The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) every year to provide Under-Graduate (UG) and Post-Graduate (PG) Law Programmes offered by 22 NLUs.

The CLAT exam is conducted to grant admissions to the following Under-Graduate (UG) & Post-Graduate (PG) courses:

• BA LLB (Bachelor of Arts LLB)

•  BSc LLB (Bachelor of Science LLB)

• BCom LLB (Bachelor of Commerce LLB)

• BBA LLB (Bachelor of Business Administration LLB)

• BSW LLB (Bachelor of Social Work LLB)

• LLM (Master of Law)

As per the earlier Notification, the consortium announced two exams will be conducted in a same year, which means CLAT 2023 will be held on 18 December 2022.

To apply for the CLAT-UG exam, you must have completed your class 12 or equivalent exam from a recognized board.

Read through the post that will give you a complete insight into exam dates, the application process, eligibility, exam pattern, and more.

CLAT Highlights

As said above, there are a total of 22 NLUs in India offering UG and PG law courses. You must score minimum qualifying marks in the CLAT to get admission to one of the top NLUs.

 

Exam Name

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

Conducting Body

Consortium of NLUs

Exam Level

National

Periodicity of the Exam

Yearly

Application Mode

Online

Application Fee

For General/OBC/PWD/NRI - INR 4000; For SC/ST/BPL - INR 3500

Exam Mode

Offline Mode

Syllabus

English, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, GK & Current Affairs and Quantitative Techniques,

Official Website

consortiumofnlus.ac.in

 

CLAT Exam Date & Schedule

The official CLAT Notification was released on the official website. Check out the table below to know all the important events related to the Common Law Admission Test.

 

Events

 Dates CLAT 2023 

CLAT Exam Date Notification Release

14 March 2022

Starting Date to Apply

08 Aug 2022

Last date to apply

13 Nov 2022

Last date for online fee payment

To be Notified

Admit Card Release Date

To be Notified

CLAT Exam Date

  December 18, 2022 

Answer key Release Date

To be Notified

Result Date

To be Notified

Admission Process

To be Notified

CLAT-UG : Overview

CLAT Eligibility Criteria

Ensure that you satisfy the eligibility criteria before applying for CLAT. Here is the brief CLAT Eligibility Criteria explained below for both UG and PG programs separately.

CLAT-UG : Eligibility

The CLAT-UG  is the entrance examination for Undergraduate Courses i..e, Bachelor of Legislative Law. You must satisfy the following eligibility criteria to apply for the 5 year Integrated  LLB programme:

1. There will be no upper age limit for UG, however, you must have passed 10+2 to apply for the exam.

2. As per the CLAT Notification, you must have secured 45% marks in 10+2 or its equivalent grade if you belong to General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI categories; while it is 40% for those belonging to SC/ST categories.

3. If you are appearing for the 12th examination in March/April, you are also eligible to appear in the examination. However, you shall be required to produce evidence of your passing the qualifying examination at       the time of admission.

How to Apply for CLAT-UG ?

The entire application process will be conducted online mode. There are four stages involved while filling the CLAT Application Form i.e., Online Registration, Filling the form, Uploading Documents, Payment of application fee. Follow the below steps to complete the process smoothly.

Step 1: Visit the official website of CLAT i.e. clatconsortiumofnlus.ac.in

Step 2: On the Home page, click on the link "Register" and complete the registration process by entering the name, mobile number, and setting a password.

Step 3: Enter the OTP received on the registered mobile number. This completes the registration process.

Step 4: Log in to the portal using the registered mobile number and password.

Step 5: Start filling the application form by entering all the correct details.

Step 6: Upload necessary scanned images, documents, signatures in the specified format.

Step 7: Make the payment of the fee through the different online payment modes to complete the application process.

CLAT-UG : Application Fee

The application fees vary for each category. Check out the table below to know the CLAT application fee as per your category.

Category

 Application fee 

General / OBC / PWD/

Rs. 4000

NRI / PIO / OCI candidates

Rs. 4000

SC / ST / BPL candidates

Rs. 3500

 

CLAT-UG : Exam Pattern

As per the notification, the CLAT-UG Exam pattern is the same as the last year.

There were five subjects in UG i.e., English Language, Current Affairs including General Knowledge, Legal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Techniques. The new pattern of CLAT-UG question paper involved short passages followed by 4-5 objective questions and the time duration was 120 minutes during which you have to answer 150 objective comprehension-based questions.

The following table shows the question paper pattern for the undergraduate courses.

Mode of Exam

Offline

Medium of Question Paper

English (only)

Type of Exam

Objective Type

Duration

2hours

Level of the Exam

after XII

Type of Questions

Objective Type

Total Number of Questions

150

Marks Obtained for Correct Answer

+1

Marks Deducted for Incorrect Answer

-0.25

Sections in the exam

English Language, Quantitative Techniques, Logical Reasoning, Current Affairs (inc. General Knowledge) and Legal Reasoning

Weightage of Logical Reasoning

28-32 (roughly 20% of the Test Paper)

Weightage of Legal Reasoning

35-39 (roughly 25% of the Test Paper)

Weightage of Current Affairs (inc. General Knowledge)

35-39 (roughly 25% of the Test Paper)

Weightage of English Language

28-32 (roughly 20% of the Test Paper)

Weightage of Maths Section

13-17 (roughly 10% of the Test Paper)

 

CLAT UG : Syllabus

As per the CLAT Notification, there are five main subjects included in the UG Exam. Check out the table below to know the detailed syllabus for CLAT UG.

Subjects

Syllabus

English Language  

There is a 450 words passage given based on contemporary or historically significant fiction and non-fiction writing. Based on the passage 5-6 questions will be asked that test candidate's comprehension and language skills.

Current Affairs including GK

This section also includes a 450 words passage followed by questions. The passage is based on news, journalistic sources, and other non-fiction writing.

Legal Reasoning

You need to read the 450 words passage based on facts, situations, and scenarios related to legal matters, public policy questions, or moral philosophical inquiries. Even if you don't have knowledge of the law is fine but general awareness of contemporary legal and moral issues is desirable.

Logical Reasoning 

This includes many short 300 words passages each followed by one or more questions after each passage.

Quantitative Techniques

This section includes short sets of facts or propositions, graphs, textual material, pictorial material, or diagrammatic representations of numerical information. Each of these includes questions that require applying mathematical operations.

 

CLAT-UG : Admit Card Release Date

You can download the CLAT Admit Card only from the official website as per the scheduled date. You can follow the steps below in order to download the admit card:

1. Visit the official website of CLAT.

2. On the homepage, click on the link "Download CLAT Admit Card "

3. Enter your login credentials and click on the submit button.

4. The admit card will be displayed on the screen.

5. Download and take a printout of the admit card for future reference.

CLAT-UG : Exam Centers

Based on the choices made during filling the form, you will be allotted CLAT Exam Centers across the country. The allocated venue of the exam is mentioned in the admit card.

You will not be able to change the exam center after the issue of admit card, as per the CLAT Notification.

Allahabad

 Aurangabad  

Bengaluru

Bhopal

Bhubaneswar

Chandigarh

Chennai

Dehradun

Ernakulam

Faridabad

 Gandhinagar 

Ghaziabad

Gurugram

Guwahati

Hisar

Hyderabad

Indore

Jabalpur

Jaipur

Jammu

Jodhpur

Kanpur

Kolkata

Lucknow

Mumbai

Nagpur

New Delhi

Noida

Patiala

Patna

Pune

Raipur

Ranchi

Shimla

Siliguri

Trichy

 Thiruvananthapuram 

Varanasi

Vijayawada

 Vishakhapatnam

 

CLAT-UG : Preparation Tips

In order to crack the exam in one attempt, you must make a proper study plan and preparation strategy. As per the expert's opinion, you must make sure to start your CLAT preparation at least 6 or 7 months before the exam.

If you start your preparation early, you will have sufficient time for preparation, practice questions, and revision.

1. Read More to improve language. Read books, magazines, newspapers, and novels to enhance your vocabulary.

2. Study the basics of grammar and this can be done even from school-level grammar books to strengthen your basics. However, you need to get your grammar right and fix the mistakes to secure a good rank

3. The CLAT-UG Preparation Books are the most important aspect whenever it comes to cracking an exam on the first attempt.

4. For law aspirants, mathematics may not be a big deal as this is just Class 10 mathematics. Go through NCERT Mathematics textbooks of class 9 and class 10.

5. Legal aptitude continues to be the most important section. Important book references for this would be the Constitution of India and the Legal Penal Code.

6. Importance of Moot Courts: Knowledge of arguing cases and knowing various laws at the tip of your tongue is a great thing to know for all aspiring lawyers

CLAT-UG : Exam Day Instructions

Due to the current situation, there are certain CLAT Exam Day Instructions to be followed by all aspirants on the day of the exam.

  • Reach the exam center at least half an hour before the reporting time.

  • Make sure to carry necessary documents like Photo ID Proof to the examination hall.

  • Do not carry any electronic gadgets to the exam hall.

  • Any required stationery items will be provided at the exam center.

  • Those with a temperature of more than 99.14 will be directed to the isolation lab for taking the examination.

  • You can carry Mask, Gloves, Personal transparent water bottle, Personal hand sanitizer (50 ml), A simple pen, Exam related documents (Admit Card, ID card, etc.)

  • No candidate is allowed to leave the exam hall before the exam timings.

  • In the case of aspirants with the scribe, both must carry their own N95 masks.

CLAT-UG : Sample Papers PDF Download Here

By practicing the previous exam papers or sample question papers, you can understand the type of questions asked in the paper and also the difficulty level of the exam.

Practicing CLAT Previous Year Question Papers will help enhance your speed and accuracy in the final exam.

  • Take up one question paper and solve it by keeping a timer so that you can know how much time you are taking to solve each question.

  • Know your mistakes and try to improvise on them.

CLAT-UG : Exam Analysis

Every year, the Common Law Admission Test is conducted to offer admission into UG and PG programs. Here is the brief CLAT Exam Analysis of the previous year.

Going through the analysis can help you to know the difficulty level of the exam, the number of good attempts, and more.

  • Overall the CLAT 2021 exam was easy compared to 2020. Last year there were so many unexpected questions, but this year questions were predictable and doable.

  • All the passages and questions were predictable. It was less lengthy than the previous year. This increased the number of attempts.

  • Current Affairs and GK were very easy. Passages were based on PM Modi's visit to Bangladesh, United Nations, SAARC. All the questions were straightforward.

  • Legal Reasoning was also easy this year. Questions were based on regular topics like Hindu Marriage Act, IPC, Jurisdiction, Contract Law. Most of the questions were standard.

CLAT-UG : Answer Key

After the completion of the exam, the Consortium of NLUs will release the provisional answer key. In case if there are any objections to be raised, you can send them via the official website.

Based on the objections received, the final answer keys will be released. Here are the steps that can be followed to download the CLAT Answer Key for both UG and PG programs.

  • Visit the official Website

  • On the homepage, click on the "CLAT Answer Key" Tab

  • Enter your login credentials and submit them.

  • Now, you can view the answer key for your respective course and set.

  • Verify the answers and if there is any error, then objections must be raised within the stipulated time.

  • Download and take a printout of the answer key PDF for future reference

CLAT-UG : Result Date and Time

Check out the table below to know the dates for all the important events related to the Result. The expected CLAT 2023 Result will be.

Events

Dates

CLAT 2023 Exam Date

  18 December, 202

  CLAT 2023 Result Date  

Not announced 

CLAT 2023 Counselling

Not announced

CLAT-UG  : Result

The CLAT Result is prepared based on the final answer key. The result is released as a merit list of shortlisted aspirants for the counseling procedure through the Law entrance Test score.

Students can access the CLAT result from these official websites - consortiumofnlus.ac.in.

* Note: - If you intend to have an idea of your past performance in the exam, then you can visit the official website and get the answer key to your answer set and then analyze.

Once the CLAT results have been declared, aspirants need to take part in CLAT centralized counselling process which is conducted by the CLAT Consortium. It is through this counselling process that candidates can secure admission in UG and PG programmes offered by different National Law Universities. A total of 4 merit lists are released. Aspirants who do not make it to the first merit list have to wait for the second merit list and so forth. Candidates who make it to the first list have to pay a sum of Rs. 30,000(for General Categories) Rs. 20,000(for other Categories) if they want to be considered for the counselling process going forward. This amount is deductible from the college fees students pay, once they are made an offer of admission. Students also have an option of requesting a refund of this amount after the third list is out. Once the fourth list is out students cannot avail this option of seeking a refund on the deposited amount.

How to Check CLAT-UG Result ?

The Consortium of NLU will announce the result after the declaration of the CLAT Answer Key. You can follow the steps given below while downloading CLAT 2022 for both UG and PG programs.

Results can be viewed only from the official website. Before the merit list, the scorecard of the exam will be released. Here are the steps you need to follow while checking for results:

1. Visit the official website of Consortium of NLUs i.e.consortiumofnlus.ac.in

2. Click on the CLAT Login portal.

3. Enter your Registration Number, Date of Birth and click on the "Login" button.

4. On the new page, click on the "View Result" button

5. The results will be displayed on the screen

6. Download the CLAT scorecard and result sheet and take a printout for future reference

How to Retrieve CLAT Login Details if Forgotten?

You can follow the steps mentioned below if you forget your login credentials to download the CLAT Result Merit List.

1. Visit the official website of the Consortium of NLUs

2. On the Homepage, click on the "Login" portal

3. In the login window, click on "Forgot Password."

4. Enter your mobile number and click on "Request OTP."

5. You will receive an OTP in your registered mobile number

6. You can reset your password using your mobile number and the OTP

CLAT-UG : Scorecard 

The CLAT scorecard is an official document that will be released by the exam conducting authorities along with the result. The Scorecard PDF for Common Law Admission Test can be viewed and downloaded only from the official website.This document will include the marks scored in each section and also the total marks scored. During the counselling, it is mandatory to carry this Common Law Admission Test Scorecard without fail. Also, note that this Scorecard will be valid only for one year.

There are various details mentioned on the scorecard that are listed below.

A. Name: Name of the student who has given the test

B. Roll Number: the roll number that is allocated to the student

C. Date of Birth: the candidate's date of birth is mentioned

D. Score: the score achieved by the student

E. All India Rank: the candidate's overall rank across India

F. All India Category Rank: candidate's rank belonging to a category like General, SC, etc.

G. NRI Rank (students who had applied under NRI Quota)

H. NRI Sponsored Rank (for the students who had applied under NRI Sponsored Quota)

CLAT-UG : Discrepancies in Result

You must ensure to check if the details are correctly mentioned or not on the scorecard. If there are any errors on the CLAT 2022 score card, then you must report to the following regional office.

Address:    National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bangalore

 P.O. Bag 7201, Nagarbhavi,

 Bangalore - 560 072 Karnataka, India

Website:   consortiumofnlus.ac.in

Contact Number: 08047162020 (10:00 am to 05:00 pm)

CLAT-UG : Merit List

The merit list is released along with the declaration of the CLAT Result . The CLAT Merit List will be released in the form of a PDF. The Consortium will prepare 2(two) lists, i.e., General Rank List and category-Wise Rank List. The CLAT merit list will include:

. A total number of students appeared for Common Law Admission Test.

. Your performance in the exam with the State Rank.

. The standards on which you are selected

How to calculate the CLAT Score?

The results are prepared by calculating the raw scores. Once the raw scores are calculated, Consortium will prepare the CLAT merit list. The marking scheme to evaluate the CLAT Exam Result is given in the following table:

Correct Answer 

Incorrect Answer 

Unattempted Question 

+1 Marks

-0.25 Marks

0 Marks

 

The formula to calculate the CLAT Score is as follows:

Total Score = 1*(Total number of correct answers) - 0.25*(Total number of wrong answers)

CLAT-UG : Result Tie Breaking Procedure 

Often there are cases that two or more students have the same scores. In such cases, some tie-breaking rules are taken into consideration. The following factors will be taken into consideration while resolving the tie in the CLAT merit list.

. If your age is higher, then you will be given a high preference

. Those who have scored higher in the Legal Reasoning Test will be ranked higher

. In case if you and other person have equal age and secured equal marks in the Legal Aptitude Reasoning Test, then there will be a computerized draw of lots

What After CLAT Result ?

The Consortium will release the cutoff marks after the announcement of the CLAT Exam Result. Cut-off marks are the minimum marks that you need to score to get qualified for the next stage.

Based on the CLAT Cut Off marks, you will be shortlisted for the counselling process.

During the counselling process, you will be offered admission to UG and PG courses based on the Common Law Admission Test scores.

CLAT-UG : Cut Off

The CLAT Cut Off will be released separately for 22 NLUs. The consortium of NLUs will release college-wise and category-wise cut-off marks. Also, note that the cut-off would be released separately for each seat allotment round.

Check out the table below to know the previous year's CLAT Cut Off marks.

College Name

Opening Cut-off   

Closing Cut-off   

Score

Rank

Score

Rank 

National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore

135.5

58

135.5

60

NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad

128.25

130

128

135

National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal

120

355

118.75

395

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata  

122.5

215

122

240

National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ)

120

350

118.75

400

Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur

116.5

555

112

850

Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar

118

450

117.25

510

Dr Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University (RMNLU), Lucknow

115.25

620

112.5

800

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNLU), Patiala

113

780

110

1050

National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi

111

900

108

1200

Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna

111

900

104.5

1600

Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam

108

1200

92

2500

National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack

110.5

1050

104.5

1600

National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi

110.5

1050

97

2600

National Law School and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJAA), Guwahati

110.5

1060

92

3500

The TamilNadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirappalli

110.5

1160

92

3500

Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai

116.25

575

110.5

1050

Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur

108

1200

90

4000

Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad

107.75

1250

90

4000

 

CLAT-UG: College-wise Cut Off Marks

The CLAT Cut Off is decided by the Consortium based on various factors like difficulty level of the exam, number of seats, and the number of students appearing for the exam.

Go through the below table to know the previous year's college-wise cutoff.

CLAT Cut Off Trends:

 National Law University 

 Cut Off 2021 

 Cut Off 2020 

NLSIU Bangalore

139.5

132

NALSAR Hyderabad

132.75

129

WBNUJS Kolkata

124

126

NLIU Bhopal

119.75

120

NLU Jodhpur

119

123

 

CLAT-UG : College-wise Ranks

The Common Law Admission Test Results will be declared on the official website by the exam conducting authorities. You need to login to the official website to view their results.

You are required to score above 115 in order to get a rank between 1-200 to get admission in reputed NLUs. The table below will help you get an idea about the ranks required to get admission to top NLUs by analyzing previous years' trends.

Participating Colleges

2021

2020

2019

National Law School of India University

54

66

59

National Academy of Legal Studies and Research

120

135

130

National Law Institute University

380

386

351

West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences

203

260

213

National Law University Jodhpur

294

376

343

Hidayatullah National Law University

549

657

574

Gujarat National Law University

417

494

453

Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University

617

668

627

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law

805

924

801

Chanakya National Law University

949

1186

909

National University of Advanced Legal Studies

880

928

826

National Law University Odisha

879

1167

1023

National University of Study and Research in Law

966

1255

1051

National Law University and Judicial Academy

1104

1556

1124

Tamil Nadu National Law School

1186

1571

1151

Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University

1263

1432

1180

Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai

462

503

478

Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur

1073

1532

1126

Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad

1167

Did not participate in 2018

Did not participate in 2017

 

CLAT Merit List

The merit list is generally released after the results by the Consortium of NLU. The CLAT Merit List will be released only on the official website separately for UG and PG.

For all three rounds of counseling, the merit list will be released separately.

The Merit List includes the category-wise merit rank of the applicant who has qualified in the exam.

This list is prepared by using the scores of all aspirants with the higher scores placed at the top and followed by the lowest scores.

The details mentioned on the merit list include your admit card number, All India Rank, and Total marks obtained in the entrance exam.

CLAT-UG : Counselling process

• The CLAT Counselling will begin once the results are declared by the exam conducting body.

• To attend the counselling procedure, you need to register by making an online payment.

• Once the first provisional list is released, you must choose any of the three options: Accept the allotted seat, Apply for Upgrade, or Exit from the Admission Process.

• If the first option is chosen, you need to upload all the required documents and pay a requisite fee to the allotted NLU.

• In case if you choose the second option i.e., Accept for Upgrade, then you must make a payment of  Rs.30,000/- (if you are General category candidate) or Pay Rs.20,000/- (if you are ST/SC/OBC/BC/EWS/PWD and other reservation category candidate) to the allotted University and upload documents as per the schedule.

• If the last option is chosen, then the allotted seat will be lost and you will not be considered for further allotment.

CLAT Counselling

The CLAT Counselling  will begin after the release of the merit list. The entire counselling is conducted in online mode.

You must make an online payment of Rs. 30000/- for General Category and Rs. 20000/- for ST/SC/OBC/BC/ EWS/ PWD and other reserved categories to register for the counseling procedures.

Once the first provisional list is released, you must choose any of the three options: Accept the allotted seat, Apply for Upgrade or Exit from the Admission Process.

If the first option is chosen then you need to upload all the required documents and make payment of a requisite fee to the allotted NLU.

If you choose the second option i.e., Accept for Upgrade then, you must make a payment of Rs 30000/- to the allotted University and upload documents as per the schedule.

If the last option is chosen, then the allotted seat will be lost and you will not be considered for further allotment.

CLAT-UG : Documents Required in Counselling

You must carry the following documents at the time of counseling:

1. Application Form

2. Scorecard

3. 10th & 12th Marksheets

4. Admit Card

5. Specially-abled Certificate (if applicable)

6. Domicile Certificate (if applicable)

7. Caste Certificate (if applicable)

8. NRI Certificate (if applicable)

9. Sponsored NRI Certificate (if applicable)

CLAT-UG : Colleges and Seats

The NLU begins the CLAT Seat Allotment according to the merit-cum-preference. 5 Seat allotment lists are released for admissions on the official website.

The selected aspirants' names, roll numbers, and all the information will be mentioned in the list.

CLAT UG: Seats Intake

S.No.

National Law Universities

General Category Seats

Total seats

1

National Law School of India University, Bangalore

135

180

2

National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad

99

132

3

National Law Institute University, Bhopal

60

120

4

West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences, Kolkata

91

132

5

National Law University, Jodhpur

87

104 + 16 seats for NRI/ NRI sponsored candidates

6

Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur

85

170

7

Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

156

172

8

Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow

81

169

9

Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala

162

180

10

Chanakya National Law University, Patna

54

138

11

National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi

31

60

12

National Law University Odisha, Cuttack

79

106

13

National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi

60

120 (including 20 special category seats)

14

National Law University and Judicial Academy, Guwahati

31

60

15

Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Vishakhapatnam

54

138 (including 12 seats for Foreign Citizens / Non-Resident Indians.)

16

Tamil Nadu National Law School, Trichy

57

114 (including 6 seats for NRI/OCI quota)

17

Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai

55

150

18

Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur

46

120

19

Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad

90

120

20

Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur (MPDNLU)

48

120

21

Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla

90

120

 

22.

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University

90

120

 

CLAT-UG : Placement Statistics (5-year Program)

Here is detailed information about the number of students being placed in the years 2021, 2020, and 2019 for the UG program.

Check out the below table to know about the placement statistics for the year 2021.

 NIRF Ranking 

Name of NLU

No. of students   graduating  

 No. of students placed 

 Median Placement Package(Rs.) 

2021

1

National Law School of India University

82

51

15,20,000

2

National Law University

81

26

13,80,000

3

Nalsar University of Law

74

58

15,00,000

4

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

29

24

7,40,000

5

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences

114

87

15,00,000

 

CLAT-UG : Placement Statistics of 2020

Check out the below table to know about the placement statistics for the year 2020.

 

NIRF Ranking

Name of NLU

No. of students graduating

No. of students placed

Median Placement Package(Rs.)

2020

1

National Law School of India University

77

39

14,50,000

2

National Law University

81

30

15,00,000

3

Nalsar University of Law

73

58

15,00,000

4

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

37

26

8,00,000

5

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences

117

76

15,00,000

 

CLAT-UG Placement Statistics of 2019

Check out the below table to know about the placement statistics for the year 2019.

NIRF Ranking

Name of NLU

No. of students graduating

No. of students placed

Median Placement Package(Rs.)

2019

1

National Law School of India University

69

42

14,50,000

2

National Law University

73

15

11,80,000

3

Nalsar University of Law

78

53

14,00,000

4

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

29

20

7,25,000

5

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences

103

87

15,00,000

 

CLAT-PG : Overview

CLAT-PG : Eligibility

The PG exam is conducted for those aspiring to secure admission for Post-Graduation courses i.e., Master of Law in top Law Universities.

Have a look at the detailed CLAT PG Eligibility Criteria from the post below.

- There is no upper age limit for the PG Program.

- Those belonging to the General/OBC/PWD/NRI/PIO/OCI categories must have a minimum of 50% of marks in the LLB degree or its equivalent grade.

- According to the CLAT Notification, those belonging to SC/ST categories must have secured 45% marks in an LLB degree or its equivalent grade.

- It is important that you must have cleared your final semester or final year of the qualifying paper on the admission date.

CLAT PG : Exam Pattern

Check out the table below to know the detailed CLAT PG Exam Pattern.

Mode of Exam

Offline

Medium of Question Paper

English (only)

Type of Exam

Objective + Subjective (Tentative)

Duration

2 hours

Type of Questions

Objective Type and Subjective Type (Tentative)

Number of Multiple Choice Questions

100

Marks Obtained for Correct Answer

+1

Marks Deducted for Incorrect Answer

-0.25

Number of Subjective Questions

2 (Essay of 800 words each)

Marks Allocated

50 (25 Marks for each)

Negative Marking for Subjective Type

No Negative Marking

Topics Asked in MCQ

Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, Property Law, Company Law, Labour Law, Environmental Law etc.

Topics Asked in Subjective Questions

Essay on Law and Contemporary Issues

 

CLAT-PG Exam Pattern: Topic-wise Weightage

The below table explains the detailed CLAT PG exam pattern for the LLM course, and the number of questions asked from each topic in the exam.

Subjects

Number of MCQ questions

Marks

Constitutional Law

60

60

Other Law Subjects include Contracts Law, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR, and Jurisprudence.

60

60

Total

120

120

 

CLAT PG: Syllabus

The PG syllabus is also based on comprehension-based questions. The descriptive section was removed from the syllabus as per last year's exam.

Have a look at the table below to know the CLAT PG Syllabus.

Constitutional Law

Jurisprudence

Administrative Law

Law of Contract

Torts

Family Law

Criminal Law

Property Law

Company Law

Public International Law

Contemporary Judgements

Environmental Law

Labour Law

Industrial Law

-

-

 

CLAT PG : Seats Intake

S.No.

National Law Universities

Total seats

1

National Law School of India University, Bangalore

75

2

National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad

66

3

National Law Institute University, Bhopal

60

4

West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences, Kolkata

85

5

National Law University, Jodhpur

50

6

Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur

60

7

Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

57

8

Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow

24

9

Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala

40

10

National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi

60

11

National Law University Odisha, Cuttack

53

12

National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi

50 (10 Special category seats)

13

National Law University and Judicial Academy, Guwahati

30

14

Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Vishakhapatnam

69 (including seats for Foreign Citizens / Non-Resident Indians)

15

Tamil Nadu National Law School, Trichy

18

16

Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai

50

17

Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur

45

18

Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla

80

19. NLU, Jabalpur 50
20. Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad 60
21. Chanakya National Law University (Conducts separate entrance exam) 60
  Total 1072+60= 1132

 

CLAT PG Placement Statistics (1 Year Program)

Here is detailed information about the number of students being placed in the years 2021, 2020, 2019 for the PG program.

PG Placement Statistics of 2021

Go through the below table to know about the placement statistics for the year 2021.

NIRF (ranking)

Name

No. of students graduating

No. of students placed

Median Placement Package(Rs.)

2021

1

National Law School of India University

49

16

6,00,000

2

National Law University

23

2

6,00,000

3

Nalsar University of Law

63

46

8,50,000

4

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

8

4

6,00,000

5

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences

35

10

6,00,000

PG Placement Statistics of 2020

Go through the below table to know about the placement statistics for the year 2020.

NIRF (ranking)

Name

No. of students graduating

No. of students placed

Median Placement Package(Rs.)

2020

1

National Law School of India University

53

8

4,71,000

2

National Law University

39

20

7,00,000

3

Nalsar University of Law

57

45

7,00,000

4

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

13

7

6,00,000

5

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences

36

12

5,00,000

PG Placement Statistics of 2019

Go through the below table to know about the placement statistics for the year 2019.

NIRF (ranking)

Name

No. of students graduating

No. of students placed

Median Placement Package(Rs.)

2019

1

National Law School of India University

48

8

6,00,000

2

National Law University

47

15

5,50,000

3

Nalsar University of Law

54

42

6,00,000

4

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

NA

NA

NA

5

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences

40

11

4,00,000

PSU Recruitment Through CLAT

Those willing to apply for post-graduate law programs can also register for PSU Recruitment through CLAT.

The Public Sector Undertaking recruit individuals as an Assistant Legal Advisor, Legal Executive Trainee, Trainee Legal Advisor. These Public Sectors accept the scores for recruiting aspirants to various Law Officers/Legal Advisors positions. Some of the most popular PSUs accepting the Score are:

1. ONGC Ltd, Dehradun

2. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)

3. Power System Operation Corporation Ltd. (PSOC)

4. Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)

5. National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC)

6. Oil India Limited (OIL)

7. Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL)

FAQ's

Q. Do the NLUs consider Class 12 marks for admission?

The NLUs which are part of Law entrance Test has the basic eligibility condition of 45% or above marks in aggregate in Class XII. Other than that, no consideration is given to class XII marks.

Q. What is the age eligibility condition to apply for CLAT 2023?

There is no upper age limit applicable to anyone who wants to apply for the exam. But, the lower age limit has to be 20 years old and for the candidates who belong to SC/ST and PhD (Physically Disabled) categories, and for others the lower age limit is 22 years old.

Q. I have submitted my form for CLAT already, but want to make some changes. Can I?

Generally, it is not possible. But, it depends on the consortium decision whether to provide form correction or not.

Q. Which all NLUs have NRI or NRI sponsored quota available?

Following NLUs under CLAT have NRI, NRI Sponsored seats available.

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS)

Kolkata

National Law University (NLU)

Jodhpur

National Law Institute University (NLIU)

Bhopal

Gujarat National Law University (GNLU)

Gandhinagar

Maharashtra National Law University(MNLU)

Mumbai

National Law University Odisha (NLUO)

Cuttack

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL)

Patiala

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University (RMLNLU)

Lucknow

Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU)

Raipur

National University of Study & Research in Law (NUSRL)

Ranchi

The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS)

Kochi

Damodaran Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU)

Vishakhapatnam

Maharashtra National Law University(MNLU)

Nagpur

Tamil Nadu National Law University (TNNLU)

Trichy

Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU)

Shimla

Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU)

Jabalpur

Dr. B R Ambedkar National Law University (DBRANLU)

Sonepat

 

Q. Who can sponsor me for NRI Sponsored seats?

Only a first-degree relative (Parents, Grandparents & Siblings) or second-degree relatives (Cousins, Paternal Uncle/ Aunt, Maternal Uncles/Aunt) can sponsor your candidature for NRI Sponsored Seats.

Q. Who can apply for EWS seats in CLAT 2023?

To apply for EWS (Economically Weaker Sections) seats, one must have the EWS certificate. To be eligible for EWS, one’s family income should be less than 8 lacs per annum and other criteria in terms of ownership of land/plot/flat must be fulfilled.

 Q. Once I have been allotted a NLU, what is the further process? 

Once a candidate has been allotted a National Law University, basis his/her rank and preference order as given in the CLAT application, the student has three choices to make:

Lock: the candidate will pay the counseling fee of Rs. 50,000 (Rupees Fifty Thousand Only) and book the seat at the allotted National Law University. After locking, candidate will lose the option of upgrading to a higher NLU in the preference given.

Upgrade: Under this option, the student pays the counselling fee of Rs. 50,000 and wait for the upgrade to happen, in case of a vacancy in the National Law University, higher in the preference order by the candidate.

Withdraw: This is not a choice but is dependent on whether the candidate has paid the counselling fee or not. If the candidate has not paid the requisite counselling fee within the stipulated time frame, the candidate loses his candidature from CLAT 2023.

 Q. What if I don’t want to take admission to the allotted University? Will the counselling fee be refunded? 

If you do not wish to take admission this year as the NLU allotted to you is not to your liking for any reason, you must show your interest to withdraw from the process within the stipulated time frame. CLAT will deduct Rs. 10000 and the balance amount will be refunded.

 Q. What happens if I don’t pay the CLAT counselling fee within the stipulated time? 

If any candidate doesn’t pay the counselling fee within the stipulated time frame against the allotment list, one loses the candidature for allotment of National Law Universities in the subsequent lists too.

Q. Do I need to go to the NLU allotted to me to pay the counselling fee?

No, the payment of the counselling fee must be done online through the link given. You do not need to go to the National Law University to make the payment.

Q. I have not been allotted any CLAT seat in the first list. Do I have a chance in the second list?

It depends on the number of vacant seats after the first allotment. The allotment in the second list will depend on your rank and the number of seats available.

Q. What is the process of CLAT Spot Counselling?

> Under the spot counselling, National Law Universities, depending on the vacant seats across the different categories will notify on their respective websites.

> Candidates who wish to apply for such seats must submit their interest within the time frame given for such interest to be shown.

> After which, the NLUs give a timeline to such candidates who will be admitted against such seats to visit the campus and complete the admission process.

> The allotment for such seats is done based on ranks secured by such candidates who have shown interest for such seats