CLAT Seats 2020: Check UG & PG Allotment of Seats

The Common Law Admission Test is conducted every year for offering admissions to the undergraduate and postgraduate law programs. The NLUs will offer admission to the candidates based on various categories. Each NLU has a different number of CLAT Seats offered and reservation policies. This article takes you through about the complete process involved in CLAT Seat Allotment. Go through the number of seats offered by each college through the CLAT 2020 Exam. Participating NLUs reserve the right to change the total number of seats and break-up of seats as per their policy before the final allotment/admission.

Latest: As per the CLAT Latest News, the exam is scheduled on 22nd August 2020 in online mode. Go through the detailed medical precautions notice released by the Consortium of NLUs.

CLAT Seats 2020

A total of 2538 seats will be offered by 22 National Law Universities across India. The number of CLAT Seats depends on the maximum intake capacity in these colleges. Candidates must note that the CLAT Seat Allotment and offer for admission shall be provisional and shall not create any right of admission in favor of candidates. As per the brochure announced by the CLAT Committee, there will be three rounds in the counseling instead of four rounds that were held earlier.

  • The Consortium of NLUs will publish a total of 3 seat allotment lists for admissions. The students can see the list on their official site.
  • The first provisional seat allotment list will be released after the declaration of CLAT Result.
  • The lists published by CLAT 2020 the lists will have the Application No. , Roll no., candidate’s Name., ALL INDIA RANK (AIR), candidate’s State. candidate’s category.
  • The candidates who are shortlisted will have approximately 3 days time to secure a seat in respective NLU (National Law University).
  • If the candidate wants to secure an admission based on CLAT 1st Allotment List, they have to deposit requisite counseling fees of Rs. 50000/- to CLAT office.
  • To know which of the NLUs have been allotted to the candidates in the 1st round of CLAT counseling 2020, candidates require access to their CLAT Account.
  • The posterior list will comprise names of finalized candidates who have deposited the counseling fee in the previous round with the names of waitlisted candidates.
  • Candidates have two options: either to lock the allotted seat or select the option of shifting.
  • Candidates qualifying the exam above the CLAT Cut Off will be eligible for further stages of selection.
  • After the last day of withdrawal from CLAT Admission process 2020, the counseling fees will not be refunded to the candidates, so if any student wants to get their fee refunded, they have to withdraw the fee before the last day of admission process of CLAT 2020.

CLAT Seat Allotment Schedule 2020

Candidates who qualify the exam will be eligible for seat allotment process. Have a look at the CLAT 2020 Seat Allotment dates as given in the below table

CLAT Seat Allotment Event Scheduled Date (Tentative)
Publication of first seat allotment list of CLAT 2020 4th week of August 2020
Payment of fees for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round I) 4th week of August 2020
Choice locking/Shifting for allotted seats for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round I) 4th week of August 2020
Publication of second seat allotment list of CLAT 2020 4th week of August 2020
Payment of fees for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round II) 1st week of September 2020
Choice locking for allotted seats for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round II)/Exercising option for shifting seats/Withdrawing of allotted seats 1st week of September 2020
Publication of third seat allotment list of CLAT 2020 1st week of September 2020
Payment of fees for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round III) 2nd week of September 2020
Choice locking for allotted seats for CLAT Seat Allotment (Round III) begins 2nd week of September 2020
End of admission formalities by CLAT 2020 shortlisted candidates 2nd week of September 2020
CLAT office to receive final admission status from NLUs 3rd week of September 2020

Categories for Seat Distribution in CLAT 2020

The no of seats in CLAT is distributed based on the reservations of categories. In each of the CLAT Participating Colleges, the seats will be reserved based on these categories. 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 from the North Eastern States

CLAT Seat Matrix 2020

Candidates can check seats offered in every NLU (NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY) for both undergraduates. This data will give the students an idea about the seats offered in every national law university across India. So check the seats offered below for UG and PG courses. Go through the category-wise and College-Wise CLAT Seat Break Up of UG s& PG seats. This year, the total seats in CLAT 2020 Admission is around 2,175. Out of which the distribution is as follows:

  • The All India Seats for UG programs is 1,308.
  • The total number of seats offered to the candidates of the state where the NLUs are located is 621.
  • The number of seats available for the special category is 325.

The Consortium of NLUs has released the official seat matrix on their official website. Candidates can check the direct link below to check the number of seats available in each NLU.

Direct Link to Check CLAT Seat Matrix 2020

1. National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU)

The current number of seats offered at NLSIU for LLB & LLM programme is 80 and 50 respectively. The reservation at NLU Bangalore has been explained below.

Category LLB Seats LLM Seats
Business Laws Human Rights Law
General 55 26 11
SC (Scheduled Caste) 12 5 2
ST (Scheduled Tribe) 6 2 1
SAP/PwD 2 2 1
Grand Total 80 35 15

2. National Academy of Legal Studies and Research University Of Law, Hyderabad (NALSAR)

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

Category BA LLB (Hons.) LLM
All India Candidates Residents of Telangana All India Candidates Residents of Telangana
General 65 16 31 7
Scheduled Tribe (7.5%) 6 2 3 1
Scheduled Caste (15%) 13 3 6 2
Grand Total 84 21 40 10

3. The National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU)

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.

Category BA LLB LLM
State Seats All India Seats NRI Sponsored/NRI Intellectual Property & Business Law Business Law Constitutional and Administrative Law Criminal Law Human Rights Law
General 63 18 5 5 5 5 5
SC 8 8 1 1 1 1 1
ST 10 4 1 1 1 1 1
OBC 7 1 1 1 1 1
Total 25 75 18 8 8 8 8 8

4. West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS)

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

Category BA LLB LLM
LLB West Bengal Domicile LLB J&K Domicile LLB
General 74 4 2 31
Scheduled Caste 13 2 0 6
Scheduled Tribe 7 1 0 3
Specially Abled Persons (SAP) 6 (Horizontal Reservation) 2
Foreign Nationals 4 0 0 2
OBC-A 0 1 0 NA
OBC-B 0 1 0 NA
Sponsored by Non-Resident Indians 17 1 0 NA
Grand Total (Excluding SAP) 115 (Excluding SAP) 10 (Excluding SAP) 2 44

5. National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ)

Here is the reservation policy followed by NLU Jodhpur. A minimum of 20 students will be offered LLB on the basis of CLAT merit.

Category LLB
General 77
Scheduled Tribe (7.5%) 8
Scheduled Caste (15%) 15
NRI Sponsored/NRI 15
Specially Abled Persons (SAP – 5%) 2
State Domicile 80
Grand Total 197

6. Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU)

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

Category BA LLB LLM
All India Seats State Domicile Seats
General 62 33 35
SC 6 26 7
ST 12 10 3
OBC 0 11 NA
Kashmiri Migrant’s Wards 5 2
Students from J&K 2 2
Foreign Nationals 4 NA
NRI/NRI SPonsored 16 NA

7. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU)

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

Category BA LLB LLM
General 115 38
SC 14 9
ST 27 5
NRI Sponsored/NRI 18 6
Foreign Nationals 6 2
J&K Residents 2 1
North East India 5 2
Total 187 63

8. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab (RGNUL)

Here is the reservation os seats at NLU Punjab.

Category BA LLB LLM
General 133 29
SC 27 6
ST 14 3
Foreign Nationals 5 2
Kashmiri Migrants 9 2
Quota Seats for J&K Residents 2 2

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

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

Category BA LLB (Hons.) LLM
General 80 10
OBC from UP 43 5
SC from UP 34 4
ST from UP 3 1
NRI/NRI Sponsored/Foreign Nationals 16 5
Residents of J&K 2 2
State Domicile 80 NA

10. Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU)

The tabulate data below depicts the number of CLAT seats for each category for PG as well as UG courses at NLU Patna.

Category Seats Available
General 60
SC of Bihar 19
ST of Bihar 1
Extremely Backward Classes (EBC) of Bihar 22
Backward Class 14
Women of Backward Class 4
NRI Sponsored/ Foreign Nationals 20

11. The National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS)

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

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

12. National Law University Odisha (NLUO)

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 reservation in all the courses.

Category BA LLB BBA LLB LLM (Corporate Law & Commercial Law) LLM (Constitution Law & Administrative Law)
General 78 39 16 16
SC 10 5 3 3
ST 14 7 2 2
Pwd 4 2 1 1
NRI/NRI Sponsored 10 5 2 2
Foreign Nationals 4 2 1 1

13. National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL)

Here is the reservation of CLAT seats at NLU Ranchi.

Category BA LLB LLM
Domicile Other States Domicile Other States
General 30 30 10 10
SC 6 9 2 2
ST 16 5 4 2
EBC 5 16 2 NA
BC 3 0 2 NA
SAP 2 2 1 1
SRI Sponsored/NRI/Foreign Nationals 18 0 NA NA
Supernumerary Seats for J & K Residents 2 0 NA NA

14. National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJA)

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

Category LLB LLM
General 94 23
SC of Assam 8 2
ST (Hills) 6 2
ST (Plains) 12 3
PRA (Permanent Resident of Assam) 30 8
SAP 6 1
Total 120 30

15. Damodaran Sanjivayya National Law University Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh (DSNLU)

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

Category BA LLB LLM
Unreserved 48
General 10
NRI/Foreign Nationals 12 2
General Candidates of Andhra Pradesh 30 6
SC of Andhra Pradesh 9 2
ST of Andhra Pradesh 4 1
BC of Andhra Pradesh 17 3
Total 120 24

16. Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli (TNNLS)

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 Master’s
Tamil Nadu All India Tamil Nadu All India
General 16 40 3 7
ST 1 4 1 1
SC (O and A) 9 and 2 8 2 2
MBC 10 0 2 0
BC (Muslim) 2 0 1 0
BC (Others) 14 0 2 0

17. Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU)

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

Category LLB LLM
General/Open 25 4
SC 7 1
ST 3 1
De-notified Jatis 1 NA
Nomadic Tribes 4 2
Special Backward Classes 1 NA
Other Backward Classes 9 2
NRI Sponsored//NRI/Foreign 10 2

18. Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur (MNLU)

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

Category LLB LLM
Unreserved 56 9
SC of Maharashtra 16 3
ST of Maharashtra 8 1
De-notified Tribes of Maharashtra 4 1
Nomadic Tribes of Maharashtra 9 2
Special Backward Class of Maharashtra 2 0
OBC of Maharashtra 23 4

19. Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad (MNLU)

Here is the reservation of CLAT seats at NLU Aurangabad.

Category LLB LLM
Unreserved 25 9
SC of Maharashtra 7 3
ST of Maharashtra 3 1
De-notified Tribes of Maharashtra 1 1
Nomadic Tribes of Maharashtra 4 2
OBC of Maharashtra 10 4

Documents Required for CLAT Seat Allotment 2020

Candidates appearing in the seat allotment of CLAT 2020 need to carry with themselves the documents mentioned below –

  • CLAT 2020 Application Form
  • CLAT 2020 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.

Important Information of CLAT Seat Allotment 2020

CLAT 2020 Seat Allotment will be conducted by National Law University Odisha, Cuttack for admissions into the undergraduate and postgraduate law programs.

  • There will be three rounds in which CLAT Seat Allotment 2020 will be held by the CLAT Committee.
  • Candidates will be given admissions completely on the basis of CLAT 2020 Merit List.
  • If a candidate has been allotted an NLU, he/she will be required to deposit a counseling fee of Rs. 50,000 for locking the allotted seat in the NLU.
  • In any case, the candidate doesn’t deposit the counseling fee, he/she will forfeit his/her candidature, while their names will be dropped from CLAT 2020 merit list as well.
  • If any candidate wishes to withdraw and does that after the last date of withdrawal, then the amount deposited will not be refunded.
  • If the candidate was in the waiting list and doesn’t get the seat because of unavailability of vacant seats then he /she will get their fee refunded.
  • On final allocation, report to the respective NLU and fulfill the admission formalities by paying the balance fees and submitting the original certificates.


Q. What is the mode of CLAT 2020 Seat Allotment?

Ans: The CLAT seats will be allotted to the qualified candidates through an online centralized system.

Q. How many seats are offered through CLAT 2020 Exam?

Ans: There are around 2300 seats for undergraduate law admissions and 507 seats for postgraduate law admission through CLAT 2020.

Q. Can I change my NLU preference during the CLAT 2020 Seat Allotment process?

Ans: 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.

Q. Will the CLAT seat be allotted based on the domicile?

Ans: Yes, you can be allotted a seat in an NLU on the basis of your domicile status.


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