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CLAT Seats 2022: Check UG & PG Allotment of Seats

Author : Palak Khanna

July 6, 2022

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The seat allotment process of CLAT is the allocation of National Law Universities and courses for those who cleared the entrance exam and appeared in the counselling. 

The consortium published the first seat allotment list on the official notification. The Consortium of NLUs shall conduct the seat allotment along with the counselling. 

You have to log in to the portal and check whether you are allotted a seat or not after counselling round.

  • Based on your merit list and preferences, you shall be shortlisted for the seat allotment process. 
  • If your name is present in the allotment list, you can either accept the seat or apply for an upgrade, or exit from the admission process.

This post takes you through detailed CLAT Seat Allotment 2022, categories for seat distribution, and more.

Latest Updates:

12 May 2022: Tamilnadu National Law University - Tiruchirappalli

As per the latest notice, aspirants who had indicated as OBC in the All India category field will automatically be applied for the All India OBC category in TNNLU.

To get complete details about the seat matrix at Tamilnadu National Law University, check the official notice.

07 May 2022: Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU), Jabalpur

According to the latest notice published by the DNLU, 12 Economically Weaker Section (EWS) Seats have been made supernumerary.

Out of 12 seats, 6 seats are reserved for those having the domicile of M.P. State. For more information, check the official notice.

CLAT Seat Allotment Schedule 2022

Have a look at the table below to know all the important events related to the CLAT 2022 Seat Allotment dates.

Participating NLUs reserve the right to change the seats and break up seats as per their policy before the final AdmissionProcess for CLAT

CLAT Seat Allotment Event Scheduled Date 
Publication of first seat allotment list of CLAT 2022 30 June 2022
Payment of fees for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round I) 30 June 2022 - 02 July 2022
Choice locking/Shifting for allotted seats for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round I) 30 June 2022 - 02 July 2022
Publication of second seat allotment list of CLAT 2022 07 July 2022
Payment of fees for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round II) 07 July 2022 - 09 July 2022
Choice locking for allotted seats for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round II)/Exercising option for shifting seats/Withdrawing of allotted seats 07 July 2022 - 09 July 2022
Publication of third seat allotment list of CLAT 2022 12 July 2022
Payment of fees for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round III) 12 July 2022 - 13 July 2022
Choice locking for allotted seats for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round III) begins 12 July 2022 - 13 July 2022
Publication of fourth seat allotment list of CLAT 2022 16 July 2022
Payment of fees for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round IV) 16 July 2022 - 17 July 2022
Choice locking/Shifting for allotted seats for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round IV) 16 July 2022 - 17 July 2022
Publication of fifth seat allotment list of CLAT 2022 19 July 2022
Payment of fees for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round V) 19 July 2022 - 20 July 2022 (05:00 pm)
Choice locking/Shifting for allotted seats for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round V) 19 July 2022 - 20 July 2022 (05:00 pm)

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Categories for Seat Distribution in CLAT 2022

The total seats in CLAT are distributed based on the reservations of categories.

In each of the CLAT Participating Colleges, NLU will reserve the seats based on these categories. 

You will be given first preference over other students if you secure a better rank on the merit list.

Have a look at the list of categories for CLAT Seat Allotment.

  • Scheduled Tribe (ST)
  • Scheduled Caste (SC)
  • Other Backward Categories (OBC)
  • State Quota for the candidates in which NLU is located
  • Physically Disable Candidates (PwD)
  • Foreign National Candidates/NRI
  • Kashmiri Migrants
  • Candidates belonging to the North Eastern States

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CLAT Seat Allotment Process 2022

Generally, the seat allotment process through the Common Law Admission Test includes four steps and as explained below:

  • Release of merit list
  • Release of the invite list
  • CLAT Counselling
  • Release of seat allotment in multiple rounds.

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Release of Merit List

Through the merit list, CNLU will inform you about your All India Rank, including category rank, which will decide whether you will get a seat or not.

The merit list for the CLAT entrance exam will be released for both UG and PG courses at the time of result declaration.

The CLAT seat allotment is declared based on the following two factors:

  • Your rank in the merit list
  • NLU preference given by you at the time of CLAT registration

Release of the Invite List

The exam conducting body will release the invite list consisting of names and admit card numbers of those shortlisted for the counselling and seat allotment.

CLAT Counselling

The CLAT Counselling procedure is done via an online centralized system. It is conducted separately for UG and PG programs. You will be issued counselling letters if your name is present on the invite list.

You can download the call letter by logging into the CLAT official website. You will have to pay the registration fee of Rs. 50,000, which will be adjusted with the semester fee at the allotted NLU.

During counselling, you have to submit all the required documents without fail. 

Release of CLAT Seat Allotment

The seat allotment process for CLAT will be conducted in 3 rounds. After each round, the Consortium will release the CLAT Provisional List.

For each NLU, a separate seat allotment list will be released. You can choose any of the three options after the seat allotment - accept the allotted seat, apply for an upgrade, and exit the process.

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CLAT Seat Matrix 2022

This year, the total number of seats in CLAT 2022 Admission is around 2,175. Out of which the distribution is as follows:

  • 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.

To get an idea about the seat break-up procedure, you can check the tentative seat break-up pdf provided below.

Course Type PDF
CLAT UG Seats Break-up Click here
CLAT PG Seats Break-up Click here

1. NLSIU Bangalore Seats 2022

From this year, NLSIU will have a different reservation criterion for admission. There will be a new entrance examination for students applying to NLSIU. The new examination is National Law Admission Test (NLAT).

The total number of seats in BA LLB (Hins) has increased from 80 to 120. Also, in NLSIU Bangalore, a new category for "Karnataka Students" has been added.

  • The university will reserve 2 seats in Business Law and 1 seat in Human Rights Law, comprising 5% of the total intake for Persons with Disabilities (PWD).
  • Up to 25% of the total seats in each vertical reservation category, subject to a maximum of 13 students, shall be admitted under the horizontal preference of “Karnataka Students”.

LLB Seats

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

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LLM Seats

The university will reserve 3 seats for the PWD category, comprising 5% of the total intake.

Up to 25% of the total seats in the horizontal reservation category, subject to a maximum of 13 seats, shall be admitted under the horizontal preference of “Karnataka Students”.

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 - -
Grand Total 30 20

2. Total seats in CLAT for NALSAR Hyderabad

Here is the reservation of CLAT seats at NALSAR (NLU Hyderabad).

LLB Seats

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

LLM Seats

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

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3. NLIU Bhopal CLAT 2022 Seat Reservation

The reservation of CLAT seats at NLU Bhopal for BA LLB and LLM has been given below. 

Out of the 63 seats for all India General candidates, 25 seats are reserved for the aspirants possessing a domicile certificate of the State of Madhya Pradesh.

LLB Seats

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

LLM Seats

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

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4. Total Seats in CLAT for WBNUJS Kolkata

NLU Kolkata offers courses of BA LLB and LLM. The CLAT reservation for both programs has been tabulated below.

LLB Seats

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

LLM Seats

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

5. NLUJ Jodhpur CLAT Seat Allotment 2022

Here is the reservation policy followed by NLU Jodhpur. The university will offer LLB courses to a minimum of 20 students.

LLB Seats

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

LLM Seats

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

6. HNLU Raipur CLAT Reservation of Seats

Using the CLAT College Predictor, you can easily predict the chances of admission to the Law College of your choice. The reservation of seats at NLU Raipur has been explained in the table below.

LLB Seats

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

LLM Seats

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

7. Total Seats in CLAT for GNLU Gandhinagar

NLU Gandhinagar provides admission to BA LLB and LLM, the reservation of which has been given below.

LLB Seats

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

LLM Seats

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

8. RGNUL Punjab CLAT Reservation of Seats

Here is the reservation of seats at NLU Punjab.

LLB Seats

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

LLM Seats

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

9. RMLNLU Lucknow CLAT 2022 Seats

The CLAT courses offered at NLU Lucknow are BA LLB and LLM. Check the CLAT Seat reservation of these courses here.

LLB Seats

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

LLM Seats

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

10. CNLU Patna CLAT Seat Allotment

The tabulated data below depicts the number of CLAT seats for each category for PG and UG courses at NLU Patna.

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

11. NUALS Kochi CLAT 2022 Seats

The table below contains information about the reservation of seats at NLU Kochi.

LLB Seats

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

LLM Seats

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

12. NLUO Odisha CLAT 2022 Seats

NLU Odisha offers BA LLB, BBA LLB, LLM in Corporate and Commercial Law, and LLM in Constitution and Administrative Law. Check the table below for CLAT reservations in all the courses.

LLB Seats

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

LLM Seats

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

13. NUSRL Ranchi CLAT 2022 Seats

Here is the reservation of CLAT seats at NLU Ranchi.

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

14. Total Seats in CLAT for NLUJA Assam

NLU Assam follows the reservation of CLAT seats given in the table below.

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

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15. DSNLU Andhra Pradesh CLAT 2022 Seats

Check the table below for the reservation of total seats in CLAT at NLU Visakhapatnam.

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

16. TNNLS Tiruchirappalli CLAT 2022 Seat Allotment

NLU Tiruchirappalli or TNNLS offers B.Com LLB and BA LLB both in the law undergraduate course. Mentioned below is the reservation statistics for the candidates.

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

17. MNLU Mumbai CLAT Seat Reservation

Here is the reservation of CLAT seats at NLU Mumbai for LLB and LLM.

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

18. MNLU Nagpur CLAT 2022 Seat Reservation

NLU Nagpur offers LLB and LLM, and the reservation of CLAT seats for both the courses has been given below.

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

19. Total Seats in CLAT for MNLU Aurangabad

Here is the reservation of CLAT seats at NLU Aurangabad.

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

20. Total Seats in CLAT for HPNLU Shimla

Here is the reservation of CLAT seats for various categories at MNLU Aurangabad.

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

21. Total Seats in CLAT for DNLU Jaipur

Check out the table below to know the number of seats available for each category at DNLU Jaipur.

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

22. Total Seats in CLAT for DBRANLU Haryana

The following table shows the number of CLAT seats available for each category at  DBRANLU Haryana.

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

Documents Required for CLAT Seat Allotment 2022

If you get shortlisted for the seat allotment process, you must keep the following documents ready.

  • CLAT 2022 Application Form
  • CLAT 2022 Admit Card
  • CLAT Score Card
  • Date of Birth Proof Required (Class 10th Mark sheet)
  • Class 12th Mark sheet required for Academic Qualification /Eligibility Criteria.
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  • Specially-Able 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.

CLAT 2022 Participating Institutes and Seats (Undergraduates courses)

Check out the table below to know the list of colleges participating in the CLAT entrance exam 2022.

S.No. National Law Universities General Category Seats Total seats
1 National Law School of India University, Bangalore 93 120
2 National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad 81 105
3 National Law Institute University, Bhopal 65 122
4 West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences, Kolkata 74 115
5 National Law University, Jodhpur 75 104 + 16 seats for NRI/ NRI sponsored candidates
6 Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur 62 180
7 Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar 115 180
8 Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow 80 178
9 Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala 133 180
10 Chanakya National Law University, Patna 60 120
11 National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi 31 60
12 National Law University Odisha, Cuttack 114 180
13 National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi 60 140 (including 20 special category seats)
14 National Law University and Judicial Academy, Guwahati 47 60
15 Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Vishakhapatnam 72 120 (including 12 seats for Foreign Citizens / Non-Resident Indians.)
16 Tamil Nadu National Law School, Trichy 62 120 (including 6 seats for NRI/OCI quota)
17 Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai 69 100
18 Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur 39 130
19 Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad 19 60
20 Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur (MPDNLU) 76 120
21 Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla 46 60
22 Dr B.R. Ambedkar National Law University 77 120

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CLAT 2022 Participating Institutes and Seats (Postgraduates courses)

Go through the table below to know the list of colleges accepting CLAT scores for providing admission to post-graduate courses.

S.No. National Law Universities General Category Seats Total seats
1 National Law School of India University, Bangalore 38 50
2 National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad 38 50
3 National Law Institute University, Bhopal 35 60
4 West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences, Kolkata 31 42
5 National Law University, Jodhpur 37 50
6 Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur 35 45
7 Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar 38 60
8 Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow 10 27
9 Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala 29 40
10 National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi 20 40
11 National Law University Odisha, Cuttack 32 50
12 National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi 20 50 (10 Special category seats)
13 National Law University and Judicial Academy, Guwahati 23 30
14 Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Vishakhapatnam 16 24 (including 2 seats for Foreign Citizens / Non-Resident Indians)
15 Tamil Nadu National Law School, Trichy 10 18
16 Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai 10 50
17 Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur 6 20
18 Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla 15 20

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CLAT Reservation Criteria 2022

The conditions of the CLAT Reservation Policy are taken into consideration and worked over at the time of the allotment procedure.

During the counselling, the following categories are considered for seat-reservation purposes.

  • Scheduled Tribe (ST)
  • Physically Disabled Candidates (PwD)
  • Scheduled Caste (SC)
  • NRI/Foreign National aspirants
  • Kashmiri Migrants
  • Other Backward Classes (OBC)
  • State Quota for the candidates in which NLU is located
  • Candidates belonging to the North-Eastern States

What After CLAT Seat Allotment Process 2022?

After each round of the seat allotment process, you will have the following options:

Accept/Lock the seat

Once you select the accept/lock seat option, the allotted NLU is freezed. Thereafter, you will not be considered for further allotment rounds.

You have to pay the fee and go ahead with other admission formalities.

Apply for Upgrade

This option is used if want to change the allotted NLU. In the next round, you will be allotted a seat in your preferred college depending on the availability of vacant seats in that college.

You are considered an active participant if you select the upgrade option.

Exit the Admission Process

If you are not interested to join the allotted NLU, you can exit from the admission process.

You must know that once exited, you will not be given another chance to participate in the counselling for NLU admissions. 

Important Information of CLAT Seat Allotment 2022

National Law University Odisha will conduct the CLAT 2022 Seat Allotment for undergraduate and postgraduate law programs.

  • There will be three rounds in which CLAT Seat Allotment 2022 will be held by the CLAT Committee.
  • If you have allotted an NLU, you will be required to deposit a counseling fee of Rs. 50,000 for locking the allotted seat in the NLU.
  • In any case, if you do not deposit the counseling fee, you will forfeit your candidature, while NLUs drop your names from CLAT 2022 merit list as well.
  • If you wish to withdraw and do that after the withdrawal date, NLUs will not refund the deposited amount.
  • If you are on the waiting list and do not get the seat because of vacant seat unavailability, you will get your fee refunded.
  • On final allocation, report to the respective NLU and fulfil the admission formalities by paying the balance fees and submitting the original certificates.

Frequently Asked Questions

The CLAT seats will be allotted to the qualified candidates through an online centralized system.
There is no option for changing the NLU preference during the allotment process. The choice of NLU preference was given during the application form filling. In case any seat gets vacant, the preferred NLU on the higher preference of the candidate’s choice will be allotted to them automatically.
Yes, you can be allotted a seat in an NLU on the basis of your domicile status. 
In CLAT UG, around 1433 seats are for the general category offered by participating NLUs. While in LLM, there will be approximately 443 seats through CLAT 2022. 
As per the NIRF 2022 ranking of law colleges, the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, Karnataka is ranked first. The other top colleges are Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad, The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, etc.
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CLAT Seats 2022: Check UG & PG Allotment of Seats

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : July 6, 2022

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The seat allotment process of CLAT is the allocation of National Law Universities and courses for those who cleared the entrance exam and appeared in the counselling. 

The consortium published the first seat allotment list on the official notification. The Consortium of NLUs shall conduct the seat allotment along with the counselling. 

You have to log in to the portal and check whether you are allotted a seat or not after counselling round.

  • Based on your merit list and preferences, you shall be shortlisted for the seat allotment process. 
  • If your name is present in the allotment list, you can either accept the seat or apply for an upgrade, or exit from the admission process.

This post takes you through detailed CLAT Seat Allotment 2022, categories for seat distribution, and more.

Latest Updates:

12 May 2022: Tamilnadu National Law University - Tiruchirappalli

As per the latest notice, aspirants who had indicated as OBC in the All India category field will automatically be applied for the All India OBC category in TNNLU.

To get complete details about the seat matrix at Tamilnadu National Law University, check the official notice.

07 May 2022: Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU), Jabalpur

According to the latest notice published by the DNLU, 12 Economically Weaker Section (EWS) Seats have been made supernumerary.

Out of 12 seats, 6 seats are reserved for those having the domicile of M.P. State. For more information, check the official notice.

CLAT Seat Allotment Schedule 2022

Have a look at the table below to know all the important events related to the CLAT 2022 Seat Allotment dates.

Participating NLUs reserve the right to change the seats and break up seats as per their policy before the final AdmissionProcess for CLAT

CLAT Seat Allotment Event Scheduled Date 
Publication of first seat allotment list of CLAT 2022 30 June 2022
Payment of fees for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round I) 30 June 2022 - 02 July 2022
Choice locking/Shifting for allotted seats for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round I) 30 June 2022 - 02 July 2022
Publication of second seat allotment list of CLAT 2022 07 July 2022
Payment of fees for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round II) 07 July 2022 - 09 July 2022
Choice locking for allotted seats for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round II)/Exercising option for shifting seats/Withdrawing of allotted seats 07 July 2022 - 09 July 2022
Publication of third seat allotment list of CLAT 2022 12 July 2022
Payment of fees for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round III) 12 July 2022 - 13 July 2022
Choice locking for allotted seats for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round III) begins 12 July 2022 - 13 July 2022
Publication of fourth seat allotment list of CLAT 2022 16 July 2022
Payment of fees for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round IV) 16 July 2022 - 17 July 2022
Choice locking/Shifting for allotted seats for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round IV) 16 July 2022 - 17 July 2022
Publication of fifth seat allotment list of CLAT 2022 19 July 2022
Payment of fees for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round V) 19 July 2022 - 20 July 2022 (05:00 pm)
Choice locking/Shifting for allotted seats for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round V) 19 July 2022 - 20 July 2022 (05:00 pm)

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Categories for Seat Distribution in CLAT 2022

The total seats in CLAT are distributed based on the reservations of categories.

In each of the CLAT Participating Colleges, NLU will reserve the seats based on these categories. 

You will be given first preference over other students if you secure a better rank on the merit list.

Have a look at the list of categories for CLAT Seat Allotment.

  • Scheduled Tribe (ST)
  • Scheduled Caste (SC)
  • Other Backward Categories (OBC)
  • State Quota for the candidates in which NLU is located
  • Physically Disable Candidates (PwD)
  • Foreign National Candidates/NRI
  • Kashmiri Migrants
  • Candidates belonging to the North Eastern States

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CLAT Seat Allotment Process 2022

Generally, the seat allotment process through the Common Law Admission Test includes four steps and as explained below:

  • Release of merit list
  • Release of the invite list
  • CLAT Counselling
  • Release of seat allotment in multiple rounds.

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Release of Merit List

Through the merit list, CNLU will inform you about your All India Rank, including category rank, which will decide whether you will get a seat or not.

The merit list for the CLAT entrance exam will be released for both UG and PG courses at the time of result declaration.

The CLAT seat allotment is declared based on the following two factors:

  • Your rank in the merit list
  • NLU preference given by you at the time of CLAT registration

Release of the Invite List

The exam conducting body will release the invite list consisting of names and admit card numbers of those shortlisted for the counselling and seat allotment.

CLAT Counselling

The CLAT Counselling procedure is done via an online centralized system. It is conducted separately for UG and PG programs. You will be issued counselling letters if your name is present on the invite list.

You can download the call letter by logging into the CLAT official website. You will have to pay the registration fee of Rs. 50,000, which will be adjusted with the semester fee at the allotted NLU.

During counselling, you have to submit all the required documents without fail. 

Release of CLAT Seat Allotment

The seat allotment process for CLAT will be conducted in 3 rounds. After each round, the Consortium will release the CLAT Provisional List.

For each NLU, a separate seat allotment list will be released. You can choose any of the three options after the seat allotment - accept the allotted seat, apply for an upgrade, and exit the process.

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CLAT Seat Matrix 2022

This year, the total number of seats in CLAT 2022 Admission is around 2,175. Out of which the distribution is as follows:

  • 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.

To get an idea about the seat break-up procedure, you can check the tentative seat break-up pdf provided below.

Course Type PDF
CLAT UG Seats Break-up Click here
CLAT PG Seats Break-up Click here

1. NLSIU Bangalore Seats 2022

From this year, NLSIU will have a different reservation criterion for admission. There will be a new entrance examination for students applying to NLSIU. The new examination is National Law Admission Test (NLAT).

The total number of seats in BA LLB (Hins) has increased from 80 to 120. Also, in NLSIU Bangalore, a new category for "Karnataka Students" has been added.

  • The university will reserve 2 seats in Business Law and 1 seat in Human Rights Law, comprising 5% of the total intake for Persons with Disabilities (PWD).
  • Up to 25% of the total seats in each vertical reservation category, subject to a maximum of 13 students, shall be admitted under the horizontal preference of “Karnataka Students”.

LLB Seats

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

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LLM Seats

The university will reserve 3 seats for the PWD category, comprising 5% of the total intake.

Up to 25% of the total seats in the horizontal reservation category, subject to a maximum of 13 seats, shall be admitted under the horizontal preference of “Karnataka Students”.

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 - -
Grand Total 30 20

2. Total seats in CLAT for NALSAR Hyderabad

Here is the reservation of CLAT seats at NALSAR (NLU Hyderabad).

LLB Seats

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

LLM Seats

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

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3. NLIU Bhopal CLAT 2022 Seat Reservation

The reservation of CLAT seats at NLU Bhopal for BA LLB and LLM has been given below. 

Out of the 63 seats for all India General candidates, 25 seats are reserved for the aspirants possessing a domicile certificate of the State of Madhya Pradesh.

LLB Seats

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

LLM Seats

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

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4. Total Seats in CLAT for WBNUJS Kolkata

NLU Kolkata offers courses of BA LLB and LLM. The CLAT reservation for both programs has been tabulated below.

LLB Seats

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

LLM Seats

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

5. NLUJ Jodhpur CLAT Seat Allotment 2022

Here is the reservation policy followed by NLU Jodhpur. The university will offer LLB courses to a minimum of 20 students.

LLB Seats

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

LLM Seats

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

6. HNLU Raipur CLAT Reservation of Seats

Using the CLAT College Predictor, you can easily predict the chances of admission to the Law College of your choice. The reservation of seats at NLU Raipur has been explained in the table below.

LLB Seats

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

LLM Seats

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

7. Total Seats in CLAT for GNLU Gandhinagar

NLU Gandhinagar provides admission to BA LLB and LLM, the reservation of which has been given below.

LLB Seats

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

LLM Seats

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

8. RGNUL Punjab CLAT Reservation of Seats

Here is the reservation of seats at NLU Punjab.

LLB Seats

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

LLM Seats

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

9. RMLNLU Lucknow CLAT 2022 Seats

The CLAT courses offered at NLU Lucknow are BA LLB and LLM. Check the CLAT Seat reservation of these courses here.

LLB Seats

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

LLM Seats

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

10. CNLU Patna CLAT Seat Allotment

The tabulated data below depicts the number of CLAT seats for each category for PG and UG courses at NLU Patna.

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

11. NUALS Kochi CLAT 2022 Seats

The table below contains information about the reservation of seats at NLU Kochi.

LLB Seats

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

LLM Seats

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

12. NLUO Odisha CLAT 2022 Seats

NLU Odisha offers BA LLB, BBA LLB, LLM in Corporate and Commercial Law, and LLM in Constitution and Administrative Law. Check the table below for CLAT reservations in all the courses.

LLB Seats

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

LLM Seats

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

13. NUSRL Ranchi CLAT 2022 Seats

Here is the reservation of CLAT seats at NLU Ranchi.

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

14. Total Seats in CLAT for NLUJA Assam

NLU Assam follows the reservation of CLAT seats given in the table below.

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

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15. DSNLU Andhra Pradesh CLAT 2022 Seats

Check the table below for the reservation of total seats in CLAT at NLU Visakhapatnam.

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

16. TNNLS Tiruchirappalli CLAT 2022 Seat Allotment

NLU Tiruchirappalli or TNNLS offers B.Com LLB and BA LLB both in the law undergraduate course. Mentioned below is the reservation statistics for the candidates.

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

17. MNLU Mumbai CLAT Seat Reservation

Here is the reservation of CLAT seats at NLU Mumbai for LLB and LLM.

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

18. MNLU Nagpur CLAT 2022 Seat Reservation

NLU Nagpur offers LLB and LLM, and the reservation of CLAT seats for both the courses has been given below.

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

19. Total Seats in CLAT for MNLU Aurangabad

Here is the reservation of CLAT seats at NLU Aurangabad.

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

20. Total Seats in CLAT for HPNLU Shimla

Here is the reservation of CLAT seats for various categories at MNLU Aurangabad.

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

21. Total Seats in CLAT for DNLU Jaipur

Check out the table below to know the number of seats available for each category at DNLU Jaipur.

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

22. Total Seats in CLAT for DBRANLU Haryana

The following table shows the number of CLAT seats available for each category at  DBRANLU Haryana.

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

Documents Required for CLAT Seat Allotment 2022

If you get shortlisted for the seat allotment process, you must keep the following documents ready.

  • CLAT 2022 Application Form
  • CLAT 2022 Admit Card
  • CLAT Score Card
  • Date of Birth Proof Required (Class 10th Mark sheet)
  • Class 12th Mark sheet required for Academic Qualification /Eligibility Criteria.
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  • Specially-Able 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.

CLAT 2022 Participating Institutes and Seats (Undergraduates courses)

Check out the table below to know the list of colleges participating in the CLAT entrance exam 2022.

S.No. National Law Universities General Category Seats Total seats
1 National Law School of India University, Bangalore 93 120
2 National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad 81 105
3 National Law Institute University, Bhopal 65 122
4 West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences, Kolkata 74 115
5 National Law University, Jodhpur 75 104 + 16 seats for NRI/ NRI sponsored candidates
6 Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur 62 180
7 Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar 115 180
8 Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow 80 178
9 Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala 133 180
10 Chanakya National Law University, Patna 60 120
11 National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi 31 60
12 National Law University Odisha, Cuttack 114 180
13 National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi 60 140 (including 20 special category seats)
14 National Law University and Judicial Academy, Guwahati 47 60
15 Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Vishakhapatnam 72 120 (including 12 seats for Foreign Citizens / Non-Resident Indians.)
16 Tamil Nadu National Law School, Trichy 62 120 (including 6 seats for NRI/OCI quota)
17 Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai 69 100
18 Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur 39 130
19 Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad 19 60
20 Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur (MPDNLU) 76 120
21 Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla 46 60
22 Dr B.R. Ambedkar National Law University 77 120

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CLAT 2022 Participating Institutes and Seats (Postgraduates courses)

Go through the table below to know the list of colleges accepting CLAT scores for providing admission to post-graduate courses.

S.No. National Law Universities General Category Seats Total seats
1 National Law School of India University, Bangalore 38 50
2 National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad 38 50
3 National Law Institute University, Bhopal 35 60
4 West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences, Kolkata 31 42
5 National Law University, Jodhpur 37 50
6 Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur 35 45
7 Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar 38 60
8 Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow 10 27
9 Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala 29 40
10 National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi 20 40
11 National Law University Odisha, Cuttack 32 50
12 National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi 20 50 (10 Special category seats)
13 National Law University and Judicial Academy, Guwahati 23 30
14 Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Vishakhapatnam 16 24 (including 2 seats for Foreign Citizens / Non-Resident Indians)
15 Tamil Nadu National Law School, Trichy 10 18
16 Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai 10 50
17 Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur 6 20
18 Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla 15 20

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CLAT Reservation Criteria 2022

The conditions of the CLAT Reservation Policy are taken into consideration and worked over at the time of the allotment procedure.

During the counselling, the following categories are considered for seat-reservation purposes.

  • Scheduled Tribe (ST)
  • Physically Disabled Candidates (PwD)
  • Scheduled Caste (SC)
  • NRI/Foreign National aspirants
  • Kashmiri Migrants
  • Other Backward Classes (OBC)
  • State Quota for the candidates in which NLU is located
  • Candidates belonging to the North-Eastern States

What After CLAT Seat Allotment Process 2022?

After each round of the seat allotment process, you will have the following options:

Accept/Lock the seat

Once you select the accept/lock seat option, the allotted NLU is freezed. Thereafter, you will not be considered for further allotment rounds.

You have to pay the fee and go ahead with other admission formalities.

Apply for Upgrade

This option is used if want to change the allotted NLU. In the next round, you will be allotted a seat in your preferred college depending on the availability of vacant seats in that college.

You are considered an active participant if you select the upgrade option.

Exit the Admission Process

If you are not interested to join the allotted NLU, you can exit from the admission process.

You must know that once exited, you will not be given another chance to participate in the counselling for NLU admissions. 

Important Information of CLAT Seat Allotment 2022

National Law University Odisha will conduct the CLAT 2022 Seat Allotment for undergraduate and postgraduate law programs.

  • There will be three rounds in which CLAT Seat Allotment 2022 will be held by the CLAT Committee.
  • If you have allotted an NLU, you will be required to deposit a counseling fee of Rs. 50,000 for locking the allotted seat in the NLU.
  • In any case, if you do not deposit the counseling fee, you will forfeit your candidature, while NLUs drop your names from CLAT 2022 merit list as well.
  • If you wish to withdraw and do that after the withdrawal date, NLUs will not refund the deposited amount.
  • If you are on the waiting list and do not get the seat because of vacant seat unavailability, you will get your fee refunded.
  • On final allocation, report to the respective NLU and fulfil the admission formalities by paying the balance fees and submitting the original certificates.

Frequently Asked Questions

The CLAT seats will be allotted to the qualified candidates through an online centralized system.
There is no option for changing the NLU preference during the allotment process. The choice of NLU preference was given during the application form filling. In case any seat gets vacant, the preferred NLU on the higher preference of the candidate’s choice will be allotted to them automatically.
Yes, you can be allotted a seat in an NLU on the basis of your domicile status. 
In CLAT UG, around 1433 seats are for the general category offered by participating NLUs. While in LLM, there will be approximately 443 seats through CLAT 2022. 
As per the NIRF 2022 ranking of law colleges, the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, Karnataka is ranked first. The other top colleges are Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad, The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, etc.

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