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CLAT NLU Preference List 2025 - NLUs Ranking, Placement, How to Select NLUs

CLAT NLU Preference List 2025 - NLUs Ranking, Placement, How to Select NLUs

Edited By Shubham Bhakuni | Updated on Jun 21, 2024 11:25 AM IST | #CLAT

Candidates would be required to submit the NLU preference list while filling up the CLAT application form 2025. The CLAT 2025 application form is likely to open on July 1, 2024. Candidates will be considered for admission in only those NLUs which they have mentioned in their NLU preference list.

Candidates are advised to select the NLUs for CLAT 2025 very carefully. They would not be able to change CLAT NLU preferences after the registration is closed. In this article, candidates will get the complete list of CLAT-accepting NLUs along with their rank and placement details. This will help them to choose the right NLU for their higher education.

CLAT NLU Preference 2025 - Importnt Dates

ParticularsDates

Release of CLAT application form

First week of July 2024

Last date for application submission

First week of November 2024

Last date for updating NLU preferences

First week of November 2024

How to give NLU preferences for CLAT 2025?

To provide their NLU preference list, candidates must login to their account on the consortium's website. Given below are three simple steps to do give NLU preferences.

  • Login to your CLAT 2025 account

  • Click on Update preferences

  • Select the NLUs in the order of preference

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  • Submit the list of preferences and save your application

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CLAT NLU Preferences - List of Participating NLUs and Courses

There are 24 NLUs participating in CLAT 2025, but many of these offer more than one integrated LLB course. Candidates can check the complete NLU preference list as given by the Consortium of NLUs below in a table. It must be noted that RPNLU Prayagraj also participates in CLAT. However, candidates have to separately apply to the institute.

CLAT NLUs 2025

NLU NameCourses

NLSIU Bengaluru

BA LLB Hons, LLM

NALSAR Hyderabad

BA LLB Hons, LLM

NLIU Bhopal

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

WBNUJS Kolkata

BA LLB (Hons), BSc LLB (Hons), LLM

NLU Jodhpur

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

HNLU Raipur

BA LLB (Hons), LLM

GNLU Gandhinagar

BA LLB (Hons), B.Com LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons), BSc LLB (Hons), BSW LLB (Hons), LLM

GNLU Silvassa Campus

BA LLB(Hons), LLM

RMLNLU Lucknow

BA LLB(Hons), LLM

RGNUL Patiala

BA LLB (Hons), LLM

CNLU Patna

BA LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons)

NUALS Kochi

BA LLB (Hons), LLM

NLUO, Odisha, Cuttack

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

NUSRL Ranchi

BA LLB (Hons), LLM

NLUJA Assam, Guwahati

BA LLB (Hons), LLM

DSNLU Visakhapatnam

BA LLB (Hons), LLM

TNNLU Tiruchirapalli

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

MNLU Mumbai

BA LLB (Hons), LLM

MNLU Aurangabad

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

HPNLU Shimla

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

DNLU Jabalpur

BA LLB (Hons), LLM

DBRANLU, Sonipat, Haryana

BA LLB (Hons)

MNLU Nagpur

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

NLUT Agartala

BA LLB (Hons), LLM

RPNLU PrayagrajBA LLB (Hons.)

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Selecting NLUs for admission preference - Important factors to consider

While filling candidates have to select the NLUs in the order of preference. That means, if they want to be admission to NLSIU Bangaluru, it should come in first place in the NLU preference list. The second preference should be given to the second most preferred NLU. Candidates are advised to give preference to all NLUs in order to maximise their chances of securing admission.

Among all the NLUs, the top-ranked universities are easy to pick. But there are NLUs that do not show excellent placement records but are good in infrastructure, student-faculty ratio. Students can add such NLUs to their preference list after the top 10 NLUs. Some NLUs like NLU Tripura, NLU Aurangabad, and HNLU Shimla are newly established universities. These NLUs can be given fewer preferences. Candidates can meanwhile check the complete list of NLU preferences below which has been created after analysing various factors including placement, location, student preference etc.

Given below are the important factors to be considered while providing the NLU preference list:

  • Courses and seats offered by NLUs

  • Eligibility criteria for admission to the law programme

  • Ranking of national law universities (NLUs) in various ranking parameters

  • College and faculty reviews of NLUs

  • Previous year cut-offs of NLUs

  • Placement records

  • Alumni base and establishment year

  • Location

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Top Ranked NLUs in India 2023

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) released by the Ministry of Education has included ten NLUs in the top law schools in India. Candidates can refer to NIRF law rankings 2023 to know about the top-ranked NLUs in India. However, this should not be the only basis for NLU preferences.

NIRF Ranking for National Law Universities 2023

RankingNLU Name

1

National Law School of India University

3

NALSAR University of Law

4

The West Bengal National University of Juridicial Sciences

7

Gujarat National Law University

18

National Law Institute University, Bhopal

20

The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala

21

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow

24

National University of Study & Research in Law

28

National Law University and Judicial Academy

30

National Law University, Odisha

CLAT 2025 NLU Preference List - Top 10 NLUs by Ranking & Placement

Candidates should look at all the factors mentioned above before giving admission preference to a national law university. The top-tier NLUs like NLSIU Bengaluru, NALSAR Hyderabad and WBNUJS Kolkata are easy picks. However, candidates should look at ranking, placement records, alumni base, location and all other important factors for remaining NLUs. Below, we have given an NLUs list that students can refer to for creating their own preference list.

NLU Preference List - Top 10 Recommended Colleges, Ranking & Placement

Sl.NoNLUCityStateNIRF RankingMedian Salary

1

National Law School of India University

Bengaluru

Karnataka

1

16 LPA

2

NALSAR University of Law

Hyderabad

Telangana

3

16 LPA

3

The West Bengal National University of Juridicial Sciences

Kolkata

West Bengal

4

16 LPA

4

NLU Jodhpur

Jodhpur

Rajasthan

-

*14.50 LPA

5

National Law Institute University, Bhopal

Bhopal

Madhya Pradesh

18

18 LPA

6

Gujarat National Law University

Gandhinagar

Gujarat

7

15.40 LPA

7

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow

Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh

21

8.4 LPA

8

The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala

Patiala

Punjab

20

8.40 LPA

9

National Law University

Cuttack

Odisha

30

9 LPA

10

HNLU Raipur

Raipur

Chhattisgarh

-

Range (12L pa - 16 pa)

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. When should a candidate provide NLU preferences?

Candidates can provide NLU preference list at the time of filling up the CLAT 2025 application form.

2. Which is the top ranked NLU in India?

As per NIRF law rankings 2023, NLSIU Bengaluru is the number one ranked NLU in India.

3. Is it compulsory to provide NLU preference list?

Yes, it is mandatory to provide NLU preference list. Candidates will be considered for admission in only those NLUs which they mention in the NLU preference list

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Hello aspirant,

On July 7, 2024, the Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) will publish the CLAT 2025 announcement in a variety of print and digital media. The CLAT 2025 exam date was previously announced by the consortium on May 6. The notice states that the offline CLAT exam 2025 will take place on December 1. Candidates who meet the requirements and would like to participate in CLAT 2025 can register online and submit their applications at consortiumofnlus.ac.in, the official website.

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Hope this information helps you.

If you remember registering for CLAT 2024, you should have received a confirmation email or message containing your application number. It might also be available on your account dashboard if you created one on the CLAT website

The admit card for CLAT 2024 (if applicable) likely won't be available yet. Admit cards are typically released a few weeks before the exam. You'll need your CLAT application number and password to download it from the official CLAT website

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Hello Aspirant  , Hope your doing great . As per your query , if you get first rank in CLAT you have to pay fee in NLUS but yo may get consession but you have to  pay fee

Greetings,
Yes you can absolutely pursue three year LLB course in Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). In contrast with other competitive examinations, CLAT does not have any age limitation. The CLAT registration process for 2025 will start from 15th JULY, 2024 and the exam will be held on 1st December, 2024.

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Option: 1

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Option: 1

1500


Option: 2

1800


Option: 3

2000


Option: 4

2500


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Option: 1

Rs.8500


Option: 2

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Option: 4

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Option: 1

B will lose as he was driving very fast


Option: 2

B will lose for some other reasons


Option: 3

B will succeed, because A was careless


Option: 4

B will succeed, because A could have avoided the mishap by putting up a warning


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Option: 1

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No, 'A' is not guilty because 'B' could have attacked 'A' with his umbrella


Option: 3

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Option: 4

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Option: 1

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Option: 2

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Option: 3

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Option: 2

The accused is guilty of rape.  


Option: 3

The accused is not guilty.


Option: 4

None of the above.


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Option: 3 None

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Option: 1

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Option: 2

A is guilty of voluntarily causing ‘grievous hurt’.


Option: 3

He is guilty of rash and negligent.


Option: 4

None of the above.


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