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CLAT Scope in Future - Placements, Salary, Career Opportunities

CLAT Scope in Future - Placements, Salary, Career Opportunities

Edited By Marar Sumeet Sudarshan | Updated on Jun 24, 2024 12:19 PM IST | #CLAT

Rising interest in law as a career among students directly translates to immense CLAT scope in future. This is because the Common Law Admission Test is one of the top law entrance exams in India and the gateway to elite law schools such as NLSIU Bengaluru and NALSAR Hyderabad, among others. CLAT scope in India can be gauged by the number of candidates appearing for the exam, and also the placement figures of top NLUs. While a graduation in law in itself opens many career opportunities, obtaining a law degree from one of the top NLUs makes CLAT a good career option that provides the initial thrust for a great future ahead

At present 24 NLUs are participating in CLAT with over 3200+ and 1350+ CLAT seats on offer in 5-year LLB and LLM programmes respectively. Read on to gain insights on CLAT scope in the future, and whether CLAT is a good career option to go for.

CLAT Exam Scope: Exam Statistics

Given below are some figures on the CLAT seats on offer and the number of candidates appearing for CLAT over the last few years. The statistics show, an increasing number of students appearing for the exam, and also an increase in the number of seats. The rising numbers point to a good scope for CLAT in India. Last year close to 60000 candidates appeared for CLAT UG and over 10000 appeared for CLAT PG. The analysis of success rate in CLAT shows the success rate is around 5% in UG and 13% in CLAT PG when we compare the candidates with the available seats. This makes CLAT one of the most difficult and sought-after law entrance exams in India.

CLAT Exam Statistics





Candidates appeared

58504 (UG)

10282 (PG)

42,766 (UG)

8,703 (PG)


53,532 (UG)

8,574 (PG)


3,200+ (UG)

1,300+ (PG)

2860+ (UG)

1160+ (PG)

2801 (UG)

1072 (PG)

2622 (UG)

808 (PG)

CLAT NLUs Rankings in India

As per the data from the HRD ministry, 10 NLUs that accept CLAT find a place in the NIRF law rankings 2023 among the top 30 law schools in the country. The high rankings of NLUs again reflect the importance of CLAT in the legal education landscape in India. The rankings are given in the table below.

CLAT NLUs NIRF Rankings 2023

CLAT Scope in Future: NLUs Placements

Top NLUs regularly see visits by top companies and legal firms during their placement season. Given below are median salary figures for the top-ranked NLUs for UG and PG law programmes.

CLAT NLUs Placement Salary Data

NLU Name

Median Salary (UG) (in Rs.)Median Salary (PG) (in Rs.)

NLSIU Bengaluru

16 lakhs p.a.

8.25 lakhs p.a

NALSAR Hyderabad

16 lakhs p.a.

7 lakhs p.a.

WBNUJS Kolkata

16 lakhs p.a.

10 lakhs p.a.

GNLU Gandhinagar

15.40 lakhs p.a.

4.20 lakhs p.a.

NLIU Bhopal

18 lakhs p.a.

6 lakhs p.a

RGNUL Patiala

8.40 lakhs p.a.

6 lakhs p.a.

RMLNLU Lucknow

6.50 lakhs p.a.

5.50 lakhs p.a.

NUSRL Ranchi

10.07 lakhs p.a.

6 lakhs p.a.




NLUO Cuttack

9 lakhs p.a.

6 lakhs p.a.

CLAT Scope and Career Opportunities

A law degree from a top law school can open up many career opportunities which makes CLAT a good career option. Let’s understand the CLAT exam scope by looking at the job profiles available to students.

  • Legal Associate: Many top law firms recruit students from NLUs to be part of their legal team on attractive salaries. These law firms have some top names as their clients and students get the opportunity to work on their cases.

  • PSU Recruitments through CLAT: Many Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) also hire employees through the CLAT exam. The PSU recruitments through CLAT often see companies such as Power Grid Corporation, and National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) among others recruit law officers through scores obtained in CLAT.

  • Corporate Lawyer: Other than law firms, top corporations and banks also have a legal team that supervises the company’s activities and regulatory compliance. Such lawyers working with companies are often referred to as corporate lawyers. They can work either as in-house corporate lawyers or as consultants.

  • Independent Practice: Many lawyers also choose to do independent practice. They fight cases on behalf of their clients in court. Such lawyers who represent clients in courts are known as advocates. To become an advocate in India, a law graduate has to clear the All India Bar Examination and obtain a Certificate of Practice (CoP)

  • Academics: Law students can also choose to pursue higher education such as PhD and enter the exciting field of academics where they teach budding lawyers and advocates at law school. Often this requires the students to have completed an LLM and possess other relevant qualifications.

  • Social Activism: Lawyers can also take up social activism or become part of an NGO to be associated with a social cause. Lawyers can fight for social rights by filing PIL or RTI queries to maintain accountability among public authorities.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. Can I get a job after CLAT?

Yes, you can get a job after CLAT as there are PSU recruitments conducted through the CLAT exam for the post of law officers.

2. What is the salary at top NLUs?

The median salary offered at top NLUs is often in the range of Rs 8-16 lakhs p.a.

3. What is the scope of CLAT career?

CLAT offers scope for a good career as students can gain admission into top law schools and later get placed in top law firms.


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Questions related to CLAT

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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, the official website.

For more information you can visit our website by clicking on the link given below.

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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

I hope it helps!

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

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.

For further information about CLAT 2025 examination, you can click the link attached below.

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125 toffees cost Rs. 75, Find the cost of one million toffees if there is a discount of 40% on the selling price for this quantity.


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Rs. 3,20,000

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14. Find the present value (in Rs.) of Rs.3000 due after 5 years at 10% p.a. simple interest.

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24. Raju took a loan at 8% per annum simple interest for a period of 5 years. At the end of five years he paid Rs.10640 to clear his loan. How much loan did he take?

Option: 1


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'A' carelessly left an iron pole across a public road 300 m from that spot was a traffic signal indicating speed limit to be 20 kmph. B, riding a scooter at 80 kmph, noticed the protrusion from a distance, but still could not avoid it, collided with the pole and was injured. In an action by B against A.

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

'A' was having a get together with his old friends and on his friend's suggestions, he consumed some alcohol. On his way back to home at night, 'A' heard some footsteps and turning back, he imagined he saw a figure moving towards him with a spear. In fact, it was only a man, 'B' with an umbrella, who was telling 'A' to walk carefully since 'A' appeared to be unsteady. However, 'A' proceeded to attack 'B' with an iron rod leading to grave injuries to 'B'. Is 'A' guilty of causing grievous hurt to 'B'?

Option: 1

No, 'A' is not guilty because in his intoxicated state, the umbrella appeared a spear to him and he exercised his right of private defence.

Option: 2

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

Option: 3

No, 'A' is not guilty because he was intoxicated on the suggestions of his friends and was incapable of knowing that he was savagely attacking a man, who was carrying only an umbrella

Option: 4

Yes, 'A' is guilty because he got intoxicated voluntarily and under the effect of this voluntary intoxication, he attacked and caused grievous injuries to 'B' who posed no threat to him in fart

'A"s cattle was being regularly stolen and 'A' was unable to apprehend the thief. One night, 'A' finally manages to catch 'B' untying his cow from the cowshed under the cover of darkness. 'A' slowly crept up to 'B' and slashed his neck with a sickle leading to the death of 'B' Is 'A' guilty of the offence of culpable homicide?

Option: 1

No, 'A' was only exercising his right of private defence of property

Option: 2

No, 'B' continued stealing of his cattle would have rendered his business inoperable

Option: 3

Yes, 'A' had no reasonable apprehension that 'A' could suffer any grievous hurt if he did not kill 'B'

Option: 4

Yes, 'A' should have first challenged 'B' to surrender before taking any steps to cause 'B's death

A, a 15 year old girl, having been rebuked by her mother leaves her house. At railway station she met the accused who takes her to his house. He provides her clothes, money and ornaments at his house and has sexual intercourse with the girl with her consent. What offence has been committed?

Option: 1

The mother is accused of maltreatment.

Option: 2

The accused is guilty of rape.  

Option: 3

The accused is not guilty.

Option: 4

None of the above.

A, a 15 year old girl, left her mother’s house and joined the accused because her mother has turned down the proposal of her marriage with the accused on the ground that she was too young. While she was with the accused he had sexual intercourse with her against her will. What offence has been committed?

Option: 1 None

Option: 2 None

Option: 3 None

Option: 4 None

A, a chain snatcher, forcibly pulled the ear rings from the ears of an old lady. Both the ear lobes were torn and the old lady suffered pain and suffering for over three weeks. For what offence can A be prosecuted? What offence have been committed?

Option: 1

He is guilty of theft.

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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