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NUALS 2021 Entrance Exam

NUALS University invites application for the Five Years Integrated BA LLB ( Hons. ) and One year LLM Program in two distinct branches International Trade Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law for the academic year 2021. NUALS Exam is based on CLAT 2021.

NUALS offers One year LL.M. Programme in two distinct branches :

  • International Trade Law
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law

NUALS 2021 Eligibility Criteria

BA LLB Eligibility

Admission to the B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) Degree course shall be based on the performance in the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT).

  1. The candidate for CLAT shall have passed the Higher Secondary Certificate examination (10+2) or an examination recognized as equivalent thereto with at least 45 % marks.
  2. Exemption upto 5% from the requirement of the minimum of 45% for the qualifying examination is given to the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) [declared eligible for reservation in the State of Kerala] and upto 3% to the candidates belonging to Socially and Educationally Backward Classes [declared eligible for reservation in the State of Kerala]. These categories are allowed to apply for CLAT if they obtain not less than 40 % and 42 % of marks, respectively, in the qualifying examination.
  3. Students who are appearing for the qualifying examination are allowed to appear for CLAT. However, they should submit the results of the qualifying examination at the time of admission. If they do not do so, the candidates shall be considered ineligible.

LLM Eligibility

Admission to the LL.M. Degree Course shall be based on the performance in the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) on Merit-cum-Preference basis.

NUALS offers One year LL.M. Programme in two distinct branches, ie. (i) International Trade Law and (ii) Constitutional and Administrative Law, having 20 seats each.

A candidate shall have passed the 5 year Integrated B. A. LL.B. (Hons.) Degree of the National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) or an examination recognised as equivalent thereto with a minimum of 50 % of the total marks in the aggregate [Not less than 45% in the case of SC/ST (declared eligible for reservation in the State of Kerala) candidates.

NUALS 2021 Intake and Reservation of Seats

BA LLB Intake

5 Year B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) Degree Course
Category Percentage All India Category Seats State Category Seats
All India Merit 51% 31
State Merit (Kerala) 9% 5
Scheduled Castes (Kerala) 8% 5
Scheduled Tribes (Kerala) 2% 1
Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) [Kerala] 30% 18
Total 100% 31 29

Out of the above, 5% of the total intake of 60 seats are horizontally reserved for Specially Abled Persons (SAP)

In addition to the above 60 seats, 6 seats are reserved as Supernumerary Quota for NRI Sponsored candidates and 2 seats for Foreign Nationals. The candidates in these categories need not appear for CLAT and they can directly apply to the University in the prescribed format provided in the website. If any seats remain vacant in the NRI Sponsored quota, the same shall be filled from the CLAT 2021 Rank List. If any seat remains vacant in the Foreign Nationals quota, the same shall be filled from the NRI Sponsored quota and in that case, the fees applicable for NRI Sponsored candidates shall be levied. In case NRI Sponsored candidates are not available, other CLAT 2021 ranked candidates shall be considered and in that case, the usual fees shall be levied.

Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Socially and Educationally Backward Classes mean communities as identified and listed as such for admission to professional courses, by the Government of Kerala. List of communities classified by the Government of Kerala as Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Eligible Communities and Backward and Other Backward Classes are given in Annexure I, II, III & IV respectively.

SC/ST candidates shall have to produce Community Certificates issued by the competent authorities in the State of Kerala. Candidates seeking admission against the seats reserved for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes shall, in addition to the Community Certificate, produce a Non-Creamy Layer Certificate issued by the competent authority in Kerala.

Seats reserved for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes shall be inter-changeable. In case sufficient candidates are not available for seats reserved for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes, such seats shall be filled up under State merit quota. The seats unavailed by the SC/ST candidates will be filled by Other Eligible Communities (OEC) candidates and in case of seats remaining vacant under the Specially Abled Persons (SAP) Quota, such seats shall be filled up under State Merit Quota. Candidates seeking admission against seats reserved for State Merit Quota shall produce ‘Nativity Certificate’ as prescribed by the Government of Kerala for admission to professional courses in the State.

LLM Intake

Category Percentage Seats
All India Merit 51% 20
State Merit (Kerala) 9% 3
Scheduled Castes (Kerala) 8% 3
Scheduled Tribes (Kerala) 2% 1
Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) [Kerala] 30% 13
Total 100% 40

Out of the above, 5% of the total intake of 40 seats are horizontally reserved for Specially Abled Persons (SAP)

The apportionment of seats for various categories under the SEBC Quota for the PG Programme is as as follows:

Sl. No. Community Percentage Seats
1. Ezhava, Thiyya, Billava (ETB) 9% 3
2. Muslims (MU) 8% 3
3. Other Backward Hindus (OBH) 3% 1
4. Latin Catholic & Anglo Indian (LCAI) 3% 1
5. Other Backward Christian (OBX) 1% 1
6. Kudumbi 1% 1
7. Kusavan, Kulalan, Kulala Nair, Kumbharan, Velan, Oadan, Kulala, Andhra Nair, Aanthoor Nair 1% 1
8. Dheevara 2% 1
9. Viswakarma 2% 1
Total 30% 13

Entrance Exam is based on CLAT 2021

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