process

CLAT 2023 Counselling: Dates, Seat Allotment, Fees, Registration Process

ByNeeraj Mishra  |  Updated on: Sep 6, 2022
Get all the details for the CLAT Counselling 2023 here. Check the official schedule of CLAT Counselling Process 2023 and fees. Go through the important stages of CLAT Counselling and seat allotment.
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CLAT Counselling 2023 will be conducted after the declaration of the result. Consortium of NLUs will announce the CLAT 2023 Counselling Calender including all the details for conducting the final admission round. The candidates appearing for the CLAT Entrance Exam 2023, must know all the details for counselling to avoid last-minute miscommunication. Read on to know more about CLAT Counselling Process 2023, including the fees, and documents required.

Latest News on CLAT 2023 Counselling

The candidates appearing for the upcoming exam. must know every detail for CLAT Counselling 2023. Here we have made a list of dates for the upcoming CLAT Counselling 2023 so that you cannot miss the deadline for final admission.

  • To be Notified: CLAT Counselling 2023 is started
  • To be Notified: Declaration of CLAT Result 2023

☛ Notification for CLAT Counselling Process 2023 PDF Download

CLAT Counselling 2023

The CLAT Exam Counselling is conducted through a centralized process by NLUs. The candidates whose names are on the CLAT 2023 Merit List can attend this counselling process to get selected for final admission. So the candidates have to clear the CLAT Cut Off first to be a part of this counselling process for NLUs final admission. 

CLAT Counselling 2023 will begin after the declaration of the result. The admission procedure for the 16th edition of the CLAT Exam, which is going to be conducted on 18 December 2022 will be similar to the previous years. The Consortium of NLUs publishes the merit list, followed by three lists of provisionally selected candidates. The provisionally selected candidates are invited for CLAT Counselling 2023 which is conducted in online mode. Here, we are sharing all the details about CLAT Counselling Process 2023 official schedule, seat allotment, fees, and admission procedure below. 

CLAT 2023 Counselling Highlights

Note the table below to get the basic highlights for the CLAT Exam 2023 Counselling Process.



Conducting Authority

NLUs Consortium

Mode of CLAT Counselling 2023 



Candidates' rank and order of preference in the CLAT Registration Form

CLAT Counselling 2023 Start Date

To be Notified

Total Participating CLAT Colleges

22 NLUs and private/self-financed colleges

Total Seats

3000 approx. (in NLUs)


CLAT 2023 Counselling Dates

The candidates appearing for the upcoming exam must be well-versed with all the detailed schedules for the CLAT Exam Date 2023. Note the table below to get updated scheduled for CLAT Counselling 2023 Dates for the upcoming exam.


Important Dates

CLAT Exam Date 2023

18 December 2022

Declaration of CLAT Result

To be Announced

CLAT 2023 Counselling Registration

To be Announced

Date for CLAT Counselling 2023 

To be Announced

CLAT UG Counselling Schedule Date 2023

The following table shows the counselling and allotment stages in chronological order:

S. no.



Tentative date


Stage I

Declaration of Result & Issue of Merit list.

 To be Announced


Stage II

Publication of the first list of Provisionally selected candidates

To be Announced


Stage III

Payment of counselling fees

To be Announced


Stage IV

Publication of the second list of Provisionally selected candidates

To be Announced


Stage V

Publication of the third list of Provisionally selected candidates

To be Announced


Stage VI

Publication of the fourth list of Provisionally selected candidates

To be Announced

7.Stage VIIPublication of the fifth & final list of Provisionally selected candidatesTo be Announced


Stage VIII

Payment of full fees and presenting original documents required and all other formalities

To be Announced


Stage IX

Finalization of admission from the respective NLUs

To be announced

☛ CLAT Counselling 2023 Calendar PDF Download (To be Activated)

How to Complete Registration for CLAT Counselling 2023?

The counselling process for the CLAT 2023 is expected to be completed in an online centralized system. The candidates must note one thing the CLAT Counselling process will be conducted separately for both UG and PG courses. The entire process will be done as per the official CLAT Exam Date declared by the exam authorities. Here are the detailed steps for the CLAT Counselling 2023 Registration process.

Step 1: Declaration of CLAT Result 

After the declaration of CLAT Result and Merit List, all the shortlisted candidates will be called for the final admissions. CLAT Merit List will be available in on the official website. The first CLAT Counselling 2023 list will be conducted on the merit-cum-preference basis of CLAT Scores

Step 2: Selection of NLUs

All the shortlisted candidates will be invited to register themselves to the official website of their desired NLUs individually. You can select 5 college preferences. But note that, the candidates will not be allowed to make any changes after the last date of the CLAT Counselling 2023 registration process. So, select the colleges very carefully as per your CLAT Cut Off

Step 3: Payment of CLAT Counselling Fees: 

The candidates must submit CLAT Counselling 2023 Fees after selecting their preferred colleges. They have to pay INR 50000/- provisionally. It is suggested to pay CLAT Counselling Fees online by login into the official website. Only candidates who participate in the CLAT Counselling 2023 will be evaluated for the seat allotment process. The candidates must check CLAT Eligibility 2023 first and then apply for the exam.

Step 4: CLAT Seat Allotment 

Following the registration of candidates, the CLAT Seat Allotment lists are released on the official website. Candidates who have not been assigned a seat will be given one in the next round of seat allocations. 


CLAT Dates

Salient Features

CLAT 2023 Result

To be Notified

CLAT 2023 Result cum scorecard will be published on the official website

CLAT Counselling Registration

To be Notified

The CLAT Counselling 2023 registration window will available on the official website. There will be five allotment rounds in total.

Publication of 1st CLAT seat allotment list & payment of fees

To be Notified

The first CLAT Merit List/seat allotment list is available on the official website.

Publication of 2nd seat CLAT allotment list & payment of fees 

To be Notified

The second CLAT Merit List will be released. 

Publication of 3rd seat allotment list 

To be Notified

The third CLAT Merit List 2023 will be released. 

Publication of 4th seat allotment list

To be Notified

The fourth CLAT seat allotment list will be released on the official website 

Withdrawal of seats without deduction of fee

To be Notified

Candidates can remove their provisionally assigned seats and receive a full refund of their counselling fee. The counselling cost of Rs 50,000 would be paid after a deduction of Rs 10,000 for seats relinquished.

Publication of 5th seat allotment list 

To be Notified

The final CLAT Merit List/seat allotment list will be released 

Step 5: End of CLAT Admission

Candidates who have been assigned a place in their preferred college have three options:

  • Accept Seat: Candidates have the option of accepting their desired NLU. Candidates shall not be considered for additional seat allocations to any other NLUs of their choice in this scenario. Get expert-recommended tips for CLAT Preparation.
  • Candidates can opt for an upgrade, which will allow them to be considered for any other positions in their chosen options. NLUs Candidates who choose to upgrade will be required to pay the necessary costs. Download the CLAT Books PDF list for free.
  • Withdrawal from CLAT Seat Allotment: Candidates who withdraw from the CLAT Seat Allotment process forfeit their seat and will not be eligible for future seat allotments.

CLAT Counselling Fees 2023

The candidates have to pay the registration fees for CLAT Counselling 2023. Note the table below to know the amount for CLAT Counselling Fees 2023.



CLAT 2023 Counselling Fees

INR 50,000/-

Refund Rules for CLAT Counselling Fees 

  • If a candidate does not get a seat after the release of three lists by the Consortium, a total amount of Rs. 50,000/- will be refunded to them without any deduction.
  • If a candidate chooses to exit the CLAT Counselling Process 2023 or does not accept any of the seats offered in any of the three lists notified by the Consortium, a number of Rs. 40,000/- will only be refunded. Check previous year's CLAT Exam Analysis.
  • If a candidate is found ineligible based on the documents/information provided by him/her, a number of Rs. 40,000/- will only be refunded.

[Important Note: The candidates are advised to check the individual NLU websites for further vacancies after the closure of the third list by the CLAT Consortium. Admission against vacancies, if any shall be made by individual NLUs strictly in accordance with the CLAT Merit 2023.]

Instructions for CLAT Seat Allotment List

Option 1: If you have been newly allotted a seat in a provisional list, please log in to your account and do the following. Stay updated with the CLAT Answer Key release Date.

1.1 Excercise option

  • Accept the allotted seat (Locking the seat)
  • Exit from CLAT Counselling 2023 Process

1.2 Upload your documents

  • Please contact the allotted NLU for information about the documents to upload and complete the same.
  • After uploading all the required documents, click on the submit button. The candidates must download CLAT Question Paper and start solving to improve accuracy.

1.3 Make payment

  • Please contact the allotted university for fee payment details and complete the same. After it is done, update the fee payment information in your CLAT 2023 Account.

2.2 Upload your documents

  • If there is a change in the university allotted or if you got a seat under a different category in the same university, please contact the allotted university for information about the documents to upload and complete the same.
  • After uploading all the required documents, click on the submit button.

2.3 Make payment

  • If there is a change in the university, please contact the allotted university for fee payment details and complete the same. Get CLAT Study Plan to ace the exam in one chance.
  • You might have to pay any difference amount as specified by the university. After completing the fee payment, update the payment information in your CLAT account.
  • It is mandatory to update your payment information in your login account.

Options Available after CLAT Seat Allotment

Candidates who are allotted the seats for the first time in the list will have the consequent options and need to follow the CLAT Counselling Process as described below:

  1. The candidate must agree to the allocated seat. (Lock the seat)
  2. The candidate can Exit from the CLAT Counselling 2023.

Important Note: If any of the above-given i.e., (a) or (b) options are not exercised, within the specified time, it shall be assumed that the candidate is not interested in the CLAT Admission Process and the candidature will not be cancelled. You must check CLAT Exam Pattern to understand the topics covered.

The candidates shall visit the CLAT Consortium's official website to check the authorities' updates and any announcements. Stay updated with the latest CLAT 2023 Syllabus.

Documents Required for CLAT Counselling 2023

Candidates having their names on the merit list should have the following documents at the time of CLAT Counselling:

  • CLAT 2023 Application Form 
  • CLAT Admit Card 2023
  • CLAT Score Card 2023 
  • Marks-sheet and Certificate (Class 10th and 12th)
  • Caste Certificate (If applicable)
  • NRI Certificate and Sponsored NRI Certificate (If applicable)
  • Specially-Abled Certificate (If applicable)
  • Domicile Certificate (If applicable)
  • Call Letter issued by CLAT Exam authority
  • Recent passport size photographs

CLAT 2023 Merit List

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd list of provisionally selected candidates will be published separately by each of the 22 NLUs. The CLAT Merit List of candidates presented by each NLU will contain the below details.

  • Candidates' Name and Rank
  • Candidates' Admit Card No
  • Vertical Reservation
  • Horizontal Reservation

[Important Points: The mere fact that the candidate’s name is featured in the provisional list doesn’t ensure his admission. The seats are allocated based on horizontal reservation.]

FAQs on CLAT 2023 Counselling

  • The CLAT Counselling is a process in which vacant seats are filled for various UG & PG law courses. CLAT Counselling Process comprises of various steps like registration, seat allotment, college acceptance & reporting to the allotted NLU.

  • As per the latest official updates, the CLAT Counselling Fees are INR 50,000. The candidates have to pay the counselling fee online at the time of applying for the CLAT admission process.

  • Yes, you can update the NLU preferences during the CLAT Counselling Process 2023. The candidates can update their preferences if there are vacant seats for their category.

  • If no seat is allotted to the aspirant, he will get a full refund of the CLAT Counselling 2023. On the other hand, if a candidate gets a seat but wishes to forfeit the seat and abstain from the CLAT admission process or he fails to produce the required documents for eligibility then partial refund will be initiated. In any other circumstances, the CLAT Counselling Fee is non-refundable.

  • Yes, you can withdraw from the CLAT Counselling 2023 before the third round of counselling. However, if you have not paid the required amount, your candidature will be cancelled automatically.

  • Candidates will be asked to submit the following documents while undergoing the CLAT Counselling:

    • CLAT Application Form
    • CLAT Admit Card
    • CLAT Score Card
    • Payment receipt of the CLAT counselling fee
    • Caste certificate (If applicable)
    • PwD certificate (If applicable)  
    • NRI certificate (If applicable)
    • Domicile Certificate (If applicable)
    • Sponsored NRI certificate (If applicable)
    • The class 10th mark sheet and certificate
    • The class 12th mark sheet and certificate
  • The CLAT Counselling 2022 will be started after the declaration of the result. However, the CLAT Counselling dates will officially be released by the Consortium of NLUs.  

  • No, the candidates have to apply for the CLAT Counselling Process 2023 online through the official websites of NLUs Consortium. There are no facilities to conduct offline applications for CLAT Entrance Exam 2023.

  • Yes, the waitlisted candidates will also be allotted in the CLAT Counselling 2023 through the provisional seat allotment list.

  • The candidates can apply for CLAT Counselling 2023 by registering themselves on the official website of the exam and thereby paying the counseling fee of INR 50,000. 


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