What if I don't get an NLU through CLAT 2020
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What if I don't get an NLU through CLAT 2020 - Getting admission in a National Law University (NLU) is a dream for many CLAT 2020 aspirants, but what if someone doesn’t get admission in an NLU through CLAT?. Should we consider it an ultimate failure or just a part and parcel of the game? Summer Redstone rightly said, ‘Success is not built on success, it is built on failure, frustration and sometimes on catastrophe’. Failure in CLAT does not mean one cannot become a successful law professional. Given that the CLAT 2020 exam is a highly competitive and lakhs of students prepare themselves for this, so, it is not possible that everyone makes a way to NLU. Ultimately what matters is that law aspirants become successful in their respective law profile. There are many law colleges that accept CLAT scores for admissions and some also conduct their own entrance exams for LLB and LLM programmes. So, here we will discuss what other options the CLAT 2020 aspirants would have if they don’t get an NLU through CLAT 2020.

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Think Beyond NLUs!

NLUs are among the top law universities of India, But that doesn’t mean they are the only top law universities of India. And, most importantly the CLAT 2020 scores will be accepted by 53 private law colleges of India along with Dr B R Ambedkar National Law University Sonipat, Haryana.

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These private colleges include big names like Nirma University and Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat. They compete with the best NLUs and sometimes even perform better.

Below we are giving a list of law colleges of India along with seats available in these colleges.

Top Law Colleges that accept CLAT scores

Name of Institute/University

Location

Courses offered

Number of seats available

Total Number of seats

Jindal Global Law School

Sonipat

BA LL.B

60

120

BBA LL.B

60

Nirma University

Ahmedabad

BA LL.B

120

240

BBA LL.B

60

B.Com LL.B

60

School of Law, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies

Dehradun

BA LL.B

120

360

BBA LL.B

120

B.Sc LL.B

120

ICFAI Law School

Hyderabad

BA LL.B

120

300

BBA LL.B

180

ICFAI Law School

Dehradun

BA LL.B

120

360

BBA LL.B

240

Alliance School of Law

Bangalore

BA LL.B

180

360

BBA LL.B

180

IFIM Law College

Bangalore

BBA LL.B

60

60

School of Law, GITAM University

Visakhapatnam

BA LL.B

120

240

BBA LL.B

120

VIT Law School

Chennai

BA LL.B

120

360

BBA LL.B


What other options a Law aspirant have?

It is said, ‘If plan ‘A’ doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters, so stay cool’. if you are looking for a law college, there are many entrance exams conducted by law colleges to test your knowledge and hunger, and if you are already preparing for the toughest law exam then there is no harm in looking for other law entrance exams. Some universities are even better than many NLUs in terms of their academic curriculum and other facilities. Symbiosis Law School, Pune is one such example which is ranked as the 7th best law college of India by NIRF 2019 ranking of MHRD. There are many state-level entrance exams and also, many law colleges conduct their own entrance exam separately. One can consider appearing in these exams and get a seat in a law college.

Other Law Entrance exams conducted in India

Name of Entrance exam

Conducting body

College(s) offered

Programmes available

All India Law Entrance Test

National Law University Delhi

National Law University Delhi

LL.B

SLAT

Symbiosis International University

Law schools of Symbiosis University

BA LL.B and BBA LL.B

MH CET Law


Directorate of Higher Education, Maharashtra

College(s) offered - Law colleges of Maharashtra

BA LL.B

AIL LET 2020

Army Institute of Law

Army Institute of Law

BA LL.B

KIITEE Law 2020

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology


BA LL.B/ BBA LL.B/ B.Sc LL.B

LSAT India

Pearson VUE

More than 50 participating institutes

BA LL.B

BVP CET Law 2020

Bharati Vidyapeeth University

Bharati Vidyapeeth University

BA LL.B and BBA LL.B

AMU Entrance Test

Aligarh Muslim University

Aligarh Muslim University

BA LL.B

BHU UET

Banaras Hindu University

Faculty of Law, Banaras Hindu UniversityAligarh Muslim University

LL.B

Still, deep down if you are not ready to give up on your dream of an NLU than the good news is that there is no age bar for appearing in CLAT and no restrictions on the number of CLAT attempts. You should start analyzing your points of failure and follow a holistic approach towards the CLAT exam from the point you realize your failure.

We wish you all the best and hope the article was useful to you!

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - What if I don't get an NLU through CLAT 2020

Question: What is the best way to prepare for CLAT 2020?

Answer:

CLAT preparation totally depends upon an individual's ability to study and grasp the knowledge. You can choose to join a coaching or can also prepare with self-study. Whichever option you choose, making a CLAT study timetable 2020 is an inevitable part of preparation, once done with it, follow the study plan with utmost dedication.

Question: What is an ideal time to prepare for CLAT 2020?

Answer:

Ideally if one starts with basics, 10 months are considered enough for CLAT 2020. However, if someone is pre-equipped with basics, 7 - 8 months are more than enough for CLAT 2020.

Question: What is the exam date of CLAT 2020?

Answer:

As of now, there is no exact date released by consortium of law colleges. It will be conducted tentatively in the 4th week of May.

Question: What is the top private law college in India?

Answer:

According to NIRF 2019 ranking of MHRD, GOI, Symbiosis Pune is ranked as 7th best law college of India and it will conduct its own entrance exam called SLAT (Symbiosis Law Admission Test).    

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If your query is related with doing 5-year BALLB program being offered at University Law College (ULC) I must say no. Because it has its own admission process. Basically, CLAT is an entrance exam for taking admission in NLUs. Eligibility Criteria for ULC's BALLB can be checked by following the link given: https://eng.bangaloreuniversity.ac.in/university-law-college/

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Let me suggest you few tips,
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clat ki study ke liye kitne month ka time sufficient hai...? please answer

Aman Raj Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019

Hello Bablu

Every other person has a different brain which works in different frequencies.

What I can study in 10 hours, maybe you can study in 2.

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But still to answer your question, according to some statistics, a good amount of 4–5 hours a day can help you get into a tier 1 college, but those hours should be with complete dedication and for 5-6 months.

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how much Marks should candidate score to clear clat for NLU jodhpur?

Aman Raj Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019

Hello Tanvi

It depends upon the Reservation Category and all. Considering General, you must need a rank of 120-140 for the admission. These were the last year cutoffs.

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I score 56% in BA graduation degree and i am in general category. Now i am able to give CLAT exam and get admission in NLU?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019

CLAT is for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes. For CLAT PG, you should possess a Bachelor's degree in Law. But because your highest qualification is BA and that is not a law degree, you are not eligible for CLAT PG. But now talking about CLAT UG, you need to have completed your 10+2 with a minimum aggregate of 45%. It is 45% for General Category and 40% for Reserved Categories. As there is no upper age limit for CLAT, you can appear for CLAT UG. Not based on your BA qualification but based on your 12th qualification. For more information, please visit our page at: https://law.careers360.com/articles/clat-eligibility-criteria

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