CLAT 2020: Complete Counselling Details, Cutoff and Seat Allotment

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The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) have successfully conducted the CLAT 2020 today. The authorities are all set to announce the result on October 5 and thereafter carry forward the Counselling procedure from October 6. 

Following the financial crunch due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Consortium has decided to collect only the first-semester fee, which means 50% of the annual fees for the year 2020-21. After getting a seat on the basis of CLAT 2020, candidates have to pay the first semester/50% of the annual fee after deducting the INR 50,000/- counselling fee, to the respective NLU directly.

After the declaration of CLAT 2020 Result, the cutoff list will be released. NLUs releases a separate cutoff for each program as per the candidate's category. As per the past trend analysis, a score of 90-120 can fetch admission in a good NLU. Check CLAT 2020 Expected Cutoff

CLAT 2020: Counselling Schedule

CLAT 2020 Counselling

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CLAT 2020: Counselling Process

As per the official notice released by NLU, the registration process for CLAT Counselling 2020 will consist of two steps:

Step 1: Update NLU Preferences

Candidates can provide a fresh set of NLU preferences. Candidates can either choose to give preference to only those NLUs in which they are interested or they can also choose to provide all the NLUs. However, the authorities have advised giving a minimum of 5 preferences.

Step 2: Online Payment for Counselling

After making the preferences, candidates have to move ahead with online payment of INR 50,000/- to register for CLAT 2020 counselling on the Consortium website. Candidates have to make the payment before last date i.e. October 7, 2020. Thereafter no requests will be entertained.

Candidates who will successfully complete the counselling registration process will be considered for the CLAT Seat Allotment process.

NOTE: Mere Registration for the CLAT 2020 Counselling will not guarantee a seat. 

CLAT 2020: Provisional Allotment List

Candidates who will successfully complete the CLAT 2020 Counselling registration will be considered for first provisional allotment. If the name appears in the allotment list, candidates have three options- 

  • Accept the allotted seat / Locking the seat
  • Apply for upgradation 
  • Exit from CLAT 2020 Admission Process

Check CLAT 2020 Post Exam Timelines

Refund of CLAT 2020 Counselling Fee

If a candidate doesn't get a seat in any of the three lists, the total amount of INR 50,000/- will be refunded to them without any deduction. However, if a candidate chooses to exit the counselling process in any of the three lists, INR 10,000/- will be deducted and INR 40,000/- will be refunded to the candidate.

Moreover, if a candidate is found ineligible on the basis of documents or information provided by them, an amount of INR 40,000/- will be refunded.