CLAT 2023; List of NLUs participating in national-level law entrance exam

A total of 22 NLUs are participating in CLAT 2023. CLAT scores will also be used by over 60 affiliated universities across the country.


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Prashita Mishra | November 9, 2022 | 11:20 AM IST

NEW DELHI: There are 23 national law universities (NLUs) in India. Out of these, 22 NLU will accept the scores of Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2023, scheduled to be held on December 18, in offline mode. NLU Delhi is the only university that conducts a separate law entrance exam, popularly known as All India Law Entrance Test (AILET).

The national-level law entrance exam, CLAT 2023 will be used for admission to the 5-year LLB and LLM programmes offered by 22 national law universities across the country. Over 60 affiliated law colleges and universities will also accept CLAT scores for admission to various law programmes.

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CLAT 2023 participating NLUs

All 22 NLUs offer undergraduate 5-year LLB programmes. Whereas, around 19 NLUs offer LLM programmes through CLAT exam. The list of 22 NLUs is given below.

List of 22 NLUs participating in CLAT 2023 exam

National Law School of India University, Bangalore

Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam

National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad

Tamil Nadu National Law School, Trichy

National Law Institute University, Bhopal

Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai

West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences, Kolkata

Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur

National Law University, Jodhpur

Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad

Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur

Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla

Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur (MPDNLU)

Ram Manohar Lohiya National law University, Lucknow

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University

Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala

National Law University Odisha, Cuttack

Chanakya National Law University, Patna

National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi

National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi

National Law University and Judicial Academy, Guwahati

Seats offered by NLUs through CLAT 2023

The NLUs will offer over 2,800 seats in 5-year integrated LLB programmes and over 1,100 seats in LLM programmes. Candidates should note that almost all NLUs participating in CLAT 2023 offer domicile reservations. Besides, each university has its own reservation policy to offer seats under various categories.

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Important points to remember about CLAT 2023 participating NLUs

  • CLAT 2023 registration will be closed on November 13, 2022. Candidates who wish to appear in the examination must register and complete the application process before the deadline.

  • Candidates should refer to the previous year's cutoff of the university to get an idea about the expected cutoff for each NLU this year

  • Candidates can check the complete details on NLUs, course curriculum, infrastructure, placements, from the official website of CLAT 2023.

  • Candidates who succeed in CLAT exam will have to appear for the centalized counselling failing which they will not be considered for admissions.

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