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CLAT 2018 - Top NLUs with Seat Matrix

Last Updated - February 07, 2018

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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