CLAT Cut Off 2017 – The Core committee of Common Law Admission Test has determined cut off of CLAT 2017 after announcement of CLAT results on May 29, 2017. CLAT 2017 cut off is the maximum rank at which candidates will be shortlisted for counselling and admission to the undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes across National Law Universities (NLUs). The CLAT cut off is also considered as the minimum marks scored by candidates in the national level law entrance exam for the admissions. CLAT 2017 cut off is the basis for admissions in participating NLUs. Meanwhile, CLAT Commitee has announced provisional answer keys of CLAT 2017 along with the scores obtained by test takers.
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CLAT cut-off 2017 is determined by Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) Patna and the exam committee considering various factors including number of test takers, difficulty level of the CLAT paper and cut off trends of previous years.
CLAT Cutoff Rank
The table below mentions closing rank (CLAT cut off rank) for admissions into the respective NLUs.
CLAT Cut off 2017^
CLAT Closing Rank* 2017
CLAT Cut off Rank 2016
CLAT Cut off Rank (2015)
Did not participate in CLAT 2015
Did not participate in CLAT 2016
Did not participate in CLAT 2015
^The cut off for All India Unreserved (General) Category for the first round of NLU admissions
*It's the AIR of the candidate who have been shortlisted for admissions in the first counselling of CLAT 2017; However it is not the AI Unreserved category list but mentions all other categories' rank too including Domicile, SAP, Reserved Category.
CLAT Expected Cut Off 2017
While candidates look for CLAT cut off marks (and also cut off rank), law domain experts and coaching institutes come up with their expected cut off and analysis. The table below mentions the cut off marks for CLAT as expected by the experts.
CLAT cut off marks (Expected)
Coaching Institutes/ Experts
Expected Cut off*
Rajneesh Singh (DO-Zen/ CLAT Essentials)
*For the top 3 NLUs
CLAT cut off
- CLAT cut off can be used to figure out the maximum rank at which test takers will be invited for attending counselling round.
- Candidates need to note that cut off for CLAT 2017 will be different for each of the NLUs.
- Moreover, the CLAT 2017 cut off will also vary for each round of counselling.
- The CLAT Committee or the exam conducting body will not be officially declaring CLAT 2017 cut off; however, Careers360 shall bring you the cut off for each round of CLAT admissions.
- Only those candidates, who will be meeting the cut off rank of CLAT 2017, will be allotted seats in NLUs.
CLAT Cut Off Trend
The info-graph below shared the minim marks (cut off marks) at which candidates were offered seats in respective NLUs.
CNLU Patna announced CLAT Result 2017 on May 29, after it has announced the final answer key of CLAT 2017. Candidates may note that the result of CLAT 2017 will be announce online and can be accessed by those who appeared for the Common Law Admission Test on May 14. Candidates can check their scores and rank for the CLAT 2017 admissions in the CLAT Result page. The CLAT results will mention candidates' performance in the CNLU patna administered law entrance exam and thus the basis for determining cut off of CLAT 2017.
CLAT Merit List
With the declaration of CLAT merit list 2017, candidates can check their secured rank, i.e., All India Rank (AIR) and Category Rank (CR) with the announcement of result. The merit list of CLAT 2017 will be the score-cum-rank wise list of candidates who will be shortlisted for particpating in the CLAT counselling, after they meet the CLAT cut off 2017.
The CLAT Committee is organising online CLAT counselling 2017 from June 5. The candidates based on their exam performance, CLAT scores, rank obtained in CLAT 2017 and upon meeting the CLAT cut off can participate in the online CLAT counselling. As per the provisions of CLAT 2017 counselling, candidates will be allotted seats based on their NLU choice and rank secured in the Common Law Admission Test.
CLAT Seat Allotment
The CLAT seat allotment is a process involved during the admission counselling. Candidates are allotted seats based on their secured rank and the choice of NLUs besides meeting the CLAT cut off for the allotted NLU. Those who are allotted a seat in an NLU may choose to lock, upgrade and withdraw the seats. CLAT Committee may organise as many as four seat allotments.
Common Law Admission Test is organised by CLAT committee heading an NLU. CLAT 2017 has been conducted for admissions to as many as 2312 undergraduate and 604 postgraduate seats in the respective law programmes.
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