CLAT 2022-23 FAQs on result, merit list, counselling and seat allotment

When is the CLAT answer key released?

The answer key will be released 1-2 days after the conduct of the exam. Candidates will be given a few days to raise objections against the provisional answer key.

How can I access the CLAT result?

The result of the Common Law Admission Test is declared at You can download the scorecard by logging into the candidate portal.

What is the CLAT invite list?

The invite list of CLAT is released before the counselling. It contains the names of the candidate shortlisted for the counselling and seat allotment. Note that, invite list is prepared on the basis of CLAT merit list.

What is the minimum cut-off score/ sectional cut off for CLAT 2022-23?

There is no such minimum cut off score/sectional cut off score to qualify CLAT. However, admissions to NLUs will be offered based on candidates’ performance in the law entrance examination, in the order of merit.

What is the CLAT counselling fee?

Candidates will have to deposit a counselling fee of Rs. 30,000 (Rs 20,000 for reserved category candidates). The counselling fee is not a separate fee but will be adjusted in the admission fees at the time of admission in the allotted NLU.

Will I be refunded the CLAT counselling fee, if I don’t want to take admission?

Candidates must note that there shall be no refund of the counselling fee after the last date of withdrawal from the admission process, i.e., tentatively in the month of June. Those candidates who have withdrawn their seats up to the last scheduled date will be refunded after deducting Rs. 10,000 from the CLAT counselling fee.

Am I eligible for some reservation if applying under the state domicile quota?

Yes, some of the participating NLUs offer seats under the state domicile quota. Candidates need to find the details of state domicile seats by visiting each of the official brochures of NLUs.

Are there any reserved seats for women/ female candidates?

Yes, there are a number of NLUs where seats are reserved for female candidates. Candidates need to look at the details of such seats by visiting official brochures of the NLUs.

Do CLAT participating institutes have common rules of reservation?

No, the CLAT participating NLUs don’t have common reservation rules. Each of the NLUs has its own set of rules and regulations for reservation prescribed by their Acts/ State Governments.