CLAT Participating Institutes 2018

Sept. 22, 2017 623 Team EC

CLAT Participating Institutes 2018 – Along with the exam notification, National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi, will release the list of Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) participating institutes 2018. There are 19 National Law Universities (NLUs) offering 2372 LLB seats. Apart from the NLUs, there are various other private law schools that are included in the CLAT participating institutes 2018 list. Last year, Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur and MNLU Aurangabad became the latest members of the CLAT participating colleges list. Entrance Corner provides the complete list of law colleges accepting CLAT score in this article. The test is expected to be held on May 13 and the result will be announced in the last week of May 2018. Based on the candidate’s rank and score, these CLAT participating institutes 2018 will release the list of shortlisted students for the counselling rounds. Know more about CLAT participating institutes 2018 from this article.


CLAT participating institutes 2018

As mentioned earlier, there are 19 NLUs offering admission to various undergraduate (UG) law programmes. Getting admission to one of these NLUs has always been a goal for many law aspirants. The table below provides the list of CLAT participating institutes 2018 along with the number of seats and programmes offered.

NLUs accepting CLAT score 2018

S.No. National Law Universities No. of LLB seats UG programmes offered
1. National Law School of India University, Bangalore 75 BA LLB (Hons.)
2. National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad 86 BA LLB
3. National Law Institute University, Bhopal 80 BA LLB (Hons.)
4. West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences, Kolkata 94 B.A LLB (Hons.), B.Sc. LL.B (Hons.)
5. National Law University, Jodhpur 100 BBA LLB (Hons.), B.Sc LLB (Hons.), BA LLB (Hons.)
6. Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur 80 BA LLB (Hons.)
7. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar 156 BA LLB (Hons.), B.Com LLB (Hons.), B.Sc LLB (Hons.), BSW LLB (Hons.), BBA LLB (Hons.)
8. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow 80 BA LLB (Hons.)
9. Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala 175 BA LLB (Hons.)
10. Chanakya National Law University, Patna 60 BA LLB (Hons.), BBA LLB (Hons.)
11. National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi 33 BA LLB (Hons.)
12. National Law University Odisha, Cuttack 159 BA LLB (Hons.), BBA LLB (Hons.)
13. National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi 60 BA LLB (Hons.)
14. National Law University and Judicial Academy, Guwahati 45 BA LLB (Hons.)
15. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Vishakhapatnam 48 BA LLB (Hons.)
16. Tamil Nadu National Law School, Trichy 52 BA LLB Hons, B.Com LLB (Hons.)
17. Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai 25 BA LLB (Hons.)
18. Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur 30 BA LLB
19. Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad 60 BA LLB

Admission procedure of CLAT participating institutes 2018

The admission to the CLAT participating institutes will be done through a centralised counselling conducted by CLAT office. The CLAT seat allotment will be based on the candidate’s rank cum preference. After the announcement of the CLAT result, the counselling rounds will start. The admission cum counselling rounds of the CLAT 2018 participating institutes are provided below.

CLAT counselling rounds

  • Publication of first list of shortlisted candidates: Based on candidate’s merit cum preference, the first list of shortlisted candidates will be released
  • Payment of fee & exercising options: These shortlisted students are required to pay the counselling fee of Rs. 50,000 and then reserve their seats accordingly. Candidates failing to pay the fee will lose the right to be considered for admission
  • Publication of second list of shortlisted candidates: Here, a list will be released containing the names and ranks of candidates who have paid the counselling fee and reserved their seats. Also, an additional list of waitlisted candidates will be released who are selected provisionally against the dropped out candidates. Candidates in the additional list are required to pay the counselling fee and reserve their seats
  • Release of third & fourth list: After completion of each round, seat allotment list will be released. The shortlisted candidates are required to pay the fees and lock their seats
  • Completion of admission formalities: After the final allotment of seats, students must visit the allotted NLUs to complete the admission process such as document verification and payment of the balance fee amount. If any candidate fails to report to their respective NLUs and fail to complete the admission formalities, then they will lose their claim for admission and the counselling fee won’t be refunded

Reservation policies of CLAT participating institutes 2018 (NLUs)

All the NLUs are governed by their respective State Acts, therefore, the reservation policies and rules will be prescribed by their State Government. In most of the NLUs, there is provision of domicile based reservations while some of them provide horizontal reservation for female candidates. These CLAT participating institutes reservation policies will change as per the direction of the State Government. Therefore, before applying, students are advised to check the official brochures of the respective NLUs.

Other CLAT participating institutes 2018

There are various private law schools that offer admission to their UG law programmes on the basis of CLAT score 2018. The list of private CLAT participating institutes is provided in the table below.

Law Colleges accepting CLAT score 2018

S.No. College Name S.No. College Name
1. Alliance School of Law, Bangalore 17. Maharaja Surajmal Brij University, Bharatpur
2. Asian Law College, Noida 18. Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad
3. Amity University, Noida 19. Manipal University, Jaipur
4. Azim Premji University, Bengaluru 20. MATS University, Raipur
5. Delhi Institute of Rural Development (D.I.R.D.), Holambi, Delhi 21. Mewar University, Chittorgarh
6. Disha Law College, Raipur 22. Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies [NMIMS] (Deemed to be University), Mumbai
7. Galgotias University, Greater Noida 23. NIMT Institute of Method & Law (NIMT Vidhi Evam Kanun Sansthan), Delhi NCR
8. Geeta Institute of Law, Panipat 24. Prestige Institute of Management & Research, Indore
9. Harlal School of Law, Greater Noida 25. RNB Global University, Bikaner
10. IFIM Law College, Bengaluru 26. Ramaiah Institute of Legal Studies (RILS), Bengaluru
11. Indore Institute of Law, Indore 27. Renaissance Law College, Indore
12. Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmadabad 28. School of Law, THE NorthCap University, Gurugram, Haryana
13. Jagannath University, Jaipur 29. Shri Vaishnav Institute of Law, Indore
14. JECRC University, Jaipur 30. Siddhartha Law College, Dehradun
15. JIMS Engineering Management Technical Campus School of Law, Greater Noida 31. SRM University, Haryana
16. Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida 32 Vivekanand Global University, Jaipur

About CLAT 2018

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is one of the toughest law entrance exams of the country. Every year, thousands of students appear for CLAT for admission to the LLB and LLM programmes of various NLUs and other law schools. One of the NLUs conduct the test in a computer-based mode for admission to their LLB programmes. The test contains 200 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and the duration of the exam is 2 hours. These MCQs will be divided into 5 sections, which are English with Comprehension, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Elementary Mathematics, Legal Aptitude and Logical Reasoning. For every correct answer, 1 mark will be awarded while 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answers. Based on candidate’s score, ranks will be allotted.

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