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    CLAT 2018 - Top NLUs with Seat Matrix

    Kritika Gupta Kritika Gupta
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    National Law Universities or the NLUs are autonomous law schools of country. These are the pioneers of legal education in India and are the most sought-after law schools. First NLU of the country was established in 1986 in Bangalore, and is known as NLSUI Bangalore.

    At the moment, there are 21 NLUs in India, from which 19 grant admission on the basis of Common Law Admission Test. Through the law entrance examination, law aspirants are granted admissions to both UG and PG courses.

    Read on to know more about Top Ranking NLUs with their seat matrix for CLAT 2018.

    About CLAT 2018

    The examination is conducted on rotational basis by NLUs as per the year of their establishment. This year, National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi or NUALS Kochi will hold CLAT 2018 on May 13, 2018. CheckCLAT 2018 Exam Dates

    The law exam is conducted for LLB and LLM Programs, the paper pattern is tabulated below:

    >ProgramLLB (3 year & 5 year)LLM
    Mode of ExamOnlineOnline
    Medium of ExamEnglishEnglish
    Maximum Questions200150
    Maximum Marks200150
    Nature of QuestionsObjective TypeObjective Type
    Exam Duration2 hours2 hours

    Check DetailedCLAT Exam Pattern

    CLAT 2018 - NLU Rankings with Seat Matrix

    Different NLUs are ranked on the basis of their academic excellence, batch quality, infrastructure and other factors. The rankings help candidates decide that which colleges they should target.

    The list is mostly dominated by NLUs of Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata, which are also considered as the best law schools of the country. Take a look at the rankings of all the NLUs under CLAT 2018, along with the number of seats they offer: -

    NLU RankName of NLULLB seatsLLM seats
    1National Law School of India University (NLSUI), Bangalore8050*
    2Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad10550
    3The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata12742
    4National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal12040**
    5National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur11580
    6Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gujarat18060
    7Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur18045
    8Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University (RMNLU), Lucknow17827
    9Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Patiala12042
    10Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai5020
    11National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi6040
    12National Law University (NLU), Cuttack18050
    13Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna120--
    14National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi12040
    15National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Guwahati12030
    16Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Vishakhapattnam12024
    17Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirapalli11018
    18Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur12020
    19Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad5020

    *NLSUI Bangalore has 35 seats for Business Laws and 15 for Human Rights Law for LLM course.

    ** NLIU Bhopal has 8 seats each for LLM in IP & Business Law, Business Law, Constitutional & Administrative Law, Criminal Law and Human Right Law.


    Category wise cutoff for NLUs

    Along with the rankings, it is important to know the cutoffs as well. Candidates must know that what kind of a score in CLAT would lead them to admission in their desired law school. Cut off is the minimum score at which a seat is offered in respective NLU.

    Mentioned below are the category wise CLAT cut offs for all the NLUs. Note that these are previous year cutoffs, and there is a possibility that cutoff scores might change this year, as they depend on various factors like difficulty of paper, number of candidates appearing in the paper etc. Take a look at the following table: -

    Name of Institute
     
    CLAT Cut off Score (Out of 200)

    General

    OBC

    SC

    ST

    National Law School of India University (NLSUI), Bangalore

    145.2

    132.6

    102.4

    99.1

    Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad

    142.9

    133.6

    104.67

    98.12

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

    136.56

    104.6

    86

    71.23

    National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal

    134.23

    104.6

    89

    76

    National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur

    131.88

    104.6

    81.23

    83.77

    Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar

    125

    111.23

    73

    64

    Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur

    122.05

    109.11

    80

    62

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

    120.11

    103

    81

    61

    Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Patiala

    115.29

    101.77

    68

    57

    Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai

    127

    111.23

    78.23

    59.76

    National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi

    119

    103

    62

    55

    National Law University (NLU), Cuttack

    121

    104

    66

    59

    Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna

    115.29

    101.77

    68

    57

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

    117

    102

    70

    61

    National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Guwahati

    114

    99

    69

    50

    Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Vishakhapattnam

    119

    104

    62

    51.11

    Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirapalli

    116

    102

    67

    53

    Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur

    NA

    NA

    NA

    NA

    Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad

    NA

    NA

    NA

    NA

    National Law Universities offer a great opportunity to pursue higher education in the field of law. Although some of these are ranked above others, all the NLUs are considered amongst the best law colleges in the country. Candidates do need to prepare well for CLAT to get admission in these. Check CLAT Participating Institutes

    Collegedunia wishes all the best to aspirants for their CLAT 2018 exam!

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