What if I don’t get a NLU through CLAT?
Sonali.jolly, 24 Apr 2019, #CLAT
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What if I don’t get an NLU through CLAT?

Winston Churchill once said that “success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts”. When you fall in a race, you are left behind. But if you somehow manage to gather the courage to get up again, and start running towards the goal, there is a chance that you may actually win it! So, if you worry about what will happen if you don’t get an NLU through CLAT, remember that an NLU cannot decide your fate. The hope for a bright career in law, is not lost. “What if I don’t get an NLU through CLAT?” , this question has been the cause of many sunken dreams. Don’t forget that there are so many law schools in India, some of them are even better! So, what are your options if you don’t an NLU through CLAT? There are plenty, and we will discuss all these wonderful options in this article.

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Will my CLAT  attempt go waste if I don’t get a NLU through CLAT?

The dream of getting a seat in a National Law University sometimes overpowers logical thinking and practical solutions. It creates a sense of panic in the law aspirants and if they do not get an NLU through CLAT, they feel that they have lost the battle. Wherein this is seldom the case. The CLAT scores are accepted by many other institutes in India. Some universities are among the top law schools in India. Some top universities of India which accept CLAT score are given below.

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Private Colleges

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 

180

Don’t place all your bets on a single horse.

The first and foremost thing to remember, for those who worry about not getting a NLU through CLAT, would be, consider appearing for other Law Entrance Examinations. When you are preparing for the most dreaded law examination in India, what is the harm in appearing for other law examinations! Most states conduct a separate entrance examination for the law colleges affiliated with them. Also, private law schools conduct their own entrance examination. 

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Below is a list of some other examination options you can consider.

All India Law Entrance Test (AILET 2019)

  • Conducting Body - National Law University Delhi

  • Law degree programme - BA LL.B

  • Number of seats available - 70

  • College(s) offered - National Law University Delhi

MH CET Law 2019

  • Conducting Body - Directorate of Higher Education, Maharashtra

  • Law degree programme - BA LL.B

  • Number of seats available - 10060

  • College(s) offered - 

    • Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University

    • Gondwana University

    • North Maharashtra University

    • Rastrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University

    • Savitribai Phule Pune University

    • Shivaji University

    • Smt Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women’s University

    • Mumbai Solapur University

    • Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University

    • University of Mumbai

AIL LET 2019(Army Institute of Law Entrance Test)

  • Conducting Body - Army Institute of Law

  • Law degree programme - BA LL.B

  • Number of seats available - 80

  • College(s) offered - Army Institute of Law

KIITEE Law 2019

  • Conducting Body - Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology

  • Law degree programme - BA LL.B/ BBA LL.B/ B.Sc LL.B

  • Number of seats available - 240

  • College(s) offered - Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology

LSAT India 2019

  • Conducting Body - Pearson VUE 

  • Law degree programme - BA LL.B

  • College(s) offered - More than 50 participating institutes. Some important institutes are listed below-


    • Alliance School of Law, Alliance University, Bangalore

    • ITM Law School, Gurgaon

    • School of Law, Ansal University, Gurgaon

    • AURO University, School of Law, Surat

    • Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat

    • School of Law, Gitam University, Visakhapatnam

    • Central India College of Law, Nagpur

    • JSS Law College, Mysore

    • School of Law, K. R. Mangalam University, Gurgaon

    • College of Legal Studies, Dehradun

BVP CET Law 2019

  • Conducting Body - Bharati Vidyapeeth University

  • Law degree programme - BA LL.B and BBA LL.B

  • College(s) offered - Bharati Vidyapeeth University

Your dream doesn’t have an expiration date. Take a deep breath and try again.

  • K. T. Witten

If your dream college is a National Law University and nothing can convince you to settle for something else, something less, then pursue your dream and make it a reality. Analyse your result for CLAT and find out your weaknesses. Work on them and prepare for next years CLAT. with dedication and hardwork on your side, nothing can keep you from achieving your goal.

We hope that you found the article useful and all the best for your exams.

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