CLAT 2018: Vacant Seats at National Law Universities


The process of CLAT 2018 which was held on May 13, 2018 for admissions to Law programs at 19 National Law Universities across the country, comes to final closure. However, despite three lists notified by CLAT this year, many National Law Universities are struggling to fill their seats, including NLUs like RMLNLU, NLUO, HNLU etc.

The official process of CLAT comes to close and now it is onto the respective National Law Universities, to notify and fill the vacant seats, if any. This year 13 National Law Universities have notified for vacant seats after the closure of admission process by CLAT. The students can apply online through the respective websites of the NLUs, in case they meet the eligibility conditions as laid down by the respective NLU for applying against the vacant seats.

Below is the list of NLUs who have notified the vacancy of the seats:

University Location General SC ST PwD Weblink
NLUO Cuttack 20 12 7 4 Know More
GNLU Gandhinagar 7 1 4 NA Know More
RGNUL Patiala Available Available Available Available Know More
RMLNLU Lucknow 13 Domicile(01) Domicile(01)   Know More
HNLU Raipur 11 2 2   Know More
CNLU Patna Available Domicile(01)   Available Know More
NUALS Kochi Available Available Available Available Know More
DSNLU Vishakhapatnam 23 Domicile(4) NIL   Know More
NUSRL Ranchi Available Available Available   Know More
NLUJA Guwahati Available       Know More
TNNLS Trichi Available Available Available   Know More
MNLU Nagpur Available       Know More
MNLU Aurangabad Available Domicile Domicile Available Know More


The admission against vacant seats is on the basis of ranks and if shown interest through relevant channel before the last date as applicable.

Candidates willing to take admissions in the current academic season must ensure to apply before the deadline. It is advised that students check the rank eligibility before applying to any National Law University before showing the interest in admission.

Best Wishes,

Team LST




  1. I wonder how data on clat is being given to other people. Each day we receive so many emails and unsolicited SMS from colleges and universities. Very poor data security.