CLAT Rank vs NLU: Detailed Analysis

Samiksha Rautela
Samiksha RautelaPublished On: September 30, 2020 | CLAT

If you are confused about choosing an NLU as per your CLAT 2020 rank, then you can go through the detailed analysis of CLAT 2020 Rank vs NLU here. It will help you in shortlisting the best NLU as per your CLAT rank.

CLAT Rank vs NLU

CLAT is one of the most sought after exams for the law aspirants as it opens the door of admission to the National Law Universities. It was conducted September 28, 2020, and post the result declaration, candidates might wonder which college to choose as per their rank in CLAT 2020. To help the law aspirants with the same, an analysis on Rank vs NLU will help them in figuring out the NLUs they can consider as per their CLAT rank. 

The CLAT rank obtained by an individual becomes the deciding factor as to whether or not the aspirant will get the desired NLU. Each year various cut-offs of CLAT are released by the participating colleges and students who qualify the exam are provided with an admission seat in the top NLUs. But the question still remains intact. What rank should be scored to get admission in the preferred NLU? Read the information below to find out more details.

Expected CLAT Rank Vs NLU for Law Admission

Since CLAT 2020 is yer to be conducted, given below is the expected cut-off for CLAT 2020 and previous year's closing rank. Candidates can take a look at the rank vs NLU analysis below:

Name of the NLU

NIRF Ranking

Expected Cut-off

Closing Rank

National Academy of Legal Study and Research (NALSAR), University of Law, Hyderabad


114 - 115


The West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata


112 - 113


National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur


109 - 111


Gujarat National Law University, (GNLU), Gandhinagar


106 - 107


Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Patiala


99 - 100


National Law Institute University (NLU), Bhopal


107 - 108


National Institute of Advanced Legal Sciences (NUALS), Kochi


99 - 100


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


100 - 102


Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur


103 - 104


National Law University (NLU), Odisha, Cuttack


97 - 98


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


94 - 95


Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna


95 - 96


National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJAA), Guwahati


93 - 94


Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, (DSNLU) Vishakhapatnam


92 - 93


The Tamil Nadu National Law School, (TNNLS) Tiruchirapalli


92 - 93


Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai


105 - 106


Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad


91 - 92


Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur


91 - 92


Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla


89 - 90


Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur


90 - 91


Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University, Sonepat


87 - 88


Note: The National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU) had conducted its own entrance exam named as NLAT for the year 2020 but is has been cancelled. The Supreme Court quashed the exam and stated that NLSIU will accept CLAT for it admission process of 2020-21, like previous years. 

Also Read:Key Features to Be Considered Before Taking Admission in a Law School

Colleges for Direct Admission without CLAT 

Due to the cut-throat competition and fixed seat intake, most of the candidates are unable to make it to the NLUs. However, getting a low CLAT rank does not put an end to the dream of pursuing law. Check out the colleges below that offer admission to the aspirants without the CLAT score. You can click on the links provided below to directly apply for admission at the desired law college.

Law College


Jagran Lakecity University (JLU)

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Chandigarh University (CU) 

Chandigarh, Punjab

Sanskriti University

Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

SRM University Delhi-NCR

Sonepat, Haryana

Invertis University

Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh

Raffles University (RU )

Neemrana, Rajasthan

K.L.E. Society Law College

Bangalore, Karnataka

Ganpat University (GU)

Mehsana, Gujarat

The Faculty of Law, ICFAI University (ICFAI LAW)

Dehradun, Uttrakhand

Amity University

Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Also Read:Difference Between CLAT, AILET and LSAT

CLAT is a pivotal law exam of the national level that is conducted every year to shortlist the deserving candidates for legal education. Through the exam, aspirants get admission in the best Government as well as Private Universities in India. Check Private Law Colleges in India Accepting CLAT Scores to explore other college options besides NLUs. You can also check the CLAT College Predictor to get an idea of the institute you will be offered based on your CLAT rank.

If you have any queries, feel free to post your questions on the QnA zone. You can also avail FREE student counselling by either dialling 18005729877 (toll-free) or by filling the Common Application Form. 

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Do all the NLUs accept CLAT scores for admissions?

No, NLU Delhi does not accept CLAT for admission to law courses. It conducts AILET every year to shortlist the deserving students. For the year 2020, NLSIU, Bangalore is also not considering the CLAT scores due to the constant postponement of the exam. The university will instead offer admission based on an institute level law exam called NLAT.

What are the top-ranked National Law Universities that participate in the CLAT 2020?

As per the NIRF Ranking, the top-ranked National Law Universities that participate in the CLAT 2020 are National Academy of Legal Study and Research (NALSAR), University of Law, Hyderabad, The West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata, National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur, Gujarat National Law Unievrsity, (GNLU), Gandhinagar and Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Patiala.

How many seats are available in NLUs for admission of General Category through CLAT?

Through CLAT exam, the participating NLUs offer approx 1433 seats and around 443 seats to General Category candidates for UG and PG admissions respectively.


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