CLAT Cut Off

Every year National Law Universities (NLUs) conduct CLAT on a rotational basis. As per convention, CLAT 2017 was conducted by Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna on May 14. Last year, CLAT was conducted on the 8th May 2016 and witnessed the participation of 17 National Law Universities. CLAT 2016 was one of the easiest CLAT papers in the recent past, therefore the cut-offs were considerably high. The conducting NLU of CLAT 2016, Rajiv Gandhi National Law University released the individual scores as well as the rank list of candidates who appeared for CLAT 2016 on 23rd May.
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CLAT 2017 Cut-Off
CLAT 2017 was conducted on May 14 by Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna and the answer key was released on May 29, 2017. The first allotment list will be released on June 11, 2017.
The table contains the expected cut-off marks for CLAT 2017:
National Law University Expected Cut-off
National Law University (NLSIU), Bangalore 139.75
NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad 132.5
National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal 121.75
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata 126
National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ) 121
Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur 116.5
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar 118.75
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University (RMNLU) 114.75
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNLU), Patiala 112.75
National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi 106.25
Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna 109.25
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Vishakhapatnam 104.75
National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack 106.5
National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi 105.5
National Law School and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJAA), Guwahati 105.25
The Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirappalli 104.75
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai 112.75
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur 104.25
CLAT 2016
The first allotment list was released on 1st June. RGNLU released the second list in the second week of June. The third and the fourth allotment lists on the 20th June and 29thJune respectively. The admissions closed on 6th July 2016.
The table below mentions the trends of cut- offs for all participating NLU's of CLAT 2016:
College General OBC SC ST
National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore 145.2 132.6 102.4 99.1
National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad 142 133 104 98.12
National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal 134.23 104.6 89 76
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 136.56 104.6 86 71.23
National Law University (NLUJ), Jodhpur 131.88 104.6 81.23 83.77
Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur 122.05 109.11 80 62
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar 125 11.23 73 64
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow 120.11 103 81 61
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Patiala 115.29 101.77 68 57
Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna 115.29 101.77 68 57
National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi 119 103 62 55
National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack 121 104 66 59
National University of Study & Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi 117 102 70 61
National Law University & Judicial Academy (NLUJAA), Assam 114 99 69 50
The Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirappalli 116 102 67 53
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Vishakhapatnam 119 104 62 51.11
Maharashtra National law University, Mumbai  127 111.23 78.23 59.76
CLAT 2015
In the year 2015, CLAT was conducted online for the first time by Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow and following was the trend of cut-offs for CLAT 2015:
College General OBC SC ST
National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore 118   77.75 75
National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad 111.75 93.75 53 51.5
National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal 100.5 88.5 54.25 42.25
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata 109.5      
National Law University (NLUJ), Jodhpur 102.5 102.5 59.5 53
Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur 75.25 55.75 28 16.5
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar 78.25      
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow 77      
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Patiala 91.75   49.5 38.75
Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna 90.75 40.75 36.5  
National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi 85 33 30.25 14.5
National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack 89   48 35.75
National University of Study & Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi 52 40.5 28 17
National Law University & Judicial Academy (NLUJAA), Assam 57 59 23 37.5
The Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirappalli 35 28 24.25 35
When compared to CLAT 2014, the cut-offs took a dip in 2015 due to the increased difficulty in the mathematics and reasoning sections. The cut-off data is indicative as official cut-off lists of the participating colleges are available on the registered accounts of the aspirants who take the exam.
Following list of cut offs for CLAT 2014 has been prepared on the basis of insights provided by aspirants who took this exam:
CLAT 2014
Name of the Institute General SC ST OBC/BC/EBC Others
NLSUI, Bangalore 171.75-124.75 140 - 116 137.5-105.5 157.25  
NALSAR, Hyderabad 160.5-102.5 117 - 94 96.25-80 155.25-147.25  
NLIU, Bhopal 152-87.75 113.5-83 89.25-61.5 148.25-127.25  
WBNUJS, Kolkata 169-96.25 125-98.5 92.75-85.75 148.5  
NLU, Jodhpur 155.25-91.25 112.50-87.75 98.25-59.25   120-42.5
HNLU, Raipur 139-61.75 103.75-23.75 89.25-17.25 135.25-32.25  
GNLU, Gandhinagar 149.75-86 101.5-81.5 88.75-74.75 139.75  
RMLNLU, Lucknow 143.5-69 83.25-68.5 63-48.75 141-86.75  
RGNUL, Patiala 142.5-40.5 98.75-77.25 72-65.75 133.75-131.5  
CNLU, Patna 133-125.75 69.5-42.5 61.25 128-31.75  
NUALS, Kochi 138.75-60 124-61.75     130-54.75
NLUO, Orissa 137.5-128.25 79 - 77 71 - 53   133.5-57
NUSRL, Ranchi 132.5-107.25 76.75-40.5 62-33.25   76.25-29.75
*Data is indicative as official cut-offs are not declared*
Admissions to the coveted National Law Universities in India are on the basis of CLAT score only. Therefore, you need to clear the cut offs to get into your dream institute. So, it is very important to score well in each section of the test. Post the written exam, the applicants are screened based on their CLAT score and called for the counseling round by the institutes they indicated in their choice in the online form.
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