West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) LLB & LLM Admissions 2018

Last Updated - June 21 2018

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), founded in 1999, is an autonomous law university providing courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is in the Salt Lake City of Kolkata. It has the permanent affiliation from the Bar Council of India. In Its relatively short existence, NUJS has firmly founded itself as one of the premier National Law Schools and top-ranking centers of legal education in India.

In 2009 Outlook ranked NUJS as the 2nd best law school in India. In 2008, in a ranking organized jointly by the Wall Street Journal and Mint, NUJS was rated as the 3rd best law school in India, with the best "pedagogic systems and procedure" amongst all law schools in the country. They have proven their mettle in different areas such as Moot Courts, Debates, and Essay Writing. The students of NUJS have excelled in nearly every field.

The University invites applications for admission to the Undergraduate and Postgraduate law programmes for the academic year. The programmes provided are BA/B.Sc. LLB Programme which will be for a period of 5 years, and the LLM Programme which will be for a period of one year.

The admission to both the programmes will be based on the Common Law Entrance Test (CLAT) for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes respectively, both to be held in May.

  • Method of Application

    Online & Offline Both


    01st Jan, 2019 - 31st Mar, 2019

NUJS LLB & LLM Admissions 2018 Important Dates

Application forms available from01st Jan - 31st Mar, 2019

NUJS LLB & LLM Admissions 2018 Eligibility Criteria


You should have passed the Higher Secondary School Examination (10+2) system or an examination equivalent thereto securing in the first attempt, at the minimum of 45% marks in aggregate for general category and 40% marks in the case of SC / ST category and persons with disability.

Age: You should be less than 21 years of age.


LLM Programme:

  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • International and Comparative Law

Eligibility Criteria:

You must have finished a bachelor’s degree in Law (LL.B.) with a percentage of at least 55% or an equivalent cumulative grade point average (CGPA) from any Indian University recognized by UGC or any equivalent degree provided by a foreign University.

NUJS LLB & LLM Admissions 2018 How To Apply?


For both courses:

For Registration to CLAT

Step 1: You should register yourself on the CLAT official website.

Step 2: You must then fill your personal, academics and other details as mentioned in the form.

Step 3: You need to upload the following documents:

  • recent passport size photograph (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm) in JPost Graduate pattern
  • Birth certificate
  • Latest Category Certificate (SC/ST/OBC)
  • Domicile Certificate (if applicable)
  • Certificate of impairment for Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and Declaration by the Scribe in the prescribed pattern
  • signature of JPost Graduate pattern within 100kb of size

Step 4: CLAT Application fees: You must make the payment of application form fees of Rs. 4000 for General Category and Rs. 3500 for Reserved Category online via Debit/ Credit Card.

Step 5: You should then finally “Submit” your Application Form online only. This completes your registration procedure.

NUJS LLB & LLM Admissions Procedure 2018


You will be selected on merit, based on the Common Law Entrance Test (CLAT).

The Test will be consisting of objective type questions of a standard expected of 10+2 students and will be of 2 hours’ duration. The test will cover the following subjects with their respective distribution of marks: There will be negative marking, with 0.25 marks being deducted for every inaccurate response. The test will have 200 questions of one mark each, and hence, will carry a maximum of 200 marks.

English including Comprehension40
General Knowledge and Present Affairs50
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)20
Legal Aptitude50
Logical Reasoning40

If more than one aspirant gets the same rank in the merit list, the order of priority for the selection of the aspirant against the available vacancies will be strictly based on the percentage of marks obtained in the qualifying examination.


You will be selected on the basis of CLAT (Common Law Entrance Test) for Post-Graduate Programmes.

The test will carry a maximum of 150 marks. There will be negative marking with 0.25 marks being deducted for every inaccurate response. It will be for a period of 2 hours with 100 questions. The following will be the break-up of marks:

  • Long Essay Type Descriptive Questions: 100 Mark
  • Multiple-Choice Questions: 50 Marks (50 questions of 1 mark each)

The long essay type questions will contain 4 questions and 25 marks each pertaining to subject areas such as Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence

The Multiple-Choice Questions will cover all subjects except Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence prescribed by BCI for Under-Graduate Courses.

NUJS LLB & LLM Admissions 2018 Reservation Criteria

For LLB :

CategoryQuota (All India)Domicile (WB)
General Category744
Scheduled Caste132
Scheduled Tribe71
Foreign Nationals40

For LLM:

General Category31
Scheduled Caste6
Scheduled Tribe3
Foreign Nationals2

*The article might have information for the earlier academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification allocated by the University/College

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