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Breaking: CLAT college selection site online; 3,000+ to make their choice

Clatcounselling.in: live and ready to serve
Clatcounselling.in: live and ready to serve

The online ‘counselling’ process by which takers of the Common Law Admissions Test (CLAT) select their preferences amongst 11 national law schools has now started with 23 more general seats available than last year.

Despite the moniker ‘counselling’ that was coined initially by the current CLAT committee but stuck, the process would not be an interactive session for CLAT students but merely a marking of preferences online, according to a source with knowledge of the process.

The counselling platform is accessible from www.clatcounselling.in since late evening on Wednesday 8 June, with the launch of the site having been delayed several times due to extensive testing.

The first results of the college allotments are scheduled be announced on 15 June, while the second list will be declared by 22 June.

The choices

This year's CLAT saw fierce competition amongst over 23,000 students competing for the 893 seats available across all categories that would be filled through CLAT. Three times as many CLAT takers can participate and select preferences through the counselling as the numbers of seats are available in each category.

This year there are 23 more seats available for the all India general category in the law schools compared to last year. While only 613 seats were available for the general category, this year 636 out of the total of 1291 seats are available for general category students.

The increase in the number of available seats was largely because RMLNLU Lucknow and CNLU Patna will include quotas for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe and Persons with Disability (PWDs) within the seats reserved for state domiciled candidates.

The number of general category seats at NUJS and GNLU have decreased by 5 and 3 respectively while the number of seats available at NLIU Bhopal have come down from 35 to 23 due to introduction of reservation for women.

The general seats for RGNUL Patiala, NLU Jodhpur and Nuals Kochi has increased marginally due to change in the pattern of reservations.

Total seats available:

  • NLSIU Bangalore: 80
  • Nalsar Hyderabad: 80
  • NLIU Bhopal: 98
  • NUJS Kolkata: 127
  • NLU Jodhpur: 100
  • HNLU Raipur: 151
  • GNLU Gandhinagar: 165
  • RMLNLU Lucknow: 160
  • RGNUL Patiala: 120
  • CNLU Patna: 130
  • Nuals Kochi: 80

For a detailed guide of the process and the available choices, see the following documents or visit www.clatcounselling.in:

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