CLAT Participating Colleges 2020 Check Complete List

The CLAT Consortium has published the list of NLUs participating in CLAT 2020 on its official website.  The only Candidates scored above the CLAT Cut off are eligible for the counselling and admission process. Candidates who have appeared for the exam must be aware of the CLAT Participating Colleges 2020.

  • Along with NLUs, there are various other private colleges that accept the CLAT score.
  • Before applying for admission at a particular CLAT college, it is important for a candidate to know everything about CLAT participating colleges list.
  • candidates must note that the consortium releases a total of 3 CLAT Seat Allotment Lists for the purpose of admissions and candidates who fail to attend the final admission procedure will automatically lose their candidature.

Top CLAT Colleges in India 2020

CLAT 2020 Participating Colleges offers 2538 seats in undergraduate law programs and 742 seats in the LLM program. Candidates should be aware of the number of seats available in the participating institutes.

  • Based on the CLAT Merit List, candidates are called for the counselling process.
  • It is known that CLAT Colleges fee structure differs for all the NLU’s. Hence, it is important for candidates to know the fee structure of a particular college they desire to get admission.
  • To help candidates, we have provided the complete list of CLAT Participating Colleges 2020. Go through the list of CLAT Universities and select your desired college.


Let us have a look at the table below to know the CLAT Colleges top 10 in India.

Top 10 Law Colleges NIRF Rank
National Law School of India University, Bangalore 1
NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad 3
National Law University, Jodhpur 6
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar 9
National Law Institute University, Bhopal 11
The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala 10
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata 5
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow 14
Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat
Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai

CLAT Colleges for LLB

Candidates appearing in CLAT 2020 for the LLB course must be aware of CLAT Participating colleges they can get admission. Here is the list of CLAT Colleges for the LLB course. Go through them and know the colleges that accept CLAT Scores.

CLAT Participating Institutes Number of seats for UG program
National Law School of India University, Bangalore 75
National Law Institute University, Bhopal 80
National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad 86
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar 156
Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur 80
West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences, Kolkata 94
Chanakya National Law University, Patna 60
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow 80
National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi 33
National Law University Odisha, Cuttack 159
Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala 175
National Law University and Judicial Academy, Guwahati 45
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Vishakapatnam 48
National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi 60
Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai 25
Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur 30
Tamil Nadu National Law School 52
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU) 60

CLAT Colleges for LLM

Go through the below table to know the CLAT participating colleges for the LLM Program. There is also a great opportunity for aspirants as they can also apply for CLAT PSU Recruitment after their PG courses. Know the colleges offering admissions for PG courses.

CLAT Participating Institutes Number of seats for PG programs
National Law School of India University, Bangalore 50
National Law Institute University, Bhopal 25
National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad 42
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar 52
Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur 45
West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences, Kolkata 40
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow 10
National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi 21
National Law University Odisha, Cuttack 44
Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala 38
National Law University and Judicial Academy, Guwahati 10
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Vishakapatnam 10
National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi 10

CLAT Colleges List Rank-Wise

Each participating college for CLAT, have different closing ranks. Hence, based on the candidate’s rank, the CLAT college will be allotted. Visiting the allotted college is the last step in the CLAT Admission procedure. Check the table below to know the CLAT Colleges List Rank wise.

CLAT Participating Institutes Closing Rank for CLAT 2020 All India Rank
National Law School of India University, Bangalore 58 1
National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad 128 3
West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences, Kolkata 226 5
National Law University, Jodhpur 354 6
Gujarat National Law University 468 9
Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala 926 10
National Law Institute University 376 11
National Institute of Advanced Legal Science 983 12

Top 10 CLAT Colleges with Seat Intake

The seats in different National Law Universities are segregated according to the category of the student applying for the CLAT Exam. Candidates can check the complete details tabulated below to know the number of seats available for the UG and PG course in various CLAT 2020 Participating Colleges.

CLAT Participating Colleges Number of seats for UG program Number of seats for PG program
National Law School of India University, Bangalore 75 50
National Law Institute University, Bhopal 80 25
National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad 86 42
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar 156 52
Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur 80 45
West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences, Kolkata 94 40
Chanakya National Law University, Patna 60 NIL
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow 80 10
National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi 33 21
National Law University Odisha, Cuttack 159 44
Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala 175 38
National Law University and Judicial Academy, Guwahati 45 10
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Vishakapatnam 48 10
National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi 60 10
Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai 25 Nil
Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur 30 Nil
Tamil Nadu National Law School 52 Nil
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU) 60 Nil

National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore

The National Law School of India University came into existence through a Notification under the National Law School of India University Act (Karnataka Act 22 of 1986). The Chief Justice of India is the Chancellor of the University.

Category UG seats PG seats
General 93 seats 38 seats
SC 18 seats 8 seats
ST 09 seats 4 seats
Domicile of Karnataka Up to 25% of total seats in each vertical reservation category, subject to a maximum of 13 seats 0 seats
Total 120 seats 50 seats

National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), Hyderabad

The National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) was established in 1998 by a Statute of the State of Andhra Pradesh. Since its inception, the University has been home to vital conversations on law and justice.

Category UG seats PG seats
Gen 75 seats 37 seats
SC 14 seats 7 seats
ST 7 seats 4 seats
General Telangana state 11 seats 7 seats
SC Telangana state 4 seats 2 seats
ST Telangana state 1 seat 1 seat
OBC – A Telangana state 2 seats 1 seat
OBC – B Telangana state 2 seats 1 seat
OBC – C Telangana state 1 seat 1 seat
OBC – D Telangana state 2 seats 1 seat
OBC – E Telangana state 1 seat 1 seat
Women 36 seats
Total 105 50 seats

National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal

National Law Institute University (NLIU) is a law school and center for research located in Bhopal, India. Established in 1997 by the State of Madhya Pradesh, it is one of the first three law schools to have been established under the National Law School system.

Category UG seats PG seats
Gen 65 seats 65 seats
SC 8 seats 5 seats
ST 4 seats 2 seats
Gen of MP state 26 seats 15 seats
SC of MP state 8 seats 5 seats
ST of MP state 10 seats 6 seats
OBC of MP state 7 seats 4 seats
Women 30 seats 18 seats
Total 80 seats 80 seats

West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences was established under the WBNUJS Act, 1999 (West Bengal Act IX of 1999) adopted by the West Bengal Legislature in July 1999. The Chief Justice of India is the Chancellor of NUJS and is also the Chairman of the General Council, the supreme policy-making body of the University.

Category UG seats PG seats
Gen 44 seats 18 seats
EWS 6 seats 3 seats
SC 10 seats 4 seats
ST 5 seats 2 seats
Gen of WB state 22 seats 6 seats
EWS of WB state 2 seats 1 seat
SC of WB state 8 seats 3 seats
ST of WB state 2 seats 1 seat
OBC A of WB state 1 seat 1 seat
OBC B of WB state 1 seat 1 seat
NRI 18 seats 0
J & K residents 2 seats 0
Foreign Nationals 4 seats 4 seats
Total 127 seats 44 seats

Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur

HNLU is a Residential University and is sixth in the series of National Law Schools in India. HNLU has been included in the list of the Universities maintained by the University Grants Commission under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956.

Category UG seats PG seats
Gen 62 seats 46 seats
SC 12 seats 9 seats
ST 6 seats 5 seats
Gen of CG state 33 seats 0
SC of CG state 10 seats 0
ST of CG state 26 seats 0
OBC of CG state 11 seats 0
Women 48 seats 18 seats
Dependents of Freedom Fighters of CG state 2 seats 0
Foreign National 4 seats 0
Wards of Kashmiri MIgrants 5 seats 2 seats
Students of J & K 2 seats 2 seats
Total 187 seats 84 seats

National Law University, Jodhpur (NLU)

National Law University-Jodhpur (NLUJ) is one of India’s leading Law Schools situated in the vibrant and colourful city of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. NLUJ has constantly been ranked as one of the top law schools in India.

Category UG seats PG seats
Gen 80 seats 38 seats
SC 16 seats 8 seats
ST 8 seats 4 seats
Total 104 seats 50 seats

Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar

Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) is the statutory university established by the Govt. of Gujarat under the Gujarat National Law University Act, 2003. The University is recognized by the Bar Council of India (BCI) and the University Grants Commission (UGC) (2f & 12b).

Check the table below to know the total seats in CLAT at GNLU.

Category UG seats PG seats
Gen 11 seats 38 seats
SC 27 seats 9 seats
ST 14 seats 5 seats
Women 47 seats 16 seats
Gujarat Domicile 39 seats 13 seats
NRI/ NRI Sponsored 18 seats 6 seats
Foreign National 6 seats 2 seats
J & K Residents 2 seats 1 seat
Residents from North East India 5 seats 2 seats
Sports Quota – Boys 2 seats 0
Sports Quota – Boys 2 seats 0
Total 187 seats 63 seats

Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow.

Dr.Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, was established by an Act of Govt. of Uttar Pradesh in 2005, U.P. Act No.28 of 2005 and came into being on 4th of January 2006 to meet up the new challenges in the legal field and to strengthen the vision that was given by the establishment of first National Law School of the country.

Category UG seats PG seats
Gen 80 seats 10 seats
SC of UP state 34 seats 5 seats
ST of UP state 3 seats 6 seats
OBC of UP state 43 seats 1 seat
Women 32 seats 2 seats
Dependents of Freedom Fighters of UP state 3 seats 5 seats
Sons/Daughters of Defence Personnel deployed in UP or Defence Personnel of UP either retired or kill 8 seats 1 seat
Wards of Kashmiri Migrants / Kashmiri Pandits / Kashmiri Hindu Families (Non-Migrants) 2 seats 2 seats
Total 178 seats 32 seats

Rajiv Gandhi National Law University (RGNUL), Punjab

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab, was established by the State Legislature of Punjab by passing the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab Act, 2006 (Punjab Act No. 12 of 2006). The University acquired the approval of the Bar Council of India (BCI) in July 2006.

Go through the table below to know the number of CLAT seats available for UG and PG courses in RGNUL.

Category UG seats PG seats
Gen 133 seats 29 seats
SC 27 seats 6 seats
ST 14 seats 3 seats
Ancestral Resident of Village Sidhuwal, District Patiala 1 seat 0
Resident of Punjab 18 seats 0
Foreign National 5 seats 2 seats
Wards of Kashmiri Migrants 9 seats 2 seats
J & K Residents 2 seats 2 seats
NRI 5 seats 0
Total 196 seats 44 seats

Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna

CNLU was established under the Chanakya National Law University Act, 2006 (Bihar Act No. 24 of 2006) and included in section 2(f) &12(B) of the U.G.C. Act, 1956. The number of retired Judges of the Supreme Court, High Courts, and lower Judiciary, as well as Senior Advocates & Educationalist, has offered to assist the CNLU in its teaching and research programs.

Category UG seats
Gen 60 seats
SC of Bihar state 19 seats
ST of Bihar state 1 seat
EBC of Bihar state 22 seats
BC of Bihar state 14 seats
Women of Bihar state 4 seats
Total 140 seats

CLAT 2020 Participating Colleges – Private Law Colleges Accepting CLAT Score

Apart from National Law Universities, some other private colleges will offer admission to students on the basis of their CLAT Score. Here is the list of CLAT colleges that offer admissions into a 3-year LLB course and a 5-year LLM course.

Alliance School of Law, Bangalore Amity University. Noida
Asian Law College, Noida Delhi Institute of Rural Development(D.I.R.D.), Holambi, Delhi
Azim Premji University, Bengaluru Geeta Institute of Law, Panipat
Disha Law College, Raipur Galgotias University, Greater Noida
IFIM Law College, Bengaluru Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Harlal Law of School, Greater Noida Indore Institute of Law, Indore
JECRC University, Jaipur Jagannath University, Jaipur
JIMS Engineering Management Technical Campus of Law, Greater Noida Maharaja Surajmal Brij University, Bharatpur
Manipal University, Jaipur Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida
JECRC University, Jaipur Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad
Mewar University, Chittorgarh NIMT Institute of Method and Law( NIMT Vidhi Evam Kanun Sansthan, Delhi NCR)
MATS University, Raipur Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies(NMIMS)(Deemed to be University), Mumbai
RNB Global University, Bikaner Rennaisance Law college, Indore
Prestige Institute of Management and Research, Indore Ramaiah Institue of Legal Studies (RILS), Bengaluru
SRM University, Haryana Siddhartha Law College, Dehradun
School of Law, The Northcap University, Gurugram, Haryana Dr. K.N. Modi University, Rajasthan
Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur Faculty of Law, Marwadi University, Rajkot
United world School of Law, Karnavati University, Gandhinagar Reva University, Bangalore
Maharishi University of Information Technology, Delhi NCR Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University

Public Sector Undertakings (PSU’s) Accepting CLAT Score

Candidates can check some of the public sector units (PSU’s) that provide admission into the 3-year UG and 5-year PG law programs based on the CLAT 2020 Score.

  • GAIL India Limited
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited, Dehradun
  • Oil India Limited

CLAT Reservation Criteria 2020

The conditions of the CLAT Reservation Policy are taken into consideration and worked over at the time of the allotment procedure. During the CLAT Counselling, candidates belonging to 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

CLAT Seat Matrix 2020

All the National Law Universities divide the seats according to the categories of the candidates. The total number of seats offered for the UG program and PG program in 2020 will be announced soon on the official website.

  • In 2019, the total number of seats released was approximately 2175.
  • All India Seats for the UG Course in NLU was 1308 in 2019.
  • Last year, the Special Category seats available were a total of 235.

To get an idea about the seat break-up procedure, candidates 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

CLAT College Predictor 2020

CLAT 2020 College Predictor is the advanced way to predict the candidate’s chances of admission to the Law College of their choice. It will also give the estimated idea of the CLAT college by considering the rank of the student in the CLAT exam. Based on the college open rank and close rank, the CLAT College Predictor 2020 is prepared by experts.

  • College predictor uses the CLAT 2020 rank or score to predict the college.
  • The college predictor allows the candidates to predict their rank for the law college for which they might get selected for admission for the year 2020.
  • The lists for CLAT seat allotment 2020 will be released online and this involves student counselling for admission in 21 NLUs across the nation.
  • Candidate can use the various CLAT College Predictor free Tests to get an idea about the selection process and which institutes they might get selected for admission.

CLAT 2020 Counselling

CLAT Counselling 2020 procedure will start after the declaration of the final result of the examination.

  • All selected candidates will receive a call letter to attend the counselling process.
  • There will be a minimum of 3 rounds of counselling.
  • Candidates will be required to attend the counselling process only in online mode.

Candidates have to follow the below-mentioned process to attend the CLAT Counselling Process :

  • Online registration
  • Making a choice of NLU
  • Allotment of seats in NLUs
  • Payment of CLAT Counseling fees
  • Upgrading of seats and then reporting to the allotted NLUs

CLAT Participating Colleges 2020 – Important Points

Here, we have provided some important points related to the CLAT Participating Colleges 2020. Candidates can go through the points to know more about the colleges under CLAT, total seats in CLAT, etc.

  • Before selecting a particular college, candidates must be aware of all the information about the participating colleges.
  • It is important for candidates to know about the CLAT Colleges fee structure, cutoff, selection process of the particular college they have applied for the admission.
  • As per the previous trends, the CLAT Colleges cut off marks vary for each participating college. Hence candidates must score above the cut off specified by the particular college in order to get shortlisted for the counselling process.
  • Different NLUs will have their own selection process for enrolling the candidates in the law undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

CLAT Colleges FAQs

1) How many NLUs will participate in CLAT 2020?

A) The CLAT exam will provide admissions to aspirants for 3-year UG and 5-year PG Law programs A total of 21 NLUs will participate in CLAT 2020. Apart from these NLU’s, several other private institutions and public sector units will also provide admissions for law courses. All the institutions will use CLAT Score to provide admissions in their LLB and LLM courses. The admissions will be provided to the aspirants based on their rank.

2) When can I provide my choice options for NLUs?

A) Candidates can provide their NLU choices while applying for CLAT Exam. Students should be careful while choosing their NLU’s because if a candidate has submitted their choice of NLU’s, then it can not be changed. In the case of multiple applications filed by the candidate for CLAT, the last submitted form will be treated as final by the authority.

3) How many CLAT Colleges seats are available in the participating institutes?

A) Around 2500 undergraduate seats and 720 postgraduate seats are available in the CLAT participating institutes. . The eligibility criteria, CLAT Colleges cut-off, and selection process will be different for all the institutions. Candidates should choose the institute based on their CLAT score. In addition to these seats, 5% of seats will be reserved for Specially Abled Persons (SAP) at the all India level as per the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

4) List some of the private colleges that provide admissions into law courses based on the CLAT Score 2020?

A) Some of the private colleges that provide admissions into law courses based on the CLAT Score 2020 as follows:

  • Alliance School of Law, Bangalore
  • Amity University. Noida
  • Asian Law College, Noida
  • Delhi Institute of Rural Development(D.I.R.D.), Holambi, Delhi
  • Azim Premji University, Bengaluru
  • Geeta Institute of Law, Panipat
  • Disha Law College, Raipur
  • Galgotias University, Greater Noida
  • IFIM Law College, Bengaluru
  • Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad
  • Harlal Law of School, Greater Noida
  • Indore Institute of Law, Indore
  • JECRC University, Jaipur
  • Jagannath University, Jaipur
  • JIMS Engineering Management Technical Campus of Law, Greater Noida

5) Are there reservations in NLUs?

A) Yes. All NLUs have reservations for SCs and STs and quite a few of them have seats for OBCs as well. Various institutes have regional quotas and some also have reservations for women, wards of defense personnel and even NRI sponsored Candidates. In all the institutions, 5% of seats will be reserved for Specially Abled Persons (SAP) at the all India level as per the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. The admissions will be provided for the students based on the cut-off, eligibility criteria, and CLAT score.

6) Is CLAT Score only applicable for law colleges or else we can use the score to get admission in other colleges?

CLAT Score is mainly applicable to National Law Universities. However, the CLAT score is accepted by some other private colleges such as

  • GAIL India Limited
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited, Dehradun
  • Oil India Limited

7) Is there any reservation of seats in the CLAT Participating Colleges?

Yes. There is a reservation policy in CLAT 2020 and it will be taken into consideration at the time of the allotment procedure. Seats are reserved for candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribe (ST), Physically Disabled Candidates (PwD) Scheduled Caste (SC), NRI/Foreign National aspirants, Kashmiri Migrant, Other Backward Classes (OBC), State Quota for the candidates in which NLU is located, Candidates belonging to the North-Eastern States.

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