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CLAT 2021 Reservation of Seats in NLUs, NLSIU Seat Matrix under NLAT

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NLUs grant reservation of seats for SC/ST/OBC/PH and women categories. All the National Law Universities have their own CLAT Reservation policies. The criteria is primarily considered during the seat allotment process or at the time of counselling. For the next session, CLAT Counselling is expected to commence in the first week of June 2021 via online mode.

Latest Updates:

  • October 2020: High Court rules against NRI reservation quota by NLU citing elitism. The High Court of Orissa announced that such reservation “affront to the meritorious candidates who toiled day night to secure seats through CLAT”.
  • March 27, 2021: CLAT 2021 registration deadline has been extended to April 30, 2021.
  • May 21, 2021: CLAT 2021 Admit Card is likely to be released.

The categories considered for the reservation of seats are as follows:

  • Scheduled Caste (SC)
  • Scheduled Tribe (ST)
  • Other Backward Classes (OBC)
  • Physically Disabled Candidates (PwD)
  • State Quota for the candidates in which NLU is located
  • NRI/Foreign National candidates
  • Candidates belonging to the North-Eastern States
  • Kashmiri Migrants

CLAT 2021 Seat Matrix

CLAT 2021 Seat Matrix

All the NLUs segregate the seats as per candidate’s category. A total number of seats offered is around 2175. The distribution of seats is done considering the following category of seats:

  • Number of All India Seats for the undergraduate programme in NLUs is 1308.
  • The total number of seats offered to candidates of the state where NLU is located is 621.
  • The number of Special Category seats available is 235.

Changed Seat Matrix under CLAT 2021

As per the latest notification released by the Consortium, certain NLU’s have brought changes in their reservation criteria for the students who will be admitted under CLAT 2021. Below mentioned are the details of the NLU’s.

Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU), Jabalpur EWS of Madhya Pradesh has been added for UG. Please note that this category is applicable for students with Madhya Pradesh domicile only. Eligible candidates are requested to apply to this reservation category if eligible.
Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna EWS of Bihar has been added for UG. Please note that this category is applicable for students with Bihar domicile only. Eligible candidates are requested to apply to this reservation category if eligible.
DR. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University (DBRANLU), Sonepat Deprived Scheduled Castes of Haryana has been added for UG. Please note that this category is applicable for students with Haryana domicile only. Eligible candidates are requested to apply to this reservation category if eligible.

Reservation of Seats in NLUs

Reservation of Seats in NLUs

The seats in various National Law Universities are distributed as per the candidate’s category. Tabulated below is the segregation of seats as per the university and the category:

  1. NLSIU – National Law School of India University, Bangalore

B.A LL.B (Hons.) Program

Category Seats Remarks
General 93 Vertical
Scheduled Caste 18 Vertical
Scheduled Caste 9 Vertical
Total 120
  • 6 seats comprising 5% of the total intake shall be reserved horizontally for PWD candidates.
  • Upto 25% of the total seats in each vertical reservation category, subject to a maximum of 30 students, shall be admitted under the horizontal preference of “Karnataka Students”.

LL.M Program

NLSIU offers a one-year degree program in two branches namely Business Law and Human Rights Laws.

Category Seats Human Rights Seats
General 23 15
Scheduled Caste 5 3
Scheduled Caste 2 2
Total 30 20
  • 2 seats in Business Law and 1 seat in Human Rights Law comprising 5% of the total intake shall be reserved horizontally for Persons with Disabilities (PWD).
  • Upto 25% of the total seats in each vertical reservation category, subject to a maximum of 13 students, shall be admitted under the horizontal preference of “Karnataka Students”.
  1. NALSAR – National Academy of Legal Studies and Research University Of Law, Hyderabad

B.A LL.B (Hons.) Program

Category Seats Remarks
General 75 Vertical
Scheduled Caste 14 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe 7 Vertical
Students of Telangana General 11 Vertical
Students of Telangana SC 4 Vertical
Students of Telangana ST 1 Vertical
OBC(A) of Telangana 2 Vertical
OBC(B) of Telangana 2 Vertical
OBC(C) of Telangana 1 Vertical
OBC(D) of Telangana 2 Vertical
OBC(E) of Telangana 1 Vertical
Women 36 Horizontal

Note:

  1. 5% (5 seats for LL.B and 3 seats for LL.M. course) Horizontal reservation shall be applicable for Specially Abled Persons (SAP).
  2. 15 seats are allocated to Foreign Nationals for LLB course out of which 7 seats are for candidates from SAARC countries and 8 seats for non-SAARC countries.

LL.M Program

Category Seats Remarks
General 37 Vertical
Scheduled Caste 7 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe 7 Vertical
Students of Telangana General 4 Vertical
Students of Telangana SC 2 Vertical
Students of Telangana ST 1 Vertical
OBC(A) of Telangana 1 Vertical
OBC(B) of Telangana 1 Vertical
OBC(C) of Telangana 1 Vertical
OBC(D) of Telangana 1 Vertical
OBC(E) of Telangana 1 Vertical

Note: 10 seats are allocated to Foreign Nationals for the LL.M course out of which 5 seats are for candidates from SAARC Countries and 5 seats for candidates from non-SAARC Countries.

  1. NLIU – The National Law Institute University, Bhopal

B.A LL.B (Hons.) Program

Through CLAT 2021, NLIU will provide admissions to approximately 120 students.

Category Seats Remarks
General 65 Vertical
Scheduled Caste 8 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe 4 Vertical
General Category Madhya Pradesh 26 Horizontal
Scheduled Caste of Madhya Pradesh 8 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe of Madhya Pradesh 10 Vertical
Other Backward Class of Madhya Pradesh 7 Vertical
Women 30 Horizontal
J & K Residents 2 Vertical

LL.M Program

The duration of LLM course is one year consisting of three trimesters. Specialisation is offered in the following areas:

  1. Business Law,
  2. Intellectual Property & Business Law,
  3. Constitutional and Administrative Law,
  4. Human Rights, and
  5. Criminal Law
Category Seats Remarks
General 65 Vertical
Scheduled Caste 5 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe 2 Vertical
General Category Madhya Pradesh 15 Horizontal
Scheduled Caste of Madhya Pradesh 5 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe of Madhya Pradesh 6 Vertical
Other Backward Class of Madhya Pradesh 4 Vertical
Women 18 Horizontal
  1. WBNUJS - West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata

B.A LL.B (Hons.) Program

Category Seats Remarks
General 44 Vertical
EWS 6 Vertical
Scheduled Caste 10 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe 5 Vertical
General Category West Bengal 22 Vertical
EWS of West Bengal 4 Vertical
Scheduled Caste of West Bengal 8 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe of West Bengal 2 Vertical
Other Backward Class - A of West Bengal 1 Vertical
Other Backward Class - B of West Bengal 1 Vertical
NRI / NRI Sponsored 18 Vertical
J & K Residents 2 Vertical
Foreign National 4 Vertical

Note: In case of non-availability of students of reserved Foreign Nationals category, the seats are treated as NRI Sponsored.

LL.M Program

The courses under this program are as follows:

  • International and Comparative Law,
  • Corporate Law, and 
  • Commercial Law 
Category Seats Remarks
General 18 Vertical
EWS 3 Vertical
Scheduled Caste 4 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe 2 Vertical
General Category West Bengal 6 Vertical
EWS of West Bengal 1 Vertical
Scheduled Caste of West Bengal 3 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe of West Bengal 1 Vertical
Other Backward Class - A of West Bengal 1 Vertical
Other Backward Class - B of West Bengal 1 Vertical
Foreign National 4 Vertical
  1. NLUJ – National Law University, Jodhpur

B.A LL.B (Hons.) Program

Category Seats Remarks
General 80 Vertical
Scheduled Caste 16 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe 8 Vertical

Note(s)

1) Minimum of 20 students is required for offering LLB on the basis of CLAT Merit.

2) If there is a lack of students, that particular stream students will be transferred to another stream on the basis of available seats.

LL.M Program

The minimum intake capacity of the program is 80 students. The program will commence only if there are a minimum 10 students opting for the program.

Category Seats Remarks
General 38 Vertical
Scheduled Caste 8 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe 4 Vertical
  1. HNLU – Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur

B.A LL.B (Hons.) Program

The intake capacity for the undergraduate program is around 80 but is subject to change as per the discretion of the Vice-Chancellor.

Category Seats Remarks
General 62 Vertical
Scheduled Caste 12 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe 6 Vertical
General Category of Chhattisgarh 33 Vertical
Scheduled Caste of Chhattisgarh 10 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe of Chhattisgarh 26 Vertical
Other Backward Class of Chhattisgarh 11 Vertical
Women 48 Horizontal
Dependents of Freedom Fighters of Chhattisgarh 2 Horizontal
Foreign National 4 Vertical
Wards of Kashmiri Migrants 5 Vertical
Students of J & K 2 Vertical

Note:

  1. 5% seats shall be reserved horizontally for Specially Abled Persons (SAP) at the all India level according to The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.
  2. 3% seats shall be jointly reserved for the Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and Dependents of Freedom Fighters (DFF) category of candidates belonging to the State of Chhattisgarh only. 

LL.M Program

The intake capacity for this program is 80. The program will be conducted only if there are a minimum 10 students opting for the program.

Category Seats Remarks
General 46 Vertical
Scheduled Caste 9 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe 5 Vertical
Women 18 Horizontal
Wards of Kashmiri Migrants 2 Vertical 
Students of J & K 2 Vertical

Note:

  1. 5% seats shall be reserved horizontally for Specially Abled Persons (SAP).
  2. 30% seats shall be reserved horizontally for female candidates across all the categories of seats.
  3. GNLU – Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

B.A LL.B (Hons.) Program

Category Seats Remarks
General 115 Vertical
Scheduled Caste 27 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe 14 Vertical
Women 47 Horizontal
Gujarat Domicile 39 Horizontal
NRI / NRI Sponsored 18 Vertical
Foreign National 6 Vertical
J & K Residents 2 Vertical
Residents from North East India 5 Vertical
Sports Quota - Boys 2 Vertical
Sports Quota - Girls 2 Vertical

Note(s)

  1. For NE India candidates there are 5 seats in UG program in addition to intake of 180 seats for Undergraduate Courses.
  2. North East (NE) India comprises Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura.

LL.M Program

Category Seats Remarks
General 38 Vertical
Scheduled Caste 9 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe 5 Vertical
Women 16 Horizontal
Gujarat Domicile 13 Horizontal
NRI / NRI Sponsored 6 Vertical
Foreign National 2 Vertical
J & K Residents 1 Vertical
Residents from North East India 2 Vertical

Note: For NE India candidates there are 2 seats in PG program in addition to intake of 60 seats for Postgraduate Courses. North East (NE) India comprises of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura

  1. 7. RGNUL – Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab

B.A LL.B (Hons.) Program

Category Seats Remarks
General 133 Vertical
Scheduled Caste 27 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe 14 Vertical
Ancestral Resident of Village Sidhuwal, District Patiala 1 Vertical
Resident of Punjab 18 Horizontal
Foreign National 5 Vertical
Wards of Kashmiri Migrants 9 Vertical
J & K Residents 2 Vertical
NRI 5 Vertical

LL.M Program

Category Seats Remarks
General 29 Vertical
Scheduled Caste 6 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe 3 Vertical
Foreign National 2 Vertical
Wards of Kashmiri Migrants 2 Vertical
J & K Residents 2 Vertical

Note: The admission to foreign national students shall be on the basis of inter-se-merit of the qualifying examination and interview.

  1. 8. RMLNLU – Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow

B.A LL.B (Hons.) Program

Category Seats Remarks
General 80 Vertical
Scheduled Caste of Uttar Pradesh 34 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe of Uttar Pradesh 3 Vertical
Other Backward Class of Uttar Pradesh 43 Vertical
Women 32 Horizontal
Dependents of Freedom Fighters of Uttar Pradesh 3 Horizontal
Sons/Daughters of Defence Personnel deployed in UP or Defence Personnel of UP either retired or kill 8 Horizontal
Wards of Kashmiri Migrants / Kashmiri Pandits / Kashmiri Hindu Families (Non-Migrants) 2 Vertical

LL.M Program

The intake in this program is 20 and 7 supernumerary seats per year. Tabulated below is the statistics for the same:

Category Seats Remarks
General 10 Vertical
Scheduled Caste of Uttar Pradesh 5 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe of Uttar Pradesh 1 Vertical
Other Backward Class of Uttar Pradesh 6 Vertical
EWS 2 Vertical
Women 5 Horizontal
Sons/Daughters of Defence Personnel deployed in UP or Defence Personnel of UP either retired or kill 1 Horizontal
Wards of Kashmiri Migrants / Kashmiri Pandits / Kashmiri Hindu Families (Non-Migrants) 2 Vertical
  1. 9. CNLU – Chanakya National Law University, Patna

The table below describes the number of seats for each category for both UG and PG courses:

B.A LL.B (Hons.) Program

Category Seats Remarks
General 60 Vertical
Scheduled Caste of Bihar 19 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe of Bihar 1 Vertical
Extremely Backward Classes of Bihar 22 Vertical
Backward Classes of Bihar 14 Vertical
Women of Backward Classes of Bihar 4 Vertical

Note: 5% Horizontal reservation shall be applicable for Specially Abled Persons (SAP)

  1. NUALS – The National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi

B.A LL.B (Hons.) Program

Category Seats Remarks
General 31 Vertical
General Category of Kerala 5 Vertical
Scheduled Caste of Kerala 5 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe of Kerala 1 Vertical
SEBC - Ezhava, Thiyya, Billava 5 Vertical
SEBC - Muslims 4 Vertical
SEBC - Other Backward Hindus 2 Vertical
SEBC - Latin Catholic and Anglo Indian 2 Vertical
SEBC - Other Backward Christian 1 Vertical
SEBC - Kudumbi 1 Vertical
SEBC - Kusavan and related communities 1 Vertical
SEBC - Dheevara and related communities 1 Vertical
SEBC - Viswakarma and related communities 1 Vertical
Foreign National 2 Vertical

LL.M Program

Category Seats Remarks
General 31 Vertical
General Category of Kerala 5 Vertical
Scheduled Caste of Kerala 5 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe of Kerala 1 Vertical
SEBC - Ezhava, Thiyya, Billava 5 Vertical
SEBC - Muslims 4 Vertical
SEBC - Other Backward Hindus 2 Vertical
SEBC - Latin Catholic and Anglo Indian 2 Vertical
SEBC - Other Backward Christian 1 Vertical
SEBC - Kudumbi 1 Vertical
SEBC - Kusavan and related communities 1 Vertical
SEBC - Dheevara and related communities 1 Vertical
SEBC - Viswakarma and related communities 1 Vertical
  1. 11. NLUO – National Law University Odisha

The total intake in this program is 120 seats. The category wise breakup of seats is as follows:

B.A LL.B (Hons.) Program

Category Seats Remarks
General 96 Vertical
Scheduled Caste 14 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe 9 Vertical
General Category of Odisha 32 Vertical
Scheduled Caste of Odisha 3 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe of Odisha 5 Vertical
Foreign National 6 Vertical

LL.M Program

There are in total 50 seats under the postgraduate program. LLM Program orders two specialised courses viz.

  1. Corporate Law & Commercial Law (CCL)
  2. Constitution Law & Administrative Law (CAL)
Category Seats Remarks
General 26 Vertical
Scheduled Caste 4 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe 2 Vertical
General Category of Odisha 8 Vertical
Scheduled Caste of Odisha 2 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe of Odisha 2 Vertical
Foreign National 2 Vertical
  1. NUSRL – National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi

Intake for the UG Program is 120 seats. The distribution is as per candidate’s category:

B.A LL.B (Hons.) Program

Category Seats Remarks
General 27 Vertical
General EBC 3 Vertical
Scheduled Caste 9 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe 5 Vertical
Other Backward Caste 16 Vertical
General Category of Jharkhand 27 Vertical
General EBC of Jharkhand 3 Vertical
Scheduled Caste of Jharkhand 6 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe of Jharkhand 16 Vertical
Extremely Backward Classes of Jharkhand 5 Vertical
Backward Classes of Jharkhand 3 Vertical
Foreign National 18 Vertical
J & K Residents 2 Vertical

LL.M Program

Category Seats Remarks
General 9 Vertical
General EBC 1 Vertical
Scheduled Caste 2 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe 2 Vertical
Other Backward Caste 6 Vertical
General Category of Jharkhand 9 Vertical
General EBC of Jharkhand 2 Vertical
Scheduled Caste of Jharkhand 2 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe of Jharkhand 4 Vertical
Extremely Backward Classes of Jharkhand 1 Vertical
Backward Classes of Jharkhand 2 Vertical
Foreign National 9 Vertical
J & K Residents 1 Vertical
  1. 13.NLUJA – National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam

B.A LL.B (Hons.) Program

Category Seats Remarks
General 31 Vertical
Scheduled Caste of Assam 4 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe (Plains) of Assam 6 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe (Hills) of Assam 3 Vertical
Other Backward Classes/Minorities and Other Backward Classes of Assam 16 Vertical
Permanent Resident of Assam 5 Horizontal

LL.M Program

Category Seats Remarks
General 15 Vertical
Scheduled Caste of Assam 2 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe (Plains) of Assam 3 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe (Hills) of Assam 2 Vertical
Other Backward Classes/Minorities and Other Backward Classes of Assam 8 Vertical
Permanent Resident of Assam 5 Horizontal
  1. 14. DSNLU Damodaran Sanjivayya National Law University Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

B.A LL.B (Hons.) Program

Category Seats Remarks
General 48 Vertical
EWS 6 Vertical
General Category of Andhra Pradesh 30 Vertical
Scheduled Caste of Andhra Pradesh 9 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe of Andhra Pradesh 4 Vertical
BC (Group-A) of Andhra Pradesh 4 Vertical
BC (Group-B) of Andhra Pradesh 6 Vertical
BC (Group-C) of Andhra Pradesh 1 Vertical
BC (Group-D) of Andhra Pradesh 4 Vertical
BC (Group-E) of Andhra Pradesh 2 Vertical
EWS of Andhra Pradesh 6 Vertical
Children of Armed Personnel (CAP) of Andhra Pradesh 1 Horizontal
National Cadet Corps (NCC) of Andhra Pradesh 1 Horizontal
Eminent Sports Persons of Andhra Pradesh 1 Horizontal
Women 20 Horizontal
Wards of Kashmiri Migrants and Kashmiri Pandits/Kashmiri Hindu Families (Non-Migrants) 6 Vertical

L.L.M Program

Category Seats Remarks
General 10 Vertical
EWS 1 Vertical
General Category of Andhra Pradesh 6 Vertical
Scheduled Caste of Andhra Pradesh 2 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe of Andhra Pradesh 1 Vertical
BC (Group-A) of Andhra Pradesh 1 Vertical
BC (Group-B) of Andhra Pradesh 1 Vertical
BC (Group-D) of Andhra Pradesh 1 Vertical
EWS of Andhra Pradesh 1 Vertical
Children of Armed Personnel (CAP) of Andhra Pradesh 1 Horizontal
National Cadet Corps (NCC) of Andhra Pradesh 1 Horizontal
Eminent Sports Persons of Andhra Pradesh 1 Horizontal
Women 4 Horizontal
Wards of Kashmiri Migrants and Kashmiri Pandits/Kashmiri Hindu Families (Non-Migrants) 1 Vertical
  1. 15. TNNLS – Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli

The NLU offers various UG programs like B.A. LL.B (Hons.), B.Com. LL.B (Hons). A total of 110 seats are offered by the law school. Tabulated below is the breakup for the same:

B.A LL.B (Hons.) Program

Category Seats Remarks
General 44 Vertical
Scheduled Caste 9 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe 4 Vertical
General Category of Tamil Nadu 18 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe of Tamil Nadu 1 Vertical
Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars) of Tamil Nadu 2 Vertical
Backward Class (Muslim) of Tamil Nadu 2 Vertical
Most Backward Class and Denotified Communities of Tamil Nadu 11 Vertical
Scheduled Caste (Others) of Tamil Nadu 8 Vertical
Backward Class (other than Backward Classes Muslims) of Tamil Nadu 15 Vertical
NRI 6 Vertical

LL.M Program

Category Seats Remarks
General 7 Vertical
Scheduled Caste 1 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe 1 Vertical
General Category of Tamil Nadu 3 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe of Tamil Nadu 1 Vertical
Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars) of Tamil Nadu 1 Vertical
Backward Class (Muslim) of Tamil Nadu 1 Vertical
Most Backward Class and Denotified Communities of Tamil Nadu 2 Vertical
Scheduled Caste (Others) of Tamil Nadu 1 Vertical
Backward Class (other than Backward Classes Muslims) of Tamil Nadu 2 Vertical
  1. MNLU – Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai

The total intake to the UG program is 50 and that of PG is 20 students. All these statistics are subject to Maharashtra State Reservation Norms as approved by the Executive Council.

B.A LL.B (Hons.) Program

Category Seats Remarks
General 25 Vertical
Scheduled Caste of Maharashtra State 13 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe of Maharashtra State 7 Vertical
Other Backward Class of Maharashtra 19 Vertical
Denotified Jatis (A) of Maharashtra 3 Vertical
Nomadic Tribes (B) of Maharashtra 3 Vertical
Nomadic Tribes (C) of Maharashtra 4 Vertical
Nomadic Tribes (D) of Maharashtra 2 Vertical
Special Backward Class of Maharashtra 2 Vertical
Socially and Educationally Backward Class (SEBC) 12 Vertical
EWS of Maharashtra 10 Vertical
Women 30 Horizontal
Children of Ex-servicemen/Defense Service Personnel 5 Horizontal
J & K Residents 2 Vertical

LL.M Program

Category Seats Remarks
General 11 Vertical
Scheduled Caste of Maharashtra State 7 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe of Maharashtra State 4 Vertical
Other Backward Class of Maharashtra 10 Vertical
Denotified Jatis (A) of Maharashtra 2 Vertical
Nomadic Tribes (B) of Maharashtra 1 Vertical
Nomadic Tribes (C) of Maharashtra 2 Vertical
Nomadic Tribes (D) of Maharashtra 1 Vertical
Special Backward Class of Maharashtra 1 Vertical
Socially and Educationally Backward Class (SEBC) 6 Vertical
EWS of Maharashtra 5 Vertical
Women 15 Horizontal
Children of Ex-servicemen/Defense Service Personnel 3 Horizontal
J & K Residents 2 Vertical
  1. 17. MNLU – Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur

The law school joined the NLUs last year only. The total intake for UG course is 120 and PG course is 20 students.

B.A LL.B (Hons.) Program

Category Seats Remarks
General 44 Vertical
Scheduled Caste of Maharashtra State 16 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe of Maharashtra State 8 Vertical
Other Backward Class of Maharashtra 23 Vertical
Denotified Tribes (A) of Maharashtra 4 Vertical
Nomadic Tribes (B) of Maharashtra 3 Vertical
Nomadic Tribes (C) of Maharashtra 4 Vertical
Nomadic Tribes (D) of Maharashtra 2 Vertical
Special Backward Class of Maharashtra 2 Vertical
Educationally & Socially Backward category (SEBC) 14 Vertical

LL.M Program

Category Seats Remarks
General 7 Vertical
Scheduled Caste of Maharashtra State 3 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe of Maharashtra State 1 Vertical
Other Backward Class of Maharashtra 4 Vertical
Denotified Tribes (A) of Maharashtra 1 Vertical
Nomadic Tribes (B) of Maharashtra 1 Vertical
Nomadic Tribes (C) of Maharashtra 1 Vertical
Educationally & Socially Backward category (SEBC) 2 Vertical
  1. 18. MNLU – Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad

This is another law school which became a part of NLU this year. Through CLAT it will offer around 60 seats to the students.

B.A LL.B (Hons.) Program

Category Seats Remarks
General 16 Vertical
Scheduled Caste of Maharashtra State 8 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe of Maharashtra State 4 Vertical
Other Backward Class of Maharashtra 11 Vertical
Denotified Jatis (A) of Maharashtra 2 Vertical
Nomadic Tribes (B) of Maharashtra 2 Vertical
Nomadic Tribes (C) of Maharashtra 2 Vertical
Nomadic Tribes (D) of Maharashtra 1 Vertical
Special Backward Class of Maharashtra 1 Vertical
Educationally & Socially Backward category (SEBC) 7 Vertical
EWS of Maharashtra 6 Vertical
Women 18 Horizontal
Children of Defence Service Personnel 3 Horizontal

LL.M Program

Category Seats Remarks
General 6 Vertical
Scheduled Caste of Maharashtra State 3 Vertical
Scheduled Tribe of Maharashtra State 2 Vertical
Other Backward Class of Maharashtra 4 Vertical
Denotified Jatis (A) of Maharashtra 1 Vertical
Nomadic Tribes (B) of Maharashtra 1 Vertical
Nomadic Tribes (C) of Maharashtra 1 Vertical
Nomadic Tribes (D) of Maharashtra 1 Vertical
Special Backward Class of Maharashtra 1 Vertical
Educationally & Socially Backward category (SEBC) 3 Vertical
EWS of Maharashtra 2 Vertical
Women 6 Horizontal
Children of Defence Service Personnel 1 Horizontal

Imp. Guidelines for SAP/PWD Candidates

Important Guidelines for SAP/PWD Candidates

Candidates with benchmark difficulties in the category of blindness, locomotor disability (both arm affected-BA) and cerebral palsy are allowed to directly avail the facility of a Scribe. However, in case of another category of persons with benchmark disabilities, the provision of scribe/reader/lab assistant can be allowed on production of a certificate to the effect that the person concerned has physical limitation to write, and scribe is essential to write examination on his behalf, from the Chief Medical Officer/Civil Surgeon/ Medical Superintendent of a Government health care institution.

Candidates who have registered themselves under SAP/PWD category have to arrange his/her own Scribe at personal cost. The consortium will not be providing any such facility. Candidates arranging a scribe need to duly inform the Regional Coordinator by the specified date.

  • SAP/PWD candidates are entitled for an extra time limit of 40 minutes in CLAT. The total time given will be 2 hours 40 minutes.
  • The qualification of the scribe should be one step below the qualification of the candidate.
  • Candidates availing scribe facility need to submit details of their own scribe as per APPENDIX II.

CLAT 2021 Reservation FAQs

CLAT 2021 Reservation FAQs

Ques. Can CLAT scores be used for admission in colleges other than NLUs?

Ans. Yes, CLAT Scores are used for admission in various other private colleges, such as Amity University, Shobhit University, Lloyd Law College etc. 

Ques. Is reservation criteria the same for all NLUs? 

Ans. Each NLU has a different reservation criteria. The reservation criteria depends on the state in which the NLU is based. 

Ques. Will there be any changes in the reservation criteria? 

Ans. The reservation criteria depends on the criteria set down by the state government under which the NLU has been established. As of now, no new reservation categories have been announced. 

Ques. Can a candidate with a state specific reservation apply in another state's NLU? 

Ans. If the state specific caste comes under the ambit of SC/ST/OBC then the candidate can apply as per the reservation policy of the NLU. 

Ques. What is the eligibility criteria for SC students in CLAT?

Ans. Here is the eligibility criteria for SC/ST students: 

  • For Unreserved /OBC /Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories: a minimum of 50% marks are required.
  • For SC/ ST category – a minimum of 45% marks is required.

For more details regarding eligibility criteria for CLAT, click here.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

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Ques. What is the benefit of CLAT?

● Top Answer By Ankita Sarkar on 20 Jan 21

Ans. CLAT is a law entrance exam consisting of both UG and PG courses. The selection in CLAT will allow a student to study in National Law Universities (NLUs). As Law is a dynamic subject, hence it cannot be studied in isolation without any association with other subjects like political science, economics, etc. Getting into an NLU will provide students the best environment and platform to study this dynamic field. The following are some of the benefits of CLAT. You will stop seeing movies as mere entertainment. You can analyze the facts discussed in movies like Article 15, Jokar - Dark Knight, are true or not. Law courses open up a lot of different avenues. You will get to learn many things.  Lawyers are not taught only about Law. You will get to learn how to make decisions based on facts and reasoning.  You can choose any specialization you want, such as Criminal, Civil, Corporate, etc. You also do not need to restrict yourself to a single specialization. Getting into top NLUs brings students to the center of attraction of the law firms and corporate. This NLU tag helps in securing well-paid jobs in most reputed companies. These NLUs prepare students for the real-life world, be it practice in court or judiciary. It inculcates students with skills and training to succeed in every career path they choose. Thus, CLAT is not only just getting an NLU tag, it has a lot to offerRead more
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Ques. How do I prepare math for CLAT?

● Top Answer By Aniket Atul Mahulikar on 20 Jan 21

Ans. The math section of CLAT is known as quantitative techniques which consist of charts, diagrams, comprehension questions to gauge students’ inference and interpretation skills. The questions are based on elementary mathematics. Thus, a student does not need to be an expert in mathematics. It requires regular practice to get a good score in this section. The following are some preparation tips for the math section.  Previous Year’s Paper:  Go through the previous year’s question paper. Try to figure out the pattern of the examination.  Clear Basics:  Follow a good mathematic book to clear your basics. R.S Aggarwal is quite popular among students for clearing basics. Practice as much as possible. Memorize some tips and tricks: CLAT is all about speed and accuracy. Thus, to attend the entire question in the math section within the stipulated time, it is important for students to memorize some quick formulas which will help in the faster calculation. But do not skip to short cut without knowing the longer method. Many questions asked in CLAT only require a couple of lines for calculation. Do not be scared of Mathematics. Try your best. Even if you can’t score well even after good preparation, you can secure a decent score by working hard in other subjects.Read more
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Ques. What is the syllabus of maths in CLAT?

● Top Answer By Debdeep Majumder on 20 Jan 21

Ans. CLAT or Common Law Admission Test is a national level law entrance exam. The new pattern CLAT question paper consists of 150 questions spread over five sections – English language, current affairs including general knowledge, legal reasoning, logical reasoning, and quantitative techniques. The question paper is designed to test the reasoning and interpretation skills of candidates. Topics: The quantitative techniques section consists of questions based on graphs, pie charts, and tables. The students have to infer and derive answers to the questions from the information provided in those diagrams. This section contains around 13-17 questions. To answer questions in this section, candidates have to apply 10th standard mathematical operations.  Some of the topics which are quite scoring in Mathematics are as follows. Arithmetic: Percentage, Profit & Loss, Average, Ratio-Proportion, Time & Work, Pipe & Cisterns, Time, Speed and Distance, Mixtures & Allegations, Simple & Compound Interest, Number System (HCF - LCM, Recurring Digits & Calculation of Unit Digits). Algebra: Simplification, Linear and Quadratic Equation. Modern Mathematics: Trigonometry ( Height & Distance), Probability, Permutations & Combinations, Stocks & Shares. Geometry & Mensuration: Triangle, Circles, Polygons, Solids. Speed Mathematics: Calculation Technique, Approximation Technique, Square and Cubes. To know more about the syllabus in detail visit the official website.Read more
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Ques. Is CLAT a difficult exam?

● Top Answer By Aniket Atul Mahulikar on 20 Jan 21

Ans. The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national-level law entrance examination. It is conducted every year by the consortium of NLUs. CLAT question paper is based on MCQ format and consists of 150 questions. The exam tests the critical thinking ability of law aspirants. CLAT is not a difficult exam to crack. Anyone who is well prepared can get into an NLU. However, it can be a bit tough to get into the top five NLUs. The difficulty level of an exam depends on two things, which are as follows. Pattern and level of preparation: The CLAT question paper consists of 150 questions spread over five sections. The five sections are – English language, Current affairs including general knowledge, legal reasoning, logical reasoning, and quantitative techniques.  ALL the questions are comprehension based. So, a candidate has to read the entire passage to solve a set of questions. What makes the exam scary is the time frame. Candidates have to complete the entire paper within two hours.  However, practicing a lot of mocks will help overcome this difficulty. Candidates having the habit of reading newspapers will have an edge in this exam.  So, solving various questions, mocks, reading newspapers, and staying updated about the happenings around the world are the keys to achieve success in CLAT. Level of Competition: Every year around 65,000 candidates apply for this exam and the number keeps increasing with each passing year. However, the ratio of selection in CLAT is higher as compared to JEE. In nutshell, CLAT requires planned and smart preparation, and the rest will find its way.Read more
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Ques. How should I prepare for CLAT in two months?

● Top Answer By Meghdeepa Mondal on 20 Jan 21

Ans. For a CLAT aspirant, it is essential to be clear about one’s own goal. For some students the goal is NLS. While others aim for NLU, even the lower-ranked ones. According to the need, preparation is required in all five critical areas. The table below gives the subjects and marks division in them. Subjects No. of Questions Allotted Marks Legal Aptitude 50 50 Logical Reasoning 40 40 English Including Comprehension 40 40 General Knowledge and Current Affairs 50 50 Elementary Mathematics with Numerical Ability 20 20 Preparation Tips: English medium students have little advantage in preparation, having a better grasp of comprehensive skills. General Knowledge and Current Affairs, which is 25% of the examination and is not a conceptual or analytical subject, needs to be mugged up with regular information gathering. Legal Reasoning contains questions generally from a certain number of topics only. These topics need to be sorted according to the previous year's question papers and practiced, which is possible in two months. For the Elementary Mathematics with Numerical Ability and Logical Reasoning part, it is obvious that the aspirant needs practice, and two months is too short for the same. For maths, concepts must be cleared before problem-solving. Taking help from YouTube, Unacademy, Khan Academy, and other resources from the internet can help a lot in preparation. R.S. Aggarwal and M.K. Pandey are two excellent books for Logical Reasoning practice sets. For English including Comprehension, the candidate needs to understand the type and pattern of questions present in the previous papers and learn the way to tackle them. Having finished all the initial preparation, revision needs to be done in all five divisions. Candidates weak in Mathematics, English including Comprehension or Logical Reasoning must practice a lot in the limited time available.Read more
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vani chandrakar
If we are selected through dependent freedom fighter category we have to show certificate also during admission process??
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vinod

No, there are no criteria for the freedom fighter category during admission in law colleges. The categories considered for the reservation of seats are as follows:

  • Scheduled Caste (SC)
  • Scheduled Tribe (ST)
  • Other Backward Classes (OBC)
  • Physically Disabled Candidates (PwD)
  • State Quota for the candidates in which NLU is located
  • NRI/Foreign National candidates
  • Candidates belonging to the North-Eastern States
  • Kashmiri Migrants

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shatakshi patki
Is there any management quota to get admission?
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vinod

Yes, there is a management quota to get admission in private law colleges in our country. This quota varies for different colleges from state to state in our country. It offers direct admission to the candidates in LLB or LLM courses.

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drona
Ow many seats are reserved for financially weak candidates?
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vinod

No, there is no such criteria for reservation for the candidates appearing in CLAT. Here is the list of the category for which seats are reserved:

  1. Scheduled Caste (SC)
  2. Scheduled Tribe (ST)
  3. Other Backward Classes (OBC)
  4. Physically Disabled Candidates (PwD)
  5. State Quota for the candidates in which NLU is located
  6. NRI/Foreign National candidates
  7. Candidates belonging to the North-Eastern States
  8. Kashmiri Migrants
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yash raj singh
From where should I prepare for the exam?
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vinod

You can prepare for the CLAT exam by going through the syllabus and referring to the following books:

  1. Word Power Made Easy New Revised & Expanded Edition – Norman Lewis
  2. Objective General English – R.S.Aggarwal
  3. Manorama Yearbook 2021 (English)
  4. Lucent’s General Knowledge
  5. Legal Awareness and Legal Reasoning: For the CLAT and LL.B. Entrance Examinations – A. P. Bhardwaj
  6. A Modern Approach To Logical Reasoning – R.S.Aggarwal
  7. Analytical Reasoning – M.K. Pandey
  8. Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations – R. S. Aggarwal
  9. Magical Book On Quicker Maths – M. Tyra

To get details about the same, click here – CLAT Preparation tips.

  1. Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations – Abhijit Guha
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devisingh
Where can I access 2019 official answer Key?
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abdul nazir

Hi Devisingh, The answer key was made avaialble soon after the conduct of exam and the same will be available on the official website of CLAT i.e. www.clat.ac.in. The seat allotment is done on the basis of merit cum preference basis. To get more details viist CLAT 2021.

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priya
I wanted to know how much I need to score in CLAT to get admission in Delhi?
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arvind kumar

Hi Priya, Greetings from Collegedunia. CLAT is Common Law Admission Test. You need to score according to the cutoff in order to get admission. For more details visit: CLAT CUTOFF

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laxmi mishra
Who does the counselling in CLAT?
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surendra

HI Laxmi

Visit on our official website of CLAT Counselling to find all the details about the CLAT counselling. The consortium of NLA conducted CLAT Counselling 2020.

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vikram dewan
Which book is good for the revision of the exam?
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surendra

Hi Vikram

There are lots of books which can help you for your CLAT exam preparation. Visit on our official website of CLAT Preparation Books to find some important books which will help you for your revision and preparation of the exam.

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vipasha
Where can I get the sample papers online?
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surendra

HI Vipasha

Visit on our official website of CLAT Practice Paper to get the practice paper you will also get the question paper of previous year.

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ankur jain
Which section has the highest weightage in the CLAT paper?
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common admission test

Hii Ankur, CLAT Exam Pattern for UG and PG is different as they test different areas of knowledge and are of different levels. CLAT UG is divided into 5 sections overall in which Legal Reasoning and Current Affairs has highest weightage. For more details Click Here

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shubham sharma
Do I need to go through the books of class 11 and 12?
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arvind kumar

Hi Shubham, Greetings from Collegedunia. CLAT exam is conducted by CLAT Consortium, Bar Council of India. You are not required to go through the books of 11 and 12 as it is a common law admission test. For more details visit: CLAT EXAM

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ashish singh
Validity of CLAT's results is till?
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common admission test

Hii Ashish, The CLAT score is valid only for 1 year. CLAT 2021 Score will be valid for the academic session 2021-22. For more details Click Here

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sourajit mukherjee
What is the charge of Application form?
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surendra

Hi Sourajit

You can visit on our official website of CLAT Application to get all the details regarding the CLAT application process. You will also get the application fee details.

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gouri kumari
Is there any reservation for the children of physically disabled parents?
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rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, Yes, there is reservation for persons with disability in CLAT. The details for which in each NLU can be found on their respective sites.For more information, please refer, CLAT Reservation.

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sunny pandey
When can I make the changes in the exam centre prefernce?
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surendra

Hi Sunny

Candidate can only change their exam center preference before the application window process closes. Once the apllication window closes you cannot make any further changes to your exam center. You can visit on our official website of CLAT EXAM CENTER to get all the details.

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mohammed najamuddin
When can I make the changes in the Application form?
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surendra

Hi Mohhamed

There is no way you can make any further changes in the application form once filled. You need to check your application form correctly while filling because if you make any mistake it can’t be undo. You can visit on our official website of CLAT Application to check the whole procedure on how to apply for the exam

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vipasha
Is there any reservation for the children of ex- military officers?
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rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, No, there is no defence “quota” . However, the wards of serving and ex-service personnel get certain bonus marks in the interview phase. For more information, please refer to the following link, CLAT Reservations.

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arvind kumar

Hi Vipasha, all national law universities have their own preferences but there is reservation for ex military officers. For details vsiti: CLAT EXAM

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trupti s patil
I obtained 72.5 marks in CLAT 2018 with AIR 11122 and All India ST Rank 62. Is there a possibility of getting a seat in Kolkata, Jodhpur or Bangalore?
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akansha expert

Hi Trupti, You will get the idea for admission in these state through the cut of this college, please check this link to get the Cut off of CLAT.

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vaibhav raj kashyap
i belong to up (obc) my all india obc rank is 2714 ? do i have any chance of getting into nlu?
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garima bansal
Hi Vaibhav, Its depends upon the merit list whether you will get admission or not according to your rank.
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indusha mn
can i get into any NLU with OBC reservation
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garima bansal
Hi Indusha, Yes you can apply for any NLU with OBC reservation