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Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018, Few Facts

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is conducted for students seeking admission to various National Law Universities in the country. It is an entrance test, conducted to provide a list of candidates on the basis of ‘merit-cum- preference’ to each University for admission to their Under-Graduate (UG)/Post-Graduate (PG) programmes, as per the eligibility, reservation and other criteria laid down under the respective Statutes of the participating Universities. It is an all India common entrance examination, conducted on rotational basis by 19 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their UG and PG degree programmes.

Youth of India that aims to make career in the field of Law must appear for CLAT. Around 50000 candidates apply for Common Law Admission Test every year. General perception is that through CLAT, admission is granted in NLUs but there are 34 more colleges which accept the score of the examination. These institutes have signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CLAT office and use the scores for admission.
To assist law aspirants, aglasem.com brings the complete list of institutes which accept the CLAT score. Candidates can go through this list and choose their institute wisely.

Institutes other than NLUs which will accept CLAT 2018 score are:
1. Alliance University, Bangalore
2. Amity University, Uttar Pradesh
3. Asian Law College, Noida
4. Dr. K.N. Modi University, Rajasthan
5. Faculty of Law, Marwadi University, Rajkot
6. Geeta Institute of Law, Panipat
7. Gitam School of Law, Visakhapatnam
8. Harlal School of Law, Greater Noida
9. ICFAI University, Tripura
10. IIMT University, Meerut
11. Indore Institute of Law, Indore
12. Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad
13. Institute of Legal Studies and Research, GLA University, Mathura
14. ISBR Law College, Bangalore

15. Jims Engineering Management Technical Campus (JEMTEC) School of Law, Greater Noida
16. Kalinga University, Faculty of Law, Naya Raipur
17. Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University
18. Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida
19. Maharishi University of Information Technology, Delhi NCR
20. Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phoole University, MJRP Academy of Law, Jaipur
21. Mewar Law Institute, Ghaziabad
22. NIMT Vidhi Evam Kanoon Sansthan (NIMT Institute of Method and Law), Greater Noida
23. Raffles University, Neemrana, Rajasthan
24. Renaissance Law College, Indore
25. Reva University, Bangalore
26. RNB Global University, Bikaner
27. Sandip University, Nashik
28. Shree Guru Gobind Singh Tricentenary (SGT) University, Gurugram
29. Siddhartha Law College, Dehradun
30. SRM University, Haryana
31. The NorthCap University, Gurgaon
32. Unitedworld School of Law, Karnavati University, Gandhinagar
33. Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur
34. Xavier University, Bhubaneswar

Every year, one NLU conducts the exam and next year the responsibility for organizing the exam is shifted to another NLU. In total, 19 NLUs accept the score of the examination but NLU Delhi, conducts AILET for admission. It is a seperate entrance examination, the score of which are only accepted by NLU Delhi for B.A., LL.B. and LL.M. admission.

National Law Universities that accept CLAT score are:
1. NLSIU Bangalore
2. NALSAR Hyderabad
3. NLIU Bhopal

4. WBNUJS Kolkata
5. NLU Jodhpur
6. HNLU Raipur
7. GNLU Gandhinagar
8. RMLNLU Lucknow
9. CNLU Patna
10. RGNUL Punjab
11. NUALS Kochi
12. NLUO Odisha
13. NUSRL Ranchi
14. NLUJA Assam
15. DSNLU Visakhapatnam
16. TNNLS Tiruchirappalli
17. MNLU Mumbai
18. MNLU Nagpur
19. MNLU Aurangabad

CLAT is also the most competitive of tests. National Law Universities (NLUs) conduct the exam for UG Law admission in 3 and 5 year L.L.B courses. This year, CLAT 2018 was held on May 13, 2018, in around 65 centers across India. It is estimated that more than 40000 candidates appeared for the exam. The exam was held online and the duration was of two hours, in which candidates had to solve MCQ type questions.

Candidates qualifying CLAT will get admission in more than 2400 UG and 624 PG courses. The result of CLAT will be announced by May 31, 2018, and after it, the counselling will begin. CLAT is conducted by NLUs for LLB and LLM admission 19 NLUs consider the score of Common Law Admission Test but other than these 34 more institutes accept the score.

Author: Baishali Mukherjee

Profile- An independent writer and journalist for last nine years; presently working with Education World, Entrepreneur India, Scrabbl.com and Stoodnt.com. Worked as the content head for four books and have articles and features published in leading print and digital media spaces.

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