Top Colleges Accepting CLAT Score

Common Admission Law Test (CLAT), is an offline entrance exam test conducted across the country, for admissions into various law programs offered by top universities in India. The selection procedure of the students to these law colleges is based on their merit scores.

Latest Update: CLAT 2020 Registrations have begun on the official website from January 1, 2020. Candidates can fill CLAT application form till March 31, 2020. For this year, NUSRL Ranchi will conduct CLAt examination on May 10, 2020 across various cities in India.

Until 2018, this exam was conducted on a rotational basis by the National Law Colleges and NLU’s. But presently, the exam is conducted by a permanent authority based on the consortium of the NL.U’s.

The allotment of seats for the students in the law colleges is done according to the merit list of the CLAT entrance. Last year 2,820 seats were available for the undergraduate law programs and 755 seats were available for the postgraduate law programs.

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National Law Universities

This institution is the single-discipline university that provides aspirants with law degrees. The very first NLU was established in the year 1986 which was known as the National Law School of India University in Bangalore. Thereafter, many departments or branches of NLU’s are being established in different states of India. At present, there are 23 NLU’s across the country.

According to the UGC act, every institution or university that is being established should be under the central government or state government concerned. But the NLUs were established under the governance of the state government, still they are known as the National Law Universities whereas according to the UGC they are state-level universities for the law. But they are one of the best institutions to learn law in India. Also, they conduct entrance exams for the candidates who are seeking admission to these institutions.


NLUs accepting CLAT Score for UG

There are around 22 NLU’s which are ready to grab candidates with decent scores in the CLAT entrance. Also, the number of seats available for allotting to the candidates are given below:

Name of NLU’s accepting CLAT scoresUG courses that are offered in these institutionsTotal number of seatsCut off based on the previous year
National Law School of India University (NLSIU), BangaloreBA LLB (Hons)8066
National Academy of Legal Study and Research (NALSAR) University of Law, HyderabadBA LLB (Hons)105135
National Law Institute University (NLIU), BhopalBA LLB (Hons)122386
The West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences (WBNUJS), KolkataBA LLB (Hons) BSc LLB (Hons)127260
National Law University Jodhpur (NLUJ)BA LLB (Hons) BBA LLB (Hons)120 ( also includes 16 more seats which are allotted to the NRI’s)376
Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), RaipurBA LLB (Hons)187657
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU)BA LLB (Hons) BSc LLB (Hons) B.Com LLB (Hons) BBA LLB (Hons) BSW LLB (Hons)187 (also includes 80 more seats which are provided for the BA LLB programs and 25 more seats that are allotted to the
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), LucknowBA LLB (Hons)178668
Rajiv Gandhi National University Of Law (RGNUL), PatialaBA LLB (Hons)196 ( It also includes 11 seats for supernumerary with an additional 5 seats that are provided to the NRI’S)1556
Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), PatnaBA LLB (Hons) BBA LLB (Hons)1401432
National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), KochiBA LLB (Hons)681571
National Law University Odisha, (NLUO), CuttackBA LLB (Hons) BBA LLB (Hons)180503

NLUs accepting CLAT Score for PG

At present, there are 18 NLU’s who will be providing candidates with seats for the PG programs, based on the CLAT scores. Some of the names of those colleges are given below:

Name of the NLU’s that are accepting CLAT scores for the PG programsTotal number of seats
National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore50
National Academy of Legal Study and Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad50
National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal60
The West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata42
National Law University Jodhpur (NLUJ)50
Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur49
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU)63
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow27
National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam30
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam24
The Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirappalli18
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai62

Private Colleges accepting CLAT score

Also, there are around 52 private colleges who are there to accept the CLAT scores apart from the NLU’s. Some of these private college names are mentioned below:

Name of the private collegesLocation
Shobhit University MeerutUttar Pradesh
RNB Global University, BikanerRajasthan
ISBR Law College, BangaloreKarnataka
Lloyd Law CollegeGreater Noida, UP
Global UniversitySaharanpur, UP
Indore institution of LawIndore
SRM universityDelhi-NCR
Gujarat Maritime University, Ahmedabad
Kirit P. Mehta School of LawMumbai
Bennett University(Greater Noida)
DIRD collegeDelhi

Participating NLUs in Seat Allotment

National Law University (NLU’s) are one of the top institutions in the country which offers law programs in a professional platform. They are centralized law institutions that conduct an entrance exam for the candidates who are interested in the law firm.

There are several NLU’s accepting the CLAT scores for the UG/PG programs. The seats are allotted to the students on the basis of their merit scores.


NLSIU in Bangalore which was established in the year of 1986 is a recognized law institution in India. They accept the scores of the CLAT for both UG and PG programs. It offers the students with various courses like BA LLB, LL.M etc. and also provides the students with other important specializations on business law and human rights law. MPhil degree program with the provision of pursuing Master’s in public policy is also available in this institution.


NALSAR is a recognized institution of law established in the year of 1998 in Hyderabad. They also accept the scores of the CLAT entrance exam and allow the candidates for both the UG/PG programs.




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