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CLAT Seats 2023 Allotment - Check UG & PG Allotment of Seats

Author : Tanya Kaushal

February 1, 2023

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Summary: CLAT seat allotment is an important process for those who wish to pursue a career in law. It is the process of assigning seats in a law college to students who have successfully cleared the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). Read this article to get an overview of the CLAT seat allotment process and provide guidance on how to maximize your chances of securing a seat.

The consortium will publish the first seat allotment lists on the official notification. The Consortium of NLUs shall conduct the seat allotment along with the counselling. 

The seat allotment process will be conducted in multiple rounds, depending on the available seats in the participating institutes.

Candidates must pay the course fee and complete the admission formalities to secure their seats.

You must log in to the portal and check whether you are allotted a seat after the counselling round.

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

CLAT Seat Allotment Schedule 2023

Look at the table below for all the important events related to the CLAT Seat Allotment dates.

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

CLAT Seat Allotment Event Scheduled Date 
Publication of first seat allotment list of CLAT 2023 To be announced
Payment of fees for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round I) To be announced
Choice locking/Shifting for allotted seats for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round I) To be announced
Publication of second seat allotment list of CLAT 2023 To be announced
Payment of fees for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round II) To be announced
Choice locking for allotted seats for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round II)/Exercising option for shifting seats/Withdrawing of allotted seats To be announced
Publication of third seat allotment list of CLAT 2023 To be announced
Payment of fees for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round III) To be announced
Choice locking for allotted seats for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round III) begins To be announced
Publication of fourth seat allotment list of CLAT 2023 To be announced
Payment of fees for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round IV) To be announced
Choice locking/Shifting for allotted seats for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round IV) To be announced
Publication of fifth seat allotment list of CLAT 2023 To be announced
Payment of fees for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round V) To be announced
Choice locking/Shifting for allotted seats for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round V) To be announced

Categories for Seat Distribution in CLAT 2023

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

In each CLAT Participating College, NLU will reserve seats based on these categories. Reserved category students will be given first preference over others if they secure a better rank on the merit list.

Have a look at the list of categories for CLAT Seat Allotment 2023 :

  • 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 2023

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.

Release of Merit List

Through the merit list, the Consortium of NLUs informs you about your All India Rank, including category rank, determining the seat allocation. The merit list for the CLAT entrance exam will be released for UG and PG courses at the time of the result declaration.

The CLAT seat allotment 2023 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 a centralized online system. It is conducted separately for UG and PG programs. You will be issued counselling letters if your name is 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 2023

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 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 2023

This year, the total number of seats in CLAT 2023 Admission are 3459. The distribution is as follows:

  • The All-India Seats for UG programs are 2309 seats.
  • The total number of Domicile seats is 1160
  • The number of seats for CLAT PG is 1318.

Approximate CLAT 2023 Seats - Overview

The table mentions the total seats for UG and PG courses:

Type of seats UG-CLAT PG-CLAT
All India seats 2309 -
Domicile seats 1160 -
Total seats 3459 1318

LLB Seat Distribution at NLUs 

Refer to the table below the college-wise seat distribution for LLB course:

NLUs Total CLAT UG seats All India seats Domicile
NLSIU Bangalore 240 180 60
NLU Hyderabad 132 99 33
NLU Jodhpur 104 104 0
NUJS Kolkata 132 91 41
GNLU Gandhinagar 204 172 39
RGNUL Punjab 394 180 19
NLU Lucknow 187 169 89
NLU Odisha, Cuttack 180 159 40
NLU Assam, Guwahati 60 31 29
NLIU Bhopal 134 116 58
CNLU Patna 138 138 69
NLU Kochi 120 61 59
NLU Ranchi 120 60 60
NLU Visakhapatnam 138 54 66
NLU Trichy 120 60 60
MNLU Mumbai 100 37 63
MNLU Nagpur 120 46 74
MNLU Aurangabad 60 23 37
NLU Shimla 180 108 72
NLU Jabalpur 120 60 60
HNLU Raipur 170 85 85
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University 120 90 30
GNLU Silvassa 66 66 17
NLUT Agartala 120 120 -
Total 3459 2309 1160

LLM Seat Distribution at NLUs

Go through the table below to know college-wise seat allocation for LLM course:

Name of Law School Seats
NLSIU Bangalore 100
NLU Hyderabad 66
NLU Jodhpur 50
NUJS Kolkata 100
GNLU Gandhinagar 57
RGNUL Punjab 71
NLU Lucknow 31
NLU Odisha, Cuttack 50
NLU Assam, Guwahati 40
NLIU Bhopal 68
CNLU Patna -
NLU Kochi 36
NLU Ranchi 40
NLU Visakhapatnam 69
NLU Trichy 60
MNLU Mumbai 50
MNLU Nagpur 60
MNLU Aurangabad 60
NLU Shimla 80
NLU Jabalpur 57
HNLU Raipur 90
Dr B.R. Ambedkar National Law University -
GNLU Silvassa 33
NLUT Agartala 50
Total 1,318

CLAT Mock Tests

CLAT Mock Tests

College-wise CLAT Seat Distribution 2023

The seat distribution is decided by the Consortium of NLUs, which is the governing body for the CLAT exam. We will provide information on the number of seats available in each college.

1. NLSIU Bangalore Seats 

Last year, NLSIU had 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 BA LLB (Hons) seats has increased from 120 to 240. Also, in NLSIU Bangalore, a new category for "Karnataka Students" has been added.

  • 12 seats comprising 5% of the total intake is reserved horizontally for Persons with Disabilities (PWD).
  • 58 seats comprising 24% of the total intake is reserved horizontally for Women.
  • 60 seats comprising 25% of the total intake shall be reserved horizontally for Karnataka Students.

LLB Seats

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

LLM Seats

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

24 seats comprising 24% of the total intake shall be reserved horizontally for Women.

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

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

2. Total Seats in CLAT for NALSAR Hyderabad

As per the Horizontal reservation for Female candidates, 39 seats are reserved for B.A. LL.B (Hons.) course and 19 seats for LL.M. course. 

As per the Horizontal reservation for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PWD), 6 seats are reserved for B.A. LL.B.(Hons.) course and 03 seats for LL.M. course.

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

LLB Seats

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

LLM Seats

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

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3. NLIU Bhopal CLAT Seat Reservation

50% Seats are horizontally reserved for candidates having domicile certificate of State of Madhya Pradesh in the respective category.

Out of the 52 seats for all India General candidates, 26 seats are reserved for the aspirants possessing a domicile certificate of the State of Madhya Pradesh.

The reservation of CLAT seats at NLU Bhopal for BA LLB, B.Sc. LL.B. (Hons.) [Cyber Security], and LLM has been given below. 

LLB Seats

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

LLM Seats

Three seats are horizontally reserved for candidates of Persons with Disability category. 18 seats are horizontally reserved for women candidates.

NLIU shall admit students to its LL.M. Course as per the following table:

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

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4. Total Seats in CLAT for WBNUJS Kolkata

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

LLB Seats

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

LLM Seats

Seats for specialization shall be allotted by the University after admission on the basis of CLAT Rank on the following basis:

  • 30 seats for Corporate and Commercial Law
  • 15 seats for International Law
  • 25 seats for Criminal and Security Law
  • 17 seats for law & Technology
  • 15 seats for IPR law 

Refer to the table below for seat allocation to LLM course:

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

5. NLUJ Jodhpur CLAT Seat Allotment

A UG program will be conducted only if there are minimum 20 students opting for it.

A PG program will be conducted only if there are minimum 10 students opting for it.

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. 

5% seats shall be reserved horizontally for Specially Abled Persons (SAP) at the All India level according to The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

If a Chhattisgarh domicile candidate qualifies for admission in the regular merit under All India category, he/she shall be considered against the All-India seat only and not against Chhattisgarh domicile seats.

The reservation of seats at NLU Raipur has been explained in the table below.

LLB Seats

The intake capacity for the B.A.LL.B.(Hons.) Program shall ordinarily be 180 with the following reservations:

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

LLM Seats

The intake capacity for the LL.M. Program shall ordinarily be 90 with the following reservations.

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

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 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

LLM Seats

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

8. RGNUL Punjab CLAT Reservation of Seats

Here is the reservation of seats at NLU Punjab.

LLB Seats

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

LLM Seats

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

9. RMLNLU Lucknow CLAT Seat Allotment

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

LLB Seats

The intakes of students for B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) Programme is 169 and 18 supernumerary seats per year with the following breakup:

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
Specially Abled Person 8
Dependents of Freedom Fighters of UP 3
Female 32

LLM Seats

The intake is 24 and 07 supernumerary seats per year with the following breakup:

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 selection for 138 students shall strictly be on the basis of merit-cum-preference as determined by the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2023.

5% Horizontal reservation shall be applicable for PWD which will be 07 seats.

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 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

11. NUALS Kochi CLAT Seat Allotment

The intake for the B. A. LL. B. (Hons.) Degree Course for the academic year 2023-24 shall be 120. Out of the above, 5% of the total intake of the 120 seats are horizontally reserved for the Specially Abled Persons (SAP).

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

LLB Seats

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

LLM Seats

Out of the above, 5% of the total intake of the 60 seats are horizontally reserved for the Specially Abled Persons (SAP).

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 Seat Allotment

NLU Odisha offers BA LLB, BBA LLB, LLM in Corporate and Commercial Law, and LLM in Constitution and Administrative Law.

25% seats shall be reserved horizontally for Applicants under General, ST & SC Candidates under State Domicile Reservation.

5% seats shall be reserved horizontally for Specially Abled Persons (SAP) at the all India level according to the Rights of the Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

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 Seat Allotment

As per NUSRL Act 2010, 50% Seats are reserved for students from Jharkhand.

The 120 seats of the Undergraduate shall be reserved as follows:

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

14. Total Seats in CLAT for NLUJA Assam

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

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

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15. DSNLU Andhra Pradesh CLAT Seat Allotment

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

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

16. TNNLS Tiruchirappalli CLAT Seat Allotment

NLU Tiruchirappalli or TNNLS offers B.Com LLB and BA LLB both in the law undergraduate course.

Total intake for 2023-2024 academic year is 120 seats. The maximum intake per programme is as follows:

  • B.A. LL.B.(Hons.) : 60 Seats
  • B.Com. LL.B.(Hons.) : 60 Seats

Out of which 6 seats [3 seats in B.A. LL.B.(Hons.) and 3 seats in B.Com. LL.B. (Hons.)] are reserved for NRI/OCI category candidates.

Mentioned below are the reservation statistics for the candidates.

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

17. MNLU Mumbai CLAT Seat Reservation

The total intake via CLAT 2022 to the under graduate B.A., LL.B (Hons.) programme is 100, and that of LL.M. is 50 students.

Here is the reservation of CLAT seat allotment at NLU Mumbai for LLB and LLM:

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

18. MNLU Nagpur CLAT Seat Reservation

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

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

19. Total Seats in CLAT for MNLU Aurangabad

Here is the reservation of CLAT seats at NLU Aurangabad.

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

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 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

21. Total Seats in CLAT for DNLU Jabalpur

The University offers B.A. (Hons.) with Political Science as major subject and LL.B (Hons.) with specialisation in the area of Business Law, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law.

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

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

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

23. NLUT Agartala

Refer to the table to see the course-wise seat allocation:

Category BA LLB
General 55
SC  18
ST 33
Foreign Nationals 4
NRI  10
Total 120

Documents Required for CLAT Seat Allotment 2023

You must keep the following documents ready if you get shortlisted for the seat allotment process.

  • CLAT 2023 Application Form
  • CLAT 2023 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 2023 Participating Institutes and Seats (Undergraduates courses)

Check out the table below for the list of colleges participating in the CLAT entrance exam 2023.

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 2023 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 2023

The CLAT Reservation Policy conditions are considered 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 2023?

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 frozen. 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 you 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 in joining the allotted NLU, you can exit 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 2023

National Law University Odisha will conduct the CLAT 2023 Seat Allotment for undergraduate and postgraduate law programs.

  • There will be three rounds in which the CLAT Committee will hold CLAT Seat Allotment 2023.
  • If you have allotted an NLU, you will be required to deposit a counselling fee of Rs. 50,000 for locking the allotted seat in the NLU.
  • In any case, if you do not deposit the counselling fee, you will forfeit your candidature, while NLUs will also drop your names from CLAT 2023 merit list.
  • 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.
Approx 3,000 CLAT seats in undergraduate law programmes and around 1200 seats in LLM programmes are available this year.
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 3,000  seats are for the general category offered by participating NLUs. While in LLM, there will be approximately 1200 seats through CLAT 2023. 
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CLAT Seats 2023 Allotment - Check UG & PG Allotment of Seats

Author : Tanya Kaushal

Updated On : February 1, 2023

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Summary: CLAT seat allotment is an important process for those who wish to pursue a career in law. It is the process of assigning seats in a law college to students who have successfully cleared the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). Read this article to get an overview of the CLAT seat allotment process and provide guidance on how to maximize your chances of securing a seat.

The consortium will publish the first seat allotment lists on the official notification. The Consortium of NLUs shall conduct the seat allotment along with the counselling. 

The seat allotment process will be conducted in multiple rounds, depending on the available seats in the participating institutes.

Candidates must pay the course fee and complete the admission formalities to secure their seats.

You must log in to the portal and check whether you are allotted a seat after the counselling round.

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

CLAT Seat Allotment Schedule 2023

Look at the table below for all the important events related to the CLAT Seat Allotment dates.

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

CLAT Seat Allotment Event Scheduled Date 
Publication of first seat allotment list of CLAT 2023 To be announced
Payment of fees for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round I) To be announced
Choice locking/Shifting for allotted seats for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round I) To be announced
Publication of second seat allotment list of CLAT 2023 To be announced
Payment of fees for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round II) To be announced
Choice locking for allotted seats for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round II)/Exercising option for shifting seats/Withdrawing of allotted seats To be announced
Publication of third seat allotment list of CLAT 2023 To be announced
Payment of fees for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round III) To be announced
Choice locking for allotted seats for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round III) begins To be announced
Publication of fourth seat allotment list of CLAT 2023 To be announced
Payment of fees for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round IV) To be announced
Choice locking/Shifting for allotted seats for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round IV) To be announced
Publication of fifth seat allotment list of CLAT 2023 To be announced
Payment of fees for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round V) To be announced
Choice locking/Shifting for allotted seats for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round V) To be announced

Categories for Seat Distribution in CLAT 2023

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

In each CLAT Participating College, NLU will reserve seats based on these categories. Reserved category students will be given first preference over others if they secure a better rank on the merit list.

Have a look at the list of categories for CLAT Seat Allotment 2023 :

  • 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 2023

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.

Release of Merit List

Through the merit list, the Consortium of NLUs informs you about your All India Rank, including category rank, determining the seat allocation. The merit list for the CLAT entrance exam will be released for UG and PG courses at the time of the result declaration.

The CLAT seat allotment 2023 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 a centralized online system. It is conducted separately for UG and PG programs. You will be issued counselling letters if your name is 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 2023

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 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 2023

This year, the total number of seats in CLAT 2023 Admission are 3459. The distribution is as follows:

  • The All-India Seats for UG programs are 2309 seats.
  • The total number of Domicile seats is 1160
  • The number of seats for CLAT PG is 1318.

Approximate CLAT 2023 Seats - Overview

The table mentions the total seats for UG and PG courses:

Type of seats UG-CLAT PG-CLAT
All India seats 2309 -
Domicile seats 1160 -
Total seats 3459 1318

LLB Seat Distribution at NLUs 

Refer to the table below the college-wise seat distribution for LLB course:

NLUs Total CLAT UG seats All India seats Domicile
NLSIU Bangalore 240 180 60
NLU Hyderabad 132 99 33
NLU Jodhpur 104 104 0
NUJS Kolkata 132 91 41
GNLU Gandhinagar 204 172 39
RGNUL Punjab 394 180 19
NLU Lucknow 187 169 89
NLU Odisha, Cuttack 180 159 40
NLU Assam, Guwahati 60 31 29
NLIU Bhopal 134 116 58
CNLU Patna 138 138 69
NLU Kochi 120 61 59
NLU Ranchi 120 60 60
NLU Visakhapatnam 138 54 66
NLU Trichy 120 60 60
MNLU Mumbai 100 37 63
MNLU Nagpur 120 46 74
MNLU Aurangabad 60 23 37
NLU Shimla 180 108 72
NLU Jabalpur 120 60 60
HNLU Raipur 170 85 85
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University 120 90 30
GNLU Silvassa 66 66 17
NLUT Agartala 120 120 -
Total 3459 2309 1160

LLM Seat Distribution at NLUs

Go through the table below to know college-wise seat allocation for LLM course:

Name of Law School Seats
NLSIU Bangalore 100
NLU Hyderabad 66
NLU Jodhpur 50
NUJS Kolkata 100
GNLU Gandhinagar 57
RGNUL Punjab 71
NLU Lucknow 31
NLU Odisha, Cuttack 50
NLU Assam, Guwahati 40
NLIU Bhopal 68
CNLU Patna -
NLU Kochi 36
NLU Ranchi 40
NLU Visakhapatnam 69
NLU Trichy 60
MNLU Mumbai 50
MNLU Nagpur 60
MNLU Aurangabad 60
NLU Shimla 80
NLU Jabalpur 57
HNLU Raipur 90
Dr B.R. Ambedkar National Law University -
GNLU Silvassa 33
NLUT Agartala 50
Total 1,318

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College-wise CLAT Seat Distribution 2023

The seat distribution is decided by the Consortium of NLUs, which is the governing body for the CLAT exam. We will provide information on the number of seats available in each college.

1. NLSIU Bangalore Seats 

Last year, NLSIU had 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 BA LLB (Hons) seats has increased from 120 to 240. Also, in NLSIU Bangalore, a new category for "Karnataka Students" has been added.

  • 12 seats comprising 5% of the total intake is reserved horizontally for Persons with Disabilities (PWD).
  • 58 seats comprising 24% of the total intake is reserved horizontally for Women.
  • 60 seats comprising 25% of the total intake shall be reserved horizontally for Karnataka Students.

LLB Seats

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

LLM Seats

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

24 seats comprising 24% of the total intake shall be reserved horizontally for Women.

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

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

2. Total Seats in CLAT for NALSAR Hyderabad

As per the Horizontal reservation for Female candidates, 39 seats are reserved for B.A. LL.B (Hons.) course and 19 seats for LL.M. course. 

As per the Horizontal reservation for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PWD), 6 seats are reserved for B.A. LL.B.(Hons.) course and 03 seats for LL.M. course.

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

LLB Seats

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

LLM Seats

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

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3. NLIU Bhopal CLAT Seat Reservation

50% Seats are horizontally reserved for candidates having domicile certificate of State of Madhya Pradesh in the respective category.

Out of the 52 seats for all India General candidates, 26 seats are reserved for the aspirants possessing a domicile certificate of the State of Madhya Pradesh.

The reservation of CLAT seats at NLU Bhopal for BA LLB, B.Sc. LL.B. (Hons.) [Cyber Security], and LLM has been given below. 

LLB Seats

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

LLM Seats

Three seats are horizontally reserved for candidates of Persons with Disability category. 18 seats are horizontally reserved for women candidates.

NLIU shall admit students to its LL.M. Course as per the following table:

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

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4. Total Seats in CLAT for WBNUJS Kolkata

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

LLB Seats

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

LLM Seats

Seats for specialization shall be allotted by the University after admission on the basis of CLAT Rank on the following basis:

  • 30 seats for Corporate and Commercial Law
  • 15 seats for International Law
  • 25 seats for Criminal and Security Law
  • 17 seats for law & Technology
  • 15 seats for IPR law 

Refer to the table below for seat allocation to LLM course:

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

5. NLUJ Jodhpur CLAT Seat Allotment

A UG program will be conducted only if there are minimum 20 students opting for it.

A PG program will be conducted only if there are minimum 10 students opting for it.

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. 

5% seats shall be reserved horizontally for Specially Abled Persons (SAP) at the All India level according to The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

If a Chhattisgarh domicile candidate qualifies for admission in the regular merit under All India category, he/she shall be considered against the All-India seat only and not against Chhattisgarh domicile seats.

The reservation of seats at NLU Raipur has been explained in the table below.

LLB Seats

The intake capacity for the B.A.LL.B.(Hons.) Program shall ordinarily be 180 with the following reservations:

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

LLM Seats

The intake capacity for the LL.M. Program shall ordinarily be 90 with the following reservations.

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

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 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

LLM Seats

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

8. RGNUL Punjab CLAT Reservation of Seats

Here is the reservation of seats at NLU Punjab.

LLB Seats

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

LLM Seats

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

9. RMLNLU Lucknow CLAT Seat Allotment

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

LLB Seats

The intakes of students for B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) Programme is 169 and 18 supernumerary seats per year with the following breakup:

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
Specially Abled Person 8
Dependents of Freedom Fighters of UP 3
Female 32

LLM Seats

The intake is 24 and 07 supernumerary seats per year with the following breakup:

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 selection for 138 students shall strictly be on the basis of merit-cum-preference as determined by the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2023.

5% Horizontal reservation shall be applicable for PWD which will be 07 seats.

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 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

11. NUALS Kochi CLAT Seat Allotment

The intake for the B. A. LL. B. (Hons.) Degree Course for the academic year 2023-24 shall be 120. Out of the above, 5% of the total intake of the 120 seats are horizontally reserved for the Specially Abled Persons (SAP).

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

LLB Seats

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

LLM Seats

Out of the above, 5% of the total intake of the 60 seats are horizontally reserved for the Specially Abled Persons (SAP).

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 Seat Allotment

NLU Odisha offers BA LLB, BBA LLB, LLM in Corporate and Commercial Law, and LLM in Constitution and Administrative Law.

25% seats shall be reserved horizontally for Applicants under General, ST & SC Candidates under State Domicile Reservation.

5% seats shall be reserved horizontally for Specially Abled Persons (SAP) at the all India level according to the Rights of the Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

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 Seat Allotment

As per NUSRL Act 2010, 50% Seats are reserved for students from Jharkhand.

The 120 seats of the Undergraduate shall be reserved as follows:

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

14. Total Seats in CLAT for NLUJA Assam

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

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

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15. DSNLU Andhra Pradesh CLAT Seat Allotment

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

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

16. TNNLS Tiruchirappalli CLAT Seat Allotment

NLU Tiruchirappalli or TNNLS offers B.Com LLB and BA LLB both in the law undergraduate course.

Total intake for 2023-2024 academic year is 120 seats. The maximum intake per programme is as follows:

  • B.A. LL.B.(Hons.) : 60 Seats
  • B.Com. LL.B.(Hons.) : 60 Seats

Out of which 6 seats [3 seats in B.A. LL.B.(Hons.) and 3 seats in B.Com. LL.B. (Hons.)] are reserved for NRI/OCI category candidates.

Mentioned below are the reservation statistics for the candidates.

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

17. MNLU Mumbai CLAT Seat Reservation

The total intake via CLAT 2022 to the under graduate B.A., LL.B (Hons.) programme is 100, and that of LL.M. is 50 students.

Here is the reservation of CLAT seat allotment at NLU Mumbai for LLB and LLM:

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

18. MNLU Nagpur CLAT Seat Reservation

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

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

19. Total Seats in CLAT for MNLU Aurangabad

Here is the reservation of CLAT seats at NLU Aurangabad.

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

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 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

21. Total Seats in CLAT for DNLU Jabalpur

The University offers B.A. (Hons.) with Political Science as major subject and LL.B (Hons.) with specialisation in the area of Business Law, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law.

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

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

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

23. NLUT Agartala

Refer to the table to see the course-wise seat allocation:

Category BA LLB
General 55
SC  18
ST 33
Foreign Nationals 4
NRI  10
Total 120

Documents Required for CLAT Seat Allotment 2023

You must keep the following documents ready if you get shortlisted for the seat allotment process.

  • CLAT 2023 Application Form
  • CLAT 2023 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 2023 Participating Institutes and Seats (Undergraduates courses)

Check out the table below for the list of colleges participating in the CLAT entrance exam 2023.

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 2023 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 2023

The CLAT Reservation Policy conditions are considered 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 2023?

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 frozen. 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 you 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 in joining the allotted NLU, you can exit 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 2023

National Law University Odisha will conduct the CLAT 2023 Seat Allotment for undergraduate and postgraduate law programs.

  • There will be three rounds in which the CLAT Committee will hold CLAT Seat Allotment 2023.
  • If you have allotted an NLU, you will be required to deposit a counselling fee of Rs. 50,000 for locking the allotted seat in the NLU.
  • In any case, if you do not deposit the counselling fee, you will forfeit your candidature, while NLUs will also drop your names from CLAT 2023 merit list.
  • 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.
Approx 3,000 CLAT seats in undergraduate law programmes and around 1200 seats in LLM programmes are available this year.
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 3,000  seats are for the general category offered by participating NLUs. While in LLM, there will be approximately 1200 seats through CLAT 2023. 

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