clat fifth merit list 2022

The Consortium of National Law Universities released the Fifth merit list for CLAT 2022 on July 19, 2022. The fourth round of the merit list was released on July 16, and the third round was released on July 12, 2022. The last date for paying admission fees to the Law Universities is July 20, 2022. The candidates can view the merit list on the official website of the National Law Universities Consortium – www.consortiumofnlus.in

What To Do Next?

If you want to view the name of the universities that you have been allotted, go to the registration portal and log in to your account. This series of merit is ts is the provisional CLAT merit list 2022. The candidates must accept the seats in the universities allotted to them as per their rank and preferences uploaded during online counseling. If the candidates want a change or upgrade, they must apply.

Is There a Rank List?

CLAT 2022 has something different from the CLAT exams of the past years. There is no CLAT merit list or rank list for this year’s CLAT. The merit list or rank list has not been made public. The NLUs have instead sent personalized emails to the candidates to inform them about their qualification status. The consortium has also sent messages to the registered phone numbers. Otherwise, the candidate can log into their account with the help of the registered email or phone number and other credentials to observe their qualification status. 

How to Download the CLAT Merit List?

If you want to download the CLAT Fifth merit list 2022, here are some steps you have to follow:

  • Visit the official website of NLUs – www.consortiumofnlus.ac.in. Use this original link to log in, and do not fall prey to any fake website. 
  • After opening the website, you will encounter an interface asking you for the details; you must log in using the registered phone number and the password. Use only the registered phone number.
  • Now, the screen will pop up with your details. You will get all the relevant information about your CLAT merit score and rank on this screen. The information you will get on this screen is as follows:
  • Admit Card Number of Candidate
  • All India Rank of the Candidate (AIR)
  • Marks obtained in CLAT exam
  • The allotted college

The marks obtained are based on the CLAT examination that was conducted. The allotted college is assigned based on the candidate’s rank, marks obtained and the preference hierarchy set by the candidate during the counseling process.

  • Download this page that contains the information. You may take a hard copy printout of this page for future reference. 

How is the CLAT merit list prepared?

Many students often wonder how the CLAT fifth merit list is prepared. The consortium of NLUs prepares the merit list wholly based on the marks obtained by the candidate in the CLAT exam. The allotment of seats is based solely on marks obtained in the law admission test and the college preference uploaded by the candidate during online counseling registration. Thus, candidates with a higher score will be more likely to get into the college of their choice. 

In case of ties- that is the same score obtained by both the candidates, the consortium of NLUs will break the tie based on the following criteria:

  • The candidates with higher marks in the legal reasoning section will be given greater preference in case of admission. For example, suppose Candidate X scores 50 marks and candidate B scores 50 marks on the admission test. In that case, the candidate with greater marks in the legal reasoning section will be given greater preference. You might be thinking about what greater preference means? It means they will have greater chances of securing seats in their desired NLUs.
  • The second method of tie-breaking is by considering the age of the candidate. The older candidates are given a higher preference for admission to CLAT. If two candidates score the same marks, preference will be given to the older candidate.
  • If the tie cannot be resolved in any way. The consortium will conduct a random computerized draw to resolve the situation. 

Final Words

All the NLUs will release their individual allotment lists. So you need to keep your eyes on the website of the NLUs you applied for. You have to report to the concerned NLU in person and complete the admission process. The counseling process already started on June 25. The names of all candidates shortlisted for admission to the NLUs will be released on their websites. Please note that CLAT’s fifth merit list 2022 is released for both the UG and PG courses.