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Author : Prasant

July 27, 2022

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CLAT is one of the most prestigious exam for law aspirants and cracking it is a dream to many. However there is a system that every aspirant should understand, that is Reservation System.

Now as you all know CLAT is conducted by consortium of NLUs and all the NLUs are scattered among different states nationwide. So the reservation system for each National Law University vary from the other.

Here we will be mentioning all the NLUs one-by-one with their reservation and seat matrix. Please keep in mind that this is only applicable during the CLAT Seat Allotment process.

Candidates are allowed to choose five NLUs during CLAT Counselling registration, so make sure to check all the clat reservation criteria for each of them before finalising your selections.

These are the clat reservation list of all the sections eligible for admissions under reservation criteria-

  • Scheduled Cast (SC)
  • Scheduled Tribe (ST)
  • Other Backward Class (OBC)
  • Physically Disabled Candidates (PwD)
  • State Quota for respective NLU of that State
  • NRI/Foreign National Candidate
  • Candidates Belonging to North-Eastern States
  • Kashmiri Migrants

Note after change in syllabus and reservation criteria ews reservation in clat has been added to the list.

CLAT Mock Tests

CLAT Mock Tests

CLAT 2022 Seat Matrix

There are a total of 2175 seats available for admissions under CLAT examination. And here are the distributions of those seats-

  • The All India Seats for UG programs are1,308.
  • The total number of CLAT seats offered to the state students where the NLUs are located is 621.
  • The number of seats available for the special category is 325.

As you know there are different criteria for all the individual universities and somewhere you will find obc reservation in clat, while somewhere else you may not. This chart is prepared solely to inform students about different criterias and the reservation systems for different NLUs.

The clat reservation chart for each university under NLU is mentioned below.

NLSIU- National Law Schoolof India University, Bangalore

UG Program
PwD candidates have a total of 1 seat reserved in Human Rights and 2 seats reserved in Business Law.
Around 25% of seats in each vertical category or a maximum of 13 students are admitted under the preference of 'Karnataka Students'.

Category LLB Seats
General 93
SC (Scheduled Caste) 18
ST (Scheduled Tribe) 9
NRI -
SAP/PwD 6 (5%)
Grand Total 120


PG Program

Category LLM Seats
Business Laws Human Rights Law
General 23 15
SC (Scheduled Caste) 5 3
ST (Scheduled Tribe) 2 2
NRI NA NA
SAP/PwD 2 1
Grand Total 30 20

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NALSAR- National Academy of Legal Studies and Research University of Law, Hyderabad

UG Program

Category BA LLB (Hons.)
All India Students Residents of Telangana
General 65 16
Scheduled Tribe (7.5%) 6 2
Scheduled Caste (15%) 13 3
Grand Total 84 21

PG Program

Category LLM
All India Candidates Residents of Telangana
General 31 7
Scheduled Tribe (7.5%) 3 1
Scheduled Caste (15%) 6 2
Grand Total 40 10

NLIU- The National Law Institute University, Bhopal

UG Program

Out of the 63 seats for the General Category, 25 seats are reserved for the permanent resident of Madhya Pradesh.

Category No. of Seats
General 52
SC 16
ST  20
OBC 14
NRI/NRI Sponsored 36
EWS 48
Supernumerary Quota 6

PG Program

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

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WBNUJS- West Bengal National University of Judiciary Sciences, Kolkata

UG Program

Category BA LLB
LLB West Bengal Domicile LLB Total
General 51 22 73
Scheduled Caste 10 8 18
Scheduled Tribe 6 2 8
Foreign Nationals 2 0 2
OBC-A 0 4 4
OBC-B 0 2 2
NRI 18 0 18
PWD (Horizontal) 3 2 5
JK [supernumerary seats] 2 0 2
Grand Total 89 38 127

PG Program

Category BA LLB
LLB WB Domicile Total
General 33 10 43
Scheduled Caste 6 4 10
Scheduled Tribe 3 1 4
Foreign Nationals 2 0 2
OBC-A 0 2 2
OBC-B 0 1 1
NRI 2 0 2
PWD (Horizontal) 2 1 3
Grand Total 44 18 62

NLUJ- National Law University, Jodhpur

UG Program

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

PG Program

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

HNLU- Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur

UG Program

Category BA LLB
All India Seats State Domicile Seats
General 66 36
SC 13 10
ST 06 27
OBC 0 12
Total 85 85
Kashmiri Migrant’s Wards 5
Students from J&K 2
Foreign Nationals 2
NRI/NRI SPonsored 8

PG Program

Category No. of Seats
General 46
SC 9
ST 5
Total 60
Supernumerary Seats for the Wards of Kashmiri Migrants 2
Students from Jammu & Kashmir 2

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GNLU- Gujrat National Law University, Gandhinagar

UG Program

Category BA LLB
General 115
SC 14
ST 27
NRI Sponsored/NRI 18
Foreign Nationals 6
J&K Residents 2
North East India 5
Sports Quota 4
Total 191

PG Program

Category LLM
General 38
SC 9
ST 5
EWS 6
NRI Sponsored/NRI 6
Foreign Nationals 2
Total 66
J&K Residents 1
North East India 2

RGNUL- Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab

UG Program

Category BA LLB
General 133
SC 27
ST 14
Foreign Nationals 5
Ancestral Resident of Village Sidhuwal 1
Total 180
Kashmiri Migrants 9
Quota Seats for J&K Residents 2
NRI 5

PG Program

Category LLM
General 29
SC 6
ST 3
Foreign Nationals 2
Total 40
Kashmiri Migrants 2
Quota Seats for J&K Residents 2

RMLNLU- Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow

UG Program

Category BA LLB (Hons.)
General 80
OBC from UP 43
SC from UP 34
ST from UP 3
EWS of UP 9
Total 169
NRI/NRI Sponsored/Foreign Nationals 16
Residents of J&K 2

PG Program

Category LLM
General 10
OBC from UP 5
SC from UP 4
ST from UP 1
EWS  2
Total 24
NRI/NRI Sponsored/Foreign Nationals 5
Residents of J&K 2

CNLU- Chanakya National Law University, Patna

UG & PG Program

Category Seats Available
General 59
Full Term (EWS) under Unreserved Category 7
SC of Bihar 21
ST of Bihar 1
Extremely Backward Classes (EBC) of Bihar 24
Backward Class 16
Women of Backward Class 4
Total 132

Read more about: How to register for CLAT 2023 Exam

NUALS- The National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi

UG Program

Category BA LLB
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

PG Program

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- National Law University Odisha

UG Program

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

PG Program

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- National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi

UG Program

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
SRI Sponsored/NRI/Foreign Nationals 18
Supernumerary Seats for J & K Residents 0

PG Program

Category Jharkhand Seats Other State Seats
General 10 General 10
SC 2 SC 2
ST 4 ST 2
EBC 2 EBC 6
BC 2
PwD 1 PwD 1

NLUJA- National Law Academy and Judiciary Academy, Assam

Total number of seats divided and reserved for categories-

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

DSNLU- Damodaran Sanjivayya National Law University Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Total number of seats divided and reserved for categories-

Category BA LLB
General 30
NRI/Foreign Nationals 12
SC of Andhra Pradesh 9
ST of Andhra Pradesh 4
BC of Andhra Pradesh 17
EWS 6
Total 66

TNNLS- Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli

Total number of seats divided and reserved for categories-

Category Bachelor’s
Tamil Nadu All India
General 18 44
ST 1 4
SC (O and A) 10 9
MBC 11 0
BC (Muslim) 2 0
BC (Others) 15 0

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MNLU- Maharastra National Law University, Mumbai

Total number of seats divided and reserved for categories-

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

MNLU- Maharastra National Law University, Nagpur

Total number of seats divided and reserved for categories-

Category LLB
Unreserved 46
SC of Maharashtra 16
ST of Maharashtra 8
De-notified Tribes (A) of Maharashtra 4
Nomadic Tribes (B) of Maharashtra 3
Nomadic Tribes (C) of Maharashtra 4
Nomadic Tribes (D) of Maharashtra 2
Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) of Maharashtra 12
OBC of Maharashtra 23

MNLU- Maharastra National Law University, Aurangabad

Total number of seats divided and reserved for categories-

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

HPNLU- Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla

Total number of seats divided and reserved for categories-

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

DBRANLU- Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University, Sonipat

Total number of seats divided and reserved for categories-

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

DNLU- Dharmashastra National Law University, Jaipur

Total number of seats divided and reserved for categories-

Category BA LLB
General 48
M.P. State SC 19
M.P. State ST 24
M.P. State OBC 17
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 12
J & K Residents 2

For most of the aspirants coming from any of these categories, reservation in clat is only applicable when your results for clat 2023 is out and you are qualified for the next round.

There is no application for reservation in clat exam untill your score is higher than the cutoff marks needed for CLAT exam.

While you are filling in your CLAT application form, you dont have to worry about any reservation criteria. So make sure to have a knowledge of it but do not worry about it untill the CLAT results.

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CLAT Reservation

Author : Prasant

Updated On : July 27, 2022

SHARE

CLAT is one of the most prestigious exam for law aspirants and cracking it is a dream to many. However there is a system that every aspirant should understand, that is Reservation System.

Now as you all know CLAT is conducted by consortium of NLUs and all the NLUs are scattered among different states nationwide. So the reservation system for each National Law University vary from the other.

Here we will be mentioning all the NLUs one-by-one with their reservation and seat matrix. Please keep in mind that this is only applicable during the CLAT Seat Allotment process.

Candidates are allowed to choose five NLUs during CLAT Counselling registration, so make sure to check all the clat reservation criteria for each of them before finalising your selections.

These are the clat reservation list of all the sections eligible for admissions under reservation criteria-

  • Scheduled Cast (SC)
  • Scheduled Tribe (ST)
  • Other Backward Class (OBC)
  • Physically Disabled Candidates (PwD)
  • State Quota for respective NLU of that State
  • NRI/Foreign National Candidate
  • Candidates Belonging to North-Eastern States
  • Kashmiri Migrants

Note after change in syllabus and reservation criteria ews reservation in clat has been added to the list.

CLAT Mock Tests

CLAT Mock Tests

CLAT 2022 Seat Matrix

There are a total of 2175 seats available for admissions under CLAT examination. And here are the distributions of those seats-

  • The All India Seats for UG programs are1,308.
  • The total number of CLAT seats offered to the state students where the NLUs are located is 621.
  • The number of seats available for the special category is 325.

As you know there are different criteria for all the individual universities and somewhere you will find obc reservation in clat, while somewhere else you may not. This chart is prepared solely to inform students about different criterias and the reservation systems for different NLUs.

The clat reservation chart for each university under NLU is mentioned below.

NLSIU- National Law Schoolof India University, Bangalore

UG Program
PwD candidates have a total of 1 seat reserved in Human Rights and 2 seats reserved in Business Law.
Around 25% of seats in each vertical category or a maximum of 13 students are admitted under the preference of 'Karnataka Students'.

Category LLB Seats
General 93
SC (Scheduled Caste) 18
ST (Scheduled Tribe) 9
NRI -
SAP/PwD 6 (5%)
Grand Total 120


PG Program

Category LLM Seats
Business Laws Human Rights Law
General 23 15
SC (Scheduled Caste) 5 3
ST (Scheduled Tribe) 2 2
NRI NA NA
SAP/PwD 2 1
Grand Total 30 20

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NALSAR- National Academy of Legal Studies and Research University of Law, Hyderabad

UG Program

Category BA LLB (Hons.)
All India Students Residents of Telangana
General 65 16
Scheduled Tribe (7.5%) 6 2
Scheduled Caste (15%) 13 3
Grand Total 84 21

PG Program

Category LLM
All India Candidates Residents of Telangana
General 31 7
Scheduled Tribe (7.5%) 3 1
Scheduled Caste (15%) 6 2
Grand Total 40 10

NLIU- The National Law Institute University, Bhopal

UG Program

Out of the 63 seats for the General Category, 25 seats are reserved for the permanent resident of Madhya Pradesh.

Category No. of Seats
General 52
SC 16
ST  20
OBC 14
NRI/NRI Sponsored 36
EWS 48
Supernumerary Quota 6

PG Program

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

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WBNUJS- West Bengal National University of Judiciary Sciences, Kolkata

UG Program

Category BA LLB
LLB West Bengal Domicile LLB Total
General 51 22 73
Scheduled Caste 10 8 18
Scheduled Tribe 6 2 8
Foreign Nationals 2 0 2
OBC-A 0 4 4
OBC-B 0 2 2
NRI 18 0 18
PWD (Horizontal) 3 2 5
JK [supernumerary seats] 2 0 2
Grand Total 89 38 127

PG Program

Category BA LLB
LLB WB Domicile Total
General 33 10 43
Scheduled Caste 6 4 10
Scheduled Tribe 3 1 4
Foreign Nationals 2 0 2
OBC-A 0 2 2
OBC-B 0 1 1
NRI 2 0 2
PWD (Horizontal) 2 1 3
Grand Total 44 18 62

NLUJ- National Law University, Jodhpur

UG Program

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

PG Program

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

HNLU- Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur

UG Program

Category BA LLB
All India Seats State Domicile Seats
General 66 36
SC 13 10
ST 06 27
OBC 0 12
Total 85 85
Kashmiri Migrant’s Wards 5
Students from J&K 2
Foreign Nationals 2
NRI/NRI SPonsored 8

PG Program

Category No. of Seats
General 46
SC 9
ST 5
Total 60
Supernumerary Seats for the Wards of Kashmiri Migrants 2
Students from Jammu & Kashmir 2

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GNLU- Gujrat National Law University, Gandhinagar

UG Program

Category BA LLB
General 115
SC 14
ST 27
NRI Sponsored/NRI 18
Foreign Nationals 6
J&K Residents 2
North East India 5
Sports Quota 4
Total 191

PG Program

Category LLM
General 38
SC 9
ST 5
EWS 6
NRI Sponsored/NRI 6
Foreign Nationals 2
Total 66
J&K Residents 1
North East India 2

RGNUL- Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab

UG Program

Category BA LLB
General 133
SC 27
ST 14
Foreign Nationals 5
Ancestral Resident of Village Sidhuwal 1
Total 180
Kashmiri Migrants 9
Quota Seats for J&K Residents 2
NRI 5

PG Program

Category LLM
General 29
SC 6
ST 3
Foreign Nationals 2
Total 40
Kashmiri Migrants 2
Quota Seats for J&K Residents 2

RMLNLU- Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow

UG Program

Category BA LLB (Hons.)
General 80
OBC from UP 43
SC from UP 34
ST from UP 3
EWS of UP 9
Total 169
NRI/NRI Sponsored/Foreign Nationals 16
Residents of J&K 2

PG Program

Category LLM
General 10
OBC from UP 5
SC from UP 4
ST from UP 1
EWS  2
Total 24
NRI/NRI Sponsored/Foreign Nationals 5
Residents of J&K 2

CNLU- Chanakya National Law University, Patna

UG & PG Program

Category Seats Available
General 59
Full Term (EWS) under Unreserved Category 7
SC of Bihar 21
ST of Bihar 1
Extremely Backward Classes (EBC) of Bihar 24
Backward Class 16
Women of Backward Class 4
Total 132

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NUALS- The National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi

UG Program

Category BA LLB
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

PG Program

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- National Law University Odisha

UG Program

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

PG Program

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- National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi

UG Program

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
SRI Sponsored/NRI/Foreign Nationals 18
Supernumerary Seats for J & K Residents 0

PG Program

Category Jharkhand Seats Other State Seats
General 10 General 10
SC 2 SC 2
ST 4 ST 2
EBC 2 EBC 6
BC 2
PwD 1 PwD 1

NLUJA- National Law Academy and Judiciary Academy, Assam

Total number of seats divided and reserved for categories-

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

DSNLU- Damodaran Sanjivayya National Law University Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Total number of seats divided and reserved for categories-

Category BA LLB
General 30
NRI/Foreign Nationals 12
SC of Andhra Pradesh 9
ST of Andhra Pradesh 4
BC of Andhra Pradesh 17
EWS 6
Total 66

TNNLS- Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli

Total number of seats divided and reserved for categories-

Category Bachelor’s
Tamil Nadu All India
General 18 44
ST 1 4
SC (O and A) 10 9
MBC 11 0
BC (Muslim) 2 0
BC (Others) 15 0

You may also love to read: Tips from a CLAT Topper

MNLU- Maharastra National Law University, Mumbai

Total number of seats divided and reserved for categories-

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

MNLU- Maharastra National Law University, Nagpur

Total number of seats divided and reserved for categories-

Category LLB
Unreserved 46
SC of Maharashtra 16
ST of Maharashtra 8
De-notified Tribes (A) of Maharashtra 4
Nomadic Tribes (B) of Maharashtra 3
Nomadic Tribes (C) of Maharashtra 4
Nomadic Tribes (D) of Maharashtra 2
Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) of Maharashtra 12
OBC of Maharashtra 23

MNLU- Maharastra National Law University, Aurangabad

Total number of seats divided and reserved for categories-

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

HPNLU- Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla

Total number of seats divided and reserved for categories-

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

DBRANLU- Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University, Sonipat

Total number of seats divided and reserved for categories-

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

DNLU- Dharmashastra National Law University, Jaipur

Total number of seats divided and reserved for categories-

Category BA LLB
General 48
M.P. State SC 19
M.P. State ST 24
M.P. State OBC 17
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 12
J & K Residents 2

For most of the aspirants coming from any of these categories, reservation in clat is only applicable when your results for clat 2023 is out and you are qualified for the next round.

There is no application for reservation in clat exam untill your score is higher than the cutoff marks needed for CLAT exam.

While you are filling in your CLAT application form, you dont have to worry about any reservation criteria. So make sure to have a knowledge of it but do not worry about it untill the CLAT results.

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