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Is CLAT PG better than DU LLM?

Author : Palak Khanna

Updated On : March 4, 2023


Undoubtedly, the best law college in India is the NLU, and most students aim at cracking the CLAT PG

Similarly, the Delhi university is also a prestigious university offering admission for UG, PG, and Ph.D. programs in the field of Law. 

Both examinations are equally good for pursuing an LLM degree. 

The answer to “Is CLAT PG better than DU LLM?” can be given when we further look into the NIRF rankings of the colleges, which exam is easier to crack, and their seat availability. 

Is CLAT PG better than DU LLM?

CLAT PG is the most popular law entrance exam conducted in India. However, it’s purely a personal choice whether or not to study at the NLUs or Delhi University. Understand the pros and cons to know which is better CLAT PG or DU LLM? 

NIRF ranking for Delhi University and top NLUs

Let's check the NIRF ranking for Delhi University and the top NLUs.

University NIRF score NIRF Ranking
Delhi University 58.66 13
National Law School of India University, Bangalore  78.00 1
National Law School of India University, Delhi 73.96 7
National Law School of India University, Hyderabad 73.05 4
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata 70.72 5
National Law Institute University, Bhopal 54.28 15
National Law University, Jodhpur 62.35 10
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar 63.52 8
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow 53.23 17
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala 52.73 18

If you wish to study at NLU Bangalore, your target must be to crack CLAT LLM. 

CLAT PG and DU LLM Exam Pattern 

CLAT PG pattern and syllabus are as follows:

Mode Offline
Medium English
Duration 2 hours (120 minutes)
Question Type Objective (MCQs)
Total Questions 120
Total Marks 120
Negative Marking 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer
Syllabus Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Administrative Law, Law of Contract, Torts, Family Law, Criminal Law, Property Law, Company Law, Public International Law, Tax Law, Environmental Law, and Labour & Industrial Law

DU LLM Exam Pattern and syllabus are as follows: 

Mode of Exam Online
Exam duration 2 hours
Medium of the exam English
Type of questions Multiple choice questions (MCQs)
Number of questions 100
Maximum marks 400
For each correct answer 4
For each wrong answer -1 mark
Syllabus Constitutional Law of India, Jurisprudence, Law of Contracts, Sale of Goods, Law of Torts, Consumer Protection, Criminal Law, Family Law, Public International Law, Intellectual Property Law, Cyber Law, Environment Law, Company Law, and Partnership

The syllabus to cover both examinations is somewhat similar. If you wish to take both exams, you can prepare simultaneously.

List down pointers for CLAT PG vs DU LLM before you decide which exam to write. 

Check: Upcoming Law PG Entrance Exams 2022

Seat Matrix 

CLAT seat matrix is as follows: 

Name of NLU Offering LLM Programme LLM Seats
National Law School of India University, Bangalore 75
National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad 66
National Law Institute University, Bhopal 60
West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences, Kolkata 85
National Law University, Jodhpur 50
Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur 60
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar 57
Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow 24
Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala 40
National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi 60
National Law University Odisha, Cuttack 53
National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi 40
National Law University and Judicial Academy, Guwahati 30
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam 69
Tamil Nadu National Law School, Trichy 18
Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai 50
Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur 45
Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla 80
NLU, Jabalpur 50
Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad 60
Chanakya National Law University (Conducts separate entrance exam) 60

DU LLM seat matrix:

Type of LLM degree Total UR SC ST OBC EWS
LLM 2 years 67 27 10 5 18 7
LLM 3 years 58 24 9 4 16 5
Total Seats 125 51 19 9 34 12

Based on your interest, exam difficulty, placement opportunities, and the possibility of landing a seat, you can decide to take either or both the LLM entrance exams. 

Check: Should I do LLM with Specialization?

Frequently Asked Questions

Both exams are good and have relevance; it depends on the colleges you wish to study at. If you want to study in NLUs, you can prepare for CLAT PG.
CLAT PG is conducted for 120 marks, where each right answer carries 1 mark, and the wrong answer carries -0.25 marks.
CLAT PG is conducted on 18 December 2022; therefore, ace your preparations.
1674 are offered through the CLAT PG entrance exam.
NLU Bangalore is considered the best LLM college in India.


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