The online counselling process for this year's Common Law Admission Test started today, and in the first phase, candidates were required to indicate the National Law University (NLU) they want to take admission in before May 25.
All the candidates who appeared in this year's CLAT are advised to carefully read the 'Counselling and admissions - Instructions for candidates' available on the CLAT website before proceeding for online counselling process.
Merit-cum-preference will be the basic principle of admission for CLAT this year and the allotment of candidates to various NLUs will be based on the same. All the candidates who fail to mark their preferred NLU will forfeit their right to get admitted.
The first indicative seat allocation list will be put up on May 31. The candidates failing to deposit the required fees between June 4 to 10 will forfeit their right to be considered for admission in CLAT - 2015 and their names will be dropped from the CLAT - 2015 merit list.
The second allotment list after payment of counselling fee will be put up on June 15. The locking of allotted seats or exercising option for up-gradation or for withdrawing from the admission process against second allotment list will be done between June 16-19.
The third allotment list will be put up on Monday, June 22 . The admission against allotment list is to be completed by the participating NLU(s) between June 24 to 27. By June 28, details of vacancies from the participating NLU(s) will be notified.
Admission against fourth allotment list is to be completed by the participating NLU(s) from July 2-4. The admission process for CLAT-2015 will be closed on July 6.
However, the convener, CLAT 2015, may extend any of the last dates, if required. If any of the proposed dates falls on a public holiday/non-banking day or in case of emergencies, the next working day would be reckoned as the due date, sources said.