CLAT Cut Off

Every year National Law Universities (NLUs) conduct CLAT on a rotational basis. As per convention, CLAT 2018 was conducted by NUALS, Kochi, CLAT 2017 was conducted by Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna. Similarly, CLAT 2016 was conducted by Rajiv Gandhi National Law University. However, this year, CLAT Exam will be managed by the Consortium of National Law Universities. And, on the basis of CLAT scores, candidates will get admission in National Law Universities and private colleges. It is also important to mention here that CLAT this year will not be online and will be conducted in an offline manner. In the present article, students can take a look at the previous year cut-offs and keep their preparation level accordingly.
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CLAT 2018 Cut-Off
CLAT 2018 was conducted on May 13 by NUALS, Kochi and the answer key was released on May 28, 2018. The first allotment list will be released on June 10, 2018.
The table contains the expected cut-off marks for CLAT 2018:
Score and rank-wise CLAT 2018 cutoff
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CollegeCLAT 2018: First Cut-offCLAT 2018: Closing Cut-off
ScoreRankScoreRank
National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore135.558135.560
NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad128.25130128135
National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal120355118.75395
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata122.5215122240
National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ)120350118.75400
Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur116.5555112850
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar118450117.25510
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University (RMNLU), Lucknow115.25620112.5800
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNLU), Patiala1137801101050
National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi1119001081200
Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna111900104.51600
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam1081200923500
National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack110.51050104.51600
National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi110.51050972600
National Law School and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJAA), Guwahati110.51060923500
The TamilNadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirappalli110.51160923500
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai116.25575110.51050
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur1081200904000
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad107.751250904000
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 UniversityClosing MarksClosing Cut-off
National Law University (NLSIU), Bangalore139.7558
NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad132.5130
National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal121.75410
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata126245
National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ)121440
Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur116.5750
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar118.75540
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University (RMNLU)114.75770
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNLU), Patiala112.75980
National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi106.251580
Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna109.251450
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Vishakhapatnam104.751750
National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack106.51500
National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi105.51600
National Law School and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJAA), Guwahati105.251700
The Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirappalli104.751750
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai112.751050
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur104.251800
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 and June and 29th June 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:
CollegeGeneralOBCSCST
National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore145.2132.6102.499.1
National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad14213310498.12
National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal134.23104.68976
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata136.56104.68671.23
National Law University (NLUJ), Jodhpur131.88104.681.2383.77
Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur122.05109.118062
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar12511.237364
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow120.111038161
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Patiala115.29101.776857
Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna115.29101.776857
National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi1191036255
National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack1211046659
National University of Study & Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi1171027061
National Law University & Judicial Academy (NLUJAA), Assam114996950
The Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirappalli1161026753
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Vishakhapatnam1191046251.11
Maharashtra National law University, Mumbai 127111.2378.2359.76
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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:
CollegeGeneralOBC
SC
ST
National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore118 77.7575
National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad111.7593.755351.5
National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal100.588.554.2542.25
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata109.5   
National Law University (NLUJ), Jodhpur102.5102.559.553
Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur75.2555.752816.5
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar78.25   
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow77   
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Patiala91.75 49.538.75
Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna90.7540.7536.5 
National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi853330.2514.5
National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack89 4835.75
National University of Study & Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi5240.52817
National Law University & Judicial Academy (NLUJAA), Assam57592337.5
The Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirappalli352824.2535
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 InstituteGeneralSCSTOBC/BC/EBCOthers
NLSUI, Bangalore171.75-124.75140 - 116137.5-105.5157.25 
NALSAR, Hyderabad160.5-102.5117 - 9496.25-80155.25-147.25 
NLIU, Bhopal152-87.75113.5-8389.25-61.5148.25-127.25 
WBNUJS, Kolkata169-96.25125-98.592.75-85.75148.5 
NLU, Jodhpur155.25-91.25112.50-87.7598.25-59.25 120-42.5
HNLU, Raipur139-61.75103.75-23.7589.25-17.25135.25-32.25 
GNLU, Gandhinagar149.75-86101.5-81.588.75-74.75139.75 
RMLNLU, Lucknow143.5-6983.25-68.563-48.75141-86.75 
RGNUL, Patiala142.5-40.598.75-77.2572-65.75133.75-131.5 
CNLU, Patna133-125.7569.5-42.561.25128-31.75 
NUALS, Kochi138.75-60124-61.75  130-54.75
NLUO, Orissa137.5-128.2579 - 7771 - 53 133.5-57
NUSRL, Ranchi132.5-107.2576.75-40.562-33.25 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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