CLAT Admission Process 2024

Author : Tanya Kaushal

Updated On : November 27, 2023

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Are you a law aspirant gearing up to appear for the CLAT exam? Exciting times await you as you take the first step towards your legal career! But before you dive into preparing for the exam, it's essential to understand the CLAT admissions process. Here are some important points to keep in mind:

  • CLAT admissions are based on merit, with a rank list being prepared based on your performance in the exam.
  • The admission process includes online registration, filling out application forms, and submission of relevant documents.
  • After the announcement of results, you will have to participate in the counseling process and select the college of your choice.

Sounds simple enough, right? But there are many nuances to the CLAT admissions process that you need to be aware of. So, read on to discover everything you need to know to secure a spot in your dream law school through CLAT Admissions!

Answering Some Common Queries on CLAT Admission Process

Here, we have answered the common doubts about CLAT admissions:

  • How many steps are involved in the CLAT Admission? The procedure involves 5 major steps: Registration, making NLU choices, Seat Allotment, Fee Payment, and reporting to the designated NLU. 
  • How are CLAT seats announced? The CLAT Seats are announced separately for General, SC, ST, OBC, and PwD categories. There are three rounds for seat allotment, and NLU has the right to change the total number of seats or break up seats before the final allotment. 
  • How to know if I'm eligible for CLAT admission? If you score the CLAT Cut Off, you will be eligible for the admission process. 

CLAT Admission Process 

The counselling and seat allotment process for LLB and LLM programs is done through the Centralised Online Counseling process. CLAT Admission Procedure has 5 steps. The detailed process is as follows:

First Indicative List

Along with the online announcement of the result, the CLAT Rank List will be published as well.

The merit list will be released on the official website. The first list of CLAT Counselling will be declared on the merit-cum-preference basis of the scores acquired in the exam. 

Payment of Counseling Fee And Selection of College/University

Those whose names appear in the CLAT Merit List can participate in the Admission process. The process involves fee payment and locking the choice of the institute.

You must pay an amount of INR 50,000 as per the schedule released by the conducting authorities.

After the payment of the admission fee, candidates will have to make one of the following choices:

  • ‘Lock’ - After the payment of the CLAT admission fee, candidates will have to confirm their choice of NLU. After locking the choice, the seat will be frozen for the candidate, and it won’t be used further for seat allotment. 
  • ‘Upward Shifting’ - As the name suggests, you must use this option if you wish to change your allotted institute to a higher choice. If you exercise this option, you will be allotted seats in the upper list of colleges as per the preference filled in the CLAT Application Form.

Second Indicative List

Once the admission fee is paid, CNLU will release the second admission list for the candidates who have secured their seats in the CLAT Participating Colleges. The exam conducting authority will also release the waitlist of selected candidates against those who are dropped out. 

Candidates appearing on the waitlist will also have to pay the admission fee of INR 50,000. If any applicant wants to withdraw, INR 10,000 will be deducted from the admission amount paid earlier. 

Publication of the Third List of Selected Candidates

The third admission list will be released with the names of waitlisted candidates from the second round. The other batch of waitlisted candidates will be named in a separate list.

Those on the waitlist must complete the choice-filling process and pay the admission fee in the second round.

Admission Formalities at Allotted College/University

The final step in the CLAT Admission Process is to visit the allotted participating college and complete the admission formalities. The selected candidates through the CLAT Exam will have to pay the balance towards the admission fee. Documents required for CLAT admission are as follows:

  • CLAT Application Form
  • CLAT Admit Card 
  • CLAT Score Card
  • Class 10th Marks-sheet (Date of Birth proof)
  • Class 12th Marks-sheet (Academic Qualification/ Eligibility Criteria)
  • Caste Certificate (If applicable)
  • Specially-Abled Certificate (If applicable)
  • NRI Certificate (If applicable)
  • Sponsored NRI Certificate (If applicable)
  • Domicile Certificate (If applicable) 
  • Call Letter issued by CLAT authority
  • Current passport-size photographs

If the candidate fails to claim CLAT admission, the entire amount of INR 50,000 will be forfeited. 

CLAT Online Coaching

CLAT Online Coaching

CLAT Counselling 

After the results, CLAT Counselling will begin. The counselling is basically shortlisting candidates for the CLAT admission process. Candidates qualifying for the CLAT Exam above the cut-off will be shortlisted for the counselling procedure. The Counselling Process is conducted in five steps as listed below:

  • Step 1: Publication of 1st Symptomatic List
  • Step 2: Counselling Fees Payment, Lock Upgrade & Withdrawal of Seats
  • Step 3: Publication of the 2nd list having the names of finalized candidates after payment of counselling fees.
  • Step 4: Publication of 3rd list allotting seats to candidates
  • Step 5: Completion of CLAT Admission Process 

For the counselling process, you are shortlisted based on the CLAT Seat Allotment released after the results. A total of 3 seat allotment lists are released that include the names shortlisted for counselling.

Participating Institutes in CLAT & Admission Fees

The following institutes accept CLAT scores to admit students to LLB and LLM courses. The admission fee for each college is tabulated below:

Participating College Admission Fee - BA LLB (Hons.) College Brochure Admission Fee - LLM
NLSIU Bangalore General - INR 2,62,000 p.a SC/ST - INR 2,58,875 p.a Foreign Nationals - USD 2080 p.a View/Download General - INR 1,89,500 p.a. SC/ST - INR 1,86,375 p.a.
NALSAR Hyderabad General - INR 2,47,000 p.a View/Download General - INR 1,75,000 p.a.
NLIU Bhopal General - INR 2,48,750 p.a. View/Download General - INR - 2,14,750 p.a.
WBNUJS Kolkata General - INR 1,72,200 Foreign Nationals - USD 5000 + other charges View/Download General - INR 1,45,000 p.a Foreign Nationals - USD 1500 + other charges
NLU Jodhpur General - 1,44,000 p.a. View/Download General - INR 1,14,000 p.a
HNLU Chhattisgarh General - INR 1,75,000 p.a. View/Download General - INR 1,03,500 p.a.
GNLU Gandhinagar General - INR 2,37,000 p.a. View/Download General - INR 2,07,000 p.a.
RMLNLU Lucknow General - INR 1,44,000 p.a. View/Download General - INR 1,04,000 p.a.
RGNUL Punjab General - INR 2,11,000 p.a. View/Download General - INR 1,14,000 p.a.
CNLU Patna General - INR 1,92,000 p.a. View/Download NA
NUALS Kochi General - INR 1,99,000 p.a. View/Download General - INR 1,38,000 p.a.
NLUO, Cuttack General - INR 2,11,000 p.a. View/Download General - INR 1,61,000 p.a.
NUSRL Ranchi General - INR 2,27,000 p.a. Foreign National - INR 4,54,000 p.a. View/Download General - INR 2,03,000 p.a. Foreign National - INR 4,06,000 p.a
NLUJA Assam General - INR 2,19,000 p.a. View/Download General - INR 1,89,500 p.a.
DSNLU Visakhapatnam General - INR 2,00,000 p.a. View/Download General - INR 1,80,000 p.a.
TNNLU Tiruchirappalli General - INR 2,23,000 p.a. SC./ST - INR 2,17,000 p.a. View/Download General - INR 1,74,000 p.a. SC/ST - INR 1,68,000 p.a.
MNLU Mumbai General - INR 2,02,000 p.a Foreign National - USD 10,000 + other charges View/Download General - INR 2,26,000 p.a Foreign National - USD 10,000 + other charges
MNLU Nagpur General - INR 2,47,000 p.a. View/Download General - INR 1,73,000 p.a
MNLU Aurangabad General - INR 2,57,955 p.a. View/Download General - INR 1,73,000 p.a.
HPNLU Shimla General - INR 2,20,500 p.a. View/Download General - INR 1,71,500 p.a.
DNLU Jabalpur General - INR 2,60,000 p.a. View/Download NA
DBRANLU Haryana General - INR 1,78,000 p.a. View/Download NA

Other CLAT Participating Colleges

College/ University Accepting CLAT Scores
Shobhit University, Meerut Gujarat Maritime University
RNB Global University School of Law, NMIMS
ISBR Law College Bennett University
Lloyd Law College DIRD College
Glocal University SRM University
Indore Institute of Law Xavier Law School
Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies Alliance School of Law
Amity University School of Law, Oriental University
Law College Dehradun Manipal University,
GITAM School of Law The North Cap University
Kalinga University Dr K N Modi University
Harlal School of Law Asian Law College
ICFAI Law School Academy of Law, Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phoole University
Galgotia University The Raffles University
ICFAI Law School IFIM Law School
REVA University GLA University
Jain University ITM University
School of Law, FIMT Institute of Law, Nirma University

Check Also: CLAT Reservation 2024

CLAT Admission Criteria for LLB and LLM Programs

The college-wise admission criteria for LLB and LLM programs offered at the law colleges are as follows:

NLSIU Bangalore

For BA LLB (H) - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board. 

Category LLB Seats
General 115
SC (Scheduled Caste) 36
ST (Scheduled Tribe) 18
OBC - NCL 52
EWS  19
Grand Total 240

For LLM - A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.

Category LLM Seats
SC (Scheduled Caste) 15
ST (Scheduled Tribe) 8
Other Backward Classes NCL 23
Economically Weaker Section 8
General 46
Grand Total 100

NALSAR Hyderabad

For BA LLB (H) -

  • Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board.
  • Those who wish to take CLAT admission under the resident students of Telangana category seats must have resided for 4 years in Telangana state in the last 7 years.
  • They must have obtained a 10+2 passing certificate from educational institutions in Telangana state only.
Category BA LLB (Hons.)
All India Students Residents of Telangana
General 66 15
Scheduled Tribe (7.5%) 19 5
Scheduled Caste (15%) 08 1
OBC - Non-Creamy 26 9
EWS 13 3
Grand Total 132 33

For LLM -

  • A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.
  • Those who wish to take CLAT admission under the resident students of Telangana category seats must have resided for 4 years in Telangana state in the last 7 years.
  • They must have obtained an LLB degree from a university in Telangana state only.
Category LLM
All India Candidates Residents of Telangana
General 33 8
Scheduled Tribe (7.5%) 9 2
Scheduled Caste (15%) 4 1
OBC - Non Creamy 14 4
EWS 6 1
Grand Total 66 16

NLIU Bhopal

For BA LLB (H) - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board.

Category No. of Seats
General 52
SC 16
ST  20
OBC 14
NRI/NRI Sponsored 18
Supernumerary Quota (EWS) 12
Supernumerary Quota (J&K) 02
Grand Total 134

For LLM - A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.

Category No. of Seats
General 30
SC 10
ST  12
OBC 8
Total 60

WBNUJS Kolkata

For BA (H) LLB - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board.

Category BA LLB
All India Seat West Bengal Domicile LLB Total
General 51 22 73
Scheduled Caste 10 10 20
Scheduled Tribe 6 2 8
Foreign Nationals 2 0 2
OBC-A 0 4 4
OBC-B 0 3 3
NRI 20 0 20
PWD (Horizontal) 3 1 4
JK [supernumerary seats] 2 0 2
Grand Total 91 41 132

For LLM - A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.

Category BA LLB
All India Seats WB Domicile Total
General 54 15 69
Scheduled Caste 11 7 18
Scheduled Tribe 5 2 7
Foreign Nationals 0 0 2
OBC-A 0 3 3
OBC-B 0 3 3
PWD (Horizontal) 3 2 5
Grand Total 70 30 102

NLU Jodhpur

For BA LLB (H) - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board. 

Category LLB
General 77
Scheduled Tribe (7.5%) 8
Scheduled Caste (15%) 15
PWD (5%) 5
Total 104
NRI Sponsored/NRI 16

For LLM - A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.

Category LLB
General 37
Scheduled Tribe (7.5%) 3
Scheduled Caste (15%) 7
PWD (5%) 3
Total 50

HNLU Raipur 

For BA LLB (H) - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board. 

Category BA LLB
All India Seats State Domicile Seats
General 66 42
SC 13 14
ST 06 17
OBC 11 12
Total 85 85
Kashmiri Migrant’s Wards 5
Students from J&K 2
Foreign Nationals 2
NRI/NRI Sponsored 8

For LLM - A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.

Category No. of Seats
General 45
SC 14
ST 7
OBC 24
Total 90
Supernumerary Seats for the Wards of Kashmiri Migrants 2
Students from Jammu & Kashmir 2

GNLU Gandhinagar

For Integrated LLB programs - Those who wish to seek admission in BA LLB (H), B.Com LLB (H), B.Sc LLB (H), BBA LLB (H), BSW LLB (H) programs must have an HSC certificate with the minimum of 50% marks (45% for reserved category students) from a recognized board.

Category BA LLB
General 79
SC 23
ST 12
OBC 42
EWS 16
Total 172
NRI Sponsored/NRI 16
Foreign Nationals 5
J&K Residents 2
North East India 5
Sports Quota 4

For LLM - A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.

Category LLM
General 26
SC 8
ST 4
EWS 5
OBC 14
Total  57
NRI Sponsored/NRI 5
Foreign Nationals 2
J&K Residents 1
North East India 2

RMLNLU Lucknow

For BA LLB (H) - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category students of UP) from a recognized board. 

Category Seats 
General 80
SC (of UP) 34
ST (of UP) 03
OBC (of UP) 43
NRI/ NRI Sponsored 16
JK Students 02

For LLM - A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 55% marks (50% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.

Category Seats 
General 10
SC 05
ST 01
OBC 06
EWS 02
Foreign Nationals/NRI 05
J&K and North East State students 02

RGNUL Punjab

For BA LLB (H) - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board. 

Category BA LLB
General 134
SC 27
ST 13
Foreign Nationals 05
Total 180
Kashmiri Migrants 9
Quota Seats for J&K Residents 2
NRI 5
EWS 18

For LLM - A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 55% marks (50% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.

Category BA LLM
General 44
SC 09
ST 05
Foreign Nationals 02
Total 60
Kashmiri Migrants 3
Quota Seats for J&K Residents 2
EWS 6

CNLU Patna

For BA LLB (H) and BBA LLB (H) - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board. 

Category Seats Available
General 55
EWS under Unreserved Category 14
SC of Bihar 22
ST of Bihar 1
Extremely Backward Classes (EBC) of Bihar 25
Backward Class 17
Women of Backward Class 4
Total 138

For LLM - A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 55% marks (50% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.

Category BA LLB
All India Seats State Merit
General 61 0
State Merit 0 11
SC of Kerala 0 10
ST of Kerala 0 2
Socially and Educationally Backward Classes 0 36
Total 61 59

NUALS Kochi

For BA LLB (H) - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board. 

Category BA LLB
All India Seats State Merit
General 61 0
State Merit 0 11
SC of Kerala 0 10
ST of Kerala 0 2
Socially and Educationally Backward Classes 0 36
Total 61 59

For LLM - A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 55% marks (50% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.

Category LLM
All India Seats State Merit
General 31 0
State Merit 0 5
SC of Kerala 0 5
ST of Kerala 0 1
Socially and Educationally Backward Classes 0 18
Total 31 29

NLUO, Odisha

For BA LLB (H) and BBA LLB (H) - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 60% marks (55% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board. 

Category BA LLB BBA LLB
General 85 43
SC 08 4
ST 13 6
NRI/NRI Sponsored 10 5
Foreign Nationals 4 2

For LLM - A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.

Category LLM (Corporate Law & Commercial Law) LLM (Constitution Law & Administrative Law)
General 17 17
SC 2 2
ST 3 3
NRI/NRI Sponsored 2 2
Foreign Nationals 1 1

NUSRL Ranchi

For BA LLB (H) - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board.

Category BA LLB
Domicile Other States
General 27 27
SC 6 9
ST 16 5
OBC 0 16
EBC 5 0
BC 3 0
SAP 3 3
Total 60 60
SRI Sponsored/NRI/Foreign Nationals 18
Supernumerary Seats for J & K Residents 0

For LLM - A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.

Category LLB
General 31
SC of Assam 4
ST (Hills) 3
ST (Plains) 6
OBC 16
Total 60

NLUJA Assam

For BA LLB (H) - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board.

Category LLB
General 31
SC of Assam 4
ST (Hills) 3
ST (Plains) 6
OBC 16
Total 60

For LLM - A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.

DSNLU Visakhapatnam

For BA LLB (H) - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board.

Category BA LLB
General 78
NRI/Foreign Nationals 12
SC of Andhra Pradesh 9
ST of Andhra Pradesh 4
BC of Andhra Pradesh 17
EWS 6
Total 138

For LLM - A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.

TNNLU Tiruchirappalli

For BA LLB (H) and B.Com LLB (H) - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board.

Category Bachelor’s
BA LLB B.Com LLB
General 9 9
ST 5 6
SC (O and A) 1 0
OBC 15 14
BC (Muslim) 6 7
BC (Others) 15 0
NRI 3 3
Total 60 60

For LLM - A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.

MNLU Mumbai

For BA LLB (H) - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board.

Category LLB LLM
General/Open 37 17
SC 13 7
ST 7 4
Denotified Tribes (Vimukta Jatis) (A) 3 2
Nomadic Tribes (B) 3 1
Nomadic Tribes (C) 4 2
Nomadic Tribes (D) 2 1
Special Backward Classes 2 1
Other Backward Classes 19 10
EWS 10 5
Total 100 50

For LLM - A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.

MNLU Nagpur

For BA LLB (H) - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board.

Category LLB LLM
Unreserved 46 18
SC of Maharashtra 16 6
ST of Maharashtra 8 3
De-notified Tribes (A) of Maharashtra 4 1
Nomadic Tribes (B) of Maharashtra 3 1
Nomadic Tribes (C) of Maharashtra 4 2
Nomadic Tribes (D) of Maharashtra 2
Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) of Maharashtra 12 50
OBC of Maharashtra 23 9
Total 120 45

For LLM - A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.

MNLU Aurangabad

For BA LLB (H) - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board.

For LLM - A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.

Category LLB LLM
Unreserved 23 23
SC of Maharashtra 8 8
ST of Maharashtra 4 4
De-notified Tribes of Maharashtra 2 2
Nomadic Tribes (B) 2 2
Nomadic Tribes (C) 2 2
Nomadic Tribes (D) 1 1
OBC of Maharashtra 11 11
Special Backward Class (SBC) 1 1
Total 60 60

HPNLU Shimla

For BA LLB (H) and BBA LLB (H) - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board.

Category BA LLB BBA LLB
General 93 46
SC  18 9
ST 9 5
PWD 6 3
Wards of Serving/Retired/Defence Personnel 6 3
Himachal Pradesh Domicile Candidates 30 15
Kashmiri Migrants 6 3
Residents of J&K 2 2
NRI & Foreign Nationals 18 9
Total 120 60

For LLM - A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 55% marks (50% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.

DNLU Jabalpur

For BA LLB (H) - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board.

Category BA LLB
General 60
M.P. State SC 20
M.P. State ST 24
M.P. State OBC 16
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 12
J & K Residents 2
Total  120
Supernumerary 14

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DBRANLU Haryana

For BA LLB (H) - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board.

Category All India Category Haryana Category
General 63 12
SC 13 2
ST 7 0
EWS 7 1
BC-A 0 4
BC-B 0 2
DSC 0 2

Conclusion

In conclusion, the CLAT admission process can be overwhelming, but with the right guidance and preparation, you can crack it. Keep yourself updated with the latest news and trends in the legal world, and stay focused on your goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

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CLAT Admission Process 2024

Author : Tanya Kaushal

November 27, 2023

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Are you a law aspirant gearing up to appear for the CLAT exam? Exciting times await you as you take the first step towards your legal career! But before you dive into preparing for the exam, it's essential to understand the CLAT admissions process. Here are some important points to keep in mind:

  • CLAT admissions are based on merit, with a rank list being prepared based on your performance in the exam.
  • The admission process includes online registration, filling out application forms, and submission of relevant documents.
  • After the announcement of results, you will have to participate in the counseling process and select the college of your choice.

Sounds simple enough, right? But there are many nuances to the CLAT admissions process that you need to be aware of. So, read on to discover everything you need to know to secure a spot in your dream law school through CLAT Admissions!

Answering Some Common Queries on CLAT Admission Process

Here, we have answered the common doubts about CLAT admissions:

  • How many steps are involved in the CLAT Admission? The procedure involves 5 major steps: Registration, making NLU choices, Seat Allotment, Fee Payment, and reporting to the designated NLU. 
  • How are CLAT seats announced? The CLAT Seats are announced separately for General, SC, ST, OBC, and PwD categories. There are three rounds for seat allotment, and NLU has the right to change the total number of seats or break up seats before the final allotment. 
  • How to know if I'm eligible for CLAT admission? If you score the CLAT Cut Off, you will be eligible for the admission process. 

CLAT Admission Process 

The counselling and seat allotment process for LLB and LLM programs is done through the Centralised Online Counseling process. CLAT Admission Procedure has 5 steps. The detailed process is as follows:

First Indicative List

Along with the online announcement of the result, the CLAT Rank List will be published as well.

The merit list will be released on the official website. The first list of CLAT Counselling will be declared on the merit-cum-preference basis of the scores acquired in the exam. 

Payment of Counseling Fee And Selection of College/University

Those whose names appear in the CLAT Merit List can participate in the Admission process. The process involves fee payment and locking the choice of the institute.

You must pay an amount of INR 50,000 as per the schedule released by the conducting authorities.

After the payment of the admission fee, candidates will have to make one of the following choices:

  • ‘Lock’ - After the payment of the CLAT admission fee, candidates will have to confirm their choice of NLU. After locking the choice, the seat will be frozen for the candidate, and it won’t be used further for seat allotment. 
  • ‘Upward Shifting’ - As the name suggests, you must use this option if you wish to change your allotted institute to a higher choice. If you exercise this option, you will be allotted seats in the upper list of colleges as per the preference filled in the CLAT Application Form.

Second Indicative List

Once the admission fee is paid, CNLU will release the second admission list for the candidates who have secured their seats in the CLAT Participating Colleges. The exam conducting authority will also release the waitlist of selected candidates against those who are dropped out. 

Candidates appearing on the waitlist will also have to pay the admission fee of INR 50,000. If any applicant wants to withdraw, INR 10,000 will be deducted from the admission amount paid earlier. 

Publication of the Third List of Selected Candidates

The third admission list will be released with the names of waitlisted candidates from the second round. The other batch of waitlisted candidates will be named in a separate list.

Those on the waitlist must complete the choice-filling process and pay the admission fee in the second round.

Admission Formalities at Allotted College/University

The final step in the CLAT Admission Process is to visit the allotted participating college and complete the admission formalities. The selected candidates through the CLAT Exam will have to pay the balance towards the admission fee. Documents required for CLAT admission are as follows:

  • CLAT Application Form
  • CLAT Admit Card 
  • CLAT Score Card
  • Class 10th Marks-sheet (Date of Birth proof)
  • Class 12th Marks-sheet (Academic Qualification/ Eligibility Criteria)
  • Caste Certificate (If applicable)
  • Specially-Abled Certificate (If applicable)
  • NRI Certificate (If applicable)
  • Sponsored NRI Certificate (If applicable)
  • Domicile Certificate (If applicable) 
  • Call Letter issued by CLAT authority
  • Current passport-size photographs

If the candidate fails to claim CLAT admission, the entire amount of INR 50,000 will be forfeited. 

CLAT Online Coaching

CLAT Online Coaching

CLAT Counselling 

After the results, CLAT Counselling will begin. The counselling is basically shortlisting candidates for the CLAT admission process. Candidates qualifying for the CLAT Exam above the cut-off will be shortlisted for the counselling procedure. The Counselling Process is conducted in five steps as listed below:

  • Step 1: Publication of 1st Symptomatic List
  • Step 2: Counselling Fees Payment, Lock Upgrade & Withdrawal of Seats
  • Step 3: Publication of the 2nd list having the names of finalized candidates after payment of counselling fees.
  • Step 4: Publication of 3rd list allotting seats to candidates
  • Step 5: Completion of CLAT Admission Process 

For the counselling process, you are shortlisted based on the CLAT Seat Allotment released after the results. A total of 3 seat allotment lists are released that include the names shortlisted for counselling.

Participating Institutes in CLAT & Admission Fees

The following institutes accept CLAT scores to admit students to LLB and LLM courses. The admission fee for each college is tabulated below:

Participating College Admission Fee - BA LLB (Hons.) College Brochure Admission Fee - LLM
NLSIU Bangalore General - INR 2,62,000 p.a SC/ST - INR 2,58,875 p.a Foreign Nationals - USD 2080 p.a View/Download General - INR 1,89,500 p.a. SC/ST - INR 1,86,375 p.a.
NALSAR Hyderabad General - INR 2,47,000 p.a View/Download General - INR 1,75,000 p.a.
NLIU Bhopal General - INR 2,48,750 p.a. View/Download General - INR - 2,14,750 p.a.
WBNUJS Kolkata General - INR 1,72,200 Foreign Nationals - USD 5000 + other charges View/Download General - INR 1,45,000 p.a Foreign Nationals - USD 1500 + other charges
NLU Jodhpur General - 1,44,000 p.a. View/Download General - INR 1,14,000 p.a
HNLU Chhattisgarh General - INR 1,75,000 p.a. View/Download General - INR 1,03,500 p.a.
GNLU Gandhinagar General - INR 2,37,000 p.a. View/Download General - INR 2,07,000 p.a.
RMLNLU Lucknow General - INR 1,44,000 p.a. View/Download General - INR 1,04,000 p.a.
RGNUL Punjab General - INR 2,11,000 p.a. View/Download General - INR 1,14,000 p.a.
CNLU Patna General - INR 1,92,000 p.a. View/Download NA
NUALS Kochi General - INR 1,99,000 p.a. View/Download General - INR 1,38,000 p.a.
NLUO, Cuttack General - INR 2,11,000 p.a. View/Download General - INR 1,61,000 p.a.
NUSRL Ranchi General - INR 2,27,000 p.a. Foreign National - INR 4,54,000 p.a. View/Download General - INR 2,03,000 p.a. Foreign National - INR 4,06,000 p.a
NLUJA Assam General - INR 2,19,000 p.a. View/Download General - INR 1,89,500 p.a.
DSNLU Visakhapatnam General - INR 2,00,000 p.a. View/Download General - INR 1,80,000 p.a.
TNNLU Tiruchirappalli General - INR 2,23,000 p.a. SC./ST - INR 2,17,000 p.a. View/Download General - INR 1,74,000 p.a. SC/ST - INR 1,68,000 p.a.
MNLU Mumbai General - INR 2,02,000 p.a Foreign National - USD 10,000 + other charges View/Download General - INR 2,26,000 p.a Foreign National - USD 10,000 + other charges
MNLU Nagpur General - INR 2,47,000 p.a. View/Download General - INR 1,73,000 p.a
MNLU Aurangabad General - INR 2,57,955 p.a. View/Download General - INR 1,73,000 p.a.
HPNLU Shimla General - INR 2,20,500 p.a. View/Download General - INR 1,71,500 p.a.
DNLU Jabalpur General - INR 2,60,000 p.a. View/Download NA
DBRANLU Haryana General - INR 1,78,000 p.a. View/Download NA

Other CLAT Participating Colleges

College/ University Accepting CLAT Scores
Shobhit University, Meerut Gujarat Maritime University
RNB Global University School of Law, NMIMS
ISBR Law College Bennett University
Lloyd Law College DIRD College
Glocal University SRM University
Indore Institute of Law Xavier Law School
Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies Alliance School of Law
Amity University School of Law, Oriental University
Law College Dehradun Manipal University,
GITAM School of Law The North Cap University
Kalinga University Dr K N Modi University
Harlal School of Law Asian Law College
ICFAI Law School Academy of Law, Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phoole University
Galgotia University The Raffles University
ICFAI Law School IFIM Law School
REVA University GLA University
Jain University ITM University
School of Law, FIMT Institute of Law, Nirma University

Check Also: CLAT Reservation 2024

CLAT Admission Criteria for LLB and LLM Programs

The college-wise admission criteria for LLB and LLM programs offered at the law colleges are as follows:

NLSIU Bangalore

For BA LLB (H) - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board. 

Category LLB Seats
General 115
SC (Scheduled Caste) 36
ST (Scheduled Tribe) 18
OBC - NCL 52
EWS  19
Grand Total 240

For LLM - A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.

Category LLM Seats
SC (Scheduled Caste) 15
ST (Scheduled Tribe) 8
Other Backward Classes NCL 23
Economically Weaker Section 8
General 46
Grand Total 100

NALSAR Hyderabad

For BA LLB (H) -

  • Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board.
  • Those who wish to take CLAT admission under the resident students of Telangana category seats must have resided for 4 years in Telangana state in the last 7 years.
  • They must have obtained a 10+2 passing certificate from educational institutions in Telangana state only.
Category BA LLB (Hons.)
All India Students Residents of Telangana
General 66 15
Scheduled Tribe (7.5%) 19 5
Scheduled Caste (15%) 08 1
OBC - Non-Creamy 26 9
EWS 13 3
Grand Total 132 33

For LLM -

  • A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.
  • Those who wish to take CLAT admission under the resident students of Telangana category seats must have resided for 4 years in Telangana state in the last 7 years.
  • They must have obtained an LLB degree from a university in Telangana state only.
Category LLM
All India Candidates Residents of Telangana
General 33 8
Scheduled Tribe (7.5%) 9 2
Scheduled Caste (15%) 4 1
OBC - Non Creamy 14 4
EWS 6 1
Grand Total 66 16

NLIU Bhopal

For BA LLB (H) - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board.

Category No. of Seats
General 52
SC 16
ST  20
OBC 14
NRI/NRI Sponsored 18
Supernumerary Quota (EWS) 12
Supernumerary Quota (J&K) 02
Grand Total 134

For LLM - A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.

Category No. of Seats
General 30
SC 10
ST  12
OBC 8
Total 60

WBNUJS Kolkata

For BA (H) LLB - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board.

Category BA LLB
All India Seat West Bengal Domicile LLB Total
General 51 22 73
Scheduled Caste 10 10 20
Scheduled Tribe 6 2 8
Foreign Nationals 2 0 2
OBC-A 0 4 4
OBC-B 0 3 3
NRI 20 0 20
PWD (Horizontal) 3 1 4
JK [supernumerary seats] 2 0 2
Grand Total 91 41 132

For LLM - A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.

Category BA LLB
All India Seats WB Domicile Total
General 54 15 69
Scheduled Caste 11 7 18
Scheduled Tribe 5 2 7
Foreign Nationals 0 0 2
OBC-A 0 3 3
OBC-B 0 3 3
PWD (Horizontal) 3 2 5
Grand Total 70 30 102

NLU Jodhpur

For BA LLB (H) - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board. 

Category LLB
General 77
Scheduled Tribe (7.5%) 8
Scheduled Caste (15%) 15
PWD (5%) 5
Total 104
NRI Sponsored/NRI 16

For LLM - A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.

Category LLB
General 37
Scheduled Tribe (7.5%) 3
Scheduled Caste (15%) 7
PWD (5%) 3
Total 50

HNLU Raipur 

For BA LLB (H) - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board. 

Category BA LLB
All India Seats State Domicile Seats
General 66 42
SC 13 14
ST 06 17
OBC 11 12
Total 85 85
Kashmiri Migrant’s Wards 5
Students from J&K 2
Foreign Nationals 2
NRI/NRI Sponsored 8

For LLM - A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.

Category No. of Seats
General 45
SC 14
ST 7
OBC 24
Total 90
Supernumerary Seats for the Wards of Kashmiri Migrants 2
Students from Jammu & Kashmir 2

GNLU Gandhinagar

For Integrated LLB programs - Those who wish to seek admission in BA LLB (H), B.Com LLB (H), B.Sc LLB (H), BBA LLB (H), BSW LLB (H) programs must have an HSC certificate with the minimum of 50% marks (45% for reserved category students) from a recognized board.

Category BA LLB
General 79
SC 23
ST 12
OBC 42
EWS 16
Total 172
NRI Sponsored/NRI 16
Foreign Nationals 5
J&K Residents 2
North East India 5
Sports Quota 4

For LLM - A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.

Category LLM
General 26
SC 8
ST 4
EWS 5
OBC 14
Total  57
NRI Sponsored/NRI 5
Foreign Nationals 2
J&K Residents 1
North East India 2

RMLNLU Lucknow

For BA LLB (H) - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category students of UP) from a recognized board. 

Category Seats 
General 80
SC (of UP) 34
ST (of UP) 03
OBC (of UP) 43
NRI/ NRI Sponsored 16
JK Students 02

For LLM - A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 55% marks (50% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.

Category Seats 
General 10
SC 05
ST 01
OBC 06
EWS 02
Foreign Nationals/NRI 05
J&K and North East State students 02

RGNUL Punjab

For BA LLB (H) - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board. 

Category BA LLB
General 134
SC 27
ST 13
Foreign Nationals 05
Total 180
Kashmiri Migrants 9
Quota Seats for J&K Residents 2
NRI 5
EWS 18

For LLM - A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 55% marks (50% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.

Category BA LLM
General 44
SC 09
ST 05
Foreign Nationals 02
Total 60
Kashmiri Migrants 3
Quota Seats for J&K Residents 2
EWS 6

CNLU Patna

For BA LLB (H) and BBA LLB (H) - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board. 

Category Seats Available
General 55
EWS under Unreserved Category 14
SC of Bihar 22
ST of Bihar 1
Extremely Backward Classes (EBC) of Bihar 25
Backward Class 17
Women of Backward Class 4
Total 138

For LLM - A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 55% marks (50% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.

Category BA LLB
All India Seats State Merit
General 61 0
State Merit 0 11
SC of Kerala 0 10
ST of Kerala 0 2
Socially and Educationally Backward Classes 0 36
Total 61 59

NUALS Kochi

For BA LLB (H) - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board. 

Category BA LLB
All India Seats State Merit
General 61 0
State Merit 0 11
SC of Kerala 0 10
ST of Kerala 0 2
Socially and Educationally Backward Classes 0 36
Total 61 59

For LLM - A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 55% marks (50% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.

Category LLM
All India Seats State Merit
General 31 0
State Merit 0 5
SC of Kerala 0 5
ST of Kerala 0 1
Socially and Educationally Backward Classes 0 18
Total 31 29

NLUO, Odisha

For BA LLB (H) and BBA LLB (H) - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 60% marks (55% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board. 

Category BA LLB BBA LLB
General 85 43
SC 08 4
ST 13 6
NRI/NRI Sponsored 10 5
Foreign Nationals 4 2

For LLM - A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.

Category LLM (Corporate Law & Commercial Law) LLM (Constitution Law & Administrative Law)
General 17 17
SC 2 2
ST 3 3
NRI/NRI Sponsored 2 2
Foreign Nationals 1 1

NUSRL Ranchi

For BA LLB (H) - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board.

Category BA LLB
Domicile Other States
General 27 27
SC 6 9
ST 16 5
OBC 0 16
EBC 5 0
BC 3 0
SAP 3 3
Total 60 60
SRI Sponsored/NRI/Foreign Nationals 18
Supernumerary Seats for J & K Residents 0

For LLM - A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.

Category LLB
General 31
SC of Assam 4
ST (Hills) 3
ST (Plains) 6
OBC 16
Total 60

NLUJA Assam

For BA LLB (H) - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board.

Category LLB
General 31
SC of Assam 4
ST (Hills) 3
ST (Plains) 6
OBC 16
Total 60

For LLM - A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.

DSNLU Visakhapatnam

For BA LLB (H) - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board.

Category BA LLB
General 78
NRI/Foreign Nationals 12
SC of Andhra Pradesh 9
ST of Andhra Pradesh 4
BC of Andhra Pradesh 17
EWS 6
Total 138

For LLM - A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.

TNNLU Tiruchirappalli

For BA LLB (H) and B.Com LLB (H) - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board.

Category Bachelor’s
BA LLB B.Com LLB
General 9 9
ST 5 6
SC (O and A) 1 0
OBC 15 14
BC (Muslim) 6 7
BC (Others) 15 0
NRI 3 3
Total 60 60

For LLM - A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.

MNLU Mumbai

For BA LLB (H) - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board.

Category LLB LLM
General/Open 37 17
SC 13 7
ST 7 4
Denotified Tribes (Vimukta Jatis) (A) 3 2
Nomadic Tribes (B) 3 1
Nomadic Tribes (C) 4 2
Nomadic Tribes (D) 2 1
Special Backward Classes 2 1
Other Backward Classes 19 10
EWS 10 5
Total 100 50

For LLM - A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.

MNLU Nagpur

For BA LLB (H) - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board.

Category LLB LLM
Unreserved 46 18
SC of Maharashtra 16 6
ST of Maharashtra 8 3
De-notified Tribes (A) of Maharashtra 4 1
Nomadic Tribes (B) of Maharashtra 3 1
Nomadic Tribes (C) of Maharashtra 4 2
Nomadic Tribes (D) of Maharashtra 2
Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) of Maharashtra 12 50
OBC of Maharashtra 23 9
Total 120 45

For LLM - A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.

MNLU Aurangabad

For BA LLB (H) - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board.

For LLM - A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.

Category LLB LLM
Unreserved 23 23
SC of Maharashtra 8 8
ST of Maharashtra 4 4
De-notified Tribes of Maharashtra 2 2
Nomadic Tribes (B) 2 2
Nomadic Tribes (C) 2 2
Nomadic Tribes (D) 1 1
OBC of Maharashtra 11 11
Special Backward Class (SBC) 1 1
Total 60 60

HPNLU Shimla

For BA LLB (H) and BBA LLB (H) - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board.

Category BA LLB BBA LLB
General 93 46
SC  18 9
ST 9 5
PWD 6 3
Wards of Serving/Retired/Defence Personnel 6 3
Himachal Pradesh Domicile Candidates 30 15
Kashmiri Migrants 6 3
Residents of J&K 2 2
NRI & Foreign Nationals 18 9
Total 120 60

For LLM - A candidate will be eligible for the LLM program if they have an LLB degree with 55% marks (50% marks for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized university.

DNLU Jabalpur

For BA LLB (H) - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board.

Category BA LLB
General 60
M.P. State SC 20
M.P. State ST 24
M.P. State OBC 16
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 12
J & K Residents 2
Total  120
Supernumerary 14

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DBRANLU Haryana

For BA LLB (H) - Students must have passed 10+2 examinations with 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category students) from a recognized board.

Category All India Category Haryana Category
General 63 12
SC 13 2
ST 7 0
EWS 7 1
BC-A 0 4
BC-B 0 2
DSC 0 2

Conclusion

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