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Top 10 Law Colleges through CLAT 2017

Last Updated - February 18, 2017

CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) is conducted on a rotational basis by 18 National Law Universities (NLUs) in India. Candidates need to clear CLAT to secure admission into BA LLB (Hons), BSc LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons), BSW LLB (Hons), BCom LLB (Hons) and LLM programmes on offer at the 18 NLUs.

CLAT 2017 is scheduled on May 14, 2017. This year, CNLU, Patna will organize the exam. On the basis of a candidate's score in CLAT exam, he/she can secure admission to fill 632 LLM seats and 2342 LLB seats.

CLAT is a CBT (Computer Based Test) and the questions are objective in nature. There are 200 questions in the test paper for LLB and 150 questions in the test paper for LLM courses. The eligibility to appear in CLAT is 10+2 for LLB programmes, and LLB or equivalent degree for LLM programmes. For every correct answer 1 mark is awarded but for every wrong answer 0.25 mark is deducted.

List of Law Colleges Accepting CLAT Score

If you are looking for a career in law, check out the overview of top law entrance exam in India. Listed below are the list of top 10 Law Universities among the Best Law Colleges of India, which carry out admissions through Common Law Admission Test (CLAT).

As you aspire to become a professional law graduate, it’s important for you to pursue legal education from one of the best law schools/universities of India. It is important for the eligible students to know about the top list of law schools/universities which give admission through CLAT.


Here is the List of Top 10 Law Universities (CLAT) in India: -

  1. National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore

The National Law School of India University came into existence through a Notification under the National Law School of India University Act. The Chief Justice of India is the Chancellor of the University.

All India seats75
State wise0
Special seats5
  1. National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), Hyderabad

The National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) was established in 1998 by a Statute of the State of Andhra Pradesh. Since its inception, the University has been home to vital conversations on law and justice.

All India seats84
State wise21
Special seats15
  1. National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal

National Law Institute University (NLIU) is a law school and centre for research located in Bhopal, India. It is one of the first three law schools to have been established under the National Law School system.

All India seats80
State wise28
Special seats20


  1. West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata

The West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences was established under the WBNUJS Act, 1999 adopted by the West Bengal Legislature in July, 1999.

All India seats94
State wise10
Special seats23

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  1. National Law University, Jodhpur (NLU)

National Law University-Jodhpur (NLUJ) is one of India’s leading Law Schools situated at the vibrant and colorful city of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. NLUJ has constantly been ranked as one of the top law schools in India.

All India seats100
State wise0
Special seats15
  1. Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur

HNLU is a Residential University and is sixth in the series of National Law Schools in India. HNLU has been included in the list of the Universities maintained by the University Grants Commission.

All India seats80
State wise80
Special seats25
  1. Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar

Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) is the statutory university established by the Govt. of Gujarat. The University is recognized by the Bar Council of India (BCI) and the University Grants Commission (UGC).

All India seats156
State wise0
Special seats31
  1. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, was established by an Act of Govt. of Uttar Pradesh in 2005, and came into being on January 4, 2006 to meet up the new challenges in legal field and to strengthen the vision that was given by the establishment of first National Law School of the country.

All India seats80
State wise80
Special seats80
  1. Rajiv Gandhi National Law University (RGNUL), Patiala

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab, was established by the State Legislature of Punjab by passing the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab Act, 2006. The University acquired approval of the Bar Council of India (BCI) in July 2006.

All India seats175
State wise0
Special seats21
  1. Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna

CNLU was established under the Chanakya National Law University Act, 2006. Number of retired Judges of the Supreme Court, High Courts and lower Judiciary as well as Senior Advocates & Educationalist have offered to assist the CNLU in its teaching and research programmes.

All India seats60
State wise60
Special seats20

CLAT 2017 Seat Intakes

With an increased number of seats in both undergraduate and post graduate law programmes in National Law Universities (NLUs). Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna is conducting Common Law Admission Test Exam (CLAT) for 2342 seats in BA LLB and 632 seats in LLM programmes. Last year, the coveted law entrance was conducted for 2190 UG seats and 592 PG seats.

CLAT 2017 Top Law CollegesAll India Category seats for undergraduate programmesAll India Category seats for postgraduate programmes
National Law School of India University, Bangalore7550
National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad8440
National Law Institute University, Bhopal8031
West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences, Kolkata9440
National Law University, Jodhpur100115
Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur8045
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar15652
Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow8010
Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala17538
Chanakya National Law University, Patna60Nil
National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi6521
National Law University Odisha, Cuttack15944
National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi6010
National Law University and Judicial Academy, Guwahati6010
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Vishakhapatnam122
Tamil Nadu National Law School, Trichy90Nil
Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai5010
Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur6010



1 Comment
riya gupta

these colleges are understood to accept clat scores tell us about private or govt colleges other than NLU

21 May, 2017 18:51

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