How to fill the preference list in CLAT?

How to fill the preference list in CLAT?

Why Preference List in CLAT form is important?
CLAT admission are purely based on merit cum preference scheme. So be careful while submitting the online application for CLAT. You are not able to change it later.
Preference list will play very important role in a seat allocation with CLAT rank. Candidate should fill up preference list very carefully because you cannot get any other chance to change it later.
Read the case studies given below to understand the importance of preference list.
Case Study:-
Candidate Name: John
Rank – 1st
Category: General
Preference filled by Jackson on form – NLSIU
In counseling CLAT committee follow some steps.

  • Step 1 : CLAT committee will check list.
  • Step 2 : All seats vacant for NLSIU.
  • Step 3 : Seat granted to Jackson.
Note : If Jackson filled up CNLU as his first preference then he will never get NLSIU,NALSAR or any other NLU’s.He will only get the CNLU till the last list. Does not matter what rank he got.

Another Case Study:-
Candidate Name : Jerry
Rank : 65
Category : General
Preference filled by Jackson on form – NLSIU
In counseling CLAT committee follow some steps.
  • Step 1 : CLAT committee will check list.
  • Step 2 : All seats are full for NLSIU.
  • Step 3 : Check 2nd preference filled by candidate. Suppose candidate filled the NALSAR.
  • Step 4 : Check the list for NALSAR.
  • Step 5 : If find vacant then granted NALSAR seat to Jerry.

How to fill the Preference list if you don’t have any idea ? The preference list can be followed in case you do not have any locational advantage.
  • 1. NLSIU – Bangalore
  • 2. NALSAR - Hyderabad
  • 3. WBNUJS -Kolkata
  • 4. NLIU - Bhopal
  • 5. NLU - Jodhpur
  • 6. GNLU - Gandhinagar
  • 7. HNLU - Raipur
  • 8. RMLNLU - Lucknow
  • 9. RGNLU - Patiala
  • 10. MNLU - Mumbai
  • 11. NLU - Odisha
  • 12. CNLU - Patna
  • 13. NUALS - Kochi
  • 14. NUSRL - Ranchi
  • 15. NLUJA - Guwahati
  • 16. TNNLS - Tamilnadu
  • 17. DSNLU - Vizag
  • 18. MNLU - Nagpur
Some NLU’s have almost same ranking. They are given below in following pairs.
  • 1. NLIU Bhopal and NLU JODHPUR are almost same in ranking.
  • 2. HNLU Raipur and RML Lucknow are almost same.
  • 3. NLU Odisha, NUALS Kochi and CNLU Patna are almost same
  • 4. NLUJA Guwiahati and TNNLS Trichy.

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