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Established by Act 27 of 2005 of Kerala State Legislature

The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) was established by Act 27 of 2005 of the Kerala State Legislature



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

a) 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.
b) 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.
c) The candidate shall not have completed 20 years of age as on July 1, 2017. However, candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe, Other Backward Classes (declared eligible for reservation in the State of Kerala) and Specially Abled Persons (SAP) shall not have completed 22 years of age as on July 1, 2017.
d) 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.


The intake for the B. A. LL. B. (Hons.) Degree Course for the academic year 2017-18 shall be 60. The seats shall be apportioned as follows:

5 Year B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) Degree Course
Category Percentage All India Category Seats State Category Seats
All India Merit 51% 31 -
Specially Abled Persons
3% 2 -
State Merit (Kerala) 6% - 3
Scheduled Castes (Kerala) 8% - 5
Scheduled Tribes (Kerala) 2% - 1
Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) [Kerala] 30% - 18
Total 100% 33 27

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 2017 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 2017 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. The procedure for claiming admission against seats reserved for SC/ST are given in Annexure I A, for Other Eligible Communities in Annexure III A, for Backward and Other Backward Classes in Annexure IV A and State Merit in Annexure V.

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 All India 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.


[As Amended by The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders (Second Amendment) Act, 2002 (Act 61 of 2002) Vide Part VIII – Kerala - Schedule 1 Notified in the Gazette of India dated 18.12.2002, The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Act 2007, G.O(P)No.65/96/SCSTDD dated.19.12.96, The Constitution(Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Act 2016 No.24 of 2016 dated 06.05.2016 ]

1 Adi Andhra
2 Adi Dravida
3 Adi Karnataka
4 Ajila
5 Arunthathiyar
6 Ayyanavar
7 Baira
8 Bakuda
10 Bathada
11 XXX
12 Bharathar (Other that Parathar), Paravan
13 XXX
14 Chakkiliyan
15 Chamar, Muchi
16 Chandala
17 Cheruman
18 Domban
19 XXX
20 XXX
21 XXX
22 Gosangi
23 Hasla
24 Holeya
25 Kadaiyan
26 Kakkalan, Kakkan
27 Kalladi
28 Kanakkan, Padanna, Padannan
29 XXX
30 Kavara (Other than Telungu speaking or Tamil speaking Balija Kavarai, Gavara, Gavarai, Gavarai Naidu, Balija Naidu, Gajalu Balija or Valai Chetty)
31 Koosa
32 Kootan, Koodan
33 Kudumban
34 Kuravan, Sidhanar, Kuravar, Kurava, Sidhana
35 Maila
36 Malayan (In the areas comprising the Kannur,Kasargode, Kozhikode and Wayanad districts)
37 Mannan, Pathiyan, Perumannan, Peruvannan, Vannan, Velan
38 XXX
39 Moger (Other than Mogeyar)
40 Mundala
41 Nalakeyava
42 Nalkadaya
43 Nayadi
44 XXX
45 Pallan
46 Palluvan
47 Pambada
48 Panan
49 XXX
50 Paraiyan, Parayan, Sambavar, Sambavan, Sambava, Paraya, Paraiya, Parayar
51 XXX
52 XXX
53 XXX
54 Pulayan, Cheramar, Pulaya, Pulayar, Cherama, Cheraman, Wayanad Pulayan, Wayanadan Pulayan, Matha, Matha Pulayan
55 XXX
56 Puthirai Vannan
57 Raneyar
58 Samagara
59 Samban
60 Semman, Chemman, Chemmar
61 Thandan (excluding Ezhuvas and Thiyyas who are known as Thandan, in the erstwhile Cochin and Malabar areas) and (Carpenters who are known as Thachan, in the erstwhile Cochin and Tranvancore State)
62 Thoti
63 Vallon
64 Valluvan
65 XXX
66 XXX
67 Vetan
68 Vettuvan, Pulaya Vettuvan (in the areas of eastwhile Cochin State only)
69 Nerian


[As Amended by The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Orders (Amendment) Act, 2002 (Act 10 of 2003)Vide Part - VII - Kerala - Second Schedule Notified in the Gazette of India dated 8.1.2003, G.O. (Ms) No. 06/2014/SCSTDD dated 29.01.2014]

1 Adiyan
2 Arandan [Arandanan]
3 Eravallan
4 Hill Pulaya, Mala Pulayan, Kurumba Pulayan, Kuravazhi Pulayan, Pamba Pulayan
5 Irular, Irulan
6 Kadar [Wayanad Kadar]
8 Kanikkaran, Kanikkar
9 Kattunayakan
10 [Kochuvelan]
11 XXX
12 XXX
13 Koraga
14 XXX
15 Kudiya, Melakudi
16 Kurichchan [Kurichiyan]
17 Kurumans, Mullu Kuruman, Mulla Kuruman, Mala Kuruman
18 Kurumbas, [Kurumbar, Kurumban]
19 Maha Malasar
20 Malai Arayan [Mala Arayan]
21 Malai Pandaram
22 Malai Vedan [Malavedan]
23 Malakkuravan
24 Malasar
25 [Malayan, Nattu Malayan, Konga Malayan (excluding the areas comprising the Kasaragod, Kannur, Wayanad and Kozhikode Districts)
26 Malayarayar
27 Mannan
28 XXX
29 Muthuvan, Mudugar, Muduvan
30 Palleyan, Palliyan, Palliyar, Paliyan
31 XXX
32 XXX
33 Paniyan
34 Ulladan, [Ullatan]
35 Uraly
36 Mala Vettuvan (in Kasaragod & Kannur districts)
37 Ten Kurumban, Jenu Kurumban
38 Thachanadan, Thachanadan Moopan
39 Cholanaickan
40 Mavilan
41 Karimpalan
42 Vetta Kuruman
43 Mala Panikkar
44 Maratis of Kasargod and Hosdurg Taluk

(i) Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates should obtain the caste/community certificate from the Tahsildar. SC/ST caste status of children of parents contracted Inter-caste marriage will be subject to the orders/clarification issued in GO (MS) No.11/05/SCSTDD dated 22.03.2005, GO (MS) No.25/2005/ SCSTDD dated 20.06.2005 and the judgment dated 10.08.2005 of the Full Bench of the Hon'ble High Court of Kerala in WP 2483/2005 and connected cases and GO (MS) No.109/2008/SCSTDD dated 20.11.2008. As per GO (MS) No.109/2008/SCSTDD dated 20.11.2008, the children born of inter-caste married couple of which one of the parents is SC/ST, can claim the status of SC/ST on proof of the conditions of acceptance, customary traits and tenets under which such children are brought up. The competent authority issuing SC/ST community certificate to children born of inter-caste married couple, of which one of the parents is SC/ST, should ensure that the claimant is subjected to same social disabilities and also following the same customs and traditions and the community has accepted that person to its fold as such. The authority to issue caste certificate should also ensure that:
    a) a) Each case is examined individually in the light of the existing facts and circumstances.
b) The claimant has suffered disabilities - socially, economically and educationally.
c) The society has accepted the claimant to their original fold as one among them and is living in the same social tenet.
(ii) The Christian converts who have subsequently embraced Hinduism should produce caste/community certificate. The following certificate should also be got recorded by the revenue official below the certificate "The certificate is issued after observing the guidelines issued in Government Circular No.18421/E2/SC/ST/DD dated 15.12.1987."
(iii) The applications for the reserved seats of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes candidates which do not contain SC/ST Certificate (Community Certificate) will not be considered on any account for claiming community reservation against the seat reserved for SC/ST candidates [Vide GO (Ms) 31/90/SC/ST/D.L dated 25.05.1990]. The community certificate should clearly specify that the candidate himself/herself (not the father or mother) belongs to the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes. The community certificate as per G.O. (Ms) No 136/07/Rd dated 27.04.2007 will be accepted. The candidates who are reconverted to Hinduism from Christianity of Scheduled castes origin should produce community certificate from the Tahsildar concerned along with a copy of Gazette Notification regarding re-conversion.
(iv) The claims for reservation under Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes quotas will also be subject to verification and clearance by the Screening Committee constituted for the purpose by Government vide GO (P) No.19/2002/SCSTDD dated 20.4.2002 and as authorized by section 6 of the Kerala (Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) Regulation of Issue of Community Certificates Act, 1996 (Act 11 of 1996)
(v) The SC/ST claims in respect of those who have migrated from one State to another will be subject to the provisions of GO (Ms) No.10/86/SCSTDD dated 12.2.1986. Only the children of those who had migrated to this State before the promulgation of the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order 1950 and the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order 1950 and ordinarily reside in this State can claim SC/ST benefits from the State of Kerala. They must be able to prove this, if required.


2 Madiga
4 Thachar (other than Carpenter throughout State excluding the erstwhile Malabar area)
5 Chakkamar
6 Varnavar
7 Kudumbi
8 Dheevara/Dheevaran, Arayan, Valan, Nulayan, Mukkuvan, Arayavathi, Valinjiar, Paniakkal
9 Mokaya, Bovi, Mogayar and Megavirar Peruvannan
10 Scheduled Castes converts
11 Kusavan including Kusavar, Kulalan, Kumbaran, Velaan, Odan, Andhra Nair, Anthru Nair, Velaans, Velaar
12 Konga-Malayan, Pani Malayan (in the erstwhile Malabar area alone)
13 XXX
14 Allar (Alan)
15 Malavettuvan
16 Malamuthan
17 Kundu Vadiyan
18 XXX
19 XXX
20 Kalanadi
21 Chingathan
22 Malayalar
23 Malapanicker
24 Urindavan
25 Marati
26 Pulaya Vettuvan (except in the areas of erstwhile Cochin State)


Candidates belonging to Other Eligible Communities should provide Community Certificate and Non-Creamy Layer Certificate from the Village Officer.

LIST OF SOCIALLY AND EDUCATIONALLY BACKWARD CLASSES (SEBC) [Vide G.O. (P) 208/66/Edn. dated 02.05.1966, G.O. (Ms) No. 95/08/SCSTDD dated 06.10.2008 & G.O. (Ms) No. 58/2012/SCSTDD dated 16.04.2012, G.O.(Ms) No. 10/2014/BCDD dated: 23.05.2014, Lr No. 1538/A2/2014/BCDD dated 02.07.2014]

I. Ezhavas including Ezhavas, Thiyyas, Ishuvan, Izhuvan, Illuvan and Billava

II. Muslims (all sections following Islam)

III. Latin Catholics and Anglo Indians

IV. Dheevara including Dheevaran, Araya,Arayas, Arayan, Valan, Nulayan, Mukkuvan, Arayavathi, Valinjiar, Paniakkal, Paniakel, Mukaya, Bovis-Mukayar, Mukaveeran, Mogaveera, Mogavirar,Mogayan

V. Viswakarmas including Viswakarma, Asari, Chaptegra, Kallassari,Kalthachan, Kammala, Kamsala, Kannan, Karuvan, Kitaran, Kollan, Malayala Kammala,Moosari, Pandikammala, Pandithattan, Perumkollan, Thachan, Thattan, Vilkurup, Villasan, Viswabrahmanan or Viswabrahmanar, Viswakarmala and Palisa Perumkollan

VI. Kusavan including Kulalan, Kulala Nair, Kumbaran, Velaan, Velaans, Velaar, Odan, Kulala, Andhra Nair, Anthuru Nair

VII. Other Backward Christians
  (a) SIUC
  (b) Converts from Scheduled Castes to Christianity

VIII. Kudumbi

IX. Other Backward Hindus, i.e.

1 Agasa
2 Kharvi
3 Aremahrati
4 Arya, Atagara, Devanga, Kaikolan, (Sengunthar) Pattarya, Pattariyas, Saliyas (Padmasali, Pattusali,Thogatta, Karanibhakatula, Senapathula, Sali, Sale, Karikalabhakulu, Chaliya, Chaliyan) Sourashtra,Khatri, Patnukaran, Illathu Pillai, Illa Vellalar,Illathar
5 Bestha
6 Bhandari or Bhondari
7 Boya
8 Boyan
9 Chavalakkaran
10 Chakkala (Chakkala Nair)
11 Devadiga
12 Ezhavathi (Vathi)
13 Ezhuthachan, Kadupattan
14 Gudigara
15 Galada Konkani
16 Ganjam Reddies
17 Gatti
18 Gowda
19 Ganika including Nagavamsom
20 Hegde
21 Hindu Nadar
22 Idiga including Settibalija
23 Jangam
24 Jogi
25 Jhetty
26 Kanisu or Kaniyar-Panicker, Kaniyan, Kanisan or Kamnan, Kannian or Kani, Ganaka
27 XXX
28 Kalarikurup or Kalari Panicker
29 Kerala Muthali, Kerala Mudalis
30 Oudan (Donga) Odda (Vodde or Vadde or Veddai)
31 Kalavanthula
32 Kallan including Isanattu Kallar
33 Kabera
34 Korachas
35 XXX
36 Kannadiyans
37 Kavuthiyan, Kavuthiya
38 Kavudiyaru
39 Kelasi or Kalasi Panicker
40 Koppala Velamas
41 Krishnanvaka
42 Kuruba
43 Kurumba
44 Maravan (Maravar)
45 Madivala
46 Maruthuvar
47 Mahratta (Non-Brahman)
48 Melakudi (Kudiyan)
49 XXX
50 Moili
51 Mukhari
52 Modibanda
53 Moovari
54 Moniagar
55 Naicken including Tholuva Naicker and Vettilakkara Naicker, Naikkans
56 Padyachi (Villayankuppam)
57 Palli
58 Panniyar or Pannayar
59 Parkavakulam (Surithiman, Malayaman, Nathaman, Moopanar and Nainar)
60 Rajapuri
61 Sakravar (Kavathi)
62 Senaithalaivar, Elavania, Senaikudayam
63 Chetty/Chetties including Kottar Chetties, Parakka Chetties, Elur Chetties, Attingal Chetties, Pudukkada Chetties, Iraniel Chetties, Sri Pandara Chetties, Telugu Chetties, Udiyankulangara Chetties, Peroorkada Chetties,Sadhu Chetties, 24 Mana Chetties, Wayanadan Chetties, Kalavara Chetties and 24 Mana Telugu Chetties
64 Tholkolan
65 Thottiyan, Thottian
66 Uppara (Sagara)
67 Ural Goundan
68 Valaiyan
69 Vada Balija
70 Vakkaliga
71 Vaduvan(Vadugan), Vaduka, Vadukan, Vadugar
72 Veera Saivas (Pandaram, Vairavi, Vairagi, Yogeeswar, Yogeeswara, Poopandaram, Malapandaram, Pandaran, Matapathi and Yogi)
73 Veluthedathu Nair including Vannathan, Veluthedan and Rajaka
74 Vilakkithala Nair including Vilakkathalavan, Ambattan Pranopakari, Pandithar and Nusuvan
75 Vaniya including Vanika, Vanika Vaisya, Vaisya Chetty, Vanibha Chetty, Ayiravar Nagarathar, Vaniyan, Vaniya Chetty, Vaniar
76 Yadava including Kolaya, Ayar, Mayar, Maniyani, Eruman, Iruman, Erumakkar, Golla and Kolaries
77 Chakkamar
78 Mogers of Kasaragod Taluk
79 XXX
80 Paravans of Malabar area excluding Kasaragod Taluk
81 Peruvannan (Varnavar)
82 Reddiars (throughout the State except in Malabar area)
83 Mooppar or Kallan Moopan or Kallan Moopar


Apportionment of seats for various communities
(a) Ezhava, Thiyya, Billava (ETB) - 9% - 5
(b) Muslims (MU) - 8% - 4
(c) Other Backward Hindus (OBH) - 3% - 2
(d) Latin Catholic & Anglo Indian (LCAI) - 3% - 2
(e) Other Backward Christian (OBX) - 1% - 1
(f) Kudumbi - 1% - 1
(g) Kusavan and related communities (KN) - 1% - 1
(h) Dheevara and related communities (DV) - 2% - 1
(i) Viswakarma and related communities (VK) - 2% - 1
  Total - 30%   18

Note: Reservation to Socially and Educationally Backward Classes will be in accordance with the provisions contained in GO (P) No.208/66/Edn. dated 02.05.1966 and GO (Ms) No. 95/08/SCSTDD Dated 06.10.08, GO(P) No.1/2015/BCDDdated.01/01/2015 and as amended from time to time. [See Annexure IV for the list of communities under SEBC]

(i) Candidates belonging to Socially and Educationally Backward Classes(SEBC)should produce a certificate to the extent that the candidate belongs to the community which is designated as a Socially and Educationally Backward Class and does not belong to the category of Creamy Layer, in the proforma given as Annexure III of GO(P)No.1/2015/BCDD,dated:01.01.2015.The guidelines and criteria to be adopted for excluding the Creamy Layer among SEBCs for the purpose of reservation of seats in admission to Professional Degree Courses shall be as given in the Annexure I of G.O(P) No.1/2015/BCDD, dated: 01.01.2015.

(ii) Candidates belongingto Ezhava, Muslim, Other Backward Hindus, Latin Catholic &Anglo Indians , Dheevara and related communities, Viswakarma and related communities, Kusavan and related communities, other backward Christian and Kudumbi Communities, claiming reservation under SEBC quota should invariably produce the Non-Creamy Layer Certificate from the authority concerned.

(iii) Children of intercaste married couple with either the father or mother belonging to a community included in SEBC list,or with father and mother belonging to different communities,both of which are included in the SEBC list,are eligible for reservation underSEBC.Such candidates should furnish Non-Creamy Layer Certificate from the competent authority.


Candidate should be an Indian citizen of Kerala origin.
In order to prove that a candidate is an Indian citizen of Kerala origin for the limited purpose of eligibility for admission, he/she has to produce any one of the following certificates:

(a) Certificate (in original) from a Village Officer ora competent authority to show that the candidate is a native of any State orUnion Territory of India in the prescribed format.

(b) True copy of the birth certificate of the candidate, issued by competent birth registering authority (panchayat/ municipality/ corporation), showing place of birth in any State or Union territory of India.

(c) True copy of the relevant page of Secondary School Leaving Certificate of the candidate, showing place of birth in any State or Union territory of India.

(d) True copy of the relevant page of the passport of the candidate issued by Government of India.


Candidates claiming reservation under Specially Abled Persons Quota shall submit a Certificate of Disability from the District Medical Board certifying the degree of percentage of disability issued not earlier than 12 months prior to ths submission of application. Those candidates having a minimum of 40% disablility shall only be eligible for this quota.


(i) The seats un-availed of by the Scheduled Castes candidates will go to the Scheduled Tribes candidates and vice versa.

(ii) The seats un-availed of by the SC/ST candidates will be filled by Other Eligible Community (OEC) candidates [See Annexure III for the list of OEC]. The seats that still remain un-availed will go to the State Merit (Kerala). OEC will be eligible for reservation only if their annual family income from all sources is up to Rs.6 lakhs. Such candidates should furnish Non-Creamy Layer certificate obtained from the Village Officer/Tahasildar.

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