What if I don't get an NLU through CLAT 2023

What if I don't get an NLU through CLAT 2023

What if I don't get an NLU through CLAT 2023? - Whenever a candidate wishes to pursue law as a career he/she plans to give the Common Law entrance test (CLAT). The level of competition in Common Law Admission Test will be very high as more than approximately 70,000 candidates are expected to appear in the examination while the number of seats remains around 2,800 for 5-year LLB and around 1132 for LLM programme. Given the level of competition in CLAT 2023, not every student gets admission to the desired NLU. Several candidates will not be selected due to limited number of seats. For such candidates, NLUs are not the end; there are several other law colleges that are actually better then CLAT participating NLUs. The NIRF law ranking 2022 also corroborates this. Candidates should create a plan B and look for such law schools for legal education. So, what if I don’t get an NLU through CLAT 2023?. This article discusses the options available in case the student don't get an NLU through CLAT 2023.

The Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs conducts CLAT, a national-level law entrance test for admission to BA LLB, BBA LLB, BCom LLB, BSc LLB, BSw LLB, and LLM courses offered by 22 national law universities.

What if I don’t get an NLU through CLAT 2023? - Other Options Available

There are currently 22 NLUs participating in the CLAT exam to offer admission to UG and PG law courses. With limited seats available, it is difficult for many students to secure admission to any NLUs. However, there is no need to feel depressed or clueless if you don't get accepted into the NLU through CLAT 2023. There are many other government and private institutions that offer quality education and better career opportunities.

Colleges Accepting CLAT 2023 Scores

There are many institutes and universities that offer admission depending on your CLAT scores. The list of the colleges and universities accepting CLAT 2023 scores are given below

List of Colleges and Universities Accepting CLAT 2023 Scores

Name of Institute/University

Courses offered

Nirma University

BA LL.B, BBA LL.B. B.Com LL.B

School of Law, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies

BA LL.B, BBA LL.B, B.Sc LL.B

ICFAI Law School, Hyderabad

BA LL.B, BBA LL.B

ICFAI Law School, Dehradun

BA LL.B, BBA LL.B

Alliance School of Law

BA LL.B, BBA LL.B

IFIM Law College

BBA LL.B

School of Law, GITAM University

BA LL.B, BBA LL.B

VIT Law School

BA LL.B, BBA LLB, BBA LL.B

Asian Law College

BA LLB, LLB

BM Law College

BA LLB

Career College of Law, Bhopal

BA LLB (Hons), LLB, LLM

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj university

BA LLB (Hons), BBA LLB, LLB, LLM

D.M. Harish school of law

BA LLB (Hons), BBA LLB, LLB

Dayananda Sagar university

BA LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons), LLB

Delhi institute of rural development

BA LLB (Hons)

Delhi metropolitan education

BA LLB, BBA LLB

Fimt - Fairfield school of law

BA LLB, BBA LLB

Galgotias university, Uttar Pradesh

B.A. LL.B (Hons.), B.B.A. LL.B (Hons.), LL.B (Hons.)

GD Goenka university

BA LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons), B.Com LLB (Hons) LLB

Geeta institute of law

BA LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons), LLB, LLM

Gla University Mathura

BA LLB (Hons), B.Com LLB, LLM

Gopal Narayan Singh University

BA LLB, BBA LLB, LLB, LLM

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University

BA LLB, BBA LLB, LLM

Harlal School Of Law, Greater Noida

BA LLB, LLB

IAMR Law College

BA LLB, LLB

IMS Unison University

BA LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons), LLM

Indian Institute Of Management, Rohtak

BA LLB

Indore Institute of Law

BA LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons), LLB (Hons), LLM

ITM University Raipur

BBA LLB

Jagran Lakecity University

BA LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons), LLB, LLM

Jaipur National University

BA LLB, BBA LLB (Hons), LLB, LLM

Manipal University Jaipur

BA LLB (Hons), LLB, LLM

JIMS School Of Law

BA LLB, BBA LLB

Kalinga University

BA LLB, BBA LLB(Hons), LLM

Law College Dehradun Faculty Of Uttaranchal University

BA LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons), LLB (Hons.), LLM

Lloyd Law College

BA LLB, LLB

Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phoole University, Jaipur

BA LLB, BSc LLB, BBA LLB, LLB, LLM

Mahindra University

BA LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons), LLB (Hons)

Mangalayatan University Jabalpur

BA LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons), LLB (Hons), LLM

Marwadi University

LLB, LLM

MIT World Peace University

BBA LLB (Hons), LLB

Choose College According to NIRF Ranking

Getting admission into any of the 22 national law universities is not enough. One should choose the college keeping the NIRF ranking in mind. As it is not only NLUs that offer the best education but there are other universities and colleges which are ranked higher in terms of quality education. Given below is the list of colleges according to the NIRF ranking

Top Law colleges other than NLUs and entrance exams

NIRF Ranking 2022

College/University Name

City

Entrance exam details

2

National Law University, New Delhi

New Delhi

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3

Symbiosis Law School

Pune

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7

Jamia Millia Islamia

New Delhi

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9

Siksha `O` Anusandhan

Bhubaneswar

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11

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology

Bhubaneswar

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12

Aligarh Muslim University

Aligarh

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13

Lovely Professional University

Phagwara

Click here

Or LSAT India

14

Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences

Chennai

LSAT India

16

Christ University

Bengaluru

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19

Shanmugha Arts Science Technology & Research Academy

Thanjavur

CLAT

20

Banaras Hindu University

Varanashi

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21

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies

Dehradun

ULSAT

CLAT and Class 12 score

23

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University

New Delhi

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26

Army Institute of Law

Mohali

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29

Indian Law Institute

New Delhi

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Or

LSAT India

Appear for State Level Law Entrance Exams

MH CET Law Exam

Maharashtra Common Entrance Test for Law or MH CET Law 2023 is a state-level law entrance exam in Maharashtra. State CET cell, Maharashtra conducts MH CET law for admission to 3-year LLB and 5-year LLB programmes offered by the law colleges in the state of Maharashtra. There are around 145 law colleges under the MHCET law entrance exam

TS LAWCET Exam

TS LAWCET is a state-level law entrance exam conducted by Osmania University, Hyderabad on behalf of TSCHE. It offers admission to 3-year LLB and 5-year integrated law programmes like BA LLB, BBA LLB, and BCom LLB.

AP LAWCET Entrance Exam

AP LAWCET is a state-level law entrance exam conducted by Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam Tirupati on behalf of APSCHE every year. It offers admission to various integrated law programmes such as 3-year LLB and 5-year LLB programmes. Candidates can choose among the 30 participating law colleges across Andhra Pradesh.

KLEE Exam

The Kerala Law Entrance Examination (KLEE) is conducted online in CBT mode by the Commissioner of Entrance Examination, Kerala (CEE Kerala). Admission to 3-year and 5-year LLB programmes is available through the state-level law entrance test, which is held in several districts of Kerala.

TNDALU Exam

The Tamilnadu Dr Ambedkar Law University, Chennai conducts centralised admission for all law programmes offered by the School of Excellence in Law (SOEL) and affiliated law schools. There will be no entrance test for admission to TNDALU and its affiliated law schools. TNDALU admission 2023 will be conducted based on merit cum preference.

LSAT India 2023

The Law School Admission Test for India (LSAT India) is conducted online twice a year by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). The LSAT India provides BA LLB, BBA LLB, 3-year LLB, and LLM programmes.

Take Another Attempt for CLAT?

Even after this, if the candidates wish to study only at a national law university, they should not feel disheartened if unable to clear the exam. They can again appear for the CLAT exam as there are no restrictions on the number of attempts. Candidates must make sure that this time they prepare extensively for the exam. Try to avoid the mistakes that were made in the earlier CLAT exam. So you can prepare for the next exam by following CLAT preparation tips, and fulfill your dream of studying at a top law university.