The basic principle of admission to U. G. Courses through CLAT will remain the same, i.e. merit-cum-preference. The university-wise preferences obtained from the candidates through OMR Application Form and their CLAT Score and Rank will be taken into consideration to prepare the First Provisional Allotment List based on merit-cum-preference and the same will be made available to the respective participating Universities/Institutes. The University-wise Provisional Allotment List will be published along with the declaration of the result itself and the candidates will be asked to deposit an adjustable amount of Rs. 50,000/- with the CLAT Office so as to reserve the seats allotted to them in a particular University/Institute. Relevant certificates in original issued by competent authority in support of various claims made by the canddiates will be checked by the respective universities/institutes at the time of their admission.
A long list of waitlisted candidates (comprising around 20% of the total number of seats in all the 14 NLUs) will be issued along with the First Provisional Allotment List. Like the provisionally allotted candidates, the waitlisted candidates will also be asked to deposit the required amount of Rs. 50,000/- with the CLAT Office so that they can be considered against the vacancies, if any, and can be allotted seats according to their merit and preference. The comprehensive list of waitlisted candidates will be prepared by drawing candidates proportionately from various categories such as General/SC/ST/OBC/Women/PWD/FFD/NRI etc. both from the All India as well as State (Domicile) Merit Lists
The waitlisted candidates genuinely interested in taking admission must deposit the required amount of fees (i.e. Rs. 50,000/-) so as to make themselves eligible to be considered against the seats that may remain vacant after the expiry of scheduled date and time specified for payment of fees by the candidates of the First Provisional Allotment List. The candidates (both allotted as well as waitlisted) who fail to deposit the required fees with the CLAT Office by the specified date and time will forfeit their right to be considered for admission in future and their names will be dropped from the CLAT Merit List for the purpose of admission. After the expiry of last date of payment of fees by the candidates belonging to the First Provisional Allotment List and Waiting List, CLAT office will make the final allocation to various Universities/Institutes based on the fees submitted by both allotted as well as waitlisted candidates. After depositing the required amount of fees with the CLAT office by the specified date and time, if the waitlisted candidates fail to get a seat in any of the Universities/Institutes due to non-availability of vacancy, the entire amount of Rs. 50,000/- deposited by such candidates will be refunded to them without any deduction.
If the waitlisted candidates do not deposit the required amount of fees (i.e. Rs. 50,000/-) in adequate number for being considered against probable vacancies, if any, in future, and if such list of waitlisted candidates gets exhausted and some vacancies still remain thereafter, then a fresh provisional allotment list will be issued along with a waiting list. While the allotted candidates will be required to deposit the admission fee by a specified date and time so as to reserve their seats in the allotted universities/institutes, the waitlisted candidates will be asked to deposit the required amount of fees, i.e. Rs. 50,000/- so as to make themselves eligible for consideration against the vacant seats in future, if any.
If a candidate at any stage of the allotment process wants to forego his claim for the next higher preference and wants to stay with and take admission in the allotted University/Institute, he/she will be given the option to do so; but only once. To exercise this option, the candidate will have to apply through email (email@example.com) to the Convener, CLAT-2014, within the prescribed time limit. However, this option exercised once by the candidate will be treated as final and irrevocable, and the candidate will be deemed to have been admitted in the University opted as such by him/her.
The candidates allotted to various Universities/Institutes under the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Actual Allotment Lists will be required to approach the allotted Universities/Institutes and complete the admission formalities by submitting the required certificates/documents and the balance amount towards the admission fees from 24th June 2014 to 27th June 2014. The candidates who are allotted seats under the 4th Actual Allotment List will be required to complete the admission formalities from 5th July 2014 to 6th July 2014. The certificates/documents produced in support of a candidate’s eligibility for admission under specific categories will be checked by the respective Universities/Institutes at the time of admission. The candidates failing to satisfy the eligibility requirements will not be allowed to take admission and the vacancy thus created will be reported to the CLAT office for filling it up with candidates next in the merit list. Hence, the candidates seeking admission under various categories – especially those belonging to the reserved categories such as SC/ST/OBC/PWD/FFD/NRI and the General category candidates seeking admission under State Domicile category – should obtain in advance the relevant and authentic certificates/documents from the competent authorities and produce the same at the time of admission.
Those candidates who fail to report to the Universities/ Institutes and complete the admission formalities by 27th June 2014 will forfeit their claim for admission and their seats will treated vacant and filled-up by offering the same to the candidates next in the merit list. In case any vacancy exists in any University/Institute after the completion of the admission formalities by candidates belonging to First, Second and Third Actual Allotment List, the respective Universities/Institutes will be required to report it to the CLAT Office by 28th June 2014 with specific details of the candidates and the number of vacancies so created due to non-reporting of the candidates allotted under 1st, 2nd and 3rd Actual Allotment List. This would help the CLAT Office make the final allotmenton 29th June 2014 and complete the admission process on the same day.
While the candidates will be required to pay the balance amount of fees to the allotted Universities/Institutes at the time of completing the admission formalities, the adjustable amount of Rs. 50,000/- deposited with the CLAT Office will be transferred to the respective Universities/Institutes after the completion of the admission process. The date-wise Schedule for the conduct of CLAT – 2014 is provided in the inner back cover page of the Information Brochure.
Admission to PG Courses
The admissions to P. G. courses through CLAT-2014 will be done in a centralized manner from the CLAT Office at Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (Chhattisgarh) , by allotting seats based on the merit and preference of the candidates furnished in the OMR Application Form. It will be done following the same process as that of the under-graduate courses mentioned above.
All offers of admission by CLAT-2014 shall be provisional and shall not create any right of admission in favour of a candidate. The organizing university will not be responsible for any inconvenience caused or expenditure incurred by the candidate on travel and stay, etc.