Careers360 Logo

Popular Searches

    Access premium articles, webinars, resources to make the best decisions for career, course, exams, scholarships, study abroad and much more with

    Plan, Prepare & Make the Best Career Choices

    CLAT Marks vs Rank - Result Analysis, Cut Off Marks & Rank, Past Trends

    Edited By Deepti Shikha | Updated on Oct 28, 2022 05:34 PM IST | #CLAT

    CLAT Marks Vs Ranks: Admissions through CLAT 2023 will be offered on the basis of merit cum preference. The marks obtained by the candidates in CLAT 2023 will be converted into merit ranks which are used for shortlisting the candidates for counselling and admission. Therefore, candidates appearing in the national-level law entrance exam should understand the correlation between CLAT marks vs rank 2023 and how a merit rank is determined. A deeper analysis of the previous years’ CLAT marks vs rank also uncovers various details on NLU cut-offs which will be useful for candidates preparing for the examination.

    Latest: CLAT Previous Year Question/Sample papers. Free Download
    Don't Miss: CLAT 2023 Preparation: Tips by Expert. Check Now | Top Legal Maxims. Check Now
    Colleges Accepting Applications: To check the list of Institutions accepting BA/B.Com LLB Applications Click Here

    CLAT Marks vs Rank - Result Analysis, Cut Off Marks & Rank, Past Trends
    CLAT Marks vs Rank - Result Analysis, Cut Off Marks & Rank, Past Trends

    CLAT 2023 marks vs rank - How merit rank is determined?

    The Consortium of NLUs prepares the all-India merit list and category-wise merit lists. The all-India merit list is released along with the CLAT result 2023. The all-India merit rank is simply assigned in descending order of the marks obtained by the candidates in Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). The category-wise merit list is also prepared and candidates are informed about their category rank on their registered account.

    CLAT merit rank 2023 - Tie-breaker

    In case two or more candidates get a similar CLAT score, the merit rank is assigned following the tiebreaker in the order mentioned below.

    • Higher marks in CLAT legal aptitude

    • Higher age

    • Computerised draw of lots

    CLAT marks vs rank - All India merit list analysis

    The consortium releases the all India consolidated merit lists for both CLAT UG and CLAT LLM. The merit list with rank and marks indicates how the candidates perform in CLAT exam. For example, based on the previous few years of merit lists, it can be concluded that only one or two students have been able to score over 120 marks. The highest UG CLAT marks last year were 121 out of 150. For LLM, the CLAT topper secured 94 marks. A majority of the students secure below 100 marks in CLAT, but those who secure 100+ marks in CLAT manage to grab seats in top-ranked NLUs. Candidates can check the complete marks vs rank analysis below.

    CLAT marks vs rank 2022

    Score Range

    Rank Range

    Number of Candidates

    125-130

    1

    1

    120-125

    2-3

    2

    115-120

    4-5

    2

    110-115

    6

    1

    105-110

    7-9

    3

    100-105

    10-19

    10

    95-100

    20-57

    38

    90-95

    58-173

    116

    85-90

    174-362

    189

    80-85

    363-743

    381

    75-80

    744-1411

    668

    70-75

    1412-2318

    907

    65-70

    2319-3572

    1254

    60-65

    3573-5200

    1628

    55-60

    5201-7284

    2084

    50-55

    7285-9841

    2557

    45-50

    9842-12994

    3153

    40-45

    1299-16746

    3752

    35-40

    16747-21135

    4389

    30-35

    21136-26442

    5307

    25-30

    26443-32188

    5746

    20-25

    32189-38320

    6132

    15-20

    38321-44066

    5746

    10-15

    44067-48884

    4818

    5-10

    48885-51683

    2799

    0-5

    51684-52956

    1273

    -0.25 to -5

    52957-53208

    252

    -5.25 to -9.5

    53209-53226

    18

    CLAT LLM marks vs rank

    Score Range

    Number of Candidates

    Rank Range

    70-72

    2

    1-2

    65-70

    7

    3-9

    60-65

    23

    10-32

    55-60

    43

    33-75

    50-55

    92

    76-167

    45-50

    203

    168-370

    40-45

    305

    371-675

    35-40

    462

    676-1137

    30-35

    623

    1138-1760

    25-30

    807

    1761-2567

    20-25

    1000

    2568-3567

    15-20

    1024

    3568-4591

    10-15

    861

    4592-5452

    5-10

    499

    5453-5951

    0-5

    266

    5952-6217

    CLAT UG Score Vs Marks: Number of candidates for every mark range

    Every year, only over a hundred candidates manage to secure 100+ marks in CLAT examination. A majority of candidates score in the range of 20 to 30 marks, which are not enough to get admission to the national law universities. Candidates can check the number of candidates for various ranges of CLAT marks below to understand the result analysis.

    CLAT UG 2021 Result Analysis: Number of candidates for every mark range

    Marks range

    Number of candidates

    100 or more marks

    150

    99.75 - 90

    385

    89.75 - 80

    774

    79.75 - 70

    1421

    69.75 - 60

    2445

    59.75 - 50

    3583

    49.75 - 40

    5362

    39.75 - 30

    7800

    29.75 - 20

    11832

    19.75 - 10

    13344

    9.75 - 5

    4357

    4.75 - 0.25

    1692

    Zero marks

    38

    -0.25 to -8.75

    319

    CLAT PG 2021 Result Analysis: Number of candidates for every mark range

    Marks range

    Number of candidates

    80 or more marks

    17

    79.25 - 70

    133

    69.75 - 60

    481

    59.75 - 50

    986

    49.75 - 40

    1526

    39.75 - 30

    1893

    29.75 - 20

    1868

    19.75 - 10

    1251

    9.75 - 5

    285

    4.75 - 0.25

    107

    Zero marks

    7

    -0.25 to -5

    20

    CLAT Merit Rank Analysis - Previous year’s analysis (All India Category)

    The opening and closing ranks for various national law universities (NLUs) are given below. It has remained largely unchanged for CLAT 2022 for top-ranked NLUs. For CLAT 2023 also, the closing rank is expected to be in the same range.

    Previous year CLAT cut-offs

    Name of NLU

    Year 2022

    Year 2021

    Opening rank

    Closing rank

    Opening rank

    Closing rank

    NLSIU Bangalore

    1

    85

    1

    83

    NALSAR Hyderabad

    8

    162

    65

    172

    WBNUJS Kolkata

    117

    257

    24

    241

    NLU Jodhpur

    155

    378

    185

    356

    GNLU Gandhinagar

    175

    430

    251

    366

    NLIU Bhopal

    241

    451

    247

    378

    HNLU Raipur

    430

    756

    387

    765

    RMLNLU Lucknow

    377

    756

    255

    676

    RGNLU Patiala

    437

    1184

    413

    1075

    CNLU Patna

    932

    1498

    677

    1312

    NUALS Kochi

    413

    1315

    414

    1144

    NLU Odisha

    470

    1191

    436

    1072

    NUSRL Ranchi

    933

    1603

    1104

    1507

    TNNLS Tiruchirappalli

    807

    1816

    1199

    1834

    DSNLU Vishakhapatnam

    1002

    1589

    1036

    1473

    MNLU Mumbai

    64

    548

    371

    453

    MNLU Nagpur

    999

    1657

    1052

    1448

    MNLU Aurangabad

    1390

    2323

    1474

    2022

    NLUJAA Guwahati

    1131

    1979

    1091

    1659

    HPNLU Shimla

    1056

    2302

    755

    2009

    DNLU Jabalpur

    1314

    2262

    1290

    1949

    NLU Sonipat

    1094

    2333

    1033

    2040

    CLAT Marks vs Rank 2023 - Closing rank and corresponding marks

    As per previous years’ trends, general category candidates scoring at least 100 marks will be able to secure admission to top two NLUs. Candidates who have at least 93-95 marks will also have good chances to secure admission to top-ranked national law universities(NLUs).

    CLAT 2023 marks vs rank - Previous year cut off rank vs marks (Year 2021)

    Name of NLU

    General category (All India)

    Closing rank

    Closing marks

    NLSIU Bangalore

    83

    103.5

    NALSAR Hyderabad

    172

    99

    WBNUJS Kolkata

    241

    96.75

    NLU Jodhpur

    356

    93.25

    GNLU Gandhinagar

    366

    93

    NLIU Bhopal

    378

    92.75

    MNLU Mumbai

    453

    91.5

    RMLNLU Lucknow

    676

    87.25

    HNLU Raipur

    765

    86

    RGNLU Patiala

    1075

    82.25

    NUALS Kochi

    1144

    81.5

    NLU Odisha (Cuttack)

    1072

    81.25

    CNLU Patna

    1312

    79.75

    DSNLU Vishakhapatnam

    1473

    78.5

    MNLU Nagpur

    1448

    78.5

    NUSRL Ranchi

    1507

    78.25

    NLUJAA Guwahati

    1659

    77

    TNNLS Tiruchirappalli

    1834

    75.75

    DNLU Jabalpur

    1949

    74.75

    HPNLU Shimla

    2009

    74.5

    MNLU Aurangabad

    2022

    74.25

    NLU Sonipat

    2040

    74.25

    CLAT marks vs rank 2023 - Key takeaways

    • Admission to NLSIU Bengaluru - It is amply clear that to get admission to the top-ranked NLU, NLSIU Bengaluru candidates need to score as much as possible. A rank within AIR 80 or a CLAT score of 105+ means candidates will have great chances of getting into NLSIU Bengaluru.

    • Admission to top five NLUs - NLSIU Bangalore, NALSAR Hyderabad, WBNUJS Kolkata are the top three NLUs. Candidates need to secure around 98 to 100 to get admission to these NLUs. NLU Jodhpur and GNLU Gandhinagar are also among the top NLUs. Candidates who have a 95+ score may secure admission to these NLUs.

    • Lowest marks for admission to at least one NLU - General category candidates who secure around 75-80 marks will be able to get admission to at least one of 22 NLUs participating in CLAT 2023. However, the chances of getting admission to a top-ranked NLU with such a score will be very low.

    CLAT Question/Sample papers
    Candidates can download CLAT Previous Year Question/Sample papers from here.
    Free Download

    Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

    1. What is a good score in CLAT 2023?

    100-105 is a good score in CLAT 2023 for admission to top-ranked NLUs.

    2. Which NLU can I get with a CLAT rank of 500?

    A 500 CLAT rank will help you get admission to NLUs such as RMNLU Lucknow, MNLU Mumbai, and NLU Ranchi. It will be difficult for general category candidates to secure admission to the top three or four ranked NLUs.

    3. What is a good score in CLAT 2023 for admission to NLSIU Bengaluru?

    For admission to NLSIU Bengaluru, candidates should try to secure at least 100 to 105 marks in CLAT examination.

    4. Is 70 a good score in CLAT 2023?

    No, a CLAT score of 70 will make it difficult for general-category candidates to secure admission to national law universities.

    Questions related to CLAT

    Have a question related to CLAT ?
    Hello Vanshika,
    Hope you are doing good.
    So, generally there is no such thing called syllabus for the CLAT. However, for the purpose of general knowledge section, you will have to study, Constitution, Current affairs,   Static GK, History and Geography as well.
    So it's not about topics, just read everything barely and get to know the gist of the subject. That's it. For this you remember certain important articles like articles related to fundamental rights, fundamental duties, appointment and impeachment of judges, president, etc. Appointment of election commissioners, their powers and all. Just have in your mind the articles related to them and the powers entrusted with such articles.
    Good luck!!

    Hey aspirant,

    The below-mentioned resource pools the host relevant preparatory content to crack the CLAT examination.

    1.LegalEdge - TopRankers

    2. Success Mantra

    3. LawPrep Tutorial

    4. CLAT Possible

    5. HitBullsEye

    6. Law Entrance CL-LST

    7. Time

    8. Study IQ

    9. Abhyaas Law Prep

    10. Delhi Law Academy

    Good luck!

    Hello aspirant,

    Candidates will be asked questions in this section based on texts that are up to 450 words long each. The passages will draw from non-fiction writing, journalism, and other news sources. The questions are designed to evaluate the candidate's understanding of legal concepts or concepts linked to the passing. Candidates should be aware that there won't be any questions posed beyond the passage provided. Each of these chapters will include a series of questions that will test your general knowledge and awareness of relevant current events. The following topics have been included in this area by the Consortium of NLUs:

    Important recent happenings in India and around the globe

    Culture and the Arts

    the world's affairs

    Historical occurrences that are still important today

    A few pointers for preparing for the CLAT in current affairs

    1.Take a look at the test from last year.

    Understanding the structure of the general knowledge section of the CLAT is crucial after learning about it. 40–50 multiple-choice questions are present in this section. Verify the CLAT test questions from previous years to get a sense of the questions that were asked. Start practising using the available offline and online CLAT sample questions from previous years after you have a general idea of the format. You can get better grades by answering questions correctly and by being aware of the trend.

    2. Keep yourself updated and practise regularly

    Success in anything requires practise and consistency. If you want to ace all the general knowledge questions, be sure to stay up to date on current affairs and keep your knowledge current. By studying the topic for a few days, you cannot successfully answer general knowledge questions. The knowledge must be acquired gradually (at least for a year). Along with responding and practising questions, make sure you stay up to date with global current events. Keep up with the news and read the newspaper daily to keep current.

    3. Take CLAT practise exams

    Do you wish to understand how the CLAT test actually feels? Utilize practise tests! Attending practise exams will increase your accuracy and entrance preparation while also boosting your confidence in your ability to pass the test.

    Many centres provide test series. Numerous internet platforms offer practise examinations. Choose a mode that is convenient for you. Take practise tests for each subject so you can determine your general knowledge subject strengths and weaknesses. Additionally, try to deliver at least ten full mock exams to get a feel for the actual exam.

    4.Select your study materials carefully.

    One of the factors that will have the biggest impact on your CLAT score is the study material you choose. There is a tonne of study material available, both online and offline. By selecting the greatest and most precise study materials, you can have an idea of how the entrance exam will be. Numerous offline and online study resources make the claim to be able to assist you in passing the CLAT, but in reality they are full of inaccurate material and questions. Choose reading material that closely follows the format of the current exam and is appropriate for your level of comprehension.

    5. Eliminate speculative thinking

    The answer out of the four options would be something you would be reasonably certain of if you had done a decent job of studying for the general knowledge test. If you don't know the solution to a question, don't base your decision on conjecture. For each question you successfully respond to, you will receive one mark; if you don't, you will receive 0.25 marks less. You won't receive a point deduction for providing a negative response. Pick the correct response if you are certain. If not, your best option is to ignore the question about which you are confused.

    6.Limit Your Sources

    Attempt to limit the amount of current affairs information you consume. Candidate mistakes usually involve spending time by reading multiple newspapers. Make a choice, then utilise the internet sensibly. Use a top book for the CLAT  Current Affairs section.

    7.Pay attention to the curriculum

    Always bear in mind to concentrate on the topics covered in the CLAT UG curriculum when attempting to completely cover this section. After all, more passages should be expected for these subjects.

    8.Build your own notes

    The focus of current affairs is one-liners or, at best, three to four lines. Make your notes as simple to understand and retain the information as you can. All the important notes should be underlined using a distinct colour of ink. It is crucial to take your own notes because it has been established that writing is one of the finest ways to retain information. Remember that it would be impossible to memorise everything as well.

    9. Use online examinations or practise exams.

    Practice questions on current events and general knowledge are the greatest way to ace this section. This will also provide you a general sense of the questions that will be asked, helping you to assess your level of preparation or monitor your progress. But you shouldn't try this until you've made a few preparations.

    10.Use the Internet responsibly.

    There is enough material on the internet to cover anything, but how do you decide which link to click? A collection of General Knowledge pdfs that will certainly help you with your preparation for this subject is the most significant thing you will find. Before beginning to study something, it is always advisable to confirm its credibility.

    11. Review what you've read.

    Daily review and reading of current events are crucial because their volume increases daily. The notes will be helpful for review and for keeping in mind current affairs or recent news.

    I hope these suggestions prove to be helpful to you.


    Hello Student,

    CLAT - Common Law Aptitude Test is  a national level entrance test for admissions to twenty two National Law Universities (NLU) in India.

    This law entrance exam is of two hours duration. The CLAT question paper consists of 150 multiple-choice questions. There are five sections in CLAT exam paper which are:-

    English including Comprehension

    Current affairs including General Knowledge

    Legal Reasoning

    Logical Reasoning

    Quantitative Techniques (Math)

    All the questions will be paragraph-based starting from CLAT 2020. One paragraph will be followed by 5-6 questions.

    Best Coaching Institutes for CLAT in India-:

    1. Career Launcher (LST)
    2. CLAT Possible
    3. Sriram Law Academy.
    4. LegalEdge
    5. TopRankers

    These are some of the best coaching institutes that provide both online and offline coachings and organizes their miocks on weekly or monthly basis.

    I hope this helps you.

    Hello aspirant,
    Hope you are doing good.
    Generally study certificate will not be considered ad character certificate. The character certificate is generally issued by Class 1 Gazette officer or SHO or revenue officer and the person who is not below the rank of Tehsildar.
    Therefore, if your college authorities are not providing you the same, you can just make an application to any of the above officers, with proof of residence and affidavit and after they sign the same, you can just upload it accordingly.
    Thank you !!
    View All
    Back to top