As reported by the Times of India, the WBNUJS has decided to hold centralized counseling for CLAT 2011. CLAT results will be published on the basis of overall merit, gender wise, state-wise and reservation and category-wise. Thus the overall All India General Category will have their counseling in Kolkata whereas the individual law schools will hold the reservation based counseling.
What is centralized counseling?
In this process all students are called to once place and according to rank you get to choose your law school, on the basis of your merit and the availability of seats in your preferred law school at that point of time.
Say your rank is 100 and NLS and NALSAR seats are filled up then you can not only go to NUJS but any other law school of your choice. You are no more just bound by the preferences you give in your form and can do a ‘spot choice’.
Important Advice from CLATGyan:
Every year each organizing university announces that there will be centralized counseling but till now it has never happened and therefore we will urge you to give the utmost importance and attention to the preference list in your form that you fill up as in most likelihood that shall be your final preference. ClatGyan shall come out with a detailed ranking of law schools and how to go about filling your firms at the right time, just before the forms are available. So we are there with you!
We fail to understand how this is in tandem with the entire idea of reducing costs on behalf of students as this shall entail students and at least one parent from various corners of India needing to come down to Kolkata and incur further expenses on the entire travel and stay.
So do fill your form carefully as centralized counseling may get scrapped, like every year (based on experience). In that case your form shall be your last and final preference so dill fill it with the utmost of care.
We welcome the idea of doing away with visual reasoning so that visually impaired and differently- abled persons have a better chance at CLAT 2011 and also the fact that they get extra time. We hear that visually impaired aspirants shall will be given 30 minutes of extra time.
[This article is based on a report in the Times of India. ClatGyan is not responsible for any inadvertent errors or any loss that one may incur, both pecuniary and otherwise, due to the said report. Here’s the link: http://lite.epaper.timesofindia.com/mobile.aspx?article=yes&pageid=4&edlabel=TOIBG&mydateHid=30-12-2010&pubname=Times%20of%20India%20-%20Bangalore%20-%20Front%20Page&edname=&articleid=Ar00404&publabel=TOI ]
All the Best!
Do adhere to the advice. It’s based on our experience.
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