Why Choose a Career in LAW

The word LAW gives an image of a Bollywood Movie with a courtroom scene in which we have two lawyers draped in black and white, a Judge and few other people fighting over a dispute. But is career in Law just limited to the courtroom?

Today, the career in legal profession is vast. Corporate Law, Intellectual Property Rights, Taxation, litigation matters, legal operations, legal documentation and others are several fields one can get into.

National Law Universities are being recognized as a ‘market facing law schools in India’ by industry experts. Students of NLU have, with their hard work, sound legal knowledge and eagerness to grow, attained some of the best placements in India and abroad.
Students have been recruited by national regulators, senior counsels, reputed national and international law firms, corporate, and financial institutions. The pay packages offered by national law firms range between Rs. 8 lakh to Rs. 16 lakh per annum, whereas, international law firms have offered packages between Rs. 28 lakh to Rs. 30 lakh per annum in the previous year. The pay packages of corporate range between Rs. 4.5 lakh to Rs. 11 lakh per annum for the previous year. Students have also been successful in undertaking Judicial Clerkship at the Supreme Court.

The growing popularity of these NLUs and Law as a career is further manifested by the manifold increase in the number of applicants writing the major law entrance exams every year, primarily the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT).

About CLAT

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a centralized test conducted by the National Law Universities in India for admission to the 17 NLUs. The test is taken after the Higher Secondary Examination or the XIIth standard, for admission to integrate under several undergraduate programs in Law, or after graduation in Law for Master of Laws (LL.M) programs conducted.

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance examination, conducted on rotation by 17 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate degree programmes. The 17 participating NLUs in the order of their year of establishment are:

  1. National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU) – No. of seats 80
  2. National Academy of Legal Study and Research University of Law, Hyderabad (NALSAR) – No. of seats 70
  3. The National Law Institute University, Bhopal(NLIU) – No. of seats 126
  4. The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS) – No. of seats 125
  5. National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ) – No. of seats 115
  6. Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU) – No. of seats 180
  7. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU) – No. of seats 180
  8. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU) – No. of seats 160
  9. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab (RGNUL) – No. of seats 185
  10. Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU) – No. of seats 140
  11. The National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS) –  No. of seats 104
  12. National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO) – No. of seats 120
  13. National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL) – No. of seats 120
  14. National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJAA) – No. of seats 60
  15. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam (DSNLU) – No. of seats 132
  16. Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli (TNNLS) – No. of seats 180
  17. Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU) – No. of seats 60

Eligibility for CLAT

For Under Graduate Programme like B.A LL.B, B.Com LL.B

Passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with the minimum of

(a) Forty-five percent(45%) marks in case if candidates belongs to Unreserved/OBC/(Specially abled persons) Categories.

(b) Forty percent(40%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST Category

Candidates who will appear in the qualifying examination in April/May 2016 are also eligible for appear in CLAT-2016 examination. However, they shall be required to produce an evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.

No upper age limit is prescribed for appearing in CLAT-2017.

AILET 2017 for NLU delhi

The National Law University has decided to conduct the ALL India Law Entrance Test (AILET)2017 for admission to B.A.LL.B (Hons) degree programmes for academic year 2017-2018.


There are around 70 seats expected for Indian nationals in B.A.LL.B program. More than 12000 students appear for AILET every year against such few seats .The Level of competition is definitely high.

Past year AILET Cutoff is given below.


AILET 2016

AILET 2015 AILET 2014

















76 82


There is negative marking for AILET Exam.

AILET 2017 application form available from Jan 2017.

Last date for submission of application April 2017.