CLAT 2016: Some NLUs increase seats while NALSAR reduces 9 seats in LLM
Apratim Chatterjee, 29 Dec 2015, #CLAT
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CLAT 2016 is scheduled to be held on May 8 with an increased number of seats in both undergraduate and post graduate law programmes in National Law Universities (NLUs). Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL) Patiala is conducting Common Law Admission Test Exam (CLAT) for as many as 2342 seats in BA LLB and 632 seats in LLM programmes. Last year, the coveted law entrance was conducted for as many as 2190 UG seats and 592 PG seats.

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With RGNUL Patiala convening CLAT for the year 2016, the exam Committee has increased a total of 152 seats in the five-year integrated law programmes and as many as 40 seats for the post graduate law programmes. Dr. G.I.S. Sandhu, Convener of CLAT 2016 said, “This year we have included Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU) Mumbai in the CLAT Committee and also increased the number of seats for both BA LLB and LLM programmes.”
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Careers360 brings you a detailed insight on how many seats have increased in every NLU for each of the programmes. Check below to know more on increased number of seats in NLUs for CLAT 2016.

Five-year integrated law programmes – As many as 4 NLUs have increased their seats in the undergraduate law programmes. NLU Odisha has increased as many as 60 seats for the UG programme. The table below represents the increased number of seats in undergraduate law programmes in each NLU

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*Last year, MNLU did not participate in CLAT


LLM Programmes – The number of seats for LLM programmes in NLU Odisha has been increased by two folds in CLAT 2016. However, as many as 9 LLM seats have been subtracted out from that of last year in NALSAR Hyderabad (Telangana). The table below represents the change in number of seats in post graduate law programmes in each NLU

*Last year, MNLU did not participate in CLAT

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The below info-graph may help you in understanding the change in number of seats in CLAT–

The increase in number of seats for both five-year integrated as well as post graduate law programmes will attract more registrations. “We hope that with the increased number of seats, there will be more number of registrations this year”, the CLAT Convener added.


Last year as many as 39686 candidates had registered for CLAT out of which 37358 candidates appeared for the admission test in 16 NLUs. Check here the list of 17 participating NLUs.


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How to prepare for clat 2020? Which books and study material is the best for clat examination? Please suggest me.

Mayank Chowdhary 15th Nov, 2019

Get focused from today itself... Stay honest with yourself I'll say that is Quality matters over Quantity. So know what and how are you studying and follow the schedule and timetable that you make.

For the books I will tell you to go with Word Power made easy by Norman Lewis and a book of English and Grammar by Wren and Martin for English subject. Coming to the next subject which is Logical Reasoning, go for RS AGGARWAL boook. A modern approach to logical reasoning by MK Pandey is also another good book.  For Maths, again go with RS AGGARWAL. And for the Legal Aptitude, go with Pearson and AP Bharadwaj.

For the last subject that is GK and current affairs, read Pearson and Lucent for GK and for current affairs, stay updated by all the ways you can that is by seeing news, reading newspapers, or reading blogs and articles.

To get more preparation tips in detail refer to our website...

And to know about the books needed in detail for the CLAT exam, refer to the link below.

Best wishes. Thank-you.


There is no age limit for CLAT as per the rule..But is there any upper age limit in NLUs ??

Sanjanaleekha 13th Nov, 2019

Hi there,

As per the recent notification for CLAT 2020 there is no upper age limit to appear for CLAT at UG and PG level, although NLU's have there separate eligibility criteria in regard upper age limit like NLSIU has upper age limit of 20 in case of general category for admission in UG programme, so I would suggest you to visit the website of the NLU for which you are aiming and check the eligibility criteria of the same, other necessary details in regard eligibility is given in the link below,


Is the preparation for clat just like preparation course for jee?

Arya 13th Nov, 2019

The Common Law Admission Test is held every year for admissions to the  21 National Law Universities in India and is starkly different from the Joint Entrance Examination, which is an annual exam for admissions to various Engineering, Architecture and Pharmacy colleges of India.

Firstly, CLAT is much easier to crack as compared to JEE as the difficulty level and competition in JEE is much higher.

JEE-Mains consists of 90 MCQ-type questions ( 30 each from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) based on 12th standard syllabus. 4 marks are awarded for a correct answer and 1 mark is deducted for a wrong answer. The exam is out of 360 Marks.

CLAT has 200 MCQ-type questions ( 40 each from English Comprehension and Logical Reasoning, 20 from Elementary Mathematics and 50 each from Legal Aptitude and Current & World Affairs). 1 mark is awarded for every correct answer and 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer. The exam is out of 200 marks.


which books are best for clat preparation

Mayank Chowdhary 11th Nov, 2019

Yes I'll enlist down some of the top books that will help you in the CLAT preparation. For improving your English and Grammar you can go with High School English Grammar by Wren and Martin, you can take help of Word Power made Easy by Norman Lewis as well. For Analytical and Logical reasoning, go with RS AGGARWAL AND MK PANDEY books. For Legal Aptitude, AK Bharadwaj is quite famous. For mathematics, use RS AGGARWAL and for GK and Current affairs, use Pearson GK Today and read newspapers and blogs regularly to keep yourself updated.

Kindly refer to our website to get a detailed information...

Best wishes. Thank you.


i started the clat 2020 preparation yet so when i should start current affairs section ? what in the ideal time to start it?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 10th Nov, 2019


current affair is a section which you need to revise every day. other wise there is chances for forgetting it. so I would suggest you to daily follow any one of the news paper or you may follow bankers adda magazine. every day spend 1 hr for studying. you will surely get success.

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