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CLAT 2016 Update: Changes in intake and PSUs Now Accept PG CLAT Score

Last Updated - April 01, 2017

CLAT 2016 exam is conducted by 17 national law universities on rotation base. The last date of CLAT 2016 registration is March 31, 2016 so that the candidates who meet the minimum eligibility criteria for CLAT 2016 exam can apply. CLAT 2016 is conducted for admission to various five years integrated courses like- LL.B. and B.A. LL.B., B.Com LL.B. and B.Sc L.L.B programs. CLAT 2016 will be held on May 08, 2016 (3:00 AM to 5:00 PM) at various CLAT exam centers across the country.

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Changes in CLAT 2016 Intake

This year a big changes has been made into CLAT 2016 is to increase the total number of seats. Last year, there were 16 NLUs and total seats were 2220 seats and with the inclusion of Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU) into the fold, that number has increased to 2,252. Distribution of the seats is given below in the table:

CategoryNumber of Seats
All-India category1442
State category566
Special category244
Total2252

A number of NLUs have shuffled their intake

  • Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS). From 200 seats on offer last year, their intake has almost halved to 110
  • National Law University, Odisha (NLUO) has increased its intake by 60 seats i.e. last year offered 120 seats and now offering a total of 180 seats
  • NUALS has also increased its intake by 16 seats; 9 of these are for the all-India category, whereas 7 are for the state category
  • NALSAR, Hyderabad has also made a minor change to their intake of foreign nationals. This year, 15 seats are reserved for non-Indians, and out of 15 seats 7 seats are for SAARC countries’ students and 8 for students from non-SAARC countries
  • According to the news report, DSNLU Visakhapatnam has also changed in its intake; the state government has decided to adhere to the AP Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admissions) Order, 1974, which prescribes that 40% of seats should be offered on an all-India basis, while 10% should be reserved for foreign nationals/NRIs. And currently, a mere 12 seats out of 132 are available under the all-India category,  and there are no seats reserved for foreign nationals.

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PSUs Accept PG CLAT 2016 Score

In a significant change for the candidates of the PG CLAT 2016 exam, now four PSUs Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPCL), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), and Power Grid Corporation of India Limited(PGCIL) will accept the CLAT 2016 score card for recruitment.  

After announcing this news, it offers PG candidates an additional choice, as opposed to doing an LLM course. It will also offer an additional employment route for law graduates.

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Other Law Institutes Accepting CLAT 2016 Score

Other than 17 NLUs, a number of other law colleges also accept the CLAT exam score card for admission. The list of institutes that accept the CLAT score are given below:

  • Galgotias University, Greater Noida
  • IMS Unison University, Dehradun
  • Indore Institute of Law, Indore
  • Jaipur, Institute of Law
  • Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida
  • Manipal University
  • Nirma University, Ahmedabad
  • RNB Global University, Bikaner
  • Shri Vaishnav Institute of Law, Indore
  • SRM University, Delhi-NCR, Sonipat

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