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.

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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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Dear Aspirant,

CLAT or Common Law Admission Test is conducted by National Law Universities all around India for law aspirants who want to pursue it from the best institutes around the country. It has many opportunities in various sectors as law graduates are in high demand in today's world and their work varies from workplace to workplace.

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2) Law Firms

These are formed through partnerships between lawyers who wish to offer legal advice to their clients under a brand name. This business is one of the highest-grossing at the moment in India due to its appeal to the clients and sincere partnerships. These firms are also involved in a lot of college placements opportunities which a candidate can seek. The packages offered here are pretty good and the skills of all individuals are thoroughly assessed due to the same. This is literally like a dream job for law students.

3) Professor/Lecturer

This is one of the most respected professions in any field. Since the demand for law practitioners is increasing, so is for those who can give them the correct guidance. The salary for this job is fairly good and if you have taste for this kind of work which requires you to have a passion for knowledge and imparting it as well, this might be the job for you.

4) Corporate Sector Jobs

Corporate is the biggest job-providing groups. With the growth of these giants, there has emerged a need for a legal department in each one of them which deals with the regular legal affairs within and outside the company. A lot of public sector jobs like those in PSUs and banks are also a viable option.

5) Judiciary

From lawyer to judge, it is a pretty strong job that requires great decision-making skills and a lot of experience with a great deal of honesty. There are State Level Judiciary Exams for the same.

So, CLAT can give you a bright future. Choose your career wisely.

Hope this helps. All the best!

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Can student residing in hyderabad use n upload the maharshtra state caste certificate whille filling the form for CLAT 2020 ??

Pankhuri Kumari 17th Jan, 2020
Hii Reet!
You need to produce the caste certificate from the state of your permanent residence, that is from the state you belong to ( your native place ). If it is maharashtra in your case, then you can produce the caste certificate from there, hyderabad being your current residence and not permanent. You cannot produce the caste certificate of another state being native to one state. Refer the following link for more details -
https://www.google.com/amp/s/law.careers360.com/articles/clat-application-form/amp
Hope this helps.
Good luck!
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which caste certificate is applicable in CLAT state Governments caste Certificate or CENTRAL GOVERNMENT Caste certificate?

thomas joy 15th Jan, 2020

Hi there,

CLAT exam is for 21 NLU,s all over India .CLAT 2020, the caste certificate needed to be scanned and submited. Sc/St candidates can give the scanned copy , the certificate can be from state goverment , it is not noticed that you need a central government caste certificate.

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