January 27, 2022

PSUs and CLAT PG Exam


What is a PSU?

PSU or a Public Sector Undertaking as the term indicates is a public sector enterprise (or organisation) which is owned by the Union Government or either a state or a territorial government or both. The majority share of a PSU (51 percent or more) is held by the Union Government or by a State Government or partly by the central government and partly by one or more State Governments. PSUs have their own recruitment process for recruiting technical and non-technical employees.

PSU recruitment for Legal Advisors through CLAT

Recruitment of legal professionals in PSUs is done based on CLAT scores. Candidates need to apply for the vacant positions in each of the PSUs individually after which the organisations will announce their merit lists based on the scores of the law entrance examination.

PSU recruitment through CLAT 2020: Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for a vacancy and filling the application form of PSU recruitment, the candidate should carefully go through the eligibility criteria of the PSU. Considering each Public Sector Undertaking will have its own eligibility criteria, it is important to check the eligibility criteria every time the candidate applies to a PSU.

The basic requirement generally is an LL.B graduate (passed out from either three-year or five-year integrated law programmes) securing a minimum percentage of marks as specified by the PSUs. The candidate also need to have qualified CLAT 2020 securing minimum qualifying marks.

As for age criteria, the PSU will notify it at the time of recruitment trough a notification.

Eligibility Criteria for applying to PSU:

  1. A student applying for PSU needs to meet the minimum marks scored when applying for PG (LLM)- General/OBC: 55%; SC/ST/: 50%
  2. For certain PSUs, a candidate may also be required to score 60% marks or above. It varies from PSU to PSU.
  3. There’s no upper age limit for applying to PSU.
  4. Minimum cut off prediction is tough at this hour, however, we can safely say a candidate needs to be in Top 30 in PG score for getting selected for PSU.

PSU recruiting through CLAT 2020: Application Process

Candidates can apply for PSU recruitment by following the official links given in the table above. The candidate also has the option to download the application form for Executive Trainee (Law)/Legal Advisors from the official site.

While each PSU will have separate application forms and processes, the candidate must guard against submitting multiple applications to the same PSU. In case of duplicate applications, the candidature of the candidate may be cancelled.

PSU recruiting through CLAT 2020: Selection Process

The selection process for Executive Legal Trainees in PSUs through CLAT will be based on marks secured in CLAT 2020. The PSU will prepare a merit list to shortlist candidates for further selection rounds, which include interview and group discussion process. Candidates many note that while some of the PSUs may accept previous year’s CLAT scores, others may not; hence it is advised to check the selection process of PSUs individually through the official links provided in this page.

PSUs recruiting through CLAT 2020 (CLAT PG) – Expected (with Official Website)

1 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) Click here

2 Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) Click here

3 National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) Click here

4 Oil India Limited (OIL)Click here

5 Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC )Click here

6 Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) Click here

7 Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL)Click here

8 National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) Click here

9 Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO)Click here

10 Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL)Click here


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